Jammu And Kashmir Police Along With Army Arrest Three Persons Who Were In Contact With Pakistani Handler Of Lashkar-e-Taiba

Jammu And Kashmir Police Along With Army Arrest Three Persons Who Were In Contact With Pakistani Handler Of Lashkar-e-Taiba

Reasi Aug 31: Reasi District Police and Army RR unit from Mahore with active support from army intelligence has busted a major Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) revival plan in the Mahore area of the district and arrested three persons who were in contact with their Pakistani handler (LeT), Mohammad Qasim who had exfiltrated to Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) in 2002.

“On August 5, an information was received through reliable sources at Mahore Police Station that some unknown persons (anti-national elements) in the area are in touch with LeT terrorists based in Pakistan to revive the LeT in Mahore with the intention to wage a war against the country and to disturb the sovereignty and integrity of India,” Reasi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rashmi Wazir told reporters at a press conference here.

“On this information, a case under sections 120-B, 121, 122, 123, 124 of Indian penal Code (IPC) was registered on August 5 in Mahore Police station and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted to investigate the case,” she added.

The Reasi SSP further said: “During the course of the investigation, with the help of technical data analysis support from Army RR and intelligence Units working in Mahore area and interrogation of suspects by the SIT it has emerged that Mohammad Qasim, who exfiltrated to POK in the year 2002, is the mastermind behind the module.”

“He is trying to establish a network so that LeT can utilise this new potential either as guides in infiltration or to recruit new ones in militancy from Mahore and adjoining areas, providing logistics support and establishing LeT base, facilitate the crossing of militants via various routes including but not limited to Rajouri belt – Mahore – Kulgam area,” she added.

Three suspects namely Ghulam Hussain, Abdul Aziz and Ashfaq Ahmed have been arrested who are in touch with the said Mohammad Qasim via different means.

Some Benami transactions in different accounts of these suspects have also been detected and some families of slain militants who have received financial aid from ISI have also been identified.

Further investigation is underway.

Awantipora Police Arrested Drug Peddler Near Ladermud Crossing In Awantipora Pulwama

Awantipora Police Arrested Drug Peddler Near Ladermud Crossing In Awantipora Pulwama

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Awantipora 31 August 2020: Continuing its drive against drug peddlers, Awantipora Police arrested one  drug peddler near Ladermud Crossing of Awantipora area.

The arrested drug peddler namely Aqeel Ahmad Ansar belongs to village Barkhan,Nawab Gung Bareli UP and upon preliminary questioning he seems to be involved in transportation/ selling  of Psychotropic drugs in Awantipora area. 250 grams of contraband substance suspected to be heroin was  recovered from the possession of the arrested person. 

Case FIR Number 118/2020 under relevant sections of NDPS stands registered at Police Station Awantipora.

General Public of Awantpora, Tral , Pampore and Khrew are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in neighborhood area. Persons found indulging in drug peddlers will be  dealt strictly under law.{KNN}

J&K Police Deputy SP Was Tasked By Pakistan To Establish ‘Contact’ In MEA: NIA Chargesheet

J&K Police Deputy SP Was Tasked By Pakistan To Establish ‘Contact’ In MEA: NIA Chargesheet

Suspended Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Devender Singh, who has been chargesheeted by the NIA for providing support to banned terror group Hizbul Mujahideen, was tasked by his Pakistani handler with establishing a “contact” in the ministry of external affairs for carrying out espionage activities.
According to the chargesheet of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed before a special court in Jammu, Singh, who was posted in the sensitive anti-hijacking unit of Jammu and Kashmir police, had been in constant touch with his handlers in the Pakistan High Commission who have since been repatriated to Islamabad.

The 3,064-page chargesheet, filed under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and various sections of the Indian Penal Code against Singh and five others, gave a graphical description of the police officer’s involvement in providing shelter to the terrorists of the banned group.
The chargesheet said he had saved the number of his contact at the Pakistan High Commission as ‘Pak Bhai’ (Pakistani brother). The contact had been giving him various tasks which included deployment of forces and arrival of “VIPs” in the Kashmir valley.

After having committed himself to Hizbul Mujahideen, Singh was asked to establish a contact in the ministry of external affairs by his Pakistani handler so that espionage activities could be carried out there.

However, Singh was unable to make any headway into the nefarious plan of the Pakistani embassy officials, the NIA officials said.

