Army court had no role in suspending Machil encounter sentence: Army

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Srinagar, July 29 (IANS) The army on Saturday clarified that the army court had no role in suspension of sentence against those accused in the Machil fake encounter and granting bail to them.

Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said here that the armed forces tribunal (AFT) New Delhi has suspended the sentence against the Machil fake encounter accused and granted them bail, while the army court had no role in the suspension of the sentence.

Five soldiers of the army were convicted for staging a fake encounter in which three unarmed civilians were framed as foreign terrorists and killed in Machil sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district in 2010.



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