J&K Guv: BJP leader’s killers iden­ti­fied

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JAMMU AND Kash­mir Gov­er­nor Satya Pal Ma­lik said that the ac­cused in­volved in killing se­nior BJP leader Anil Par­i­har and his brother in Kisht­war dis­trict have been iden­ti­fied and will be pun­ished soon.

Bharatiya Janata Party state sec­re­tary Anil Par­i­har, 52, and his brother, Ajeet Par­i­har, 55, were killed on Novem­ber 1 by sus­pected ter­ror­ists when they were walk­ing to­wards their home in Par­i­har mo­halla at around 8:40 pm.

It has been con­firmed that it was an in­ci­dent of ter­ror­ism, he said, adding that it "was an act of frus­tra­tion on the part of ter­ror­ists and Pak­istan".

“Those peo­ple (killers of BJP se­nior leader and his brother) have been iden­ti­fied. Soon, re­sults will be be­fore you,” Mr Ma­lik told re­porters af­ter a func­tion at the Civil Sec­re­tariat in Jammu.

The Jammu and Kash­mir gov­ern­ment has con­sti­tuted a Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team or SIT to in­ves­ti­gate the killing and di­rected it to ex­pe­dite the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and sub­mit its re­port as early as pos­si­ble.

An in­def­i­nite cur­few was im­posed in parts of Kisht­war and Doda dis­tricts on Thurs­day fol­low­ing the killing of the Par­i­har broth­ers.

The cur­few was, how­ever, lifted from Doda dis­trict, in­clud­ing the main town and Bhadarwah along with Pad­dar and Cha­troo sub­di­vi­sions of Kisht­war dis­trict on Satur­day, but Sec­tion 144 of the Crim­i­nal Pro­ce­dure Code (CrPC) - pro­hibit­ing the as­sem­bly of more than four peo­ple in an area - con­tin­ued to re­main in force in these ar­eas as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure to main­tain law and or­der.

Satya Pal Ma­lik, J&K Gov­er­nor.

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