Pathribal: Army Agrees to Record Evidence in Valley

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SRINAGAR: In a significant move Army officer based at Nagrota will record ‘Summary of Evidence’ in Patheribal fake encounter case in Srinagar.

The witnesses and relatives of victims of alleged fake encounter had expressed their inability to travel to Nagrota in Jammu region to record their statement in the case.

Mainstream and separatist organisations, cutting across party lines had demanded that the statement of witnesses in the case be recorded in the Kashmir valley.

A press release issued by the Army here this afternoon said that it has been decided to record the statements of witnesses at Awantipora.

This, it said, has been done in an exceptional effort to ensure free, fair, and transparent trials in Pathribal case.

Army has taken upon itself to facilitate recording of statements of the witnesses including the kith and kins of the deceased, who had earlier expressed inability to travel outside Kashmir, citing the difficulty to travel to Nagrota.

Upholding the principles of justice, in a significant endeavour to facilitate timely conclusion of the case, the officer recording ‘Summary of Evidence’ has been directed to move to Awantipur in south Kashmir for recording the statements of the remaining witnesses. Agencies

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