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Covid-19 guideline violations: 3911 violators fined throughout the Kashmir valley
June 18: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, during the last 24 hours Police have realized fine to the tune of ₹5,64,570/- from 3911 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. Besides, 77 vehicles were also seized for violating Covid-19 norms. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Kulgam Police recovers kidnapped minor girl, accused arrested
June 18: Police in Kulgam recovered a kidnapped minor girl and arrested the accused person involved in the commission of crime. On 17/06/2021, PS Qaimoh received a complaint from a person stating therein that his daughter (name withheld) was kidnapped by one person namely Aijaz Ahmad Ganie son of Mohd Jalil Ganie resident of Goufbal Qaimoh. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 50/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Qaimoh and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation a team headed by SHO PS Qaimoh under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund was constituted. Acting on specific leads and by utilizing all available means, the team was able to recover the kidnapped girl and arrest the accused person from Yaripora area within 24 hours after the complaint was received. The accused has been shifted to PS Qaimoh where he remains in custody. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl has been handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress. Swift action by police against anti-social elements has been appreciated by the locals. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Ganderbal police arrests 10 persons, seizes 10 vehicles
June 18: Police in Ganderbal have arrested 10 persons and seized 10 vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in Ganderbal. Officers from Police Station Ganderbal led by SHO Ganderbal arrested ten persons and seized ten vehicles (Tippers) involved in extraction and transportation of raw materials illegally extracted from Sindh nallah. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Ganderbal and investigation has been initiated. Police requests the people not to indulge in illegal mining activities from any Nallah as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Police arrests three drug peddlers in Kulgam; Contraband substance recovered
June 18: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers from Police Station Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Bonigam Crossing intercepted three persons who on noticing police party tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully by the alert police party. They have been identified as Reshu Pal son of Kuldeep Singh resident of Pathankot, Javeed Ahmad Dar@Jani son of Mohamad Shaban Dar resident of Bonigam and Arshid Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Rashid Mir resident of Beerwah Budgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 01 Kg of Poppy Straw, 50 grams of Heroin and 25 grams of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 143/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Qazigund and investigation has been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Kulgam police arrests bootlegger, recovers illicit liquor
June 17: Police in Kulgam arrested a bootlegger and recovered illicit liquor from his possession. Acting on reliable information regarding bootlegging at Neehama Kulgam. A police party of Police Station DH Pora led by SHO DH Pora under the supervision of SDPO DH Pora raided the specified location and the person identified as Shakir Ahmad Shergojri son of Ghulam Qadir Shergojri resident of Gadihama Kulgam was caught red handed while he was indulged in selling the Illicit Liquor. On checking, 06 bottles of illicit liquor were recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. A case FIR number 67/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station DH Pora and investigation was initiated. 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.
Covid-19 guideline violations: 4543 violators fined throughout the Kashmir valley
June 17: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, during the last 24 hours Police have realized fine to the tune of ₹6,59,680/- from 4543 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Budgam Police distributes wheel chairs among specially-abled persons
June 17: Budgam Police under the aegis of Civic Action Programme (CAP) distributed wheel chairs and other mobility equipments among specially-abled persons at District Police Office Budgam. The event was organized while following Covid-19 SOPs and other protocols. On the occasion, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS held the distribution function, besides DySP Hqrs Budgam and other officers/officials were also present. During the event, wheel chairs and other mobility aids and equipments were distributed among 26 specially abled persons hailing from below poverty line families of district Budgam. While interacting with the beneficiaries, SSP Budgam expressed the hope that the assistance provided by the Police to the specially-abled persons may help them to become self-reliant. He also assured them of all support from police department and will facilitate them to achieve their goals. He also asked the beneficiaries not to allow their physical infirmities to come in their way and stay active in their lives to achieve their desirable objectives. He also advised the police officers and jawans to show empathy and kindness towards such segment of society and come forward with helping hand to make them feel part and parcel of the society. The participants have expressed their gratitude for this gesture by Police.
Bandipora Police held Police Public interaction meeting
June 17: As a part of public outreach programme, police public interaction meeting was held in Bandipora at Police Station Sumbal while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Sumbal Shri Surinder Mohan-JKPS accompanied by SHO PS Sumbal. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens & civil society members of the area. During the meeting, the participants highlighted various issues of public importance pertaining to police as well as civil administration. 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 were also briefed about the precautionary measures to be adopted to contain the spread of Covid-19. In addition, participants were requested to cooperate with the Police on every front so that the crime is eradicated within the society. Participants hailed the efforts of police in facilitating such community interaction meets where participants express their opinion freely.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 3865 violators fined, 04 persons arrested & 02 FIRs registered
June 16: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, during the last 24 hours Police have arrested 04 persons, lodged 02 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹5,72,435/- from 3865 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
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June 16: During the intervening night of 15/16 June, acting on a specific information about presence of terrorist in Wagoora area of Nowgam Srinagar, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Srinagar Police, Army and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation as the presence of terrorist got ascertained he was given an opportunity to surrender, however, 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. He has been identified as Uzair Ashraf Dar resident of Wandina Melhoora, Shopian. As per police records, he was part of groups involved in many terror crime cases including attack on security forces. He was linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. Arms, ammunition & other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other terror crimes. In this connection police has registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any.
04 drug peddlers arrested in Handwara and Kulgam; contraband substance recovered
June 16: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 04 drug peddlers in Handwara & Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from their possession. In Handwara, officers from Police Post Magam at a checkpoint established at Khanpora Magam intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK13B-4500 with three persons on board. They have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Sultan resident of Puwama, Hilal Ahmad Rather son of Abdul Rashid and Sajad Ahmad Bakshi sons of Gull Bakshi both residents of Chogal. During checking, officers were able to recover 1.70Kgs of Charas and cash amount of ₹10,730/- from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 189/21 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Handwara and investigation has been initiated. It is pertinent to mention here that all the three accused persons were busy in inter district trade of drugs. In Kulgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Mirhama under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Kulgam intercepted a person riding on a motorcycle bearing registration number JK18B-8001 identified as Showkat Ahmad Zargar son of Bashir Ahmad Zargar resident of Lirow. During checking, officers were able to recover 200gms of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 141/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kulgam 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.
Illegal excavation & transportation of minerals Baramulla police arrests 04 persons, seizes 04 vehicles
June 14: Police in Baramulla have arrested 04 persons and seized 04 vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals in Baramulla. Officers from Police Post Delina under the supervision DySP Hqrs Baramulla arrested four persons and seized four tractors involved in extraction and transportation of raw materials illegally extracted from Khaitangan nallah. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 143/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Baramulla and investigation has been initiated. Police requests the people not to indulge in illegal mining activities from any Nallah as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 4278 violators fined, 12 persons arrested & 04 FIRs registered
June 14: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. During the last 24hrs, Police have arrested 12 persons, lodged 04 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹68,7255/- from 4278 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. Besides, 09 vehicles were also seized in district Shopian for violating Covid norms. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police busts gang of burglars in Handwara; 02 accused arrested
June 14: Police in Handwara have solved a burglary case by arresting two accused persons involved in the commission of crime besides, recovered stolen property. On 05/06/2021 Police Station Vilgam received a complaint from one person namely Mohd Sultan Mir son of Ab Ahad Mir resident of Matipora Sharkoot stating therein that during intervening night of 2/3 June 2021, some unknown persons barged into his house and stole all movable property kept in the house. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 48/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Vilgam and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, the officers questioned many suspects and zeroed in on two suspected persons identified as Altaf Ahmad Mir son of Ab Samad Mir resident of Hafrada and Shabir Ahmad Sheikh son of Gh Mohi Uddin Sheikh resident of Hafrada. During questioning both the suspected persons accepted their involvement in the commission of crime. During further course of investigation, officers also learnt about their involvement in another case FIR No. 22/2021 of PS Vilgam pertains to the burglary attempt at Taratpora market during intervening night of 30/31 March 2021. The accused persons also revealed the involvement of another person identified as Azad Ahmad Mir son of Late Ab Razak resident of Daril Taratpora in the commission of crimes. The said third accused person is still at large and efforts are on to effect his arrest. On their disclosure, the investigating team were able to recover stolen property including gold ornaments, clothes, battery, copper utensils, cosmetics etc. Further investigation is in progress and more recoveries are expected. General public have applauded the systematic efforts put forth by Handwara Police and warns of strict action against those individuals found involved in any kind of criminal activity.
