A terrorist involved in the recent killing of an Army soldier Irfan Dar has been arrested and a lookout notice has been issued for three other militants identified by the police.
Dar, who was a sepoy in the engineering wing of the 175 battalion of Territorial Army, was shot dead in village Wuthmula of Shopian in South Kashmir on 25 November.
The arrested terrorist has been identified as Muzamil of Shirmal village.
Police said on Wednesday that the investigation conducted so far has revealed that terrorists involving Saddam Padder, Bilal Mohand and one newly recruited unidentified militant along with arrested Muzamil hatched a crminal 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.
In pursuance of the said criminal conspiracy, on 24th November, Muzamil went to the native village of Irfan and took him to Wuthmula were the other terrorists were already present in a nearby orchard. They came out from the orchard and fired at the SepoyIrfan, resulting instant death of the victim on the spot.
After executing the gruesome murder all of them fled from the spot.
Police on the basis of evidence available could unearth the entire chain of conspiracy and finally nabbed accused Muzammil who is presently in custody. The lookout for the other three militants is on and necessary legal proceedings are in progress to complete the investigation of the instant case, police said.