Shopian firing case: SC extends protection granted to Army Major till Aug 21
New Delhi, July 30: The Supreme Court on Monday extended protection granted to Major Aditya in the case till August 21, while hearing a petition filed by Karamveer Singh's (father of Major Aditya).
The top court had earlier this month, said that the final call on whether an FIR can be filed against an Army personnel without the consent of the Centre or not would be taken by the court itself.
The SC made the observation after the Jammu and Kashmir government pushed for investigation in the case against Major Aditya and said it will decide if the Major's father's petition to quash the FIR is maintainable or not.
Three civilians were killed when Army personnel fired at a stone-pelting mob in Ganovpora village of Shopian on January 27 this year, prompting the chief minister to order an inquiry into the incident.