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Two months after the post was left vacant, state appointed senior IPS officer Subhas Goswami as the new chief of paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) which mans the Indian border with China. Goswami, a 1977-batch police officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, was presently serving as the Director of SardarVallabhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.


Indian army foiled an infiltration attempt by the militants along Tarkundi Nullah in Kanga forest area in Balakote, Poonch, said an Indian army spokesperson. He added army and state police in last fourteen days have defused about 60 unexploded mortar and rocket shells fired by Pakistan Rangers during the ceasefire violation along the International Border (IB) in Jammu.


Mystery shrouds the death of Kanta Devi, wife of Subash Kumar of Devika, whose body bore wounds around neck and face. Reports suggest that her body was found from a jungle near village Devika Sumb in Sambaa day after she went missing. The police after getting the postmortem of the body conducted at District Hospital Samba handed it over to the family members for last rites. A case under Section 174 is registered and investigations have also started but no arrest has been made so far.


Sham Lal Sharma, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, inaugurated six PHE schemes and laid foundation stone for another scheme at far-flung areas of Poonch district. The schemes inaugurated at Kulani, Nubna, Salotri, DharKass, Dahrot, Balakote, and Surankote would provide safe drinking water to over 10,000 people in over 2 dozen villages, the minister said during the inauguration function. The Water Supply Scheme at Nangali Sahib would be developed at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.71 crore and on completion over 1000 people of half a dozen villages will be benefited with the facility of drinking water.


A 12th class student Irshad Ahmed Shah, son of Nizam-u-Din, resident of Sehpora Ganderbal consumed poison after Board of School Education (BOSE) allegedly set an out of syllabus mathematics paper. His family claims that his bad performance in the exam paper compelled him to consume poison. Irshad was a student of Boys Higher Secondary School, Soura. After consuming poison he was shifted to SKIMS but doctors there declared him brought dead.


Ten girl students of a boarding educational institution at Lal bazar were hospitalized for food poisoning in Srinagar. The students were shifted to SMHS Hospital, Srinagar. Nine of them were discharged immediately but one is still undergoing treatment, though doctors say she is out of danger. Police have started investigating the matter.


In its drive against smuggling of liquor and drugs, Katra police arrested Mukesh Kumar of Patna, a bootlegger, and Mohinder Sharma, a drug peddler. Kumar is presently putting up at Katra and was arrested along 37 pouches of J&K Excise liquor. Besides, 175 gms of poppy straw were recovered from Sharma’s possession. A case is registered against both and police have started an investigating.


A body of 70 years old man was found in a pond in Batamaloo, near Ahli Hadees Masjid, Moominabad, Srinagar. Police have registered a case and have started investigating and looking for his details.


Police after receiving specific inputs have rescued 6 bovine animals from Beli-Charana area from a truck bearing registration number JK02J 7951.They have registered a case under FIR number 194/13 and under Section 188 RPC and have started investigation.


Police have arrested Javed Ahmed Dar, a local operative of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), as he is accused of reviving militancy operations in Baramulla. Police said they recovered one pistol, a magazine and 10 rounds from Dar. “This is important breakthrough for Baramulla police, as Baramulla has not been active as far as militancy is concerned,” says police.


Police, 62 Rashtriya Rifles of Army and 14 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) killed Abbas Reshi, district commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit in Shopian district of South Kashmir. On specific inputs police raided village Hushanpore, killed Abbas and recovered one AK rifle and 50 rounds of ammunition from the site. Abbas, a resident of Ali-Shahpora, Zainapora, was a local trained militant and was active since July 2012.


A fast track court rejected the bail application of Naresh Kumar and Rakesh Kumar, both residents of village Barn, who were allegedly involved in a rape case. As per the reports on the day crime victim was going to her home when the accused dragged her into a field where she was raped by them. On the complaint of the victim, a case was registered at Gharota Police Station and accused were arrested on September 9, 2013.


Gopal Krishan, driver of matador, was awarded three years rigorous imprisonment for driving rash and killing Rajinder Singh who was riding a scooter. The decision was given after noticing a growing trend amongst drivers who run away after the accidents takes place, the court observed. The court asserted that the driver should have taken care of the injured by shifting him in a nearby hospital.


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