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Shalla Kadal Attack: Police Arrest, Accuse Zaldagar Resident

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Shalla Kadal, February 7 | Photo By Basit Zargar


Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have arrested and accused Adil Manzoor, a resident of the Zaldagar area of Srinagar, in connection with the killing of two non-locals in the Shalla Kadal area of Srinagar, stating that he is the main suspect who allegedly opened fire on two residents from Punjab.

Reportedly, two non-locals from Punjab, identified as Amritpal Singh and Rohit Masi, were killed by The Resistance Front (TRF) in the Shalla Kadal area of downtown Srinagar on Tuesday, February 7th. The group claimed responsibility for the attack on social media.

In a statement, the police stated that a case was registered under FIR no. 08/2024, citing sections 302 and 307 of the IPC, along with sections 7/27 of the Arms Act, and 15, 16, and 20 of the ULA(P) Act at Police Station Shaheed Gunj. “The investigation led to the identification of the accused and the recovery of the weapon used in the offense, along with other incriminating material.”

“Srinagar Police, employing technical and field analysis, identified specific suspects. Based on clinching evidence collected during the investigation, they identified and arrested the main accused, namely Adil Manzoor Langoo, son of Manzoor Ahmad Langoo, a resident of Zaldager, Srinagar,” reads the statement.

The accused had conspired with his handler across the LOC in Pakistan to commit the terror crime, the police said.

“The accused was a highly motivated and radicalized individual. His handler in Pakistan radicalized him on social media and motivated him to carry out the terror attack,” the police added.

The police stated that the handler supplied him with the weapon, facilitating the execution of the attack. However, they did not disclose any information regarding the transportation of the weapon.

“The accused identified his targets and tracked them in the lanes of Shalla Kadal and opened fire on both of them. The duo were returning to Srinagar from Amritsar and were on their way to their accommodation,” it said.

DIG CKR has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to be headed by SP South for the investigation of the case, and further investigation is underway.