19 more held in connection with Kishtwar violence

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KISHTWARJammu, August 13;19 people have been arrested in connection with the incidents of protests and violence in Jammu and Kishtwar districts, the Jammu Zone IG of police Rajesh Kumar said on Tuesday.

“The arrested persons will go through rule of law, and those found innocents would be released”, he said.

With today’s arrests, a total of 141 people have been taken into custody till now in connection with the incidents.

Suresh Kumar, Principal Secretary (Home), said on Monday night that as many as 111 people have been arrested in Jammu during the past few days.

He said that these arrests have been made to maintain law and order.

“11 persons have been arrested in Kishtwar district for their involvement in communal clashes during past two days”, Mr. Kumar said.

He said a list has been made and culprits identified and the arrests would continue in Kishtwar.

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