Srinagar, Dec 17: Police on Sunday stated that three individuals concerned in an assault on a policeman in Bemina space of Srinagar have been arrested, officers stated.
Addressing a press convention in Srinagar, the Director Basic of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, RR Swain stated that the trio have confessed to their involvement within the assault which was carried on the behest of their Pakistan-based handler.
A policeman, recognized as Mohd Hafeez Chak was fired at by the terrorists in Hamdaniya Colony locality of Bemina, on 9th December. Chak was injured within the assault following which he was moved to the close by SKIMS Bemina and later referred to Military Base Hospital in Badami Bagh.
“Accordingly, Case FIR No. 112/2023 U/S 307 IPC, 7/27 A. Act, 16, 18, 38 UAP Act, 120-B IPC was registered in P/S Bemina. Through the course of investigation, based mostly inputs subsequently corroborated by technical evidences, few suspects had been zeroed in and upon their sustained questioning they confessed to their involvement within the stated assault,” Swain instructed reporters.
He stated the accused, specifically, Imtiyaz Ahmad Khanday S/o Tariq Ahmad Khanday R/o Hamdaniya Colony Sector-A, Danish Ahmad Mala S/o Gh Mohd Malla R/o Hamdaniya Colony Sector- A and Mehnan Khan @Mehran S/o Mehraj Din Khan R/o Khawajapora Saidapora Rainawari Srinagar had been arrested within the prompt case.
“Weapon of offence and large cache of arms and ammunition recovered on their particular disclosures,” he stated.
The recoveries from Imtiyaz Ahmad Khanday embody a Canik TP09 Pistol of Turkish make, 1 journal and 1 spherical 9mm (Weapon of Offence). One Canik TP09 Pistol of Turkish make, 1 journal, 7 rounds (Bullets) 9mm had been recovered from Mehnan Khan and 57 Rounds of 9mm and a couple of Magazines had been recovered from and Danish Malla.
“They additional disclosed that they had been in contact with one PAK based mostly handler @ Hamza Burhan who together with these three accused individuals hatched a conspiracy to focus on a police private in Srinagar metropolis in furtherance of which Danish together with Imtiyaz recognized a goal and executed their plan on ninth December 2023. Additional, arms and ammunition had been illegally trafficked from throughout for this assault,” he stated.
The J&Ok police chief stated that in the course of the course of investigation, it got here to fore that the arrested trio had ready an extended checklist of policemen to be focused.
“There have been others on the checklist as nicely however the majority of targets had been policemen,” he stated. Requested whether or not it was for the primary time that Turkey-made pistols had been recovered, the DGP stated that previously such small-arms had been recovered as nicely.
“Such weapons are being dropped from drones and pushed into J&Ok by different means as nicely,” he stated. “Such weapons being gentle in weight are simple to hold.” To a question whether or not there was any connection of the module with the killing of police inspector Masroor Ahmed Wani who was hooked up whereas enjoying cricket at Eidgah, Srinagar on October 29, the DGP stated the case is being investigated by the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA). He hailed police for professionally investigating the Bemina Cop assault case and nailing the accused. (With inputs from KNO)
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