Curfew relaxed for few hours in Kishtwar; advisor Kumar directs deployment of forces in district

Curfew relaxed for few hours in Kishtwar; advisor Kumar directs deployment of forces in district

KISHTWAR: Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar has directed for deployment of government forces at several places in the district while curfew was withdrawn for few hours on Saturday without any untoward incident.

Kumar who visited the district two days after BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar were gunned down by suspected militants in the town held a meeting with top officials to take stock of the situation.

Accompanied by Principal Secretary, Home, RK Goyal, DGP, Dilbagh Singh, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, the Advisor instructed the officers of security agencies to ensure sufficient deployment of security personnel at all sensitive and hyper-sensitive places in the district.

Advisor Kumar held a meeting with top officials in Jammu’s Kishtwar

The Advisor instructed the SIT, constituted to probe into the killing of political Leader, Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar, headed by ASP Kishtwar, Prabeet Singh Parihar and expedite the investigation process and complete the investigation as early as possible.

Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana briefed Kumar about the current law and order situation of the district.

Kumar also instructed the concerned officers to sternly deal with those who create any kind of trouble in the area.

Later, Legislators Sunil Sharma, Bali Bhagat, G.M Saroori, Firdous Ahmed Tak also met with the Advisor and demanded early investigation in the killing of duo brothers.

The representatives of Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Kishtwar and Shoura Majlis Committee, Kishtwar also apprised the Advisor about the incident and assured the advisor  for maintaining communal harmony, peace and brotherhood under all circumstances.

Meanwhile, area wise curfew relaxation was given in Kishtwar town from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm and then from 3:45 pm to 04:45 pm. During the period, the situation remained quite under control. People came out of their houses and purchased essential commodities, an official spokesperson said.