Killing of Ex-Sarpanch in army firing: Police issues statement

Srinagar: Police on Friday morning issued a statement regarding killing of an Ex-Sarpanch in Dooru, Anantnag in army action last night.

Police in the statement issued to JandK Headlines said, “On 1.12.2016 at about 1720 hrs an accused person namely Sajad Malik @Bita Malik decamped with an AK rifle along with one magazine from Police Station Dooru . After firing some shots near the market, and taking advantage of the darkness he managed to escape towards Zamalgam.”

“On way near Cherikari he fired towards an army patrol. The fire was retaliated. In the exchange of fire Shabir Malik got killed. The deceased was a released militant and a history sheeter, who was already arrested in militancy cases in various Police Stations,” the statement added.

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