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High Alert In Kashmir, Intel Warns Of Attacks On Power Projects, Emergency Landing Strip

High Alert In Kashmir, Intel Warns Of Attacks On Power Projects, Emergency Landing Strip

Security has been beefed up around the Uri-I and Uri-II hydro-power projects, which are close to the LoC.

A high alert has been sounded in Kashmir following intelligence inputs that a new militant group, Harkat 313, has been tasked to launch attacks on government infrastructure, including hydel power plants of Uri-I and Uri-II.

Security has been beefed up around the Uri-I and Uri-II hydro-power projects, which are close to the LoC.

According to inputs, militants are also likely to target the emergency landing strip in Anantnag. Another alert has been issued saying Hizbul Mujahideen is planning to target religious leaders to create a major law and order situation in the valley.

Inputs have also been received of terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and The Resistance Front (TRF) planning to attack sarpanches and non-local people in Kashmir.

The alerts come amid a spate of attacks on non-local workers in J&K. This month, 11 people have lost their lives in shootings targeting civilians.

On Sunday, militants shot dead two workers from Bihar and injured another in Kulgam in South Kashmir. The deceased have been identified as Raja Reshi Dev and Joginder Reshi Dev. The militants entered the rented accommodation of the labourers and fired on them indiscriminately.(file photo of Indian security forces)

Forces Launch Massive Cordon And Search Operation {CASO} In Chewakhurad Village Of Pulwama District

Forces Launch Massive Cordon And Search Operation {CASO} In Chewakhurad Village Of Pulwama District

Following inputs about the presence of militants in the area joint team of government forces including 55RR, CRPF and SOG of J&K police launched a massive cordon and search operation in south kashmir’s Chewakhurad area of district Pulwama.

Reportedly huge contingent of forces deployed in the area.

Sensitization, Capacity Building Programme On FRA Held At Anantnag

Sensitization, Capacity Building Programme On FRA Held At Anantnag

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 14 : A one day sensitization cum capacity building programme on Forest Rights Act 2006 was held at Dakbanglow Anantnag today, here. Arvind Kumar Jha, former Commissioner, Tribal Research Training Institute, Pune Maharashtra presided over the session. He apprised the gathering about his valuable experience and expertise on the subject.

During the session, the main provisions of the act like eligibility, responsibility, sustainability, etc were discussed threadbare. Detailed deliberations on formation of Forest Rights Committees and processing of FRA claims were held with officers of concerned departments including revenue, forest and rural development.

The former commissioner discussed case studies from other parts of the country and enlightened the gathering about the usual hurdles faced during implementation of the Act besides their timely and apt solutions.

Jha impressed on the gathering that balanced development ensuring conservation of forests while at the same time recognizing and safeguarding rights guaranteed to scheduled tribes and other forest dwelling tribes are the way forward. He laid emphasis on sustainable development and the need to prevent misuse of provisions contained in the act.

On the occasion, the commissioner interacted with PRI members besides the field functionaries of various departments. He gave a patient hearing to their issues and clarified their doubts regarding implementation and coverage of the act.

The programme was also attended by ADC Gulzar Ahmad, DFO Lidder Divison Bijbehara, DFO Anantnag, ACR, SDMs, BDOs and other officials.

Hoax Bomb Scare In Tral As Suspicious Object Turns To Be Empty Bottles Tied With Wire

Hoax Bomb Scare In Tral As Suspicious Object Turns To Be Empty Bottles Tied With Wire

Srinagar, Oct 11: A suspicious object which was found on Monday near BDO in Dadrsa area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has turned to be containing empty plastic bottles tied with a wire.

A Police officer told that a Bomb Disposal Squad was called after the suspicious object was found in Dadrsa.

After searching the object for possible explosives, the BDS found that it contained a few plastic bottles which were tied with a wire.

IED Detected On Achabal-Kokarnag Road In Anantnag Destroyed By Bomb Disposal Squad

IED Detected On Achabal-Kokarnag Road In Anantnag Destroyed By Bomb Disposal Squad

Anantnag, 08 Oct: A Bomb Disposal Squad diffused an Improvised Explosive Device after it was detected by Joint Forces in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.

