Cap Dutta Commanded Doodhipora ‘Operation’

KL Report

SRINAGAR

J&K High Court has ordered for conclusion of investigations in four weeks in the February 22, 2006 Doodhipora killing of four youth (including three minors) by 33 Rashtriya Rifles personnel, a statement issued by Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) said. The order was passed on basis of the status report that police investigators filed.

The investigation have confirmed the role of main accused Captain (now Major) Nitin Dutta (alias Rambo / Aijaz Khan) in the killings. Two army personnel have recorded their statements saying Captain Nitin Dutta led the attack. Captain Nitin Dutta himself has given a statement that he had “immediate command and control” of the operation. This evidence, along with the strong and credible evidence of the villagers of Doodhipora indicts the 33 Rashtriya Rifles and specifically Captain Nitin Dutta.

JKCCS said the army had filed a “false” FIR, tried to stall investigations and delay the case, but despite these attempts, the evidence has come on record. “The police must now conclude investigations in four weeks, record all necessary statements, and file a charge-sheet against Captain Nitin Dutta and personnel under his command,” the statement added.

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