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Bandipora Police arrests drug peddler, psychotropic substances recovered
September 25: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Bandipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Shadipora Sumbal intercepted one person identified as Bilal Ahmad Rather resident of Waskura Ganderbal. During checking, officers were able to recover 73 bottles of psychotropic substance Codeine Phosphate from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PS Sumbal where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No.143/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sumbal and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
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September 25: On 24/09/2020 at about 1800hrs, based on specific input about presence of terrorists in village Sirhama area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Anantnag Police, 3RR and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorist got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender however instead they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. Due to darkness the operation was suspended and the whole area was put under strict cordon. Terrorists trapped inside made certain attempts to break the cordon and escape from the spot. In the wee hours, the operation was resumed and in the ensuing encounter two terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The killed terrorists have been identified as Adil Ahmad Bhat resident of Pulwama and Abu Rehan @Towheed a Pakistani national. Both the killed terrorists were commanders and affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. As per police records, the killed terrorists had a history of terror crime records. They were involved in planning & executing several terror attacks including civilian atrocities and attacks on security establishments. Terrorist Adil was involved in case FIR No. 117/2020 of PS Nowgam pertaining to the killing of two JKP personnel and weapon snatching at Nowgam Srinagar on 14-08-2020. Moreover, terrorist Abu Rehan was an important motivator and influenced young minds for joining terror ranks in the areas of South Kashmir. He was involved in motivating local youth to carry out Fidayeen attacks on Police/SFs. He was also involved in providing logistic support to the newly infiltrated terrorists and strengthening the LeT outfit throughout the valley by distributing newly joined/infiltrated terrorists to various areas. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. It’s pertinent to mention that the Insas rifle snatched in Nowgam attack was also recovered from the site. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead bodies of the killed terrorists shall be sent to Handwara for burial after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed local terrorist shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police Public interaction meetings facilitated in Srinagar and Bandipora
September 24: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meetings were facilitated by Srinagar and Bandipora Police while following social distancing norms and other protocols. In Srinagar, the meeting was facilitated at Police Station Rainawari and chaired by SHO PS Rainawari. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of the area. While in Bandipora, the interaction meetings were held at villages Gujarpati, Chapran, Chanpal and Chaliwan Aragam in the jurisdiction of PS Aragam. The meetings were chaired by SSP Bandipora Shri Rahul Malik- IPS and accompanied by SHO PS Aragam. During these meetings the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances will be resolved on priority basis, so that general public can get maximum benefit from such kind of interactive meetings. The main aim of these meetings were to seek cooperation from the general public in adherence of the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by the District Administration from time to time for the prevention of COVID-19 while dealing with their day to day activities. The participants in the meetings assured their full cooperation in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Pulwama police destroys wild bung
September 24: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Pulwama police alongwith the local people of the area and destroyed wild bung at village Achan area of Pulwama. Police team acted alongwith the local people of the area and destroyed huge quantity of naturally grown weed bung at village Achan area of Pulwama. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Pulwama police and have urged to continue such drive in nearby areas also. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against such anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
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September 24: On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in Machama area of Awantipora, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Awantipora Police, 42 RR and 180 BN CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorist got ascertained he was given opportunity to surrender, however instead he fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, one terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. The killed terrorist has been identified as Irfan-ul-Haq Dar of village Gadikhal Charsoo Awantipora associated with proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr. As per the police records the killed terrorist has a long history of criminal involvement as in April 2019 he was involved in grenade lobbing on Police Station Awantipora for which case vide FIR No. 54/2019 under relevant sections of law and 7/27 A.Act stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and the subject was arrested and subsequently sent to Kot Balwal Jail Jammu. Earlier in 2016 he was involved in stone pelting/arson case of Police Station Awantipora FIR No. 126/2016 under relevant sections of law stands chargesheeted in the Court of law. After his release in April 2020, Irfan-ul-Haq was secretly involved in terror activities which include Al-Badr related recruitment in Awantipora & Tral areas. He was an important motivator and influenced young minds for joining terror ranks in Awantipora/Tral areas. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead body of the killed terrorist shall be sent to Handwara for burial after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed terrorist shall be allowed to participate in the last rites at Handwara. Incriminating materials including arms, ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other terror crimes. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Srinagar Police started drive against pressure horns used by heavy vehicles
September 23: Srinagar Police on the directions of SSP Srinagar launched a special drive against the tippers, trucks using pressure horns in the city particularly during night hours. Police in Srinagar have received lot of complaints from general public that pressure horns are being used by heavy vehicles thereby causing public nuisance & deafening sound which gives sleepless nights to the residents. Accordingly, special checking points were laid down during the night hours at different places and 07 tippers were seized by Police Station Shergahri & Batmaloo & the pressure horns were removed as per the directions of Hon’ble High Court. General public in the area has appreciated Srinagar Police for taking actions against the violators.
Awantipora Police facilitates Police Public interaction meeting at PS Tral
September 23: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting was facilitated by Awantipora Police at Police Station Tral while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The interaction meeting was chaired by SDPO Tral along with SHO PS Tral. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens of Tral area including religious leaders, Auqaf Committee members and Traders. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants were also assured that police is working continuously to curb the offences and requested to extend their cooperation in eradicating other social crimes from the area. The main aim of these meetings is to facilitate interaction with community members and redress their grievances so as to create cordial police-public relationship. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic
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September 22: On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in Nowhard Chrar-i-Sharief area of Budgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Budgam Police, 53RR and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however instead they started firing indiscriminately and threw grenades upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. One Army personnel of 53RR received splinter injuries who was shifted to hospital for treatment of his injuries. In the ensuing encounter, 01 terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Asif Shah resident of Samboora Pulwama, affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other terror crimes. The dead body of the killed terrorist shall be sent to Handwara for his last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities. In this connection, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Chrar-i-Sharief and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Sopore Police Sports Festival-2020, registration open
September 22: In order to provide platform to the young players of Police District Sopore and explore their hidden talent, Sopore Police is going to organise a Police Sports Festival-2020. The tournament of Volleyball, Football and Cricket will be played on knock out basis. The venue of League will be at DPL Sopore. The registration process shall commence from 23rd-26th September 2020 without any entry fee. The event material will be provided to the participant teams by Sopore Police. The winning teams will be rewarded suitably. Desired teams can register themselves by contacting on 7006347274, 7889821834 and 7006707586.
Srinagar Police arrests three drug peddlers and two gamblers
September 22: Continuing its drive against social crimes in Srinagar, Police have arrested three drug peddlers and two gamblers. Contraband substance, stake money and playing cards have been recovered from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at near Shamshan Bhoomi Gate intercepted three suspicious persons identified as Hilal Ahmad Sheikh resident of Palpora Pamposh Colony, Mohammad Rafeeq Kalo resident of Noorbagh & Arshid Ahmad Mir resident of Rainawari. During checking, officers were able to recover contraband substance from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Karan Nagar where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 58/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Karan Nagar and investigation has been initiated. Meanwhile, police party from PS Khanyar raided a gambling site at Brarinambal Babademb following an input about gambling activities and apprehended two gamblers. They have been identified as Feroz Ahmad Renzu resident of Tabardar Mohalla Khanyar and Mohd Maqbool Bhat resident of Sheeshgari Mohalla Khanyar. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹9,080/- from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Khanyar where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 72/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khanyar and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding social crimes in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in criminal activities will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against anti-social elements should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of crime.
Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meetings facilitated by Bandipora and Sopore Police
September 22: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meetings were facilitated by Bandipora and Sopore Police. The meetings were held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. In Bandipora, the meetings were held at Aragam, Kenusa Aloosa, T.Shah, Sumlar, Badwan, S.K Bala Ajas and Nowgam areas of the district and chaired by concerned SHOs and IC PPs. While in Gurez the meetings were chaired by SDPO Gurez at Mastan, Tarbal, Bagtore and Banjran areas of Gurez. The meetings were attended by a large number of people belonging to different sections of society. While in Sopore, the meeting was facilitated at Police Post Watergam and chaired by SDPO Rafiabad. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens including members of the Aquaf committees of the area. During the meetings, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants were also assured that police is working continuously to curb the offences and requested to extend their cooperation in eradicating other social crimes from the area. The main aim of these meetings is to facilitate interaction with community members and redress their grievances so as to create cordial police-public relationship. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic
Awantipora police inaugurates football tournament
September 20: In order to inculcate & promote sports spirit among the youth and build healthy Police-Public relations besides, taking forward youth friendly policing initiative, Awantipora police have inaugurated the ceremony of "Habba Khatoon Football Tournament" at Chandhara Pampore. The inaugural ceremony was attended by SSP Awantipora Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS. He was accompanied by SDPO Pampore and SHO Pampore. 27 teams from district Pulwama and some other teams from districts of Srinagar, Awantipora, Budgam are participating in the tournament. Addressing the participants, SSP Awantipora said that such type of events will provide a platform to youth to explore their hidden talent and keep them physically fit. He added that sports activities help the youth to channelize their energy in a positive way. He also assured the participants that every kind of assistance will be provided by District Police Awantipora to boost the sports activities. Locals of the area have appreciated the efforts of Awantipora Police. They expressed their desire that such events should be organized in future as well so that talent of the youth is encouraged.
Sopore Police facilitates Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting
September 20: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was held at Police Station Dangiwacha while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Rafiabad along with SHO Police Station Dangiwacha and was attended by respectable citizens including traders’ federation, transport union and prominent members of civil society of the area. In the meeting, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances will be resolved on priority basis, so that general public can get maximum benefit from such kind of interactive meetings. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Srinagar Police arrests drug peddler, psychotropic substances recovered
September 20: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Srinagar have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Tatoo Ground crossing intercepted one person riding on a Scooty bearing registration number JK01AM-0548. During checking, officers were able to recover psychotropic substances from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PS Batamaloo where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime have also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No.133/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Batamaloo 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.
