Police arrests Militant who kills CRPF man in Shopian


Police arrests Militant who kills CRPF man in Shopian

Srinagar, March 13: A militant who killed an off duty CRPF jawan in South Kashmir on Saturday has been arrested, police said on Saturday.

 Vijay Kumar, inspector general of police, Kashmir, said that the pistol used for committing the crime was recovered from the suspect and a case was registered.

IGP Kashmir said that an oveovergroundrker who accompanied the militant during the crime was also arrested. The crime was committed in the directions of Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abid Ramzan Sheikh, according to the police.

The Kashmir Zone police tweeted from its official Twitter handle: "We have arrested #killer of CRPF personnel. #Weapon of #offence (pistol) recovered on his disclosure. 01 OGW who accompanied him during #terror crime also arrested. Terror crime was committed on under the direction of LeT Cmdr Abid Ramzan Sheikh. Case registered: IGP Kashmir"

34-year-old Mukhtar Ahmad Dohi, the off duty CRPF jawan, was shot dead near his residence in the Chotipora area of Shopian. Police said Dohi succumbed to his injuries while on way to a hospital.

Condemning Dohi’s killing, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “A very worrying spurt in (attacks) the last 7-10 days with off-duty security personnel, mainstream political workers & civilians targeted. My heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased CRPF Jawan Mukhtar Ahmed.”

There has been a rise in targeted killings in the Valley in the last two weeks, including two independent sarpanches and a panchayat member.

Militants fired upon Shabir Ahmad Mir, an Independent sarpanch, near his residence in Adoura on Friday evening. He was taken to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

Following the incident, security forces killed four militants in three separate overnight operations in Jammu Kashmir.

Two militants of Pakistan-based outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were killed in an encounter in the Chewaklan area of Pulwama, while two others affiliated to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were gunned down in separate encounters that broke out in Ganderbal and Handwara districts.


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