The chargesheet, filed in the first week of July, has accused Singh and others of allegedly waging “war against India” with the help of Pakistan-based terrorists and members of the country’s high commission in Delhi

Besides Singh, others named in the chargesheet are self-styled commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen terror group Syed Naveed Mushtaq alias Naveed Babu, his brother Syed Irfan Ahmad as well as the group’s alleged overground worker Irfan Shafi Mir, alleged accomplice Rafi Ahmad Rather and businessman Tanveer Ahmad Wani, former president of the Line of Control Traders Association.
Detailing the conspiracy, the NIA alleged that Deputy Superintendent of Police Singh, who is in a jail here, was “in touch with certain officials of Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi through secure social media platforms. Investigation revealed that he was being groomed by Pakistani officials for obtaining sensitive information”.

The central agency said in the chargesheet that the probe in the case has brought “on record that the Pakistani establishment has been devising all possible ways and means to fund, arm and sustain the terrorist activities of the banned terrorist organization Hizbul Mujahideen”

Singh was arrested on January 11 this year along with Naveed Babu, Rather and Mir, an advocate, when their car was intercepted by Jammu and Kashmir police near Qazigund on the national highway connecting the Valley with the rest of the country.

A search of the vehicle led to the recovery of an AK-47 rifle, three pistols and a cache of ammunition and explosives. The NIA took over the case on January 17.
The investigation found that Singh, in an apparent bid to shield Naveed Babu, had shifted him along with the advocate to Jammu and arranged safe shelter for them in the city in February last year.
Singh used his own vehicle for the movement of the Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists and also assured them help in procuring weapons, the NIA alleged.
Investigations show that the accused were obtaining weapons and ammunition from across the border with the help of arms smugglers and Singh. These weapons were later used for terrorist activities, it said.

Biker Injuries Critically After Hit By A Tata Safari On National Highway In Handwara Area Of Kupwara District

Biker Injuries Critically After Hit By A Tata Safari On National Highway In Handwara Area Of Kupwara District

Kupwara, Aug 30: A biker sustained critical injuries after getting hit by a vehicle at Watayan Chogul area of Handwara along Srinagar-Kupwara National Highway on Sunday afternoon.

A youth identified as Sameer Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Hassan a resident Kulgam riding a bike bearing Reg. Number JK-18 4710 was hit by Safari vehicle JK-01J 8184 this afternoon.

In the incident, Wani sustained critical injuries and was shifted to District Hospital Handwara for immediate treatment.

However, his situation is said to be critical, when this report was filed in. gns

Srinagar Encounter Update: In Panthachowk Gunfight, We Lost A Well-Trained, Experienced Counter Insurgency Cop, Three Lashkar-e-Taiba Militants Killed: DGP Dilbagh Singh

Srinagar Encounter Update: In Panthachowk Gunfight, We Lost A Well-Trained, Experienced Counter Insurgency Cop, Three Lashkar-e-Taiba Militants Killed: DGP Dilbagh Singh

‘Trio came on a bike, fired at joint team of forces, tried to snatch weapon but failed; left behind bike and took shelter in nearby area, alert teams traced them, slain includes top Lashkar commander’

Srinagar, Aug 30: Director General of Police J&K, Dilbagh Singh Sunday said that in an overnight encounter at Panthachowk, Srinagar, the J&K police lost its brave, well-trained and experience counter insurgency cop who had taken part in so many successful anti-militancy operations.
The DGP also said that the three-bike borne militants had first fired at a joint naka party at Panthachowk yesterday night in a bid to snatch weapons, but alert forces foiled their plans forcing them to leave behind the bike and take shelter in a nearby house.

Talking to reporters in Srinagar on the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony of slain Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Special Operation Group (SoG) of J&K Police, Babu Ram, the DGP said that Ram was a brave cop, who was well trained and had been part of anti-militancy operations since long.

“In Panthachowk operation, we lost a well-trained, brave and experienced counter insurgency cop,” DGP told reporters. He said that yesterday evening, three bike-borne militants fired at the joint party of police and CRPF at a check point at Panthachowk.

“It was a weapon snatching bid that was foiled by the alert troops, forcing the militants to leave behind their bike and take shelter in a nearby area known as Dhobi Mohalla, Pantha Chowk,” he said.