Bandipora Police arrests 04 gamblers; Stake money seized
September 18: Acting tough against social crimes, Bandipora police have arrested 04 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money from the gamblers. A police party from Police Post Ajas raided a gambling site at Saderkoot Payeen Ajas following an input about gambling activities and apprehended four gamblers. They have been identified as Abdul Majeed Dar, Ali Mohmad Dar both residents of SK Payeen, Mohmad Afzal Rather resident of SK Bala and Bilal Ahmad Ganie resident of Dudwan Ajas. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹6,250/- from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Sumbal where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sumbal 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.
Budgam Police arrests two drug peddlers, contraband substance recovered
September 18: Police in a series of action against drug dealings in Budgam have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. In the Jurisdiction of PS Khag, officers at a checkpoint established at Sursh Crossing of Khag area intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK04B-6503 with one person on board. He has been identified as Abdul Majeed Parray @Afzal resident of Ganastan, Sumbal. During search officers were able to recover 200 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station Khag, where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 77/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khag and investigation has been initiated. Similarly, in the Jurisdiction of PP Narbal, at a checkpoint established at Check Kawoosa, officers intercepted a vehicle (Alto 800) bearing registration number JK04E-5969 with one person on board, identified as Abdul Majeed Akhoon resident of Manhama Magam. During search 2016 tablets of banned drugs were recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. A case FIR No. 138/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Magam and investigation has been initiated. Vehicles used in the commissions of crime have also been seized. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police organises Open Kashmir Sports Festival at DPL Bandipora
September 18: In order to inculcate & promote sports spirit among the youth and build healthy Police-Public relations besides, taking forward youth friendly policing initiative, Bandipora police organizes Open Kashmir Sports Festival which commenced at DPL Bandipora with an inaugural volleyball match. The sports festival will be played in three different categories i.e, Volleyball, Badminton and Kabbadi. Lines officer DPL Bandipora presented the welcome address and briefed about the competitions to be held during the sports festival. Addressing the participants, he said that such type of events will provide a platform to youth to explore their hidden talent and keep them physically fit. He added that sports activities help the youth to channelize their energy in a positive way. Locals of the area have appreciated the efforts of Bandipora Police. They expressed their desire that such events should be organized in future as well so that talent of the youth is encouraged.
Handwara Police facilitates Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting
September 16: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was held at Police Station Kralgund Police while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by ASP Handwara Shri Mashkoor Ahmad-JKPS and was attended by respectable citizens including Sarpanchs, Panchs, Numberdars and prominent members of civil society of the area. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. He also sought their co-operation in harmonizing Police Public relationship. The participants were also requested to extend their full co-operation in adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued from time to time in view of ongoing Covid -19 pandemic.
Srinagar Police arrested 02 drivers for managing fake COVID-19 Test reports
September 16: Srinagar Police have arrested two drivers who were managing fake COVID-19 test reports for passengers. On 15/09/2020 PS Kothibagh received a complaint that, the complainant along with his family members were intending to proceed towards Jammu. On reaching TRC they enquired from drivers about the travel norms and stated that they have not undergone COVID-19 test. Two drivers identified as Omkar Singh son of Sardar Thakur Singh resident of Nawabbagh Jammu (Driver of Vehicle No JK03D-4447) and Nazir Ahmad Khanday son of Ab Khaliq resident of Bemina Srinagar (Driver of Vehicle No JK01AL-3612) asked them to provide their aadhar cards so that they will arrange a health team for their Covid testing. After 15 minutes the duo provided them Covid-19 test reports with Covid Negative results. Preliminary enquiry reveals that the said drivers are cheating people and putting the lives of public in danger by managing the fake negative reports of Covid -19. During checking, Covid-19 reports with negative results have been recovered from their procession. The motive behind the crime is being ascertained and the investigation of the case is going on. A case FIR No. 73/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Kothibagh. Both the drivers have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kothibagh where they remain in custody. General public is requested to visit only government approved laboratories for the COVID-19 tests and be aware of such imposters and fraudsters.
Srinagar Police starts registration for Cycle Race-2020 “PEDAL FOR PEACE” scheduled on 27 September
September 16: District Police Srinagar is organizing Cycle Race, “PEDAL FOR PEACE”, which is scheduled to be held on September 27-2020 at Boulevard Road Srinagar The participants will be categorised as per gender and age group i.e. Sub-Junior (under 12 years), Race shall start from Nehru park to Botanical Garden, time of flag off 0730 hrs, Junior (12-16 years), Race shall start from Police Golf course to Nishat then to Police Golf Course, time of flag off 0630 hrs, Senior (17-40 years), Race shall start from Police Golf Course-Nishat-KU- Nishat to Police Golf Course and Veterans (above 40 years) Race shall start from Dalgate to Botanical Garden, time of flag off 0700 hrs. Pertinently attractive cash prizes will be distributed among the winners for the first 05 places in each age-gender group. The event will be open for all and interested person can register themselves at two registration counters - Nishat Chowk and Lalit Ghat Srinagar from September 16th to 23rd, 2020. Keeping in view the budding cycling culture in Srinagar and to further encourage Cycling as a means of mental and physical well being, we request all members of the public to register for the said Cycle Race.
Srinagar Police arrests 02 bootleggers, recovers 27 bottles of illicit liquor
September 16: Police in Srinagar have arrested two bootleggers and recovered 26 bottles of illicit liquor from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint near Rambagh chowk intercepted an Auto bearing registration number JK0IP-8055 trying to evade the naka party. The said auto was chased and stopped by the alert police party. During search officers were able to recovered 26 bottles of illicit liquor from their possession. They have been identified as Firdous Ahmad Kuchay son of Abdul Rashid Kuchay and Bashir Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Ahmad Sheikh both residents of Humhama Budgam. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Saddar where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. A case FIR No. 232/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Sadder. Both the bootleggers have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Sadder where they remain in custody. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding anti social elements in their neighbourhood. 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. Persons found indulging in anti social activities will be dealt as per law.
Srinagar Police arrests a lottery gambler
September 16: Srinagar Police have arrested a lottery gambler from Lal Chowk area for violating SMC trade rules and regulations by investing money through illegal ways. Lottery tickets have also been recovered. Based on credible information about lottery gambling by a shopkeeper under the name and style of “Bhat Paan House” located at Lal Chowk MA Road Srinagar, the police party from PS Kothibagh arrested the owner identified as Manzoor Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Sadiq resident of Shuthra Shaahi Srinagar. Preliminary investigation reveals that he was involved in violating the SMC trade rules and regulations by playing lottery at his shop and investing money through illegal ways which causes inconvenience to public. The said individual is also involved in cheating common people by alluring them to lottery, forgery and trickery. Accordingly, case FIR No. 74/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Kothibagh and investigation in progress. The accused has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Lottery tickets have also been seized from the shop. 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.
SP Handwara held interaction with Jawans at DPL Handwara
September 15: With an aim to enquire about well being and redress the personal as well as professional grievances confronting the jawans and officials, SP Handwara Dr.G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS held interaction with jawans at DPL Handwara. Besides, DySP DAR DPL Handwara and other officers including retired police officers were also present on the occasion. SP Handwara in his address to the jawans asked them to effectively focus on their duties, so that the nefarious designs of anti social elements could be well checked in before. He stressed upon all officers and officials to gain public confidence, good will and always be compassionate & helpful to the needy people. He advised the officials to attend the genuine grievances of the people. He also said that the people's cooperation is necessary in making environment peaceful. He stressed upon officers and jawans to keep doing good work with sincere efforts and be alert while performing duties. He also appreciated the role of Handwara police during covid-19 pandemic. With regard to welfare measures of the officials, they were heard passionately and were assured that due care will be taken in this aspect too. Further a team of experts from medical faternity were called who gave awareness about the misuse of drugs and the measures to be taken to prevent illegal use of such drugs. They also highlighted the role of public in general and police in particular in eradicating drug menace. The interactive proceedings concluded with best wishes for all officers and officials of District Police Handwara.
Budgam Police arrests a notorious drug peddler, contraband substance recovered
September 15: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Budgam have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Rupora, Kathair Gund crossing intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK04C-6621 with one person on board. He has been identified as Younis Jabbar resident of Kuzwera, Chadoora. During search, officers were able to recover 72 Kgs of Fukki concealed in seven bags from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Chadoora, where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 156/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Chadoora and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace
Handwara Police arrests a terrorist associate
September 15: Police in Handwara along with security forces have arrested a terrorist associate in Kralgund area and recovered arms & ammunition from his possession. On a specific input, a cordon and search operation was launched by Handwara Police along with 32 RR and 92 CRPF in Village Nehama Kralgund. During search, one terrorist associate identified as Shahid Hassain dar resident of Nehama Kralgund was apprehended. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunitions were recovered from his possession. A case FIR No. 88/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kralgund and investigation has been initiated.
