Three Police Officers Suspended As 14 Year Old Boy Allegedly Tortured In Police Custody
A fourteen-year-old boy apprehended on suspicion of theft was allegedly tortured in police custody, said police on Saturday.
Based on the medical reports of the boy, the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani had suspended Telibagh police station in-charge Rajneesh Verma, Head Constable Dinesh Tripathi, Head Constable Sandeep Singh with immediate effect. A notice of departmental action has been served to Commanding Officer (CO) Cant Munshi Rajendra Patel for not taking the matter seriously. The victim Manish Gautam said, “I was beaten by a constable inside Telibagh police station. I do not know the constable’s name who had beaten me.”
“An e-rickshaw was stolen after which the owner was torturing me saying I should accept that I have stolen the e-rickshaw.
The police officials were also asking me to accept that the e-rickshaw was stolen by me,” he said. The victim further said, “Since I denied accepting the same, I was beaten by a stick on my legs and then the constable stood on my fingers.
There was a station in charge and three other police officials present inside the police station.
One constable beat me while others were sitting.” “These days I was driving an e-rickshaw that got stolen.
I was taken on Friday evening by police. They were taking me to some other place then my mother came, so they left me,” he added.
Victim’s mother Shanti Devi said, “On June 24, the e-rickshaw was stolen.
Three policemen came to our house on Friday evening and asked my son to come with them.
My son was beaten inside the police station and after a while, they were taking him somewhere else.
I stopped them and asked them to take me as well. Then one of the police officers asked my son to go.
” Lucknow North Superintendent of Police (SP), Sukirti Madhav had said, “A man had accused the boy of stealing his e-rickshaw that the latter used to drive for him.
The case will become clear after medical tests of the boy which will clarify whether the victim is a minor or not.
Actions will be taken against those who have hurt the victim. It does not matter whether he is minor or not because police do not have the right to beat anyone”.
Pattan Village Without Bridge Students, Locals Suffering, People Appeals Governor to Intervene
Pattan 29, June, 2019(KNN): The Residents of HurCheck, Hurhundpora villages of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district are up in the arms against the government for failing to construct a bridge on a local stream. Resident of Hurcheck Pattan said there is a local stream called as Gundari Nalla and from the past several years the people are facing hardships due to the absence of a bridge on the Nalla.
They said that are forced to shift patients on shoulders to health center Nihalpora Or Wanigam which is few kilometres away from the village due to bad condition of road.
“We have no direct road to reach Tehsil headquarter Pattan. We have to cross this Nallah from both side and have to to go another village on foot. The drivers are reluctant to ply on the road due to its bad condition and absence of Bridge,” a local said.
The Most of the people are living Under Below Poverty Line, villagers said.
They appealed Governor J&K to look into this matter and solve their problem as soon as possible and take immediate and necessary steps so that people will not suffer anymore.(KNN)
Kulgam Blast Update: Critically Wounded Person Succumbs, Toll Reached Two
A person who was injured critically in a mysterious blast when some explosive material went off at Chidder Ban area of Khudwani in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on June 27 succumbed to injuries.
A police officer told that Mohd Abass Bhat son of Abdul Rashid Bhat of Chidder Khudwani breathed his last at SKIMS here in Soura Srinagar this afternoon.
On June 27, a scrap shop dealer died on the spot while as two others Mohd Abass Bhat and Yawar Ahmad were injured seriously in the mysterious blast.
Both the injured were shifted to PHC Qaimoh where from the duo were referred to SKIMS Soura for specialized treatment.
However, Abass succumbed to grave injuries today afternoon in SKIMS Soura.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan had ordered an enquiry into the incident.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Kulgam has been ordered to conduct an Inquiry into the incident and come up with a report within seven days.
Additional District Magistrate, Kulgam (Inquiry officer) shall conduct a magisterial probe into the mysterious blast incident which occurred at Chidder Village of Tehsil Qaimoh in Kulgam District on June 27 (Thursday).
Any person(s) acquainted with the facts of the incident and desirous to depose and record their statements have been asked to appear before the inquiry officer at the ADM’s office in Mini Secretariat Kulgam from June 28 to July 03, 2019 during office hours.
