Ayub Pandith’s lynching case cracked: IGP

Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that it had cracked the case of lynching of a police officer here last month by arresting “three to four” persons, a news gathering agency reported.

Mohammad Ayub Pandith

Inspector Geeral of Police, Kashmir said that other accused have also been identified and will be arrested soon.

Pandith was lynched by a group of people outside Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of old Srinagar on the night of Shab-e-Qadar on June 22.

Pandith had allegedly opened fire at a group of people who had caught him clicking pictures near the mosque. The lynching triggered outrage in Kashmir.

“We have been able to identify the real persons involved in that case and we have arrested three-to-four persons. We will be arresting others also,” Khan said.

Police have also recovered the belongings of Pandith including Pistol.

The IGP said the investigation was going in the right direction.

He said the case has been cracked and 60 per cent of investigation is complete “I will be holding a separate press conference after a couple of days once I complete around 90 per cent of the investigation,” he said.

 

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