Police on Thursday claimed that Deputy Sarpanch, Noor Mohammad Khan of ward 02 from Bongam, Haihama in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district enacted a drama to get publicity for his personal gains.
“No one shot him. We have released the three persons whom we had arrested and it has been proved that Deputy Sarpanch had no bullet injuries and he simply had enacted a drama,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Headquarters, Kupwara told a news agency (CNS) adding that samples have been sent to Forensic laboratory and the Deputy Sarpanch will soon face the music once the report will arrive.
Pertinently, Deputy Sarpanch, Noor Mohammad Khan on Wednesday had claimed that he was fired upon by some people during the wee hours. Khan had given some names to police and according police had arrested three persons namely Mohammad Maqbool Khan, Abdul Rashid Khan and Manzoor Ahmed Khan all from Batapora, Kupwara in this connection.
On condition of not mentioning his name, Dy SP Headquarters, Kupwara told the news agency after questioning all the three persons were released on Thursday as they were all innocents. “Investigations revealed that Deputy Sarpanch Noor Mohammad Khan had some personal rivalry with a number of persons in Batapora and to become famous overnight he enacted a drama,” he said.
“Motive behind his action is not so clear yet but police believes that he tried to kill two birds with a single arrow. First he tried to implicate his opponents in a false case and secondly he might have thought that he will get publicity and security,” the Police officer said.
Police has gathered all the samples and have sent them to Forensic Laboratory. “We have not arrested the Deputy Sarpanch yet, as we are waiting for FSL report. We will start action soon after receiving the report,” police official added.
Police have also questioned Chief Medical Officer, Kupwara Dr Abdul Khaliq in this connection. When contacted, Dr Abdul Khaliq said that the causality ward was crowded that time when his inmates brought Deputy Sarpanch Noor Mohammad Khan to hospital, so we could not concentrate whether it was a bullet injury or not. “We have gathered the samples of his injuries and submitted those to police. I can only tell you that I saw Deputy Sarpanch was bleeding when he was brought to hospital and I can’t say whether he was hit by a bullet or not,” Dr Khaliq said.