Kishtwar violence: Commission visits riot-hit areas
Jammu: The one-member Commission, probing the Kishtwar violence, on Sunday visited the riot-hit areas and met senior police and administrative officials.
Launching the probe, Justice (retd) R C Gandhi met senior officials at the Tourist Reception Centre in the town, an official said.
Former Kishtwar Deputy Commissioner Saleem Mohd and ex-SSP (Kishtwar) Sunil Gupta also deposed before the Commission.
Saleem and Gupta were shifted in the wake of violence in Kishtwar in which three persons were killed, 20 injured and some 150 business establishments and vehicles gutted.
On August 23, the Jammu and Kashmir government ordered a probe into the violence which erupted on August nine by a retired judge of the High Court.
The Commission, which also assessed the damage to property during its visit to violence-rocked areas, is likely to submit its report within a month.
Over 35 people were arrested and Kishtwar MLA Sajjad Kitchloo had to resign from the post of minister of State for Home in the aftermath of the violence.
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