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Court frames charges against 8 accused of killing SHO Achabal, 5 cops

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Srinagar, Mar 23: The Anantnag Sessions court on Friday framed charges against eight accused involved in the killing of six policemen including Station House Officer (SHO) Achabal in 2017.

In a statement issued here, a police spokesperson said that charges have been framed against Sandeep Kumar Sharma  of Muzaffarnagar Uttar Pradesh, Mohammad Ashraf Wani alias Molvi of Brenti Dailgam; Khurshid Ahmad Ganie of Brenti Dailgam, Mehraj -ud-Din Bangroo alias Asif of Narparistan, Sahir Ahmad Makroo of Arwani Bijbehara; Zeenat-ul-Islam alias Zeeshan alias Alkama, resident of Sugan Shopian; Bashir Ahmad Wani alias Lashker of Soafshali Kokernag, and Abu Maz (foreign militant) by the court in case registered under FIR no.  82/2017 under  Unlawful Activities(Prevention) Act.

Six policemen including SHO Achabal Feroz Dar were killed in Kokernag area when militants ambushed the police party.

While Wani alias Lashkar and Abu Maaz have already been killed in gunfights, the spokesperson said that efforts are on to trace the other “absconders”.

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