Case solved: DGP
‘Accused To Be Chargesheeted Soon’
MOULANA SHOWKAT KILLING
Srinagar, May 19: Police today said they have completed investigation into the murder of former president Jamait-e-Ahli Hadees (JAH), Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah, and chargesheet against the accused would be produced in the court soon.
“The case has been solved and the accused would be chargesheeted in the court shortly,” Director General of Police Kuldeep Khoda told reporters after laying the foundation stone of SSP Railways office at Nowgam here.
Moulana Showkat was assassinated in a low intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast outside a Masjid at Maisuma here on April 8.
Following the killing, on April 16 police claimed to have arrested three persons involved in the killing and said they would expose the “larger conspiracy” surrounding the assassination. The arrested persons included Abdul Ghani Dar alias Abdullah Ghazali, Javed Ahmad Munshi and Nisar Ahmad Khan. During the course of investigation
police had picked up two more people in connection with the case for quizzing. They were identified as Abdul Majid Dar and Altaf Ahmad.
“The arrested are associated with the conspiracy and the commission of the crime,” Khoda said.
The police had already claimed that they have identified the main accused in the killing, who allegedly issued an order for the assassination.
Responding to questions regarding the recent arrests in Pattan, Khoda said during the investigations “some recoveries have been made from the possession of accused.”
Asked whether a rally would be allowed on the anniversary of late Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq on May 21, Khoda said, “We would not allow any rally which would disturb the peaceful atmosphere,” he said. “We would allow things to happen which don’t vitiate the atmosphere of peace.”
Regarding the recent controversy on AFSPA, the DGP refused to say anything. He also did not divulge details whether police will provide passport to Huriyat (G) leader Syed Ali Geelani to participate in a seminar in Pakistan Administered Kashmir.
MORE SECURITY FOR RAILWAY LINES:
“There will be a police station and a police post on each railway station. We have also deployed mobile patrols along the tracks to guard them,” Khoda said. “Police along with CRPF is jointly monitoring the security of tracks and stations.”
Inspector General of Police, Railways, Navin Agarwal said on the occasion that repair work of tracks has been completed up to Baramulla with proper security arrangements and service is likely to be resumed up to the last stop in north Kashmir with a halt station at Sopore.
Rail services in the Valley were suspended in July last year when protestors went on rampage and burnt down a railway station in north Kashmir’s Sopore town and damaged the railway yard in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
The non-local Railway employees also fled the Valley during the peak of the unrest.
The service was resumed in December 2010 from Budgam district to Qazigund station in south Kashmir, and early this year after the repair work was completed and security beefed up, the train chugged along the track in north Kashmir up to Hamre station.
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