A militant involved in the recent killing of an Army soldier Irfan Dar has been arrested and a lookout notice has been issued for the three other militants identified by the police.
Dar, who was a sepoy in the engineering wing of the 175 battalion of Territorial Army (TA), was shot dead in village Wuthmula of Shopian in South Kashmir on 25 November.
The arrested militant has been identified as Muzamil of Shirmal village.
Police said on Wednesday that investigation conducted so far has revealed that militants involving Saddam Padder, Bilal Mohand and one newly recruited unidentified militant, along with arrested Muzamil hatched a criminal conspiracy to kill the Irfan Dar.
The bullet ridden body of the jawan was recovered from village Wuthmula on 25 November and consequently a case was registered by the police.
On 24 November, Muzamil went to the native village of Irfan and took him to Wuthmula were the other militants were already present in a nearby orchard. They came out from the orchard and fired at the Irfan, resulting in his death.
Police on the basis of evidence available could unearth the entire chain of conspiracy and finally nabbed accused Muzammil who is presently in their custody.
The look-out notice for the other three militants is underway and necessary legal proceedings are in progress to complete the investigation of the case, police said.