Police arrests 02 notorious drug peddlers in Handwara
June 06: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two notorious drug peddlers in Handwara and recovered contraband substance from their possession. A police party from Police Station Vilgam at a checkpoint intercepted a vehicle (Estilo) bearing registration number HP26A377 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Mohd Gulzar Mir son of Gh Mohi ud Din Mir and Shoib Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Gulzar Bhat both residents of Amargad Tarathpora. During search, officers were able to recover 80 grams of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR numbers 49/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Vilgam and investigation has been initiated. It is pertinent to mention here that the accused Gulzar Ahmad Mir is a notorious drug peddler and has major role in involving people towards drug menace especially youth. 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.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 2105 violators fined, 24 persons arrested & 06 FIRs registered
June 06: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. During the last 24hrs, Police have arrested 24 persons, lodged 06 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹2,40,470/- from 2105 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 3814 violators fined, 192 persons arrested & 91 FIRs registered
June 04: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. During the last 24hrs, Police have arrested 192 persons, lodged 91 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹4,35,050/- from 3814 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police arrests drug peddler in Ganderbal; contraband substance recovered
June 04: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested one drug peddler in Ganderbal and recovered contraband substance from his possession. On the directions of SSP Ganderbal, officers from Police Station Ganderbal at a checkpoint established at Badar Kund intercepted one suspicious person identified as Nisar Ahmad Dar son of Mohammed Sultan Dar resident of Shahpora Badar Kund. During checking, officers were able to recover 600gms of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 94/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Ganderbal and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Budgam Police held Police Public interaction meetings
June 04: As a part of public outreach programme, two police-public interaction meetings were held by Budgam Police while following social distancing norms & other protocols. At Police Station Chadoora, the police-public interaction meeting was chaired by SHO PS Chadoora and was attended by with respectables of the area, Auqaf Committee members, Trade union representatives, Panchs, Sarpanchs, Nambardars and Chowkidars. At Police Station Khag, the police-public interaction meeting was chaired by SHO PS Khag and was attended by with respectables of the area, Auqaf Committee members, Trade union representatives, Panchs, Sarpanchs, Nambardars and Chowkidars. The main aim of these meetings was to strengthen the Police Public relationship and to aware the participants about the SOPs and other guidelines of Covid-19 issued by the Govt. During these meetings, the participants raised some grievances regarding the problems faced by them. 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 were also briefed about the precautionary measures to be adopted to contain the spread Covid-19. The participants were also stressed upon to ensure social distancing and wear masks at Masajid, in markets and while using public transport.
Budgam Police arrests 03 persons for illegal mining and transportation
June 04: Police in Budgam have arrested three persons involved in illegal excavation & transportation of clay and also seized 03 tippers used in transportation of illegally extracted clay. A police party from Police Post Narbal during night patrolling seized three tippers loaded with illegally extracted clay and arrested three drivers for transportation of illegally extracted clay. The drivers have been identified as Sahil Ahmad Sofi son of Mohd Ramzan Sofi resident of Hajibagh Soibugh, Sameer Ahmad Chopan son of Abdul Gani Chopan resident of Hajibagh Soibugh and Mohd Yousuf Shah son of Mohd Akbar Shah resident of Hajibagh Soibugh. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. All vehicles used in the commission of the crime have also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 113/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Magam and investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal 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.
Mauled body of missing 04-year old girl traced in Ompora Budgam
June 04: Budgam Police along with Wildlife Department & civilians recovered the body of missing four years old girl who went missing yesterday evening in Ompora area of Budgam. Budgam Police received information that a 04 year old girl namely Adda Mir daughter of Mir Yasir resident of Ompora Budgam went missing yesterday evening while playing with locals and it was believed that she has been attacked and taken away by some wild animal (probably leopard). After receiving the information, Budgam Police together with locals & Wildlife Department constituted various teams for tracing the girl and the search operation continued throughout the entire night by using search lights etc. Police also used sniffing dogs for tracing the girl amid dense bushy nursery situated in the locality. After massive searches, Police, Wildlife Department & locals were able to recover the mauled body of the girl in the nearby bushy nursery of Ompora. Preliminary investigation suggests that the girl has been attacked and mauled by some wild animal (probably Leopard). The dead body has been handed over to parents for last rites.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 881 violators fined, 180 persons arrested & 89 FIRs registered
May 31: During the last 24hrs, Police have arrested 180 persons, lodged 89 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹93,140/- from 881 people throughout the Kashmir valley for violating the various guidelines/rules/SOPs regarding Covid-19. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/protocols for their own safety and for the safety of others. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police recovered IED, huge quantity of explosive materials and ammunition in Awantipora and Ganderbal
May 31: Awantipora Police along with security forces recovered an IED, huge quantity of explosive materials and ammunition in three separate actions from Awantipora and Ganderbal respectively. In Awantipora, on specific information regarding an IED planted by terrorists alongside a link road leading from Railway-Dogripora to village Panzgam, a joint team of Awantipora Police, 55RR and 185th BN CRPF cordoned the said area. During search, a container of approximately 10 litre capacity containing IED was detected. The IED was subsequently got defused on the spot and thus a major tragedy was averted. In this connection, case FIR number 90/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation initiated. Similarly based on a specific credible input, Awantipora Police along with 42RR and 180BN CRPF conducted a search operation near Simoah Nallah of Tral. During the search operation, a plastic container of approximately 50-60 litre capacity containing IED material was recovered after digging at the suspected spot. Following explosive materials were recovered from the said container:- Gun Powder (Ammonium powder) approximately 40-50Kg, 02 Electric Detonators, Cordex wire approximately 04mtrs and Electric Command wire approximately 100mtrs. By recovering such a huge quantity of explosive materials, another major tragedy was averted by police/security forces. Regarding the said incident case FIR number 59/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Tral and investigation taken up. Today based on a specific input generated by Ganderbal Police, a CASO was launched in the forest area of Shajinar (adjoining Gutlibagh) in the jurisdiction of PP Gutlibagh by Police Ganderbal, 24 RR and 115 Bn CRPF. During intensive search of the area/location, a cavity was found to have been dug in the ground and plastic cans containing AK series magazines = 11 No's, AK series live ammunition (7.62×39 mm) = 597 rounds, UBGL rounds = 12 No's, Pistol magazine = 01 No. and Pistol ammunition (live) = 06 rounds were recovered Case FIR No. 91/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Ganderbal and investigation taken up.
Kulgam Police solves burglary case; 02 accused persons arrested
May 31: Police in Kulgam have solved a burglary case by arresting two accused persons involved in the commission of crime. Police Post Mirbazar received different complaints regarding burglaries/thefts occurred in their jurisdiction. Accordingly, Police Post Mirbazar intensified patrolling and surveillance activities to stop such burglary/theft incidents. With strenuous efforts and swift action by team of Police led by In-charge Police Post Mirbazar under the supervision of SHO PS Qazigund & SDPO Qazigund, a list of suspects was prepared. During questioning of the identified suspects, investigation was zeroed on in at one person identified as Majid Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Hameed Dar resident of Manigam. During further questioning, the said suspected person confessed that he is consuming drugs and to arrange money he indulges in burglary activities and so far he had made innumerable burglaries. He also confessed that after stolen the things/items, he sold such stolen things/items to one person namely Azad Ahmad Naik son of Sanaullah Naik resident of Nassu Badragund who in turn gave him drugs. Police has so far recovered one stolen sheep from his possession. Both the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, case FIR number 118/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Qazigund. Further investigation into the matter is in progress and more arrests and recovery are expected. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Police for solving the burglary case. Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities.
Ganderbal police destroys poppy cultivation
May 31: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Ganderbal Police destroyed poppy cultivation in Nunner, Bobsipora, Serch, Arch and Khan Harran areas of Ganderbal. A police team along with teams of Revenue and Excise Departments destroyed poppy cultivation on massive scale in Nunner, Bobsipora, Serch, Arch and Khan Harran areas of Ganderbal. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Police and have urged to continue such drive in nearby areas also. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law. 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 hosts farewell function for superannuating officer
May 31: Sopore Police hosted a simple but impressive farewell function at District Police Lines Sopore to bid adieu to DySP DAR Sopore Shri Ghulam Mohi-uddin who superannuated from his active service. SP Sopore Shri Sudhanshu Verma-IPS and other senior officers including DySP Hqrs Sopore, SDPO Rafiabad participated in the function while following social distancing norms and other protocol. SP Sopore while acknowledging the contribution of the officer, conveyed his best wishes to him and prayed for his good health and success post retirement. On the occasion, other senior officers of Police District Sopore described him as honest, sincere and dedicated person who gave least priority to his personal interest before the service. The superannuated officer also spoke on the occasion and expressed gratitude towards overwhelming response of higher officers towards his role in the department.
