SIT formed to probe Rajouri killings – ‘Kashmir News Trust #KNT
Kashmir News Trust #KNT
In order to probe the killings of 2 civilians in Rajouri outside Army Camp, Jammu Kashmir Police has constituted a Special Investigating Team (SIT).
The team will investigate the incident of firing that took place at the Alfa gate of the Army camp in the Phalyana area of Rajouri town in which two local men Surinder Kumar and Kamal Kumar, both residents of ward 15 Phalyana, got killed, while Anil Kumar from Uttrakhand was injured and is under treatment in Government Medical College (GMC), Rajouri.
The victims were working in the Army Camp. Army said that there was a firing from the militants, a claim contested by locals who said that sentry at the army gate fired upon the trio, killing two individuals on the spot and injuring the third one.
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Sources told news agency Kashmir News Trust that the SIT was constituted by Deputy Inspector General Rajouri-Poonch Range Dr Haseeb Mughal and it will be headed by a gazette-rank police officer.
The SIT will work under the supervision of Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri, Mohammad Aslam and will be headed by Deputy SP (headquarters), Rajouri, Chanchal Singh. Its members will be Inspector Danish Maqbool, Probationary Sub-Inspector (PSI) Jatinder Sharma, and two head constables, the sources said.
The SIT has been asked to update day to day progress of the investigation with the range police headquarters.
The SIT will record the statements of eyewitnesses, locals, and the family members of the victims and will file a time-bound report to authorities. [KNT]