Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday said that they have arrested four persons in connection with the killing of a policeman in Chrar-e-Sharief area of district Budgam.
The spokesman said on 25th of February 2018, a group of militants fired upon policeman Kultar Singh of JKAP 13th Bn who was guarding Char-i-Sharief Shrine wherein he got severely injured and later succumbed to his injuries, adding that Militants snatched his rifle and fled away from the spot.
In this regard, a case FIR number 06/2018 was registered in Police Station Char-i-Sharif under section 120-B, 302, 392 RPC, 7/27 of Arms Act, 16, 18, 20 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The spokesman further said that investigation so far revealed that one Umar Farooq resident of Pulwama along with five other accomplices namely Shahid Ahmad, Shahid Khurshid, Imran and Feroz, all residents of Pulwama and Mudasir Ahmad Wani & Towheed Rather residents of Pampore, hatched a criminal conspiracy to snatch the weapon from J&K Police guard deployed at Charar-i-Sharief shrine.
During the investigation, while picking up the vital evidence, Police has seized the vehicle used for commissioning of offence by the group of militants. The investigation has also revealed the clinching evidence against all the accused regarding their entering into conspiracy and commission of the offence. All the accused persons other than Shahid Ahmad are arrested in the case, police in a statement said.
An investigation has also revealed that Shahid Ahmad has joined the JeM outfit and is at large.