Curfew Continues in Jammu Parts



A day after a Sikh youth was killed in police firing, authorities have enforced curfew in Jammu parts.

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Pawan Kotwal also ordered closure of all educational institutions including schools and colleges  in districts Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajouri and Poonch. It is further informed that exams if any shall remain postponed, an official statement said Thuesday late evening.

“Indefinite curfew imposed yesterday (Thursday) in areas under the jurisdiction of Satwari and Mirian Sahib police stations will continue till further orders”, a senior police officer has said.

Simrandeep Singh, DC Jammu, ordered imposition of preventive measures under section 144 in all parts of the summer capital.

Army was called to restore law and order after a Sikh youth identified as Jagjit Singh was killed in police firing during violent clashes between Sikh protesters and the security forces in Gadigarh (Satwari) area here.

The Sikh protesters had been demanding action against a police official who allegedly removed posters carrying pictures of Sikh militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale on Wednesday.

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