SSP Awantipora holds Police Public interaction meeting at PS Awantipora
September 15: As a part of its public outreach programme, police public interaction meeting was facilitated at Police Station Awantipora while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SSP Awantipora Shri Tahir Saleem–JKPS accompanied by SDPO Awantipora and SHO PS Awantipora. The interaction meeting was attended by religious leaders, traders, Numbardars, Chowkidars, transporters and other civil society members of Awantipora area. During the meeting, participants raised various issues including the problem of drug abuse, dumping of garbage & construction material on roads, traffic jamming and other problems faced by the general public which were heard patiently by the chairing officers. Speaking on the occasion, SSP Awantipora said that police will take strong action against the drug peddlers, its cultivators and other people involved in other criminal activities. Referring the demands, SSP Awantipora assured the participants that their genuine issues pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The main aim of conducting such interactions is to solicit suggestions and support from the people for better policing. The participants appreciated the Awantipora police for drive against drug peddlers and cultivators. They also hailed the police for facilitating public interaction programmes and assured their full support & cooperation in curbing the menace of social crimes and in maintaining law & order besides, cooperation in adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories in view of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Terror module busted in Ganderbal, 02 associates also held in Awantipora
September 15: Police in a series of actions in Ganderbal and Awantipora, have arrested five terrorist associates linked to proscribed terror outfits HM and Al-Badar. Incriminating materials, hand grenades and cash ₹ 6.00lacs have been recovered from their possession. On reliable information about a terror module, a joint operation was launched by Ganderbal Police & 5RR and arrested three terrorist associates linked to proscribed terror outfit HM. They have been identified as Arshid Ahmad Khan son of Mohd Altaf Khan resident of Wayil Wuder Gutlibagh, Majid Rasool Rather son of Gh Rasool Rather resident of Beehama Ganderbal and Mohd Asif Najar son of Abdul Razaq Najar resident of Beehama Ganderbal. 3 hand grenades besides, incriminating materials including electronic gadgets have been recovered from their possession. Preliminary investigation reveals that the trio have come in contact with a Pak based terrorist Fayaz Khan resident of Chanhar Gutlibagh A/P Pakistan who has tasked them to join terrorist ranks and undertake terrorist activities/attacks on security forces in the area. A case FIR No. 199/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Ganderbal. Further investigation is in progress. Meanwhile in Awantipora, on a specific information Police along with security forces have arrested two terrorist associates at Ladhoo crossing while travelling from Shopian to Khrew on Scooty bearing registration number JK01AC- 4035. They have been identified as Rayees-ul-Hassan resident of Gadikhal Awantipora and Mushtaq Ahmad Mir resident of Dadsara Awantipora. Incriminating material of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badar and cash amount of ₹600,000 meant for terror funding of Al-Badar terror outfit have been recovered from their possession. The Scooty used in the commission of crime has also been seized. A Case FIR No. 55/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khrew and further investigation is going on
Handwara Police facilitates Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting
September 12: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting was held at Police Station Handwara. The meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Handwara and was attended by respectable citizens including traders federation and prominent members of civil society of the area. The main aim of the meeting was to seek cooperation from the general public in adherence of the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by the District Administration from time to time for the prevention of COVID-19 while dealing with their day to day activities. The participants raised various issues during the meeting. The chairing officers assured them that issues pertaining to police will be redressed on priority basis while as other issues shall be conveyed to the concerned departments for early redressal. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Awantipora Police arrests terrorist associate, incriminating materials recovered
September 12: Police in Awantipora have arrested a terrorist associate in Tral area and recovered incriminating materials from his possession. The arrested terrorist associate has been identified as Adil Ahmad Hajam resident of Ratsuna Tral. As per police records, he was involved in providing shelter, logistics, transportation and other support to the active terrorists operating in the area. Incriminating materials recovered from his possession have been taken seized to probe his complicity in other terror crime cases. A case FIR No. 72/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation has been initiated in this regard.
Srinagar Police arrests drug peddler; Psychotropic substance recovered
September 12: Continuing its drive against drug dealings in Srinagar, Police have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established near Power Grid Habbak Naseem Bagh intercepted a scooty driven by an individual identified as Feroz Ahmad Mir son of Mohd Sidiq Mir resident of Mir Mohalla Soura. During checking, officers were able to recover 43 bottles of Codeine phosphate from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 145/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Nigeen 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 as reiterated in our community.
>Police arrests 03 persons for pasting posters and displaying banners of terrorists in Awantipora
September 12: Awantipora Police along with 50 RR arrested 03 persons for glorifying terrorism by pasting posters and displaying banners of terrorists in Pampore town. Police in Awantipora today, have arrested three persons for glorifying terrorism by pasting posters and displaying banners of terrorists on 06th September 2020 in Pampore town. They have been identified as Nadeem Ahmad Dar resident of Dranbal Pampore, Irshad Ahmad Sofi resident of Tulbagh Pampore and Shakir Ahmad Dar resident of Jalalabad Sopore Baramulla. Incriminating material including 02 Computer systems with accessories and 01 printer have been seized from a printing press namely Rampage Advertising Agency Rengreth Srinagar by the officers. Case FIR No.75/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Pampore regarding the matter. Further investigation is going on.
Kulgam Police solves theft case, accused arrested
September 12: Kulgam police solved a theft case and recovered stolen property worth lakhs from their possession. Police Station Yaripora recieved a written complaint to the effect that, on 29/08/2020, some unknown Burglars barged into the residential house of Maroofa Akhter resident of Kanjikulla Yaripora and have stolen cash and gold ornaments. Accordingly, case FIR No. 119/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in police Station Yaripora and further investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, a team led by SHO Yaripora was constituted and strenuous efforts generated a credible information regarding the Burglars and apprehended the suspects identified as Aquib Ahmad Mir son of Abdul Rashid Mir resident of Kanjikulla Yaripora Kulgam, Umer Yaqoob Naik son of Mohd Yaqoob Naik resident of Khaloora Kulgam. During investigation, it was learnt that they were involved in the commission of said crime. Officers investigating the case have identified one more accused namely Nafeez Ahmad Dar son of Mohd Ramzan Dar resident of Brazloo Jageer, who buys the stolen property from the said burglars. Stolen property including golden ornaments worth lakhs and cash amount of Rs 17,000 were also recovered from their possession. All the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Further investigation of the case is in progress and more recoveries are expected. Police Kulgam assures the general public that every possible step will be taken to safeguard the life, property, and honour of its community members. General public have applauded the systematic efforts put forth by Kulgam police. Kulgam Police warns of strict action against those individuals found involved in any kind of criminal activity.
Ganderbal Police books Covid-19 positive shopkeeper for defying Govt orders
September 11: Acting tough against the violators of Govt orders, Police have booked a Covid-19 positive shopkeeper for violating Govt orders in Ganderbal. The accused has been identified as Jalal-ud-din Najar son of Mohammad Sidiq Najar resident of Giraj Ganderbal. Officers came to know that the accused despite being Covid-l9 positive patient violated the SOPs/ guidelines issued by the District Administration and opened his shop at Taj Complex Beeharna Ganderbal. The said shopkeeper who as per the directions/guidelines had to home quarantine himself to prevent the spread of disease but he failed to do so. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.196/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Ganderbal and further investigation into the case has been initiated. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, persons found violating Government orders will be dealt as per law.
Bandipora Police solves theft case, accused arrested; stolen property recovered
September 11: Police in Bandipora solved a theft case by arresting two accused persons involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property from his possession. On 06/09/2020, Police Station Aloosa received a complaint from Mushtaq Ahmad Khan son of Habibullah Khan resident of Binlipora Aloosa that one person namely Ghulam Ahmad Shah son of Qadoos Shah resident of Beeru Kanigund has trespassed his residential house and decamped with the jewellery worth lakhs. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 99/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Kaloosa and investigation was set into motion. Acting promptly upon this case, police arrested the accused and during the course of investigation the accused person disclosed his involvement in the commission of crime. On his disclosure officers were able to recover 03 golden rings and two ear rings from different locations in Magam area. He further disclosed the involvement of two more persons who used to work as a gang and the modus operandi was cheating women by deceitful acts. Moreover it came to fore that they were found to be involved in various acts of similar nature in different areas of valley. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Further investigation is going on and more recoveries are expected. Community members have applauded the efforts made by the Bandipora Police in solving the case. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Press Release
September 11: The dead body of a terrorist was recovered last night by security forces at Sukhnag Nala who was injured during the encounter on 07 September 2020 at Kawoosa Budgam. The said terrorist after receiving bullet injuries had jumped into Sukhnag Nala in order to escape from the encounter site. On September 7, acting on specific information about the presence of terrorists in Kawoosa area of Budgam, police and security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the said area. During the search operation the terrorist fired upon the search party which was retaliated. However, after a brief gunfight, one terrorist who had received bullet injury escaped from the spot and jumped into Sukhnag Nala. Following the escape, a search operation was launched by Budgam Police 02 RR and 44 CRPF in the said area. The services of Marine Commandos and river police were also pressed into service and the search operation continued for four days. The joint search team were successful in recovering the dead body of a terrorist during the intervening night of 10/11 September from Sukhnaag Nallah Kawoosa. One hand grenade, 01 Pistol, 01 AK magazine, AK rounds, 02 mobile phones, a knife and other materials were also recovered. The terrorist has been identified as Aqib Lone from Aglar, Shopian affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. All the recovered incriminating materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other terror crimes. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead body of the killed terrorist shall be sent to Baramulla for burial purposes after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed terrorist shall be allowed to participate in the last rites at Baramulla. In this connection, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered investigation has been initiated.
SSP Bandipora held interaction with Jawans at DPL Bandipora
September 09: With an aim to enquire about well being and redress the personal as well as professional grievances confronting the jawans and officials of DPL Bandipora, SSP Bandipora Shri Rahul Malik-IPS held interaction with jawans at DPL Bandipora while following social distancing norms and other protocols. ASP Bandipora, DySP DAR and other officers of District Police Bandipora were also present during the interaction. SSP Bandipora in his address to the jawans asked them to adequately focus on their duties, So that the nefarious designs of anti social elements could be well checked in before. He asked them to be both physically and mentally prepared in view of COVID-19 pandemic besides counter any challenge and deal with any type of eventuality professionally. The interactive proceedings concluded with best wishes for all officers and officials of District Police Bandipora.