Police arrests 06 drug peddlers in Budgam and Handwara
May 31: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in a series of action have arrested 06 drug peddlers in Budgam and Handwara. In Budgam, on 27/28 May 2021 Police Station Magam registered a case FIR No. 104/2021 in which hideout of drugs was busted with recovery of 10,128 Spasmoproxyvon capsules. However, 03 notorious drug peddlers involved in the said case were evading their arrest. During the course of investigation, while acting on specific information officers from Police Station Magam arrested all the 03 drug peddlers from Krishbal Noorbagh area of District Srinagar within 48hrs of recovery. They have been identified as Zubair Ahmad Mir @Zubair Galwan son of Bashir Ahmad Mir, Sarjeel Ahmad Mir son of Jalalu-din-Mir residents of Mazhama and Bilal Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Mohammad resident of Lalpora Kunzer. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. In Handwara, a police party from Police Station Vilgam at a checkpoint established at Dohama crossing intercepted a tractor bearing registration number JK09A-8316 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Javid Ahmad Sheik, Danish Ahmad Sheik both sons Mohammad Akbar Sheik resident of Dohama Vilgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 650gms poppy straw, 30gms Charas and cash amount of Rs.8970/- from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Similarly, another police party from Police Station Vilagam at a checkpoint established at Manzgam intercepted a person identified as Munner Ahmad Khan son of Ghulam Ahmad Khan resident of Manzgam. During search, officers were able to recover 30gms Charas and cash amount of Rs. 3800/- from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 46/2021 and 47/2021 under relevant sections of law have been registered at Police Station Vilgam and investigation into the matters have been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police destroys poppy cultivation in Anantnag
May 30: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Police alongwith officers from Revenue Department destroyed poppy cultivation in district Anantnag. Police party from Police Station Mattan headed by SHO PS Mattan along with officers from Revenue Department launched a special drive against narcotic drugs cultivation and destroyed illegal poppy cultivation spread over 20 kanals of land at Akura, Palpora Nanil, Aung, Matipora and Nambal areas of district Anantnag. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 59/2021 under relevant sections of law Stands registered at Police Station Mattan and investigation has been initiated. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Anantnag 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.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 919 violators fined, 19 persons arrested & 08 FIRs registered
May 30: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Police have also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley and slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. During the last 24hrs, Police have arrested 19 persons, lodged 08 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,10,820/- from 919 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout the Kashmir valley. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
03 drug peddlers arrested in Bandipora and Kulgam; Contraband substances recovered
May 30: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, police have arrested three drug peddlers in Bandipora & Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession. In Bandipora, officers from Police Station Bandipora at a checkpoint established near Nishat Park Bandipora intercepted two persons identified as Raqib Ahmad Nadaf resident of Nebripora and Mir Raja resident of Nowpora Naz Colony Bandipora. During checking, officers were able to recover 414 Spasmoproxyvan capsules from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.79/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Bandipora and investigation has been initiated. Similarly in Kulgam, police party from Police Station Qazigund headed by SHO PS Qazigund during patrolling at Bonigam Qazigund NHW intercepted a person identified as Rajesh Singh son of Piyar Singh resident of Dogra Kud, Udhampur. During checking, officers were able to recover 500 grams of Poppy Straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.119/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Qazigund and further investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police foils burglary attempt in Kulgam; accused persons arrested
May 30: Police in Kulgam have foiled a burglary attempt by arresting 02 burglars and seized tools used for committing the burglary. During the intervening night of 29/30 May 2021, a specific information was received by Kulgam Police through reliable sources that some persons are moving suspiciously at Malpora Chowk area falling under the jurisdiction of PS Qazigund. On receipt of this information, Police party from Police Post Mirbazar along with locals of Malpora reached the suspected spot and apprehended two burglars red handed as they were breaking the wall of a shop. They have been identified as Rameez Ahmad Naik son of Ghulam Mohammad Naik and Sumbhool Ahmad Yatoo son of Abdul Majeed Yatoo both residents of Gufbal Qaimoh and the tools used for committing the crime have also been seized by the Police. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 120/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Qazigund and further investigation is going on. Community members have applauded the efforts made by the Kulgam Police in curbing social and criminal crimes in their neighbourhood. We assure community members that Police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
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May 28: During the intervening night of 27/28 May, acting on a specific information about presence of terrorists in Frisal area of Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Kulgam Police, 1RR and CRPF in the said area. During the search, an active categorized terrorist Zakir Bhat of proscribed terror outfit HM was arrested. Investigations reveal that Zakir Bhat is basically a resident of Kulgam district and living in Shopian since last 8 years. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have also been recovered from his possession. In this regard, a case has been registered and further investigation is in progress. Meanwhile, today at about 1500hrs acting on a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in orchards of village Ganapora area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 44RR and 14Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given repeated opportunities to surrender, however they 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. He has been identified as Aitmad Ahmad Dar resident of Awend Shopian linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. As per police records, the killed terrorist was active since 26/03/2021 and was involved in several terror crime cases. Arms and ammunition including 01 AK-56 rifle & other incriminating materials were recovered from encounter site. 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 Police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any. IGP Kashmir congratulates Police & security forces for conducting successful operation in professional manner without any collateral damage. Moreover, in the evening at about 1930hrs, a joint party of Police and security forces at Usmanabad Warpora area of Sopore while laying cordon of a suspected house terrorists fired upon our party and escaped from the house during brief exchange of fire. Reinforcements came and nearby orchard cordoned and search is going on. Further details shall follow.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 964 violators fined, 190 persons arrested & 92 FIRs registered
May 28: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Police have also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley and slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. During the last 24hrs, Police have arrested 190 persons, lodged 92 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,22,920/- from 964 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout the Kashmir valley. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police arrests 05 gamblers in Ganderbal & Budgam, stake money seized
May 28: Acting tough against social crimes, Police have arrested 05 gamblers from gambling sites and seized ₹ 8800/- stake money in Ganderbal & Budgam. In Ganderbal, a police party from Police Post Shadipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Ganderbal raided a gambling site at Latti Authkhuroo, Shadipora following an input about gambling activities and apprehended two gamblers. They have been identified as Mohammad Hanief Guru resident of Latti Authkhuroo and Nazir Ahmad Dar resient of Latti Gund Roshan. Officers have seized stake money of ₹3300/- and playing cards from the gamblers. They have been shifted to Police Station Ganderbal where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 86/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Ganderbal and investigation has been initiated. In Budgam, acting on specific information, a police party from Police Station Khag raided a gambling site in village Hardu Suresh Khag following an input about gambling activities and apprehended three gamblers. They have been identified as Abdul Sattar Sheikh son of Ghulam Rasool Sheikh, Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh son of Abdul Sattar Sheikh and Mohammad Yasin Sofi son of Ab Rehman Sofi all residents of Peth Sharen Khag. Officers have seized stake money of ₹5500/- and playing cards from the gamblers. They have been shifted to Police Station Khag where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 38/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khag 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.
Police arrests notorious drug peddler in Budgam; Huge consignment of psychotropic substance and cash recovered
May 28: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Budgam have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered huge consignment of psychotropic substance and cash amount of ₹12,900/- from his possession. Officers from Police Station Magam at a checkpoint established near Mazhama Railway crossing signalled a suspicious person to stop. He tried to escape from the spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert police party. He has been identified as Muzafar Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Rehman Dar resident of Kanihama Magam. On checking, 04 Codeine Phosphate bottles, 144 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon and cash amount of ₹12,900/- believed to be proceeds from narcotic crime was recovered from his possession. He was arrested and shifted to Police Station Magam where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 104/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Magam and investigation has been taken up. During investigation, the arrested drug peddler disclosed about the hideouts of drugs in the premises of Zubair Ahmad Mir son of Bashir Ahmad Mir and Sarjeel Mir son of Jalaludin Mir both residents of Galwanpora Mazhama. During raid, huge quantities of Psychotropic substance including 10128 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon were recovered. Both the accused persons are presently at large and efforts are on to effect their arrest. 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.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 1118 violators fined, 21 persons arrested & 15 FIRs registered
May 26: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Police have also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley and slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. During the last 24hrs, Police have arrested 21 persons, lodged 15 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,54,910/- from 1118 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout the Kashmir valley. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Drug peddler arrested in Kulgam; Contraband substances recovered
May 26: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Kulgam have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substances from his possession. A police party form Police Station Devsar led by SHO PS Devsar under the supervision of DySP PC Kulgam at a checkpoint established near Sopat crossing intercepted a person identified as Khursheed Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Ismail Bhat resident of Sopat. During checking, officers were able to recover 03 grams of brown sugar like substance, 09 strips of Spasmoproxyvon capsules and a cash amount of ₹10000/- from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.31/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Devsar and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers; Contraband substances recovered
May 26: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Budgam & Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession. In Budgam, officers from Police Station Khansahib intercepted one person during night patrolling near Ruyear Chowk identified as Firdous Ahmed Peer @Mitha son of Ghulam Mohammad Peer resident of Raiyar Beeru. During checking, officers were able to recover 110 grams of charas from his possession. Similarly in Kulgam, police party from Police Station Qazigund under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Lamar crossing intercepted a vehicle Alto Car bearing registration number JK03-0931 with two persons on board who tried to flee from the spot but were apprehended tactfully by the alert police party. They have been identified as Aashiq Hussain Mir son of Ghulam Hassan Mir resident of Churat and Rayees Ahmad Lone son of Bashir Ahmad Lone resident of Watihal. During checking, officers were able to recover 03 grams of Heroin, banned tablets and a cash amount of ₹20830/- from their possession. All the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered against them at respective police stations and further investigations have been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. 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 holds PCPG meeting at Police Post Narbal
May 24: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was held by Budgam Police at Police Post Narbal while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Magam Shri Mohammad Saleem Bhat-JKPS alongwith Tehsildar Narbal, SHO PS Magam and I/C Police Post Narbal and was attended by Numberdars, Chokidars, traders and respectable citizens of the area. The main aim of the meeting was to strengthen the Police Public relationship and to aware the participants about the SOPs and other guidelines of Covid-19 issued by the Govt. During the meeting, the participants raised some grievances regarding the problems faced by them during lockdown. 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 were also briefed about the precautionary measures to be adopted to contain the spread Covid-19. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinion freely. The meeting concluded with a positive note.
