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Police attaches property falling within the ambit of ‘proceeds of terrorism’ in Awantipora
December 07: On 19/20 August 2021, Police in Awantipora received an information through reliable sources regarding presence of a group of terrorists in the house of Gh Ahmad Najar son of Gh Mohd Najar resident of Danak Mohala Khrew who are conspiring to carry out terror act in the area. Accordingly, a joint cordon and search operation was launched along with Army (50RR) and CRPF (185 Bn). When the cordon was being laid, the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the operational party with the intent to kill the Police/Security forces. The fire was effectively retaliated leading to an encounter. During the gun battle the terrorists by taking advantage of darkness managed to shift into the house of Ghulam Nabi Najar son of Gh Mohd Najar resident of Danak Mohalla Khrew, which is located adjacent to the initial target house. subsequently the terrorists were zeroed down and again the fire fight erupted between the Police/SFs and hiding terrorists, which led successful elimination of 02 terrorists. From the site of encounter, 02 dead bodies of slain terrorists were recovered, who were later identified as Musaib Mushtaq Bhat son of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat and Muzamil Ahmad Rather son of Nazir Ahmad Rather resident of Chakoora Pulwama. Consequent upon this case FIR No. 57/2021 U/S 307-IPC 7/27 A. Act 16,18,20 & 38 UA(P) Act was registered in Police Station Khrew and investigation was taken up. During the course of investigation, involvement of Nizam-ud-Din Najar son of Gh Ahmad Najar resident of Danik Mohalla Khrew (son of House owner) came to fore for providing of intentional harbouring and logistic support to the neutralized terrorists and was accordingly arrested in the instant case on 21/08/2021, for the commission of offences punishable U/Ss 19 and 39 UA(P) Act which were invoked in the instant case. Accordingly process u/s 25 UA(P) Act for attachment of the house used by the involved accused for intentional harbouring of accused was initiated and submitted to Worthy DGP J&K for accord of prior approval and was accorded by the competent authority. In pursuance to the said order and the powers conferred upon investigating officer u/s 25 UA( P) Act of 1967 property (residential house belonging to Gh Ahmad Najar son of Gh Mohd Najar resident of Danak Mohala Khrew was attached. The general public is once again requested to not harbour or provide shelter or extend logistics to terrorists/terror associates in their houses, failing which strict legal action will be taken against anyone doing so.
Cybercrime awareness programmes organised in Budgam & Awantipora
December 07: In order to make the general public aware about cybercrimes, Police organized Cyber Awareness Day cum Cyber Jagrukta programmes in Budgam and Awantipora. In Budgam, the first event was held at Springs Buds School Ompora which was chaired by ASP Budgam Shri Gowhar Ahmad-JKPS alongwith DySP Headquarters Budgam and SHO PS Budgam. Students and Staff members of School participated in the programme. On the occasion, ASP Budgam briefed about various types of cyber threats/activities viz Identity theft, credit card fraud, data stealing, cyber stalking, pornography etc. Speaking on the occasion, the chairing officer advised the participants to be aware while surfing Internet and not to fall prey to cyber criminals. He also appealed the participants to spread the awareness amongst others as well regarding the risks associated with digital transactions and social media applications in use. He also advised the participants not to open/click links without knowing the source of origin and mode of transmission through different Internet applications. At Police Station Chadoora the awareness programme was chaired by SDPO Charar Shareef Shri Salim Jehangir-JKPS & DySP PC Chadoora Shri Mohammad Anzar Shah-JKPS besides SHO PS Chadoora, IC PP Mochwa and Police personnel of Special Women's cell also attended the programme. The event was attended by respectables of Chadoora town and other adjacent villages of Chadoora. SDPO Charar Shareef, DySP PC Chadoora and SHO PS Chadoora sensitized the participants about various types of Cyber threats/activities. Speaking on the occasion, the chairing officers advised the participants to be aware while Surfing Internet and not to fall prey to cyber criminals. They also appealed the participants to spread the awareness amongst others as well. Similarly, at Police Station Cheraresharief, the cybercrime awareness programme was chaired by SHO PS Cheraresharief alongwith other officers. The event was attended by respectables of Cheraresharief town and its adjacent areas. The participants were sensitized about the emerging threats of cybercrime and ways to stay protected from it. Meanwhile in Awantipora, the programme was chaired by SP DAR Shri Syed Fayaz Ahmad alongwith SHO PS Awantipora and IC PP Reshipora at Govt. Degree College Awantipora. In Sub-division Pampore, the programme was chaired by SDPO Pampore Shri Imtiyaz Ahmad-JKPS along with SHO PS Khrew at Govt. Girls Higher secondary School Khrew and SHO PS Pampore at Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School Pampore. Similarly in Subdivisioin Tral, the programme was chaired by SHO Police Station Tral along with IC PP Aripal at Unitech Computer Institute Tral. The programmes were attended by respectable citizens of concerned areas, Teachers and students of various institutions. The main motive behind conducting such programmes is to provide awareness of cyber frauds among the General Public particularly students. Speaking on the occasion, the chairing officers advised the participants to adopt safe browsing habits to avoid suspicious websites while surfing the internet. Officers also appealed to the participants, not share OTPs or bank account details, passwords and to adopt precautions while conducting internet banking and online transactions. Participants were also cautioned against accepting friend requests from unknown persons or chatting with unknown persons on social media. Participants were briefed about various types of cyber threats/crimes such as identity theft, credit card fraud, data stealing, cyber stalking, OTP frauds, online gaming fraud etc. Participants appreciated the efforts of Police for organising Cyber Awareness programmes and making the general public aware about the cybercrimes.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Budgam & Ganderbal; Contraband substances recovered
December 07: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 04 drug peddlers in Budgam, Ganderbal and recovered contraband substances from their possession. Pertinent to mention here that police have registered 66 FIRs, arrested117 drug peddlers including 15 notorious drug peddlers who have been detained under PSA & seized huge quantity of contraband/psychotropic substances during the current year in Budgam. Police Station Budgam established a special checkpoint at Karipora near DC Office Budgam, following a specific information regarding drug peddling in the area. During checking, officers intercepted a vehicle (Tavera) bearing registration number JK01S-5579 with three persons on board. They have been identified as Jehangir Ahmad Magloo @Jan Kandail son of Ab Rashid, Mohd Arif Magloo son of Gh Mohammad, both residents of Putlibag and Zahoor Ahmad Dar @Tota son of Gh Mohi-ud-Din Dar resident of Nasrullapora. During search, officers recovered 4.75 grams of Herion, 03 Mobile Phones and cash ₹1010/= from their possession. They have been arrested and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. During investigation, it surfaced that the arrested drug peddlers were going to sell contrabands among the youth of Mirgund, Karipora and other adjacent areas of district Budgam. Meanwhile, in Ganderbal, a police party of PP Shadipora at a checkpoint established at Narainbagh arrested a drug peddler identified as Adil Ahmad Guroo son of Gh Qadir Guroo resident of Narainbagh. During search, huge quantity of Bhang Patri was recovered from his possession. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered at respective police stations and investigations have been initiated. Notably, during the current year, Budgam Police has registered 66 FIRs under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act in which 117 drug peddlers have been arrested including 15 notorious drug peddlers who have been detained under PSA and 15 vehicles were seized. Huge quantity of contraband/psychotropic substances viz, 4.75 Kgs of Charas, 4644 Tablets of Spasmoproxyvon, 353 bottles of Codeine Phosphate, 108.38 Kgs of Cannabis Powder, 147 grams of Heroin, 561.40 Kgs of Poppy Straw were seized. Besides, cash amounting Rs 3,03,355/= (proceeds of narcotic crime) have also been seized from the arrested drug peddlers. 15 vehicles used in the drug peddling have also been seized under NDPS, among these seized vehicles, one vehicle Wagon-R bearing registration No. JK04G-1662 has been recommended for confiscation after proper enquiry conducted U/S 68 E of NDPS Act. Moreover, Illegal Bung and Poppy spread on about 18.7 Kanals of land have also been destroyed. Besides, to generate awareness among the general public particularly among youth about the ill effects of narcotics/drug abuse, 31 quality awareness programmes/rallies have been conducted at various colleges, Higher Secondary, Schools and other places across the district. Furthermore, 132 drug addicts have been given proper counselling at Drug Deaddiction Centre District Police Lines Budgam Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling 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; contraband substances recovered
December 06: 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 led by SHO PS Pattan alongwith Incharge PP Palhallan during routine naka checking at Dargam crossing Pattan intercepted two suspicious persons. During checking, 29Kgs of Poppy Straw like substance were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Shabir Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohd Dar and Bashir Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Razzaq Dar both residents of Sheer Colony Sopore. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Similarly in Ganderbal, a police party led by incharge PP Shadipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Ganderbal during patrolling at Zazuna arrested a suspicious person. During search, Codeine Phosphate bottles were recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Shahijahan Parra son of Nazir Ahmad Parra resident of Zazuna. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been 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 produces chargesheet in killing of SI (M) Farooq Ahmad
December 06: Special Investigating Unit (SIU) Awantipora produced chargesheet in case FIR No. 71/2022 of Police Station Pampore before the Hon’ble Court of NIA Srinagar related to killing of SI (M) Farooq Ahmad resident of Samboora on 18/06/2022 against accused Owais Mushtaq Gani son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie resident of Samboora and killed terrorist Majid Nazir (terror outfit Al-Badr) son of Nazir Ahmad Wani resident of Ladhoo Pampore. Besides, challan against 02 juvenile accused (name withheld) was produced before the Hon’ble court of Juvenile Justice Board Pulwama for their involvement in the instant case. During the course of investigation, various suspects were called for questioning from time to time and on 24/06/2022 one suspect namely Owais Mushtaq Ganie son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganie resident of Samboora confessed his involvement in the commission of crime. On his disclosure, two juveniles (name withheld) were held for their active involvement and role in the killing of the police officer Farooq Ahmad along with one active terrorist of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr namely Majid Nazir son of Nazir Ahmad Wani resident of Ladhoo Pampore. During the course of investigation it came to forth that all the three accused were active terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badar and were in constant touch with the said active terrorist Majid Nazir Wani who gave them arms and ammunition to carry out the attacks on soft targets. It is pertinent to mention that said terrorist Majid Nazir involved in the commission of instant crime was eliminated by Police/SF in an encounter at Tujan area of Pulwama on 21/06/2022. On the basis of evidence gathered prima-facie offences punishable under relevant sections of law for commission of instant crime has been established. The investigation of the case concluded with chargesheet against four accused persons including two juveniles, one neutralized terrorist and an accused person before the competent court of law.
Police solves hit & run case in Budgam; Driver among 3 arrested
December 04: Police in Budgam have solved a hit and run case by arresting 03 persons including the driver & the owner of the vehicle who happens to be father-son duo. On 01/12/2022, Police Station Chadoora received an information that a Scooty bearing registration number JK04G-6003 driven by Ubaid Shafi son of Mohd Shafi Aakhon resident of Namblabal Pampore along with pillion rider namely Huzaib Ahmad Yatoo son of Tariq Ahmad Yatoo resident of Nagam Chadoora was hit by a tipper bearing registration number JK04A-6869 driven by an unknow driver at Hardpora Chadoora resulting in injuries to the both riders. Subsequently, the injured persons were shifted to hospital for treatment. However, Ubaid Shafi succumbed to his injuries at SMHS Hospital Srinagar. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 195/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Chadoora and investigation was taken up. During the course of investigation, both the accident-met vehicles were seized in the instant case. Meanwhile, one person namely Feroz Ahmed Sheikh son of Mohammad Abdullah Sheikh resident of Gopalpora Wathora appeared before police station Chadoora claiming to be the driver of the tipper at the time of incident. However, during questioning, it came to fore that the actual driver of the tipper at the time of the incident was Zahid Ahmed Gojri son of Ab Rashid Gojri resident of Rawalpora Srinagar who doesn't possess a driving licence. During further course of investigation, it was also ascertained that Zahid had hatched a conspiracy with his friend Feroz Ahmad in order to save him from legal action owing to his non possession of driving licence. Both the actual and the impersonating drivers have been arrested in the instant case, besides the owner of the involved vehicle has also been arrested for allowing his son to drive the vehicle with out having valid driving licence. Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities. Parents are once again requested, not to allow their wards to drive vehicle without possessing a valid driving license.
92 FIRs, 238 persons arrested and 211 vehicles seized during current year in Budgam
December 04: Acting tough against the persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 08 persons and seized 08 vehicles in Budgam. A police party of Police Station Budgam during overnight patrolling at Mamath seized 06 tippers & arrested 06 persons on spot. The arrested persons have been identified as Mohd Abass Mir son of Mohd Akber Mir resident of Allahpora, Ishfaq Ahmad Paul son of Ab Rashid Paul resident of Sheikhpora, Danish Bashir Teli son of Bashir Ahmed Teli resident of Ompora, Mohd Ashraf Ganie son of Mohd Akbar Ganie resident of Ompora, Jamsheed Ahmad Dar son of Bashir Ahmed Dar resident of Najan Beerwah and Zeeshan Abass Teli son of Manzoor Ahmad Teli resident of Wahabpora. Similarly, a police party of Police Station Chadoora raided at Kultreh Chadoora and seized 01 JCB & 01 Tipper besides, arrested their drivers who were found extracting soil illegally from Government land at Kultreh. The arrested drivers were subsequently identified as Tanveer Ahmad Naik son of Ghulam Mohammad Naik resident of Trana Banihal and Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Dar son of Ghulam Hassan Dar resident of Marval Pulwama. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered at respective police stations and investigation have been taken up. Pertinently, During the current year 92 FIRs were registered, 238 persons were arrested and 211 vehicles were seized for illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in district Budgam as per following nomenclature: Police Station Budgam:- 32 cases,70 Persons arrested, 62 Vehicle seized Police Station Khansahib:- 09 cases,14 Persons arrested, 14 Vehicle seized Police Station Magam:- 06 cases,28 Persons arrested, 11 Vehicle seized Police Station Beerwah:- 39 cases,85 Persons arrested, 88 Vehicle seized Police Station Khag:- 01 Vehicles cases,04 Persons arrested, 04 Vehicle seized Police Station Chadoora:- 15 cases,37 Persons arrested, 32 Vehicle seized Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units.
SSP Kulgam chairs Crime/Security review meeting
December 03: In order to review the crime/security scenario of district Kulgam, SSP Kulgam Dr. G.V Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS chaired a meeting with SDPOs and SHOs of District Kulgam at DPL Kulgam. The meeting was also attended by ASP NHW Qazigund. During the meeting, law and order scenario, follow up of previous meetings and various security measures were discussed for ensuring peace and stability in the district. Various aspects of Policing including investigation of cases, crime disposal, verifications, disposal of NDPS, UAPA cases, inquest proceedings and other issues related to accountable policing were also discussed. While interacting with the officers, SSP Kulgam reiterated the importance of strengthening the counter insurgency and security grid of their respective areas, besides taking stringent action against those involved in anti-national activities and also to keep proper surveillance on areas of concern. The officers were urged to make all possible efforts to fight against menace of drug abuse and work with dedication to prevent social crimes. SSP Kulgam emphasized upon the participating officers to ensure quantitative and qualitative disposal of under investigation criminal cases. All officers were instructed to adopt a public-centric approach and to ensure redressal of their grievances.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Handwara, contraband substance recovered
December 03: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Handwara have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A police party of Police Station Qalamabad at a checkpoint established at Qalamabad intercepted a vehicle (Santro) bearing registration number JK02A-4693 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Sameer Ahmad Bhat son of Manzoor Ahmad and Maisar Ghulam son of Ghulam Mohd Bhat, both residents of Reshipora Awantipora. During search, 1.05Kgs of Charas was recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station. Besides, vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 76/2022 under relevant section of law has been registered at PS Qalamabad 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 solves murder case within 24hrs in Budgam
December 03: Police in Budgam have cracked a murder case within 24hrs by arresting an accused person involved in the killing of his wife in Nasarullah Pora area of Budgam. On 02/12/2022, Police Station Budgam received information that one lady namely Muslima wife of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat resident of Nasrulla Pora Budgam, aged about 36yrs had died but the dead-body bears visible ligature marks which makes the cause of death suspicious. Police party along with senior police officers rushed to the spot to examine the scene of crime/house where the said lady was found dead. During the initial investigation many pieces of evidence were collected. Besides, during the examination of the dead-body, visible ligature marks on neck of the deceased lady were found and subsequently the dead-body was taken into possession by police for legal formalities. Accordingly, today post mortem of the dead-body was conducted at GMC Srinagar in presence of Magistrate under proper videography. Simultaneously, the husband of the deceased lady Ghulam Mohammad Bhat was taken into custody for questioning. During sustained questioning, the accused admitted to have killed his wife by strangulation which he had pre-planned as corroborated by the preliminary post mortem report. It is pertinent to mention that the deceased lady belonged to Kolkata and had been married with the accused just 20 days ago. In this regard, a Case vide FIR No. 393/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Budgam and further investigation is in progress.
Police organizes meeting with retired officers in Awantipora
December 03: In order to review the welfare measures and to address the grievances of retirees, a meeting of Police retired officers association (Non-Gazetted) was held in Awantipora. On the occasion, SSP Awantipora Shri Mohd Yousif-JKPS chaired the meeting and was accompanied with SP DAR Awantipora. The participants were welcomed by chairing officer and assured that police is always at their disposal. He also said that they should not feel alone and consider themselves still part of Police organization and can approach any Police officer or Police unit at any time of exigency. During the meeting, the retired officers raised various issues and the chairing officer assured them that their genuine issues/problems would be taken up at an appropriate level for their early redressal. The participants were also requested to share their valuable suggestions and experience with Police officers in smart policing. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks and with the assurance that such meetings will be held on regular basis in future also to redress the grievances of the retirees. Besides, Police department is also taking various measures for the welfare of retired Police personnel and their wards.
Illegal extraction and transportation of minerals
December 03: Acting tough against the persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 04 persons and seized 04 vehicles in Budgam. A police party of police party of Police Station Beerwah raided a specific location and seized 02 tractors & arrested 02 persons on spot. The arrested persons have been identified as Javed Ahmad son of Ghulam Muhammad resident of Zoogipora Khag and Firdous Ahmad Gazi son of Muhammad Fatah resident of Nursinghpora Khag. Similarly, police party of Police Station Magam raided a specific location and seized 01 JCB, 01 Tipper and arrested 02 drivers on spot . The arrested drivers were subsequently identified as Abid Nabi son of Gh Nabi Bhat resident of Rathsuna Beerwah and Ajaz Ahmad son of Mohd Yosuf Sheikh resident of Sozeith. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered at respective police stations and investigation taken up. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units.
Police busts extortion racket in Kulgam
December 02: Police in Kulgam have busted an extortion racket by arresting 05 accused persons involved in extorting money from the gullible people while impersonating as terrorists. Fake toy weapons and a vehicle used in the commission of crime have been recovered from their possession. Police received multiple complaints from the residents of Katrasoo, Matibugh and Tarigam and nearby areas that a group of masked men impersonating as terrorists entered their houses and threatened them with weapons thereby extorting money and taking away valuable items from them. Keeping in view the sensitivity of the matter and taking cognizance into the matter, a case vide FIR No. 92/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Yaripora and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, a special team led by SHO PS Yaripora was constituted to investigate the matter. Accordingly, searches/raids were conducted at various locations to unearth the involved module. Generating a specific information regarding the involved module, the accused persons were identified and subsequently arrested at a special checkpoint established at Yaripora Kulgam. They have been identified as Nazir Mushtaq son of Mushtaq Ahmed Malik resident of Pinjoora Shopian, Karman Ahmad son of Mohd Ashraf Deedad resident of Draklarn Abhama, Khalid Hussain son of Mushtaq Deedad, Rizwan Ah Deedad son of Mohd Azan and Abrar Ahmad Teedwa son of Mohd Yosuf Teedwa residents of Sangarwani Pulwama. During the search, 02 toy guns, 01 toy pistol, 02 cutters, 05 mobile phones and 05 masks were recovered from their possession. Besides, the vehicle used in commission of crime has also been seized. Further investigation into the matter is in progress. General public is advised to remain cautious and report any such incident to the nearest police units. Our action against criminals should assure community members that Police has resolved to act tough against elements involved in any criminal activities.
SSP Awantipora chairs Crime/Security review meeting
December 02: In order to review the crime/security scenario of Police District, SSP Awantipora Shri Mohd Yousif-JKPS chaired a meeting with SDPOs/SHOs and Incharge PPs of Police District at DPL Awantipora. The meeting was also attended by SP DAR Shri Syed Fayaz Ahmad. During the meeting, law and order scenario, follow up of previous meetings and various security measures were discussed for ensuring peace and stability in the district. Various aspects of policing including investigation of cases, crime disposal, verifications, disposal of NDPS, UAPA cases, inquest proceedings and other issues related to accountable policing were also discussed. While interacting with the officers, SSP Awantipora reiterated the importance of strengthening the counter insurgency and security grid of their respective areas, besides taking stringent action against those involved in anti-national activities and also to keep proper surveillance on areas of concern. The officers were urged to make all possible efforts to fight against menace of drug abuse and work with dedication to prevent social crimes. SSP Awantipora emphasized upon the participating officers to ensure quantitative and qualitative disposal of under investigation criminal cases and to take stringent action against those who are involved in illegal excavation of soil, sand and minerals. All officers were instructed to adopt a public-centric approach and to ensure redressal of their grievances.
Police distributes mobility equipment among specially-abled persons in Budgam
December 01: Police under the aegis of Civic Action Programme (CAP) distributed mobility equipment among specially-abled persons at District Police Lines Budgam. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS distributes mobility aids among 25 specially-abled persons hailing from various parts of district Budgam. SSP Budgam while interacting with the beneficiaries expressed the hope that the assistance provided by the Police to the specially-abled persons may help them to become self-reliant to some extent. He also assured them all possible support from Police department in order to make their lives easy and comfortable. He said that the persons with physical challenges need to be taken care-off by the society. He further stated that Police department will always play its eminent role in this regard. He advised the Police officers and jawans to show empathy and kindness towards such segment of the society and come forward with helping hands to make them feel part and parcel of the society. He also asked the beneficiaries not to allow their physical hindrances and infirmities to come in their ways and to stay active in their lives in pursuit goals. DySP DAR DPL Budgam Shri Owais Rashid and other senior Police officers were also present on the occasion.
Police arrests notorious drug peddler in Sopore; Psychotropic substances recovered
December 01: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Sopore have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substances from his possession. A police party of Police Station Sopore during patrolling arrested a notorious drug peddler identified as Abdul Qayoom Parray @Seeba son of Nazir Ahmad resident of Hygam Sopore. During search, 12 bottles of Codeine (OTODRIL) and 48 Capsules of Spasmoproxyvon Plus have been recovered from his possession. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 266/2022 under relevant sections of law has been 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.
Police solves theft case in Pulwama; Accused arrested
December 01: Police in Pulwama have solved a theft case by arresting an accused person involved in the commission of crime. Stolen cash was also recovered. On 14/11/2022, Police Station Rajpora received a written complaint from Mohd Yousuf Dar of Tujan stating therein that an amount of Rs 28,000/- has been stolen/withdrawn from his account by the unknown person. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 100/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Rajpora and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, a special team was constituted. With the help of technical resources, it came to fore that the amount has been withdrawn by using his ATM card at Dalipora ATM outlet by a person wearing mask. During further course of investigation, suspect was identified as Shabir Ahmad Poswaal (ATM Guard at Pakherpora ATM) son of Mohd Qasim Poswaal resident of Sonabanjr Rajpora. Subsequently, he was arrested and during questioning stolen money of ₹28,000 and four other ATM cards belongs to different customers was recovered on his disclosure. Further investigation into the matter is going on.
Police accords warm send-off to retiring officers in Ganderbal
November 30: A farewell function was organized by Police in Ganderbal to accord warm send-off to the officers who have superannuated from their active services at District Police Lines Ganderbal. The superannuated officers include SI Ghulam Rasool and ASI Abdul Rashid. On the occasion, ASP Ganderbal Shri Feroz Yehya-JKPS, DySP DAR Ganderbal Shri Muzaffar Jan-JKPS, DySP Hqr Ganderbal Shri Gh Hassan-JKPS, DySP (P) Smt. Ruksana Chowdhary and other senior officers were also present. ASP Ganderbal and other officers who were present on the occasion appreciated the retiring officers for rendering their utmost services in the department. Moreover, they also praised their honesty, sincerity and dedication while giving least priority to their personal interests. Further, ASP Ganderbal complimented the retirees for maintaining unblemished record and wished them a healthy and meaningful post retirement life. The retiring officers expressed gratitude towards the overwhelming response of higher Officers. At the conclusion of function, the retiring officers thanked all their colleagues and Officers in showing affection and respect towards them.
SSP Budgam chairs Crime/Security review meeting
November 29: In order to review the security scenario of the district, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS chaired a meeting with SDPOs/SHOs and Incharge PPs of district Budgam and reviewed crime status at District Police Headquarters Budgam. The meeting was attended by ASP Budgam Shri Gowhar Ahmed-JKPS, DySP Hqrs Budgam Shri Naeem Wani-JKPS, SDPO Magam Shri Mohammad Saleem-JKPS, SDPO Charar-e-Sharief Shri Salim Jehangir-JKPS, SDPO Khansahib Shri Ghulam Mohi-u-din Malik-JKPS, all SHOs & Incharge PPs of District Budgam. During the meeting, law and order scenario, follow up of previous meetings and various security measures were discussed for ensuring peace and stability in the district. Various aspects of policing including investigation of cases, crime disposal, verifications, disposal of NDPS, UAPA cases, inquest proceedings and other issues related to accountable policing were also discussed. While interacting with the officers, SSP Budgam reiterated the importance of strengthening the counter insurgency and security grid of their respective areas, besides taking stringent action against those involved in anti-national activities and also to keep proper surveillance on areas of concern. The officers were urged to make all possible efforts to fight against menace of drug abuse and work with dedication to prevent social crimes. SSP Budgam emphasized upon the participating officers to ensure quantitative and qualitative disposal of under investigation criminal cases and to take stringent action against those who are involved in illegal excavation of soil and minerals. All officers were instructed to adopt a public-centric approach and to ensure redressal of their grievances besides, they were also urged to ensure proper cleanliness of their establishments and surroundings on a regular basis.
