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J&K Police forms SIT to probe Babar Qadri's killing

Qadri was shot at by unidentified militants at his residence in the Hawal area of the city Thursday evening. He succumbed to the injuries on the way to a hospital.

Published: 25th September 2020 04:15 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2020 08:07 AM   |  A+A-

Jammu and Kashmir Police (Photo | PTI)

For representational purposes (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

SRINAGAR: The J&K Police on Friday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the assassination of lawyer Babar Qadri. Two militants in masks and disguised as clients had shot the lawyer at his residence, IG, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said.

“When Qadri came into the compound of the house to listen to them, militants fired four bullets from pistol. While fleeing, the militants also fired some rounds in air,” he said. The lawyer was hit by four bullets in the head and died while being taken to a hospital. 

The IG accompanied by other police officers visited Qadri’s house today to look for clues about the attackers. “There was a CCTV camera in the area. We have collected the footage of the CCTV and are analysing it to identity the militants involved in the attack.” A SIT headed by SP Hazratbal was been formed to investigate the assassination.

“This is a top priority case. If the attackers cannot be arrested, then we will kill them in encounter,” Kumar said. Police, he said, had been requesting him for the last one week not to live in the area and shift to some other place. 



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