Handwara Police arrests rape accused within hours
May 24: Police in Handwara have arrested a person accused of rape within hours after complaint was received. Today Police Post Zachaldara received a written complaint from one person stating therein that his sister was raped by one person namely Parvaiz Ahmad Bajad son of Noor Din resident of Nagranar before two days when she went to collect firewood nearby store and thereafter threatened her not to disclose the incident to anyone. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 164/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Handwara and investigation was initiated. A special team headed by SHO Handwara was constituted to nab the accused. The Police team after utilizing all available means and due to strenuous efforts arrested the accused person within hours of complaint received by police. He has been shifted to the police station where he remains in custody. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 910 violators fined, 94 FIRs registered & 184 arrested
May 24: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Police have also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley and slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. During the last 24hrs, Police has arrested 184 persons, lodged 94 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,41,840/- from 910 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 44 vehicles were also seized in Shopian for violating guidelines/restrictions. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police destroys poppy cultivation in Awantipora
May 24: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Awantipora Police alongwith officers from Revenue and Excise Departments destroyed poppy cultivation in village Aligund area of Awantipora. A Police party from Police Station Awantipora headed by SHO Awantipora along with officers from Revenue and Excise departments destroyed poppy cultivation spread over more than 05 kanals of land in village Aligund area of Awantipora. General public of the area have appreciated the action of police and have urged to continue such drive in nearby areas also. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law.
Police arrests two drug peddlers in Anantnag and Budgam; Contraband substances recovered
May 24: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two drug peddlers in Anantnag & Budgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession. In Anantnag, a Police party from Police Station Bijbehara at a checkpoint established at Karkadal Bijbehara intercepted one person identified as Javid Ahmed Bhat son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat resident of Banderpora Kanelwon. During checking, officers were able to recover 2kgs of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 142/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Bijbehara and investigation has been taken up. Similarly in Budgam, a Police party from Police Station Magam at a checkpoint established at Mazhama Bridge intercepted a suspicious person identified as Adil Ahmed Pandith son of Farooq Ahmed Pandith resident of Mazhama Magam. During checking, officers were able to recover 2.250kgs of bung from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 94/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Magam and investigation has been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Kupwara Police busts Narco-terror module, 01 terrorist associate arrested
May 23: On specific information, Kupwara Police have busted a narco-terror module by arresting one terrorist associate and recovered huge quantity of narcotic substance worth crores from his possession. The arrested terrorist associate has been identified as Mujasir Ahmad Lone son of Muzaffer Ahmad Lone resident of Karen Bala. 8Kgs of Heroin worth ₹50 crores was recovered from his possession. Other persons involved in the said narco-terror crime have also been identified and efforts are on to effect their arrest. Preliminary investigation reveals that the module was in close contact with Pakistan based terror handlers and were involved in drug trade & assisting financially to active terrorists of the Valley. The recoveries also exposed the inter connection between drug dealers and terrorists. Moreover, the module was also working for terrorists to strengthen their activities in the valley and misguiding and motivating the gullible youth of the valley to join terrorist ranks. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Kralpora and investigation has been taken up. Police once again appeals the people of the valley to come forward with the information regarding Drug Peddlers/Smugglers so that the curative steps can be taken against them.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 1182 violators fined, 02 FIRs registered & 04 arrested
May 23: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Police have also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley and slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. During the last 24hrs, Police has arrested 04 persons, lodged 02 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,50,190/- from 1182 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Sopore; Psychotropic substance recovered
May 23: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested four drug peddlers in Sopore and recovered psychotropic substance from their possession. A police party from Police Post Putkha along with SHO PS Tarzoo under the supervision of SDPO Sopore at a checkpoint established near Wagub Crossing intercepted an Eeco-van bearing registration number JK01Q-1280 with four persons on board. They have been identified as Muzamil Ahmad Lone @Setha son of Late Ghulam Muhammad Lone resident of Wagub Lone Mohalla, Azad Ahmad Sheikh son of Muhammad Arif Sheikh resident of Tarzoo Astan Mohalla, Mehraj din Bhat @Inam son of Abdul Ahad Bhat resident of Amargrah Sopore and Tanveer Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Ahad Sheikh resident of Panzipora Lone Mohalla. During checking, officers were able to recover 666 tablets of Spasmoproxyvon Plus from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 48/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Tarzoo and investigation has been taken up. Preliminary investigation reveals that the arrested accused persons are notorious drug peddlers and are involved in selling drugs to youth of the area. 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 distributes ration kits and other items among poor and needy families
May 23: Handwara Police on the directions of SP Handwara Shri Sandeep Gupta-IPS have distributed ration kits and other items among poor and needy families in Handwara. The distribution function was held in the jurisdiction of Police Station Handwara. On the occasion, SHO PS Handwara distributed the ration kits and other items among the poor and needy families while following the social distancing norms and other protocols. Handwara Police reiterated that J&K Police is always ready to render helping hand to the people and assured that reach out programmes shall continue in the police district. Earlier the ration kits were also distributed among poor families falling in the jurisdiction of Police Station Qalamabad, Police Posts Langate, Magam and Chogal. General public of the area have appreciated the role of police for organising such events.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 1055 violators fined, 96 FIRs registered & 248 arrested
May 21: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Police have also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley and slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. During the last 24hrs, Police has arrested 248 persons, lodged 96 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,38,240/- from 1055 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 05 shopkeepers were also booked by police in Budgam for violating Covid-19 norms. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Shopian Police solves theft case
May 21: Police in Shopian solved a theft case by arresting two accused persons involved in the commission of crime and have recovered stolen property from their possession. Police Station Shopian received a written complaint from Intizamiya Committee of Jamia Masjid Shopian stating that some unknown thief/thieves have stolen a donation box along with money from Jamia Masjid Shopian during the intervening night of 28-29/04/2021. On receiving the complaint, a case under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Shopian and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, officers using all available means learnt about the involvement of two accused persons identified as Arif Ahmed Bhat son of Mohd Yaseen & Owais Ahmed Lone son of Ab Hamid Lone both residents of Sedow Shopian. Subsequently, both the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. On their disclosure, the stolen property was recovered. Further investigation of the case is in progress. Our efforts should assure community members that Police is resolved to act tough against the individuals involved in criminal activities.
IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS visits several places of Srinagar city
May 21: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS today visited several places of Srinagar City and reviewed lockdown arrangements. He was accompanied by IG CRPF Srinagar, DIG CKR, SSP Srinagar and other police & Security force officers. During the comprehensive tour of Srinagar City, IGP Kashmir visited Nishat, Fore Shore road, Habbak, Lalbazar, Zadibal, Nowhatta, Bohri Kadal, Rajouri Kadal (MirWaiz Manzil), Sakidafar, Qamarwari, Parimpora, Hyderpora, Baghat, Sanatnagar & Panthachowk areas. During the visit, both the IGs interacted with officers & jawans deployed on the ground and instructed them to strictly implement & enforce the guidelines and other lockdown orders on ground. IGP Kashmir said that aim of the lockdown is to protect lives of people & to stop spread of Covid-19 infection. Both the IGs appreciated the role of police & security forces working on the ground and applauded them for working tirelessly 24x7 amid pandemic without caring for their own lives as like other humans & frontline workers they are more susceptible of contracting infection. The IGs also advised the men on ground to be firm against violators but at the same time depending on the circumstances be compassionate & facilitators for the most needy people, frontline workers & essential service providers. IGP Kashmir also appreciated the jurisdictional Police Officers and jawans for showing high sense of responsibility and professionalism in dealing with the current unprecedented situation. In their message, both the IGs have advised the people to understand the magnitude of the current situation and in order to slow its spread follow the guidelines/SOPs strictly and cooperate with the law enforcing agencies. IGP Kashmir has also hoped that everyone voluntarily complies with all executive orders related to Covid 19 for their own safety and safety of others.
