Jammu: Shops, vehicles and other property belonging to Muslim community came under attack in Poonch and Jammu, forcing authorities to clamp curfew in several part, during a shutdown to denounce the suicide bombing.
Authorities have sought the Army’s help to restore order in the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, where scores of youths protesting against the suicide attack torched some vehicles and smashed many more believed to be from the Valley.
The police used tear gas shells and batons to disperse the mobs.
The curfew was imposed initially in Jammu’s old city area and later extended to the entire city.Violence also erupted in Poonch district, where also shops and vehicles belonging to Muslims were attacked in Aala Peer area. One of the CRPF soldiers killed in Thursday’s suicide bombing was identified as Naseer Ahmad of Rajouri district in the state.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attended the wreath laying ceremony of the troopers at the Humhama Regimental Training Centre of the CRPF in Badgam district. Rajnath Singh also co-chaired a meeting of the Unified Headquarters with Governor Satya Pal Malik here. The Unified Headquarters is the apex anti-militancy grid in the state comprising top officials of the Army, central armed forces, local police and state and central intelligence agencies.