Civilian killing: Murder case against two Kashmir security personnel

August 8th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Aug 8 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered a case of murder against a soldier of the Territorial Army and a policeman who were allegedly responsible for the killing of a civilian in shootout in Surankote area of Poonch district Sunday.

The police said a case under section 302 has been registered against Noor Hussain of the Territorial Army and Abdul Majeed, police personnel, who gave “wrong information to the army and police about the presence of a Pakistani militant and Divisional Commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba Abu Usman. But the person killed turned out to be a civilian”.

A spokesman of the army said that the initial investigations have revealed that the two had planned this murder in order to get cash reward.

There is a system in which the reward money is given to soldiers and police personnel who kill militants.

Further investigations into the case are on.

Sources said that the civilian, believed to be mentally challenged, was picked up from a village in Rajouri district and taken to the forests in Surankote area of the neighbouring district of Poonch and killed in a staged shootout.

The officials were tight-lipped over the exact identity of the civilian killed.

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