No restriction in filing FIR against Army- J&K govt tells SC

NEW DELHI: Jammu & Kashmir govt told the SC there is no prohibition on registration of FIR and conducting probe against army personnel while justifying its decision to register a criminal case in Shopian firing case, in which Army personnel allegedly opened fire at an agitating crowd, killing three civilians.

“The Criminal Procedure Code mandates a compulsory registration of FIR in a case where a cognizable offence is disclosed. No exception is carved out in this principle to exclude any individual or class or persons against whom FIR should be registered,” it said.

SC had earlier directed that no coercive steps be taken against Major Aditya Kumar in connection with an FIR lodged against him by Jammu&Kashmir  Police for a January 27 incident in Shopian.

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