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Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo

As far his new political innings is concerned, this newly inducted minister in Omar’s cabinet remained poised in the line of his duty, until he crossed the line on Thursday. Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo, the state home minister made it to headlines when he slapped the chief executive officer (CEO) of Kishtwar Development Authority (KDA), Riaz Ahmed Choudhary, in Kishtwar district on Thursday.

The incident took place hours before the scheduled visit of Omar Abdullah to Kishtwar. There were reports that Kichloo was not pleased over the late arrival of a senior government official. “I reached the spot a bit late as I was busy in making arrangements of CM’s visit, the minister told me – what do you think of yourself – and as I said I am an official performing my duty, he slapped me twice,” Riaz told media.

Kichloo, a local MLA of Kishtwar didn’t stop there. “When I resisted his third slap and questioned him about his act, he directed the police to arrest me. His security personnel and several others pounced on me, beat me and tore my clothes publicly,” he alleged.

Kichloo is one of the ten new ministers who were lately inducted in Omar-led government in state. This education graduate lawmaker was born on June 20, 1964 at Kishtwar. He started his political career in 1996 and remained tehsil president of youth NC. Kichloo became district president in 1998 and retained the seat in 2008 Assembly elections.

Kitchloo is the scion of influential Kitchloo family. He replaced his father Bashir Ahmad Kitchloo who was one of the NC veterans. After the death of his father, he contested the Assembly Election from 51 Assembly Segment Kishwar in 2002, which he won by 16725 votes defeating his rival Congress candidate Ghulam Haider Sheikh by a margin of 1663 votes.

He won 2008 Assembly elections by 2,465 voting margins from his Kishtwar constituency. Out of total 68,974 votes recorded, 51,356 were polled with voting percentage of 74.46.

His brief innings as the state home minister tested his leadership skills. When the state decided to clamp down in most parts of Kashmir valley after Afzal Guru’s execution, Kichloo defended the move, saying: “Our main aim is to prevent the situation from worsening and maintenance of peace. Safety of life and property is our main concern and for that necessary measures will be taken.”

“I will take legal actions to get the case registered. I will fight,” vowed Riaz who was slapped by Kichloo.

-Bilal Handoo

 

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Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo

As far his new political innings is concerned, this newly inducted minister in Omar’s cabinet remained poised in the line of his duty, until he crossed the line on Thursday. Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo, the state home minister made it to headlines when he slapped the chief executive officer (CEO) of Kishtwar Development Authority (KDA), Riaz Ahmed Choudhary, in Kishtwar district on Thursday.

The incident took place hours before the scheduled visit of Omar Abdullah to Kishtwar. There were reports that Kichloo was not pleased over the late arrival of a senior government official. “I reached the spot a bit late as I was busy in making arrangements of CM’s visit, the minister told me – what do you think of yourself – and as I said I am an official performing my duty, he slapped me twice,” Riaz told media.

Kichloo, a local MLA of Kishtwar didn’t stop there. “When I resisted his third slap and questioned him about his act, he directed the police to arrest me. His security personnel and several others pounced on me, beat me and tore my clothes publicly,” he alleged.

Kichloo is one of the ten new ministers who were lately inducted in Omar-led government in state. This education graduate lawmaker was born on June 20, 1964 at Kishtwar. He started his political career in 1996 and remained tehsil president of youth NC. Kichloo became district president in 1998 and retained the seat in 2008 Assembly elections.

Kitchloo is the scion of influential Kitchloo family. He replaced his father Bashir Ahmad Kitchloo who was one of the NC veterans. After the death of his father, he contested the Assembly Election from 51 Assembly Segment Kishwar in 2002, which he won by 16725 votes defeating his rival Congress candidate Ghulam Haider Sheikh by a margin of 1663 votes.

He won 2008 Assembly elections by 2,465 voting margins from his Kishtwar constituency. Out of total 68,974 votes recorded, 51,356 were polled with voting percentage of 74.46.

His brief innings as the state home minister tested his leadership skills. When the state decided to clamp down in most parts of Kashmir valley after Afzal Guru’s execution, Kichloo defended the move, saying: “Our main aim is to prevent the situation from worsening and maintenance of peace. Safety of life and property is our main concern and for that necessary measures will be taken.”

“I will take legal actions to get the case registered. I will fight,” vowed Riaz who was slapped by Kichloo.

-Bilal Handoo

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