Army called amid curfew following cop’s killing in Kishtwar

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KISHTWAR — Army has been called for a flag march amid curfew in Kishtwar district following the attack on RSS leader inside a hospital where he works as a Medical Assistant. His PSO was killed on the spot in the attack while gunmen decamped with the rifle of the slain policeman.

Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana said that Army has been called to carry out a flag march while curfew was imposed soon after the incident to prevent any law and order disturbance.

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DC confirmed the death of the PSO and the injuries to the RSS leader Chandrakant Singh.

“After being operated upon at the hospital, Chandrakant has been airlifted in a special chopper to GMC Jammu,” DC said.

Meanwhile, a police officer confirmed the decamping of the service rifle of the PSO and said that massive hunt has been launched to nab the attackers.

Earlier, unknown gunmen entered inside the hospital and attacked the RSS leader while he was on duty in the hospital.

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In the attack, his PSO was killed on the spot while some civilians fell unconscious leading to the assumptions of civilian’s death. However, as the situation calms down it transpired that only the PSO has been killed.

On November 01 last year, suspected militants killed BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother in an attack in Kishtwar.

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