Mehbooba Welcomes Life Sentence To Army Captain In Amshipura Fake Encounter

SRINAGAR: Former JK Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday took to the microblogging site Twitter to welcome the life sentence recommended for an Army captain in connection with the killing of three civilians in a staged encounter in Amshipura, Shopian in July 2020.

“Recommended punishment of life imprisonment for Captain involved in Amshipora fake encounter is a welcome step towards creating accountability in such cases. Hope an impartial probe is also ordered in Lawapora & Hyderpora encounters to prevent repetition of such ghastly incidents,” PDP Chief tweeted.

The court-martial proceedings, which found that Captain Bhupendra Singh exceeded his powers under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), were completed in less than a year.

Reports suggest life sentence is subject to confirmation by higher Army authorities.


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