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Awantipora Police arrests drug peddler, contraband substance recovered
October 27: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint near Dahwatoo Crossing Awantipora intercepted one person identified as Mohammad Rafiq Mir resident of Wakherwan Awantipora. During checking, officers were able to recover 9 Kgs of Poppy straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No.155/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in 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.
Piping ceremony held at District Police Office Ganderbal
October 27: Piping ceremony of recently promoted SgCts as Head constable was held at DPO Ganderbal. The promoted officials were decorated with their new ranks by SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS who expressed happiness over the promotion of the officials. SSP Ganderbal congratulated the promoted officials and advised them to remain committed towards their duties and ensure better public service. The promoted officials pledged to work with the same zeal and enthusiasm. During the colourful ceremony organized at DPO Ganderbal, ASP Ganderbal, DySP Hqrs and other senior officers of the district were also present on the occasion.
Police organises ‘Run for Unity’ event in Handwara
October 27: In the memory of Police martyrs and to pay tributes to the martyrs, Police have organised ‘Run for Unity’ event in Handwara. ASP Handwara Shri Mashkoor Ahmad flagged off the run which started from Chotipora crossing and culminated at Peaks Environment Hall Handwara. DySP DAR Handwara, SHO Handwara and other senior officers were also present on the occasion. The run was categorized into two age groups viz below 18 and above 18. Officers congratulated the winners and runner ups and distributed the prizes among the 1st, 2nd and 3rd on both age groups respectively. 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. On the conclusion of the event, Handwara Police paid rich tributes to the police martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the peace and prosperity of the nation and also thanked the public for their active participation in honouring the Police Martyrs.
Ganderbal police facilitates Police Public interaction meeting
October 26: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting was facilitated by Ganderbal Police at Chattergul Kangan area of Ganderbal while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS accompanied with SDPO Kangan and SHO Police Station Kangan. The meeting was attended by the respectable citizens of Chattergul and other adjacent areas of Sub Division Kangan including civil society members of District Ganderbal. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. While addressing the participants, SSP Ganderbal said that the main aim of such Police public meetings are to strengthen relationship between Police and public and to aware people about evil activities. He also seeks help of the participants to share information of those miscreants whose activities are anti social so that Police will take action as per law against these miscreants. He advised the participants to maintain communal harmony. The participants in the meetings assured their full cooperation in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Police organises ‘Run for Unity’ events in Awantipora and Pulwama
October 26: In the memory of Police martyrs and to pay tributes to the martyrs, Police have organised ‘Run for Unity’ events in Awantipora and Pulwama. In Awantipora, 8 Kms cross country run under the banner of "Run for Unity" was flagged off by SSP Awantipora Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS wherein 184 boys/girls of different age groups of different areas participated. The event was started at 08:30 am from DPL Crossing village Jawabera through National Highway upto Village Barsoo (CTC crossing Khenibugh) and back. Boys and girls were flagged off into two groups separately. During the flag off ceremony, SSP Awantipora interacted with the participants and expressed that the event has been organised in the honour of police martyrs for remembering their courage, valour and sacrifices they made for the unity and integrity of the Nation as well as in protecting the life and property of the people. SSP Awantipora distributed cash rewards, mementos and certificates among the first six winners of the event and participation certificates among the participants. He further stated that more sports activities shall be organized in the Police District Awantipora in future. Similarly, in Pulwama the run was flagged off by DC Pulwama Shri Raghav Langer-IAS and SP Pulwama Ashish Mishra-IPS from Banoora crossing and culminated at Peaks automobiles Gangoo. The run was categorized into two age groups viz below 18 and above 18. SP Pulwama 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 SP Pulwama paid rich tributes to the police martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the peace and prosperity of the nation and also thanked the public for their active participation in honouring the Police Martyrs.
Srinagar Police arrests drug peddler, psychotropic substances recovered
October 23: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers in the jurisdiction of Police Station Parimpora intercepted a vehicle Alto bearing registration number JK22A-9281 with one person on board. He has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Mir resident of Nowpora Tral. During checking, officers were able to recover 425 bottles of codeine phosphate and 2304 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Parimpora where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No.230/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Parimpora 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.
Awantipora police visited police martyrs’ families
October 23: To express solidarity and to see the wellbeing of the families of police martyrs, Awantipora Police in an initiative have visited various Police martyrs families in the Police district. SSP Awantipora visited Police martyr's families at village Hariparigam and Bahu Awantipora. Similarly, SDPOs Tral, Awantipora and Pampore also visited various Police martyr's families along with concerned SHOs in different villages of Police district Awantipora. During interaction with martyr’s families, visiting Police Officers listen their grievances patiently and assured them that their genuine problems will be taken up at appropriate level for timely redressal. During the visit various items like blankets, fruits etc were gifted to the families of Police martyr’s. Visiting officers emphasised on them to consider police department as a family and share their problems especially in case of exigencies. SSP Awantipora expressed that Police is in touch with the martyrs’ families however, present visit is a part of 10 days scheduled programme in remembrance of our martyrs which started from Police Commemoration day 21st October. Various events will be organised in remaining days. Pertinently, Police Martyr’s Sports Festival is going on in Police District Awantipora in which cricket tournament at Rajpora Tral and volleyball tournament at Khrew have already started.
Bandipora police facilitates Police Public interaction meetings
October 23: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meetings were facilitated in villages Pazalpora Mantrigam and Chittabandi areas of Bandipora while following social distancing norms and other protocols. These meetings were chaired by respective jurisdiction officers and were attended by respectable citizens and prominent civil society members of these areas. The meetings were conveyed to hear the issues of public and to make a strong bond between Police and Public. During the meetings, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants in the meetings assured their full cooperation in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone Srinagar took cognizance of production, possession and transmission of Child Pornography
October 23: Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone Srinagar has received number of reports from National Center For Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) which is US-based private non-profit organization, against the individuals residing in Kashmir valley who have published, transmitted, circulated child pornography on social media platform (Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp etc.). NCMEC receives tip-offs through citizens, service providers and uses software to track child pornography content uploading/sharing online that is then shared with law enforcement agencies in the form of ‘Tipline Reports’. On receipt of the said reports case FIR No. 21/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Cyber Police Station Kashmir and investigation set into motion. During the course of investigation it came to fore that a good number of paedophiles from Kashmir Valley are involved in either transmission or uploading of child pornography contents on social media platform. Arrests of these paedophiles are expected in coming days. General Public is advised to restrain from such activities, anyone found involved in such activities will be dealt strictly under law. Pertinent to mention here that uploading/sharing of child pornography on social media platforms is prohibited/banned by law of the land. Moreover, Cyber Police Station, Kashmir Zone, Srinagar has produced Charge sheet in two case FIRs in District Court Srinagar on 20th & 21st of October 2020 against two accused persons. One hailing from South Kashmir’s Kulgam District who was booked for outraging the modesty of a woman through electronic mode. The 2nd charge sheet was produced against accused person hailing from Srinagar city who had duped/cheated a lady from Srinagar district of lakhs of rupees.
Police organises martyrs memorial sports festival ‘Jashn-E-Manasbal’ in Ganderbal
October 23: In order to pay tribute to Police martyrs, J&K Police have taken an initiative by organizing series of events viz; Parades, Sports events, cultural events, debate competitions, visiting families of martyrs to express solidarity with them. Ganderbal police have also organised a sports festival which commenced on 21-10-2020 on the banks of Mansbal lake. The sports festival will last for 10 days, till 31-10-2020 which includes Shikara race, Badminton tournament, Chess, Volleyball, Snookers, Carom and other events. Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shri Shafqat Iqbal was the chief guest on the occasion and inaugurated the sports festival. On the occasion, SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Poswal-JKPS and other senior Police officers were also present. During the inaugural function, various matches were played in true sportsman’s spirit like Carom, Chess, Volleyball, Badminton, Snooker etc. Community members and youth have appreciated the efforts of police and expressed hope that police will provide them similar platform in future to show case their talents.
Bandipora Police solves murder case; FIR registered, accused arrested
October 22: Police in Bandipora solved a murder case and arrested the accused involved in the commission of crime after carrying out investigation in a professional manner. On 12-10-2020 police post Aloosa received information that one person namely Javid Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Ahad Dar resident of Zurmanz has committed suicide by hanging himself at his home. Accordingly, proceedings under section 174 CRPC were initiated. Taking cognizance of the case, Special Investigating Team (SIT) under the supervision of SSP Bandipora & headed by DySP Hqrs Bandipora was constituted. During the course of investigation and from spot visit, it surfaced that the case looks more of a murder than suicide. In this connection, many suspects were brought for questioning. Proceedings in the case revealed that wife of the deceased along with another person identified as Shahzad Ahmad Dar, who were in extra marital affair with each other, administered some sedative drugs to deceased and strangulated him to death. Both the persons have admitted their involvement in the commission of crime and have been arrested. Consequently, a case FIR No. 116/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bandipora and further investigation into the matter has been initiated.
Srinagar Police arrests 3 gamblers, stake money seized
October 22: Acting tough against social crimes, Srinagar Police have arrested 3 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money. A Police party from Police Station Harwan raided a gambling site at Friends Colony Shalimar following an input about gambling activities and apprehended three gamblers. They have been identified as Mohammad Imran Bhat son of Sana-u-llah Bhat resident of Chandpora Harwan Srinagar, Mohammad Aslam Wani son of Ghulam Mohammad Wani resident of Shalimar Srinagar and Bilal Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Subhan Mir resident of Bemina Srinagar. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹10300/- from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Harwan where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Harwan and investigation has 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.
