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Police have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered 20 kgs of poppy straw from their possession at Janglote Morh after they were found moving suspiciously. The arrested duo was identified as Aqab, son of Mohammad Yousuf and Ishfaq Ahmad, son of Ghulam Qadir, both residents of Tral. A case has been registered and investigation has started.


Tarsem lal, 54, a resident of R S Pura travelling in a passenger train died after he fell off near Kathua station. With head injuries he was moved to Kathua hospital from where he was referred to GMC Jammu but succumbed to injuries on the way.


Tej Krishan Talashi, 65, a Kashmiri Pandit migrant resident of Jagti Township was murdered by three to four miscreants when he tried to intervene while they were kidnapping a 22 years old boy Ankush. Ankush, however, survived and ran from the spot when the tiff between Tej and miscreants was going on. The police have filed an FIR but haven’t been able to arrest the killers. The IGP has said special teams have been rushed to various places to hunt for the killers.


Police in Jammu have arrested three notorious thieves and recovered gold ornaments and other items worth lakhs of rupees from their possession.  Police have said that the trio is involved in a number of thefts and burglary cases, particularly in area falling under jurisdiction of Police stations Trikuta nagar, Bahu fort, Bagh-e- Bahu and Channi Himmat. They believe that the arrested trio may lead them to the chain of other thieves.


Mohammed Yusuf, SHO Police station Kunzar, Baramulla and Munshi were suspended after three persons fled from the police lock-up. The three people are identifies as Nizam Ahmad Malla and Haroon Ahmad Akhoon of Kolkata and Mohammad Shamim Gazi of New Dehli. All of them were held on the charges of theft.


Passengers of Jammu bound Malwa Express had a narrow escape when the train had to apply emergency brakes due to the landslides on the Jammu-Udhampur track near Darsoo Malhar. Engine of the train got partially damaged while two members of the Railway Cooking staff sustained minor injuries in the accident. Due to the blockage of exit way of the tunnel with boulders and mud, the train traffic was suspended on the Jammu-Udhampur track for some time.


Police have arrested five gamblers and recovered Rs 32,000 bet money from their possession after they conducted a raid in a house at Hari Singh Nagar, Rehari Colony. A case has been registered against all five of them and investigations have started. Police is expecting that this arrest may lead them to further clues.


Ram Niwas Meena, a BSF head constable guarding the borderline at Border out Post (BoP) got injured after he was hit by a bullet on the right side of his chest. Ram was immediately shifted to GMC Jammu from where he was flown in an air ambulance to New Delhi for specialized treatment at the AIIMS.


Hundreds of villagers of Pahoo, Pulwama took to streets and protested against a poultry farm owner who had disposed off dozens of dead poultry bags on the bank of Romshi stream at Badibagh. The agitated villagers had blocked the Srinagar-Pulwama road and claimed that at least four children fell ill after consuming the polluted water. The concerned authorities say that they have asked municipality officials to clean up the banks and actions against the culprit will be taken up soon.


Ali Muhammed Sagar has directed the officers to carry out the necessary acquisitions at Bul Bul Lankar in Srinagar so that the area can be developed on heritage pattern. The Minister was addressing officers during a meeting convened to discuss the status of various developmental activities undertaken by the government for ensuring the development of Srinagar. The meeting was attended by senior officers of R&B, PHE, PDD LAWDA, SMC and other departments.


High court has directed the government to take necessary steps to stop encroachments of the Sheksar and Khrwansar water bodies and restore their original position. It has also directed that sewage Treatment Plant be installed to ensure no wastage is discharged in the lakes or water bodies. Besides, earth filling, construction, dewatering and land plantation should be stopped. The court has maintained that despite repeated notices served by them the encroachments have not been removed. The government is asked to file status report within four weeks


Deepu, 28, resident of Budhwani, Samba who was drowning in a well at Budhwani village was rescued by the locals of the area and the police. The youth slipped into the well accidently and was rescued with tough efforts.


Police have recovered and seized 45 bags of government cement from road side. They have now registered a case and investigation have started to ascertain from where the cement bag have reached the spot and who are the beneficiaries.


Police have arrested two bovine smugglers, Ishatyak Ali and Babbi, both residents of Reasi, who were absconding for the last six months. The arrests were made by separate police parties from Police station Rehmal and police post Tikri. A case has been registered against them and investigations are on. Police is hopeful they may recover animals from them.


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