Curfew continues in Kishtwar on 5th day

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 4/14/2019 6:15:07 PM

KISHTWAR, Apr 13: Phased relaxation was given in curfew which remained in force for the fifth day on Saturday in Kishtwar town where it was imposed after an RSS leader was shot dead by militants earlier this week.
Officials said that internet services continued to be suspended as a precautionary measure in the district, but it was restored in nearby Doda and Ramban districts on Friday night.
“Curfew is being strictly implemented in the town and adjoining areas to maintain law and order,” Kishtwar District Development Commissioner A S Rana said. Army columns were assisting the CRPF and the police, he said. The curfew was relaxed in a phased manner, for the first time since its imposition, on Friday evening.
Police officials said that minor protests were reported from some interior localities, but the situation remained well under control.
The curfew was promulgated in the town and adjoining areas on Tuesday after RSS leader Chanderkant Sharma and his security guard was shot dead by militants at a health centre.
Some people, who were allowed to visit temples in the interior localities for the Ram Navami festival, raised slogans and later dispersed off peacefully, the officials said. There was no violation of curfew reported from anywhere, the officials said.
Police had picked up several overground workers for interrogation in connection with the incident and massive house-to-house searches were also going on.



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