The DGP said that teams of SoG and CRPF acted swiftly and cordoned the area till senior officers of police and CRPF joined them to supervise the operation. “The operation lasted for the entire night. In the initial exchange, one militant was killed and we lost ASI Babu Ram. As the operation progressed, we killed two more militants,” the DGP Singh said.
He said that the three slain militants belonged to Lashkar-e-Toiba and one of them was a commander active since past over a year. “We brought the families of two others from the Pampore area who appealed their children to surrender, but they refused and instead fired.

This was done despite the fact that we lost our brave cop in the operation,” the DGP said. He said one AK-47 and pistols were recovered from the slain militants. Asked whether the three slain militants were involved in the August 14 Nowgam, Srinagar attack where two cops were killed, the DGP said that police was investigating and nothing can be stated at this juncture.kno

Meet Srinagar Youth Who Organised Marriage Of Over 200 Orphan, Poor Girls In Kashmir

Meet Srinagar Youth Who Organised Marriage Of Over 200 Orphan, Poor Girls In Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 29: A youth from Soura area of Srinagar has so far borne the expenses of marriages of over 200 orphan and poor girls even as he is planning for more in the near future.

Umar Wani, a resident of Soura while talking said that for the last 5 years he along with the members of “We the helping hand foundation” have arranged money from their own pockets besides donations and have borne marriage expenses of over 200 orphan and poor girls.

“I was working in Europe in a company where I got inspired by some of my friends who were working for the welfare of society and I quit there and found an organization ‘We the helping hand foundation’ in the year 2013,” he said.

He said that in the year 2014 during floods he with the help of his friends here and abroad distributed around 1 crore rupees among the deserving families. “Later we started distributing grocery packets and other items among the deserving families.”

“For the last 5 years we are distributing 30 grocery packets every month among deserving families. Now we are planning to distribute the monthly grocery items at least among 20 deserving families in every district.”

He said that they have been organising programmes at different stages to aware people especially youth about the ill effects of using drugs and its consequences on the society under the banner of “The power of J&K Youth Association”. “We have been taking up the issues of public importance to higher ups besides make people aware,” he said.

BSF Detects Tunnel Along India-Pakistan Border In Jammu

BSF Detects Tunnel Along India-Pakistan Border In Jammu

Jammu: The Border Security Force (BSF) has detected a tunnel just beneath the India-Pakistan international border fence in Jammu, officials said on Saturday.

The force has launched a major search operation in the area to look for other such hidden structures that aid infiltration even as it is analysing the spotted structure, they said.

BSF Director General Rakesh Asthana has directed his frontier commanders to ensure that the anti-infiltration grid is intact and there are no gaps along this front, they added.

The tunnel, about 50 metres from the border fence on the Indian side, was located by a BSF patrol on Thursday in the Samba sector of Jammu.

The force later examined the tunnel and found plastic sandbags on its mouth that had “Pakistani markings” on them, officials told PTI.

The tunnel, as per sources, has a depth of about 25 feet at the opening and the border force has launched a mega search operation along the IB in this area to detect any other such clandestine structure that can aid infiltrators to cross over from the Pakistan side and also help in smuggling of arms and narcotics.

About 8-10 plastic sandbags that have ‘Karachi and Shakargarh’ written on them have been recovered from the opening of the tunnel and the bags have a manufacturing and expiry date embossed on them indicating they were manufactured recently, officials said.

The nearest Pakistani border post is about 400 meters from the tunnel, they said.

The force has been conducting a mega ‘anti-tunnel drive’ in the IB areas of Jammu and other places after five armed infiltrators were recently killed by it along this front in Punjab.

The entire BSF formation deployed across the 3,300 km International Border that runs along Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat is on extra alert as there are multiple intelligence inputs of terrorists trying to breach the IB and infiltrate into India, officials said.

The border force is also looking at deploying ground penetrating radars to detect tunnels along this sensitive front which is prone to infiltration by terrorists from Pakistan and cross-border smuggling of arms and narcotics.

Tunnels have been detected by the BSF along the Jammu border front earlier too. (PTI)

Shopian Gunfight Update: Top Al-Badr Commander Among Four Militants Killed In Shopian, One Militant Caught Alive

Shopian Gunfight Update: Top Al-Badr Commander Among Four Militants Killed In Shopian, One Militant Caught Alive

 

Srinagar, August 28: Top commander of Al-Badr among four militants were killed on Friday in an encounter in Kiloora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian.

Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that four militants of Al-Badr were killed today. 

