Police say, ‘HM Militant Behind Sopore’s Father-Son Duo Killing’



Police Tuesday evening said that it cracked the mysterious killings of father-son duo by apprehending an “HM militant” Towheed Bashir Mir son of Bashir Mir resident of Younsoo.

“Towheed was the main accused who shot and killed one surrendered militant Bashir Ahmed Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat and his three years old son Burhan Bashir Bhat at Sagipora,” police spokesperson said in a statement. “An FIR number 70/2015 under section 302, 307, 34 RPC, 7/27 Indian Arms Act was registered in Police Station Bomai in this regard.”

Police have already arrested Tahir Bashir Sheikh @ Tahir Malla son of Bashir Ahmad Sheikh, the accomplice of Towheed soon after the incident occurred in the month of September 2015. “Keeping a close track Sopore police received information that Towheed was moving from Srinagar to Handwara,” the statement said, “a Naka along with security forces was laid and the party apprehended Towheed when he tried to escape towards the orchards as he saw the Naka of police.”

“Last year soon after the incident, a SIT was constituted. The SIT was headed by SDPO Rafiabad Shabir Khan. SIT completed the investigation and challaned the case in court of law against Towheed Bashir and Tahir Malla under section 302 RPC and 512 CrPC.  On 19th of September 2015, Bashir Ahmad Bhat and his three year old son Burhan Bashir residents of Sagipora, Sopore were killed by some unknown gun men at their residence,” the statement added.

Police said that during the course of investigation one of the accused Tahir Bashir Sheikh @ Tahir Malla, son of Bashir Ahmad Sheikh resident of Younsoo was arrested. However, the main accused remained at large, it said. “The main accused was affiliated with HM and with his arrest the mysterious case has been solved.”

Meanwhile, the statement said that a girl attempted suicide in Islamabad by consuming some poisonous substance last evening.

“In an attempt to end her life, a 17 years old girl (name withheld) resident of Bulbul Nowgam, Islamabad consumed some poisonous substance at her home. The girl was immediately rushed to District Hospital for treatment.”

The statement added that nine persons were injured in three different road accidents in Kupwara, Srinagar and Sopore.

In Kupwara, a Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK05B-2820 met with an accident on Sopore Kupwara road at Mattipora Drugmulla, resulting in injuries to 05 passengers. All the injured were shifted to the hospital for treatment.

In Srinagar, an accident took place between Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK01H-4124 and a Tata Mazda bearing registration number JK01N-1248 at Nehru Park, resulting in injuries to both the drivers identified as Farooq Ahmad Bhat and Arsheed Majeed Khan. Both the injured were shifted to the SMHS hospital for treatment.

In Sopore, a Tata sumo bearing registration number JKo5D-0307 on way from Sopore to Bandipora collided with a Water Tanker vehicle resulting in injuries to two persons including a Police Sub Inspector. Both the injured have been Shifted to the hospital for treatment.


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