Shopian firing: Major Aditya Kumar’s father moves SC to quash FIR

New Delhi: The father of army major-Aditya Kumar, who was booked by the Jammu and Kashmir police in the firing incident in Shopian last month, has moved to the Supreme Court, seeking to withdraw of an FIR against his son.
Karamveer Singh-Lt Colonel said in the petition that his son has been ‘wrongly and arbitrarily’ named in an FIR, adding that the officer’s intention was to save security personnel and property.
Major Kumar-was named in an FIR registered against his unit (10 Garhwal Rifles) after the army opened fire on protester which left two people dead in Shopian on January 26.
Jammu and Kashmir police have accused the Garhwal unit of murder and attempt to murder cases.
The plea reads; The soldiers opened fire “only to impair and provide a safe escape from a savage and violent mob engaged in terrorist activity.”
Moreover, Lt Col said in his plea filed through advocate Aishwarya Bhati that FIR would hurt the morale of army men who are doing their duty.
The plea also seeks directions to issue regulations to save rights of soldiers.

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