Two arrested over attack on journalist in Shopian: J-K Police

Two arrested over attack on journalist in Shopian
Two arrested over attack on journalist in Shopian

SRINAGAR — Two ‘hybrid’ militants, who were involved in an attack on a YouTube journalist in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, have been arrested, police said on Friday.

In a statement, issued to the news agency KNO, a spokesperson said that during the course of investigation of “case FIR No. 116/2022 U/S 307 IPC, 7/27 A Act and 16 UAP Act of Police Station Heerpora pertaining to militant attack on a YouTube journalist, a SIT was constituted.”

The statement reads on the basis of oral, circumstantial and technical evidence, a number of suspects were rounded up.

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“During questioning, two suspects identified as Suhaib Reyaz son of Reyaz Ahmad Mir and Anayat Ullah Iqbal son of Mohmmad Iqbal Wani, both residents of Saidapora Payeen admitted their involvement in the attack. It also came to the fore that the duo was working as hybrid militants of TRF,” it reads.

It added that upon their disclosure, the weapon of offence viz a pistol along with its magazine and five pistol rounds, besides an IED was recovered in the orchards of village Saidapora Payeen in Shopian. “Further investigation of the case is still going on.”

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