Jammu & Kashmir

Babar Qadri murder case: New evidence comes up, says police after searching houses of 3 lawyers

Armed forces stand outside residential house of one of the advocates as searches are being conducted by the police in Babar Qadri murder case on August 24, 2022.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday conducted searches at four locations in the houses and offices of three lawyers in Srinagar in connection with the killing of advocate Babar Qadri.

According to a statement, Srinagar Police today conducted simultaneous searches at four locations, two located in Barzulla area, one in Brein Nishat and one in Maisuma in the houses and offices of three lawyers in connection with the killing of Advocate Babar Qadri.

The statement reads that the houses of lawyers Mian Abdul Qayoom, Muzaffar Ahmad and Manzoor Ahmed Dar were searched in furtherance of the investigation of the murder case.

“All procedures as per the due process of law were followed in the searches so conducted in presence of Executive Magistrates. Deputy Superintendent level officers personally supervised and led these searches at all locations,” it reads.

It reads that digital devices, bank statements, property sale agreements, suspicious books, and other relevant material were seized during the searches.

“Pertinent to mention that Babar Qadri, an advocate by profession was assassinated by terrorists on September 24, 2020 at his residence and a case under FIR number 62/2020 was registered in Police Station Lal Bazar under sections of 302 IPC , 7/27 Arms Act, and 16,18,20,39 of Unlawful Activities ( Prevention) Act,” it added.

It further reads that five accused have been since charge-sheeted in this case and are facing trial, while the searches were conducted during further investigation in the case wherein certain new evidence came up that has the potential to unravel the conspiracy part in this killing and further investigation, in this case, is in full swing.


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