Salesman’s murder: 3 with Lashkar links held

Salesman’s murder: 3 with Lashkar links held

Three persons with links to the Lashkar-e-Toiba have been arrested for allegedly killing a salesman working for a Kashmiri Pandit businessman here earlier this month, the police said on Tuesday. - File photo

Srinagar, November 23

Three persons with links to the Lashkar-e-Toiba have been arrested for allegedly killing a salesman working for a Kashmiri Pandit businessman here earlier this month, the police said on Tuesday.

They have been identified as Aejaz Ahmad Lone, Naseer Ahmad Shah and Showkat Ahmad Dar of Pulwama district in south Kashmir, a police spokesperson said.

Terrorists killed civilian Ibrahim Ahmad, a salesman at Sandeep Mawa’s shop, near the Bohri Kadal area of Srinagar in the second week of November, he said.

A case was registered at the Maharaj Gunj police station, and a special investigation team was constituted to investigate the crime.

“During questioning, the accused confessed that they were involved in the commission of the crime,” the spokesperson added.

Preliminary investigations revealed all three were linked to proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba and that they executed the attack on the directions of their handler from across the border, he said.

“It was further revealed that the arrested trio have been in touch with Pakistan-based terrorist handlers for four months. On their disclosure, the weapon of offence — a pistol and seven rounds of ammunition — and other incriminating materials, including a grenade, have been seized,” the official said. — PTI

Pak connection

  • The accused had been in touch with Pakistan-based handlers for four months
  • A pistol, ammunition and other incriminating material, including a grenade, seized
  • The car which was used in the commission of the crime also recovered

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