Jammu: Police on Tuesday said initial investigations into the murder of Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General (Prisons) Hemant Kumar Lohia here did not point towards the militancy angle.
People’s Anti-Fascist Front (PAFF) claimed responsibility for the murder, which took place at a time when Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
PAFF claimed that its “special squad” carried out the “intelligence-based operation” to target the high-value target.
“This is just the beginning of such high profile operations just to warn this Hindutva regime and its collaborators that we can strike anytime and anywhere with precision. This is a small gift to their visiting home minister amid such a security grid. God willing we will continue such operations in future,” the PAFF said in a statement online.
However, ADGP Singh said no terror link has come to the fore as per the initial investigation.
“A thorough probe is on to rule out any possibility. The weapon of offence has been seized besides some documentary evidence reflecting his (domestic help’s) mental state,” he said.
Officials said the body of the deceased officer was removed to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital Jammu for post-mortem. PTI