Thursday, February 2, 2023

J&K administration constitutes SIT to probe murder of Kashmiri Pandit Rahul Bhat, announces job for wife

A Student Of Gurukul Art School Makes Painting To Get Paid
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A student of Gurukul Art School paints a painting to pay tribute to Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit killed by terrorists in Kashmir


  • The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced that an SIT would investigate the murder of Rahul Bhat, an employee of the Chadoora tehsil office.
  • LG announces government job for Bhat’s wife, says admin will bear his daughter’s education
  • Kashmiri Pandits have started protesting against Bhat’s killing.

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday announced that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) will probe the murder of Chadoora tehsil office employee Rahul Bhat, who was killed by two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists.

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha tweeted, “It has been decided to constitute a Special Investigation Team to probe all aspects of the heinous terror attack. The SHO of the concerned police station has also been attached.”

Sinha also announced a government job for Bhat’s wife and said that the administration would bear the cost of her daughter’s education.

In another tweet, Sinha said, “J&K Administration should provide government job to Rahul Bhat’s wife in Jammu and financial assistance to the family. Government will bear the cost of daughter’s education.”

Bhat’s killing has sparked protests from Kashmiri Pandits, who are working in the Valley as part of the Prime Minister’s employment package for migrants. On Friday, police had to use teargas and lathi-charge to disperse a group of protesting migrant workers in Budgam’s Sheikhpura, who were on their way to the Srinagar International Airport to protest the killing. were.

Meanwhile, the district administration Srinagar has rubbished reports of mass resignations by Kashmiri Pandit employees.

It said in its tweet, “Social media reports of resignations by migrant employees are denied as the administration has not received any such resignations. Service related issues are being addressed in a time bound manner in (a) week.” official handle.

Earlier, the Lieutenant Governor met the family members of Rahul Bhat and assured them of justice to the family. The government stands firmly with Rahul’s family in this hour of grief. The Lieutenant Governor said that terrorists and their supporters will have to pay a very heavy price for their heinous act.

(PTI Input)

Read more | Terrorists shot dead a Kashmiri Pandit employee at a government office in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam

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