Budgam Police produced chargesheet in murder case of a soldier by militants

Budgam Police today produced a chargesheet against following 05 accused persons in a case of terror incident in which one army personal on leave was abducted and murdered at Lokipora Khag Budgam.

1. Athar Illahi Sheikh OGW of LeT (presently lodged in Kot Bilawal Jail ) S/o Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh R/O Lokipora Khag
2.Mohammad Yousuf Dar Kantroo (LeT Commander, now Killed) S/O Abdul Ghani Dar R/O Cheki Kawoosa Narbal
3. Faisal Hafeez Dar (LeT militant now Killed) S/O Hafizullah Dar R/o Aripanthan Magam
4. Hilal Ahmad Sheikh @Hanzullah (LeT militant now Killed) S/o Abdul Hameed Sheikh R/O Shrakwaari Wagoora Baramullah
5. Foreign militant Ghazi Bhai Pathan Bhai Usman Bhai (LeT militant at Large)

On 07 March 2022 at around 21:30 hours, Police Station Khag received a complaint about missing of one in-service army soldier on leave of 05 JAKLI namely Mohammad Sameer Malla s/o Mohammad Yaqoob Malla r/o Lokipora Khag & accordingly search of the missing person started.

After 03 days on 10th March 2022, upon specific information, dead body of the missing army personal was recovered who was found buried in a ditch in fields of village Labran Khag. Accordingly a formal Case FIR number 09/2022 U/S 364, 302 IPC was registered in Police Station Khag and investigation was taken up.

During the course of investigation one OGW Ather Illahi Sheikh was apprehended who upon questioning admitted that he along with other 04 accused militants of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toibya abducted Mohammad Sameer Malla on 7th March and they tortured him which resulted in death of Mohammad Sameer Malla in an orchard of Labran village and buried the dead body of the victim in a ditch in nearby field.

Accordingly Ather Illahi Sheikh was arrested.
During investigation/search 03 militants involved in the said crime got killed in anti terror operation in Village Malwa kunzar on 21/22 April 2022 whileas one accused serial number 05 Ghazi Bhai Pathan Pakistan origin militant is still at large.

During further investigation and collection of evidences in the case , offences under section 364, 302,392, 201,149 IPC,16,18,19,20,38,39 ULA(P) Act were established against the above 05 accused and the chargesheet to this effect was produced before Hon’ble Court after obtaining the Sanction from the competent authority.
Pertinent to mention that expert opinions were to be obtained from CFSL Chandhigarh due to which producing chargesheet got little bit delay.


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