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Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Kulgam
January 24: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two drug peddlers in Kulgam and recovered contraband substances and illicit liquor from their possession. On a specific input, a Police Party from Police Station Qazigund conducted a raid at specific location in village Check Badwani Qazigund. During checking, officers were able to recover 2Kgs of Poppy Straw and 45 bottles of illicit liquor from the residential house and arrested two persons identified as Nisar Ahmad Mir son of Gh Mohmad Mir resident of Telwani Anantnag AP Badwani Qazigund and Mohamad Yaseen Malik son of Gh Ahmad Malik resident of Chek Badwani Qazigund. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 12/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation is in progress. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood and persons found involved in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police arrests 14 gamblers in Baramulla; Stake money seized
January 24: Acting tough against social crimes, Police in Baramulla have arrested 14 gamblers and seized stake money from their possession. Besides, a notorious drug peddler was detained under PSA. Acting on specific information, police parties from Police Station Kunzer and Police Station Pattan raided gambling sites at Takiya Batpora, Hardu Aboora, Hanjiwera Bala & Kripalpora Payeen following an input about gambling activities and apprehended 14 gamblers. Officers have seized stake money of ₹36,440/- and playing cards from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and further investigation is in progress. Moreover, a notorious drug peddler namely Muzamil Majeed Bhat @Hashim son of Abdul Majeed Bhat resident of Mohalla Mir Sahib Baramulla was detained under PSA for his active involvement in drug peddling activities in Baramulla Town. Several cases under NDPS Act stands already registered against him. He has been lodged at Central Jail Kot Bilwal Jammu under detention orders received from Divisional Commissioner Kashmir. Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Police seizes 02 vehicles for illegal extraction of minerals in Baramulla
January 23: Police in Baramulla have seized 02 vehicles for illegal extraction of minerals. Police party led by SHO PS Pattan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan Shri Mohammad Nawaz Khanday-JKPS seized 02 vehicles (01 Tractors and 01 JCB) for illegal extractions of minerals at Khanpeth Singhpora Pattan area. Police requests the people not to indulge in any kind of illegal mining activities from any Nallah as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Baramulla; Huge quantity of Contraband substance recovered
January 23: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 02 drug peddlers in Baramulla and recovered huge quantity of contraband substance from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Gantamulla Bala intercepted 02 persons identified as Khursheed Ahmad Khan son of Zulfiqar Khan and Rouf Ahmad Khan son of Faqeer Ullah Khan both residents of Tathamulla Boniyar. During checking, officers were able to recover 9kgs of dried Cannabis leaves & 90grams of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Sheeri and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Srinagar
January 22: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 02 drug peddlers in Srinagar and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A police party of Police Station Shaheedgunj at a checkpoint established at Jahangir Chowk intercepted 02 suspicious persons who on seeing police party tried to escape from the spot but were apprehended tactfully by the alert police party. They have been identified as Amjid Dar resident of Tanghdar Karnah & Arif Maqsood Khan resident of Kandi Karnah. During checking, officers were able to recover 17gms of Heroin from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 06/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Shaheedgunj and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
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January 22: Based on a specific input generated by Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Kilbal area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Ganderbal/Shopian Police, 34RR & 178Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the joint search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter. They have been identified as Sameer Ahmad Shah son of Nazir Ahmad Shah resident of Dhangam Shopian and Rayees Ahmad Mir son of Mohd Ashraf Mir Takiya Wahgam Pulwama. As per police records, both the killed terrorists were part of group involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. Meanwhile, Awantipora Police along with 55RR and 185Bn CRPF arrested a terrorist associate linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM in Awantipora. He has been identified as Umer Farooq Bhat son of Farooq Ahmad Bhat resident of Renzipora Awantipora. Incriminating materials including a Hand Grenade has been recovered from his possession. Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested terror associate was involved in providing shelter, logistic support, transportation of arms/ammunition and assisting the terrorists to shift their locations. Besides, he was also passing sensitive information regarding movement of Police/Security forces to the terrorists of proscribed outfit JeM. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been initiated.
Police arrests a drug peddler in Pulwama; Contraband substance recovered
January 21: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Pulwama and recovered contraband substance from his possession. On a specific input, a Police Party from Police Station Litter conducted a raid at specific location in village Naina Batapora area of Pulwama. During search 13Kgs of Poppy Straw was recovered from the residential house of Tanveer Ahamd Bhat son of Gh Mohd Bhat resident of Naina Batapora. The accused person has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 06/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Litter and investigation set into motion. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood and persons found involved in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police organises Webinar on stress management in Budgam
January 21: Police in Budgam have organised a Webinar on stress management under the title of "Stress and mental health of police personnel in current scenario and remedies thereof". The speakers on the occasion were Dr Nisar Ahmad Wani Professor Psychology and Mrs Insha Hassan in charge of Drug De-addiction Centre Budgam. Police personnel posted across the district especially on out guard posts participated in the programme. During the webinar, the coping mechanism to manage stress were discussed particularly in the present Covid-19 pandemic. The participants were encouraged to change their lifestyles and thinking patterns. Dr Nisar highlighted the stress management mechanisms vis a vis skills to be adopted to achieve the same. A cognitive psychotherapeutic method was also deliberated by the guest speaker Mrs Insha who highlighted the mental aspects of stress management.
Police solves theft case in Ganderbal, 01 accused person arrested
January 21: Police in Ganderbal have solved a theft case by arresting one accused person involved in the commission crime and recovered stolen property worth lacs of rupees from his possession. On 17/01/2022 Police Station Lar received a complaint from one person Ishtiyaq Ahmad Rather son of Mohd Maqbool Rather resident of Manigam Lar Ganderbal regarding theft in his house during the intervening night of 15/16 January 2022. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 03/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Lar and investigation was initiated. On receipt of this information, SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS constituted a special team led by SHO Police Station Lar under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Ganderbal. After strenuous efforts, the special team cracked the said case and arrested one person involved in the commission of crime. The accused has been identified as Suhail Ahmad Rather son of Ghulam Mohi-u-din resident of Baghwan Mohalla Manigam Lar Ganderbal. On his disclosure, stolen property worth lacs of rupees including one I-Phone with charger, 02 Watches (Armani & Sekonda) & one Golden ring besides, tools used in the commission of crime were also recovered from his possession. Community members have applauded the efforts made by the Police in solving the case. Our consistent action against the anti-social elements shall re-assure community members that Police has resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Police arrests missing youth with arms & ammunition in Pulwama
January 20: Police arrests missing youth who had recently joined terror ranks along with arms & ammunition in Pulwama. Police along with 44RR and 183Bn CRPF at a checkpoint established at Pachahar Rajpora Pulwama, intercepted a suspicious person, who was challenged by naka party but he tried to flee from the spot as also attempted to fire upon the joint party. However, alert naka party apprehended him tactfully. He has been identified as Rahil Showkat Dar son of Showkat Ahmad Dar resident of Drabgam Pulwama Rajpora. Pertinently, he had recently gone missing regarding which a missing report was got lodged by his family members at Police Station Rajpora and had recently joined terror ranks. During his personal search, one Pistol and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from his possession. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 04/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Rajpora and further investigation has been initiated.
Police arrests an active LeT terrorist in Budgam
January 20: Police in Budgam arrested an active terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT and recovered arms, ammunition and other incriminating materials from his possession. Acting on a specific information regarding presence of terrorist in Chadoora area of Budgam, Police along with 53RR and 181Bn CRPF launched a search operation in Gamander area of Chadoora Budgam early in the morning. During search operation, an active terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT was arrested. He has been identified as Jehangir Ahmad Naikoo son of Ghulam Mohammad Naikoo resident of Memandar Shopian. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including one pistol, two pistol magazines, and 16 pistol rounds have been recovered from his possession. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 06/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Chadoora and further investigation has been initiated.
Police donates Motorized Treadmill under Civic Action Programme in Srinagar
January 18: Police in Srinagar under the aegis of Civic Action Programme 2021-22 donated a Motorized Treadmill to NGO “White Globe”. SP City South Srinagar Shri Lakshay Sharma-IPS presented the Motorized Treadmill to Cerebral Palsy patients for assessment and training centre of specially-abled persons through NGO “White Globe”. On the occasion, officials of NGO “White Globe”, Cerebral Palsy patients and their attendants have expressed their happiness and gratitude on the friendly gesture showed by the Police.
Police arrests drug peddler in Awantipora, contraband substance recovered
January 18: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Kawani Awantipora intercepted a suspect moving in suspicious circumstances. During checking, officers were able to recover 600gms of grinded cannabis concealed in polythene bag from his possession. He has been identified as Shakeel Ahmad Dar resident of Liddermud. Accordingly, he was arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. A case vide FIR No. 06/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood and persons found involved in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police traced missing minor within 4hours in Srinagar
January 18: Police have traced a minor within four hours after he was reported missing by his parents in Srinagar. On 16/01/2022, Mohammad Altaf Dar resident of Babapora Zoonimar reported in Police Station Zadibal that his son namely Mohammad Ruban aged 9yrs is missing since morning. The parents as well as relatives of the said child have searched for him but could not trace him. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 06/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Zadibal and investigation was initiated. Keeping in view the sensitivity, distressful and humane nature of the issue, SP Hazratbal Shri Mashkoor Ahmad-JKPS along with SDPO Hazratbal and SHO PS Zadibal visited the house of the missing child and assured the parents, relatives of every possible help in this hour of need. Subsequently, the investigation which was already taken up by SHO PS Zadibal under the guidance/supervision of SP Hazratbal & SDPO Hazratbal was intensified in every aspect to trace the missing child within shortest possible time. During the course of investigation, all the police stations and police posts across Kashmir Zone were asked to have sharp look and share the leads about the missing child. The traces and leads were further developed and after strenuous efforts, the investigation team were able to trace the said missing child in Khimber area of Hazratbal. Accordingly, he was recovered within 4hrs and handed over to his parents. Community members have hailed the prompt and dedicated efforts of the Police in tracing of the missing child. Community members are requested to contact Police in case of any exigency by dialing 112 or 1800-180-7193 (toll-free).
SSP Bandipora chairs joint security review meeting
January 17: In view of the upcoming Republic Day celebrations, SSP Bandipora Shri Mohammad Zahid-JKPS chaired a joint security review meeting at DPL Bandipora. The meeting was attended by COs of Army, CAPF, ASP Bandipora SDPOs, SHOs and other senior officers of police and intelligence units. On the occasion, SSP Bandipora was briefed by the participating officers about the overall security scenarios and measures being adopted to counter the challenges in their respective areas. SSP Bandipora directed all the jurisdictional officers to remain extra-vigilant, strengthen nakas/checkpoints and generate actionable intelligence so that the nefarious designs of anti-national elements will be thwarted. The meeting was also addressed by senior officers of Army and CAPF. SSP Bandipora also urged upon the officers to intensify patrolling and surveillance/domination of their respective areas to avert any untoward incident. He also appreciated the efforts of Police and other security agencies for maintaining stability in the district and emphasised upon them to maintain synergy and better coordination with one another at ground level to maintain the peaceful environment and security in the district.
Police distributes face masks in Ganderbal
January 17: In order to restraint the spread of Covid-19 and to sensitize the community members about CAB, Police in Ganderbal distributed face masks among the general public. On the directions of SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS, a massive drive was conducted to create awareness among general public of the district regarding Covid-19 pandemic disease. Further, face masks among common people were distributed across the district. During the drive, general public were also informed about the necessity of Covid-19 guidelines/instructions. They were sensitized about maintaining proper hygiene, social distancing and wearing of face masks. Besides, they were also advised to follow Covid-19 SOPs regularly. Community members have appreciated and applauded the role of Police in rendering such services to the general public.
Police arrests 02 terrorist associates in Awantipora
January 17: Police arrests two terrorist associates in Awantipora and recovered explosive material from their possession. Besides, Police in Kulgam produced chargesheet against a terrorist associate under UAPA before NIA court Anantnag. Based on specific input, Awantipora Police along with 42RR and CRPF have arrested two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM identified as Zahid Ahmad Lone son of Gh. Rasool resident of Naristan Tral and Shakeel Ahmad Malik @Abu Dujana son of Gh Mohammad resident of NoorPora Awantipora. Incriminating materials including explosive materials have been recovered from their possession. Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested duo were working as terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit JeM and involved in providing shelter, logistic support and transportation of arms/ammunition to the active terrorists in Tral and Awantiprora areas. Moreover, both the arrested associates were in touch with Pakistan based self styled terror commanders on different social media platforms and were planning to join terrorist ranks. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation has been initiated. Meanwhile, Police in Kulgam produced chargesheet against a terrorist associate identified as Suhail Ahmad in case FIR No 03/2020 of Police Station Behibagh. The case pertains to the terror incident dated 26/09/2020, when terrorists fired indiscriminately upon police personnel near PS Behibagh. Although, alert police personnel had effectively retaliated but the terrorists had managed to flee from the spot with the help of the said terror associate and under the cover of darkness. Subsequently, he was arrested by the investigating team and also recovered incriminating material including arms & ammunition from his possession. Based on the evidences including digital collected during the course of investigation, it was revealed that the two terrorists of proscribed terrorist outfit LeT namely Amir Ahmad Mir & Amir Manzoor Ganie (both neutralized) along with the said terrorist associate were involved in the commission of the said terror crime. Accordingly on 15/01/2022, chargesheet of the said case was produced before Hon’ble NIA Court Anantnag for judicial determination.
Police arrests 02 notorious drug peddlers in Ganderbal; Psychotropic substance recovered
January 16: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 02 notorious drug peddlers in Ganderbal and recovered psychotropic substance from their possession. A police party of Police Station Ganderbal under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Ganderbal Shri Abdul Majid-JKPS at a checkpoint established at Arampora Crossing intercepted 02 suspicious persons who on seeing police party tried to escape from the spot but were apprehended tactfully by the alert police party. They have been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Hakak resident of Duderhama and Mir Umer @Umer Gayas resident of Saloora. During checking, officers were able to recover 20 bottles of codeine phosphate from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 04/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Ganderbal and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Baramulla & Ganderbal
January 10: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 03 drug peddlers in Baramulla & Ganderbal and recovered contraband substances from their possession. In Baramulla, a police party of Police Station Pattan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan Shri Nawaz Khanday-JKPS at a checkpoint established at Jheel Bridge Hanjiwera, Pattan intercepted a suspicious person identified as Zahoor Ahmad Malla resident of Kripalpora Payeen Pattan. During checking, officers were able to recover 110 grams of charas besides, cash amount of ₹5780/- believed to be proceeds from narcotic crime was also recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Meanwhile in Ganderbal, a Police party of PP Nagbal at a checkpoint established at Bakura Crossing intercepted 02 suspicious persons who on seeing the Police party tried to escape from the spot but the alert police party chased and apprehended them tactfully. The arrested persons have been identified as Gh Jaleena Bhat son of Ab Rashid Bhat resident of Bakura and Gh Mohammad Wani son of Asadullah Wani resident of Ladhermar Chowker Pulwama. During checking, officers were able to recover 150gms of Charas from their possession. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective Police Stations and further investigation has been initiated. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police launches awareness drive in Awantipora
January 10: To restrain further spread of Coronavirus and to bring awareness among general masses, Police in Awantipora launched an awareness drive in Sub Division Tral, Pampore and Awantipora, urging people to ensure implementations of Covid-19 SOPs. While acting tough against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines, 330 violators were also fined across the Police District. During the drive, face masks were also distributed among the general public. Moreover, general public were informed about the necessity of Covid-19 guidelines/instructions. They were given sensitized about maintaining proper hygiene, social distancing and wearing of face masks. Besides, they were also advised to follow Covid-19 SOPs. Community members have appreciated and applauded the role of Police in rendering such services to the general public.
