BANDIPORA: Three militants who were involved in the killing of a migrant labourer in Bandipora have been arrested, Jammu and Kashmir Police said Saturday.
Addressing a press conference, Senior Superintendent of Police Bandipora, Mohammad Zahid said that on the intervening night of 11-12 August, a migrant labourer identified as Amrez Masoori of Bihar was shot dead by some unknown militants in Sadunara following which a formal case was registered and an investigation was set into motion.
He said that during the course of the investigation various suspects were called and questioned and technical assistance was also brought into use.
“Eventually it was found that three local militants identified as Waseem Akram, Yawar Reyaz and Muzamil Sheikh all residents of Sadunara were in touch with a LeT handler Baber, who is operating from Pakistan,” he said.
He added that Baber had instructed them to kill any non-local labourer to terrorize them in order to leave the Valley and carry out more such strikes in future to revive local militancy in Bandipora.
He further said that during the investigation, the weapon of offence including one pistol along with a magazine and four live rounds which were concealed by them was also recovered.
“So far Bandipora police along with security forces have been successful in eliminating three militants including one local and one foreigner,” he said He added that nine hybrid militants have also been arrested so far and six OGW modules have been busted in the district.