Srinagar, Aug 24 (GNS): Police on Wednesday carried out searches at the residence and offices of three lawyers in connection with the murder case of advocate Babar Qadri, officials said.
“Police conducted searches at four locations, two in Barzulla, one in Brein Nishat and one in Maisuma in houses/offices of three advocates in connection with advocate Babar Qadri killing case,” a police spokesman said in a statement.
The houses and offices which were searched belong to advocates Mian Qayoom, Mian Muzaffar and Manzoor Ahmed Dar. “All legal formalities were followed in the searches conducted,” police said, adding, “Digital devices, bank statements, property sale agreements, suspicious books and other relevant material was seized during the searches.”
Police said advocate Babar Qadri was assassinated by militants on September 24th, 2020 at his residence (at Hawal) and a case under FIR number 62/2020 was registered in police station Lal Bazar under sections 16,18,20,39 of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Section 302 of IPC, Sections 7,27 of the Arms Act.
“Five persons have been since charge-sheeted in this case and are facing trial,” the police said, adding, “The searches were conducted during further investigation in the case wherein certain new evidences came up that have the potential to unravel the conspiracy part in this killing.”
Further Investigation in this case is in full swing, the police added. (GNS)