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Bullet-riddled body found in Shopian

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Killing due to rivalry between terrorist groups: Police

Srinagar: Police on Monday recovered a bullet-riddled body from an orchard in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The deceased has been identified as 30-year-old Manzoor Ahmad Nengroo, son of Ghulam Ahmad Nengroo, a resident of HanjanBala village of Rajpora Pulwama, a police spokesperson said, adding that the body was shifted to District Hospital Shopian for medico-legal formalities, and a murder case was registered under relevant sections of law, and investigations started.
Police said that the victim was brother of an “active terrorist” and he was killed “due to a group rivalry between terrorist groups.”
Sharing details, police spokesman in a statement said preliminary investigation revealed that yesterday evening the deceased who was Waza (cook/chef) by profession along with two more associates including an elderly man were returning from their work in an auto-rickshaw after conclusion of a function at Chraripora area of Budgam. Enroute one more person (a baker by profession) also boarded in the auto.
“The terrorists waiting in a Tata mobile vehicle at Aglar intercepted the said auto and forcibly abducted all the four persons. The elderly man was released after travelling a distance of 2 kms (approx) followed by release of other two near Kellar,” police spokesman said, adding that the abductors took Nengroo along with them, and today his bullet-riddled body was recovered in the orchards of village Narpora Shopian.
Police spokesman said “during the course of investigation, it was revealed that the killing is handiwork of terrorists due to group rivalry between them.”
Pertinently, deceased Nengroo’s brother — Ashiq Nengroo, spokesman said “is a terrorist of JeM outfit and is presently in Pakistan.
“His another brother, Abbas Nengroo was an active terrorist, who got killed in an encounter in 2014 in Pulwama.
“His third brother, ReyazNegroo, who used to ferry terrorists from Jammu to Kashmir valley in his trucks, is currently lodged in prison for his involvement in Jammu terror attack case.”
Spokesman said one of ReyazNengroo’s trucks “carrying three terrorists was intercepted at JajarKotli Jammu and all the three terrorists were killed in an encounter on the spot.”
The investigation of the case is “vigorously going on in a very professional manner and those terrorists involved in the crime will be identified soon and dealt strictly under law,” police spokesman said in a statement.

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