Srinagar, September 07: General Court Martial of army has sentenced Life imprisonment to the army men involved in the Machil fake encounter that happened in 2010.
Spokesperson of Udhampur-based Northern Command of the Indian Army, Colonel S.D. Goswami said that the news has been confirmed by General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC-in-C), Northern Command, Lieutenant General D.S. Hooda.
The story of famous Machil fake encounter goes back to 2010, when 6 army men claimed of killing three militants in Machil sector on the Line of Control in Kupwara district during an infiltration bid but when the photographs of those killed in the alleged encounter were released, they turned out to be three civilians who were killed in a stage-managed gunfight and they were not connected with militancy in any way.
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