Police unearths the conspiracy behind Shahgund Killing – 4 militant associates arrested in Bandipora: IGP Kashmir

Killing was done on behest of Pak TRF handler Umar Lala

Srinagar, October 10: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Sunday said that it has unearthed the conspiracy behind Shahgund killing by arresting four militant associates in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar told GNS that the conspiracy behind the civilian’s killing in Shahgund Hajin, Bandipora Police has been busted a LeT(TRF) module by arresting the militant associates involved in the killing of Mohd Shafi Lone alias Sonu a resident of Naidkhai.

The IGP further said that the killing was carried out at the behest and instruction of LeT(TRF) handler Lala Umar, a resident of Pakistan. To carry out the nefarious design, a conspiracy was hatched by a LeT(TRF) module of Shahgund, Hajin area. The module carried out a thorough reccee of the target and all his movements were closely watched.

On the fateful evening, one of the OGWs who was known to the victim, called the victim for a meeting at Gundboon. At the said place, a detailed ambush/trap had been laid by the other members of the module. Once the victim reached the spot he was swiftly assassinated, he said.

A special team of Bandipora Police was entrusted with the investigation of the case and after thorough human and technical corroboration, the module was busted and four OGWs arrested, he said.

He identified the arrested OGWs as Tariq Ah Dar @ Tariq Khoucha, M. Shafi Dar, Mudasir Hassan Lone and Bilal Ah Dar @Sahb Khoucha.

However one of the OGWs involved in the shooting identified as Imtiyaz Ah Dar @ Kotru resident is absconding and has joined the militant ranks, he said.

In this regard, a case FIR No 76/2021 of PS Hajin u/s 304, 34, 124-B of IPC and 7/27 of IAA has been lodged in PS Hajin and investigation is underway. Further arrests are expected, IGP added.(GNS)

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