Three militant Associates Arrested, Arms Ammunition Recovered.
Ganderbal police claimed to have solved the case of an attack on the District Vice President BJP Ghulam Qadir at Nunner Ganderbal in which one militant involved in the attack namely Shabir Ahmad Shah of Tral was neutralised on the spot in retaliatory fire. One constable Mohammad Altaf also lost his life due to a gunshot wound during the incident. The attack place on On 6th of October 2020.
Accordingly FIR No 209 of 2020 u/s 302 IPC ,13,16,18 UA(P)A and 7/27 IA Act ,PS Ganderbal was registered and investigation set into motion.
During investigation involvement of one Qaiser Ahmad Sheikh of Serch (Hospital Security Guard) Ganderbal was unravelled. However, according to the police statement, the subject upon questioning tried to dodge the investigation agency. Technical details sought through ESU revealed some startling facts and sustained questioning of the subject on 30th October 2020 revealed that he was an active member of HM and had been instrumental in the attack.
Accordingly he was arrested and on his disclosure one pistol ,one Pistol Magazine with 3 rounds of ammunition and some Pak flags were recovered by police. During sustained questioning the said terror associate disclosed two other associates namely Hilal Ahmad Mir of Bernbugh Kangan, working as ATM Guard at SKIMS, and Asif Ahmad Mir of Serch Ganderbal (Private Security Guard at SMHS) who were also arrested and one more two detonators, PaK flags and other incriminating material was recovered at their instance.
Police claimed that all the three had come in contact with terror operatives in South Kashmir and were tasked by him to prepare a kill list of local political workers and attack them.
According to the police, further investigation in the case is going on and more arrests are expected.
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