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CBI rules out rape, murder in Shopian case, files chargesheet against 13

india Updated: Dec 14, 2009 15:58 IST

The CBI has filed a chargesheet against 13 people including six doctors and lawyers for allegedly "fabricating" evidence in the aftermath of recovery of two bodies of women in Shopian in May this year, triggering protests.

The CBI informed the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday that a chargesheet had been filed before a Chief Judicial Magistrate against 13 people for allegedly creating false evidence and witnesses.

CBI did not find anything to suggest that four police officials including the then Superintendent of Police Javed Iqbal Mattoo, Deputy Superintendent of Police Rohit Basgotra, SHO Shafiq Ahmed and Sub Inspector Gazi Karim were involved in the crime.

Widespread protests were held in Shopian district after recovery of two bodies of women -- 22-year-old Neelofar and her 17-year-old sister-in-law Asiya. The protestors were claiming rape and murder of the two women by securitymen.

The CBI had been given a two-month time by a division bench of the high court on October 13 to finish the probe into the case.

The CBI has said that the doctors have not properly conducted the postmortem and even the viscera samples were not taken.

The rape theory of the doctors was blown to pieces after the exhumation of the two bodies from the grave by the CBI and team of doctors from AIIMS, who had claimed during post-mortem that one of the victim – Asiya – was a virgin, they said.