Police facilitates PCPG meetings in Sopore, Handwara
January 10: As a part of public outreach programme, a series of Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meetings were facilitated by Police at Sopore & Handwara. These meetings were held while following social distancing & necessary Covid protocols. At PS Sopore, the meeting was chaired by SDPO Sopore Shri Furkan Qadir-JKPS. Besides, SHO PS Sopore and other police officers were also present. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens, members of Auqaf committees, trader’s federation and various market associations. At PS Tarzoo, the meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Tarzoo besides, In-charge Police Post Putkha was also present on the occasion. The meeting was attended by Chowkidars under the jurisdiction of Police Station Tarzoo. Meanwhile at PS Handwara, the meeting was chaired by ASP Handwara Shri Irshad Hussain-JKPS besides SHO PS Handwara was also present on the occasion. The meeting was attended by the members of traders federation and transporters of Handwara. During these meetings, the participants raised various issues pertaining to Police and civil administration. The chairing officers assured them that their genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority while as the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with concerned authorities for their early redressal. The participants were also requested to co-operate with Police and administration in maintaining law & order in the area and in identifying anti-national & anti-social elements. The participants were also briefed about the apprehensions of spread of Covid-19 and were requested to spread awareness among masses to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB). The participants in these meetings assured their full co-operation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
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January 10: Based on a specific input generated by Kulgam Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Hasanpora situated on border between Kulgam and Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched yesterday evening by Police and 1stRR in the said area. During the search operation, as the joint search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter. They have been identified as Imad Muzaffar Wani resident of Arigam Pulwama and Abdul Rashid Thoker resident of Hassanpora. As per police records, both the killed terrorists were categorized terrorists. They were part of groups involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities. Besides, terrorist Imad Wani was involved in attack on police personnel Mushtaq Ahmad Wagay of Pulwama on 19-12-2021, in which the said police personnel got seriously injured. While as, killed terrorist Abdul Rashid Thoker, before joining terrorist ranks was working as terrorist associate and was also involved in attack on a civilian at Chitragam in which said civilian got injured. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Regarding the incident a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Bijbehara, Anantnag and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police solves burglary cases in Ganderbal; 05 accused persons arrested
January 08: Police in Ganderbal have solved two burglary cases by arresting five accused persons involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property worth lacs of rupees. On 12/12/2021, Police Station Ganderbal received a complaint from Head Master GGHS Wakura regarding burglary during the intervening night of 11/12 December 2021 at GGHS Wakura. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 224/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Ganderbal and investigation was initiated. Moreover, on 23/12/2021, Police Station Ganderbal received another complaint from Manzoor Ahmad Ahanger son of Gh Mohd Ahanger resident of Chanapora Bandipora regarding burglary during the intervening night of 22/23 December 2021 at Govt. Middle School Chundina. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 228/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Ganderbal and investigation was initiated. On receipt of this information, special team was constituted by SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS led by I/C PP Shadipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Ganderbal Shri Abdul Majid-JKPS. The team in a quick action cracked both the cases and arrested five persons involved in the commission of crime. They have been identified as Javid Ahmad Mir son of Gh Ahmad Mir resident of Nabirpora Bandipora, Mohd Shafi Lone son of Gh Mohammad Lone resident of Hathlangoo Sopore, Ali Mohd Dar son of Mohammad Afzal Dar resident of Muslim Abad Bandipora and Mehraj-ud-din Matta son of Abdul Jabbar Matta, Zubair Ahmad Sofi son of Abdul Hamid Sofi both residents of Shair colony Sopore. On their disclosure, 16 Exide Batteries worth Rs 1.40 lacs, 01 10KVA Generator, 02 oxygen Cylinders, 15 Iron sheets, 01 Welding Machine, 01 Power iron cutter, 08 Iron Angles worth Rs 235000/- were recovered. Moreover, tools and vehicles used in burglaries were also recovered and seized from their possession. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Police for cracking the burglary cases. Our consistent actions shall assure community members that Police has resolved to act tough against individuals involved in any kind of criminal activities.
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January 08: On 06/01/2022, Police Station Kothibagh reliably learnt that Muzzammil Ayyub Thakur through his social media account and other platforms is indulging in the activities which are prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and unity of India besides, he is creating fear and alarm among the general masses and inciting them to commit offences which are likely to disturb the public order. This apart, a proper complaint was lodged by Adv. Syed Zeeshan before Srinagar Police against Muzzamil Ayyub Thakur & others. In the said complaint, it is alleged by him that Muzzammil Ayyub at the behest of ISI & ISPR is threatening, harassing, making criminal intimidation besides involved in cyber crimes against the complainant. The complaint further reads that Muzzammil Ayyob has left no stone unturned to malign his image and also threatened him not only in public but also on social media platforms. After trying to verify his whereabouts & for his safety and security, the complainant was constrained to file the complaint before the police. Accordingly, cognizance into the matter was taken and a case FIR number 01/2022 U/S 13 UAPA, 153-A(b), 505 (1) (b) IPC has been registered and investigation has been initiated. Similarly regarding Sajad Ahmad Dar son of Gh. Mohd Dar resident of Shahgund Hajin, so called journalist, it is clarified that the said person operates a twitter account in the name of Sajad Gull and is always propagating against the government and uploads tweets not based on facts in order to provoke the people against Govt and to spread animosity, ill will among the people & against the Nation. Pertinently during the encroachment drive carried out by Revenue Department last year, in his native village he instigated the locals against the said lawful drive as a result of which the officials were restrained in discharging their legitimate official duties. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 12/2021 U/S 147, 447, 336, 353/IPC was registered against him and after producing charge-sheet the case is subjudice in the Hon'ble court of JMIC Sumbal. He was also involved in spreading disinformation campaign through fake tweets/narratives regarding recent anti-terrorist operation in Gundjahangeer in which one local terrorist namely Imtiyaz Ahmad was eliminated, thereby trying to provoke the locals against the Army and Police. In this regard, a case FIR No. 79/2021 U/S 120B, 153B, 505/IPC stands registered against him which is under investigation. He also uploaded the objectionable videos with anti-national slogans raised by some women folk on the day when most wanted terrorist Saleem Parray was eliminated in Shalimar Srinagar. Therefore the said person under the garb of journalist is habitual of spreading disinformation/false narratives through different social media platforms in order to create ill will against the government by provoking general masses to resort to violence and disturb public peace and tranquillity. Moreover, his overall activities are prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and unity of India. Accordingly, a case has been registered against him in which he has been arrested and presently is on Police remand.
Police arrests 03 notorious drug peddlers in Sopore
January 07: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested 03 notorious drug peddlers in Sopore and recovered contraband/psychotropic substance from their possession. Officers from Police Post Watergam at a checkpoint established near petrol pump Watergam Rafiabad intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK05D-6444 with 03 persons on board. They have been identified as Tariq Ahmad Lone, Muhammad Iqbal Lone both the residents of Naidhal Rafiabad and Nazir Ahmad Bhat son of Muhammad Akbar Bhat resident of Hanga Handwara. During checking, officers were able to recover 48 capsules and 94 tablets of banned drug & 3 grams of brown sugar from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 02/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Dangiwacha and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Press Release
January 07: Based on a specific input generated by Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Zolwa Chadoora area of Budgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched yesterday evening by Police and Army (50RR) in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. Later on, CRPF also joined the operation. However in order to evacuate the civilians trapped around the encounter site, the joint team ensured the evacuation of all civilians to the safer places. Besides, to avoid any collateral damage due to darkness, the operation was suspended during night hours and in the wee hours the operation resumed, resulting in the elimination of three terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM. During encounter one Army Officer received minor splinter injury. One of the killed terrorist has been identified as Waseem Mir son of Ghulam Qadir Mir resident of Nowgam Srinagar who was active since December 2020. As per reliable sources and documents recovered, the other two killed terrorists appear to be foreign terrorists, however further identification is being ascertained. As per police records, the killed terrorist Waseem was a categorized terrorist and part of group involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities. Several terror crime cases were registered against him. Terrorist Waseem was involved in killing of Inspector Parvaiz Ahmad on 22-06-2021. He was also involved in grenade attack on CRPF Bunker near Aali Masjid Chowk at Eidgah Srinagar in which 01 civilian and 01 police personnel were injured. Besides other terror crimes, he was also involved in brainwashing and motivating the youth of Central Kashmir to join terror folds. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 3 AK-56 rifles were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any. IGP Kashmir appreciated role of joint team for conducting successful operation without any collateral damage. IGP while sharing the details regarding encounter with ANI said that with the killing of terrorist Waseem, only 01 terrorist hailing from Srinagar is left out now who will be either arrested or neutralised at the earliest. He further said that so far 11 terrorists including 6 foreign terrorists were killed in different encounters in this year (from last 7 days).
Valedictory function of two-days Open South Kashmir Pencak Silat Championship held in Awantipora
January 05: Valedictory function of two days Open South Kashmir Pencak Silat Championship 2021-22 was held at Awantipora. The event was organized by Police in collaboration with Pencak Silat Association of Jammu at Government Degree College Pampore. SSP Awantipora Shri Mohd Yousif -JKPS was the chief guest on the occasion. SDPO Pampore, DySP DAR, Principal Government Degree College Pampore and members of Pencak Silat were also present on the occasion. Besides, 300 participants of different age groups across the South Kashmir Range participated in the event. While addressing the participants, SSP Awantipora congratulated the winners and reiterated that Police is committed to give boost to the sports and other youth development activities in the area to channelize the youth energy in positive manner. He further stated that sports activities are important for personality development, positivity, good health and keeps the individual away from the negative forces. Later, SSP Awantipora & Principal Government Degree College Pampore also distributed Cash prizes/medals/certificates among the winners and also distributes participation certificates among all the participants.
Press Release
January 05: Acting on specific input regarding presence of terrorists in village Chandgam area of Pulwama, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 55RR and 182Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the joint search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, three terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Among the killed terrorists two have been identified as Mir Owais resident of Ashmander Pulwama and a Pakistani national Talha Yasir linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM. Regarding the third killed terrorist, although the recoveries made from the site of encounter indicate him to be a foreigner however his identification is being ascertained. As per police records, all the killed terrorists were part of group involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities. Several terror crime cases were registered against both the killed identified terrorists. Terrorist Owais was involved in killing of a civilian namely Azad Ahmad Dar of Kangan Pulwama. The killed Pakistani terrorist Talha was mastermind in preparation of Vehicle-borne IEDs besides, involved in attack on civilian at Wanpora area of Pulwama. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 02 M-4 Carbine and 01 AK series rifle were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. IGP Kashmir congratulated the joint security forces for conducting successful operation without any collateral damage and also appreciated people of the area for their cooperation with the forces by maintaining calm and not resorting to any kind of violence during the course of operation. Police have registered case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
T20 Cricket Tournament concludes in Budgam; FCC Budgam lifts the title
January 04: Valedictory function of T20 Cricket Tournament was held yesterday at Sports Stadium Budgam. The final match of the T20 cricket tournament was played between FCC Budgam and Soibug-11. On the closing ceremony, DIG CKR Shri Sujit Kumar Singh-IPS was Chief Guest. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS, ASP Budgam and other officers of Police attended the closing ceremony. The final match was played at Sports Stadium Budgam between FCC Budgam and Soibug 11 in which FCC Budgam emerge as winners of the tournament by defeating Soibug 11 by 59 runs. The tournament was played on knock out basis. Twenty teams drawn from entire district Budgam participated in the tournament with great enthusiasm, passion and valour. Earlier, Soibugh 11 won the toss and chose to bowl first, FCC Budgam set target of 218 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 4 wickets, In reply in an interesting match, Soibugh 11 could score 159 runs all out in 17.1 overs. Feroz Ahmed from team FCC Budgam was chosen as man of the match and man of the series also. While speaking on the closing ceremony, DIG CKR Shri Sujit Kumar Singh-IPS said that J&K Police has always been on the forefront in providing platform to youth and guide them in following their goals by organizing different events across J&K. He also presented trophies to winner team FCC Budgam and runner up team Soibugh 11. On the occasion, the winning team members were felicitated with trophy, medals, cash prize of Rs 10,000/- while as runner-up team members were also facilitated with trophy, medals and cash prize of Rs 7,000/-. While addressing the participants, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS thanked the participating teams for their sportsmanship and enthusiasm during the tournament. He also presented a trophy to DIG CKR Srinagar as a token of love and thanked him for gracing the closing ceremony event and for encouraging the youth towards sports activities.
Police solves theft case in Pulwama; Accused arrested
January 04: Police in Pulwama solved a theft case by arresting an accused lady involved in the commission of crime and have recovered stolen property worth lakhs of rupees from her possession. On 03/01/2022, Police Station Rajpora received a written complaint from one person namely Manzoor Ahmad Dar son of Gh Qadir resident of Bellow Dargund stating there in that some unknown person/persons have stolen golden ornaments from his residential house. Accordingly, case vide FIR No. 02/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Rajpora and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, officers taking assistance of modern techniques arrested the accused who was working at the tailoring shop of the complainant located near his residential house. Subsequently, she has been shifted to Women Police Station where she remains in custody. On her disclosure, the investigating team were able to recover stolen gold items which includes one chain with pendulum, one bangles, one ear rings, two Jhumkas, two rings, one badge. Further investigation is in progress. Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities.
In view of inclement weather, Police establishes helpline numbers for emergency across Kashmir Valley
January 04: Police across Kashmir Zone established helpline numbers to facilitate the general public seeking help during any emergency arising due to inclement weather, rain/snowfall. On the directions of IGP Kashmir, helpline numbers have been established at district levels of Kashmir valley as well as in the Police Control Room Kashmir. People are requested to contact their respective district/police station helplines set up by Kashmir Police, in case of any emergency or exigency. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has directed all the District Police Chiefs to keep these helpline numbers functional round the clock and render all the required assistance/help to the needy. Following are the help-line numbers:- 1.Anantnag: SHO PS Anantnag 9596777621, SHO PS Bijbehara 9596777622, SHO PS Pahalgam 9596777625, SHO PS Aishmuqam 9596777624, SHO PS Achabal 9596777626, SHO PS Dooru 9596777627, SHO PS Kokernag 9596777628, SHO PS Srigufwara 9596777629, SHO PS Larnoo 9596777634, SHO PS Uttersoo 9596777635, PCR Anantnag 9596777669, 01932225870. 2. Kulgam: DySP Hrqs Kulgam 7051510654, SDPO Qazigund 7051510655, SDPO DH Pora 7051510676, SHO PS Qazigund 7051510665, SHO PS Kulgam 7051510661, SHO PS Devsar 7051510664, SHO PS Manzgam 7051510671, SHO PS Kund 7051510670, SHO PS D H Pora 7051510663, SHO PS Yaripora 7051510662, SHO PS Behibagh 7051510669, SHO PS Qaimoh 7051510667, PCR Kulgam 01931260486, 7889786112, 9469950887. 3. Shopian: PCR Shopian 9596768831, 9596768856, DySP Imamsahib 9596768825, SDPO Zainapora 7889377005, SHO PS Shopian 9596768826, SHO PS Keller 9596768828, SHO PS Hirpora 9596768829, SHO PS Imamsahib 9596768853, SHO PS Zainapora 9596768827, I/C PP Wachi 9596768830, I/C PP Keegam 9596768852. 4. Pulwama: SSP Pulwama: 9541915012, ASP Pulwama 9541915013, DySP Hqrs Pulwama 9541915014, DySP DAR DPL 9541915015, DySP OPS Kakapora 9541915016, SDPO Litter 9541915017, DySP OPS Pulwama 9541915018, SHO PS Pulwama 9541915054, SHO PS Rajpora 9541915019, SHO PS Litter 9541915020, SHO PS Kakapora 9541915021, I/C PP Lassipora 9541915022 PCR Pulwama 01933-241986, 01933-241280, 01933-242130, 9419036996, 9541915035. 5. Awantipora: PCR Awantipora 01933.247369, 7051404001 & SDPO Awt. 9596955000, SDPO Pampore 7006685915, SDPO Tral. 9596410241, SHO PS Awantipora 7006305388, SHO PS Pampore 9906805388, SHO PS Tral 9797279660, SHO PS Khrew 979341973. 6. Srinagar: Police Control Room Srinagar 0194-2477568, 0194- 2477567. 7. Ganderbal: DySP Hqrs Ganderbal 9419063660, SDPO Kangan 9419013484, SHO PS Sonamarg 9419001413, SHO PS Gund 9622431700, SHO PS Kangan 9419088801, SHO PS Lar 9419006700, SHO PS Safapora 9419042458, SHO PS Ganderbal 9419007372, PCR Ganderbal: 9906668731, 9419371774, 0194-2416478, 0194-2416564 8. Budgam: SHO PS Budgam 7006411196, SHO PS Khanshab 7006572050, SHO PS Chadoora 7006220441, SHO PS Khag 9596264503, SHO PS Magam 8825086785 SHO PS Beerwah 70066252476, SHO PS Charar-e-Sharief 9906449794, I/C PP Humhama 6005599737, I/C PP Soibugh 9906602287, I/C PP Narbal 7006333375, I/C PP Waterhail 9596235000, I/C PP Pakerpora 9797985415, I/C PP Hardpanzoo 7006291238, PCR Budgam 01951255207, 01951255042, 8082567612. 9. Baramulla: SSP Baramulla 9596767701, Addl. SP Baramulla 9596767702, DySP Hqrs Baramulla 9596767703, DySP DAR DPL Baramulla 9596767704, SDPO Tangmarg 9596767705, SDPO Pattan 9596767706, SDPO Uri 9596767707, SDPO Kreeri 9596767721, SHO PS PS Baramulla 9596767710, SHO PS PS Sheeri 9596767711, SHO PS PS Chandoosa 9596767712, SHO PS PS Tangmarg 9596767713, SHO PS PS Kunzer 9596767714, SHO PS PS Gulmarg 9596767715, SHO PS PS Pattan 9596767716, SHO PS PS Uri 9596767718, SHO PS PS Boniyar 9596767719, SHO PS PS Bijhama 9596767720, SHO PS PS Kreeri 9596767750. 10. Handwara: PCR Handwara 9906767076, 01955262295, SDPO Handwara 7006904221, DySP DAR Handwara 94194333001, SHO PS Handwara 7889351388, SHO PS Vilgam 7006474356, SHO PS Qalamabad 7006321098, SHO PS Kralgund 7006438909, I/C PP Zachaldar 7051404213. 11. Sopore: SSP Sopore 9596773001, PCR Sopore 9596773024, 9596773025, DySP DAR 9596773003, SDPO Sopore 9596773004, SDPO Rafiabad 9596773005, SHO PS Sopore 959 6773010, SHO PS Tarzoo 9596773011, SHO PS Bomai 95967773012, SHO PS Panzla 9596773013, SHO PS Dangiwacha 9596773014. 12. Bandipora: ASP Bandipora, 9596767453, PCR Bandipora 01957-225278, 9596767430, DySP Hqrs Bandipora 9596767440, SDPO Sumbal 9596767427, SDPO Gurez 6006750966, DySP Hajin 9596767449, SHO PS Bandipora 9596767411, SHO PS Aragam 9596767421, SHO PS Pethkote 9596767415, SHO PS Sumbal 9596767427, SHO PS Hajin 9596767431, SHO PS Gurez 6005604818. 13. Kupwara: DySP Hqrs Kupwara 7051404910, SHO PS Kupwara 7051404914, SHO PS Trehgam 7051404916, SHO PS Kralpora 7051404918, SHO PS Lalpora 7051404920, SHO PS Sogam 7051404922, SHO PS Karnah 7051404924, I/C PP Bazar 7051404926, I/C PP Drugmulla 7051404927, I/C PP Hatmullah 7051504928, I/C PP Kalarooch 7051404929, I/C PP Awoora 7051404930, I/C PP Khurhama 7051404931, PCR Kupwara 0195-5252451, 7051404938. 14. Police Control Room Kashmir: 0194-2506506, 0194-2506507, 1800-180-7193 (Toll Free).
