Kashmir police say army trooper’s murder cracked, ‘militant’ arrested

Three militants were behind the killing of an Indian army trooper from Kashmir while he was on a leave from duty have been identified and one of their helpers has been arrested, the Jammu and Kashmir police said on Wednesday.

The police said the murder of sepoy Irfan Dar who was working with 175 Territorial Army has been worked out and one of the co-conspirators has been arrested by the police in Shupain district.
The bullet-ridden body of the trooper was recovered from Wuthmula village in the district on 25th November 25 this year.

The police said: the investigation conducted so far has revealed that militants Saddam, Bilal Mohammad and Touseef and one newly recruited unidentified militant along with arrested accused Muzamil hatched a crminal conspiracy to kill the army trooper.

The police said that accused Muzamil went to the trooper’s village and took him to Wuthmula were the three accused militants were already present in a nearby orchard. They came out from the orchard and fired at the trooper resulting in his on-spot death.

“Police on the basis of evidence available could unearth the entire chain of conspiracy and finally nabbed accused Muzammil who is presently in custody.The look out for the other three militants is on and necessary legal proceedings are in progress to complete the investigation of the instant case,” the police said.