Mobile data services shutdown in Jammu, Rajouri, Amit Shah is on 2-day visit

Mobile data services in the districts of Jammu and Rajouri have been temporarily shut down by the Jammu & Kashmir government. Amit Shah, the union minister, is visiting the area for two days.

Meanwhile, there is considerable unrest in the area following the murder of Hemant K. Lohia, the director general of prisons, at his residence.

In a statement, the administration said the services were being suspended over the possibility of the same being “misused by anti-national elements that may cause deterioration in public order”. The suspension order will remain effective till Tuesday 7pm.

Earlier, ADGP Mukesh Singh said some uncorroborated stories are being spread regarding the murder of Lohia. “All are advised to please stick to the official version which is based in investigation,” he said.

DGP Dilbagh Singh has just arrived at Lohia’s home, where he was found dead last night. Earlier, DGP Dilbagh Singh called the death “extremely unfortunate.”

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