J&K Police organizes Sports Festival 2020 at Sopore, South Kashmir Police Premier League at Anantnag
October 22: In order to inculcate & promote sports spirit among the youth and build healthy Police-Public relations, Sopore police organised 2020-Sports Festival under Civic Action Programme at Khushal Sports Stadium Sopore. Besides, Anantnag Police organised South Kashmir Police Premier League at Sports Stadium Anantnag. At Sopore, DIG NKR Baramulla Shri Suleman Choudhary-IPS who was the chief guest on the occasion inaugurated the Sports Festival-2020. On the occasion, SSP Sopore Shri Javaid Iqbal-JKPS and other senior Police officers were present. Besides, a large gathering including BDC members, Sarpanches, Panch, Traders Federations, Fruit growers association and Civil society members witnessed the opening ceremony of sports festival. While interacting with the players and other audience, chief guest Shri Suleman Choudhary-IPS, said that J&K Police has started sports activities across the J&K UT with the sole aim to provide best platform to the youths, so that they can excel their talent in their respective sports activities. In this sports festival, 100 cricket teams, 32 football teams and 32 volleyball teams are participating. During the inaugural ceremony, three matches of cricket, volleyball and football were played. The cricket match was played between Sydicate-11 VS Sopore Strikers, Volleyball match was played between Zaingeer-11 VS Sopore Police and football match was played between Khushal Tulibal Sopore VS Janwara Football Club. Similarly, Anantnag Police organised South Kashmir Police Premier League at Sports Stadium Anantnag and was inaugurated by SSP Anantnag Shri Sandeep Choudhary-IPS. Additional SP Anantnag Shri Perbeet Sing and other senior officers of Police were also present during the inaugural ceremony. A total number of 16 cricket teams from all four districts of South Kashmir are participating in the tournament. The inaugural match was played between Kulgam Warriors and Anantnag Gladiators. Community members and youth of these areas have appreciated the efforts of police and expressed hope that police will provide them similar platform in future to show case their talents.
Awantipora Police arrests two drug peddlers
October 22: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Awantipora have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. The two arrested drug peddlers have been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Bhat resident of Renzipora and Waseem Ahmad Wani resident of Baderwan Pulwama and were arrested while they were travelling in Auto Load Carrier bearing registration number JK03F-8420 from Pulwama to Awantipora. Officers were able to recover 15 kgs of Poppy Straw from their possession. Vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR Number 150 /2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation 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 has resolved to deal robustly with drug peddlers. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
IGP Kashmir promotes 110 Head Constables and 250 SgCts
October 22: IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has promoted 110 Head Constables to the rank of Assistant Sub Inspector and 250 SgCts to the rank of Head Constable vide order No. 2352 & 2353 of 2020 dated 22-10-2020 respectively. IGP Kashmir has felicitated these newly promoted officers/officials and their families and has expressed hope that these newly promoted officials will strive to work hard for the interests of general public, maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the Union Territory of J&K.
Srinagar police facilitates Police Public interaction meetings
October 21: As a part of public outreach programme, two Police public interaction meetings were facilitated by Srinagar Police at SDPO Office Zakoora. Social distancing norms and other protocols were followed during the meetings. The interaction meetings were chaired by SDPO Zakoora and attended by transport representatives of New Kashmir Transport Company and New Taxi Stand Hazratbal. During the meetings, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. During the meeting participants were asked to refrain from overcharging the passengers. The participants have assured that they will abide the Law and will cooperate with Police. The participants also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Martyr Altaf Memorial T-20 Police Premier Cricket League-2020 updates
October 21: Martyr Altaf Memorial T-20 Police Premier Cricket League-2020 organised by Ganderbal Police on 8th Oct (Thursday) 2020 at Qamaria Stadium continued for the 14th day and two matches were played today. First match was played between Diamond Plus Wakura V/S Kangan Cricket Club. Kangan Cricket Club won the match and Tawseef was declared as man of the match who knocked 38 runs. Meanwhile, second match was played between Kirmania Warriors Batwina V/S Lar Xi. Kirmania Warriors Batwina won the match by 87 runs and Mohammad Amin was declared as man of the match who knocked 47 runs of 18 balls & also took 2 wickets.
Police Martyrs Memorial Sports Festival organised in Pulwama, Kupwara, Handwara, Awantipora and Baramulla
October 21: In the memory of Police Martyrs', Police in Pulwama, Kupwara, Handwara, Awantipora, and Baramulla organised Police Martyrs Memorial Sports Festivals at respective District Police Lines. In Pulwama, Police Martyrs Memorial Cricket Tournament was organized by Pulwama Police under Civic Action programme. Inaugural match was played between Shining star Achan V/S District Police Pulwama. In Kupwara, the event was inaugurated by ASP Kupwara Shri Ifroz Ahmad-JKPS. Various sports teams from different areas of Kupwara participated in the inaugural sports festival event. The sports festival will continue till 30th October. ASP Kupwara along with other police officers interacted with players and assured them for providing all kind of support to boost sports activities and channelize the talent of youth of the area. In Handwara, the event was inaugurated by ASP Handwara Shri Mashkoor Ahmad-JKPS, besides other police officers and officials were also present on the occasion. The sports festival will continue till 30th October and include games like Cricket, Volleyball, Carrom etc. ASP Handwara speaking on the occasion said that the tournament has been organized by Handwara Police in the memory of brave Jawans and officers of the force, who laid down their lives for the security, sovereignty and integrity of the Nation. In Awantipora, the event was inaugurated by SSP Awantipora Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS. Various sports teams from different areas of Police District Awantipora participated in the inaugural sports festival event. The sports festival will continue till 30th October and include games like Cricket, Football, Volleyball as well as cultural program & Run for Unity event. SSP Awantipora along with other police officers interacted with players and assured them that police is committed to provide all kind of support to boost sports activities and channelize the talent of youth of the area. Meanwhile, Police Martyrs Memorial Football Tournament was also organized in Baramulla. The sports festival has been organised by Police to pay tribute to the brave jawans and officers who laid down their lives in the line of duty.
ADGP Armed J&K visits APC Parihaspora; Inspects establishments, interacts with jawans
October 21: Additional Director General of Police Shri A.K Choudhary-IPS visited Armed Police Complex Parihaspora and took stock of four IRP Battalions viz IRP-3rd, IRP-9th, IRP-20th & IRP-21st housing in the Complex. During the visit, the ADGP interacted with the officers and jawans of all the four battalions jointly following all the norms of social distancing and other protocols of Covid-19. The interaction was aimed to hear the problems of jawans and their on-spot redressal by the ADGP. The officers and jawans of the units put forth several personal as well as departmental problems mostly pertaining to their welfare. The ADGP patiently listened to the grievances of jawans and officers and assured them that all the problems at APC Parihaspora being genuine, shall be taken-up with PHQ on priority. While addressing the officers and jawans on the occasion, the ADGP emphasized upon them to remain ready for other assignments/responsibilities to be assigned to them in near future. He stressed upon them to promote police public relations and maintain discipline of highest order. Highlighting the necessity of remaining extra alertness/vigilant and wearing proper anti-riot and BP gear while performing law & order duty, the ADGP stressed for keeping close liaison with other sister agencies as well. The ADGP also apprised the officers and men about the new policy to be introduced by the Govt regarding reviewing performance of work of Govt. employees and advised them to work with dedication and devotion. Highlighting the welfare measures being taken by the department for its officers and jawans, the ADGP said that the promotion of eligible officers and men commensurate to the vacancies are being made continuously by the Armed Police Headquarters. The ADGP laid emphasis on the prevailing security scenario and need for exercising extra alertness on the part of police personnel in their respective jurisdictions. The ADGP also highlighted the necessity for maintaining social distance wearing mask and washing hands frequently in order to contain spread of Coronavirus. He advised the unit personnel to maintain proper hygiene and keep themselves physically fit. Later on, the ADGP accompanied by SO to ADGP, DySP (Pers) & Pvt Secretary conducted the inspection of all the Units in the premises of APC Parihaspora. He complimented Commandant IRP-20th Bn Shri Baqir Samoon for construction/ establishment of three bedded MI Room and Isolation centre on self help basis for the welfare of officers and men of all the units stationed at APC Parihaspora. Earlier, Commandant IRP-20th Bn Shri Baqar Samoon, apprised the ADGP about the achievements, infrastructure upgradation at the complex, various issues pertaining to all the four battalions, medical facilities, power supply and security review at complex. He also highlighted other requirements of the complex. Besides, other senior officers of all the four IR Battalions located in the APC Parihaspora, Commandant IRP-9th Bn Shri Mohammad Zahid, Commandant IRP-3rd Bn Shri Ghulam Jeelani Wani, and Commandant IRP-21st Bn Shri Shabir Nawab were also present on the occasion.
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October 19: A police inspector was shot dead by terrorists in Chandpora Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot. Today at about 1830 hours terrorists fired upon a police inspector identified as Inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat son of Mohammad Ramzan Bhat resident of Chandpora Kanelwan near his residence. The officer received gunshot injuries and was evacuated to nearby hospital, however, he succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. To pay honour and respect to the martyr, a wreath laying ceremony led by IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS was held at DPL Anantnag, where floral tributes were paid to the martyr. DIG SKR, SSP’s of Anantnag, Pulwama and Awantipora besides, other officers and colleagues of the martyr also laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the martyr and paid rich tributes to the martyr. Jammu and Kashmir Police stands by the family of Martyr at this critical juncture and pay our rich tributes to the martyr.
Srinager Police takes cognizance against persons involved in circulating fake news
October 19: Srinagar Police has taken cognizance with regard to fake news claimed that a firing incident had taken place in Khayam area on 18-10-2020, which created panic in the area. However, Police immediately reacted to the news as baseless after confirmation. Police Station Khanyar by taking legal action has registered a formal case FIR No. 77/2020 against persons involved in spreading this fake news on social media platforms and misleads the public. General public are requested not to publish or forward any rumour or inauthentic information into the public domain by any means of communication.
Srinagar Police arrests two drug peddlers; contraband substance recovered
October 19: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers during patrolling at Khona Khan Dalgate intercepted two individuals identified as Mohd Rafiq Pootu resident of Saida Kadal Rangar Stop Srinagar and Aqib Manzoor Bakhroo resident of Bakhroo Mohalla Rainawari Srinagar. During search officers were able to recover 1100 grams of charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station R.M Bagh where they remain in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 110/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station R.M Bagh 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. Police has resolved to deal robustly with drug peddlers. 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.