IGP further said that among the slain militants, district commander Shakoor Parray and Suhail Bhat had abducted and killed Khonmoh Panch.

Meanwhile, one militant was caught alive during exchange of firing.

Earlier, According to the reports reaching, a joint team of Police, Army’s 44RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Kiloora.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.

False Militancy Case: Court Reprimands Police, Orders Release Of Innocent Pharmacist

False Militancy Case: Court Reprimands Police, Orders Release Of Innocent Pharmacist

Jammu, Aug 28: A court in Jammu has reprimanded police for trying to falsely implicate a Junior Pharmacist into militancy related case and has directed the superintendent of Central Jail, Jammu to release the accused from custody.

The accused is a Junior Pharmacist from Marwah area of Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir and has been identified as Zahoor Ahmed who was arrested by police under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in January this year after police station Dachhan charged him of supporting Hizbul Mujahideen and Jehangir Saroori, Kashmir’s oldest surviving militant. Saroori is active in Chenab Valley since 1990.

While granting bail, Sunit Gupta, Special Judge Jammu, under Unlawful Activities (Prevention Act), noted the court could not find a single witness or statement which can be held against Zahoor Ahmed for his alleged links to militancy.

Police had alleged that Zahoor was an over ground worker, not only providing information to militants but also supplying medicines to the longest surviving militant of Kishtwar Jehangir Saroori and three others on the directions of one Akther Hussain, resident of Kishtwar.

The court observed Zahoor Ahmed cannot be said to be involved in aiding, harbouring or being part of the militant organization. “Even if he was intending to deliver some medicine even to the militant, he cannot be said to have been involved in any of the offences under UA(P) Act as such rigorous provisions of section 43-D() UA(P) Act would not apply in the case.”

Special Judge Gupta said that the court could not find a single witness whose statements were recorded under section 161 or 164 CrPC who have uttered even a single word against the accused Zahoor Ahmed.

The Court observed that the Investigating Officer of the case had managed to annex a photostat copy of a statement of one witness namely Akhter Hussain which was recorded under section 164 CrPc in some other case and attached with this case.

“With the strength of the said copy of the statement, the Investigating Officer had made a successful attempt to falsely implicate the accused Zahoor Ahmed and even as per the statement; the accused is not genuinely found to be involved in any such activity which may be said to be an offence under UA(P) Act,” the court observed.

Judge Sunit Gupta while reprimanding the police investigation officer said he did not find any evidence against the accused.

The court directed the superintendent of Central Jail, Jammu to release the accused from custody.

A Speedy Car Crushed A 48 Year Old Man To Death In Sopore North Kashmir

A Speedy Car Crushed A 48 Year Old Man To Death In Sopore North Kashmir

Sopore, Aug 29: A 48-year-old man was killed after he was hit by a speedy car at Lalad area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday morning. 

Officials told that a  pedestrian was walking on a road when a speedy vehicle bearing registration number JK15A-3006 hit him, resulting in his on spot death at Lalad Sopore-Sringar highway.

Police officials identifed the deceased as Abdul Rashid Ganaie, son of Late Muhammad Sultan Ganaie of Lalad Sopore.

Police said that the driver of the car has been arrested and a case has been registered in this regrad at Police Station Tarzoo Sopore.kno

Rescue Operation Launched As Two Persons Trapped In Poonch River

Rescue Operation Launched As Two Persons Trapped In Poonch River

Poonch, Aug 27: Authorities in Poonch district Thursday launched a rescue operation after two men were trapped in a river in the district.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Mudassir Hussain told that two men got trapped in the middle of the river near Khanetar area of Poonch.

He said a rescue operation has been launched to rescue them.

He informed that teams of SDRF, Police, locals and civil administration officers reached the spot while efforts are being made to rescue the duo from the river.

Two Brothers Arrested By Police From Qamarwari Srinagar, One Pistol And 12 AK-47 Bullets Recovered

Two Brothers Arrested By Police From Qamarwari Srinagar, One Pistol And 12 AK-47 Bullets Recovered

Srinagar, Aug 27: Police on Thurdsday arrested two brothers from Barthana area of Qamarwari srinagar and recovered a pistol magazine along with 12 rounds of Ak47.

A police officier told that a cordon-and -search-operation was launched in the Barthana area during which house of one Tariq Ahmad Hajam who is land broker by proffession was raided.

