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Attempt to kill wife's lover misfires

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday claimed to have solved a shoot and run case in northern town of Sopore where an aggrieved husband intending to kill the 'lover' of his wife connived with a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant, reports HT Correspondent.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2010 15:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday claimed to have solved a shoot and run case in northern town of Sopore where an aggrieved husband intending to kill the 'lover' of his wife connived with a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant.

A J&K police spokesman said that police in Panzalla area of Sopore town in Baramulla district, 45 km to north of Srinagar, solved a shoot out case within 24 hours after Abdul Majid Lone of Fidarpora was fired upon Sunday night by a Lashkar-e-Toiba militant.

Lone was rushed to the District Hospital Baramulla and was latter shifted to Srinagar where his condition is reported to be out of danger.

Police said that the case is the result of an affair between a bachelor and a married woman. “It all started when a person Reyaz fell in love with a lady who was already married to Khalid. Khalid got aggrieved over the affair and sought the service of a Lashkar operative Tariq Jaffar for eliminating Reyaz. While attempting to kill Reyaz Monday night, the Lashkar operative hit Abdul Majid Lone,” the spokesman said.

Sopore Superintendent of Police Altaf Khan said that Reyaz and Abdul Majid are friends. “They were walking together when they were fired upon. Abdul Majid was hit instead of Reyaz,” he said.

Realizing that their plan went wrong, Khalid accused security forces for the shoot out. “By the time the perpetrators realized that Tariq had hit someone else, Khalid created a scene blaming incident on the security forces. This was also done to give a cover to Lashkar operative and his activities. He tried to muster support of the locals which all ended in vain,” the police spokesman said.

“One eye witness Shabir (name changed) deposed his statement wherein he endorsed that the LeT operative fired upon Abdul Majid Lone. Police has launched a manhunt for nabbing the two accused (Khalid and Tariq),” he added.

First Published: Jul 20, 2010 15:40 IST