Aurangzeb's killing: Indian Army questions three soldiers over their role in leaking information on colleague's movements

Indian Army soldier Aurangzeb, who was proceeding on leave for Eid on 14 June, 2018, was abducted and later shot in the head and neck.

Press Trust of India February 06, 2019 15:33:14 IST
Aurangzeb's killing: Indian Army questions three soldiers over their role in leaking information on colleague's movements
  • Aurangzeb, who was proceeding on leave for Eid on 14 June, 2018, was abducted and later shot in the head and neck

  • The three soldiers, who are being questioned, have neither been detained nor arrested so far

  • The slain jawan's body was found by a team of police and army officials at Gussu village, about 10 kilometres from where he was abducted

Srinagar: Three soldiers are being questioned over their possible involvement in leaking information about the movement of their colleague Aurangzeb, who was abducted and killed by militants in south Kashmir in 2018, army sources said Wednesday.

The three soldiers are being quizzed on suspicion that they might have knowingly or unknowingly leaked information about Aurangzeb's movements, the sources said. However, they made it clear the soldiers in question have neither been detained nor arrested so far.

Aurangzebs killing Indian Army questions three soldiers over their role in leaking information on colleagues movements

Indian Army jawan Aurangzeb. Image courtesy: News18

While the police are investigating the case, the army is providing all possible cooperation so that those involved in killing of Aurangzeb are brought to justice, they said.

One of the soldiers under the scanner is brother of Tauseef Wani — who was allegedly tortured by an army officer in Shadimarg camp — where Aurangzeb was posted, the sources said.

Wani is currently undergoing treatment at SMHS hospital in Srinagar.

Aurangzeb, who was proceeding on leave for Eid on 14 June, 2018, was abducted and later shot in the head and neck.

His body was found by a team of police and army officials at Gussu village, about 10 kilometres from Kalampora, in Pulwama district, from where he was abducted.

Aurangzeb had taken lift from a private vehicle outside his camp in Shopian but was being tracked by militants, who stopped the car and abducted him a few kilometres away.

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