Have reasons to believe that TA soldier was killed by deserter who joined HM: Army

Srinagar: The Army has said that Irfan Dar, the 23- year old Territorial Army man might have been killed by Zahoor Thokar, who deserted the Territorial Army and joined the militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen.

The Tribune India, while quoting Army officials reported that the initial investigations point out that Zahoor might have been a part of the three member militant squad who killed Dar in a apple orchard in Sazan in Shopian recently.

“We have certain reasons to believe that Zahoor was involved in the killing of the TA soldier. But confirmation is still awaited,” an Army officer privy to the investigations told Tribune India.

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