During the searches, the police officer claimed that a pistol magazine and 12 rounds of Ak47 were recovered from the house. Besides Tariq police also arrested his brother Reyaz Ahmad Hajam, the police officer added. “Further investigations are underway,” the officer added.

Some Persons Raised Slogans Of Azadi Under The Garb Of Moharram Procession Booked Under Sedition Law, Few Arrested More To Be Apprehended Soon

Some Persons Raised Slogans Of Azadi Under The Garb Of Moharram Procession Booked Under Sedition Law, Few Arrested More To Be Apprehended Soon

Srinagar: 26th On surfacing of a video in social media in which mourners were found chanting pro Azadi slogans in a Jaloos-e-Aza (Mauharram Procession). PS Parimpora has taken cognizance.

The police has acted swiftly and identified the location which is situated at the end of Hokersar Nowpora Bund, about 2.5 kms inside the Hokersar road. The area is isolated and there was no history of organising any such unlawful gathering before, neither was there input of any gathering/ procession nor was there any police presence, as the area is far from main Imambara ( which is on the bund of Hokersar lake).

It has been revealed that some boys from adjoining area of Budgam led by following persons::::

(1) Sajad Hussain Parray
S/O Mohd Yousuf parray
R/O Nawpora Gund Hassi Bhat

(2) Arif Ahmad Dar
S/O Mohd Akbar Dar R/O Gund Hassi Bhat near J&K Bank

3) Raja Mehboob s/o Mehboob Hussain R/O Gund Hassi Bhat took advantage of the area and assembled here and raised pro Azadi slogans.

In this regard a formal case has been regd under FIR No 177/2020 U/S 13 ULA(P) Act143,188,269 IPC against the above accused.

Midnight raids were conducted in which two persons have been arrested and further arrests are expected in the said case and the investigation is going on.

Highway Robbery Update: Policeman Among Two Arrested In Highway Robbery Incident At Awantipora South Kashmir

Highway Robbery Update: Policeman Among Two Arrested In Highway Robbery Incident At Awantipora South Kashmir

Pulwama, Aug 25: A policeman and his associate were arrested for their involvement in highway robbery incident in South Kashmir’s Awantipora town.

Police sources told that Awantipora police Tuesday solved a highway robbery case and arrested duo including a policeman.

Divulging information about the case, sources said that a track driver identified as Reyaz Ahmad Sheikh of Hari Ganwan Kangan lodged a complaint at Police Station Awantipora claiming that some goons stopped his truck (JK05A-6896) on Lethpora Highway and looted 2 cell phones and Rs 10,000 from him.

“Accordingly police registered an FIR vide number 111/2020 under relevant sections while during the course of investigation strenuous efforts were taken by the SHO Awantipora Mudasir Naseer, by means of analyzing CCTV footage of Highway as well as identification of Scooty used by the accused. Two accused identified as policeman Mudasir Ahmad Bhat of Malikangan Fathekadal Srinagar and Uzair Yousuf Dar of Babapora Sheeltang Habakadal Srinagar were nabbed and looted cash of Rs 10,000 was recovered from them.”

Sources added that the nabbed policeman is posted at District Police Lines Srinagar. Knt

Two Drug Peddlers Arrested By Kulgam Police Alongwith Contraband Substance

Two Drug Peddlers Arrested By Kulgam Police Alongwith Contraband Substance

Kulgam Police arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession.

Acting swiftly upon a specific information generated by Kulgam police, Police party headed by SHO Kulgam Insp Shri Davinder Singh laid a special naka near stadium Kulgam, intercepted two suspected persons namely Danish Ahmad Ahanger S/O Gh Nabi Ahanger R/O Reshipora Kulgam and Aadil Ahmad Ganaie S/O Manzoor Ahmad Ganie R/O Ganaie mohalla Kulgam, during checking of the said persons (Charas 60 grams, Brown sugar in liquid form two injecting needles weighing 03 grams) was recovered from their possession.

Both the accused persons were arrested on spot.

Pulwama Attack: NIA To File Chargesheet Today, Name Masood Azhar And Pakistan

Pulwama Attack: NIA To File Chargesheet Today, Name Masood Azhar And Pakistan

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will file a chargesheet on Tuesday afternoon in the February 2019 Pulwama terror attack case, naming Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Abdul Rauf Asghar, several other commanders of the militant outfit and seven arrested person accused for their involvement in the bombing at Pakistan’s behest, officials familiar with the matter said. Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in the attack that brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war.

