Preliminary investigation indicates that a local terrorist Mudasir Pandit of proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and a foreign terrorist are involved in the Sopore terror attack in which two Municipal councilors and a policeman were killed, police said on Monday.
On Monday afternoon terrorists had attacked municipal councillors’ meeting in the town. Senior police and CAPF officers along with their teams immediately reached at the terror crime spot, as per a statement from Jammu and Kashmir police.
Meanwhile, another injured councillor Shams-u-din Peer, who was injured in the attack and admitted to hospital for treatement passed away Tuesday morning taking the death toll to three," police said.
It is pertinent to mention that post terror attack, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar-IPS visited PD Sopore and inspected the scene of terror crime. Thereafter, he chaired a security review meeting with Commander 5-Sector RR, DIG CRPF and SSP Sopore.
Vijay Kumar discussed the attack by the terrorists and asked for taking necessary security measures to counter such terrorist attacks. While interacting with the officers, the IGP Kashmir urged upon the participating officers that it is of crucial importance to enhance security of vulnerable persons and to take all necessary measures to thwart away the nefarious designs of terrorists.
"Preliminary investigation indicates that a local terrorist Mudasir Pandit of proscribed terror outfit LeT along with a foreign terrorist are involved in the said attack. However, further investigations are rigorously going on. IGP Kashmir also took serious note of the poor and inappropriate retaliation by the PSOs of protected persons present on spot and directed SSP Sopore to put four PSOs under suspension," the statement read.
Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Cordon and search operation at various locations is going on to nab the assailants.