Srinagar, June 25: Police arrested three persons from Awantipora today who were involved in the killing of Sub-Inspector Farooq Ahmad.
A police spokesman said that 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, the three suspects were zeroed in and whose role in the case was proved. They were arrested and have been identified 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.
Police said that during the course of investigation, it was revealed that the accused trio had hatched a criminal conspiracy with a militant Majid Nazir Wani of Ladhoo who was killed in Tujjan Pulwama operation on 21-06-2022.
They extended corroborated support to Wani in the execution of the murder. All the three accused involved in the killing are very close neighbours of the SI.
One of the accused Tawkeer Manzoor is the close relative of the SI.
“Incriminating materials, one pistol and other ammunition have been recovered from their possession. Further investigation into the matter is in progress.”