Kishtwar, Mar 16: The Kishtwar Police has cracked the blind murder case of a local businessman who was killed on March 9 in a shootout near Kishtwar Jamia Masjid.
The Police has arrested the accused and has recovered the weapon of offence in the presence of Magistrates and the civil witnesses.
The Kishtwar Police in the evening of 9th March, 2018 received information that one Ishtiaq Ahmed Dar s/o Ghulam Rasool Dar of Waza Gwarri Semina colony Kishtwar has been shot dead by unidentified person.
The Police registered the case FIR No. 58/2018 u/s 302 RPC, 3/25 IAA in P/S Kishtwar in this regard and started the investigations.
The police also called a high profile team of FSL from Jammu to associate with the investigations. Senior Superintendent of Police Kishtwar Abrar Chowdhary constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising Additional Superintendent of Police Kishtwar, Perbeet Singh as chairman and Deputy SP Operations Kishtwar Nissar Ahmed Khoja, Senior Prosecuting Officer Mansoor Ahmed Sheikh, SHO Police Station Kishtwar Inspector Sameer Jeellani and SHO Police Station Chatroo Inspector Muhammad Bashir as members of the team.
While briefing the media in a press conference held in District Police Office Kishtwar, the SSP Kishtwar Abrar Chowdhary divulged that it was a very technical and tough blind murder case.
He said the case was very tough in nature and totally blind and police had to rush a team of officers to Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) Chandigarh to gather and analyze the forensic clues.
He disclosed that the police on the basis of various suspicions and clues rounded up a large number of suspects including some females for questioning. After an intense hardwork of days and nights together the police on the basis of specific clues zeroed in on one of the suspects who was identified as Muzzaffer Hussain Kamal S/O Master Wali Kamal, 66-Kamal Mohallah Kishtwar. He is a Books & Stationery Shopkeeper and is tenant of the deceased Ishtiaq Ahmed Dar in his New Dar Complex near Jamia Masjid Kishtwar, said the SSP.
The SSP briefed that during the sustained interrogation of this suspect, it was found that in the months of October-November 2017 the daughter of the deceased was undergoing graduation course through IGNOU and had examination centre at Drabshallah. The accused had a WagnonR car JK 17-1515. The wife of the accused was also undergoing the same graduation course in the same examination centre in the same year and was therefore the batch mate of the daughter of the deceased Ishtiaq Dar. The deceased used to take the wagonR vehicle of the accused to drop together his daughter and wife of the accused at exam centre at Drabshallah and lift them back after the exams were over. During this period of ferrying to exam centre the deceased started trying to develop intimacy with the wife of the accused and the same process continued for over months till now, said SSP.
The accused disclosed that during the last two months when it became totally unbearable to see the forced relation of Ishtiaq with his wife, he started planning seriously either to commit suicide or to kill Ishtiaq Ahmed Dar. The deceased further disclosed that he had a foreign make pistol with him along with three live bullets. The weapon was allegedly received by him from one Aamir Kamal, a local militant of HM and his cousin in the year 2011 in Pinjrarri area and was lying with him since then.
After clearing and corroborating all the aspects with the witnesses, clues and technical evidence the police has arrested the accused Muzzaffer Hussain Kamal s/o Master Wali Mohd Kamal of Kamal Mohallah Kishtwar, in the case FIR No. 58/2018, u/s 302 RPC, 3/25 IA Act of police station Kishtwar. The police on the disclosure of accused after his arrest has recovered the weapon of office- a foreign pistol with one live cartridge and a magazine. (CNS)