2 Hizb militants involved in Mirwaiz Moulvi Farooq's assassination arrested after 32 years: Special DG CID

 Srinagar, May 16 (KNS): In a major breakthrough, the Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested two Hizbul-Mujahideen militants who had been on the run for over three decades, bringing closure to the assassination case of Mirwaiz Molvi Muhammad Farooq.

Speaking at a press conference held at the police control room (PCR), Special Director General of Police (CID), RR Swain, stated that on May 21, 1990, a case was filed at the Nigeen police station under FIR 61/1990 regarding the assassination of Mirwaiz Muhammad Farooq.
"The case was later transferred to the CBI, who arrested one accused and presented a charge-sheet before the TADA court, resulting in a life sentence," he said, adding that among the arrested militants is the one who entered the bedroom of Mirwaiz and fired at him.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp Channel
"Investigations into the case revealed that Hizb commander Abdullah Bangroo had conspired to assassinate Mirwaiz. Bangroo and his associate, both Hizb commanders, were killed in encounters," he said, adding that one accused was already serving a life sentence.
He further said that the State Investigating Agency (SIA) apprehended two more accused, Javaid Bhat and Zahoor Ahmed Bhat, residents of Srinagar. "They had been evading arrest and hiding in Pakistan and Nepal for years. Both have now been arrested and handed over to the CBI as proclaimed offenders," he said, adding that one of the arrested Hizb militants, Zahoor Ahmed Bhat, was the individual who entered Mirwaiz's bedroom and shot him.(KNS)

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