CBI appears before court in Sopore massacre case of 1993


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CBI investigating officer DSP Vijay Kumar Shukla Monday appeared before the TADA Court, Srinagar in the case relating to the Sopore massacre of January 6, 1993. The Court directed DSP Vijay Kumar Shukla to provide the full case record – all documents underlying the closure report – on September 4, 2014. It was argued on behalf of the survivors of the Sopore massacre that it is condemnable that the CBI has taken 20 years to file an incomplete closure report without any supporting documents. The case has been listed for September 4, 2014.

Survivors of the 6 January 1993 Sopore massacre had earlier [28 June 2014] filed a protest petition against the closure report filed by the CBI on December 4, 2013 before the TADA court, Srinagar.

On  January 6, 1993, personnel of the 94th Battalion, Border Security Force [BSF] carried out an attack in Sopore town that led to the killing of more than 50 civilians, injury to 10-20 civilians, and destruction of more than 500 shops and 20-25 houses. The Sopore Chowk area was burnt down including the roadside areas of: Shahabad, Bobimir Sahab, Muslim Peer, Shallapora and Kralteng. Further, Samad Talkies, and the women’s college located near the Sopore Chowk were also burnt.


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