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Rajni Bala’s killing: SIU raids houses of two Kulgam residents, says police

Sleuths of SIU conduct raids in south Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Kulgam: Special Investigation Unit of police on Friday conducted multiple raids in connection with the case of Rajni Bala and others killing in south Kashmir’s Kulgam District.

In a statement, police said that continuing its crackdown on militancy elements, today Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Kulgam conducted raids after obtaining Search warrant from hon’ble Court at two different locations of district Kulgam viz residential houses of two suspects in connection with case FIR No. 49/2022 U/S 302 IPC, 7/27, 7/25 Arms act, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 38, 39 UA(P) Act, pertaining to killing of teacher Rajni Bala.

The raids were conducted at the house of Abdul Wakeel Shah, son of Mohd Amin Shah of Danow Mukandpora and Tahir Ahmad Sofi, son of Abdul Rahman Sofi of Kulgam town, it said.

“During search, SIU Kulgam gathered relevant information and the role of these suspects in commission of crime is being examined. Proper SOPs were followed during the raids,” the statement said.

The statement further stated that these raids are carried out to eliminate the militancy ecosystem in the district by identifying various Over Ground Workers and supporters of militancy.

These raids will continue in future also for the logical conclusion of all UAPA cases, reads the statement.

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