Army stages flag march in Kishtwar
Army stages flag march in Kishtwar
jkupdate.com | 02-Nov-2018 02:12 PM
The Army staged a flag march in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town where curfew was imposed after a senior BJP leader and his brother were killed by unidentified gunmen Thursday night, officials said Friday.
KISHTWAR: The Army staged a flag march in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town where curfew was imposed after a senior BJP leader and his brother were killed by unidentified gunmen Thursday night, officials said Friday.
District Magistrate Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana told the situation was tense but under control.
District Magistrate Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana said,"The Army staged a flag march in Kishtwar town in order to maintain law and order."
He said the curfew, which was imposed in the town late night Thursday, was strictly in place and additional security personnel were deployed in sensitive areas of the town.
Rana said there were no reports of any untoward incidents.
SSP Kishtwar Rajinder Gupta said a hunt was launched to track down those involved in the case.
Following the killing of BJP state secretary Anil Parihar, 52, and his brother, Ajeet Parihar, 55, by unidentified gunmen, people had staged angry protests in the communally-sensitive town and manhandled senior police officials.
The district magistrate had requested the Army in the town and its adjoining areas to control the internal security situation that arose due to the killings.
He took the decision as he apprehended that violence might erupt and result in law and order problem, endangering the life and property of citizens of Kishtwar town.
The killings of Parihar brothers drew severe condemnation from all quarters.
The senior BJP leader and his brother were killed when were returning home after closing their stationary shop located outside old DC office complex, officials said.
As two were walking towards their home in Parihar mohalla through a dark lane in Tapal Mohalla, they were fired upon from a close range by suspected militants around 8.40 pm, they said.
The assailants were apparently waiting for the brothers to return home, they said.
The people rushed to the spot after hearing gunshots and rushed them to the district hospital in Kishtwar where they were declared brought dead, they added.
As the news spread locals rushed to hospital and the brothers' house, where they held protests against the alleged failure of the administration and the police.
Angry people manhandled policemen, including the SSP, after arguing with them. They also clashed with the police and forced them to leave the hospital.
The angry mob raised anti-Pakistan slogans demanding arrest of those involved in the killings. The protestors later also took to streets and held a protest near the Kishtwar Police Station.
Anil Parihar was active in politics for over 25 years and had unsuccessfully contested the 2008 Assembly elections on a Jammu and Kashmir National Panther Party (JKNPP) ticket.
Ajeet Parihar was an employee of the State Forest Corporation (SFC).
Tags: Army flag march Kishtwar town senior BJP leader and his brother killed unidentified gunmen District Magistrate Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana
1 of 40
Basant Rath should not have likened Srinagar mayor to cabbage: Governo..
2 of 40
'Wanted’ posters of terrorist Moosa out after info about his movements..
3 of 40
7 militant outfits have been active in Kashmir this year
4 of 40
Shopian youth abducted, killed by unknown gunmen in south Kashmir
5 of 40
Panchayat elections from tomorrow
6 of 40
No dissolution of J&K Assembly:Malik
7 of 40
Navin Choudhary inspects Seed Multiplication Farm Chinore
8 of 40
Chander Mohan elected Jammu mayor
9 of 40
Celebrity lawyer in Kathua rape case attended just 2 out of 110 hearin..
10 of 40
Officer among five injured in oxygen cylinder blast at Baglihar power ..
11 of 40
BJP MP from Ladakh constituency Thupstan Chhewang resigns
12 of 40
06 Jaish terrorists in Punjab, heading towards Delhi: Counter Intellig..
13 of 40
NC open to participate in assembly polls in J&K, hints Omar Abdullah
14 of 40
Hizb militant arrested in Pulwama
15 of 40
Security forces launch searches in Rajouri areas
16 of 40
Pulwama men arrested in Poonch were militant associates: Police
17 of 40
Sports stadium condition worst due to illegal parking ahead of Electio..
18 of 40
Police probing woman OGW’s links with Hizb
19 of 40
Now woman from Pok debarred to contest Panchayat polls
20 of 40
T20 Cricket Tournament Organised by Chenab Circle commences in Bhaderw..
21 of 40
Bodies of three truckers buried under Srinagar-Jammu highway landslid..
22 of 40
2 militants from Pulwama arrested in Surankote Poonch, hunt launched t..
23 of 40
Drug peddler among 5 detained in Rajouri
24 of 40
Army conducted ex servicemen pension adalat at Mendhar
25 of 40
200 militants killed in Kashmir in 2018 so far, 50 surrendered
26 of 40
Four persons snatch Ennova in Pathankot, security tightened
27 of 40
Two Hizb militants arrested in Awantipora:Police
28 of 40
Advisor Vyas for outcome-based redress of public grievances
29 of 40
Governor sets June, 2019, deadline for completion of 1st-phase of digi..
30 of 40
MeT predicts no major snowfall in Kashmir this week
31 of 40
Woman held alongwith 20 grenades, ammunition from Srinagar outskirts
32 of 40
Absconder wanted in rape case arrested after 25 years
33 of 40
Basant Rath removed as IG traffic, Alok Kumar to take charge
34 of 40
Infiltration bid foiled in Keran sector, two militants killed: Army
35 of 40
Pak terrorist shot dead, war like stores recovered
36 of 40
High Court restraining orders against all beneficiaries,allottees of R..
37 of 40
300,000 and more, migratory birds flock to keep their date with Kashmi..
38 of 40
Woman from PoK elected Sarpanch in North Kashmir
39 of 40
Defying threats, 20k file papers for three phases of rural poll
40 of 40
Governor Rule Ends Next Month, President’s To Follow