Several Killed In Shootout Inside Delhi’s Rohini Court
Several people are reported to have been killed in a shootout that took place inside the premises of Delhi’s Rohini court. Among those dead are also two attackers, who entered the court premises in lawyers’ attire.
A report by NDTV said that one Jitender Gogi, a gangster, was allegedly shot dead. Gogi was being produced at Rohini court when the armed members of the rival gang, dressed as lawyers opened fire.
One female lawyer too has sustained injuries. More than 30 rounds of bullets were fired in the shootout.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana was quoted by news agency ANI as saying, “Two criminals opened fire at gangster (Jitender Mann) ‘Gogi’ when he was taken to the (Rohini) court for a hearing. In retaliation, police shot dead both the attackers. One of them was carrying a reward of Rs 50,000.”
Gogoi, a notorious gangster, was arrested around two years ago from neighbouring Gurgaon on Haryana.
Fatty Electricity Bills Irk Mehjoor Nagar Locals, Protests Against Power Development Department (PDD)
Srinagar, Sep 24 In almost all colonies of Mehjoor Nagar area of Srinagar city, locals are irked over exorbitant electricity bills.
On Friday, locals in many colonies of Mehjoor Nagar, including Rose Colony, Friends Colony, Imran Gali, Chinar Colony and Iqbal Colony staged a protest raising slogans against Power Development Department.
Protesters told news agency that each month they get fatty electricity bills. “Sometimes we get a bill amounting to Rs 750, sometimes Rs 1500 and now this month we have received a bill of Rs 3600. “Without taking consumers into confidence, the Department prepares agreements on their own and dispatch fatty bills,” a protester from Friends Colony said.
They said the electricity bill sent to them should be waived at the earliest or they will intensify the agitation for justice.
Another protester said that they approached top PDD officials who said they can’t do anything in this regard as they have been directed to achieve a target and generate revenue.
“If PDD has to generate revenue and achieve the set target then they should first exact electricity fee from those who are the major defaulters. They fail to get money from the departments which are the biggest defaulters and are harassing poor people,” the protesters said.
An elderly protester said that there are people residing in different colonies who fall under the category of below poverty line. “We are going to resist this injustice by tooth and nail and won’t succumb to any pressure,” the protesters said.
When contacted Executive Engineer Raj Bagh Division Manzoor Ahmed said that consumers are supposed to pay on the basis of the consumption. “We can’t do injustice with anyone. If anybody has any grievance, he should approach to his office,” he said.
Money Talks, Nobody Would Say No To India, Khawaja On Teams Pulling Out Of Pakistan Tours
MELBOURNE 24 Sept: Pakistan-born Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja says “money talks” and no team would say no to touring India but it is “easy for players and organisations” to turn down assignments in Pakistan or Bangladesh.
England followed New Zealand in pulling out of the Pakistan tour, citing security concerns, dealing a massive blow to the country’s efforts to bring back international cricket.
“I feel it’s very easy for players and organisations to say no to Pakistan, because it’s Pakistan. I think the same thing would apply too, if it were Bangladesh. But nobody would say no to India, if they’re in the same situation,” Khawaja was quoted as saying by ‘The Australian Associated Press’.
“Money talks, we all know that, and that’s probably a big part of it.
They keep proving time and time again through their tournaments that they’re a safe place to play cricket. I think there’s no reason why we shouldn’t go back,” said the cricketer who moved to Australian from Pakistan with his family at the age of five.
Khawaja said he would happily travel to Pakistan to play. Australia are scheduled to tour Pakistan next year.
“There’s a lot of security. Heavy, heavy security. I’ve heard nothing but reports about people feeling safe.
“Even talking to the guys during the PSL about what it’s like…they would say the same thing to me ‘like 10 years ago, maybe not, but now 100 percent’.”
Bank Employee Injured In Bandipora Road Accident Succumbs
Bandipora, Sep 24: A bank employee, who was injured in a road accident on yesterday near Watpora in Bandipora district, succumbed to his injuries on Friday.
The bank employee Jahangeer Ahmad Bhat, son of Sonaullah Bhat of Watapora Bandipora was injured on Wednesday last week in a road accident at Watapora.
