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Kulgam Killings Aftermath: Non-Local Residents Shifted To Safer Places In Sopore

Kulgam Killings Aftermath: Non-Local Residents Shifted To Safer Places In Sopore

Sopore, Oct 18: Hours after the killing of two non local residents at Laran Ganjipora area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday evening the authorities here in north Kashmir’s Sopore township have shifted the non local labourers to the safer destinations.

According to the sources, the non local residents of in and around the township of this Baramulla district have been relocated and shifted to the safer locations.

They have been shifted to safer destinations while necessary security arrangements have been made arround the venues in order to safeguard their lives, they said.

Non-local residents said, we have been told to submit the documents to the nearest police stations and are being shifted to other locations.

Meanwhile, hours after the incident, an order went viral in which the Police directed the DIGs to shift the non-locals in the region to nearest police stations and army camps. However, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar strongly rebutted the order and termed it as baseless and fake.

Police official said, we have no official order but as a precautionary measure and to safeguard them we are locating them to the safer locations. kns

Seven JKNRLM Staffers Injured As Cab Turns Turtle In Handwara Area Of North Kashmir

Seven JKNRLM Staffers Injured As Cab Turns Turtle In Handwara Area Of North Kashmir

Handwara, Oct 17: At least seven Jammu Kashmir National Rural Livelihoods Mission (JKNRLM) staffers sustained injuries after a cab they were on board met with an accident in Shogipora Magam in north Kashmir’s Handwara on Sunday afternoon.

Reports reaching said that a Tata Sumo bearing registration number JK09A-2055, carrying the staffers from Tarathpora towards Srinagar turned turtle after skidding off the road, resulting in injuries to seven persons working under JKNRLM scheme. The injured persons have been identified as Mubeena Begum, Nasreena Bano, Mahjabeena Bano, Shahzada Akhter, Ateeqa Bano, Mansoor Ahmad War and Tahir Ahmad – all residents of Ramhall Handwara.

All the injured were immediately evacuated to District Hospital Handwara for treatment, where all of them are said to be stable.

Meanwhile a police official confirming the incident told that a case has been registered in this regard. 

Walnut Kernels ‘Worth Lacs’ Stolen In Lagama Uri Baramulla

Walnut Kernels ‘Worth Lacs’ Stolen In Lagama Uri Baramulla

Uri (Baramulla), Oct 10: Unidentified persons are said to have stolen around seven quintal of walnut kernel (girri) from Lagama market in Uri on intervening Saturday and Sunday night.

Reports reaching said that locks of a trade unit, dealing in sale and purchase of walnut kernels, were found broken and the stock found missing. Information was passed on to the local police following which a team visited to assess the spot.

The victim trader identified as Bashir Ahmad Naik has in the meanwhile claimed that around seven quintal of walnut girri, which according to him is worth several lacs has been stolen from the trading unit. “All the stock which I had kept in boxes and crates has been stolen”, Bashir said.

Meanwhile a police official told that some unidentified persons have broken into the shop and lifted the stock. “We have registered case in this regard for due investigations”, the official said. gns

Farooq Abdullah Distances Himself From PDP’s Demand For LG’s Resignation

Farooq Abdullah Distances Himself From PDP’s Demand For LG’s Resignation

Bandipora, Oct 10: National Conference president and MP from Srinagar Lok Sabha Segment Dr Farooq Abdullah on stand distanced himself from the Peoples Democratic Party’s demand for resignation of Lieutenant Governer Manoj Sinha over civilian killings in Kashmir valley, saying they have no stand over the demand made by his ally.

Days after the PDP demanded resignation of LG Manoj Sinha over deteriorating security situation in J&K, Farooq Abdullah distanced NC from the demand.

“We have no stand over the demand for resignation,” he told mediapersons in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Sunday morning when asked that Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP is seeking resignation of the LG.

The PDP on Friday demanded resignation of Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha over the recent civilian killing spree by militants in the Union Territory.

