SRINAGAR (AFP) - Authorities in Kashmir Thursday handed over a double rape and murder case that has sparked mass protests here to Indias top investigative agency, officials said. The crime has become a focus for large protests in Occupied Kashmir, where many residents have long campaigned against rule from New Delhi. The regions advocate general MI Qadri told reporters further investigations into the case will now be conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigations or CBI. The development came a day after thousands rallied in the southern town of Shopian over the death of an activist who had led a recent wave of public outrage against the rape and murder of the two young women. The body of Mohammed Hussain Zargar, 42, was discovered late Tuesday in an orchard, three days after he went missing.