Jahangeer received critical injuries in the incident and was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital from where he was referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment.
An offical said that Jahangeer succumbed to his injuries today in srinagar hospital.
A pal of gloom has descended on the watpora village as the people especially his colleagues throng the house of deceased to have the last glimpse of their colleague.
The police have registered a case under and have started further investigation.
Residential House Gutted In Fire Mishap In Chree Panzgam, Family Appeals For Compensation From Administration
Anantnag, 24 September: A Residential house was gutted in a fire mishap at Chree Panzgam in South Kashmir’s Anantnag District on Friday.
Reports reaching *Kashmir Exclusive* said a massive fire broke out in the Residential house of Reyaz Ahmad Dar son of Mohd Shafi Dar resident of Chree Panzgam during.
In this fire mishap the residential house was completely damaged but the exact figure of loss was not know immediately.The cause of fire was not know.
Family and local residents of that village make an emotional appeal to administration for compensation to the concerned family.
Meanwhile police Station Larnoo took the cognizance of this fire mishap.
Three Militants Killed In Uri Baramulla, 5 AKs, 8 Pistols, 45 Grenades, 2 UBGL And Huge Ammunition Recovered
Srinagar, Sept 23: Three heavily armed militants, believed to be those who reportedly infiltrated recently, were killed at Hathlanga area of Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday, officials said.
Official sources told that three militants were killed in the gunfight which had ensued after days cordon-and-search-operation in the vast area. Authorities had also suspended mobile telephony and internet in Uri amid reports that some militants had infiltrated via LoC in Uri.
They further said that five AK-47, 8 pistols, 45 grenades, 2 UBGL and huge ammunition was recovered from their possession.
The identity and group affiliation of the trio was not immediately known. In initial phase of the gunfight, a soldier was also injured.
A press conference of GOC Chinar and IGP Kashmir is going on in BB Cant Srinagar regarding killing of three militants in Uri who recently infiltrated.gns
Woman Falls Off From Moving Scooty Dies In Yaripora Kulgam
Kulgam, Sep 23: A woman died after she fell off a moving scooty at Matibugh area of Yaripora in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday afternoon.
An official told that Rifat Jan (30), wife of Mohammad Issaq Mir of Behbrada fell off moving scooty at Matibugh.
He said that locals rushed her to a nearby hospital where she was declared dead on arrival by the doctors.
Militant Hideout Busted In Kulgam Forests Area Of South Kashmir
Kulgam, Sep 23: The security forces on Thursday afternoon busted a militant hideout in Trenariyan forest area of Damhal Hanjipora in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.
Official sources told that on a credible input, the security forces including 34 RR and Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel busted a militant hideout in area Trenariyan area of D H pora.
“During the search, the forces unearthed a militant hideout and recovered incriminating material,” they said.
The searches were going on when the report was last filed.
CBI Raids Jammu And Kashmir Bank Corporate Office In Srinagar Central Kashmir
Srinagar, Sep 23: The central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) has raided the corporate office of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Kashmir capital Srinagar and searches are being carried out for the third consecutive day.
Reliable sources told that sleuths of CBI including one Superintendent of police, four DySP and seven inspectors are part of the raid that is going for the third consecutive day at the corporate office in Srinagar.
They said that “One-time settlement cases from 2012-2019 are being investigated and all accounts are said to be of Kashmirs.”
Further details into the matter are being ascertained, they added.
J K Bank and CBI version will be updated once available.
Soldier Ends Life Along LoC In Keran Kupwara
Srinagar, Sept 23: An army soldier ended his life by shooting himself dead in Keran area along the Line of Control in Kupwara district last night, official sources said on Thursday.
They said, the soldier Lokinder Singh Thakur, posted with army’s 6RR, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, fired from own service weapon at a post in Keran last night at about 2230 hours. Although he was immediately shifted in serious condition to nearby army health facility, they said, the doctors there declared him brought dead on the arrival. It was not immediately known as to why the soldier took the extreme step, the official sources said. His body has been shifted to SDH Kupwara for postmortem and connected medico-legal formalities, they said.
