SC agrees to examine plea of victims’ kin

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today said it would examine a plea filed by the family members of five civilians killed in an alleged fake encounter in Pathribal area of south Kashmir in 2000, seeking CBI trial against the army personnel purportedly involved.
The matter reached the apex court after the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had dismissed the plea of family members last year.
“Issue notice Let the matter be listed for final disposal after six weeks,” a bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, A M Khanwilkar and M M Shantanagoudar said. (Agencies)