SRINAGAR (TIP): A Jammu & Kashmir minister’s guards allegedly thrashed a bureaucrat after he slapped him thrice in the state’s Kishtwar town on Thursday. Kishtwar Development Authority chief executive officer Riaz Ahmad Choudhary said the guards attacked him after he questioned Sajjad Kitchloo why he had slapped him without any provocation. “But I do not know why he slapped me.” Choudhary said he would have killed him. “The minister was shouting at me telling his men to arrest me. They would have shot me.” Kitchloo said he was attacked while Kitchloo was waiting for CM Omar Abdullah’s arrival in presence of top police officers.