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SIT Rules Out Terror Angle in J-K Prisons Chief Murder Last Oct, Finds Accused Was Driven by ‘Deep Grudges’

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Last Updated: January 15, 2023, 20:07 IST

Jammu, India

HK Lohia was appointed DGP of the Jammu and Kashmir Prisons Department on August 3, 2022 (Image: News18)

Ruling out a terror angle in the sensational murder of H K Lohia, a former director general of Jammu and Kashmir prisons, in October last year, the police investigation in the case has found accused Yassir Ahmad was driven by “deep grudges” against high-ranking officials.

The Jammu and Kashmir crime branch Special Investigation Team that carried out a detailed probe, including a Narco analysis on Ahmed, concluded he was disturbed over self-assumed noncompliance of promises of a government job in lieu of services he rendered as a domestic help to Lohia, an official said.

The sensational murder of Lohia, a 1992-batch IPS officer, had raised many eyebrows especially after a little-known terror group, Peoples Anti-Fascist Front (PAFF), claimed responsibility. It was dismissed by police as mere tactics of these outfits to own “everything shamelessly”.

During a detailed enquiry, the official said, the police could not find any link between Ahmed and any terror group. His detailed journey over the two years, after he left his home at Halla Dandrath of Ramban district in Jammu, was also chalked out.

The charge sheet said the accused, during the narco analysis conducted in Gujarat, showed that he had “deep grudges” against authorities and felt “betrayed”, they said.

Ahmed, who has been charged under 302 (murder), 201 (destruction of evidence) and 4/25 of Arms Act (using petrol to burn the body and destroy evidence), had been working at a private residence of Lohia since February last year.

The accused considered the deceased as a “symbol of authority” and killed him with a butcher knife and poured

HK Lohia was appointed DGP of the Jammu and Kashmir Prisons Department on August 3, 2022 (Image: News18) Ruling out a terror angle in the sensational murder of H K Lohia, a former director general of Jammu and Kashmir prisons, in October last year, the police investigation in the case has found accused Yassir Ahmad was driven by “deep grudges" against high-ranking officials. During a detailed enquiry, the official said, the police could not find any link between Ahmed and any terror group.

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