Jammu, Nov 5: Curfew continued for the fifth consecutive day in Kishtwar town Monday which was imposed following the killing of a senior BJP leader and his brother by unknown gunmen, officials said.
However, the curfew was relaxed in the district for two hours on Saturday and four hours on Sunday, they said. “Law and order situation is normal and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere in the district,” officials added.
On November 1, Anil and Ajeet Parihar were returning home after closing their stationery shop when the gunmen fired at them in Tappal Gali area, following which an indefinite curfew was imposed in parts of Kishtwar and Doda districts. The curfew was, however, lifted from Doda district, including the main town and Bhadarwah along with Paddar and Chatroo sub-divisions of Kishtwar district on Saturday, but Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) continued to remain in force in these areas as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.