KULGAM POLICE ARRESTED TWO TERRORIST ASSOCIATES OF JeM (OGWs)
September 09: In a major success in curbing terrorist activities and to safeguard the public from these miscreants, during intervening night of 08/09 September Kulgam police alongwith other security agencies arrested two terrorist associates of banned organization JeM and recovered live arms and ammunition from their possession. Based on a credible input regarding anti-national elements carrying illegal arms and ammunition with them moving in a vehicle towards Srinagar from Jammu, Kulgam police established a joint Naka with 9RR and CRPF near Jawahar tunnel Qazigund Kulgam. A truck bearing registration no JK22B-1737 was intercepted by the joint forces. While searching the vehicle and during interrogation of suspects arms and ammunition including 01 AK rifle (short Butt) with 02 Magazines (rounds 59), 01 M4 Carbine with 03 Magazines (rounds 90), 06 Chinese Pistols with 12 Magazines (rounds 84) were recovered from the vehicle. The truck driver and a person travelling in it were detained and after sustained interrogation, preliminary investigation reveals that they are involved in terror crimes and provide support to terror organisations. Identity of the two arrested accused persons has been ascertained as Bilal Ahmad Kuttay S/O Ghulam Mohammad Kuttay R/O Chotapora Shopain and Shahnawaz Ahmad Mir S/O Zahoor Ahmad Mir R/O Mandujan, Shopian. In this regard case with FIR No 255/2020 U/S 7/25 IA Act, 13,18,39 ULAP Act stands registered in Police Station Qazigund and further investigation into the matter has been taken up.
Police destroys wild bung in Pulwama and Ganderbal
September 09: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Pulwama & Ganderbal destroyed wild bung spread on the vast tracts of land. In Pulwama, Police team headed by SDPO Litter and SHO PS Litter alongwith the local volunteers of the area destroyed wild bung in village Rakh-Litter. In Ganderbal, officers from Police Station Ganderbal along with excise team destroyed wild bung spread on vast tracts of land in the areas of Bamloora and Khan Harran. A team from Police Post Shadipora also destroyed wild bung spread in the areas of Narayanbagh, Dub, Thokerpora, Khanmohalla and Dar mohalla. General public of these areas 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.
Press Release
September 05: Police along with Army have recovered two dead bodies from river Kishanganga in Tulail area of Gurez, besides arms and ammunition have also been recovered. The dead bodies were shifted to Gurez hospital for medico-legal formalities. Incriminating materials and arms & ammunition were also recovered which includes AK-47 Magazine=04 Nos, AK-47 Rounds=115 Nos, Pistol-9mm Rounds=17 Nos, Hand Grenade=01 No, Wireless Set=01 No, Wrist watch=04 Nos, Pouch=01 No, Jacket=01 No, Matrix sheets etc. As per the documents recovered, one has been identified as Sameer Ahmad Dar son of Mohd Yosuf Dar resident of Dogripora Pulwama. As per police records, he was missing since May-2018 and have joined proscribed terror outfit HM after crossing LoC. While the identity of the other deceased is being ascertained, and families have been called for their identification. Preliminary investigation reveals, both of them are local terrorists and were active across the border and in a bid to infiltrate back to this side both of them have died due to drowning while crossing the river. Case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation is in progress. Moreover, based on a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in forest area of Dana Behak Hemli Top of Warnow Kupwara, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by SOG Warnow & 28RR in the said area. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. So far, some incriminating materials and arms & ammunition including one M-4 rifle and two rucksacks have been recovered. The encounter is in progress further details shall follow.
Police arrests six drug peddlers in Handwara & Srinagar
September 05: Continuing its drive against drug dealings Police have arrested six drug peddlers across the districts of Kashmir and recovered contraband substances and cash from their possession. Acting on specific inputs, officers at checkpoints established at Rasripora and Badrah villages intercepted five individuals. They have been identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar resident of Badrah Payeen, Feroz Ahmad Pandith & Asif Manzoor Mir both residents of Langate, Riyaz Ahmad Lone resident of Badra Payeen and Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat resident of Maratgam Langate. During checking, officers were able to recover 100 gms of Brown Sugar and cash of an amount Rs 2.65 lacs from their possession. Accordingly, cases vide FIR Nos. 84/2020 & 85/2020 under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Kralgund and further investigation into the case has been initiated. Meanwhile in Srinagar, Police Station Shaheed Gunj received a written complaint from Dy. Drug Controller, Drugs & Food Control Organization Kashmir about seizure of 2000 bottles of apparently Codeine phosphate from one drug peddler in Chota Bazar area of Srinagar. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 109/2020 was registered in PS Shaheed Gunj and the said drug peddler was arrested. He was shifted to police station where he remains in custody. He has been identified as Adil Farooq Rah son of Farooq Ahmad Rah resident of Baghwanpora Barbarshah. 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 as reiterated in our community.
SSP Ganderbal orders In-Situ promotion of 34 police personnel
September 05: SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmed Poswal-JKPS has ordered In-situ promotion approved by Departmental Promotion Committee in favour of 34 officials of District Police Ganderbal. The promotees include 34 constables, who had completed nine years satisfactory service in one rank and stagnant in a particular grade. SSP Ganderbal has felicitated the promoted officials and expressed hope that they will strive to work with greater zeal and professionalism for public welfare and the maintenance of peace and public order.
Press Release
September 03: On 29th August and 2nd of September 2020, terrorist leaders acting under instruction from across, conspired with some of their overground associates and other anti social elements and prepared hit lists containing names and details of civilians, activists, political workers and Security Force personnel. Such hit lists were uploaded and with the help of cyber OGWs these were circulated widely apparently with two motives: Use it as a direction to other terrorists operating elsewhere and their associates to target these persons and also to terrorise civilians, government employees and security personnel from serving the public honestly and sincerely because that would mean restoration and victory of peace and prosperity and defeat of fear, violence and lawlessness which the terrorists and secessionist represent. Separately but connectedly a fake image depicting a young boy joining the militant ranks too was created and uploaded to spread negativity and also harm the boy variously. Police has taken the cognizance of the matter and an FIR has been registered & a full fledged criminal investigation backed by technical teams has been initiated and efforts are afoot to identify both the original offenders who created the content as well as others who are allowing their connections and accounts to maintain the communication systems of the terrorist networks. It is to be borne in mind that in the event of harm coming to any of the persons in these lists, persons propagating these lists by way of forwarding or copying and reposting shall be equally liable variously for murder, grievous injuries, kidnapping and criminal intimidation. Kashmir Police also is seeking help from general public in identifying such miscreants who are aiding and abetting terrorist agenda.
Sopore Police arrests a drug peddler; contraband substance recovered
September 03: Continuing its drive against drug dealings in Sopore, Police have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Zindri Crossing intercepted an individual identified as Ghulam Nabi Bhat resident of Usmanabad Warpora Sopore. During checking, officers were able to recover 255 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PS Bomia where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 69/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bomia and further investigation has been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Pulwama Police launches bung destruction drive
September 03: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs, Pulwama Police have destroyed wild bung in village Astanpora. A Police team headed by SHO PS Litter have destroyed wild bung in village Astanpora. The head of the Police team advised the habitants to destroy wild cannabis (Bung) in and around their land and houses. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Pulwama Police. 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.
Ganderbal Police arrests 02 shopkeepers for defying Govt orders
September 03: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have arrested 02 violators for defying govt orders in Ganderbal. Police in the jurisdiction of PS Ganderbal, PS Lar and PS Kangan have arrested 02 shopkeepers for defying government orders besides fined 71 persons for not wearing face masks. Accordingly, cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in respective Police Stations and investigation has been initiated. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by the Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, persons found violating Government orders will be dealt as per law.
Press Release
August 29: On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in village Zadoora area of Pulwama, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 50RR and 182/183BN CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 03 terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Adil Hafiz, Arshid Ahmad Dar and Rouf Ahmad Mir all residents of Pulwama and affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM. During the said encounter, one Army jawan also received critical injuries who was shifted to hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. We pay our rich tributes to the martyr for his supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. Killed terrorists had a history of terror crime records. They were part of groups involved in planning and executing several terror attacks in the area including attacks on Police and security establishments. As per police records, Adil Hafiz was involved in case FIR No. 112/2020 pertaining to attack on naka party at Prichoo Bridge in which one police personnel was martyred and another was injured. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead bodies of the killed terrorists shall be sent to Baramulla for burial purposes after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed terrorists shall be allowed to participate in the last rites at Baramulla. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pulwama and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Terrorist hideout busted in Tral
August 28: Based on specific information regarding presence of terrorists of proscribed terror outfit JeM in Takiya Gulabagh Tral area of Awantipora, Police along with Army and CRPF launched a search operation in the area. During search in the area, a hideout of proscribed terror outfit JeM was busted and subsequently destroyed. The joint team was able to recover incriminating materials from the hideout. The incriminating material has been taken into Police custody for the purpose of investigation. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 77/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Tral and investigation into the matter has been initiated.
