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Kathua Murder Case: Investigation on, assures culprits will be punished: Govt

Jammu, Feb 09: Minister for Revenue, Hajj and Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri today informed the House that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted by Crime Branch to investigate the recent murder of a minor girl in district Kathua.
The Minster was responding to the Calling Attention Notice moved by M Y Tarigami in the Legislative Assembly in this regard.
He said the SIT comprises Peerzada Naveed Ahmad, Additional SP Crime Branch Kashmir, Shwetambari Sharma, Dy SP Crime Branch Jammu, Nissar Hussain Dy SP Crime Branch Jammu, SI Urfan Wani of Crime Branch Jammu and ASI Tariq Ahmad of Crime Branch, Kashmir. He said the team is taking requisite steps for collection of evidence connected with the crime and criminal to finalize the case.
He assured the house that thorough investigation will be conducted and the strict action will be taken against the culprits.
Meanwhile CPI(M) secretary and MLA Kulgam M Y Tarigami moved a calling attention notice to demand the status of the investigation ordered into the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl Asifa Bano daughter of Mohd Yousuf resident of Rassana Mohara, Tehsil Heeranagar of Kathua District.
In his calling attention notice Tarigami alleged that some anti-social elements are trying to politicize the issue and halt the investigation to derive political mileages out of the issue.
Replying to the calling attention notice of Tarigami on investigation of the case, Parliamentary affairs Minister Abdul Rahman Veeri told the house that investigation will be found to logical conclusion and those found guilty will be sternly punished.