Army called out to maintain peace after BJP leader Anil Parihar shot dead in J&K

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Nov 02, 2018, 06:54 AM(IST)

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State secretary of BJP Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet were returning from their shop in Kishtwar when they were fired upon from close range at a dark, narrow lane leading to their house, the officials said.

After curfew was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar following BJP leader and his brother killing by militants on Thursday, the army was called on to maintain law and order in town, officials said.

State secretary of BJP Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet were returning from their shop in Kishtwar when they were fired upon from close range at a dark, narrow lane leading to their house, the officials said.

The assailants were apparently waiting for the brothers to return home and used pistols to target them, they said.

The officials also mentioned that they were rushed to a hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.

An order for imposition of the curfew was issued by Kishtwar District Magistrate A S Rana late in the night.

Tension mounted in the town as residents staged protests and manhandled policemen, including senior officials, prompting the authorities to clamp prohibitory orders under CRPC Section 144 and thus army was called to handle the situation.

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