J&K govt orders high-level inquiry into Kishtwar clashes

Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday night ordered a high-level inquiry into the Kishtwar clashes in which two people were killed and 20 others injured.

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2013, 09:28 AM IST

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday night ordered a high-level inquiry into the Kishtwar clashes in which two people were killed and 20 others injured.

"It is hereby ordered that Jammu Divisional Commissioner Shantmanu is appointed... To inquire into the incidents of violence and arson and the consequent loss of life and property that took place in Kishtwar," General Administration Department (GAD) Secretary MA Bukhari said in his order.

"The inquiry officer shall submit his report within a period of three weeks," he said.

Curfew was imposed in Kishtwar after two persons were killed and over 20 injured in communal clashes in the district.

Army later staged a flag march in a bid to restore normalcy in the area.

PTI