The over 5,000-page charge sheet has been completed after an investigation by a team of deputy inspector general Sonia Narang and police superintendent Rakesh Balwal. It will be filed before a special NIA court in Jammu.

The officials cited above said the charge sheet has irrefutable evidence–technical, material and circumstantial evidence–on Pakistan’s role in the attack. It cites the roles of the JeM leadership and the arrested accused in the attack and has details like chats, calls details of militants.

HT reported first this month that NIA will name Pakistan and its spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), for planning and executing the state-sponsored attack, for which highly-trained militants were sent to India.

NIA probe has revealed that Pakistan used Adil Ahmad Dar, a local resident who rammed an explosive-laden car into a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, as a suicide bomber to project the attack as a result of a home-grown militancy against “India’s occupation of Kashmir”, one of the officers cited above said.

Azhar, who founded JeM in 2000 after he was freed from an Indian prison in exchange for 155 passengers of a hijacked aircraft, and Asghar have been named as the primary accused in the charge sheet.

Seven alleged JeM operatives arrested from Kashmir since February, Shakir Bashir Magrey, Mohammad Abbas Rather, Mohammad Iqbal Rather, Waiz-ul-Islam, Insha Jan, Tariq Ahmad Shah, and Bilal Ahmed Kuchey, have been named for “conducting reconnaissance, providing logistics and assisting in planning the attack”.

The names of Pakistani militant Mohammad Umar Farooq, who was sent to India to execute the attack, Kamran, JeM’s area commander, Mudassir Khan, and Adil Ahmad Dar also figure in charge sheet but not as accused as they have been killed. Farooq, Kamran, and Mudassir Khan were killed in March 2019 in separate exchanges of fire with security forces.

Azhar was among those India designated as individual terrorists in 2019. The move came following an amendment to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which allows the government to designate individuals as terrorists. The US has similar laws for such designations and the 2019 move opened an added avenue for joint action against militants.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has denied his country’s role in the Pulwama attack and even offered to prosecute the culprits if India provided evidence. Islamabad has not, however, taken any substantive action against global militants operating from its soil, including Azhar even as it has been under pressure from the international community.

NIA’s probe has concluded the explosive material for the attack was collected over a period of time from mining blocks and locations used by cement factories for blasting rocks in Khrew (Pulwama), Khunmoh (Srinagar), Tral, Awantipora, and Lethpora.

The NIA charge sheet also details the email, text, and social media communications of key players in the bombing, including Azhar’s brother.

The Pulwama attack threatened to spark a full-blown conflict between India and Pakistan. JeM claimed responsibility for the attack and prompted India to carry out an airstrike on a terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot. Pakistan retaliated a day later and triggered a brief dogfight involving warplanes of the two countries. (HT)

Woman, Buffaloes Killed After Landslide Hit Khour In Reasi Jammu Division

Woman, Buffaloes Killed After Landslide Hit Khour In Reasi Jammu Division

Reasi, Aug 25: A woman was killed while some buffaloes also got perished after a landslide hit Khour area of Mahore sub-division in Reasi district.

An official told that three persons were buried under the debris after a landslide hit Khour area on the intervening night of August 24-25 due to the heavy rainfall.

He identified them as Khalil Ahmed (30) son of Muhammad Rafiq of Jamlan, his wife Raksana Begam (25) and Mohammad Aslam son of Muhammad Rafiq—all residents of Mahore.

He said the body of Raksana has been retrieved while searches for others was going on.

“Reportedly some buffaloes have also got perished after the landslide hit the area,” the official said.

Five Intruders Shot Dead Along India-Pak IB in Punjab: BSF

Five Intruders Shot Dead Along India-Pak IB in Punjab: BSF

 

New Delhi, Aug 22: The Border Security Force shot dead five intruders along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab early Saturday, a senior officer said.

He said “alert troops of the 103rd battalion noticed suspicious movement of intruders violating the IB” in the Taran Taran district of Punjab.

When asked to stop, the intruders fired on BSF troops who retaliated in self-defence. Subsequently, five intruders were shot dead, the BSF officer said.

Another BSF official said the incident happened around 4:45 am.

An intensive search operation along the front is underway.

ISIS Operative Arrested With Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) In Delhi

ISIS Operative Arrested With Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) In Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 22: The Delhi Police has arrested an alleged ISIS operative with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from central Delhi’s Ridge Road area, a senior officer said on Saturday.

