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Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Budgam and Srinagar; contraband substance recovered
July 10: Continuing its drive against drug dealings in Budgam and Srinagar, Police have arrested four drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established near village Sugen intercepted a vehicle Alto K-10 bearing registration number JK04F-0634 with three persons onboard. They have been identified as Javaid Ahmad Mir, Sameer Ahmad Wani and Ashiq Ahmad Sheikh all residents of Kulhama Breewah. During checking officers were able to recover 570 grams of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Khag where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. A case FIR No.57/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Khag and investigation has been taken up. Similarly, Officers in the jurisdiction of PP Nehru Park intercepted a person identified as Umar Noor Sheikh resident of Sonwar Srinagar. On search, 90 grams of Charas has been recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PP Nehru Park where he remains in custody. Case FIR No. 74/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station RM Bagh 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. 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.
Honourable Lieutenant Governor UT (J&K) chairs a security review meeting in Kulgam
July 09: Honourable Lieutenant Governor J&K Shri Girish Chander Murmu today chaired a joint security review meeting in Kulgam in which he took a detailed review of existing security arrangements regarding upcoming Amarnath Ji Yatra. The meeting was attended by DGP J&K Shri Dilbag Singh-IPS, Div Com Kashmir shri Pandurang K Pole, IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS, DIG (SKR)Anantnag Shri Atul Kumar Goyal-IPS, DIG CRPF Shri Dalip Singh Ambesh, SP Kulgam Shri Gurinder Pal Singh-IPS, CO 18/Bn CRPF Shri Gaurav Singh, along with other officers of Security forces of District kulgam. During the meeting, Superintendent of police Kulgam Briefed the Honourable Lieutenant governor about various drives launched by Kulgam Police to tackle anti social elements in the District, he also briefed about the necessary arrangements put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, and arrangements in place at the ground level for forging coordination among different forces deployed in the District for maintaining law and order. Honourable Lieutenant Governor Shri GC Murmu applauded the efforts of security forces in maintaining peace and stability, and for preventive measures which have been taken to eradicate the spread of Coronavirus. He laid focus on strengthening coordination among the forces so as to ensure crime free society. Honourable Lieutenant governor UT (J&K) emphasized upon better and close coordination between all agencies to ensure smooth conduct of Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra, and for preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Awantipora Police launches drive against Bung cultivation; Destroys wild Bung along river Jhelum
July 09: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from society, Awantipora police destroyed huge quantity of naturally grown bung on the bank of river Jhelum. Awantipora Police destroyed naturally grown Bung spread over 20 kanal of Government land (Kah Charie) along river Jhelum from village Katipora to Kaigam. General public of the area have appreciated the action of Awantipora police and have urged them to continue this drive in nearby areas also. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law. 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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July 08: Today at about 2045hrs terrorists fired indiscriminately upon a BJP leader and his family members outside their shops/residence in Muslimabad area of Bandipora. In this terror incident BJP leader identified as Wasim Bari, his father Bashir Ahmad and his brother Umer Bashir got seriously injured. All the three injured persons were shifted to hospital but unfortunately they succumbed to their injuries. Pertinently the deceased was a protected person and 10 policemen were deployed for his security but none was kept along by him at the time of incident. Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime besides why he was without any security at the time of incident. The men deployed for his security are being detained for negligence under police act. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on.
Srinagar Police arrests drug peddler; Psychotropic substances recovered
July 08: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substances from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Pahroo Chowk, intercepted an individual identified as Mohd Altaf Sheikh resident of Kenihama Nowgam Srinagar. During checking officers were able to recover psychotropic substances concealed in a bag which includes 5465 tablets, 20 Codeine bottles and 300 grams Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Nowgam where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No 107/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowgam 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.
Srinagar Police arrests 02 gamblers; Stake money seized
July 08: Acting tough against social crimes, Srinagar police have arrested 02 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money from the gamblers. A police party from Police Station Nowgam raided a gambling site near British School Nowgam following an input about gambling activities and apprehended two gamblers. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹28700/- from the gamblers. They have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Dar resident of Pahroo Nowgam and Zaffer Ahmad Dar resident of Meathan Chanapora Srinagar. They have been shifted to the Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 108/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowgam and investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
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July 07: Taking cognisance of the circulation of some statements and posters attributed to the death anniversary of an HM terrorist, Police have registered a case and started investigation into the matter. The miscreants are trying to incite violence and create law and order problems in the Kashmir valley. A fake statement on Behalf of Syed Ali Geelani was issued by an absconded person who is presently residing in PoK. As per the sources of SAS Geelani the letter is fake and not issued by him. Another poster is being circulated by miscreants to mislead the general masses so as to cause fear and alarm and incite the miscreants to commit offences. These posters and fake statements are being circulated at different places and uploaded on different social media to glorify killed terrorist. Some miscreants are forwarding such malicious and fake propaganda from across the border and within the UT through various social media platforms, asking public to observe strike on 8th and 13th July 2020. The purported objective underlying such act is to propagate secessionist ideas and peddle rumour mongering in order to terrorise the general public and create commotion so that a strike is observed and people indulge in unlawful activates and disrupt law and order. The aforesaid act of unknown miscreants prima facia constitutes offences in term of section 13 UA(P) Act, 505 IPC. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 265/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Budgam and investigation thereof is set into motion. People are requested not to pay any heed to such provoking posters and fake statements.
Sopore Police arrests terrorist associate; arms and ammunition recovered
July 07: Police in Sopore along with security forces have arrested a terrorist associate linked to proscribed terror outfit LeT. Sopore police along with 52RR and 177Bn CRPF after receiving a credible input established a checkpoint at Sangrama crossing have arrested a terrorist associate. He has been identified as Sajad Ahmad Khan son of Anaytullah Khan resident of Dachi Uri Baramulla. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered from his possession. Accordingly, a case FIR No.62/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tarzoo and further investigation has been initiated.
Srinagar Police arrests 02 Butchers for selling meat at exorbitant rates
July 07: Acting tough against the shopkeepers for selling items on the inflated rates, Police in Srinagar have arrested two butchers for selling meat at exorbitant rates. Officers in the jurisdiction of Police Station Harwan alongwith CAPD officials have arrested two butchers identified as Abdul Rashid Mir son of Ghulam Ahmed Mir resident of Harwan and Mohammad Ramzan Mir son of Khazir Mohd Mir resident of Danihama Hrwan for selling meat at exorbitant rates. Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 54/2020 and 55/2020 under relevant sections of law have been registered at PS Harwan and further 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 area has hailed the action of Srinagar police.
Srinagar Police arrests drug peddler; contraband substances recovered
July 07: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Shalteng Srinagar, intercepted a Scooty bearing registration number JK15-5187 driven by Shayaa Shakil Bhat son of Shakil Ahmad Bhat resident of HMT Srinagar. During checking officers were able to recover 300 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Parimpora where he remains in custody. Scooty used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No 128/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Parimpora 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 meetings.
Srinagar Police arrested 04 gamblers; Stake money seized
July 07: Acting tough against social crimes, Srinagar police have arrested 04 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money. A police party from Police Station Harwan raided a gambling site at Public ground in Chadpora Harwan following an input about gambling activities and apprehended four gamblers. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹5060/- from the gamblers. They have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 53/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Harwan and investigation has been taken up. Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Kulgam Police arrests an accused person involved in kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl
July 06: Police in Kulgam arrested the prime accused involved in kidnapping and rape of a girl within 24 hours. Police Station DH Pora received a complaint stating that a girl (name with held) has been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by 03 individuals’ residents of Chachimullah and Gandwani areas of Kulgam. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 109/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS DH Pora and investigation was initiated. A special team headed by SHO DH Pora under the supervision of SDPO DH Pora while acting swiftly arrested the Prime accused, a resident of Chachimullah within 24 hours after complaint was received. He has been shifted to PS DH Pora where he remains in custody. However, the other two accused persons are still at large and efforts are on to nab them. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress. Pertinently, the rumours are being floated by miscreants that police has let off the accused persons and the medical examiner was trying to convince the victim to change her statement. However, the police refutes the rumours as baseless which are being propagated by vested interests to create unrest. Floating rumours to instigate disturbance shall invite legal action against the erring individual. In case someone has specific information with respect to the rumours the same may be communicated to police so that necessary action can be taken. Swift action by police against anti-social elements has been appreciated by the locals. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Srinagar Police arrests 3 gamblers, stake money seized
July 06: Acting tough against social crimes, Srinagar Police have arrested 3 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money. A police party from Police Station Nigeen raided a gambling site near Handam Mohalla Foreshore Road following an input about gambling activities and apprehended three gamblers. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹9640/- from the gamblers. They have been identified as Mohd Afzal Sofi resident of Saidakadal Srinagar, Waseem Ahmad Bhat and Bilal Ahmad Wani both residents of Habbak, Srinagar. They have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No.115/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nigeen 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 02 notorious drug peddlers, contraband substance recovered
July 06: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Budgam arrested two notorious drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Parnewa, Budgam intercepted a vehicle Alto-800 bearing registration number HR26W-9846 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Mohammad Shaban Wani @Shola and his Son Sahil Ahmad Wani residents of Watrad Dalbal,Khanshab. During checking officers were able to recover 02 Kgs of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Khanshab where they remain in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No 125/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khanshab 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 meetings.
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July 05: Apropos to our earlier press note regarding the killing of two terrorists in an encounter at village Arreh area of Kulgam, it is further informed that while carrying out the medico-legal formalities the samples of the killed terrorists were taken and sent for Covid-19 test. Today, the test reports were received from CD Hospital Srinagar and both the killed terrorists were confirmed as Coronavirus positive. Pertinently, since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of people from inherent risk of contracting the infection, the burial of the killed terrorists is carried out at designated places. Medico-legal formalities are strictly followed in respect of such killed terrorists which includes post-mortem, DNA and Covid-19 tests. The dead bodies of the said killed terrorists shall be carried through protective care ambulance and buried strictly as per Covid-19 protocol at Baramulla.