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Kulgam & Bandipora; contraband substances recovered
January 04: Continuing its efforts to curb the menace of drugs from the society, Police in a series of actions have arrested 02 drug peddlers in Kulgam & Bandipora and recovered contraband substances from their possession. In Kulgam, a Police party of PS Qaimoh at a checkpoint established at Redwani Payeen intercepted 01 suspicious person who tried to skip the checkpoint but the alert police party chased him and apprehended him tactfully. The arrested person has been identified as Ruman Kumar son of Balkishan resident of Sundernagar Husharpur. During checking, officers were able to recover 50Kgs of Poppy Straw & 1Kgs of Charas from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Similarly in Bandipora, acting on a specific information a police party led by SHO PS Bandipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora established a checkpoint at Nowpora chowk and apprehended a suspicious person identified as Ghulam Mustafa Fafoo son of Ghulam Nabi Fafoo resident of Ashtango Ghat. During checking, officers were able to recover 28 Strips of banned drug from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Preliminary investigation reveals that the said accused person was involved in supplying drugs among the youth of the area to make them drug addicts. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective Police Stations and further investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police organised an Open South Kashmir Pencak Silat Championship in Pampore
January 04: Awantipora Police under the aegis of Civic Action Programme organised an Open South Kashmir Pencak Silat Championship 2021-22 at Government Degree College Pampore. The event was organized in collaboration with Pencak Silat Association J&K. On the occasion, SSP Awantipora Shri Mohd Yousif-JKPS accompanied by Principal Government Degree College Pampore inaugurated the ‘Pencak Silat Championship 2021-22’ in which 300 participants of different age groups of South Kashmir Range participated. During the inaugural ceremony, SSP Awantipora along with Principal Government Degree College Pampore interacted with the participating players and assured them that every kind of assistance will be provided by District Police Awantipora to boost the sports activities in Awantipora. The championship is amid to developing better police public relation. The event was also attended by SDPO Pampore, DySP DAR Awantipora, SHO PS Pampore, Organizing Secretary, President Pencak Silat Association of Jammu & Kashmir and other officers from Police District Awantipora.
Press Release
January 04: Based on a specific input generated by Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Okey area of Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 9RR and 18Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the joint search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter. They have been identified as Amir Ahmad Wani resident of Alamgunj Shopian and Sameer Ahmad Khan resident of Tiken Pulwama. As per police records, the killed terrorist Amir Ahmad was a categorized terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF), however the other killed terrorist joined terror folds recently. Both the killed terrorists were part of a group involved in several terror crime cases. Incriminating materials arms & ammunition including 01 AK-47, 01 pistol were recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police inaugurates T20 cricket tournament in Awantipora
January 03: Police under the aegis of Civic Action Programme inaugurated T20 knockout Cricket Tournament at District Police Lines Awantipora. The tournament was inaugurated by SSP Awantipora Shri Mohd Yousuf-JKPS, besides other senior officers were also present. 12 teams from various areas of Police District Awantipora are participating in the tournament. The inaugural match was played between Batagund Hunters Eleven vs Asian Eleven Satpokhran. SSP Awantipora while interacting with the players expressed that J&K Police is on fore front in organizing various sports events as it brings positive energy in the youth, imbibe sports & competitive spirit, good health and keeps the individual away from the negative forces. He further stated that more such sports activities shall be organized in the Police District Awantipora in future. Community members especially the participants have shown extraordinary enthusiasm and applauded the Police for arranging and organizing such events in order to boost their morale and expressed hope that such events will be organised in future too.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Sopore; Psychotropic substance recovered
January 03: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested 03 drug peddlers in Sopore and recovered psychotropic substance from their possession. Officers from Police Post Warpora at a checkpoint established at Chinar Crossing Warpora intercepted three suspicious persons. During checking, officers were able to recover 12 bottles of Codeine Phosphate from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 03/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Sopore and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Top LeT terrorist Saleem Parray & 01 foreign terrorist neutralized in 02 successive operations in Srinagar
January 03: Police alongwith security forces neutralized two terrorists including top most wanted & dreaded terrorist Saleem Parray of Hajin in two separate successive operations at Shalimar area in the outskirts of Srinagar city. Based on specific input generated by Police regarding presence of terrorist in Harwan/Shalimar area, a search operation was launched by Srinagar Police and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, the search party was fired upon indiscriminately by hiding terrorist, which was effectively retaliated leading to a brief shootout & elimination of a dreaded terrorist Saleem Parray, linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. Soon after the said operation, another operation was carried out by Police, CRPF alongwith Army in Gasu area under PS Zakoora. During the said operation, one foreign terrorist identified as Hafiz @ Hamza of Pakistan linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT was neutralized. As per the police records the killed terrorist Saleem Parray was a categorized terrorist, active since 2016 and was wanted by law in several terror crime cases. He was involved in several civilian killings including killing of Bashir Ahmad Dar and his brother Ghulam Hassan Dar at Shahgund Hajin on 05/05/2018, killing of Hilal Ahmad Parray at Parray Mohalla Hajin on 16/05/2018. Besides, he was also involved in throat slitting of many civilians in Hajin area. He was also involved in providing logistic support to the terrorists operating in the area to carry terror attacks. Moreover, the killed terrorist Saleem Parray had spreaded a reign of terror by abducting civilians and killing/torturing them in the name of informers. He was also involved in reviving the terror folds of proscribed terror outfit LeT in Hajan and its adjoining area. While interacting with media persons, IGP Kashmir said that Pakistani terrorist Hafiz @ Hamza was involved in several terror crimes including recent killing of two policemen at Gulshan Chowk Bandipora on 10/12/21 and after this terror crime, he shifted to Harwan area of Srinagar due to frequent cordon & search operations in Bandipora area. He was also involved in killing of a CRPF personnel at Hajin Bandipora, killing of a civilian namely Nadif Hanief Khan of Bilal Colony Soura in Buchpora. Moreover, both the killed terrorists were also involved in attack on search party of Police/SFs in Hajin in which one police personnel Ct Zaheer Abbas got martyred. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition were recovered from both the encounter sites. Police have registered cases under relevant sections of law regarding both the encounters and further investigation has been initiated. IGP Kashmir congratulated police and SFs for conducting successful operations without any collateral damage.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Budgam & Awantipora; Huge quantity of contraband substances recovered
January 02: Continuing its efforts to curb the menace of drugs from the society, Police in a series of actions have arrested 03 drug peddlers in Budgam & Awantipora and recovered huge quantities of contraband substances from their possession. In Budgam, a Police party of PS Beerwah at a checkpoint established at Chewdara crossing intercepted 03 suspicious persons who on seeing the Police party tried to escape from the spot but the alert police party chased them and apprehended 02 persons tactfully however, one of them managed to escape from the spot. The arrested persons have been identified as Ghulam Qadir Malik son of Ghulam Mohammad Malik resident of Shunglipora Khag and Sameer Ahmad Wani son of Mohammad Tariq Wani resident of Kulhama Beerwah. During checking, officers were able to recover 350gms of Charas from their possession. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Preliminary investigation reveals the identity of another person as Tanveer Ahmed Ganie son of Mohammad Yousuf Ganie resident of Sadipora Beerwah and efforts are on to effect his arrest. Similarly in Awantipora, PS Tral received specific information that a person namely Fayaz Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat resident of Buchoo Tral has indulged in drug peddling and has hoarded a huge quantity of narcotic substance in his residential house. On receipt of this information, a Police party headed by SHO PS Tral alongwith Executive Magistrate raided the specific location. During search, officers were able to recover 111Kgs of grinded Poppy Straw from the said residential house. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective Police Stations and further investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Illegal extraction & transportation of minerals
January 01: Police in Budgam have arrested 05 persons and seized 05 vehicles for illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. Acting on reliable information, officers from Police Station Beerwah at a checkpoint established at Mulshulla crossing intercepted 05 vehicles (Tippers) bearing registration numbers JKO5B-3354, JK14B-8115, JKO4C-3941, JK01T-3181 and JK03A-1808 involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals from government land. All vehicles have been seized on the spot and 05 persons have also been arrested. They have been identified as Bashir Ahmad Malik son of Ghulam Mohd Malik Resident of Dadina Budgam, Firdous Ahmad Gabor son of Bashir Ahmad resident of Budgam, Danish Ahmad Baba son of Showkat Ahmad resident of Qadipora Budgam, Ashiq Hussain Yatoo son of Mohd Akbar resident of Sholipora & Mohammad Yousuf Mir son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din resident of Waterwani Budgam. They have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a Case vide FIR No. 01/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Beerwah and further investigation has been initiated. Police requests the people not to indulge in any kind of illegal mining activities from any Nallah as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Police solves hit and run case in Kulgam; Accused arrested
January 01: Police Station Kulgam received information that a motorcycle driven by one person namely Jahangir Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Subhan Dar resident of Shurat Kulgam was hit by an unknown vehicle near village Laroo area of Kulgam resulting his on spot death. The driver of the unknown vehicle fled away from spot along with the vehicle. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 258/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Kulgam and investigation was initiated. Accordingly a special investigation team was constituted to probe the hit and run case. Investigation team taking advantage of modern gadgets, technical evidences & human inputs were able to identify the accused driver & subsequently arrested him within two days of the incident. He has been identified as Mashooq Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Salam Dar resident of DH Pora and his Swift Car bearing registration number DL5CK-9240 has also been seized. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Further investigation of the case is in progress.
Illegal extraction & transportation of minerals
December 31: Police in Ganderbal have arrested 02 persons and seized 02 vehicles for illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. Officers from PS Ganderbal have arrested 02 persons and seized 02 vehicles (Tippers) bearing registration numbers JK03A-0911 and JK04-9101 involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals from Nallah Sindh near Waheedpora Gangerhuma, Ganderbal. The arrested persons have been identified as Mehraj-ud-din Guroo son of Gh Mohd Guroo and Sajad Ahmad Rather son of Nazir Ahmad Rather both residents of Gangerhuma. They have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a Case vide FIR No. 232/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Ganderbal and further investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Awantipora; contraband substance recovered
December 31: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two drug peddlers in Awantipora and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers from Police Station Pampore at a checkpoint established at Tancbagh Pampore intercepted a vehicle Alto bearing registration number JK01H-8095 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Jahangir Ahmad Shairgojri son of Lal Mohd Shairgojri and Javaid Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Nabi Mir both residents of Sharshali Khrew. During checking, officers were able to recover 03kgs of Poppy Straw from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 165/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Pampore and further investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Sopore; Psychotropic substances recovered
December 30: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested four drug peddlers in Sopore and recovered psychotropic substances from their possession. A Police party of Police Post Bus Stand arrested four drug peddlers during checking within its jurisdiction and recovered 768 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 303/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Sopore and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
06 JeM terrorists including 02 Pakistani terrorists neutralized
December 30: During past 24hrs, two anti-terrorist operations were carried out in twin districts of South Kashmir resulting in elimination of 06 terrorists of proscribed terror outfit JeM including 02 Pakistani terrorists. Among the killed terrorists, two terrorists were involved in gruesome terror attack on Police Bus at Zewan. Incriminating materials and huge cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered from the encounter sites. In Anantnag, based on specific input generated by Police regarding presence of terrorists in Nowgam Dooru area, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 19RR and 164Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists was ascertained they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the initial exchange of fire, four security forces personnel including a policeman received gunshot injuries. They were evacuated to hospital for treatment of their injuries however, one Army Jawan succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. In order to evacuate the trapped civilians around the encounter site, the operation was halted till safe evacuation of all the civilians. In the ensuing encounter, 03 terrorists of proscribed terror outfit JeM were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Sultan @Rayees @Mavia (a foreign terrorist), Nisar Ahmad Khanday resident of Dudwangan Kapran and Altaf Ahmad Shah resident of Nathipora Dooru. As per police records, all the killed terrorists were part of group involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities. Several terror crime cases were registered against them including attack on family of a police personnel at Kokagund in which his wife and daughter received injuries. A joint press conference was held at 2-Sector Hqrs Wuzan by GoC 15 Corps Commander Lt. Gen. DP Pandey, IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS and other officers. On the occasion, IGP Kashmir said that, the killed terrorists Altaf and Pakistani terrorist Sultan @Rayees @ Mavia along with another terrorist Suhail Rather were involved in the gruesome terrorist attack at Zewan Srinagar, in which 03 policemen attained martyrdom and 11 police personnel were injured. Similarly in Kulgam, based on specific input generated by Police regarding presence of terrorists in Mirhama area, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 9RR and 18BN CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 03 terrorists of proscribed terror outfit JeM were got killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Shahid @Shahzaid resident of Pakistan (a foreign terrorist), Mohammad Shafi Dar resident of Tral and Uzair Ahmad resident of Mirhama. As per police records, the killed foreign terrorist Shahid listed among the top most wanted terrorists operating in J&K while as the other two killed terrorists were also categorized terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM. As per police records, the killed terrorists were part of a group involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities. Incriminating materials, huge cache of arms & ammunition including 02 M-4 rifles, 04 AK-47 rifles were also recovered from the sites of encounters. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered cases in both the incidents under relevant sections of law in respective police stations and further investigation is in progress. IGP Kashmir has termed the elimination of most wanted terrorists as a big success and congratulated the joint forces who work relentlessly with great synergy and coordination on ground. He also paid rich tributes to the martyred Army Jawan who made supreme sacrifices in the line of duty and also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured personnel.
Press Release
December 29: Today on 29.12.2021 SIT (Special Investigation Team) came across with several posts on media from some political leaders and family members wherein they have casted doubts upon the evidences obtained by SIT so far. These people have tried to call it “Concocted Cover up Story”, “Ornamental Probe”, “Clean Chit to Killers”, “Fairy Tale of Police” etc. Pertinent to mention also that vide District Magistrate vide his Order NO. DMS/JUDINQUIRY/2838/2845/2021 Dated: 18.11.2021 wherein magisterial enquiry was initiated under section 176 Cr.Pc and accordingly the enquiry officer vide NO. ADM(K)/PSINQ/2021/1168/1172 Dated: 18.11.2021 issued a general notice through the electronic and print media and invited members of the general public to record his/her statement if any such person has any acquaintance or knowledge or proof regarding the incident. All such person making statements should have approached the enquiry officer with genuine evidences they have, for corroboration or contradiction of the facts surfaced in the case. The SIT constituted in the instant case is still investigating the matter, all such persons are once again advised to provide any type of evidence if they have regarding the incident so that every aspect of investigation is covered and concluded on merits. Such speculative statements from the political leaders have tendency to create provocation, rumour, fear and alarm among the general masses or particular section of society. This kind of approach is against the rule of law and may attract appropriate penal provisions as envisaged under law.
Police organises awareness programme in Pulwama
December 28: In its continuing endeavour to reach out to the public, Police in Pulwama organised an awareness programme related to career counselling, cyber crimes and drug de-addiction at Town Hall Pulwama. The awareness programme was organised under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Pulwama Shri Mohd Shafi-JKPS, besides Professors, Lecturers, Banking experts, teachers, Paramedical College students, students of GDC Boys Pulwama & GDC Women Pulwama, students of Noorani Paramedical College, Union Presidents and respectables of the area participated. The inaugural speech was given by DySP Hqrs Pulwama regarding online cyber frauds carried out by cybercriminals. Soon after the inaugural address, experts from Cyber-cell of DPO Pulwama delivered lectures on cyber threats/activities viz identity theft, Credit card fraud, data stealing, Cyber Stalking, humiliation of girls, spreading pornography etc among the participants. Experts also provided the information how cybercriminals carry out cybercrimes through computers or other electronic devices directly and how they damage or disable personal computers. While speaking on drug de-addiction awareness session, DySP Hqrs Pulwama sought cooperation from people in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs. He highlighted the role of parents and said that parents have a greater responsibility in social development of a child as they act as the first teachers and guides of their wards. He also spoke about preventive measures and the role of J&K Police in the prevention of drug addiction. He further said that Police is always available for help to those who are victims of this addiction and is ready to make all possible efforts to help and rehabilitate those affected persons. The participants appreciated the efforts of Police for facilitating such awareness programmes where participants express their opinion freely. The participants assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and other crimes.
