Jammu & Kashmir Police

SP Sopore rules out terror angle, further probe underway

Sopore, Mar 22: Police on Friday said it cracked a murder case by arresting two accused persons in north Kashmir’s Sopore area. On March 20, a man was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Duroo village even as his family alleged foul play, prompting the police to launch probe into the matter. 

Addressing a press conference Superintendent of Police Sopore Divya D said that on March 19 police post Warpora received a missing complaint from the family of a man namely Manzoor Ahmad Mir, following which investigation was taken up.

She said that during investigation police zeroed-in on two suspects who after questioning confessed to the crime. “Following their confession, body of Mushtaq was recovered from an orchard in native village Duroo.” 

The accused have been identified as Ubaid Altaf Shah son of Mohammad Altaf Shah and Tufail Ahmed Hajam son of Mohammad Akbar Hajam—both residents of Pir Mohalla Duroo. 

The SP said that the accused and the victim were known to each other, however, over time personal enmity among them grew and led to victim’s killing. 

She ruled out any terror angle, stating that the incident took place purely based on personal rivalry. “Weapon used in the commission of crime has been seized, while further probe is underway,” the SP said.

She also assured justice will be served and the accused will get stern punishment.(KNO)