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J&K : Army files counter-FIR in Shopian firing case

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The Army on Wednesday filed a counter FIR in Shopian firing incident, in which an Army Major has been booked.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the Army firing on a mob in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday rose to three after a critically injured youth succumbed to injuries.

The counter-FIR was filed amid demands for the withdrawal of the FIR against Army personnel in the case by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.  Army has claimed that it opened fire in self-defence after seven of its personnel were injured.

On January 27, two civilians were killed and nine others injured reportedly after the army opened fire on a stone-pelting mob in Ganowpora village.

Following the outrage over the killings, the state police had earlier registered a case under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Ranbir Penal Code against the personnel of 10, Garhwal unit, of the Army.

(With inputs from ANI)

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