Poonch Administration Bars Picnic Trips By Schools And Colleges After Death Of 11 Students In Yesterday’s Accident
A day after 11 students lost their lives in a tragic road mishap, district administration in Poonch have directed all private and government institutions to seek prior permission from competent authority for any picnic henceforth.
A vehicle (tempo traveller) carrying students of a private computer centre from Surankote plunged into deep gorge near Pir Ki Gali along the Mughal Road Leading to the death of 11 students, 9 of them girls, and injuries to 7 others, two of them critically.
“All the Government and recognised private schools upto higher secondary level are directed not to leave / go on excursion/Picnic unless and until granted the permission from the competent authority,” said Deputy Commissioner Poonch
Due To Medical Negligence Of Maternity And Children Care Hospital Anantnag A Pregnant Woman Dies
Authorities have ordered an inquiry after a pregnant woman died due to alleged medical negligence at Maternity and Children Hospital (MCH) Sherbagh in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, even as the police took cognisance of the case.
Shobi Jan (25) wife of Mohd Hussain Bhat of Sarnal Anantnag died on Tuesday (June 25) due to medical negligence at the hospital, her family alleged.
Complying with the advice by the doctors, she walked into the hospital on the morning of June 25 (Tuesday). She was asked to take tea and snacks before her delivery which according to the family was fixed at 2 p.m. by the doctors. However, no doctor turned up at the scheduled time and she was kept waiting, the family alleged.
A female attendant accompanying the victim observed that there was no movement of foetus inside the womb and she rushed to inform the doctors. “There was no response from the doctors and Shobi was kept waiting and waiting till 11 pm when she was taken to labour room,” the family has alleged.
In the labour room, they said, Shobi was left unattended and no one from the family was allowed to enter. The family said: “Finally she was taken to operating theater at around 3 a.m. and it was not opened for hours.”
It was at around 6: 30 a.m. that the operating theater was opened and “that too when the police team reached the hospital,” the family said.
“This is a murder and strict punishment should be taken against the concerned doctors,” the family members demanded as they staged protest against the doctors.
Medical Superintendent of the hospital M Y Zagoo said that an inquiry has been ordered by a team of doctors comprising Dr Akeela and Dr Masarat, (gynaecologists) besides Dr Anzil (Anesthesia), Medical Superintendent of the hospital M Y Zagoo said. The team has been asked to submit the report at an earliest,” he said, adding, “Action will be taken based on the inquiry report.”
A police officer said that they have taken cognizance of the matter and started investigations under 174 CrPc. He said that action as warranted against those found to be negligent would be taken.
Back To Village Two Days Programme At High School Kamad Anantnag
On the 6th day of week-long ‘Back to Village’ programme, awareness camps and Gram Sabhas were held in south Kashmir’s kamad area of Anantnag district. The Back to Village’ programme were saw an enthusiastic participation of locals in village, an official sources said.
On the occasion the Headmistress of Government High School Kamad, Shabina Hassan organized various cultural and co-curricular activities in her school where the students of the school participated in different activities.
The designated nodal officer, ADDC Kulgam, Riyaz Ahmad, appreciated the efforts put in by Shabina Hassan and lauded her role in bringing the children of the school forward to make them participate in social awareness programs.
The designated officers discussed measures to further boost developmental scenario and strengthening of Panchayati Raj System in their assigned panchayat village. Issues of public importance and devolution of powers to panchayats besides implementation of welfare schemes formed part of these interactions.said Mohamad Rafiaq (GRS) Black Office Anantnag.
During the programme, people projected various demands like up gradation of health infra, veterinary centers besides strengthening Irrigation, PDD and PHE infrastructure in these villages.
The officials including, Shabina Hassan, and surpung Mohamad yawning shah, Dice incharge Mohamad Syeed revisited the village and took stock of the redressal of the problems in village.
The local public flagged several issues related to agriculture and allied sectors and augmenting the civic amenities in their respective panchayat halqa.
‘Back to Village’ is a unique initiative of the state government under which officers are visiting panchayats across the state. It began on 20 June and would last till 27 June.
ATM Services Of Jammu And Kashmir Bank temporarily Unavailable
The Jammu and Kashmir Bank ATM services are temporary out of order leaving customers fuming.
