Human shield row: FIR lodged against Army Major, investigation is on

Human shield row: FIR lodged against Army Major, investigation is on

The officer was awarded by Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, during his recent visit to occupied Kashmir.

Yesterday, the Army honoured major Gogoi with the COAS' Commendation (COAS) for "sustained efforts in counter-insurgency (CI) operations".

"The investigation will carry on...the FIR has not been quashed (against the army major)", said Khan when asked whether police would continue the investigation in view of awarding of the accused.

There was much public outrage after a video which showed a man, later identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar, being used as a human shield went viral.

The army said the award was not linked to the jeep incident.

Army's step to honour major Gogoi was appreciated by people from all walks of life.

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Following this, he was criticised by many on the social media for questioning the Army.

Major Leetul Gogoi is accused of tying a local man to a jeep to stop protesters throwing stones at his convoy. On April 13, the Jammu and Kashmir police filed an FIR at the Beerwa police station in Budgam district, where the video was believed to have been shot.

Army officials said while awarding the officer, the force had considered all "factors including notable performance of the officer and overall emerging indicators of the court of inquiry".

The government of India firmly believes that stone-pelters who openly disrupt counter-insurgency operations of the Indian Army can no longer be allowed to dictate terms. A case was later registered into the incident by the state police as well.

Interestingly, the demand for a distinguished service medal for Major Nitin Gogoi was made by senior Congress leader and Congress Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh a few days back.

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