Briefing

New Delhi

After separatists, businessmen and scholars, the NIA has now raided the house of Syed Salahuddin’s son Shahid Yousuf, 42, who is a government employee, in Soibugh. They have taken along cell phones and a laptop from his house. The raid was conducted two days after the arrest of Yousuf by the central probe agency in an old case of alleged funding of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.

The NIA has alleged that Shahid used to receive funds through a US-based international wire transfer company from Aijaz Ahmed Bhat, another accused in the case who is absconding and is reported to be based in Saudi Arabia. Shahid is accused of receiving nearly Rs 4.5 lakh through eight international wire transfers.

TRAL

Netizens were taken aback when a picture of Anouba Gulzar, one year old kid with bruises and wounds on her face,  went viral on social media. The kid and other dozen locals were thrashed by forces in Wagad, Tral, after they protested against the arrest of the kid’s father Gulzar Ahmad Dar. Thirteen people, including Anouba and Wasim Ahmad Dar, 11, were shifted to SDH where doctors confirmed that one kid had serious abdomen trauma injury.

BATAMALOO

After more than 150 incidents of braid chopping, the reports of beard chopping have started pouring in. The latest was reported from Batamaloo where a shopkeeper, Farooq Ahmad Bhat alleged that after opening his shop, three persons asked him for cigarettes. But once they came closer, they caught hold on him, used some spray and he felt unconscious.

However, the local police was quick in investigating this case and claimed Bhat enacted the ‘drama’ of beard chopping for stealing cash of Rs 1.63 lakh from his shop to escape bank loan repayment. Bhat refuses police claim.

JAMMU

More than 220 youth from Jammu and Kashmir joined Indian army after completing a year-long rigorous training. A glittering passing- out parade was held at the Bana Singh Parade Ground of JAKLI Centre.

MANIGAM

A youth, Mohammad Shafi Khan, was booked under PSA for tying a policeman to a chair. The cop had been allegedly clicking pictures of a college student in Ganderbal last week. Khan has been shifted to Kotbalwal Jail and has been booked under FIR no. 219/2017 under section 148-149-303, 336 and other unlawful acts, for allegedly attacking a policeman, raising “anti-national slogans” organizing protests and instigating law and order problems.

The accused policeman who was arrested after a video went viral on social networking sites, denied clicking the girl’s pictures. The locals, however, claim that when they checked his mobile phone, the pictures were there.

BALTAL

Athlete Hamid, 22, a downtown resident, created history by running non-stop a 110 km run from Srinagar to Baltal, last Sunday. Director Tourism Kashmir flagged off this first of its kind 110 km ultra-marathon run at 7:15 am from Hotel Shahanshah, Boulevard, Srinagar which culminated the same day at Baltal in Sonamarg at 6:30 pm.

Hamid has also covered 60 kilometers run on a single day earlier with the Australian marathon runner Pat Farmer–whom he sees as his idol– who concluded his Pan India great marathon in Srinagar on March 27, 2017.

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