Police facilitates Police-public interaction meeting in Shopian
December 28: As a part of public outreach programme, Police in Shopian facilitated Police-public interaction meeting at SDPO office Imamsahab. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. The meeting was chaired by ASP Shopian Shri Ifroz Ahmad-JKPS, besides DySP Imamsahab, SHO PS Imamsahab and other officers were also present. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of Kanigam, Imamsahib, D K Pora, Check Sadiq Khan, Barbug, Kanso, Ladi, Killora and other adjoining areas. During the interaction meeting, participants raised various issues of public importance. The chairing officer assured them that their genuine grievances will be resolved on priority and every possible help will be provided to the people of the area and issues related to civil administration will be taken up with concerned departments for their early redressal. The chairing officer sought cooperation from the participants in maintaining peace & stability in these areas, besides eradicating various social evils especially drug menace, gambling and other social crimes. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating such community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Kulgam; Huge quantity of contraband substances recovered
December 27: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Kulgam and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession. A Police party of PS Kulgam at a checkpoint established at Laroo intercepted a Load Carrier bearing registration number JK03J-9355 with 02 persons on board. They have been identified as Umer Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Ahmad Dar resident of Butt Tachloo and Aadil Ahmad Makroo son of Abdul Rashid Makroo resident of Rahpora Khudwani. During search, officers were able to recover 21Kgs of Poppy Straw from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Load Carrier used in the commission of crime has also been seized. In another action, a police party of PS Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Choimulla arrested a suspicious person who tried to flee after noticing police party. He has been identified as Abdul Rashid Shah son of Late Abdul Kabir Shah resident of Guchchan Sheikhpora, Shishtergam. During search, 270gms of Charas was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered in respective police stations and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police arrests 02 terrorist associates in Pulwama; Incriminating materials recovered
December 27: Police alongwith security forces have arrested two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM and recovered incriminating materials from their possession. Acting on specific input, Pulwama Police along with 44RR and 182BN CRPF apprehended 02 terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM. They have been identified as Adil Ali son of Ali Mohd Bhat resident of Acchan and Asif Gulzar son of Gulzar Ahmad Dar resident of Hajidarpora. Incriminating materials of the proscribed terror outfit JeM were recovered from their possession. Preliminary investigations revealed that the arrested duo were in touch with JeM commanders & were involved in providing logistics, shelter as well as transportation of arms, ammunition and explosive materials to the terrorists of proscribed terror outfit JeM to strengthen terror networks operating across district Budgam. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law stands already registered at Police Station Litter and further investigation is under process.
Press Release
December 26: Today at about 1500hrs Pulwama police received information about a terror crime incident near Post Office Washbug Pulwama. Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot. Preliminary investigation revealed that terrorists had hurled a grenade upon joint deployment of Police and CRPF near Post Office area of Washbug Pulwama in which 02 Police personnel got splinter injuries and were shifted to nearby hospital for the treatment of their injuries. Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on.
Police arrests a drug peddler in Ganderbal; Contraband substances recovered
December 26: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Ganderbal and recovered contraband substances from his possession. A police party of Police Post Nagbal at a checkpoint established at Gratbal Nagbal intercepted a suspicious person who tried to escape from the spot however, the alert Police party tactfully apprehended him. He has been identified as Abdul Ahad Mir son of Ali Mohd Mir resident of Wayil Ganderbal. During checking, officers were able to recover 2Kgs of Poppy Straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 229/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station and further investigation into the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Killer of Martyr ASI Mohd Ashraf among 6 terrorists neutralized in last 48 hour’s in 04 anti-terrorist operations
December 26: Based on specific information generated by Police regarding presence of a terrorist in village K Kalan Sirgufwara area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police and 3RR in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorist got ascertained, he was given ample opportunities to surrender. However, he denied the surrender opportunities and instead fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, the trapped terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Faheem Bhat resident of Kandipora, Anantnag affiliated with proscribed terror outfit ISJK. It is pertinent to mention that killed terrorist had recently joined terror outfit ISJK and was the main accused behind the killing of ASI Mohammad Ashraf near PS Bijbehara. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from his possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Pertinently, in the last 48 hours, joint teams of police & security forces neutralized 06 terrorists in four successful anti-terrorist operations without any collateral damage. Police have registered case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police facilitates Police-public interaction meetings in Baramulla and Ganderbal
December 25: As a part of public outreach programme and to strengthen Police-public relationship, Police facilitated series of Police-public interaction meetings in Baramulla and Ganderbal. These meetings were held while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. Police in Baramulla facilitated Police-public interaction meeting at Police Post Palhalan. The meeting was chaired by SSP Baramulla Shri Rayees Mohammad Bhat-IPS, besides SDPO Pattan, SHO Pattan, DO PP Palhalan and other officers were also present. Public from all corners of Palhallan including respectable citizens, PRIs, Auqaf committees, Numberdars, Chowkidars, traders federations and various market associations attended the public meeting. During the interaction meeting, participants raised various issues of public importance. SSP Baramulla assured them that their genuine grievances will be resolved on priority and every possible help will be provided to the people of the area and issues related to civil administration will be taken up with concerned departments for their early redressal. Similarly, Police in Ganderbal also facilitated police-public interaction meeting at Police Post Nagbal. The interaction meeting was chaired by DySP Hqrs Ganderbal Shri Abdul Maajid-JKPS, besides DDC Candidates of Nagbal, SHO PS Ganderbal and DO Police Post Nagbal were also present. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens, teachers, doctors, Auqaf members, students, Sarpanchs and Panchas of the area. During the meeting, the participants raised several issues pertaining to Police and civil authorities including drug menace, traffic management, unemployment and other social issues. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority while as other issues related to civil administration will be taken up with concerned authorities for their early redressal. The chairing officers in these meetings sought cooperation from the participants in maintaining peace & stability in these areas, besides eradicating various social evils especially drug menace and gambling. They also stressed on the participants to take extra care of their children so that they do not fall prey to anti national and anti social elements. The participants were also requested to cooperate with Police in maintenance of law & order and identifying anti-national elements who try to disrupt the peaceful environment. The participants in these meetings assured their full cooperation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating such community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
Press Release
December 25: Acting on specific input generated by Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Chowgam area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 44RR and 14Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they were given ample opportunities to surrender. However, they denied the surrender opportunities and instead fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Sajad Ahmad Chak son of Bashir Ahmad Chak resident of Braripora, Shopian and Raja Basit Yaqoob son of Mohd Yaqoob Najar resident of Achan Litter, Pulwama. As per police records both the killed terrorists were categorized terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT and were part of groups involved in several terror crime cases. Besides, the killed terrorist Sajad was also instrumental in motivating & recruiting the youth to join terror folds. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 02 AK series rifles, 4 AK Magazines and 32 rounds were recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police facilitates various Police-public interaction meetings in Budgam
December 24: As a part of Public outreach programme, Police in Budgam facilitated various interaction meetings across district Budgam. The meetings were held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. These meetings were held at Police Stations Budgam, Chadoora, Beerwah, Khan Sahab, Charar-e-Sharief, Magam, Khag and Police Posts of District Budgam. Senior Police officers including SDPOs, SHOs, IC PPs and other officers chaired these meetings at respective Police Stations and Police Posts. These meetings were attended by respectable citizens of these areas. During these meetings, the participants highlighted various issues pertaining to civil & Police administration. Various issues related to Police were resolved by the chairing officers on spot & assured them full cooperation in resolving the genuine problems pertaining to Police in shortest possible time while the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned at an earliest. The participants were also requested to make use of masks mandatory and practice social distancing as a norm and were made aware about the necessary precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families from emerging variants of Coronavirus. The participants in these meetings assured their full co-operation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
Police arrests notorious drug peddler in Handwara
December 24: Police in Handwara have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered contraband substances from his possession. A Police party of Police Station Handwara at a checkpoint established at Chotipora intercepted a vehicle (Swift) bearing registration number JK01S 7022 driven by Tanveer Ahmad Wani son of Mohd Ishaq resident of Gulgam Kupwara. During checking, officers were able to recover 50 grams of Heroin from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 363/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS Handwara and investigation has been initiated. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making continuous efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Press Release
December 24: Based on a specific input regarding presence of a terrorist in village Mominhall Aarwani area of Bijbehara Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 1stRR and 90Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of the trapped terrorist got ascertained, he was given ample opportunities to surrender. However, he denied the surrender opportunities and instead fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist identified as Shahzad Ahmad Seh son of Bashir Ahmad Seh resident of Sehpora Kulgam was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. As per police records, the killed terrorist was a categorized terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit HM and was part of groups involved in several terror crime cases. He was involved in the following killings:- · Police Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat of Chandpora Kanelwan Anantnag at his residence on 19.10.2020. · 03 BJP workers at YK-Pora Kulgam on 29.10.2020. · BJP Sarpanch and his Wife at Lal-Chowk Anantnag on 09.08.2021. Besides, he was also involved in attack on DDC candidate Anees ul Islam Ganie at Sagam Kokernag on 04.12.2020 and in snatching weapon from a constable at Shamispora crossing in Khudwani area of Kulgam on 25.07.2021. Moreover, he was involved in various grenade lobbing incidents and attacks on security establishments in Anantnag and Kulgam areas. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK 47 Rifle, 02 AK Magazines, 40 AK rounds and a Grenade were recovered from his possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any. Meanwhile, Police alongwith 50RR & 181Bn CRPF have arrested two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT from Chadoora area of Budgam. They have been identified as Imran Majeed Magray son of Abdul Majeed resident of Magray Mohalla Mochwa and Aqib Amin son of Mohammad Amin Rather resident of Magray Mohalla Mochwa. Incriminating material of terrorist outfit LeT, 02 Hand Grenades, 02 AK-47 Magazines, 30 live AK-47 rounds were recovered from their possession. During preliminary investigation, it surfaced that both the arrested terrorist associates have been in touch with LeT commanders and were involved in providing logistics support to terrorists including providing shelter, transportation of arms & ammunition in the areas of Mochwa, Kralpora, Chattergam, Sathsoo, Nowgam, Chadoora and other areas of the district. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Chadoora and further investigation is going on.
Police arrests 02 terrorist associates in Budgam; Incriminating materials recovered
December 23: Police alongwith security forces have arrested two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT and recovered incriminating materials from their possession. Acting on specific input, Budgam police along with 2RR and 79BN CRPF apprehended 02 terrorist associates linked with proscribed terrorist outfit LeT from Magam area of Budgam. They have been identified as Mohammad Shafi Ganai son of Abdul Rehman Ganai resident of Kawoosa Khalisa and Zahoor Ahmad Chopan son of Ali Mohammad Chopan resident of Mamoosa Pattan. Incriminating materials were recovered from their possession. During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that both the arrested terrorist associates were in touch with LeT commanders & were involved in providing logistics, shelter as well as transportation to the terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT operating in areas of Kawoosa, Razwen, Rathsun, Mazhama, Pinjoora, Kunzar, Mamoosa areas. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 95/2021 under relevant sections of law stands already registered at Police Station Khag and further investigation is under process.
Football match organized by Baramulla police
December 23: As a part of ongoing country wide celebrations of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav”, & under the aegis of Civic Action Programme, Range Police Headquarters, Baramulla organized a Football match at Showkat Ali Stadium Khawaja Bagh Baramulla. On the occasion, DC Baramulla was the Chief Guest, besides DIG NKR Baramulla Shri Udayabhaskar Billa-IPS, SSP Baramulla, Principal Govt. Degree College Baramulla, Principal Govt. Degree College Sopore, Chairman Municipal Council Baramulla, and Manager Sports Council Baramulla were also present. The football match was played between Govt. Degree College Baramulla and Govt. Degree College Sopore. During the match GDC Sopore scored 01 goal while GDC Baramulla scored 02 goals and won the match. Adnan Ashraf of GDC Baramulla was declared as Man of the Match for his outstanding performance. While addressing the participants, DIG NKR Baramulla highlighted the role of J&K Police in providing platform to youth of the UT in channelizing and honing up their skills and advised the youth to engage themselves in physical and outdoor activities. Later, he distributed prizes and trophies to the winner and runner up teams. At the end of the event, SSP Baramulla distributed participation certificates, cash rewards, Medals and Mementos among the participants, referees, commentator and other dignitaries.
Police busts fake currency racket; 03 accused persons arrested
December 23: Police in Budgam have busted a fake currency racket and arrested 03 persons involved in the commission of crime. Besides counterfeit currency notes worth ₹45,000 & other tools were also recovered. A police party from Police post Narbal at a checkpoint established at Narbal, intercepted one vehicle bearing registration number JK01AB-9599 driven by Taufeeq Hussain Khawaja son of Mohammad Akbar Khawaja resident of Baliharan Singhpora Pattan Baramulla. During search, officers were able to recover printed counterfeit currency notes worth ₹45,000 from the vehicle. The accused person was arrested and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation and on his confession about his involvement in printing fake currency notes at his house at Baliharan Singhpora Baramulla, a raid was carried out at his house. During search, 02 printers, one paper cutter, 02 reams of bond paper, 01 Mobile Phone & 10 number of bond papers with printed ₹100/ fake currency notes were recovered and seized. During questioning, the accused person also revealed involvement of his two associates who were circulating the fake currency notes in the market. They have been identified as Farooq Ahmad Ganaie son of Ab Ahad Ganaie resident of Kalsari Pattan and Abdul Hamid Ganaie son of Ghulam Rasool Ganaie resident of Burran Pattan and subsequently arrested. They were also shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. A case vide FIR No. 262/2021 stands registered at Police Station Magam and further investigation is in progress. More arrests and recoveries are expected in the instant case. Police warns of strict action against those individuals found involved in any kind of criminal activity.
Police arrests 04 terrorist associates in Awantipora
December 21: Police alongwith security forces have arrested four terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM and recovered incriminating materials including arms & ammunition from their possession. Acting on specific input, Awantipora police along with 50RR and 110BN CRPF apprehended 04 terrorist associates linked with proscribed terrorist outfit JeM. They have been identified as Zubair Gul son of Gh Mohd Ganie, Adil Fayaz Ganie son of Fayaz Ahmed Ganie, Basit Ali son of Ali Mohd Dar all residents of Samboora and Shahid Nabi Pandith son of Gh Nabi Pandith resident of Konibal Pampore. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including Pistol, Hand Grenade were recovered from their possession. During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that the arrested terrorist associates were in touch with JeM commanders & were involved in transportation of arms & ammunition. Besides, they were providing shelter and other logistic support to the active terrorists operating in Samboora & Pampore areas of Awantipora. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pampore and further investigation has been taken up.
Police arrests drug peddler in Kulgam
December 21: Police in Kulgam have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substances from his possession. On specific information, a police party of Police Station Kulgam established a checkpoint on Okay Road. During checking a suspicious person, who on noticing the police party tried to flee from the spot, was apprehended tactfully. He has been identified as Manzoor Ahmad Padder son of Ab Majeed Padder resident of Okay Kulgam. During search, officers were able to recover 75 grams of Charas, 400 grams of Cannabis Powder & 200 grams of dried Cannabis leaves from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 254/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS Kulgam and investigation has been initiated. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making continuous efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police arrests 02 terrorist associates in Pulwama
December 20: Police alongwith security forces have arrested two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM and recovered incriminating materials including ammunition from their possession. Acting on specific input, Pulwama police along with 55RR and 182BN CRPF apprehended 02 terrorist associates linked with proscribed terrorist outfit JeM. They have been identified as Umer Ramzan son of Mohd Ramzan Wani resident of Brabandina and Javid Ah Mala son of Ali Mohd resident of Khelan. Incriminating materials including ammunition were recovered from their possession. During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that both the arrested terrorist associates were in touch with JeM commanders & were involved in transportation of arms & ammunition. Besides, they were providing shelter and other logistic support to the active terrorists operating in Awantipora & Tral areas. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Litter and further investigation has been taken up.
Police organises drug de-addiction programme in Sopore
December 19: Police in collaboration with DFK (Drug Free Kashmir) organised a drug de-addiction programme in Sopore. SDPO Sopore Shri Furkan Qadir-JKPS and SHO Sopore also participated in the event. The main aim of the programme was to disseminate awareness regarding drug de-addiction among the people. The participants included students and respectables of the area marched together from SRM WET Sopore to Government Girls Higher Secondary School Sopore where a seminar was held. Speaking on the occasion, SDPO Sopore sought the cooperation of people in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly drug de-addiction. He also highlighted the role of parents and said that parents had a greater responsibility in social development of a child as they act as the first teacher and guide of their wards. He further said that to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, public cooperation is necessary and Police is always available for help to those who are victims of this addiction and will make all possible efforts to help and rehabilitate those affected persons. On the occasion, the other prominent speakers also briefed the participants about their role as parents in enriching the mental and physical health of their wards. They also spoke about preventive measures and hailed the role of J&K Police in the prevention of drug addiction.
Police facilitates PCPG meeting in Sopore
December 19: As a part of Public outreach programme, Police in Sopore facilitated a PCPG meeting within the jurisdiction of PS Tarzoo. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Sopore Shri Furqan Qadir-JKPS on the directions of SP Sopore Shri Sudhanshu Verma-IPS, bseides SHO Tarzoo and IC PP Puthkha and other officers were also present. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens including members of Auqaf Committees, Numberdars, Chowkidars, Traders Federation and Fruit Associations of the area. During the meeting, the participants highlighted various issues pertaining to civil & Police administration. While addressing the participants, the chairing officer assured them full cooperation in resolving the genuine problems pertaining to Police in shortest possible time while the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned at an earliest. The chairing officer also sought their cooperation in maintaining peace & stability in the area. He also said that police is acting strictly against anti-national and anti-social elements besides, appealed participants to help police in identifying such elements so that strict action under law could be initiated against them. The participants in the meeting assured their full co-operation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
Police flags off Martial Art team in Sopore
December 19: As a part of public outreach programme, Police in Sopore flagged off a martial art team to play in different parts of country. On the directions of SP Sopore Shri Sudhanshu Verma-IPS a martial art team was flagged off by SDPO Sopore Shri Furkan Qadir-JKPS alongwith SHO Sopore and SHO Bomai to play in different parts of country. In this connection a small token was presented by Sopore Police to the participants. SDPO Sopore while interacting with the participants said that J&K Police will organise such kinds of activities in future also, so that the youth stay away from negative activities like drugs and their energy is channelized in right direction. Community members especially the participants have shown extraordinary enthusiasm and applauded the Police for arranging and organizing such events in order to boost their morale and expressed hope that such events in future too.