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July 05: Today at about 0728hrs an IED blast took place in the orchards near Peaks Automobile Pulwama where routine joint naka of Police/CRPF is established. During the terror incident, one CRPF personnel received minor injuries and is stable now. Police and security force teams along with BDS Pulwama rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation. During thorough search of the area, Police Pulwama has detected one more IED planted in the area. The IED was defused by BDS Pulwama and thus averted a big tragedy. Police Pulwama has taken the cognizance and started investigation.
Sopore Police takes cognizance of misuse of Social Media: User arrested, FIR Registered
July 03: Taking serious note of misuse of social media platforms, Sopore Police has registered a case against various such social media users who defied the Government orders by spreading false propaganda against the Govt. Cyber Police have identified a social media user namely Tahir Nazir Shalla son of Nazir Ah Shalla working in Education Department for misusing social media by posting seditious and provocative posts which are highly prejudicial to maintenance of law and order. Besides, he was also running anti-national campaign on social media and tried to create false and fake narrative by spreading rumours with regard to the current security scenario of the Kashmir valley. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Sopore where he remains in custody. Case FIR No. 171/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Sopore and further investigation into the matter is going on. Correct representation of facts pertaining to the incidents is our shared responsibility. General public are requested to cross check the facts before putting them in public domain and need not to pay heed to rumours spread by miscreants to disrupt the peace in the valley. Legal action will be initiated against violators.
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July 03: Based on a credible input generated by Srinagar police regarding presence of terrorist in Malla Bagh area of Srinagar, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police and 118Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the joint search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 01 terrorist was killed and his body was retrieved from the site of encounter. The killed terrorist was identified as Zahid Ahmad Dass son of Ghulam Mohammad Dass resident of Waghama Bijbehara who was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit ISJK. Also one CRPF personnel identified as HC Kuldeep Kumar was critically injured during the said encounter who later on succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar and all ranks of Police and Security Forces have paid rich tributes to the brave-heart for his supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. The killed terrorist was wanted by law for his complicity in a series of terror crimes including killings of police and SFs and civilian atrocities. As per police records, he was also involved in the recent attack on 26th June in Padshahi Bagh area of Bijbehara, Anantnag in which a CRPF personnel and 6yrs old child got killed and FIR registered against him. Besides he escaped from an encounter on 30/6/20 in Anantnag in which two terrorists of ISJK got killed. Incriminating material 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 his complicity in other terror crimes. IGP Kashmir congratulated the teams of JKP and CRPF for this big success. 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 has been sent to Handwara 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 Handwara. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Nigeen 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.
Bandipora Police arrests drug peddler, psychotropic substance recovered
July 02: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Bandipora arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Based on specific input about possession of drugs in a residential house located at Inderkote Sumbal area of Bandipora district, Bandipora Police raided the house. During search of the house, Police were able to recover 37 bottles of Codeine Phosphate from the possession of one individual identified as Mehraj-ud-Din Najar resident of Inderkote Sumbal. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Sumbal where he remains in custody. A case FIR no. 105/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sumbal 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 m 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.
Police Public interaction meeting cum awareness programme held in Srinagar
July 02: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting cum awareness programme on Coronavirus was held in Police Station Harwan. The interaction meeting cum awareness programme was held after following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Harwan and attended by respectable citizens, civil society members, Imams and Traders 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 in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The chairing officer advised the shopkeepers and businessman 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. 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 basis 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.
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July 01: Today at about 0740 hours, terrorists, fired indiscriminately upon joint party of Police and CRPF from attic of a nearby mosque near Nowpora crossing Model Town Sopore. In this terror attack 04 CRPF personnel and a civilian got injured. Among injured, 01 CRPF Personnel and the civilian succumbed to their injuries. The killed civilian has been identified as Bashir Ahmad Khan son of Gh. Mohammad Khan resident of Mustafa Colony HMT Srinagar. Preliminary investigation revealed that the terrorists were hiding in a mosque and as the joint party were de-boarding the vehicles for naka duty, they were fired upon indiscriminately by the hiding terrorists. Pertinent to mention that, the killed civilian who was accompanied by his 3 year grandchild were passing through the area when the terrorists fired indiscriminately. Four CRPF jawans and the civilian were hit by bullets, fired indiscriminately by terrorists. The said civilian and crpf personnel received bullet of terrorists initially before our retaliation. Hiding terrorists escaped from the mosque and our parties followed them and retaliated. However, the minor boy was rescued by the police/crpf. Credible input indicates that 02 LeT terrorists, Osman, a foreigner and Nasir are involved in the said attack on the joint party. Regarding the incident case under relevant sections of law was registered by police and investigation is in progress. The officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on.
Srinagar Police arrests four gamblers
July 01: Acting tough against social crimes, Srinagar Police have arrested 04 gamblers from a gambling site in Chanpora. A police party from Police Post Chanpora under the supervision of SP south & SDPO Sadder raided a gambling site at Iram Lane Chanpora following an input about gambling activities and apprehended four gamblers for gambling offences. Officers have seized playing cards and stake amount of ₹14,040/- from the gamblers. They have been shifted to Police Post Chanpora where they remain in custody. Case FIR No. 174/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sadder. Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighborhood with the local police units.
Srinagar Police presented charge sheet against 03 terrorists before TADA Court
June 30: Srinagar Police submitted a charge sheet before the TADA Court against three terrorists who were involved in a terror crime. On 2nd February 2020, terrorists had hurled a grenade upon a CRPF party deployed near Sumo Stand Pratap Park Srinagar, resulting in injuries to 07 civilians and 02 CRPF personnel of 171 Bn. Accordingly, case FIR No. 10/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Kothibagh and investigation was initiated. During the course of vigorous investigation, officers with the help of advanced technical tools identified the three terrorists involved in the said terror incident. Subsequently all the three terrorists were apprehended along with other evidence on 06.02.2020 within 04 days from the date of incident. All the three terrorists were found affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. During the course of investigation, it was learnt that they were tasked to carry out more grenade attacks at different places in Srinagar City particularly in Lal Chowk area, to disturb the peace and public order by inducing terror among the general public besides posing threat to the integrity and sovereignty of the Nation. Accordingly during the course of investigation, all the required evidence was collected in a professional manner against three involved terrorists and the case has been presented before the Hon'ble Court of Additional District and Session Judge TADA/POTA for Judicial determination.
Cyber Police Kashmir recovered and handed over missing mobile phones worth lakhs of rupees
June 30: In order to extend the services to the general public and to redress their grievances, Cyber Police Station, Kashmir Zone, Srinagar have traced and recovered 16 missing mobile phones worth Lakhs. Cyber Police Kashmir is receiving applications/reports from various persons about missing of their cell phones. This apart various online frauds, scams and other Cyber related crimes are also reported in Cyber Police on routine basis which are investigated properly. A constant effort is made by Cyber Police Kashmir 24x7 through special teams to investigate such crimes besides tracing such missing mobile phones by using various advanced technical and conventional methods. The Cyber Police therefore remains on the forefront in helping the citizens in various technological challenges being faced by the users in their daily life. Cyber Police Kashmir was successful in its efforts by tracing 16 such missing cell phone of various makes and models worth lakhs. The traced cell phones were accordingly recovered and thereafter handed over to the rightful owners today at Cyber Police Station Headquarters Srinagar. On the direction of IGP Kashmir, Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS, various awareness campaigns and programs have also been initiated by the Cyber Police Kashmir, wherein general public is made aware about various contemporary online frauds and scams etc. The general public has appreciated and applauded the role & efforts of Cyber Police Kashmir in recovering their missing cell phones.
Srinagar Police arranges random COVID-19 testing in Harwan area
June 30: Srinagar Police along with the officials of Health Department facilitated random COVID-19 testing of people in Tailbal, Harwan area of Srinagar. Displaying a healthy synergy in light of the ongoing health pandemic, the joint team of Police Station Harwan and officials of Health Department mobilised public volunteer for random testing in the area. The joint team conveyed to the public that the random testing is for the interest of public and for the overall health of the area. Following social distancing norms and other protocols the locals have participated in the random testing exercise, the population of the area has displayed a responsible attitude in handling themselves while dealing with the outbreak of COVID-19. The locals of the area have hailed the efforts of Srinagar Police for random COVID-19 testing.
Sopore Police solves burglary case, accused arrested
June 30: Police in Sopore solved a burglary case reported to Police Station Sopore and have arrested one accused person involved in the commission of crime. On 20 June 2020, PS Sopore received complaint regarding burglary incident in the residential house of Ulfat Ahmad Khawja resident of Seloo Sopore. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 152/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Sopore and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, officers arrested one suspected person identified as Umer Farooq Sheikh son of Farooq Ahmad Sheikh resident of Seloo Sopore. During questioning officers learnt about his involvement in the commission of crime. He has been arrested and shifted to PS Sopore where he remains in custody. During the investigation, officers also learnt about the involvement of another person Shahid Farooq Sofi resident of Sempora Sopore in the commission of crime. He is presently at large and efforts are on to effect his arrest. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Srinagar police. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Handwara Police hosts farewell function for superannuating officers
June 30: Handwara police hosted an impressive farewell function at District Police Office Handwara to bid adieu to the officers who superannuated from their active services. Social distancing norms and other protocols were followed during the farewell function. SP Handwara Dr. G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS along with ASP Handwara Shri Mashkoor Ahmad-JKPS, SDPO Handwara Shri Tariq Mahmood-JKPS DYSP DAR Shri Rakeeb Malik-JKPS and other officers, officials participated in the function. The relatives of the superannuated officers also took part in the event. SP Handwara while acknowledging the contribution of the outgoing officers conveyed his best wishes to the retiring officers and prayed for their good health and success post retirement. The superannuated officers also spoke on the occasion, shared their experience in the department and thanked SP Handwara, ASP Handwara and other officers & officials for organising the farewell party in their honour.
