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Mar 04, 2013 at 12:09pm IST

SC notice to Centre on PIL over beheading of Indian soldier at LoC by Pak army

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the government on a public interest litigation (PIL) over killing of two Indian soldiers at the LoC by Pakistan army. The PIL raised questions over what steps the government was taking to prevent such incidents in future.

The PIL, filed by an NGO, also questioned why the matter should not be referred to the International Court of Justice. In January, in a major escalation to the ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts, a group of Pakistan army soldiers raided across the Line of Control in Mendhar Sector and beheaded one soldier and killed another.

The apex court said it is taking cognisance of the PIL and has tagged the PIL with late Captain Saurabh Kalia's case.