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April 19: On a specific input regarding presence of terrorists in Zeipora area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 34RR and 178 Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given an opportunity to surrender, however, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Sabzar Ahmad Ganie of Sehpora Kulgam and Amir Ahmad Bhat resident of Malibugh, Imamsahib Shopian. As per police records, they were part of groups involved in many terror crime cases and linked with proscribed terror outfit HM. Arms, ammunition & other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. The last rites of the killed terrorists shall be performed after conducting medico-legal formalities and their nearest family members shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any.
Police Public interaction meeting held at DPL Bandipora; Sopore Police distributes face masks among general public
April 19: Continuing its efforts to strengthen the police public relations, to limit the outbreak of Coronavirus and to ensure health-safety of public, Police organised an interaction meeting with Traders Federation Bandipora/transporters of Bandipora and Imams at DPL Bandipora. Besides Police in Sopore distributed face masks among general public. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The interaction meeting was chaired by SSP Bandipora Shri Mohmmad Zahid-JKPS, while as ASP Bandipora, DySP Hqrs Bandipora and DySP DAR Bandipora were also present. SSP Bandipora impressed upon participants to follow all COVID-19 SOPs and guidelines issued by health department and district administration Bandipora. The participants were also stressed upon to ensure social distancing and wearing of masks at Masjid, Public transport and in markets. The participants assured that they will follow the guidelines/orders of government and advisories of health department. Similarly, Sopore Police have been geared up throughout the jurisdiction to take up measures to control the spread of Covid in the Police district. Measures including the support to civil administration in containment zones and testing, awareness, meeting with Ulema and Imams etc for SOPs and considering multiple sittings of Namaz wherever possible to thin out gathering, distribution of face masks at various public places, cooperation sought by various market and transport associations etc have been taken up. People without masks are being provided with masks by the police and are being warned for stringent action to be taken against them if found without masks. People are requested to take COVID seriously and follow the SOPs so that its spread can be prevented.
Bandipora Police solves theft case within 24 hours
April 19: Police in Bandipora solved a theft case by arresting two accused persons involved in the commission of crime and have recovered stolen electronic items worth lakhs from their possession. Police Station Pethkote received a written complaint from Intizamiya Committee Masjid Sultania Pazalpora Pethkote that during the intervening night of 17/18 April some unknown burglars have barged inside the Masjid and have stolen inverter along with battery, electronic transformer, gas cylinder, etc. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 12/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Pethkote and initiated investigation. On the directions of SSP Bandipora Shri Mohammad Zahid-JKPS, a special investigation team led by SHO PS Pehtkote under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora was constituted to trace and arrest the accused involved in the commission of crime. During the course of investigation, officers taking assistance of modern techniques learnt about the involvement of two accused persons identified as Mohd Amin Hajam son of Abdul Salam Hajam and Tariq Ahmad Mir son of Wali Mohammad Mir, both the residents of Pazalpora Bandipora. Subsequently, both the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Preliminary investigation also revealed that the arrested duo are drug addicts and motive behind the crime was to get money for purchase of contraband substances. On their disclosure the stolen items were recovered. Further investigation of the case is in progress.
Police arrests three drug peddlers in Anantnag; Contraband substances recovered
April 19: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Anantnag have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Hassanpora area of Bijbehara intercepted a suspected Maurti car bearing registration number JK01M-3811 for checking. During search, 270gms of Charas was recovered from the possession of driver identified as Sameer Ahmad Dar resident of Lasjan Srinagar. He has been arrested and shifted to police station and the vehicle used in commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 75/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at PS Bijbehara and further investigation into the matter has been initiated. Similarly, officers at a checkpoint established at Sarnal area of Anantnag intercepted two individuals identified as Aqib Ahmad Bhat resident of Lonepora Mattan and Mustafa Wani alias Beta Don resident of Sarnal Bala and recovered 35 bottles of Codeine Phosphate from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 98/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at PS Anantnag and further 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.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Bandipora, Kulgam & Budgam
April 18: Continuing its efforts to eradicate drug menace from the society, Police have arrested four drug peddlers in Bandipora, Kulgam & Budgam and recovered contraband substances from their possession. Acting on specific information, a police party led by In-charge Police Post Aloosa established a checkpoint at Malangam Bandipora. During checking, the police party intercepted one person and recovered 160 grams of charas from his possession. He has identified as Samir Ahmad Sheikh son of Mohammad Shaban Sheikh resident of Malangam Bandipora. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. A case FIR number 47/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Bandipora and investigation was taken up. During the course of investigation, it was learnt that the accused drug peddler was supplying these drugs to youth of the area, especially in and around Aloosa-Malangam belt. Meanwhile in Kulgam, acting on specific information, officers at a checkpoint established at Levdora Qazigund intercepted a suspicious vehicle bearing registration number JK03B-8948 with one person on board. He has been identified as Javeed Ahmad Bhat son of Mohd Jamal Bhat resident of Kuchpora Qazigund. During search officers were able to recover 12kgs of Poppy Straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 72/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and further investigation into the matter has been initiated. Similarly in Budgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Gudsatoo Budgam and intercepted two suspicious persons identified as Waris Mohidin Sofi resident of Panzan Chadoora and Owais Muzzafar Dar resident of Ompora Budgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 3.2kgs of Poppy Straw, 100grams Charas, 03 Bottles of Codeine Phosphate, 105 tablets and 33 capsules of banned drugs concealed in a polyethylene bags from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 87/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Budgam and further 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.
Police conducts market checking in Kulgam
April 15: Kulgam Police along with officers of Revenue and enforcement wing today conducted a surprise market checking in Kulgam. Officers from Police Station Kulgam headed by DySP Hqrs Kulgam along with officials of revenue and enforcement wing conducted a surprise market checking in main market Kulgam and its adjacent areas. The checking was aimed to ensure quality, to curb black marketing, profiteering of essential commodities and to keep vigil on erring shopkeepers. Checking team interacted with the shopkeepers and urged them to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by administration for the public benefit. They also requested them to display rate lists at their respective shops. During the market checking, fine to the tune of Rs 8200 was also realized from erring shopkeepers, besides two shops were also sealed and 50 Kg of rotten Vegetables/Fruits were destroyed. Shopkeepers were also advised to use face masks, gloves, sanitizers, hand washes etc to maintain hygiene in their establishments, and were requested not to indulge in overpricing, black marketing, hoarding. General public have appreciated the act of police and hoped such drives would continue in future as well.
