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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Major in 'human shield' incident gets Commendation Card



An Indian Army Major involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to a jeep bonnet to ward off stone-pelters in Kashmir has been awarded the Army chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday.Sources in the army said, "Major Gogoi has been awarded COAS Commendation Card for sustained efforts in Counter-insurgency operations". These operations, they added, include the actions of the Major on April 9 during the Srinagar by-election, when a local -- later identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar -- was tied to the bonnet of an Army vehicle in Kashmir's Budgam.

Army sources say the Major, belonging to the 53 Rashtriya Rifles, took an on-the-spot decision to tie Mr Dar to the vehicle as his soldiers were passing through an area where there was intense stone-throwing.