Official sources told that a Joint team of police party from Police Station Achabal along with soldiers from19 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF personnel from 164 Battalion detected an IED installed on Achabal- Kokernag Road.

Official sources added that shortly after the detection of the IED, traffic was halted and the movement of people was restrict.

A Bomb Disposal Squad rushed to spot and destroyed the IED without causing any harm, they said.

Police in this regard registered a case against unknown persons and set investigation into motion, they added.gns

Sanity Must Prevail: Omar, Sajad After Father Of Two Minor Girls Killed In CRPF Firing In Anantnag, Mehbooba Terms It Start Of Knee-Jerk Reaction, Asks If Any Action Would Be Taken, Police Says Investigations Underway

Sanity Must Prevail: Omar, Sajad After Father Of Two Minor Girls Killed In CRPF Firing In Anantnag, Mehbooba Terms It Start Of Knee-Jerk Reaction, Asks If Any Action Would Be Taken, Police Says Investigations Underway

Srinagar, Oct 8 Former Chief Minister and National Conference vice president Omar Abdullah and Peoples Conference Chief Sajad Gani Lone have called for “sanity to prevail” after a 28-year-old youth, father of two-minor daughters, was killed in CRPF firing in Anantnag district of south Kashmir last evening.

PDP chief and former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called it a “knee-jerk” reaction and asked if “any action will be taken against the trigger happy personnel.”

“Yasir Ali killed by security forces at a check point in South Kashmir last night. A heightened state of alert cannot be a reason to open fire like this. Senior officers of the security forces need to ensure calmer heads prevail & nothing happens to worsen the situation,” Omar Abdullah said in a tweet.

“While condemning this tragic killing, I send my condolences to the family of Yasir. Allah marhoom ko magfirat farmaye, Ameen.”
PC chief and former minister in erstwhile state government on BJP quota, Sajad Lone said in a tweet: “In what seems to have tell tale signs of Excessive use of force by security forces— one person has been killed. Ominous signs. Hope sanity prevails.”
Reacting to the killing, Mehbooba Mufti took to twitter: “This appears to be the start of a knee jerk reaction to what has transpired during last two days.

Disproportionate force has been used by CRPF which has resulted in this innocent civilian’s death. Will there be any action against the trigger happy personnel?”
The killing comes amid spate of civilian killings in last few days in Kashmir Valley.

While police is yet to officially identify the deceased, initially reports identified him a Yasir Ali but more authoritative identification suggests that slain was a tribal man—Parvaiz Ahmed son of Noor Din of Rajkang Block Larnoo in Kokarnag tehsil of Anantnag. The 28-year-old tribal man is said to be father of two minor daughters.

Police in a tweet late last evening said that CRPF personnel fired in “self defence” but did not reveal if any fire was opened at them at a Naka near Monghal Bridge.

“A Naka was established by 40Bn CRPF at Monghal Bridge. A suspected vehicle without number was signalled to stop by the Naka party, however, it rushed towards the Naka party. It was then challenged by the on duty troops,” police said, adding, “Troops fired upon in self defence in which one person died. But the driver of the vehicle managed to escape from the spot. Identification & credentials of the deceased person is being verified. Investigation is going on.” 

Marathon Under Fit India Campaign Organised At Anantnag

Marathon Under Fit India Campaign Organised At Anantnag

ANANTNAG, 0CTOBER 08: District Legal Services Authority Anantnag in collaboration with Department of Youth Services and Sports organised a Marathon under Fit India Campaign today, here. The purpose of such events and activities is propagate the message of the Campaign especially among the youth and younger population. Alongwith other activities, they form an important component of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations wherein 75 Years of country’s independence are being commemorated.

The Marathon was flagged off from Sarnal by Principal District and Sessions Judge, Chairman DLSA, Naseer Ahmad Dar. Concluding at Mattan, the event witnessed participation of good number of local students and athletes.

Secretary DLSA, Mir Wajahat, District Youth Services and Sports Officer, Mushtaq Ahmad Pampori, other officers/officials of District Court and YSS Department were also present on the occasion.

Elderly Woman Dies Of Electric Shock In Kokernag Anantnag

Elderly Woman Dies Of Electric Shock In Kokernag Anantnag

Kokernag, Oct 07: A 54-year-old woman died of electrocution after she received a shock from electric heater in Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag on Thursday.

