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A Special Investigation Team of J&K Police have filed charge-sheet against six personnel of 76th Battalion of BSF, including two officers, in the Gool firing incident which led to killing of four villagers and injuries to 42 on July 18 this year, in a local court at Ramban. The court, however, allowed the accused to be tried in court marital proceedings. Earlier, the BSF had communicated to the SIT that it would not allow the prosecution of its men in a criminal court but through the court martial proceedings.


Amit Kumar (IPS) took over the charge of Superintendent of Police. He replaced Senior Superintendent of Police, Srinagar, Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari. Belonging to IPS of 2006 batch, Kumar was earlier serving as SP west Srinagar and SP Pulwama.


4074 state police personnel are providing security to 2542 people in Jammu and Kashmir, the State Home Department has said. Besides, 732 vehicles are deployed for protected persons as part of the mobile security cover on which an amount of Rs 5,54,88,966 has been incurred, Pertinently, security cover is provided to families of protected persons on the basis of threat perception.


Following a Supreme Court ruling, state police will be launching a massive crackdown against the usage of red beacon on vehicles. As per the directions of the apex court, red beacons could be used only on the vehicles of high constitutional dignitaries including Governor, Chief Minister, Chief Justice and Judges of High Court, Chairman, Speaker and Cabinet Ministers. Blue or multi-coloured lights should be used on emergency services and police vehicles.


Senior IBPS officer Shabir Mujahid joined as Director Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar and became the only officer from J&K who has the distinction of covering all major national and international sports and other important events. He was part of Doordarshan team that covered Beijing Olympics, Commonwealth Games in England and Australia. Besides, has also directed more than 150 serials, documentaries and other programmes.


The cabinet which met this week under the chairmanship of Chief Minister, accorded sanction to the inclusion of 45 villages of different districts in the list of backward areas. This has been done in view of the recommendations of the J&K Commission for Backward Classes.


Uttam Singh Bajwa, brother of former Rajya Sabha member and PDP leader Tarlok Singh got arrested in connection with 2004 case pertaining to removal of a truck seized by the State Finance Corporation (SFC) and parked at Sweety Automobiles Yard, Narwal. Both Bajwa brothers had forcibly taken the truck to Bari Barahamana and off loaded the LPG cylinders from it. Since then, the truck has not been traced. Police have registered a case and investigations were on.


Ghulam Mohammad Khan, a labourer hit by a stone died while working in stone quarry at Sadder-kote Bal in Bandipora. Other labourer was critically injured in the mishap who was later declared stable by the doctors.


Domestic cooking gas (LPG) price was hiked by Rs 3.46 per cylinder after the Government raised the commission paid to dealers by over 9 per cent. “The commission paid to dealers has been increased by Rs 3.46 per 14.2-kg cylinder to Rs 40.71. Consequently, retail selling price of domestic LPG too have been increased in the same proportion,” an Oil Ministry official said.


A fire incident occurred in a U-Flex Factory at Phase-III, Lane-3 industrial area Bari-Brahmana, Samba and caused huge loss.The material in the factory was gutted due to electric short circuit. It took fire tenders two hours to dose down the fire. However, no loss of life has been reported.


A car was intercepted by police near Parimpora bypass in Srinagar and 10.5 kg explosive was recovered from it. The driver of the car, Hilal Ahmad, was detained by the police and the car was seized. Sources say that the explosive was meant for Bilal Ahmad, a car dealer in Srinagar. Police have sent the explosive for testing to the laboratory and have started the investigations.

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