J&K: Clues found in the killing of policemen, says police chief

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Srinagar, Dec 11 : Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief Dilbag Singh on Saturday said police have found important “ clues” in the killing of two cops at Bandipora.

Selection Grade constable Mohammad Sultan and Constable Fayaz Ahmad were killed in a militant attack on Friday evening at Gulshan Chowk of the Bandipora. The two slain cops have left behind eight children with the youngest being only a year old.

Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, who visited the house of the slain cop in Sopore outskirts, said they are working to identify those involved in the attack.

“We have got some clues in the case and police are working on it and very soon those involved in the case will be neutralized,” DGP told reporters in north Kashmir.

“Terrorists are looking for soft targets in order to create disturbance. However, every attempt will be firmly dealt with,” he said.

When asked why police are being targeted, DGP said “terrorist are doing this in desperation.”

“The police are being targeted as police protect and work for the welfare of the people. The terrorist and the Pakistan elements have this pain as police work for the safety of the people from terrorists. ….This (the cops killings) shows terrorist desperation. We will respond to them,” he said

While DGP said that they have got the leads in the killings, police sources said a Pakistani Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was involved in the attack. CCTV footage of the shooting showed a lone militant carrying out the attack.

“A lone Pakistani militant of the LeT is involved in carrying out the attack,” police sources said. “ Two OGWs (over ground workers) facilitated the attack.”

Top security officials on Saturday held a joint security review meeting in Bandipora in wake of the deadly attack.


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