Kashmir lynching: Three more arrested, SIT constituted

Police have arrested three more persons in the mob lynching case of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mohammed Ayub Pandith, two days back. A total of five arrests have been made so far.

In order to enhance the investigation procedure, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to look into the case.

Pandith was lynched near Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta, Srinagar two days back after he allegedly opened fire on a group of people who objected to him clicking pictures near the mosque. Three people were injured in the pistol firing.

Curfew had been imposed in the area and police reinforcements had to be deployed to restore normalcy.

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Immediately after the incident, Ayub’s body was taken to the Police Control Room for identification and completion of legal procedures.

Muslims across Kashmir were observing Shab-e-Qadr (the night of power) with night-long prayers and supplications being made inside the mosques and shrines in the Valley.

As a precautionary measure, the authorities have already announced restrictions on the movement of people in seven police station areas of the city.


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