May 2022 News

News Briefs for 11 May 2022

4 hybrid terrorists of LeT arrested along with 4 pistols, ammo in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar 10 May: Four hybrid terrorists of LeT were arrested by a joint team of forces in Bemina area of Srinagar on Tuesday and four pistols were also recovered from their possession, police said here. According to a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS) , ating on a specific tip off about the presence of terrorists in the general area of Bemina, a naka was laid by PC Srinagar, 2RR and Bemina Police Station at Bemina Crossing. The statement reads that two individuals approaching the naka in a suspicious manner were challenged by the naka personnel, the duo tried to flee.

Terrorists deliberately targeted civilians to escape from cordon in Shopian: Army

Srinagar 10 May: Army on Tuesday said that terrorists started firing indiscriminately in a bid to escape from cordon, thereby putting lives of civilians at great risk in Pandoshan village of Shopian district. In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), a defence spokesperson said that based on an input of likely presence of terrorists in general area of Pandoshan, located approximately 4 kms southeast of Chaudhary Gund, Shopian, a joint cordon & search operation was launched by Indian Army & JKP at about 0745 PM on 09 May 22. The statement reads that at around 0830 PM, while own teams were establishing a cordon around the target house, the terrorists started firing indiscriminately in all directions in an attempt to breach the cordon, thereby putting the lives of civilians at a great risk.

4 hybrid militants arrested in Srinagar: Police

Srinagar 10 May: Police along with security forces arrested four hybrid militants of TRF/LeT in Bemina area of Srinagar, an official spokesperson said. It said that acting on a specific tip off about the presence of militants in Bemina, a checkpoint was laid by Police, Armys 2 Rashtriya Rifles and Bemina Police Station at Bemina crossing. Two individuals approaching the checkpoint in a suspicious manner were challenged by the joint party on which they tried to flee.

CBI raids 8 locations in J&K Bank building purchase irregularities case

New Delhi 10 May: The CBI on Tuesday conducted searches at the premises of former J&K Bank chairman Haseeb Drabu and some other former top officials in connection with the purchase of the banks office building in Mumbai in 2010, and claimed to have recovered incriminating documents. The searches were conducted at eight locations in Mumbai, Srinagar and Jammu after the agency registered an FIR in the purchase of the Akruti Gold Building for around Rs 180 crore by the bank for its integrated office in Mumbai on November 11 last year, officials said. The FIR was registered following a reference from the Jammu and Kashmir government, they said.

Court frames charges against Hurriyat leader, 7 others for selling Pak MBBS seats

Srinagar 10 May: A special court here on Monday framed charges against eight persons, including a prominent Hurriyat leader, for selling Pakistani MBBS seats in Jammu and Kashmir to fund terror activities. Special judge NIA court, Srinagar, Manjeet Singh Manhas, framed the charges against Hurriyat leader and chairman Salvation Movement Mohammad Akbar Bhat alias Zaffar Akbar Bhat and seven other residents of Kashmir for committing offences under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The case was registered against the unscrupulous persons by the State Investigation Agency (SIA) on July 27, 2020.

Yasin Malik pleads guilty before Delhi court in terrorism case

New Delhi 10 May: JKLF chief Mohammad Yasin Malik on Tuesday pleaded guilty to all the charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), before a Delhi court in a case related to alleged terrorism and secessionist activities that disturbed the Kashmir valley in 2017, court sources said. They said Malik told the court that he was not contesting the charges levelled against him including section 16 (terrorist act), 17 (raising funds for the terrorist act), 18 (conspiracy to commit terrorist act), and 20 (being member of terrorist gang or organisation) of the UAPA and sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code. Special Judge Praveen Singh will hear on May 19 the arguments regarding the quantum of sentence for the offences levelled against Malik in which the maximum punishment is life imprisonment.