Accused involved in killing of 2 Punjab labourers in Srinagar arrested: Police

 Srinagar, Feb 13 (KNS): Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested one terrorist involved in the attack on migrant workers from Punjab who were killed in the summer capital of Srinagar last week.

During a press conference, the ADGP Vijay Kumar stated, On 07.02.2024, at about 1900 hours, unknown terrorists opened fire upon twopersons at ShallaKadal, Shaheed Gunj Srinagar. "In this incident, one Amritpal Singh S/o Sarmukh Singh R/o Chamyari succumbed to his injuries on spot," he said.

"Another person namely Rohit Masi S/o ParinMasi R/o Chamyari, Amritsar was evacuated to SMHS Hospital and then to SKIMS Soura Srinagar. Rohit Masi later succumbed to his injuries on 08.02.2024," he said.

"It is petinent to mention here that Amritpal & Rohit were coming back to Srinagar from Amritsar and were on way to their accommodation. 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 Gunj, Srinagar Police detected the case leading to the identification of the accused who carried out the terrorist attack on these two individuals from Punjab and subsequent recovery of weapon of offence and other incriminating material," he added.

"Srinagar Police, on the basis of technical and field analysis, zeroed in upon certain suspects and later on, based upon clinching evidence collected during investigation, identified and arrested the main accused namely Adil Manzoor
Langoo S/o Manzoor Ahmad Langoo RIo Zaldager Srinagar.
It came to fore that the accused had conspired with his handler across in Pakistan for commission of the terror crime," the ADGP said.

He said that ccused was a highly motivated and radicalized individual. His handler in Pakistan radicalized him on social media and motivated him to carry out the terror attack, he said.

"In furtherance of the conspiracy, the handler provided him the weapon after which he motivated him to carry out the attack. In furtherance of same, accused identified his targets and tracked them in the lanes of Shalla Kadal on the fateful day and open fire upon both of them, who consequently, succumbed to their injuries," he added.

Pertinently, LeT affliate TRF has claimed responsibility for this attack on their social media channel.

Meanwhile, the DIG CKR has constituted a SIT to be headed by SP South for investigation of the case and further investigation is being attended to expeditiously.(KNS).

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