Baramulla: Pattan police on Friday claimed to have solved the murder case of 25-year-old youth Zakir Ahmad whose bullet riddled body was found in November last year in a mysterious condition along the roadside on outskirts of the village.
The body bore gunshot wounds on chest and prima facie appeared to be the case of murder. Case FIR No 207/2016 under sections of 307 RPC and 7/27 Arms Act was registered in Police Station Pattan. After medico-legal formalities investigation into the matter was taken up. During the course of investigation it surfaced that the deceased was killed by pistol fire by one of his acquaintances having militant affiliations.
Evidence both oral and circumstantial pointed towards the involvement of one Irshad Ahmad Bhat son of late Fayaz Ahmad Bhat of Wailoo, Pattan.
The accused and victim had known each other for long time. They had fallen out on some sensitive issue which led to heated argument on the date and time of incident and thereafter Irshad fired upon him point blank from his pistol which hit the chest of victim who died on spot.
Police said Irshad has been an active militant of Hizbul-Mujahideen outfit who had joined militant ranks after killing of his militant father
Fayaz Ahmad Bhat in inter gang rivalry in year 2015. Police said that they recover one AK 47 rifle 2 magazines Murder case of 25 year old Zakir Ahmad of Mehmoodpora,Pattan solved. Militant involved in his killing arrested, Weapon of offense recovered
Police said Irshad was also found involved in firing incident in village Gundari Pora Pattan on 11 August 2016 where in the accused had fired upon two persons namely Abdul Rehman Wani and Aftab Ahmad Bhat accusing them of defying hartal call by playing cards. Both the persons had received gunshot wounds but survived after immediate hospitalization. One Chinese pistol along with magazine, 04 Hand grenades and other ammunition from the possession of accused who has been arrested in the instant case in a joint operation by Police, Army and CRPF.