Police organises anti-drug awareness programme in Budgam
November 29: Police organised an anti-drug awareness programme under the banner of "Prevention of Drug Addiction" at Government Higher Secondary School Khanda Budgam. The programme was hosted by In-charge Drug de-addiction & Stress Management Centre DPL Budgam Ms Insha Hassan and principal Higher Secondary School Khanda Ms Nusrat Andrabi besides, 28 staff members and over 70 students of the school attended the programme. On the occasion, Ms Insha highlighted the role of school management in identification of substance abusers and their role in remedial measures thereof. Thrust was also given to the psychological and social aspects of addiction. Detailed deliberations on various aspects of drug addiction and preventive measures especially in youth were also discussed. On the occasion, all participants pledged to never indulge in any kind of substance abuse. Principal of the school 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. It is pertinent to mention here that, the programme was organised under the directions of SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS and the main motive behind conducting such programme is to provide awareness of drug de-addiction among the participants and their cooperation was sought in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs. At the end, the participants appreciated the role of Police for conducting such awareness programmes and building a bridge of trust between police and the youth.
Police arrests drug peddler in Baramulla, contraband substance recovered
November 29: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested a drug peddler in Baramulla and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A police party led by SHO Police Station Kunzer under the supervision of SDPO Tangmarg Shri Hilal Khaliq-JKPS during routine patrolling in village Hardshura Kunzer intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehend tactfully. He has been identified as Farooq Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Mir resident of Zaspora Tangmarg. During search, 18 sticks of Charas like substance wrapped in maize peelings weighing about 500grms and cash amount of ₹6000/- concealed in a polythene bag were recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kunzer and investigation set in 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 arrests two drug peddlers in Anantnag; Contraband substance recovered
November 25: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Anantnag have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A specific information was received by Police Post General Bus Stand Anantnag that one person namely Adil Ahmad Shah son of Bashir Ahmad Shah resident of Doni-Check Anzoola has indulged in drug peddling and has hoarded large quantity of narcotic substance in his residential house. Subsequently, a police party along with concerned Executive Magistrate raided the specific location. During search, 5.5 Kgs of Bung Bossa was recovered from the said house. Accused was arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Meanwhile, a Police Party from Police Post DK Pora at a checkpoint intercepted a vehicle (Innova) bearing registration No. DL4CNE-0285 driven by Irshad Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Rasool Ganie resident of Shelipora Achabal. During search, 250 grams of charas was recovered from his possession. He was arrested and the vehicle was also seized. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered and investigations have 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.
Journalists Threat Case; Police carries out searches at seven places
November 24: Apropos to our earlier press note dated 19/11/2022 regarding searches conducted by Srinagar Police in valley in connection with case pertaining to online threats to scribes, police today again carried out raids at 7 locations in Srinagar, Budgam and Pulwama. It is further informed that, during the course of investigation and on the basis of vital leads obtained from earlier searches dated 19/11/2022, today the special teams carried out simultaneous searches at seven locations in Srinagar, Budgam and Pulwama Districts. The premises which were raided today and subsequently searched belong to Showkat Mota in Srinagar, Khaksar Nadeeb Adnan in Srinagar, Haji Hayat in Pampore, Haji Hayat's Office in Srinagar, Ishfaq Reshi in Budgam, Asif Dar (based abroad) and Saqib Magloo in Srinagar. Some among above mentioned suspects have been detained for questioning, however, those on whose houses searches were carried earlier are being summoned on daily basis for examination. During search, all the legal formalities and SOPs were followed professionally and incriminating materials including mobiles, computers, laptops, pendrives, simcards, Jihadi literature, banking documents, dummy gun, US & Russian currency notes were recovered and seized by the respective teams. The investigation in the instant case is going on vigorously and is in advance stage. General public is requested to cooperate with Police and bring any information relevant to this case in the notice of Srinagar Police.
Police organises Thana Diwas across Kashmir
November 24: As a part of public outreach programme and an initiative by Government of J&K, Police organized 'Thana Diwas' at various Police establishments across the Kashmir valley. The Programmes were chaired by the District/Zonal heads in their respective jurisdictional areas. These meetings were attended by respectable citizens, civil society members, Numberdars, Chowkidars, representatives of Traders Federation, Transporters, Auqaf Committees, Panchs and Sarpanches. Besides, police officers and officials were also present on these occasions. In these events, the participants highlighted various issues of public importance and they were assured by the chairing officers that their genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority and that of civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. While speaking on these occasions, the chairing officers reiterated that the main aim of organising 'Thana Divas, is to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in policing at grass-root level and to develop confidence among the people. The participants were impressed upon to co-operate with Police in maintaining Law & Order and crime free atmosphere in their respective areas. The participants were also stressed upon to co-operate with Police in curbing the drug menace and in identifying anti-national and anti-social elements who always try to disrupt the peaceful environment. The participants appreciated the role of police for conducting such interaction meetings and assured their full support & cooperation in curbing the menace of social evils of the society.
SSP Budgam interacts with probationary DySsP
November 24: SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS held a detailed interaction with a group of 30 probationary DySsP of Jharkhand State who are presently on Bharat Darshan tour. During the interaction, SSP Budgam shared some of the work experience of Jammu and Kashmir Police, CAPF and RR units in J&K UT and how coordination is being maintained among the forces which includes CRPF, Army, BSF and other forces. SSP Budgam highlighted the role of police and other forces in maintaining peace in J&K particularly in district Budgam. He also threw light upon work culture of J&K Police in dealing with extreme situations with utmost professionalism including Law & Order, terrorism and drug menace. SSP Budgam also explained the strength, organizational set up and deployment of J&K Police in the UT with role in management of day-to-day situations. Later on, vote of thanks and memento was presented to SSP Budgam by Senior DySP Shri Hiralal Ravi on behalf of Jharkhand Police.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Pulwama, contraband substances recovered
November 24: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 02 drug peddlers in Pulwama and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A Police Party from Police Station Rajpora at a checkpoint established at Pachhar intercepted two suspicious persons who tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully. During checking, 1Kg of dried Cannabis concealed in two Nylon bags were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Aqib Fayaz Wani son of Fayaz Ahmad Wani resident of Bamnoo and Zubair Ahmad Wani son of Bashir Ahmad Wani resident of Ichgooz Pulwama. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.96/2022 under relevant section of law stands registered in Police Station Rajpora 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. 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.
T-20 Martyrs Police Premier Cricket League concludes in Ganderbal
November 23: The valedictory function of ‘T20 Martyrs Police Premier Cricket League Tournament’ was held at Qamariya Ground Ganderbal. The said Cricket Tournament was organised by Police on 23rd October 2022 under the aegis of Civic Action Programme (CAP) and to provide a platform to the talented youth and channelize their energy in positive manner. SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Besides, ASP Ganderbal Shri Feroz Yeyha-JKPS, SDPO Kangan, DySP Headquarters Ganderbal, DySP DAR Ganderbal, Senior Cricket Player Sayim Mustafa and other senior officers were also present on the occasion. The Grand Finale of the tournament was played between Libra Blues Saloora Vs Sultan Lions Tulmulla. Libra Blues Saloora scored 110 runs in allotted 20 overs. Sultan Lions Tulmulla reached the target with ease and won the tournament. SSP Ganderbal 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. He also congratulated the winner team for showcasing excellent performance in the final match. Besides, large number of people witnessed the Grand Finale event. They expressed their gratitude towards Police and appreciated their role to channelize the energy of the youth of District towards sports and other constructive activities. At the conclusion of the event, both winner and runner up teams were awarded with cash prizes, trophies and medals to boost their morale.
Police organizes PCPG meeting in Kulgam
November 22: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group Meeting (PCPG) was held by Kulgam Police in village Redwani Bala. The meeting was chaired by SSP Kulgam Dr. G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS alongwith other senior officers of Police. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens including members of Auqaf Committees, Numberdars, Chowkidars, Traders Federation, Fruit Associations of Khudwani, Qaimoh, Redwani and its adjacent areas. During the interaction, participants raised various issues of public importance including traffic jam, organising tournaments for youth and especially requested for counselling of youth of the area & other issues of public importance. SSP Kulgam assured the participants that their genuine grievances will be resolved on priority and every possible help will be provided besides, the grievances pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with concerned departments for their early redressal. Later, SSP Kulgam distributed sports kits among the local youth (Players) and encouraged them to exhibit true sporting spirit. Addressing the gathering, SSP Kulgam said that Kulgam Police is making all efforts to promote sports as it could play an important role in wiping out the curse of drug abuse. He also exhorted the participants to come forward and support the Police in making Kulgam a drug free district, for which participants in the meeting assured their full co-operation. 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 04 drug peddlers in Budgam & Pulwama; Contraband substances recovered
November 22: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 04 drug peddlers in Budgam & Pulwama and recovered contraband substances from their possession. In Budgam, at a checkpoint established at Malpora Crossing, a Police Party of Police Station Khag intercepted two persons carrying nylon bags on their shoulders. After noticing police party, they tried to flee from the spot however, alert police party apprehended them tactfully. They have been identified as Firdous Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Ahmad Mir resident of Nusso Khag and Mohd Shafi Wani son of Abdul Majeed Wani resident of Hanji Lawipora Beerwah. During search, officers recovered 13 Kgs of Poppy Straw concealed in the said nylon bags. Meanwhile in Pulwama, a Police Party of Police Station Litter at a checkpoint established at Achan intercepted two suspicious persons who on seeing police party tried to flee but were apprehended tactfully. They have been identified as Mohd Altaf Dar son of Gh Mohd Dar & Tariq Ahmad Dar son of Ali Mohd Dar, both residents of Achan Pulwama. During search, 01 Kg of Charas Powder was recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to respective Police Stations where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered in respective police stations and investigations have been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddler should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police busts LeT terror module in Bandipora
November 22: In a major breakthrough against terrorist infrastructure in North Kashmir, Police alongwith security forces busted LeT terrorist module by arresting 02 active LeT terrorists and their two important associates including a woman associate in Bandipora. Incriminating materials, huge cache of arms & ammunition and material for preparing IED has been recovered from their possession, thereby averting a major tragedy. Bandipora Police alongwith 13RR & CRPF during a cordon & search operation launched at Gundbal Nursery arrested two active terrorists linked with proscribed terrorist outfit LeT. They have been identified as Musaib Mir @ Moya resident of Rakh Hajin and Arafat Farooq Wagey @ Dr Adil resident of Gulshnabad Hajin. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK-47 rifle, 01 AK-56 riffle, 04 AK series Magazines, live rounds, RDX powder, nails & ball bearings, batteries 9 volt, detonators, IED mechanism circuit, remote control, loose wire and iron pipes etc have been recovered from their possession. The joint party also arrested their two important terror associates identified as Imran Majeed Mir @Jaffar Bhaie resident of Wangipora Sumbal and Suraya Rashid Wani @Senty @Tabish resident of Wahab Parray Mohalla Hajin alongwith two hand grenades & other incriminating materials. Preliminary investigation revealed that the busted terrorist module was being handled by LeT terrorist commander @Samama @Babar from PoK. The module was directed to carry out substantial attacks on civilians and security forces to instil fear in the minds of general public. They were also tasked to carry out a powerful IED blast at any crowded public place to cause maximum civilian casualties thereby averting a major tragedy. Local public has appreciated the timely arrest of the Pak handled terrorist module. ADGP Kashmir congratulates joint forces for busting the terror module and averting a major tragedy. He also termed it as a big success in demolishing the terror infrastructure of North Kashmir.
4th Narco Coordination meet held at Budgam
November 21: The 4th Narco Coordination meeting (NCORD) was held at Sheikh ul Alam Hall DC Office Budgam. The meeting was presided over by DC Budgam Shri Syed Fakhrudin Hamid-IAS and convened by SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS. At the outset of the meeting, SSP Budgam threw light on the drug abuse, its causes and prevention. He briefed about the measures adopted by Budgam police for prevention of drug abuse. Later on, DC Budgam laid emphasis on various control measures including Creating WhatsApp groups for sharing intelligence regarding Narcotics between various stakeholders, identify and monitor areas where contraband substances are cultivated, small short Tele-movies must be shown in Schools and Colleges regarding effects of drug addiction on the health of students, assessing the requirement of medicines and other medical equipments required for the treatment of drug addicts etc. Feedback of last 03 NCORD meetings was also obtained from the officers and stakeholders which were held on 30-06-2022, 30-08-2022 & 17-10-2022. SSP Budgam also briefed the officers of Excise, Drug Control and Health Department to take all measures in controlling the drug menace. Threadbare discussion was made about control of contraband cultivation and all stakeholders were advised to do scientific mapping of those areas of district Budgam where such cultivation is being done. DSWO Budgam stressed upon the officers to implement the agenda points in letter and spirit to make district Budgam a Drug Abuse free district.
Police busts burglary gang in Baramulla; stolen property worth lakhs recovered
November 21: Police in Baramulla have busted burglary gang by arresting two accused persons involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property worth lacs. In the recent past, incidents of burglary & vehicle theft were reported within the jurisdiction of Police Station Kunzer following which Case FIR numbers 40/2022, 72/2022, 76/2022, 87/2022, 89/2022 & 102/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered & investigation was initiated. During investigation of these cases, strenuous efforts were put forth by the investigating officers by using modern techniques & human resources, names of some suspects surfaced which includes one namely Abdul Majeed Lone son of Ghulam Ahmad Lone resident of Checkthan Chanpora Tangmarg, a well-known burglar of Tangmarg area. In order to evade his arrest, the said accused person was hiding at different locations. On 06/11/2022, information regarding movement of the said suspected person in village Gulabdaji area was received by Police Station Kunzer. Acting swiftly, the accused person was arrested by police party of Police Station Kunzer from the area. During questioning, the accused person confessed that he along with another person identified as Basharat Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Ahmad Bhat resident of Gund Hassi Bhat Srinagar are involved in these burglary & theft incidents, who was subsequently arrested. The duo during questioning also disclosed that in order to hide their criminal activities and to dispose-off the stolen property without being exposed, they have opened a workshop at Diver Crossing in Mirgund area of Pattan. At the workshop they dis-assemble the stolen vehicles into parts and break the engines and cut pieces of vehicles by using cutters and then sell these pieces as scrap and use other parts in the vehicles which come to them for repair. They were also selling stolen M-Oil and spare parts to customers from the said workshop. The investigating team also recovered stolen property worth lacs of rupees which include spare parts, parts of stolen vehicles, copper utensils, M-Oil etc on their disclosure. The investigation is in progress & further arrests are expected. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Police for solving the cases. Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities.
Police hosts farewell function for outgoing Police Officers/officials in Budgam
November 21: Police in Budgam have organised an impressive farewell function at Police Component Budgam for 14 outgoing Armed Police Officers/Officials upon their repatriation from District Budgam to their respective parent units. During the event, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS threw light on the tenure of departing officers/officials and commended their skills, professionalism and decision making during toughest situations. He lauded their contribution in maintaining peace and order in District. The departing officers/officials also shared their experience during their tenure in the district. ASP Budgam Shri Gowhar Ahmed-JKPS, DySP DAR DPL Budgam, DySP (Ops) Budgam and other officers also attended the event. ASP Budgam and DySP PC Budgam in their speech, lauded the role of outgoing officers/officials during their tenure in district Budgam and hoped that the said officers/officials shall continue their good work. As a goodwill gesture, mementos and gift items were also presented to all outgoing officers/officials. All the officers and officials of Budgam District conveyed their best wishes to the outgoing officers/officials for their new assignments.
Police arrests 04 persons, seizes 04 vehicles in Budgam
November 21: Acting tough against the persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 04 persons and seized 04 vehicles in Budgam. A police party of Police Station Chadoora during night patrolling seized 04 vehicles (01 JCB Machine, 03 Tippers) and arrested 04 persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals from government land at two separate locations at Nowpora Chadoora and Magraypora Chadoora. The arrested persons have been identified as Javaid Ahmed Sheikh son of Ab Rasheed Sheikh & Bilal Ahmad Sheikh son of Gh Rasool Sheikh, both residents of Nowpora Chadoora, Umeed Ahmed Wani son of Mohd Ibrahim Wani resident of Pahroo Chadoora and Ajaz Ahmed Bhat son of Bashir Ahmed Bhat resident of Wanpora Chadoora. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 190/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Chadoora and investigation taken up. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units.
Police recovers Heroin worth crores in Uri Baramulla
November 20: Police alongwith Army recovered 04 packets of Heroin worth crores at Hathlanga Uri area of District Baramulla. Police alongwith Army (3 Rajput Unit) during routine joint naka checking at AD Post intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee away from the spot but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 04 packets of Heroin like substance worth crores were recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Afzal Bhat resident of Sahoora Uri. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 121/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Uri and investigation set in 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 arrests 05 drug peddlers in Awantipora, Sopore
November 20: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in a series of action have arrested five drug peddlers and recovered a huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession. In Awantipora, a police party headed by SHO PS Khrew during naka checking at village Munpora Androosa intercepted a vehicle (Truck) bearing registration No. PB19H-0454 with three persons on board. During search, 190Kgs of Poppy Straw concealed in 22 apple boxes were recovered from the said vehicle. Among the three accused persons, two accused identified as Balraj Singh son of Rugvinder Singh resident of Jamalpora Leeli Ludhiana Punjab and Danish Gaffar son of Ab Gaffar Ganie resident of Pahoo Pulwama have been arrested, while the third accused person managed to escape from the spot and efforts are on to effect his arrest. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.73/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khrew and investigation has been initiated. In Sopore, a police party of PS Sopore during patrolling at Shalpora area Sopore arrested three suspected persons who tried to escape but were apprehended tactfully. During search, 12 bottles of Codeine were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Nazir Ahmad Shah @Bedaan son of Muhammad Yousuf Shah, Nasir Ahmad Shah @Anta son of Muhammad Yousuf Shah, both residents of Neharpora Sopore and Danish Yousuf Bhat son of Muhammad Yousuf Bhat resident of Neharpora A/P Shalimar Colony Sopore. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 258/2022 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.
Press Release
November 20: On 12/13 November 2022, terrorists attacked outside labourers at Rakhmoman Bijbehara in which two labourers got critically injured. Among the injured, one labourer namely Chota Prasad son of Nethoni Prasad resident of Gorakhpur Khushi Nagar UP succumbed to his injuries on 18/11/2022 while as another Gobind son of Beema resident of Khushinagar UP is still under treatment. In this connection, a case vide FIR No. 194/2022 under relevant sections of law stands already registered in PS Bijbehara. During the course of investigation, Police arrested one hybrid terrorist namely Sajad Ahmad Tantray @Furqan son of Mohammad Maqbool Tantray resident of Shirpora Kulgam and during questioning, he confessed of his involvement in the commission of said terror crime by using illegally obtained Pistol which stands recovered on his disclosure. The said accused also confessed of having knowledge about the presence of terrorists at Cheki Duddo area of Bijbehara, following which a joint cordon & search operation was launched by Police and Army (3RR). While the search party approached towards the suspected hideout identified by the accused, they came under heavy volume of fire from the hiding terrorists in which the said accused Sajad Ahmad Tantray received critical gunshot injuries. The injured was immediately shifted to SDH Bijbehara where doctors declared him brought dead. The cordon in the whole area has been strengthened with the help of reinforcement and the search operation in the area is in progress. It is pertinent to mention that, the accused Sajad was earlier a terrorist associate of proscribed terror outfit LeT and was involved in Case FIR No. 72/2018 of PS Yaripora, FIR No. 55/2018 of PS Yaripora and FIR No. 80/2018 of PS Anantnag. Besides, he was also detained under PSA from June-2019 to December-2019. Meanwhile, Srinagar Police along with Army (2RR) arrested three hybrid terrorists along with a huge consignment of arms and ammunition including 03 AK rifles, 02 Pistols, 09 Magazines, 200 rounds and other incriminating materials from outskirts of Srinagar. Further investigation into the case is going on. Moreover, during the preceding night, on a specific input regarding presence of illegal arms/ammunition in the residential house of one Rafaqat Hussain Shah son of Syed Akbar Shah resident of Panjtaran Karnah area of Kupwara, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police and Army (6-JAKRIF). During search operation, huge cache of arms and ammunition including 01 Pistol, 02 Pistol Magazines, 16 Pistol Rounds, 02 Hand Grenades, 02 Detonators and other incriminating materials were recovered from the said house. In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress.
Police organises awareness programme on Prevention of Drug Addiction in Budgam
November 19: Police in Budgam organised an awareness programme on prevention of drug addiction under the banner of "Rising drug abuse and role of civil society" in the premises of Markazi Jamiya Masjid Nasrullapora Budgam. On the occasion, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS alongwith ASP Budgam Shri Gowhar Ahmed-JKPS, DySP Headquarters Budgam and other officers of Budgam Police were present. The programme was attended by prominent civil society members, drug de-addiction activists, religious preachers, Auqaf committee members and other respectables/youth of Nasrullapora Budgam including DDC Chairman Budgam Nazir Khan. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Budgam highlighted the need to protect our young generation from the drug menace. He said that drug abuse poses a serious challenge to our society and urged upon civil society members, religious preachers to act vibrantly against this menace. He also urged Imams of Masjids to act as an institution to fight the drug menace. He also stressed upon the parents to closely monitor their children and urged them to help their wards choose different career avenues through which they can channelize their potential and energy in a positive way. He further added that the eradication of drug menace from the society, public cooperation is necessary and stressed upon the participants to share all such information related to drug addicts as well as drug peddling in their respective areas so that police can act swiftly. On the occasion, members of civil society, religious preachers also spoke and highlighted the causes and consequences of drug abuse. The participants thanked Police for organising such awareness programmes. All the participants pledged to never indulge in any kind of substance abuse.
Police solves theft case in Awantipora; Accused arrested
November 19: Police in Awantipora have solved a theft case by arresting an accused person involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen vehicle. On 14/11/2022, Police Station Awantipora received a written complaint from Bashir Ahmad Haroon son of Mohd Jamal Haroon resident of Mahjoor Nagar Srinagar stating therein that during intervening night of 13-14/11/2022, some unknown thief/thieves have stolen his vehicle (Tata Mobile) bearing registration number JK01AH-6293 loaded with 184 boxes of Banana which was parked near Pandow Park Awantipora. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 245/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Awantipora and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, investigating team after strenuous efforts were able to recover stolen Tata Mobile. Meanwhile, some suspects were questioned and during questioning of the suspects, officers learnt about the involvement of Ashaq Hussain Shah son of Mohd Yousif Shah resident of Nusu Badragund Qazigund in the commission of crime. When officers spoke to him, he revealed that the Banana Boxes loaded in the said stolen vehicle have been relocated to another Tata Mobile bearing registration number JK18C-9578. Subsequently, the vehicle was also seized by the officers. Community members have applauded the efforts made by the Police in cracking/solving the theft case. Our consistent actions shall assure community members that Police has resolved to act tough against individuals involved in any kind of criminal activities.
Journalists Threat Case; Srinagar Police conducts searches simultaneously at multiple locations
November 19: In the wake of recent threat issued to journalists by a proscribed terror outfit, Srinagar Police conducted simultaneous searches at various locations across Kashmir. A case vide FIR No. 82/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Sherghari against terror handlers, active terrorists & terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit LeT & its offshoot TRF for online publication & dissemination of direct threat letters to Journalists & reporters based in Kashmir. During the course of investigation, each team comprised of 4-5 members and led by an Inspector/SI rank officer monitored by the SDPO concerned. The raids were supervised by SP South City Srinagar Shri Lakshya Sharma-IPS and launched simultaneous searches at 12 locations across the valley including the houses of fugitives like Sajjad Gul, Mukhtar Baba, active terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF) and other suspects in Srinagar, Anantnag and Kulgam Districts. The premises which were raided and searched belong to Mohd Rafi at Nigeen, Khalid Gul at Anantnag, Rashid Maqbool at Lal Bazar, Momin Gulzar at Eidgah, Basit Dar at Kulgam, Sajjad Kralyari at Rainawari, Gowhar Geelani at Soura, Qazi Shibli at Anantnag, Sajjad Sheikh @Sajjad Gul at HMT Srinagar, Mukhtar Baba at Nowgam, Waseem Khalid at Rawalpora and Adil Pandit at Khanyar Srinagar. During search, all the legal formalities were followed professionally and consequent to the searches some suspects have been brought for examination and questioning. The seized materials by the respective search teams include mobiles, laptops, memory cards, pen-drives & other digital devices, documents, bank papers, rubber stamps, passports, other suspect papers, cash, Saudi currency etc. The investigation in the instant case is in full swing and general public is requested to bring any information that is relevant to this case in the notice of Srinagar Police.
SIU Kulgam conducts raids in the District
November 18: Continuing its crackdown on terror elements, the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) Kulgam conducted raids at two different locations after obtaining search warrant from Hon'ble Court in connection with case FIR No. 49/2022 of PS DH Pora pertaining to killing of a Govt Teacher Smt. Rajni Bala. The searched locations include residential houses of two suspects namely Abdul Wakeel Shah son of Mohd Amin Shah resident of Danow Mukandpora and Tahir Ahmad Sofi son of Abdul Rahman Sofi resident of Kulgam Town, During the search, proper SOPs were followed and relevant information was gathered by the SIU Kulgam. Besides, role of the suspects in commission of crime is also being examined. It is pertinent to mention here that, the raids are carried out to eliminate the terror ecosystem in the district by identifying various terrorist associates and supporters of terrorism. These raids will continue in future also for the logical conclusion of all UAPA cases.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Baramulla, contraband substance recovered
November 18: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested two drug peddlers in Baramulla and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A Police party under the supervision of SHO PS Pattan and Incharge PP Palhalan during naka checking at Zangam Pattan intercepted a vehicle (Alto Car) bearing registration number JK05E-6826 with two persons on board. During search, officers were able to recover 300Kgs of Poppy Straw like substance from their possession. They have been identified as Jehangir Ahmad Lone son of Mohd Sabir Lone and Ashaq Hussain Magloo son of Mohd Ramzan Magloo, both residents of Chennad, Baramulla. 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 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pattan 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 organises workshop on road safety & traffic awareness in Budgam
November 17: Police in Budgam have organized a one-day workshop on road safety and traffic awareness at Delhi Public School Budgam. The objective of the workshop was to sensitize awareness about road safety and traffic awareness among the participants. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS was the chief guest at the event. The programme was also attended by Principal DPS Budgam, SDPO Charar Shareef, Sr. PO Budgam and other officers of Police. Large number of students, teachers and transportation staff of DPS Budgam attended the programme. On the occasion, a detailed presentation on road safety was presented by the Chief Guest and delivered a detailed lecture on road safety & traffic awareness. He also raised public awareness about traffic rules to reduce casualties due to road accidents. He also added that due to lack of awareness or ignoring traffic rules, every year road accidents claim thousands of lives and millions get injured. He also emphasized upon making youth aware of the traffic rules and persuade them to follow these rules while on the road. He also passed important directions among the bus drivers of school to follow traffic rules and norms carefully while driving. Moreover, Moreover, Sr.PO DPO Budgam Shri Voonesh Sangotra threw light on legal aspects of road safety & traffic awareness. He also spoke about Supreme Court guidelines for school buses and drivers and penal provisions under Motor Vehicle Act 1988. Besides, SDPO Charar Shareef Shri Salim Jehangir-JKPS also deliberated upon important aspects of road safety & traffic awareness. SSP Budgam administered an oath/pledge to all participants wherein it was pledged that every participant will obey traffic rules and will persuade others also to do the same. At the end of the workshop, Principal DPS Budgam Ms. Shobhna Sirohi thanked the Police for organizing such programme.