Sources said that the bank’s ATM services got some technical snag in the server on Monday. “All the ATMs of JK Bank are out of service, we are trying very hard to restore the services as early as possible,” he said
Ashok Gehlot Likely To Take Over As Congress President
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is likely to be appointed as the next Congress president as Rahul Gandhi is adamant on his stand that he does not want to continue as the party chief.
It is also likely that Gehlot will continue to serve as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. Leaders are believed to have given arguments in favour of Gehlot stating that many party presidents have served as chief ministers of states.
Anantnag Firing Update: Teen Falls Off Motorcycle After Security Forces Open Fire In Air, Held
Security forces on Friday apprehended a motorcyclist who fell down from his bike after the former fired several shots in the air at KP road in Anantnag town of south Kashmir, reports said.
According to news agency GNS, a joint naka party of SOG and CRPF signalled a motorcyclist to stop near K.P Road Anantnag for checking.
However, the motorcyclist turned back following which the forces fired few aerial shots which created panic in the area.
“In the process, the pillion rider (aged about 17-year-old) fell off from it and was later apprehended by the joint team. The motorcyclist, however, managed to escape from the site,” GNS quoted reports.
Sources said that the boy has been taken to JIC Anantnag for questioning. Confirming it, a police officer said that investigations are underway to ascertain the details.
The incident occurred when the motorcyclist was coming from Mattan towards Anantnag town, the officer said.
Off late, there have been some instances when motorcyclists or vehicle drivers who ignore signal were fired upon by the forces and in one such incident three boys were injured on Eid day when security forces fired at them in Pulwama district.
Anantnag Fidayeen Attack Update: Injured Station House Officer (SHO) Arshid Ahmad Succumbed To His Injuries
Station House Officer (SHO) Arshid Ahmad Khan who was injured in Fidayeen Attack on June 13 succumbed to injuries today in AIIMS Delhi.
Arshid was airlifted to AIIMS hospital in Delhi today from SKIMS. On Saturday morning the SHO was shifted to SKIMS from army’s 92 base hospital Badamibagh where he was admitted on June 13.
A police officer told that SHO succumbed to injuries in AIIMS hospital this evening.
SHO along with three paramilitary CRPF men were injured in Fidayeen Attack near KP road in Anantnag on June 13. Five CRPF troopers including two officers of ASI rank were killed also killed in the attack. One of the militants was later gunned down by the joint team of forces. A teenage girl was also injured during the incident.
Medical And Veterinary Camp At Redwani Bala, Kulgam By Indian Army
A Medical camp was organised by Army’s 1 Rashtriya Rifles in the hot bed of militancy – Redwani Kulgam in South Kashmir, under the aegis of Srinagar based Chinar Corps as part of Operation Sadhbhavana.
• The Camp has been an unprecedented event as around 350 – – 400Locals from different areas such as Redwani, Khudwani, Qaimoh, Hawara, Kujjar and Frisal participated in the medical camp and were given free treatment and medicines.
• Medical, Gyane, Ortho and Veterinary specialists were present both from the Army and Civil medical departments. CMO Dist Kulgam took keen interest in this venture by the Army and provided all out support for the treatment to the Locals of the remote belt.
• Locals hail this effort and urged that these type of camps should be organised on regular basis so that they can get the benefit from them conveniently.
• Commanding Officer of 1 RR told that it will always be a genuine and unconditional effort by Army to help the locals in such basic amenities as far as possible. Operation Sadhbhavana is a noble venture towards the cause of locals providing them a hand of comfort.
• Speaking regarding the camp and its arrangements for people they thanked the army for this type of camp.
• It is highlighted that establishment of Army Camp at Redwani Bala was initially sternly opposed by the locals of the area last year in Sep 18, however the realisation of the benefits of the Camp could be witnessed by the multifolds increased interaction of locals with the Army thereafter and their participation in Army sponsored events like sports competitions, cultural meets like iftaar and welfare events like medical camps.
Three Bad Effects Of Technology On Humans, 2nd Is Very Dangerous
Technology has made our lives very easy but it has created so many problems which should be solved immediately. Some of the main problems are as follows :
1. Exposure of privacy : Since there are so many websites where you need to give your personal information. From that website, anyone can get your information like your address, mobile number, birthday or even the bank account number. When your personal information reaches a corrupt person, you can do various scams with you.
