Indian army replaces company involved in Kashmir killings

Published November 6, 2014
An Indian paramilitary soldier guards a street wearing a deserted look following a strike and curfew in Srinagar, India held Kashmir, Wednesday, Nov.5, 2014.- AP
An Indian paramilitary soldier guards a street wearing a deserted look following a strike and curfew in Srinagar, India held Kashmir, Wednesday, Nov.5, 2014.- AP

SRINAGAR: Two days after Indian Army personnel opened fire on a car killing two teenagers and wounding as many while on patrol duty in Badgam district of India-held Kashmir, the Army has decided to shift the entire company of 53 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) from the area.

The killings had triggered protests across the valley, with locals demanding removal of the Army camp from the area, as they had been involved in a similar killing two years ago, KMS reported.

Read: Clashes in Kashmir after army kills two civilians

An Indian defence spokesperson told the media men said, “The company has been shifted from the area.”

The spokesperson said that the Deputy Commander of a neighbouring RR sector is conducting the inquiry and that he has been asked to complete the investigation at the earliest.

Police have also filed a case against the unit . This is the second such incident at Chattergam involving Army personnel from the same unit.

In October 2012, Army men opened fire on a private van, killing two men of Territorial Army.

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