Police arrests drug peddler in Pulwama; Psychotropic substance recovered
December 19: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Pulwama and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers from Police Station Pulwama have arrested one drug peddler identified as Anjum Bashir son of Bashir Ahmad Nayak resident of Pinglin from Pinglin Pulwama. During checking, officers were able to recover Codeine from his possession. He has been shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 339/21 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Pulwama and further investigation has been initiated. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making continuous efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Pakistani Terrorist Saifulla @Abu Khalid of LeT killed in Srinagar
December 19: Based on specific input generated by Srinagar Police regarding presence of a terrorist in Theed Harwan area of Srinagar, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, CRPF and Army in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of the trapped terrorist was ascertained, he was given ample opportunities to surrender. However, he denied the surrender opportunities and fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, the trapped terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Safiulla @Abu Khalid, @Shawaz resident of Karachi Pakistan. As per police records, the killed terrorist Saifulla was a categorized terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. He had infiltrated in year 2016 via Bandipora Sector and later on sneaked into District Srinagar on the directions of Pak based Commanders of LeT outfit for intensifying terrorist related activities in District Pulwama/Srinagar/Ganderbal/Budgam. It is pertinent to mention that the killed terrorist Saifulla was working as Group Commander of proscribed terror outfit LeT in District Srinagar as he was operating earlier in District Srinagar & was familiar with the topography of District Srinagar/Pulwama and its outskirts. He has also been involved in receiving new groups of FTs after infiltration. As per police records, the killed terrorist had a history of terror crime cases and was wanted by law for his complicity in terror crime cases which include attacks on Police/SFs and civilian killings. He along with his associates was involved in attack on Army Convoy on NHW Bemina Bye-pass Srinagar near JVC Hospital Srinagar on 01/04/2017, resulting in injuries to 03 Army Jawans. He was also mastermind behind the attack carried out by his associates at Lawaypora Srinagar in which 02 SF personnel were martyred and 01 AK-47 rifle was also snatched. He was involved in an attack on police party of PS Bandipora at Gulshan Chowk Bandipora in which 02 police personnel were martyred. Besides, attacks on Police/SF he was also involved in civilian killings which include killing of BJP President Waseem Bari, his brother and father on 08/07/2020. Moreover, he was also mastermind behind the revival of terror folds by luring the gullible youth and a number of fresh recruitment of local youth into terrorist ranks. He was also instrumental in reactivation of hard core terrorist associates of LeT outfit in the areas of District Srinagar and District Pulwama/PD Awantipora. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK-47 rifle, 03 Magazines and 01 grenade were recovered from his possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. IGP Kashmir congratulated the joint team for conducting successful operation without any collateral damage. He further said that with the elimination of Saifulla, 03 Pakistani terrorists have been killed so far in Srinagar City within almost a month who were involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on Police/SFs and civilian killings which clearly shows that Pakistan is hell-bent to disturb the peace in Kashmir valley especially in Srinagar City. Meanwhile, Anantnag Police and 1 RR arrested a terrorist associate identified as Feroz Ahmad Zargar @ Kamraan resident of Gratbal Quimoh Kulgam and recovered 01 Chinese Pistol alongwith Magazine and other ammunition from his possession. Police have registered cases under relevant sections of law regarding both the incidents and investigations have been initiated. However, people are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police organizes Mega-Cycling Race in Budgam
December 18: A mega-cycling race under the aegis of Civic Action Programme (CAP) was organised by the Budgam Police today which was flagged off by DIG CKR Srinagar Shri Sujit Kumar Singh-IPS at Choon Crossing of Budgam Town and culminated at Tangnar Doodhpathri area of Budgam. Over 150 cyclists including boys and girls from different parts of the valley participated in the event with fervour and enthusiasm. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS, Addl. SP Budgam, DySP DAR, DySP Hqrs and other Police officers of Budgam were also present on the occasion. During the flag-off ceremony, DIG CKR thanked participants, media persons and all those involved in organizing the event for braving the morning chill and making the event doable. While interacting with the participants, DIG CKR said that youth should inculcate sportsman spirit and a healthy lifestyle. Later on the culmination of the race at Tangnar Doodhpathri area of Budgam, the winners were awarded with cash prizes, trophies and participation certificates. In the male category first position was secured by Waheed Ahmed from Kanihama, who completed the 25 KM race track in just 54 mins. Saqib-ul-Rehman, Momin Ismail, Manzoor Ahmed and Shabir Ahmed secured 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively. The first winner was awarded with a cash prize of Rs 8000. Similarly, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th spots were awarded with a cash prize of Rs 4000, Rs 3000, Rs 2000 and Rs 1500 respectively. Similarly in the female category, Sara Nakash of Safa Kadal Srinagar secured the first position while Zubaya Tariq, Yameena Parvaiz, Anisa Muzafar and Farah Ahad secured 2nd, 3rd , 4th and 5th positions. SSP Budgam while interacting with the participants said that J&K Police will organise such kinds of activities in future also, so that the youth stay away from negative activities like drugs and their energy is channelized in right direction. ASP Budgam on the occasion also urged the participants to take part in such events & promote cycling habits to maintain their physical and mental fitness. Notably, a cricket tournament is also being organised by the Budgam Police. Teams from across the district are taking part in the tournament.
Police facilitates police-public interaction meeting in Kulgam
December 18: As a part of public outreach programme, Police in Kulgam facilitated a police public meeting within the jurisdiction of PS Kulgam. The meeting was chaired by SSP Kulgam Dr. G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS. Senior Police officers of the district were also present on the occasion. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens including DDC Phaloo, DDC Beibagh, DDC Manzgam, Tehsildar Kulgam, Chairman of MC Kulgam, Auqaf Committees, Numberdars, Chowkidars, Traders Federation/Fruit Associations and students of Kulgam and it's adjacent areas. The participants highlighted various issues pertaining to civil & Police administration. While addressing the participants, SSP Kulgam assured them full cooperation in resolving the genuine problems pertaining to Police in shortest possible time while the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned at an earliest. SSP Kulgam also sought their cooperation in maintaining peace & stability in the area. He also said that police is acting strictly against anti-national and anti-social elements besides, appealed participants to help police in identifying such elements so that strict action under law could be initiated against them. The participants in the meeting assured their full co-operation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
Illegal excavation & transportation of minerals
December 18: Police in Budgam have arrested 12 persons & seized 12 vehicles involved in illegal excavation & transportation of minerals. A police party of Police Post Soibugh at a checkpoint established at Main Chowk Soibugh intercepted & seized 12 tippers bearing registration numbers JKO1AJ-3341, JK04B-1587, JK01K-1749, JK02AD-8247, JK01R-6744, JK02X-9359, JK04A-4016, JK01F-9165, JK01F-9413, JK03B-9901, JK01V-5525 & JK01AB-4616. They have also arrested twelve (12) persons identified as Amir Ashraf Malla resident of Shilwat, Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh resident of Tengpora, Tariq Ahmad Bhat resident of Hajjibagh, Ishfaq Ahmad Dar resident of Cheewa, Imran Hussain Dar resident of HMT, Waseem Rashid Khan resident of Parimpora, Abid Hussain Mir resident of Bemina, Mehraaj Din Sofi resident of Hajji Bagh, Showkat Ahmad Shah resident of Hajji Bagh, Arif Hussain Wani resident of Beerwah, Ajaz Ahmad Dar resident of Tengpora and Ishfaaq Ahmad Khan resident of Gariend Kalan involved in the commission of crime. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 361/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Budgam and investigation was initiated. Police requests the people not to indulge in any kind of illegal mining activities as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Police facilitates police-public interaction meeting in Ganderbal
December 18: As a part of public outreach programme, Police in Ganderbal facilitated a police public meeting at Imam-i-Bada Dab Shadipora. The meeting was chaired by SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS. DySP Hqrs Shri Abdul Majid-JKPS & other police officers were also present on the occasion. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of nearby areas of Tehsil Wakhura including DDC Candidate Tehsil Wakura, Sarpanchs, Panchs, businessmen, teachers, doctors, Auqaf members & students. The participants raised several issues faced by them like Drug menace and other social crimes. Besides, general public also highlighted some issues pertaining to civil administration. While addressing the general public, SSP Ganderbal assured them full cooperation in resolving the genuine problems pertaining to police in shortest possible time while the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned at an earliest. SSP Ganderbal also sought their cooperation in maintaining peace & stability in the area, besides eradicating various social evils especially drug menace and gambling. He also stressed on the parents to take extra care of their children, so that they do not fall prey to anti-national and anti-social elements. SSP Ganderbal further stated that police is acting strictly against anti-national and anti-social elements. He also appealed them to help police in identifying such elements so that strict action under law could be initiated against them. The participants in the meeting assured their full co-operation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
Police arrests drug peddler in Handwara
December 18: Police in Handwara have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A police party of Police Station Kralgund during patrolling on Baramulla-Handwara highway near Wangam Kralgund intercepted a suspicious person identified as Abdul Hamid Sheikh son of Ab Rashid resident of Kachloo. During search, 12 grams of brown sugar was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kralgund where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 78/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation has been initiated. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the arrested accused person is a hardcore drug peddler & involved in supplying drugs among youth of the area. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making continuous efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
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December 16: Police and security forces neutralized two terrorists affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) in an encounter in Kulgam. Acting on a specific input regarding the presence of terrorists in village Redwani area of Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 1st RR and 18Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they were given repeated opportunities to surrender; however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 02 terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Amir Bashir Dar resident of Kujjar Frisal and Adil Yousuf Shan resident of Sursano Hatipora, Kulgam. As per police records, both the killed terrorists were categorized terrorists and linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF). They were also part of groups involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 02 Pistols, 02 magazines, 07 pistol rounds & 01 grenade were recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any. IGP Kashmir appreciated role of police and security forces for evacuation of civilians especially during night hours who were trapped inside cordon and for conducting successful operation without any collateral damage.
Police solves burglary case in Budgam, Accused persons arrested
December 15: Police have solved a burglary case in Budgam and arrested two burglars. Besides stolen property worth more than one lac has been recovered. On 10/11/2021, Police Station Magam received a complaint from one person namely Mukhtar Ahmad Mir son of Adul Aziz Mir resident of Hyderpora stating therein that during the intervening night of 06/07 November 2021, some unknown burglars broke open his shop and looted cigarettes worth more than one lakh rupees. Accordingly, a case FIR number 242/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Magam and investigation was started. During the course of investigation, an accused person who was earlier involved in other theft case namely Muzaffar Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar resident of Hanjiwera Pattan was rounded up & called for questioning. During questioning, he confessed the crime and disclosed the role of another accused person identified as Ibrahim Hajam son of Mohammad Qasim Hajam resident of Nehar Colony Mirgund pattan. Stolen property worth more than Rs 1 lakh was also recovered. Both the accused person were arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. The investigation of the case is going on. Police warns of strict action against those individuals found involved in any kind of criminal activity.
Police arrests drug peddler in Anantnag; Huge quantity of contraband substance seized
December 15: Continuing its efforts to curb the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Anantnag and recovered huge quantity of contraband substance from his possession. Police Station Srigufwara received a specific information that one person namely Sajad Ahmad Raina son in law of Mohd Afzal resident of Khiram Srigufwara has indulged in drug peddling and has hoarded a large quantity of narcotic substances in his residential house. Acting on this information, a search team headed by SHO PS Srigufwara alongwith Executive Magistrate concerned raided the said location. During search, the team recovered about 10Kgs of Charas Chura and 1.4Kgs of Charas powder. The accused person was arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making continuous efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations; Police organizes Painting competition in Srinagar
December 15: As part of ongoing country-wide celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mohatsav & under the aegis of Civic Action Programme, Police organized a painting competition at Deaf & Dumb School Rambagh. Large number of students from District Srinagar participated in this competition with zeal & zest. They beautifully portrayed their perception and produce colourful drawings. At the conclusion of the competition, the best adjudged participants were also felicitated with cash prizes and refreshment was served to all participants. On the occasion, SP City South Srinagar congratulated the winners as well as participants for joining the competition & highlighted the objective of celebrating the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” and the role of women in the freedom struggle and social reforms in India.
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December 15: Police & security forces neutralized ‘A+’ categorized terrorist of proscribed terror outfit HM involved in several terror crimes including attack on Minority Guard in year 2018 at Zainapora Shopian, in which 04 Police personnel were martyred. During the intervening night of 14/15 December, acting on a specific input regarding the presence of a terrorist in village Uzrampathri area of Pulwama, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 44RR and 182Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorist got ascertained, he was given repeated opportunities to surrender; however he fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist of proscribed terror outfit HM was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Feroz Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Khaliq resident of Heff-Shrimal Shopian. As per police records, the killed terrorist was A+ categorized terrorist and was part of groups involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities. Pertinently, the killed terrorist was active since 2017 and involved in several terror crime cases including attack on the Minority Guard in December 2018 at Zainapora resulting in martyrdom of 04 Police personnel and looting their service rifles. He was also involved in killing of a girl namely Ishrat Muneer daughter of Muneer Ahmad Bhat resident of Dangerpora Pulwama in February 2019. He was involved in killing of a non local labour namely Charnajeet son of Hans Raj resident of Fazila Punjab and injuring other in October 2019 when they were loading Apple boxes in a vehicle in Zainapora area of Shopian. Besides he was also instrumental in luring the gullible youth to join terrorist ranks. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including one AK rifle along with three magazines were also recovered from his possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
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December 13: Today at about 1800hrs, terrorists fired indiscriminately upon a police vehicle near Zewan Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar. Senior police officers along with reinforcement reached at the terror crime spot. Preliminary investigation has revealed that three terrorists had fired indiscriminately upon a police vehicle carrying police personnel of 9th Battalion near Zewan Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar. The said police party were coming back to their campus after finishing their duties. Although the fire was retaliated however taking advantage of darkness the terrorists managed to escape from the spot. In this terror incident 14 police personnel were injured and were shifted to hospital for treatment. Among the injured personnel, ASI Ghulam Hassan & SgCT Safique Ali succumbed to their injuries and attained martyrdom, whereas the condition of other injured personnel is stated to be stable. IGP Kashmir on behalf of Police Parivaar has paid rich tributes to these martyrs, who laid down their lives in the line of duty. He further said that the credible sources revealed that the attack was carried by Kashmir Tigers, an offshoot of JeM. In the retaliatory firing, one of the terrorists got injured and the group involved in this gruesome terrorist attack will be soon brought to justice. Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law and officers continue to work to establish the circumstances which lead to this terror crime. Area has been cordoned off and search in the area is going on.
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December 13: Srinagar police neutralized two LeT terrorists including a foreign terrorist in a brief chance encounter at Rangreth area of Srinagar. Based on specific input regarding movement of terrorists in general area of Rangreth, surprise naka checking points were established tactically by Srinagar Police in the area. During naka checking at one such naka manned by a small team of Srinagar Police, two suspected persons on noticing the police party fired indiscriminately upon them. However, the fire was effectively retaliated, leading to a brief encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were neutralized on spot. One of the killed terrorist has been identified as Aadil Ahmad Wani son of Bashir Ahmad Wani resident of Daramdoora Shopian (a Pakistan trained “A” category terrorist) while as another killed terrorist as per the credible sources is a foreign terrorist, yet same is being further ascertained. Both the killed terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. As per police records, both the killed terrorists were involved in several terror crime cases and civilian atrocities and played a key role in number of recent killings in Srinagar City. On 04/03/2020, terrorist Aadil along with his associates fired upon Police Party of Police Post Warpora Sopore in which 01 Police Personnel Wajahat Asadullah was martyred & a civilian Shaban Wagay was killed. Besides the killed terrorist was also involved in several grenade attacks on Police/SF establishments including grenade attack at Bus Stand Sopore in which 19 civilians were injured, grenade attack at Police Post Bus Stand Sopore in which 02 Police Personnel were injured. Arms & ammunition including 02 AK rifles and other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. In this connection police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police facilitates PCPG meeting in Sopore
December 13: As a part of public outreach programme, a Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was facilitated by Police at Police Post Warpora. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Sopore Shri Furkan Qadir-JKPS besides, SHO Police Station Sopore and other officers were also present. The meeting was attended by large number of respectable citizens including local Imams, religious leaders, Auqaf members, Sarpanchs & Panchs of nearby villages. During meeting, the participants raised various issues pertaining to Police and civil authorities including menace of drugs, social crimes and other several issues. The chairing officer resolved some of the issues pertaining to police on spot and assured them that their other genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority while as the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with concerned authorities for their early redressal. The participants were also made aware about the exploitation of young boys for anti-national activities over social media and were advised to keep a check on online behaviour of kids/youth. The participants in the meeting assured their full co-operation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
Police organizes Drug De-addiction camp at Police Station Parimpora
December 13: In its efforts to bring Police Drug De-addiction services closer to community, Police in Srinagar under the supervision of SP West Shri Al-Tahir Geelani-JKPS organized a drug de-addiction camp at Police Station Parimpora. The camp was organized in collaboration with Youth Development and Rehabilitation Centre Wanganpora Eidgah. On the occasion, a team of doctors & pharmacists were present and more than 30 substance abusers were screened, accessed and treated by the team. Community members especially family members of the victims of drug abuse appreciated this initiative and requested to continue such efforts. All the substances abusers were given free medication and were advised to report at youth rehabilitation centre for further follow ups and treatments.
