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Posted at: Nov 7, 2018, 1:08 AM; last updated: Nov 7, 2018, 1:08 AM (IST)

Police hope to crack BJP leader’s murder case soon

Dinesh Manhotra

Tribune News Service

Jammu, November 6

The police hope to soon get a vital lead in the killing of senior BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) is zeroing in on some suspects to crack the highly sensitive case.

The SIT headed by Assistant Superintendent of Police, Kishtwar, was constituted on November 2 by the police to investigate the killings.

“We are corroborating clinching evidences collected so far to arrive at a conclusion in this sensational case and will get a get a vital lead within a day or two,” a senior police officer, who wished not to be quoted, told The Tribune.

“Over a dozen suspects have been picked up by the police for questioning,” the police officer said.

BJP state secretary Anil Parihar, 52, and his brother Ajeet Parihar, 55, were killed in a militant attack on Thursday night when they were returning home after closing their stationery shop in Kishtwar.

On Monday, Governor Satya Pal Malik had announced that the attackers involved in the killings of Parihar brothers had been identified and would be brought before the people soon.

Meanwhile, BB Vyas, Adviser to the Governor, visited the residence of Parihar brothers. He interacted with the bereaved family members and assured them of all help from the government.

Dozen suspects rounded up 

  • BJP state secretary Anil Parihar, 52, and his brother Ajeet Parihar, 55, were killed in a militant attack on Thursday night when they were returning home in Kishtwar district
  • A police officer said over a dozen suspects were picked up for questioning by the police
  • On Monday, Governor Satya Pal Malik announced that the attackers involved in the killings of Parihar brothers had been identified 

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