Budgam Police inaugurates Women Help Desk at Police Station Charar-i-Sharief
April 15: To help the women/girls in distress such as facing harassment or any kind of abuse or violence, Police in Budgam have inaugurated Women Help Desk at Police Station Charar-i-Sharief. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS inaugurated the Women Help at Police Station Charar-i-Sharief. He was accompanied by ASP Budgam, SDPO Charar-i-Sharief, SHO PS Charar-i-Sharief and other officers of the district. The help desk is aimed to respond to all such calls made by the women who are victims of domestic violence. Due to the growing incidents of domestic violence arising out of issues between the married couples in the valley demands an immediate redressal mechanism. As the idea is to provide a prompt and reliable response mechanism to all the reports and information of domestic violence and offenses against women, a 24×7 help desk has been kept at disposal of the women of the district. SSP Budgam while speaking on the occasion said that Police is committed to ensure peace in the society and to end the menace of domestic violence from the district.
Police distributes Water Purifiers and food Kits among needy families in Budgam
April 15: Continuing its efforts to reach out to the poor and needy people, Budgam police distributed 40 water purifiers and food kits among the poor and needy families of Charar-i-Sharief area of Budgam. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS along with ASP Budgam & SDPO Charar-i-Sharief held a distribution function in Charar-e-Sharief area of district Budgam. Ramadan food kits which include dates, vermicelli (sewaiyan), semolina (suji), dry fruits, etc and 40 water purifiers were distributed among poor and needy (BPL) families of Charar-i-Sharief. On the occasion, SSP Budgam asserted that J&K Police is always ready to render helping hand to the people and assured the participants that more such reach-out programmes shall be carried out in the district.
Kulgam police arrests drug peddler absconding since 08 months
April 15: Police in Kulgam arrested an absconder who was evading his arrest from last eight months for his involvement in many cases of drug peddling. Acting on reliable information regarding an absconder, a Police party headed by SHO PS Qazigund under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund raided a specified location and subsequently arrested the absconder from Qazigund area. He has been identified as Zahoor Ahmad Sheikh son of Mohd Jamal Sheikh resident of Drian Qazigund. He was wanted by law for his involvement in case FIR number 251/2020 U/S 15, 18 NDPS Act & 48 Excise Act of PS Qazigund pertaining to the recovery of huge quantity of Illicit Liquor, Charas and Poppy Straw from a hotel at Drian crossing. Five other drug peddlers arrested in the said case are already facing trial before the Hon’ble Court. Further investigation is in progress. Our consistent actions against anti social elements should reassure the community members that we are making every effort to keep our society free of crime. Police has resolved to act as per law against those who indulge in criminal activities.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Anantnag & Budgam
April 15: Continuing its efforts to eradicate drug menace from the society, Police have arrested two drug peddlers in Anantnag & Budgam and recovered contraband/psychotropic substances from their possession. Officers from PP Khanbal established a checkpoint at Main Chowk Khanbal followed by a specific input regarding the transportation of drugs in the area. During checking, officers apprehended an individual identified as Zahid Farooq Dar son of Farooq Ahmad Dar resident of Batangoo, Anantnag. During his personal checking, officers have recovered 10 grams of Heroin from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. A case vide FIR No. 92/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Anantnag and further investigation has been initiated. Similarly in Budgam, a police party of Police Station Chadoora at a checkpoint established at Hanjigund Chadoora intercepted a suspicious person identified as Qasir Ahmad Ganie son of Assadullah Ganie resident of Nowgam, Shankerpora Srinagar. On checking, 45 grams Charas, 120 Spasmoproxyvon capsules and cash ₹5020 believed to be proceeds from narcotic crime was recovered from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. A case FIR No.37/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Chadoora and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law.
Budgam Police extends greetings on the occasion of Navratras, Ramadhan & Baisakhi
April 13: On the auspicious occasion of Navratras, Ramadan, and Baisakhi, Budgam Police have conveyed greetings to people of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and prayed for the well-being and prosperity of the people on the occasion. SSP Budgam appealed to the people of J&K to follow all necessary COVID SOPs during the Ramadan for the safety of our nears & dears and society in general.
Anantnag Police arrests drug peddler; psychotropic substance recovered
April 13: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Anantnag and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Mattan Chowk intercepted a person identified as Tawseef Ahmad Lone resident of Lalipora Malpora. During checking, officers were able to recover 10 strips of banned drugs from his possession. On his disclosure, 500 tablets of banned drugs and 100 bottles of Codeine were recovered from paddy fields at Lalipora. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 82/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Anantnag 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.
Handwara Police busts Al-Badr terror module
April 13: Police in Handwara have busted a terror module of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr & arrested two active terrorists and three terrorist associates. Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition have been recovered. Acting on a specific information regarding movement of terrorists on Baramulla-Handwara Highway, a special checkpoint was established near Kachloo Crossing by Police, 32RR and 92Bn CRPF. During checking of vehicles, three persons riding a motorcycle in suspicious condition tried to escape from the spot but were apprehended tactfully by the alert joint party. They have been identified as Mohd Yaseen Rather son of Mohd Akbar, Showkat Ahmad Ganie son of Sonaullah Ganie and Gh Nabi Rather son of Wali Mohammad all the residents of Village Kachloo Qaziabad. During search, incriminating material of proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr, arms and ammunitions were recovered from their possession. Preliminary investigation revealed that the arrested trio were working for terror outfit Al-Badr and involved in providing logistic support, food and shelter to the active terrorists. They were also helping to establish a terrorist associate network for the outfit including identifying safe routes for their movement. In this regard, a Case vide FIR No. 20/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at PS Kralgund and further investigation initiated. During the course of investigation, the arrested trio disclosed that two other persons known to them have recently joined the terrorist ranks and are operating in Handwara area. Accordingly, Handwara Police along with 21RR launched a cordon and search operation in the forest area of Baderkali. During search operation, both the terrorists along with arms and ammunitions were arrested. They have been identified as Saleem Yousuf Rather son of Mohd Yousuf Rather and Ikhlaq Ahmad Sheikh son of Imtiyaz Ahmad both residents of Watergam. Investigation also revealed that the duo have joined terrorist ranks recently and were planning to attack security forces installations, Panchs, Sarpanchs and other peace loving people to create violence in the area. Further investigation into the matter is in progress.
Kulgam Police arrests an absconder
April 13: Police in Kulgam have arrested an absconder who was evading his arrest for a long time. Acting on reliable information regarding an absconder, a Police party headed by SHO PS Qazigund under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund raided the specified location and subsequently arrested the absconder from Gufbal Qaimoh. He has been identified as Sayar Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar resident of Mishipora Redwani Qaimoh. He was wanted by law for his involvement in case FIR number 271/2020 U/S 15, 18 NDPS Act of PS Qazigund. Further investigation is in progress. Our consistent actions against anti social elements should reassure the community members that we are making every effort to keep our society free of crime. Police has resolved to act as per law against those who indulge in criminal activities.