The accused was arrested on Friday night following a brief exchange of fire.

“The accused was arrested after an exchange of fire from Ridge Road between Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwaha said.

Encounter Started In Baramulla, Two To Three Militants Believed To Be Trapped

Encounter Started In Baramulla, Two To Three Militants Believed To Be Trapped

Encounter breaks out between militants and government forces in saloosa area of Kreeri of North Kashmir’s district on Saturday.

A senior Police officer told that on specific information A joint team of Police, Army’s 52RR and 176BN of CRPF launched cordon and search Operation in the Saloosa.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party triggering off an encounter.

As per the sources two to three militants are believed to be trapped.

Army Soldiers Of 39 RR Shot Himself Dead In Mankato Sector Mendhar Poonch

Army Soldiers Of 39 RR Shot Himself Dead In Mankato Sector Mendhar Poonch

Poonch, Aug 21: A soldier shoot himself dead with his service rifle along the Line of Control in Pooonch district of Jammu region, official sources said on Friday

They said the soldier, Mohit Kumar, of 39 RR died on the spot as the he shoot himself on head at a forward area along LoC in Mankato Sector. Originally from 16 Gdr, they said, the soldier was presently posted with 39RR.

The reason for the soldier to take such an extreme step could not be immediately known confirming the incident, SHO Mendhar Manzoor Kholi told that inquest proceedings have been launched.

BSF Trooper “Commits” Suicide In Kupwara Area Of North Kashmir

BSF Trooper “Commits” Suicide In Kupwara Area Of North Kashmir

Kupwara, Aug 21: A border security force (BSF) trooper commits suicide by firing himself from his own service rifle in kupwara district .

Official sources told that the trooper posted at Brinwari shoot himself with his own service rifle and died on spot.

He identified as head constable of Kundan ram of 169bn he added.

A police officer told that it was not immediately known as to why the trooper took the extreme step. He said investigation are underway in this regard.

Anantnag Police Destroyed Bung Cultivation Spread Over Approximately 20-25 Kanals Of Land At Dupatyar, Bijbehara

Anantnag Police Destroyed Bung Cultivation Spread Over Approximately 20-25 Kanals Of Land At Dupatyar Bijbehara

Anantnag 20th August,2020: Continuing its efforts against Contraband cultivation, Anantnag Police along with Excise department destroyed Bung cultivation spread over approximately 20-25 Kanals of land at village Dupatyar falling under the jurisdiction of Police Station Bijbehara.

A joint team of Police & Excise department assisted by SHO Police Station Bijbehara under the supervision of SDPO Bijbehara lunched a drive against illegal cultivation of Bung.

The drive was highly appreciated by Genral public of the area.

Poonch Accident Update: Eight Persons Injured Two Of Them Critically In Poonch accident

Poonch Accident Update: Eight Persons Injured Two Of Them Critically In Poonch accident

Poonch, August 20: At least eight persons were injured, two of them critically, when a sumo vehicle they were traveling in met with an accident in Poonch district on Thursday.

Official sources told that a Sumo (JK02AB-5463) on way from Bhera to Mendhar met with an accident at Mohalla Barwala in which eight persons were injured.

Seven of them have been identified as Muzamal Ahmed, Raza Mahid, Mohammad Ayoub, Wazir Mohammad, Mazar Hayat, Mohammad Sageer and Majid Ali, all residents of Behra.

Soon after the accident, SHO Mendhar Manzoor Kohli along with a police team reached on the spot and shifted injured to SDH Mendhar. The condition of two of them, Majid Ali and Mazar Hayat, is stated to be critical.

BMO Mendhar Dr. Parvaiz Ahmed Khan confirmed that eight injured persons were brought to the Sub District hospital.”Two critically injured persons have been referred to Government Medical College Rajouri,” he said.

Gunfight Started Between Militants And Government Forces In Ganipora Kralgund Handwara

Gunfight Started Between Militants And Government Forces In Ganipora Kralgund Handwara

Handwara, Aug 19: An encounter between militants and government forces has started at Ganipora Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Official sources told that a joint team Police, army’s 32 RR and CRPF launched a joint cordon-and-search operation in the area, there was firing upon the team from militants hiding in the area.

The fire was retaliated, triggering of an encounter, they added.Pertinently this is the second encounter of the day.

Till this report was being filed intermittent firing was going on.