Press Release
August 28: On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in village Kiloora area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 44RR and 178BN CRPF in the said area. During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 04 terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The killed terrorists have been identified as Shakoor Parray, Al Badr District commander, Suhail Bhat, Zubair Nengroo and Shakir-ul-Jabbar. During the encounter Police and security forces while exhibiting extreme professionalism also arrested one active terrorist identified as Shoiab Ahmad Bhat resident of Awantipora. As per police records, terrorist Shakoor Parray got engaged as SPO in year 2014 in District Police Kulgam. Meanwhile on operational grounds he was converted as Constable in Police Department and was adjusted in Police District Awantipora. Later on he was transferred from District Awantipora to District Anantnag, where he took away 4 rifles (weapons) from the other officials and joined terrorist outfit. After joining the terrorist groups, he got active in the area and distributed the snatched weapons among his close associates. He was main handler of proscribed terrorist outfit Al Badr and was involved in recruiting youth into terror ranks. The details of the cases in which the said terrorist remained involved are as under:- FIR No 291/2012 U/S 148,149 ,307 436 A, 447,436 RPC of P/S Shopian, FIR No 21/2016 U/S 307 RPC 7/27 Arms Act of P/S Shopian, FIR No25/2016 U/S 364,307 RPC 7/25 Arms Act of P/S Shopian, FIR NO 08/2012 U/S 409,380,411 RPC 7/25 Arms Act of P/S Bijbehara and FIR NO 46/16 U/S 7/25 Arms Act of P/S Kulgam. All the killed terrorists had a long history of terror crime records. They were involved in planning and executing several terror attacks in the area including attacks on Police and security establishments. Terrorists Shakoor and Suhail Bhat were also involved in recent abduction and killing of Khanmoh’s Panch. They were also involved in abduction of T.A soldier namely Shakir Manzoor Wagay resident of Shopian who has been reportedly killed. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead bodies of the killed terrorists shall be sent to Handwara for burial purposes after completion of all medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed terrorists shall be allowed to participate in the last rites at Handwara. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. There was no injury to civilians or loss of property during the said encounter. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Imam-Sahib and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Kulgam Police arrests a drug peddler; Contraband substance recovered
August 26: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Kulgam have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Ahmadabad DH Pora intercepted an individual identified as Gulzar Ahmad Sheikh son of Mohammad Assadullal Sheikh resident of Ahmadabad Kulgam. During checking officers were able to recover 05 grams of Heroin like substance from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station D H Pora where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 136/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station DH Pora and investigation in the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Bandipora police facilitates Police Public interaction meeting at DPL Bandipora
August 26: As a part of its public outreach programme, police public interaction meeting was facilitated at DPL Bandipora while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SSP Bandipora Shri Rahul Malik-IPS accompanied by DySP Hqr, DySP DAR & SHO Police station Bandipora. The interaction meeting was attended by respectable citizens including Traders Federation and other civil society members of the area. During the meeting, participants raised various issues. They were assured by the chairing officers that their genuine issues pertaining to police will be redressed on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants were also assured that police is working continuously to curb the offences and requested to extend their cooperation in eradicating other social crimes from the area. The main aim of these meetings is to facilitate interaction with community members and redress their grievances so as to create cordial police-public relationship. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and adherence to the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by civil administration & health department from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
Sopore Police seizes illicit timber, Accused arrested
August 26: Police in Sopore arrested a timber smuggler and seized illicit timber. Officers at a checkpoint established near Hospital Dangiwacha Rafiabad intercepted a tractor bearing registration number JK05C 6710 and seized illicit timber from the vehicle. The arrested timber smuggler has been identified as Ashiq Hussain Parry Son of Ghulam Mohammad Parry resident of Rawoocha. He has been shifted to Police Station Dangiwacha where he remains in custody. The vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. A case FIR No. 109/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Dangiwacha & 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.
Awantipora Police seizes 40,000 litters of illegally dumped Kerosene
August 25: During investigation of case FIR number 68/2020 of Police station Pampore, Awantipora Police recovered 40,000 litters of illegally dumped kerosene. Acting on specific information, a Police party led by SDPO Pampore along with Tehsildar Pampore raided a fenced premises in village Munpora Khrew and recovered approximately 40,000 litters of kerosene oil illegally stored /dumped in tanks. Further investigation into the matter is in progress.
Awantipora Police busts highway robbers gang, two arrested
August 25: Awantipora Police in a major breakthrough busted a gang involved in highway robbery. Two accused have been arrested and stolen property worth thousands has also been recovered. On 21-08-2020, PS Awantipora received a complaint from one truck driver namely Reyaz Ahmad Sheikh resident of Hari Ganwan Kangan stating that some goons stopped his truck bearing registration number JK05A-6896 at NHW Lethpora and looted 02 cell phones and Rs10,000/- from him. Accordingly Case FIR No. 111/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, Officers taking aid of modern and scientific methods of investigation were able to identify two accused persons involved in the commission of crime. They have been identified as Mudasir Ahmad Bhat resident of Malikangan Fathekadal Srinagar and Uzair Yousuf Dar resident of Babapora Sheeltang Habakadal Srinagar. Subsequently, they have been arrested and shifted to police station Awantipora where they remain in custody. Looted amount of Rs 10,000/- have also been recovered from their possession. Further investigation in this regard is in progress.
Police arrests three drug peddlers in Srinagar and Kulgam
August 25: Continuing its drive against drug dealings in Srinagar & Kulgam, Police have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered huge quantity of psychotropic substance from their possession. In Srinagar, Officers at a checkpoint near Bus stand Parimpora intercepted an Auto load carrier with one person on board. He has been identified as Adnaan Nabi resident of Nundreshi Colony Bemina Srinagar. During checking, officers were able to recover 39 cases (4680 Codine phosphate bottles) of banned drug from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Pertinently, the accused is a chronic drug peddler and operates in Srinagar city. Case FIR No. 176/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Parimpora and investigation into the matter has been initiated. Similarly in Kulgam, Officers at a checkpoint established near Kulgam Stadium intercepted two persons identified as Danish Ahmad Ahanger resident of Reshipora Kulgam and Aadil Ahmad Ganai resident of Ganai Mohalla Kulgam. During checking, officers were able to recover contraband substance from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kulgam where they remain in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 155/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Kulgam and investigation into the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community.
Srinagar Police register case against one individual for circulating derogatory video
August 24: Srinagar Police register a case against one individual for circulating derogatory video against a particular religion. Police Station Khanyar received an information that one individual has shared a post/video on his personal Facebook account in which one unknown person is seen using derogatory words against a particular religion. By sharing this post, sentiments of a particular community were hurt & there is every apprehension that this act will incite one community against the other in Srinagar city particularly in Khanyar area. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 53/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Khanyar & investigation into the matter has been initiated. General public is requested to refrain from sharing such posts on social media which can hurt religious sentiments of any community.
Awantipora Police felicitates martial art player
August 24: Awantipora Police felicitates martial art player who showed her outstanding performance during the Independence Day function at District Police Lines Awantipora. In order to boost the morale of the female martial art player namely Sumaiya Saif, SSP Awantipora awarded her with the appreciation certificate, memento and cash prize. It is pertinent to mention here that the said girl Sumaiya Saif has participated in National level event of martial art in year 2019 at Tripura and International Level at South Korea in year 2014 representing the nation. SSP Awantipora on the felicitation event saiphqd that the Sumaiya is going to encourage the youth especially girls to participate in sports events and health activities.
Awantipora Police arrests a drug peddler, contraband substance recovered
August 24: Police in a recent action against drug dealings in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at village Kawani-Awantipora intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK03C-3212 with one person on board. He has been identified as Jahangir Ahmad Dar resident of Frisal Kulgam. During the search officers were able to recover 02Kgs of poppy straw (grinded fukki) from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station Awantipora, where he remains in custody. The vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, case FIR No. 116/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Police has resolved to deal robustly with drug peddlers. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Sopore Police arrests a notorious drug peddler; psychotropic substance recovered
August 21: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Sopore have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Krankshivan Railway crossing intercepted an individual identified as Irshad Ahmad Lone resident of Wagub Sopore. During checking officers were able to recover 200 tablets of banned drug from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Tarzoo where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 85/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Tarzoo and investigation in the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Ganderbal Police arrests a terrorist associate, grenade recovered
August 21: Police in Ganderbal along with 5RR have arrested one terrorist associate and recovered a grenade from his possession. A joint checkpoint was established by Ganderbal Police and 5RR near Baderkund Nursery area of Ganderbal. A suspected person tried to flee and evade from the checkpoint, but the vigilant party managed to apprehend the said suspect. He has been identified as Showkat Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Ahad Bhat resident of Urpash Ganderbal. During search, officers at the checkpoint have recovered one grenade from his possession. Accordingly, a case FIR No.174/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Ganderabal and further investigation has been initiated.
Police Public interaction meeting cum awareness programme held in Srinagar
August 21: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting cum awareness programme on Coronavirus was held in Police Station Karan Nagar. The interaction meeting cum awareness programme was held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SHO PS Karan Nagar and attended by the representatives of traders’ body of Karan Nagar area. The main aim of the meeting was to seek cooperation from the participants in adherence of the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by the District Administration from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The chairing officer advised the shopkeepers and businessmen to take necessary precautions and strictly follow the guidelines issued by the authorities while dealing with customers. The participants were also requested to make use of masks mandatory and practice social distancing as a norm. While speaking to the participants, SHO Karan Nagar appreciated the role of traders’ body for their great efforts to deal with COVID-19 pandemic during lockdown. On the occasion, the participants were made aware about the necessary precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families from Coronavirus. The participants raised various issues during the meeting. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine issues pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Sopore Police arrests a drug peddler; Contraband substance recovered
August 17: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Sopore have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Shirpora Tujjar Crossing intercepted an individual identified as Waseem Akbar Dar @Gash Dar resident of Batlipora Tujjar. During checking officers were able to recover 630 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Bomai where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 66/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bomai and investigation in the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Press Release
August 17: Today at about 0915hrs, terrorists fired indiscriminately upon a joint naka party of Police and security forces from nearby orchards at Nawan mode Kreeri area of Baramulla. In the terror incident, 02 CRPF personnel of 119 BN and a police personnel sustained grievous gunshot injuries. The injured were evacuated to nearby hospital for the treatment of their injuries. However, all the three injured personnel succumbed to their injuries and attained martyrdom. They have been identified as SPO Muzaffar Ali of District Police Baramulla, Constable Lokesh Sharma and Constable Khurshid Khan of 119 Bn CRPF. In the initial retaliatory firing one terrorist got injured. The terrorists were engaged till the area was completely cordoned off with the help of reinforcement and the search operation was thereafter jointly launched by Baramulla Police, 29RR and CRPF. In the ensuing encounter, so far 02 terrorists were killed. Two Army personnel also sustained gunshot injuries and were shifted to hospital where one among them is stated to be critical. The killed terrorists have been identified as Sajad Ahmad Mir @Haider, @Jaja of Brath Kalan Sopore (LeT Chief of North Kashmir) and Anayatullah Mir of Andergam Pattan, affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. As per police records, Sajad had a history of terror crime records since 2016. He was involved in planning and executing several terror attacks in the area including civilian atrocities and attacks on security establishments. Moreover, he was also involved in recruitment of youth in terror ranks. Several terror crime cases were registered against him which included killing of Waseem Bari and his family member, attack on CRPF party at Sopore resulting in martyrdom of one personnel and injuries to four other personnel, killing of civilians namely Eid-ul-Amin Mir @Nazir Budoo (tower guard) R/o Behrampora Sopore, Gh Mohi ud Din Sheikh R/o Bomai and Mushtaq Ahmad Mir R/o Harwan Sopore besides firing on the family of a fruit merchant namely Haidullah Rather at Dangerpora Sopore in which 4 family members including a three year baby got injured. He was also involved in firing on a non local labour namely Mohammad Shafi Alam near Noorbagh Bypass in order to terrorise the non local labourers. Moreover, he was also involved in setting ablaze two maruti cars at Reban Sopore and Warpora Sopore to terrorise transporters for observing complete shutdown. While the other killed terrorist Anayatullah Mir was also involved in threatening and harassing civilians in Pattan area and transporting of foreign terrorists from Northern Kashmir to Central/Southern Kashmir parts. The operation is still going on and further details shall follow.
