Dy SP lynching: JK police forms SIT to probe the case

Three more suspects arrested

Dy SP lynching: JK police forms SIT to probe the case

Jammu and Kashmir police on Saturday set up a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP) in Srinagar, on Thursday night as three more suspects were arrested in the case.

Sources told Deccan Herald that the SIT will probe and nab all the culprits, who are involved in the lynching of DSP (security) Mohammad Ayoub Pandith near historic Jamia Masjid in old city area of Nowhatta.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan confirmed that the SIT, headed by Deputy Inspector General (DIG) central Kashmir Ghulam Hassan Bhat will investigate the barbaric act on fast track basis

He said three more persons were arrested by the police on Saturday in connection with the case. On Friday two suspects had been arrested by the police taking the total number to five. The lynching of the police officer triggered outrage across Kashmir and drawing all-round condemnation.

As police vowed to track down all the accused in the case, the family of one of the arrested youth, Danish Mir, protested in Srinagar, demanding his immediate release. They claimed Mir was hit by a bullet in his leg before the police officer was lynched.

Mir's mother while pleading for his innocence said, “How can an injured person lynch anyone? Danish was almost dead and was shifted to the hospital when the incident took place."

"Police arrived at the hospital and said that they will take Danish under preventive custody but after we tried to enquire about his health condition, we were not allowed to meet him and were asked to leave,” she said.

Meanwhile, authorities shunted out Superintendent Police North Srinagar, Sajad Khalid Bhat, who was asked to report to the Police Headquarter till further orders. Nowhatta, where the lynching took place on Thursday night, falls under the jurisdiction of the North Srinagar SP.

According to an order issued by the police headquarter, Sajad Shah, the additional SP (Traffic City), Srinagar, will look after the duties of the SP North Srinagar till further orders.

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