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Court martial for major accused of rape

Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar | December 18, 2004 17:22 IST

The army has ordered court martial proceedings against a major allegedly involved in the rape of a mother and her daughter in Handwara area of north Kashmir in November.

Major Rehman was the target of public protests following reports that he had raped a mother and her minor daughter during a search and seizure operation there.

"The accused, Major Rahman Hussain, will be tried by a general court martial," said a spokesman of army's 15 Corps in Srinagar.

"The proceedings will commence in Uri on December 20 and Brigadier Syed Ata Hussain will be the presiding officer. The proceedings will be transparent," the spokesman said.

The Jammu and Kashmir government faced embarrassment when Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil was asked about the case at a press conference in Srinagar recently.

Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed then assured the people that justice would be done.

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This is very sad. An Army person is respected by one and all in the country with much devotion. This is not what is expected ...

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In Kerala one Minister is exposed in a sex affair with a minor girl of 16 and he fools everybody & shines as a film ...

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Several tens of thousands of police personnel at all levels escaped all punishment for the rape they committed on innocent and defenceless people since independencein ...

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its the right action of superiours,its very needfull to do the same action,by which others have notification,that no should one to dare to do the ...

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Does the Army Act allow the Army to try a person accused of rape. I know that the Navy Act does not permit the Navy ...

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