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Ajay Kumar, 16, son of Sewa Ram, a resident of Kishtwar was beaten-up by police and Special Investigation Team (SIT) leading to serious internal injuries to him. He was referred to Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu by District Hospital, Kishtwar in view of his serious condition. The residents allege that Ajay was randomly picked up by the police and was forced to be an eye witness in a case of arson in the area. The incident has triggered fresh tension in Kishtwar among the minorities, which was reeling back to normalcy after August 9 violence.


Police seized narcotic drugs including 82 bottles of Codeine, 130 tablets of banned drugs at Kangan village, Pulwama from Khursheed Ahmad Lone son of Ghulam Ahmad Lone and 108 bottles of Codeine and 17 boxes of Spasmoproxim tablet from a chemist shop owned by Mukhtar Ahmad Baht in Murran Chowk. Police have registered a case and a man hunt is launched to nab the culprit.


27th Rashtriya Rifles (Maratha Li) Battalion under the aegis of Counter Insurgency Force organized another Educational-cum-Motivational tour named ‘Paigame-e-Aman’ for the youth of far flung areas of Bandipore to Mumbai and Goa. CO during interaction with the youth urged them to make the most of this opportunity and see the enormous development made by the country.


Police arrested three bootleggers and recovered 130 pouches of illicit liquor from their possession in two separate raids. Police have registered a case and manhunt for other accused has begun.


On 67th National day, Indian Army crossed the Line of Actual Control in Chushul in Ladakh to hold a border meeting with the Chinese Army. Indian Army have discussed the issue of transgression by Chinese troops into Indian territory. The two sides have been holding such meetings regularly since 1991 to maintain peace and tranquillity on the LAC through the forums of flag meetings and BPMs. During the event, Chinese cultural heritage was displayed that included various cultural programmes by the Chinese troupe, officials said.


Though State Government boasts of having constructed a large number of schools under SSA and other centrally sponsored schemes but the children of Govt Middle School, Behrote in Balakote area of Tehsil Mendhar in district Poonch are forced to study in the open as the school building is in shambles since long. The residents allege that District Education authorities are even failing to construct at least two `pucca’ rooms for the school. In intense cold or bad weather, the children of this school are advised to go home.


Lightening stuck Dardipora, Anantnag and killed 32 cattle including 17 goats and 15 sheep during the intervening night of 27-28 September. The cattle belong to Shamim Ahmed Khatana resident of Dardipora.


The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Samba, Dr Kartar Chand was injured after the irate mob protesting against the death of a female Dengue patient in the hospital ransacked the hospital and manhandled the employees. The Samba police have registered a case against the hospital doctors for negligent death on the basis of a complaint filed by family members and relatives of the girl. But no arrest has been made so far.


Police claimed to have busted ammunition hide-out at Kudara forest, Bandipora. Police and 14 RR Camp Chuntimuilla recovered from the hideout two AK 47 rifles, five AK magazines, one UBGL brocket, 200 rounds of AK ammunition, two radio sets, one 9mm pistol, 46 UBGL grenades and two hand grenades.


Thana Mandi police recovered a girl who was kidnapped by a Tavera driver hailing from Kashmir in May this year. Police had registered a case after the parents of the girl had filed a complaint in May. Police have been investigating since then. Early this week after police found a clue, they raided Bilal Ahmed’s house and recovered the girl. Bilal was arrested and the girl after medical examination was handed over to the family.


Vinod Kumar, Vikash Sharma and Bal Krishan Bal have been awarded eight years of simple imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 is imposed on each of them for killing Rajesh Kumar Sethi and injuring Rakesh Kumar Sethi after a sudden quarrel over a small issue. Though the reasons of tiff off are not known yet but the evidences against the three accused are well established.


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