SSP Ganderbal inaugurates office for PROANG at DPL Ganderbal
November 16: In order to review the welfare measures and to redress the grievances of retired Police Officers, SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS inaugurated office for Police Retired Officers Association Non- Gazetted (PROANG) at DPL Ganderbal. Besides, held a meeting, in which various issues pertaining to them were discussed. The meeting was also attended by DySP DAR DPL Ganderbal Shri Muzaffar Jan-JKPS and other Police officers. Representatives of Police Retired Officers Association put forth various initiatives, they have taken to uplift and also discussed pending issues pertaining to them. SSP Ganderbal thanked all the participants for sparing their valuable time and attending the meeting. He assured them that Police is always at their disposal and they are still part of Police organization. It was also made clear in the meeting that retirees are always welcomed for their valuable suggestions and there is great respect for them in the Police organization as they have rendered a long service and toiled hard to earn a name for the organization. Moreover, the retirees raised various issues in the meeting. The chairing officer assured them that their demands/problems would be taken up at an appropriate level for their redressal. SSP Ganderbal during meeting, assured the participants that J&K Police is always at their disposal and asked them not to feel inaccessible. Further they were assured that they are still part of Police organization and they can approach any Police officer or Police unit at any time. Later, Police Retired Officers Association wholeheartedly thanked SSP Ganderbal for operating the office for them with the assurance that such meetings will be held on regular basis in future.
Police arrests a bootlegger in Bandipora, illicit liquor recovered
November 15: Acting tough against the social crimes, Police in Bandipora arrested a bootlegger and recovered illicit liquor from his possession. Acting on specific information, a police party led by SHO PS Aragam under the supervision of DySP PC Bandipora Shri Zafar Mehdi-JKPS at a checkpoint established near Wular Vintage Park Garoora intercepted a suspicious person identified as Ashiq Hussain Bhat resident of Arin Bandipora. On checking, 07 bottles of illicit liquor were recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 45/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Aragam and investigation was initiated. During Preliminary investigation, it came to surface that the illicit liquor was meant for sale in the area. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding anti-social elements in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in anti-social activities will be dealt as per law.
SSP Pulwama inaugurates Women Police Station at DPL Pulwama
November 15: In order to help the women/girls in distress such as facing harassment or any kind of abuse or violence, SSP Pulwama Shri Ghulam Jeelani Wani-JKPS inaugurated Women Police Station at District Police Lines Pulwama. Speaking on the occasion, SSP Pulwama said that the crime against women is most aggressive violation of human rights and that the victims often experience a sense of emotional numbness that could result in her taking drastic and fatal decision. SSP Pulwama also interacts with the officers /officials of the said Police Station and directed them to work with enthusiasm, zeal, dedication and maintain professional integrity while addressing the grievances reported to them by any women victim. The Women Police Station will provide an opportunity to the women of the respective areas to come forward more freely to report crime as they would be able to express more comfortably. The women Police officers/officials looking after the matters of the victim should have to be sensitive and enough to understand the grievances of the female victims. The purpose behind the opening of Women Police Station is to provide a better environment to women. Police is committed to ensure peace in the society and to end the menace of domestic violence from the society.
Police holds meeting with retired Police Personnel in Shopian
November 15: In order to redress the grievances & review the welfare measures of retired police personnel, Police in Shopian held a meeting with retired officers/officials at DPL Shopian. On the occasion, the meeting was chaired by SSP Shopian Ms. Tanushree-IPS. Besides ASP Shopian Shri Ifroz Ahmad-JKPS, DySP Hqrs Shopian, SDPO Zainapora, DySP (Ops) Keller, DySP DAR DPL Shopian were also present. The meeting was attended by 50 retired officers/officials of district Shopian. At the outset of the meeting, SSP Shopian welcomed and thanked all the participants for sparing their valuable time and attending the meeting. She assured them that Police is always at their disposal and they are still part of Police Organization. The chairing officer also advised participants that they can approach any Police Officer or Police Unit at any time of exigency or to redress their grievances/problems. She also added that various measures are being taken by the Police Department for the welfare of retired police personnel and their wards. The participants thanked Police for organising such meetings and hoped that such meetings will be held in future as well so as to redress the grievances of the retirees. All the retired police personnel were cordially invited for lunch at GOs Mess, besides solar lights were provided to all as a gift of token.
Police arrests 05 gamblers in Bandipora, stake money seized
November 15: Acting tough against social crimes, Police in Bandipora have arrested 05 gamblers and seized stake money from their possession. Acting on specific information about gambling activities in Nowgam area of Sumbal, a police party of PP Nowgam led by I/C PP Nowgam under the supervision of SDPO Sumbal Shri Surinder Mohan-JKPS & SHO PS Sumbal raided the specific site and arrested 05 gamblers on the spot. They have been identified as Shabir Ahmad Zadoo, Mohmad Maqbool Naikoo, Syed Reyaz, Bashir Ahmad Batoo & Kifayat Hussain Batoo all residents of Nowgam Sumbal. Officers have seized stake money of ₹3,420/- and playing cards from the gamblers. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 137/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Sumbal and investigation has been taken up. 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 organises awareness programme on Prevention of Drug Addiction in Budgam
November 14: Police in Budgam organised an awareness Programme on "Prevention of Drug Addiction" at Higher Secondary School Shogapora Budgam. The programme was hosted by Ms Mymoona Jan Principal Higher Secondary School Shogapora and Ms Insha Hassan Incharge Drug de-addiction and Stress Management Centre DPL Budgam, 30 staff members and 82 students of the school attended the programme. On the occasion, Ms Insha highlighted the role of school management in identification of substance abusers and their role in remedial measures thereof. Thrust was also given to the psychological and social aspects of addiction besides, detailed deliberations on various aspects of drug addiction and preventive measures especially in youth were also discussed. The programme was organised under the directions of SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS and the main motive behind conducting such programme is to provide awareness of drug de-addiction among the participants and their cooperation was sought in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs. Principal of the school highlighted the role of parents and said that parents have a greater responsibility in overall development of a child as they act as the first teachers and guides of their wards. The participants thanked Police for organising such awareness programmes. All the participants pledged to never indulge in any kind of substance abuse.
Police arrests 03 persons, seizes 03 vehicles in Budgam
November 14: Acting tough against the persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 03 persons and seized 03 vehicles in Budgam. A police party of Police Station Chadoora during night patrolling at Qaisarmilla Chadoora seized 03 vehicles (01 JCB Machine, 02 Tippers) and arrested 03 persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals from government land at Qasermilla. The arrested persons have been identified as Towseef Ahmad Mir son of Ghulam Hassan Mir resident of Awanpora Chadoora, Manzoor Ahmad Khan son of Ab Aziz resident of Bugam Batpora and Khursheed Ahmad Thokar son of Gh Nabi Thokar resident of Kakoring Charar-i-sharief. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 186/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Chadoora and investigation taken up. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units.
Police solves 02 burglary cases in Awantipora; 02 arrested
November 14: Police in Awantipora have solved 02 burglary cases by arresting two accused persons involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property worth lakhs from their possession. Police Station Khrew received written complaints from Ishfaq Majeed Dar resident of Ladhoo Khrew and Ghulam Hassan Sheikh resident of Khrew stating therein that some unknown burglars have stolen golden ornaments from their residential houses located at Ladhoo and Khrew. Accordingly, cases vide FIR Nos’. 67/2022 & 68/2022 under relevant sections of law were registered in Police Station Khrew and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, strenuous efforts were put forth by the investigating officers by using modern techniques including the collection & examination of CCTV footage, collection of evidences resulted in the identification of 02 accused persons involved in the commission of crime. They have been identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Bhat son of Wali Mohd Bhat resident of Mughal Bagh Wanpoh Anantnag and Tariq Ahmad Dar son of Bashir Ahmad Dar resident of Banghdar Anantnag and were subsequently arrested. On their disclosure, the investigating team recovered stolen gold ornaments worth rupees 08 lakhs from their possession. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Police for solving the burglary cases. Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities.
Hit & run case in Budgam: Father arrested for allowing his minor son to drive the vehicle
November 13: Police have arrested the father of the accused who is a juvenile involved in a hit & run case in Budgam. Yesterday, Police have arrested the main accused involved in the hit and run case at Hakermulla area of Budgam. However, during the course of investigation, it surfaced that the accused is minor and did not possess a valid licence. Subsequently, Police today arrested the father of the juvenile accused namely Nazir Ahmad Hajam son of Ali Mohammad Hajam resident of Hakermullah Budgam under relevant sections of law for allowing his minor son to drive the vehicle. Pertinently, a speeding Auto Load Carrier bearing registration number JK04G-9135 hit a 15-years-old girl in Hakermulla area of Budgam and fled from the spot. However, within 3 hours of the crime, the vehicle involved in the commission of crime was seized and the driver was arrested. Police once again request to parents, not to allow minors as well as the persons who does not possess a valid driving licenses hence endangering lives of people.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Ganderbal; Contraband substance recovered
November 13: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Ganderbal have arrested 02 drug peddlers and also recovered contraband substance. A Police party of PS Kheerbawani during patrolling on Tulmulla road arrested a drug peddler identified as Wahid Bashir Dar son of Bashir Ahmad Dar resident of Masherpora. During search, 2.3 Kgs of Crushed Bungpatri concealed in Nylon Bag was recovered from his possession. Meanwhile, during the investigation of case registered against the drug peddler namely Gh Mohammad Shah son of Jalal Din Shah resident of Babawayil Gutlibagh who was evading his arrest since the contraband weighing 7.6 Kgs was recovered from his possession at a checkpoint at Padavbal Chairwan where he managed to escape. Regarding the incidents, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered at PS Kangan and PS Kheerbawani and further investigations have been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling 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 hit and run case within hours in Budgam; Accused arrested
November 12: Police in Budgam have solved a hit and run case within hours by arresting an accused person involved in the commission of crime and also seized the vehicle. Police Post Soibugh received an information at about 1030hrs, an accident was reported at Hakermullah Budgam, wherein an unknown vehicle hit and injured a pedestrian namely Iman Gulzar age about 15 years, daughter of Gulzar Ahmed Hajam resident of Harkarmulla Budgam. The injured was taken to JVC Hospital for treatment where she succumbed to her injuries. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 381/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Budgam and investigation was initiated. Acting swiftly, a police party led by I/C Police Post Soibugh SI Gowhar Ahmad started a hot pursuit of the unknown driver and they were successful in arresting the accused driver after hectic efforts within hours of the incident. He has been identified as Shahid Nazir son of Nazir Ahmad Hajam resident of Harkarmulla Budgam. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. The vehicle bearing registration No. JK04G-9135 involved in the hit & run case has also been seized. Further investigation of the case is in progress. Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities.
Police holds meeting with retired Police Personnel in Pulwama
November 12: In order to redress the grievances & review the welfare measures, Police in Pulwama held a meeting with retired police personnel (PROANG) at DPL Pulwama. The meeting was chaired by SSP Pulwama Shri Ghulam Jeelani Wani-JKPS and attended by 108 retired officers/officials. At the outset of the meeting, SSP Pulwama welcomed and thanked the participants for attending the meeting. He assured them that police is always at their disposal. Further they were assured that they are still part of Police Organization and they can approach any Police Officer or Police Unit at any time to redress their grievances/problems. Moreover, the chairing officer also reiterated that retirees are always welcome for their valuable suggestions and there is great respect for them in the Police Organization as they have rendered a long service and strived hard to earn a name for the organization. He also added that various measures are being taken by the Police Department for the welfare of retired police personnel and their wards. Besides, as a token of respect and for well-being of retirees, various gifts which include blankets, Blood Pressure monitoring apparatus & Sugar measuring kits were distributed among them. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks and with the assurance that such meetings will be held in future also to redress the grievances of the retirees.
Police recovers mother-child duo from Rajasthan
November 04: Police in Budgam recovers missing mother-child duo from Rajasthan. On 29/10/2022, Police Station Budgam received a written complaint from a resident of Chandpora Budgam stating therein that his sister and her 02-year old daughter went missing since 27/10/2022. Accordingly, a missing report was registered at Police Station Budgam and search was initiated. A special Police team under the supervision of SHO PS Budgam was constituted to trace out the mother-daughter duo. Acting swiftly, the special team raided various locations following inputs and after strenuous efforts the special team traced out the missing duo from Rajasthan and subsequently were brought to Budgam safely. After fulfilling all legal formalities, the mother-daughter duo was handed over to their family. Further investigation into the matter is going on.
Police organises seminar on Corruption free India for a developed nation
November 04: Police in Budgam organised a seminar on ‘corruption free India for a developed nation’ at Government Degree College Magam. Besides, cybercrime awareness programme was organised in Handwara. The seminar ‘corruption free India for a developed nation’ was organised in Budgam under the aegis of "Vigilance Awareness Week-2022". SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS was the chief guest on the event. Principal Government Degree College Magam Dr. Mohammad Hussain Malik, SDPO Magam, Senior Prosecuting officer DPO Budgam, SHO Police Station Magam and teaching staff of the college were also present on the occasion. On the occasion, SSP Budgam threw light on the history and genesis of Vigilance Awareness Week and life of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. SSP Budgam said that the ultimate motive of every citizen should be no corruption at any cost by means of transparency and accountability which are two tools for eradicating this evil. He also said that corruption does not mean to be paid in cash only, but it also means to do undue favour to some ineligible beneficiary. He urged participants to report incidence of corruption before appropriate forums/institutions and should stand against any means of corruption. SSP Budgam briefed the audience about the use of Jan Baghidari Portal where, in a single click, a common man gets whole information of his/her area related programmes, schemes and works pertaining to different departments in his /her village. Further, the pledge for standing against corruption was administered by SSP Budgam to the participants including students of college, staff members and officers of Police. On the occasion, Senior Prosecuting officer Budgam, Principal Degree College Magam, officers of Budgam Police, staff members and students of college also addressed the gathering and spoke on corruption, its evil impact on society and how it can be checked and eradicated from the society. Later, officers presented mementos to students and Principal of the college who threw light upon the importance of corruption free society and vigilance awareness week. Meanwhile in Handwara, Police organised a Cyber Crime Awareness Programme at Govt. Higher Secondary School MH Pora Kralgund. The programme was attended by students, teachers and staff members of 04 schools viz, Govt. Higher Secondary School MH Pora, Boys Middle School MH Pora, Girls Middle School MH Pora and Dawn Public School. DYSP PC Kralgund Shri Adil Hussain-JKPS hosted the awareness programme along with SHO PS Kralgund. During the programme, the participating students and staff members were briefed about various types of cyber threats and crimes prevalent these days, such as, identity theft, credit card fraud, data theft, cyber stalking, sextortion, OTP frauds, among others. The participants were urged to adopt safe browsing habits, to avoid suspicious websites while surfing the Internet, to not share OTPs or Bank Account Details and Passwords with anyone. The participants were also appraised of safety measures which could be adopted while banking online/ conducting online transactions. The students were also cautioned against accepting friend requests from unknown persons or chatting with unauthenticated persons on social media. The students and staff appreciated the efforts of Police for organising the cyber awareness programme and spreading awareness about various cybercrimes.
Police arrests 04 persons and seizes 04 vehicles in Budgam
November 04: Acting tough against the persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 04 persons & seized 04 vehicles in Budgam. Police received information about illegal extraction of soil from Government land at Kultreh Chadoora. Acting swiftly, a Police party of PS Chadoora raided the specific location and seized 03 tippers and a JCB besides, arrested 04 persons identified as Jaspal Singh son of Vijay Singh resident of Nagaldem District Roopnagar Punjab A/P Kultreh, Shoaib Yaseen Zargar son of Mohd Yaseen Zargar resident of Gowharpora, Ubaid Ahmad Shala son of Mohd Ashraf resident of Gowherpora Chadoora and Tahir Yaseen Lone son of Mohd Yaseen Lone resident of Nihama Pampore involved in the commission of crime. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Chadoora and further investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units.
Police arrests notorious drug peddler in Budgam; Contraband substance recovered
November 04: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from society, Police in Budgam have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A Police party of PP Soibugh during patrolling at Warpora Soibugh, intercepted a suspicious person who on seeing police party tried to flee from the spot but police party apprehended him tactfully. He has been identified as Zahid Ahmad Rather son of Gh Nabi Rather resident of Nasrulahpora Budgam. During search, 10 grams of Heroin was recovered from his possession. Subsequently, he was shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 376/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Budgam and investigation has been initiated. Pertinent to mention here that the arrested accused person is a notorious drug peddler who used to sell the drugs among the youth of Soibugh and adjoining areas. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling 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 persons and seizes 04 vehicles in Budgam
November 03: Acting tough against the persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 04 persons & seized 04 vehicles in Budgam. Police Station Budgam received information about illegal extraction and transportation of clay at Sholipora Budgam. Acting swiftly, a Police party of PS Budgam raided the specific location and seized 03 tippers and a JCB besides, arrested 04 persons identified as Gulzar Ahmed Ganie resident of New Colony Kakanmaran, Imityaz Ahmad Chopan resident of Sholipora Budgam, Mohammad Ashraf Mir & Farooq Ahmed Khuchoo both residents of Firdous Colony Bemina involved in the commission of crime. They have been shifted to PS where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR Number 374/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Budgam and further investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units.
Police organises Cyber Crime awareness programmes in Ganderbal & Budgam
November 03: In view of the surge in trends of cyber-crimes and to create awareness among the general public, Police have organised ‘Cyber-crime Awareness’ programmes in Ganderbal and Budgam. In Ganderbal, the programme was organized on the directions of SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS at Govt. Degree College Kangan. The programme was chaired by SDPO Kangan Shri Syed Yasir Qadri-JKPS accompanied by SHO PS Kangan & Incharge IT Section DPO Ganderbal. The programme was attended by respectable citizens of concerned areas and students of District Ganderbal. In Budgam, Cybercrime Awareness Programme was organised at Government Higher Secondary School Khag. SHO Police Station Khag hosted the awareness programme. The event was attended by civil society members of Khag, students & teaching staff of the school. The main motive behind conducting such programmes is to create awareness about trending Cyber Crimes, threats and fraud prevalent in the Society. During the programmes, speakers briefed about various types of cyber threats/crimes such as identity theft, credit card fraud, data stealing, cyber stalking, Pornography, OTP frauds etc. They advised the students to adopt safe browsing habits, avoid suspicious websites while surfing the Internet. They also appealed the participants to not share OTPs or Bank Account Details and Passwords with anyone. They also explained the ways to adopt precautionary measures while conducting Internet Banking and online transactions. Through the medium of this programme, general public were made aware about Cyber Crimes and frauds related to hacking, spam calls and other fake social media networking sites. On the conclusion, the participants appreciated the efforts of Police for organising such programmes to spread awareness about various cyber-crimes among the common masses.
Police organises series of Cyber Crime Awareness Programmes
November 02: In view of the surge in trends of cyber-crimes and to create awareness among the general public, Police have organised a series of ‘Cyber Awareness cum Cyber Jagrukta’ programmes in, Pulwama, Awantipora and Budgam. In Pulwama, the programmes were organized at different schools of the district. The programmes were hosted by various senior police and civil administration officers. The programmes were attended by respectable citizens of concerned areas, youths, teachers and students of various schools. In Awantipora, programmes were organized at Govt. Boys Hr. Sec. School Pampore, Police Station Tral and Police Station Awantipora. The programmes were chaired by concerned SDPOs along with SHOs of respective police stations. The programmes were attended by respectable citizens of concerned areas, youth, teachers and students of various schools. In Budgam, programmes were organized at Town Hall Magam and Police Station Beerwah. The programmes were chaired by SDPO Magam and concerned SHOs of respective police stations. The programmes were attended by respectable citizens of concerned areas, youth, teachers and students of various schools. The main motive behind conducting such programmes is to create awareness about trending cyber frauds among the general public particularly students. The chairing officers advised the participants to adopt safe browsing habits to avoid suspicious websites while surfing the internet. Participants were also advised not to share OTPs or bank account details or passwords with anyone and adopt precautions while performing internet banking and online transactions. Participants were also cautioned against accepting friend requests or chatting with unknown persons on social media. In Budgam, the chairing officers advised the participants that mobile phones used by juveniles should be frequently checked as the radical elements are connecting to juveniles and showing them a wrong path. Besides, children must be restrained and discouraged to indulge in online gaming which usually turns dangerous for them over a period of time. On the conclusion, the participants appreciated the efforts of Police for organising such programmes to spread awareness about various cyber-crimes among the common masses.
Police arrests 04 persons and seizes 04 vehicles in Budgam
November 01: Acting tough against the persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 04 persons & seized 04 vehicles in Budgam. Police received information about illegal extraction of soil from Government land at Kanir Chadoora. Acting swiftly, a Police party of PS Chadoora raided the specific location and seized 03 tippers and a JCB besides, arrested 04 persons identified as Farooq Ahmad son of Atta Mohammad resident of Nambla Baramulla, Nazir Ahmad Sofi son of Mohd Abdullah resident of Hushroo, Reyaz Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Rehman Bhat resident of Hushroo and Showkat Ahmad Bhat son of Fayaz Ahmad Bhat resident of Yarikalan Chadoora involved in the commission of crime. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Chadoora and further investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units.
Police arrests 02 notorious drug peddlers in Ganderbal; Contraband substance recovered
November 01: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Ganderbal have arrested two notorious drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A Police party of Police Station Lar at a checkpoint established at Tehsilbagh Khranihama arrested two notorious drug peddlers identified as Aqib Nazir Wani son of Nazir Ahmad Wani and Shamim Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi, both residents of Tullamulla Ganderbal. During search, 700 grams of Bhung Patri was recovered from their possession. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 64/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Lar 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 drug peddler in Srinagar; Contraband substance recovered
October 31: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested a drug peddler in Srinagar and recovered contraband substance from his possession. On a specific information, ANTF Kashmir (a specialized unit of J&K Police to check the rising menace of narcotic drugs) has arrested drug peddler namely Mohammad Shafi resident of Shopian from District Srinagar. During search, Heroin worth lacs was recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 03/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station ANTF Kashmir and further investigation has been initiated. Preliminary investigation reveals that the accused person was going to sell the contraband in and around District Srinagar. 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 organises ‘Run for Unity’ in Handwara
October 31: As a mark of honour and part of commemorating the sacrifices of Police martyrs, Police in Handwara organised a "Run for Unity" event which was flagged off by ASP Handwara Shri Irshad Hussain-JKPS besides DySP DAR Handwara and other officers of Handwara Police also witnessed the event. The event was participated by Students of various schools and Local Youth and was categorized into two age groups viz below 18 and above 18. The event was started from Chotipora Crossing and culminated at Environmental Hall Handwara. The event was organized to give boost to the sports activities and channelize youth energy in positive manner and to re-affirm the inherent strength of our nation to withstand the actual and potential threats to the unity. Police congratulated the winner and runner up and distributed the prizes among the 1st, 2nd and 3rd on both age groups respectively. On the conclusion of the event, rich tributes were paid to the police martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the peace and prosperity of the nation. Police thanked the participants for their active participation in the event to honour the Police Martyrs.
Infiltration Bid foiled in Keran Sector, 01 Pakistani Terrorist killed
October 31: Police in Kupwara received specific input regarding possible attempts of infiltration through Jumagund area in Keran Sector along LoC in Kupwara. The input was accordingly developed further and shared with the Army units deployed in Keran sector. Reacting to the specific input, the on-field agencies carried out speculative CASOs in the said area and laid multiple ambushes to trap the infiltrators. Today, at about 1030hrs, an infiltrator was spotted and challenged to stop, however he fired discriminately on the operation party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. In the meantime, the Police also joined the operation and in the ensuing encounter one Pakistani terrorist/infiltrator was neutralised. Incriminating materials, arms/ammunition including 01 AK-series rifle and other war like stores were recovered. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law stands registered.
Police arrests 02 JeM terrorist associates in Pulwama
October 31: Police alongwith security forces have arrested two terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit JeM in Pulwama. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition also recovered from their possession. Police in Pulwama alongwith Army (55RR) & CRPF (182Bn) arrested two terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit JeM. They have been identified as Adnan Shafi Bhat son of Mohd Shafi Bhat resident of Ashmander and Yawar Rashid Sheikh son of Abdul Rashid Sheikh resident of Karimabad. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 Pistol along with 01 magazine and 12 rounds were recovered from their possession. During investigation 02 grenades were also recovered upon their disclosure. The arrested duo was working as associates of terror outfit JeM and was tasked to carry out attacks on Non local labourers in the area. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 312/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Pulwama and investigation has been initiated.
Police organises "Essay Competition" in Budgam
October 31: As a part of week-long sports festival of District Police Budgam which commenced on 21 Oct 2022 and will continue till 31st October 2022, Police today organised an essay competition at Higher Secondary School Khansahib Budgam in which 19 students drawn from 04 Schools viz Higher Secondary school Khansahib, High school Raithan, High School Shanipora and IPTS Heights School Khansahib participated. The essay competition consists of three topics of "Education is the gateway of Human development", "Menace of Drug Abuse", and "Women empowerment". Zeeshan Ahmad from IPTS Heights school Khansahib secured the 1st position, Mohammad Abdullah Bhat from High school Shanipora secured the 2nd position and Shubeena Iqbal from Higher Secondary school Khansahib won the third position. SDPO Khansahib Shri Gulam Mohiuddin-JKPS alongwith SHO PS Khansahib presented the cash rewards of Rs 1500/-, 1000/- 500/- , mementos and certificates to first three position holders respectively. Participation certificates were awarded to all participants of the event, besides refreshment was provided to all participating students. Police thanked the participants for their active participation in the event to honor the Police martyrs. The said week-long festival is being observed in remembrance of the Police Martyrs.
Police organises awareness programme on Prevention of Drug Addiction in Budgam
October 31: Police in Budgam organised an awareness Programme on "Prevention of Drug Addiction" at Higher Secondary School Humhama Budgam. The programme was hosted by Ms Samia Geelani Principal Higher Secondary School Humhama and Ms Insha Hassan In-charge Drug de-addiction and Stress Management Centre DPL Budgam. 35 Staff members and over 200 students of the school attended the programme. Speaking on the occasion, Ms Insha Hassan highlighted the role of school management in identification of substance abusers and their role in remedial measures thereof. Thrust was also given to the psychological and social aspects of addiction. Detailed deliberations on various aspects of drug addiction and preventive measures especially in youth were also discussed. The programme was organised by Police with the motive of generating awareness among vulnerable age group about ill effects of drug addiction and to seek cooperation of the society in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs. Principal of the school also 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. The participants thanked Police for organising such awareness programmes. All the participants pledged to never indulge in any kind of substance abuse.
