BJP leader’s killing: Curfew extended, Army continues flag march in Bhaderwah


by Majid Malik

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Srinagar: Authorities on Friday extended prohibitory orders in Doda district in Chenab Valley after a senior BJP leader and his brother were killed by suspected militants in Kishtwar town even as the Army 4 RR unit conducted flag marches in Bhaderwah town of Doda district.

The order has come from the office of Additional District Magistrate Bhadarwah, Dr Ravi Kumar Bharti.  The curfew was imposed at around 4:30 AM, in the Baderwah town as a “precautionary measure” in view of killings of BJP state secretary Anil Parihar, 52, and his brother, Ajeet Parihar, 55 by unknown gunmen last night.

Curfew in Baderwah, KL image

Meanwhile, Doda district police chief Shabir Malik said that Prohibitory orders under section 144 Cr PC have been imposed in entire Doda district as a “precautionary measure” while curfew has been clamped in Bhaderwah town and some parts of Doda town.

The senior superintendent of police said the army has been put on a stand-by in the area.“The army ( 4 RR)  staged a flag march this morning in the town, however, there were no reports of any violent incidents. “Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed in strength,” said the officer.

Telecom authorities have also slowed down the speed of the internet in Bhaderwah and other areas of Chenab valley to check rumor mongering.  Pertinently, due to the curfew board exams of Higher Secondary Part-I scheduled for Friday in Kishtwar were also postponed in five centers of the town.

However, in Bhadarwah, the exam was conducted normally and roll number slips of candidates were treated as curfew passes. Inspector General of Jammu police Dr SDS Jamwal said they were are probing all angles in the case, including militancy. In this regard, the special investigation team (SIT) has also been constituted.


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