“So, for its (administration’s) failures, for not being able to protect the people, for the worsening situation and for working against the people, the PDP demands that Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has no moral authority left to continue and he should resign. He has failed in his work to provide security and development,” PDP chief spokesperson Suhail Bukhari told mediapersons.kno

Covid-19: Lone Mohalla Sogam Hamlet In Kupwara Declared ‘Micro Red Zone

Covid-19: Lone Mohalla Sogam Hamlet In Kupwara Declared ‘Micro Red Zone

Kupwara, Oct 9: Authorities in Kupwara on Saturday declared a “Lone Mohalla Sogam” hamlet in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district as “micro Red Zone” after a few covid-19 cases were reported from the area.
Consequent to the declaration, inward or outward movement of any person from the Zone has been barred, according to an order issued by the deputy commissioner Kupwara, a copy of which lies with

“Further the surrounding hamlets of “Lone Mohalla Sogam” are declared as Buffer Zone and the inhabitants of the area shall also restrict their movement and shall not allow visitors to visit their homes without written permission of Administrator concerned,” the order reads.

The Deputy Commissioner has directed Tehsildar Sogam to act as Administrator for Red and Buffer Zone and he shall be assisted by Mohammad Maqbool Kumar Lecturer Govt. BHSS Warsun Kralpora.

“The Administrator/Assisting Officer shall ensure screening/Sampling of Households in the Red Zone in coordination with concerned BMO and consequently report to COVID Control Room Kupwara as per the prescribed format by 1:00 Pm on daily basis.”

All the officers of the line departments has been asked to ensure availability of basic facilities including food grains, LPG, medicines etc. in the Red and Buffer Zones. “They shall promptly respond to medical emergencies and concerned BMO shall dedicate one on call ambulance for the Red Zone area.”

The SHO concerned has been also asked to ensure barricading at all the entry points of Red Zone to prevent inward and outward movement as per the guidelines.

“Two (2) additional surveillance teams shall be deployed to cover all households in the Red Zone through door to door screening and sampling in the next four days,” the order reads, adding, “Any person/group/organisation found involved in breach of this order shall be booked under relevant laws.” 

Suspicious Object Found In Kupwara, Bomb Disposal Squad {BDS} On Job

Suspicious Object Found In Kupwara, Bomb Disposal Squad {BDS} On Job

Srinagar, October 09: A Suspicious object was found on Saturday near R&B in Sulkoot area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A Police officer told that Bomb Disposal Squad has been called after a suspicious object was found in Sulkoot

Meanwhile traffic has been temporary halted for precautionary measures.

Ongoing Situation In Kashmir Exposed Fake Claims Of Normalcy By BJP Govt: Rajni Patil, Says Unknown Gunmen Should Be Nabbed Soon

Ongoing Situation In Kashmir Exposed Fake Claims Of Normalcy By BJP Govt: Rajni Patil, Says Unknown Gunmen Should Be Nabbed Soon

Bandipora, Oct 09: All India Congress Committee In-charge for Jammu & Kashmir and a Member of Parliament, Rajni Patil Saturday said that the ongoing situation in Kashmir has exposed the fake claims of normalcy often being made by the Government of India.

Talking to reporters after visiting the residence of slain Muhammad Shafi Dar at Naidkhai, Bandipora, who was shot dead by unknown gunmen on last Tuesday, Patil said that coming here, she feels that the situation of 1990 is being repeated as innocent people are being shot here and the claims of normalcy that are being made by BJP government here are proving hollow.

She also said that there should be a judicial inquiry into the civilian killings that have taken place here over the last several days. “Victims of family members also demanded that the killers need to be identified as soon as earlier,” she said.

“How long will we call them unidentified gunmen? We have known them and if we can’t do that, we’re going to make a big mistake, ” she said, adding that the judicial inquiry should be done and the Congress party has always stood by it.

Patil said that there should be steps for improving the security situation rather than claiming that everything is normal.kno

Malik Pora Gushi Kupwara Inhabitants Protest Over Power, Water Supply Crisis

Malik Pora Gushi Kupwara Inhabitants Protest Over Power, Water Supply Crisis

Kupwara, Oct 5: Scores of inhabitants from Malik Pora Gushi Tuesday lodged a protest and blocked Kupwara-Vilgam road over power supply disruption and water shortage in the area.

The protesters, raised slogans against PDD and Jal Shakti Department alleging that despite appraisals, the department officials were showing a lackadaisical approach towards the imminent issues.

