Congress MP demands CBI probe into Kishtwar communal clashes

Lashing at state government for total "administrative failure" to deal with the communal clashes in Kishtwar of Jammu and Kashmir, a Congress MP on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2013, 22:42 PM IST

Jammu: Lashing at the state government for total "administrative failure" to deal with the communal clashes in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir, a Congress MP on Saturday demanded a CBI probe into the matter.
"We demand CBI probe into clashes in Kishtwar to uncover the culprits behind it. It is not mere incidental in nature but it is a pre-planned thing," Choudhary Lal Singh, the local MP for Udhampur Lok Sabha seat, told reporters here tonight.

He said that CBI probe will go into the details of how this incident was triggered and uncover people who are behind it.

Singh blamed the state government for total administrative failure to deal with the situation and claimed that probes by Divisional Commissioner or Judicial Commissions into such incidents in the past have been "consigned to dustbin without any outcome".

Two persons were killed and over 20 injured when members of two communities had clashed yesterday prompting the state government to impose curfew and seek assistance of the Army.

PTI