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J&K Minister of State for Home Sajad Kitchloo resigns

PTI Srinagar | Updated on August 12, 2013 Published on August 12, 2013

Jammu and Kashmir Minister of State for Home Sajad Kitchloo today submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah pending judicial inquiry into the communal violence in Kishtwar.

“I have received Sajaad Kitchloo’s resignation asking to be relieved of his responsibilities pending the outcome of the judicial inquiry,” Omar wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.

The resignation has been forwarded to Governor N. N. Vohra for acceptance, Omar said.

“I am forwarding the same to the Hon. Governor with the recommendation that it be accepted,” he added.

BJP had demanded that Kitchloo be removed pending an impartial inquiry on his alleged role in the riots in Kishtwar.

Kitchloo, representative of the National Conference from Kishtwar Assembly constituency, was inducted in the Cabinet early this year.

Published on August 12, 2013
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