The Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday said that it arrested one person involved in the killing of Army personnel Irfan Dar in Shopian.
A police official said that besides arresting one they have identified three persons including militant commander Saddam Paddar for their involvement in the killing.
“Army jawan Irfan murder case cracked by #Shopian Police. One arrested and three others including Saddam Paddar identified for their complicity. Good work done by the Police. (sic)” tweeted Jammu and Kashmir police.
In a statement a spokesperson of the Jammu and Kashmir police said that the investigation conducted so far has revealed that militants involving Saddam Padder, Bilal Mohand, residents of Heff, Touseef resident of Gadbugh and one newly recruited unidentified militant along with arrested accused Muzamil resident of Shirmal hatched a criminal conspiracy to kill the sepoy Irfan Dar.
“In pursuance of the said criminal conspiracy, on 24th November, the accused Muzamil went to the native village of Irfan and took him to Wuthmula were the above-mentioned militants were already present in a nearby orchard. They came out from the orchard and fired at the Sepoy Irfan, resulting in the instant death of the victim on the spot,” he said.
“Police on the basis of the evidence available could unearth the entire chain of conspiracy and finally nabbed accused Muzammil who is presently in custody. The lookout for the other three militants is on and necessary legal proceedings are in progress to complete the investigation of the instant case,” the statement concluded.
Sepoy Irfan Ahmad Dar, son of Ghulam Muhammad Dar, was with the 175 Territorial Army (Engineers), posted in Bandipora’s Gurez village and was found killed in a local orchard on November 25.