Nowhatta incident: 3 more arrested, DGP Vaid

Srinagar

Police on Saturday said that three more persons allegedly involved in the beating to death of Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith in Srinagar have been arrested.

A relative mourns on the coffin of the slain police officer Mohammed Ayoub Pandit during funeral procession in Srinagar, 23 June 2017. Pandit, a deputy superintendent of the police, was beaten to death by an irate mob after he allegedly opened fire at a group of people
PHOTO BY BILAL BAHADUR

“We have identified 12 persons in connection with the case and five of them have been arrested,” Director General of Police S P Vaid told a news gathering agency.

Earlier, the DGP had said two persons were arrested, while another one was identified.

The DGP said the investigation in the case is on and everything would be clear once the report comes.

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