Police facilitates series of PCPG meetings in Ganderbal & Sopore
December 12: As a part of public outreach programme and to strengthen Police-public relationship, series of PCPG meetings were facilitated by Police in Ganderbal and Sopore. These meetings were held while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. In Ganderbal, several Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meetings were facilitated at PS Ganderbal, PS Gund, PS Lar and PS Kheer Bhawani. The meetings were chaired by concerned SHOs along with other officers and were attended by senior citizens, businessmen, Auqaf Committee members and other respectable Citizens of these areas. During these meetings, the participants raised several issues pertaining to Police and civil authorities including drug menace, traffic management, unemployment and other several issues. Issues pertaining to Police were resolved on the spot by the chairing officers. The chairing officers also assured the participants that their other genuine grievances pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with concerned authorities for their early redressal. The participants were requested to cooperate with Police in maintenance of law & order and identifying anti-national elements who try to disrupt the peaceful environment. Similarly, Police in Sopore have also facilitated PCPG meeting at PP Putkha in which number of citizens including traders and other respectable citizens of Sangrama, Putkha, Choora and Hygam areas participated. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Sopore Shri Furkan Qadir-JKPS alongwith DO PP Putkha. The participants raised several issues regarding water crisis, traffic jam at Sangrama, non availability of electricity and other issues in the area. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine issues pertaining to police will be redressed on priority and other issues will be taken up with the concerned authorities. The participants in these meetings assured their full cooperation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating such community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
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December 12: Based on a specific input generated by Police regarding presence of a terrorist in village Bargam area of Awantipora, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 42RR and 130Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of the trapped terrorist was ascertained, he was given ample opportunities to surrender. However, he denied the surrender opportunities and fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, the trapped terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Sameer Ahmad Tantray son of Ghulam Mohammad Tantray resident of Bargam Awantipora. As per police records, the killed terrorist was a categorized terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM and was part of groups involved in several terror crime cases. Before joining terror folds he was working as a terrorist associate and involved in providing logistic support to the active terrorists in the area. He was also involved in pasting threatening posters of proscribed terror outfits in Awantipora and adjoining areas to threaten the law abiding citizens and keep them away from democratic activities. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from his possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
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December 12: It was learnt that PDP was scheduled to hold a Youth Convention at Fairview, a government bungalow which is also the residence of Ms Mehbooba Mufti, on Gupkar Road. Gathering of at least 1000 people was expected. Given the prevalent Covid situation and larger security implications resulting from allowing such a large number of people and accompanying cars and vehicles into a high security zone, it was not advisable to allow such a large flow of people and unchecked vehicles. There are credible inputs of vehicle bound IEDs being used to target civilians and high security installations. The Gupkar Road houses high security buildings of various organisations and security sensitive establishments and intelligence agencies. Allowing large number of vehicles to be parked in this high security zone would have jeopardised the security in the area. It is pertinent to mention that no such gatherings and amassing of vehicles were allowed on the road earlier too. Moreover no official residence has been known to have hosted large political rallies on Gupkar Road in the recent past. Legal Orders for necessary restrictions on the convention were passed by the Executive Magistrate, South Srinagar keeping in mind the COVID protocol and security sensitiveness of Gupkar zone. It is completely incorrect that Ms. Mufti is under house arrest. However, local administration had advised PDP to apply for holding this convention in a more open area in view of Covid-19 and security reasons.
Police arrests 04 drug Peddlers in Sopore; Psychotropic substance recovered
December 10: Continuing its efforts to curb the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 04 drug peddlers in Sopore and recovered psychotropic substance from their possession. Acting swiftly on a reliable information about drug trade, a special team led by SHO PS Dangiwacha under the supervision of SDPO Rafiabad established a checkpoint at Ladoora crossing and intercepted 04 persons. They have been identified as Muhammad Ramzan Dar son of Bashir Ah Dar resident of Ladoora Rafiabad, Nazir Ah Sheikh son of Muhammad Sultan Sheikh & Umer Yousuf son of Mohd yousuf Lone both residents of Nadihal Rafiabad and Farooq Ahmad Ambar son of Ghulam Nabi Ambar resident of Tarzoo Amberpora. During checking, officers were able to recover 1008 banned capsules from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 195/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Dangiwacha and further investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers & cultivation of the contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling or cultivation will be dealt as per law.
Police facilitates PCPG meeting in Sopore
December 09: As a part of public outreach programme, a Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was facilitated by Police in the jurisdiction of Police Post Watergam. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Rafiabad Shri. Muhammad Ameen Bhat-JKPS accompanied by SHO Police Station Dangiwacha, IC PP Watergam and other officers. The meeting was attended by community members including Numderdars and Chowkidars of Watergam and its adjacent areas. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues pertaining to Police and civil authorities including menace of drugs, social crimes and other several issues. Issues pertaining to Police were resolved on the spot by the chairing officer. The chairing officer assured the participants that their other genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority while as the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with concerned authorities for their early redressal. The participants were requested to cooperate with Police in maintenance of law & order and identifying anti-national elements who try to disrupt the peaceful environment. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating such community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Pulwama; Huge quantity of contraband substances recovered
December 09: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested four drug peddlers in Pulwama and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession. A police party of PS Pulwama during patrolling at Tenghar area of Pulwama intercepted four suspicious persons who tried to escape from the spot after noticing police party, but were apprehended tactfully. They have been identified as Junaid Ahmad Ganaie son of Mushtaq Ahmad resident of Chatapora, Umer Feroz Bhat son of Feroz Ahmad Bhat resident of Pulwama near Wani Masjid, Aijaz Ahmad Thoker son of Ab Majeed resident of Old Bus Stand Pulwama & Qaisar Nazir Mir son of Nazir Ahmad Mir resident of Mughalpora Pulwama. During search, officers were able to recover 49 bottles of codeine phosphate from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. In another action, a police party of PS Litter acting swiftly following an input conducted a raid in village Rakh Litter. During search 20Kgs of Bang-Patri was recovered from the residential house of Rayees Ahmad Thoker son of Ab Rashid Thoker resident of Rakh Litter. The accused is at large and efforts are on to effect his arrest. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered in respective police stations and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police facilitates PCPG meeting in Sopore
December 08: As a part of public outreach programme, a Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was facilitated by Police at Police Station Bomai. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Sopore Shri Furkan Qadir-JKPS accompanied by SHO Police Station Bomai and other officers. The meeting was attended by large number of respectables and representatives of Auqaf committee, Traders Association of Bomai, Tujjar, Goripora, Zaloora and other adjoining areas. During meeting, the participants raised various issues pertaining to Police and civil authorities including menace of drugs, social crimes and other several issues. Issues pertaining to police were resolved on the spot by the chairing officer. The chairing officer assured the participants that their other genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with concerned authorities for their early redressal. The participants were also briefed about the apprehensions of spread of Covid-19 and were requested to spread awareness among masses to follow Covid appropriate behaviour. The participants were also made aware about the exploitation of young boys for anti-national activities over social media and advised them about the necessity to keep a check on online behaviour of kids/youth. The participants in the meeting assured their full co-operation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
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December 08: Acting on specific input generated by Police regarding the presence of terrorists in village Check Cholan area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 34RR and 178Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they were given repeated opportunities to surrender; however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, three terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Amir Hussain Ganie son of Manzoor Ahmad resident of Check Cholan Shopian, Rayees Ahmed Mir son of Nazir Ahmad resident of Kapran Shopian and Haseeb Ahmad Dar son of Mohd Yousuf Dar resident of Khudwani Kulgam. As per police records, all the three killed terrorists were categorized terrorists and linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) were part of groups involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities. Pertinently, the killed terrorist Aamir Hussain was active since Sept-2020 and involved in several terror crime cases including Case FIR No. 264/2021 of PS Shopian regarding attack on Police/SF at Village Rakhma on 01/10/2021. He was also involved in luring gullible youth to join terror folds. While as terrorist Rayees Ahmad was active since June-2021 and involved in several terror crime cases including attack on Police/SF. He was also involved in attack on Police/SF at Village Rakhma. Besides, terrorist Haseeb Yousuf was also involved in several terror crime cases in the areas of Kulgam. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK 74 rifle and 02 pistols were also recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. IGP Kashmir congratulated the joint teams for carrying out operation in professional manner without any collateral damage. Police have registered case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police recovers unidentified body in Baramulla; Seeks help of general public to identify him
December 07: Police recovered an unidentified male dead body, near Jheel bridge at Singhpora Pattan area of Baramulla. The body was later taken to hospital for autopsy and other medico legal formalities. Anybody having any information regarding the identity of the deceased person may kindly inform Baramulla Police on following numbers 9596767706, 9596767716, 9596767763, 9596767768 or Police Control Room Kashmir on 112.
Police arrests drug peddler in Anantnag; Huge quantity of contraband substances recovered
December 07: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Anantnag and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from his possession. Police Station Bijbehara received a specific information through reliable sources that one person namely Ishfaq Hussain Malik son of Mohd Hussain Mailk resident of Arwani Bijbehara has indulged in drug peddling and has hoarded a huge quantity of narcotic substance in his residential house. On receipt of this information, a Police party under the supervision of SDPO Bijbehara alongwith Executive Magistrate raided the specific location. During search, officers were able to recover 53Kgs of Fukki and 1.2Kg of Charas Chura from a 7 feet deep pit located in the kitchen garden of the said house. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Bijbehara and further investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone traced/recovered Smartphones worth lakhs of rupees
December 07: Cyber Police Kashmir Zone, Srinagar has recovered missing mobile phones worth lakhs of rupees and handed over to the rightful owners. In order to extend the services to the general public and to redress their grievances, Cyber Police Kashmir is receiving applications/ complaints from the general public about missing of their cell phones. This is apart from various online frauds, scams and other Cyber related crimes which are being reported in Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone on routine basis. A constant 24x7 effort is being made by Cyber Police Kashmir through special teams to investigate such crimes besides tracing missing mobile phones by using advanced technological and conventional methods. Cyber Police therefore remains on the forefront in helping the citizens in various technological challenges being faced by the citizens in their day to day life. Cyber Police Kashmir was successful in its efforts by tracing 53 such missing smart cell phones of various makes and models worth lakhs of rupees and were accordingly handed over to the rightful owners today at Cyber Police Station Headquarters Srinagar. On the directions of IGP Kashmir Zone, various awareness campaigns and programmes have also been initiated by the Cyber Police Kashmir, wherein general public is made aware about various contemporary online frauds and scams etc. General public has appreciated and applauded the role & efforts of Cyber Police Kashmir in rendering such services to the general public.
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December 06: Police along with security forces have arrested an active terrorist along with a terrorist associate in Sopore. Acting on specific input regarding presence of terrorist in Ningli area of Sopore, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 52RR and 177Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation terrorist and his associate were challenged by the search party however they tried to escape from the spot but the alert search party apprehended them tactfully. The active terrorist has been identified as Towfeeq Kaboo son of Ghulam Rasool Kaboo resident of Kaboo Mohalla Arampora Sopore while as a terrorist associate has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Kaloo son of Abdul Rahman Kaloo resident of Takiabal Sopore. In this regard a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been taken up.
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December 06: 59th Raising day of Homeguards/ Civil Defence was celebrated today at Divisional Commandant Home Guards Headquarter Bemina Srinagar. Divisional Commandant Homeguards Kashmir read the messages of Hon’ble President of Republic of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Home Minister of India Shri Amit Shah, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of UT of J&K Shri Manoj Sinha, Home Secretary Govt of India Shri Ajay Bhalla- IAS, Chief Secretary of J&K Dr Arun Kumar Mehta-IAS, Principal Secretary to Govt Home Deptt. J&K Shri Shaleen Kabra-IAS, Director General Fire Services/ Civil Defence & Homeguards Govt of India Shri Taj Hassan-IPS, Director General of Police J&K Shri Dilbag Singh-IPS, Commandant General HG/CD/SDRF J&K Shri Danesh Rana-IPS. On the occasion a ceremonial parade was presented by the volunteers of Homeguards/Civil Defence. Firdous Iqbal Divisional Commandant Homeguards Kashmir took the salute on the occasion. The duties & responsibilities of HG/CD volunteers as first responders in Disaster Management and mitigation were highlighted on the occasion besides the role of HG volunteers in rescue and Disaster Management was appreciated, as volunteers have been performing selflessly in the testing times. Their role during natural calamities in assisting civil administration as well as Police administration particularly in traffic regulation, Haj/ Yatra duties and their challenging duties during Covid-19 have been acknowledged and appreciated by all the dignitaries in their respective messages.
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December 05: Police along with security forces arrested two active terrorists in Shopian and recovered arms & ammunition from their possession. Acting on specific input regarding presence of an active terrorist namely Shahid Ahmad Gaine son of Gulzar Ahmad Ganie resident of Doomwani Keegam of proscribed terror outfit LeT and his close associate at village Doomwani near Rambi Ara. Police alongwith 44RR and 14Bn CRPF launched a joint cordon and search operation in the area. When joint parties of Police and SFs approached to the suspected spot, the two suspects tried to flee from the spot. However, the duo were arrested tactfully by the joint search parties. The identification of the other arrested terrorist has been identified as Kifayat Ayoub Alie son of Mohd Ayoub Alie resident of Pinjoora Shopian. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 Chinese pistol, 01 pistol magazine, 02 Chinese hand grenades, 08 pistol rounds were recovered from their possession, besides cash amount of ₹2.9 lakh rupees were also recovered from their possession. In this regard a case FIR No.294/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation has been taken up.
Police facilitates PCPG meeting in Kulgam
December 04: As a part of Public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was facilitated by Police in Yaripora area of Kulgam. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. The meeting was chaired by SSP Kulgam Dr. G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS. Besides, other senior officers of Police & civil administration including Ex MLA H.S. Bugh Shri Abdul Majeed Larmi, DDC Frisal, DDC Behibagh were also present. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of the area including members of Auqaf Committees, Numberdars, Chowkidars, Traders Federation/Fruit Associations of Yaripora and its adjacent areas. During the meeting, participants raised various issues of public importance. The chairing officer listened the grievances patiently and assured them that their genuine grievances will be resolved on priority and every possible help will be provided to the people of the area. The participants were also requested to co-operate with Police and administration in maintaining law & order in the area and in identifying anti-national & anti-social elements. The participants in the meeting assured their full co-operation to Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
SSP Bandipora chairs crime/security review meeting
December 04: SSP Bandipora Shri Mohmmad Zahid -JKPS today chaired a security review meeting at the conference Hall of DPL Bandipora besides, discussed other crime works. The meeting was attended by ASP Bandipora Shri Ashiq Hussain Tak-JKPS, Sr. PO DPO Bandipora, all SDPO's/DYSP DAR, all SHOs/ IC PPs of district Bandipora. During the meeting discussion was held on the status of Case FIRs registered in 2021, backlog cases & their disposal, especially cases related to terrorism & narcotics. The overall security scenario of the district was discussed with jurisdictional police officers. The participating officers presented PowerPoint presentations regarding crime and security scenario of their respective jurisdictions. SSP Bandipora also reviewed the progress of actions taken against OGW networks of terrorist organisations operating in jurisdiction of district Bandipora. Addressing the officers, SSP Bandipora, said that the jurisdictional supervisory officers must take all the necessary measures to improve investigation & disposal of cases by personally monitoring the cases. He stressed upon the officers to speed up the disposal of all pending cases especially UA(P) Act, NDPS Act cases. He stressed upon them to adopt latest techniques and standard practices which would bring improvement in investigation of the cases including cyber crimes. SSP Bandipora also directed the officers to strengthen the security grid in their respective areas for ensuring peace and stability besides, take stringent action against those involved in anti-social activities. He also impressed that the COVID-19 SOPs/orders must be followed in letter & spirit.
Police busts gang of burglars in Budgam; 07 accused arrested
December 04: Police in Budgam have solved a burglary case by arresting seven accused persons involved in the commission of crime besides, recovered stolen property worth lakhs of rupees. On 01/12/2021, Police Station Magam received a complaint from one person namely Mansoor Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Nabi Sheikh resident of Batpora Kanihama regarding burglary at his workshop ‘Mansoor Automobiles’ located at Agrikalan Magam. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 254/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Magam and a special team headed by SHO PS Magam was constituted to investigate the case. During the course of investigation, the special team zeroed in on some suspects and they were called for questioning. During questioning, one of the suspects namely Imran Hassan Mir son of Manzoor Ahmad Mir resident of Kakarpora Mirgund Pattan confessed his involvement in the commission of crime. The team also recovered stolen property from the premises of his residential house which he had concealed in a tin shed. He also confessed the role of his two more accomplices who had hatched the criminal conspiracy and actively participated in the commission of crime. Both the accused persons identified as Yawar Abbas Malik son of Ashiq Hussain Malik resident of Lashkar Mohalla Nishat and Aijaz Ahmad Malla son of Ghulam Mohammad Malla resident of Dewar Parihaspora were subsequently arrested. The investigating team also learnt about involvement of another accused person namely Syed Akther Shah son of Syed Mustafa Shah resident of Parihaspora Pattan & on his disclosure stolen property which he had concealed at his workshop near Shadipora Crossing was recovered. Following more leads, the investigating team arrested two more accomplices of this burglary gang identified as Pervaiz Ahmad Guroo son of Ab. Ahad Guroo resident of Narayan bagh Ganderbal and Irfan Hussain Sofi son of Muzafar Ahmed Sofi resident of Dabb Ganderbal & recovered stolen property which they had concealed at their workshop at Dub Ganderbal. Furthermore, the team arrested one more accused person identified as Zulfkar Ahmad Dar son of Gh. Hussain Dar resident of Chenabal Mirgund Pattan who was also part of the crime and had used his vehicle Maruti-800 bearing registration number PB10AG-9210 for the commission of crime. The vehicle was also seized from Wushan Kangan Ganderbal. All the accused persons have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Stolen property which include 32 Clutch Plates, 16 Axles, 28 bearings, 17 desk pads, 08 batteries & other accessories worth about ₹05 lakh rupees have been recovered so far and further investigation is in progress. Police warns of strict action against those individuals found involved in any kind of criminal activity.
