Gunmen masquerading as clients killed Qadri, SIT constituted to probe killing: IGP

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Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir range Vijay Kumar Friday has said that a Special Investigation Team has been constituted to probe the killing of advocate Babar Qadri.

About the killing, he said that incident happened at 6:20 pm yesterday when two masked men entered into his Hawal, Srinagar residence as clients with files in their hands, “They told [Mr]. Qadri that they had to discuss some accident-related case but fired bullets at his head. Qadri sustained four bullet wounds in his head and died on way to hospital,” Mr. Kumar was quoted as saying by a local news gathering agency Kashmir News Observer.

While fleeing, IGP Kashmir said, militants, fired few bullets in the air. “We have constituted a SIT headed by Superintendent of police, Hazratbal that will probe the killing of [Mr.] Qadri,” he said.

On Block Development Chairman Khag, Budgam, Bhupinder Singh’s killing, the IGP said that after touring his area along with two PSOs, Singh had left for his home by allowing his PSOs to relax. “Militants were probably knowing about his movement and they shot him dead outside his house. We have suspended two PSOs. And prima facie, the names of two Lashkar militants have come to fore—Yousuf Kandroo and Abrar. We will soon catch them,” the IGP said.

Regarding the killing of a CRPF man at Wadipora, Budgam, he said the attack was carried out by Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit as cartridges of M-4 was found at the site of incident. “M-4 is usually carried by JeM militants,” he said.

Asked about the number of active militants, the IGP said that 170 to 200 militants are active in Kashmir of which 40 are foreigners whom police knows by name—(KNO)

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