Indian army officer accused of planting weapons on Kashmiris

Indian army soldiers near the site of a shootout where two soldiers were allegedly killed by the suspected militants on the outskirts of Srinagar in November. The army has more than 500,000 troops in Kashmir. – AFP pic, December 28, 2020.

INDIAN police yesterday accused an army officer and two associates of planting weapons on the bodies of three labourers killed in Kashmir to make it look as though they were militants in a staged gun battle.

Their July deaths sparked a furore in the Indian administered side of the Himalayan region that is also claimed by Pakistan.

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