Murder case of Army man in Budgam

Police produce chargesheet against 5 LeT militants

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police in Budgam produced a chargesheet against five LeT militants accused involved in abduction and murder of an Army man, who was on leave, at Lokipora Khag area of Budgam.

A police spokesman said that the accused militants include Athar Illahi Sheikh OGW of LeT (presently lodged in Kot Bilawal Jail) son of Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh resident of Lokipora Khag, Mohammad Yousuf Dar @Kantroo (LeT Commander, now killed), Faisal Hafeez Dar (LeT militant, now Killed), Hilal Ahmad Sheikh @Hanzullah (LeT militant, now Killed) and Foreign militant Ghazi Bhai @Pathan Bhai @Usman Bhai (LeT militant at Large).

“Pertinent to mention here that on 10th March 2022, the body of Army Jawan Mohammad Sameer Malla who was missing from 7th March was recovered from Village Labran Khag. During investigation of the case, one OGW Ather Illahi Sheikh was apprehended who upon questioning admitted that he along with other 04 accused militants of LeT abducted Mohammad Sameer Malla and tortured him to death in an orchard at Labran village & later on buried the body of the victim in a ditch in nearby field,” police said.

“Among the four accused militants involved in the case, three militants have been already neutralized in an anti-militancy operation in Malwa Kunzar, while one foreign militant namely Ghazi Bhai is still at large,” police said.

The investigation thus conducted established the offences under section 364, 302,392, 201,149 IPC, 16, 18, 19, 20, 38, 39 ULA(P) Act against the above 05 accused and therefore the chargesheet was accordingly produced before Competent Court of law after obtaining the sanction from the competent authority, police said.

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