IGP Kashmir promotes Two Thousand forty one officials to their next ranks
August 15: On the eve of Independence Day-2020, IGP Kashmir promoted 642 HCs, 1096 SgCTs and 303 CTs to their next ranks. Based on the recommendation made by Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) Comprising of Shri Atul Kumar Goel-IPS DIG SKR Anantnag, Shri Javid Hassan Bhat-SSP SO to IGP Kashmir, Shri Mohammad Saleem Mir Sr. P.O ZPHQ Kashmir, Shri Peerzada Reyaz Ahmad A.O ZPHQ Kashmir and Shri Manzoor Ahmad-SI I/C Estt. ZPHQ (K) under the Chairmanship of IGP Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS, promotion of 642 Head Constables to the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspectors, 1096 Selection Grade Constables to Head Constables and 303 Constables to the rank of Selection Grade Constables of Executive Wing J&K Police having lien and seniority with Kashmir Zone was ordered today. IGP Kashmir has felicitated these promoted officials and their families, besides, expressed hope that these newly promoted officials will continue to work with more zeal and dedication in future for the interests of general public and maintenance of peace and tranquility in the Union Territory of J&K.
Bandipora Police Busted Terror Funding Module; Three arrested
August 12: Based on a credible input, Bandipora Police busted a terror funding module of proscribed terror outfit LeT and have arrested three persons. They have been identified as Irshad Ahmad Sheikh resident of Chittibandy Aragam, Mohmad Junaid Wani resident of Nageen Bagh Sopore and Raj Mohammad Khan resident of Lolab Kupwara. Incriminating materials including cash Rs. 4.00 lacs have been recovered from their possession and Rs. 1.00 lakh in bank accounts have also been seized. As per investigations, the trio were in touch with their handlers in POK and had recieved Rs. 14.00 lacs out of which Rs. 9.00 lacs have been distributed by them for financing terror activities in district Bandipora and Kupwara. The said terror module was activated for carrying out terrorist activities in district Bandipora and Kupwara. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 29/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Aragam and further investigation into the matter is going on.
Srinagar Police arrests bootlegger; recovers 45 bottles of illicit liquor
August 12: Police in Srinagar have arrested a bootlegger and recovered 45 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Kohna Khan Dalgate intercepted an Auto bearing registration number JK01E-4553 with one person on board identified as Manzoor Ahmad Sheikh resident of Batwara Srinagar. During search officers were able to recovered 45 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station R.M.Bagh where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 91/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station R.M.Bagh and investigation into the matter has been 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.
Kulgam Police fines 52 violators for defying Govt orders
August 12: Acting tough against the violators of Government orders, Police have fined violators for not wearing masks in Kulgam. 52 violators were fined and fine to the tune of ₹13,400 was collected from them for not wearing masks in Kulgam. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the Government orders will be dealt strictly.
Press Release
August 12: On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in the orchards of village Kamrazipora area of Pulwama, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 53RR and 183BN CRPF in the said area. During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 01 terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. He has been identified as Azaad Lalhari resident of Pulwama. During the said encounter, two Army jawans also received bullet injuries and were shifted to hospital for treatment. However, one of the injured Army jawan succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. We pay our rich tributes to the martyr for his supreme sacrifices in the line of duty. As per police records, Azaad was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM. According to the Police records, Azaad had a history of terror crime records and was involved in planning and executing several terror attacks in the area. Several terror crime cases were registered against him including Case FIR No. 112/2020 pertaining to the killing of HC Anoop Singh at Prichoo Pulwama, besides he was also involved in other terror crime cases including FIR No.’s 274/2014, 121/2015, 21/2017, 48/2017, 36/2020 of district Pulwama and case FIR No. 263/2017 of district Budgam. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other terror crimes. Keeping in view the prevailing pandemic due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the dead body of the killed terrorist shall be sent to Baramulla for his burial & last rites after completion of medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed terrorist were allowed to participate in the last rites at Baramulla. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Rajpora and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Handwara Police arrests active terrorist in Bandipora
August 10: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have Seized/challaned 13 vehicles and fined 10 violators for defying govt orders in Awantipora. 10 violators were fined for not wearing masks in different areas of Awantipora and fine to the tune of ₹5,000 was collected from them. Police have also Seized/challaned 13 vehicles across the Police District for violating prohibitory orders issued by the administration. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
>Awantipora Police fines 10 violators; Seized/challaned 13 vehicles for defying Govt orders
August 10: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have Seized/challaned 13 vehicles and fined 10 violators for defying govt orders in Awantipora. 10 violators were fined for not wearing masks in different areas of Awantipora and fine to the tune of ₹5,000 was collected from them. Police have also Seized/challaned 13 vehicles across the Police District for violating prohibitory orders issued by the administration. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
>Kulgam Police fines 19 violators for defying Govt orders
August 10: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have fined violators for not wearing masks in Kulgam. 11 violators were fined and fine to the tune of ₹2,100 was collected from them for not wearing masks in Kulgam. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by the Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
>Cyber Police Kashmir acts against complaints; Saves lacs of rupees
August 10: Acting swiftly on several complaints about the vishing (OTP) frauds received from Jammu Division, Cyber Police Kashmir Zone succeeded to save an amount of Rs. 3.00 lacs from being duped by the fraudsters. A complaint was received from an individual from Akhnoor area of Jammu division who was duped of Rs 1,75,000/- through a fraud phone call from an unknown caller, impersonating as J&K Bank official. After obtaining the OTP received on his registered mobile number, an amount of Rs 1,75,000/- was debited within few minutes from his bank account. Acting swiftly the Financial Fraud Team of Cyber Police Kashmir succeeded in blocking all the transactions and thereby saved said amount from being duped by the fraudsters. Accordingly, the refund process stands initiated. Similarly, Cyber Police Kashmir received another two complaints from Mendhar & Kathua areas of Jammu Division where both the complainants were duped for an amount of Rs. 63,000/- each after sharing the OTP over their phones with the fraudsters. The timely action by the Cyber Police team helped to save the hard earned money of both the complainants and initiated the refund process. Community members as well as the victims have appreciated the role of Cyber Police Kashmir in saving their hard earned money. General public is once again advised to remain cautious about strange phone calls and not to share the details of their accounts or credit/debit cards over phone. Cyber criminals impersonating as bank officials are adopting innovative ways to target gullible people and rob customers. Our efforts should reassure community members that Police is committed to serve the citizens on all the fronts and Cyber Police Kashmir is active in responding to the distress calls regarding online frauds and cheating.
>Bandipora Police launches bung destruction drive
August 10: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs, Bandipora police along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung in Hajin area. The team under the supervision of DySP Hajin and SHO Hajin along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung in Hakbara and other adjoining areas of Hajin. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Bandipora police. 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.
Srinagar Police arrests 03 gamblers; Stake money seized
August 08: Acting tough against social crimes, Srinagar police have arrested 03 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money from them. A police party from Police Station Parimpora raided a gambling site at Maloora following an input about gambling activities and apprehended three gamblers. Officers have seized playing cards, 01 watch, 01 mobile phone and stake money of ₹29,950/- from the gamblers. They have been identified as Mehrajudin Malla resident of Ganastaan sumbal, Ab Rashid Goroo resident of Khowjabagh Maloora and Shakil Ahmad Khan resident of Qamarwari Srinagar. They have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 164/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Parimpora and investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Awantipora Police fines 20 violators; challaned 18 vehicles for defying Govt orders
August 08: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have challaned 18 vehicles and fined 20 violators for defying govt orders in Awantipora. 20 violators were fined for not wearing masks in different areas of Awantipora and fine to the tune of ₹10,000 was collected from them. Police have also challaned 18 vehicles across the Police District for violating prohibitory orders issued by the administration. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
Kulgam Police fines 15 violators for defying Govt orders
August 08: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have fined violators for not wearing masks in Kulgam. 15 violators were fined for not wearing masks in Kulgam and fine to the tune of ₹3000 was collected from them. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by the Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
SP Kulgam orders In-Situ promotion of 56 police personnel
August 08: Superintendent of Police Shri Gurinder Pal Singh IPS has ordered In-situ promotion approved by Departmental Promotion Committee in favour of 56 officials of District Police Kulgam. These Fifty six (56) police personnel have been granted In-Situ Promotion to the Higher Standard Pay Scale. The promotes include 01 SgCT, 54 Constables & 01 follower. SP Kulgam has felicitated the promoted officials and expressed hope that they will strive to work with greater zeal and professionalism for public welfare and the maintenance of peace and public order.
