Police on Monday filed a charge sheet against four accused including Sandeep Kumar, a resident of Muzaffer Nagar Utter Pradesh, in connection with the killing of six-member police party headed by a station house officer of Achabal in south Kashmir Islamabad district last year.
Police had registered as a case (FIR No. 82/2017 U/S 302,397,326,427, 120-B RPC. 7/27 Arms Act, 16, 18, 20 UA (P) Act about the attack which took place on 15 June 2017. Besides SHO, his five Escort Personnel were killed on the spot.
A SIT headed by Tahir Ashraf Bhatti, a police official said, established that LeT headed by Bashir Lashkari were involved in the attack. “Further, on the basis of evidence collected during the course of investigation complicity of eight people was established. They have been identified as Sandeep Kumar son of Ramesh Kumar of Muzaffer Nagar (UP) and Mohammad Ashraf Wani alias Molvi son of Gh Nabi Wani of Branti Islamabad (A-2), Bashir Ahmad Wani alias Bashir Lashkar son of Ghulam Ahmad of Soat Shall Kokernag (A-3), Abu Maz of Pakistan (A-4) Khurshid Ahmad Ganaie son of Bashir Ahmad of Branti Dialgam (A-5), Mehraj-ud-din Bangroo alias Asif son of Sonaullah of Narparastan Fatehkadar Srinagar (A-6) Sahir Ahmad Makroo son of Mohd Akram of Arwani Bijbhera (7) and Zeenat-ul- Islam alias Zeenshah alias Alkama son of Gh Hassan of Malnard Sugan Shopian.
“The main accused Bashir Lashkari and Abu Maz were killed in an encounter at Branti Batpora on July 1, 2017,” the official told news agency GNS.
Three accused Khurshid Ahmad Ganaie, Mehraj-ud-din Bangroo and Sahir Ahmad Makroo are absconding in the case.
“The accused persons in the instant case namely Sandeep and Ashraf were arrested and are presently in the judicial custody,” the officer added. (GNS)