Police observes “National Anti -Terrorism day” throughout Kashmir Valley
May 21: Jammu & Kashmir Police today observed “National Anti-Terrorism Day” during which a pledge to fight against the menace of terrorism was taken in all police establishments across the Kashmir Valley. The functions were organized while following social distancing norms and other Covid-19 protocols. The main function of the event was organized at District Police Lines Srinagar where IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar–IPS led the officers and jawans in administering the “Anti-Terrorism Day” pledge. The IGP Kashmir read out the pledge to uphold and promote peace, social harmony and understanding among all fellow beings & fight the forces of disruption threatening human lives and values. The pledge function at DPL Srinagar was attended by DIG CKR Shri Amit Kumar-IPS, SSP Srinagar Shri Sandeep Choudhary-IPS and other officers and officials of district Srinagar. While speaking on the occasion, IGP Kashmir said that our motive is to end terrorism in the Kashmir Valley so as to create terror free environment for the common people who want to live peacefully. He appealed to police, security forces and parents to work sincerely and exert more to stop recruitment of local youths into terrorist rank. A comprehensive and coordinated efforts by police, security forces, education & sport departments and family is need of hour. He said that in order to give a chance to the local terrorists trapped in encounters we delay reasonably operations to facilitate their surrender. He also said that we have already taken various measures including sports activities, cultural events and other programs to bring youth into the mainstream, but due to Covid 19 we were constrained to halt these activities. IGP Kashmir further said that today we take a pledge to condemn all forms of violence, terrorism and its related activities. Similar pledge functions were also held at all the Kashmir based district Police headquarters & Armed battalions while following due COVID-19 protocols & other guidelines. These pledge functions were led by the respective district SSsP & concerned commandants during which the Officers & officials took pledge to continue their fight against the menace of terrorism. A pledge function led by SSP PCR Kashmir Shri Zubair Ahmad Khan-JKPS was also held at PCR Kashmir during which officers and officials took the pledge while following Covid-19 protocols.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 1469 violators fined, 107 FIRs registered & 216 arrested
May 20: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Police have also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley and slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. During the last 24hrs, Police has arrested 216 persons, lodged 107 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,98,190/- from 1469 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 08 vehicles were also seized in Kulgam for violating guidelines/restrictions. To ensure strict implementation of Corona restrictions and adhering of guidelines issued by Govt in view of Covid-19 pandemic, Budgam Police alongwith Tehsildar Khansahib sealed 12 Shops for defying corona curfew. Further, in Khansahib town, waterhail and Charar-e-Sharief area of Budgam, Police arrested 44 persons and seized 35 vehicles for defying corona curfew. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Baramulla Police recovers kidnapped minor girl within 12 hours
May 20: Police in Baramulla recovered a kidnapped minor girl within 12 hours after the complaint was received in Police Station Uri. On 19/05/2021, PS Uri received a complaint from a person stating therein that his daughter had been kidnapped by one person namely Muneer Ahmad son of Nazeer Ahmad resident of Khamoh Rafiabad. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 50/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Uri and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation a police team of Police Station Uri was able to recover the kidnapped girl within 12 hours after the complaint was received in Police Station Uri. However the accused person fled away from the spot and entered into a dense forest of Panzalla area. Efforts are on to effect his arrest. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl has been handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Kupwara police arrests terrorist associate; incriminating materials recovered
May 20: Police in Kupwara alongwith securiry forces have arrested a terrorist associate and recovered incriminating materials including grenades & ammunition from his possession. Acting on a specific information regarding movement of terrorists, a special checkpoint was established by Police along with 28RR and 162Bn CRPF at Wani Dorussa Sogam. During checking, one suspicious person was tactfully apprehended by the alert joint party. He has been identified as Ab Rashad Lone son of Gulam Mustafa Lone resident of Nagam Karen Kupwara. During search, incriminating materials including 03 grenades & 58 rounds of AK-47 have been recovered from his possession. Accordingly a case vide FIR No. 27/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Sogam and further investigation has been initiated in this regard.
Kupwara Police arrests 02 terrorist associates; recovers 06 live grenades
May 20: Police in Kupwara have arrested two terrorist associates and recovered 06 live grenades from their possession. Acting on specific information regarding movement of terrorists, a special checkpoint was established by Kupwara Police at main market Kupwara. During checking, two suspicious persons, who on seeing the search party, tried to escape from the spot but were tactfully chased and apprehended by the alert party. They have been identified as Jahangir Ahmad Hajam son of Mangta Hajam and Ab Hameed Hajam son of Mangta Hajam both residents of Khawarpara Tangdhar. During search, incriminating materials including 06 live grenades have been recovered from their possession. Accordingly a case vide FIR No. 160/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Kupwara and further investigation has been initiated in this regard.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 1041 violators fined, 98 FIRs registered & 232 arrested
May 19: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Police have also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley and slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. During the last 24hrs, Police has arrested 232 persons, lodged 98 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,49,280/- from 1041 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 111 vehicles were also seized in Shopian, Kulgam, Budgam and Bandipora for violating guidelines/restrictions. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Anantnag police destroys illegal poppy cultivation
May 19: Continuing its efforts to root out the menace of drugs, Police have launched an extensive drive to destroy illegal poppy cultivation in Anantnag. Police party of Police Station Srigufwara led by SHO PS Srigufwara along with revenue and excise departments destroyed illegal poppy cultivation spread over 27 kanals of land in Badroo and Liver villages of district Anantnag. General public of these areas have appreciated the action of police and have urged the authorities to continue this 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.
Bandipora Police seizes 03 vehicles for transportation of illegally mined materials
May 19: Police in Bandipora along with teams of Geology and Mining Department have seized three vehicles involved in transportation of illegally mined materials in Bandipora. On specific information, a Police Party from Police Post Ajas along with teams of Geology and Mining Department seized 03 vehicles for transportation of illegally mined materials in SK Bala Ajas, Sumbal. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in concerned police stations and investigation has been taken up. Police requests the people not to indulge in illegal mining activities from any Nallah as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Kulgam Police arrests one person for raping a minor girl
May 19: Police in Kulgam have arrested an accused person involved in raping a minor girl within one hour after complaint was received. Police Station Devsar received a written complaint from an individual alleging therein that her daughter was raped on 12/05/2021 by a person namely Mudasir Ahmad Lone son of Mushtaq Ahmad Lone resident of Dardgund while on her way towards orchards and thereafter threatened her not to disclose the incident to anyone. Accordingly, case vide FIR No. 28/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Devsar and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, a Police team headed by SHO PS Devsar under the supervision of DySP PC Kulgam was constituted to arrest the accused person involved in the commission of crime. The Police team after utilizing all available means and strenuous efforts arrested the accused person within one hour of complaint received by police. He has been shifted to the police station where he remains in custody. Further investigation into the matter is in progress. Our consistent action against the offenders, regardless of their position or placement should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from scourge of crime.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 869 violators fined, 83 FIRs registered & 157 arrested
May 18: Continuing its efforts to curb the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police have enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Police have also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley and slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. During the last 24hrs, Police has arrested 157 persons, lodged 83 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,33,275/- from 869 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 55 vehicles and 02 motorcycles were also seized in Baramulla and Bandipora for violating guidelines/restrictions. 05 shopkeepers were also booked by police in Budgam for violating Covid-19 norms. To ensure strict implementation of Corona restrictions and adhering of guidelines issued by Govt in view of Covid-19 pandemic, SSP Kupwara along with Deputy Commissioner Kupwara today conducted market checking of Town Kupwara & its adjacent areas besides, Handwara police today distributed ration kits and other essential commodities among the poor and needy families. The distribution function was held by SDPO Handwara. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Budgam Police bids warm farewell to outgoing ASP Budgam
May 18: Budgam Police organised a farewell function at GOs Mess Humhama in the honour of outgoing ASP Budgam Shri Amit Verma-JKPS upon his transfer from district Budgam. The function was organised while following social distancing norms and other protocols. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS threw light on the tenure of departing officer and commended his supervisory skills, professionalism, humane nature and decision making during toughest situations. In his farewell address, the departing officer shared his experience as Addl. SP Budgam and extended his gratitude to all ranks of District Police Budgam for their cooperation and indentation towards duty. On the occasion, DySP Hqrs Budgam, SDPO Khansahib, SDPO Charar-i-Sharief, SDPO Magam, DySP Ops Budgam, DySP Ops Chadoora, DySP DAR and other officers were also present. While speaking on the occasion, officers of District Police Budgam threw light on the tenure of departing officer and applauded his policing skills and professionalism. Later on, the departing officer was given mementos and gifts as a goodwill gesture and SSP Budgam extended best wishes for him for his future assignments.
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May 17: On a specific input of JKP regarding presence of terrorists in Khanmoh area of Srinagar, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Srinagar Police, Pulwama police, 50RR & CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given repeated opportunities to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Wasim Bashir Pandit son of Bashir Ahmad Pandit resident of Kakapora and Mudasir Ahmad Khanday son of Farooq Ahmad Khanday resident of Bargam Awantipora. Both the killed terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr. As per police records both the killed terrorists were part of groups involved in several terror crimes including planning and executing of attacks on police and security forces. Arms, ammunition and other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. The last rites of the killed terrorists shall be performed after conducting medico-legal formalities and the nearest family members of local terrorists shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any. IGP Kashmir congratulated police & SFs for conducting successful ops without any collateral damage.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 789 violators fined, 79 FIRs registered & 169 arrested
May 17: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During the last 24hrs, Police have arrested 169 persons, lodged 79 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹110,660/- from 789 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Kulgam Police recovers kidnapped minor girl, accused arrested
May 16: Police in Kulgam recovered a kidnapped minor girl and arrested the accused person involved in the commission of crime. On 15/05/2021, PS Kulgam received a complaint from a person stating therein that his daughter (name withheld) had been kidnapped by one person namely Aadil Akbar Bhat @Rahul son of Mohammed Akbar Bhat resident of Wazeerpora Bogund. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 84/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Kulgam and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation a team headed by SHO PS Kulgam under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Kulgam was constituted. Acting on specific leads, the team was able to recover the kidnapped girl and arrest the accused person within 24 hours after the complaint was received in Police Station Kulgam. The accused has been shifted to PS Kulgam where he remains in custody. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl has been handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress. Swift action by police against anti-social elements has been appreciated by the locals. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 907 violators fined, 10 FIRs registered & 19 arrested
May 16: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During the last 24hrs, Police has arrested 19 persons, lodged 10 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹144,270/- from 907 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police hands over 17 boys to their families after counselling in Srinagar
May 16: In its endeavour to strengthen the bond between police and public and to bring teenagers back into the mainstream, Srinagar Police today hands over 17 boys to their families after counselling through community bond. SSP Srinagar Shri Sandeep Chaudhary-IPS today held counselling cum interaction meeting with the family members of misguided youth. SP South Srinagar Sajjad Shah-JKPS, SP North Srinagar Mubashir Bukhari-JKPS and other officers of the district were also present on the occasion. During the counselling, family members of the boys were advised to take proper care of their wards and keep a watch upon their activities, actions and behaviour. The youth were properly counselled and advised to focus on their studies/professional work and utilize their energy in positive direction. The family members and the youth duly appreciated this endeavour and acknowledged their role of responsible citizens. The parents assured that they will guide their children towards positive direction so that they could not get engaged in such activities which can lead to spread of infection. It’s pertinent to mention here that these boys were arrested for participating in protests in violation of Section 51 of DM Act during Corona Curfew. SSP Srinagar Sandeep Chaudhary-IPS once again appealed to the youngsters to concentrate on their studies and career building.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 407 violators fined, 74 FIRs registered & 121 arrested
May 14: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 121 persons, lodged 74 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹56,210/- from 407 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. To ensure strict implementation of Corona Curfew and adhering of guidelines issued by Govt in view of Covid19 Pandemic, today SSP Bandipora Shri Mohammad Zahid-JKPS accompanied by DySP Hqrs Bandipora and other officers visited various places/markets of Bandipora and reviewed law & order, security forces deployment arrangements. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 678 violators fined, 92 FIRs registered & 145 arrested
May 12: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 145 persons, lodged 92 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹1,09,200/- from 678 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 15 vehicles were also seized in Budgam and Kulgam for violating guidelines/restrictions and indulging in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. 04 shopkeepers were also booked by police in Ganderbal and Handwara for violating Covid-19 norms. To ensure strict implementation of Corona Curfew and adhering of guidelines issued by Govt in view of Covid19 Pandemic, today SP Handwara Sandeep Gupta-IPS visited market Handwara and its adjacent areas and checked naka deployed at different locations of PD. He was accompanied by ASP Handwara Shri Mashkoor Ahmad-JKPS, SDPO Handwara, Tehsildar Handwara and SHO Handwara. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
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May 12: In order to ensure hassle free movement of the doctors and para-medical staff, a special helpline has been established on the directions of IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS. The doctors and paramedics are advised to inform along with their location, in case they have been stopped en-route to their place of duties. The Helpline Numbers are :0194-2506561 and 0194-2506541. You can WhatsApp on: 8899845182. Keeping in view the prevailing situation, the healthcare workers are also requested to cooperate with the Law Enforcement Agencies and not to visit unnecessarily beyond the place of duty or stay.