Official sources told that Asha Begum wife of Mohammad Shafi Dar suffered burn injuries after receiving shock from an electric heater.

“She was rushed to a hospital in Kokarnag, where doctors declared her dead on arrival.”

A police official said that the incident has been recorded as a case of accidental death.kno

UBGL Shell Detected In Kulgam, Defused: Officials

UBGL Shell Detected In Kulgam, Defused: Officials

Qazigund, Oct 07: A UBGL shell was detected and later defused in Mir Bazar area in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Official sources told that the shell was detected at Malpora Mir bazar by locals following which police was called and they later informed the BDS.

“The BDS rushed to the spot and defused the shell without any damage,” they said.

Notably, a non-local militant was killed in an encounter on August 13 this year at the same spot.

Girl Injured In Acid Attack In Shopian, Shifted To Srinagar Hospital

Girl Injured In Acid Attack In Shopian, Shifted To Srinagar Hospital

Shopian, Oct 05: An unknown person on Tuesday attacked a girl was attacked with acid in Kral Check area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said here.

Official sources told that the girl (name withheld) of Kral Check Keller was attacked with acid by the unknown person today afternoon.

They said that the girl received injuries on her left shoulder in the incident and she was shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment, where from she has been referred to SMHS hospital.

Meanwhile, a police officer while confirming the incident said that they have reached to the spot and have registered a case in this regard, while further investigation has been taken up.

Notably, this is one of the rare incidents in the Kashmir valley.kno

Burglars Steal Over 250 Apple Boxes From Orchard In Pulwama

Burglars Steal Over 250 Apple Boxes From Orchard In Pulwama

Srinagar, Oct 5: Burglars, on the intervening Sunday-Monday night, stole over 250 apple boxes from the orchards of Wachpora Murran area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Reports reaching said that the boxes had been stored in a shed owned by a local grower Irshad Ahmad Shah son of Sayed Saif ud Din Shah. The estimated market value of the stolen apple stock is said to be around three lacs.

Confirming the incident a police official told GNS that a team is on spot even as a case taken up in this regard. gns

Cows, Calves, Sheep Stolen From Safanagri Area Of Zainapora Shopian

Cows, Calves, Sheep Stolen From Safanagri Area Of Zainapora Shopian

Shopian, Oct 4: Cattle thieves have stolen 14 cattle including sheep and cows. The incident of cattle lifting has occurred in Safanagri area of Zainapora Shopian.

Locals told that thieves stole cows, calves and sheep from the sheds of four persons.

They identified the victims as Muhammad Abbas Wani, Farooq Ahmed Itoo, Ghulam Muhammad Ganaie and Abdul Rehman Ganaie.

“Cattle thieves stole two cows from the shed of Muhammad Abbas Wani, two calves from Farooq Ahmed Itoo, four calves from the shed of Ghulam Muhammad Ganaie and four sheep and two cows from the shed of Abdul Rehman Ganaie,” the locals said.

They appealed police to nab the cattle lifters and trace the stolen cattle. 

SSP Kulgam Hosts Farewell Function For Outgoing Officer

SSP Kulgam Hosts Farewell Function For Outgoing Officer

Kulgam/October 03, 2021: SSP Kulgam Shri Dr G. V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS hosted an impressive farewell function today at District Police Lines Kulgam for the outgoing officer Shri Sheikh Tahir Amin-JKPS on his transfer from the district.

Addl. SP Kulgam, Addl. SP NHW, DySP HQR Kulgam, SDPO Qazigund, SDPO D.H.Pora, DySP PC Kulgam, DySP PC Hatipora and many other officers attended the function.

SSP Kulgam acknowledged the contribution of the officer and appreciated his role in every sphere of Policing in the District. All officers and officials of the District conveyed their best wishes to the outgoing officer for his new Assignment.

Army Man Shoots Himself Dead In Awantipora: Officials

Army Man Shoots Himself Dead In Awantipora: Officials

Pulwama, Oct 03: An army man on Sunday shot himself dead with his service rifle in Rajpora area of Awantipora in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said here.

Official sources told that the army man posted at 42 RR camp of Rajpora died on the spot after he shot himself with his service rifle.

