Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police reportedly arrested Senior advocate and former president High Court Bar Association Mian Qayoom in connection with Advocate Babar Qadri murder case.

Senior police officer as per news agency GNS said that Mian Qayoom was arrested here today.

“All angles of the case are being investigated into and once we have any further detail, it will be shared accordingly,” the police officer said.

Notably, Adv Babar Qadri a resident of Zahidpora, Hawal, Srinagar was killed in a militant attack on September 24, 2020 at his residence by two people ‘who had visited him in the guise of clients.’

A case vide FIR number 62/2020 U/S 302 IPC 7/27 IAA 13/16/18/20/39 UA PA was registered at P/S Lalbazar Srinagar.

A special team was set up in August 2021 by the state police which filed charges against five suspects. The security later that year killed Abbas Sheikh, chief commander of The Resistance Front (TRF) and his deputy Saqib Manzoor – who the Jammu and Kashmir Police said was involved in the murder of Babar Qadri.