Three held over salesman’s killing; police say ‘case solved’


Police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested three men from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district allegedly involved in the killing of the salesman of a Kashmiri Pandit in Bohri Kadal area of Downtown Srinagar earlier this month.

A police handout said that during the course of investigation,” officers learnt about the involvement of three accused persons identified as Aejaz Ahmad Lone, Naseer Ahmad Shah and Showkat Ahmad Dar all residents of Lelhar Pulwama in said terror crime”.

“Subsequently, they were arrested in the instant case and during questioning they confessed about their involvement in the commission of said crime, “ police said.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that the above mentioned arrested trio linked with pro-scribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) have executed the said terror attack on the directions of terrorist han-dler from across the border.

It was further revealed that the arrested trio have been in touch with Pak-based terrorist handlers for last 4 months.

On their disclosure, weapon of offence – pistol along with 7 rounds and other incriminating materials including a grenade have been recovered from their possession. —GK

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