SRINAGAR Curfew continued without any relaxation for the third day in Bhaderwah town in Doda district on Saturday. The curfew was imposed on Thursday after one Nayeem Shah was killed allegedly by cow vigilantes. The police on the other hand says it was not proper to blame the cow vigilantes for the murder even as it is yet to reveal identity of the behind the murder.
“Curfew continued for the third day in Bhaderwah town. There is improvement in the situation and we are regularly reviewing it,” officials said.
The police have refuted initial reports that Shah was killed by cow vigilantes. The police have constituted a five-member special investigation team (SIT) headed by a Superintendent of Police to investigate the murder of the civilian who was killed by a gunshot.
Army continues to assist the civilian administration in Bhaderwah to enforce curfew and maintain law and order.
Protesters warned in Kishtwar
Authorities in Kishtwar district on Saturday warned protesters against disrupting traffic.
“Strict action shall be taken against the protesters indulging in blockade and disruption of traffic,” District Magistrate Angrez Singh Rana said in a statement.
According to a district administration spokesperson, “The initiative has been taken to contain the growing incidents of protests and road blockades by a section of Panchayati Raj Institution members and villagers thus creating public nuisance”.
Rana has asked the Kishtwar senior superintendent of police to ensure strict action against protesters, the spokesman said.
The district has witnessed a series of protests over various demands including inadequate supply of water and electricity.