Re-enacted 'encounter'

IN Media Watch Briefs | 31/08/2013

The encounter between Army and militants in Kashmir's Ganderbal district occured in night, in absence of media crews. But 'on the spot' footage of the encounter by many Delhi-based news channels has come into question. A local news agency, CNS, reports that soon after the GOC Victor Force concluded his press briefing, some journalists requested Army soldiers to re-enact the scene of the encounter for them to pass it off as original. The agency reports that the soldiers were "kind enough to oblige". (Free Press Kashmir)

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