Jammu and Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muneer Khan on Monday revealed details about the horrific lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ayub Pandith, which took place on 22 June, saying that 20 accused have been arrested till date and assuring that more arrests will be made.
Addressing a press conference, Khan said, "There was a gruesome incident that took place on 22 June where our Security Wing of Jammu and Kashmir, Deputy SP Ayub Pandith was lynched near Jamia Masjid, Srinagar. It was a serious incident and first of its kind that has happened in the Valley. The police found that four miscreants, including terrorist Sajid Ahmad Gilkar, played a major role in instigating the mob against Pandith. Investigation is on expeditiously and effectively and 20 accused have been arrested till date, more arrests will be made soon (sic)".
Explaining more about the investigation, which is on in this matter, Khan said that an iron rod which was used on Pandith was found including his identity card and pistol.
"Initially only after getting the clues we arrested three main accused who were involved. After our custodial probe they led us to more accused people who were also involved," said Khan.
Speaking on the investigation, which is underway and about progress in the matter, Khan also said the probe is absolutely in the right direction and will be resolved soon.
"While being lynched the DSP had fought in self defence and had also fired three bullets at the miscreants below the waist line. The investigation is still on. Some more accused are to be arrested and will be brought out in the due course of time. We are hopeful; to complete the investigation soon," the IGP said. (ANI)
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