Special Team To Probe Kashmiri Pandit's Killing

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Srinagar- Facing massive outrage over the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit employee by unknown militants in Budgam district on Thursday, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday announced constitution of a special investigative team (SIT) to probe the case.

On Thursday, unknown militants shot dead Rahul Bhat inside his office in Chadoora area of Budgam district. Bhat, who was recruited as a clerk under the special employment package for migrants in 20120-11, was removed to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital, where he succumbed to serious gunshot injuries. His killing set off massive protests by the community members in Budgam and Anantnag districts.

“A decision has been taken to constitute special investigative team to probe all the aspects of the despicable terror attack. The SHO of the concerned police station has also been attached,” the office of J&K Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, tweeted on Friday.

In another Tweet, the LG office announced that the administration will provide a government job to Bhat’s widow in Jammu, besides financial assistance to the family.

“The government will bear educational expenses of the daughter,” the Tweet added.

Meanwhile, an official spokesman here “denied” “social media reports of resignations by Migrant employees”, saying “no such letter of resignation(s) have been received by the administration.”

“ Service related issues are being addressed in time bound manner, in week. The process has been already started,” the official said.

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