Army Officer Accused of Staging Shopian ‘Encounter’ for Reward Money: Police Chargesheet

JAN 11: Jammu and Kashmir Police has charged an army captain of stage-managing the Amshipora (Shopian) encounter to get the reward money of Rs 20 lakh. The charge sheet presented by the local police in the court of chief judicial magistrate in Shopian district accuses Captain Bhupinder Singh, presently in custody of the army, of hatching a conspiracy with two locals to claim the reward money.

The two civilians are Tabish Nazir and Bilal Ahmaf Lone. The latter has now turned approved for the police.