The area is facing a power outage for many days now and the people are also facing an acute water shortage, the protesters said.

The protesters were later on pacified and scattered peacefully by a police team.

A Jal Shakti Department official told that work on a water supply scheme under NABARD to the area is under progress and it may take some more time for completion. “Till the work gets completed and the project made functional, the people would continue to get the supply through tankers”, the official said.

When contacted, AEE PDD Abdul Hameed told that the matter has been taken into consideration for immediate redressal. 

Hardcore Narcotic Drug Peddler Arrested By Bandipora Police In Hajin, Contraband Substance Recovered, FIR Registered

Hardcore Narcotic Drug Peddler Arrested By Bandipora Police In Hajin, Contraband Substance Recovered, FIR Registered

Bandipora: 04/Oct/2021: Bandipora police continuing its drive against the drug peddlers arrested a hardcore drug peddler in Hajin Bandipora.

Acting on a specific information,police Party of Police Station Hajin led SHO P/S Hajin Inspector Zahoor Ahmad under the supervision of SDPO Hajin, laid a surprise Naka at Chrengpora Hajin and arrested a wanted drug peddler namely Mohd Rafiq Malla S/O Gh Ahmad Malla R/O Chrengpora Hajin and recovered contraband substance charas weighing about 6KG, 600 Gms from his possession.

In this regard, Case FIR under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Hajin and further Investigation has been taken up.
It is pertainant here that accused was the main drug peddler of the area who was operating since long and was evading the his arrest.

General Public is requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt strictly as per law.

Shop Damaged In Fire Mishap In Nowpora Bandipora District

Shop Damaged In Fire Mishap In Nowpora Bandipora District

Bandipora, Oct 04: A Hardware Shop was partially damaged in a fire mishap in Nowpora area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Monday.

An official told that the Hardware shop which belongs to Sagar Ahmed Mir son of Mohammad Yousuf Mir resident of Quil mukaam, was damaged partially in the fire mishap at main market chowk Nowpora.

Soon after the incident, Fire tenders rushed to the spot were able to put off the blaze after hectic efforts, the official said.

No loss of life or injury was reported in the mishap while the cause of fire was said to be short-circuit, he said.

Narcotic Worth 30 Crore Seized In Uri Baramulla Area Of North Kashmir

Narcotic Worth 30 Crore Seized In Uri Baramulla Area Of North Kashmir

Baramulla, Oct 3: Joint Forces Sunday morning recovered a 30 kgs of contraband substance and busted drug module along Line of Control (LoC) in bordering town of North Kashmir’s Uri.

SSP Baramulla said in a presser “Security forces witnessed some Suspesious movement along with LOC and it was found that some contraband substance which are most likely drugs has been dumped and the drug peddlers were observing the movement along the Indian troops and run away from there and dropped their contraband at the spot.”

“This has been recovered by the troops of the Indian Army and the same has been handed over to us and the legal proceedings of the matter have been initiated.”

“Around 25-30 kg of contraband that has been recovered. The troops are alert and the movement of the troops is going on along the LOC,” he added.

School Van Turns Turtle After Hitting Electric Pole In Krusan Lolab, Three Students Injured

School Van Turns Turtle After Hitting Electric Pole In Krusan Lolab, Three Students Injured

Kupwara, Sep 30: At least three students were injured after a van from Army Goodwill School Krusan met with an accident on Thursday afternoon in Saiwan Lolab in north-Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Reports reaching said that the incident occurred after the driver Showkat Ahmad Ganaie son of Ghulam Hassan lost control over the vehicle bearing registration number JK09A-1209 and hit an electric pole. The vehicle was on way from Krusan to Khurhama.

In the incident three injured students identified as Syed Umair Pir (10), Syed Zia Pir (10) and Uzma Jan all residents of Khurhama were immediately brought to SDH Sogam wherefrom two boys injured in the accident were referred to SKIMS Soura Srinagar for specialized treatment.

Army Man Dies, Another Injured In Road Mishap In Kupwara

Army Man Dies, Another Injured In Road Mishap In Kupwara

Kupwara, Sep 28: An army man died even as his colleague sustained injuries in a road accident in Awura Manwan area in Lolab on Tuesday morning.