IGP Kashmir chairs review meeting through video conferencing
May 12: IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS chaired a review meeting at PCR Kashmir through video conferencing with district SSsP of Kashmir Zone. DIG CKR Srinagar and SSP Srinagar attended the meeting at PCR Kashmir. On the occasion, IGP Kashmir was briefed by the participating officers about the overall situation scenarios in their respective areas and the measures being adopted to contain the Covid-19. While interacting with the officers, IGP Kashmir urged upon them to revisit the existing security deployments including security/restriction arrangements in view of Covid-19. He also urged them that the strict restrictions should be exercised and the employees only with passes shall be allowed including media fraternity. He also directed the officers to ensure hassle free movement of health workers especially doctors and avoid any kind of argument or L&O situations at the checkpoints. Reiterating the medical significance of O2 tankers, IGP Kashmir directed officers to ensure hassle free movement of such vehicles and treat them at par with ambulances. While mentioning the special helpline for doctors and healthcare workers established earlier on Zonal level, he directed the officers to establish a special helpline on similar pattern at district levels so as to avoid any hindrance in passage of healthcare workers. He also urged upon the officers to strategise the deployments on eve of eid-ul-fitr to thwart the nefarious designs of terrorists and anti-national elements. He also stressed for better synergy and coordination with other security agencies deployed in their respective areas. He also directed to establish special joint nakas with CRPF at strategic locations and share GPS coordinates accordingly to strengthen the security grid. Highlighting the importance of the measures to be adopted against terrorism, IGP Kashmir directed officers to ensure appropriate measures to stop recruitment of local boys in terror folds and provide opportunity to local trapped terrorists for surrender. IGP Kashmir also directed the officers to review the existing security deployed with the Panchayati Raj Institutions including DDC, BDC, MC, etc. residing in their respective areas. He further instructed officers to avoid any slackness in security of these PPs and ensure better coordination & synergy with them to avoid any untoward incident. IGP Kashmir also reiterated the need to enhance anti-terrorist grid by generating specific intelligence and intensify CASOs/anti-terrorist operations in their respective districts and take all proactive steps for maintaining peace and stability in their respective areas. He also emphasized upon the officers to keep strict vigil over the terrorist associates and take all necessary measures under law against them. IGP Kashmir also directed the officers to ensure guard checking and strict night curfew in their areas so as thwart the evil designs of the anti-national elements.
Kupwara Police arrests one terrorist associate; 10 grenades and 1.69lacs cash recovered
May 11: Police in Kupwara have arrested one terrorist associate and recovered incriminating material, ammunition and cash from his possession. Acting on specific information, Kupwara Police along with 17RR and 160TA established a checkpoint at Reshi Gund Crossing of Village Kralpora. During checking, the joint party have arrested a suspicious person who tried to escape from the spot but was tactfully chased and apprehended by the joint party. He has been identified as Abdul Ahad Lone son of Abdul Gani Lone resident of Gararayal Kupwara. During search, officers were able to recover Incriminating materials, ammunition including 12 grenades 182 rounds of AK-47 and cash Rs.169500/- from his possession. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 30/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kralpora and further investigation is in progress.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 672 violators fined, 86 FIRs registered & 156 arrested
May 11: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 156 persons, lodged 86 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹104,350/- from 672 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 44 vehicles were also seized in Budgam, Ganderbal and Shopian for violating guidelines/restrictions. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Cyber Police Kashmir saves ₹13 lacs lost in cyber frauds & scams
May 11: In order to extend the services to the general public and to redress their grievances, Cyber Police Kashmir is receiving complaints regarding various online frauds, scams and other Cyber related crimes on routine basis. During the past one month, Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone, Srinagar received multiple complaints wherein complainants have been duped by fraudsters in OTP & UPI frauds. In one incident, a complainant was duped of ₹2.00 lacs through UPI Scam stating that he wanted to seek a refund for the cancellation of his ticket. As he was struggling to find a customer care number and obtained a number from the Google search results. He immediately received back call and was told that the refund amount could be transferred immediately via Google Pay and he would have to download a mobile application called Team Viewer Quick Support on his cell phone. Following the steps of fraudster, the victim immediately downloaded the app on his cell phone. The fraudster also directed him to open his banking app and taking control of his cell phone through Team Viewer Quick Support app withdrew an amount of ₹2.00 lacs from his bank account. The victim after realizing that he has been trapped in a cyber fraud immediately reported the fraud to Cyber Police Station, Kashmir Zone, Srinagar. Acting swiftly, Cyber Police Kashmir with strenuous efforts were able to save the amount of the victim. In OTP frauds multiple complaints were received regarding vishing (OTP) scams wherein the complainants got fraud phone calls from fraudsters claiming to be officers from the bank. These fraudsters convinced the complainants and informed them that their debit cards have been blocked and are due for renewal. In order to renew the debit cards the complainants were asked to share the card details along with 06 digits OTP received on their cell phones. The victims having no knowledge about these scams shared their card details along with OTP due to which an amount of ₹11.00 lacs were deducted from their bank accounts. The complainants contacted the Cyber Police Kashmir immediately and with strenuous efforts Cyber Police Kashmir was able to block amount ₹11.00 lacs and refunded back into the complainants’ accounts. Amidst Covid-19 pandemic when the public is dependent on cyber platforms, the vulnerability of getting trapped into cyber scams/frauds gets increased. General public is advised to refrain from downloading any remote access apps like Team viewer quick support, Anydesk App etc. or dialling fake helpline or customer care numbers found on Google search engine. These legitimate apps are remote software tool, which provides third party a complete hold of the users’ cell phones/computer. General public is advised to be aware of these latest scams and not to fell prey to these fraudsters. If you or your family member gets Corona positive, you may receive a fraud call from cyber criminals that Covid-19 help will be provided, moreover fraudsters may also ask for an advance payment and promise to provide an oxygen cylinder via home delivery, vaccines etc.
