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The Uttar Pradesh government has denied permission to J&K police to setup a police station in their state for facilitating the return of former militants from Pakistan.via Nepal border, a local daily reported. It added that officials said that modalities are being chalked out by the state’s Home Department with the Union Home Ministry but are not getting implemented.


State high court reserved its decision on the maintainability of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking re-investigation into the mass rape incident at Kunanposhpora, Kupwara in February 1991. The petitioners’ counsel argued that the contents of a SHRC decision cannotbe ignored saying it substantiates a pre-existing position on the occurrence of a mass rape and lack of fair investigations.


Farooq Ahmad, a resident of Batamaloo, working as assistant sub-inspector in police department was shot dead at a point blank range by unidentified pistol-borne militant, police spokesperson said. The injured was taken to the nearby hospital where he succumbed. After the attack, police have cordoned off the area and a hunt has been launched to nab the attackers.


Police have solved a murder case of Abdul Latief and have arrested his wife, Rafiqa Begum, and her paramour, Niyamatulla, for the crime. A case, under section 302/ RPC, have been registered in Dodapolice station. According to police report, the murderers had given sleeping pills to Latief and then strangulated him.


In another twist to the Sunny’s murder case police have arrested his mother-in-law and brother-in-law. This is the fifth arrest. Sunny, 24, son of Billa Ram of UmaraUdhampurwas found death in the field nearby his in-law’s residence. Last week, Sunny’s wife along her sister and her brother were arrested to investigate into the matter.


Special Judge Anti-corruption, Jammu, directed the Chief Prosecuting Officer of the state Vigilance Organisation to submit fresh status report in the alleged double drawl of petrol/diesel by Deputy Chief Minister and others before May 16. These directions were passed after an application was filed by Prof S K Bhalla. The applicants complained that it has been more than two months the Vigilance Organization has not submitted status report.


The state high court has asked former Health Minister Sham Lal Sharma to file a response to Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by a doctor’s body seeking probe into the supply of spurious drugs to government hospitals in Kashmir. Meanwhile, in compliance of previous directions, IGP Crime and Controller Drugs submitted the latest status report in the court.


Police have arrested a Personal Security Officer (PSO) of senior government officials, Pritam Singh, on charges of theft in Udhampur, J&K. Singh was arrested after he was found to be a kingpin in a theft case of iron plates worth Rs 2 lakh. The SPO had fled away leaving behind his service weapon and other belongings but the police had conducted raids in Jammu, Udhampur, Doda, Ramban and Reasi districts to trace his whereabouts.


In a bid to overhaul the public image of state police, the IGP Kashmir has sent a tough message to his men stressing the need to ““identify men and officers with erratic behavior and shift them out of law and order duty”. The directive came at a time when the public perception of the force in the Valley is poor as normal policing has been affected due to its role in anti-militancy operations.


The Asian Centre for Human Right (ACHR) in its report, “India’s Child Soldiers” revealed that at least 3,000 children are members of militant outfit and 500 of them are in the northeast Naxal –affected states and Jammu and Kashmir. The ACHR has provided 11 cases of forcible recruitment of child soldiers by armed groups and a number of photographs of child soldiers surrendering their arms to the then home minister P Chidambaram and Assam chief minister TarunGogoi in 2011 and 2012.


Jammu and Kashmir government is contemplating to organize a chain of activities during the current tourism season, as part of its efforts to attract large number of tourists and showcase the rich cultural heritage and major project of the state. AtulDullo, Commissioner Secretary, Tourism and Culture said that tourism is a tool for the economic development of both urban and rural areas and can boost the sector.


Omar Abdullah lavished praise on Parvez Rasool for making an impression debut in Indian Premier League (IPL). Rasool bowled four tight overs off-breaks as he had impressive figures of 1/23 to show for his efforts. Rasool is the first player from J&K to play IPL. He lately had played an international game in India A squad as well.


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