Police arrests an active LeT terrorist in Budgam; Arms and Ammunition recovered
December 04: Police along with security forces arrested an active terrorist in Budgam and recovered arms & ammunition from his possession. On a specific input regarding movement of terrorists in Poshkar area of Budgam, Police alongwith 62RR/2RR & 79Bn CRPF launched a joint cordon and search operation in the area. During the search operation the joint team arrested an active terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. He has been identified as Ab Hameed Nath resident of Pethzanigam Beerwah, Budgam. Incriminating materials including a pistol and 01 magazine, 05 pistol rounds and 01 Chinese grenade were recovered from his possession. As per police records, he was active since Feb 2021. A case under relevant sections of law stands registered against him in Police Station and investigation has been initiated.
Police arrests notorious drug peddler in Kulgam, another in Pulwama
December 03: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in a series of actions in Southern Kashmir have arrested two drug peddlers including a notorious drug peddler. Huge quantity of contraband substance was also recovered from their possession. Acting on specific information regarding drug peddling in Qazigund area, a police party of Police Station Qazigund raided a residential house located at Nussu Badragund. During the raid, police party recovered huge quantity of Fukki, weighing about 100Kgs from the possession of a notorious drug peddler. The accused identified as Mohd Amir Ganie son of Mohd Ahsan Ganie resident of Nussu Badragund Qazigund has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Meanwhile in Pulwama, during routine checking at a check point established at Eidgah crossing Pulwama, a police party of Police Station Pulwama intercepted a suspicious person identified as Imran Rashid son of Abdul Rashid Bhat resident of Sonsamil. On his personal search, 10 bottles of codeine phosphate was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and investigations have been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Palhallan grenade attack case solved; Terror module busted with arrest of 3 LeT(TRF) associates
December 02: Police in Baramulla have busted a terrorist module of proscribed terror outfit LeT(TRF) by arresting three terrorist associates involved in Palhallan Grenade attack. Police along with 29RR and SSB 2nd Bn established a joint MVCP/naka at Wussan Pattan and intercepted three suspicious individuals who tried to flee from the spot after watching the joint naka party. They were tactfully apprehended by the alert party and were identified as Asif Ahmad Reshi son of Nissar Ahmad Reshi, Mehrajudin Dar son of Sonaullah Dar and Faisal Habib Lone son of Habibullah Lone all the residents of Gund Jehangir, Hajin, District Bandipora. During the course of investigation and technical leads revealed that the arrested trio are working as terror associates of proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) and involved in a recent grenade attack at Palhallan on 17/11/2021 as a case vide FIR No.327/2021 of PS Pattan under relevant sections of law stands already registered. On their disclosure two grenades were recovered from their possession. Investigations also revealed that the arrested trio were given instructions by the terrorists across the border and aim behind the attacks was to create an atmosphere of fear & chaos and to draw reaction against Kashmiri Youth outside UT. Further investigation into the case is going on.
Police arrests two persons in Awantipora for alleged trafficking of Covid orphans
December 02: Police in Awantipora have arrested two persons for alleged trafficking of Covid orphans. Police Station Pampore received a written application from Chairperson Child Welfare Committee (CWC) District Pulwama for registration of FIR in an alleged illegal adoption and sale of Covid orphans in Pampore area. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 153/2021 relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Pampore and investigation was initiated. During the preliminary investigation, two accused persons identified as Mohd Amin Rather son of Gh Mohd Rather resident of Bemina and Aijaz Ahmed Dar son of Ab Hameed Dar resident of Pampore were arrested in the instant case. During the investigation, it came to fore that the arrested duo are running a trust in Samboora, Pamore by the name of Global Welfare Charitable Trust which was established in year 2020. The said trust has been sealed and essential documents/records were also seized. Further investigation in the case is going on and more recoveries are also expected in the case.
Police solves burglary case in Ganderbal
December 02: Police in Ganderbal have solved burglary case by arresting an accused person involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property worth lacs of rupees from his possession. On 29/11/2021, Police Station Kangan received a complaint from a shopkeeper namely Mohd Saif Khan son of Irshad Ahmad Khan resident of Tawheedpora Kangan regarding burglary in his gold shop during the intervening night of 28/29 November at Tawheedpora Kangan. Accordingly, a case FIR No.140/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Kangan and investigation was set into motion. On receipt of this information, a special Police team headed by SHO PS Kangan on the directions of SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS under the supervision of SDPO Kangan was constituted. During the course of investigation, with the help of CCTV footages and other technical tools, it came into surface that the accused fled away from District Ganderbal to Handwara. Accordingly, a special team was dispatched to Handwara to nab the accused. Moreover, a tip off was received that the accused was moving towards Jammu to evade his arrest. The accused was intercepted at Sangam with the help of Anantnag Police. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. He has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Lone son of Mohd Akbar Lone resident of Maritgam Handwara. On his disclosure stolen property worth lacs of rupees were recovered from his possession. Further investigation is in progress and more recoveries are expected. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Police for cracking the burglary case. Our consistent actions shall assure community members that Police has resolved to act tough against individuals involved in any kind of criminal activities.
Two terrorists including IED expert Yasir Parray neutralized in Pulwama Encounter
December 01: Two terrorists were neutralized in an anti-terrorist operation carried out in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district which include IED expert Yasir Parray and a foreign terrorist Abu Furkan. On a specific input generated by Pulwama Police regarding presence of terrorists in Qasbayar area of Pulwama, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 44RR and 183Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, they were given opportunity to surrender; however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit JeM were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The killed terrorists have been identified as Yasir Parray resident of Qasbayar Pulwama (an IED expert) and a foreign terrorist Abu Furkan @Ali Bhai resident of Pakistan. As per police records, both the killed terrorists were part of groups involved in planning and executing terror attacks on security establishments and civilian killings. The killed terrorist Yasir Parray figured among the list of most wanted terrorists operating in the valley as he was a highly trained IED expert. Besides other terror crimes, he was also instrumental in motivating and recruiting the youth to join terror folds and other criminal activities. It is pertinent to mention that killed terrorist Yasir Parray was also involved in carrying out an IED attack at Arihal in which two Army Jawans of 2RR were martyred and 17 others injured. He was also involved in an attack on Police Naka at Prichoo Pulwama in which HC Anoop Singh of IRP 10th Bn attained martyred and injuries to other police personnel. He was also involved in barring people from participating in democratic activities, besides issuing death threats to DDCs, BDCs, Panchs, Sarpanchs, other political workers and police personnel. Besides, the other killed terrorist Abu Furkan was active in Kashmir valley since 2018 figuring among the list of top 60 terrorists and used to operate in Pulwama and Pakharpora area of Budgam. He was involved in various terrorist activities, recruitment of local youth into JeM terror folds and mentoring active terrorists of JeM. He was responsible for providing capabilities on fabrication of IEDs. Moreover, he along with terrorist Yasir Parray were the main conspirators of Avandgund Rajpora VB-IED in which 50Kg IED laden Santro Vehicle was recovered and defused by Police and security forces. They were also involved in killing of a civilian Azad Ahmad Dar resident of Kangan Pulwama. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 02 AK-series rifles, 02 pistols were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated.
Police facilitates PCPG meeting in Budgam
December 01: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was facilitated by Police in Budgam. The meeting was held at Police Station Khag while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS accompanied by SDPO Magam and SHO Police Station Khag. The meeting was attended by large number of respectables of Khag and its adjoining areas. During the meeting, participants raised various issues of public importance including electricity, road connectivity, water supply, drug menace, etc. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with concerned authorities for their early redressal. During the meeting, stress was laid on the adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour and adoption of preventive measures to contain spread of Covid-19. Owing to the impending 3rd wave of Covid-19, the charring officer requested participants to follow the guidelines/SOPs issued by the Government from time to time and spread awareness among the people regarding containment of Covid-19. The participants were also made aware about the exploitation of young boys for anti-national activities over social media and advised them about the necessity to keep a check-on online behaviour of their wards. The participants in the meeting assured their full co-operation to Police and Administration in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
Police bids farewell to outgoing officer in Handwara
November 30: SP Handwara Shri Sandeep Gupta-IPS hosted an impressive farewell function at District Police Lines Handwara to bid adieu to an officer who superannuated from his active service. Besides SP Handwara, other senior officers including DySP DAR Handwara, Chairman Municipal Committee Handwara also participated in the function. SP Handwara while acknowledging the contribution of the officer, conveyed his best wishes to him and prayed for his good health and success post retirement. On the occasion, other senior officers of Police District Handwara described him as honest, sincere and dedicated person who gave least priority to his personal interest before the service. The superannuated officer also spoke on the occasion and expressed gratitude towards overwhelming response of higher officers towards his role in the department.
Police facilitates PCPG meeting in Budgam
November 30: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was facilitated by Police in Budgam. The meeting was held at SDPO office Khansahib while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Khansahib Shri Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din-JKPS accompanied by SHO PS Khansahib. The meeting was attended by large number of respectables of the area. During the meeting, participants raised various issues of public importance including electricity, road connectivity, water supply, drug menace, etc. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with concerned authorities for their early redressal. During the meeting, stress was laid on the adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour and adoption of preventive measures to contain spread of Covid-19. Owing to the impending 3rd wave of Covid-19, the charring officer requested participants to follow the guidelines/SOPs issued by the Government from time to time and spread awareness among the people regarding containment of Covid-19. The participants were also made aware about the exploitation of young boys for anti-national activities over social media and advised them about the necessity to keep a check-on online behaviour of their wards. The participants in the meeting assured their full co-operation to Police and Administration in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinions freely.
Police recovers 1300yrs old sculpture of Goddess Durga in Budgam
November 30: Police in Budgam have recovered an ancient sculpture from Khag area. Accordingly, a team of officers from Department of Archives, Archaeology & Museums, J&K Government were called for examination of the recovered sculpture at District Police Office Budgam. During examination it was revealed that the recovered sculpture of Goddess Durga dates back roughly to 7th AD (about 1300 years old). The sculpture is carved in a black stone with Goddess Durga seated on lion throne, however, some part of the left side arm is missing. Moreover, the sculpture is having the influence of Gandhara School of Art. The said recovered sculpture was handed over formally to Shri Mushtaq Ahmad Beigh Deputy Director Department of Archives, Archaeology &Museums and his team by Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS, SSP Budgam in presence of Police/Civil officers after fulfilling all the legal formalities.
Police arrests 04 persons for illegal extraction & transportation of minerals in Budgam<
November 28: Police in Budgam have arrested 04 persons and seized 04 vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in Budgam. Officers from PS Chadoora have arrested 04 persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of clay from government land at Kuzwera Gowherpora Budgam. They have also seized 04 vehicles including 03 tippers and a JCB from the spot. The arrested persons have been identified as Mohammad Isaaq Bhat son of Ghulam Mohd Bhat resident of Kuzwera, Mohammad Shafi Rather son of Ghulam Mohd Rather resident of Doonewari and Mehraaj Din Dar son of Abdul Gaffar Dar and Ishfaaq Ahmad Gourah son of Mohammad Shabaan both residents of Maloura Khawaja Bazaar Srinagar. They have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a Case vide FIR No. 198/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Chadoora and further investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units..
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Anantnag; Contraband substances recovered<
November 28: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two drug peddlers in Anantnag and recovered contraband substances from their possession. Police Station Bijbehara received an information through reliable sources regarding drug dealings in premises of Sangam Roadway Transport Company located at Sangam. Accordingly a police party from Police Station Bijbehara led by SHO Bijbehara under the supervision of SDPO Bijbehara alongwith Executive Magistrate raided the specific location. During search, 70Kgs of Poppy Straw was recovered from the said spot. One accused person namely Bashir Ahmed Reshi Son of Mohd Sultan Reshi resident of Batpora Naina was arrested on spot. However 02 accused persons identified as Sajad Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Maqbool Bhat resident of Waghama and Ab Hameed Mir son of Abdul Raheem Mir resident of Natipora Sangam managed to escape from the spot and efforts are on to effect their arrest. The accused person has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Meanwhile in another action, a police party of Police Station Anantnag established a checkpoint at Mehandi Kadal Anantnag and intercepted a suspicious person identified as Naseer Ahmad Khan son of Hayat Khan resident of Haapatnar. During search, officers were able to recover 2.7Kgs of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective Police Stations and investigations have been set into motion. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
IGP Kashmir promotes 319 officials to their next ranks, orders In-Situ promotion in respect of 10 Police personnel
November 28: A departmental Promotion Committee met at ZPHQ (K) under the Chairmanship of IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS for assessing the suitability of Constables, SgCts and HCs of UT Ladakh to their next ranks. Based on the recommendations of departmental promotion committee IGP Kashmir has promoted 319 officials which include 57 Constables to the rank of SgCts, 93 SgCts to the rank of Head Constables and 166 HCs to the rank of ASI of UT Ladakh. Besides, IGP Kashmir also issued promotion order in respect of 03 officials of Kashmir Zone in special DPC and accorded in-situ grade promotion to 10 officials of skilled/semi skilled workers of the department. IGP Kashmir has felicitated the promoted officers and their families and expressed hope that they will strive to work hard for up keeping the peace, tranquillity and law & order in the Union Territories of Ladakh and J&K.
Police arrests 02 timber smugglers in Sopore; illicit timber seized
November 26: Police in Sopore have arrested two timber smugglers and seized illicit timber at Fidarpora Rafiabad. Acting on specific input about timber smuggling at village Fidarpora Rafiabad, a police party of Police Station Dangiwacha alongwith officials of Forest Department under the supervision of SDPO Rafiabad raided the particular spot and seized illicit timber from the possession of Abdul Qayoom Mir son of Abdul Razak Mir and Abdul Ahad Hajam son of Muhammad Rajab Hajam both residents of Fidarpora Rafiabad. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 189/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Dangiwacha and further investigation set into motion. The drive against timber smugglers will continue to ensure protection of green gold. Our consistent actions against anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making every effort to keep our society free of crime. Police has resolved to act as per law against those who indulge in criminal activities.
Public Grievance Module facilitated on Kashmir Zone Police Website
November 26: In order to reach out to the general public and to bring transparency from police station level to this end of the police organization in Kashmir Zone, on the directions of IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS, website of Zonal Police Headquarters Kashmir (https://kashmirpolice.jk.gov.in) has been facilitated with public grievance redressal mechanism. Any person or party having any grievance on any matter related to Police Station or any individual Police Officer/Official, especially with regard to misuse of official power/position and unwarranted harassment can file his/her grievance online along with relevant details through the public grievances module on the said Kashmir Police Website. The grievance/complaint shall be monitored by designated officer at ZPHQ Kashmir and appropriate action as envisaged under law shall be taken within 15 days from the date same is received. Apart from filing of online grievances/complaints against the police personnel, suggestions/comments from community members to improve the police-public relationship shall be appreciated. The login procedure of the Public Grievance Module involves following steps: 1) Browse https://kashmirpolice.jk.gov.in 2) Click on Grievances 3) Fill the required details viz, Name, Email, Mobile Number, District, Type Message (grievance/complaint/suggestion/comments) Captcha check and Send.
Police arrests drug peddler in Pulwama; Huge quantity of contraband substances recovered
November 25: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Pulwama and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances. Police Station Pulwama received a specific information that a person namely Farooq Ahmad Mir son of Ab Ahad Mir resident of Arihal Pulwama has indulged in drug peddling and has hoarded a huge quantity of narcotic substance in his residential house. A Police Party from PS Pulwama conducted raid at specific location and recovered 18Kgs of Bhang Patri from the said spot. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 321/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pulwama and investigation has been set into motion. Meanwhile in another incident, on a tip-off, officers from PS Pulwama conducted checking at Prichoo Fruit Mandi Pulwama. During search 3Kgs of Fukki was recovered from a vehicle bearing registration No. PB03AC-6284 and the accused driver identified as Narinder Kumar son of Mohan Lal resident of Haryana was arrested on the spot. He has been shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. The vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 320/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pulwama and investigation has been set into motion. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police distributes face masks in Ganderbal
November 25: To enhance sense of community and to restrain further spread of Coronavirus, Police distributed face masks among the general public throughout the district Ganderbal. Besides, while acting tough against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines, 1706 violators were fined across the district. The drive was initiated on the directions of SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS. During the drive, Police distributed face masks among the general public throughout the district Ganderbal. Police have realized fine to the tune of ₹2,52,840/- from 1706 violators in district Ganderbal for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19 within one week. General public were informed about the necessity of Covid-19 guidelines/instructions. They were given sensitized about maintaining proper hygiene, social distancing and wearing of face masks. Besides, they were also advised to follow Covid-19 SOPs regularly to avoid serge in Covid cases. Community members has appreciated and applauded the role of Police in rendering such services to the general public.
