Srinagar: A top Jammu and Kashmir Police officer on Sunday claimed that a militant and his accomplice involved in the killing of a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man were arrested in Chhotipora village on Saturday evening.
“A CRPF man was attacked from behind and three rounds of ammunition were fired at him,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shopian Amrit Paul Singh said during a press conference in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.
He said that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the area after the killing of CRPF Jawan Mukthar Ahmad Doie.
He said during the operation, police arrested the militant, identified as Rukhsar Ahmad Thoker. “On his disclosure, a pistol was recovered and an Over Ground Worker (OGW), identified as Aamir Ahmad Deewan, was also arrested,” added the SSP.
He said the bike used in the crime was also seized. “The attack was carried out on the behest of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abid Ramzan Sheikh. We are trying to ensure that such incidents won’t happen in future,” he said, adding that the anti militancy operations will continue in the area to ensure peace.
He said the situation in Shopian district was normal and nobody will be allowed to disable it.
Regarding the security of Panches and Sarpanches, the SSP said that reasonable security arrangements have been made for public representatives in Srinagar, as well as in Shopian district.
Earlier, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vijay Kumar said that they have arrested one of the militants, who shot CRPF personnel Mukhatar Ahmad dead on Saturday in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, while he was at home on leave.
A pistol used in the commission of crime was also recovered on the disclosure of the arrested militant, he added.
Mukthar was critically injured by militants on Saturday. He succumbed to his injuries while on way to the hospital. He said an OGW, who accompanied the militant during the incident, was also arrested.
The attack was committed on the directions of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Abid Ramzan Sheikh, said the IGP, adding that a case has been registered.
“We have arrested #killer of CRPF personnel. #Weapon of #offence (pistol) recovered on his disclosure. 01 OGW who accompanied him during #terror crime also arrested. Terror crime was committed on the direction of LeT Cmdr Abid Ramzan Sheikh. Case registered,” the IGP Kashmir said in a tweet. (UNI)