March 2022 News

News Briefs for 13 March 2022

Inter-state drug mafia cartel busted in Srinagar

Srinagar March 12 12 Mar: (KNS) The police on Saturday, claimed have busted Inter-state drug mafia cartel, arrested five druge peddlers along with thirty five thousand(35,000) Spasmo proxyon capsules and Rupees ?70200 proceeds of narcotics in Srinagar According to a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Srinagar Police in continuation its drive against drug menace have cracked whip on drug peddlers and arrested five(5) notorious inter-state drug peddlers along with thirty five thousand(35,000) Spasmo proxyon capsules and Rupees ?70200 proceeds of narcotics The arrested persons are, Tariq Ahmad Wango S/O Ab Khaliq R/O Chinkral Mohalla Srinagar. , Manzoor Ahmad Mir S/O Ghulam Mohammad Mir, Mohammad Iqbal Mir S/O Noor Mohammad Mir, , Tariq Ahmad Sofi S/O Mohammad Afzal Sofi All residents of Tengpora Byepass Srinagar, Mudasir Ahmad Sheikh @ Vicky S/O Ghulam Mohammad R/O Zaindar Mohalla. They were arrested from a vehicle number HR26 BA-5606 in which they were travelling after a specific input was generated by Karalkhud Police station about the movement of these notorious drug peddlers around SRTC bridge in Karalkhud.

JeM militant active since 2018 among 4 militants killed in 3 separate encounters in Kashmir: IGP

Srinagar 12 Mar: JeM commander active since 2018 was among four militants killed in three separate encounters in Pulwama, Ganderbal and Handwara areas of the Kashmir valley, police said here. Inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar said that the Pakistani militant who was killed in Pulwama encounter along with another militant was identified as JeM commander Kamaal Bhai alias Jatt. He said that he was active since 2018 in Pulwama-Shopian area and was involved in several crimes and civilian atrocities.

Mehbooba Mufti responsible for bringing BJP to J&K, now shedding Crocodile tears: Vakil

Srinagar March 12 12 Mar: ( KNS ) J&k Peoples Conference Vice President and former minister Abdul Gani Vak while expressing surprise at the recent statements of Mehbooba Mufti said that it was Mehbooba Mufti who gave the BJP an opportunity to strengthen its base in Jammu & Kashmir and become part of the Government for the first time in the history of J&K. In a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), While addressing a convention of party workers in Srinagar Vakil said that on the one hand PDP played a pivotal role in giving BJP an entry into governance in J&K and while on the other hand she is now wailing and trying to give the impression that she is the only leader who can compete with the BJP. "Coming to power by making false promises of Autonomy and self-rule, both the parties have tried to outdo each other in killing and oppressing Kashmiris.

NIA files chargesheet against two ISIS operatives of Srinagar

Srinagar 12 Mar: National Investigation Agency has filed a supplementary chargesheet against two Srinagar residents for being part of ISIS organisation. In a statement, reads that NIA filed supplementary charge sheet against two accused namely Afshan Parvaiz Jarabi and Tawheed Latief Sofi, both residents of Srinagar, J&K, before the NIA Special Court, Patiala House, New Delhi under sections 120B, 124A, 153A of IPC & Section 18, 38, 39 of UA(P) Act,1967. The statement reads that the case RC-14/2021/NIA/DLI was registered by NIA on 29.06.2021 regarding a conspiracy hatched by proscribed terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to radicalise and recruit impressionable Muslim youth in India to wage violent jihad against the Indian state.

Sarpanchs, Panchs soft targets as 90 per cent of them are without PSOs: IGP Kashmir

Srinagar 12 Mar: Inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Saturday said that Sarpanchs and Panchs are soft targets as 90 per cent of them are without PSOs and those who have any kind of threat have been provided secure accommodations in Srinagar. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function here, IGP said that those Sarpanchs and Panchs who have any kind of threat have been provided safe and secure accommodations in Srinagar and respective district headquarters. We all know that Sarpanchs and Panchs are soft targets, that is why militants attack them as 90 per cent of them are without PSOs, he said.

Off-Duty CRPF Man Shot Dead In South Kashmir

Srinagar 12 Mar: Unidentified militants on Saturday shot dead an off-duty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man in south Kashmirs Shopian district. The CRPF man identified as Mukhtar Ahmad was shot and critically wounded by unknown militants in his native village Check Chotipora on Saturday evening, reports said. The injured CRPF man was removed to the hospital for treatment.

Sarpanch Escapes Unhurt In Militant Attack in South Kashmir

Srinagar 12 Mar: A pistol-borne suspected militant fired upon a Sarpanch in presence of some of the officers from the Rural Development Department in South Kashmirs Pulwama district. The fire missed the target and Sarpanch escaped unhurt. The incident occurred near Laar Kul in Aarihal area of the district when R&D Department officers and the Sarpanch were inspecting the construction work being executed by the Sarpanch.

India-China joint statement on eastern Ladakh

New Delhi 12 Mar: After another round of high-level military talks, India and China on Saturday affirmed that a resolution of the eastern Ladakh standoff would facilitate progress in bilateral relations besides helping restore peace in the region. The two sides also agreed to maintain security and stability on the ground in the region and continue the dialogue through military and diplomatic channels, said a joint statement issued a day after the 15th round of military talks to resolve the 22-month-long standoff at the remaining friction points along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). The two sides carried forward their discussions from the previous round held on 12th January 2022 for the resolution of the relevant issues along the LAC in the Western Sector, the joint statement said.

Lotus set to bloom across J&K: Ravinder Raina

Jammu 12 Mar: Buoyed by the electoral success of the BJP in four states, Ravinder Raina, the president of the partys Jammu and Kashmir unit, on Saturday said the lotus will bloom across the Union Territory in the next Assembly polls. Lotus is the poll symbol of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Raina said the party is confident of achieving its target of winning over 50 seats to form the next government in Jammu and Kashmir.

Panchayat body demands NIA probe into killings

Jammu 12 Mar: The All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC) on Saturday demanded a probe by the premier National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the killing of three local elected representatives by militants in Kashmir this month. Independent sarpanch Shabir Ahmad Mir was shot dead by militants near his residence in Adoura in south Kashmirs Kulgam district on Friday. Another independent sarpanch, Sameer Bhat, was shot dead by terrorists on the outskirts of Srinagar on March 9, while independent panchayat member Mohammad Yaqub Dar was killed in Kulgam on March 2.