SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Saturday arrested three persons allegedly involved in the killing of sub inspector Farooq Ahmad Mir in Samboora area of Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Farooq was found dead on June 18 in paddy fields at his native village.
A police spokesman in a statement said that during the course of investigation of case FIR No. 71/2022 of PS Pampore pertaining to killing of SI Farooq Ahmad at Samboora Pampore, several suspects were called for questioning however, the three suspects were zeroed in and whose role in the case was proved.
He said that subsequently, they were arrested in the instant case and have been identified as Arsalaan Bashir @Faisal son of Bashir Ahmad Dar, Tawkeer Manzoor son of Manzoor Ahmad Mir and Owais Mushtaq son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, all residents of Samboora Pampore.
“During the course of investigation, it was revealed that the accused trio had hatched a criminal conspiracy with one militant namely Majid Nazir Wani of Ladhoo (killed in Tujjan Pulwama operation on 21/06/2022) and had extended corroborated support to the said militant in execution of the murder,” he added.
“All the three accused involved in the killing are very close neighbours of the SI Farooq Ahmad. While as accused Tawkeer Manzoor is the martyr SI Farooq Mir’s cousin brother’s son,” said police spokesman in a statement.
“Incriminating materials, 01 Pistol and other ammunition have been recovered from their possession. Further investigation into the matter is in progress,” he said.