Bullet-riddled body of militant’s brother found from orchard in Shopian

Srinagar: Police on Monday said that bullet-riddled body of a cook (waza), brother of active Jaish-e-Mohammad militant, was recovered from an orchard in the Narpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

“Today at about 1130 hours, Police received information that an unknown bullet riddled body is lying in the orchards of Village Narpora Shopian. Subsequently, a Police team rushed towards the spot and took the body into possession,” a police spokesperson said in a statement issued here. He was identified as Manzoor Ahmad Nengroo Son of Ghulam Ahmad Nengroo of Hanjin Bala Rajpora Pulwama.

The body was shifted to District Hospital Shopian for medico-legal formalities, he said. Accordingly, he said, a murder case was registered under relevant sections of law and investigation set into motion”.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that yesterday evening the deceased who was Waza by profession along with two more associates including an elderly man were returning from their work in an Auto after conclusion of a function at Chraripora area of Budgam,” he said. Enroute, he said, one more person (a baker by profession) also boarded the Auto.

“The (militants) waiting in a Tata Mobile at Aglar intercepted the Auto and forcibly abducted all the four persons,” he said, adding, “The elderly man was released after travelling a distance of 2Kms (approx) followed by release of other two near Kellar, however, deceased Manzoor Ahmad was taken along by the abductors.” Today, he said, Manzoor’s bullet riddled body was recovered in the orchards of village Narpora Shopian.

“It was further revealed during the course of investigation that the killing is handiwork of (militants) due to group rivalry between them,” he said, adding, “It is pertinent to mention that one of the deceased’s brother namely Ashiq Nengroo is a (militant) of JeM outfit and presently in Pakistan. His second brother, Abbas Nengroo was an active (militant) who got killed in an encounter in 2014 in Pulwama while as his third brother namely (militant) Reyaz Negroo is lodged in prison for his involvement in Jammu (militant) attack case who used to ferry (militants) from Jammu to Kashmir valley through his owned trucks.” Moreover, he said, one of his truck carrying three militants was intercepted at Jajar Kotli Jammu and all the three militants were killed in an encounter on spot.

“The investigation of the case is vigorously going on in a very professional manner and those (militants) involved in the crime will be identified soon and dealt strictly under law.” (GNS)


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