Police seizes illicit timber in Budgam, accused arrested
October 31: Police in Budgam have seized illicit timber and arrested the accused person involved in the commission of crime. Police station Magam received information that one person namely Hilal Ahmad Shah son of Ab Rashid Shah resident of Nagbal Khag has loaded illegally acquired timber in the form of logs in his vehicle (Maruti Wagon R) bearing registration number DL9CN-8043 and intends to transport it to other location. Accordingly, the said vehicle laden with illegally acquired timber (02 logs measuring 9 Sq.feet Deodar) was seized at Kandhama Magam and accused person has been arrested on the spot. The accused has been shifted to PS where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 168/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Magam 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.
10 days long cultural/sports/educational festival concludes at DPL Ganderbal
October 31: As a mark of honour and part of commemorating the sacrifices of Police martyrs, ten days long festival today concluded at DPL Ganderbal with huge fervor and enthusiasm. The festival started on 20th of October 2022 and concluded today with Mini Marathon "Run for Unity" and Martyrs Police Premier League Volleyball Tournament Final at DPL Ganderbal. The Mini Marathon “Run for Unity” was flagged off by SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS, alongwith ASP Ganderbal. The event was organised to foster the spirit of unity and integrity of the nation among the participants which started from DPL Ganderbal covering a distance of about 3Kms. More than 100 students of different age groups of District Ganderbal participated with keen interest and enthusiasm. Further, Grand finale of Martyrs Police Premier League Volleyball Tournament was played between BHSS Safapora and BHSS Manigam which was won by BHSS Safapora. SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS appreciated all the participants for taking part in the different cultural, sports and educational events which were organised by Police. He also stated that Police will also organise more such events in future also to explore the talent of the local youth of the district. Moreover, SSP Ganderbal also thanked Chief Education Officer Ganderbal for his support and assistance during these events. In the Mini Marathon, Danish Manzoor of BHSS Waskura, Ubaid Hameed of BHSS Batwina and Arsalan Sultan of BHSS Batwina got 1st, 2nd and 3rd postions respectively and were awarded with Cash rewards and appreciation Certificates by SSP Ganderbal. Besides, on the conclusion ceremony of ten days long festival was also held with the award distribution ceremony of Martyrs Police Premier League Ganderbal. Both Winner and Runner-up teams were awarded with cash prizes and Trophies. Finally, Shri Muzaffar Jan-JKPS, DySP DAR Ganderbal presented special vote of thanks to all the participants who took part in the different sports events organised by Police.
Police organised ‘Run for Unity’ across the Kashmir valley
October 31: On the eve ‘Rashtriya Ekta Diwas’ Police have organised a series of ‘Run for Unity’ events across the Kashmir valley. In Baramulla, the "Run for Unity" was flagged off from Fruit Mandi Kanispora by DIG NKR Baramulla Shri Udaya Bhaskar Billa-IPS along with DIG SHQ BSF Baramulla Shri Rajesh Kumar. On the occasion, I/C SSP Baramulla Shri RK Parihar, Chairman MC Baramulla Shri Tawseef Raina & other officers of Police, CRPF (53Bn) and BSF were also present. The event of 3Kms long run culminated at Prof. Showkat Ali Stadium Khawaja Bagh Baramulla in which more than 400 participants including students from GDC Baramulla, civil society members, security forces personnel with full zeal and enthusiasm. Speaking on this occasion, DIG NKR Baramulla thanked the participants for their participation and highlighted the importance of this day and recalled the contribution of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in the unification of India. Similarly, in Awantipora, "Run for Unity" was flagged off from Aabghar Tral by SP DAR Awantipora wherein 250 youth of different age groups from different areas of Awantipora participated and culminated at Hurdumir Crossing. On the conclusion ceremony, cash rewards, medals were distributed among the first three winners of the event and consolation prizes were given to the participants who secured positions upto 15th rank and refreshment was served to all the participants. Besides, a cultural programme was also organized at Police Lines Awantipora in which students of various school & artists participated. At the outset of the programme one minute silence was observed to remember the courage and valour of our brave martyrs who have laid their lives for the unity and integrity of the Nation as well as in protecting the life and property of the people. On closing ceremony, SSP Awantipora along with ADC Awantipora distributed Cash reward and medals. In Pulwama, a Marathon Run “Run for Unity” was organized in which Police, CAPF, Students and Local youths of Pulwama participated. The marathon started at DPL Pulwama and culminated at District Administrative Complex Office Pulwama. On the conclusion of the event, mementos and cash prizes were awarded among the 1st, 2nd & 3rd position holders respectively. Speaking on the occasion, the Police officers thanked all the participants for their active participation and also highlighted the importance of this day and recalled the contribution of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in the unification of India. In Budgam, Police organised a run “Run for Unity” which was flagged off by ASP Budgam Shri Gowhar Ahmed-JKPS. The event was organised to foster the spirit of unity and integrity of the nation among the participants and others. The event started at 0900hrs from Railway Station Budgam and culminated at District Police Headquarters Budgam covering a distance of about 2Kms. More than 200 participants including students and local youth of different age group participated in the event with keen enthusiasm. During the closing ceremony at District Police Headquarters Budgam, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS, flanked by galaxy of officers distributed cash rewards, mementos and certificates among the winners and participants. Besides, administered Rashtriya Ekta pledge to all the participants. SSP Budgam, during closing remarks expressed his gratitude towards the participants for joining the event and making it successful. He also threw light upon the personality of Sardar Vallabhai Patel on his 147th birthday. In Sopore, Police organised ‘Run for Unity’ which started from Railway crossing to Seer Crossing in which students from various schools participated in the event with keen enthusiasm. The position holders were awarded by Shri Shabir Nawab-JKPS, SSP Sopore. In Bandipora, Police organised ‘Run For Unity’ Marathon flagged off by DySP DAR Bandipora along with DYSP PC Bandipora wherein more than 600 students of different age groups of district Bandipora participated in three categories viz, Senior, Junior and Girls. The event started from Pazalpora Bandipora and culminated at SK Stadium Bandipora. The event was followed by prize distribution ceremony and the winners who secured positions upto 6th rank were awarded cash rewards and appreciation certificates and refreshment was also served to all the participants. In Kulgam, "Run for unity" started from DPL Kulgam & culminated at Sangus, Kulgam in which various students of school participated. Speaking on the occasion, SSP Kulgam addressed the participants & highlighted the importance of this day & emphasized that we must strengthen the Unity, Integrity, Sovereignty & Spirit of brotherhood. In Shopian, a series of events were organized which include a Marathon Run “Run for Unity” wherein athletes & local youth of Shopian participated, an essay & quiz competition programme at DPL Shopian, besides the final of Cricket Tournament at District Sports Stadium Shopian. On the conclusion of the events, Mementos and cash prizes were also disturbed among the 1st, 2nd & 3rd position holders respectively. While speaking on the occasion, the officers thanked all the participants for participation and also highlighted the importance of this day and recalled the contribution of Sardar Vallabhai Patel in unification of India.
Police facilitates meeting with NOKs of police martyrs in Sopore
October 29: In order to express solidarity and perceive the well-being of the families of the Police Martyrs, Police in Sopore facilitated an interaction meeting with NOKs of Martyrs at DPL Sopore. The meeting was chaired by DySP Umar Urfan-JKPS, besides other officers of Police were also present on the occasion. The meeting was attended by large number of NOKs of Police martyrs of Police District Sopore. The meeting was organised to take stock of the welfare of the families of Police Martyrs who laid their precious lives in safeguarding the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. The chairing officer while addressing the NOK's of martyrs’ assured them that their grievances will be redressed on priority. The chairing officer in his address assured the NOKs of every possible help and paid rich tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the sake of nation. He also informed the participants about various welfare measures that are been taken by the Police Department for the welfare of the NOKs and all the Police units are committed to provide every possible assistance to the families of Police Martyrs. He further said that police martyrs are unforgettable members of Police Parivaar and taking care of their NOKs is prime responsibility of police department as the martyrs sacrificed their lives for our better future. NOKs of Police Martyrs expressed their satisfaction and hoped to further strengthen this bond. Later, Police also visited families of Police martyrs and distributed blankets among them.
Police organises Painting cum Debate competition in Kulgam
October 29: As a mark of honour and part of commemorating the sacrifices of Police martyrs, Police in Kulgam organised a painting cum debate competition at DPL Kulgam in which various students of different schools participated. Besides, movie show of heroic acts of Martyrs for the participants was also organized. The competition was organised as a mark of honor and part of commemorating the sacrifices of Police Martyrs. On the conclusion of the event, rich tribute to the police martyrs were paid who sacrificed their lives for peace and prosperity of the nation. Police also thanked participants for their active participation in honouring the Police Martyrs.
Police arrests drug peddler in Kulgam; Contraband substance recovered
October 29: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace from the society, Police in Kulgam have arrested a drug peddler in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A Police party of PP Frisal at a checkpoint established at Tengbal crossing intercepted a vehicle (Truck) bearing registration number JK08E-1795 driven by Saleem Mohd Fakeer son of Liyaqat Ali Faqeer resident of Basoli. During search, officers were able to recover 10 kgs of Poppy Straw from his possession. The driver of the vehicle was arrested and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 84/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Yaripora and further 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. 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 hit and run case in Ganderbal; Accused arrested
October 28: Police in Ganderbal have solved a hit and run case by arresting an accused person involved in the commission of crime. On 26/10/2022 an accident occurred at Derand, wherein a Bike rider namely Manzoor Ahmad Kaloo son of Ghulam Ahmad Kaloo resident of Nesbal Sumbal was hit by an unknown vehicle resulting his on spot death. The driver of the unknown vehicle fled away from the spot along with the vehicle. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 306/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Ganderbal and investigation was initiated. Acting swiftly, police party led by SI Fayaz Ahmad I/C PP Nagbal started a hot pursuit of the unknown driver and arrested him after hectic efforts. The accused driver has been identified as Gh Hassan Kandro son of Gh Mohd Kandro resident of Ashai Bagh Nigeen Srinagar. The vehicle bearing registration No. JK01H-4211 has also been seized. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Further investigation of the case is in progress. Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities.
Police busts human trafficking gang in Budgam, 03 arrested
October 28: Police in Budgam have busted human trafficking gang by arresting 03 accused involved in the commission of crime. 14 women victims have also been rescued and more arrests are expected in the instant case. Acting upon an information of human trafficking being operational in the district, a police team of police station Budgam raided a particular place in village Dulipora and rescued 14 women victims (including some minors) from the house of one namely Shamim Ahmad Bhat son of Ab Rehman Bhat resident of Dulipora Parthan and adjacent places. Acting swiftly, Shamim Ahmad and other two accused namely Shagufta W/o Bashir Ahmad Wani and Asmat W/o Shafiq Ahmad Wani both residents of Dulipora Parthan were arrested. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 370/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at police Station Budgam. During preliminary investigation, it has been found that the arrested 03 accused persons are involved in human trafficking by means of procuring the girls from different places and exploiting them in district Budgam and other parts of the valley. Further investigation into the case is going on and more arrests are expected. Meanwhile, the rescued human trafficking victims have been shifted to Nari Niketan Rehabilitation Centre Chadoora and process for their rehabilitation has been initiated.
Police organises quiz competition in Awantipora
October 28: As a mark of honour and part of commemorating the sacrifices of Police martyrs, Police in Awantipora organised a quiz competition at Government Degree College Pampore in which students of different higher Secondaries and students of GDC Pampore participated. SSP Awantipora Shri Mohd Yousif-JKPS in his address to the participants appreciated the success and intelligence of students and assured them for providing them every kind of support to boost sports activities and channelize the talent of youth of the area. On the occasion, SP DAR Shri Syed Fayaz Ahmad, Principal GDC Pampore, SDPO Pampore, SHO PS Pampore besides other police and civil officers were present on the occasion. At the end of the event the winners of the competition were honoured by SSP Awantipora with cash reward and Trophies. 1st position was bagged by Team "F" of Government Degree College Pampore who were awarded with cash prize of Rs 5000, a memento and appreciation certificates. 2nd position was bagged by Team "A" of Government Boys Higher Secondary Pampore who were awarded with cash prize of Rs 4000, a memento and appreciation certificates. Moreover, participation certificates were distributed among all the participants. SSP Awantipora along with other officers wished them good luck for their future. On the conclusion of the event, rich tributes were paid to the police martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the peace and prosperity of the nation. Police thanked the participants for their active participation in the event to honour the Police Martyrs.
Police inaugurates Volleyball tournament in Ganderbal, Kabbaddi Championship organised in Budgam
October 27: As a mark of honour and part of commemorating the sacrifices of Police martyrs, Police in Ganderbal kick started “Martyrs Premier League Volleyball Tournament” at DPL Ganderbal. Besides, “Kabbaddi Championship” was also organised at Salsabeel Educational Institute Humhama in Budgam . In Ganderbal, the tournament was inaugurated by ASP Ganderbal Shri Feroz Yeyha-JKPS and was accompanied by DySP DAR Ganderbal Shri Muzaffar Jan-JKPS. Besides, Principal Govt Girls HSS Ganderbal Mr. Zahoor Ahmad Peer and District Treasury Officer Dr Sarir-JKAS graced the occasion as Guest of honour. Other senior officers of Police and Civil Departments were also present on the said occasion. While addressing participants, ASP Ganderbal appreciated all the teams for taking part in the sports event and also stressed upon the youth of the District to allow their minds to explore their own thoughts and imagination through the medium of sports. Sixteen teams of different Institutions of District Ganderbal will be participating in the tournament.The inaugural match was played between Dream Land Hr. Sec. School Ganderbal Vs Qamariya Model School Ganderbal, which was won by Dream Land Hr. Sec. School by 2:0. It is pertinent to mention here that Police is organising different sports, cultural and educational events like Volleyball, Cricket, essay competition, cultural programmes, marathon and other co-curricular activities across the district and will culminate on 31st October 2022. In Budgam, Police organised a Kabbaddi Championship at Salsabeel Educational Institute Humhama in Budgam. 4 teams participated in the championship namely Green Falcons (Salsabeel Educational Institute Humhama), Yellow(Night Angle), Blue ( Hawks) and Red (Robins). The final match of the championship was played between Green Falcons (Salsabeel Educational Institute Humhama Budgam) and Red (Robins) in which Green Falcons (Salsabeel Educational Institute Humhama) emerged as winners by 7 points. Lines Officer DPL Budgam Shri Ghulam Mohamad presented the trophies to winning team and runners up besides, refreshment was provided to all participating players. It is pertinent to mention that week long sports festival of District Police Budgam is being observed in remembrance of the Police Martyrs.
Police produces chargesheet against 04 accused in minority attack in Budgam
October 27: Police have produced chargesheet against 04 accused persons involved in minority attack at Gopalpora in Budgam. Budgam Police today produced a chargesheet against 04 accused (03 adults, 01 juvenile) in a case of terror attack on minorities at Gopalpora Chadoora. The four accused persons namely Altaf Farooq Rather son of Farooq Ahmad Rather resident of Dharambugh Kralpora, Suhail Ahmad Malik son of Abdul Hamid Malik resident of Panzan Chadoora, Faizan Khursheed Panjabi son of Khursheed Ahmad resident of Dharambugh Kralpora and a juvenile. It is pertinent to mention that on 15/08/2022 at about 2015hrs, a grenade attack took place on minority house at Gopalpora Chadoora in which one member of minority community namely Karan Kumar son of Anil Kumar resident of Gopalpora Chadoora got injured and was evacuated to the hospital. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 147/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Chadoora and investigation was taken up. During the course of investigation, offences under section 307 IPC , 16, 18 ,23 39 ULA(P) were established against the above 04 accused (including a juvenile) and the chargesheet to this effect was produced before Competent Court today in shortest possible time of 72 days after obtaining the sanction from the competent authority.
Police arrests drug peddler in Pulwama, huge quantity of contraband substance recovered
October 27: 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 substance from his possession. On a specific information received by Police Station Litter that one person Jalal-ud-din Bhat son of Ab Ahad Bhat resident of Nownagri is indulged in peddling of contraband substances to young generation involving them in drug addiction and also hoarded a large quantity of narcotic substances in his residential house. On receipt of this information, a Police Party from Police Station Litter alongwith Executive Magistrate concerned raided the specific location and recovered 54kgs of Bang Pati and 550grms of Charas Powder were recovered the said house besides, accused person was also arrested on the spot. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 102/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Litter 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 organises Debate competition in Awantipora
October 27: As a mark of honour and part of commemorating the sacrifices of Police martyrs, Police in Awantipora organised a debate competition at Government Degree College Tral in which various students participated. The debate Competition was on the topic “Democracy; Past, Present and Future”. In the said competition, 1st position was bagged by Amir Mohi-ud- Din resident of Saimoh Tral who was awarded with cash prize of Rs 5000/- a memento and an appreciation certificate. 2nd position was bagged by Yawar Ahad resident of Tral and was awarded with cash prize of Rs 4000/- a memento and an appreciation certificate. Moreover, participation certificates were distributed among all participants. On the occasion, SP DAR Shri Syed Fayaz Ahmad, Principal Government Degree College Tral, SDPO Tral, SHO PS Tral besides, other civil and police officers were present. On the conclusion of the event, Police paid rich tribute to the police martyrs who sacrificed their lives for peace and prosperity of the nation and also thanked participants for their active participation in honouring the Police Martyrs.
Police organises Thana Diwas in Awantipora & Budgam
October 27: As part of public outreach programme and an initiative of Government of J&K, Police in Awantipora have organised Thana Diwas at al Police Stations throughout the Police District. Moreover, Thana Diwas was also organised in Budgam at Townhall Khansahib, Police Station Beerwah and Police Station Khag. In Awantipora, Police have organised Thana Diwas at Police Staiton Awantipora, PS Tral, PS Pampore, PS Khrew, Police Post Aripal and Police Post Reshipora. The programme was chaired by concerned SDPOs along with SHOs/Incharge Police Posts. The meetings were attended by various associations and respectables of concerned areas. In Budgam, Police have organised Thana Diwas at Townhall Khansahib, Police Station Beerwah and Police Station Khag. At Townhall Khansahib, the event was chaired by SDPO Khansahib Shri Ghulam Mohidin Malik-JKPS alongwith SHO PS Khansahib. At Police Station Khag "Thana Diwas" event was chaired by SHO PS Khag and other officers. Meanwhile, at PS Beerwah the event was chaired by SHO PS Beerwah alongwith AEE R&B Department Shri Zubair Ahmed and AE PDD Department Shri Owais Ahmed. The meetings were attended by various associations and respectables of concerned areas including imams, Molvis, Trade fraternity representatives, transport union members, Sarpanchs and Panchs etc. During these meetings, participants highlighted various grievances/issues of public importance. They were assured that their genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority and grievances pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned Departments for their early redressal. While speaking on the occasions, the chairing officers reiterated that the main aim of organising 'Thana Diwas' is to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in Policing at grass-root level and to hear grievances of general public, besides seek support and active cooperation in maintaining L&O, curbing drug menace and others social evils in the areas. The participants appreciated the gesture of Police and assured their cooperation in eradication of social evils from the society. They also lauded the role of Police for conducting such interactive meetings which further boost Community Policing and Public confidence.
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October 27: Acting on specific information regarding presence of terrorists in Wanseeran Taripora Jungle area in the jurisdiction of PS Sheeri in Baramulla, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police and security forces in the said area. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. During the initial exchange of fire, one Army Jawan of 52RR received gunshot injuries and was immediately evacuated to hospital for the treatment of his injuries. However, he later on succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. Besides, one local terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT namely Nisar Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Akbar Bhat resident of Shrakwara Kreeri, Baramulla was apprehended alive. While as, the other terrorist is a Foreign Pakistani terrorist namely Usman of LeT who is being tracked down as the cordon area has been extended due to dense forest area. Arms and ammunition including 01 modified AKS-74U, 01 Magazine, 28 rounds among other incriminating materials have been recovered from the apprehended terrorist. In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Sheeri and investigation taken up. Moreover, a low intensity blast took place at Aloosa in district Bandipora while Army’s vehicle was passing through Aloosa area. No loss of life reported. Reinforcement reached and area being searched. In the meantime, an encounter took place at Asthan Marg in general area of Kausarnag, Kulgam district in which one terrorist got killed. However, the operation is in progress and search in the area is still going on. Further details if any shall be communicated accordingly.
ADGP Kashmir inaugurates "Martyr Raja Saleem Anwar" Memorial T20 Cricket Tournament in Bandipora
October 27: As a mark of honour and part of commemorating the sacrifices of Police martyrs, ADGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS inaugurated Martyr Raja Saleem Anwar Memorial T20 Cricket Tournament at SK Stadium Bandipora. The inaugural ceremony was also attended by Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Shri Owais Ahmad-IAS, SSP Bandipora Shri Mohmad Zahid-JKPS, CO 14RR & 26RR, ASP Bandipora Shri Ashiq Hussain Tak-JKPS, DySP Hqrs Bandipora, DySP DAR Bandipora and other senior officers of Police, Army, CAPF, Civil Administration and other dignitaries. The tournament will be played on knock out basis in which 33 cricket teams of district Bandipora will participate. The inaugural match was played between the teams of District Police Bandipora & BCC Bandipora. Speaking on the occasion, ADGP Kashmir said it has always been the top priority of J&K police to provide better platform to the youth interested in sports activities. The ADGP further said that police will continue to engage the youth in different sports activities besides doing their hand holding in academics and equip them with better skills, so that they will excel in their fields of interest. The inaugural ceremony was also attended by large gathering of sports lovers, general public and students of various educational institutions of the district. After the conclusion of the event, a rank ceremony was also held at DPL Bandipora in which newly promoted police officials were decorated with ranks and the officers congratulated them and their families and impressed upon them to work with same hard-work & honesty during the rest of their service.
Infiltration bid foiled on LoC in Kupwara, 01 terrorist killed
October 26: Police in Kupwara along with Army have foiled an infiltration bid in Forward Sudhpora along LoC in Karnah area by neutralising a terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT. Incriminating materials and arms/ammunition have been recovered from his possession. At about 0100hrs, based on specific input about possible attempts of infiltration, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, Army (3/8 GR) in Forward Sudhpora area of Karnah Kupwara. During the search operation, an infiltrator was challenged by the joint party who started firing indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He was identified as Mohammad Shakoor son of Mohammad Yaqoob resident of Syedpora Leepa (PoK). Incriminating materials and arms/ammunition including 01 AK-47 rifle (short), 02 AK-47 Magazines, 01 Pistol (9mm), 02 Pistol Magazines, 9mm 45 rounds, 02 Chinese Grenades, Pakistani Currency, Identity Card etc. have been recovered from his possession. All the recovered materials have been seized for the further course of investigation and a case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Karnah. Further investigation into the matter is in progress.
Police organises Essay Competition in Handwara
October 25: As a mark of honour and part of commemorating the sacrifices of Police martyrs, Police in Handwara organised an "Essay writing competition" at DPL Handwara in which 40 Students of various local schools participated. On the occasion, ASP Handwara Shri Irshad Hussain-JKPS, DySP DAR Handwara and teachers of various schools were present. The essays were on the topics of "Education is the gateway of Human development", "Menace of Drug Abuse", and "Women empowerment". On the conclusion of the event, rich tributes were paid to the police martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the peace and prosperity of the nation. Police thanked the participants for their active participation in the event to honour the Police Martyrs. Cash prizes were awarded to the first three position holders, besides all the participants were felicitated with certificates and stationary items.
Police arrests drug peddler in Budgam, contraband substance recovered
October 25: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested a drug peddler in Budgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A police party of Police Station Magam during patrolling at Peth Kanihama intercepted a person moving in a suspicious circumstance who tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully by alert police party. During search, 105 grams of charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Faisal Hamid Bhat son of Ab Hamid Bhat resident of Peth Kanihama Magam. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 162/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Magam 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 organises awareness programme on Prevention of Drug Addiction in Budgam
October 25: Police in Budgam organised an awareness Programme on "Prevention of Drug Addiction" at Spring Buds Higher Secondary School Ompora Budgam. The programme was hosted by Ms Insha Hassan In-charge Drug de-addiction and Stress Management Centre DPL Budgam. Principal Spring Buds Higher Secondary School Mr. Shahnawaz Qureshi, Staff members and over 100 students of the school attended the programme. Speaking on the occasion, Ms Insha Hassan highlighted the role of school management in identification of substance abusers and their role in remedial measures thereof. Thrust was also given to the psychological and social aspects of addiction. Detailed deliberations on various aspects of drug addiction and preventive measures especially in youth were also made. The programme was organised by Police with the motive of generating awareness among vulnerable age group about ill effects of drug addiction and to seek cooperation of the society in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs. Principal of the school highlighted the role of parents/guardians 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. The participants thanked Police for organising such awareness programmes. All the participants pledged to never indulge in any kind of substance abuse.
Police inaugurates Martyrs Memorial Police Premier League in Ganderbal
October 23: In order to commemorate the Police Martyr’s, Police in Ganderbal inaugurates “Martyrs Memorial Police Premier League" at Qamaria Sports Stadium Ganderbal. The theme of the tournament is to involve the youth of the area in sports activities and provide them a platform to showcase their abilities. Cricket teams from across the District are participating in the tournament with utmost passion. There was an overwhelming response to the invitation and more than 100 teams of the district desired to participate, however 16 teams were short listed through lucky draw. SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS, on the occasion of inaugural match at Qamaria Stadium said that, this tournament is being played in the memory of our fallen Heroes who have laid down their lives to maintain peace & stability in the region. He also said that Police is committed to uplift the youth by providing them all possible support to excel in sports. On the occasion, CO 24RR Shri Vijay Reddy, ASP Ganderbal, DySP Hqrs Ganderbal and Social Activist & Cricketer Sayem Mustafa were also present.
Police solves burglary case in Bandipora; accused person arrested
October 22: Police in Bandipora have solved a burglary case by arresting an accused person involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property from his possession. Police Station Bandipora received a complaint from one person namely Ghulam Qadir Dar resident of Lankreshipora Bandipora that some thieves had barged inside his residential house and have stolen golden ornaments and some cash. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 169/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Bandipora and investigation into the matter was initiated. Accordingly, a special police team of police station Bandipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora Shri Mohammad Shafat-JKPS comprising of SHO PS Bandipora, PSI Saqib Ahmad & PSI Rakesh Kumar was constituted. During the course of investigation, many suspects were called for questioning and after strenuous efforts investigating team arrested one accused person identified as Amir Ahmad Rather son of Gh Nabi Rather resident of Aanchar Soura Srinagar. During questioning, officers learnt about his involvement in the commission of crime and on his disclosure the stolen items included Golden Jewellery and cash of Rs 21350/= were recovered from his residential house in Aanchar Soura Srinagar. Further investigation of the case is going on. Community members have applauded the efforts made by the Police in solving the case. Our consistent actions against the anti-social elements shall re-assure community members that Police has resolved to act tough against individuals involved in any criminal activities.
