Jammu and Kashmir : A week after curfew was imposed in Kishtwar region following the murder of a RSS leader, the curfew has been lifted and Army withdrawn on Tuesday.
The curfew was imposed in Kishtwar on April 9 after RSS Leader Chandrakant Sharma and his personal security officer were killed by militants.
The curfew was lifted at 6 a.m. and mobile Internet services were also restored. However, night curfew would continue till further orders, officials said.
The Army was called out to assist the civil administration to maintain law and order in the communally sensitive town.
Around a dozen suspects have been detained by the police. The vehicle used to transport militants during the attack was seized. The owner of the vehicle was absconding. Police have released a photograph of the vehicle owner to alert the general public.
Kishtwar district is part of the Udhampur Lok Sabha seat where voting is due on Thursday.
The Udhampur Lok Sabha seat will be fought between BJP’s Jitendra Singh and Vikramaditya Singh of the Congress.