The Inquiry has held the Junior Commissioned Officer and two soldiers of 22 Rashtriya Rifles, who were involved in the Bumai incident accountable for various lapses, a defence spokesman said on Friday.
He said, the charges besides the failure to exercise desired command and control by the Junior Commissioned Officer also encompasses failure by two soldiers to exercise restraint in the handling of their weapon during the incident.
Disciplinary action against the three individuals has been ordered by General Officer Commanding of Counter Insurgency Force (Kilo), which will commence with immediate effect. The Army has further stated that any additional charges that may be brought out by Police investigations will be dealt with as per the law. The Army reiterates its commitment to uphold the law of the land and “ Zero Tolerance’ against Human Rights Violations.
It may be mentioned hereMohammad Amin Tantray and Javid Ahmad were killed and another youth Firdous Ahmed was injured in the firing by the troops of 22 Rashtriya Rifles, sparking massive protests in the area.
Meanwhile a Core Group Meeting was held on 20 Mar 09 at the Headquarters of 16 Corps, at Nagrota, by the General Officer Commanding 16 Corps and Security Advisor Lieutenant General RK Swamy, AVSM, VSM. The meeting was attended by senior Civil, Police, PMF and Army Officers which included DGP CID, Commissioner SB, IG Police Jammu, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, IG CRPF, IG BSF and other officials. General Officers Commanding of various formations affiliated to 16 Corps were also present for the meeting.
The meeting reviewed the security situation in
On reviewing the situation the Security Advisor Lieutenant General RK Swamy, AVSM, VSM reiterated that the downward slide in terrorism was attributed to the high degree of dedication and cohesiveness amongst all the security agencies in the state. He added that there will be Zero Tolerance for Human Right Violations and collateral damage. He said that it is necessary to maintain continuous pressure on the terrorists, who have, by and large been marginalized over the last year. The meeting ended on the note of the coming few months being important and the need for extra caution to guard against the anti national elements and ensure lasting peace in the
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