Srinagar Police arrests 05 gamblers; Stake money seized
October 19: Acting tough against social crimes, Srinagar police have arrested 05 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money from them. A police party from Police Station Rainawari raided a gambling site near LAWDA office Mughal Mohalla following an input about gambling activities and apprehended five gamblers. They have been identified as Gowhar Rasool Malayar resident of Chowdary Bagh Rainwari, Hilal Ahmed Chola resident of Kralyar Rainwari, Mehraj Din Sultani resident of Gulshan Colony Dal, Gulzar Bhat resident of KhajPora Saidpora and Asif Bhat resident of Khan Colony Chanpora. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹19,000/- from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Rainawari where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 49/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Rainawari and investigation has 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.
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October 18: Today at about 1130hrs Awantipora police received information about a terror crime incident at Sumo Stand Tral area of Awantipora where terrorists hurled a grenade upon joint deployment of Police and CRPF. Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot. Preliminary investigation revealed that terrorists had hurled a grenade upon joint deployment of Police and CRPF at Sumo Stand Tral area of Awantipora in which one CRPF personnel identified as Asim Ali of 139 BN CRPF got injured. In this incident one civilian identified as Mehraj-ud-Din Sheikh also received minor injuries. Both the injured have been evacuated to nearby hospital for the treatment of their injuries. Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on.
IGP Kashmir promotes 49 Head Constables and 705 SgCts
October 18: IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has promoted 49 Head Constables to the rank of Assistant Sub Inspector and 705 SgCts to the rank of Head Constable vide order No. 2210 & 2211 of 2020 dated 17-10-2020 respectively. IGP Kashmir has felicitated these newly promoted officers/officials and their families and has expressed hope that these newly promoted officials will strive to work hard for the interests of general public, maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the Union Territory of J&K.
Srinagar Police busts gang of drug peddlers, 04 arrested; psychotropic substances seized
October 16: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested four drug peddlers after acting upon a specific information about drug dealing. Huge quantity of psychotropic substance was recovered from their possession. Officers at the check point established in the jurisdiction of PS Nowhatta intercepted a vehicle I-10 bearing registration number UP14HT-5312 with one person on board. He has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Sheikh resident of Syed Sahab Rojouri kadal Nowhatta. During checking, officers were able to recover Spasmoproxyvon (600) capsules from his possession. The accused was going to sell the intoxicant drugs among youth of the area. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Nowhatta where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 46/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowhatta and investigation was initiated. During questioning, he disclosed role of his three associates involved in drug peddling. They have been identified Junaid Ahmad Shah resident of Pamposh Colony Noorbagh Srinagar, Tufail Manzoor Chhota resident of New Colony Lalbazar Srinagar and Mohd Muneer Kurpal resident of Molvi Stop New Colony Lalbazar Srinagar and subsequently arrested. 1286 capsules/tables have been recovered from their possession. This module of drug peddlers was selling drugs to the innocent youth in downtown area and has been busted by Police Station Nowhatta after generating information about the module. 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.
Martyr Altaf Memorial T-20 Police Premier Cricket League-2020 updates
October 16: Martyr Altaf Memorial T-20 Police Premier Cricket League-2020 organised by Ganderbal Police on 8th Oct (Thursday) 2020 at Qamaria Stadium continued for the 9th day and two matches were played today. First match was played between XI Friends Gangerhama V/S MCC Kangan. XI Friends Gangerhama won the match by 43 runs and Abdul Majeed was declared Man of the match, who knocked 44 runs as well as took 4 wickets. Meanwhile second match was played between Shallabugh Blasters V/S SB 11. Shallabugh Blasters won the match by 116 runs and Ghabit who played a knock 97 runs and Faizan took 5 wickets, both were declared Men of the match.
NHW attacks, Kaisarmullah Chadoora attack solved 06 terrorist associates arrested, 06 vehicles seized
October 16: A series of attacks took place from 14th August 2020 till 5th October 2020 within the jurisdiction of Police Station Nowgam and Chadoora which include attack on Police and SSB party at Gulshan Nagar Nowgam in which two personnel of JKP attained martyrdom & another was injured and 01 INSAS rifle was also snatched by the terrorists, attack on CRPF party of 117Bn at Kaisarmullah Chadoora in which one CRPF personnel attained martyrdom and his weapon was also snatched, attack on ROP party of CRPF 110Bn near Taingan New Bypass in which 2 CRPF personnel attained martyrdom and 4 others were injured and attack on ROP party of 110Bn CRPF on New Bypass. In order to solve these terror crime cases and to bring its perpetrators to justice different investigating teams under the supervision of DIG CKR and SSP Srinagar were constituted. The investigating teams so constituted used technical as well as human intelligence and were able to identify some suspects involved in these attacks. Subsequently, the teams launched a series of raids in Chadoora Budgam, Nowgam & other areas of Srinagar and picked up around a dozen suspects for questioning. These teams were able to arrest six terrorist associates who had provided shelter, transportation and also conducted recee of the security force deployments where the above mentioned attacks were later on carried out by the terrorists. Petinently, location of the house was also ascertained, where the terrorists involved in these terror crime attacks were hiding at Barzulla. The teams were also able to seize 06 different vehicles used to carry out these terror crime attacks. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar has congratulated the investigating teams especially DIG CKR and SSP Srinagar for their success in busting this terrorist associate network and averting further terror attacks by this module. He has also appealed general public not to provide their vehicles and accommodation to unknown persons/ suspects.
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October 16: On a specific input regarding presence of deserted SPO who decamped with 02 AK 47 rifles two days ago along with his associate in Chadoora area of Budgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 53RR and 181Bn CRPF in the said area. As the joint team reached near the target location, the hiding deserted SPO alongwith his associate fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated by the joint team leading to a brief gunfight. During the ensuing gunfight, the SPO managed to escape from the spot however, his associate was captured alive. The captured associate has been identified as Jahangir Ahmad Bhat, a OGW and a notorious stone pelter. One of the AK 47 rifles decamped by the deserted SPO was recovered from his possession. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar has appreciated the police and security forces for showing maximum restraint by arresting the terrorist associate during live encounter. He has further appealed the family of SPO Altaf to help police in bringing him back. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated.
Hideout busted in Awantipora; arms and ammunition recovered
October 16: Based on credible input regarding presence of terrorists of proscribed outfit Lashkar- e- Taiba in the nursery area of the village Kawani Awantipora near river Jehlum bank,Awantipora Police with 55 RR and 185 BN CRPF launched a search operation today early morning and during search one large underground hideout of Lashkar- e- Taiba outfit was busted and destroyed. The details of the hideout are: 1.Opening 2.5 ft X 2.5 ft (covered by iron lid) 2. Room 1st 7 ft X 10 ft ( height 08 ft) 3. Room 2nd 7 ft X 7 ft ( height 08 ft) 4. Toilet point 3 ft X 4 ft(height 08 ft) Incriminating material and huge cache of explosive material and ammunition was recovered from the busted hide outs which include : 1. Pistol=01 No. 2.Pistol Magazine=01.No's 3. Ammunition AK47= 2091 No's 4. Grenades =03 No's The hideout was completely destroyed. All the material has been taken into Police custody for investigation purpose. Case FIR number 147/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora.
Fake job scam operated through Facebook busted by Cyber Police Station
October 16: Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone , Srinagar received a written complaint from one lady (name withheld) hailing from Baramulla District of North Kashmir alleging therein that she has been cheated by unknown Facebook user operating multiple fake Facebook accounts and impersonating as Project Officer in ICDS on the pretext of providing job to her. On receipt of this complaint case FIR No. 23/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Cyber Police Station and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, the said unknown Facebook user was found operating more than 15 fake Facebook accounts (male & female) and had fraudulently obtained number of SIM cards from the victims which he was using to cheat and deceive the female victims especially young and destitute girls. The accused by his vicious and wicked plans has grabbed lakhs of rupees from the victims on the pretext of providing them jobs. The modus operandi of the accused include creation of fake Facebook accounts by using profile pictures of high profile dignitaries mostly associated with politics and television and sending friend requests to the young girls who were allured by the profiles of the accused and would often chat with the accused who used to impress them with his flagitious activities and promises of offering jobs to them. He made them to believe that he could help them in getting jobs and consequently coerced them to pay money. The accused also used to compel the young girls to share their objectionable photos and videos and using them same for blackmailing. He would made victims to transfer money not into his personal account but in the accounts of other victims who were cheated in the same manner and subsequently used to collect the amount by sending some other person(s) to avoid himself getting exposed. The accused used to frequently change his mobile phones and SIM cards and create new Facebook accounts on the name of high posted Govt employees and made victims believe that they too have been provided jobs by him. During the course of investigation and with strenuous efforts and rigorous analysis of his cyber signatures/footprints at different cyber platforms, the experts of Cyber Police station Kashmir were able to trace and identified the accused. He was identified as Mohammad Hussain Mir @ Bitta Morray S/O Late Gh. Qadir Mir R/O Lazibal, KP Road Anantnag, a shopkeeper by profession and has been arrested. During further investigation the accused has been found to have used various devices and has cheated more than 100 destitute and young girls belonging to Kashmir as well as Jammu Division who were in desperate need of Govt Jobs. During questioning the accused person admitted that he was inspired by a famous TV serial “Crime Patrol” and he learnt the modus operandi of social media crimes by watching the said serial. Further one accomplice of the accused who used to provide fake SIM cards to the accused was also arrested. More arrests in the case are expected. General public is advised to be aware of such online job scams where the fraudsters pretend to be as Government Officers and high profile dignitaries. Moreover public is advised neither to accept any friendship request on social media platforms from unknown persons nor share their personal details including photographs and videographs with unknown social media users as these details could be used by these fake users/fraudsters to cheat/blackmail people.
