The Supreme Court on Monday put a stay on the FIR against Major Aditya in Shopian firing case and issued a notice to the Centre and J&K govt. The Apex court sought a response from both the Centre and state govt on the notice served in two weeks.
Supreme Court also directed that state administration that no coercive action be taken against Major Aditya.
The Supreme Court was hearing the plea filed by Major Aditya Kumar’s father, seeking quashing of the FIR registered against his son in connection with the killing of three civilians in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The state police filed an FIR under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the Major and his Army unit of 10 Garhwal Rifles.
On January 27, three civilians were killed after Army personnel fired at a stone-pelting mob of protesters in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Over 200 protestors pelted stones at the Army convoy following which the army personnel shot in the air in their self-defence.