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HELD: Special Operation Group (SOG) of state police and 27 Rashtriya Rifles of the Army in a joint operation arrested two Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Hizbul Mujahideen: Zahoor Ahmad Bhat and Manzur Ahmad Ganai of Gulshanpora Tral from Putshahi Kuloosa Bandipora and recovered one Chinese make pistol, 10 pistol rounds and two Chinese grenades from their possession, reported a Jammu English daily.  The two are active for past 5-7 months and had come to Bandipora. They are being questioned about their motive of visiting Bandipora.

APPROVED: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CEA) has approved the proposal for construction of a 220 KV Transmission System from Alusteng, Srinagar, to Leh via Drass, Kargil & Khalsti 220/66 KV PGCIL substations and 66 KV Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) interconnection system for Drass, Kargil, Khalsti and Leh substations in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) at an estimated total cost of Rs. 1788.41 crore. The project will provide grid connectivity and reliable power supply to the strategically important Ladakh region.

FOUND: Manjit Singh was found dead in a passenger taxi under mysterious circumstances in Bhagwatinagar, Jammu. On getting information, police rushed to the spot and shifted him to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where doctors pronounced him dead. The body has been shifted to mortuary of the hospital for post-mortem. After completing legal formalities, the body will be handed over to family members for last rites. A case under relevant Sections has been registered at Canal Road police post and investigation started.

HELD: Police have arrested two drug peddlers Suresh Sharma and Rakesh Sharma, both residents of Jogwan Pallanwala, and recovered 41 bottles of Corex and 729 intoxicant capsules from their possession in Shakti Nagar, Jammu. A case under FIR number 2/14 under Section 8/21/22 Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered at Bakshi Nagar police station and investigation have started.

RECOVERED:  Fozia Akhtar, daughter of Mushtaq Ahmed, hailing from Thannamandi area of Rajouri was allegedly kidnapped by a Kashmiri youth.  Fozia was recovered by police from Pathankot area a day later. A relevant case has been registered in the concerned police station. The girl after medical examination was handed over to the family. The Kashmiri youth has been arrested.

AWARDED: Pervez Ahmed alias Raju, son of Nazir Hussain of Haveli, who was facing trial in a rape case has been awarded seven years of imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 has been imposed on him. The court maintained, the nature of the offence, the circumstances of its commission, the age and the character of the offender, injury to individual or the society and effect of the punishment on the offender are some amongst many other factors which would be ordinarily taken into consideration by the Court”.

SHOT: Constable Kanshi Kumar, son of Kapil Paswan of Patna Sahib Bihar, a BSF jawan committed suicide in Sunderbani area, Rajouri using his service rifle. His body was shifted to Sunderbani Hospital for   post mortem and later shifted to home town in Bihar. The reason of the suicide have not ascertained yet.

DIED: Khait Singh, son of Dhuki Ram of Chattisgarh, a migrant labourer was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Sidhra Bridge Jammu.  He was shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where doctors pronounced him as brought dead. The body will be handed over to family members for last rites after completing legal formalities. Police has registered a case at Sidhra Police Post and started investigation.

AWARDED: Sonu Kumar, son of Jadgish Raj of Gho-Manhasa, who was facing trial in murder case has been awarded life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh has been imposed on him. The other three accused namely Deepak Singh, Surjit Singh and Rajesh Kumar of the murder charges have been acquitted. A complaint was lodged by the uncle of deceased at Police Post Sandwan alleging therein that his nephew Sain Singh, who had retired from Army and was doing private job, was brutally stabbed by the accused persons over a dispute involving parking contract. Accordingly, police registered a case and after completion of investigation presented challan against accused persons in the court of law.

TAKEN: Chinese troops, who detained three Indian nationals and later released them in Chumar sector of South Ladakh, had taken from them Rs 300 as ‘feeding charges’ for each of the three horses they were on. The incident occurred in the first week of last month when the three men went near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) after 43 horses they were tending had strayed into the Chinese territory. Only five horses had returned on their own. The three — Tundup Durjay, Paldan Dorjay and Mawang Hamgyal — were apprehended by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on December four and taken to their camp. They were handed over to the Indian Army after the flag meeting on December 12.

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