Police Public interaction meeting cum awareness programme held in Ganderbal
June 30: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting cum awareness programme on Coronavirus was held in District Police Office Ganderbal. The interaction meeting cum awareness programmes was held after following social distancing norms and other protocols. The interaction meeting was chaired by the SSP Ganderbal shri Khalil Ahmad PoswaI-JKPS along with DySP DAR Shri Umar Rashid-JKPS, SHO Ganderbal and Incharge Police Post Nagbal. The interaction meeting was attended by the president of transporters and traders, Masjid committee & Mohalla committee representatives from the different areas of District Ganderbal. 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 and handling customers and in eradicating social evils to make the atmosphere peaceful. The participants raise various issues during the meeting. SSP Ganderbal 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 meetings 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. The participants also appreciated the step taken by Police for public during pandemic & bringing crime rate down in general area.
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June 30: On a specific input generated by Anantnag Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Waghama area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by JKP , 3RR and 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, 02 unidentified terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. IGP Kashmir said that both the killed terrorists along with terrorist Zahid were involved in killing of one Policeman last year and killings of two CRPF personnel and one minor boy recently. 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 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. IGP Kashmir appreciates JKP and SFs for exercising utmost restraint, thereby ensured a clean operation with no collateral damage. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bijbehara 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.
Piping ceremony held at District Police Office Handwara
June 29: Piping ceremony of recently promoted Sub-Inspectors was held at District Police Office Handwara. The promoted officers were piped with their new ranks by SSP Handwara Dr.G.V.Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS who expressed happiness over the promotion of officers. SSP Handwara congratulated the promoted officers and advised them to remain committed towards their duties and ensure better public service. The promoted officers pledged to work with the same zeal and enthusiasm.
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.
Piping ceremony held at District Police Office Ganderbal
June 29: Piping ceremony of recently promoted Sub-Inspector as Inspector was held at DPO Ganderbal. The promoted officer was piped with his new rank by SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS who expressed happiness over the promotion of officer. SSP Ganderbal congratulated the promoted officer and advised him to remain committed towards his duties and ensure better public service. The promoted officer pledged to work with the same zeal and enthusiasm.
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June 29: On a specific input generated by Anantnag Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Khulchohar area of Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by JKP, 19RR and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the joint search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 03 terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. As per source one of the terrorist is Masood Ahmd Bhat resident of Doda (District Commander of HM outfit) and other two unidentified terrorists are from LeT outfit. Incriminating material 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 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. IGP Kashmir appreciates JKP and SFs for exercising utmost restraint, thereby ensured a clean operation with no collateral damage. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Mattan 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.
Cricket tournament organized by Bandipora police concluded
June 28: The delightful closing ceremony of cricket tournament organized by Bandipora Police under the aegis of Civic Action Programme concluded at Army Goodwill School Hajin. The final match was played between Army13RR COB Hajin & Vijpara Hajin teams at Army Goodwill School Hajin. The Vijpara Hajin team won the final match against Army13RR COB Hajin and lifted the trophy. 16 teams have participated in the tournament. SHO Hajin and other officers of Police & civil administration were present in the event, besides army personnel and prominent citizens were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, SHO PS Hajin said that the tournament evoked overwhelming response from the youth. He said that these activities are a step towards peace, promoting and strengthening the bond between Youth & police as it will give youth motivation to channelize their energy and talent in constructive fields. At the conclusion, the winner team was awarded with trophy and all the participants were awarded with appreciation certificates and cash rewards.
International anti drug and illicit trafficking day observed by Ganderbal Police, IRP 20th Bn & IRP 23rd Bn
June 26: On the eve of International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking, Ganderbal Police, IRP 20th Battalion and IRP 23rd Battalion took an initiative to aware general public about misuse of drugs and its impact on the youth. In Ganderbal, a signature campaign was held at Safapora Ganderbal in which all respectable people of the area participated. The participants conveyed that they will extend their support to police for controlling drug menace. During the campaign social distancing norms and other protocols were strictly followed. A rally was also organised in Kangan market to bring awareness among the youth of the region. On the occasion SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS requested all the parents to keep close watch on their wards, their peer groups, activities and behaviour on day to day basis, so that they do not get involved in anti-social activities. In APC Parihaspora, IRP 20th Bn organized a function in which the officers/officials of the unit participated while following social distancing norms and other protocols. Speaking on the occasion, the officers/jawans highlighted the importance of the day as drug menace have engulfed the society especially youth which is the future of the nation. They also stressed that apart from assigned duties, it should also be our prime duty to educate the people about drug abuse & illicit trafficking to make the society evil free. The officers/officials were carrying banners and ply cards displaying slogans about drug abuse and its adverse effects on the society as a whole. The posters were also displayed in the outer peripherals of the complex, so as to educate the general public of the adjoining areas about the menace. Similarly, IRP 23rd Bn also organised a function at Battalion Headquarters Lethipora in collaboration with Youth Development and Rehabilitation Centre Srinagar. The programme was attended by the officers and officials of the Battalion. On the occasion, Dr Muzaffar, Director Youth Development and Rehabilitation centre and Miss Uzma Psychological Counsellor were special guests. While speaking on the occasion, they emphasized on the menace of rising drug addiction in the valley, its harmful effects and possible ways of drug de-addiction. Commandant IRP 23rd Bn, Shri Atul Sharma and Dy. Commandant Gowhar Ahmad Khan also addressed the participants and highlighted the issues related to drug addiction.
IGP Kashmir promotes 55 ASIs to the rank of SIs
June 26: On the basis of qualifying the prescribed “Pre Promotion Course” (Upper Class), Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has promoted 55 ASIs of Executive Police having lien and seniority with Kashmir Zone, to the rank of Sub Inspectors. IGP Kashmir has felicitated these promoted officials and their families and has expressed hope that these newly promoted officials will strive to work hard for the interests of general public, maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the Union Territory of J&K.
Police Public interaction meeting cum awareness programme on COVID-19 held in Awantipora
June 24: As a part of public outreach programme, Police public interaction meeting cum awareness programme on Coronavirus was facilitated at Police Post Reshipora. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Awantipora along with I/C Police Post Reshipora. While following social distancing norms and other protocols, the interaction meeting was attended by respectable citizens and other civil society members of Reshipora, Gulzarpora, Dogripora, Brabandina, Beighpora, Batpora, Panzgam and Tokina areas. 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 businesses activities. During the meeting, the participants raised various social issues related to current pandemic. Participants were assured by the chairing officers that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be redressed on priority and other issues pertaining to the civil administration shall be conveyed to the respective departments for early redressal. In the meeting, the cooperation was sort from the participants regarding the restrictions imposed in view of COVID-19 and eradication of other social crimes like drug trade and poppy cultivation from the area of Reshipora. The participants were made aware about the necessary precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families from Coronavirus. 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.
Srinagar Police arrests 02 drug peddlers; Psychotropic substance recovered
June 24: Continuing its drive against drug dealings in Srinagar, Police have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered Psychotropic substance from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Shampora Chowk intercepted a vehicle Sentro bearing registration number JK01J-5857 with two persons onboard. They have been identified as Moomin Mazoor Kak resident of Kak Mohalla Nowhatta and Samam Bashir Shah resident of Roshangarh Mohalla Nowhatta. During checking officers were able to recover 544 banned capsules of Simplex and Spasmoproxyvon Plus from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Nowhatta where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized by the officers. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 27/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nowhatta and investigation has been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Police 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 recovers kidnapped girl; accused arrested
June 24: Police in Sopore along with security forces have arrested four terrorist associates linked to proscribed terror outfit LeT. Sopore police along with 52RR and CRPF during cordon and search operation at Muqam Putkha and Chanpora Athoora areas of Sopore have arrested four terrorist associates identified as Irfan Ahmed Mir, Irfan Ahmed Khan, Qaiser Rehman Khan all residents of Putkha and Suhail Ahmed Ganie resident of Chanpora, Athoora. During the course of investigation, it was revealed that they were involved in case FIR No. 48/2020 of Police Station Tarzoo which pertains to lobbing of grenade on Police Post Putkha which was assigned to them by an active terrorists of LeT Fayaz Ahmed War @ Umar and a Foreign terrorist @ Usman as a qualifying test to join terrorist ranks. As per the police records, they were involved in providing logistic support and shelter to the active terrorists of LeT operating in the area besides other unlawful activities, they were also found in touch with the active terrorists through social media. Further investigation in the matter is in progress.
Sopore Police recovers kidnapped girl; accused arrested
June 23: Police in Sopore recovered a kidnapped girl and arrested the person involved in the crime. On 20th of June 2020, Police Station Sopore received a complaint from a person resident of Arampora Sopore regarding missing of his daughter. After receiving the complaint, Sopore Police started search to trace the missing girl. During search, officers were able to recover the kidnapped girl from the possession of one person identified as Ajaz Ahmad Ganai son of Mushtaq Ahmad Ganai resident of Warpora Sopore. Officers also learnt that the said missing girl was kidnapped by Ajaz Ahmad Ganai. The accused person has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Sopore where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 155/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sopore and investigation in the matter has been initiated. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress. Swift action by police against anti-social elements has been appreciated by the locals. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Medical cum Covid-19 Awareness Camp held at Mirgund Pattan
June 23: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, a medical cum awareness camp was organized by IRP 20th Bn in collaboration with an NGO (Borderless World Foundation group) at Govt Middle School Mirgund Pattan following social distancing norms and other protocols. The NGO team was headed by Ms. Jaya Iyer, besides Dr. Disha & Mr. Riyaz were part of the team. The camp was attended by the locals of nearby areas of village Mirgund. While addressing the participants Ms. Jaya Iyer & Dr. Disha explained the importance of precautions for containing COVID-19 pandemic. They further advised the people to restrict outside movement & stay at homes so that they do not come in contact with any suspected person which can lead the spread of virus in the area. Shri Baqar Samoon-JKPS CO IRP-20th Bn while addressing the participants, advised them to take the immunity boosting medicines only as per the Doctors advice besides follow preventive measures & ensure cleaning of their surroundings which is must to contain the pandemic. He also expressed gratitude to the NGO group for their cooperation in extending the social service to the people of the surrounding areas of Mirgund Pattan. On the occasion, other senior Police officers of IRP-20th Bn were also present. Apart from medical camp, food kits were also distributed among 50 needy families of surrounding areas of Mirgund Pattan. The participants thanked J&K Police for organizing such camps and hailed the efforts made by police for containing the pandemic in the valley.
