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Fake encounter: 5 army personnel get lifer

Indian Army court martial has sentenced five army personnel to life imprisonment,after they were found guilty of  killing three innocent youths in 2010 infamous Machil fake encounter.

Confirming the news, the Indian Army sources in New Delhi said the court martial proceedings began in January this year and ended in September.

In April, 2010, army had killed three youths in the Machil sector and claimed they were Pakistani militants. However, they were later identified as the residents of Baramulla district. The incident sparked widespread protests in the Valley.

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