Newsmakers

Government will provide space to Mufti if he wants to emulate Anna. But he (Mufti Sayeed) should start fight against the corruption from his home first,
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in response to his predecessor’s statement that since the government has crippled all anti-corruption institutions “Kashmir need Hazare from every house”.

CREATED: Post calamity restoration works of damaged infrastructure created Rs 90 cr liability to Kargil’s Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDA) forcing it to approach central government for help.

LOOTED:
Three masked gunman looted Rs 5.5lakh from Harmain branch of J&K bank in Shopian. The police suspect the two SPOs who recently fled with their service rifle from the Kulgam police lines are involved.

ASSESSED: The damage caused by the unpredictable rainfall in Jammu and Samba is assessed to cost Rs 55 crores, about Rs 34.62 crores in Jammu and Rs 18 crores in Samba. Rs 18 cr are needed immediately for temporary restoration of public utility.     

FOUGHT: Elections of naib Sarpanch led to a fight between a Sarpanch of Kandi and the BDO Yar Ali Khan of Budhal. The former accused the latter of abusing and misbehaving with him.  

WITHDRAWN: Allegation of abduction and rape against Army personnel by a woman in Kulgam was declared false by the investigations. Both FSL and SIT have found no evidence to establish the crime.

PROTESTED: Residents of Kotranka blocked the Rajouri-Budhal road and protested against a junior engineer Mohammed Bashir. The engineer is accused of raping and murdering a local 15 year old girl Rubina Kousar.

ARRESTED:
Shabir Ahmed Shah was arrested for staging a protest against alleged custodial killing of Nazim Rashid alias Anjum, 26. Shabir was said to violate section144 in force in the city.

RETURNED:
JKLF leader Yasin Malik returned from Pakistan where he met Hina Rabbani Khar, Nawaz Sharief and many other top leaders of the country.

ARRESTED: Mohammed Latwan alias Mohammed Amir resident of Seemoli- Mehmadpur, Bangladesh was arrested in Teewal, Karnah near LoC. A case has been registered against this ‘suspicious’ Bangla.

DECLINED: Bureaucrats in J&K have declined to share their assets citing “it might jeopardize their security”. They were asked to provide details under RTI act.

THREATENED: Residents of Drabshalla and Kandani have threatened to stop work on Ratle power project, if the dislocated is not adequately compensated. The government has sanctioned Rs 56000 per kanal where the rate is Rs 6 lakh per kanal.

LAUNCHED: Murtaza Masood, a Kashmiri American has started a ‘Sunday Football league’ in Srinagar where different championships and tournaments will be organized on weekends. Murtaza wants to improve the standard of football in Kashmir and has hired Sajid Yousuf and Hilal Rasool, both locals, as football coaches.

APPOINTED: Justice (Retd) Yash Paul Nargotra is chairman of SAC and Justice (Retd) Hakim Imtiyaz Hussain as its member. Appointments are made for three years or until they attain age of 70 years, whichever is earlier.

FLED: Muzaffar Ahmed Malik, booked under PSA fled from the police custody. After a prolonged trial he was acquitted by the court and was to be released next week.

DISMISSED: HC has dismissed appeal filed by state and union government against a single bench order which offered compensation of Rs10 lakh to the family of Muhammad Yousuf Dar who died in the army custody in 1995 in Kulgam.

SHIFTED: The case of Kashmiri separatist lobbyist Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai was shifted to a grand jury for determining sufficiency of evidence against him for conducting his trial. Fai is accused to be a Pakistani agent by FBI.

SURRENDERED: Jammu’s Monalisa Group surrendered undisclosed income of Rs 8 crore to the Income Tax sleuths. The group deals with the wholesale and retail trade of readymade garments and is presently managed by Vinod Sachdeva.

DEAD: Shabir Shah alais Shah Din Khanday, 41, divisional commander HM and Mushtaq Ahmed alias Abu Tallah, 24, were confirmed dead by police and Army. Both were found dead in the debris of Bhadi Dhok, Kither in Kishtwar and are presumed to be killed by 26 RR on 15 February 2010.

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