Bandipora police facilitates Police Public interaction meeting
October 16: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting was facilitated by Bandipora Police at Govt Middle school Nowgam Pethkote while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Pethkote. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of Nowgam Pethkote and its adjacent areas & prominent civil society members of the area. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Closing ceremony of athletic meet for specially-abled persons held at Kupwara
October 15: Closing ceremony of Athletic meet for specially-abled persons was held at Govt. Boys Hr. Sec School Kupwara. The event was organised by Kupwara Police under civic action programme. DIG NKR Baramulla Shri Sulieman Choudhary-IPS, DDC Kupwara Shri Anshul Garg- IAS were the chief guests on the occasion besides, ASP Kupwara, DySP Hqrs Kupwara, DySP PC Lolab and DySP (DAR) DPL Kupwara were also present on the occasion. The tournament was commenced yesterday and continued for 02 consecutive days. 80 teams from various sports fields participated in different games like cricket, race, throw ball, tug of war tournament etc in the tournament. DIG NKR in his address applauded Kupwara Police for organising such events in the District. He also expressed that J&K Police is committed to provide platform for sports activities for the youth and such activities shall be organised in future in the district. Later, DIG NKR and DDC Kupwara presented trophies, certificates, cricket kit, badminton kit among the winners.
Srinagar Police rescues non local girl from forced labour
October 15: Police in Srinagar rescued a non-local girl from forced labour and illegal confinement. On 12-10-2020, Police Station Rainawari received a complaint from one individual Raju Tanti of Arunachal Pradesh stating that his daughter (name withheld) has been subjected to forced labour and illegal confinement. Accordingly a case FIR No. 48/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered and special team was constituted to recover the girl. Acting swiftly on the gathered intelligence, officers recovered the said girl from Nishat area. During the course of investigation two persons identified as Tahir Ahmed Shah and Waqar Qayum both residents of Nishat Srinagar have been arrested. Further investigation of the case is underway and more arrests are expected. The family of the girl have appreciated the swift action of Srinagar Police.
Srinagar Police arrests 02 drug peddlers, contraband substance recovered
October 15: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Dhood Ganga bund Kakasarai Karanagar intercepted a Chassis passenger Auto with two persons on board. They have been identified as Umer Irshad Khan resident of Naid Kadal Srinagar and Adil Ameen Kanth resident of Zonimar Srinagar. During checking, officers were able to recover contraband substance from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Karan Nagar where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 61/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Karan Nagar and investigation has been initiated. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. 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.
Srinagar Police books a notorious drug peddler under PSA
October 15: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar booked a notorious drug peddler under Public safety Act. Officers in Srinagar had earlier seized huge quantity of contraband substance from the possession of a notorious drug peddler identified as Shakeel Ahmad Bhat @ Vover resident of Matti Mohalla Shalimer. A Case FIR No 05/2019 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Harwan in this regard. Accordingly the case was duly processed and the arrested drug peddler was detained under Public Safety Act after obtaining sanctions from the concerned authorities and shifted to Kotbilwal Jail Jammu. 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.
Bandipora Police facilitates interactive meeting with retired Police Personnel
October 15: Bandipora Police facilitated an interactive meeting with the retired Police officers & officials of the district at District Police Lines Bandipora. The meeting was chaired by ASP Bandipora Shri Ashiq Tak-JKPS accompanied by DySP DAR Bandipora. At the outset of the meeting, retired police officers appreciated Bandipora Police for organizing such meetings to review the progress of welfare measures being taken by Police. During the meeting various issues were raised which were patiently heard by ASP Bandipora. The chairing officer assured them that their genuine problems will be taken up at appropriate level for timely redressal. While addressing, ASP Bandipora said that J&K police will always remain indebted to their services by creating an atmosphere of peace & stability. He appreciated the role played by them by spending their golden years in the service of this department & emphasised on them to consider police department as a family and share their problems with us in case of any exigencies. Later, ASP expressed gratitude for their participation in the meeting. Retirees expressed satisfaction and hope that this bonding will continue forever.
Police Public interaction meetings facilitated in Awantipora, Bandipora and Srinagar
October 15: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meetings were facilitated by Police in Awantipora, Bandipora and Srinagar while following social distancing norms and other protocols. In Awantipora, the interaction meeting was facilitated at Police Station Awantipora. The meeting was chaired by SSP Awantipora Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS along with SDPO Awantipora and SHO PS Awantipora. The meeting was attended by Traders, Numbardars, Chowkidars and Transporters of Awantipora area. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues including drug abuse, traffic jamming, exorbitant fare charged by transporters to the passengers and many other issues. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. SSP Awantipora also assured the participants that police will take strong action against the drug peddlers & its cultivators besides, persons involved in other social crimes. The participants appreciated the Awantipora police for continues drive against drug peddlers and cultivators. In Bandipora, the interaction meetings were held at Gunddachina Aragam, Ajas Sumbal and Police Station Bandipora with the respectables and civil society members of the area besides, traders’ federation Bandipora. The meetings were chaired by the concerned SHO’s. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. Similarly in Srinagar, the interaction meeting was facilitated at Police Station Karan Nagar. The meeting was chaired by SHO PS Karan Nagar. The meeting was attended by trade bodies of Karan Nagar locality. The participants raised various issues including road accidents, drug peddling, installation of CCTV cameras, traffic jam, vehicle theft etc. The chairing officer assured the participants for early redressal of their issues. The main aim of these meetings is to facilitate interaction with community members and redress their grievances so as to create cordial police-public relationship. The participants assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The participants also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Ganderbal Police arrests 4 gamblers, stake money seized
October 15: Acting tough against social crimes, Ganderbal Police have arrested 4 gamblers from a gambling site and seized ₹13,810/-stake money. A police party from Police Station Lar raided a gambling site at Repora following an input about gambling activities and apprehended four gamblers. They have been identified as Abdul Rashid Sheikh resident of Tulmulla, Abdul Majeed Dar resident of Pir Mohalla Tulmulla, Nazir Ahmed Bhat resident of Dangerpora Ganderbal and Mohammad Sami Ganai resident of New Colony Tulmulla. Officers have seized stake money of ₹13,810/- from the gamblers. They have been shifted to Police Station Lar where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 82/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Lar and investigation has 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.
Awantipora police distributes sports kits among football teams
October 14: In order to enhance the sports activities among the youth, 7-A side football tournament "HABBA KHATOON FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT" was organized by Awantipora Police with the inaugural match played on 20th September at Habba Khatoon Football ground Chandhara Pampore between Ithad FC Pampore and Habba Khatoon FC Chandhara in which SSP Awantipora was chief guest who formally announced the said tournament. 32 teams participated in the said tournament consisting of total 352 players and 30 matches were played on daily basis. Out of the 32 participating teams, 15 teams belongs to Police District Awantipora. In order to boost the sports activities in the area, SSP Awantipora Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS distributed uniforms among all the players of 15 participating teams of Police District Awantipora and 01 football among each team. Moreover on the request of the participating players four illumination lights for installation in the stadium has been distributed among the organizers and 01 water point has been installed in the said football ground at Chandhara. Speaking on the occasion, SSP Awantipora said that sports is very important for overall development of an individual as it keeps us away from negative thoughts as well as is important to channelize the youth energy in right direction. SSP Awantipora also said that good sports spirit and competitive spirit is important for individual and Nation development. He also expressed that Jammu and Kashmir Police is committed to provide platform for sports activities for the youth and more such activities will be organized in future in Police District Awantipora.
Police organises athletic meet for specially able persons in Kupwara
October 14: Police in Kupwara organised athletic meet for specially able persons at Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School Kupwara. The event was inaugurated by SSP Kupwara Shri Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar -IPS. He was accompanied by ASP Kupwara and other senior officers. Proving that physical or mental disability were not a hindrance, athletes at the event participated in various games like Throw Ball, Race, Tug of war etc. Speaking on the occasion, SSP Kupwara said that such sports competitions for these children gives them an equal participation in the society, they show their best efforts to win the games. He also greeted the participants for participating in the event. Community members have appreciated the role of police in organizing such events in the district and have hoped to continue such programs in future.
Bandipora police facilitates Police Public interaction meeting
October 14: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting was facilitated by Bandipora Police at Mantrigam Pethkote while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Pethkote. The meeting was attended by different sections of society and other respectable citizens of the area. During the meeting, participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The main aim of the meeting is to facilitate interaction with community members and redress their grievances so as to create cordial police-public relationship. The participants assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The participants also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Srinagar Police arrests drug peddler, psychotropic substances recovered
October 12: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Baba Dawood khaki bridge intercepted one person identified as Amir Ahmad Dar Resident of Dar Mohalla Tulakhan Bijbihara. During checking, officers were able to recover 20 bottles of codeine phosphate from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Khanyar where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No.75/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khanyar and investigation has been initiated. Preliminary investigation reveals that the accused person is involved in selling of psychotropic drugs among the youth in Srinagar especially Khanyar area at exorbitant rates. 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 organizes one day students career counselling programme in Kupwara
October 12: As a part of community outreach programme, Kupwara police organised a one day Students Career Counselling Programme at District Police Lines Kupwara. Around 200 students from across the district participated in the programme. Prominent persons including Dr Fayaz Ahmad (Professor), Dr Wasif (MD Radiology), Miss Nadia (Lawyer), Dr Asif (Member CPR), Bashir Ahmad Wani (Lecturer), Zahid Rashid (KAS) spoke in length about the emerging career prospects. The students were counselled and advised to focus on their studies and channelize their energy in a positive direction so that they evolve as better citizens of the state who will be committed to the welfare of our society. SSP Kupwara Shri Shriram Ambarkar also shared his valuable experience with students aspiring for UPSC examination. Later, one hour question/answer session was also held by DySP HQRS Kupwara. Students have hailed the role of police in organizing such informative sessions. Community members have appreciated the role of police in organizing such programmes in the district and have hoped to continue such programs in future.