Official sources told that the accident took place as the driver lost control over the vehicle soon after embarking from the 4th Sikh Unit stationed at Googledara, Awura.

The deceased has been identified as Dharmendra Singh son of Parvesh Singh and injured as Sukhpal Singh, they said. Gns

Drug Peddler Arrested In Bandipora, Contraband Substance Recovered: Police

Drug Peddler Arrested In Bandipora, Contraband Substance Recovered: Police

Bandipora, Sep 27: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband drugs from his possession in Bazipora area of Ajas in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

In a statement, a police spokesperson said that acting on a specific information regarding movement of a drug peddler a special naka was laid at Bazipora by a police team led by I/C PP Ajas Inspector Sajad Ahmad, under the supervision of SDPO Sumbal Surender Mohan.

“During checking one suspicious person driving a car bearing registration No. JK15A-8320 was signalled to stop and on search 600 Capsules of contraband drug Tramadol Hydrochloride were recovered.”

The statement reads that the accused, identified as Manzoor Ahmad Rather son of Mohammad Maqbool Rather of Bazipora was arrested and his Car was also seized.

“During preliminary enquiry it was revealed that the accused is running a medical shop in Ajas and is involved in supplying drugs to the youth of the area to make them drug addicts.”

It reads that accordingly a case FIR No.128/2021 under relevant sections of NDPS Act was registered in police station Sumbal and further investigation has been taken up.

“People are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers and help police in eradicating the menace of drugs.”

Two Residential Houses Gutted In Overnight Blaze In Kupwara Village

Two Residential Houses Gutted In Overnight Blaze In Kupwara Village

Kupwara, Sep 27: Two residential houses were gutted in an overnight blaze at Zurhama village of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, rendering three families homeless, locals said.

Locals informed that two residential houses were gutted in an overnight blaze, in which three families were residing.

The houses belonged to Asif Lone and Ikhlak Lone of Karnah sector, who had recently moved to Zurhama village, while the third owner was identified as Majeed Raina.

Meanwhile, locals appealed to the authorities to provide the affected owners with timely compensation so that they can resume their normal life.kno

50 Days On, Boys Degree College Sopore Headless, Official Work Suffers

50 Days On, Boys Degree College Sopore Headless, Official Work Suffers

Sopore, Sep 25 : The government Degree College Boys Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district has been headless for the past more than fifty five days, thereby hampering smooth functioning of the institution. 

An official of the institution told, that the college is functioning without principal for the last more than fifty five days after its principal got retired.

He said that in absence of the principal, the smooth functioning of the institution has got hampered as there is no one to look after the affairs of the institution including official work. 

Days before, Principal secretary to higher education assured the local coordination committee, that the vacant post will be fulfilled within a day or two but to no avail.

Meanwhile sources said, vacant post of the Principal is likely to be filled till Monday.

Safina Baig Appointed As Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference (JKPC) Women’s Wing President

Safina Baig Appointed As Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference (JKPC) Women’s Wing President

Srinagar, Sep 25:   Sajjad Gani Lone led Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Conference has appointed senior leader and DDC Chairperson Baramulla Safina Baig as President of its women’s wing.

Party spokesman Adnan Ashraf Mir in a statement issued to said that “Ms. Safina Baig has been accorded the responsibility of helming JKPC’s women’s wing and that the party is confident that she will play a pivotal role in maximizing participation of women in politics and work for their overall empowerment by involving them in the decision making process.”

PC Senior Vice President Abdul Gani Vakil while congratulating Ms. Baig said that she is a powerful voice who can encourage women participation at all levels.

“There is a dire need for ensuring greater participation of women in political set up of Jammu and Kashmir. It is imperative for women to have their voices heard and become partners in the decision-making process. Safina Ji is a powerful voice within the party who can encourage women participation and ensure that they have a major say in shaping party’s strategy”, Vakil as per the statement said.

PC General Secretary Imran Reza Ansari while welcoming the decision said that Ms. Baig’s appointment will encourage active and meaningful participation of women to address the challenges that have an impact on them and their future.

