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COVID-19: Former legislator from Rajouri dies

Rajouri, Sep 07 : A former legislator from Rajouri district and National Conference leader, Thakur Rashpal Singh died due to Coronavirus and some other medical issues on Monday morning.

Singh, a resident of Sialsui Kalakote, has won elections several times from Kalakote assembly segment and was leader of National Conference since decades. He has also served as Vice Chairman of State Kissan Advisory Board during Omar Abdullah led government in 2009-15.

The officials told that former legislator developed some medical issues on Sunday evening and was taken to SMVDN hospital Katra where he breathed his last at around 2 AM. He was also been tested positive for Coronavirus, they said.

“I have been informed that former legislator has been tested positive for Coronavirus,” said Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rajouri, Mohammad Nazir Sheikh.

He said that deployment of police has been made in the area to prevent any gathering in funeral—(KNO)

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