April 2022 News

News Briefs for 02 April 2022

JeM module busted in Pulwama, 3 associates held: Police

Srinagar 01 Apr: Pulwama police on Friday claimed to have busted a militant module of JeM by arresting three militant associates in the district. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), Police Pulwama along with 55 RR and 182/183 bn CRPF arrested three militant associates of JeM. The arrested associates are Owais Altaf s/o Altaf Hussain Ganai r/o Jandwal, Aqib Manzoor s/o Manzoor Ahmad Mir r/o Gudoora, Waseem Ahmad Pandit s/o Gh Mohammad Pandith r/o Karimabad Pulwama, reads the statement.

Militant killed in ongoing Shopian encounter: Police

Srinagar 01 Apr: A militant was killed in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Turkwangan area of Shopian district on late last evening, police said here on Friday. An official said that the encounter broke out in Turkwangan village late last evening, following inputs about the presence of militants in the area. He said that during the ensuing encounter, a militant has been killed, while operation was going on.

NC MPs denounce termination order of 5 government employees

Srinagar April ( KNS ) 01 Apr: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Members of Parliament Muhammad Akbar Lone and Hasnain Masoodi on Friday took strong exception to termination order of five government employees, saying the undue measures are part of larger design to purge presence of locals from administration. According to a statement issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , Terming the measure deplorable and callous, the party MPs said such off-hand dismissals smacks of injustice and vengeance. They said the action should not be seen in isolation, and that such terminations on one pretext or another are part of a larger design to purge people of JK from the government services to achieve the much-anticipated extinction of locals from the administration.

Bill Seeking Rehabilitation Of KPs Moved In RS

New Delhi 01 Apr: A private members bill seeking social, political and economic rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits was moved in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. Congress leader Vivek K Tankha introduced the The Kashmir Pandits (Recourse, Restitution, Rehabilitation and Resettlement) Bill, 2022 in the Upper House. The Bill seeks to provide for social, political and economic rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits, protection of their property, restoration of their cultural heritage, ensuring their safety and security, provision of rehabilitation and resettlement package to them.

12 Rohingyas detained in Ramban

Banihal, Jammu 01 Apr: Police have detained 12 Rohingya Muslims in Jammus Ramban district, officials said on Friday. They had arrived at Dar village in Gool tehsil as part of a Tablighi group, the officials said. The 12 members were then sent to jail in Hiranagar area of Kathua district, where most of the Rohingyas Muslims, who had illegally entered the union territory, are housed.

20 kg commercial explosives recovered from house in Kishtwar

Jammu 01 Apr: Security forces on Friday recovered 20 kg of commercial grade explosives from a house in Kishtwar district, officials said. Based on specific input regarding the presence of explosives, a joint search operation was carried out by the Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Malipeth area and they recovered the explosives, Rs 1,20,000 cash and mobile phones from the house of one Mohammed Hussain, the officials said. The recovered items have been confiscated and further investigation is in progress, they said.

12 Rohingyas With Tablighi Jama`at Detained In J&K`s Ramban

Banihal, Jammu 01 Apr: The Jammu and Kashmir Police have detained 12 Rohingya Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir`s Ramban district, officials said on Friday. They had arrived at Dar village in Gool tehsil as part of a Tablighi group, the officials said. The 12 members were then sent to jail in Hiranagar area of Kathua district, where most of the Rohingyas Muslims, who had illegally entered the union territory, are housed.

Ex-minister's Involvement In Hawala Racket Has Opened Pandora's Box: Former J&K Deputy CM

Jammu 01 Apr: Following the arrest of a Kashmir man with ₹6.90 lakh Hawala money, who claimed that former minister Jatinder Singh alias Babu Singh had given him the task, former J&K deputy chief minister Kavinder Gupta on Friday said that the incident proved how deep was nexus ran between ministers of previous governments in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan, Hurriyat and anti-national elements during militancy.