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6 army officers & soldiers to be jailed for life for non-militant homicide

Six armymen will serve a life-imprisonment term for having killed three innocent persons near the Line of Control (LOC) in 2010, reported The Hindu, was confirmed by the Army’s Northern Command GOC.

The Indian army court martialed the two officers and four non-officer soldiers for killing the three guirellas at Machil near the LOC, after a police investigation revealed that the murdered individuals, who were misled into the territory on the pretext of being provided jobs, were not militants but civilian locals of Nadihal Rafiabad of Baramulla district.

Colonel Dinesh Pathania, Captain Upendra, Havildar Devendra Kumar, Lance Naik Lakhmi, Lance Naik Arun Kumar and rifleman Abbas Hussain are the six officers awarded the life term in the court martial, according to a confirmation from the Army’s Northern Command to The Hindu.

The court martial’s verdict is from December 2013 but was unconfirmed till now because of procedural reasons.

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