Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police claimed to have solved the assault case on Sopore Municipal Council wherein two councillors and one policeman had been killed. The brazen assault was carried out by two Lashkar militants, together with one pakistani who’re nonetheless at giant, whereas police have arrested 6 over-ground staff (OGW) who helped within the assault.
SSP Sopore Sudhanshu Verma-IPS whereas briefing the media mentioned that instantly after the assault on 29th March, Jammu and Kashmir police with the assistance of different safety companies had launched a number of cordon and search operations within the areas adjoining Sopore.
During the operations, one OGW specifically Ashiq Ahmad Pandith of Dangerpora revealed that the terrorists specifically Mudasir Pandith @ Maaz together with a pakistani militant Asrar had deliberate and executed the assault. Ashiq revealed that the plan was made at his residence by the 2 militants throughout their keep at his house between 25th – 28th March.
Further investigations revealed the involvement of two extra OGWs – Junaid Ahmed Shusha, who together with Sayeed Imran and Umair Ashiq carried out detailed recee of the sopore city and municipal complicated. The plan was hatched with lively assist of a paksitani handler Sajid Ali, based mostly in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Before the assault, Lashkar militants, Mudasir and Asrar carried out a remaining recee of the constructing with two extra Pakistani militants recognized as Ahmad and AbuSariya. All the militants had been taken to the complicated by Imran and one other employee Shakir Yousuf Bhat, who has been used to ferry Mudasir & his associates from Sopore to different locations .
On the designated day – 29th of March Imran and Shakir carried Mudasir and Asrar to the municipal complicated on bikes from the residence of one among his kinfolk at Sopore.
One extra OGW, Feroz Ahmed was additionally concerned to maintain watch through the assault whereas Junaid and Imran went contained in the constructing to get the ultimate details about the presence of the municipal councillors and their safety.
And lastly at about 12:48 PM militants went inside the complicated and indiscriminately opened fireplace upon Police personnel and counsellors leading to spot demise of counsellors Riyaz Ahamd Pir & SPO Shafat Ahmad and severely injuring counsellor Shamus Din Pir who later succumbed to his accidents.
Police mentioned that after the assault, each Mudasir and Asrar then boarded Shakir’s bike and escaped into Syedpora Orchards utilizing inside roads and are nonetheless at giant. Security forces are actually tailing each the militants, who will likely be neutralised quickly, police mentioned.