Police arrests drug peddler in Baramulla; Psychotropic substance recovered
November 25: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Baramulla and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. A police party of Police Station Baramulla under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Baramulla Shri Sajjad Bukhari-JKPS established a checkpoint at Farooqi point and intercepted a suspicious person identified as Iftikhar Ahmad Malik son of Saif-ud-Din Malik resident of Achabal Sopore. During search, officers were able to recover 456 tablets of banned drug (Spasmoproxyvon Plus) from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. A case under relevant section of law has been registered at PS Baramulla and further investigation is in progress. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police arrests timber smuggler in Ganderbal; illicit timber seized
November 25: Police in Ganderbal have arrested a timber smuggler and seized illicit timber at Waniarm Wangath Ganderbal. Acting on specific input about timber smuggling at Waniarm Wangath, a police party of PS Kangan under the close supervision of SDPO Kangan Syed Yasir Qadri-JKPS raided the particular spot and seized illicit timber from one person identified as Gh Mohd Khan son of Mohd Akbar Khan resident of Waniarm Wangath Kangan. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 139/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Kangan and further investigation set into motion. Moreover, efforts are on to nab the persons involved in the commission of crime. The drive against timber smugglers will continue to ensure protection of green gold. Our consistent actions against anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making every effort to keep our society free of crime. Police has resolved to act as per law against those who indulge in criminal activities.
CCTNS project review meeting held in Pulwama
November 23: In order to review the status of CCTNS project in district Pulwama, SSP Pulwama Shri Gh. Jeelani Wani-JKPS chaired a meeting with all CCTNS operators and Incharge CCTNS/CRB at DPO Pulwama. Besides, DySP Hqrs Pulwama, SDPO Litter, DySP PC Pulwama and all SHOs of the district attended the meeting. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Pulwama said that the CCTNS is a platform which will help in prevention of crime and helps in investigation of crime cases in a desired manner and at a faster pace, besides emphasised upon all CCTNS operators to adhere to the guidelines and instructions passed from time to time in letter and spirit. He also directed the participants to make full use various online portals i.e, (ICJS, ITSSO, CRIMAC, Cyber Crime-NCRP) etc, moreover he emphasized upon the participants to check complaint/citizen service requests through online CAS CCTNS Software on daily basis and take immediate action accordingly. He further directed to login Cyber Crime Reporting Portal on daily basis and dispose all cyber complaints as per directions/instructions of Cyber Crime, besides impressed upon the CCTNS operators to speed up the process of feeding of left over legacy data. SSP Pulwama further urged upon the participants that the details with regard to process of investigation should also be uploaded immediately so that a transparent e-policing can be provided to the general public as envisaged under CCTNS project. SSP Pulwama admired the efforts put in by CCTNS operators and advised them to accelerate the process of feeding legacy data and synchronise the same on daily basis.
Police arrests three drug peddlers; Contraband substances recovered
November 23: Police in a series of actions across Kashmir valley have arrested three drug peddlers in Anantnag and Baramulla. Huge cache of contraband substances have been recovered from their possession. In Anantnag, officers from Police Station Bijbehara at a checkpoint arrested three drug peddlers identified as Mehraj Ahmad Sheikh son of Mohd Ismail resident of Dalgate Srinagar, Mohd Altaf Baluki son of Abdul Rashid resident of Ranawari Srinagar and Rayees Ahmad Lone son of Abdul Salam resident of Prichal Pulwama. Officers were able to recover 12Kgs of Charas powder from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Bijbehara and investigation initiated. In Baramulla, during routine patrolling at Yadipora Pattan a police party led by I/C PP Palhallan under the supervision of SDPO Pattan Shri Mohammad Nawaz Khanday-JKPS, arrested a drug peddler identified as Laldin Poswal son of Siraj-ud-din Poswal resident of Warnow Lolab Kupwara and recovered 16 strips (172 tablets) of banned drugs from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. A case under relevant section of law has been registered at PS Pattan and further investigation is in progress. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police solves Bohri Kadal Terror case; Three accused arrested
November 23: Police have solved the Bohri Kadal terror case (Murder of Salesman of Mawa Shop) by arresting three accused persons involved in the commission of said terror crime. On 09/11/2021, terrorists killed a civilian Ibrahim Ahmad (Salesman at Shri Sandeep Mawa’s Shop) near Bohri Kadal area of Srinagar. Regarding this terror incident, a case vide FIR No. 86/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS Maharaj Gunj and to investigate the said terror crime a special investigation team was constituted. During the course of investigation, officers learnt about the involvement of three accused persons identified as Aejaz Ahmad Lone, Naseer Ahmad Shah and Showkat Ahmad Dar all residents of Lelhar Pulwama in said terror crime. Subsequently, they were arrested in the instant case and during questioning they confessed about their involvement in the commission of said crime. Preliminary investigations revealed that the above mentioned arrested trio linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) have executed the said terror attack on the directions of terrorist handler from across the border. It was further revealed that the arrested trio have been in touch with Pak based terrorist handlers for last 4 months. On their disclosure, weapon of offence - pistol along with 7 rounds and other incriminating materials including a grenade have been recovered from their possession. Besides, the Alto car which was used during the commission of crime on the day of attack has also been seized on their disclosure. Further investigation in the case is in progress.
Police commences special training programme for IOs in Budgam
November 15: Police in Budgam have commenced a two weeks comprehensive training programme regarding “investigation techniques” for equipping Investigating Officers with the special investigation procedures embarked on varied offences including offences punishable under special laws viz, Rape, POCSO, NDPS, UAPA, Explosive Substances Act, Juvenile Justice Act, Inquest Proceedings, Cyber Crimes and other emerging crimes. The training programme is being held at District Police Lines Budgam till 30/11/2021. 25 investigating officers drawn from all police stations, police posts and other allied units of district Budgam shall be impart training in first phase. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS accompanied by Dy.SP DAR and other officers inaugurated the training program. SSP Budgam during his introductory speech welcomed the participants and urged that such kind of orientation programs will be continued in the district to cope up the emerging crimes and effective investigating mechanism. He also stressed that police must be sensitive in dealing with offences against women & children and due regard and respect should be given to their dignity while undertaking such investigations to uphold the confidence of the public in the system. He emphasized the importance of the investigations in the Criminal Justice Delivery System wherein the Police has the major role to play. He also stressed that the Police being the first respondent to a crime ought to be highly skilled in ensuring effective investigations which can afford a firm basis for bringing the criminals to book and prevent the acquittals based on technicalities paving a way in ensuring a crime-free society.
Police busts fake SIM card racket in Baramulla
November 15: Police in Baramulla have busted a fake SIM card racket and arrested three persons involved in the commission of crime. Incriminating materials including mobile phones, sim cards, electronic gadgets and documents recovered from their possession. Acting on specific information, Police in Baramulla have busted a fake SIM card racket involved in issuing SIM cards against managed forged documents. Three persons identified as Owais Farooq Waza son of Farooq Ahmad Waza resident of Mohalla Jamia Baramulla, Suhail Aziz Mir son of Ab Aziz resident of Suhail Colony Baramulla and Javid Ahmad Kanjwal son of Ab Ahad resident of Jalal Sahib Baramulla have been found involved in the commission of crime. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Incriminating materials including mobile phones along with SIM cards, electronic gadgets and documents have been recovered from their possession. A case under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Baramulla and further investigation is going on.
Police solves Burglary case in Budgam
November 15: Police in Budgam solved a burglary case by arresting three accused persons involved in the commission of crime and have also recovered stolen property from their possession. On 13/11/2021, Police Post Humhama received a written complaint from one person namely Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Dar of Humhama stating therein that some unknown thief/thieves have stolen golden ornaments from his residential house. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 340/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Budgam and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, officers taking advantage of modern techniques and gadgets were able to zero in one suspect identified as Mehraj-ud-Din Dar and during questioning officers learnt about his involvement in the commission of crime along with two more accomplices identified as Tawfeeq Ahmed Bhat son of Sanaullah Bhat resident of Tangpora Batamaloo & Meenamul Mushtaq son of Mushtaq Ahmed Shah resident of old Barzullah. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. On their disclosure, stolen property including 07 gold rings, 03 golden ear rings and 02 Pounds were recovered from their possession. Further investigation of the case is in progress. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Police for cracking the burglary case within shortest possible time. Our consistent actions shall assure community members that Police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in any kind of criminal activities.
Police Martyr's Memorial Sports festival concludes in Kupwara
November 03: In order to commemorate the supreme sacrifices of Police Martyrs, a mega sports festival was organised by Police in Kupwara which commenced on 21st October and concluded today. Hundreds of players across the district participated in different games with great passion, energy and enthusiasm. The main attraction at the closing ceremony was the final match of Martyrs memorial Cricket Tournament played between Friends Eleven Kupwara and Kupwara Cricket Academy. The match was comfortably won by Friends Eleven Kupwara by a huge margin of 50 runs. At the closing ceremony, SSP Kupwara Shri Yougal Manhas-JKPS, DySP Hqrs and DySP DAR Kupwara felicitated players of the winning & runner-up teams with trophies and suitable cash prizes. SSP Kupwara while interacting with the players said that Police are committed to promote sports and other youth development activities to channelize their energy in positive manner. He further stated that sports activities are important for personality development, positivity, good health and sense of achievement. Later, SSP Kupwara thanked the players, spectators and the people in general for making the event successful
SSP Ganderbal orders In-Situ promotion of 54 police personnel
November 03: SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS has ordered In-situ promotion approved by the Departmental Promotion Committee in favour of 54 officials of District Police Ganderbal. The promotees include 54 constables who had completed nine years of satisfactory service in one rank and stagnant in a particular grade. SSP Ganderbal has felicitated the promoted officials and expressed hope that they will strive to work with greater zeal and professionalism for public welfare and the maintenance of peace and public order.
Police arrests 03 persons for illegal extraction & transportation of minerals in Pulwama
October 15: Police in Pulwama have arrested 03 persons and seized 03 vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in Pulwama. Officers from PS Kakapora in presence of District Magistrate Officer Pulwama, during Naka checking at Kandizal Kakapora area seized 02 tippers and 01 Dumper bearing registration numbers JK13E-1679, JK13E-2147 & JK13E-0301 and arrested 03 persons involved in extraction and transportation of sand and Bajri. They have been identified as Shafiq Ahmad Rather resident of Nehama, Mohd Shahid Bhat resident of Lelhar and Ab Majeed Panjo resident of Kakapora. Accordingly, a Case vide FIR No. 138/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Kakapora and further investigation initiated. Police requests the people not to indulge in illegal mining activities from any Nallah as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Police facilitates police-public interaction meetings in Pulwama
October 15: As a part of public outreach programme, Police in Pulwama facilitated two police-public interaction meetings (PCPG). The meetings were held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. In PS Litter, the meeting was chaired by DySP Hqrs Shri Nisar Ahmad-JKPS accompanied by SHO PS Litter and attended by respectable citizens of Nikloora area of Litter. Meanwhile, the meeting at PS Rajpora was chaired by SHO PS Rajpora in which respectable citizens from Rajpora Town participated. During the interaction meetings, participants raised various issues. The chairing officers assured the participants that the issues pertaining to Police department will be redressed on priority basis and the grievances pertaining to civil departments would be taken up with the concerned authorities for immediate redressal. Besides, chairing officers also assured that Police will provide its legal support as and when required for the betterment of the society. The participants appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating such community interaction meets where participants express their opinion freely and assured their full cooperation to Police in tackling social evils etc.
DIG NKR Baramulla visits PD Sopore; reviews security scenario
October 11: The DIG NKR Baramulla Shri Udaybhaskar Billa-IPS visited PD Sopore and chaired a meeting with officers to take stock of security scenario. The DIG NKR was received by SSP Sopore Shri Sudhanshu Verma-IPS and was presented ceremonial guard of honour on his arrival at DPO Sopore. On the occasion, DIG NKR appreciated the role of Sopore Police for their professionalism in maintaining peace and public order in the Police district and keeping the criminal activities under check. He also hailed the role of Sopore Police in combating drug menace and exhorted upon the officers to remain cautious and alert to maintain peaceful atmosphere in the district as anti-national elements are making efforts to disturb it. He also directed officers to ensure synergy among the forces is the key to thwart any nefarious designs of the enemies of the nation. The meeting was also attended by SDPO Sopore, SDPO Rafiabad, DySP DAR and other senior officers. Later on, DIG NKR Baramulla also visited and inspected Police Post Fruit Mandi Sopore, DPL Sopore and other Police establishments.
Press Release
October 11: During the intervening night of 10/11 October, on a specific input Bandipora Police conducted an anti-terrorist operation while as one chance encounter also took place in Anantnag resulting in killing of two terrorists including Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar of LeT (TRF) involved in recent Shahgund civilian killing. In the wee hours, based on specific input about presence of terrorists in village Gund Jahangir area of Bandipora, a joint cordon and search operation with launched by Police, 13RR and 47Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. It is pertinent to mention that killed terrorist was the main accused in killing of a civilian Mohd Shafi alias Sonu at Shahgund. He joined terror folds after the Police unearthed the module involved in planning and executing the said killing and the other involved terror associates have already been arrested. Meanwhile, a party from Anantnag Police had gone to arrest one terrorist associate namely Javid Ahmad Bhat son of Ali Mohammad Bhat resident of Khahgund Dooru. While the said police party were laying cordon around the house, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the police party which was retaliated. In this chance encounter, one police personnel was injured while as one un-identified terrorist was also killed. The injured police personnel has been evacuated to hospital for treatment where his condition is stated to be stable. The identification and affiliation of killed terrorist is being ascertained. IGP Kashmir has congratulated joint teams of Police & security forces for conducting successful operations especially to Bandipora Police for conducting operation which resulted in elimination of the terrorist involved in recent Shahgund civilian killing. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from both the encounter sites. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Police have registered cases under relevant sections of law and investigations have been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the areas at both encounter sites are completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police solves acid attack case in Shopian; accused person arrested
October 08: Police in Shopian have solved the acid attack case by arresting the accused person involved in the commission of crime. On 05-10-2021 Police Station Keller received information that one person namely Waseem Ali Shah son of Ali Mohammad Shah resident of Aadoo Keegam had attacked a girl with acid, resulting in severe burn injuries to her body. She was immediately shifted to hospital for the treatment. Accordingly a case FIR No. 84/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Keller and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, all legal and medical required formalities were completed. Multiple raids were conducted by Police to nab the accused person involved in the instant case. After strenuous efforts by Police, the accused person involved in the commission of crime has been arrested. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Further investigation into the case is going on. General public has lauded the efforts and prompt action of the Police. Police has resolved to act tough against inimical elements.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Awantipora; contraband substance recovered
October 08: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two drug peddlers in Awantipora and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Police party of Police Post Reshipora at a checkpoint established at Panzgam Awantipora intercepted two persons identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Gani Dar and Mohd Subhan Dar son of Gh Mohd Dar both residents of Panzgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 40 kgs of grinded Cannabis concealed in two nylon bags. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 175/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation set into motion. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police recovers illicit timber in Sopore; 02 accused person arrested
October 06: Police in Sopore alongwith the officials of forest department seized illicit forest timber in Ruhama Rafiabad area and arrested 02 accused persons involved in the crime. Acting on specific information about timber smuggling in Rafiabad area, a police party from Police Station Panzla headed by SHO PS Panzla alongwith the officials of forest department at a checkpoint established at Ruhama intercepted a vehicle (Tata mobile) bearing registration number JKO5H 7897. On checking, the team recovered illicit forest timber from the vehicle. Two persons identified as Musadiq Farooq and Ubaid Farooq, sons of Farooq Ahmad Dar resident of Malganipora Pazalpora have been arrested. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 111/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Panzla and investigation has been initiated. Our consistent actions against anti social elements should reassure the community members that we are making every effort to keep our society free of crime. Police has resolved to act as per law against those who indulge in criminal activities.
Police arrests 02 notorious drug peddlers in Kulgam
October 06: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Kulgam have arrested two notorious drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Acting on specific information regarding presence of contraband substance in the residential houses of Mohammad Yousuf Rather S/O Mohammad Maqbool Rather and Mohammad Amin Bhat S/O Abdul Khaliq Bhat, residents of Damidullah, Yaripora, a police team headed by SHO PS Yaripora alongwith Executive Magistrate Yaripora raided the spots. During search, the team was able to recover 08 Kgs of Cannabis powder from both the residential houses. Both the accused persons were arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 68/2021 under relevant section of law stands registered at Police Station Yaripora and investigation has been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.
Police arrests 04 persons, seizes 04 tippers in Budgam
October 06: Police in Budgam have arrested four persons involved in transportation of illegally extracted minerals from Shali-Gamga Watrad Nallah, besides seized four vehicles (tippers). A police party of Police Station Khansahib at a checkpoint established at Bugroo intercepted four vehicles (tippers) bearing registration numbers JK13-9969, JK01J-9892, JK02AC-7507 & JK02AK-7325. On checking, it was found that the vehicles were loaded with illegally extracted boulder stones from Shali-Ganga Watrad Nallah. Four persons identified as Mushtaq Ahmed Dar son of Abdul Salaam Dar, Mushtaq Ahmed Thokar son of Abdul Kareem, Mohammad Ashraf Khan son of Abdul Rashid Khan, residents of Watrad Khansahib & Mushtaq Ahmed Najar son in law of Mohammad Yousuf Wani resident of Gurwath Khansahib were arrested. Vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 228/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Khansahib and investigation has been set into motion.