Bandipora Police handed over Scooties to Incharge Women Help Desks
April 12: To help women who are facing any kind of harassment/violence, Bandipora Police recently established Women Help Desk at four police stations viz Police Station Bandipora, Aragam, Sumbal and Hajin. In order to further strengthen the functioning of Women Help Desks, SSP Bandipora Shri Mohammad Zahid -JKPS allotted and handed four scooties to In-charge Women Help Desk during a function at DPL Bandipora. ASP Bandipora and DySP DAR and other officers/officials of Bandipora Police were also present on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, SSP Bandipora said that crime against women is the most aggressive violation of human rights and the victims often experience a sense of emotional numbness that could lead the victims to drastic and fatal decisions. He also said that these Help Desks are aimed to respond all distress calls and provide a prompt/reliable mechanism against domestic violence and other offences against women/girls round the clock. Meanwhile, ASP Bandipora Shri Ashiq Hussain Tak-JKPS also said that these Women Help Desks will help in protecting the rights of the women in the district and expressed hope that the Women Help Desk would cater to the needs of women who face violence.
Police conducts market checking in Kulgam
April 12: Kulgam Police along with officers of Revenue and enforcement wing today conducted a surprise market checking in Kulgam. Officers from Police Station Kulgam along with officials of revenue and enforcement wing conducted a surprise market checking in main market Kulgam and its adjacent areas. The checking was aimed to ensure quality, to curb black marketing, profiteering of essential commodities and to keep vigil on erring shopkeepers. Checking team interacted with the shopkeepers and urged them to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by administration for the public benefit. They also requested them to display rate lists at their respective shops. Shopkeepers were advised to use face masks, gloves, sanitizers, hand washes etc to maintain hygiene in their establishments, and were requested not to indulge in overpricing, black marketing, and hoarding. Fine to the tune of Rs 1800 was also realized from erring shopkeepers. General public appreciated the act of police and hoped such drives would continue in future as well.
Pulwama Police arrests drug peddler; Contraband substance recovered
April 12: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from society, Police have arrested one drug peddler in Pulwama and recovered contraband substance from his possession. On specific information, officers from Police Station Litter established a checkpoint at Litter and intercepted a truck bearing registration number PB06G-2255 driven by Harpinder Singh son of Harbajan Singh resident of Arie Gurdaspur, Punjab. During checking, officers were able to recover 9Kgs of Fukki from the vehicle. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. The vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 15/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in respective Police Station Litter and further investigations into the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
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April 11: Yesterday at about 1710hrs, Anantnag Police acting on specific input regarding presence of terrorists in a residential house at village Semthan area of Bijbehara, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 3RR and 90Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given an opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. The joint teams also rescued all the civilians trapped in the gunfire and halted the operation for the night. In the wee hours, after ensuring all the civilians are safe, the operation was resumed and both the terrorists were eliminated in the ensuing encounter. They have been identified as Towseef Ahmad Bhat son of Mohammad Ramzan resident of Takia Maqbool Shah Bijbehara and Aamir Hussain Ganie son of Ab Rashid resident of Goriwan Bijbehara, Anantnag linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT. As per police records, terrorist Towseef was active since 2017 and Aamir had joined terrorist ranks in the year 2018. Both of them were wanted in many terror crimes including the killing of an off-duty Territorial Army soldier Mohammad Saleem Akhoon who was killed by them near his home in Goriwan Bijbehara on Friday. They were also wanted by law in Case FIR No. 07/2020 of PS Bijbehara regarding attack on CRPF party in which one CRPF jawan had got killed. They were also involved in threatening and intimidating the civilian population of the area and enticing the young boys to join terror ranks. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS congratulated the joint team of police and security forces for conducting operation in a professional manner. Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including two AK series rifles were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. The last rites of the killed terrorists shall be performed after conducting medico-legal formalities at Handwara and their nearest family members shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any.
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April 11: Yesterday at about 1700hrs, on a specific input generated by Shopian Police regarding presence of terrorists in orchards of Reban Bandpawa area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 34RR and 178Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given an opportunity to surrender, however they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the initial retaliatory firing, one terrorist was killed, but the operation was suspended to give the trapped terrorists another chance to surrender. The joint teams exercised maximum restraint and facilitated the presence of family members of a holed up terrorist Faisal Gulzar to encounter site so as to persuade him to surrender. However, despite repeated appeals by his family members and assurances by the security forces, the other terrorists didn’t allow him to surrender. Ultimately in the wee hours, during the fierce gunfight both the trapped terrorists were killed and bodies of all the three killed terrorists were recovered from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Aasif Ahmad Ganai and Faisal Gulzar Ganai both the residents of Chitragam Kalan. However, identity of the 3rd killed terrorist is being ascertained. As per police records, they were part of groups involved in many terror crime cases and linked with proscribed terror outfit Al-Badr. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS congratulated the joint team of police and security forces for showing utmost patience and conducting operation in a professional manner. IGP Kashmir once again makes a fervent appeal to all misguided youth who have joined terror ranks to shun the path of violence and return to mainstream as the society needs them and most importantly their parents. He further said that we will welcome and accept them with open arms. Arms & ammunition including 01 AK-56 rifle, 2 pistols and other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. The last rites of the killed terrorists shall be performed after conducting medico-legal formalities at Handwara and their nearest family members shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any.
Ganderbal Police carried out special drive against violators of Covid-19 guidelines
April 08: To help the women/girls in distress such as facing harassment or any kind of abuse or violence, Police have inaugurated another Women Help Desk at Police Station Handwara. Earlier this month, a women help desk was established at Police Station Kralgund by Handwara Police. SDPO Handwara inaugurated the Women Help Desk at Police Station Handwara. He was accompanied by SHO PS Handwara and other senior officers of the police district Handwara. The help desk is aimed to respond to all such calls made by the women who are victims of domestic violence. Due to the growing incidents of domestic violence arising out of issues between the married couples in the valley especially in PD Handwara demands an immediate redressal mechanism. As the idea is to provide a prompt and reliable response mechanism to all the reports and information of domestic violence and offenses against women, a 24×7 help desk has been kept at disposal of the women of the district to reach out to Police in case of domestic violence or any related offense. This initiative is aimed to cater the need to ensure timely action and fair audience of all aggrieved, so the principles of natural justice are upheld. Handwara police urges everyone not to sit silently whenever they witness any crime against women. They should come and report such crimes to Police so that necessary legal actionApril 08: Acting tough against the violators of Government orders in view of COVID-19 pandemic, Police have fined violators for not following the SOPs/guidelines in district Ganderbal. On the directions of SSP Ganderbal Shri Suhail Munawar Mir-JKPS a massive drive was carried out by Ganderbal Police in presence of concerned civil authorities to ensure that people adhere to SOPs/ Guidelines envisaged by the government to prevent further surge of COVID-19. Several shopkeepers, pedestrians and drivers were booked and fine was realised on the spot. Ganderbal Police has earlier initiated awareness campaigns throughout the district about necessity of wearing face masks. General public are once again requested to follow the SOP's/ advisories issued by the government in prevention of more harsh effect of COVID-19 pandemic. can be taken and our society can be made a better place for women.
