Briefing

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GANDERBAL
A video of SOG personnel conducting a nocturnal raid on the hostel of Central University Kashmir’s Ganderbal Campus went viral on social media. The video shows students accusing the forces personnel of committing excesses. Two students were hospitalized after allegedly receiving injuries during forces’ action.

TRAL

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah triggered a controversy by using militant commander Burhan Wani and Zakir Musa’s name to remind people in Tral not to boycott elections and let BJP win in upcoming state assembly elections. He was referring to the recently concluded Lok Sabah elections in which BJP maintained a lead in Tral as people boycotted from the election process. Later, in a series of tweets, Omar blamed a section of media for misquoting his statement.

DELHI
In an unprecedented development, National Investigation Agency (NIA) Thursday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against SSP Udhampur Rajiv Omprakash Pandey and ordered the Inspector General of Police Jammu to produce him before it on the next date of hearing in a case regarding a fidayeen attack near a police school Bemina here in March 2013. Pandey is one of the key witnesses in the case who failed to depose before the investigating agency after repeated summons.

SRINAGAR
President Ram Nath Kovind Friday paid tributes to the fallen soldiers of Kargil War- an informal war that India and Pakistan fought on the terraneous hills of Kargil. Kovind laid a wreath at the war memorial at the Army’s 15 Corps headquarters in Srinagar’s Badami Bagh Cantonment to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the war. A visit due to Drass was in President’s itinerary but inclement weather forced a change in plans.

SRINAGAR
Three Srinagar residents booked in a 1996 bomb blast cases were acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court after serving 24 long years of imprisonment in Jaipur and Tihar jails. Their reunion triggered emotional scenes at their homes. A video of one of them hugging his father’s grave in hope of hearing back was widely shared on social media. They were all set free after their innocence was proved.

KISHTWAR

The police have booked PDP leader Firdous Tak after he had led a protest in Kishtwar against the strengthening of controversial Village Defence Committees (VDC) in the belt. He had alleged that the Government was arming a particular community.

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