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Mohd Zamoorat, 17, resident of Thandapani, Rajouri attempted suicide by consuming some poisonous substance at his residence. Family had rushed him to hospital but he succumbed. Police has taken cognizance of the matter but the cause behind this extreme step could not be known immediately.


42-year-old Narayan Sethi, resident of Bihar, presently residing in a Kiosk at Industrial area, Kathua, was found murdered. The body bore some injury marks. Police immediately rushed to the spot and shifted his body to the district hospital where his autopsy was conducted. The body was later handed over to the family. A case under Section 302 RPC has been registered at Kathua police station and investigation started. However, no arrests have been made yet in this regard.


State High Court promoted four Readers, Nazia Chouhan, Zulfi Javeed Ahmed Tantray, Hilal Yousaf and Bilquees, as Bench Secretaries of the Judges.  Meanwhile, two Private Secretaries namely Karam Chand and Muzamil Qadir have been regularized from July 28, 2008.


A two year old baby died, while his mother received injuries due to a stove blast in Arnia, Jammu. Reportedly, Rimpi, the mother, was cooking food when the stove blasted causing grievous injuries to the woman and the baby. The duo were rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where doctors declared the baby dead but the condition of woman was stated to be stable by the doctor.


Rajesh Singh, a police constable was arrested along with 1.5 kilograms of Charas from Roop Nagar, Jammu. A police team from Janipur police station headed by S I Hilal Azhar under the supervision of SDPO Shri Ram Ambarkar laid a naka near Roop Nagar and intercepted a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was a police constable posted at police station Banihal. Singh is a resident of Akhnoor. A case under specific sections was registered.


Police recovered an abducted girl and arrested the kidnapper, Bilal Ahmed, a resident of Bhelli, Doda. Accordingly, a case under specific sections was registered with police.  On specific information, a raid was conducted in village Ugad where from the abducted girl was recovered, SSP said, adding that the accused was also arrested. Further investigation into the case is going on.


Ritu Devi, a housewife received burn injuries at her house of her in-laws at Battal Majalta, Udhampur. She received burn injuries while cooking food. She was rushed to District Hospital Udhampur where doctors referred her to GMC Hospital Jammu. Devi is said to be stable now.


Mohd Ashraf, Head Constable posted in the office of ADGP, HG/Aux has been awarded two years imprisonment for issuing fake orders for the appointment of constables in Police Department. He is imprisoned by an additional session judge anti corruption Jammu. The court maintained, “Prosecution has proved its case that accused had forged the orders”.


In a continuous drive to protect consumer interest, a team of officers of Legal Metrology Department Poonch headed by Assistant Controller Rajesh Heera conducted surprise inspection of hardware stores, sweet shop, ration depots, goldsmiths, Kirayana shops and Kerosene oil depots at Bhainch, Khanater and Surankote. During the inspection, Inspector Legal Metrology Poonch booked 11 traders for violating various provisions of J&K Weights and Measures (Enf) Act 1997 and a fine of rupees 7400 was recovered from the defaulters. Traders were earlier warned of stern legal action in case of indulgence in anti-consumer practices.


Police arrested Sanjay Kumar for eve-teasing a girl hailing from Gangyal in the main bazaar at R S Pura. Kumar is accused of passing some intolerable remarks to a Gangyal based girl. The girl raised alarm, locals rushed to the spot and caught hold of the accused and thrashed him severely. On getting information, police team from RS Pura police station rushed to the spot and arrested the accused. A case has been registered at police station and investigations have started.


Sheela Devi, mother of Aaj Tak Bureau Chief (J&K) Ashwani Kumar, died after prolonged illness in a private hospital in New Delhi. She was 75. Devi, wife of retired Superintendent of Police Onkar Nath Chandra, was actively involved in social service till her last breath.


A student of class 11th, a minor girl, was allegedly gang raped by Kuldeep Kumar alias Sukkha (46) and Ajay Kumar (20), political activist of ruling National Conference and his associate at Kathar, Manwal. Both accused are residents of Lower Kathar. The duo already has a criminal record. Sukkha had unsuccessfully contested 2004 Parliament elections on Samajwadi Janta Party mandate. He had recently joined National Conference.

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