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June 23: On a specific input generated by Pulwama Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Bundzoo area of district Pulwama, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 55 RR and 182 Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. During the encounter one CRPF personnel received critical gunshot injuries and later on succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS and all ranks of Police and Security Forces have paid rich tributes to the brave-heart for his supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. Incriminating material including arms (two AK rifles) 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 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 the identification and participation in last rites at Handwara. 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.
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June 21: Four terrorists including a Pakistani national were killed in two separate encounters at Srinagar and Kulgam during past 24 hours. On a specific input generated by Police regarding presence of terrorists in Zadibal area of district Srinagar, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police and CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists were repeatedly appealed to surrender through family members & community members of the area but instead they started firing indiscriminately upon search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, three terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Shakoor Farooq Langoo of Bharthana Srinagar and Shahid Ahmad Bhat of Semthan Bijbehara. The identification of the other killed terrorist is yet to be ascertained. All the killed terrorists were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM/ ISJK. As per police records, one of the killed terrorist namely Shakoor Farooq Lango was involved in the killing of two BSF personnel at 90ft road Soura on 20/05/2020 and the snatched AK rifle belonging to the martyred BSF Jawan was recovered from the site of encounter. Yet again Police and SFs showed patience and exercised utmost restraint, thereby ensured a clean operation with no collateral damage in an otherwise highly congested and densely populated area of city Srinagar. Incriminating material 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. Pertinent to mention that in an operation which was launched yesterday evening at village Likhdipora of district Kulgam, one terrorist was killed. The killed terrorist was identified as Tayab Waleed @ Imran Bhai @ Gazi Baba, a Pakistani national affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. According to police records he was operational commander of JeM and was an expert in making IEDs besides being a sharp shooter. Arms and ammunition including one AK rifle, one M-4 Carbine, a Pistol and other incriminating material was recovered from the site of encounter. Regarding the said encounters, cases under relevant sections of laws stands registered in concerned police stations and investigation has been initiated. 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 have been sent to Handwara & Baramulla for their burial & last rites after completion of medico-legal formalities. The nearest family members of the killed terrorists shall also participate in their last rites at Handwara and Baramulla. IGP Kashmir has appreciated the teams of Police and CRPF for conducting a clean and successful operation in a very congested and densely populated area of Srinagar with no collateral damage. People are requested to be away from the encounter sites till the areas are sanitised and cleared from explosive materials, if any.
Srinagar Police solves burglary case within 5 hours, accused arrested
June 19: Police in Srinagar solved a burglary case reported to Police Station Rajbagh within 5 hours and have arrested one accused person involved in the commission of crime. Stolen property has also been recovered. On June 18th 2020, PS Rajbagh received information regarding burglary in Masjid-e-Jamia Ahle-Hadees Gogjibagh. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 44/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Rajbagh and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, officers taking assistance of modern techniques learnt about the involvement of one accused person identified as Imran Naseer Beigh resident of Hawal Badamwari, Srinagar. He was arrested and shifted to PS Rajbagh, stolen property was also recovered on his disclosure. Officers also learnt about the involvement of the accused in similar other crime cases, the details are being ascertained and further recoveries are expected. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Srinagar police. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Press release
June 19: Apropos to earlier press note regarding two ongoing encounters in Bandhpawa Munand area of Shopian and Meej Pampore area of Awantipora. Today, four more terrorists were killed in Shopian (total five) while as two more terrorists were killed in Awantipora (total three). In the said ensuing encounters total eight terrorists were killed. Pertinent to mention that during Meej Pampore encounter, one terrorist was killed in initial exchange of fire and two others took shelter in a local Mosque. However, to maintain the sanctity of the Mosque and ensure zero damage to it, Police and SFs exhibited highest level of patience & professionalism and before using tear smoke shells both the hiding terrorists were repeatedly appealed to surrender but they didn’t and were ultimately neutralized. The locals of the area have applauded and thanked for the patient role of Police & SFs that ensured zero damage to the Mosque, besides maintaining its sanctity. IGP Kashmir appreciates the role of police and SFs for conducting both operations professionally without any collateral damage and also thanked the general public of the areas for maintaining peace. Bodies of all the eight killed terrorists were retrieved from the encounter sites. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. The dead bodies of the killed terrorists have been sent to Baramulla for conducting medico-legal formalities including collection of their DNA followed by their last rites. In case any family claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin, can come forward for the identification and participation in last rites at Baramulla. Incriminating material including arms & ammunition were recovered from both the encounter sites. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. Cases under relevant sections of law stands already registered in respective Police Stations and further 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 solves theft case, accused arrested
June 18: Police in Srinagar solved a theft case reported to Police Station Parimpora and have arrested one accused person involved in the commission of crime. Stolen property has also been recovered by the officers. On June 2nd 2020, PS Parimpora received a written complaint from Zahoor Ahmad Bhat resident of Mujgund Srinagar stating that some unknown persons have stolen his Scooty bearing registration number JK01AL-0208, which was parked on roadside opposite Petrol pump Mujgund. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 98/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Parimpora and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, officers taking assistance of modern techniques learnt about the involvement of one accused person identified as Mudasir Ahmad Dar son of Ashiq Hussain Dar resident of Dangerpora Sumbal. He was arrested and shifted to PS Parimpora, stolen property was also recovered on his disclosure within the premises of his house. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Srinagar police. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Srinagar Police arrests 4 gamblers, stake money seized
June 17: Acting tough against social crimes, Srinagar Police have arrested 4 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money. A police party from Police Station Nigeen raided a gambling site at Meerak Shah Colony following an input about gambling activities and apprehended four gamblers. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹3900/- from the gamblers. They have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No.106/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Nigeen and investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Srinagar police facilitates Police Public Interaction meeting at Zakura
June 17: As a part of its public outreach programme, police public interaction meeting was facilitated at Zakura while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Zakura alongwith SHO Police Station Zakura. The interaction meeting was attended by respectable citizens including Traders Association Zakura and other civil society members 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. The chairing officers advised the shopkeepers and businessman 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. On the occasion, the participants were made aware about the necessary precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families from Coronavirus. 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.
SSP Ganderbal interacts with specially abled children; Assured all possible help and support
June 16: Sr. Superintendent of Police, Ganderbal, Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal (JKPS) interacted with the volunteers of the Deaf and Mute Association (DnMA) at DPO Complex Ganderbal. While interacting with the specially abled young children belonging to the Deaf & Mute Association (DnMA) Ganderbal, SSP Ganderbal appreciated and applauded their enthusiasm, intentions and motto to serve the society. He also said that, these volunteers despite being unable to hear and speak are putting in all their brave efforts to aware common people about the safety measures by making them to use face masks, social distancing, proper hand washing and other health advisories. The young volunteers have come up with an aim to contribute to social reformation and welfare by organizing social awareness campaigns, besides the distribution of free face masks and other useful articles. On the occasion, SSP Ganderbal directed the Police officers to help and assist these young children in mask distribution and dissemination of health advisories to the common public on roads to educate and aware them. He also wished these children best in their studies and assured them to provide support to their social service mission in future as well. The volunteers also thanked Ganderbal Police for the kind gesture, encouragement and blessings.
Press Release
June 16: On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Shopian Police, 44 RR and 178 Bn CRPF in village Turkwagam of District Shopian. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the joint search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, three terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. Incriminating material 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. Case FIR No. 65/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Zainapora 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. While addressing a joint press conference, IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar said that, “it was due to an excellent and swift action by Police, Army and CRPF, the joint operation was carried out in a professional manner with no collateral damage. During the current year, 94 terrorists including top commanders have been killed so far. Pertinently 24 terrorists were killed in the past two weeks mostly in District Shopian. The dead bodies of three killed terrorists have been sent to Baramulla for their last rites after conducting medico-legal formalities including collection of their DNA.” He further said that, “in case any family claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin, they can come forward for the identification and participation in last rites at Baramulla.”
Kulgam Police arrests a drug peddler; Contraband substance recovered
June 15: Continuing its drive against drug dealings, Police have arrested one drug peddler in Kulgam and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Nipora Qazigund intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number PB07S-4545 with one person onboard. He has been identified as Jaspal Sharma resident of Surmulli Udhampur. During checking officers were able to recover 10Kg poppy straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Qazigund where he remains in custody. Case FIR No. 180/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station 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. Police have resolved to deal robustly with drug peddlers. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Srinagar Police solves theft case within 04 days; Accused arrested
June 14: Police in Srinagar solved a theft case reported to Police Station Karanagar and arrested two accused persons involved in the commission of crime. Stolen property has also been recovered by the officers. On 10th June, PS Karanagar received a written complaint from a resident doctor posted at SMHS Hospital Srinagar stating that some unknown persons have broken the mirror of the car and have stolen laptop, cash and some clothes from his vehicle Celerio bearing registration number JK01AB-9684, which was parked in the premises of SMHS Srinagar. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 42/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Karanagar and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, officers taking assistance of modern techniques and learnt about the involvement of one accused person identified as Fahad Nazir Bhat son of Nazir Ahmad Bhat resident of Watalkadal Safakadal. He was arrested and shifted to PS Karan Nagar. Moreover, Officers also came to know that he has sold the stolen laptop to one individual identified as Azad Ahmad Khan son of Gulzar Ahmad Khan resident of Hamdania Colony Bemina. Subsequently, he was also arrested and stolen property was also recovered from his possession. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by the Srinagar police. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Ganderbal Police facilitates blood donation camp at Mini Secretariat Ganderbal
June 14: On the eve of World Blood Donor Day, Civil Administration along with Ganderbal Police organized a blood donation camp under the banner of "SHARE A LITTLE, CARE A LITTLE, DONATE BLOOD" at Mini Secretariat Ganderbal. Pertinent to mention that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the blood banks are running dry with a decreasing number of blood donors but increasing requirements as many patients need frequent supply of blood transfusion. On the occasion, Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS, SSP Ganderbal also attended the event and appreciated the jawans for their enthusiasm to volunteer themselves for donating blood to save precious lives.
