Cooperate In Probe: Omar Tells Army28 May 2010
Srinagar: Taking strong note of an alleged fake encounter case involving aan Army Major, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah Friday asked the army to cooperate in the investigations being carried out by the police. Commander of 15 Corps Lt Gen N C Marwah met the chief minister who reiterated his government’s commitment to zero tolerance to human right violations. General Marwah assured the Chief Minister of complete cooperation and also apprised him that a high-level internal enquiry had been launched by the army to ascertain the facts. An official spokesman said the GOC 15 Corps assured the Chief Minister that the Army will cooperate fully with all investigating agencies or enquiries set up by the state government and assist them in reaching the truth. “The General also informed the chief minister that based on the preliminary investigation of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the Army Commander Northern Command Lt. General B S Jaswal has already ordered a high-level internal enquiry into the incident to bare the facts transparently and to bring to book anybody found guilty,” the spokesman said. The GOC assured the chief minister that the Army authorities at no point will cover up any incident where human right violations are proved. Officials said that Jammu and Kashmir police will register a murder case against an Army major and some civilians for allegedly luring three youths to the border and staging a fake encounter in Machil sector of north Kashmir on April 30.