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Five Jaish terrorists involved in Kashmir circus worker’s killing arrested

File photo of five terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad, involved in the killing of a circus worker in Anantnag have been arrested (Pic. Courtesy ANI)

Srinagar: Five terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammad, allegedly involved in the assassination of a circus worker in Anantnag have been arrested and a pistol used in committing the offence has been recovered by the Jammu and Kashmir Police.

Deputy Inspector General of Police in South Kashmir, Rayees Mohammad Bhat, said that the detained terror cadres, who had taken guerrilla training online, were involved in the killing of circus worker Deepak Kumar aka Deepu of Udhampur, at Janglatmandi near Amusement Park Anantnag, on May 29 this year. He said at a news conference on Friday that the detainees had admitted to their crime and a quantity of arms and ammunition, including a pistol used in the crime and one AK rifle had been recovered from them.

“Deepu was shifted to hospital GMC Anantnag by the labourers of the amusement park where doctors declared him brought dead. After the incident, the attackers fled from the spot,” the DIG said.

“A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted on May 30, and the investigation was conducted and all possible technical, human and scientific evidence were collected to nab the accused,” he said, adding that two persons from Deva Colony, namely Sehran Bashir Nadaf of Shirpora Deva Colony and Ubaid Nazir Laigroo of Shirpora New Colony disappeared in suspicious circumstances immediately after Deepu’s murder.

The DIG said that the missing of these two persons from Deva Colony near GMC-Anantnag, which is situated in close proximity to the incident spot was also considered by the investigation team and the technical and human data was analysed which led to reconstructing of the sequence of events.

Furthermore the police on 6 June at about 2230 hours apprehended two suspected persons during naka checking at Semthan-Tulkhan Crossing. He said that their disclosure led to a major breakthrough in the case and the accused persons involved in the commission of the crime were identified.

He also said that their disclosure coupled with the scientific and technical data analysis led to the recoveries of arms ammunition and the scooty (JK03M-0442) used in the crime.

Bhat also said that the incriminating materials were recovered and seized in presence of the Executive Magistrate and two main accused persons associated with JeM/KFF outfit, who were involved in the commission of crime, were arrested.

He said that further investigation of the case established the identities of more accused persons who had provided logistic support and had hatched a criminal conspiracy with the co-accused, three more accused were arrested.

He said that the accused persons were in contact with a JeM/KFF handler namely Khalid Kamran and the incident was carried out on his orders. “With the arrests and the recoveries made from them, Police solved the murder case as well as succeeded in averting major attacks which these accused had been tasked to carry out by their handler across the border. Further investigations are underway and more revelations are expected,” he added.

The DIG identified the accused person as Sehran Bashir Nadaf , Ubaid Nazir Laigroo , Umer Amin Thoker of Waghama, Huzaif Shabir Bhat of Wachi Shopian and Nasir Farooq Shah of Wanteng Mohalla Bijbehara.