SRINAGAR: Police have arrested two persons from Central Jail Srinagar in connection with the murder of lawyer Babar Qadri, Jammu based newspaper Daily Excelsior said.
The two were identified as Muneer Aziz War alias Qari son of Abdul Aziz War of Hatmulla Kupwara and Tawseef Ahmed Shah son of Ghulam Mohammad Shah of Parimpora, Srinagar.
The two arrests are in addition to the three it had already made Shahid Shafi Mir of Khanyar in Srinagar, Zahid Farooq Khan of Nowhatta in Srinagar and Asif Bhat of Rehmania Colony in Srinagar.
The lawyer’s murder is being investigated by a Special Investigation Team (SIT). It is heading by SP Hazratbal. They are investigating FIR Number 62/2020 u/s 302 IPC, 7/27 Arms Act and 16/18 UAPA) registered in Police Station Lal Bazar in Srinagar.
“An official told Excelsior said that all the three have been identified by family members of Qadri and their domestic help and sent to judicial remand to Central Jail, Srinagar till December 26,” the newspaper reported. “He said that the trio stated that they received directions from two persons for the killing of Babar Qadri who were lodged in Central Jail Srinagar.”
On basis of these revelations, the police got court orders for taking the custody of the dup who were already in the Central Jail Srinagar.
“The official said that Zahid Farooq Khan was a chronic stone pelter and was detained under Public Safety Act in August 2019 and was released recently. Tauseef Shah is jail in the militancy-related case and Muneer Aziz in a murder case,” the newspaper said, adding the police are now investigating how the two conveyed their directions to the trio for the murder
Qadri was shot dead at his Srinagar residence on September 24.