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DETECTED:  A major general from Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME) once posted in Udhampur based Northern Command is allegedly involved in misappropriation of funds through forged bills. For now, a Court of Inquiry is going on against a Colonel who has said in his statement that he was following the instruction of his Major General. In the last few years, Indian Army has seen a number of corruption cases involving Lt Gen-rank officers of which three have been court martialled already.

AWARDED: Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Chachwal has been awarded Rs 5,100 cash by the state government for finding 550 meters long underground tunnel and letting the Indian Army know about it. Indian Army claims that the underground is dug from Pakistan along the International borders in Samba.  The divisional commissioner who presented Singh with the cash prize, a citation and a memento, hailed the role of other villagers also who have helped the troops in one way or the other.

REGISTERED: Dr. Roshi Mahajan, the wife of Parveen Kumar of district Kathua, presently posted at Mansar hospital, has lodged an FIR against Lalit Kumar, son of Ram Chand, resident of Mansar for allegedly teasing her and passing obscene remarks at her hospital. She said the concerned officials in the hospital did not respond to her complaint and thus she had to lodge an FIR. Investigation has been started and the accused will be arrested, police said.

AWARDED:  Devinder Singh, son of Sansar Singh of Chowki Choura, Akhnoor has been awarded 14 years of rigorous imprisonment for kidnapping and raping a seven-year-old girl and a fine of Rs 60,000 has also been imposed on him. The incident had happened in November 2009.

INAUGRATED: Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Union Minister for New & Renewable Energy inaugurated Night Post Office service in Srinagar to provide customer friendly and modern services to the people. On the occasion, Dr Abdullah and other dignitaries lauded the role of John Samuel, Chief Postmaster General J&K Circle for taking innovative initiatives for improving the postal services in the state. The working hours in the post office have also been increased up to 8 pm. Besides, postal offices will serve on Sundays and on holidays also.

ACQUITTED: Bodh Raj has been acquitted in case of his father, Prem Nath’s murder. Raj has been certified mentally unsound by the doctors of the Government Psychiatric Hospital, Jammu and has now been referred there for treatment. Police says Raj had assaulted his father over a trivial issue. Prem, before reaching the hospital, had succumbed to injuries.

VISITING: A group of 82 Kashmiri Pandit students visited Kashmir on a 7 day trip, ‘Kashmir Darshan’. The policy makers think that this can act as one of the confidence building measure between different communities existing in Kashmir. The 82 KP students are likely to visit some religious, native and tourist places including Kheer Bhawani, Martand, Shankracharya.

AWARDED: Mulk Raj, son of Nagrota Gujroo, was awarded life imprisonment for murdering Vipin Kumar, a teenage boy in 2008. Mulk Raj had inflicted a grievous injury on Vipul’s head by a cricket bat. The incident took place when they were playing cricket in a playground. A case was registered at Police Station Bani under Section 304 RPC and investigated have been started.

DIRECTED: The Supreme Court has asked the Health and Social Welfare secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir to appear before it and explain their failure in filing affidavits on banning manual scavenging. Taking strong exception to their failure in complying with its order for filing the affidavits, a bench of Justices Swatanter Kumar and S J Mukhopadhaya said, “It is high time that the Supreme Court order is taken seriously.” The bench also imposed a cost of Rs 10, 000 on each State.

DROWNED: Beecroft Lan-Robert, a foreign tourist hailing from Switzerland, drowned during rafting in a river in Zanaskar area of Kargil district. His body was fished out from the river near Lungnak and has been kept at Public Health Centre at Padam for completion of formalities. He was on a trip to the Ladakh region.

VISITED: Jitender, the yesteryear cinestar, along with his son, Tushar Kapoor was on a personal visit to Jammu and paid obeisance at Shri Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine at Katra. They also visited Sudhmahadev temple and offered prayers.

ASKED: The state High Court has directed the Commissioner/Secretary of state Home Department to file a supplementary affidavit indicating whether any commission of inquiry has been set up 17 deaths during the 2010 uprising. The court asked the officer to come up with the document before October 3, 2012. A division bench of High Court passed the direction on the Public Interest Litigation seeking judicial probe into the deaths during 2010 mass uprising in Kashmir. The PIL has been filed by the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik.

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