Srinagar, Apr 10: Police has constituted a Special Investigation
Team (SIT) and has arrested ten suspected persons in connection with the
killing of RSS leader and his PSO in Kishtwar district where curfew continued
for the second consecutive day Wednesday amid internet gag.
Official sources said that Army also carried a flag march even
as additional deployment has been made in the various areas of the mountainous
A police officer said that five-member SIT has been constituted
and it would be headed by DSP Headquarter Kishtwar Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh to probe
“10 suspected persons have been arrested and they include
some employees of the hospital where the attack took place,” he said.
RSS leader Chandrakant Sharma was Tuesday killed inside the
premises of District Hospital Kishtwar where he was working as a medical
assistant at hospital’s out-patient (OPD) department.
His PSO Rajinder Kumar was also killed while his service rifle
was decamped by the gunmen.
“A case under an FIR 67/2019 under section 302, 307, 192
RPC, 7/25 IA Act, 13/16/20/23 ULA Act has been registered in connection with
the murder,” Station House Officer (SHO), Kishtwar Haji Mohammad Bashir
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu, M.K. Sinha said that several suspected persons have been
arrested but declined to comment further about the arrestees, underlining that
the investigation was underway.
Meanwhile, the army carried out a fresh flag march in several parts of the district amid curfew for the second day. The Internet also remained suspended for the second consecutive day in Kishtwar and Bhaderwah.