Coming out as a major development in Amarnath Yatra attack, the Jammu and Kashmir Police has now formed a Special Investigative Team (SIT) to probe into one of the biggest terror attack where 7 pilgrims were brutally killed and at least 19 were left severely injured after a group of terrorists opened fire on the bus carrying pilgrims.
The 6-member SIT will be headed by SP Pani, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) South Kashmir. The other members include Altaf Ahmad (Senior Superintendent of Police Anantnag), 1 Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) rank officer and other officers to assist the probe.
Earlier on Tuesday, a bus registered with GJ09Z 9976, carrying pilgrims to the Amarnath Yatra was caught in crossfire after militants attacked a Police Nakkah at around 8:20 pm at Batengo, Anantnag.
Soon after the attack, in a statement released IGP Kashmir said that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was behind the attack. As per reports, the team will probe into the circumstances and linkage between Amarnath Yatra attack and the Achabal attack.For all the latest National News, download NewsX App