‘Umar Fayaz will be arrested, interrogated after he recovers’
Police has not given clean chit to the youth injured in a shootout at Lawaypora on Srinagar-Baramulla highway earlier this month.
Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar said no clean chit has been given to local youth Umar Fayaz, who was injured in the gunfight at Lawaypora on February 5.
He claimed that Fayaz was a “militant” and injured in a brief gunfight at Lawaypora.
“He is very ill. He will get further treatment at home. Once he gets stable, he will be taken into custody and interrogated. There is no question of giving a clean chit,” Kumar said during a press conference today.
On February 5, Police and CRPF said two militants Zia-u-Rehman Wani of Budgam and Khateeb Ahmad Dass of Bijbehara town and a paramilitary CRPF man were killed while third “militant” Umar Fayaz was injured and later arrested.
Police had said the trio was travelling on a two-wheeler from Baramulla towards Srinagar when they were intercepted by forces’ at a check point at Lawaypora on the highway.
Umar underwent treatment for bullet injuries at SMHS hospital.
He was discharged from the hospital few days back after his condition improved, an official and his family member said.
His family had earlier protested and claimed that he was “not a militant” but a shopkeeper, who was hit by bullet near his shop.
Meanwhile, police sources said two-wheeler, on which militants were riding, allegedly disappeared from the site of gunfight and has not been located or seized by police since then.
Kumar said he will ask Superintendent of Police about the two wheeler.