Police inaugurates Women Help Desk at PS Handwara
April 08: To help the women/girls in distress such as facing harassment or any kind of abuse or violence, Police have inaugurated another Women Help Desk at Police Station Handwara. Earlier this month, a women help desk was established at Police Station Kralgund by Handwara Police. SDPO Handwara inaugurated the Women Help Desk at Police Station Handwara. He was accompanied by SHO PS Handwara and other senior officers of the police district Handwara. The help desk is aimed to respond to all such calls made by the women who are victims of domestic violence. Due to the growing incidents of domestic violence arising out of issues between the married couples in the valley especially in PD Handwara demands an immediate redressal mechanism. As the idea is to provide a prompt and reliable response mechanism to all the reports and information of domestic violence and offenses against women, a 24×7 help desk has been kept at disposal of the women of the district to reach out to Police in case of domestic violence or any related offense. This initiative is aimed to cater the need to ensure timely action and fair audience of all aggrieved, so the principles of natural justice are upheld. Handwara police urges everyone not to sit silently whenever they witness any crime against women. They should come and report such crimes to Police so that necessary legal action can be taken and our society can be made a better place for women.
Police conducts market checking in Kulgam
April 08: Kulgam Police along-with officers of Revenue and enforcement wing today conducted a surprise market checking in district Kulgam. Officers from Police Station Manzgam headed by SHO PS Manzgam alongwith officials of revenue and enforcement wing conducted a surprise market checking in the main market of Manzgam and its adjacent areas. The checking was aimed to ensure quality, to curb black marketing, profiteering of essential commodities, to keep vigil on erring shopkeepers. Checking team interacted with the shopkeepers and urged them to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines issued by administration for the public benefit. They also requested them to display rate lists at their respective shops. Shopkeepers were advised to use face masks, gloves, sanitizers, hand washes etc to maintain hygiene in their establishments, and were requested not to indulge in overpricing, black marketing, hoarding. Fine to the tune of Rs 3800 was also realized from erring shopkeepers. General public have appreciated the act of police and hoped such drives would continue in future as well.
Police holds PCPG meeting at PS Khag
April 08: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was held by Budgam Police at Police Station Khag while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. The meeting was chaired by SHO PS Khag and attended by Numberdars, Sarpanchs, Panchs, traders and respectable citizens of the area. The main aim of the meeting was to aware people about the guidelines/SOPs issued by government in view of Covid-19 pandemic. The participants were requested to follow guidelines/SOPs strictly to curb spread of COVID-19 pandemic. They were also advised to spread the awareness about Covid SOPs among masses. During the meeting, the participants also raised some grievances some of which were redressed on the spot. The chairing officers assured the participants that issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS has once again reiterated his appeal to general public to follow proper guidelines, maintain social distancing, wear face masks and take all necessary precautions to contain pandemic spread. He also requested all those eligible to get Covid vaccine to get themselves vaccinated at an earliest.
Police foils black marketing of Government rice in Bandipora; Huge quantity of illegally procured PDS rice seized
April 08: Police in Bandipora have foiled black marketing of Government rice by seizing a huge quantity of illegally procured government rice. Bandipora Police received information that one person namely Muzaffar Ahmad Wani son of Mohammad Sayed Wani resident of Nadihal has illegally procured government rice and is repacking it into Apple brand rice bags, so as to sell them in private open market. On receipt of this information, a police party from Police Station Aragam led by SHO PS Aragam under the supervision of SSP Bandipora Shri Mohammad Zahid-JKPS raided the location at Nadihal and recovered 26 Quintals of government rice. Officers were also able to recover a stitching machine, weighing machine and some empty packing bags from the spot. However, accused person managed to flee from the spot and efforts are on to nab him. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 12/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Argam. During preliminary investigation, it surfaced that the some FCSCA controlled fair price shop owners were illegally selling the Govt rice to the accused person, who was repacking it into Apple Brand rice bags for further selling it in private market. Further investigation into the case is going on.
Police arrests a person for illegal mining and transpiration of raw materials in Handwara
April 08: Taking tough action against illegal mining activities and transportation of raw materials, Police have arrested one person and seized a vehicle in Handwara. Officers from PP Langate arrested one person and seized his vehicle bearing registration number JK03G-4560 which was being used to transport raw materials illegally extracted from the Nallah Mawar. The accused person has been identified as Javid Ahmad Mir son of Nazir Ahmad Mir resident of Gulgam Kupwara. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 77/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Handwara and further investigation has been initiated. Handwara Police once again requested the people of area not to indulge in illegal mining activities from any Nalla as it is the violation of Government rules. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Pakistan Sponsored Narco-Terror module busted by Kupwara Police
April 08: On reliable information, Kupwara Police have busted a Pakistan sponsored Narco-terror module and arrested a terrorist associate identified as Mukhtar Husain Shah son of Syed Akbar Shah resident of Panjtaran Karnah. Incriminating material narcotic substance Heroine 9Kgs (worth ₹60 Cr. Market value) were recovered from his possession. The other absconded involved persons have been identified and efforts are being taken to arrest them. The module was in close connection with Pakistan based terror handlers and were involved in drug trade & assisting financially to active terrorists operating in the valley. The recoveries also exposed the inter connection between drug dealers and terrorists. The module was working for terrorists to strengthen their activities in the valley and were misguiding and motivating the local youth of the Valley to join terrorist ranks. A case under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Karnah and investigation has been taken up. A special investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to ascertain the details of accused ties with terrorist outfits, radicals, smugglers and other anti national elements. Kupwara Police once again appeals the people of the district to come forward with the information regarding drug peddlers/Smugglers so that the curative steps can be taken against them.
Police Public meetings held in Budgam
April 07: Police in Budgam held Police Public meetings at PP Humhama and PP Narbal while following Covid protocols. The meetings were chaired by Dy.SP Hqrs Budgam Fayaz Hussain-JKPS along with I/C PPs of PP Humhama and PP Narbal respectively. Sarpanchs, Panchs, Numberdars, Chokidars, Traders and other respectable citizens attended these meetings. During the meetings, the participants highlighted various issues of public importance pertaining to police as well as civil administration. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants were also advised to educate people about the importance of Covid vaccination and all the people who are eligible to get themselves vaccinated as early as possible. The participants were also conveyed about precautionary measures to be followed for containment of Covid-19 and were requested to spread awareness about Covid SOPs.
