April 2019 News

DC Office Vandalised In Kishtwar

27 April 2019
The Tribune

Doda: A protest rally turned violent in Kishtwar town on Saturday after miscreants vandalised the Deputy Commissioner's (DC) office and some vehicles. Hundreds of people, including large number of women, participated in the rally organsied by the Sanatan Dharam Sabha against the alleged inaction of the administration over the recent killings of RSS leader Chander Kant Sharma and his personal security officer (PSO). The rally began from Chenar Mohallah in Kishtwar but turned violent when miscreants entered the DC office by vandalising windows, doors and vehicles. 'RSS leader Chander Kant Sharma and his PSO were killed in broad daylight. Earlier, the Parihar brothers were also killed but the administration completely failed to act against the killers. We have been demanding an increase in the security apparatus in Kishtwar but the administration remains unmoved,' Hans Raj Bhutiya, president, Sanatan Dharam Sabha, Kishtwar, said. 'We want that CCTV cameras should be installed in the town. We also want that the state should remove the DC and SSP, Kishtwar, for their incompetence,' he said. Kishtwar SSP Shakti Pathak said, 'Some protesters vandalised windows and glasses of vehicles at the DC office in Kishtwar and we are going to take strict action against them. The killing of the RSS leader and his PSO is a militant act and we have cracked the case by identifying one of the militants. However, we will achieve complete success only by killing them.' DC Angrez Singh Rana said, 'The protesters vandalised three to four sections by breaking glasses of windows and gates. Some vehicles were also ransacked. We are not going to spare anyone and strict action will be taken against them. I was not in the office when the incident took place.' 'We have set up bunkers in the city and have approached the administartrion to instal CCTV cameras. The funds will be allotted soon,' he added.