Army stages flag march in Kishtwar, situation tense but under control: Officials
Jammu, Nov 2: The Army staged a flag march in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar town where curfew was imposed after a senior BJP leader and his brother were killed by unidentified gunmen Thursday night, officials said Friday.
District Magistrate Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana told PTI the situation was tense but under control.
“The Army staged a flag march in Kishtwar town in order to maintain law and order,” District Magistrate Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana told PTI.
He said the curfew, which was imposed in the town late night Thursday, was strictly in place and additional security personnel were deployed in sensitive areas of the town.
Rana said there were no reports of any untoward incidents.
SSP Kishtwar Rajinder Gupta said a hunt was launched to track down those involved in the case.
Following the killing of BJP state secretary Anil Parihar, 52, and his brother, Ajeet Parihar, 55, by unidentified gunmen , people had staged angry protests in the communally-sensitive town and manhandled senior police officials.
The district magistrate had requested the Army in the town and its adjoining areas to control the internal security situation that arose due to the killings.
He took the decision as he apprehended that violence might erupt and result in law and order problem, endangering the life and property of citizens of Kishtwar town.