SIA raids 7 locations to probe Kashmiri Pandit killing case

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 Jammu and Kashmir Police’s State Investigation Agencya (SIA) on Wednesday raided seven locations in south Kashmir in the ongoing investigation into the killing of Kashmiri Pandit earlier this year, officials said.

Kashmiri Pandit Sanjay Sharma, who worked as an ATM guard, was shot dead by suspected militants in the Achan area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 26. The case of killing of Sharma was initially investigated by Pulwama Police and subsequently it was transferred to the SIA Kashmir.

Officials said SIA Kashmir during the day carried out a pre-dawn operation in three districts which marked the fourth round of searches ever since the agency took over the investigation of the case from Pulwama Police.

They said the searches on Wednesday were carried out in three locations in Anantnag and Shopian, and one in Pulwama.

The searches were conducted by seven special teams in compliance with the warrant issued by the Special Designated Court.

“Some vital evidence in the shape of mobile devices and incriminating documents have been seized,” they said.

The State Investigation Agency has reiterated that the case will be submitted for judicial determination very soon.

SIA has also reiterated its commitment to uphold the rule of law and effecting harshest punishment to all those involved in Sharma’s gruesome murder.

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