The Indian Army has now moved to pin responsibility for the firing in Bomai in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir that killed two people on February 21. One Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and two Other Ranks (ORs) have been charged over the incident at the end of the Court of Inquiry. The Court of Inquiry was conducted by an officer of the rank of Brigadier of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps.
Army sources told StratPost, “The JCO has been charged with not exercising adequate command and control and the jawans have been charged with not exercising restraint over their weapons.”
The General Officer Commanding, Kilo Force will be convening disciplinary proceedings against the three personnel, which could later result in them being cashiered from the army and even imprisoned.
The three soldiers belong to 22 Rashtriya Rifles, a unit which has received the Unit Citation both in 2000 as well as 2009.