Jammu Killing: Govt Concedes to All Sikh Demands; Internet Restored



The state goverment conceded all demands after reaching an agreement overnight with the agitating Sikh community.

Pertinently, protests had erupted after a Sikh youth was killed in forces’ firing in protests over removing of a banner show casing Sikh militant leader, Jarnail Singh Bindrawale by a police cop.

The agitating protestors demanded arrest and punishment to those responsible for killing.

Reports reaching here said that senior leaders of the Sikh community held talks with state government represented by Home Secretary RK Goyal, Director General of Police (DGP) K Rajendra Kumar, Jammu Divisional Commissioner Pawan Kotwal and other senior civil and police officials.

One of the Sikh leaders, Tarlochan Singh Wazir, confirmed that the deliberations with the state administration were successful since all the demands of the community were met.

The educational institutions in Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Rajauri and Poonch districts will be shut for the second consecutive day on Saturday.

The Police have also registered an FIR of murder under section 302 against a cop guarding the SSP Jammu in Satwari police station.

It also confirmed that elders of the Sikh community had Friday returned the AK-47 rifle which was snatched from a special police officer (SPO) by the protestors in Digiana area of the city on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Internet connectivity has been restored through landline broadband facilities in Jammu city.

The Sikh agitation forced the state government to immediately transfer senior superintendent of police (SSP) Jammu Uttam Chand, suspension of station house officer (SHO) Satwari Kulbir Singh and payment of ex gratia of Rupees five lakh and a government job to the next kin of the slain Sikh youth Jagjit Singh.

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