Police nabs accused in Jamiat leader’s murder within 24 hrs

SRINAGAR: Police has arrested a person on Friday in connection with the murder of Jamiat-e-Ahlihadees leader who was killed inside the mosque in Srinagar a day ago.
One of the investigating police officer told Kashmir Reader on the condition of anonymity that they arrested the accused at Srinagar’s Jahangir Chowk when he was riding a bike.
He said the thorough investigations carried out by the police resulted in the arrest.
“We had gathered all the information about him through various sources. On Friday as soon as he switched on his phone, we caught him. His is under arrest now,” the officer said.
Police has registered a case against him under section 302. Identified as 55-year-old Ghulam Mohuddin Dar, a resident of Abi Buchwara in Srinagar, police official said, there seems to be personal rivalry as the reason behind the murder.
The slain Abdul Gani Dar, a Jamiat’s district Budgam president was killed on Thursday inside a mosque at Gaw Kadal area of Maisuma in Srinagar.
Dar’s associates said that he was murdered after he offered the Zuhr (afternoon) prayers at the mosque’s third floor of the mosque. The CCTV footage has found an unidentified person hitting with a pillar of the mosque at the third floor of mosque. The incident occurred around 2 pm.
In the video, the murderer has been found wearing a helmet, entering the mosque and reaching the prayer room in the second floor where Dar was praying. The duo was having conversation for sometime before the murderer held his hand and took him to the third floor.
This is the second incident in a decade when Jamiat associate was killed. Earlier the former head of the Jamiat, Molvi Showkat Shah was assassinated at the door of the mosque in 2011. Dar was also questioned in Shah’s assassination case but later let off by a court.
The 80-year-old Dar alias Gani Gazali was a resident of Budgam and was associated with the organisation for a long time. He was also formerly associated with Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen and was its chief before being arrested in 1992.

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