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Don't prejudge without proof: Army chief

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Bipin on Saturday told the media to not "prejudge" things without proof in the alleged involvement of a soldier in the violence in which a and a civilian were killed.

"Do not prejudge events without evidence. Please come out with facts. If you have facts available, then judge," Gen said when asked for his comments after a soldier, was accused of shooting the dead during mob violence on December 3.

"Lot of times you people (media) have given evidence and based on that evidence investigations have been done. But do you have any evidence against that 'jawan' (Jitendra) so far?" the asked while speaking on the sidelines of the Delhi Horse Show.

Meanwhile, alias Jeetu Fauji was detained by his unit in on Saturday, sources said.

He was detained by the 22 Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore town. A special investigation team (SIT) of the was expected to reach Sopore to take him into custody.

Subodh Kumar Singh, the (SHO) of Syana, and a civilian, Sumit Kumar, were shot dead in in mob violence on December 3. The violence has been blamed on rightwing Hindu groups which were protesting against cow slaughter.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 22:56 IST
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