My son was performing duty : Father of officer named in Shopian army firing FIR moves Supreme Court

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My son was performing duty : Father of officer named in Shopian army firing FIR moves Supreme Court

Lt Col Karamveer Singh, father of Major Kumar has filed a writ petition in the apex court, demanding that the FIR be quashed as 'he (Major Aditya Kumar) was performing his bonafide duties as directed by the Union of India.'

Nearly 12 days after two civilians were killed in Army firing in Kashmir's Shopian district, father of Major Aditya Kumar has approached the Supreme Court over an FIR that "wrongly names his son".

Lt Col Karamveer Singh, father of Major Kumar has filed a writ petition in the apex court, demanding that the FIR be quashed as 'he (Major Aditya Kumar) was performing his bonafide duties as directed by the Union of India.'

Lt Col Singh's petition reads,

The matter has now been listed for hearing tomorrow in the Supreme Court.

The controversy dates back to January 27, when some Indian Army soldiers fired upon an alleged stone-pelting mob in Shopian, that injured six and killed two people.

An FIR was then filed against the Army unit and Major Aditya Kumar of 10 Garhwal Rifles among others for opening fire at civilians and murder of two youths.

The Army has since maintained that the soldiers resorted to firing only in self-defence and to disperse the unruly crowd.