Police names Hizb militant Saddam Padder in army man’s murder

Srinagar: Police Wednesday claimed to have cracked the murder case of Irfan Dar who was working with 175 Territorial Army. Dar was killed on November 24 last month after he was kidnapped from his home in Shopian in South Kashmir where he had gone to spend his holidays.

The investigation conducted so far has revealed that militants involving Saddam Padder of Heff, Bilal Mohand of Heff, Touseef of Gadbugh and one newly recruited unidentified militant along with arrested accused Muzamil of Shirmal hatched a criminal conspiracy to kill Irfan Dar.

In pursuance of the said criminal conspiracy, on 24th November, the accused Muzamil went to the native village of Irfan and took him to Wuthmula were the four militants were already present in a nearby orchard.

They came out from the orchard and  fired at the Irfan, resulting in instant death of the victim on the spot, police said. “After executing the gruesome murder all of them fled from the spot,” the police spokesman added.

Pertinently, the bullet ridden body of the Irfan Dar was recovered from village Wuthmula on 25th November and consequently a case under FIR No 298/2017 of Police Station Shopian U/S 302 RPC and 16 UA (P) act was registered and investigation were taken up.

Police on the basis of evidence available could unearth the entire chain of events and finally nabbed the accused Muzammil who is presently in custody, police said.

The lookout for the other three militants is on and necessary legal proceedings are in progress to complete the investigation of the case, the spokesman added.


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