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The state high court directed the Crime Branch Kashmir to declare 17 accused, who are evading arrest in CET 2012 paper selling scam, as ‘proclaimed offenders’ and attach their properties under relevant sections of the Criminal Procedure Code. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, the court directed the CB to declare the absconding accused as proclaimed offenders and attach their properties under sections 87 and 88 of the CrPC. The trial court by issuing proclamation under section 87 may order the attachment of property—movable or immovable or both belonging to the proclaimed person.


Fiaz Ahmed, a daily wager lineman was electrocuted when he was engaged at work in Malik Market Narwal, Jammu. The dead body was shifted to GMC Hospital by police. The police have taken cognizance of the matter. The Linemen and Workers Union has demanded probe into the matter and compensation for the family members of the deceased.


Police have recovered body of Mamta, 29, resident of Krishana Nagar, Jammu, who had hanged herself under mysterious conditions. Mamta, a housewife was living in her rented apartment with her husband, Yog Raj. Police has initiated the proceeding under Section174 CrPC for further investigation at Canal Police Post. The body was handed over to the family members after conducting post mortem at Government Medical College and Hospital.


Domana Police, Jammu recovered a 14-years old girl who was kidnapped by a youth of Purkhoo. The accused, Pankaj Chib, son of Jaipaul Singh, resident of Purkhoo was arrested by the police. The case was registered under FIR Number 101/2014 under relevant section was registered. Further investigation is on.


NA Baba, Additional Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, has been appointed as Enquiry Magistrate to conduct investigation into the incident that occurred on March 14, 2014 in which Farhat Ahmad Dar was killed and some others injured at Naidkhai, Sonawari. The officers have openly invited people who have any knowledge about the incident and are willing to get their statements recorded at Magistrate at Tehsil Office Sumbal on March 24, 25, 28 and 29, 2014 during office hours.


State High court has observed that adhocism plagues functioning of most of the engineering departments in the state. Disapproving stop-gap, adhoc and incharge arrangements being made by the state government, the High Court has observed that this malaise affects the public works department the most. The court has also taken strong note of frequent transfers in the works divisions, which according to it triggers avoidable litigations.


At least a dozen people, including two women and three CRPF men were injured by the stray dogs in Rahmoo, Pulwama. Accusing the municipal council of negligence, the residents said that canines are brought from Srinagar and left in Pulwama district to attack and injure hapless villagers. They asked the municipal council to take immediate steps to control the dog menace in the area.


The opening of the Asia’s largest tulip garden has been delayed due to recent heavy snowfall across Kashmir but Floriculture department is making preparations to welcome visitors early next month. Last year the garden was thrown open to public on March 26 as more than 45,000 tourists visited the garden in the four-week period of tulip bloom. More than 20 million tulip bulbs have been planted on the 12-hectare tulip garden.


Like Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida, the J&K Police launched an android-based application “smart 24×7 which will help the crime victim to inform the police at the time of the incident. IGP Rajesh Kumar along DIG Shakeel A Beig launched the security application at the Police Control Room (PRC). The initiative would increase effectiveness of the police in responding to emergencies pertaining to women, and senior citizen. In this initiative the state police has partnered with Smart 24×7 response services, a Gurgaon based Software Company.


A population of 1000 people living in village Tilawari, were trapped in their area from last one week after landslides locked them from all the sides. The locking due to landslides has endangered the lives of the inhabitants and none from the civil administration has come to the rescue of the villagers so far. The area is supposed to be on the zero line along the Line of Control (LoC).


A former judge Muhammad Nazir Fida has submitted Kashmiri translation of the Indian Constitution to the Union Law Ministry. With this, Kashmiri becomes among the very few languages of India in which Indian Constitution has been translated. Fida has been working on it for past four years. Translated directly from English, it is updated up to June 2012 and includes the 97th Amendment.


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