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JAMMU: The Police have arrested a man in connection with the yesterday’s violent protest by a group of people in Hiranagar area.
Giving a statement in the Legislative Assembly, Parliamentary Affairs Minister, A.R Veeri informed the House that on January 21, people had gathered at the residence of Mohammad Yousuf for condolences and Fateh Khawani on the 4th day of the death of the deceased minor girl Asifa.
He said subsequently, at about 4:00 PM, a mob of 200-250 protestors led by one Talib Hussain and one Nazakat Khattana carrying Lathis iron rods, etc. blocked National Highway at Charm Morian Tehsil Hiranagar.
He said SSP Kathua along with Additional SP Kathua, SDM Hiranagar, Dy SP Hqrs Kathua and SDPO Border, Chadwal immediately rushed to the spot and tried to pacify the agitating mob. The protestors were briefed about the status of the police investigation and further course of action in the case of the minor deceased girl.
Meanwhile, the minister said a Special Investigation Team headed by the Addl SP, Samba has been constituted on 20.1.2018, with a view to ensure speedy and fair investigation into the death of the minor, while, the SHO of Police Station Hiranagar has been placed under suspension. “In addition, the District Magistrate, Kathua has ordered an independent inquiry into the matter,” he added.
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