Former terrorist arrested for killing ex-chief of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen

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Police on Friday arrested a former terrorist from the city’s Karanagar area for allegedly murdering former Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen (TuM) chief Abdul Gani Dar (80), a day after the cleric was found dead inside a mosque in Srinagar’s Maisuma area.

After the octogenarian’s murder, cops examined CCTV footage from the area and zeroed in on the accused. A massive search was launched and he was finally arrested from Karanagar. “The accused has been identified as Ghulam Mohiuddin Dar , a resident of Dalgate area in Srinagar. He is a former terrorist,” a police officer said.

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An initial investigation revealed that the murder was a fallout of a financial dispute. “The accused is being questioned. Things will be clear in a couple of days,” the officer said.