J&K police puts up posters of Ummer Fayaz’s killers, offers reward

The police has identified the militnats as Ishfaq Ahmad Thoker and Gayas-ul-Islam, both belonging to Padderpora village, and Abass Ahmad Bhat from Mantribugh, in Kashmir.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:May 12, 2017 9:22 pm
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Poster containing the photographs of three Hizbul Mujahiddeen militants suspected of killing Kashmiri army officer Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz were put up by the police in Shopian township in south Kashmir on Friday. The police is also offering a reward to anyone who is willing to provide information about the militants. The police has identified the militants as Ishfaq Ahmad Thoker and Gayas-ul-Islam, both belonging to Padderpora village, and Abass Ahmad Bhat from Mantribugh, in Kashmir.

Army officer Lt Fayaz, 22, was abducted on Tuesday and was found shot dead in Shopian district of Kashmir, where he had gone to attend a relative’s marriage ceremony. The incident has sparked outrage in the country even as Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley condoned the incident, calling the attack a “dastardly act of cowardice”.

Lt Fayaz, was a resident of Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir. He was commissioned into the Army last December and was posted in Akhnoor area of Jammu.

The poster issued by the police shows the three gun-wielding militants with the description: “The above criminals who are involved in many terrorist acts including the murder of Umar Fayaz Parray s/o Fayaz Ahmad Parray R/o Sarsona Kulgam…. Any person providing information regarding the above criminals will be suitably rewarded and his identity will be kept secret.”

The Defence Ministry issued a statement on Thursday saying it had identified six militants responsible for the killing and that the they belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen. It further said security forces were carrying out searches in various areas to nab the militants.

A senior police officer linked to the investigation said the Hizbul Mujahiddeen module was behind the killing and an INSAS rifle, which was possibly snatched from the officer, could have been used in the crime.

“We have conducted preliminary investigation… it does point out to (involvement of) a module of Hizbul Mujahideen active in Shopian,” Inspector General of Police Kashmir S J M Gillani had said.

Police had recovered two empty cartridge shells of an INSAS rifle at the place of the crime. “We had two incidents of weapons snatching in south Kashmir recently. We have leads that the Kulgam weapon snatching was carried out by Lashkar militants while Hizb militants were involved in weapon snatching at Shopian court complex (on May 2).

“So it could be one of those weapons. We are looking at it,” added the police officer.

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    Joshyramamurthy Murthy
    May 12, 2017 at 10:34 pm
    Solving kashmiri problem my idea 1.since it is very small state and kashmiri Muslim population may be one crore? 2.since 99.9 are unarmed, in a phased and preplanned manner, from peripheries to center, with secret logistical resources, start removing kashmiri villagers from villages and small towns, 3. Make ghost towns and villages in Kashmir, forced evacuation at gun point be done, then village and towns guarded by army or police to prevent other people to settle there 4. Since India has 120 crore people kashmiri be forced to stay in footpaths, small camps, near beach, villages in thousands of villages and small towns where Hindu are majority 5. Finally attack Srinagar in 5 steps and transport them near Mumbai. Near up where they are taken care by shivsena or yuva sena 3 since kashmiri girls are very cute they will get jobs easily by Hindu men And kashmiri boys be given slave jobs 4. Then from all over India patriotic Hindu peoples, be sent to ghost Kashmir to settle free of cost.
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      Rakesh Chaubey
      May 12, 2017 at 10:56 pm
      You are the same fuxking material Hitler was made of. I am a Hindu and am very anti Islamist, yet I say that. You need to visit a Psychiatrist, man.
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        Depressedsoul
        May 13, 2017 at 12:19 am
        You are a for sure
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          kaladadkalimata
          May 13, 2017 at 1:20 am
          seen so many fu king stpid hindu satan here but no on match low mental state like you achoot.
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            Joshyramamurthy Murthy
            May 13, 2017 at 2:08 am
            Change demography, insult traitors by forcing them to live in the midst of Hindu fascists Hey, kashmiri women are very tender and seducing with perfect figures, not only I enjoy them after removing them from Kashmir, I also share them with my average looking Indian friends, its very seducing to see fair kashmiri women with black Indian thug. After using them , I will sell them to dancebars, lodge, and hotels, dabha. In dancebars I ensure kashmiri women dance in nude in front of drunkard customers. This is the way to oppress the kashmiri
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          kaladadkalimata
          May 12, 2017 at 10:24 pm
          use less efforts by Hindu satan army. Kashmiri will spit and never help hindu satan army.
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            Thamizhar
            May 12, 2017 at 10:05 pm
            Whatever gimmicks the Indics indulge in (and more the gimmicks) nothing is going to change the fact that IT WAS INDICS WHO COWARDLY MURDERED Ummer Fayaz, for the most simplest reason that Kashmere freedom fighters are not cowards.
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              kaladadkalimata
              May 12, 2017 at 10:27 pm
              Kashmere hate hidu satan army
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                ajay
                May 12, 2017 at 10:35 pm
                Those people who are just puppets of stan, what type of courage they have. I have never seen so called freedom fighter to say any thing for the people of gilgit bal istan where stan forces have done already changed the demography. In 1970 the ratio of local versus was 4 is to 1 and now it has 4 is to 3. China in xinging province banned all Muslim from giving Muslim name to their children including muhammad. China also put the length for Muslim man on their beards. Why your courageous fighters are silent. India still belive all kashmiris as Indian and still respect article 370. If you can with India for sure you cannot live a y where.
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                  kaladadkalimata
                  May 13, 2017 at 1:18 am
                  stupid instead of looking around look beneath your nose. hindus satan