The Jammu and Kashmir Police has constituted a six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the Anantnag attack that left seven Amarnath yatris dead.
“The SIT will be headed by DIG South Kashmir, SP Pani. It also includes SSP Anantnag, Altaf Ahmad Khan,” sources said.
Police have blamed Lashkar-e-Toiba for the attack that took place on Monday night in Botengoo village of Anantnag district, a charge denied by the militant outfit.
Talking to a local news gathering agency, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan, said that SIT will probe all angles and aspects of the attack. It will probe expeditiously and properly into the attack to get it to a logical conclusion.
The IGP said that the SIT will probe the details about who provided the militants the logistical and local support.
Seven pilgrims were killed and 19 others injured in an attack on yatra bus in Botingo area of Anantnag on Monday late evening.
IGP said that the policeman Towseef Ahmad of Chakoura, Pulwama, who has been arrested, has been found having links with militants.
“He is being questioned. He is cooperating with us and is spilling the beans,” he said.
Meanwhile, sources said that DIG south Kashmir has also reached Shopian to investigate and question the cop who is suspected of having links with militants. The cop was posted as driver of PDP MLA from Wachi, Aijaz Mir.