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Dilshan shooting: Army says helping police in probe

The Army has said that it is providing full assistance to the local police that is conducting an investigation into the Dilshan shooting case.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
July 6, 2011 12:24:51 am

The Army has said that it is providing full assistance to the local police that is conducting an investigation into the Dilshan shooting case. The 13-year-old was allegedly shot by an Army personnel when he and his friends allegedly trespassed into an Army residential compound to pluck fruits on Sunday afternoon.

Senior officials at the Army HQ said that all Army personnel who were present in the vicinity have been made available for a joint investigation into the incident. “All army personnel in the vicinity and the civilian security guard on duty in the compound,who could throw light on the incident,have been made available for joint investigation. The General Officer Commanding,Chennai Area,has re-affirmed that no guilty person will be shielded,” a statement read.

The Army has also reiterated that no weapons or ammunition from its nearby units are missing.

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