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Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Chairman of Muslim League Jammu and Kashmir, was re-arrested soon after he was released from Central Jail, Srinagar. He was undergoing detention under PSA for the 11th time in Central Jail, Srinagar. His party workers allege that he has been taken to an unknown place.


Mohammad Akbar Ali son of Mohammad Azeer Ali, resident of Kamroop, Assam, a Lance Naik of 160 battalion of CRPF died when three bullets went off from the carbine of Constable Yasin Ahmed of Indian Reserve Police (IRP), 14 battalion and hit Ali. The bullet hit Akbar Ali in his chest causing him serious injuries. Ali after getting injured was rushed to the hospital but he succumbed. Body of the deceased jawan has been dispatched for his native town after completion of legal formalities including post-mortem. A case has been registered and Yasin has been arrested.


At least 47 persons got injured when an over-loaded bus carrying 65 people fell into a gorge near Peeri about 10 kms from Rajouri. Some were seriously injured. All the injured were rushed to Rajouri district hospital. The police have taken cognizance of the matter while the driver is said to be absconding.


Senior Congress leader and MLC, BR Kundal conducted a tour of village Maheshian of RS Pura area and inaugurated a newly installed 100 KV power transformer there worth Rs 4,87,000. The fund was provided byKundalfrom his Constituency Development Fund (CDF).He after listening to the issues of the villagers assured that all the problems will be settled soon, besides, he also sanctioned funds for the renovation of Cremation Ground.


The Crime Branch of state police has registered a case against Channi based fraudster for cheating by way of supplying mud and sand instead of charcoal. The Tamil Nadu based firm supplied 1300 mt ton charcoal at the rate of Rs 8000 per mt ton valuing Rs 1.04 crore to the Jammu firm. For long the TN firm delayed the supply and later it was found that instead of charcoal mud and sand had been supplied in the goods, causing great loss to the Jammu firm. The Crime Branch registered a case and started investigation.


As a sequel to checking drive against traffic violations, the Motor Vehicles Department challaned 27 vehicles across Jammu city. The vehicles were challaned for various offences under the relevant sections of the Motor Vehicles Act. The checking team comprised of ARTO, Jammu, Kuldeep Singh and Motor Vehicle Inspectors, SunielCannie and C.S. Bilowria.


In a PIL filed by a social activist Attar Singh against establishment of industrial unit in residential area, the Division Bench of the High Court has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary and Director Industries to file their objection within two weeks. In the petition, social activist has submitted that he is living in Sohawara where Sarveshar Overseas has set-up an industrial unit despite the fact that the same was against the laid down laws. He further submitted that industrial unit was causing air and water pollution.


Nagrota police rescued 20 bovine animals in a single day and have arrested a smuggler, Mohammad Hanif, son of Mohammad Rashid of Ragura, Jammu. Police have registered a case and investigations are on. Police is hopeful that the arrest would lead to cues which may help to rescue more bovine animals.


Bhatinda police have arrested four land grabbers who had encroached forest land in Sunjwan. Of these four, three are residents of Sunjwan, Muneer Ahmed, Abdul Majid alias Bitu, and Mohammad Ashraf and the fourth Nisar Ahmed Butt is the resident of Rajouri. A case is registered with police and investigations have started.


State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has filed challan against the then Executive Engineer, Electric Division Budgam (PDD) Mohd Sultan Sheikh and the then Executive Engineer Gulmarg Development Authority ParvezNaqash and others in the court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir. The officials are accused of purchasing electric items on highly exorbitant rates. The items were not required by the department and have resulted in causing huge loss to the state exchequer.


Following a complaint, the Jammu University Vice-Chancellor has removed Prof Keshav Sharma from the post of Chief Coordinator Campuses as well as Rector of the Udhampur Campus. Prof Anil Kumar Raina of the Environment Sciences Department shall function as Rector Udhampur Campus in addition to his own duties for some time till a new one is looked for. Prof Keshav was not executing his responsibilities as the Chief Coordinator Campuses as well as Rector of the Udhampus Campus thus adversely affecting the overall functioning and image of the university, his authorities complain.


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