A government gunman, who was “evading” arrest from last 23 years in connection with the killing of seven persons, was on Tuesday arrested by police.
A police spokesperson in a statement said that an absconder wanted by Police was arrested after evading arrest from last 23 years, after strenuous efforts of Bandipora Police.
“Acting on a tip-off about the presence of the accused person at the specified location on the directions of SSP Bandipora, Rahul Malik-IPS,” said the spokesman.
“A Police party of PS- Sumbal led by SHO-PS Sumbal under the supervision of SDPO- Sumbal arrested the person namely Wali Mohammad Mir S/o Mohammad Maqsood Mir R/o Saderkoot Bala Bandipora. He was involved in case FIR No. 125/1996 U/S 302, 307, 325, 341 RPC 7/27 arms Act of P/S Sumbal,” he said.
“The accused Wali Mohammad Mir was evading his arrest from last 23 years, the accused was arrested from village Barwala Kangan,” he added.
“The accused is involved in the murder of seven persons including five men and two women and injuring to other five persons of village Saderkoot Bala, brutally murdered by the accused in their houses,” the spokesman said.
“Several warrants were issued by the District and Sessions Judge Bandipora, but the accused hide himself at some unknown location till now,” said the police spokesman in a statement.
Soon after the arrest of the absconder, former IAS officer and President J&K People’s Movement (JKPM), Shah Faesal said Kashmir will get a sense of justice when all state and non-state actors who committed human rights violations are punished.
“Evading arrest for 23 years, Wali Mir of Rashid Billa gang, a dreaded renegade wanted in 7 murders, was finally arrested by Bandipora police headed by @rmalikjk IPS.
Kashmir will get a sense of justice when all state and non-state actors who committed HR violations are punished,” Shah Faesal wrote on Twitter.