Police arrest renegade after 23 years for killing 7 persons in Bandipora

Srinagar, May 8: Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested an accused for murder of seven persons after 23 years in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, IAS topper turned politician Shah Faesal who is heading Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement (JKPM) said with the arrest of Wali Mir of Rashid Billa gang, a dreaded renegade (Ikhwani) wanted in 7 murder people of Kashmir will get a sense of justice when all state and non-state actors who committed Human Rights (HR) violations are punished.
Police spokesman said acting on a tip off about the presence of the accused Wali Mohammad mir, son of Mohammad Maqbool Mir, resident of Sakerkote Bala, Bandipora who was involved in a FIR Number 125/1996 U/S 302, 307, 325, 341 RPC 7/27 arms Act of Police Station Sumbal.
He said the absconder wanted by Police was arrested after evading arrest from last 23 years, after strenuous efforts of Bandipora Police.
He said a Police party of Police Station Sumbal led by Station House Officer (SHO) under the supervision of SDPO arrested the accused at village Barwala Kangan.
He said the accused is involved in the murder of seven persons including five men and two women and injuring to other five persons of village Saderkoot Bala.
Spokesman said several warrants were issued by the District and Sessions Judge Bandipora, but the accused hide himself at some unknown location till now.
Soon after the arrest of the absconder, former IAS officer and President J&K People’s Movement (JKPM), Shah Faesal said Kashmir will get a sense of justice when all state and non-state actors who committed human rights violations are punished.
Taking to micro blogging site twitter Shah Faesal said “ Evading arrest for 23 years, Wali Mir of Rashid Billa gang, a dreaded renegade wanted in 7 murders, was finally arrested by Bandipora police headed by @rmalikjk IPS”.
He further said “Kashmir will get a sense of justice when all state and non-state actors who committed HR violations are punished”.
Rashid Billa was a surrendered militant working with security forces.