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Curfew continues for 2nd day in Kishtwar

Curfew continues for 2nd day in Kishtwar

Jammu: The curfew imposed in Kishtwar district following killing of senior RSS functionary Chanderkant Sharma and his PSO remained in force for the second day on Wednesday even as police intensified searches to track down those involved in the killing.

The cremation of the RSS leader will take place later in the day in Kishtwar town amid heavy security.

"Curfew continues to remain in force in Kishtwar for second consecutive day today. There is strict enforcement of curfew. Army continues to remain deployed", Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, A S Rana said. Rana said there was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the district and strict vigilance is being maintained in all sensitive areas of the district.

However, there were reports of brief protests in some areas in old city against the killings.

The body of the senior RSS functionary has been airlifted to Kishtwar from Jammu.

"The cremation will take place today amid tight security", the DC said.

In view of the situation, police riefly stopped several leaders of BJP and RSS, including State BJP Chief Ravinder Raina and former Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh at Doda. However, they were later allowed to move to Kishtwar to attend the cremation of the RSS leader after intervention by the DC and the SSP Doda.

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