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Pacca Danga police in Jammu arrested an absconder, Rakesh Sharma, who was evading his arrest for past eight years. Sharma is accused under section 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120-B RPC. Police have lodged an FIR and further investigations into the case are on.


Anurup, resident of Greater Kailash, and Ranbir Singh of Trikuta Nagar, two motorcyclists, got seriously injured when their two- wheelers was hit by a passenger vehicle near Marble market area, Jammu. The motorcycle after colliding with other vehicle caught fire. The driver is at large since then.  Police have registered a case under relevant sections and have launched manhunt for the absconding driver.


Omar Abdullah, the Chief of the state, had paid a surprise visit to SMHS hospital and inspected various units including the newly installed medical gadgets and upgraded facilities created in the hospital in different disciplines. The Chief interacted with patients and enquired of the status of the treatment being provided.  Abdullah directed the hospital management to be fully responsive to the medical needs of the patients and extending compassion to them while giving treatment.


A civilian employee and an Army havaldar were killed in an accidental blast near the ammunition depot of the army at Kore Jagir, Nagrota. The blast occurred when the Army personnel were cleaning and repairing an 81 mm mortar illuminator. Army has ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the incident while police have registered an FIR in the death.


State high court directed the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to implement the court order and not make deliberations regarding action to be taken against hotelier who are violating the pollution norms.  The court gave the direction after hearing a petition regarding protection and preservation of the famous ski resort of Gulmarg. It has also extended the time for examining the functioning of the STPs of those hotels who have installed the STPs and lifting of samples for testing and whether these STPs are showing efficiency or not.


Crime branch has booked six cheats from different states who deceived Mohammad Subhan Lone of Budgam for getting a mobile tower installed. Lone alleges that he was duped of Rs 1, 24,100, which were deposited by him in an account number as processing fee for installation of Aircel mobile tower following an advertisement in this regard in a national daily. The police now learned that the arrested gang was working under a well-planned criminal conspiracy to cheat, published a false advertisement in the newspaper.


Police have arrested Kaka Ram of Jhajjar Kotli, a drug peddler and seized 2.6 kg poppy straw from his possession. Police says Ram was smuggling it to the Katra town. A case under relevant sections has been registered and investigations are on. Police is hopeful to get details about the larger nexus existing in the town.


Police during its special drive against the illegal sale of tobacco products seized 1,16,600 pouches of Gutka from a load carrier at NH Vijaypur, Samba. The load carrier was without registration number and the material was transported from Kathua to Jammu for sale, the police said. A case under relevant sections was registered and investigations are going on.


Police have arrested five people under Wild Life Protection Act in Kishtwar as they were hunting wild animals in Palmal forests. The arrested have killed two wild goats, police says. Three .12 bore rifles along with 10 live cartridges were seized from their possession. A case has been registered and investigations are on.


Mohammad Yasin Chopan and Rajuboth residents of Pahal Ghari, Sigdi Bhata, Kishtawar opened fire on two brothers – Ghulam Hussain and Altaf Hussain residents of Bhatpora with .12 bore rifle on some old rivalry. The injured brothers were later shifted to the hospital and are said to be stable. Police have registered a case and man hunt for the accused is on.


Sleuths from Crime Branch raided the godowns of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) in south Kashmir’s Awantipora area. They found 10 thousand quintals of rice grains missing from there following which the Crime Branch sealed the godown and registered a case in this regard. The raids continued till late evening.


Police have recovered a body of female school teacher near Hib-Dangarpora in north Kashmir. The deceased went missing on Thursday. One person was detained for questioning and body has been sent for the post-mortem, police said.


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