Charar-e-Sharief killing: Police says have arrested ‘conspirers’

Srinagar:  J&K Police on Saturday in statement said that it has arrested four persons involved in hatching the ‘conspiracy’ of attacking on guard at Charar-e-Sharief Shrine on January 25, who later succumbed to his injuries.

The Police statement, in this regard, is reproduced verbatim below:

On 25th of January 2018, a group of militants fired upon SgCT Shri Kultar Singh of JKAP 13th Bn who was guarding Char-i-Sharief Shrine wherein he got severely injured and later succumbed to his injuries. Militants snatched his rifle and fled away from the spot.

In this regard, a case FIR number 06/2018 was registered in Police Station Char-i-Sharif under section 120-B, 302, 392 RPC, 7/27  of Arms Act, 16, 18, 20 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The investigation so far revealed that one Umar Farooq resident of Pulwama along with five other accomplices namely Shahid Ahmad,  Shahid Khurshid, Imran and Feroz, all residents of Pulwama and Mudasir Ahmad Wani & Towheed Rather residents of Pampore, hatched a criminal conspiracy to snatch the weapon from J & K Police guard deployed  at Charar-i-Sharief shrine.

To give effect to the conspiracy they had a reccee of the area and the said sentry post at Charar-i-Sharief shrine earlier. Consequently they executed this act.

During investigation, while picking up the vital evidences, Police has seized the vehicle used for commissioning of offence by the group of militants. Investigation has also revealed the clinching evidences against all the accused regarding their entering into conspiracy and commission of offence. All the accused persons other than Shahid Ahmad are arrested in the case.

Investigation has also revealed that Shahid Ahmad has joined the JeM outfit and is at large. Further investigation is being conducted expeditiously.

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