300 Army personnel move SC against prosecution

Over 300 Army officers on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court against what they called “persecution” by the court and civilian agencies, like the CBI, for doing their duty in the insurgency-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir and the northeastern States. The petition, filed by senior officers at the level of Commanders, comes shortly after the court directed a CBI SIT to file chargesheets, in a time-bound manner, against Army officers involved in the Manipur extra-judicial killings, in which innocents were allegedly killed after being branded as insurgents. The court is monitoring the CBI probe and cases number up to over 1,500.

The petition said the Supreme Court’s orders and the resultant CBI action against Army personnel had made soldiers jittery. The petitioners said officers like them were finding it difficult to answer their men’s questions. “The ongoing situation is demoralising the officers and troops deployed in field areas and fighting in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir and north-eastern States.”
Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/300-army-personnel-move-sc-against-prosecution/article24694306.ece

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