Press Release
October 12: On a specific input of Srinagar Police regarding presence of terrorists in Rambagh area of Srinagar, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Srinagar Police and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender after evacuating all civilians. However they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The killed terrorists have been identified as top LeT Commander Saifullah (a Pakistani National) and Irshad Ahmed Dar @ Abu Usama resident of Pulwama who was active since May-2019 and involved in several civilian killings and attacks on Police/SFs. As per police records, terrorist Saifullah infiltrated earlier this year and since two months shifted his base from north to south Kashmir. He was involved in planning & executing several major terror attacks on security forces which includes killing of a CRPF officer at Chadoora on 24/09/2020 and 02 CRPF personnel at Kandizal area of Pampore on 05/10/2020. He was also part of the group involved in killing of two police personnel at Nowgam Srinagar on 14/08/2020. Besides, he was also involved in firing on convoy on 21/09/2020 in Nowgam area. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead bodies of the killed terrorists shall be sent to Baramulla for burial after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed local terrorist shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. DGP J&K, IGP Kashmir and IG CRPF appreciated the role of Police and CRPF for conducting operation without any collateral damage. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Awantipora Police organizes a half marathon run event; "Run for Fun"
October 11: Police in Awantipora today organised a half marathon event; “Run For Fun” in which 134 boys/girls of different age groups of Police District Awantipora, District Pulwama, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian, Anantnag, Ganderbal and Budgam participated. The participants were flagged off by SSP Awantipora Shri Tahir Saleem - JKPS. The event started at 08:00 AM from DPL Crossing through national highway up to Ladhoo crossing and back. Both boys and girls were flagged off separately in two groups. DIG SKR Anantnag, Shri Atul Kumar Goel-IPS was the Chief Guest on the occassion. He congratulated and appreciated all the participants for braving the early morning chill to participate in the event. Later on, DIG SKR Anantnag also distributed cash prizes/mementos and certificates among the first twenty winners of the event. Moreover, special cash reward/certificates were given to eight girl participants as token of appreciation on the eve of National Girl Child Day. In the vote of thanks, Chief Guest expressed that Police is aimed to provide the sports platform for the youth to boost their sports activities in order to remain away from the drug abuse. He also thanked the participants, media persons and all others for joining the event and making it successful. At conclusion, SSP Awantipora expressed that Jammu and Kashmir Police is on fore front in organizing various sports events as it brings positive energy in the youth ,brings sports spirit, competitive spirit and good health . He further stated that more sports activities shall be organized in the Police District Awantipora in future.
Drug de-addiction awareness programme held at Handwara
October 09: Handwara Police in collaboration with Saya Shadow of Hope (NGO) organised a drug de-addiction awareness programme at Government Higher Secondary School Vilgam. SSP Handwara Dr. G.V.Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS was the Chief guest on the occasion. He was accompanied by SDPO Handwara Shri Fariz Hussain-JKPS and SHO Vilgam besides Members of Saya (NGO), Tehsildar Vilgam, Doctors from PHC Vilgam and Tarathpora, Teachers and Students from various Schools, BDC Chairman Vilgam, and members of Civil Society were also present on the occasion. While speaking on the event, SSP Handwara said that the issue of drug abuse is a challenge before every state of 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 eradicate this menace from the society. He also said that the increasing drug users in Handwara, especially among the youth, pose a grave threat to the society. He further said that to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, public cooperation is necessary and he stressed upon the participants to share all information’s related to drug abuse in the area with police, so that police can act swiftly. He further added that during the year many notorious drug peddlers who had made Handwara a drug hub and were a great threat to the peaceful environment, have been booked and lodged in jails. Recently Handwara Police had busted a Narco-terror Module and seized Heroine worth several crores from them. He also said that the drug addict persons need to be counselled as they are also the part of our society. They are the victims not the culprits and need to be treated and counselled accordingly. On the event, the members of civil society, teachers and students also spoke and highlighted the causes and consequences of drug abuse and assured their possible support and cooperation for peaceful environment. On the event the participants demanded for a rehabilitation centre in Handwara to which the chief guest assured all possible help. SSP Handwara said that for the betterment of youth J&K Police always remain on the forefront and different types of sports events are being organized to divert the youth of the valley towards sports activities so that they could not get involved in any kind of subversive activity which leads them to take the risk of drugs. SSP Handwara appreciated the Volunteers of NGO for cooperating with Handwara Police in organising Drug De-addiction awareness programme, which will prove to be useful in the long run. At the end the prizes were distributed among the participants as a token of love and peace.
Ganderbal Police arrests drug peddler, Contraband substance recovered
October 09: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Ganderbal have arrested a drug peddler and recovered Contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at SheikhBagh Kangan intercepted one person identified as Khalil Ahmad Baniya resident of Laman Wangath. During checking, officers were able to recover 90gms of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kangan where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kangan 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.
Srinagar police facilitates Police Public interaction meeting
October 08: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting was facilitated by Srinagar Police at Police Station Parimpora while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The interaction meeting was chaired by SDPO West along with SHO Police Station Parimpora. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of the Shia Community of Khumani Chowk. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues including parking facilities, traffic diversions etc. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The main aim of these meetings is to facilitate interaction with community members and redress their grievances so as to create cordial police-public relationship. The participants assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by the civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The participants also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Srinagar Police arrests 04 drug peddlers, contraband substances recovered
October 08: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested four drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Honda lane Rajbagh intercepted two persons identified as Faisal Ahmad Dar resident of Rambagh and Suhaib Ahmad Dar resident of Mehjornagar. During checking, officers were able to recover 11 bottles of codeine phosphate from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Rajbagh where they remain in custody. Case FIR No. 64/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Rajbagh and investigation has been initiated. Meanwhile, officers at a check point established at New By-Pass near peaks automobiles intercepted a vehicle bearing registration No. JK01K-7676 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Sammer Ahmad Dar resident of Soiteng and Shakeel Ahmad Dar resident of Vethpora Soitang. During checking officers were able to recover Charas wrapped in corn leaves from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Nowgam where they remain in custody. The vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 139/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowgam 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.
Awantipora police arrests bootlegger, recovers 16 bottles illicit liquor
October 08: Police in Awantipora arrested a bootlegger and recovered 16 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Awantipora Chowk intercepted an individual identified as Ishtiyaq Mahmood resident of Chersoo Awantipora. During search, officers were able to recover 16 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where he remains in custody. In this connection, a case FIR No. 143/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Awantipora and further investigation has been initiated. Locals have lauded the efforts of Police and appealed to continue such drives in future as well. Police have resolved to act tough against inimical elements. 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 Bandipora visited Gurez inaugurated newly constructed SDPO Office
October 08: SSP Bandipora Shri Rahul Malik-IPS today visited Gurez and inaugurated newly constructed SDPO Office. SSP Bandipora also visited different police establishments in Gurez during his visit, and held interaction with officers and jawans. While interacting with the officials he stressed them to adequately focus on their duties, So that the nefarious elements could be checked. He also advised them to be both physically and mentally prepared to counter any challenge and deal with any type of eventuality professionally. Later on he also inspected land identified for construction of PP Baduaab and PP Purana Tulail. SDPO Gurez and SHO Gurez were also present on the occasions.
Bandipora Police arrests drug peddler, Contraband substances recovered
October 08: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Bandipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered Contraband substances from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Ganastan crossing intercepted one person identified as Mohd Yaqoob Beigh resident of Ganastan. During checking, officers were able to recover 14kgs of Bhang like substance and 110gms of Charas powder from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Sumbal where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Sumbal 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.
Handwara Police Cricket League 2020 updates
October 07: Handwara Police Cricket League 2020 which commenced on Oct 3rd (Saturday) 2020 at Sports Ground Bakihakar continued for the 5th day. Five matches were played today at different venues. At Kulangam ground two matches were played between Dream Boys Magam vs Spartans Handwara and Ramhal Reds Vs Pohru 11. Spartans Handwara beat Dream Boys Magam by 4 wickets while as Rahmal Reds beat Pohru 11 by 17 runs. Aqib Javaid & Asif Ahmad were declared as Man of the Matches for their brilliance in their respective matches. Meanwhile at Sports Stadium Chogal one match was played between Brothers 11 Ramhal Vs BCC Baki-akar. Brothers 11 Ramhal won the match by nine runs, Mohd Shafi was declared as man of the match who played a wonderful knock of 24 runs and took 2 wickets. Similarly, two matches were played at Sports Stadium Bakhiakar between Jamia Sports Handwara Vs M.R. Chogal and Handwara Police Vs Pohru Stars. Jamia Sports Handwara beat M.R. Chogal by 07 wickets while as Handwara Police beat Pohru Stars by 89 runs. Waseem Ahmad and Khalid were declared Man of the matches for leading performances in their respective matches.
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October 07: Wreath laying ceremony for Martyr Altaf Hussain held at DPL Srinagar who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty by killing an active terrorist and saving life of a protected person. Yesterday at about 2040hrs, terrorists carried out a terror attack on District Vice President of BJP namely Ghulam Qadir Rather at his native village Nunar in District Ganderbal while leaving for his safe cluster accommodation at Kangan. The terrorist fired indiscriminately upon the protected person, however the PSOs namely Ct Altaf Hussain and Ct Jahangir Ahmad accompanying the protected person exhibited a highly professional conduct by quickly retaliating against the terrorists and saved the life of the protected person thereby fulfilling their professional commitments. The exemplary valiant act of the accompanying security officials resulted in the killing of an active terrorist on the spot thereby defeating the purpose of terrorist without caring for their own lives. However, while securing the protected person one of the PSOs Constable Altaf Hussain sustained bullet injuries in the attack who was evacuated to hospital where he attained martyrdom thereby making supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. The killed terrorist was identified as Shabir Ahmad Shah resident of Pulwama who as per police records was a close associate of HM terrorist commander Riyaz Naikoo and was involved in several terrorist activities and civilian killings. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the killed terrorist. Case FIR No. 209/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Ganderbal and investigation is in progress. Today on 07/10/2020, to pay honour and respect to the martyr Altaf Hussain a wreath laying ceremony led by DGP J&K Shri Dilbag Singh-IPS was held in District Police Lines Srinagar, where floral tributes were paid to the martyr. Civil, Police & SF officers including ADGP Coordination PHQ J&K Shri S.J.M Gillani-IPS, ADGP CID Shri R.R. Swain-IPS, ADGP Headquarters/L&O Shri A.G.Mir-IPS, ADGP Armed Shri A.K.Chaudary-IPS, IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS, IG CRPF (Ops) Shri Deepak Rattan, DIG CRPF (Ops) Shri Ashok Shamiyal and DC Ganderbal Shri Shafqat Iqbal-KAS laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains and paid rich tributes to the martyr. SSP Srinagar Dr. M. Haseeb Muhgal-JKPS, SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Poswal-JKPS, Colonel Aditya Singh 15 Core were also present on the occasion. The martyr’s body was later on handed over to his next of kins for last rites. Jammu and Kashmir Police stands by the family of Martyr at this critical juncture and pay our rich tributes to the martyr for his supreme sacrifice made in the line of duty.
