Cop killing: Police identify seven persons, arrest five

Muhammad Ayoub Pandith, the slain Dy SP rank officer of J&K Police.

Srinagar: J&K police have identified seven persons alleged to have taken part in killing of deputy superintendent rank officer.

Muhammad Ayoub Panidth, a DY SP officer of J&K Police, posted with security wing of the state force, was killed when he fired upon a group of people outside historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar during the intervening night of June 22 and 23 when Muslims across Kashmir were commemorating Shab-e-Qadr (the night of power when Almighty Allah is believed to have sent down holy Qur’an to mankind).

Director General of J&K police, DR S P Vaid, on Saturday said that the police have identified seven persons in the case, so far.

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