Jammu attack: It happened because of presence of Rohingya refugees, says Speaker

A JCO, a NCO and two children killed, four army men injured in the ongoing attack 

Jammu: Kavinder Gupta, speaker of the Legislative Assembly, stirred a major controversy after claiming that the attack on the army camp at Sunjwan took place as there are Rohingya refugees present in the area.

“The incident took place due to presence of Rohingyas in the area,” Gupta said in House. The remarks drew sharp reaction from the opposition, who accused him of targeting a particular community.

“The Speaker should apologize for his remarks. We will not allow the House to run until Speaker apologizes for his remarks,” the opposition demanded. The entire opposition stormed into the the well to protest against the Speaker’s controversial remarks.

Earlier, the BJP resorted to massive anti-Pakistan sloganeering in the House. Amid the pandemonium, the speaker adjourned the House for ten minutes.

Meanwhile, a Junior Commissioner Officer (JCO), a non-commissioned officer (NCO) and two children were killed and four army men injured in the ongoing attack.

The militants, who are believed to be around three, have been isolated, they said.

IGP SD Singh Jamwal told reporters in Jammu that “around 4:55 am suspicious movement was noticed by the sentry and his bunker was fired upon. The fire was retaliated. The number of militants isn’t known. They’ve been cornered in one of the family quarters.”

A high alert has been sounded in Jammu and security beefed up in and around the city.

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