There are no cash rewards for counter-terror operations and killing of terrorists, the Indian Army said rejecting reports that the Amshipora staged encounter in which three youth were killed was driven by a Rs 20 lakh reward.
After a court of inquiry indicted those involved in the Amshipora fake encounter, the police filed a chargesheet against an Indian Army captain and two others for hatching a conspiracy to kill the three youths in July last year.
“There are media reports quoting that Amshipora encounter actions were driven by a Rs 20 Lakh award for killing of terrorists. It is clarified that Indian Army has no system of cash awards for its personnel for any acts in combat situations or otherwise in the line of duty,” the Indian Army said.
Calling the reports “malafide,” the army said they are misleading and not based on facts of the processes internal to Indian Army.
The army has also initiated disciplinary action against its personnel who were involved in the fake encounter.
Before filing of the chargesheet, the Indian Army had said the process of recording the ‘summary of evidence’ was completed.