SSP Budgam chairs crime/security review meeting
October 22: In order to review the security scenario of the district, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS chaired a meeting with SDPOs/SHOs and Incharge PPs of district Budgam and reviewed crime status at District Police Headquarters Budgam. The meeting was attended by DySP Hqrs Budgam Shri Naeem Wani-JKPS, SDPO Magam Shri Mohammad Saleem-JKPS, SDPO Khansahib Shri Ghulam Mohidin Malik-JKPS, DySP PC Budgam Shri Aejaz Malik-JKPS, DySP PC Chadoora Shri Mohammad Anzar Shah-JKPS, all SHOs & I/C PPs of District Budgam. During the meeting law and order scenario, follow up of previous meetings and various security measures were discussed for ensuring peace and stability in the district. Various aspects of policing including investigation of cases, crime disposal, verifications, disposal of NDPS, UAPA cases, inquest proceedings and other issues related to accountable policing were also discussed. While interacting with the officers, SSP Budgam reiterated the importance of strengthening the counter insurgency and security grid of their respective areas besides taking stringent action against those involved in anti- national activities. The officers were urged to make all possible efforts to fight against the menace of drug abuse and work with dedication to prevent social crimes. SSP Budgam emphasized upon the participating officers to ensure quantitative and qualitative disposal of under investigation criminal cases and to take stringent action against those who are involved in illegal excavation of soil and minerals. All officers were instructed to adopt a public-centric approach and to ensure redressal of their grievances. All officers were also urged to ensure proper cleanliness of their establishments on daily basis.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers; contraband substance recovered
October 22: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 02 drug peddlers in Budgam & Bandipora and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A police party of police post Narbal Magam during night patrolling near village Yarigund signalled a vehicle (Load carrier Auto) bearing registration number JK01L-8141 to stop, which tried to flee after noticing Police Party but due to alertness of police party, the vehicle was intercepted. During search 21Kgs of cannabis leaves like substance was recovered from the load carrier. He has been identified as Tasaduq Ahmad Ganie son of Mohammad Subhan Ganie resident of Yarigund. 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 No. 157/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Magam and further investigation has been initiated. In Bandipora, acting on a specific information regarding movement of drug peddlers in Braripora Bankote area, a police party led by SHO PS Pethkote under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora laid a special checkpoint at Darmahama road and arrested 01 person identified as Reyaz Ahmad lone son of Ali Mohd Lone resident of Braripora Bankote. During search, officers were able to recover Charas like substance concealed in a polythene bag from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.45/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pethkote 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 organises Medical camp in Budgam
October 20: Police in collaboration with Sub-District Hospital Khansahib organised a medical camp at Police Station Khansahib. The camp was organized to provide basic as well as specialist health care services along-with laboratory investigation and free drugs to the police personnel posted at Police Station Khansahib and SDPO office Khansahib. SHO Police Station Khansahib Inspector Samir Ahmad Lone coordinated the organization of medical camp. A team of specialist doctors attended the medical camp and conducted the basic medical examination of the police personnel. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS in his message laid stress on importance of physical and mental fitness for police personnel. He also apprised the importance of personal health and hygiene for maintaining a healthy life style. He emphasized upon police officers of Budgam to organize such medical camps at each Police Station and other Police establishments on quarter yearly.
Series of events inaugurated in Ganderbal; Cultural activities programmes organised in Sopore & Bandipora
October 20: As a part of Police Commemoration Week to commemorate the sacrifices of Police martyrs, Police have inaugurated series of events in Ganderbal besides, organised cultural activities programmes in Sopore & Bandipora. In Ganderbal, SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS inaugurated 10-days long series of events in the memory of J&K Police martyrs at DPL Ganderbal. The series of events commenced with cultural programme in which number of students of different schools of the district participated. The participants displayed various cultural programmes aimed to provide a platform to the students, young budding and enthusiastic artists by showcasing their talent. The participants of various schools of the district showcased their abilities by presenting dance performances, singing patriotic and folk songs. They also performed fictional dramas, short skits and other cultural activities. The spectators were left enthralled and mesmerized after watching the performances of the participants. The whole event was dedicated to remember the courage and valour of brave martyrs of J&K Police who laid their lives for the unity and integrity of the nation as well as in protecting the life and property of the people. Moreover, DySP Hqrs Ganderbal, DySP(P), other officers of Police & education department and large number of people witnessed the programme. Later, the participants were awarded with cash prizes and trophies by SSP Ganderbal and other officers of Police & Education department. Meanwhile, Police in Sopore organised cultural activities programme with an aim to infuse a sense of duty and patriotism on Police Commemoration Day-2022, at Shah Rasool Memorial Welkin Higher Secondary School Sopore in which students from different schools participated who presented different cultural activities and debates. On the occasion DySP Rohit Gupta-JKPS and DySP Dr. Umer Urfan-JKPS were present. At the culmination of the event, prize distribution ceremony was held in which trophies/appreciation certificates were distributed among the participants. Similarly in Bandipora, Police organised a cultural programme at Space Age Model Higher Secondary School Kaloosa Bandipora. In the cultural programme students of various classes of the Institution participated. On this occasion ASP Bandipora Shri Ashiq Hussain Tak-JKPS, DySP DAR Bandipora, Patron & Chairman of Space Age model School Kaloosa Bandipora, Teachers and a large number of students of the institution were present. During the programme the students performed different acts also sung different patriotic songs depicting the braveries of police Martyrs and highlighted the role of police in maintaining law & order, fighting various Anti National and anti-social elements and other crimes prevalent in the society through the cultural activities. ASP Bandipora in his address paid rich tributes to Martyrs of J&K Police. He also appreciated the cultural activities exhibited by students. At the end of the event the winners and participants were awarded with trophies and appreciation certificates.
Police arrests 04 persons and seizes 05 vehicles in Budgam
October 20: Acting tough against the persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 04 persons & seized 05 vehicles in Budgam. Police received information about illegal extraction of soil/blouders from Nallah Sukhnag. Acting swiftly, a Police party of PP Hardpanzoo raided the specific location and seized 02 tippers and arrested two persons involved in the commission of crime. Similarly a Police party of Police Station Budgam during patrolling at Tilanpora, seized a JCB and 02 tractors involved in illegal extraction of minerals besides, arrested 02 persons. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and further investigations have been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units.
Police arrests 08 persons and seizes 08 vehicles in Ganderbal
October 19: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police in Ganderbal have arrested 08 persons and seized 08 vehicles involved in the commission of crime. A special police team headed by SHO PS Ganderbal and SHO PS Kheerbawani under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Ganderbal arrested 08 persons and seized 08 vehicles (06 Tippers, 02 Tractors) involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals from Nallah Sindh Ganderbal. The accused persons have been identified as Zahid Ahmad Dar son of Nisar Ahmad Dar resident of Gangerhuma, Fayaz Ahmad Malik son of Mushtaq Ahmad Malik resident of Chak Fatehpora, Mustafa Ahmad Zargar son of Gh Mohd Zargar resident of Theeru Lar, Bilal Ahmad Sofi son of Nazir Ahmad Sofi resident of Watalbagh, Faizan Ahmad Dar son of Ali Mohd Dar resident of Search, Mohd Rafiq Dar son of Mohd Ramzan Dar resident of Search, Khurshid Ah Dar son of Ali Mohd Dar resident of Hakeem Gund and Ajaz Ahmad Dar son of Ab Salaam Dar resident of Gangerhama. 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 investigations have 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 their concerned police units.
Police organises one day workshop on ULAP & NDPS Act in Awantipora
October 19: Police in Awantipora in collaboration with Prosecution Department and Anti-Narcotics Task Force of Jammu and Kashmir (ANTF J&K) organised one day workshop on ULAP and NDPS Act at District Police Lines Awantipora. The workshop was inaugurated by SSP Awantipora Shri Mohd Yousuf-JKPS. The main guest speaker in this workshop was Shri Reyaz Ahmad Darzi (Deputy Director prosecution), Shri Shashi Koul (Sr.PO), Shri Mushtaq Ahmed (IO ANTF) and Shri Nissar Ahmed (IO ANTF). The workshop was attended by all SDPOs, DySP PC Awantipora, CIO SIU PD Awantipora, SHOs, I/C PPs and other investigating officers of District Police Awantipora participated. The main objective of the workshop was to enhance the investigative skills and to achieve higher conviction rates in ULAP and NDPS cases. The workshop was organized to refine the investigating skills of investigating officers and to update their knowledge with latest techniques and standard operating procedure to be adopted during investigation of cases registered under ULAP and NDPS Act to secure maximum conviction. On the occasion, SSP Awantipora stressed upon the officers that quality disposal of crime is more important than quantitative disposal. The investigating officers must be acquainted with the law and legal procedure involved in the investigation of heinous crime. He also stressed upon investigating officers to adopt latest techniques and follow prescribed standard operating procedure for quality investigation so that culprits do not go scot-free. While addressing the participants, officers advised for meticulous investigation & close supervision of Gazetted Officers in ULAP and NDPS act cases in order to improve the conviction rate and disposal of sensational crime cases. Presentations were also given by officers of ANTF on various aspects of NDPS Act and related laws and procedures. The resource person of ANTF delivered detailed briefing over NDPS Act, PITNDPS and Financial Investigations etc.
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October 19: Post terror incident at Hermain Shopian in the intervening night of 17/18 October, in which two outside labourers were killed by terrorists, investigation into the terror crime was immediately started. During the course of investigation, it was revealed that the grenade at the accommodation of the labourers was thrown by one hybrid terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT identified as Imran Bashir Ganie of Hermain Shopian. The said hybrid terrorist alongwith his accomplice was promptly arrested within hours of the terror crime. Various joint raids along with SFs were launched on the basis of disclosures made by the accused about terrorists and their hideouts. In one of the raids on hideout at Dongri Nala near Landoora bridge, where although contact was established with the hiding terrorists but they managed to escape from the spot after initial fire. Following his disclosure another raid was conducted in Nowgam orchards of Shopian where he had earlier met with other terrorists responsible in his recruitment in terror ranks besides providing a grenade to him, a joint anti-terrorist operation was launched in the said area in the midnight at about 0230hrs after the accused agreed to show the exact place of hideout in the orchards. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired upon the joint search party, in which the arrested hybrid terrorist who was accompanying and leading the search party for identifying the place got injured. He was shifted to hospital where he was declared brought dead. Taking advantage of the darkness, terrorists managed to escape from the spot. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition has been recovered from the spot. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.
02 outside labourers killed in a grenade attack in Shopian
October 18: Terrorists killed two outside labourers in a grenade attack in Hermain area of Shopian in the dead of the night while they were asleep. Senior police officers alongwith reinforcement reached at the terror crime spot. At about 2345hrs midnight, Shopian Police received an information about terror crime incident at Hermain Shopian, where terrorists had lobbed a hand grenade upon outside labourers while they were sleeping in their rented accommodation. In this terror crime incident, two outside labourers identified as Monish Kumar and Ram Sagar, both residents of Kanooj, UP received critical splinter injuries. Both the injured were immediately shifted to nearby hospital however they succumbed to their injuries. The whole area was cordoned off and massive joint cordon & search operation was launched. Meanwhile, the investigation conducted revealed that the grenade at the accommodation of the labourers was thrown by one hybrid terrorist linked with LeT, identified as Imran Bashir Ganie of Hermain Shopian, who was promptly arrested by Police within hours of the terror crime incident. Apart from confessing about his involvement in the said gruesome terror crime, led police to arrest of his terrorist accomplice. ADGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS visited the terror crime scene and while sharing the details regarding the incident with media he said that although the actual grenade thrower terrorist and his accomplice have been arrested by police within hours of the incident however, the main culprits who hatched the conspiracy for this gruesome terror crime and got it executed including terrorist Danish and District Commander of LeT Abid shall be brought to justice very soon. He further said that the investigation in the case is vigorously going on and based on the revelations made by the arrested terrorists & same being further corroborated by other evidences including human and technical intelligence, the hunt for other involved terrorists is on. Pertinently, during one such CASO although the contact with terrorists was established but they managed to flee from the spot however, the efforts are on to nab them. Moreover, CASOs to nab the other involved terrorists is in progress at many places.
Police visited families of Police Martyrs in Budgam & Pulwama
October 18: In order to express solidarity and perceive the well-being of the families of the Police Martyrs, Police in Budgam & Pulwama visited families of martyrs who had laid down their lives in the line of duty. In Budgam, DySP DAR alongwith other officers visited the families of police martyrs and expressed their sympathy & prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls. The officers assured the families of these martyrs that every possible help & support will be provided by the J&K Police. In Pulwama, on the directions of SSP Pulwama, various police teams including DySP DAR, SHOs & In-Charge PPs of the district visited Police martyr families across the district. The teams visited the families of martyrs in different villages including Trichal, Saidapora, Nikas, Arihal, Litter, Naina Batpora, Rakh Litter, Zahid Bagh, Panjran, Larve, Kakapora, Nehama, Rajpora, Sangerwani, Ayengund, Arigam, Tiken Batpora etc and expressed their sympathy & prayed for the eternal peace of the departed souls. While interacting with the families of martyrs, visiting Police Officers listened their grievances patiently and assured them that their genuine problems will be taken up at appropriate level for timely redressal. The Officers emphasized them to consider police department as a family and share their problems especially in case of exigencies without hesitation. The officers briefed the families about the Government beneficial schemes for better schooling of the children of Police Martyrs. Family members of Martyrs expressed gratitude and happiness to the police department for showing sympathetic gesture towards them.
Police arrests 05 timber smugglers in Sopore, illicit timber seized
October 18: Police in Sopore have arrested 05 timber smugglers and seized illicit timber at Takiya Panzla, Sopore. Acting on specific information about timber smuggling at Takiya Panzla, a police party headed by SHO Police Station Panzla under the supervision of SDPO Rafiabad Shri Ameen Bhat-JKPS raided the particular spot and seized 107 feet of illicit timber from the spot. The accused persons identified as Abdul Aziz Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad, Ghulam Mohi-ud-din son of Muhammad Abdullah, Shabir Ahmad Sheikh, Aijaz Ahmad Sheikh both sons of Muhammad Yaseen Sheikh and Khazir Muhammad Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh, all residents of Takiya Panzla Rafiabad involved in the commission of crime have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 61/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Panzla and further investigation has been initiated. 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.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Ganderbal and Bandipora; Contraband substance recovered
October 17: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 03 drug peddlers in Ganderbal & Bandipora and recovered contraband substances from their possession. A Police party of Police Station Kangan at a checkpoint established at Iqbal Abad Kangan, arrested a drug peddler identified as Muzaffar Ahmad Jagal son of Nazir Ahmad Jagal resident of Naranag, Kangan. During search, contraband substance was recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Similarly in Bandipora, officers from Police Post Nowgam at a checkpoint established on Tularzoo Gunchipora Road arrested two drug peddlers identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Wani son of Mohd Yousuf Wani and Nayeem Ahmad Zargar son of Gh Rasool Zargar, both residents of Pattan. During search, 7.5 kgs of Charas was recovered from their possession. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective Police stations and investigations have 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.
SSP Awantipora chairs crime/security review meeting
October 17: SSP Awantipora Shri Mohd Yousif-JKPS chaired a crime/security review meeting at District Police Lines Awantipora. The meeting was attended by SP DAR DPL Awantipora, all SDPOs, DySP PC, CIO SIU, SHOs and Incharge PPs of Police District Awantipora. During the meeting, law and order scenario, follow up of previous meetings and various security measures were discussed for ensuring peace and stability in the Police District. Aspects of policing including investigation of cases, prosecution, crime/complaints disposal and other issues related to accountable policing were also discussed. While interacting with the officers, SSP Awantipora reiterated the importance of maintaining close synergy between the Police and other agencies to meet the security challenges. He urged upon the officers to strengthen the general security grid of their respective areas of responsibility besides taking stringent action against those involved in anti- national activities. The officers were urged to make all possible efforts in fight against menace of drugs and work dedicatedly to prevent social crimes & cybercrimes. He also emphasized upon the participating officers to ensure quantitative and qualitative disposal of under investigation criminal cases. All officers were instructed to adopt a public-centric approach and to ensure redressal of their grievances.
Police organises band show & cultural programme at Bandipora
October 17: To pay tribute to police martyrs who lost their lives in defending the integrity and security of the country and in maintaining law & order, police in Bandipora organised a band show & cultural programme at SK Stadium Bandipora. The Police Band Show was performed by Band Party of District Police Bandipora and in cultural programme students of various institutions of district Bandipora participated. On the occasion, ASP Bandipora Shri Ashiq Hussain Tak-JKPS, DySP DAR Bandipora, Padma Shree Awardee Shri Faisal Ali Dar, Dy.CEO, President Cricket Association Bandipora and other officers of Police, Education Department, Teachers and large number of students of various educational institutes of district Bandipora were present. During the programme the Band Show performers played various patriotic tunes and enthralled the audience. Students also sung different patriotic songs depicting the braveries of Police martyrs and highlighted the role of police in maintaining law & order, fighting various Anti-national and Anti-social elements and other crimes prevalent in the society through various cultural activities. ASP Bandipora in his address paid rich tributes to martyrs of J&K Police and lauded the role of Band Party of Police for their skills. He also appreciated the cultural activities exhibited by students and added that during the celebration of Police Flag Day-2022, various events will be held across the district by police in the memory of Police martyrs.
Police visits Police Martyrs’ families in Ganderbal
October 17: In order to express solidarity and perceive the well-being of the families of the Police Martyrs, Police in Ganderbal visited families of martyrs who had laid down their lives in the line of duty. SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS alongwith DySP DAR Ganderbal, SHOs and Incharge PPs of district Ganderbal visited the families of martyrs across the district. While interacting with the NOKs of Police martyrs, visiting officers listened their grievances patiently and assured them that their genuine problems will be taken up at appropriate level for timely redressal. Visiting officers emphasised on them to consider police department as a family and share their problems especially in case of exigencies. While expressing their gratitude, the officers added that J&K police will always remain indebted to these martyrs who helped a great deal in creating the atmosphere of peace & tranquillity in J&K. SSP Ganderbal while interacting with NOKs of martyrs said that the blood of their martyred sons shall not go in vain, as they have sacrificed themselves for the nation's peace, stability, integrity and safeguarding common people. Family members of martyrs expressed gratitude and happiness to the Police department for showing empathetic gesture towards them.
Police arrests a drug peddler in Budgam; Contraband substance recovered
October 05: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from society, Police in Budgam have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A Police party of PS Beerwah at a checkpoint established at Chewdara crossing near DIET Beerwah intercepted a vehicle (Hyundai Santro car) bearing registration number JK01F-2247 driven by Kousar Ali Mir son of Mohammad Abdullah Mir resident of Wanihama Beerwah. During search of the vehicle, police party recovered 17.6 Kgs of poppy straw concealed in 04 nylon bags. He has been arrested and the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 143/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Beerwah and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddling 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 persons and seizes 02 vehicles in Budgam
October 05: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 02 persons & seized 02 vehicles in Budgam. A police party from Police Post Soibugh at a checkpoint established at Soibugh Chowk intercepted 02 tippers bearing registration numbers JK04E-4899 and JK04E-8398 loaded with soil, illegally extracted from Government land at Garend Kalan. Both the vehicles have been seized and drivers identified as Mushtaq Ah Dar son of Abdul Ahad Dar and Mukhtar Ahmad Ganie son of Mohammad Akbar Ganie, both residents of Shahpora Chatabugh were also arrested. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in police station Budgam and further investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt with as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with their concerned police units.
04 local terrorists eliminated in twin encounters in Shopian
October 05: Police along with security forces have neutralised 4 local terrorists in twin encounters in Shopian district of South Kashmir. Besides, one person died after a rifle of a policeman went-off accidentally at Hall area of Pulwama. Yesterday at about 2005hrs, Police along with Army (44RR) and CRPF (14 Bn) launched a joint cordon and search operation in village Drach Keegam area of Shopian following an input regarding presence of terrorists in the said area. As the joint search party proceeded towards the suspected spot the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the search party. The joint party retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 3 local terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM were killed and their bodies were recovered from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Zubair Maqbool Wani resident of Doompora Keegam, Jamsheed Ahmad Magray resident of Rajpora & Hanaan Bin Yaqoob @ Saqib resident of Kareemabad Pulwama. As per police records, all the killed terrorists were categorized terrorists and were involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on Police/SFs and civilian atrocities. Terrorists Hanan Bin Yaqoob and Jamsheed were involved in recent killing of SPO Javed Dar on 02/10/2022 at Pinglana area of Pulwama. They were also involved in killing of an outside labourer from West Bengal in Gadoora. Besides, terrorist Jamshed was involved in Ratnipora terror attack where he shot & injured two outside labourers. Meanwhile, today morning in the wee hours, on a specific input regarding presence of terrorist at Moolu area of Shopian, police along with Army (44 RR) and CRPF (178 Bn) launched a joint cordon and search operation in the said area. As the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorist fired indiscriminately which was effectively retaliated by the joint search party resulting the elimination of a local terrorist. He has been identified as Arif Rashid Wani resident of Shirmal. As per Police records the killed terrorist was a categorised terrorist linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. He was involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on Police/SFs and civilian atrocities. Arms & ammunition including 04 AK series rifles, 01 Pistol, 08 AK magazines, 04 Pistol magazines & other incriminating materials were recovered from both the encounter sites. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. Regarding the incidents, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and further investigations have been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the areas at encounter sites are completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any. Moreover, rifle of an on-duty police personnel went off accidently at Haal area of Pulwama today, resulting in injuries to a person identified as Mohammad Asif Padroo son of Mohd Ayub Padroo resident of Poterwaal Shopian. The injured person was immediately evacuated to the hospital by Police where he succumbed to his injuries. In this regard, a case has been registered and the involved police personnel has been arrested. Further investigation in the case is going on.
Police busts gang of car lifters in Budgam
October 03: Police in Budgam busted a gang of car lifters by arresting 02 accused persons involved in the crime. Besides, recovered 05 stolen vehicles having forged documents & registration numbers. Acting on an information, Police Station Chadoora busted a gang of car jackers/thieves and arrested 02 accused persons involved in the sale and purchase of stolen vehicles. They have been identified as Mohammad Yousuf Bhat son of Abdul Rehman Bhat resident of Karpora Charar-I-Sharief and Irshad Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Raheem Sheikh resident of Bugam Batapora Chadoora. Preliminary investigation revealed that the modus-operandi of the involved gang was to smuggle the stolen vehicles from other states with fake and forged documents and selling the same to the locals at cheaper rates. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 135/2022 under relevant sections of the law has been registered at Police Station Chadoora and investigation was started. During further course of investigation, several locations were raided by police and recovered 05 stolen vehicles having forged registration numbers and documents. The recovered vehicles include a Maruti Breeza, 02 Maruti Baleno and 02 Maruti Swift vehicles. Further investigation of the case is going on. Involvement of some more persons has been established in the said case and are expected to be arrested very soon.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Awantipora, contraband substance recovered
September 30: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drug trafficking from its gross root level, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Awantipora and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A Police party led by Incharge Police Post Reshipora of under the supervision of SDPO Awantipora Shri Mumtaz Ali Bhatti during a naka checking at Kawni crossing intercepted 03 suspicious persons who tried to flee away from the spot but were apprehended tactfully. During search, 16.1Kgs of grinded Cannabis powder concealed in 03 Nylon bags was recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Riyaz Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Ismail Bhat, Javaid Ahmad Bhat son of Late Gh Nabi Bhat both residents of Kawni Awantipora and Javaid Ahmad Dar son of Mohammad Abdullah Dar resident of Dogripora Awantipora. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. According, a case vide FIR No. 213/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora 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 books notorious fraudster/land grabber under PSA in Budgam
September 30: Acting tough against the habitual offenders, trespassers and land-grabbers, Police in Budgam have booked a notorious fraudster identified as Ms. Shoki wife of Ghulam Rasool Dar@ Las Shikari resident of Gangbugh Srinagar under Public Safety Act for her unrelenting involvement in criminal/anti-social activities and deceiving/looting the gullible people. During the course of investigation, it came to learn that the booked lady has been continuously deceiving, befooling and looting the gullible people with her craftiness. Besides, she was also found involved in forcible trespassing the land of people on the pretext of land deals and grabs the same through deceitful means. Further investigation also revealed that the accused lady also used to attack the owners of said land/property with the help of her associates and used to threaten common masses of her area to face dire consequences if not allowed such illegal activities. The booked lady is wife of a land broker namely Ghulam Rasool Dar @Las Shikari and both are acting in hand and glove in selling the land/property on fake revenue documents and subject has also been found in interfering in the matters relating to sale/purchase of land in her vicinity. Her repeated behaviour of indulging in offences and activities had created resentment among the public and turned into law & order situation Accordingly, the said shrewd and swindling lady has been detained under PSA after obtaining sanctions from the concerned authorities for her involvement in 07 cases of cheating already registered against her in district Srinagar & Budgam. Community members are once again advised to be aware and not to fall prey to such fraudsters/land grabbers and report any such suspicious or fraudulent activity as early as possible.
Police arrests drug peddler in Awantipora; Huge quantity of contraband substance recovered
September 29: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drug from the society, Police in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered huge quantity of contraband substance from his possession. A Police party of Police Station Awantipora under the supervision of SDPO Awantipora arrested a drug peddler near Padgampora-Reshipora Crossing. He has been identified as Manzoor Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Ahad Bhat resident of Larkipora Padgampora Awantipora. During search, 15.7 Kgs of grinded cannabis concealed in a bag was recovered from his possession. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.212/2022 under relevant sections of law have been registered at Police Station Awantipora and investigation have 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 07 persons and seizes 07 vehicles in Awantipora
September 29: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 07 persons & seized 07 vehicles in Awantipora. Police parties of PS Pampore and PS Khrew seized 07 vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in respective jurisdictions. The drivers of these vehicles were also arrested. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and investigations have 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 their concerned police units.
Police organises anti-drug awareness programme in Budgam
September 29: Police in Budgam organised an anti-drug awareness programme under the banner “prevention of drug addiction” at Islamic Public Secondary School Kralapora Budgam. The programme was organised by Police with the motive of generating awareness among vulnerable age group about ill effects of drug addiction and to seek cooperation of the society in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs. The programme was hosted by In-charge Drug De-addiction and Stress Management Centre DPL Budgam Ms Insha Hassan. Principal Islamic Public Secondary School Kralapora Budgam Shri Ghulam Mohammad Dar, school Staff members & 100 students of the school attended the programme. On the occasion, Ms Insha Hassan highlighted the role of school management in identification of substance abusers and their role in remedial measures thereof. Thrust was also given to the psychological and social aspects of addiction. Detailed deliberations on various aspects of drug addiction and preventive measures especially in youth were also made. All participants pledged to never indulge in any kind of substance abuse. Principal of the school 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. The participants thanked Police for conducting such awareness programmes and building a bridge of trust between police and the youth.