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May 11: Today at about 0400hrs, Anantnag Police while acting on specific input regarding presence of three terrorists in a residential house at village Sheikhpora, Vailoo area of Kokernag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 19RR and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given an opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. The joint teams also rescued all the civilians trapped in the gunfire and halted the operation for the time to ensure safety and safe evacuation of people from the area of gunfight. After ensuring all the civilians are safe, the operation was resumed and all the terrorists were eliminated in the ensuing encounter. Bodies of the killed terrorists were retrieved from the site of encounter and they have been identified as Ilyas Ahmad Dar alias Sameer resident of Danwathpora Kokernag, Ubaid Shafi alias Abdullah resident of Batamaloo Srinagar and Aqib Ahmad Lone alias Sahil resident of Khandaypora Kulgam. As per police records, all the killed terrorists were linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT and part of the groups involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and security establishments. It is pertinent to mention that terrorist Ubaid Shafi was part of the terrorist group involved in carrying out the terrorist attack at Aaribagh area of Nowgam Srinagar on 01/04/2021 in which one Constable Rameez Ahmad attained martyrdom. Arms & ammunition including 01 AK-47 rifle, 02 pistols and incriminating materials have also been 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. IGP Kashmir congratulates police & security forces for conducting successful operation without any collateral damage. IGP Kashmir also appeals the parents of the misguided youth to help Police to bring their wards back into mainstream. The last rites of the killed terrorists shall be performed after conducting medico-legal formalities and the nearest family members of local terrorist shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 699 violators fined, 22 FIRs registered & 30 arrested
May 10: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 30 persons, lodged 22 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹95,600/- from 699 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 64 vehicles were also seized in Budgam, Baramulla and Shopian for violating guidelines/restrictions and indulging in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 677 violators fined, 10 FIRs registered & 11 arrested
May 09: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 11 persons, lodged 10 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹88,050/- from 677 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 02 vehicles were also seized in Budgam for violating guidelines/restrictions and indulging in illegal extraction and transportation of minerals. 12 shopkeepers were also booked by police in Kulgam for violating Covid-19 norms. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/ guidelines/ protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police distributes food Kits/essentials among migrant families in Budgam
May 09: Continuing its efforts to reach out to the poor and needy people, Budgam police distributed food kits & essentials among the poor and needy migrant families in Yagipora area of Magam Budgam. SHO Magam along with other officers held a distribution function in Yagipora area of district Budgam. Each kit consists of Flour 5kg, Turmeric 1kg,Pulses 1kg, Sugar 1kg, Chilli powder 1kg, Salt 1kg, Amul Milk 1ltr, Biscuits 12 Nos, Soap bars 4 Nos, Tooth Paste 1 No, Cooking Oil 1ltr, Tea 200gms, etc were distributed among poor and needy migrant families of Yagipora area of district Budgam. Budgam Police reiterated that Police is always ready to render helping hand to the people and assured the participants that more such reach-out programmes shall be carried out in the district.
Budgam police arrests timber smuggler, illicit timber seized
May 09: Police in Budgam have arrested a timber smuggler and seized illicit timber along with a vehicle. Acting on specific information about timber smuggling, a police party from Police Station Khag established a checkpoint at Poshkar area during the intervening night of 08/09 May. At the checkpoint, a vehicle (Tata mobile) driven by Hilal Ahmad Resray son of Ali Mohd Resray resident of Hamchipora was signalled to stop but he tried to flee from the spot. The police party tactfully stopped the vehicle and during search, it was found that the vehicle is loaded with 14 logs of illicit timber. The driver of the said vehicle failed to produce any documents regarding the loaded timber and was subsequently arrested. The arrested person has been shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. A case vide FIR number 26/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Khag and investigation has been taken up.
Budgam police arrests drug peddler; recovers contraband substance
May 09: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Budgam have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A police party of Police Station Chrar-i-Sharief at a checkpoint established at Zinpanchal Crossing intercepted one person identified as Mysir Ahmed Mir son of Ghulam Hassan Mir resident of Dalwan Pakherpora. On checking, 210 grams of Charas was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 37/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Chrar-i-Sharief and investigation has been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 480 violators fined, 12 FIRs registered & 43 arrested
May 07: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 43 persons, lodged 12 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹70,010/- from 480 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 24 vehicles were also seized in Budgam and Baramulla for violating Covid-19 norms. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. In Shopian, Police also made announcements via loudspeaker, wherein general public were advised to offer Friday prayers at their respective homes in order to avoid gatherings, so that the Covid-19 may be contained. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/guidelines/protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Bandipora Police seizes 33 domestic LPG Gas cylinders, accused arrested
May 07: Police Station Sumbal received specific information through reliable sources that one person namely Farooq Ahmad Wani son of Ghulam Nabi Wani resident of Shadipora Sumbal has hoarded domestic LPG Gas cylinders in his courtyard in order to sell them on exorbitant rates to general public. On receiving this information, a police party from Police Station Sumbal led by SHO PS Sumbal under the supervision of SDPO Sumbal raided the said location. During search, officers were able to seize 33 domestic LPG Gas cylinders and subsequently arrested the accused person involved in the commission of crime. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Preliminary investigation reveals that that the accused person was selling the domestic LPG gas cylinders to the general public of the area on exorbitant rates taking the advantage of the lockdown. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 57/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sumbal and investigation into the matter has been initiated.
Baramulla Police arrests rape accused within 24 hours
May 07: Police in Baramulla have arrested a person accused of rape from Pattan area of the district within 24 hours. On 06/05/2021, Police Post Mirgund received a written complaint from one person stating therein that his minor daughter (name withheld) aged about 14 years was raped by one person namely Asif Hussain Bhat son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat resident of Odina Pattan before two days. On receiving this complaint, a case under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Pattan and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, a special team was constituted who acted swiftly and arrested the accused person involved in the crime. He has been shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Further investigation in the matter is going on. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Baramulla Police arrests rape accused within 24 hours
May 07: Police in Baramulla have arrested a person accused of rape from Pattan area of the district within 24 hours. On 06/05/2021, Police Post Mirgund received a written complaint from one person stating therein that his minor daughter (name withheld) aged about 14 years was raped by one person namely Asif Hussain Bhat son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat resident of Odina Pattan before two days. On receiving this complaint, a case under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Pattan and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, a special team was constituted who acted swiftly and arrested the accused person involved in the crime. He has been shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Further investigation in the matter is going on. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
03 drug peddlers arrested in Budgam
May 07: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Budgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession. A police party from Police Post Soibugh at a checkpoint established at Wadwan Chowk intercepted a vehicle (Santro) bearing registration number JK04A-4106 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Javid Ahmed Beigh son of Abdul Rashid Beigh resident of Nasrullapora Budgam and Mushtaq Ahmed Sheikh son of Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh resident of Galvanpora Budgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 190 grams of Charas and 345 Anxit tablets from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Similarly, a Police party from Police Station Khag at a checkpoint established at Block Crossing Khag intercepted a suspicious person identified as Manzoor Ahmed Beigh son of Mohammad Ibrahim Beigh resident of Malpora Khag. During checking, officers were able to recover 100gms of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 116/2021 and 24/2021 under relevant sections of law have been registered in concerned Police Stations respectively and investigation have been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS visits several places of Srinagar city
May 07: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS today visited several places of Srinagar City and reviewed security & lockdown arrangements in view of Jumat-Ul-Vida. IGP Kashmir visited Jamia Masjid, Dargah Hazratbal & Lal Chowk areas of Srinagar city and reviewed security & lockdown arrangements of these areas. He interacted and appreciated the jurisdictional Police Officers and jawans for showing high sense of responsibility and professionalism in dealing with the situation. During the visit, IGP Kashmir directed the officers for implementation of Covid-19 guidelines & SOPs strictly, moreover, he also directed them to act strictly against those found violating Covid guidelines & SOPs. He said that all the sensitive areas are thoroughly under restrictions and ensure that essentials are provided to the people. He also said that situation is being monitored on daily basis to contain the spread of Covid-19. In his message, IGP Kashmir has advised the people to understand the magnitude of the ongoing situation and follow the guidelines/SOPs strictly, adding that the lockdown is for the safety of the people. On the occasion, IGP Kashmir was accompanied by SSP Srinagar Shri Sandeep Choudhury-IPS and CRPF officers and concerned Zonal SsP.
Sopore encounter update
May 04: Apropos to our earlier press note regarding encounter at Nathipora area of Sopore it is further informed that the top commander @Hamas, @Asrar, a resident of Pakistan was affiliated with proscribed outfit LeT. He was active in Zainageer, Warpora, Hatlangoo, Brath , Darpora, Bomai, Zaloora and Nathipora areas of Sopore in North Kashmir. As per police records, he was active since 2018 and figured among the list of top 60 terrorists released by J&K Police recently. Besides, being part of groups involved in several terror crime cases, he was very instrumental in misleading the gullible youth by motivating them to join terrorist folds. Moreover, he was involved in planning and executing terror attacks on security establishments. He was also involved in recent killing of two municipal councillors namely Peer Riyaz & Peer Shamsdin and a police personnel namely Shafat Ahmed on 29.03.2021. Several terror crime cases were registered against him and was wanted by law for his complicity in other terror crimes including grenade lobbying on security establishments especially Police Post Bus Stand. The other killed terrorist namely Waseem Nazir Lone son of Nazir Ah Lone resident of Hathlangoo, Sopore was a chronic stone pelter and was also working as terrorist associate till the date he went missing and joined proscribed terror outfit LeT. He was also part of the groups involved in terror crimes and several terror crime cases were also registered against him. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has appreciated Police and SFs for the big success in eliminating commander of proscribed terrorist outfit LeT without any collateral damage.
