Srinagar: Srinagar police on Saturday claimed to have solved a hit and run case and arrested the accused involved in the act.

Police spokesman in a statement said that on 17-12-2020, Police Station Shergarhi received information that an unknown Santro vehicle has hit a person near Solina who has been shifted to SMHS hospital in critical condition.

Accordingly, police said that a case FIR number 78/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Shergarhi and investigation into the matter was initiated. The injured person later succumbed to his injuries on 23-12-2020, police said.

“During the course of investigation, CCTV footage was obtained and analyzed which led to the involvement of a suspicious white color Santro vehicle with Delhi based registration number. Accordingly, search for the vehicle was started and wide coverage was also given on all media platforms,” police said.

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Police said that with the aid of technical evidences, human inputs and strenuous efforts, the investigating team zeroed in on one accused person identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, son of Mohammad Assadullah of Hardashoora A/P Faizan Colony Nayak Bagh Nowgam.

“On questioning, the accused person confessed his involvement in the commission of crime. The said accused has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Besides, the vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized,” police said.

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