News Briefs for 20 May 2022
Baramulla Wine Shop Attack: Case cracked, 4 "terrorists", one associate of LeT arrested, Says IGPSrinagar
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 KashmirSrinagar 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 CongressChandigarh 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 SrinagarSrinagar 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 BaramullaBaramulla
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 caseNew 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 LakeNew 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.