Prison chief killed in IIOJK, separatists claim responsibility


The head of the jail administration in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) has been killed, police said on Tuesday, as the Indian inside serve visited the contested Himalayan locale that has been riven by a decades-in length uprising.

The assortment of Hemant Kumar Lohia, 57, the district’s chief general of jails, was found at his home on Monday night in the Jammu locale, police said.

Police said a family partner was the fundamental suspect however a dissident gathering said it had targetted and killed Lohia.

Dissenter Muslim gatherings have battled against Indian security powers in its essential for Kashmir since the last part of the 1980s.

Senior cop Mukesh Singh said Lohia’s throat had been cut and his body bore consumes. The underlying examination proposed it was anything but a “fear act” yet police were exploring, he said.

Individuals’ Enemy of Extremist Front (PAFF), a radical gathering that arose after India’s administration rearranged its just Muslim-larger part state into two governmentally controlled regions in 2019, said it had killed Lohia.

Police have faulted bunches like the PAFF for targetted killing however separatists have not killed any security official of Lohia’s rank as of late.

“This is only a start of such high profile tasks,” the PAFF said in a proclamation via virtual entertainment, it were a “little gift” to Home Clergyman Amit Shah, who showed up in Involved Kashmir on Monday on a three-day visit to add that the killing.

Reuters couldn’t quickly confirm the credibility of the PAFF articulation.

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