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Defence Minister Antony orders reprobe into Captain Kohli death

By Abdul Nisar

New Delhi, Sep 7 (ANI): Defence Minister A K Antony on Tuesday assured the family of Shaurya Chakra awardee Captain Sumit Kohli, who died under mysterious circumstances four years ago in Kupwara, of a reprobe into his death.

In a letter sent across to Veena Kohli, Sumit's mother, Antony said he has directed the defence ministry to conduct a reinvestigation into the case.

However, the family wants an independent and impartial inquiry into the death of Captain Kohli and not have the army involved in the same.

Earlier, Veena Kohli met Antony and appealed him to deliver justice to them, as she believes her son was murdered at the army residential complex in Jammu and Kashmir by his fellow officers.

Captain Sumit Kohli, who was posted with 18 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) battalian in Kupwara, was found dead in his quarters on April 30, 2006. Army authorities claimed that he had killed himself with his service AK-47. (ANI)

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