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INVOLVED: In a setback to Army, the J&K police has revealed that Major Vishwajeet Singh and Commandant S K Malik of Army’s 20 grenadiers were involved in custodial disappearance of Mushtaq Ahmed Dar from Tengapora, Batamaloo area in 1997. Dar’s mother, Aziza, had filed a petition in High Court and alleged that his son was arrested by Army and they were involved in Mushtaq’s custodial disappearance.

INAUGURATED: Abdul Rahim Rather inaugurated two bank units at Nopora and Hafroo village in Chadoora, Budgam. On the occasion, Rather said J&K bank has proved itself to be the bank of the people, from the people and for the people of state. He added that J&K Bank has brought respect and relief to the people of the state.

SUMMONED: Taking cognizance of the media reports about the arrest of parents instead of their wards, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has summoned police and parents of ‘wanted’ boys, who were arrested recently for discussion on the issue. The court said it wants to hear both the sides, parents as well as the police. The court wants to know why police wanted to arrest boys, why their parents were detained and other important details.

ISSUED: A division bench of Chief Justice, D Murugesan, and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw in Delhi High Court issued notices to the Government of India and Google India on a plea that videos of the controversial anti-Islam film “Innocence of Muslims” be removed from various sites including YouTube. The notices are issued to Commissioner of Delhi Police as well as ministries of Information and Broadcasting, Home, Corporate Affairs, External Affairs and Minority Affairs.

ABSCONDING: Kupwara police issued a look-out notice regarding an absconding, murder accused, Fayaz Ahmed Shah, 29. “Fayaz is evading arrest in FIR No 07/2012 under section 302 RPC of Police Station Lalpora. Any person who will assist police in his arrest will be suitably rewarded and his identity will be kept confidential,” the police statement reads.

DECIDED: Following the visit of All Party Delegation to J&K in September 2010 and in pursuance of the decision taken by the centre, the state government has requested to review the notification of the areas as ‘Disturbed Areas’ under the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990,” the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs informed the parliament. Pertinently, during 2010 unrest, the Centre announced eight-point package for the state that included review of the areas declared disturbed.

CLAIMED: Ashok Prasad, the DGP of J&K police claimed that 90 per cent militancy in the state is coming from PaK. He also said the GoI has been contemplating ‘all weather fences’ along Line of Control to curb infiltration of militants from across the border. A group of engineers and experts will visit the state to look into the feasibility of setting up such a fence.

LAUNCHED: In order to provide business consultancy and public relation services to private sector in Kashmir, a group of youth has launched a Public Relation Company – Press PR. It has tied up with ‘Approach Communications’ which is an Indian PR Agency based in Delhi. The team will provide quality media relation services, both for established and emerging corporate government and non-government organizations, it promised.

INJURED: Five people died and 10 others sustained injuries in two separate road accidents in Kishtwar and Poonch. One accident took place on the way from Kishtwar to Himachal and another accident took place when a bus skidded off the Mandi-Poonch road.

SUSPENDED: District Election Officer, Ganderbal placed three officials under suspension for dereliction of duties pending enquiry to be conducted by ADC, Ganderbal.

RECOVERED: A rusted hand grenade was recovered while repairing a wall of Jamia Masjid, Malamgam in Bandipora. Police Bomb Disposal Squad was called in and the grenade was destroyed without causing any damages. Police has registered a case and investigations are on.

HOSTED: The J&K police hosted the 61st All India Police Hockey championship-2012 in Jammu to be held from December 7. The DGP said the matches of the championship are being conducted and officiated by experts under the banner of All India Police Sports Control Board, New Delhi. The matches of the championship shall be played on League cum Knock Out basis.

RE-CONSTITUTED: The state government has re-constituted the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) / Screening Committee exclusively for promotion to the ranks of Director Generals of Police (DGPs) and Inspector Generals of Police (IGPs). The DPC is headed by Chief Secretary, Madhav Lal and comprised of Financial Commissioner (Finance) Mohammad Iqbal Khandey, Principal Secretary (Home), BR Sharma and Ashok Prasad, DGP, as its members.


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