Srinagar/ Sept,25 : Inspector General Of Police Kashmir Range Vijay Kumar on Friday said that police has constituted a special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the killing of noted lawayer and TV panelist Advocate Babar Qadri and also said that Chairman Block Development Council (BDC) Khag killed two days back in a Budgam village had left his two PSOs to relax after touring his area”. He blamed Jaish-e-Mohammad militant outfit for the killing of a CRPF man Thursday this week in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
IGP Kashmir when asked about Advocate Babar Qadri’s killing during a presser at Police Control Room (PCR) Srinagar said that “two masked men entered into his Hawal, Srinagar residence at about 6:20 P.M last Thursday as clients with files in their hands and told Qadri that they had to discuss some accident related case but fired at this head with pistols”, adding that” Qadri sustained four bullet wounds in his head and died on way to hospital.” IGP Kashmir also said that militants While fleeing, fired a few bullets in air. “We have constituted a SIT headed by SP Hazratbal that will probe the killing of Qadri,” he added.
On Block Development Chairman Khag, Budgam, Bhupinder Singh’s killing, the IGP said that after touring his area along with two PSOs, Singh had left for his home by allowing his PSOs to relax. “Militants were probably knowing about his movement and they shot him dead outside his house. We have suspended two PSOs. And prima facie, the names of two Lashkar militants have come to fore—Yousuf Kandroo and Abrar. We will soon catch them,” the IGP said.
Regarding the killing of a CRPF man at Wadipora, Budgam, he said the attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit as cartridges of M-4 was found at the site of incident. “M-4 is usually carried by JeM militants,” he said. Asked about the number of active militants, the IGP said that 170 to 200 militants are active in Kashmir of which 40 are foreigners whom police knows by name