RSS leader's killing: Protesters ransack DC office in Kishtwar, burn Governor's effigy

Protesters on Saturday ransacked the Deputy Commissioner’s office and burned the effigy of Governor Satya Pal Malik’s effigy in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Reports and witnesses said that hundreds of people marched from police chowk to the mini secretariat to register their protest against the alleged failure of the administration to nab the killers of RSS leader Chandrakant Sharma and Parihar brothers.

They said the protesters who were raising slogans against the governor and the administration hurled stones on the mini-secretariat, smashed windowpanes and doors of the building.

An official said that the columns of the police, CRPF and ITBP were rushed to the spot who dispersed the protesters.

Protesters smashed the rear windshield of an SUV parked outside the mini-secretariat in Kishtwar on Saturday, 27 April 2019. GK photo

The protest was held amid a shutdown called by the Sanathan Dharam. Pertinently, restrictions under 144 CrPC were put in place in the area three days ago.

RSS leader Chandrakant Sharma was shot dead along with his personal security officer on April 9.

Anil Parihar, 53, and his brother Ajit were returning home when two unidentified gunmen shot them at point-blank range in Kishtwar town in November last year. The killings triggered angry protests in the communally sensitive district.