Advocate Babar Qadri murder case: SIT arrests 5 including two detenues so far

Srinagar, Dec 17: Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by Jammu Kashmir Police have so for arrested five persons in connection with the murder of Advocate Babar Qadri.

Advocate Qadri who was known for calling a spade a spade was shot dead on September 24 this year at his residence in Hawal area of Srinagar by two men.

These men who masqueraded as clients and told Qadri that they want discuss with him a matter related to accident, fired at Qadri at point blank range. He was shifted to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

Shortly after the killing of Qadri a formal FIR vide number 62/2020 under section 302, 7/27 Arms Act and 16/18 UAPA was registered at police station Lal Bazar while on the directions of Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar, a Special Investigation Team was constituted under SP Hazratbal to probe the murder of Qadri.

Police sources told KNT that during the course of investigation three persons from Srinagar city were arrested who during the questioning revealed that they had got directions from two detenues at Srinagar Central Jail to kill Babar Qadri.

Police sources said that arrested trio from Srinagar have been sent to judicial remand to Central Jail, Srinagar till December 26 by the Court.

Police have also arrested those two detenues at Srinagar Central Jail who have been accused by Srinagar trio of being part of the murder conspiracy.

Srinagar trio arrested by police after the murder of Qadri have been identified as Asif Bhat of Rehmania Colony Srinagar, Shahid Mir of Khanyar Srinagar and Zahid Khan, a resident of Nowhatta Srinagar.

Those who have been arrested from Central Jail are Muneer War alias Qari of Hatmulla Kupwara and Tawseef Shah son of Parimpora, Srinagar.

Before sending Srinagar trio to judicial custody Court asked police to ascertain whether the allegations leveled by these three accused against two detenues or true or false. (KNT)

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