Srinagar Police busts highway robbers gang, 01 arrested with dummy guns
August 03: Srinagar Police in a major breakthrough busted gang involved in highway robbery. One accused has been arrested and 02 Toy guns and Pouch have been recovered from him. On 30th July, at about 0400hrs PS Batamaloo received information that a highway robbers gang have intercepted a truck on NHW near Tengpora Byepass. They were impersonating as militants and trying to extort money from the truck driver. However, the truck driver kept the robbers engaged and succeeded in informing Police. A Police party from PS Batmaloo which was detailed for night patrolling rushed to the spot and apprehended one of the robbers on spot with the assistance of truck driver. He has been identified as Imran Ahmad Shah resident of Meganwaji Nowgam at present living in Gangbugh Srinagar. A Santro car bearing registration number DL2CAD-3169 used in the commission of the crime has also been seized. During checking, officers were also able to recover two fake guns and one camouflage pouch from his possession. Accordingly, a case FIR No.108/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Batmaloo and investigation into the matter has been initiated. During the course of investigation, the accused revealed that he was accompanied by two accomplices who happen to be his maternal uncles. They have been identified as Zamir Ahmad Shah @Zamir Pacha and Javid Ahmad Shah both residents of Nowgam. Both the accused are at large and efforts are on to effect their arrest. Further investigation into the matter is in progress.
Awantipora Police fines 17 violators; seizes 35 vehicles for defying Govt orders
August 03: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have seized 35 vehicles and fined 17 violators for defying govt orders in Awantipora. 17 violators were fined for not wearing masks in different areas of Awantipora and fine to the tune of ₹8,500 was collected from them. Police have also seized 35 vehicles across the Police District for violating prohibitory orders issued by the administration. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
Kulgam Police distributes face masks among people
July 30: Continuing its efforts to keep people away from Covid-19, Police have distributed face masks among the people in a massive drive in Kulgam district. Police party headed by SHO Police Station Devsar distributed masks among the people in the area and advised them to follow precautionary measures in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. General public of the area appreciates the effort of Kulgam police for launching such drives. Besides, acting tough against the violators of Govt orders, Kulgam Police have fined 186 violators and fine to the tune of ₹25,500 was collected from them. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
Bandipora Police launches bung destruction drive
July 30: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs, Bandipora police along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung in Shadipora Sumbal area. Police party of PS Sumbal under the supervision of SDPO Sumbal and SHO Police Station Sumbal along with team of Excise Department destroyed wild bung cultivation in Shadipora Sumbal and other adjoining areas of Sumbal. 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.
Awantipora police along with Executive Magistrates conducts market checking
July 30: Police in Awantipora along with Executive Magistrates and Municipal Committee officials conducted market checking in Awantipora, Tral, Khrew and Pampore areas. The checking was aimed to ensure that only good quality of items are put on sale and to curb black marketing & profiteering of essential commodities. Erring shopkeepers were fined on spot by the Executive Magistrates. Police have requested the traders and shopkeepers not to indulge in overpricing, black marketing, hoarding or any violation of essential commodities otherwise strict action under law will be taken against the violators. General public of the areas has hailed the action of Awantipora police.
Budgam Police arrests a notorious drug peddler; Contraband substance recovered
July 29: Continuing its drive against drug dealings, Police have arrested a notorious drug peddler in Budgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Acting swiftly on reliable information, police party from Police Station Budgam have raided Budibagh Choon area of Budgam and apprehended one person identified as Nazir Ahmad Budoo resident of Budibagh Choon, Budgam. During search officers were able to recover 43Kgs of poppy straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Budgam where he remains in custody. According, case FIR No. 299/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and investigation has been initiated. Preliminary investigation reveals that the said accused person is a notorious drug peddler who was supplying drugs among the youth in 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. Police has resolved to deal robustly with drug peddlers. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Awantipora police along with Executive Magistrates conducts market checking
July 29: Police in Awantipora along with Executive Magistrates and Municipal Committee officials conducted market checking in Awantipora, Tral, Khrew and Pampore areas. The checking was aimed to ensure that only good quality of items are put on sale and to curb black marketing & profiteering of essential commodities. Erring shopkeepers were fined on spot by the Executive Magistrates. During checking officers in the jurisdiction of Police Station Tral have arrested four butchers identified as Khursheed Ahmad resident of Tral, Nasir Ahmad Rather resident of Shahabad Tral, Ghulam Nabi Ganie resident of Tral and Ghulam Mohammad Lone resident of Amirabad Tral for selling meat at exorbitant rates. Accordingly, case vide FIR numbers 66/2020, 67/2020, 68/2020 and 69/2020 under relevant sections of law have been registered at Police Station Tral and investigation into the cases have been initiated. Police have requested the traders and shopkeepers not to indulge in overpricing, black marketing, hoarding or any violation of essential commodities otherwise strict action under law will be taken against the violators. General public of the areas has hailed the action of Awantipora police.
Kulgam Police distributes face masks among people
July 29: Continuing its efforts to keep people away from Covid-19, Police have distributed face masks among the people in a massive drive in Kulgam district. Police party headed by In-charge Police Post Mirbazar distributed masks among the people in the area and advised them to follow precautionary measures in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic. General public of the area appreciates the effort of Kulgam police for launching such drives. Besides, acting tough against the violators of Govt orders, Kulgam Police have fined 75 violators and fine to the tune of ₹14,600 was collected from them. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
Bandipora Police arrests 03 terrorist associates; Incriminating material recovered
July 29: Police in Bandipora have arrested three terrorist associates in the jurisdiction of Police Station Bandipora. They have been identified as Abrar Gulzar resident of Bagh Bandipora, Mohd Waqar resident of Chittay Banday and Muneer Ahmad Sheikh resident of Quil Muqam Bandipora. As per the police records, they were involved in various subversive activities besides providing logistic support and assistance to the active terrorists operating in district Bandipora. Incriminating material has been recovered from their possession. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 74/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Bandipora and further investigation has been initiated.
Sopore Police solves burglary case; accused arrested
July 28: Police in Sopore solved a burglary case and arrested an accused person involved in the commission of crime. Stolen property has also been recovered. Police Station Sopore received a written complaint from one individual Ishfaq Ahmad Shah resident of Noorbagh Sopore that some unknown burglars have barged into his workshop located at 6-way Nowpora and have decamped with tyres, batteries and other equipments from his workshop. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 201/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Sopore and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, officers learnt about the involvement of an individual identified as Mohammad Rufsana son of Sadiq Ali resident of Zakir Wali Bari West Bengal. He has been arrested and shifted to PS Sopore where he remains in custody. Stolen property has also been recovered on his disclosure. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Sopore police. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Bandipora Police launches bung destruction drive
July 28: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs, Bandipora police along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung in Hajin area. The team under the supervision of SDPO Hajin and SHO Hajin along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung in Chandargeer, Hakbara and other adjoining areas of Hajin. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Bandipora police. 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.
Hideout busted in Shopian; arms and ammunition recovered
July 26: Based on a credible input, Shopian police along with 44RR and 178BN CRPF have busted a terrorist hideout in the orchards of Dachoo village area of district Shopian. During the search in the area by the joint team a terrorist’s hideout was busted and the joint team recovered arms and ammunition including 02 UBGL Grenades(destroyed in-situ), 03 Chinese Grenades (destroyed in-situ), 01 AK-47 Magazine, 20 AK-47 rounds, 01 ICOM Radio Set, 02 Pouches, 02 Blankets and other incriminating materials from the said hideout. The incriminating material has been taken into Police custody for the purpose of investigation. In this connection Police have registered a case and started further investigation into the matter.
Narco terror module busted in Kupwara
July 26: Based on a credible input a joint naka of Kupwara police and Army was laid at Sadhna Pass at the mouth of Tangdhar area of district Kupwara and busted a module of Narco-terrorism. During the operation two vehicles, Bolero bearing registration number JK01AJ-0219 and Santro bearing registration number JK05B-5471 were intercepted. Army Dogs were pressed into services who facilitated to locate the concealed and hidden packages from the said vehicles. Arms and ammunition including 01 AK 56, a magazine, 02 Pistols with two magazines, 20 Grenades and other incriminating materials were recovered from the said vehicles. Huge quantity of narcotics approximately 10 kgs was also recovered. In this connection three persons were arrested who were shifted to Police Station for further investigation. Besides, two vehicles used in the commission of the crime have also been seized. In this connection police have registered a case and initiated further investigation into the matter.
Awantipora Police fines 35 violators; seizes 34 vehicles for defying Govt orders
July 26: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have seized 34 vehicles and fined 35 violators for defying govt orders in Awantipora. 35 violators were fined for not wearing masks in different areas of Awantipora and fine to the tune of ₹17,500 was collected from them. Police have also seized 34 vehicles across the Police District for violating prohibitory orders issued by the administration. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
JeM terror module busted in Budgam; 03 terrorist associates arrested
July 22: Based on a credible input, Budgam police along with 50RR and 29BN CRPF have arrested 03 terrorist associates linked to proscribed terror outfit JeM from Chadoora area at a checkpoint. They have been identified as Javaid Ahmad Bhat resident of Pulwama, Ajaz Wani resident of Chitroo Dangerpora and Aqib Ganaie resident of Khansaib. Incriminating materials including 40 rounds of AK-47, 02 detonators and 03 JeM matrix sheets have been recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their role and complicity in other terror crimes. As per the police records, they were involved in providing logistic support and shelter to the active terrorists of proscribed terror outfit JeM operating in the area. Case FIR No. 120/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Chadoora and further investigation into the case has been initiated.
