Hizbul commander shot Army jawan Irfan Dar point blank: Chilling confession by main accused

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Hizbul commander shot Army jawan Irfan Dar point blank: Chilling confession by main accused

The prime suspect in the murder case of jawan Irfan Dar has narrated to Jammu and Kashmir police how he colluded with Hizbul and LeT militants to kill the Territorial Army soldier.

With arrest of main conspirator Muzamil, a resident of Shirmal village in Shopian, bone chilling details of conspiracy to kill Irfan Ahmed Dar, a 23-year-old Territorial Army jawan Irfan, has emerged.

Dar's bullet ridden body was found in Shopian in last week of November. His body was discovered lying in a pool of blood.

Police confirmed how Muzamil took out Irfan, also a Shopian resident, for a ride in the latter's i-10 car.

Irfan was taken to an orchard area in Wothmula Nad area of Keegam where he was surrounded by Hizb Commander Saddam Paddar, a Burhan Wani aide and perhaps the longest surviving terrorist from Burhan's group.

Bilal Mohan an HM Terrorist and Tauseef a new Lashkar militant also accompanied Paddar.

Arrest Over Ground Worker (OGW) spilled beans to Jammu Kashmir Police on how Dar was killed. Tauseef aimed one bullet from Insas rifle at the young Army jawan, Paddar HM Commander shot two bullets from his AK 47.

Three empty cartridge was all that was recovered from near the slain soldier's body and the orchard. But Muzamil played an important part in planning and implementation of the dastardly murder. On vacation, Dar was without weapon and outnumbered.

The conspiracy was hatched by the trio including Saddam Paddar. At Tauseef's home in neighbouring Garbug, Pulwama district, Muzamil elaborated the plot. They were planning the murder since arrival of Irfan. Muzamil admitted that he was assigned to get the TA Battalion Jawan to the orchard.

The Cops in Shopian burnt the midnight oil to crack the case. Sources in Jammu Kashmir Police say that technical surveillance and inputs from villagers who last saw Irfan with Muzamil finally led cops to him. A phone belonging to Muzamil has been recovered, which according to the police will give them further inputs.

Speaking to India Today P Shopian Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar said, "Muzamil is an active over ground worker. Although he did not have a weapon on him, he was complicit in terror plot, being involved in planning and finally elimination of Irfan Dar."

Irfan was on a 10-day leave when he was killed. He was posted in Gurez valley in Northern Kashmir. Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz was also killed by militants in the same district on May 10 this year.