“PC is committed to carve out space for women leaders. We want to create spaces for them to take the mantle of responsibility to shape a brighter future for the coming generations”, he as per the statement said.

Meanwhile senior PC leaders and functionaries including Basharat Bukhari, Fayaz Ahmed Mir, Nazir Ahmed Laway, Mansoor Soharvardi, Adv Bashir Ahmed Dar, Abid Ansari, Yasir Reshi, Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Mohammad Abbas Wani, Murtaza Khan, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Raja Aijaz Ali, Irfan Panditpori, Sheikh Mohammad Imran, Adnan Ashraf Mir also felicitated Ms. Baig on her appointment and expressed confidence in her ability to inspire the women of J&K and work for their overall empowerment.

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Trucker Falls To Death In Uri Baramulla

Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Trucker Falls To Death In Uri Baramulla

Uri (Baramulla), Sep 24: A Border Roads Organisation truck driver died after falling into a deep gorge in Uri on Friday afternoon.

Official sources told that the incident occurred while the driver with an aim to wash the truck had parked the vehicle near a culvert in Kalsan Chollan area. The driver fell from the hilly spot into a deep gorge, resulting in his instant death.

Identifying the deceased as Syed Javid Hussain (32) son of Syed Khadim Hussain, a resident of Noorkha Uri, they further said that a police team has been rushed to the spot. 

Bank Employee Injured In Bandipora Road Accident Succumbs

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.

Three Militants Killed In Uri Baramulla, 5 AKs, 8 Pistols, 45 Grenades, 2 UBGL And Huge Ammunition Recovered

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

Soldier Ends Life Along LoC In Keran Kupwara

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

Three Labours Injured In Landslide During Road Construction In Uri Baramulla

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.

Tipper Collided With A Motorcycle In Lalad Sopore, Biker Critically Injured

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.

No Fresh Contact Establish With Militants, Searches Continues In Jammu And Kashmir Uri Sector

No Fresh Contact Establish With Militants, Searches Continues In Jammu And Kashmir Uri Sector

Baramulla, Sep 21: No fresh contact has been established with militants and a massive search operation continued for the third consecutive day on Tuesday in the woods along Line of Control (LoC) in this north Kashmir district.

Mobile internet service also remained suspended in Uri, where alert security forces foiled an infiltration bid by militants from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) on Sunday. A soldier was injured in the encounter before the infiltrators escaped from the area.

Official sources said on Sunday troops intercepted a group of militants who sneaked into this side at Angoori post in Uri. However, when challenged militants opened fire ensuing in an encounter in which a soldier was injured.

Later, security forces launched a search operation in the area after militants escaped from the area.

Official sources said security force are taking the help of drones to conduct searches in the woods.

General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps Lt General D P Pandey on Monday said after the infiltration attempt was foiled on Sunday, it was not immediately clear whether the militants had escaped back into POK are still in our side.

He said a massive search operation was going on in the entire woods to make sure there is no militant.

Lt Gen Pandey said there were several attempt by militants to enter the Kashmir valley which were foiled. However, two attempts were succeded—one was eliminated in Bandipora and we are after another he said. 

Bandipora Police Recovered Contraband Substance In Sumbal, One Person Arrested. Case FIR Registered

Bandipora Police Recovered Contraband Substance In Sumbal, One Person Arrested. Case FIR Registered

Bandipora 21 September (KNN): Bandipora police continuing its war on drugs arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband drugs from his possession in Wangipora Sumbal. Acting on a specific information, a police party of Police Station Sumbal led by SHO P/S Sumbal Inspector Mohammad Saleem under the Supervision of SDPO Sumbal Shri Surinder Mohan- JKPS during Naka checking at Sumbal wangipora Bala arrested one person along with Illicit/contraband dry Bhang leaves 3 Kgs. The accused has been identified as Sameer Ahmad Dar S/o Ab.Hameed Dar R/o Rakh-i- Shilvat Sumbal.

During preliminary enquiry it was revealed that the accused is a drug peddler and is selling the drugs to youths of the area to make them drug addicts.

Accordingly case FIR No. 121/2021 under relevant sections of NDPS Act was registered in Police Station Sumbal and further investigation has been taken up.(KNN)