Police recovers 02 missing minor girls from Jammu
September 29: Police in Budgam have recovered 02 missing minor girls from Jammu. On 26/09/2022, Police Post Humhama received a written complaint from a lady resident of Handwara presently putting at Humhama, stating therein that her 02 minor daughters aged 15 & 16 years went missing since 25/09/2022. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 337/2022 under relevant sections of Law was registered at Police Station Budgam and investigation was set into motion. A Special Police Team under the supervision of IC PP Humhama was constituted to trace out the 02 minor missing girls. Acting swiftly, a special police team after working on various leads were able to trace out both the missing minor girls from Bus Stand Jammu and subsequently were brought safely to Budgam. After fulfilling all legal formalities, the minor girls were handed over to their parents. Further investigation is in progress.
Police organises Thana Diwas in Budgam
September 29: As a part of Public outreach programme and an initiative of J&K Government, Police in Budgam have organized 'Thana Diwas' at Townhall Khanshab, PS Chadoora, PS Beerwah and PS Khag. At Townhall Khanshab, the meeting was chaired by SDPO Khanshab Shri Ghulam Mohidin Malik-JKPS alongwith SHO Khanshab. In PS Chadoora, Thana Diwas meeting was chaired by SDPO Charar-e-Sharief Shri Salim Jehengir-JKPS and DySP PC Chadoora Shri Mohammad Anzar-JKPS along with SHO Police Station Chadoora while as in Police Station Khag, Thana Diwas meeting was chaired by the concerned SHO. Similarly, at Police Station Beerwah, Thana Diwas meeting was also organised which was chaired by SHO Police Station Beerwah. These meetings were attended by respectable citizens, Traders federation and transporters, Numberdars, Chowkidars, Auqaf committee members and other respectable citizens of these areas. Besides, AEE R&B Department & AE PDD Department were also present in a meeting at Police Station Beerwah. During these meetings, participants highlighted various grievances/issues of public importance. They were assured that their genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority and grievances pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned Departments for their early redressal. While speaking on the occasions, the chairing officers reiterated that the main aim of organising 'Thana Diwas' is to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in Policing at grass-root level and to hear grievances of general public, besides seek support and active cooperation in maintaining L&O, curbing drug menace and others social evils in the areas. The participants were also stressed to co-operate with Police in identifying anti-national and anti social elements who always try to disrupt the peaceful environment in the district. During these events, the cooperation of general public in eradication of drug abuse, social crimes etc were also sought. The participants appreciated the gesture of Police and assured their cooperation in eradication of social evils from the district. They also lauded the role of Police for conducting such interactive meetings which further boost Community Policing and Public confidence.
Police Public School Bemina Secures Top Positions in Inter-school Art Competition in Srinagar
September 27: On the eve of World Tourism Day, Students of Police Public School, Bemina Srinagar shined and secured top two positions in an inter-school art competition organized in Srinagar. In order to spread awareness about the importance of Tourism in Kashmir, an inter-school art competition under the theme “Tourism and Menace of Drugs” was organised by White Globe at Zabarwan Park Lal Chowk Srinagar. On the occasion, more than five hundred students from the leading schools of the Kashmir valley participated and expressed their views/opinions over the theme. On the occasion, Shri Sajjad Khaliq-JKPS (SO to DIG CKR Srinagar) was also present. Students Ahmad Ali of Class 10th and Fatima of Class 6th of J&K Police Public School Bemina Srinagar secured 1st and 2nd position respectively. DIG CKR Shri Sujit Kumar-IPS congratulated the students for their brilliant performance and appreciated them for securing top positions thereby bringing laurels to the school and police department.
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September 26: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drug trafficking from its gross root level under the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan, ANTF Kashmir arrested three drug peddlers and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession. ANTF Kashmir (a specialized unit to check rising menace of drugs) under the supervision of SSP ANTF J&K has recovered commercial quantity of 01 quintal and 93Kgs of Poppy Straw in two back-to-back operations from 03 accused persons identified as Satnam Singh, Shiv Kumar both residents of Ludhiana Punjab and Arif Rashid Bhat resident of Yaripora in District Anantnag. The vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized. Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested drug peddlers were going to sell the same contraband among the youth and other drug peddlers in and outside the UT of J&K. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at Police Station ANTF Kashmir 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 06 persons and seizes 06 vehicles in Awantipora
September 26: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police in Awantipora have arrested 06 persons and seized 06 vehicles involved in the commission of crime. Police Station Awantipora received an information about illegal extraction and transportation of minerals from river Jehlum at Padgampora Awantipora. Accordingly, a police party raided the specific spot and seized six vehicles (Dumpers) and also arrested six accused drivers with illegally extracted sand. They have been identified as Manzoor Ahmad Dar resident of Lathpora, Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat resident of Patalbagh Pampore, Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat resident of Patalbagh Pampore, Sajjad Ahmad Bhat resident of Wouan Khrew, Aijaz Ahmad Bhat resident of Nilnag Chadoora and Bilal Ahmad Ganie resident of Patalbagh Pampore. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 209/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and investigation set into motion. 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 their concerned police units.
Infiltration bid foiled in Machil Sector, 02 terrorists killed
September 25: Based on intelligence input of likely infiltration in Machil Sector of Kupwara district, troops were put on high alert and joint ambushes of Police and Army were laid. Today, on 25/09/2022, two armed infiltrators were observed approaching the LoC near Tekri Nar taking advantage of bad weather. Both the infiltrators were challenged and engaged in a fierce fire fight. In the ensuing firefight, both the terrorists were eliminated, however, their identity is yet to be ascertained. Huge cache of arms and ammunition including 02 AK-47 rifles, 06 AK Magazines, 53 AK-rounds, 04 hand grenades, 02 Pistols, 02 Pistol Magazines, 35 Pistol Rounds, Pakistani Currency 03 notes of Rs. 1000/-, 02 notes of Rs. 500/- and 07 notes of Rs. 50/- were recovered from the possession of the killed terrorists. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress.
Police seized 02 heavy duty excavators in Budgam; suspected to be involved in illegal extraction of minerals
September 25: Police in Budgam have seized 02 heavy duty excavators from Narkara and Galwanpora area of district Budgam. The excavators were operating without documents and suspected to be involved in illegal extraction of soil from government land. The excavators have been seized under relevant sections of law. 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 their concerned police units.
Police seizes illicit timber in Budgam, accused arrested
September 25: Police in Budgam have seized illicit timber and arrested the accused person involved in the commission of crime. Police Station Beerwah received an information that one person Mohammad Aslam Malik son of Mohammad Sultan Malik resident of Watalpora Beerwah had dumped a huge quantity of illicit timber in his residential house who was waiting for right time to smuggle it to other area. Accordingly, police party of Police Station Beerwah conducted the raid on specific location and 05 logs of illicit timber were recovered from his possession. The accused smuggler has been arrested on the spot and shifted to PS where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 135/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Beerwah 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 drug peddler in Awantipora, contraband substance recovered
September 25: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A Police party led by SHO Police Station Awantipora under the supervision of SDPO Awantipora Shri Mumtaz Ali Bhatti at a checkpoint established at Padgampora Larkipura junction intercepted a person in a suspicious manner. During search, 15Kgs of grinded Cannabis was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Abdul Qayoom Bhat son of Abdul Khaliq Bhat resident of Padgampora Awantipora. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 208/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora 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 solves 02 burglary cases in Ganderbal; 04 accused arrested
September 25: Police in Ganderbal have solved 02 burglary cases by arresting 04 accused persons involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property worth lacs from their possession. During the intervening night of 18/19-09-2022, Police Station Gund received an information that some unknown Burglars have entered into the houses of Ashiq Ahmad Mir son of Mohd Sultan Mir resident of Kullan and Muzafar Ahmad Famda son of Fazul Rahman resident of Kullan and had stolen Golden ornaments and cash. In this regard, cases vide FIR No.s 74/2022 & 76/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Gund and investigation into the matter was initiated. Accordingly, a special team led by SHO PS Gund was constituted by SSP Ganderbal under the supervision of SDPO Kangan. During the course of investigation, strenuous efforts were put in place by the investigating team and with the help of technical inputs, the Police Party was able to nab all the accused involved in commission of crime. They have been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Ganie son of Ali Mohd Ganie resident of Soibug Budgam, Mohd Saleem Malik son of Mohd Sadiq Malik resident of Khag, Sameer Ahmad Lone son of Ab Rashid Lone resident of Khag kukerbag, Imtiyaz Ahmad Guroo son of Ab Rashid Guroo resident of Gundroshan, Rabitar A/P Parimpora Band. On their disclosure, stolen Golden items and Cash worth Lacs of rupees were recovered from their possession. They have been shifted to PS where they remain in Custody. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Police for solving the burglary case. Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities.
Police arrests 03 persons and seizes 03 vehicles in Awantipora
September 24: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police in Awantipora have arrested 03 persons and seized 03 vehicles involved in the commission of crime. Police Station Awantipora received an information about illegal extraction and transportation of minerals at Padgampora Chersoo area of Awantipora. Accordingly, a Police party of Police Station Awantipora raided the specific spot and seized 03 tippers bearing registration numbers JK03B-5727, JKO1N-9766 & JK05A-6328 and arrested 03 accused drivers on spot with illegally extracted sand. The accused drivers have been identified as Gh Mohammad Dar son of Habib-u-llah Dar, Ab Rashid Parray son of Ab Aziz Parray and Irfan Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Altaf Bhat, all residents of Awantipora. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 207/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been taken up. 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 their concerned police units.
Police arrests drug peddler in Awantipora, contraband substance recovered
September 24: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A Police party led by SHO Police Station Awantipora under the supervision of SDPO Awantipora Shri Mumtaz Ali Bhatti at a checkpoint established at Padgampora intercepted a person in a suspicious manner. During search, 9Kgs of grinded Cannabis was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Mohammad Ashraf son of Abdul Kabeer Wani resident of Padgampora Awantipora. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 206/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora 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 seized illicit timber in Handwara
September 22: Police in Handwara have seized illicit timber at Bakihakar area of Handwara. Acting on specific input regarding illicit timber lying in the premises of Showkat Ahmad Sheikh son of Gull Sheikh resident of Bakihakar, a police party of Police Station Handwara raided the particular spot and seized illicit timber approximately 13cfts. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 253/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Handwara 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.
Police organises Thana Diwas in Awantipora
September 22: As a part of public outreach programme and an initiative by Government of J&K, Police in Awantipora organized 'Thana Diwas' at Police Station Awantipora, PS Tral, PS Pampore, PS Khrew, PP Aripal and PP Reshipora. The meetings were chaired by respective jurisdictional police officers in the presence of supervisory officers and were attended by various associations and respectable of concerned areas. On the occasion, participants highlighted various issues of public importance, and they were assured that their genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority and that of civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. While speaking on the occasion, it was reiterated that policing at grassroot level in the district would be revamped to enhance proficiencies of the cops and to develop confidence among the people. Chairing officer while speaking on the occasion, said that Thana Diwas is an initiative started by the Government of J&K to bridge the gap between Police and Public and also to hear and redress the grievances of common masses and further added that Community policing is mandatory to boost public confidence which would help in fighting against crime and social evils. The participants were stressed to co-operate with Police in maintaining Law and order in the area and identifying anti national and anti social elements who always try to disrupt the peaceful environment.
Police organises workshop on Investigation of Special offences in Bandipora
September 22: Police in Bandipora in collaboration with Prosecution department organised a one day workshop on investigation of special offences at conference Hall DPL Bandipora. SSP Bandipora Shri Mohmad Zahid-JKPS was chief guest and inaugurated the workshop and was attended by ASP Bandipora, Dysp Hqrs Bandipora, DySP DAR Bandipora, DySP PC Bandipora, all SHOs/IC PPs of sub division Bandipora. The workshop was also attended by CPO Bandipora Abdul Majeed Bhat, Sr. Po DPO Bandipora Shri Junaid Ahmad, APP CJM Court Bandipora and APP JMIC Court Bandipora. The agenda of the workshop was prepared by Emran Bhat & Gulzar Ahmad of Prosecution section of DPO Bandipora. The main motive of the workshop was based on the investigation process of various special offences like ULAP act, NDPS act and general investigation under CrPC. SSP Bandipora in his address emphasised on timely investigation of ULAP Act, NDPS Act and Crime against Women and CrPC Case FIRs and their disposal. Besides, the chairing officer also highlighted the role of Police and Prosecution Department in investigation process of Case FIRs of criminal matters. The workshop was also addressed by officers of Prosecution department.
Police facilitated visit of students to Police Station Bandipora as a part of Thana Diwas Initiative
September 22: As a part of Thana Diwas an initiative of J&K Police and to bridge the gap between police and public, Police in Bandipora facilitated visit of students of various schools to PS Bandipora so as to familiarize them with functioning of the Police Station. On the occasion SSP Bandipora Shri Mohmad Zahid-JKPS, DySP Hqrs Bandipora Shri Shafat Mohmad-JKPS, DySP (P) Shri Mohmad Farhan-JKPS and other officers/officials of Police were also present. The visiting students were welcomed by SHO PS Bandipora and briefed about police working by DySP Hqrs Bandipora. Later on, SSP Bandipora also briefed the students with regard to work culture of police station and offences like Cyber crime, NDPS, Crime against women, POCSO Act and Environmental offences etc. The students were also taken around to visit different establishments located inside the Police Station and they were shown the reporting room, Malkhana, Lock up, CCTNS lab, waiting rooms and Gymnasium etc. The students also shared their experience and thanked Police for their good will gesture by providing opportunity to them to have firsthand experience of police working.
Police organises Anti-drug, Cybercrime Awareness Programmes in Bandipora
September 21: Police in Bandipora organised Anti-drug and Cybercrime awareness programmes under the banner of Nasha Mukht Abhiyan and Cyber Jagrukta Diwas at Police Station Pethkote and Police Station Aragam. The event at Police Station Aragam was chaired by DySP PC Bandipora Shri Zafar Mehadi-JKPS and SHO PS Aragam while as, the event at PS Pethkote was chaired by SHO Police Station Pethkote. These programmes were organised by Police with the motive of generating awareness among vulnerable age group about ill effects of drug addiction and Cybercrime and to seek cooperation of the society in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs. On the occasion, the chairing officers highlighted the role of school and college management in identification of substance abusers and their role in remedial measures thereof. Emphasis was also given to the psychological and social aspects of Cybercrime. Detailed deliberations on various aspects of drug addiction and preventive measures especially in youth were also made. All participants pledged to never indulge in any kind of substance abuse. The participants appreciated the Police for conducting such awareness programmes and building a bridge of trust between police and the public.
Police organises Cybercrime Awareness Programme in Handwara
September 21: In view of the surge in cyber related crimes and to generate awareness about such cyber crimes, Police in Handwara organised a Cyber Awareness Programme at Police Station Vilgam. The awareness programme was chaired by SDPO Handwara besides, SHO PS Vilgam and other officers were also present on the occasion. The awareness programme was attended by respectable citizens and youth of Vilgam area. They were briefed about various types of cyber threats/crimes such as identity theft, credit card fraud, data stealing, cyber stalking, pornography, OTP frauds etc. Speaking on the occasion, the chairing officer advised the participants to adopt safe browsing habits to avoid suspicious websites while surfing the internet. He also appealed to the participants to not share OTPs or bank account details and passwords and to adopt precautions while conducting internet banking and online transactions. Participants were also cautioned against accepting friend requests from unknown persons or chatting with unknown persons on social media. While appreciating the efforts of the police for conducting such programmes and also assured their full cooperation to police in tackling all types of crimes including cybercrime.
Police recovers abducted girl in Baramulla, accused arrested
September 21: Police in Baramulla have recovered an abducted girl within 6 hours by arresting an accused person involved in the commission of crime. Police Post Palhallan received a written complaint from one person stating therein that his daughter has been abducted by Mohammad Afzal Chopan (Bilal) son of Gh Hassan Chopan resident of Palhallan Pattan. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Pattan and investigation was initiated. On receipt of this information, SDPO Pattan Shri Mohammad Nawaz Khanday-JKPS constituted a team headed by In-charge Police Post Palhallan. During the course of investigation, after strenuous efforts Police recovered the abducted girl and arrested the accused person involved in the commission of crime from Hajin area of District Bandipora. After completing all the medico legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her legal heirs. Further investigation of the case is going on. Our consistent action against the anti-social elements should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the elements involved in any sort of criminal activities.
Police facilitates PCPG meeting in Sopore
September 21: As a part of public outreach programme, Police in Sopore facilitated a Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting at Police Station Sopore. The meeting was chaired by SHO PS Sopore in which respectable citizens of Mahrajpora, Haider Colony, Neharpora Seelo and Gund Brath participated. During the meeting, participants raised various issues of public importance. The chairing officer listened to the grievances patiently and thereafter 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 pertaining to the other departments will be taken up with concerned departments for their early redressal. While speaking on the occasion, the chairing officer laid focus on community policing and requested people to provide factual information in identifying anti-national elements who always try to disrupt the peaceful environment and were requested to cooperate with police and administration in maintaining Law & Order/drug menace in the area. 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 3 drug peddlers in Sopore, contraband substance recovered
September 21: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police in Sopore have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A police party headed by SHO Police Station Sopore under the supervision of SDPO Sopore Shri Furqan Qadir-JKPS during checking at Butpora intercepted three persons in a suspicious manner who tried to flee away from the spot but were apprehended tactfully. During checking, officers were able to recover 31grms of Brown Sugar like substance from their possession. They have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Gazi son of Ghulam Muhammad resident of Shahabad Sopore, Aijaz Ahmad Ganie son of Bashir Ahmad Ganie resident of Hathishah Sopore and Zubair Ahmad Lone son of Muhammad Rafi Lone resident of Khawaja Gilgat Sopore. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 246/2022 under relevant sections of law stands 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.
Police seeks help of general public to identify the male dead body in Srinagar
September 20: It is to inform the general public that one unidentified male dead body is lying in the mortuary room of GMC Srinagar. The dead body was recovered by Police from river Jehlum at Shalteng Srinagar on 19/09/2022. Anybody having any information regarding the identity of the deceased person may kindly inform Anantnag Police on following numbers 9596770558, 9596770883or Police Control Room Kashmir on 112.
Police distributes wheel chairs & hearing aids among specially-abled persons
September 20: Police under the aegis of Civic Action Programme (CAP) distributed wheelchairs and other hearing machines among specially-abled persons at District Police Lines Ganderbal. Besides, distributes school bags and stationery items among needy children. SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS distributes wheelchairs and hearing aids among more than 60 specially-abled persons. Besides, distributes school bags and stationery items among as many students of the district. SSP Ganderbal while interacting with the beneficiaries assured them all possible support from Police department in order to make their lives easy and comfortable. He said that the persons with physical challenges need to be taken care-off by society. He further stated that Police department will always play its eminent role in this regard. He advised the Police officers and jawans to show empathy and kindness towards such segments of the society and come forward with helping hands to make them feel part and parcel of the society. He also asked the beneficiaries not to allow their physical hindrances and infirmities to come in their ways and to stay active in their lives in pursuit of their goals. DySP DAR DPL Ganderbal Shri Muzaffar Jan-JKPS, RI DPL Ganderbal and other senior Police officers were also present on the occasion.
DIG CKR Srinagar flags off group of students for Bharat Darshan Tour-2022
September 20: As a part of Civic Action Programme, Police in Srinagar flagged off a group of students of district Srinagar for 05 days long Bharat Darshan Tour-2022. The tour is organized by Police and all boarding and lodging facilities including to and fro air tickets are being provided by Police. An impressive flag-off Ceremony was organized at DPL Srinagar in which DIG CKR Shri Sujit Kumar-IPS alongwith SSP Srinagar Shri Rakesh Balwal, SP Hqrs Srinagar, DySP Hqrs Srinagar, DySP DAR DPL Srinagar and other senior officers participated. DIG while interacting with the touring students who belong to different parts of district Srinagar said that Bharat Darshan tour is primarily aimed at providing opportunity to the youth of the district to understand the togetherness of India and its immense diversity. Besides, advised them to avail the opportunity to enrich their knowledge by visiting historical places and marvels of the country and said that it is an effort of J&K police to expose our youth to exciting tourist spots of the country, historical places and other famous workplaces, industrial units etc. He advised the touring students to imbibe in them the greatness of the country and to take full advantage of the opportunity and collect memories for life during the tour, besides wishing them a fun-filled, safe and life changing tour. During the tour, the students shall visit the cities of New Delhi and Kolkata. The students will have a city tour including visits to different historical sites, monuments and parks. AC Hotels and AC coaches will be provided to the touring students for accommodation and sightseeing. All the students have also been given a kit that contains a customized tracksuit, a T-shirt, a pair of shoes, a cap and a carry bag. The group will be assisted by a guide who would be highlighting the significance of the historical spots and their importance to make the trip educational and informative as well. Parents and touring students applauded the efforts made by Police for such an mesmerizing initiative and thanked J&K Police for providing them an opportunity to visit the popular cities of the country.
Police organises 2nd training session on ‘Investigation Techniques’ in Budgam
September 19: In order to enhance the investigation skills and embed investigation techniques among the investigating officers, Police in Budgam organized 2nd training session on ‘Investigation Techniques’ for investigating officers. The training session was held at conference hall of District Police Headquarters Budgam. The programme was inaugurated by SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS. In his inaugural speech, SSP Budgam stressed the need for professional investigation skills among officers and the significance of such training sessions for enhancing those skills. SSP Budgam emphasised upon IOs to ensure proper collection of evidence under law for ensuring conviction of the accused persons in the cases. Besides other officers, the event was also attended by ASP Budgam Shri Gowhar Ahmed-JKPS, DySP Hqrs Budgam, SDPO Magam, SDPO Charar-Sharief, SDPO Khansahib, DySP PC Budgam, DySP PC Chadoora, Probationary DySPs, all SHOs and all I/C PPs of district Budgam. While Senior Prosecuting officer DPO Budgam Shri Voonesh Sangotra was the speaker on the occasion. During the session, Senior prosecuting officer DPO Budgam threw light on various legal aspects relating to investigation of UA(P)A, NDPS, Crime against women and other heinous crimes. Speaker laid emphasis on the point that IOs should conduct investigation as per the set parameters of criminal law of land. Moreover, practical knowledge regarding as to how investigation is to be done in UA(P)A, NDPS, Crime against women and other heinous crimes cases was imparted to the participants. Further, special emphasis was laid on the point that during investigation, utmost care must be taken to follow all the SOPs that are paramount for investigation of criminal cases. While concluding the workshop, ASP Budgam directed all the investigating officers to conduct investigations efficiently so that culprits do not go scot-free due to erratic investigation and stressed for adopting the latest technology standard practices to expedite investigation of cases on merits for judicial determination.
Police arrest 02 drug peddlers in Handwara; Contraband substance recovered
September 17: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested two drug peddlers in Handwara and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A Police party of PS Vilgam at a checkpoint established at Sonmulla Crossing arrested two drug peddlers identified as Shabir Ahmad Lone son of Mohd Akbar resident of Budnambal Chowkibal and Shakeel Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Rashid resident of Zunreshi Chowkibal. During search, officers recovered 10 grams of Brown Sugar from their possession. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 102/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Vilgam and 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.
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September 17: Police in Baramulla along with security forces have recovered arms and ammunition in Hathlanga area of Uri. On a specific input regarding presence of arms & ammunition in Hathlanga area of Uri, a joint party of Police and Army (3rd Rajput) launched a search operation in the wee hours near Hathlanga area of Uri. During search, arms & ammunition including 01 AK-47 Rifle, 01 AK Magazine, 28 rounds of AK 47 were recovered from the said area. In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Uri and further investigation has been initiated.
Police solves cattle theft case within 24 hours in Bandipora, accused arrested
September 16: Police in Bandipora have solved a cattle theft case by arresting an accused person involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen cattle from his possession. Police Station Bandipora received a complaint from a shepherd namely Abdul Khaliq son of Mohmmad Abdullah resident of Rajouri Kalakote stating therein that during the intervening night of 14/15 September, some unknown thieves have stolen his 7 Sheeps near Rangerkhan (Ajar Chowk) Bandipora. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 159/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Bandipora and investigation was taken up. On receipt of this information, a police party headed by SHO PS Bandipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora Shri Shafat Mohmad-JKPS, after strenuous efforts and human/technical inputs arrested one person within 24 hours. He has been identified as Zubair Ahmad Ganie son of Gh Mohmad Ganie resident of Nowpora Bandipora. During questioning, he confessed his involvement in the commission of crime and on his disclosure 7 sheeps were also recovered from his possession. During the further course of investigation, the arrested accused person also confessed the involvement of his father Gh Ahmad Ganie son of Ab Ahad Ganie resident of Nowpora and efforts are on to arrest him. Further investigation of the case is going on. Community members have applauded the efforts made by the Police in cracking/solving 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.
Police arrests 04 persons and seizes 04 vehicles in Budgam
September 15: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police in Budgam have arrested 04 persons and seized 04 vehicles involved in the commission of crime. Police Station Khag received an information about illegal extraction & transportation of minerals at Drung area of Budgam. Accordingly, a police party of Police Station Khag raided the specific location and seized 04 vehicles (03 Tractors, 01 tipper) & arrested 04 drivers on spot with illegally extracted Bajri/boulders. The drivers have been identified as Nazir Ahmed Naik resident of Kokarbagh Khag, Ajaz Ahmed Dar resident of Drung, Shayar Ahmed Mir resident of Kupwara & Mudasir Ahmed Rather resident of Charhara Khag. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 51/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Khag and investigation set into motion. 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 their concerned police units.
Police arrests a drug peddler in Budgam; Contraband substance recovered
September 15: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested a drug peddler in Budgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers from Police Station Chadoora at a checkpoint established at Kilkadal Chadoora intercepted a suspicious person who tried to flee from the spot after noticing the police party but was apprehended tactfully. During search, 505 tablets of Alprazolam and 2.39grams of Heroin like substance (concealed in polythene bag) have been recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Nisar Ahmed Rather@ Nizkala son of Mushtaq Ahmed resident of Qaisermullah Chadoora. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 160/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Chadoora and investigation was 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 organises Thana Diwas at Police Station Budgam
September 15: As a part of Public outreach programme and an initiative of J&K Government, Police in Budgam have organized 'Thana Diwas' at Police Station Budgam. The event was chaired by DySP Hqrs Budgam Shri Naeem Wani-JKPS accompanied by SHO PS Budgam Insp. Aftab Ahmad, I/C Women's Cell Budgam, I/C PP Humhama, I/C PP Soibugh, besides other police officers/officials of Police Station Budgam were also present. The meeting was attended by respectable of Budgam town and adjacent villages, Transport union members, members of Trade union, Numberdars, Imams and other respectable of the area. During these meeting, participants highlighted various grievances/issues of public importance. They were assured that their genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority and grievances pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned Departments for their early redressal. Besides, the grievances were heard patiently and were segregated on the basis of area of action and jurisdiction. The participants were also made aware about the job scams and were requested not to fall prey to fraudsters promising jobs in lieu of money and other favours and remain cautious from such disguised fraudsters. While speaking on these occasion, the chairing officers reiterated that the main aim of organising 'Thana Divas, is to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in policing at grass-root level and to develop confidence among the people. The participants appreciated the role of police for conducting such interaction meetings and assured their full support & cooperation in curbing the menace of social evils of the society.
