Module behind civilian killing in Shahgund busted: IGP
Srinagar: Police today claimed to have busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF) module behind civilian killing in Shahgund, Hajin, and arrested “militant associates” involved in the killing of Mohd Shafi Lone alias Sonu, a resident 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, Hajin area. The module carried out a thorough reccee of the target and all his movements were closely watched,” Inspector General of Police Kashmir said.
“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/trap had been laid by the other members of the module. Once the victim reached the spot he was swiftly assassinated,” the IGP said. The IGP said 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 arrested. “The arrested OGWs have been identified as Tariq Ah Dar @ Tariq Khoucha, M. Shafi Dar, Mudasir Hassan Lone and Bilal Ah Dar @Sahb Khoucha,” he said.
“However one of the OGWs involved in the shooting identified as Imtiyaz Ah Dar @ Kotru r/o is absconding and has joined the terrorist ranks.” In this regard, he said case FIR 76/2021 of PS Hajin u/s 304, 34, 124-B of IPC and 7/27 of IAA has been lodged in PS Hajin and investigation is underway. Further arrests are expected, he added.