A defence ministry spokesman based in Srinagar, when contacted about the incident, feigned ignorance about the incident. “I will check the details,” he said. gns
Under Detention Since 2017, Hurriyat Leader Mehrajudin Kalwal Released On Parole For Six Hours
Srinagar, Sep 23: Hurriyat leader Mehrajd-ud-din Kalwal, who is serving detention since 2017 in Delhi prison, was Thursday allowed to visit home for six hours on a parole in the wake of death of his mother fortnight ago.
An official told that Hurriyat leader Mehraj-ud-din Kalwal son of Muhammad Amin of Hamzah Colony Bk Pora Srinagar, who was presently under NIA detention at Delhi jail since 2017, was first taken to police station Pantha Chowk for a night and today morning was allowed to visit his home for six hours on parole.
“His mother had died some 15 days ago Kalwal is accompanied by a team of Delhi police, Jammu police, SHO Nowgam and policemen from DPL Srinagar,” the official said.kno
Pregnant Woman’s Throat Slit Body Found In Kitchen Of Her Home In Banihal
Jammu, Sept 23: A pregnant woman was found dead with throat slit in the kitchen of her home in Darshipora Banihal in Ramban district, officials said.
They said the 39-year-old woman, a mother of three children, has been identified as Zubaida Begum wife of Mohammad saleem. A police official told that the woman was found under mysterious circumstances and confirmed that her throat was slit open. Soon, the body was shifted to Sub District Hospital Banihal.
SHO Banihal Nayeem Matoo told that police has launched proceedings under section 174 CrPC and investigations are going on. Gns
Jammu And Kashmir Government Sacks Six More Employees For Militants Links
Srinagar, Sept 22: Government has sacked six more employees over alleged militant links including for working as overground workers for the militants groups.
Two constables, as many teachers and a senior officer of forest department and an employee in R&B department are among those sacked, they said.
Two of those removed from services are from Kishtwar district and one each belong to Anantnag, , Baramulla , Poonch and Budgam districts, the official sources said.
The government issued the order after a designated committee in J&K formed to scrutinise and recommend cases under Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India recommended their removal from government service over militants links.
Earlier this year, the government had sacked at least eleven of its employeesover same of allegations.
IN DETAILS: 1. Hamid Wani R/O Bijbehara, #Anantnag ( Teacher)
2. Jaffer Hussain Butt R/O Kishtwar (Constable).
3. Mohd Rafi Butt R/O Kishtwar, (Junion Assistant) Road & Building Dept
4. Liyaqat Ali Kakroo R/O Baramulla (Teacher)
5. Tariq Mehmood Kohli R/O Poonch (Range Officer) Forest Department.
6. Showkat Ahmad Khan R/O Budgam (Constable). Gns
This Year’s Flu Vaccine Even More Essential For Pregnant Women: DAK
Srinagar, Sep 22 (KNN): Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) on Tuesday said this year’s flu vaccine is even more essential for pregnant women because of Covid-19 pandemic.
Urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against flu as soon as possible, DAK President and influenza expert Dr Nisar ul Hassan said this season’s flu vaccine is particularly important for expecting mothers.
“We could be facing a double danger of flu and Covid this fall and winter. Getting both diseases at the same time can be serious and even deadly,” he said.
“While pregnant women are less likely to get serious illness from Covid, flu can increase their chances of getting serious disease from the novel coronavirus,” he added.
The DAK President said pregnancy changes the immune system, heart and lung function that makes pregnant women more prone to severe illness from flu as well as hospitalization and even death.
“The risk of premature labor and delivery increases when expectant mothers catch the flu and there is a greater chance of birth defects and even death of a baby in the womb,” he said.
“Preventing influenza during pregnancy is an essential element of prenatal care and the most effective strategy for preventing influenza is vaccination,” Dr Hassan said in a statement issued to KNN.
Quoting a study, he said pregnant women who received flu vaccination were 40 percent less likely to be hospitalized during pregnancy than pregnant women who weren’t vaccinated.
“Flu vaccine in pregnancy saves infants from dying in the womb,” said Dr Nisar.
Quoting another study, he said flu vaccination was associated with 51 percent reduction in stillbirths.
Spokesperson DAK Dr Riyaz Ahmad Dagga said flu vaccine is perfectly safe for pregnant women and can be given during any stage of pregnancy.