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October 07: On 06/10/2020 at about 1900hrs, based on specific input about presence of terrorists in village Sugan area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 44RRand 178BN CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorist got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender however instead they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. Due to darkness the operation was suspended and the whole area was put under strict cordon. Terrorists trapped inside made certain attempts to break the cordon and escape from the spot. In the wee hours, the operation was resumed and in the ensuing encounter three terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The killed terrorists have been identified as Sajad Ahmad Malla resident of Maldera Shopian affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM, Junaid Rashid Wani resident of Tumalhaal Pulwama and Waseem Ahmad Magray resident of Chakoora affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Al-Badar. As per police records, the killed terrorists were part of groups involved in planning & executing several terror attacks including civilian atrocities and attacks on security establishments. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead bodies of the killed terrorists shall be sent to Handwara for burial after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed local terrorist shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Srinagar police facilitates Police Public interaction meeting
October 05: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting was facilitated by Srinagar Police at SDPO Office West while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The interaction meeting was chaired by SDPO West and attended by respectable citizens of Hamdaniya colony. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. During the meeting participants were sensitized regarding the importance of close association between police and public for achieving the target of peaceful and crime free society. The participants assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The participants also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Handwara Police Cricket League 2020 updates
October 05: Handwara Police Cricket League 2020 which was started on Oct 3rd (Saturday) 2020 at Sports Ground Bakihakar continued for the 3rd day. Six matches were played today at different venues. The teams have been divided into four pools. At Kulangam ground two matches were played between Chotipora 11 V/S Sunshine Check Audoora & Wonder Boys Magam V/S Handwara Police. In Ist match Sunshine Check Adoora won the match by 41 runs and Azad Ahmad was declared as Man of the Match, who scored brilliant knock of 46 runs. Whereas in 2nd match Handwara Police won by 18 runs and Irshad Ahmad was declared as man of the match who played a brilliant knock of 41 runs. Meanwhile at sports stadium Chogal two matches were played between Victoria Bulls Ramhal V/S Kulangam Reds & Ashpora A V/S Chogal Lords. In first match, Kulangam Reds was won by 47 runs, Irfan Ahmad was declared as man of the match who played a brilliant knock of 47 runs and took 2 wickets. 2nd match was won by Lords 11 Chogal by 5 wickets and Zahoor Ahmad was declared as Man of the match who played a brilliant knock of 62 runs and took 01 wicket. Similarly, two matches were played at Sports Stadium Baki-akar between Ramhal Reds V/S Royal Sports Handwara & Pohru Star 11 V/S Kultoora Warriors. In first match Spartans Ramhal Reds won the match by 25 runs and Bhat Moosa was declared as man of the match who took 3 wickets. Whereas 2nd match was won by Pohru Star 11 by 7 wickets and Irfan Ahmad was declared as man of the match for scoring 23 runs and took 2 wickets.
Handwara Police Cricket League 2020 schedules
October 04: Handwara Police Cricket League 2020 which was started on Oct 3rd (Saturday) 2020 at Sports Ground Bakihakar continued for the 2nd day. Six matches were played today at different venues. The teams have been divided into four pools. At Kulangam ground two matches were played between Wonder Boys Qalambad V/S M R Chogal & Jamia Sports club Handwara V/S Braripora sports. In Ist match M R Chogal won by 10 wickets and Junaid Ahmad was declared Man of the match, who scored brilliant knock of 82 runs. Whereas in 2nd match Jamia Sports Club Handwara won by 04 wickets. Faisal Ahmad was declared man of the match for a brilliant knock of 41 runs. Meanwhile at sports stadium Chogal two matches were played between Brothers 11 Ramhal V/S Abassi Cricket Club Neelipora Magam & Dream Boys Magam V/S Baderkal Sports. First match was won by Brothers 11 Ramhal by 04 wickets and Arsalan was declared man of the match for taking 03 wickets. 2nd match was won by Dream boys Magam by 02 runs and Altaf Ahmad was declared man of the match for scoring a knock of 27 runs and taking 03 wickets. Similarly, two matches were played at Sports Stadium Baki-akar between Spartans Handwara V/S Wadipora Cricket Club & Pohru 11 and BCC Supernaghama. In first match Spartans Handwara won by 08 wickets and Tariq Ahmad was declared man of the match for taking 04 wickets. Whereas 2nd match was won by Pohru 11 by 09 runs and Aarif Ahmad Dar was declared man of the match for his brilliant knock of 64 runs.
Kulgam Police arrests 3 gamblers, stake money seized
October 04: Acting tough against social crimes, Kulgam Police have arrested 3 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money. A police party from Police Station Devsar raided a gambling site at Zangalpora following an input about gambling activities and apprehended three gamblers. They have been identified as Arif Amin Beigh resident of Khrewan Malpora, Mohd Iqbal Mir and Yawar Ahmad Sheikh both residents of Zangalpora. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹9300/- from the gamblers. They have been shifted to Police Station Devsar where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 105/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Devsar and investigation has 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.
Srinagar Police solves blind murder case in record time, accused arrested
October 02: Srinagar police solved blind murder case in record time and have arrested an accused person involved in the commission of crime. On 26-09-2020 Police Station Harwan received a complaint from one person namely Mohd Taj Awan son of Mohd Younis Awan resident of Badwan Rajouri A/P Danihama near Chandpora Bridge Harwan alleging that his mother namely Subza Begum wife of Mohammed Younis Awan resident of Badwan Rajouri had left for grazing their goats at around 05.00 pm and on the same day some unknown person had hit her on the head causing injuries which subsequently led to her death. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 74/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Harwan and investigation was taken up. A team led by SHO Harwan under the supervision of SDPO Nehrupark immediately swung into action and started rounding up suspects and questioning witnesses in the instant case. Based on statements of witnesses, questioning of suspects as well as technical evidences, officers apprehended one accused person identified as Ghulam Jeelani Bhat son of Ghulam Mohd Bhat resident of Danihama Harwan involved in the commission of crime. During investigation, the disclosed that on 26/09/2020 in the evening hours he was infuriated by the presence of the deceased lady in his agricultural field grazing her goats there. In provocation, he had hit the deceased lady with a Lathi (Stick) in her head. Based on his disclosure, the weapon of offence ("Lathi") was recovered near the scene of occurrence. Accordingly, he has been arrested and a test identification parade was carried out in presence of the Magistrate and independent witnesses. The test identification parade further corroborated with the disclosure made by the accused. Further investigation into the case is in progress. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Srinagar police. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Awantipora Police inaugurates Volleyball tournament at Khrew
October 02: In order to inculcate & promote sports spirit among the youth and build healthy Police-Public relations, besides taking forward youth friendly policing initiative particularly in rural areas, Awantipora Police inaugurated a Volley ball tournament in collaboration with Khrew Sports Forum at Khrew Awantipora. On the occasion, SSP Awantipora Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS accompanied with SDPO Pampore and SHO Khrew and other officials were present. Besides, respectable citizens and sports lovers of the area witnessed the opening ceremony of the Volley ball tournament. It is pertinent to mention here that 08 teams from various places of Police District Awantipora are participating in this tournament. While interacting with the Sports Forum Khrew, media persons and players, SSP Awantipora expressed that a cricket & a volleyball tournament will also be organized in coming days by Awantipora police in Khrew Pampore area in which number of teams will be participating and every kind of assistance will be given to the participating teams to promote and boost the sports activities in the area. Besides sports kits (uniform, Volleyballs, Nets etc) were also distributed among the players by Police Awantipora. Community members and youth of the area have appreciated the efforts of Awantipora police and expressed hope that police will provide them similar platform in future to show case their talents.
Bandipora police solves theft case within 08 hours
October 02: Police in Bandipora solved a theft case by arresting an accused person involved in the commission of crime and have recovered stolen gold worth lakhs from his possession. Police Station Hajin received a complaint from one person Mohmad Amin Dar son of Assad-ul-lah Dar resident of Gundboon Hajin reported that some unknown persons have trespassed into his residential house and decamped with the jewellery worth lakhs. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 40/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Hajin and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, officers taking assistance of modern techniques learnt about the involvement of one accused person identified as Abdul Rashid Dar resident of Seelu Sopore. He was arrested and shifted to PS Hajin where he remains in custoday. Officers were able to recover stolen jewellery worth lakhs on his disclosure within 08 hours from his house. Further investigation in to the case is going on. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Bandipora police. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Handwara Police hosts farewell function for superannuating officers
September 30: Handwara police hosted an impressive farewell function at District Police Office Handwara to bid adieu to the officers who superannuated from their active services. Social distancing norms and other protocols were followed during the farewell function. SP Handwara Dr. G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS along with ASP Handwara, SDPO Handwara, DySP DAR and other officers, officials participated in the function. The relatives of the superannuated officers also took part in the event. SP Handwara while acknowledging the contribution of the outgoing officers 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, shared their experience in the department and thanked SP Handwara, ASP Handwara and other officers & officials for organising the farewell party.
Srinagar Police arrests 05 gamblers; Stake money seized
September 30: Acting tough against social crimes, Srinagar police have arrested 05 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money from the gamblers. A police party from Police Station Sadder raided a gambling site at Bulbul Bagh Bund following an input about gambling activities and apprehended five gamblers. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹48,310/- from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Sadder where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 236/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sadder and investigation has 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.
Srinagar Police arrests 02 drug peddlers, psychotropic substance recovered
September 30: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered psychotropic substance from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Parimpora bye-pass opposite Fruit Mandi intercepted two persons riding on a scooty bearing registration number JKO1T-0630 carrying 05 cardboard boxes. They have been identified as Moin Ahmad Shah resident of Hilalabad Qamarwari Srinagar and Muzaffar Ahmad Lisoo resident of Rampora chattabal A/P Hamdania colony Bemina Srinagar. During checking, officers were able to recover 500 bottles of Codeine Phosphate concealed in the cardboard boxes which they were carrying on the scooty. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Parimpora where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 208/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Parimpora and investigation has been initiated. Preliminary investigation reveals that both the accused drug peddlers were carrying this huge quantity of psychotropic substance for smuggling in the general area of Srinagar City. 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.
