Srinagar: Police on Monday claimed it arrested a man accused of killing then Vice-Chancellor of Kashmir University Prof Mushir-ul Haq, 24 years after the commission of the crime.
“A murder accused involved in the killing of then Vice-Chancellor of the Kashmir University has been arrested. He was absconding since April 6, 1990,” a police spokesman said in a handout here.
Haq and his secretary Abdul Gani were kidnapped by members of militant outfit Jammu and Kashmir Students Liberation Front (JKSLF) on April 6, 1990 from Lasjan area in the city. Their bodies were recovered four days later.
“Police gathered specific intelligence regarding the presence of Hilal Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ghulam Nabi, of Naid Doori, accused in the Haq murder case, in Zadibal area in the city where he was apprehended,” the spokesman said.
The case was investigated by the CBI and the accused was evading arrest since he was declared an absconder, he said.
The accused was produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Srinagar, for further legal action.