RSS leader Chandrakant Sharma killed, Curfew imposed, Internet suspended, Army called in Kishtwar

The Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh (RSS) leader Chandrakant Sharma who was critically injured after a gunman opened fire on him in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir has died, officials said.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Jammu spokesperson Arun Gupta confirmed Singh’s death to Kashmir Post. “Chandrakant ji succumbed to injuries in Kishtwar,” Gupta told Kashmir Post.

Sharma’s personal security officer was also killed in the attack at the district hospital Kishtwar.
Curfew has been imposed in Kishtwar, Doda and Bhadarwah town as a precautionary measure, said a police official.

Curfew was imposed in Kishtwar town on Tuesday following an attack on a Rashtriya Swayamasevak Sangh (RSS) leader and his security guard dead.

An official said that curfew was imposed in the town as a precautionary measure to prevent law and order situation.

He said mobile Internet service was snapped in Doda and Kishtwar districts to prevent spreading of rumours.

Meanwhile, Army was called in Kishtwar town where curfew has been imposed following the attack on an RSS leader that left him injured and his personal security officer dead on Tuesday.

Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana said that army has been called to carry out a flag march while curfew was imposed soon after the incident to prevent any law and order disturbance, reported news agency GNS.