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Kushalya Devi, mother of Justice MM Kumar, chief justice of J&K High Court, passed away in Srinagar. She was flown to Jammu where from she was taken to MalerKotla, Punjab where her cremation would take place.


A bear attacked and injured a 50-year-old lady, Zaveera Begum, wife of Muhammad Hussain Khan of Kukapora, Bandipora. She was shifted to District Hospital Bandipora for treatment. Doctor says she is recovering well.


Army has launched an operation in Keran along LoC, Kupwara after they noticed movement of a group of at least four militants and has so far shot dead two of them in a gun battle that broke out in the evening, a Jammu daily newspaper reported. The joint operation was launched by 7 Garhwal, 222 Field Regiment and 15 Rashtriya Rifles of Army. The officer said that two militants are believed to be dead while search for the other two is going on.


A woman in Ganderbal ended her life after allegedly consuming some poisonous substance at her home. She was shifted to Sub District Hospital Ganderbal for treatment, where she was declared dead. Police has registered a case in this regard.


Naseema Begum, wife of Mohammad Latief Gojjar, resident of Gojjar Basti Sumlar, was injured in Bandipora after she received an electric shock. She was shifted to district hospital Bandipora where from she was referred to SKIMS Soura, Srinagar, for treatment. Bandipora police have registered a case in this regard.


Police have seized a load carrier and rescued four bovine animals from the smugglers in Pir Bhadesar, Rajouri. The driver and his associate jumped out before Police’s naka point, leaving behind the vehicle. The police found four bovine animals loaded in it. A case has been registered in this connection. A manhunt for the accused was launched.


Beer Singh and his son Manjeet Singh, a resident of Bhaderwah, have been arrested with 63 kilograms of banned forest produce ‘nagchatri’ from Jhajjar Kotli. A case in this regard has been registered at Jhajjar Kotli police station and investigation started.


20-year-old woman was allegedly kidnapped by Shahid Khan, son of Mohd Razak, resident of Chhajla village from Sakhi Maidan area of Mendhar, Poonch. The husband of the woman lodged a complaint at Mendhar Police Station in this connection. Accordingly, the police registered a case FIR No. 133/2014 and started search for the woman. However, none has been traced so far. The woman had been married hardly one and half months back.


Kulgam police have recovered and then seized large quantity of illicit liquor including alcohol bottles and pouches at a toll post in Qazigund. During a police search large quantity of illicit liquor including alcohol bottles, 14 Tins and 18 pouches were recovered from Ghulam Nabi’s possession. Ghulam Nabi is a resident of Devalgam, in a Dhabha, Qazigund. A case FIR no. 198/014 was registered against him and investigation has been started.


Tafazul Hussain, former executive president of the J & K Bank, who had been associated with state Congress since October last year has formally exited from the party. Hussain was roped in to take benefit of his expertise in Banking, finance and trade for promoting developmental objectives. In a communication addressed to president state congress he has reiterated that he is not interested in politics as such but now wants to contribute towards social and developmental cause as an independent columnist & as a professional. Hussain is actively associated as a professional with number of private projects in education, social welfare, and youth and sports development, corporate assignment.


The district administration managed to nab from city an imposter, hailing from Dialgam, south Kashmir who had been cheating people by promising government jobs against money.  “We had been tracking him and finally he was nabbed,” a police official said. He appealed that the people should “not fall prey to the mischief of such unscrupulous elements and should never pay them anything.” The accused has been handed over to Shaheed Gunj Police Station.


Unidentified gunmen fired at Nazir Ahmed Peer of Maidanpora, Kupwara, a hospital security guard in Srinagar, leaving him critically injured. Police have registered a case and launched hunt to nab the attackers. Nazir was shot at from a point-blank range. Panic gripped the area following the gunshots, locals said. A police official said the injured person was quickly taken to the SMHS operation theatre.


Sanjay Singh, a police constable, gunned down two sisters, Urmila (27), and Nisha (21), daughters of Punjab Singh, and then shot himself to death, using his service weapon (AK-47), at Thermal Colony in Kalakote town at around mid-night. The incident evoked massive protest demonstration in Kalakote town. The irate people raised slogans against local police, alleging their involvement in the case. They were demanding high level magisterial inquiry into the whole episode and removal of local SHO.


Tara Chand, son of Shiv Ram of Patoli, has been awarded life-imprisonment for the murder of his wife, Raj Kumari, 7 years ago. As per the case registered against Tara, he had poured kerosene oil on his wife and set her on fire over a trifle issue. Accordingly, a case was registered at Police Station Bakshi Nagar. Kumari succumbed to her injuries five days after she was brunt and offence against Tara Chand was converted from Section 307 RPC to Section 302 RPC.


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