Liyaqat was involved in killing of Sultani: Police

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/12/2018 11:59:46 AM

S RINAGAR, Sep 11: Police today claimed that one of the militants Liyaqat Ahmed Lone alias Umar Khalid killed in Galoora Handwara encounter today was involved in the killing of Hurriyat Conference (G) activist Hakim Rehman Sultani.
A police spokesman said Liyaqat along with other LeT militants Abdul Gani Khawaja resident of Kralgund and Majid Mir resident of Nowpora Sopore were involved in the killing of Sultani resident of Bomai Sopore.
“A case vide FIR number 70/2018 under section 307 RPC, 7/27 Arms Act already stands registered at Police Station Bomai.
Liyaqat and Furqan the two militants were killed in Galoora encounter today. Pertinently, Hakim-ur-Rehman Sultani was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his home in Sopore on Septermber 8. Militant outfits and separatist groups had condemned his killing and blamed Indian agencies for it.
Joint resistance leadership has already made an appeal to the people of Sopore and Zainageer to observe a complete shutdown on Friday as a strong protest against the killing of Sultani of Bomai.

 

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