“It is the injectable flu vaccine that should be given to pregnant women and not the nasal flu vaccine as it is made from live virus that makes it less appropriate during pregnancy,” he said.
“The power of vaccination in pregnancy is a message that should be broadcast far and wide. It is imperative that obstetricians should advocate for influenza vaccination and provide flu vaccine to their pregnant patients,” he added.(KNN)
Three Labours Injured In Landslide During Road Construction In Uri Baramulla
Baramulla, Sep 22: Three labourers were injured in landslide during construction of a road in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday, officials said.
The landslide occurred while excavation of a slope for road construction by Beacon authorities was underway at village Dara Gutliyan Uri, they said. The injured were immediately removed to MI Room Beacon wherefrom they were referred to Sub- District Hospital Uri for specialized treatment, the officials said.
The official identified the injured persons as Khadim Hussain son of Mohammed Shah , Razaq Bhatti son of Ahmed Ali Bhatti and Ajiz Ahmed son of Mutwali Bhati, all resident of village Dara Gutliyan Uri.
As Jammu Shuts Against Opening Of Reliance Outlets; Omar Abdullah’s 10-Year-Old Tweet Triggers Hot Debate On Social Media
Jammu, Sept 22 : As Jammu observe bandh on traders call to protest against opening of Reliance retail stores, almost a 10-year-old tweet of former chief minister and National Conference Vice president Omar Abdullah resurfaced online.
Omar, who is quite active on social media now going viral in different groups where people taking dig on his statement where he talks about inauguration of Jammu and Kashmir’s first and only Wal-Mart Best Price Now Flip-kart best Price) store in Jammu outskirts.
“Off to inaugurate the first Jammu #bestprice whole sale store opened by #bharti #walmart,” reads Omar’s tweet. However, the tweet was originally shared on 9th of November 2011, when Omar Abdullah was chief minister of state and he had inaugurated Wal-mart’s store despite opposition of trader federations.
The whole debate started after National Conference extended support to the Jammu Bandh called by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Jammu against anti-trade and commerce moves of the administration.
Social media users questioned Omar Abdullah’s stand on supporting of Wal-Mart store and opposing reliance stores.
Rewetting Omar’s old tweet Manu Khajurua, Founder Voice of Dogras tweets said, “Interesting. Walmart was ok. Reliance not for #Jammu,”.
Another user advised Omar to delete the old tweet as soon as possible.
Megha Sharma writes “What a joker you are. Walnut might have been the bags but reliance doesn’t give flying to him. That’s the difference”
Aashish said “Walmart is Ok. Foreign company. Reliance is not Ok. Because Indian company”.
VR Pandita writes, “Was Jammu bandh on this day? Did any organization gave a call at that time? Didn’t this wall mart affected the local business??
“For those who don’t know, Walton’s Family (owner of Walmart) belongs to Pakki Takki of Jammu and were state subject holders. Therefore, they could open a huge store during article 370 in Jammu without any uproar, a satire made by parody account named as Jammuey Da Raja.
Vishesh Koul replied to the original tweets writes, “Delete it ASAP it might get viral”.
Pertinently Jammu got Wal-mart store in 2011, inaugurated by then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who described it as landmark development as said that “Jammu and Kashmir is now on the Walmart map of the world” adding “J&K is ahead of Delhi, which is yet to get on such a store”.
However, due to protests from local traders Jammu’s Wal-mart confined to wholesale activity on membership based only.kno
Dozen Sheep Killed In Cloudburst In Ganderbal: Officials
Ganderbal, Sep 22: At least a dozen sheep died after a cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said here.
Officials told that the cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area and left around a dozen sheep dead and several others injured.
They said that the livestock belonged to Bakarwal of Ganderbal, while a police party has been deputed to the spot to access the loss.
Tipper Collided With A Motorcycle In Lalad Sopore, Biker Critically Injured
Sopore, Sep 22 : A bike rider injuries after he met with an accident at Lalad area of Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.
An official told, that a motorcycle bearing registration number JK05D-1373 collided with a Tipper at Lalad area, injuring him critically.
He identified the injured as Owais Ahmed Kanna a resident of Peth-Lalad area of Sopore.
The official said that injured person was rushed to a nearby hospital for necessary treatment.
