Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday claimed to solve the murder of Territorial Armyman Irfan Dar. The police blamed Hizbul Mujahideen militant Saddam Padder for the killing and also claimed to have arrested a co-conspirator.
“The recent gruesome murder of sepoy Irfan Dar who was working with 175 Territorial Army has been worked out and one of the co-conspirators has been arrested by the Shopian Police,” said a spokesman.
The bullet-riddled body of the Dar was recovered from Wuthmula village on Nov 25.
“A Case FIR No 298/2017 of Police Station Shopian under section 302 RPC and 16 UA (P) act was registered and investigation was taken up,” he said.
“The investigation conducted so far has revealed that militants involving Saddam Padder resident of Heff, Bilal Mohand resident of Heff, Touseef resident of Gadbugh and one newly recruited unidentified militant along with arrested accused Muzamil, resident of Shirmal hatched a criminal conspiracy to kill the sepoy Irfan Dar.”
The police said that on Novemver 24, the accused Muzamil went to the native village of Irfan and took him to Wuthmula where the militants involved were already present in a nearby orchard.
“They came out from the orchard and fired at the Sepoy Irfan, resulting in instant death of the victim on the spot.”
“After executing the gruesome murder, all of them fled from the spot.”
“Police on the basis of evidence available could unearth the entire chain of conspiracy and finally nabbed accused Muzamil who is presently in custody. The look-out for the other three militants is on and necessary legal proceedings are in progress to complete the investigation of the instant case.”