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MHA hands over J&K’s Reasi terror attack case to NIA | India News

NEW DELHI: The ministry of home affairs on Monday handed over the recent Jammu and Kashmir‘s Reasi terror attack case to the National Investigation Agency.
The attack, which occurred on June 9, resulted in deaths of nine and several injured as terrorists open fired on en-route from Shiv Khori cave shrine to Katra. Carrying pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi, the vehicle fell into a gorge following the attack.
The National Investigation Agency took over the Reasi terror attack case from Jammu and Kashmir Police on June 15 and filed a fresh First Information Report following ministry of home affairs orders.
Jammu and Kashmir police have announced a reward of Rs 20 lakh for information about the Reasi terror attack. Police have also released a sketch of one of the terrorists involved.
According to Reasi SSP Mohita Sharma, the terrorists were waiting for the bus. The driver was hit by gunfire, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Bullet shells were discovered from the site. Preliminary reports suggest that two masked terrorists fired at the bus, striking the driver.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked officials to deploy the full strength of counter-terror apparatus against terrorists behind recent strikes in Jammu, law enforcement agencies are seeing the current jihadi escalation as an effort to open a new axis of violence and unrest in Jammu region.

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