Justice Gandhi Arrives In Kishtwar To Probe Communal Violence

KL Report


Justice (retired) RC Gandhi arrived in Kishtwar on Saturday afternoon to probe the communal violence that left three dead and properties worth crores of rupees damaged on August 09.

Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar, Baseer Khan while talking to a local news agency, GNS said that Justice retired RC Gandhi today arrived here to probe the violence in Kishtwar. Justice RC Gandhi will visit the places from tomorrow where violence had occurred.

The probe was ordered by the state government on August 23 and the retired judge was expected to submit his report within a month. While police have arrested over 50 people during investigations into the arson and violence in Kishtwar on August 9, nobody has so far been arrested for the three deaths that occurred in the communal clashes and properties worth crores of rupees gutted.

Pertinently, Jammu and Kashmir’s former minister of state for home Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo and the sitting MLA from Kishtwar resigned as minister after the violence. The state government called in the army to restore normalcy in Kishtwar. The rioting mobs had looted over 40 guns from a shop in the town on August 9, and the police have so far recovered two dozen stolen weapons.


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