Three guerrillas held for killing Kashmir policeman: Police

Srinagar, Jan 21: The guerrillas involved in the killing of a station house officer (SHO) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district last month have been identified and three of them have been arrested, a police officer said Tuesday.

Talking to media persons in Badgam town, Superintendent of Police Irshad Ahmed said that seven guerrillas belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had hatched a conspiracy in the third week of November last year to kill SHO of Chadura police station, Shabir Ahmad.

“A Pakistani militant named Omar alias Zahid carried out the deadly attack killing the SHO in Chadura market on Dec 2 last year,” he said, adding Omar was later killed in a gunfight with police and Rashtriya Rifles men in Hashoora village of Badgam district.

“We have arrested three militants involved in the conspiracy and the fourth one, Omar has been killed while three others are still absconding and we have launched a manhunt to nab them,” said Ahmed.

He said that the group of guerrillas has been involved in a number of other militant and criminal activities in the district.

IANS