01 September 2022 News

News Briefs for 01 September 2022

Crime Graph In J&K Sees Surge In 2021: NCRB Report

Srinagar , September 01 : The overall crime graph in Jammu and Kashmir increased by 24.6 per cent in 2021 as compared to the previous year, while the cases of violent crimes declined marginally, the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) said in its latest report. As against 25,408 cognizable crimes comprising 22,404 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 3,004 Special and Local Laws (SLL) crimes in 2019, the total figure of criminal cases jumped to 31,675 in 2021 which include 27,447 IPC crimes and 4,228 SLL crimes, the report said. The year 2020, which saw the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, recorded a total of 28,911 cognizable crimes 25,233 IPC crimes and 3,678 SLL crimes.

RPO Srinagar Switches To Online Mode To Make Passport Verification Simple

Srinagar , September 01 : In a move that will bring relief to thousands of people applying for travel documents, the government is connecting the Regional Passport Office (RPO), Srinagar with all the police stations across Kashmir Valley through an online system to expedite the verification process. Passport Officer Kashmir and Ladakh Division, Nishith Kumar Shil told Kashmir Observer on Thursday that the current manual model is being replaced with an online model, wherein process of the security clearance will be sought electronically. “Earlier, we would send a request for security clearance to the district Superintendent of police (SP).

Militants killed in Sopore identified

Srinagar , September 01 : The two militants killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in Bomai area of Sopore town Wednesday night, after the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation, were affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammed, a senior police officer said, adding that the duo was planning attacks on civilians. Killed JeM terrorists were categorised & identified as Mohd Rafi of Sopore & Kaiser Ashraf of Pulwama. Terrorist Rafi was earlier booked under PSA twice.

68755 left-out households in J&K brought under PDS ambit during 2021-22

Srinagar , September 01 : The Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) in J&K has, during the financial year 2021-22, brought a whopping 68755 households under the ambit of the National Food Security Scheme. “This is the outcome of the extensive exercise launched by the Department last year to bring all the deserving left-out households and beneficiaries, under the ambit of the Public Distribution System,” a spokesman of the FCS&CA said. He said out of 68755 households added during 2021-22, 3780 have been registered under Antyodaya Anna Yojana category (AAY) and 64975 under Priority Household Category (PHH).

India at UN urges global community to call out Pakistan for supporting terror outfits

Srinagar , September 01 : India on Wednesday (local time) urged global communities to call out Pakistan for supporting terror outfits operating from the territories under their control. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Arria-formula meeting on "Transnational Terrorist Threats" Indian diplomat, Rajesh Parihar said, "It is high time that the international community calls out such states - Pakistan, and seek effective, credible, verifiable, and irreversible actions from them against terror outfits operating from the territories under their control, without further delay." Hitting out hard at terror groups, such as Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Hizb-ulMujahideen (HuM) in Pakistan, he said, "UN-designated terror groups, such as LeT, HUM, JeM continue to operate from across the border targeting civilians, security forces, places of worship and critical infrastructure in India."

JeM hideout busted in South Kashmir's Tral: Police

Srinagar , September 01 : Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a terrorist hideout of Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit in South Kashmir's Tral area of Pulwama district. A police spokesman said, " based on a credible input, Police in Awantipora along with Army (42RR) busted a terrorist hideout in the forest area of Syedabad Pastuna Tral which was subsequently destroyed." The spokesman said that incriminating materials of proscribed terrorist outfit JeM and materials like edible items, utensils etc.

NIA announces cash reward of Rs 25 Lakh on Dawood Ibrahim, Rs 20 Lakh on Chhota Shakeel

Srinagar , September 01 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday declared a cash reward of Rs 25,00,000/- against the fugitive 'Global Terrorist' Dawood Ibrahim and his close associates. A press note that was released by NIA on August 18, 2022, said Dawood Ibrahim who has been designated as a "Global Terrorist" by the United Nation under United Nations Security Resolution 1267 and also listed under the Fourth Schedule of the UAPA Act, 1967 runs an international terrorist network, namely D-Company. The press note further stated, "Ibrahim and other associates of him are involved in various terrorism, and criminal activities such as arms smuggling, Narco terrorism, underworld criminal syndicate, money laundering, circulation of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), unauthorized possession and acquisition of key assets for raising terror funds and is working in active collaboration with the international terrorist organization including Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and Al Qaeda (AQ)."

SC to hear NGO's plea seeking rehabilitation of Kashmiri Hindus, Sikhs

Srinagar , September 01 : The Supreme Court on Friday will hear a PIL filed by an NGO seeking direction to the government to rehabilitate or resettle Kashmiri Hindus and Sikhs including those who migrated after the exodus in 1990 and onwards from Kashmir to any other part of the country. A bench of Justices BR Gavai and CT Ravikumar will hear the case on September 2. The NGO 'We The Citizens' filed the plea through advocate Barun Kumar Sinha asking the apex court to direct the Central government and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to conduct a census of Hindus and Sikhs of Jammu and Kashmir who have been victims/survivors of genocide residing in different parts of India.