April 2022 News

News Briefs for 20 April 2022

Huge cache of arms, ammo recovered in Kupwaras Karnah: Police

Kupwara 19 Apr: Kupwara police on Tuesday claimed to have recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from Taas area of Karnah in Kupwara district. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), in a major success against nefarious designs of adversary to push in arms and ammunition into the Valley to accelerate terrorist activities, Kupwara police along with local army unit today succeeded in recovering huge cache of arms and ammunition from Taad. The statement reads that acting on a specific information that a huge cache of arms and ammunition has been smuggled in from across LoC, a police team led by SHO Police Station Karnah Mudaser Ahmad and PSI Ayush Sharma.

Security situation better than before, militants being killed within shortest possible time: DGP Dilbag Singh

Srinagar 19 Apr: Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police, Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said that the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is better than before as militants are being killed within shortest possible time. Talking to reporters at Palli village in Samba district, DGP said that the militant groups and their handlers in Pakistan are hurt by the peaceful atmosphere in J&K which is evident by the increased attempts on the LoC to smuggle weapons across the border. Singh also said that the security situation is far better than before and counter insurgency operations are being carried out on daily basis.

Those involved in smuggling arms, ammo will be taken to task soon: SSP Kupwara

Fayaz Hameed Srinagar 19 Apr: Senior Superintendent of Police Kupwara, Yougul Manhas on Tuesdag said that those involved in smuggling of arms and ammunition from across the border will be arrested and taken to the task soon. Talking to reporters in Kupwara, Manhas said that the security forces managed thwart nefarious designs of adversaries to commit innocent civilian killings by smuggling arms and ammunition from across the border. He said that as arms and ammunition were recovered from a village along the Line of Control, there is every possibility of such type of acts as the area has regular civilian movements, however, army is doing its job very well.

Launch pads active across LoC, Pak army uses ceasefire to strengthen its defence

Srinagar 19 Apr: About 60-80 militants, believed to be Afghan returned militants, are getting trained at reactivated launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) and are expected to push into Kashmir during the summer, officials here said. The officials, however, feel that Pakistan will have to think several times before pushing them into the Indian side as Islamabad continues to be in the grey list of the Financial Action Task Force, and its sincerity could be gauged if it dismantles the terror infrastructure. The officials said that after the 2019 pounding by the Indian army, the Pakistani side steered clear of the launch pads till early months of last year when they briefly emerged for some weeks and later disappeared again.

LeT commander Sajjad Gul designated as terrorist

New Delhi 19 Apr: Lashkar-e-Taibas (LeT) member Sheikh Sajad alias Sajjad Gul, who took part in the conspiracy to kill journalist Shujaat Bukhari in Srinagar in 2018, was designated as a terrorist by the Centre on Tuesday. Gul is the sixth individual to have been designated as a terrorist by the Centre in the last fortnight. The Union home ministry said Gul is absconding in a case pertaining to recovery of arms and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir and has been actively radicalising, motivating and recruiting youngsters in the Union Territory to support the LeT.

Will not buy peace but will establish it: LG Sinha

Jammu 19 Apr: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said the government is committed to establishing peace in Jammu and Kashmir instead of the past practice of buying it. He said the security forces have gained the upper hand in countering terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and are working to destroy the terror ecosystem in the Union Territory. We will not buy peace.