APPOINTED: The state government appointed Khalid Majeed, deputy secretary, as liaison officer, General Administration Department, for monitoring and enforcement of reservation rules in respect of gazette and non gazetted categories of posts belonging to the state secretariat (Gazetted /subordinate) Services. The order was issued in pursuance of Sub-rule (3) of rule 26 of the J&K Reservation Rules, 2005 issued vide SRO-294 (21-10-2005), an official handout said.
ARRESTED: Kupwara police arrested, Reyaz Ahmad Sheikh andFayaz Ahmad Shah, residents of Malagund and Abdul GaniPira resident of Shortmuqam. The three were absconding accused involved in the honor killing of a girl at Malagund sever, Lolab. FIR NO 07/12 U/S 302,342,120-B RPC was filed against 08 accused persons on April 23,2012.The FSL report of the girl suggests she was poisoned.
ARRESTED: Police arrested a resident of Gangyal, Jammu for allegedly raping his 16 years old daughter. As per the police report, the accused was a drunkard and had raped his daughter when his wife wasn’t home for many days. The medical reports of the girl are awaited. In a separate incident in Jammu, a youth was arrested for raping a teenage girl in Kanachak.
ASKED: Supreme Court issued notice to the state government asking it to explain the reasons of MasratAlam, a Muslim League leader, continuous imprisonment and has given them a time period of four weeks to explain their position.Alam was detained in 2010.
BAGGED: Sameer JavidWani and Mukhtiyar, third semester students at Central University of Kashmir, bagged third position at a video-making competition organized by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) and VigyanPrasar, GOI. They received a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 25,000. Their video “TB-the global burden” was shortlisted along with 22 other entries from the total of 175 submissions from all over India.
BUSTED: In a joint search operation led by Baramulla Police and Army, a hideout was busted in the forests of Buta, Tangmarg and recovered 02 AK 47 magazines, 03 Chinese Pistols, 04 UBGL, 02 RPGs, 02 rounds of RPG ammunition and 04 grenades, a police statement said.
DECIDED: The visa-on-arrival facility at the Attari-Wagah check post for Pakistani nationals over 65 years of age would begin from January 15 but they would not be able to stay in Punjab, Kerala and J&K. Nearly, 100 people use this post daily to cross border on foot with a good number of senior citizens who mostly come here for treatment or reunion with the relatives in India.
HELD: Police claimed to have arrested seven gamblers from Soura, Srinagar and have recovered bet money of Rs 95,230 from the gambling site. An FIR No 02/2013 U/S 13 Gambling Act was registered against the accused persons in police station, Soura, police statement said.
INDICTED: 56 personnel have been indicted by an Army Court of Inquiry (CoI) held under Brigadier Ajay Talwar and disciplinary action has been recommended against more than 10 of them, the official sources said. CoIhas examined about 220 witnesses including officers, JCOs and other ranks, besides five civilians. It was completed in the first week of December and 14 Corps HQ,Leh is going through its findings, an official said.
KILLED: Unidentified gunman killed Habibullah Mir, a Sarpanch, resident of GooriporaBomieSopore, a police statement said. Mir was later shifted to Sub District Hospital Sopore in serious condition where he succumbed to his injuries. A case has been registered in police station Bomie and investigations are on.
OUTSOURCE: Power development department (PDD) has decided to privatize the distribution in a bid to reduce the ‘rising’ T&D losses. The PDD officials said that they would be allotting specific areas to specific franchisees to collect power dues from the areas. This would help in checking power theft and misuse of electricity, the officials added.
PENDING: Under the chairmanship of MadhavLal, chief secretary (CS), the state vigilance organization (SVO) has revealed that around 507 cases related to corruption charges are pending for disposal before special anti-corruption courts in J&K. Besides, 131 cases are under investigation, of which in 60 cases the accused officials were held guilty in last seven years. The CS has directed SVO to increase the pace of the investigation and bring out the department wise pattern of mis-conduct and corruption for effective supervision.