Two accused held in Punjab for Kupwara man’s murder

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SRINAGAR — Punjab Police has arrested two persons including a lady for murdering a businessman from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Friday morning in Firozpur area of Punjab.

As per a statement issued to the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) by District Ferozpur Police, it has arrested the accused while exposing the blind murder of Kashmiri youth within 24 hours.

The statement said that Mohammad Amin Beg, son of Mohammad Rustam of village Sarajpura, Police Station Vesgas Handwara, district Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) had informed the police that he and another resident of his village have been coming to Ferozpur city for about 20 years to sell warm clothes.

“This year too, he is renting a house in Khanuwali Basti along with his friends and is working to sell warm clothes by cycling in two different villages. He was accompanied by Mushtaq Ahmed Mir, son of Habibullah Mir of Siraj Pura Tehsil, Handwara district,” the statement added.

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It said that he and his companions come back every evening till around 5/6 PM, but on February 17, 2022, Mushtaq Ahmed Mir did not return and his mobile number +919149745999 was also blocked. “When they searched for Mushtaq Ahmed Mir, they found a dead body lying in a sack on the side of the road from Ferozepur to Mallawal. The body was of Mushtaq Ahmed Mir, with blood oozing from his mouth.”

A case under number 36 dated 18-02-2022 against 302 Bhad Police Station Sadar Ferozepur was registered by the Chief Officer Sadar Police Station Ferozepur against unknown persons on the basis of the above information.

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A team headed by Jagwinder Kumar, Deputy Captain of Police (Inv.) Ferozepur and Inspector Jagdish Kumar in charge of CIA Staff, Ferozepur was formed, it said, adding that the team formed was thoroughly investigated by different teams to trace the unidentified culprits and technical, scientific methods were used.

Two accused involved identified as Sonu son of Janta Singh of village Arif K Hall resident of village Sodhe Wala Police Station Sadar Ferozepur and Beant Kaur, wife of Shaan Singh resident of Aav Ke Hall resident of village Baure Wala Police Station Sadar Ferozepur were arrested today, police said.

It added that a motorcycle under number PB-66-A4699 Bajaj Paltina, Photocopy of late Mushtaq Ahmed’s bicycle purse along with cash, Bhagjat and Aadhar Card 045 were recovered.

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