Srinagar: To gain pace in the investigation of the murder case of DySP Mohammad Ayub Pandith, police on Saturday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT), sources said.
They said that three more arrests have been made in the case taking the total of arrests to five so far.
“We have identified 12 persons in connection with the case and five of them have been arrested,” director general of police SP Vaid told PTI.
On Friday, the DGP had said two persons were arrested, while another one was identified. He said police have resolved not to spare the people behind the act. “It is the resolve of Jammu and Kashmir Police that we are not going to spare these rascals,” he said.
The DGP said investigation was on and everything would be clear once the report comes. “Let the investigation complete, then only we can say what has happened,” he said.
DySP Pandith was beaten to death near Jamia Masjid Srinagar yesterday night by a crowd after Pandith opened fire with his service rifle injuring three persons.
Pandith’s killing is being condemned by all sections of society.