Awantipora Police fines 38 violators for defying Govt orders
July 22: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have fined violators for not wearing masks in Awantipora. 38 violators were fined for not wearing masks in Awantipora and fine to the tune of ₹19,000 was collected from them. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
Srinagar police arrests 11 gamblers; stake money seized
July 22: Acting tough against social crimes, Srinagar police have arrested 11 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money from the gamblers. A police party from Police Station Zakoora raided a gambling site near Pathan Colony Zakoora following an input about gambling activities and apprehended 11 gamblers for gambling offences. Officers have seized 03 sets of playing cards and stake money of ₹118495/- from the gamblers. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Zakoora where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 68/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Zakoora 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 lady drug dealer in Anantnag
July 22: Continuing its drive to eradicate drug menace from the society, Police in Anantnag have arrested a lady drug dealer and recovered heroin from her possession. Besides, a drug peddler was arrested by Srinagar police. On specific information about drug dealings, SDPO Kokernag along with SHO Larnoo raided a residential house at Larnoo area of District Anantnag. During the raid, 500 grams of heroin like substance from a lady drug dealer (name with held) was recovered. She has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where she remains in custody. Preliminary investigation reveals that the consignment had arrived from Mir Bazar through another drug dealer and the deal was being done in the house of arrested drug dealer. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 49/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Larnoo and further investigation has been initiated. In Srinagar, officers from Police Post Bemina have arrested a notorious drug peddler identified as Javid Ahmad Khan resident of Housing Colony Bemina. On checking, officers have recovered charas from his possession. He has been shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. In this connection, a case FIR No. 145/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Parimpora and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community.
Srinagar Police busts gang of car lifters, accused arrested; 05 stolen vehicles recovered
July 21: Srinagar Police have busted a gang of car lifters, arrested one accused person and recovered 05 stolen vehicles. On 16th July 2020 Police Post Bemina received a complaint from Amir Maqbool son of Mohd Maqbool resident of Hyderpora Srinagar that his Maruti Car bearing registration No. JK01K-4803 has been stolen from Bemina. Accordingly case FIR No.142/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Parimpora and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation many suspects were called and after detailed questioning, Police was able to get a lead and arrested one accused person identified as Mohd Umer Gagro son of Gh Rasool Gagro resident of Razi Kadal Saifdinpora Srinagar. He is believed to be a King-Pin and is involved in manzphq theft cases. On his disclosure, officers were able to recover 5 vehicles including ECCO registration No. JK01R/8243, Santro Chasis No. 646189, Maruti registration No. JK01G/3766, JK01K/4803 and Maruti 800 bearing Eng No. 2495820. These vehicles were stolen from different places in District Srinagar. Several suspects have been questioned and some members of the module have surfaced, who are presently at large and efforts are on to effect their arrest soon and more recoveries are expected from them. Subsequently, a Special investigation team comprising of SDPO West & In-charge PP Bemina has been formed under close Supervision of SP West. Furthermore investigation is still going on and many more arrests are expected.
Sopore Police arrests two drug peddlers; contraband substance recovered
July 21: Continuing its drive against drug dealings in Sopore, Police have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established near Government School Panzla intercepted two persons riding on a motorcycle without registration number. They have been identified as Ghulam Mohiudin Lone resident of Balhama Panzla and Mohammad Lateef Tantry resident of Darshanpora Handwara. During checking, officers were able to recover 240 grams of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Panzla where they remain in custody. The motorcycle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, case FIR No. 77/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Panzla 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 as reiterated in our community.
Sopore Police arrests drug peddler; Psychotropic substance recovered
July 21: Continuing its drive against drug dealings in Sopore, Police have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established near NHW Hygam Crossing intercepted an individual identified as Altaf Hussain Mir son of Mohammad Yousef Mir resident of Mir Mohalla Hygam. During checking, officers were able to recover psychotropic substance from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 70/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Tarzoo 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 as reiterated in our community.
Awantipora Police fines 52 violators for defying Govt orders
July 21: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have fined 52 violators for defying govt orders in Awantipora and collected fine of an amount of ₹26,000 from them. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the directions issued by the Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Also, those who are found violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
Bandipora Police launches drive against bung cultivation
July 21: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs, Bandipora police along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung cultivation in Sumbal area. The team under the supervision of SDPO Sumbal and SHO Sumbal along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung cultivation in villages Rakh Shilwat, Wangipora Sumbal and other adjoining areas. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Bandipora police. 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.
HM terror module busted in Budgam; 03 terrorist associates arrested
July 21: Based on a credible input, Budgam police along with 53RR and 181BN CRPF have arrested 03 terrorist associates from Pakherpora area at a checkpoint. They have been identified as Mehraj ud din Kumar, Tahir Kumar both residents of Pakherpora and Sahil Hurra resident of Tilsarah. Incriminating materials, arms and ammunition including 20 live rounds of AK-47, 02 detonators and 15 posters of HM have been recovered from their possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their role and complicity in other terror crimes. As per the police records, they were involved in providing logistic support and shelter to the active terrorists of proscribed terror outfit HM operating in the area. They were active in the area for the last few months. Case FIR No. 83/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Charar-e-Sharief and further investigation into the case has been initiated.
Police arrests 07 drug peddlers; Huge quantity of psychotropic substance recovered
July 20: Continuing its drive against drug dealings in Srinagar and Kulgam, Police in a series of actions have arrested 07 drug peddlers and recovered huge quantity of psychotropic substance from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint within the jurisdiction of PS Harwan intercepted a person identified as Zubair Ahmad Khan son of Mohd Ayaz resident of Zainadar Mohalla Habba Kadal. During checking, officers have recovered 1000 tablets of psychotropic substance from his possession. He was arrested and shifted to PS Harwan where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 63/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Harwan and investigation was initiated. During investigation, officers also learnt about the involvement of another individual identified as Mahroof Ahmad Sofi son of Abdul Salam resident of Zaina Kadal. Officers from PS Harwan tracked the individual and recovered huge quantity of 5500 tablets of psychotropic substance from his possession. He was also arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. In the jurisdiction of PP Nehru Park, Officers at a checkpoint established near Ghat No. 19 on Boulevard road intercepted an individual identified as Showkat Ahmad Dar son of Ali Mohd resident of Laam Brein Nishat. During checking, officers were able to recover contraband substance from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Case FIR No. 85/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station RM Bagh and further investigation has been initiated. Similarly in Kulgam, Officers at a checkpoint established at Jawahar Tunnel intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number PB02BS – 8276 with four persons on board. They have been identified as Kuldeep Singh son of Krishan Singh, Sandeep Kour wife of Manjeet Singh, Honey Singh son of Manjeet Singh, Paramjeet Singh son of Manjeet Singh all resident of Punjab. During search, officers were able to recover 80 grams of Heroin from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Case FIR No. 224/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Qazigund 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 as reiterated in our community.
Bandipora Police launches drive against bung cultivation
July 20: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs, Bandipora police along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung cultivation in village Trigham Sumbal and its adjoining areas. The team under the supervision of SDPO Sumbal and SHO Sumbal along with Excise Department have destroyed wild bung cultivation in village Trigham Sumbal and its adjoining areas. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Bandipora police. 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.
Awantipora police arrests 02 drug peddlers, contraband substances seized
July 19: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Awantipora arrested 02 drug peddlers and seized contraband substances from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established near Nambal intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK01AE-4877 with one person on board identified as Adil Shafi Mir resident of Bemina Toheedabad. During search officers were able to recover 31grams of herion from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Case FIR No. 94/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation into the matter has been initiated. Similarly, Officers at a checkpoint established near Tulbagh Pampore intercepted one suspicious person identified as Manzoor Ahmad Rather resident of Tulbagh Pampore. Officers during checking were able to recover 09 Kgs of poppy straw from him, which he was carrying in a bag. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Pampore where he remains in custody. Case FIR No 53/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Pampore and investigation into the matter has been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Police has resolved to deal robustly with drug peddlers. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
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July 18: On a specific input by 62RR about presence of terrorists in village Amshipora area of District Shopian, an operation was launched by them in the said area. During search terrorists fired upon Army personnel and encounter started. Later on police and CRPF also joined. During the encounter three unidentified terrorists were killed. Dead bodies of all the killed three terrorists were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. Incriminating materials, including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. The dead bodies of the killed terrorists have been sent to Baramulla for their last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities including collection of their DNA. In case any family claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for their identification and participation in last rites at Baramulla. Case FIR No. 42/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Hirpora and investigation has been initiated into the matter.
Police Public interaction meeting cum awareness programme held in Awantipora
July 17: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting cum awareness programme on Coronavirus was held in Police Post Reshipora. The interaction meeting cum awareness programme was held after following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Awantipora along with Incharge Police Post Reshipora. The meeting was attended by the prominent citizens of Reshipora. The main aim of the meeting was to seek cooperation from the general public in adherence of the guidelines as well as health advisories issued by the District administration from time to time in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The participants were also requested to convey the message of using masks and practising social distancing as a norm in their village. The participants also raised various other issues during the meeting. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine issues pertaining to police will be resolved on priority basis and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their redressal. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Press Release
July 17: On a specific input generated by Kulgam Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Nagnad-Chimmer area of Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by JKP, 9RR and 18Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 03 terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. One of the killed terrorist has been identified as a Pakistani national Walid, an IED expert and a most wanted terrorist. However, the identification of the other two killed terrorists is being ascertained. The killed terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. As per Police records, terrorist Walid was involved in several terrorist attacks including civilian atrocities. He was involved in the killing of 04 civilians in Kulgam. He was also involved in luring innocent youth to join terrorist ranks. Arms & ammunition including M-4 rifle, AK rifle, Pistol, Grenade Launcher, Grenades 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 dead bodies of the killed terrorists shall be sent to Handwara for their last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities including collection of their DNA. In case any family claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for their identification and participation in last rites at Handwara In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station D.H Pora and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any.
Drug de-addiction programme held at DPL Kupwara
June 29: Continuing its drive to eradicate drug menace from society and to provide insight about the seriousness of drug addiction, Police in Kupwara organised a drug de-addiction programme at DPL Kupwara. Starting the session, DySP DAR Shri Javaid Ahmad spoke about drug addiction and the treatment facilities available at Police Drug De-addiction Centres. He highlighted the drug addiction scenario of Kashmir, the causes and consequences of addiction. He also spoke about preventive measures and the role of Jammu and Kashmir Police in the prevention of drug menace. People of the area lauded the efforts of police in organizing such programmes. They demanded for more such programmes in future.