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SIT set up for Amarnath attack probe

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The Police today constituted a special investigation team (SIT) headed by DIG (South Kashmir) S P Pani to investigate the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag district on 10 July.

"A six-member special investigation team has been constituted to probe the attack on Amarnath pilgrims at Batengoo in Anantnag on Monday," Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Zone) Muneer Ahmad Khan told PTI.

The SIT, headed by the deputy inspector general (DIG) of South Kashmir, will have Senior Superintendent of Police (Anantnag) Altaf Ahmad Khan and a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) as members, Khan said.

"The SIT has been formed for expeditious and thorough investigation into the case," he added.

Seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 21 others injured in a terrorist attack on their bus which was on way from Baltal to Jammu.

The attack drew widespread condemnation from all shades of opinion in the valley, including separatist groups.

Police blamed the Lashkar-e-Taiba for the deadly attack, but the outfit denied any involvement.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 19:42 IST