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Shopian encounter: Two civilians, questioned by Army, sent to 7-day police custody

The Shopian chief judicial magistrate remanded two civilians, who were being questioned in the July 18 encounter case by the Indian Army, to seven-day police custody, The Indian Express reported. Three young men, who were alleged to be militants, were killed by security forces in July.

Unidentified officials told the newspaper that the two civilians worked as “informers” of the Indian Army and were suspects in the killing that took place in Amshipora of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district. A third suspect in the case, who is detained, has not been arrested.

One of the remanded civilian belongs to the Shopian district, while the other is from Pulwama. They have not been named by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

On Saturday, the three had deposed before the Army Court of Inquiry. Unidentified officials said they were the last ones in contact with the three youth killed in July.

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