2. Decrease in sleep time : Due to continuous usage of the internet in mobile and laptops, hours sleep time has been reduced. Before the advent of the technology, people easily used to sleep for 7 to 8 hours, now people did not sleep until 2 or 3 a.m. which is very dangerous for health. Sleep is the most important metabolism activity for the body.
3. Health issues : We can get neck pain and head pain by continuously using mobiles and laptops. Our attention span has also been reduced from 12 minutes to 5 minutes. It means we can only concentrate for 5 minutes continuously on a particular topic. Time spending on the screen continuously has made the vision problem in human beings due to which our eyesight has been reduced drastically.
Awantipora Gunfight Update: Two Militants Killed In Awantipora Encounter, Both Identified
Two militants killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Awantipora tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district were affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), police said on Friday.
“The slain militants have been identified as Irfan Ahmad Degu @Abu Zarar of Naina Litter Pulwama and Tasaduk Amin Shah of Kadlabal Pampore,” said a police spokesman.
Both the slain militants, as per police records, were affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT and were wanted by law for their complicity in attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities, he said.
According to police records, Irfan was part of groups involved in planning & executing series of attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. “He was involved in case FIR No 35 of 2018 pertaining to attack on security forces in Ellahibagh Pulwama in which one jawan had attained martyrdom,” said the spokesman.
“Tasaduk as per the police records was involved in Case FIR No 27/2019 of PS Pantha Chowk pertaining to killing of a civilian. Several crime cases were registered against them,” he said.
Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other crimes.
People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.
After Consuming Poisonous Tea Five Family Members Of Kunzer Baramulla Admitted In Hospital
Five persons including husband-wife duo and their son were admitted in a hospital in serious conditions after they consumed some poisonous substance mixed inadvertently with tea in Kunzer area of north Kashmir’s Tangmarg area.
Reports reaching GNS said that the five persons consumed tea made by an elderly woman who mistook some poisonous substance to that of dry lipton tea yesterday.
As soon as consuming the tea, three members of the family and two neighbors took it, they fell unconscious and were immediately removed to SDH Magam. Later they were shifted to Srinagar hospital where condition of three of them is stated to be critical.
While confirming it, a police official told GNS that as per initial reports the elderly woman while preparing the tea had mistook some poisonous substance instead of dry Lipton tea unintentionally which resulted the incident.
The officer identified those admitted in the hospital as Abdul Gani Sofi his wife Saja (75) and their son Farooq Ahmad Sofi, Ghulam Qadir Waza son of Ghulam Mohd Waza and Ghulam Mohammad Wani, all residents of Itkoo Dobiwan.
Dilapidated Condition Of Playground In Pattan Village, Youngsters Facing Problems
Claims of Govt to promote Games seems Mirage, Appeals Governor to Intervene
Baramulla 10, June, 2019(KNN): Locals of Dargam Pattan in north kashmir’s Baramulla alleged that the Playground of their village is in dilapidated condition by which the youth of their area are facing many problems. Locals said that the floods in 2014 lead to the worsening conditions of the ground because there is Nallah at one side of the Playground. Locals also said that our children are going to other nearby villages to play games.
People of the area alleged that several times they have brought it into the consideration of previous government and District administration but unfortunately no concrete step was taken. They said that although the District Administration is organising programmes regarding Games every year but at the ground level no such measures to improve the conditions of ground has been taken.
Locals of the area appeals governor J&K Satya pal malik to look into this matter and redress their problem as soon as possible so that their children don’t suffer anymore.(KNN)
Six Held Guilty For Rape And Murder Of Eight Year Old Kathua Girl
Six men have been held guilty in the gang-rape, torture and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua in January last year, which shocked and disturbed the country.
Those convicted by a special court in Pathankot include former government officer Sanji Ram, who was believed to be the mastermind.
Those convicted may face a minimum sentence of life imprisonment and a maximum of death penalty.
The in-camera trial in the case ended on June 3, following which District and Sessions Judge Tejwinder Singh announced that the verdict would be delivered today.
Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place because of the high-profile nature of the case.