Bandipora Police organizes Prize Distribution Ceremony of Online Competition in Painting & Acting
June 13: Police in Bandipora held a Prize Distribution Ceremony of Online Competition in Painting & Acting at DPL Bandipora. The prize distribution ceremony was chaired by SSP Bandipora Sh Rahul Malik-IPS and other senior officers of the District. The competition was held online in different age groups junior (below 18 years) and senior categories (18-30 years) for both boys and girls of district Bandipora. SSP Bandipora in his address to the participants appreciated the success and intelligence of students as well as the organizers for mobilizing such a unique event. He said that it is a smart & brilliant use of technology one could go through apart from many others. He also stressed upon the young budding artists of the district to allow their minds to explore their own thoughts and imagination through the medium of art. Notably, the competition was organized on the theme of Social distancing, Environmental Conservation, Personal Hygiene and Sanitation. The online competition had received an overwhelming response from the youth of the district. The winners of the competition were honoured with cash prize, trophies and appreciation certificates
Medical cum Covid-19 Awareness Camp held at APC Parihaspora
June 13: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, a medical cum awareness camp was organized by IRP 20th Bn at APC Parihaspora in collaboration with doctors of AYUSH team. The medical camp was organized while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The camp was attended by officers/officials of IRP 20th Bn. While addressing the participants on the occasion; Dr. Iftikhar Hussain Gazi Divisional Nodal Officer Covid-19 explained the importance of Ayush medicines aimed at improving the level of health by stimulating the self regulatory mechanism and immunity booster especially in the context of Covid-19. He also appreciated the role of J&K Police in implementing all government directions on ground regarding the control of Covid-19, despite inherent risk of contracting infections and acting as a front line warrior in fight against Covid-19. On the occasion, Commandant IRP 20th Bn Baqar Samoon -JKPS expressed gratitude to the Ayush team for organizing such awareness camp and free distribution of immune booster medicines among the jawans of the unit so as to boost their morale in their fight against Covid-19.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Awantipora; Contraband substance recovered
June 13: Continuing its drive against drug dealings, Police have arrested 04 drug peddlers in Awantipora and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers at another checkpoint established at Hari intercepted a person identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Rather resident of Hari Awantipora. During checking officers were able to recover a bag containing 15 kilograms of poppy straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where he remains in custody. Case FIR No 79/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been initiated. Similarly, Officers at a checkpoint established at Kawani crossing intercepted three persons identified as Ghulam Mohd Sheikh, Mohd Amin Bhat, Mushtaq Ahmad Mir all residents of Kawani. During checking officers were able to recover 06 kilograms of poppy straw from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where they remain in custody. Case FIR No 81/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Police 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.
Press Release
June 13: Today at around 06:30 am, ROP party of CRPF 3rd Bn spotted a suspicious wire fitted with gas cylinder along the roadside at Lawdara crossing near Nadihal on Bandipora-Srinagar highway. The area was immediately sealed by joint forces and traffic movement stopped. Bomb disposal squads of Police, Army and CRPF were pressed into action to diffuse the IED, who successfully diffused and destroyed it on spot without any damage. Preliminary investigation reveals that the IED was planted to target the SF convoys passing through the area, which was successfully thwarted by the joint efforts of police and SF. Case FIR No. 61/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Bandipora and investigation initiated.
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June 13: On a specific input generated by Kulgam Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Nipora Zadoora Kulgam, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 19 RR and 18 Bn CRPF in said area. During the search operation, the terrorists were given opportunity to surrender, however instead they fired and lobbed grenades upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. Police and SFs conducted operation professionally and no collateral damage occurred. Incriminating material 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. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Qazigund 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 facilitated farmers in restoring blocked irrigation canal
June 12: Continuing its efforts to help people, Srinagar Police give helping hand to the people of Shalimar by clearing blockade of Sarband Kull for irrigation purposes at many places. Police Station Harwan recently conducted an interaction meeting with the locals of the area where participants raised the issue of scarcity of irrigation water to their fields. Accordingly, PS Harwan arranged a meeting with all stakeholders Viz PHE, Irrigation and wildlife departments for early redressal of the grievances faced by the locals by the blockade of Sarband Kull. During the meeting all the stakeholders agreed to help by clearing blockade of Sarband Kull to facilitate irrigation water to the farmers. Accordingly all the above departments along with PS Harwan removed the entire blockade through heavy machinery and supplied irrigation water to the farmers. General public of the area have appreciated the action of police and have hailed efforts of SHO Harwan and other departments for removing blockade from Sarband kull and supplying irrigation water to farmers.
Medical cum Covid-19 Awareness Camp held at APC Parihaspora
June 12: On the occasion of Police Raising Day, a medical cum Covid-19 awareness camp was organized by IRP 20th Bn at APC Parihaspora in collaboration with Borderless World Foundation NGO. The free medical camp was organized while following social distancing norms and other protocols. Besides officers/officials from IRP 20th Bn, a large number of locals of the nearby areas also attended the camp. While addressing the participants, Mrs. Jaya Iyer & Dr. Disha team members of Borderless World Foundation explained the importance of Homeopathic medicines aimed at improving the level of health by stimulating the self regulatory mechanism and immunity booster especially in the context of Covid-19. They also appreciated the role of J&K Police for working as frontline workers in fight against Covid-19. Shri Baqar Samoon-JKPS, CO IRP-20th Bn while addressing reiterated the importance of preventive measures required to contain the spread of COVID-19 and also thanked the NGO group for their cooperation in extending helping hand to the people of surrounding villages of APC Parihaspora. Besides, Food kits & Immunity boosting medicines (Homeopathic) were also distributed among the needy people of the surrounding villages.
Police arrests active terrorist in Shopian
June 12: Police in Shopian along with security forces have arrested one active terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT and recovered arms and ammunition from his possession. Based on credible information a cordon & search operation was launched in village Khujpora Zainapora by Shopian police along with 1RR in which one active terrorist namely Zahir Ahmad Khan son of Mohd Yusuf Khan resident of Khujpora has been arrested. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from his possession. As per police records he was linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. Case FIR No. 60/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Zainapora and further investigation has been initiated.
Srinagar police facilitates Public Interaction meetings
June 11: As a part of public outreach programme, public interaction meetings were facilitated by Srinagar Police along with civil administration in the jurisdiction of Police Station Safakadal and at Police Station M.R.Gunj while following social distancing norms and other protocols. A public interaction meeting was chaired by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar in the jurisdiction of PS Safakadal. Senior officers from Police, civil administration and medical fraternity were also present on the occasion. The interaction meeting was attended by respectable citizens including Imams and Masjid Committees of the area. Meanwhile a police public interaction meeting was also facilitated at PS M.R Gunj. The meeting was chaired by SHO PS MR Gunj along with Inchange PP Urdu Bazar. The interaction meeting was attended by the shopkeepers, residents, Mohalla Presidents of Gadkocha and Khaziyaar Mohalla areas. The main aim of these meetings 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. On the occasion, the participants were made aware about the necessary precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families from Coronavirus. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to civil administration & police. They also appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely.
Police busts Pakistan sponsored Narco-Terror module in Handwara, three terrorist associates arrested
June 11: On a credible input Police in Handwara have busted a Pakistan sponsored narco-terror module and arrested three terrorist associates of proscribed terror outfit LeT. Incriminating materials including huge quantity of narcotics and cash have been recovered from their possession. The arrested terrorist associates have been identified as Syed Iftikhar Indrabi son of Syed Ateequlla Indrabi resident of Laribal Rajwar Handwara, Abdul Moomin Peer and Islam Ul Haq Peer sons of Mohd Ashraf Peer both residents of Waskura Handwara. Incriminating materials including Cash Rs 1.34 Crore, Heroine weighing 21Kgs (worth 100 Crore market value) and a cash counting machine were recovered from their possession. The other persons involved in the crime have been identified and all efforts are on to arrest them. The module was in close connection with Pakistan based terror handlers and was involved in drug trade & assisting financially to active terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT. The above recoveries also exposed the nexus between drug dealers and terrorists. The module was working for LeT outfit to strengthen their activities in the valley besides misguiding and motivating the local youth to join terror folds. Case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation has been taken up through a special investigation team (SIT). The SIT so constituted shall unearth the nexus between accused and terror outfits, radicals, smugglers and other anti-national elements.
Srinagar police facilitates Police Public Interaction meeting at PS Harwan
June 10: As a part of its public outreach programme, police public interaction meeting was facilitated at Police Station Harwan while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Harwan alongwith Tehsildar North. The interaction meeting was attended by respectable citizens including Intizamia Committees of all local Masjid’s and other civil society members 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. On the occasion, the participants were made aware about the necessary precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families from Coronavirus. 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.
Press Release
June 10: On a specific input generated by Shopian Police regarding presence of terrorists in village Sugoo Handhama Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 44 RR and 178 Bn CRPF in said area. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the joint search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, five terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. However, as per credible sources the killed terrorists belonged to proscribed terror outfits. As per source report terrorists belong to HM and LeT. One of them is Disstt Comdr of HM. Police and SFs conducted the operation professionally and no collateral damage occurred. Pertinently in district Shopian, it was the third operation in the last three days in which 14 terrorists including top commanders were killed. Incriminating material 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. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Zainapora 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.
Bandipora police destroys illegal poppy cultivation
June 09: Continuing its efforts to root out the menace of drugs, Police launched extensive drive to destroy illegal poppy cultivation in Bandipora. Police party of Police Post Aloosa led by I/C PP Aloosa destroyed poppy cultivation in Ashtangoo area of Bandipora. General public of the area have appreciated the action of police and have urged the authorities to continue this drive in nearby areas also. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding cultivation of contrabands in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & cultivation of contraband substances shall be dealt as per law.
