In this newsbreak, Republic has learned that Major Aditya’s father, Lt Col. Retd. Karamveer Singh has filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to quash the FIR against his son.
Earlier, Republic TV had accessed information that said the army convoy was under attack by the stone-pelters and the army fired at the pelters in self-defense. However, on Sunday, the Jammu-Kashmir police booked Major Aditya and the Army’s 10 Garhwal for murder and attempt to murder for the Shopian firing. The move came after a group of stone pelters attacked an army convoy and tried to lynch an unconscious JCO in Shopian, after which the Army had to resort to retaliatory firing.
Republic has exclusively accessed the details of the 66-page document of Major Aditya's father in the Supreme Court. The document states,
“The present Writ Petition (alongwith Application for permission to file) is filed by a decorated Army Officer, on behalf of his son, for protecting the morale of the soldiers of Indian Army, who are facing all odds in performance of their bonafide duties and laying their lives in the line of duty, to uphold the dignity of the Indian Flag.”
Confirming Republic TV's newsbreak, former A-G on India Mukul Rohatgi said that 'the case is against a patriotic officer'
The petition further reads,
"The manner in which the lodging of the FIR has been portrayed and projected by the political leadership and administrative higher-ups of the State, reflects the extremely hostile atmosphere in the State. In these circumstances, the Petitioner is left with no other viable option but to approach this Hon’ble Court under Article 32 of the Constitution of India for protection of valuable Fundamental Rights of his son and himself"
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