Doda, - At a time when the counsel for the encounter specialist, Shiv Sharma, has pleaded before the court that the police has detained his client illegally, police Thursday said they have solid proof against the Sub-Inspector Sharma and in no way is he innocent.
Shiv Kumar Sharma is fully involved in murders and other criminal activities, and we have ample proof against him, said Superintendent of Police Doda, Mohammad Arif Rishu adding that the accused officer misused his position to get quick promotions and awards. Sharma, ruefully, is a recipient of the Presidents Police Medal for gallantry, the most prestigious police medal in India.
Shiv Kumar Sharma alias Sonu, who has reportedly killed 68 hardcore militants and received several prestigious awards including the President's medal for gallantry during his more than decade long career, was arrested last week along with his bodyguard for allegedly running a militant module.
SP Doda said that the accused had supplied arms and ammunition to some of the youth and had directed them to get active in the Chenab Valley. Investigations reveal that the accused used to motivate the youth to take up arms and we have arrested many boys whom he had motivated and during questioning they admitted that he supplied them the weapon, he said.
The SP said that Sharmas motive was to make the authorities believe militancy still existed in the Chenab Valley. We are investigating the fact whether he used to kill youth after motivating them for the sake of promotions. I can tell you with authority that he is a culprit and the investigations have proved that he did it all for the sake of receiving medals and monetary benefits, said the district police chief.
The SP revealed that Sharma had directed these youth to indulge in political killings and strikes on important installations.
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