March 2022 News

News Briefs for 29 March 2022

Two LeT Militants Held With Arms And Ammunition In Central Kashmir's Budgam

Srinagar 28 Mar: Police alongwith security forces Monday claimed to have arrested two Lashkar militants from Shopian and recovered arms and ammunition in central Kashmir's Budgam district. As per a police spokesman, the accused duo identified as Waseem Ahmad Ganai son of Shahzad Ahmad Ganai resident of Ramnagri Shopian & Iqbal Ashraf Sheikh son of Mohammed Ashraf Sheikh resident of Sedow Shopian were apprehended by Budgam Police along with 62RR from Sunnergund area of Budgam.

Arvind Kejriwal On The Kashmir Files: Kashmiri Pandits Need Rehabilitation, Not Film

New Delhi 28 Mar: In an exclusive interview with India Today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Kashmiri Pandits need rehabilitation, and not a movie. Arvind Kejriwal accused the BJP of doing politics over 'The Kashmir Files'. Arvind Kerjwal said, 'A great tragedy happened in Kashmir. 32 years have gone by. After 32 years, government tells Kashmiri Pandits that we made a film for you.'

ED conducts searches across J&K in arms license case

Srinagar 28 Mar: Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted search operations on March 24 across the Union Territory of J&K in Arms license case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 against serving and retired bureaucrats, officials and arms ammunition dealers. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , a spokesperson ED initiated money laundering investigation in the said case on the basis of FIRs dated 16.08.2018 registered by the Special Crime Branch of Central Bureau of Investigation, Chandigarh. The statement reads that searches have been conducted at 11 different locations including residential premises of Rajeev Ranjan IAS (former DC, Kupwara), Itrat Hussain KAS (former DC Kupwara), Ravinder Kumar Bhatt KAS (former ADC Kupwara), Tariq Ather and Gajan Singh (both former judicial clerks at Arms Section, DC Office Kupwara).

Have given full freedom to security forces to crush terrorists, their associates: LG Sinha

Srinagar 28 Mar: Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Monday said that terrorists will have to pay a heavy price for their actions as they have given full freedom to security forces and they have full faith that security forces will crush terrorists and their associates. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, office of LG J&K said that all those involved in terrorist acts & anti-national activities will not be spared, while properties used for wilfully harbouring terrorists & furthering terrorism will be confiscated. It also said that government will provide Rs 10 lakh to parents of SPO Ishfaq Ahmad and bis brother Umar, who killed by terrorists in Budgam village.

Masoodi calls for a holistic development policy for J&Ks tribal population in Lok Sabha

Srinagar March 28 28 Mar: (KNS) The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Member of Parliament from Anantnag Hasnain Masoodi on Monday called for rolling out a comprehensive policy and programme for the emancipation of the tribal population of J&K. Speaking on the Bill for considering and passing the constitutional (Schedule Tribe) order amendment Bill -2022, Masoodi welcomed new additions to the schedule tribe list, saying that such measures are welcome but merely having the tribes enlisted in the ST category won`t help. The entire process has been reduced to just a formality now.

Transformational Budget J&K 2022-23: Push to realizing PMs vision of doubling farmers income in J&K

JAMMU 28 Mar: Jammu and Kashmir is predominantly agrarian with over 70 percent of the population directly or indirectly engaged in agricultural and allied sectors thus complimented with specific crop adapted to local climate and topography of the region. The recently announced budget of Central Government for Jammu-Kashmir brings hope for agriculture sector which aims at doubling the farmers income in a planned manner. The strategy is to focus on encouraging the cultivation of High Yield AND High Density crops, use of modern technology and laboratory tested pesticides and other measures.

Grenade Lobbed At SOG Camp In Shopian

Srinagar 28 Mar: Unidentified militants on Monday lobbed a grenade on the camp of Special Operations Group (SOG) in south Kashmirs Shopian district. According to the reports, the grenade was thrown towards the SOG camp in Imam Sahab area by unknown militants on Monday evening. The grenade, reports said, exploded with a bang.

ED Reveals Nexus Between Babus, Arms Dealers In J&K

New Delhi 28 Mar: The Enforcement Directorate on Monday said it has seized "incriminating" documents that allegedly indicate transactions between weapon dealers and bureaucrats in issuance of illegal arms licences in Jammu and Kashmir between 2012-16. The agency, which is probing the case under the anti-money laundering law, said it had launched raids against some IAS and Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officers, junior government officials and arms dealers on March 24 across the Union territory. Searches have been conducted at 11 locations, including residential premises of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Rajeev Ranjan (former DC, Kupwara), KAS officers Itrat Hussain (former DC, Kupwara) and Ravinder Kumar Bhatt (former ADC, Kupwara), and former judicial clerks at arms section in DC office, Kupwara Tariq Ather and Gajan Singh, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) said in a statement.