Kulgam Police arrests four persons for raping a minor girl
April 07: Police Station Qazigund received a written complaint from an individual alleging therein that her daughter (name withheld) was raped by three persons at Bonigam Qazigund with the help of a woman of Damjen area. The said offence as per the complainant surfaced during the course of a medical examination where she was found pregnant. On receipt of the complaint, a proper case vide FIR No. 61/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, all the accused persons involved in the offence were arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. They have been identified as Zahoor Ahmad Mir son of Mohd Ahsan Mir resident of Beebrada Parigam, Aejaz Ahmad Shah son of Mohd Yousf Shah resident of Cheyan Devsar, Kifayat Ahmad Malik son of Ghulam Hassan Malik resident of Yaripora and Shabrooza wife of Mushtaq Ahmad Itoo resident of Damjen. During investigation, it surfaced that the accused police personnel was not on duty when the offence was committed neither it had been committed inside police premises. Pertinently, in addition to criminal proceedings, departmental proceedings have also been initiated against him. Kulgam Police assures the public that strict action will be taken against offenders, regardless of their position or placement. Further investigation into the matter in going on.
Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting held by Ganderbal Police
April 07: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was held by Ganderbal Police at Chattargul while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Kangan Shri Yasir Qadri-JKPS and SHO PS Kangan. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens & Traders Association Kangan. During the meeting, the participants highlighted various issues of public importance including drug menace, traffic jams, etc. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. While speaking on the occasion, SDPO Kangan said that such meetings are conducted to solicit the suggestions and support for better policing and would be conducted in future as well. He also requested the participants to cooperate with the Police on every front so that the crime is eradicated within the society. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinion freely.
Huge consignment of codeine phosphate recovered in Anantnag
April 07: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from society, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Anantnag & Bandipora. Huge consignment of contraband substance has also been recovered. A police party from Police Station Bijbehara at a checkpoint established at Tulkhan crossing intercepted two persons identified as Lateef Ahmad Shah son of Mohd Qasim Shah and Azad Ahmad Shah son of Mohd Shaban Shah, both residents of Nambal Mattan. On checking, the police party recovered 15 bottles of codeine phosphate. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. In this regard, a case FIR number 64/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Bijbehara and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, the arrested duo revealed that they have bought codeine phosphate from the house of one person namely Gh Hassan Dar resident of Tulkhan Bijbehara. On this information, a team headed by SDPO Bijbehara under the close supervision of SSP Anantnag Shri Imtiyaz Hussain raided the location. During search, 1715 bottles of codeine phosphate were recovered from a 7 feet deep dumped pit near the kitchen garden. Investigation into the matter is going on and more arrests are expected. SSP Anantnag Shri Imtiyaz Hussain has expressed gratitude to people of Anantnag for being forthcoming in supporting the endeavour of police to eradicate the menace of drugs in the District. He reiterated the firm resolve of Anantnag police to go to the last criminal to ensure that everyone involved in the illicit trade is brought to justice and rule of law is enforced. Similarly in Bandipora, Officers at a checkpoint established at Pethkote Bandipora intercepted a person identified as Abdul Rashid Gojer son of Abdul Rehman Gojer resident of Yali Pethkote. During checking, officers were able to recover huge quantity of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR number 11/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Pethkote and further investigation has been initiated. Preliminary enquiry revealed that the accused drug peddler was selling the drugs to youth of the area, especially in and around Mantrigan & Pethkote areas of Bandipora. 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.
Police arrests 02 notorious drug peddlers in Anantnag; Contraband substances recovered
April 06: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police in Anantnag have arrested two notorious drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession. On specific information, officers from Police Station Dooru established a checkpoint at College road Dooru and intercepted two persons identified as Saqib Mushtaq Seh son of Mushtaq Ahmed Seh resident of Arabal and Owais Ahmed Wani son of Javid Ahmad Wani resident of Khudhamam. During checking, officers were able to recover 445gms of Charas and 14 bottles of Codeine from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 22/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Dooru and further 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.
Budgam Police continues its COVID-19 awareness campaign, interacts with Nambardars & Chowkidars
April 06: Continuing its efforts to awareness about the guidelines envisaged by government to curb COVID-19 pandemic spread, police in Budgam interacts with Nambardars and Chowkidars at Police Station Chrar-i-Sharief and Police Station Budgam. Besides, Budgam Police also fined more than 80 persons who were violating Covid-19 guidelines. SDPO Chrar-i-Sharief along with SHO PS Chrar-i-Sharief chaired a meeting at Police Station Chrar-i-Sharief while as the meeting at Police Station Budgam was chaired by SHO PS Budgam. In these meetings, the participants were educated about the Covid-19 SOPs and further educate common masses in their respective villages to adhere to SOPs/ guidelines envisaged by the government to curb COVID-19 pandemic spread. They were also advised to educate people about the importance of Covid vaccination and all the people who are eligible be advised to get themselves vaccinated as early as possible. Meanwhile, Budgam Police along with civil authorities continued its massive and sustainable drive against the violators of COVID-19 guidelines & during the drive, more than 80 persons were fined for not wearing face masks and maintaining social distance. Budgam Police has reiterated the appeal to the general public to follow Covid-19 SOPs and get vaccinated as per the drafted plan and eligibility. They have also appealed to the general public to follow proper guidelines, maintain social distancing, wear face masks and take all necessary precautions to contain pandemic spread & those found violating the COVID-19 guidelines in the district will be strictly dealt strictly under law.
Kulgam police arrests 02 drug peddlers
April 06: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested two drug peddlers in Kulgam and recovered contraband substances & cash from their possession. A police party of Police Post Mirbazar during patrolling on National Highway intercepted a suspicious vehicle (Santro Car) bearing registration number JK03B-1850 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Bilal Ahmad Rah son of Abdul Wahab Rah and Abdul Majeed Dar son of Ghulam Mohammad Dar both residents of Waghama Bijebhara. On checking, 7.5 kilograms of poppy straw and ₹71,790 believed to be the proceeds of narcotic crime was recovered. A case FIR number 65/2021 under relevant sections has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation has been taken up. Both the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding anti social elements in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in anti social activities will be dealt as per law. 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.
