Police Attribute Shopian Dead Body To Militant Rivalry

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday claimed that the dead body which was found today in Shopian was the cause of group rivalry among the militant groups.

A police spokesman in a statement said that on September 5,2022 at about 1130hrs, Shopian Police received information that an unknown bullet riddled body is laying in the orchards of Village Narpora Shopian.

The spokesman said that subsequently, a Police team rushed towards the spot and took the said body into possession, who was identified as Manzoor Ahmad Nengroo Son of Gh Ahmad Nengroo resident of Hanjin Bala Rajpora Pulwama.

“The said body was shifted to District Hospital Shopian for medico legal formalities. Accordingly, a murder case was registered under relevant sections of law and investigation set into motion,” he said.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that yesterday evening the deceased who was Waza by profession along with two more associates including an elderly man were returning from their work in an Auto after the conclusion of a function at Chraripora area of Budgam,” he added.

The spokesman said that enroute one more person (a baker by profession) also boarded in the Auto.

“The militants waiting in a Tata Mobile at Aglar intercepted the said Auto and forcibly abducted all the four persons,” he said, adding that the elderly man was released after travelling a distance of 2Kms (approx) followed by release of other two near Kellar, however, deceased Manzoor Ahmad was taken along by the abductors.

“Today, his bullet riddled body was recovered in the orchards of village Narpora Shopian,” said the police spokesman.

The spokesman said that it was further revealed during the course of investigation that the killing is handiwork of militants due to group rivalry between them.

“It is pertinent to mention that one of the deceased’s brother namely Ashiq Nengroo is a militant of JeM outfit and presently in Pakistan,” he said.

“His second brother, Abbas Nengroo was an active militant who got killed in an encounter in 2014 in Pulwama while as his third brother namely militant Reyaz Negroo is lodged in prison for his involvement in Jammu attack case who used to ferry militants from Jammu to Kashmir valley through his owned trucks,” he added.

“Moreover, one of his truck carrying three militants was intercepted at Jajar Kotli Jammu and all the 03 militants were killed in an encounter on spot,” he further added.

“The investigation of the case is vigorously going on in a very professional manner and those militants involved in the crime will be identified soon and dealt strictly under law,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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