Budgam Police arrests drug peddler, psychotropic substances recovered
September 30: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Budgam have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substances from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established near Post Office Chadoora intercepted one person identified as Arfat Ahmad Yatoo resident of Talipora Nagam Chadoora. During checking, officers were able to recover 11 bottles of Codeine Phosphate and 960 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon Plus from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Chadoora where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No.170/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Chadoora and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
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September 30: As the DNA samples of three dead bodies of Rajouri matched with their family members, therefore these dead bodies will be exhumed and handed over to their families after due process of law: IGP Kashmir
Srinagar Police arrested an imposter Posing as Police Officer
September 29: Police in Srinagar have arrested an imposter for intimidation by posing himself as Police Officer. On 27-09-2020, Police Station Sherghari received a complaint from one individual Sohail Ahmed Pinchoo of Noorbagh Srinagar, stating that he received threatening & harassed calls from a phone number 9055786000 who posed himself as a DySP Cargo. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 56/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Sherghari and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, Officers have been able to identify the accused as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh son of Mohd Yousaf Sheikh resident of Botakadal Lalbazar Srinagar. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Pertinently, the accused person has deliberately registered his name as DySP CM Residence in Truecaller app with the intention to cheat and threaten the public. Police is resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Bandipora police facilitates Police Public interaction meetings
September 29: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meetings were facilitated by Bandipora Police in village Inderkote, Markundal, Rak Shilwat, Arampora, Trigam Sumbal, Chewa Ajas, Kema Aloosa, Dardpora and Chuntimullaha Sumlar Bandipora by respective Police Stations and Police Posts while following social distancing norms and other protocols. These meetings were chaired by respective SHOs and Incharge Police Posts. These meetings were attended by respectable citizens of these villages. During the meetings, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants were also assured that police is working continuously to curb the offences and requested to extend their cooperation in eradicating other social crimes from the area. The main aim of these meetings is to facilitate interaction with community members and redress their grievances so as to create cordial police-public relationship. The participants in these meetings assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
Police busts illegal trade of LPG gas in Awantipora
September 29: Acting on specific information about illegal trade of LPG gas in Litrabal area of Pampore, a Police party from PS Pampore raided the said area and seized 6 gas tankers bearing registration numbers HR55AB-3696,HR55U-5698,PBO3A-3399,RJ14GF-9500,HR46D-3222 and NLO1K-7135 red handed while filling the cylinders with the gas from the tankers. All the vehicles have been seized and the drivers of the vehicles have also been arrested. They have been identified as Vijay Singh resident of Kathua, Nasir Ahmad, Mohd Ramzan Bhat, Mohd Rafiq Sheikh, Chamail Sings and Prem Singh all residents of District Rajouri. Notably, all these tankers were coming from outside the valley and were supposed to unload the gas filled tankers at Gas Bottling Plant Pampore, but instead they were illegally selling some quantity of it to the private gas dealers in the area. Moreover, a Tata Mobile bearing registration number JK02AG-0388 laden with 22 cooking gas cylinders which were being refilled by these gas tankers has also been seized and the driver identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Dar resident of Lethpora was also arrested. The arrested persons have been shifted to Police Station Pampore where they remain in custody. A case FIR No. 80/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pampore and investigation has been initiated.
Pulwama Police arrests a Private School Teacher for threatening & intimidation of locals
September 29: Police in Pulwama arrested a private school teacher involved in threatening and intimidation of locals by pasting threat posters in Kakapora area. Police station Kakapora received a complaint from locals of Gundipora Kakapora stated that on 10-09-2020 posters purportedly on behalf of Lashker-I-Islam were found pasted in Gundipora Kakapora area of Pulwama. The posters depicting threat message to some youth including few girl students besides, their involvement in adultery/prostitution and informers of security forces. The posters thereby created fear psychosis among the general public especially those who have been given life threat. Accordingly, case FIR No. 69/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Kakapora and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, Officers were able to identify the suspect involved in the commission of crime. He has been identified as Muzamil Ahmad Dar resident of Gundibagh Kakapora. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. During further investigation, Officers learnt that the accused person was having some personal enmity with some persons of the area and in order to defame them, he had prepared posters on the letter head of fake outfit and pasted them at public places. Pertinently, the accused is working as teacher in a Private Educational Institute at Pampore. Locals of the area especially frightened individuals have hailed the prompt action of Police. Further investigation is in progress
Bandipora police destroys bung cultivation
September 29: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Bandipora police alongwith the team of Excise Department destroyed bung cultivation in the areas of Sumbal. A police team from Police Station Sumbal alongwith the team of Excise Department under the supervision of SDPO Sumbal have destroyed bung cultivation on the vast tract of land in Arampora & Dumpora areas of Sumbal. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Ganderbal 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. Our consistent actions against such anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Ganderbal Police recovers illicit timber; accused arrested
September 29: Police in Ganderbal have recovered illicit timber dumped in a residential house at Wayil Wudder, Gutlibagh area of Ganderbal. Acting on specific information, officers from Police Post Gutlibagh raided the residential house of Meer Ahmad Khan son of Samandar Khan resident of Wayil Wudder, Gutlibagh. During the search officers were able to recover illegal timber dumped in the premises of his house. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered & investigation into the matter 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.
Ganderbal Police organizes Pipping Ceremony of newly promoted Sub-Inspectors
September 28: Pipping ceremony of recently promoted Assistant Sub-Inspectors to the rank of Sub-Inspectors was held at DPO Ganderbal. The promoted officers were decorated with their new ranks by SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS who expressed happiness over the promotion of the officers. SSP Ganderbal congratulated the promoted officers and advised them to remain committed towards their duties and ensure better public service. The promoted officers pledged to work with the same zeal and enthusiasm. During the colourful ceremony organized at DPO Ganderbal, other senior officers of the district were also present on the occasion.
Ganderbal Police destroys wild bung
September 28: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Ganderbal police alongwith the team of revenue department destroyed wild bung in the jurisdiction of Police Post Nagbal, Ganderbal. District police Ganderbal alongwith the team of revenue department under the supervision of executive Magistrate have destroyed wild bung spread over several Kilometres along the roadside, falling in the jurisdiction of Police Post Nagbal. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Ganderbal 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. Our consistent actions against such anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Sopore police facilitates Police Public interaction meeting
September 28: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting was facilitated by Sopore Police in village Ladoo Rafiabad by Police Station Panzla while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The interaction meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Panzla. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of villages Ladoora, Rafiabad and students of Primary School Ladoo. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants were also assured that police is working continuously to curb the offences and requested to extend their cooperation in eradicating other social crimes from the area. The main aim of these meetings is to facilitate interaction with community members and redress their grievances so as to create cordial police-public relationship. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
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September 28: On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in Samboora area of Awantipora, a joint cordon and search operation was launched yesterday by Police, 50RR and 110BN CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. The terrorists made failed attempts to escape from the spot but were challenged by the joint search party. In the ensuing encounter two terrorists were killed however, the search operation was suspended due to darkness and the whole area was put under strict cordon. In the wee hours, the search operation was resumed and the bodies of both the killed terrorists were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Aijaz Ahmad Reshi and Sajad Ahmad Sofi both residents of Awantipora affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. As per police records, Aijaz Reshi was operational commander of LeT and was active since May 2016. He was involved in many terror crimes and civilian atrocities. He was involved in recruiting innocent youth into terror folds besides, was also providing shelter and logistic support to the active terrorists operating in the area and transportation of terrorists to carry out terrorist attacks. He was involved in Fristbal Pampore terror attack and Kadlabal Pampore terror attack besides, transportation of terrorists to carry out EDI terror attack. Similarly, terrorist Sajad was involved in many terror crimes and civilian atrocities. Both the killed terrorists were part of groups responsible for carrying out terrorist attacks. Many cases stands registered against both for their terrorist activities. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead bodies of the killed terrorists shall be sent to Baramulla for burial after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed terrorists shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any. Pertinently, J&K police along with security forces have apprehended two active terrorists affiliated with proscribed terrorist outfit LeT & TRF in Awantipora and Anantnag, respectively. Awantipora police along with 50RR & 185Bn CRPF arrested a recently joined terrorist identified as Faisal Ahmad Dar resident of Khankah Bagh Pampore affiliated with proscribed terrorist outfit LeT near Konibal crossing Pampore. According to police records, he went missing from 11th September and on 13th September uploaded his audio on social Media wherein he claimed to have joined terrorist ranks and requesting his parents not to search for him as he has joined terrorist ranks. Incriminating material of proscribed outfit LeT has been recovered from his possession and a case FIR number 79/2020 under relevant section of law stands registered at Police Station Pampore. Similarly, acting on specific information, Anantnag Police along with 19RR arrested an active terrorist identified as Talib Bhat resident of Dehruna and affiliated with proscribed terror outfit TRF in a joint operation at Kapran, Dooru. Arms & ammunition including 01 pistol, pistol magazine and a hand grenade were recovered from his possession. As per police records, he was recruited by TRF commander Abbas Sheikh of Kulgam. He has also released a video clip after joining in the terrorist ranks. In this regard, a case has already been registered and investigation is in progress.
