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City court rejected bail plea of two accused, Fayaz Ahmad of Narbal Nani and Farooq Ahmad Bhat of Singhpora Pattan, booked under NDPS Act after police recovered 5kg from their possession at Parimpora.  The court observed that the offences under NDPS Act are grave and younger generation is being spoiled by the drug traffickers as they have spread their tentacles throughout the world, the court said it is not only difficult but impossible to break the nexus among different stakeholders involved in the crime of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances.


The state’s health department has closed 62 sonography clinics in Kashmir after they were found lacking in infrastructure. These clinics had also withheld information about “sex determination” tests conducted by them.’ As per the census of 2011, the child sex ratio, the females per thousand males, in J&K is 859 compared to 914 at the national level. The government records show that child sex ratio in 2001 was 941 in the state “indicating preference for male children over females.” The department has also charge-sheeted six ultrasound clinics before the courts and arrested two people during the drive to check violation of Pre-natal Diagnostic Test Act (PNDT) 2002. The total number of operational clinics in Kashmir is 156 as of now.


Crime Branch Kashmir charge-sheeted three more minor students, Ubaid Yousuf Lone, Aaina Hilal and Meem Hai Mehran, in the city court in the CET-2012 paper-selling scam, even as 18 accused were produced before the Court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir. Earlier, three accused minors were charge-sheeted in the same court by the investigating agency. CB investigation, so far, has revealed that former BOPEE chairman and prime accused Mushtaq Ahmad Peer has allegedly accepted Rs 60 lakhs from broker Farooq Itoo for the entrance question papers.


State government informed the Legislative Council that 2.75 lakh cases were pending disposal before various courts in Jammu and Kashmir. Giving break-up, the Minister submitted that 93038 cases are pending in the High Court of which 87794 are civil cases while as 5244 are criminal cases. In subordinate courts, the reply reveals, 183420 cases have piled up over the years.  While 76680 are civil cases, 106740 are criminal cases, the government stated.


Day after a suspected militant attack left two policemen dead; Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel arrested two brothers, Aftab Ahmad and Majid Ahmad, from this South Kashmir town in connection with the incident. Following their arrest, shopkeepers in the area suspended their business.


Police claimed to have busted a gang of burglars by arresting four persons, Gowhar Ahmad Wani of Arigam Khan Sahib; Muzaffar Ahmad Khan of Parnewa, Budgam; Shahzad Ahmad Dar of Watruna, Bandipora and Asif Ahmad Wani of Watpora, Bandipora involved in committing robberies in Budgam.  On their inputs police have recovered 13 gold rings, 2 gold ear rings, 1 gold chain, 2 silver bangles, 1 necklace, 1 wrist watch and 17 mobile phones from various places.


City police arrested Maharaj Ahmed and Bilal Ahmed of Bhaderwah, two drug peddlers and seized intoxicants from their possession. Police party recovered 27 bottles of Crux and 380 Capsules of Resas Spas. A case under relevant sections has been registered in this connection at Police Station Peer Mitha.


The police named four persons, Najib-ul- Rehman, Fayaz Ahmed, Nissar Ahmed from Doda and Nasir Ahmed of  Challas in Poonch when they were about to strike in Dhani Dhar area, Rajouri and recovered a country made pistol (Desi Katta) and two sharp edged weapons from their possession. A case has been registered against them and investigations have been started to know about their target in the area.


In a rescue operation launched by Indian troops in North Kashmir, around 200 people including women and children were rescued when their vehicles were trapped in snow avalanches on Kupwara-Tangdhar. Around 16 passenger vehicles carrying 200 passengers were caught in snow avalanches on Kupwara-Tangdhar after around 5 feet fresh snowfall at Sadhna Pass and its adjoining areas. It is said that there was zero visibility and the BRO continued its snow clearance operation during which its bulldozer and a vehicle were hit by snow slides and were buried under it but the drivers managed to run for safety.


State Vigilance Organization booked 25 government officials, including 13 engineers in Leh district for purchasing sub-standard and underweight material, causing a loss of Rs 46.72 lakh to the state exchequer. A case under different sections of Prevention of Corruption Act and Ranbir Panel Code was filed against two superintending engineers, six executive engineers, five assistant executive engineers, five storekeepers, four head clerks, three assistant accounts officers of PWD (Roads and Buildings) circle Leh, Special sub-Division, Khaltsi, Roads and Buildings Division Leh, Special sub-division Nyoma and construction division Leh and Irrigation and Flood Control.


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