Jammu & Kashmir

Rajouri killings aftermath: Weapons distributed among VDGs in Dhangri village

A panoramic view of Rajouri town. [File Photo]

Jammu: Authorities on Saturday distributed weapons among Village Defence Guards (VDGs), comprising local volunteers, in a village in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

This comes more than a week after a militant attack was witnessed that left six civilians dead and many others injured in Dhangri village.

Rajouri Deputy Commissioner Vikas Kundal visited Bal Jarallan to inspect the allotment of guns and cartridges to the VDGs to bolster the security of the area. The weapons and ammunition are being provided to the VDGs by police authorities, PTI reported quoting officials

Interacting with the VDGs, Kundal assured that appropriate measures would be taken to maintain peace and tranquility in the district.

The deputy commissioner also enquired about their familiarity with the weapons and said village-wise training programmes would be organized for the VDGs after the weapons are distributed.

He also urged them to work for the safety and security of the people in the area.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has started reissuing weapons to the VDGs, earlier known as Village Defence Committees, following the Dangri incident.


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