Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have busted a militant module involved in the killing of a Panchayat member in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on March 02, 2022.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kulgam, Dr. G V Sundeep Chakravarthy while talking to the media persons said that three militant associates involved in the killing of a Panch on March 22 have been arrested.
A Panch namely Muhamamd Yaqoob Dar, son of Ghulam Muhammad Dar of Kulpora Kulgam was killed on March 02, 2022. In this regard, a case under FIR number 27/2022 under relevant sections of law at Police Station Kulgam was registered and investigation got conducted through a special investigation team.
“During the investigation, it came to the fore that Hizb’s District Commander from Kulgam Farooq Nali had received directions from militant handlers based in Pakistan to target the PRI members of Kulgam. On their directions, he identified the target and gave direction accordingly to active militant namely Raja Nadeem Rather, son of Abdul Rehman Rather of Ashmuji to execute the militant activities with the support of their associates namely Nasser Ahmad Wani, son of Bashir Ahmad Wani of Srandoo, Adil Manzoor Rather, son of Manzoor Ahmad Rather of Ashmuji and Majid Muhammad Rather, son of Late Ghulam Muhammad Rather of Malipora Mirbazar.
The directions included to conduct reccee of the Panch’s presence, arrange transport and provide logistics to execute the militant act, police said.
After strenuous efforts, Kulgam police arrested the above mentioned militant associates involved in these militant incidents and also seized arms & ammunition.
It is pertinent to mention that the said module is linked with already busted (HM) militant module involved in the killing of Sarpanch namely Shabir Ahmad Mir, son of Muhammad Abdullah Mir of Audoora Kulgam on 11-03-2022.
The investigation of the case is going on and based on the investigation more arrests and recoveries are also expected. Efforts are on to neutralise the militants involved in this heinous crime, police said