Police facilitates meeting with NOKs of police martyrs in Baramulla
September 15: In order to express solidarity and perceive the well-being of the families of the Police Martyrs, Police in Baramulla facilitated an interaction meeting with NOKs of Martyrs at DPL Baramulla. The meeting was chaired by DySP DAR Baramulla Dr. Peerzada Aijaz Ahmad, besides other officers of Police were also present on the occasion. The meeting was attended by large number of NOKs of Police martyrs of District Baramulla. The meeting was organised to take stock of the welfare of the families of Police Martyrs who laid their precious lives in safeguarding the sovereignty and integrity of the nation. The chairing officer while addressing the NOK's of martyrs’ assured them that their grievances will be redressed on priority. The chairing officer in his address assured the NOKs of every possible help and paid rich tributes to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the sake of nation. He also informed the participants about various welfare measures that are been taken by the Police Department for the welfare of the NOKs and all the Police units are committed to provide every possible assistance to the families of Police Martyrs. He further said that police martyrs are unforgettable members of Police Parivaar and taking care of their NOKs is prime responsibility of police department as the martyrs sacrificed their lives for our better future. NOKs of Police Martyrs expressed their satisfaction and hoped to further strengthen this bond.
Police solves burglary case in Awantipora; accused person arrested
September 15: Police in Awantipora have solved a burglary case by arresting one accused person involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property from his possession. On 06/08/2022, Police Station Awantipora received a complaint from a shopkeeper Mohammad Imran Wani resident of Donigund Noorpora stated therein that during intervening night of 5/6-08-2022 some unknown burglars have stolen cell phones from his shop located at Kharmood Awantipora. In this regard, a case vide FIR No.185/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Awantipora and investigation set into motion. During the course of investigation, a police team led by SHO PS Awantipora raided multiple places and based on certain tangible clues, officers zeroed in on a suspect identified as Shabir Ahmad Shah son of Ghulam Mohammad shah resident of Gulshanpora Tral. When officers spoke to him they learnt about his involvement in the commission of crime. On his disclosure, 49 stolen cellphones have been recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where remain in custody. Further investigation into the case is going on, more arrests are expected. Our consistent actions shall assure community members that Police has resolved to act tough against individuals involved in any kind of criminal activities.
Police arrest 03 drug peddlers in Kulgam; contraband substance recovered
September 15: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested 03 drug peddlers in Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession. A police party of Police Station Yaripora led by SHO PS Yaripora during surprise naka checking at Badroo, Yaripora intercepted a vehicle (Alto) bearing registration number JK15-2063 with 02 persons on board. During search, 10gram of Brown sugar was recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Sajad Ahmad Baghat son of Ghulam Hassan Baghat and his wife both residents of Kokergund, Yaripora. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Yaripora and Women Cell Kulgam where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Police Station Behibagh received a specific information through reliable sources that one person namely Ghulam Hassan Malik son of Ghulam Rasool Malik resident of Khee Jogipora has indulged in drug peddling and has hoarded a large quantity of narcotic substance in his residential house. On receipt of this information, a police party from Police Station Behibagh alongwith Executive Magistrate concerned raided the said location. During search, officers were able to recover 14kgs of Poppy Straw from the said house. The accused person was arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law were registered at respective police stations and further investigations have 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.
Police organises Cyber crime awareness programmes in Budgam
September 14: In order to make the general public aware about Cyber Crime and to reach out to the public, Police in Budgam organised three separate Cybercrime awareness programmes at Town Hall Khansahib, Police Station Chadoora and Police Station Charar-i-Sharief. The first event was held at Townhall Khansahib which was chaired by ASP Budgam Shri Gowhar Ahmad-JKPS, besides SDPO Khansahib, SHO P/S Khansahib, IC PP Watrehail and other police officers were present on the occasion. The programme was attended by respectable citizens, religious heads of the Khansahib area, teachers & students of various schools. On the occasion, ASP Budgam & Junaid-ul-Rahman Chairman of (The Chinar Valley Group-NGO) and Cyber security awareness expert briefed about various types of cyber threats/activities viz identity theft, credit card fraud, data stealing, cyber stalking, pornography etc. Similarly, at PS Chadoora and PS Charar-i-Sharief the awareness programmes were chaired by concerned SHOs. Speaking on the occasions, the chairing officers advised the participants to be aware while surfing the internet and not to fall prey to cyber criminals. They also appealed the participants to spread the awareness among others as well regarding the risks associated with digital transactions and social media applications in use. They also advised the participants not to open/click links without knowing the source of origin and mode of transmission through different internet applications. The main motive behind conducting such programmes is to spread awareness of cybercrime among the general Public. The participants including students and religious heads appreciated the efforts of Police for facilitating such awareness programmes to save general public from falling prey at the hands of cyber criminals. The participants assured their full cooperation to police in tackling all types of crimes including Cybercrime.
Police Arrest 06 notorious drug peddlers in South Kashmir
September 14: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 06 notorious drug peddlers in a series of actions across Kashmir and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances. In Shopian, a police party of Police Station Heerpora at a checkpoint established on Mughal Road at Dubjan, intercepted a vehicle (Truck) bearing registration number PB02EH-4676 with four person on board. They have been identified as Sharangeet Sing son of Bulvinder Sing resident of Khapad Kheeri Amritsar Punjab, Mohd Rafiq Ganie son of Abdul Aziz Ganie resident of Hermain Shopian, Raj Kumar son of Sham Lal resident of Pind Baghykay Athhard District Fazalka Punjab and Gurjanat Sing son of Gisvinder Sing resident of Geevanda Khurad District Tarantarn Punjab. During search, officers were able to recover 325Kgs of Poppy Straw from their possession. Similarly in Pulwama, Police received specific information that two persons namely Fayaz Ahmad Bhat son of Gulam Rasool Bhat resident of Parigam and Abdul Rashid Bhat son of Mohd Shaban Bhat resident of Konjipora are indulged in drug peddling and also hoarded large quantities of contraband substances in their residential houses. Subsequently, Police swung into action and raided the said locations along with respective Executive Magistrates. During search of these houses, 88 Kgs of Poppy Straw were recovered from the said residential houses. However, the accused persons escaped from the spot and efforts are on to effect their arrest. In another action, Police at a checkpoint established at Tahab Chowk Pulwama intercepted two suspected persons carrying a bag who tried to flee from the spot after noticing police party but were apprehended tactfully. They have been identified as Naseer Ahmad Dar son of Gulam Hassan Dar & Hilal Ahmad Wani son of Abdul Khaliq Wani, both residents of Ghat Tiken Pulwama. During checking, 12 Kgs of Poppy straw was recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law were registered at respective police stations and further investigations have 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.
Police holds meeting with retired police officers in Budgam
September 12: In order to review the welfare measures and to redress the grievances of retired police personnel, police in Budgam held a meeting with Police Retired Officers Association (Non-Gazetted) at District Police Lines Budgam. The meeting was chaired by SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS along with DySP Hqrs Budgam Shri Naem Wani-JKPS and DySP DAR DPL Budgam Shri Owaise Rashid-JKPS. During the meeting more than 100 retired Police officers of the district participated. The participants were welcomed by SSP Budgam who assured them that police is always at their disposal and to address their grievances. He also stated that they are still part of Police organization and can approach any Police officer or Police unit at any time. During the meeting, the retired officers raised various issues and also proposed some initiatives for the betterment of post service life. SSP Budgam assured them that their genuine issues and problems would be taken up at an appropriate level for their early redressal. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks and with the assurance that such meetings will be held on regular basis in future also to redress the grievances of the retirees.
Police organises anti-drug awareness programme in Budgam
September 12: Police in Budgam organised an anti-drug awareness programme under the banner “prevention of drug addiction” at Government Boys Higher Secondary School Beerwah Budgam. The programme was organised by Police with the motive of generating awareness among vulnerable age group about ill effects of drug addiction and to seek cooperation of the society in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs. The programme was hosted by In-charge Drug De-addiction and Stress Management Centre DPL Budgam Ms Insha Hassan. Principal Government Boys Higher Secondary School Beerwah, school staff members and 390 students of the school attended the programme. Principal of the GBHSS Beerwah 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. On the occasion, Ms Insha Hassan highlighted the role of school management in identification of substance abusers and their role in remedial measures thereof. Thrust was also given to the psychological and social aspects of addiction. Detailed deliberations on various aspects of drug addiction and preventive measures especially in youth were also made. All the participants pledged to never indulge in any kind of substance abuse. The participants thanked Police for conducting such awareness programmes and building a bridge of trust between police and the youth.
Police arrest a drug peddler in Awantipora, contraband substance recovered
September 11: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Awantipora and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A police party of Police Post Reshipora at a checkpoint established at Panzgam Crossing arrested a drug peddler identified as Habibullah Shah son of Wali Mohd Shah resident of Astanpora Panzgam. During search, 04 Kgs of Poppy Straw was recovered from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 199/2022 under relevant sections of law been registered at Police Station Awantipora 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 Anantnag; Contraband substance recovered
September 10: Continuing its efforts to curb the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 02 drug peddlers in Anantnag and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Police Station Srigufwara received a specific information through reliable sources that one person namely Javid Ahmad Bhat son of Gh Mohi-ud-din Bhat resident of Sirhama Srigufwara has indulged in drug peddling and has hoarded a large quantity of narcotic substance in his residential house. On receipt of this information, a police party from Police Station Srigufwara alongwith Executive Magistrate concerned raided the said location. During search, officers were able to recover 6.2Kgs of Bung Boosa from the said house. 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. Meanwhile in another action, officers from PP Janglatmandi at a checkpoint established at Ashajipora bridge, intercepted a suspicious person identified as Hashim Mushtaq Bhat son of Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat resident of Dabruna Anantnag. During search, officers were able to recover 800grams of Bung Bosa from his possession. He was arrested and shifted to PS where he remains in custody. 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 four burglary cases in Ganderbal;
September 10: Police in Ganderbal have solved 04 burglary cases by arresting 08 accused persons involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property worth lacs. Earlier this month, Police Station Ganderbal received two written complaints regarding burglary at Govt. High School Kujjar Ganderbal and burglary in a residential house at Saloora Ganderbal. Two more complaints regarding theft of domestic animals from cowsheds at Tengpora village were lodged in PS Ganderbal. Accordingly, cases vide FIR No’s 257/2022, 146/2022, 216/2022 and 240/2022 under relevant sections of law were registered in PS Ganderbal and investigation was set into the motion. On receipt of these complaints, a special team led by SHO PS Ganderbal was constituted by SSP Ganderbal under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Ganderbal. The investigating team swiftly cracked all the four burglary cases and arrested 08 persons involved in these cases. They have been identified as Zahoor Ahmad Najar son of Gh Mohd resident of Fethapora Ganderbal, Asif Hussain Yatoo son of Gh Hassan resident of Sultanpora Baramulla, Muneer Ahmad Famda son of Ghulam Younis resident of Sarafraw Kangan, Mohd Shabir Magray son of Mohd Shafi resident of Sahardhaka Udhampur, Shakeel Ahmad Bijad son of Mohd Ishaq resident of Judiyal Rojouri, Rubul Mestry son of Shams ud Din resident of Gurgaon Haryana A/P Beehama Ganderbal, Safikul Islam son of Umer Ali & Kutab-u-Din son of Mannan, both residents of Delhi A/P Beehama Ganderbal. On their disclosure, stolen property including 12 batteries, 01 gold coin, 03 cows and a calf was recovered on their disclosure. Moreover, a vehicle (Auto) bearing registration number JK01P- 4078 used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Community members have applauded the efforts made by the Police in cracking/solving the burglary cases. Our consistent actions against the anti-social elements shall re-assure community members that Police has resolved to act tough against individuals involved in any criminal activities.
Police organised anti-drug awareness rally in Budgam
September 10: Police in Budgam have organized an awareness rally under the banner of “Prevention of Drug Addiction”. The rally was attended by students and staff members of Government Boys Hr. Secondary School Magam, Government Girls Hr. Secondary School Magam, RMP School Magam and Green View School Magam. Besides, Traders Union Magam, youth and other respectable citizens of Magam area participated in the rally. The awareness rally was flagged off by SDPO Magam Shri Mohammad Saleem Bhat-JKPS at Government Higher Secondary School Magam along with SHO Magam & other officers of Budgam Police, Principals of participating schools and senior members of Traders Union Magam. The rally passed through Bus Stand Magam, Main Market Magam and returned to Government Boys Higher Secondary School Magam where the rally culminated. The main aim of the rally was to spread awareness about ill effects of drug abuse and its consequences. SDPO Magam on the event appealed the general public to join hands with Police in curbing the abuse of drugs & related substances to eliminate this social evil from the society. Students/Participants were holding banners and placards in their hands with messages against substance abuse and raised slogans against the social evil and pledged to join their hands to eradicate this menace from the society.
Police arrests 10 persons, seizes 10 vehicles in Ganderbal
September 09: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police in Ganderbal have arrested 10 persons and seized 10 vehicles involved in the commission of crime. On the directions of SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS, special teams of Police was constituted under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Ganderbal and SDPO Kangan, headed by SHOs of various Police Stations after following information of illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in the district. These special police teams seized 10 vehicles (06 Tippers bearing registration numbers JK04D-0153, JK01F-5898, JK04B-7284, JK03A-2995, JK16-2502, JK01M-9478 and 04 Tractors) loaded with illegally extracted minerals from Nallah Sindh Ganderbal. The 10 accused drivers involved in the commission of crime have also been arrested. They have been identified as Reyaz Ahmad Dar resident of Nunner, Fayaz Ahmad Dar resident of Arch, Abid Ahmad Mir resident of Beehama, Javid Ahmad Dar resident of Waheedpora, Ravees Ahmad Bhat resident of Khurhama, Farooq Ahmad Chopan resident of Kachnambal Kangan, Waheed Ahmad Dar resident of Watalbagh Lar, Suheel Ahmad Malik resident of Benhama Lar, Irfan Ahmed Chopan & Sabzar Nabi Bhat, both residents of Prang Kangan. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered in PS Ganderbal, PS Kheerbawani, PS Kangan and PS Lar and further investigation has been taken up. 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 their concerned police units.
Police seizes huge quantity of illicit timber in Budgam, accused arrested
September 09: Police in Budgam seized huge quantity of illicit timber and arrested an accused person involved in the commission of crime. Police Station Khag received an information that one person Abdul Hamid Shera son of Mohammad Hussain Shera resident of Gujarpathri Drang has kept huge quantity of illicit timber in an orchard on Drung Gujarpathri road. Accordingly, a police party of Police Station Khag raided the specific spot and seized huge quantity of illicit timber and arrested the accused person involved in the commission of crime. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 50/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Khag and investigation has been initiated. More arrests and recoveries are expected. 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 organises training session on ‘Investigation Techniques’ in Budgam
September 08: In order to enhance the investigation skills and embed investigation techniques among the investigating officers, Police in Budgam organized one day training session on ‘Investigation Techniques’ which was held at District Police Lines Budgam in which more than 50 investigating officers participated. The programme was inaugurated by SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS. In his inaugural speech, SSP Budgam stressed the need for professional investigation skills among officers and the significance of such training sessions for enhancing those skills. SSP Budgam said that the workshop is meant to train the officers to ensure swift and effective investigation of crimes. Besides other officers, the event was also attended by DySP DAR DPL Budgam Shri Owaise Rashid-JKPS while Senior Prosecuting officer DPO Budgam was the speaker of the training session. The event is the first part of a series of training workshops being conducted by the district police. Experts including from the prosecution wing and senior investigation officers of police participated in the training programme as resource persons. Various topics related to the investigation of UA(P)A, NDPS, Crime against women and other heinous crimes were covered during the training session. During the session, senior prosecuting officer DPO Budgam, Shri Voonesh Sangotra discussed various heinous crime cases and also directed the IOs to conduct investigations efficiently so that culprits do not go scot-free due to erratic investigation and stressed for adopting the latest technology standard practices to expedite investigation of cases on merits for judicial determination.
Budgam Police and ANTF J&K launches Bhung destruction drive
September 08: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Police in Budgam destroyed wild bhung in Khansahib area. Besides Anti Narcotics Task Force J&K also destroyed wild bhung spread on a vast area of forest land in Kupwara. Police in Budgam headed by SHO PS Khansahib and officials from Revenue Deptt Khansahib launched a special drive to destroy wild bung in Parnewa Khansahib and its adjacent areas. During the drive, the joint team destroyed bhung cultivation spread on the vast area of land. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Police and have urged to continue such drive in nearby areas also. Meanwhile, Anti Narcotics Task Force J&K in collaboration with Divisional Forest officer Kamraj Forest Division Zangil Kupwara, Excise & taxation department of Kupwara/Baramulla, Revenue Department with the assistance of local Police carried a major bhung destruction drive at Trimukhan Top, Lolab and adjoining areas bordering Kupwara, Baramulla & Bandipora Districts. During the drive, wild bhung spread over approximately 05 hectares of forest land was destroyed. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law.
Police organises Thana Diwas at various Police establishments across Kashmir valley
September 08: As a part of public outreach programme and an initiative by Government of J&K, Police organized 'Thana Diwas' at various Police establishments across the Kashmir valley. The Programmes were chaired by the District/Zonal heads in their respective jurisdictional areas. These meetings were attended by respectable citizens, civil society members, Numberdars, Chowkidars, representatives of Traders Federation, Transporters, Auqaf Committees, Panchs and Sarpanches. Besides, police officers and officials were also present on these occasions. In these events, the participants highlighted various issues of public importance and they were assured by the chairing officers that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and that of civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. Besides, the grievances were heard patiently and were segregated on the basis of area of action and jurisdiction. While speaking on these occasions, the chairing officers reiterated that the main aim of organising 'Thana Diwas, is to improve efficiency, transparency and accountability in policing at grass-root level and to develop confidence among the people. The participants were impressed upon to co-operate with Police in maintaining Law & Order and crime free atmosphere in their respective areas. The participants were also stressed upon to co-operate with Police in curbing the drug menace and in identifying anti-national and anti-social elements who always try to disrupt the peaceful environment. The participants appreciated the role of police for conducting such interaction meetings and assured their full support & cooperation in curbing the menace of social evils of the society.
Police organises awareness programme cum rally against drug abuse in Pulwama
September 07: Police in Pulwama have organized an awareness programme cum rally against drug abuse under the banner of “Prevention of drug addiction”. Besides, wild bung was also destroyed in Bandipora. In Pulwama, the awareness rally under the banner of “NASHA MUKHT BHARAT” was organized at Litter under the supervision of SSP Pulwama Shri Gh Jeelani Wani which started from Govt. Higher Secondary School Achan and culminated at village Panjran. The rally was attended by SDPO Litter, DySP Probation, SHO PS Liiter, IC PP Lassiopra, Principal along with staff of the said school, Employees of Health Department, members of civil society, students, youth and respectable of the area. On the occasion, a seminar was also conducted at Govt. Higher Secondary School Achan hosted by DySP Probation along with SHO PS Litter & IC PP Litter. At the very outset DySP gave motivational speech towards competitive exams and stressed upon the students to channelize their potential and energy in a positive way. He also urged parents to closely monitor their wards in choosing different career avenues. DySP Probation Pulwama sought the cooperation of 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. Speaking on the occasion, SHO PS Litter also highlighted the socio-economic factors contributing to drug addiction and preventive measures thereof. He also explained the ways to know the warning signs and symptoms of a drug addict. He further said that public cooperation is necessary to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society as 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. Meanwhile in Bandipora, the bung destruction drive was carried out across the district by Police along with civil society and respectable of Bandipora district. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law.
Police arrests 13 persons, seizes 13 vehicles in Bandipora & Budgam
September 07: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police have arrested 13 persons and seized 13 vehicles involved in the commission of crime in Bandipora & Budgam. In Bandipora, a police party of PS Bandipora following information about illegal excavation & transportation of minerals in their jurisdiction, intercepted 05 tippers and 02 tractors loaded with illegally extracted minerals from various nallahas/streams. The vehicles have been seized and their drivers were arrested. Similarly in Budgam, PS Magam and PS Khansahib conducted raids at Rudbugh and Nallah Arizal respectively and seized 03 tippers, 02 tractors and a JCB involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. The drivers of these vehicles including a JCB driver have been arrested. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective police stations and investigations have 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 their concerned police units.
Police organizes awareness rally against drug abuse in Budgam
September 06: Police in Budgam have organized an awareness rally against drug abuse under the banner of “Prevention of drug addiction”. The rally was attended by students and staff members of Government HSS School Khansahab & IPTS Heights School Khansahab besides, Municipal Committee members, trade union Khansahab, youth and respectables of the area also participated in the rally. The awareness rally was flagged off by SDPO Khansahab Shri Ghulam Mohi-u-Din Malik-JKPS at Sub. District Hospital Khansahab along with SHO Khansahab and other officers of police and Municipal committee Khansahab. The rally passed through various routes of Sub-division Khansahab and culminated near Government Degree College Khansahab. The main aim of the rally was to spread awareness about ill effects of drug abuse and its consequences. SDPO Khansahib on the event appealed the general public to join hands with Police in fighting against the abuse of drug & related substances to eliminate this social evil from the society. Students/participants were holding banners and placards in their hands with messages against drug abuse and raised slogans against the social evil and pledged to join their hands to eradicate this menace from the society. Moreover, police officers headed by SHO Police Station Budgam and officials from Municipal committee Budgam launched a special drive against wild weed bung in Main Town Budgam and its adjacent areas and destroyed huge quantity of wild weed bung. Similarly, another joint team comprising of officials of Police Post Watrihail and Excise Department officials headed by Naib Tehsildar Shri Mushtaq Ahmad along with incharge PP Watrihail launched a drive against wild weed bung in Main Town Waterhail and its adjacent areas and destroyed wild weed bung. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Police and have urged to continue such drive in nearby areas also. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law.
Police receives Bharat Darshan Tour-2022 participants in Ganderbal
September 06: Police in Ganderbal organized a reception for the students who were the part of the Bharat Darshan Tour-2022 organised under Civic Action Programme. The students returned back safely after a week-long tour, visiting different colourful cities of the country. They were received by SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS and DySP DAR Ganderbal Shri Muzaffar Jan-JKPS and were accorded with a warm reception at DPL Ganderbal. While interacting with the students, SSP Ganderbal congratulated them for availing the opportunity of visiting the different parts of the country and exploring various places of Cultural importance. While sharing their experiences, the students showed enthusiasm and happiness and thanked Police for giving them opportunity to explore various cities and unique heritage sites in New Delhi and Kolkata. The touring students described the tour as a great success and asserted that it has helped them to gain new experiences, and also gave them vast exposure and confidence in attaining new knowledge about the visited places. The reception ceremony was also attended by other senior Police Officers of the District. Finally, SSP Ganderbal Shri Nikhil Borkar-IPS distributed certificates among the participants and wished them good luck for their bright future. The reception ceremony ended with a vote of thanks from both the sides.
02 HM Terrorists neutralized in Poshkreeri Anantnag
September 06: Acting on a specific information regarding the presence of terrorists in village Poshkreeri area of Anantnag, a joint cordon & search operation was launched by Police and Army (3RR) in the said area. During the search operation, as the joint search party approached 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 were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Danish Ahmad Bhat @Kokab Duree son of Gulazar Ahmad Bhat resident of Jablipora Bijbehara and Basharat Nabi Lone son of Ghulam Nabi Lone resident of Fatehpora Anantnag linked with proscribed terror outfit HM. As per the police records, both the killed terrorists were categorized terrorists and active since year 2019. Both the killed terrorists had a history of terror crime cases including attacks on police/security forces and civilian atrocities. Besides, they were also involved in killing of 02 Territorial Army personnel namely Manzoor Ahmad at Sadoora Anantnag on 06/06/2019 and Mohammad Saleem at Bijbehara on 09/04/2021. Moreover, they were also involved in killing of 02 civilians on 29/05/2021 in Jablipora Bijbehara area. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 01 AK-56 Rifle, 35 AK rounds, 02 AK Magazines, 01 Pistol, 01 Pistol Magazine and 02 Pistol rounds were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into custody for further investigation. Police has registered a case under relevant sections of law at Police Station and further investigation has been initiated. Moreover, based on specific input regarding presence of terrorists in Khonmoh area of Srinagar, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police & 50RR in the said area today. During the search of the orchards in the said area, an IED weighing about 30-35Kgs was recovered which is being destroyed by the Bomb Disposal Squad. By recovering the said IED, a possible IED attack has been averted. The search operation in the area is still going on. Further details if any shall be followed.
Police facilitates PCPG meeting in Sopore
September 05: As a part of Public outreach programme, Police in Sopore facilitated a Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting at Police Station Bomai. The meeting was chaired by SSP Sopore Shri Shabir Nawab-JKPS along with SDPO Zaingeer and SHO PS Bomai in which representatives and respectable of general area of Police Station Bomai participated. During the meeting, several issues of public importance were discussed. The chairing officers assured for time bound redressal of grievances pertaining to Police. He also sought cooperation of people in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs and requested people to provide factual information in identifying anti-national elements who always try to disrupt the peaceful environment in the area. 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 holds meeting with retired Police officers in Pulwama
September 05: In order to redress the grievances of retired Police officers, Police hold a meeting with retired officers association (Non-Gazetted) under the chairmanship of SSP Pulwama Gh Jeelani Wani accompanied with DySP DAR Pulwama. At the very outset of the meeting, the participants were welcomed by SSP Pulwama and he assured them that police are always at their disposal. He asked them not to feel alone. He also stated that they are still part of Police organization and can approach any Police officer or Police unit at any time. During the meeting, the retired Police officers raised various issues. The chairing officer assured them that their genuine issues/problems would be taken up at an appropriate level for their early redressal. It was also made clear in the meeting that retirees are always welcomed for their valuable suggestions and can share their experience with Police officers in smart policing. There is great respect for them in the Police organization as they have rendered a long service and toiled hard to earn a name for the organization. Various measures are taken by the Police department for the welfare of retired Police personnel and their wards. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks and with the assurance that such meetings will be held on regular basis in future also to redress the grievances of the retirees.
