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Kishtwar violence: 122 arrested so far, says J&K govt

Kishtwar violence: 122 arrested so far, says J&K govt

Over 100 persons have been arrested in this city and 11 in Kishtwar in connection with incidents of violence in the past few days, Jammu and Kashmir government said on Monday.

Over 100 persons have been arrested in this city and 11 in Kishtwar in connection with incidents of violence in the past few days, Jammu and Kashmir government said on Monday.

"111 persons have been arrested in Jammu in connection with violent incidents and protests during past few days," Principal Secretary (Home), Suresh Kumar told reporters in Jammu on Monday night. He said these arrests have been made to maintain law and order.

"11 persons have been arrested in Kishtwar district for their involvement in communal clashes during past two days," Kumar said. He said a list has been made and culprits identified and the arrests would continue in Kishtwar.

Communal clashes broke out in Kishtwar area of Jammu province on Eid day which later spread to other parts of the region including Jammu city and Rajouri town.

Minister of State for Home Sajad Kitchloo resigned on Monday even as Chief Minister Omar Abdullah ordered a judicial inquiry into the clashes in Kishtwar district that left three persons dead and 20 others injured.


first published:August 13, 2013, 00:04 IST