SRINAGAR The government has accorded sanction to prosecute four OWGs, close associates of Lashkar-e-Taiba Commander Naved Jatt, who was killed last year, in connection with the murder of a civilian.
Police Station Zainpora came to know through reliable source that on, 8 July 2018 some unknown gunmen abducted Tariq Ahmad Mohand son of Gh Hassan Mohand R/O Heff Shopian, who has been murdered after being tortured and the corpse is lying at Arwani etc. A case FIR No.35/2018 u/s 364, 302 RPC 7/25 A Act was registered in Police Station Zainpora and investigation taken up, police said.
During the course of investigation, police said, body of the deceased was recovered and after medico legal formalities handed over to his legal heirs for last rites.
Accused persons namely Mohd Yousuf lone son of Ab Ahad Lone and Shakir Ahmad Padder Son of Gh Mohi U Din R/O Heff Shopian were apprehended for questioning on the basis of statement of witnesses and during systematic questioning they confessed that on the fateful day they alongwith other accused persons came to the house of deceased in vehicles and abducted the deceased from his home and took him to Arwani where the deceased was killed after being tortured and accordingly confessional memos were prepared, police said. On the instance of accused Mohd Yousuf Lone, a rope by which the deceased was tied to commit the crime was recovered from the vehicle Alto (car).
The circumstances as well as the evidence which came to fore, prima facie offences U/s 364, 302,120-B RPC 7/25 A Act 16 UAPA are established against accused persons namely Naveed Jatt alias Hanzlla of Pakistan.(A1); Azad Ahmad Malik alias Dada (A2) S/O Nazir Ahmad Malik R/0 Arwani & Sahir Ahmad Makroo (A3) son of Mohd Akram Makroo of Arwani Bijbehara while as offence U/S 364, 120-B RPC,18 UAPA were established against accused Shakir Ahmad Paddar (A4) S/O Gh. Mohi-U Din Paddar, Suhail Ahmad Wani (A5) S/o Mohd Ahsan Wani and Majid Yousuf Malla (A6) son of Mohd Yousuf Malla R/O Heff Shopian and offences U/S 364,120-B RPC 18,19 UAPA were established against the accused Mohd Yousuf Lone (A7) S/O Ab Ahad lone R/o Heff Shopian. During the course of investigation four accused persons (OGWs) were arrested in the case. After independently securitizing the case dairies, the government accorded sanction to prosecute Shakir, Suhail, Majid and Yousuf.
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