Briefing

EIDGAH

The court has granted bail to Faizan Ahmad Sofi, 12, a sixth grader, detained under section 307 (attempt to murder), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapons), 149 (offence committed by any member of unlawful assembly), 152 (assaulting or obstructing public servant when suppressing riot) of RPC for the violence on Eid. Police arrested Sofi on August 26, 2012 from his residence.

A session’s court remanded him to juvenile home and a day after a superior court bailed him out. Sofi, a resident of Ganderpora Eidgah, however spent a night in Safa Kadal police station where, his father alleged, he was kept in a dark room, hungry and forced to clean the toilet. Four other youth are in the central jail Srinagar. Police are looking for seven others.

ISLAMABAD

Last week, cops arrested a lawyer after he allegedly beat up a woman during the proceedings of a case related to land dispute in a court. Later he was bailed out. Witnesses said the lawyer lost his cool while arguing the case of his client in the court of 1st class magistrate and beat up the other party, a woman. At the end of a heated argument, the lawyer allegedly slapped the lady many times. As people protested, district administration ordered his arrest under section 151. The lawyer has told the cops that he reacted in self defence.

BATAMALOO

The headless SHRC has sought personal appearance of city police chief for using excessive force against a woman protestor in July. The direction came in a suo moto cognizance of the incident, apparently on basis of newspapers. Initially it had sought a report that police skipped submitting forcing SHRC to summon the police officer on October 4. Police had charged on a mob seeking better power supply when a cop was clicked holding throat of a woman who later fainted on the road. Police did not use women cops.

BHOPAL
If a Shikara ride is the motivation, residents from Madhya Pradesh may not require to come to Kashmir because Bhopal administration is introducing Shikaras in city’s Hathaikheda dam. Located a little ahead of Anand Nagar on Raisen Road, the dam will soon have a boat club. BMC commissioner Rajneesh Shrivastava was quoted saying that the spot is being developed fast to introduce the facility. The dam is Bhopal’s second water body.

NOWHATTA

For a change, locals led by a cop chased a militant duo and recovered the official weapon of a sentry of the Jamia Majid. The major mosque has 18 cops guarding it round the clock. An IRP-II cop Nazir Ahmad was attacked and he fell unconscious. The attackers disarmed him and took away an INSAS rifle. Victim cop’s colleague and some locals chased the attackers and caught them at Bohri Kadal when they were trying to board an auto-rickshaw. They recovered the weapon as the militants fled. Police also seized a Chinese pistol and four rounds. The incident, first of its kind, conveys a change.

BEMINA
In a rare incident of its kind, wedding celebrations of Nisar Bahadur turned into mourning in Bemina when his single storey house was destroyed in a fire. While Abida, the bride-to-be survived a cardiac failure, her married sister Shakela could not and died of shock. Shakeela is survived by three minors. Fire is presumed to be the outcome of a LPG cylinder leak. The multiple blasts prevented locals from attempting fire-fighting.
The family has lost whatever it had.

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