Conspiracy behind civilian killing in Hajin solved, four OGWs held: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar, Oct 10 (KNS): The Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday claimed to solved a conspiracy behind civilian’s killing in Shahgund area of Hajin earlier this week by busting an LeT module and arrested four militant associates.

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), the Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar said that solving the conspiracy behind the civilian’s killing in Shahgund Hajin, Police have busted an LeT(TRF) module and arrested militant associates involved in the killing of Mohammad Shafi Lone alias Sonu of Naidkhai.

“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. The module carried out a thorough reccee of the target and all his movements were closely watched,” the statement reads.

It reads that 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 and trap was laid by other members of the module. Once the victim reached the spot he was swiftly assassinated.”

It reads that 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 were arrested.

The arrested OGWs have been identified as Tariq Ah Dar alias Tariq Khoucha, Mohammad Shafi Dar, Mudasir Hassan Lone and Bilal Ah Dar alias Sahb Khoucha.

“However, one of the OGWs involved in the shooting identified as Imtiyaz Ah Da alias Kotru r/o is absconding and has joined the militant ranks.”

It reads that a case FIR No 76/2021 of PS Hajin u/s 304, 34, 124-B of IPC and 7/27 of IAA has been registered at PS Hajin and investigation is underway, while further arrests are expected. (KNS)

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