Government agencies on Wednesday claimed to have solved the tipple killing of youths in Baramulla town on 30 April by apprehending “all the militants involved in the murders”, reports said.
The police also claimed that all militants belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba militant outfit, reports added.
“During interrogation of the militants it surfaced that LeT handlers in Pakistan had given clear instructions to them to create an atmosphere of terror in north Kashmir by eliminating as many civilians as possible,” reports quoted police officials as saying.
“This also explains that the killings that took place in other parts of north Kashmir–Hajin and Sopore–were undertaken by the Lashkar-e-Toiba,” said a written statement circulated during the press conference that was addressed by DIG Police, North Kashmir Range, DIG CRPF, North Kashmir, and representatives of the Army.
“After questioning of the terrorists, the involvement of LeT was established in commission of heinous crime of killing of the three innocent civilians. During investigation, it surfaced that Suhaib Farooq Akhoon, Ajaz Ahmad Gojri and Bilal Ahmad Najar were involved in the killing,” the statement said.
The three youths killed by these militants were identified as Haseeb Nabi Khan, Irfan Ahmad sheikh and Mohammad Asghar Sheikh, all hailing from Baramulla town.
The police have recovered two AK-47 rifles, two pistols, four hand grenades, 50 AK rounds, 4 AK magazines and two pistol magazines besides other items during the raids carried out at Drangbal village, Baramulla, and Sopore since 30 April.