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JAMMU: PDP MLC, Firdous Tak, heckled by Bajrang Dal activists outside Press Club Jammu, on Friday warned the State administration against playing with the fire in the name of ongoing investigations into assassination of Parihar brothers in Kishtwar on November 1, 2018.
Before the arrival of PDP MLC at the venue of the press conference, a group of Bajrang Dal activists led by Rakesh Sharma staged protest demonstration and shouted slogans against him. They were staging demonstration against Tak over his ‘unparliamentary’ and anti-Jammu remarks.
On his arrival, the PDP MLC was escorted by policemen inside the Press Club.
Tak raised serious concerns over undue delay caused in identification of real culprits behind assassination of Anil Parihar and his brother Ajit Parihar.
Referring to public statements of Governor S P Malik, the PDP MLC said that in the first week of November 2018 he (Governor) had claimed the killers have been identified and very soon they will be brought to justice.
“Now more than one month has passed, I want to know whether Governor was misled by someone or someone in the government is shielding killers”, Tak said, adding that till date nothing is known about the outcome of investigations in the case.
He also accused Kishtwar police of harassing locals, belonging to a particular community, in the name of investigations in the case. Raising question marks over the functioning of local police in Kishtwar, Tak claimed that by harassing locals in the area police is alienating them. He said a deliberate attempt is being made to revive militancy in the region.
Smelling a conspiracy behind the gruesome killing of Parihar brothers, PDP MLC also claimed a deliberate attempt was made to disturb peace in the region.
Launching a veiled attack on a political party, Tak said that similar situations were created in 2008 when riots took place ahead of 2009 Assembly polls, then it was repeated in 2013 and now again ahead of Assembly polls similar circumstances are being created by the vested interests.
He said people belonging to all religions in the area want peace to prevail. Only a section of people are trouble makers and creating such atmosphere, he said, adding “I appeal to the State administration to expedite investigation in the case and stop playing with fire”. He threatened that any undue delay and harassment of innocent would force local population to hit the streets.
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