The girl, who belonged to a Muslim nomadic tribe, was kidnapped and held captive at a village temple in Kathua district on January 10 last year.
She was drugged, starved and repeatedly raped for days. She was finally strangled and her head was bashed in with a rock.
The child’s mutilated body was found in a forest area on January 17.
Three days later, one of the accused – reportedly a juvenile – was arrested by police.
The trial in his case is yet to begin because a petition on determining his age is yet to be heard by the Jammu and Kashmir High Court.
Amid nationwide outrage over the savage killing of the child, the case was handed over to the Crime Branch, following which a police sub-inspector and a head constable were arrested for destroying evidence.
Sanji Ram, a retired revenue officer, surrendered on March 20 last year.
Besides Sanji Ram, the others arrested in the case were his son Vishal, a nephew whose age is being disputed, his friend Anand Dutta and two special police officers identified as Deepak Khajuria and Surender Verma.
The policemen accused of destroying evidence are Head Constable Tilak Raj and Sub-Inspector Anand Dutta.
The investigations of the Crime Branch suggested that the girl was raped and murdered in an effort to strike fear among nomads frequenting the Kathua area and drive them out.
Youth Allegedly Beaten-Up In Pakherpora Budgam, Shifted To SMHS Srinagar
A youth was allegedly beaten up by Army in Central Kashmir’s Pakherpora Budgam on Saturday evening.
The youth has been identified as Adil Nazir, 20, son of Nazir Ahmad Ganai, a resident of Check e Karapora, “he was on way to his home when he was stopped by 53 RR personnel at Shankerpora Pakherpora, who beat him ruthlessly.
He has been referred from sub-district hospital Pakherpora to SMHS hospital for further medical attention.
” Said his relatives. Hospital sources told KNO that the condition of the boy is out of danger and he is in a stable condition.
However, when contacted concerned SHO Charar e Sharief, Mudasir Ahmad told KNO that “details in this regard are being ascertaing”.
No SPO Can Leave His Place Of Posting Before Depositing Personal Weapon
Top officials in the Security Grid of Kashmir Friday revealed that all the Special Police Officers (SPOs) will remain under the constant monitoring of their respective unit heads and their movement will be tracked round the clock to ensure that they don’t leave their units along with their weapons.
The fresh directions come in the wake of killing of two SPO turned militants who were killed in Lassipora, Pulwama gunfight today. The duo had deserted their units in District Police Lines Pulwama on Thursday morning and joined Jaish-e-Muhammad militant outfit.
However, they were tracked within 24 hours of their disappearance and killed along two other Jaish militants in an overnight gunfight. But the incident left a lesson for the JK police to learn prompting the top brass to go for fresh measures to prevent it from becoming “a trend or a rebellion” in the police force, that has achieve a great success in countering the insurgency in Kashmir since the killing of new age militant commander Burhan Wani in July 2016.
“From now onwards all the SPOs will remain under constant watch of their superiors in their respective units. A tight vigil will be maintained on them,” a top officer in the security grid told KNO, wishing not to be named. “Though every SPO can’t be seen with the eyes of suspicion, but some measures will strictly be followed to ensure that no more SPOs join the militancy in future.”
He said the movement of SPOs across Kashmir will be tracked through a proper mechanism and that they won’t be allowed to go out of their units and wings along with their service rifles. “The SPO has to deposit the service riffle before the in-charge of his wing and seek proper permission for visiting home or moving out of his unit or wing,” the official disclosed to the KNO.
He said that police stepped their intelligence and tracked the movement of two SPOs—Shabir Ahmad of Tujan, Pulwama and Suliman Ahmad of Uthmulla ,Shopian and killed both in a gunfight. “Both of them were tracked in just few hours of their disappearance. It was due to the night-long encounter, they were killed after 24 hours of their disappearance,” the official said.
He said that travel movements of SPOs will also be monitored while as their personal phones too will be kept on the surveillance to ensure that they don’t come under any militant influence or pressure to join militancy.
“This is obviously something to worry for but it is not an alarming thing. We have killed more than 110 militants this year so far,” said the officer. “The killing of SPOs in a few hours of their disappearance stands lesson for others, who may have come under some militant influence.”