New Delhi: BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy is not happy over the silence of Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman after Jammu and Kahmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti spoke to the defense minister on the Shopian Army Firing issue in which at least two students are killed. Swamy said,”You see according to media reports & social media J&K CM at the floor of the House said, ‘I had brought the Shopian army firing issue to notice of the Defence Minister and she said that if you feel that a crime has been committed, go ahead and take an action’
He also said,”Wondering why even today Def minister has not given a clarification. Do we take her silence to mean yes. If it is, then it’s totally against party policies, sentiments of Indians&patriotism. If she doesn’t give a clarification by 2 Feb I’ll ask it in the House.”
The Police have registered a case against a Major of Army’s 10 Garhwal unit and identified the Major as Aditya. The case was registered under Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 336 (endangering life). Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti ordered a magisterial inquiry and sought a report within 20 days. She spoke to Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday evening.
Army also responded to the FIR and said that though this is a kind of case where a generic FIR should have been filed but truth will come out in the investigation. Lt Gen D.Anbu, Commander Northern Command on Shopian Army firing said,”That is an unfortunate thing, in such a case a generic FIR should have been filed. I think they have prematurely put the name of an individual, I am sure when they investigate truth will come out.”