Srinagar: In a major breakthrough for police, the main accused involved in the killing of two Punjab residents on February 7 in Srinagar has been arrested by police, said IGP Kashmir VK Birdi.
During a press conference at Police Control Room, Inspector General of Police VK Birdi said that upon registering case FIR no. 08/2024 u/s 302, 307 IPC, 7/27 Arms Act, 15,16,20 ULA(P) Act in PS Shaheed Ganj, Srinagar Police detected the case leading to the identification of the accused who carried out the militant attack on these two people from Punjab and subsequent recovery of weapon of offence and other incriminating material.
IGP further said that Srinagar police, based upon clinching evidence collected during investigation, identified and arrested the main accused Adil Manzoor Langoo, son of Manzoor Ahmad Langoo, a resident of Zaldager Srinagar.
It came to fore that the accused had conspired with his handler across in Pakistan for commission of the crime, the top officer said. His handler in Pakistan contacted him on social media and motivated to carry out the attack.
The handler provided him the weapon after which he motivated him to carry out the attack, the police said.
On February 7, militants fired at two carpenters, both residents of Amritsar in Punjab, in the Shallakdal area of old Srinagar city. While one of the carpenters Amrit Pal Singh was killed, Rohit was critically injured in the attack, who on next day succumbed to his injuries.
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