Srinagar Police traces 3 COVID-19 suspects
June 09: In a swift action, Police in Srinagar traced three primary contacts of a COVID-19 positive person. After surfacing of a positive case of COVID-19,in Tailbal area under the jurisdiction of PS Harwan Srinagar, it was learnt that three non local labourers had been working as Mason in the house of COVID positive person and had left his house days before. However, the family had no clue about their whereabouts. Therefore it became a challenge for the surveillance teams to trace them. However, acting swiftly, a police team led by SHO PS Harwan along with the surveillance team which including health workers managed to trace all the three non local labourers. All the three were sent to administrative quarantine. Their immediate tracing has broken the chain of spread of Coronavirus in the area. Locals have hailed the timely efforts of the Police and surveillance team.
Ganderbal Police arrests 4 gamblers, stake money seized
June 08: Acting tough against social crimes, Ganderbal Police have arrested 4 gamblers from a gambling site and seized stake money. A police party from Police station Lar raided a gambling site at Watlar following an input about gambling activities and apprehended four gamblers identified as Muzaffar Ahmed Danga and Mohammed Ayoub Bhat both residents of Tulmulla, Ishtiaq Ahmed Mir and Fayaz Ahmed Beigh both residents of Watlar for gambling offences. Officers have seized stake money of ₹13460 / from the gamblers. They have been shifted to the Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No.47/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Lar and investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
PRESS RELEASE
June 08: Today at about 1800hrs Anantnag police received information about a terror crime incident in Lokbowan area of Anantnag, where terrorists had fired on a congress Sarpanch. Accordingly senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot. Officers attending the terror crime spot learnt that one individual identified as Ajay Pandita (congress Sarpanch) son of Om Kar Nath resident of Lukbawan Anantnag was shot at by the terrorists near his house. The injured has received grievous gunshot injuries and was shifted to nearby hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. Anantnag Police has registered a case regarding the incident under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and police continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned off and Joint search by police and security forces in the area is going on to nab the terrorists.
Press Release
June 08: On a specific input generated by Shopian Police, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Shopian police, 44 RR and 14 Bn CRPF in Pinjoora area of District Shopian. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the joint search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 04 terrorists were killed and their bodies have been retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. However as per credible sources the killed terrorists belonged to proscribed terror outfit HM. All dead bodies of terrorists have been sent to Baramulla for their last rites. Families of terrorists if any, are requested to identify them at Baramulla and if identified, the families can associate in burial and last rites as per religious practices. Just 24 hrs before, 05 terrorists were killed in the Rebon Shopian area of the same district. Dead bodies of all the said five terrorists have been identified by their families at the burial site and they participated in their last rites yesterday night. Incriminating material 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. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Shopian 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.
Awantipora police arrests fraudster for cheating a person
June 07: Awantipora Police arrested a fraudster who collected Rs 40,000 fraudulently from a person for release of his son from Police Station Khrew. Police Station Khrew received a complaint from Ghulam Nabi Bhat resident of Sharshali Khrew that one person identified as Rafiq Ahmad Badam son of Abdul Rashid resident of Wuyan Khrew has taken Rs 40,000 from him for releasing his son from Police Station Khrew by making an impression that he needs the money for Police Station Khrew. It is pertinent to mention here that although the son of complainant identified as Mohammad Younis Bhat was called by Police in connection with investigation of case FIR No 56/2019 of P/S Khrew for questioning purpose but was released by Police Station Khrew immediately after questioning. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 30/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Khrew and investigation started. During the course of investigation, the involved accused fraudulent person identified as Rafiq Ahmad Badam was arrested and Rs 40,000 was also recovered from him. General public are requested not to fall prey in the hands of such fraudulent people. Police has resolved to act tough against inimical elements. Locals of the area lauded the Role and prompt action of police.
Press Release
June 07: Srinagar police received information from reliable sources that certain comments have been uploaded on social media in respect of a recent judgement passed by the Hon’ble division Bench of Hon’ble High Court of J&K, in a case titled as Mian Abdul Quyoom vs Union Territory of J&K and ors. dismissing the habeas corpus petition. It Prima-facia reveals that the comments so uploaded on social media had been made with the intention not only to disrepute the Hon’ble High Court but also causing disharmony in the general public and thereby making an attempt at dissuading the general public from reposing faith in the institution of judiciary. The comments are also aimed to push the miscreants to cause public disorder in the society. Accordingly, taking cognizance of the comments so uploaded on social media a case under FIR No 62/2020 under the relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Shaheed Gunj and further investigation has been initiated in the case.
Press release
June 07: On a specific input generated by Shopian Police, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Shopian police, 1 RR and 178 Bn CRPF in Reban area of District Shopian. During the search operation, the hiding terrorists fired on the joint search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 05 terrorists were killed and their bodies have been retrieved from the site of encounter. The identification and affiliation of the killed terrorists is being ascertained. However as per credible sources the killed terrorists belonged to proscribed HM terrorist outfit and one among the killed terrorists is believed to be a top commander. In case any family claims the killed terrorists to be their kith or kin can come forward for the identification. Incriminating material 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. In this connection a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Zainapora 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.
Medical cum Covid-19 Awareness Camp held at APC Humhama
June 05: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, a medical cum awareness camp was organized at Unit Headquarters JKAP 13th Bn APC Humhama in collaboration with doctors of AYUSH team. The camp was attended by officers/officials of JKAP 13th Bn. While addressing the participants on the occasion, Dr. Iftikhar Hussain Gazi Divisional Nodal Officer Covid-19 explained the importance of Ayush medicines aimed at improving the level of health by stimulating the self regulatory mechanism and immunity booster especially in the context of Covid-19. He also appreciated the role of J&K Police in implementing all government directions on ground regarding the control of Covid-19, despite inherent risk of contracting infections and acting as a front line warrior in fight against Covid-19. On the occasion, Commandant JKAP 13th Bn Shamsheer Hussain-JKPS expressed gratitude to the Ayush team for organizing such awareness camp and free distribution of immune booster medicines among the jawans of the unit so as to boost their morale in their fight against Covid-19.
Awantipora police destroys illegal poppy cultivation, 05 arrested
June 05: Continuing its efforts to root out the menace of drugs, Police launched extensive drive to destroy illegal poppy cultivation in Awantipora. Police party from Police Station Awantipora destroyed illegal poppy cultivation spread over more than 20 kanals of land in Wakherwan area of Awantipora. Five person involved in illegal cultivation of poppy have also been arrested. They have been identified as Showkat Ahmad Mir, Nazir Ahmad Mir, Gh Mohmad Mir all residents of Wakherwan and Mohamad Shaban & Gh Hassan Sheikh both residents of Kawini. They have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Case FIR No. 75/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation into the matter has been initiated. General public of these areas have appreciated the action of police and have urged to continue such drives. 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.
Kulgam police arrests 9 imposters for cheating common people
June 05: On specific information Police conducted raids in Ashmuji area of Kulgam and arrested 9 persons who were involved in cheating and duping common people by erecting illegal toll posts near Boys Higher Secondary School Ashmuji on the banks of Vishow Nalla and at Mirpur Ashmmuji areas of Kulgam. During preliminary investigation, they were found involved in cheating & extorting money from innocent citizens at illegal toll posts. They were also operating a fake bank account No. 0625040100004524 at J&K Bank Branch Ashmuji in the name of Markazi Aawqaf Committee Ashmuji to deceive the general public. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kulgam where they remain in custody. Cases FIR No. 100/2020 and 102/2020 under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Kulgam and investigation have been initiated. Common people are advised to act guardedly and cautiously so that such crimes are prevented. Police warns that anybody found involved in any illegal activity shall be dealt strictly under law.
Kulgam Police recovers kidnapped girl within 24 hours, accused arrested
June 05: Police in Kulgam recovered a kidnapped girl and arrested the kidnapper within 24 hours. Police Station DH Pora received a complaint stating that a girl has been kidnapped by one individual identified as Aabid Hussain Khan resident of Gudder Kulgam. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 83/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS DH Pora and investigation was initiated. A special team headed by SHO DH Pora while acting on the specific leads were able to recover the kidnapped girl and also arrested the kidnapper within 24 hours after complaint was received. He has been shifted to PS DH Pora where he remains in custody. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress. Swift action by police against anti-social elements has been appreciated by the locals. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Srinagar Police arrests 02 Butchers for selling meat at exorbitant rates
June 04: Acting tough against the shopkeepers for selling items on the inflated rates, Police in Srinagar have arrested two butchers for selling meat at exorbitant rates. Officers in the jurisdiction of Police Station Nigeen along with Tehsildar North and CAPD officials held market checking and have arrested two butchers identified as Mohd Shafi Magrey and Mukhtar Ahmad Kalla both residents of Dhobigat Hazratbal for selling meat at exorbitant rates. Both the shops were sealed by the concerned Magistrate. Both the accused butchers have been arrested and shifted to PS Nigeen where they remain in custody. Accordingly, case FIR NO. 98/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Nigeen and further investigation into the matter has been initiated. Moreover, a fine of Rs 2000 has also been recovered by the concerned officers from the erring shopkeepers for selling items at higher rates. 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 area has hailed the action of Srinagar police.
Sopore Police recovers kidnapped girl, accused arrested within 24 hours
June 04: Police in Sopore recovered a minor kidnapped girl and arrested the person involved in the crime. Police Station Dangiwacha received a complaint stating that a minor girl has been kidnapped by one individual identified as Ovais Khaliq Sheikh resident of Rawoocha Rafiabad. Accordingly, Case FIR No. 59/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS Dangiwacha and investigation was initiated. Acting on the specific leads, Officers were able to recover the kidnapped girl from Lolab area of Kupwara and also arrested the kidnapper within 24 hours after complaint was received. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress. Swift action by police against anti-social elements has been appreciated by the locals. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Press release
June 03: Based on a credible input about possession of illegal explosive materials, Anantnag Police raided the residential house of Adil Maqbool Wani son of Muhammad Maqbool Wani resident of Nanil and recovered 24Kgs of illegal explosive material which was packed in polythene bags and concealed in Nylon bags. During preliminary investigations, it was learnt that three other persons are also involved and identified as Mohd Shahid Padder resident of Hutmarah, Faizan Ahmad resident of Nanil and Adnan Ahmad resident of Chandpora Bijbehara. All the four accused persons have been arrested and shifted to PS Mattan where they remain in custody. Case FIR No. 51/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Mattan and further investigation is going on.
