Srinagar : Eight days after attack on a policeman at Bemina here, police arrested three militants in connection with the case, officials said on Sunday.
On December 9, unknown militants fired upon police personnel Mohammad Hafiz Chak (Seniorgrade Constable) son of Ghulam Hassan Chak of Lontha Karnah near Hamdania Colony Bemina (Mathai Bund). Chak was rushed to JVC hospital and later shifted to 92 Base army hospital where he is under treatment.
Subsequently, a police officer told GNS that a case FIR No. 112/20/23 under section 307 IPC, 7/27 Arms Act and 16,18, 38 UAP besides 120 P IPC was registered in Police station Bemina.
“During the course of investigation, based on inputs subsequently corroborated
by technical evidences, a few suspects were zeroed in”, the police officer said, adding, ” upon their sustained questioning they confessed to their involvement in the attack,”.
The police officer identified the accused as Imtiyaz Ahmad Khanday S/o Tariq Ahmad Khanday R/o Hamdaniya Colony Sector-A and Danish Ahmad Mala S/o Gh Mohd Malla resident of Colony Sector-A and Mehnan Khan alias Mehran S/o Mehraj Din Khan R/o Khawajapora
Saidapora Rainawari Srinagar.
All three of them have been arrested in the instant case, the officer said.
“Weapon of offence and huge cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered on their specific disclosures which include 2 Canik TP09 Pistols of Turkish make, 4 magazine, 65 bullet round of 9mm”.
The officer further said that the trio further disclosed that they were in touch with one PAK based handler alias Hamza Burhan who along with them hatched a conspiracy to target a
police personnel in Srinagar city in furtherance of which Danish along with Imtiyaz identified a target and executed their plan on 9th December 2023. Further arms and ammunition were illegally trafficked from across for this attack, he said.(GNS)