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Kathua girl killing: Tarigami demands fast track probe

leader and MLA Kulgam M Y Tarigami here on Friday demanded quick investigation into the rape and murder of a minor girl in Kuthua.

In his calling attention notice in the Legislative Assembly, Tarigami alleged that some anti-social elements are trying to politicize the issue and halt the investigation to derive political mileage out of this heinous crime.

Replying to the calling attention notice,Minister for Revenue, Hajj and Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri today informed the Legislative Assembly that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted by Crime Branch to investigate the recent murder of a minor girl – Asifa Bano, daughter of Mohammad Yousuf, resident of Rassana Mohara, Tehsil Heeranagar of Kathua district.

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 that thorough investigation will be conducted and the strict action will be taken against the culprits.

The killing of the minor, whose body was recovered from the Rassana forest on January 17, a week after she went missing while grazing horses, had repeatedly rocked the House with the opposition raising questions and demanding action against the culprits.

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