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NIA to take over probe of civilian killings in Kashmir

NEW DELHI: In a major development, the National Investigation Agency will take over the probe of targeted killing of civilians in Kashmir.

In the month of October, over 11 civilians were killed across Kashmir, which included a chemist, principal, teacher, sumo driver and non-local labours. Reports said that NIA will take over the probe of six out of the 11 killings of civilians.

The NIA will take over the probe into the killings of Makhal Lal Bindroo, who ran a popular pharmacy in Srinagar, street vendor Virendra Paswan, Supinder Kaur, a Sikh teacher, and her colleague, Deepak Chand, as well as labourers Raja Reshi and Joginder Reshi. The federal anti-terror agency is expected to take over the probe into other five killings later.

The NIA is already probing a larger conspiracy in the killings and has arrested nine persons and raided over two dozen places linked with TRF. Its investigations have found the killings are part of a well-hatched conspiracy from across the border to create an atmosphere of fear in the Valley and derail the government’s efforts to increase industrial activities there, an official said on the condition of anonymity.

The people cited above said the NIA has got some clues about people coordinating these attacks and more raids will be carried out. (HINDUSTAN TIMES)


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