Sopore Police solves burglary case, accused arrested
April 06: Police in Sopore have solved a burglary case and have arrested an accused person involved in the commission of crime, besides recovered the stolen property. Earlier Police Station Sopore received a complaint regarding burglary and accordingly case FIR No. 329/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered and investigation set into motion. During the course of investigation, it was learnt by the investigating team that a habitual burglar namely Shabir Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Hamid Sheikh resident of Model Town Sopore is involved in the crime. Subsequently he was arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. On his disclosure, stolen property has also been recovered. It is pertinent to mention here that the accused person is a habitual offender and is involved in burglary cases in other districts also. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Police inaugurates Women Help Desks in District Budgam and PD Handwara
April 05: To help the women/girls in distress such as facing harassment or any kind of abuse or violence, Police have inaugurated Women Help Desks in District Budgam and PD Handwara. In Budgam, SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem Khan-JKPS inaugurated two 24×7 Women Help Desks at Police Station Magam and Police Station Beerwah. Similarly in Handwara, SP Handwara Shri Sandeep Gupta-IPS inaugurated the Women Help at Police Station Kralgund. He was accompanied by DySP PC Kralgund, SHO PS Kralgund and other officers of the police district Handwara. The help desks are aimed to respond to all such calls made by the women who are victims of domestic violence. Due to the growing incidents of domestic violence arising out of issues between the married couples in the valley especially in District Budgam and PD Handwara demands an immediate redressal mechanism. As the idea is to provide a prompt and reliable response mechanism to all the reports and information of domestic violence and offenses against women, a 24×7 help desk has been kept at disposal of the women of the districts to reach out to Police in case of domestic violence or any related offense. This initiative is aimed to cater the need to ensure timely action and fair audience of all aggrieved, so the principles of natural justice are upheld. The inaugurating officers while speaking on the occasion said that Police is committed to ensure peace in the society and to end the menace of domestic violence from the society. They added that the well designed Women help desk will help in protecting the rights of the women/girls in the district and expressed hope that the Women Help Desk would cater to the needs of women who face violence and encourage women to file complaints without any hesitation, especially in cases relating to heinous crimes.
Police arrests terrorist associate in Sopore; Incriminating material recovered
April 05: Acting on specific information, a joint checkpoint by Sopore Police, 22RR and 179Bn CRPF was established at Model Town crossing Sopore. During checking one hard core terrorist associate linked with proscribed terror outfit TRF identified as Ihsaan-ul-Haq Khanday son of Nazir Ahmad Khanday resident of Faisalabad Sopore A/P Nowpora Kalan was apprehended. During checking, incriminating material including letter pad of TRF outfit has been recovered from his possession. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 82/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at police station and further investigation into the case is in progress and more arrests are expected.
Police rescued girl in Kulgam; 02 persons arrested
April 05: Police in Kulgam have rescued a girl at Mirbazar Qazigund and arrested two accused persons involved in the commission of crime. Police Post Mirbazar received a specific information about a girl being raped by two persons inside a vehicle bearing registration number JK18A-6426 near FCI Mirbazar. Accordingly, police party from PP Mirbazar under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund Shri Mohammad Shafiq-JKPS immediately rushed to the spot and rescued the girl. Police have arrested two accused persons and also seized vehicle used in the commission of crime. They have been identified as Hafiz Farooq Parray son of Farooq Ahmad Parray and Ubaid Ayoub Raina son of Mohammad Ayoub both the residents of Gadihama Kulgam Regarding the incident, a case FIR No. 63/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Qazigund and further investigation has been initiated. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her legal heirs.
SSP Srinagar holds counselling session with youth and their parents at Rainawari
April 05: In a bid to find means to prevent recurrence of violent incidents in the future, Police in Srinagar held a counselling session at Rainawari. The counselling session was attended by SSP Srinagar Shri Sandeep Choudhary-IPS, while as SP North, SDPO Khanyar and other senior officers were also present. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Srinagar urged the parents to guide their wards in proper manner to become law abiding citizens. He further added that the young boys have got a very long life ahead of them and they should not waste their opportunities of a better life by engaging in hooliganism and stone-pelting. More than a dozen boys were counselled to concentrate on their studies to build their futures and ensure a better life for themselves and their parents.
Police arrests 05 persons for illegal mining and transpiration of raw minerals in Ganderbal
April 05: Taking tough action against illegal mining activities and transportation of raw materials, Police have arrested five persons and seized five tippers in Ganderbal. Officers from Police Station Lar conducted a raid in Watlibagh area of District Ganderbal and seized five tippers which were being used to transport raw materials illegally extracted from the Nallah Sindh. The five drivers who were illegally extracting and transporting materials have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 08/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Lar and further investigation has been initiated. In this backdrop SSP Ganderbal Shri Suhail Munawar Mir-JKPS appealed general public not to indulge in illegal extraction of raw materials from environmentally sensitive lands and Nallas to prevent disasters. He further said this drive would continue throughout the District in coming days and any one found violating will be dealt strictly under law. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Anantnag Bandipora and Sopore
April 05: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested four drug peddlers in Anantnag, Bandipora & Sopore and recovered huge quantity of psychotropic and contraband substances from their possession. Acting on a specific information, officers at a checkpoint established at Lal Chowk area of Anantnag, intercepted one person with 50 bottles of Welcyrex who has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Ganai resident of Poshkeeri. In an another action, on a specific input, the joint teams of PS Bijbehara and PS Anantnag along with Executive Magistrate raided the house of Sajad Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Khaliq resident of Arwani and seized 330 bottles of Welcyrex from his house. Both the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to respective police stations where they remain in custody. It is pertinent to mention that the whole operation was conducted under the supervision and directions of SSP Anantnag. He has assured that such operations will continue in future with same vigour and zeal by Police and drug peddlers will be dealt with heavy hand. In Bandipora, officers from PS Bandipora at a checkpoint established at Kaloosa Bandipora arrested one person along with large consignment of Charas and Clonzepam tablets. He has been identified as Nazir Ahmad Bhat son of Abdul Kahliq Bhat resident of Kaloosa Bandipora. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.43/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Bandipora and further investigation has been initiated. Similarly, Police in Sopore have arrested a drug peddler at a checkpoint established at Achabal Chowk and recovered 40 grams of charas and illicit liquor from his possession. He has been identified as Muhammad Altaf Lone son of Abdul Khaliq Lone resident of Saloosa Achabal Sopore. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 84/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at PS Sopore and investigation initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding anti social elements in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in anti social activities will be dealt as per law. 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.
Drug Awareness programme held by Handwara police
April 04: In order to provide insight to the general public about the seriousness of drug addiction, Handwara Police organised a drug awareness programme in Village Hafrada in the jurisdiction of Police station Vilgam on the directions of SP Handwara Shri Sandeep Gupta-IPS. The awareness programmes was held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The awareness programme was chaired by the SHO PS Vilgam. The programme was attended by the respectable citizens of the area including sarpanch, Panchs and youth. On the occasion, the chairing officer briefed the participants about their role as parents in enriching the mental and physical health of their wards. He also stressed that parents can play pivotal role in assessing their children either he is drug addict or not and may take further steps in rehabilitating their wards with cooperation of police, so that the future generations may be saved. He further said that to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, public cooperation is necessary and Handwara Police is always available for help to those who are victims of this addiction and will make all possible efforts to help and rehabilitate those affected persons. General public of the area applauded the role of Handwara Police for organizing such programmes in the area.