Kulgam Police arrests 08 violators for defying Govt orders
June 03: Acting tough against the violators of Govt prohibitory orders, Police have arrested eight violators for defying restriction orders in Kulgam. Police in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kulgam have arrested 08 violators for violating restriction orders issued U/S 144 Cr.PC. Cases vide FIR numbers 100/2020 and 101/2020 under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Kulgam and investigation have been initiated. Police have once again requested the general public to follow the restrictions imposed by Government in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and those who are violating the restrictions will be dealt strictly.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers including 02 ladies, Contraband substances recovered
June 03: Police in a series of actions against drug dealings in Srinagar and Awantipora have arrested four drug peddlers including two ladies and recovered contraband substances from their possession. In Awantipora, Officers at a check point established near Toll Plaza Chursoo on NHW intercepted two ladies riding on a scooty bearing registration number JK04D-8194. Officers were able to recover 400gms of Charas from their possession. Both the ladies have been arrested and the scooty used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Case FIR No. 74/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Awantipora. Investigation into the case has been initiated. In Srinagar, Officers at a checkpoint established at SRTC Bridge Srinagar intercepted two individuals identified as Feroz Ahmad Khanday and Tahir Ahmad Khanday both residents of Bilal Colony Qamarwari. During search officers were able to recover 27 bottles of codeine from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kralkhud where they remain in custody. Case FIR No.19/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Kralkhud 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.
Ganderbal Police seizes 1000 liters of subsidized Kerosene oil, accused arrested
March 13: Acting on specific information about illegal selling of subsidized kerosene oil in black market, a Police party led by SHO Gund Inspector Sajad Hussain conducted search in the residential house of Mohd Ibrahim Bokda son of Sayed Bokda at Sumbal Bala and seized 1000 liters of Kerosene oil from his house. Case FIR No. 07/2020 under relevant section of law has been registered at P/S Gund. The accused has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Preliminary investigation reveals that the accused was involved in illegal selling of subsidized Kerosene oil in black market. Source of procurement of subsidized Kerosene oil is also being investigated and the officials involved in facilitating black marketing shall also be dealt as per law. Further investigation into the matter is in progress.
Srinagar Police seeks help of general public to identify suspect involved in hit and run case
March 13: Srinagar Police seeks help of general public to identify a suspected involved in hit and run case at Ranger Stop Khanyar. On 05-03-2020, Police Station Khanyar received information that an unknown Alto vehicle hit and injured a pedestrian identified as Gh Mohidin Hafiz son of Ab Kareem resident of Hamambal at Ranger Stop Khanyar. The injured was shifted to SMHS Hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. A Case FIR No.11/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Khanyar and investigation in the matter was initiated. Police seeks help of general public in order to trace the suspect involved in the crime. Anybody having any information about the suspected person, may kindly contact Police Station Khanyar on 01942455049, 7006621918, 9469665786, 9596770660 or Police Control Room Kashmir on Dial-112.
Srinagar Police arrests two absconders evading their arrest since 1998
March 12: In continuation to stringent actions against absconders, Srinagar Police have arrested two absconders who were evading their arrest since 1998. A Police party headed by Shri Nikhil Borker-IPS (Prob) SHO PS R.M Bagh under the supervision of SDPO Nehru Park Shri Dr. Sachit Sharma-JKPS and SP East Ms. Sheema Nabi-IPS succeeded in arresting two absconders. They have been identified as Mehraj Din Bhat son of Mohd Sidiq and Javed Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohd both residents of Zoonimar Srinagar. They were wanted by law for their involvement in Case FIR No. 218/1998 of PS Ram Mushi Bagh Srinagar and were evading their arrest since long. Both the arrested accused have been produced before Hon'ble 3rd Additional Judicial Magistrate 1st Class Srinagar. People of the area widely appreciated the action of Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh.
INTERSTATE GANG OF VEHICLE LIFTERS BUSTED, 09 SUV/SEDAN CARS RECOVERED.
March 12: Acting tough against anti-social elements, Srinagar Police have arrested gang of vehicle lifters and recovered 09 SUV/SEDAN cars. On a reliable information that some persons are involved in illegal selling of SUV’S and Cars in the areas of Narbal, Parimpora at a price much lesser to the actual cost of vehicles by way of luring and duping general public of their legitimate money and selling suspicious stolen vehicles. Subsequently, case FIR No. 16/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS Parimpora and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, 05 accused were arrested and 09 vehicles were recovered which were stolen from different states of the Country. The vehicles were recovered from different locations of Srinagar, Budgam, Baramulla and Bandipora. The arrested individuals have been identified as Mohammad Ayub Dar @Ayub Ganastan resident of Ganastan Sumbal, Mohammad Ayub Khan resident of Gondipora Beerwah, Sameer Ahmad Wani resident of Ohangam Beerwah, Liyaqat Ali Dar resident of Chanabal Pattan and Mohammad Younis Rather resident of Nasrullahpora Budgam. However one accused identified as Hilal Ahmad Lone resident of Wanigam Pattan is absconding and yet to be arrested. The modus operandi of the lifters was to lift these vehicles, identify similar vehicles operating in different parts of country with a genuine owner and get a duplicate registration number plate fixed on these stolen vehicles to make them appear similar to existing registered genuine vehicles so as to misguide the law enforcing agencies as well as general public. General public is requested not to buy any suspicious vehicles from unauthorized dealers/persons and buy only after proper verification from the Police and RTO’s concerned. Further investigation into the matter is in progress.
Srinagar Police arrests six gamblers
March 12: Continuing its drive against social evils, Srinagar Police have arrested six gamblers from a gambling site. Following an input about gambling activities in Chandpora area of Harwan a police party led by Shri Mir Hafeezullah, SHO Police Station Harwan raided a gambling site and apprehended six gamblers on spot. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Harwan where they remain in custody. Officers have also seized playing cards and stake money of ₹8,500 from the gamblers. Case FIR No.13/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Harwan and further investigation into the matter has been initiated. Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. General Public has applauded this act of Police. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Srinagar Police solves theft case, accused arrested
March 12: Police in Srinagar solved a theft case reported to Police Station Kothibagh and arrested two accused persons involved in the crime. Stolen property has been recovered by the officers. Police Station Kothibagh received a complaint from Niyaz Rasool Sofi resident of Panthachowk that some unknown persons barged into his shop located in Chinar Complex Residency Road and stole Mobile chargers in bulk. Subsequently, a case FIR No. 16/20 under relevant sections was registered and further investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, investigating team headed by SHO PS Kothibagh arrested two accused persons. They have been identified as Pannu Ram son of Tulsa Ram resident of Rajasthan A/P Buchwara Dalgate and Bashir Ahmad Sheikh son of Mohd Akbar resident of Khalpora Dalgate. Officers were able to recover 260 mobile chargers from their possession. They have been shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Community members have applauded the efforts made by the Srinagar police in solving the case. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Awantipora Police arrests a notorious drug peddler, contraband substance recovered.
March 12: Continuing its drive against drug dealings in Awantipora, Police have arrested a notorious drug peddler from Reshipora area of Awantipora and recovered contraband substance from his possession. He has been identified as Mohmmad Shaban Dar resident of Brabandina. Officers were able to recover 300gms Charas from his possession. The arrested drug peddler is involved in selling of narcotic drugs in the areas of Awantipora. Case FIR No. 29/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora. 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.
Srinagar Police busts highway robbers gang, three arrested
March 12: Srinagar Police in a major breakthrough busted gang involved in highway robbery and house breaking. Three accused have been arrested and stolen property worth lacs has also been recovered. On receipt of several complaints about highway robbery and house breaking incidents, a special team was constituted under the supervision of SDPO Sadder Dr. Azhar Rashid-JKPS to investigate the incidents. During the course of investigation, officers were able to identify the accused persons involved in extorting money, committing thefts and masquerading as gunmen with dummy guns. The arrested persons have been identified as Sahil Ahmad Shah son of Mohd Aslam Shah, Javaid Ahmad Shah and Imran Ahmad Shah sons of Gh Mohd Shah all residents of Manganwaij Kanipora Srinagar. When the officers spoke to them, they learnt about their involvement in already registered FIRs regarding highway robbery and thefts. On their disclosure Maurti Car, TV, refrigerators, washing machine, gas cylinders, cooking gas stoves, crockery, electronic goods, vehicle batteries and 31 mobile phones were recovered. The gadgets used by this gang for house breaking/robbery were also recovered. Further investigation in this regard is in progress.
Srinagar police facilitates Police Public Interaction at PS Sherghari
March 12: As a part of its public outreach programme, police public interaction meeting was facilitated at Police Station Sherghari. The meeting was chaired by Ms. Taunshree-IPS (Prob) SHO PS Sherghari. The meeting was attended by the respectable citizens of Allochibagh area. The participants raised several social issues including drug menace, gambling and eve teasing near schools and coaching centers in particular. The main aim of these meetings is to create cordial Police-Public relationship and to seek cooperation of community members in eradicating social evils from the society. The participants appreciated the efforts of police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely and assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils in the area. They also praised the efforts of Police for their timely action regarding any illegal activities in the area.
Ganderbal Police organizes Awareness Programme on COVID-19
March 11: Awareness session on taking precautionary measures from Coronavirus (COVID-19) was held today under the supervision of SSP Ganderabal Shri Khalil Poswal-IPS at DPL Ganderabal. The session was attended by officers and jawans of Ganderbal Police and CAPF. Experts from Health Department Dr. Ali Mohd also attended the event. The experts highlighted the necessary precautions required to be taken to protect from said infection. Speaking on the occasion, SSP Ganderbal and the medical experts informed the participants not to panic but follow some precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families from COVID-19. The best measures include frequent washing of hands, covering of face with fixed elbow or tissue while coughing and sneezing etc. The experts also advised participants to adhere the following DOs & DON’Ts to save themselves from COVID-19: • Do not panic. • Avoid close contact with any one with cold or flu like symptoms. • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with un-washed hands. • Avoid direct contact with body fluids, particularly oral and respiratory secretion and stool. • Avoid un- protected contact with line farm or wild animal. • Avoid unnecessary visits to crowded places. At the conclusion of the session, SSP Ganderbal advised all the participants to share this valuable information with all of their family members, colleagues, friends and relatives and the people whom they meet during their duties. Subsequent, Ganderbal Police have also distributed awareness pamphlets containing DOs and DON’Ts regarding epidemic of Coronavirus (Covid-19) to the commuters and general public in the area so that they take precautionary measures for protection from Coronavirus.
