Have identified main accused in RSS leader's killing: Kishtwar Police

The J&K Police in Kishtwar district on Saturday claimed to have identified the main accused in the attack on RSS leader and his PSO at a local hospital here.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kishtwar district, Shakti Kumar Pathak said one accused Zahid Ahmad, a local resident of Kishtwar was the main accused in the attack. He said they have also seized the vehicle which was used by the attackers.

“The main accused has been identified but is at large. There are more people involved in the case and police is on job to nab them,” SSP said.

Divulging further details about the investigations, Pathak said the attackers fled from back side of the OPD on OM Mehta road which connects with main highway of Kishtwar.

“A white colour Alto was waiting for them on Om Mehta road. Besides driver and the two main accused, some more people boarded the car. The car later left for Kishtwar main city,” he said.

The Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh (RSS) leader Chandrakant Sharma was critically injured and his PSO died after a gunman opened fire on them in Kishtwar on Tuesday. RSS leader later succumbed at Jammu hospital where he was shifted for specialized treatment.