Bandipora Police arrests drug peddler, psychotropic substances recovered
September 25: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Bandipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Shadipora Sumbal intercepted one person identified as Bilal Ahmad Rather resident of Waskura Ganderbal. During checking, officers were able to recover 73 bottles of psychotropic substance Codeine Phosphate from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PS Sumbal where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No.143/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sumbal and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
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September 25: On 24/09/2020 at about 1800hrs, based on specific input about presence of terrorists in village Sirhama area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Anantnag Police, 3RR and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorist got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender however instead they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. Due to darkness the operation was suspended and the whole area was put under strict cordon. Terrorists trapped inside made certain attempts to break the cordon and escape from the spot. In the wee hours, the operation was resumed and in the ensuing encounter two terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The killed terrorists have been identified as Adil Ahmad Bhat resident of Pulwama and Abu Rehan @Towheed a Pakistani national. Both the killed terrorists were commanders and affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. As per police records, the killed terrorists had a history of terror crime records. They were involved in planning & executing several terror attacks including civilian atrocities and attacks on security establishments. Terrorist Adil was involved in case FIR No. 117/2020 of PS Nowgam pertaining to the killing of two JKP personnel and weapon snatching at Nowgam Srinagar on 14-08-2020. Moreover, terrorist Abu Rehan was an important motivator and influenced young minds for joining terror ranks in the areas of South Kashmir. He was involved in motivating local youth to carry out Fidayeen attacks on Police/SFs. He was also involved in providing logistic support to the newly infiltrated terrorists and strengthening the LeT outfit throughout the valley by distributing newly joined/infiltrated terrorists to various areas. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. It’s pertinent to mention that the Insas rifle snatched in Nowgam attack was also recovered from the site. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead bodies of the killed terrorists shall be sent to Handwara for burial after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed local terrorist shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police Public interaction meetings facilitated in Srinagar and Bandipora
September 24: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meetings were facilitated by Srinagar and Bandipora Police while following social distancing norms and other protocols. In Srinagar, the meeting was facilitated at Police Station Rainawari and chaired by SHO PS Rainawari. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of the area. While in Bandipora, the interaction meetings were held at villages Gujarpati, Chapran, Chanpal and Chaliwan Aragam in the jurisdiction of PS Aragam. The meetings were chaired by SSP Bandipora Shri Rahul Malik- IPS and accompanied by SHO PS Aragam. During these meetings the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances will be resolved on priority basis, so that general public can get maximum benefit from such kind of interactive meetings. The main aim of these meetings were to seek cooperation from the general public in adherence of the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by the District Administration from time to time for the prevention of COVID-19 while dealing with their day to day activities. The participants in the meetings assured their full cooperation in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Pulwama police destroys wild bung
September 24: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Pulwama police alongwith the local people of the area and destroyed wild bung at village Achan area of Pulwama. Police team acted alongwith the local people of the area and destroyed huge quantity of naturally grown weed bung at village Achan area of Pulwama. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Pulwama 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. Our consistent actions against such anti-social elements 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 24: On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in Machama area of Awantipora, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Awantipora Police, 42 RR and 180 BN CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorist got ascertained he was given opportunity to surrender, however instead he fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. The killed terrorist has been identified as Irfan-ul-Haq Dar of village Gadikhal Charsoo Awantipora associated with proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr. As per the police records the killed terrorist has a long history of criminal involvement as in April 2019 he was involved in grenade lobbing on Police Station Awantipora for which case vide FIR No. 54/2019 under relevant sections of law and 7/27 A.Act stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and the subject was arrested and subsequently sent to Kot Balwal Jail Jammu. Earlier in 2016 he was involved in stone pelting/arson case of Police Station Awantipora FIR No. 126/2016 under relevant sections of law stands chargesheeted in the Court of law. After his release in April 2020, Irfan-ul-Haq was secretly involved in terror activities which include Al-Badr related recruitment in Awantipora & Tral areas. He was an important motivator and influenced young minds for joining terror ranks in Awantipora/Tral areas. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead body of the killed terrorist shall be sent to Handwara for burial after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed terrorist shall be allowed to participate in the last rites at Handwara. Incriminating materials including arms, ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other terror crimes. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Srinagar Police started drive against pressure horns used by heavy vehicles
September 23: Srinagar Police on the directions of SSP Srinagar launched a special drive against the tippers, trucks using pressure horns in the city particularly during night hours. Police in Srinagar have received lot of complaints from general public that pressure horns are being used by heavy vehicles thereby causing public nuisance & deafening sound which gives sleepless nights to the residents. Accordingly, special checking points were laid down during the night hours at different places and 07 tippers were seized by Police Station Shergahri & Batmaloo & the pressure horns were removed as per the directions of Hon’ble High Court. General public in the area has appreciated Srinagar Police for taking actions against the violators.
Awantipora Police facilitates Police Public interaction meeting at PS Tral
September 23: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting was facilitated by Awantipora Police at Police Station Tral while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The interaction meeting was chaired by SDPO Tral along with SHO PS Tral. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of Tral area including religious leaders, Auqaf Committee members and Traders. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants were also assured that police is working continuously to curb the offences and requested to extend their cooperation in eradicating other social crimes from the area. The main aim of these meetings is to facilitate interaction with community members and redress their grievances so as to create cordial police-public relationship. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic
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September 22: On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in Nowhard Chrar-i-Sharief area of Budgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Budgam Police, 53RR and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however instead they started firing indiscriminately and threw grenades upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. One Army personnel of 53RR received splinter injuries who was shifted to hospital for treatment of his injuries. In the ensuing encounter, 01 terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Asif Shah resident of Samboora Pulwama, affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other terror crimes. The dead body of the killed terrorist shall be sent to Handwara for his last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities. In this connection, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Chrar-i-Sharief and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Sopore Police Sports Festival-2020, registration open
September 22: In order to provide platform to the young players of Police District Sopore and explore their hidden talent, Sopore Police is going to organise a Police Sports Festival-2020. The tournament of Volleyball, Football and Cricket will be played on knock out basis. The venue of League will be at DPL Sopore. The registration process shall commence from 23rd-26th September 2020 without any entry fee. The event material will be provided to the participant teams by Sopore Police. The winning teams will be rewarded suitably. Desired teams can register themselves by contacting on 7006347274, 7889821834 and 7006707586.
Srinagar Police arrests three drug peddlers and two gamblers
September 22: Continuing its drive against social crimes in Srinagar, Police have arrested three drug peddlers and two gamblers. Contraband substance, stake money and playing cards have been recovered from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at near Shamshan Bhoomi Gate intercepted three suspicious persons identified as Hilal Ahmad Sheikh resident of Palpora Pamposh Colony, Mohammad Rafeeq Kalo resident of Noorbagh & Arshid Ahmad Mir resident of Rainawari. During checking, officers were able to recover contraband substance from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Karan Nagar where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 58/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Karan Nagar and investigation has been initiated. Meanwhile, police party from PS Khanyar raided a gambling site at Brarinambal Babademb following an input about gambling activities and apprehended two gamblers. They have been identified as Feroz Ahmad Renzu resident of Tabardar Mohalla Khanyar and Mohd Maqbool Bhat resident of Sheeshgari Mohalla Khanyar. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹9,080/- from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Khanyar where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 72/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khanyar and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding social crimes in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in criminal activities will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of crime.
Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meetings facilitated by Bandipora and Sopore Police
September 22: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meetings were facilitated by Bandipora and Sopore Police. The meetings were held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. In Bandipora, the meetings were held at Aragam, Kenusa Aloosa, T.Shah, Sumlar, Badwan, S.K Bala Ajas and Nowgam areas of the district and chaired by concerned SHOs and IC PPs. While in Gurez the meetings were chaired by SDPO Gurez at Mastan, Tarbal, Bagtore and Banjran areas of Gurez. The meetings were attended by a large number of people belonging to different sections of society. While in Sopore, the meeting was facilitated at Police Post Watergam and chaired by SDPO Rafiabad. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens including members of the Aquaf committees of the area. During the meetings, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants were also assured that police is working continuously to curb the offences and requested to extend their cooperation in eradicating other social crimes from the area. The main aim of these meetings is to facilitate interaction with community members and redress their grievances so as to create cordial police-public relationship. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic
Awantipora police inaugurates football tournament
September 20: In order to inculcate & promote sports spirit among the youth and build healthy Police-Public relations besides, taking forward youth friendly policing initiative, Awantipora police have inaugurated the ceremony of "Habba Khatoon Football Tournament" at Chandhara Pampore. The inaugural ceremony was attended by SSP Awantipora Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS. He was accompanied by SDPO Pampore and SHO Pampore. 27 teams from district Pulwama and some other teams from districts of Srinagar, Awantipora, Budgam are participating in the tournament. Addressing the participants, SSP Awantipora said that such type of events will provide a platform to youth to explore their hidden talent and keep them physically fit. He added that sports activities help the youth to channelize their energy in a positive way. He also assured the participants that every kind of assistance will be provided by District Police Awantipora to boost the sports activities. Locals of the area have appreciated the efforts of Awantipora Police. They expressed their desire that such events should be organized in future as well so that talent of the youth is encouraged.
Sopore Police facilitates Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting
September 20: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was held at Police Station Dangiwacha while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Rafiabad along with SHO Police Station Dangiwacha and was attended by respectable citizens including traders’ federation, transport union and prominent members of civil society of the area. In the meeting, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances will be resolved on priority basis, so that general public can get maximum benefit from such kind of interactive meetings. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Police Public interaction meeting cum awareness programme held in Srinagar
August 21: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting cum awareness programme on Coronavirus was held in Police Station Karan Nagar. The interaction meeting cum awareness programme was held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SHO PS Karan Nagar and attended by the representatives of traders’ body of Karan Nagar area. The main aim of the meeting was to seek cooperation from the participants in adherence of the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by the District Administration from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The chairing officer advised the shopkeepers and businessmen to take necessary precautions and strictly follow the guidelines issued by the authorities while dealing with customers. The participants were also requested to make use of masks mandatory and practice social distancing as a norm. While speaking to the participants, SHO Karan Nagar appreciated the role of traders’ body for their great efforts to deal with COVID-19 pandemic during lockdown. On the occasion, the participants were made aware about the necessary precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families from Coronavirus. The participants raised various issues during the meeting. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine issues pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Drug de-addiction programme held at DPL Kupwara
June 29: Continuing its drive to eradicate drug menace from society and to provide insight about the seriousness of drug addiction, Police in Kupwara organised a drug de-addiction programme at DPL Kupwara. Starting the session, DySP DAR Shri Javaid Ahmad spoke about drug addiction and the treatment facilities available at Police Drug De-addiction Centres. He highlighted the drug addiction scenario of Kashmir, the causes and consequences of addiction. He also spoke about preventive measures and the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police in the prevention of drug menace. People of the area lauded the efforts of police in organizing such programmes. They demanded for more such programmes in future.