Meanwhile a case in this regard has been registered and investigations have been taken up.
Missing Five Year Old Girl Found In Spring In Kokernag, Dies In Hospital
Kokernag, Sep 22: Hours after she went missing, the five-year-old girl from Nagbal Lisser area of Kokernag in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district was found in the nearby Spring. However, she breathed her last in the hospital.
An official told that the girl identified as Sheelu Jan (05), daughter of Gulzar Ahmad Bhat was missing since 05:00 pm.
“After searching for a while, she was found in a nearby Spring/Nallah by locals,” the official said.
The girl was brought to Sub-District Hospital Kokernag in critical condition where she breathed her last, he said, adding that probably it is a drowning case while investigation is going on to ascertain the facts.kno
Corruption Cases In J&K: Conviction Rate Is Four Times Lower Than National Level, Three Cases Withdrawn By UT Government
JAMMU, Sept 22: Even as Jammu and Kashmir registered a continuous decline in number of corruption cases reported from 2018 to 2020, the conviction rate of such cases in the Union Territory is more than four times lower than the conviction rate at national level.
While the conviction rate of corruption cases under trial at national level was 40.9 in 2020, the conviction rate of such cases in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory was only 9.1 during the same period.
Out of 579 corruption cases under trial in J&K, only one case was convicted while the pendency of cases at the end of year 2020 was 97.9 percent.
Surprisingly, J&K is the only place across the country where the Government had withdrawn some corruption cases for the reasons best known to the authorities.
This has been revealed by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs in its latest annual report `Crime in India- 2020′.
According to the report, there was a continuous decline in the number of corruption cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir from the year 2018 to 2020.
While 82 corruption cases were reported during the year 2018, the number decreased to 73 in 2019 and 71 in 2020.
Among these 71 cases of corruption in 2020, there were 10 trap cases, six Disproportionate Assets cases, seven of criminal misconduct and 48 others.
Regarding the disposal of cases by Anti Corruption Bureau and Vigilance under Prevention of Corruption Act and related sections of Indian Panel Code in the year 2020, the NCRB report informs that besides 71 cases reported in the 2020, there were 404 cases pending for investigation from the previous year while six cases were re-opened for investigation during the period.
As 19 cases were transferred to other agency/State and three cases were withdrawn by the Government, closure report was submitted in 25 cases while 48 cases were chargesheeted by the investigating agency. Hence, at the end of the year 2020, there were 386 cases in which the investigation was still pending .
Interestingly, Jammu Kashmir was the only place among all States and Union Territories across the country where the Government had withdrawn corruption cases. Three corruption cases were withdrawn by the J&K Government in the year 2020 and there was no such other instance across the country.
As far as court disposal of corruption cases was concerned, NCRB report says that besides 48 cases sent for trial in the year 2020, there were 531 more cases, which were already pending trial.
Hence, in the year 2020, there were total 579 cases for trial. Three of these cases under trial were stayed while one case was quashed and another one was disposed of without trial.
Trail was completed in 11 cases and only one case was convicted while 10 cases were acquitted. Total 12 cases were disposed of by the court in the year 2020 and 567 cases were pending trial at the end of the year.
Therefore, in the year 2020, only one person was convicted and awarded punishment for offences under Prevention of Corruption Act.
In the Union Territory of Ladakh, no fresh case of corruption was reported in the year 2020 even as there were total four cases pending investigation from the previous year while one case was pending trial.
As no chargesheet was submitted in 2020, all the four cases remained pending investigation at the end of the year while the only case under trial also remained pending with the result conviction rate in Ladakh UT was zero while the pendency percentage was hundred.
Four Sticky Bombs Destroyed, 40 Days After Recovery In Poonch
Poonch, Sept 22: Forty-days after four sticky bombs were recovered along with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), police on Wednesday.
The bombs were destroyed along banks of a river near Bharirakh in Mendhar, a police officer said
Besides SHO Manzoor Kohli, SDPO Mendhar Z A Jaffri were present when the bombs were destroyed.
The SDPO told that the bombs, recovered along with an IED on August 13 in Mendhar, were destroyed on the directions of a court.
The bombs were claimed to have been recovered at a joint naka by BSF, police and army.