Vohra took oath as J

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Srinagar, Jun 25 (UNI) Former Union Home Secretary N N Vohra took the oath of office as new Governor of Jammu and Kashmir at Rajbhavan this afternoon.

Cheif Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court S Radha Krishan administered the oath to Mr Vohra who replaced General (Retd) S K Sinha whose five-year term has already ended.

Mr Vohra, a veteran bureaucrat, has been the Centre's mediator since 2003 for talks with various groups in Jammu and Kashmir.

He has held a number of high posts in the central government, including the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.

He took the oath as governor at a time when the Assembly election is to be held later this year.

His taking oath ends the controversy over the appointment of the Governor.

Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, his a cabinet colleagues, former chief minister Mufti Mohamad Sayed, National Conference president Omar Abdullah and other senior politicians, bureaucrats, Army, police and security force officials were present on the occasion.

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