Police arrests 4 drug peddlers in Budgam and Anantnag
March 11: Continuing its drive against drug dealings in Budgam and Anantnag, Police in a series of action have arrested four drug peddlers and recovered huge quantity of contraband substances from their possession. In Budgam, officers at a checkpoint on Dardapora Chrawini crossing intercepted an individual identified as Nazir Ahmad Dar resident of Dardapora Chari-Sharief. During the search 8Kgs Poppy Straw has been recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Chari-Sharief where he remains in custody. Case FIR No. 15/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation into the matter is in progress. In another action, officers at a checkpoint in the jurisdiction of PS Budgam intercepted one individual identified as Azhar Nazir Magloo resident of Choon Budgam. During search officers were able to recover banned Spasmoproxyvon Capsules from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PS Budgam where he remains in custody. Case FIR No. 71/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation in the matter has been initiated. In a similar action in Anantnag, officers at a checkpoint established at Magray Pora Nanil road Mattan have intercepted two vehicles bearing registration numbers JK13-0772 and JK01J-6373 respectively. Officers during checking have been able to recover to 130Kgs Poppy Straw from the drivers of the said vehicles identified as Mohd Saleem and Aijaz Ahmad both residents of Marhama Bijbehara. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Mattan where they remain in custody. Vehicles involved in the commission of crime have also been seized. Case FIR No. 12/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Mattan. Further investigation into the matter is in progress. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Rape accused arrested in Srinagar
March 11:Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh arrested an individual accused of rape. Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh received a complaint of an alleged rape of a minor girl by a shopkeeper. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 20/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh and further investigation in the matter was initiated. A police team immediately tracked the accused and arrested him. He has been identified as Fazil Salim resident of Batwara, Srinagar. He has been shifted to Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh where he remains in custody. As a part of investigation necessary medico-legal examination of the victim has been carried out. All standard operating procedures as mandated under POCSO act are being followed to deter criminals from committing such a heinous crime. Further investigation in the matter is in progress.
Budgam police busts JeM terror module, arrests 03 terrorist associates
March 11: Police in Budgam have arrested three JeM terrorist associates and recovered arms & ammunition from their possession. On a specific input, police along with security forces arrested three terrorist associates affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM. They have been identified as Dilawar Sofi, Sameer Yousuf Ganie and a minor all residents of Chadoora Budgam. The arrested persons were active in the area for last few months and were involved in various subversive activities and providing shelter and logistic support to terrorists. On their disclosure, incriminating materials including arms & ammunition have also been recovered. Case under relevant sections of law stands registered in PS Chadoora and further investigation is in progress.
Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meetings cum awareness programmes on COVID-19 held in Handwara.
March 11: As a part of its public reach out programme PCPG meetings cum awareness programmes on Coronavirus were facilitated at Kralgund, Chogal and Langate areas of Handwara. The interaction meetings were attended by respectable citizens including Doctors, Sarpanches, Panches, Numberdars, Chokidars and other civil society members of the areas. In Police Post Chogal, the meeting was chaired by SP Handwara Dr. G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS and in Police Station Kralgund the meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Kralgund Shri Iftikar Ahmad while in Police Post Langate the meeting was chaired by Incharge Police Post Langate Shri Irshad Ahmad. During the meetings, the participants raised various issues regarding water crisis, shortage of electricity, repairing of of roads, non availability of quality medicines, special recruitment for youth of the area in Police department and other social issues. In the meetings, Experts from Health Department were also invited to sensitize the participants about the necessary precautionary measures to protect themselves and their families from Coronavirus. The aim of the meetings was to strengthen the Police Public relationship and also spread awareness about Coronavirus. The participants in all the meetings 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.
Ganderbal police arrests 03 drug peddlers, psychotropic substances seized
January 18: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Ganderbal arrested 03 drug peddlers and seized psychotropic substance from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established near Nagpo Ganderbal arrested a drug peddler identified as Javid Ahmad Ganai resident of Devipora Kurran of Ganderbal and recovered 25 bottles of codeine from his possession. Case FIR No 02/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Ganderbal and investigation has been taken up. separately in another instance, Ganderbal police recovered 90 bottles of codine Phosphate from Saloora area of Ganderbal. Officers arrested two drug peddlers identified as Najeeb-ul-Hassan Sofi resident of Patipora, Saloora and Asif Ahmad Wagay resident of Nasbal Sumbal. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Ganderbal where they remain in the custody. Police has registered a case FIR No. 05/2020 under the relevant sections of law in Police Station Ganderbal and initiated investigations in this regard. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Police has resolved to deal robustly with drug peddlers. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Srinagar police busts JeM terror module involved in terror attacks in Srinagar city
January 16: In pursuance to the investigations of Case FIR No. 02/2020 of PS Nigeen pertaining to a terror attack on January 8, 2020 near Habak Crossing, Srinagar Police today arrested 05 persons involved in the crime. The persons arrested have been identified as Ajaz Ahmad Sheikh, Umar Hamid, Imtiyaz Chikla @Imran, Naseer Mir all residents of Hazratbal and Sahil Gojri of Soura. During the course of investigation, it was revealed that they were involved in a recent terror attack at Habak. Moreover it was also learnt that they were involved in planning and executing a terror attack last year near Sir Syed Gate University of Kashmir Hazratbal on 26th of November regarding which a case FIR No. 109/2019 is under investigation. According to the police investigations, they are affiliated with proscribed outfit JeM. Incriminating materials including arms and other explosive substance were recovered during the course of investigations. The recovered incriminating materials including arms and other substances have been taken into case records. Police is also investigating their complicity in other terror crime incidents. Further investigation in the matter is in progress.
Awantipora police arrests terrorist associate
January 16: Police in Awantipora arrested a terrorist associate of proscribed outfit LeT. He has been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Dar alias Maheed resident of Dangerpora Padgampora. As per police records he has been assisting the active terrorists of proscribed outfit LeT operating in the areas of Padgampora, Sonrigund, Gulzarpora, Beighpora, Reshipora and Dangerpora areas of Awantipora. As per the investigation, he was involved in threatening and intimidating civilians residing in the area. He was also involved in providing logistic support and assistance to LeT terrorists operating in the areas of Awantipora. Case under relevant section of law has been registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation in the matter is in progress.
KASHMIR POLICE ORGANISED A DEBATE ON HUMAN RIGHTS.
January 15: Kashmir Police today organized a debate competition on the importance of Human Rights at PCR Kashmir. The debate was organised to develop a vibrant understanding of Human Rights among the officials serving in the valley. Speaking on the occasion, DIG CKR Shri V.K Birdi-IPS while addressing the participants emphasized that the respect for human rights should be reflected in the investigations carried out by the police officials. He said that the aim and objective of organizing the debate is to sensitize the officers about the importance of laws governing humans. He stressed that while performing their duties, they should be conscious of all those laws and rights in order to facilitate the people friendly policing activities in their areas. Highlighting the challenges of policing, he said that we must abide by the laws and see to it that they are never violated. Participants including officers from all districts of Kashmir participated in this event. Speakers at the event expressed their thoughts about human rights and concomitant role of police in addressing the issue. Later at the concluding ceremony, prizes were distributed among the participants.
Awantipora police arrests terrorist associate
January 15: Police in Awantipora arrested a terrorist associate of proscribed terror outfit HM. He has been identified as Jahangir Ahmad Parray of Gulsahanpora Tral. As per police records he has been assisting the active terrorists of proscribed outfit HM operating in the areas of Gulsahanpora, Seer, Pasoona, Wagad, Larow, Lurgam, Mongahama and other areas of Tral. As per the investigation, he was involved in providing logistic support and assistance to HM terrorists operating in the areas of Tral. A case FIR No 03/2020 under relevant section of law has been registered at Police Station Tral and further investigation in the matter is in progress.
Update on Encounter in District Budgam
January 13: Apropos our earlier press release regarding encounter at Behrampura area of Budgam, it is further informed that the killed terrorist has been identified as Adil Gulzar Ganie resident of Dalvan Char-i-Shareef, Budgam. The killed terrorist as per police records was affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM and was wanted by law for his complicity in terror crimes including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities. According to the police records, he had a history of terror crime records since 2019 and was part of groups involved in planning & executing terror attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. Several terror crime cases were registered against him including Case FIR No. 02/2019 of PS Char-i-Shareef. Incriminating material including arms & ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe his complicity in other terror crimes. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any.
Encounter in District Budgam
January 13: On a credible input, a cordon & search operation was launched jointly by police and security forces in Behrampura area of district Budgam. During the search operation, the hiding terrorist fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 01 terrorist was killed and the body was retrieved from the site of encounter. The identity and affiliation of the killed terrorist is being ascertained. Incriminating material including arms & ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any.
Ganderbal police arrests terrorist associate
January 13: Police in Ganderbal arrested a terrorist associate. He has been identified as Tariq Ahmad Ganaie resident of Fraw Haknar, Gund District Ganderbal. As per police records he has been assisting the active terrorists of proscribed outfit LeT operating in the areas of District Ganderbal. During the course of investigation of Case FIR No. 69/2019, pertaining to the encounter at Kullan Ganderbal in which a Pakistani terrorist was killed, it was learnt that Tariq Ganai had provided help and assistance to an active terrorist Nisar Dar & transported him away to Sumbal area after he had escaped from the encounter site at Kullan Ganderbal. Further investigation in the matter is in progress.