Press Release
May 04: On a specific input provided by Kupwara police regarding presence of terrorists in Nathipora area of Sopore, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 22RR and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given an opportunity to surrender, however, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists of LeT outfit were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as a local terrorist Wasim Ahmed Lone resident of Hatlangoo Sopore and a foreign terrorist Hamas alias Asrar alias Saria who was active since March 2018 in North Kashmir. As per police records, both the killed terrorists were part of groups involved in several terror crimes including planning and executing of attacks on security establishments. Moreover, killed terrorist Hamas was also the mastermind of Sopore terror incident along with terrorist Mudasir Pandit @Maaz dated 29/03/2021 in which two Municipal Councillors and a policeman got martyred. Arms and ammunition including 01 AK-47 rifle, 01 Insas rifle & other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. Further search is in progress. The last rites of the killed terrorists shall be performed after conducting medico-legal formalities and the nearest family members of local terrorist shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 620 violators fined, 79 FIRs registered & 143 arrested
May 04: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 143 persons, lodged 79 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹84,930/- from 620 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 07 vehicles were also seized in Budgam and Bandipora for violating guidelines/restrictions. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/guidelines/protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police arrests 09 persons & seized 07 vehicles for illegal mining and transportation
May 04: Police have arrested 09 persons and seized 07 vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of raw materials in Baramulla. Police parties from Police Station Baramulla, Police Post Mirgund and Police Post Kungamdara arrested 09 persons and seized 03 tractors, 3 tippers & a JCB machine involved in illegal extraction and transportation of raw materials at Baramulla, Chandsuma, Singhpora Pattan and Kungamdara Chowk. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in concerned police stations and investigations have been taken up. Police requests the people not to indulge in illegal mining activities from any Nallah as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 629 violators fined, 46 FIRs registered & 81 arrested
May 03: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 81 persons, lodged 46 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹93,620/- from 629 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 03 vehicles were also seized in Budgam for violating guidelines/restrictions. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. In Budgam, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS held an interaction with DDCs of district Budgam at District Police office Budgam while following social distancing norms and other protocols. During the interaction, SSP Budgam briefed the DDCs about their role and responsibility for the containment of Covid-19 surge in their respective areas. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/guidelines/protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Bandipora Police arrests 02 timber smugglers; Illicit timber seized
May 03: Police in Bandipora have arrested two timber smugglers and seized illicit timber. Acting on specific information about timber smuggling in village Aloosa, a police party of Police Post Aloosa under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora raided the spot and recovered 40CFTS of illicit timber which was dumped by smugglers. The police party also arrested two accused persons identified as Abdul Rahim Ganie and Abdul Rahim Wani both residents of Aloosa, involved in smuggling of illicit timber. Accordingly case FIR number 61/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bandipora and 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.
Police arrests 17 persons & seized 10 vehicles for illegal mining and transportation
May 03: Police have arrested seventeen persons and seized ten vehicles involved in illegal extraction and transportation of raw materials in Baramulla and Bandipora. In Baramulla, police parties from Police Station Kreeri and Police Post Mirgund arrested seven persons and seized 06 tractors & a JCB machine involved in illegal extraction and transportation of raw materials at Odina, Yakhmanpora, Diver areas of District Baramulla. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Similarly in Bandipora, on specific information, a Police Party from Police Post Ajas along with teams of Mining and Geology Department seized 03 vehicles and arrested 10 persons involved in illegal extraction and transportation of raw materials in SK Bala Ajas, Sumbal. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in concerned police stations and investigations have been taken up. Police requests the people not to indulge in illegal mining activities from any Nallah as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
SSP Budgam held interaction meeting with DDCs for Covid-19 containment
May 03: SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS held an interaction meeting with DDCs of district Budgam at District Police office Budgam. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. Besides, DySP DAR Budgam and other senior police officers were also present on the occasion. During the interaction meeting, the DDCs raised various issues of public importance pertaining to police as well as civil administration. 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. During interaction meeting, SSP Budgam briefed the DDCs about their role and responsibility for the containment of Covid-19 surge in their respective areas. While thanking the Budgam Police for organizing such interactive meetings, the participants assured their full cooperation.
SSP Budgam inspects DPL Budgam; Reviews functioning of all units/sections
May 03: SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS along with DySP DAR today visited District Police Lines Budgam and took stock of the functioning of all sections/units amid the resurge of Covid-19. He also interacted with the staff posted in these sections/units. SSP Budgam while inspecting different sections/units took stock of their functioning and emphasized upon the staff to put best possible efforts to ensure maximum services to the department during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. He also inspected the vaccination centre and stressed upon DySP DAR and BMO Budgam to accelerate the pace of vaccination and complete vaccination of all left out personnel within 03 days. During the inspection of Tradesman Complex directions were given for proper ventilation of various sections like barber shop, tailoring unit etc. He also gave directions for keeping all possible facilities in the hall that has been dedicated as isolation centre for any Covid-19 positive case if reported. During inspection of different other sections, he stressed upon the supervisory officers and technical staff to work with more dedication in providing necessary services to the personnel and the department continuously amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. SSP Budgam also stressed upon all to follow social distancing and other SOPs at all times for better containment of Covid-19 outbreak.
Three drug peddlers arrested by Baramulla Police
May 03: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Baramulla and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers from Police Station Sheeri at a checkpoint established at Sheeri Market intercepted three persons riding a Scooty bearing registration number JK05H-4903. They have been identified as Mohammad Amin Sheikh son of Ghulam Rasool Sheikh, Nisar Ahmad Parray son of Mohammad Yosuf Parray and Sajad Ahmad Malla son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Malla all the residents of Kitchama Sheeri. During checking, officers were able to recover 150gms Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Scooty used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sheeri and investigation has been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 629 violators fined, 14 FIRs registered & 13 arrested
May 02: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 13 persons, lodged 14 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹77,131/- from 629 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 12 vehicles were also seized for violating guidelines/restrictions. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/guidelines/protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police arrests a drug peddler in Kulgam, Contraband substances recovered
May 02: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Kulgam and recovered contraband substances from his possession. Acting on reliable information regarding the presence of contraband substance in the residential house of Barkatulla Mir son of Mohammad Abdullah Mir son of Bachroo, a police party under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Kulgam alongwith Executive Magistrate raided the said house. During search, officers were able to recover 15 Kgs of Poppy Straw, one Grinding Mixer, one mobile phone, and a cash amount of ₹4600 from his possession. Consequently, he has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 69/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Kulgam 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.
Covid-19 Lockdown violations: 730 violators fined, 103 FIRs registered & 118 arreste
April 30: Since the outbreak of 2nd wave of Coronavirus, J&K Police has enhanced its efforts to sensitise the masses about controlling the highly contagious Coronavirus. Slew of measures including restrictions u/s 144 have been put into place to contain the spread of Covid-19. In view of the record surge in daily cases across the Kashmir Valley, Police also enhanced the efforts to implement the Covid-19 guidelines/SOPs/restrictions strictly throughout the valley. During last 24hrs, Police has arrested 118 persons, lodged 103 FIRs and also realized fine to the tune of ₹90,610/- from 730 people for violating the guidelines/rules throughout Kashmir valley. Besides, 04 vehicles were also seized for violating guidelines/restrictions. The special drive against the violators of Covid-19 guidelines/rules continued throughout all the districts of Kashmir Valley. Earlier review meetings were also facilitated with the Imams, religious leaders and Auqaf Committees. During meetings it was emphasized upon the participants to reduce the gathering upto maximum possible in the Masajid. The imams were also impressed upon to revisit the SOPs being followed in the Masjid Sharief and ensure that preachers should wear face masks and maintain social distancing strictly and other hygiene related steps to contain Covid -19.The participants were requested to make the general public aware about the consequences of Covid-19 pandemic and motivate them to strictly adhere to the Govt. orders regarding lockdown. Community members are once again requested to cooperate with the Police in containing the spread of Coronavirus by following the SOPs/guidelines/protocols for the safety of the people. The special drive shall remain continue throughout the districts of Kashmir Valley to strengthen the safety measures.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Srinagar & Kulgam, Contraband substance recovered
April 30: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in series of actions in Srinagar and Kulgam have arrested 03 drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. In Srinagar, acting on specific information, officers in the jurisdiction of PS Shaheed Gunj arrested two drug peddlers identified as Ajaz Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Jabbar Sheikh resident of Alochibagh and Danish Bilal son of Bilal Ahmad Najar resident of Old Barzulla. 270gms of Charas have been recovered from their possession. They have been shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 31/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at PS Shaheed Gunj and investigation has been taken up. In Kulgam, acting on specific information regarding drug dealings within the Jurisdiction of PP Mirbazar, a police party headed by I/C PP Mirbazar under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund established a checkpoint at Alstop signalled a suspicious person to stop. However, he tried to flee from the spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert Police party. He has been identified as Farooq Ahmad Dar son of Abdul Gani Dar resident of Gassipora Wanpoh. During checking, officers were able to recover 15grams of Heroin from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Budgam Police hosts farewell function for superannuating officer/officials
April 30: Budgam police hosted a simple but impressive farewell function at District Police Lines Budgam to bid adieu to the officer/officials who superannuated from their active services. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS and other senior officers participated in the function. The superannuated officer/officials include ASI Ab. Gani, HC Syed Nisar Ahmad and HC Mohammad Shaban. SSP Budgam appreciated the retiring personnel for rendering their best services in the department. He also complemented them for maintaining unblemished record. On the occasion, other senior officers of District Budgam described them as honest, sincere and dedicated personnel who gave least priority to their personal interest before the services. While acknowledging the contribution of the outgoing officers, SSP Budgam conveyed his best wishes to the retiring officers and prayed for their good health and success post retirement. The superannuated officers also spoke on the occasion and expressed gratitude towards overwhelming response of higher officers towards their roles in the department. They also said that even after retirement they will continue to work for needy people of the society.