Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have been detained in connection with the April death of a sarpanch in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, authorities announced on Monday.
“Terrorists opened fire on Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo, sarpanch of Goshbugh B, at Chanderhama orchards in Wussan region of Palhallan in Pattan on April 15, and his body was retrieved, according to Rayees Mohammad Bhat, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Baramulla.
Security forces conducted searches in the vicinity following the attack, and a case was also filed, he said.
“The investigation was extensively pursued based on numerous leads… We were able to crack this conspiracy including the murders of PRIs and soft targets after a lot of hard work.”
According to the SSP, He claimed that three hybrid terrorists had been apprehended after preparing the plot for six to seven months. Last year, a grenade attack on the Palhallan highway was linked to the current case.
Mohammad Afzal of Barthipora, Naidkhai in Bandipora’s Hanjin region was the principal conspirator in the case. The linkages to Afzal have also surfaced in this case.