Sopore Police arrests 05 bootleggers, recovers illicit liquor
April 04: Police in Sopore arrested five bootleggers and recovered illicit liquor from their possession. A police party from Police Station Dangiwacha under the supervision of SDPO Rafiabad established a checkpoint at Dangiwacha. During checking of vehicles, an i-20 vehicle bearing registration number JK13F-2783 with five persons on board was intercepted and during search illicit liquor was recovered from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, case FIR No. 58/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Dangiwacha and investigation into the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding anti social elements in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in anti social activities will be dealt as per law.
Police arrests two drug peddlers in Bandipora and Anantnag
April 04: Police in a series of actions against drug dealings have arrested two drug peddlers in Bandipora & Anantnag. Contraband substances have been recovered from their possession. In Bandipora, based on specific information, a police party from Police Station Bandipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora established a checkpoint at Gundbal Bridge. During checking, one person identified as Showkat Ahmad Ganie resident of Saloosa Kreeri Baramulla was intercepted. On his personal checking, officers were able to recover 478 capsules/tablets of banned drugs and 30 tramadol injections from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR number 42/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bandipora and investigation into the matter has been initiated. Preliminary investigation reveals that a notorious drug peddler namely Bilal Ahmad Rather resident of Gamroo Bandipora is involved in supplying these drugs. Efforts are on to nab him. Similarly in Anantnag, a Police party from PS Anantnag at a checkpoint established at Khanbal, intercepted a person identified as Aasif Ahmad Bhat resident of Seepan Khanbal. During checking, officers were able to recover 400 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 70/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Anantnag 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.
Budgam Police held a special drive against wrong parking
April 01: Budgam Police along with traffic police held a special drive against wrong parking in main town Budgam. The special team was headed by DySP Hqrs Budgam Shri Fayaz Hussain-JKPS along with SHO PS Budgam and traffic police officers. During the drive, action under law was taken against dozens of vehicles which were wrongly parked and against the shopkeepers/street vendors who had illegally encroached upon the space of the road for their business activities, thereby obstructing the smooth movement of traffic. The mini buses and cabs which were operating from old Town Budgam were also shifted to new Bus Adda with the direction to strictly follow the norms and operate from new bus stand for smooth flow of traffic in and around town Budgam. SSP Budgam said that traffic movement is everybody's concern and people must co-operate with police and other authorities to ensure smooth flow of traffic in town Budgam.
Badamwari violence incident: 20 miscreants identified & arrested
April 01: On 28/03/2021, a musical event was organised by Tourism Department in Badamwari Park & a huge gathering including women & children were witnessing the event. Meanwhile, a group of miscreants created ruckus on the stage when the demand of a song was not fulfilled immediately by the performing artists. Police used maximum restraint to restore order as the use of any kind of force would have created a stampede like situation at the venue. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 11/2021 was registered at PS Rainawari and investigation initiated. During the course of investigation so far, 20 miscreants have been identified and arrested. Further investigation of the case is in progress.
SSP Budgam received cyclist Adil Teli at Srinagar Airport
April 01: SSP Budgam received cyclist Adil Teli at Srinagar International Airport on his return from Kanyakumari. Adil Teli has bought the laurels to UT of JK by setting a record of cycling from Kashmir to Kanyakumari in record time of 8 days 1 hour and 37 minutes. A bouquet was presented by SSP Budgam to the cyclist on his arrival to welcome to him. SSP Budgam while receiving the Cyclist Adil stated that sports is important part of a personality development and Adil's achievement will definitely encourage sports activities in Kashmir. Meanwhile, a delegation of Markazi Auqaf Committee Ompora headed by Chairman Shri Asadullah Wani called on SSP Budgam. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues including drug abuse and other social evils etc in the area. SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS assured the delegation of strict action in time bound manner against the people found involved in illegal activities/social crimes. The delegation also assured their full cooperation to Budgam Police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinion freely.
06 Drug peddlers arrested by Police in Anantnag, Pulwama and Kupwara
April 01: Police in a series of action against drug dealings have arrested six drug peddlers in Anantnag & Pulwama and Kupwara. Contraband substance recovered from their possession. In Anantnag, Officers at a checkpoint established at Akura bridge Mattan intercepted three persons identified as Nisar Ahmad Bhat resident of Peth Nambal, Jehangir Yousuf wani resident of Rampora and Nisar Ahmad Bhat resident of Mattan. During checking, officers were able to recover 400gms of cannabis powder and 4.3kgs of bung from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 19/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Mattan and investigation has been initiated. In Pulwama, officers established two checking points at Naina Litter and Batpora Litter in the jurisdiction of Police Station Litter. At these checking points, officers’ intercepted two suspicious persons identified as Shabir Ahmad Bhat resident of Nowgam Verinag Anantnag and Ghulam Nabi Matoo resident of Naina Litter. During checking, officers were able to recover 300 grams of Charas and 70 grams Brown sugar (Heroine) from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 11/2021 & 12/2021 under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Litter and further investigation has been initiated. In Kupwara, Officers at a checkpoint established at Rationpora Kralpora intercepted a suspicious person who tried to escape from spot. Police party tactfully nabbed the accused who has been identified as liyaqat Khathana resident of Kundayan Keran. During search, officers were able to recover 500 grams of Brown Sugar from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. In this regard, case FIR No. 14/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Kralpora and further investigation 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.
Police arrests 07 persons for illegal mining and transportation
April 01: Police in a series of action against illegal mining activities have arrested 07 persons involved in illegal excavation and transportation of clay/sand and also seized 08 vehicles in Budgam and Handwara. In Budgam, police party from Police Station Khansahab intercepted 01 JCB and three loaded tractors with illegally extracted sand/bajri. The drivers have been identified as Showkat Ahmed Sofi, Jasarat Hameed Baba and Showkat Ahmed Ganie all residents of Dreygam Kasipora Khansahab. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Khansahab where they remain in custody. All vehicles used in the commission of the crime have also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 41/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Khansahab and investigation has been initiated. In Handwara, police party from Police Post Langate raided different locations of Nalla Mawar and intercepted four Vehicles loaded with illegally extracted clay/sand. The drivers have been identified as Mohd Abdulla Mir and Ab Rasheed Bhat both residents of Lolab Gundmacher, Zahoor Ahmad resident of Prangroo and Waris Ahmad Mir resident of Langate. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. All vehicles used in the commission of the crime have also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 67/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal mining activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Ganderbal Police hosts farewell function for superannuating officers
March 31: Ganderbal police hosted an impressive farewell function at District Police Lines Ganderbal to bid adieu to the officers who superannuated from their active services. ASP Ganderbal Shri Feroz Yehya-JKPS along and other officers, officials participated in the function. The relatives of the superannuated officers SI Shri Barkat Ali and lady SI Mrs. Naseema Sofi also took part in the event. ASP Ganderbal 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 ASP Ganderbal and other officers & officials for organising the farewell party.
