Jammu & Kashmir

3 arrested for killing man in Srinagar, says police

An armed forces personnel stands near the Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/VIkar Syed.]

Srinagar: Police on Tuesday claimed to have solved the murder case by arresting three accused in the killing of a Salesman in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.

In a statement, the police said that they have solved the Bohri Kadal militant case (Murder of Salesman of Mawa Shop) by arresting three accused persons involved in the commission of said militancy crime.

The statement further stated: “On 9th November militants killed a civilian Ibrahim Ahmad (Salesman at Sandeep Mawa’s Shop) near Bohri Kadal area of Srinagar. Regarding this militancy incident, a case vide FIR No 86/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at police station Maharaj Gunj and to investigate the said militancy crime a special investigation team was constituted.”

During the course of the investigation, officers learned about the involvement of three accused persons identified as Aejaz Ahmad Lone, Naseer Ahmad Shah, and Showkat Ahmad Dar all residents of Lelhar Pulwama in said militancy crime. Subsequently, they were arrested in the instant case and during questioning, they confessed about their involvement in the commission of the said crime, they said.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the above-mentioned arrested trio linked with militant outfit LeT (TRF) has executed the said militant attack on the directions of militant handler from across the border. It was further revealed that the arrested trio has been in touch with Pak-based militant handlers for the last 4 months, they said.

On their disclosure, the weapon of offense – pistol along with 7 rounds and other incriminating materials including a grenade have been recovered from their possession. Besides, the Alto car which was used during the commission of the crime on the day of the attack has also been seized on their disclosure. Further investigation in the case is in progress, reads the statement.


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