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Why cases of rights abuse by army are stuck

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment

The defence ministry doesn’t trust J&K Police on probes into rights violations by army personnel, reports Riyaz Wani

Women walk past soldiers on the outskirts of Srinagar
Fear factor Women walk past soldiers on the outskirts of SrinagarPhoto: Faisal Khan

THE POLICE has been lauded for its stellar role in the fight against militancy in Jammu & Kashmir, but the defence ministry does not trust its investigation into human rights violations by armymen. In 19 out of the 24 cases forwarded by the J&K government for sanction for prosecution, the ministry found the probes to be shoddy. In some cases, the ministry even suspects foul play by the police and is still mulling some of the evidence gathered in other cases. Read more…