They, however, said the reason behind him taking this extreme step was not immediately known.

Confirming the incident, a police officer said a case has been registered and further investigation was underway in this regard.kno

Three Persons Apprehended In Kulgam, Arms And Ammunition Recovered: Police, Grenades, AKs, IED And Other Ammunition Recovered

Three Persons Apprehended In Kulgam, Arms And Ammunition Recovered: Police, Grenades, AKs, IED And Other Ammunition Recovered

Srinagar, October 01: Police on Friday claimed to have apprehended three persons along with arms and ammunition in Malpora Mir Bazaar Crossing in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

In a statement to the police said that on the basis of specific information regarding the movement of Antinationals, Kulgam Policealong with 1 RR 46 BN CRPF established Naka at Malpora Mir Bazar Crossing, Qazigund and during checking three persons riding a Motorcycle bearing registration No Jk13D-7659*& Alto Car bearing registration No Jk13E-2492 were signalled to stop who on seeing the search party tried to flee from the spot but they were chased and apprehended tactfully.

The statement further stated that the apprehended person on preliminary questioning disclosed their identity as. Aubaid Mushtaq son of Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, Aadil Jmawal Bhat son of Mohd Jmawal Bhat and Danish Rasool Bhat son of Gh Rasool Bhat residents of Dadsar Tral Awantipora Pulwama.

On their personal search a huge quantity of Arms and Ammunitions including, four grenade, four Detonator, one IED, one IED wire, one Ak-47 Short-01, one k-47 Magzine- 01 No and 30 Pistol Round of 09 MM were recovered from their possession. Also the vehicles used in commission of crime have been seized, they said.

In this connection Case with FIR No. 243/2021 U/s 13,18,20,38,39 ULAP Act 3/4 & Explosive substance Act 7/25 Arm’s Act* has been registered in Police Station Qazigund. Further investigation of the case is in progress, reads the statement.

LeT Militant Apprehended In Pulwama, Arms Ammo Recovered: Police

LeT Militant Apprehended In Pulwama, Arms Ammo Recovered: Police

Srinagar, Oct 01: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Friday claimed to have arrested a militant of LeT outfit in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

An official told that Pulwama police and security forces apprehended a categorised militant identified as Shamim Sofi son of Ghulam Mohammad Sofi of Nikloora.

He said that incriminating material including arms and ammunition were also recovered from his possession.

“Pulwama Police & SFs apprehended one categorised #terrorist affiliated with proscribed #terror outfit LeT namely Shamim Sofi S/O Gh Mohammad Sofi R/O Nikloora. #Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition recovered,” Kashmir Zone police Tweeted.kno

Elderly Man Mauled To Death By Bear In Kokarnag Forests

Elderly Man Mauled To Death By Bear In Kokarnag Forests

Kokarnag, Oct 01: A 50-year-old man was mauled to death by a bear when he was grazing his cattle in Soafshali forest area of Kokarnag in South Kashmir’s Anantnag on Friday morning.

Officials told that the man who was grazing cattle in Soafshali forests was attacked by the bear.

“Soon after bear attack him, he was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival,” they said.

They identified the deceased as Abdul Rasheed Bhat (50) son of Mohammad Sultan Bhat, a resident of Soafshali, Kokarnag.

Chairman DD Council Anantnag Inaugurates Badaran-Diyroo Road

Chairman DD Council Anantnag Inaugurates Badaran-Diyroo Road

ANANTNAG, SEPTEMBER 30: Chairman District Development Council Anantnag, Mohammad Yousuf Gorsi today inaugurated Badaran-Diyroo road, here. Member DDC Khovripora, AEE and technical staff R&B, PRI members besides the general public were present at the inaugural ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, the DDC Chairman said the active involvement of PRIs has given a major boost to development initiatives of the government adding that a number of such projects are being executed and completed in the district.

Later, alongwith Chief Education Officer, the DDC Chairman visited High School Lidroo and took stock of its functioning besides enquiring about the facilities available here.

Case Registered Against Facebook User for Using ‘Abusive Language’ Against Revenue Official

Case Registered Against Facebook User for Using ‘Abusive Language’ Against Revenue Official

Handwara, Sep 30: Police on Thursday lodged a formal case against a Facebook user for allegedly resorting to ‘abusive language’ against a middle-rung revenue official in Handwara in north-Kashmir’s Kupwara.

