The Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested two police officials and attached a senior Superintendent of Police and Deputy Superintendent of police in case of an alleged fake encounter in Ganderbal area in the Valley.
The police, acting on the basis of a missing report filed in Batmaloo police station discovered that a labourer Abdul Rehman Padder of Larnoo, near Kokkernag, Anantnag, was killed in a fake encounter.
Four policemen, whose role was suspected in the case of the fake encounter have been arrested and attached.
"We have attached SSP Ganderbal HR Parihar and Deputy Superintendent of Police (Ops) Bhadhur Ram," Director General of Police Gopal Sharma told Hindustan Times. He said that two other police officials, Assistant Sub Inspector Farooq Ahmad Gudoo and selection grade Constable Farooq Ahmad Paddar have been arreste.
"It was a suo motto investigation by police that has led to this outcome," DGP said.
The police have also asked Deputy Inspector General of Police Farooq Ahmad to constitute a team to investigate the whole case and find out the exact role and guilt of the police.
A report regarding missing of one Abdul Rehman Paddar was lodged at police station Batmaloo Srinagar on January 23, 2007 for regular investigation.
During the course of investigation, the family members of the missing person reported that the missing person was in possession of a mobile phone. Further investigation led to the recovery of the said mobile, which was being used by Abdul Rashid Wagay, Sonawari and it was given to him by ASI Farooq Ahmad Gudoo, currently posted with special operation group of the state police.
The policemen after killing the labourer had declared him killed in encounter and said that he was a Pakistani terrorist.
Gopal Sharma said that the police will take the investigations to its logical conclusion and if need be further action would be taken against the policemen, depending on the course and the results of the investigations.
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