J&Okay POLICE have arrested two BJP employees and their two private safety officers (PSOs) for allegedly faking a militant assault in Kupwara district final week. The BJP employees had faked the assault to get enhanced safety, the police mentioned on Tuesday.
Ishfaq Ahmad Mir, the social gathering’s IT cell in cost for Kupwara, had faked the assault in connivance with social gathering’s district spokesperson Basharat Ahmad and the PSOs, the police mentioned. The BJP mentioned it has suspended Ishfaq’s father Mohammad Shafi Mir, who’s the social gathering district president for Kupwara, until the probe into the matter is over.
A senior police officer instructed The Indian The Press Reporter, “We’re arising with full particulars of the incident in a day or two.”
Late on July 16 night, there have been studies of a militant assault on Ishfaq whereas he was distributing aid in Gulgam village of Kupwara. He had claimed that he was wounded within the assault as one of many bullets hit his arm.
Quickly, nevertheless, the police dominated out a militant assault and mentioned a bullet was by chance fired by one among Ishfaq’s safety personnel and the opposite safety man, taking it for a militant assault, fired some warning photographs.
Later, the police investigation revealed that Ishfaq, Basharat and their private safety guards had faked the assault.
Police sources mentioned the staged assault was an try by the BJP employee to “get enhanced safety” and in addition to “appeal to consideration” of the social gathering management. The sources mentioned the harm to Ishfaq was additionally stage-managed to make it seem as a bullet harm.
They mentioned the accused individuals, together with the 2 PSOs, had been offered earlier than the courtroom on Monday and despatched to seven days police remand.
The BJP suspended its Kupwara district president Mohammad Shafi Mir because the matter got here to gentle. BJP media in cost Manzoor Ahmad Bhat instructed The Indian The Press Reporter, “We have now suspended him until the inquiry is accomplished. The inquiry could be accomplished by July 25. The explanation for suspension is the suspicion that his son faked the assault. The police are investigating.”
Bhat mentioned Ishfaq and Basharat additionally breached the safety protocol. “Normally, as per the safety protocol, our leaders and employees usually are not allowed to maneuver after 5 pm,” he mentioned. “They mentioned they’d gone to distribute ration. However there was no must go that late within the night.”