An official in the knowhow of the things told that Naib-Tehsildar Qalamabad approached the local police station with a complaint against a Facebook user over the latter’s alleged abusive comments and messages against him. The revenue official sought a formal case be registered into the matter.

Taking cognizance of the ‘abusive act’, the police registered a case against the accused person identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar from Mawer Bala, the official said.

Meanwhile a police official told that a case has been registered against the accused person for necessary action. (GNS)

Block Divas: DDC Listens Public Grievances At Achabal, Calls Upon People To Participate In Gram Sabhas, Flags Off Publicity Van To Carry Out Awareness Campaign On CAB, Vaccination

Block Divas: DDC Listens Public Grievances At Achabal, Calls Upon People To Participate In Gram Sabhas, Flags Off Publicity Van To Carry Out Awareness Campaign On CAB, Vaccination

ANANTNAG, SEPTEMBER 30: The Government’s public outreach cum grievance redressal programme, Block Divas resumed today, here. In this connection, District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Dr. Piyush Singla chaired a meeting with the general public, their elected representatives and delegations at Dak Bangalow Achabal. The programme was also attended by Member DDC Achabal, SSP, ADDC, CPO, ACD, CMO, DSWO, BDO, BMO, Exen R & B and other officers.

During the programme, the local people and PRI members put forth their demands viz upgradation of facilities at SDH Achabal, macadamisation of roads, PMAY sanctions, sorting water supply issues in some areas etc.

ACD briefed about the schemes of the Rural Development Department and appealed to the people to participate in the Gram Sabhas for prioritising and seeking early redressal of their genuine demands.

The DDC listened to the public representatives and delegations patiently and said that district administration is focussed to redress their all genuine issues in a time bound manner.

Emphasising the importance of Gram Sabhas, the DDC advised the people and PRIs to project their local aspirations, needs and demands through this platform. He expressed satisfaction over the fact that a number of public demands have been taken up in the capex budget.

Later, the DDC flagged off a Publicity Van which will be utilised to carry out an awareness campaign on the importance of Covid Appropriate Behaviour and Vaccination in rural and far-flung areas of the district. The Van shall be used for making announcements, playing pre-recorded audio messages besides distributing printed material and face masks among the people.

Pertinent to mention, the Van is being provided by Field Outreach Bureau (Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting), Anantnag. Officials of FOB, health and others were present on the occasion.

Speeding Tipper Crushes 16 Sheep To Death In Pulwama Area Of South Kashmir

Speeding Tipper Crushes 16 Sheep To Death In Pulwama Area Of South Kashmir

Pulwama: 28 September 2021: In a ghastly incident, Around 16 sheep’s belongs to a Bakerwal community, were crushed to death by a speeding tipper in Malwara, Newa area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Eyewitnesses said that, the speedy tipper ran over 16 sheep that were coming from the opposite side at Malwara Newa and killed them on spot.

However, the shepherd escaped unhurt.

A police official told that driver had fled after the accident.

However, police have reached the spot and started further investigation.

Two OGWs Arrested In Pulwama: Police, Says Empty Hideout Discovered In Nowhatta Srinagar

Two OGWs Arrested In Pulwama: Police, Says Empty Hideout Discovered In Nowhatta Srinagar

Srinagar, Sep 28: The Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday claimed to have arrested two OGWs from South Kashmir’s Pulwama district and stated that a hideout was also discovered.

An official told that Srinagar police with assistance of Pulwama police and 50 RR arrested 2 OGWs from Pulwama.

“On further interrogation an input regarding the presence of Riyaz Sathrgund (LeT commander) was developed. Reportedly Reyaz has asked them to build a hideout in Razikadal area of Nowhatta Srinagar,” he said.

The official said that on this a CASO was launched along with CRPF and the hideout was discovered.

“However, the hideout was empty, while house owner was brought to PS and questioning and investigation is going on,” he said.

Residential House Gutted In Fire Mishap In Chree Panzgam, Family Appeals For Compensation From Administration

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.

Woman Falls Off From Moving Scooty Dies In Yaripora Kulgam

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

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.