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3 terrorists involved in migrant labourer’s killing in Bandipora arrested: Police

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Srinagar: Police on Saturday said that they have solved the case of the killing of migrant labourer by arresting three terrorists involved in the case in Sadunara area of Hajin in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Addressing a press conference, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bandipora, Mohammad Zahid said that on intervening night of August 11-12, a migrant labourer identified as Amrez Masoori of Bihar was shot dead by some unknown terrorists in Sadunara following which a formal case was registered and investigation was set into motion.

He said that during the course of investigation various suspects were questioned and technical assistance was also brought into use.

“Eventually it was found that three local terrorists identified as Waseem Akram, Yawar Reyaz and Muzamil Sheikh, all residents of Sadunara were in touch with a LeT handler Baber, who is operating from Pakistan,” the SSP said.

He added that Baber had instructed them “to kill any non-local labourer to terrorize the them in order to leave the valley and carry out more such strikes in future to revive local terrorism in Bandipora”.

He further said that during the investigation, weapons of offence including one pistol along with a magazine and four live rounds, which were concealed by them, was also recovered.

“So far Bandipora police along with security forces have been successful in eliminating three terrorists including one local and foreigner,” he said. He added that nine “hybrid terrorists” have also been arrested so far and six OGW modules have been busted in the district.

Arms, ammunition recovered in Uri

Police in Baramulla along with security forces have recovered arms and ammunition in Hathlanga area of Uri, a police spokesman said Saturday.

He said on a specific input regarding presence of arms and ammunition in the area, a joint party of police and Army’s 3 Rajput launched a search operation in the wee hours near Hathlanga area of Uri. During the search, arms and ammunition including one AK-47 rifle, one AK magazine, 28 rounds of AK-47 were recovered from the said area.

In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Uri and further investigation has been initiated, spokesman said.

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