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J&K police registers FIR on civilian deaths in Shopian firing

Last Updated 28 January 2018, 10:57 IST

Army personnel were mentioned in an FIR registered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police in connection with a firing incident in Shopian district that left two people dead and nine injured, officials said.

The personnel belong to the 10 Garhwal unit of the army and include a Major rank officer have been mentioned in the FIR,  they said.

The case was registered under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder), the officials said.

Two youth were killed and nine others injured reportedly in army firing at Ganovpora in Shopian yesterday when a stone-pelting mob targeted a convoy.

The Mehbooba Mufti-led state government has also ordered a magisterial probe into the incident even as a defence spokesman maintained that the soldiers opened fire in self-defence.

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(Published 28 January 2018, 10:56 IST)

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