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 Police solves SI Farooq Ahmad’s murder case

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Three including a close relative of slain arrested

Srinagar: Police today claimed to have solved the murder case of Sub Inspector, Farooq Ahmad and have arrested three accused persons.

A police spokesman, in a statement, said that three accused persons involved in the commission of crime have been arrested and incriminating material including a pistol recovered from their possession.

“During the course of investigation of case FIR No. 71/2022 of PS Pampore pertaining to killing of SI Farooq Ahmad at Samboora Pampore, several suspects were called for questioning however, three suspects were zeroed in and whose role in the case was proved,” the spokesman said, adding, subsequently, they were arrested in the instant case.

The spokesman identified the arrested persons as Arsalaan Bashir alias Faisal son of Bashir Ahmad Dar, Tawkeer Manzoor son of Manzoor Ahmad Mir and Owais Mushtaq son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie, all residents of Samboora Pampore.

“During the course of investigation, it was revealed that the accused trio had hatched a criminal conspiracy with one terrorist namely Majid Nazir Wani of Ladhoo (killed in Tujjan Pulwama operation on 21/06/2022) and had extended corroborated support to the said terrorist in execution of the murder. All the three accused involved in the killing are very close neighbours of the martyr SI Farooq Ahmad while as accused Tawkeer Manzoor is the martyr SI Farooq Mir’s cousin brother’s son,” said the spokesman.

He said that incriminating materials, 01 Pistol and other ammunition have been recovered from their possession and further investigation into the matter is in progress.

IGP Kashmir appreciated the role of Awantipora and Pulwama Police for jointly solving this heinous terror crime, said the spokesman.

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