Four years after he was released, Tawseef Peer from Badambagh, still does not know why the police arrested him from Jharkhand. But he still considers himself fortunate because two others – Ehtesham and Shafaqat, who were also rounded with him have to be in jail for three more years. Initially detained and released for selling a SIM card by local police, Tawseef was arrested on February 27, 2012, from Hazari Bagh, Jharkhand, where he was studying. He was later taken to Delhi and was eventually set free by the court last week.
Last week, a Jammu newspaper carried a photograph showing Speaker of state assembly Kavinder Gupta dancing at a function. Unlike his other colleagues who have ceased to be ministers, Gupta, a poet, looked better and impressive. So in the gloomy situation, it is high time to shake a leg. Speaker is one of the few positions that exists till the assembly is intact.
Concern mounted across Kashmir and on the other side of the LoC after Hurriyat (g) leader Syed Ali Geelani suffered a heart attack in Delhi. His family members said the ailing separatist had gone to Escorts for a routine check-up. After return he was at his Malviya Nagar residence that he suffered serious chest pain, breathlessness as his blood pressure shot up. He was driven to Max Hospital in a police car, that is normally deputed to keep eye on his activities, and doctors said he has been fortunate to reach hospital within seconds before he had started sinking. Doctors are yet to evaluate the reason for his sudden deterioration.
Seemingly, it looks as if 1990s are back. Two youth were injured in this village last week after soldiers opened fire. Soldiers had barged into an area and resorted to an old style search. This infuriated residents who incidentally were meeting for a community issue. In the stone pelting that ensued, soldiers opened fire in which two youth – Javaid Amjad and Aamir Ahmad were injured. Deputy Commissioner Munir-ul-Islam had ordered a magisterial enquiry.
It is scary to know that police have arrested a couple for a crime that routinely is highly uncommon – setting afire a house that led to roasting of four inmates including a 7-month old baby. The case was reported from Dalyuon Gadan area during the intervening night of February 29 and March 1. Arrest was carried out after police came to know that the slain family had publicly humiliated Mangta Butt, the man who along with his wife was arrested for the crime.
Roads accidents led to 917 killings in 2015, slightly less than 992 killings in 2014 and 990 in 2013.
Rs 6949 crore is the net liability of J&K government in power sector.