NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday extended the protection granted to Major Aditya Kumar in the Shopian firing case till August 21 while hearing a petition filed by Lieutenant Colonel Karamveer Singh, the father of Major Aditya.
Lt. Col Karamveer Singh filed the petition to quash the Jammu and Kashmir police's FIR against his son.
The petition was heard by a three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra.
In March, the apex court had halted the probe into the Shopian firing incident by the Mehbooba Mufti-led Jammu and Kashmir government.
The incident took place on January 27 after an agitating crowd allegedly ambushed an Army convoy in Shopian, prompting Army personnel to open fire at the crowd, resulting in three deaths.