Published On: Fri, Nov 2nd, 2018

Curfew continues in J&K’s Kishtwar over BJP leader, brother killings

Jammu: Curfew continued in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Friday, a day after unidentified terrorists shot dead BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother, with authorities calling the Army to help maintain calm.

In order to maintain peace, the Army conducted a flag march in the disturbed city

The district administration imposed the curfew soon after the senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and his brother Ajit were fired from close range in Tappal Gali area of Kishtwar town on Thursday night while they were returning home after closing their shop.

They were declared dead at a hospital.

Two security guards who worked for Anil Parihar have been detained for questioning, the police said.

Angry protesters clashed with the police demanding the killers’ arrest.

BJP state President Ravinder Raina said the incident was a result of frustration of terrorists and with an intention to disturb peace in the area.

Authorities have also suspended mobile Internet services as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, a terrorist was killed by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday.

A police official said that the terrorists was neutralised by security forces on Thursday night in Sagipora village of Handwara after a patrol party of 9 Para Regiment noticed suspicious movement, leading to the firing.

The identity of the slain terrorist is yet to be ascertained, added the police official.

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