The Centre on Friday moved an application in the Supreme Court to quash the FIR registered against Major Aditya Kumar in connection with the Shopian (Kashmir) firing incident case.
Aishwarya Bhati, lawyer of petitioner Lt Col Karamveer Singh, father of Major Aditya of Indian Army, said, the central government has knocked the doors of the top court, seeking quashing of the FIR registered against Major Aditya. "It is a positive and good development in the case for us," Bhati added.
The Supreme Court on March 5 had said that no probe would be initiated against Major Aditya Kumar till the next date of hearing, April 24, in connection with the Shopian firing incident case.
The apex court three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud had posted the matter for further hearing till April 24.
"No probe against the petitioner till April 24," the three-judge bench of the apex court had said. The Jammu and Kashmir Government had apprised the apex court that Major Aditya Kumar's name was not there as an accused in the accused column.
Lt Col Karamveer Singh, a Kargil war veteran, had moved the top court against the FIR lodged by the Jammu and Kashmir Police against his son Major Aditya Kumar in Shopian firing incident in which two civilian died.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police had registered the FIR against Major Aditya Kumar under section 307 of the Ranveer Penal Code (RPC) for his alleged involvement in the Shopian firing incident case in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The police had named my son (Major Aditya Kumar) as an accused in the Shopian firing case, knowing well that he was not there and the Army personnel present there were doing lawful duty and were forced to take actions for protection of the government property and buildings without any excessive use of force, the petition of the father claimed.