Missing youth involved in attack on NC leader: Police

Missing youth involved in attack on NC leader: Police
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PULWAMA: Police on Wednesday raided the house of a missing youth who is suspected to be involved in Monday’s attack on a National Conference leader, an attack that claimed the life of a police guard and left another grievously injured.
Former legislator Ghulam Muhiuddin Mir’s Santro car was fired upon at Murran area of Pulwama district on Monday. A youth went missing in Murran, the native village of Ghulam Mohiuddin Mir, after the attack. Local sources told Kashmir Reader that the missing youth, Showkat Ahmad Dar, son of Nazir Ahmad, resident of Bunpora, Murran, ran a bakery shop in Murran village.
SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam Choudhry told Kashmir Reader that the youth went missing immediately after the attack on the NC leader.
Choudhry said that the youth’s bike was seized by police on Wednesday from his home after his involvement in the attack had become evident as he was present at the place of the attack. “He had honked the horn of his bike when Mir’s car had arrived, sending a signal to attack to the militants,” the SSP said, adding that Showkat’s involvement in the attack had been established.
Showkat’s family members alleged that they were roughed up by policemen when they came to seize his bike.
Meanwhile, government forces allegedly ransacked the house of an active Hizbul Mujahideen militant, Manzoor Ahmad Khaar, at Sirnoo village in Pulwama district on Tuesday night.
Sources said that government forces had launched a search operation at Simoo, the native village of Hizb militants Zahoor Ahmad Thoker and Manzoor Ahmad Khaar, at 10pm Tuesday.
The SSP Pulwama, however, refuted the allegations of ransacking and said that nothing like that had been brought to his notice.