Killer of CRPF man, associate arrested in Shopian

4 held in Pulwama

Fayaz Bukhari

Srinagar, Mar 13: Police in Shopian arrested the killer of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel along with a militant associate, besides four other militant associates were arrested from Pulwama district.
Police in Shopian have arrested a militant identified as Rukhsar Sadiq Thoker, son of Mohammad Sadiq Thoker, resident of Rangmarg-Sedow who had killed a CRPF personnel Mukhtar Ahmad Doie yesterday at Check Chotipora area of Shopian.

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Police said that on his disclosure weapon of offence (pistol) was also recovered from his possession.
Police said that during the course of investigation, he disclosed the identity of another militant associate who facilitated him in the commission of crime.
He has been identified as Amir Ahmad Dewan, son of Khursheed Ahmad Dewan resident of Bohrihallan, Shopian who too was arrested and on his disclosure motorcycle (Pulsar) used in the commission of crime was also recovered.
During further questioning, police said, Rukhsar Sadiq confessed that he is a close associate of active militant Abid Ramzan Sheikh commander of the LeT and is hybrid militant of the organization.
Police said that he further revealed that he along with his associate had committed the crime on the directions of Abid Ramzan Sheikh in order to spread the terror in the area. “Investigation in the case is going on. Further leads are expected,” police added.
Mukhtar Ahmad was on leave when militants shot him from close range. He was rushed to hospital where he was declared as brought dead.
Police in Pulwama arrested four militant associates of the JeM today. They were arrested during the investigation of a case (FIR No. 50 and 51 of 2022 of Police Station Pulwama).
Police said that it was established that four youth were actively associated with the JeM outfit and providing logistic support, transportation and other facilities for commission of militant activities in the area.
Police identified the arrested militant associates as Imtiyaz Ahmad Rather son of Mohammad Shaban Rather resident of Chewa Kallan, Naseer Ahmad Malik (Madrasa administrator) son of Abdul Hamid Malik resident of Wasoora, Rayees Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ghulam Nabi Sheikh resident of Khanpora Newa and Yawar Rashid Ganai, son of Ab Rashid Ganai resident of Gudoora Pulwama.