3 Persons Involved in Khanyar Murder Case Arrested: Police

Srinagar: Police on Wednesday claimed to have cracked the sensational murder of a 17 year old youth and arrested three accused from Srinagar old city.

The accused have been identified as Mohammad Zahid Bhat and Faizan Fida Bhat of Ellahi Bagh, Soura and Wajid Altaf Kaullah of Jabgri Pora Nowhatta Srinagar.

Police said all the three accused persons have been arrested within 12 hrs of the incident and investigation of the case is underway.

Giving details Police said Khanyar Police Station received information on January 11, 2021 at 09:50 PM, that some unknown persons have stabbed a young man near Dastageer Sahib shrine in Khanyar and that the victim had been shifted to SMHS Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

On receipt of this information case FIR No. 03/2021 U/S 302 , 120-B was registered at Police Station Khanyar & investigation was set in motion. The deceased was later identified as  Zayan Chisti  son of  Syed M Ashraf Chisti resident of  Rainawari Srinagar.

During investigation, technical and circumstantial evidence was collected and eye witnesses were examined, thereby leading the Investigating Officer to the accused involved in this heinous crime.

The I.O. ascertained the involvement of the three persons and they all were  arrested within 12 hrs of the incident. Police however said the investigation of the case was underway.

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