Police arrests 02 drug peddler in Baramulla & Bandipora; Huge quantity of contraband substance recovered
September 05: Continuing its efforts to eradicate social crimes in the society, Police in Baramulla have arrested a drug peddler and recovered huge quantity of contraband substance from his possession. Besides, arrests 02 gamblers from Pattan area. A Police party of PS Tangmarg at a checkpoint established at Hariwatnoo Tangmarg near Kralpora link road arrested a drug peddler identified as Bilal Ahmad Karay son of Munzwar Kharay resident of Roohipora Ratnipora. During search, officers recovered 2.5 Kgs of charas powder from his possession. Similarly in Bandipora, Police party of PP Nowgam arrested a drug peddler Mohd Yaqoob Beigh son of Mohd Rajab Beigh resident of Ganasatan. On his personal search, Brown Sugar concealed in paper strips was recovered from his possession. Moreover, acting on specific information about gambling activities in Orchards of Ghat Gopallan Palhallan, a police party of Police Post Palhallan raided the specific site and arrested 02 gamblers on the spot. They have been identified as Gh Hassan Dar son of Gh Nabi Dar resident of Gopalllan and Manzoor Ahmad Kharoo son of Ab Ahad resident of Aathkhore Gund Roshan. Officers have seized stake money of ₹4000/- and playing cards from the gamblers. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered at respective police stations and investigations have been initiated. 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 organises awareness programmes cum rallies against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in Awantipora & Pulwama
September 02: In view of growing menace of drugs and to spread awareness among the general public about ill effects of drug menace, Police organized drug awareness programmes cum rallies in Awantipora and Pulwama. Besides, wild bung was also destroyed in Awantipora. In Awantipora, the awareness programme was held at Global School Tral. The programme was attended by students of different age groups and other respectable of the Tral area. Moreover, Police launched drive against bung cultivation and destroys huge quantity of wild bung in Awantipora and Pampore areas. In Pulwama, awareness rally against drug abuse started from Middle School Kakapora to Main town Kakapora which passes through various routes of town Kakapora and back. The rally was attended by DySP PC kakapora, SHO Kakapora, ZEO Kakapora, members of civil society, students, youth and respectable of the area participated in the rally. Similarly at Litter, awareness rally started from Hr Sec. School Chakoora to Grawgund passes through various villages of litter. The rally was attended by SDPO Litter, SHO Litter, Principal along with staff of the school, students, youth, respectable of the area and other civil & Police officers. In addition, a seminar was also conducted by SHO Litter at Higher Sec School Chakoora to spread awareness ill effects of drug abuse on society. The officer complimented the participants and highlighted the need to protect our young generation from the menace. He also made aware the participants about the devastating impact of drug abuse and said that drug abuse poses a serious challenge to our society. He also stressed upon the parents to closely monitor their children and urged them to help their wards choose different career avenues through which they channelize their potential and energy in a positive way.
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September 05: Today at about 1130hrs, Shopian Police received information that an unknown bullet riddled body is laying in the orchards of Village Narpora Shopian. Subsequently, a Police team rushed towards the spot and took the said body into possession, who was identified as Manzoor Ahmad Nengroo Son of Gh Ahmad Nengroo resident of Hanjin Bala Rajpora Pulwama. The said body was shifted to District Hospital Shopian for medico legal formalities. Accordingly, a murder case was registered under relevant sections of law and investigation set into motion. The preliminary investigation revealed that yesterday evening the deceased who was Waza by profession along with two more associates including an elderly man were returning from their work in an Auto after conclusion of a function at Chraripora area of Budgam. Enroute one more person (a baker by profession) also boarded in the Auto. The terrorists waiting in a Tata Mobile at Aglar intercepted the said Auto and forcibly abducted all the four persons. The elderly man was released after travelling a distance of 2Kms (approx) followed by release of other two near Kellar, however, deceased Manzoor Ahmad was taken along by the abductors. Today, his bullet riddled body was recovered in the orchards of village Narpora Shopian. It was further revealed during the course of investigation that the killing is handiwork of terrorists due to group rivalry between them. It is pertinent to mention that one of the deceased’s brother namely Ashiq Nengroo is a terrorist of JeM outfit and presently in Pakistan. His second brother, Abbas Nengroo was an active terrorist who got killed in an encounter in 2014 in Pulwama while as his third brother namely terrorist Reyaz Negroo is lodged in prison for his involvement in Jammu terror attack case who used to ferry terrorists from Jammu to Kashmir valley through his owned trucks. Moreover, one of his truck carrying 03 terrorists was intercepted at Jajar Kotli Jammu and all the 03 terrorists were killed in an encounter on spot. The investigation of the case is vigorously going on in a very professional manner and those terrorists involved in the crime will be identified soon and dealt strictly under law.
Police recovers huge quantity of contraband substances in Pulwama
September 04: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Pulwama have recovered huge quantity of contraband substances in village Chewakalan. Police Station Litter received a specific information through reliable sources that one person namely Ghulam Hassan Wani son of Abdul Razak Wani resident of Chewakalan has indulged in drug peddling and hoarded a huge quantity of narcotic substance in his residential house. On receipt of this information, a Police party of PS Pulwama alongwith Executive Magistrate raided the specific location. During search, 56kgs of poppy straw along with digital weighing machine were recovered from the said residential house. However the accused person fled from the spot after noticing the presence of Police. Efforts are on to nab him. Accordingly, case vide FIR No. 266/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Pulwama 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 carries bhung destruction drive in Awantipora
September 04: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Police in Awantipora have destroyed bhung within the territorial limits of Police District Awantipora. Special Police teams of Police Station Awantipora, Tral and Pampore destroyed huge quantity of bhung (hemp), spread over more than 10 kanals of land in Nowdal Tral, Padgampora Awantipora and Patalbagh Pampore. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Police and have urged to continue such drive in nearby areas also. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law.
Police arrests hybrid terrorist in Sopore
September 04: On 02/09/2022, at about 2115hrs, based on specific information regarding movement of a terrorist in Shangergund area of Sopore, a special joint checkpoint was established by Police, Army (22RR) and CRPF (179BN) in the said area. During checking, at about 2140hrs suspicious movement of a person coming from village Check Brath link road towards Sopore-Kupwara general road was noticed and was subsequently asked to stop, but he tried to flee from the spot. However, he was tactfully apprehended by the alert joint team. Upon his personal search 01 pistol, 01 magazine and 08 pistol rounds were recovered from his possession. He was identified as Saqib Shakeel Dar son of Shakeel Ahmad Dar resident of Mumkak Batpora A/P Checki Brath Sopore. Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested person is working as a hybrid terrorist of proscribed terrorist organization LeT and was in a constant search of an opportunity to carry out attacks on security forces and civilians. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 195/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Sopore and investigation was set into motion. During further investigation, the arrested accused revealed that he had concealed 03 Sticky Bombs and 07 Detonators which were also recovered upon his disclosure in an orchard of village Chek-i- Brath area of Sopore. Further investigation into the case is going on.
Kulgam Cricket league concludes in Kulgam;
September 04: Valedictory function of Kulgam Cricket league was held at Sports Stadium Kulgam. The Tournament was organised for Women and specially abled persons by District Police Kulgam and MC Kulgam in collaboration with Youth services and sports Kulgam at Mini stadium Kulgam. On the occasion, SSP Kulgam Dr G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS was the Chief Guest. Chairman MC Kulgam Shri Muneeb Zargar, DYSSO Kulgam Shri Ghulam Hassan Lone were also present. Senior officers of Police including, DySP Hqrs Kulgam, DySP DAR Kulgam, SHO PS Kulgam were also present on the occasion. In Women's final match, Kulgam Warriors team came out as winners while in Specially abled person's final match, Kulgam Eleven lifted the title. SSP Kulgam while interacting with participants congratulated their extraordinary efforts put forth by them with which they managed their places in grand finals of the tournament and assured them that police is always at their door steps for any assistance. Large number of people were present on the occasion to witness the event and expressed their gratitude towards police and appreciated their role to channelize the energy of youth of the district towards sports and other constructive activities. At the conclusion, the winning teams were awarded with cash prizes, trophies and medals to boost their morale.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers across Kashmir
September 04: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in a series of actions across Kashmir have arrested four drug peddlers from Sopore, Kulgam and Awantipora. Huge quantity of contraband substances were also recovered from their possession. In Sopore, acting on specific information regarding movement of drug dealers a special checkpoint was established at Wagub Crossing led by I/C PP Puthkha & SHO PS Tarzoo under the supervision of SDPO Sopore Shri Furqan Qadir-JKPS. During checking a vehicle bearing registration number JK02R-1231 was intercepted with two persons on board. During search, 205gms of Heroin like substance were recovered from their possession. They have been identified as Abdul Samad Wani resident of Sultanpora Pattan and Fayaz Ahmad Malla resident of Hagarpora Pattan. Both of them have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody, besides, the vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 83/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tarzoo & investigation taken up. In Kulgam, a Police party led by SHO PS Kulgam under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Kulgam while patrolling near Polytechnic College Bongam, Kulgam apprehended a notorious drug peddler namely Umer Akbar Malik son of Mohd Akbar Malik resident of Khasipora Shopian, who after noticing police party tried to flee from the spot but was chased and apprehended tactfully. Officers during the search recovered Poppy Straw weighing 2.5Kgs from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 94/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Kulgam and further investigation is in progress. Moreover, in Awantipora a Police party of Police Station Pampore at a checkpoint established at Drangabal Pampore near Punjab National Bank intercepted a person moving in suspicious circumstances. During checking, officers were able to recover 2.5Kgs of grinded Poppy Straw from his possession. He has been identified as Aqib Ashraf Mir son of Mohd Ashraf Mir resident of Drangabal Pampore. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 112/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Pampore. 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.
Piping ceremony held at District Police Office Budgam
September 03: A Piping ceremony of recently promoted ASI(M) Mohammad Iqbal was held at District Police Office Budgam. The promoted officer was decorated with new rank by SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS alongwith AIG Provision PHQ Shri Gurinderpal Singh-IPS and DySP Hqrs Budgam Shri Naeem Wani-JKPS. On the occasion, SSP Budgam congratulated the promoted officer and his family and advised him to continue doing work with more enthusiasm and highest degree of dedication. During the colourful ceremony, the newly promoted officer expressed his gratitude towards Police department for conferring his next rank and timely promotion. He also pledged to work with same zeal and enthusiasm.
Police holds meeting with retired Police officers in Budgam
September 03: In order to redress the grievances of retirees, Police in Budgam held a meeting with retired police personnel at Police Station Chadoora. The meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Chadoora in which more than 30 retired officers/officials participated. On the occasion, the participants were welcomed by SHO PS Chadoora and thanked them for sparing their valuable time to attend the meeting. He assured the participants that Police is always at their disposal and they are still part of Police organization. He also assured them that they can approach any police officer or police unit at any time. During the meeting, the retired officers raised various issues. The chairing officer assured them that their genuine issues/problems would be taken up at an appropriate level for their early redressal. Moreover, the chairing officer also reiterated that retirees are always welcome for their valuable suggestions and there is great respect for them in the Police organization as they have rendered a long service and toiled hard to earn a name for the organization. He also added that various measures are being taken by the Police department for the welfare of retired police personnel and their wards. Further, a booklet “The Voice of The PROANG” prepared by J&K Police Retired Officers Association was also presented and issued during the meeting. The meeting concluded with the vote of thanks and with the assurance that such meetings will be held on regular basis in future also to redress the grievances of the retirees.
Police organises awareness programme cum rally against drug abuse in Awantipora
September 03: In view of growing menace of drugs and to spread awareness among the general public about ill effects of drug menace, Police in Awantipora have organized drug awareness programme cum rally in the area. Besides, wild bung was also destroyed in Budgam, Sopore and Tral. The awareness programmes were organized at Boys Higher Secondary School Pampore and Higher Secondary school Dogripora and attended by the respectables, students from the Pampore and Awantipora areas. Besides, Tehsildar Pampore had a detailed interaction with the students/public during the said awareness programmes, while as SDPO Pampore and SDPO Awantipora were also present on these occasions. After the interaction programmes, rallies were organized in Pampore, Khrew and Awantipora to generate awareness against drug abuse and its ill effects on the society. Along with Police, officers from civil administration also took part in these rallies. Moreover in Budgam, a joint team comprising of Police Station Magam alongwith officials of Excise Department led by SHO PS Magam launched a special drive against wild weed bung in Main Towm Magama and its adjacent areas and destroyed huge quantity of bung. In Sopore, a police team from PS Sopore along with Tehsildar Dangerpora and students of Government Higher Secondary School Dangerpora under the supervision of SDPO Sopore Shri Furqan Qadir-JKPS launched a special drive against wild bung in village Dangerpora and destroyed huge quantity of wild bung. Similarly in Tral, a police party of Police Station Tral destroyed huge quantity of wild bung in village Pinglish Tral and its adjacent areas. General public of these areas applauded the act of Police and assured their cooperation in sharing all information related to illegal use of drugs in order to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Sopore, Handwara; Contraband substances recovered
September 03: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Sopore & Handwara and recovered contraband substances from their possession. A Police party headed by SHO PS Tarzoo under the supervision of SDPO Sopore Shri Furqan Qadir-JKPS at a checkpoint established at Amargrah Crossing intercepted a vehicle (Load Carrier) bearing registration number JK05D-2486 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Barkat Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Ahad Dar and Aqib Ahmad Kuloo son of Nazir Ahmad Kuloo both residents of Sher Colony B Sopore. During checking, 15kgs of Poppy Straw was recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 81/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Tarzoo and further investigation has been initiated. Similarly in Handwara, a police party of Police Post Magam during naka checking near Jamia Masjid Uchar Magam intercepted a person in a suspicious manner. During search, around 250grms of Charas like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Masood Ahmad Fomda son of Gh Mustafa resident of Uchar Magam. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 243/2022 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation has been initiated. Community members are again 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 abducted minor girl within 24 hours in Budgam, accused arrested
September 02: Police in Budgam have recovered an abducted minor girl within 24 hours and arrested an accused person involved in the commission of crime. On 01/09/2022 evening, Police Post Soibugh received a written complaint from a resident of Khan Mohalla Soibugh stating therein that his minor daughter did not return home after school hours and the school administration stated that she didn't attend the school today. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 306/2022 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Budgam and investigation was set into motion. Subsequently, a special Police team under the supervision of IC PP Soibugh was constituted to trace out the missing girl. During the course of investigation, the Police team acting swiftly and raided various suspected locations. After strenuous efforts and working on some leads, the special team learnt that the missing girl was abducted by one Salib Ahmad Hella son of Assadullah Hella resident of Khuri Batapora Kulgam. The Police party accordingly raided the specific location and recovered the abducted girl. The abductor has also been arrested within 24 hours after the complaint was lodged. After fulfilling all legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her legal heirs. Further investigation into the case is going on.
Police organises awareness programme cum rally against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in Awantipora
September 02: In view of growing menace of drugs and to spread awareness among the general public about ill effects of drug menace, Police in Awantipora organized drug awareness programme cum rally in the area. The awareness programme was held at Government Boys Higher Secondary School Tral. The programme was attended by students of different age groups, members of different youth clubs, traders, shopkeepers, drivers and other respectable of the area. ADC Tral presided over the programme as the chief guest. SDPO Tral and officers of excise department were also present on the occasion. ADC Tral in his address complimented the participants and highlighted the need to protect our young generation from the menace. He said that drug abuse poses a serious challenge to our society and urged upon different sections of the society to act vibrantly against this menace. He also stressed upon the parents to closely monitor their children and urged them to help their wards in choosing different career avenues through which they channelize their potential and energy in a positive way. SDPO Tral while speaking on the occasion, appealed the participants to inform police about any illicit drugs trade or illicit crop cultivation so that appropriate legal action will be taken against the culprits. Meanwhile, an awareness rally against drug abuse and illicit trafficking was organized by Police Station Awantipora which commenced from PS Awantipora and culminated near Nambal Awantipora. The rally was attended by Medical Staff, Teachers, students of different schools, respectable citizens of Awantipora and Police/civil officers. Moreover, Police launched drive against bung cultivation and destroys huge quantity of wild bung in Awantipora and Pampore areas.
Police facilitates PCPG meeting in Kulgam
September 02: As a part of Public outreach programme, Police in Kulgam facilitated a Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting at Police Station Qazigund. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Qazigund besides SHO PS Qazigund was also present. The meeting was attended by ward members of municipal committee Qazigund, Auqaf committees, Chowkidars, Traders federations, various market associations, representatives and prominent respectables of Qazigund area. During the meeting, several issues of public importance were discussed. The chairing officers assured time bound redressal of grievances pertaining to Police. Chairing officers also laid focus on Community Policing, and requested people to provide factual information in identifying anti-national elements who always try to disrupt the peaceful environment. He also sought cooperation of people in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs. 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 03 persons and seizes 03 vehicles in Budgam
September 02: Acting tough against the elements involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals, Police in Budgam have arrested 03 persons and seized 03 vehicles involved in the commission of crime. A police party of PP Humhama at a checkpoint established at Laloo Sheshgari intercepted three tippers loaded with illegally extracted soil. The vehicles bearing registration numbers JK01M-2211, JK05B-0747 and JK04B-7700 have been seized and their drivers identified as Basharat Ali Ganai son of Mohammad Baqir Ganai resident of Bodina Budgam, Javaid Ahmad Ganai son of Ghulam Mohammad Ganai resident of Bodina Budgam and Sarfaraz Akhter Chopan son of Zahoor Ahmad Chopan resident of Mahawar Budgam were arrested. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and 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 their concerned police units.
Police organises awareness Programme on Prevention of Drug Addiction in Budgam
September 01: Police in Budgam organised an awareness Programme on "Prevention of Drug Addiction" at Government Boys Higher Secondary School Magam Budgam. On the occasion, Incharge Drug De-addiction & Stress Management Centre DPL Budgam Ms. Insha Hassan, Principal Government Boys Higher Secondary School Magam Shri Dilshad Ahmed Banday, 40 Staff members & 300 students of the school attended the programme. Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Insha Hassan highlighted the role of school management in identification of substance abusers and its role in remedial measures thereof. She also laid emphasis on the psychological and social aspects of addiction. Detailed deliberations on various aspects of drug addiction and preventive measures especially in youth were also made. The programme was organised by Police with the motive of generating awareness among vulnerable age group about ill effects of drug addiction and to seek cooperation of the society in eradicating the social evils prevailing in the society particularly menace of drugs. Besides others, Principal of School also 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. The participants thanked Police for organising such awareness programmes. All the participants pledged to never indulge in any kind of substance abuse.
Police organises awareness rally against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in Pulwama
September 01: In view of the growing menace of drug abuse and to aware the general public about ill effects of drug menace, Police in Pulwama in collaboration with District Administration Pulwama organized a rally under the banner of “Nasha Mukt Bharat” campaign which started from Govt. Degree College Boys Pulwama and culminated at District Administrative Complex Pulwama. On the occasion, DC Pulwama Shri Baseer ul Haq Choudary, SSP Pulwama Shri Gh Jeelani Wani, CEO Pulwama, ARTO Pulwama, Medical staff of DH Pulwama, teaching and non-teaching staff of GDC Pulwama, other schools, respectable citizens of Pulwama and Civil/Police officers and about 4000 students of different schools also participated in the rally. SSP Pulwama gave an elaborated view about the menace of drugs, its sources, causes, consequences, role of every members of society. While speaking on the event, SSP Pulwama said that the issue of drug abuse is a challenge before the country. It is the duty of all stakeholders to join in creating awareness about the illegal use of drugs and the measures to be taken to prevent this menace. He advised the parents to pay keen attention towards the behaviour of their children & not to put any psychological pressure upon them which could attract them towards drug menace. SSP Pulwama also advised youth to take part in sports activities besides excelling in their academics for proper channelization of their energy. He also said that drug abuse has affected humanity in every aspect. In order to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, public cooperation is necessary and stressed upon the participants to share information related to illicit drug supply in the area so that appropriate action under law may be taken.
ANTF Kashmir organized ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat’ programme at Exhibition Ground Srinagar
September 01: In view of the surge in substance abusers and to save young generation from falling prey to the drug menace, Anti Narcotics Task Force Kashmir organized "Nasha Mukt Bharat" programme at Exhibition Ground Srinagar. On the occasion, Students, Kashmir Road Safety Foundation, Sughra Foundation, Tigers Calisthenics Academy, Mehfooz Kashmir, Bikers From Kashmir Club, Mizrab Music Academy and other volunteers also participated in the event. All officers/officials of Anti Narcotics Task Force Kashmir along with all the participants under the Supervision and Command of SSP ANTF J&K took a pledge for "Drug Free India". Moreover, a rally was also organized from Exhibition Ground Srinagar to Lal Chowk Srinagar and make awareness about the ill-effects of drug abuse among the youth in particular and citizens at large. DySP Anti Narcotics Task Force gave an elaborated view about the menace of drugs, its sources, causes, consequences and role of every member of society. Participants were also requested to fight against the menace of drugs. Moreover, posters depicting the hazardous/ill effects of drug abuse were also distributed among the students and citizens.
Police arrests drug peddler in Baramulla; contraband substance recovered
September 01: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Baramulla and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers from PS Boniyar under the supervision of SDPO Uri Shri Junaid Wali-JKPS arrested one drug peddler during naka checking at Kessi Morh near Trikanajan Boniyar and recovered 43grams of Herion like substance from his possession. He has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Ganai Son of Ab Gaffar Ganai resident of Trikanjan Boniyar. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Boniyar and investigation set in 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.
SSP Bandipora chairs crime/security review meeting
September 01: In order to review the security scenario and take stock of the investigation of crime cases, SSP Bandipora Shri Mohmad Zahid-JKPS chaired a detailed security review meeting at the Conference Hall of DPL Bandipora. The meeting was attended by senior officers of Police, Prosecution, all SHOs and I/C PPs of district Bandipora. On the onset of meeting, SSP Bandipora was briefed by the jurisdictional officers about the security, crime scenario. Besides, on security point of view an update of anti-terrorist operations, action against terrorist network etc. was also presented by the concerned officers. During the meeting, the status of UA(P) cases, NDPS cases, crime against women, illegal extraction of minerals were discussed. SSP Bandipora also reviewed the action being taken against anti-social elements like drug peddlers, gamblers and stressed upon officers to ensure strict action. He also reviewed the progress of actions being taken against terrorist associate networks of terrorist organisations operating in the district. While interacting with the officers, SSP Bandipora reiterated the importance of maintaining close synergy between the Police and other agencies to meet the security challenges. He urged upon the officers to strengthen the general security grid of their respective areas of responsibility, besides taking stringent action against those involved in anti-national activities. Finally, the meeting concluded with the special stress on 'Nasha Mukt Abhiyaan’ to be carried out throughout the district by Police in close coordination with civil administration and also special drive against drug cartels.
Two JeM terrorists eliminated in Sopore
September 01: Acting on a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in village Bomai area of Sopore, a joint cordon & search operation was launched by Police, Army (22RR) in the said area. Later on, CRPF (179Bn) also joined the operation. During the search operation, as the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists started indiscriminate firing upon the search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. In the initial exchange of fire, one civilian received gunshot injuries who was immediately evacuated to hospital for the treatment of his injuries where his condition is stated to be stable. In the ensuing encounter, 02 local terrorists of proscribed terror outfit JeM were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Mohammad Rafi Lone resident of Nathipora Bomai Sopore and Kaiser Ashraf Dar resident of Tujjan Pulwama. As per police records, both the killed terrorists were categorized terrorists and involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on Police/SF and instigating youth to join terror folds. It is pertinent to mention that, killed terrorist Mohammad Rafi Lone had a history of terror crime cases including grenade attack on Police party near TP Bank Sopore in year 2017 and instigating/motivating gullible youth to join terror folds thereby trying to revive the terror folds in Sopore area for which he was earlier booked twice under Public Safety Act (PSA). ADGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar congratulated the joint teams of Police and security forces for carrying out anti-terrorist operation in professional manner and neutralising both the terrorists. He also said that, a major threat had been averted by eliminating these terrorists as they were planning to attack civilians in Sopore area. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. Moreover, based on a credible input, Police in Awantipora along with Army (42RR) busted a terrorist hideout in the forest area of Syedabad Pastuna Tral which was subsequently destroyed. Incriminating materials of proscribed terrorist outfit JeM and materials like edible items, utensils etc. were recovered from the said hideout. All the recovered materials have been taken into police custody for the purpose of investigation. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 140/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation is in progress.
Police launches bung destruction drives in Handwara, Sopore
August 31: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have launched special bung destruction drives in Handwara and Sopore. In Handwara, a police party of Police Station Qalamabad alongwith officials from Revenue and Forest Departments launched a special drive against wild bung in village Monabal and its adjacent area and destroyed huge quantity of wild bung. Sarpanch, Panchs and other respectables of the area participated in the drive. Similarly in Sopore, Police alongwith Naib Tehsildar Khoie and Excise Department carried out bung destruction drive in the jurisdiction of Police Station Tarzoo. A police party headed by SDPO Sopore Shri. Furqan Qadir-JKPS accompanied with SHO Police Station Tarzoo destroyed wild bung/cannabis spread on about 20 Kanals of land in village Krankshivan Tarzoo and its adjacent areas. General public of these areas have widely appreciated the action taken by the Police and assured their full cooperation in future as well to eradicate drug menace from the society. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law.
Police hosts farewell function for superannuating officers in Bandipora
August 31: Police in Bandipora hosted a farewell function at District Police Lines Bandipora to bid adieu to the officers who superannuated from their active services. SSP Bandipora Shri Mohamad Zahid-JKPS, DySP DAR Bandipora Shri Ishfaq Alam and other senior officers participated in the function. The superannuated officers include SI Mohammad Shafi, SI Habib-u-llah and follower Mohammad Syed. SSP Bandipora appreciated the retiring personnel for rendering their best services in the department. He also applauded their sincerity and punctuality towards their duties. He also assured them that the doors of police department shall remain always open for retired officers for any kind of assistance or help. While acknowledging the contribution of the outgoing officers, SSP Bandipora also conveyed his best wishes to the retiring officers and prayed for their good health and success post retirement. The superannuated officers also spoke on the occasion and expressed gratitude towards overwhelming response of higher officers towards their roles in the department. The retiree officers also thanked all the officers and colleagues for showing affection and respect towards them.
Police arrests drug peddler in Sopore, contraband substance recovered
August 31: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested a drug peddler in Sopore and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A Police party led by incharge Police Post Warpora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Sopore Shri Furqan Qadir-JKPS and SHO PS Sopore at a checkpoint established at Jahangir Colony Warpora Sopore intercepted a person in a suspicious manner. During search, 12grms of Brown Sugar like substance was recovered from his possession. He has been identified as Showkat Ahmad Para son of Muhammad Maqbool Para resident of Adipora Sopore. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 191/2022 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Sopore and further investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law.