Police have arrested a surrendered militant for murder of an SPO. Nafees Munawar Khandey, the accused who is in police remand, was a ‘source’ of the SOG and had allegedly lured the SPO of SOG Doda to Kishtwar where he was killed. Police said Khanday and two of his colleagues, still at large, used the arms that were supplied to them by some intelligence agency for killing SPO Mohammad Hanief.

They had decamped with his loaded pistol after killing him in Kishtwar woods. The motive of the murder was not disclosed. In Poonch, in another incident, police detained an SPO Mohammad Rafiq after revelations that he was in PaK and was arrested there before joining the police force.

Police arrested four brothers from Dhar Sakri village for managing employment on fake documents in the same office. They have been in the same division of the R&B office for last 17 years. Sons of Noor Mohammad, they have been identified as Mohammad Rashid (52), Abdul Khalik (50), Abdul Ghani (47) and Mohammad Musa (44). They were engaged as casual workers with the department since 1987. In 1994 they applied for regularization submitted their school certificates. Now a police investigation has found that the school certificates and the basic orders in their service books – everything is fake. The only thing real was the salary they were taking home.


Mudasir Ahmad Khanday, an 18-year old resident of Cement Bridge in Srinagar died while attempting a repair of the local power transmission line. Locals said he was trying to repair the line when the high tension line fell on him and killed him instantly. They hold power department responsible for the death because the local staff did not repair the fault despite being approached. Khanday was a labourer and the sole breadwinner of his family.


Sarib Sajad Qazi was declared ‘man of the series’ in just concluded Lahore Delhi Rugby Cup that concluded in Pakistan. A Kashmiri, Sarib is a B.Tech student of SRM University-NCR Campus, New Delhi. He has been representing state Rugby team in national tournaments. In one of his performances, Sarib has scored highest score in Laos in 2010 when he was part of the under 20 India team. Now he plays for Delhi Lions that visited Pakistan this year.


In the midst of a raging debate over surging canine population, a fourth standard boy Mudasir Ahmad, from influential Wangnoo family, was caught by unspecified number of dogs and bitten, almost everywhere. Rescued by residents from the jaws of death, he is being treated in SKIMS’s intensive care unit. He was almost mauled. This is the second such incident. Earlier a middle aged morning walker from Buchpora was bitten almost in the same fashion in 2010.


Police is busy in a makeover. Now it has flown ‘experts’ from US to train the seniors in handling law and order situations, humanely. ‘Experts’ from Harvard University presided over a week-long workshop that talked about how behaviour changes could be brought about in the cops manning the streets and having frequent interactions with the citizenry. The moot point, newspaper reports suggested remained as ‘how the cops would manage their anger in wake of the protests.’ So what can happen now? Will the cops smile or laugh at protestors? They, obviously, will have the last laugh!

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