SRINAGAR Unidentified gunmen shot dead a man at Munwarbad here late on Monday evening, making it third killing in three days by the unidentified gun in valley.
Official sources said that the man, identified as Abdul Ahad Ganie, a resident of Sheikhpora, Lalpora, Kupwara, was killed in his vehicle (DL3C AY-6532). They said that he was probably shot dead from point-blank range and weapon used was likely a pistol.
Sources said that the slain was putting up in Srinagar from last ten years and was arrested by SOG Srinagar for some time during 2016. His wife is said to be from Khanyar and works in Kashmir University.
SSP Srinagar Imtiaz Ismail Parray also confirmed the incident and said that investigations have been launched into the killing.
"He said that the body has been taken for postmortem and would be handed over to the family for last rites," SSP said.
On Saturday the gunmen fired upon the Hurriyat activist, Hakim-ul-Rehman Sultani, son of Moulvi Nizamudin outside his home in Reshipora Bomai in Sopore. He was immediately shifted to Sopore hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.
In another broad daylight incident on the weekend, the gunmen struck at Naseem Bagh near Hazratbal here here and shot dead one Asif Nazir Dar, a resident of Panzgam Awantipora .
One pistol, two magazines and a fake identity card were recovered from his possession, police said.
Police said Asif was active since 7 January 2017 and was currently associated with Gazvat-ul-Hind led by elusive Zakir Musa. (With GNS Inputs)
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