May 2022 News

News Briefs for 20 May 2022

Baramulla Wine Shop Attack: Case cracked, 4 "terrorists", one associate of LeT arrested, Says IGP

Srinagar May 19 May: Inspector general of police Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar on Thursday said that Baramulla police have cracked the case of recent attack on a wine shop in the district by arresting four terrorists and one associate of LeT. One associate involved in the attack have been arrested and arms and ammunition has also been recovered from their possession, which include 5 pistols, 23 grenades and explosive, IGP told Kashmir News Service(KNS). IGP added that this module was involved in several incidents in Baramulla, while further investigation was going on.

Centre to deploy additional 15, 000 security forces in Kashmir

Srinagar 19 May: The Centre government has decided to deploy additional 15, 000 security forces personnel in the Kashmir Valley in wake of the recent killing of minority member in the Valley, sources said here on Thursday. Sources told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that this troop deployment will be in addition to the forces deployed for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra. They said that the decision of deploying additional security forces in the Valley has been taken in wake of the recent killing a KP employee Rahul Bhat in Budgam district last week.

Chugh hails Jakhar joining BJP, a big blow to Congress

Chandigarh May 19 19 May: (KNS) BJP national general secretary Tarun Chugh welcomed former Punjab PCC president Sunil Jakhar`s decision to join the BJP and said that the BJP has been always committed to give representation to all sections of the society. He said Jakhar comes from a farming family and it is an endorsement of the prime minister`s policies to benefit farmers. Jakhar, he said, carries a rich political legacy and the BJP welcomed him to help take Punjab to new heights.

LG chairs high-level security meet in Srinagar

Srinagar 19 May: Following a high-level meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha held a high-level security review meeting at Raj Bhawan Srinagar on Thursday evening, sources said here. Sources told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that LG Sinha held a high-level meeting with top civil and police officials after arriving from Jammu today evening to review present situation and security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir. They said that soon after arriving from Jammu, LG Sinha held a meeting at Raj Bhawan, which started from 7:30 pm onwards and last for about two hours.

Module of falcon squad of LeT`s TRF involved in Baramulla Grenade attack busted, case cracked within 48 hours: SSP Baramulla

Baramulla May 19 May: SSP Baramulla Rayees Mohammad Bhat on Thursday said that module of Falcon squad of militant outfit LeT who were involved in recent attack on newly open wine shop in Baramulla has been busted. Addressing press conference here at Baramulla, Rayees said that the four terrorists belonging to so called falcon squad of TRF of terrorist outfit LeT who were involved in attack on wine shop in Baramulla were arrested within 48 hours. SSP said that at around 2010 hours on may 17, militants hurled a grenade inside a newly opened wine shop at Dewan Bagh Baramulla, resulted in injury to four employees.

Delhi court convicts Yasin Malik in militancy funding case

New Delhi 19 May: A Delhi court on Thursday convicted Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik, who had earlier pleaded guilty to all charges, including those under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), in a terror funding case. Special Judge Praveen Singh directed the NIA authorities to assess Maliks financial situation to determine the amount of fine to be imposed and posted the matter for arguments on the quantum of sentence on May 25. Malik had 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 a member of terrorist gang or organisation) of the UAPA and sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 124-A (sedition) of the IPC.

India Monitoring Chinese Developments On Pangong Lake

New Delhi 19 May: A day after reports emerged that China was building a second bridge across Pangong Tso in eastern Ladakh, India on Thursday said the area where the reported construction is being undertaken is under the occupation of that country for decades. At a media briefing, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India monitors such developments.