SRINAGAR: The Jammu & Kashmir High Court on Wednesday dismissed the petition seeking reopening of Pathribal encounter case and transferring it to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Unhappy with the Army exonerating all the five officers for want of evidence after choosing the option of court martial on Supreme Courts order, the relatives of the victims moved the High Court pleading for fresh trial in the alleged fake encounter case.
They said that in 2000, the Army killed innocents and later claimed that they were militants responsible for the massacre of 36 Sikhs in Chhittisinghpora. The petition also cited the DNA tests conducted by the CBI to identify the victims. The writ petition is not maintainable and liable to be dismissed, Justice Tashi Rabstan, however, ordered.
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