Police Says They Solved Bandipore Killing, 3 Arrested

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police said they have busted a LeT (TRF) module and arrested four of the outfit’s associates involved in the conspiracy behind the killing of a civilian namely Mohd Shafi Lone alias Sonu a resident of Naidkhai. Lone was heading the local taxi stand.

“The arrested terrorist associates have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Dar @Tariq Khoucha, Mohammad Shafi Dar, Mudasir Hassan Lone and Bilal Ah Dar @Sahb Khoucha. However, one of the terrorist associates involved in the killing, identified as Imtiyaz Ah Dar @Kotru is absconding and has reportedly joined the terrorist ranks,” the police said in a statement.

During the course of the investigation, the police said it surfaced that the killing was carried out at the behest and instruction of LeT (TRF) handler Lala Umar, a resident of Pakistan. “To carry out the nefarious design, a conspiracy was hatched by a LeT (TRF) module of Shahgund, Hajin area. The module carried out a thorough recce of the target and all his movements were closely watched,” it said. “On the fateful evening, one of the terrorist associates called the victim for a meeting at Gundboon and after reaching the said place, a detailed ambush/trap had already been laid by the other members of the module, the victim was swiftly assassinated. “

Police said they have registered a case FIR No 76/2021 at Police Station Hajin and the investigation is going on.

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