Warm send off accorded to Principal Private Secretary to IGP Kashmir on his superannuation
March 31: A farewell function was organized at ZPHQ to give a warm send-off to Principal Private Secretary to IGP Kashmir Shri Mohammad Shafi Khan on his superannuation. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS, DIG CKR Shri Amit Kumar-IPS and other senior officers participated in the function. IGP Kashmir while acknowledging the contribution of the outgoing officer conveyed his best wishes to the retiring officer and prayed for his good health and success post retirement. IGP Kashmir also lauded the contribution of the Officer during his 38 years of service which he professionally rendered in the department. The superannuated officer also spoke on the occasion and shared his experience in the department and thanked IGP Kashmir and other officers & officials for organising the farewell party. Later on, IGP Kashmir, DIG CKR and other officers shared lunch with the superannuated officer and was given memento by IGP Kashmir as a goodwill gesture.
Handwara Police hosts farewell function for superannuating officers
March 31: Handwara Police hosted an impressive farewell function at District Police Lines Handwara to bid adieu to the officers who superannuated from their active services. SP Handwara Shri Sandeep Gupta-IPS, Addl SP Handwara, SDPO Handwara, DySP DAR Handwara and other officers/officials were present on the occasion. 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. He also said that the doors of police department shall remain always open for them for any kind of assistance. The superannuated officers also spoke on the occasion, shared their experience in the department and thanked Handwara Police for organising the farewell party. They also said that even after retirement they will continue to work for needy people of the society.
SP Handwara held Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting at Police Station Handwara
March 31: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was held by Handwara Police at Police Station Handwara while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SP Handwara Sandeep Gupta-IPS, besides, SDPO Handwara was also present in the meeting.. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens, Panchs & Sarpanchs, member of trade federation Handwara, Chairman Municipal Committee Handwara and Numberdars of the area. During the meeting, the participants raised various grievances related to police and other civil departments. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. They also sought their co-operation in harmonizing Police-Public relationship. Speaking on the occasion, SP Handwara said that such meetings are conducted to solicit the suggestions and support of people for better policing and would be conducted in the future as well. He also said that he and his subordinate officers are round the clock available for redressal of public grievances. Notably, it was his first meeting with the public of Handwara since he assumed the charge as District Police Chief. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils and also appreciated the efforts of police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinion freely.
Awantipora Police inaugurates Women Help Desk at Police Station Awantipora
March 31: To help the women/girls in distress such as facing harassment or any kind of abuse or violence, Police in Awantipora have inaugurated Women Help Desk at Police Station Awantipora. SSP Awantipora Shri Mohammad Yousif-JKPS inaugurated the Women Help Desk at Police Station Awantipora. He was accompanied by SDPO Awantipora, DySP PC Awantipora, SHO Awantipora and other officers of the Police district. The help desk is aimed to respond to all such calls made by the women who are victims of domestic violence. Due to the growing incidents of domestic violence arising out of issues between the married couples in the valley especially in District Budgam demands an immediate redressal mechanism. As the idea is to provide a prompt and reliable response mechanism to all the reports and information of domestic violence and offenses against women, a 24×7 help desk has been kept at disposal of the women of the district to reach out to Police in case of domestic violence or any related offense. This initiative is aimed to cater the need to ensure timely action and fair audience of all aggrieved, so the principles of natural justice are upheld. SSP Awantipora while speaking on the occasion said that the well designed Women help desk will help in protecting the rights of the women in the district and expressed hope that the Women Help Desk would cater to the needs of women who face violence and encourage women to file complaints without any hesitation, especially in cases relating to heinous crimes. SSP Awantipora directed the officers that ending violence against women and girls has to be the top priority. Crime against women shall be taken seriously and for this In-charge Women Help Desk has been tasked to train lady investigation officers to deal and investigate the complaints of women victim.
SSP Srinagar reviews security setup deployed in Hotels
March 31: SSP Srinagar Shri Sandeep Chaudhary-IPS accompanied by SP South zone Srinagar and other senior officers of Srinagar Police reviewed security setup established in hotels across Srinagar city. Guards deployed for the protection of protected persons who are accommodated in the hotels were checked and were briefed to remain extra alert. SSP Srinagar emphasised that more CCTV cameras and centralised surveillance of such guards is being enhanced to ensure safety of protected persons. Men deployed on guards were briefed to stick to SOPs very strictly and remain alert round the clock.
Budgam police arrests 02 LeT terrorist associates; Incriminating material recovered
March 31: Police in Budgam have arrested two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit LeT and recovered incriminating materials from their possession. Acting on specific inputs, Budgam police along with 53RR and 43BN CRPF apprehended 02 terrorist associates of proscribed terrorist outfit LeT in a joint operation at Laloo Sheshgari Hyderpora. They have been identified as Aquib Ahmad Wani resident of Laloo Sheshgari Hyderpora and Aadil Manzoor Mir resident of Nadirgund Humhama. During the preliminary investigation, it was revealed that both the arrested terrorist associates were providing shelter, logistics and other material support to active terrorists of LeT in Hyderpora & Humhama areas of district Budgam. They have also been found in touch with the PaK terror commanders through various social media platforms. Incriminating materials of proscribed terror outfit LeT have been recovered from their possession. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.68/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and further investigation has been taken up.
02 Drug peddlers arrested by Police in Budgam & Anantnag
March 31: Police in a series of action against drug dealings have arrested two drug peddlers in Budgam & Anantnag. Contraband substance recovered from their possession. In Budgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Brail Watrihail, intercepted a person identified as Lateef Ahmed Baba resident of Gund Alinaik Waterihail. During checking, officers were able to recover 135 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Khansahib where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 40/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Khansahib and investigation in to the matter has been initiated. Similarly in Anantnag, acting on specific information Police party from PS Anantnag apprehended one individual identified as Jan Mohammad Thoker resident of Rooh Anantnag and recovered 466 banned capsules from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. When officers spoke to him they learnt about the involvement of another individual identified as Vakeel Ahmad Parray resident of Nouvath Dantar Anantnag who managed to escape during raid. Case FIR No.61/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in PS Anantnag regarding the incident and further investigation is going on. 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.
Budgam Police recovers illicit timber
March 31: Police in Budgam have recovered illicit timber dumped in a residential house at Mazhama Magam area of Budgam. Acting on specific information, officers from Police Station Magam along with Forest Protection Force raided the residential house of Fayaz Ahmad Rather resident of Mazhama Magam. During the search officers were able to recover illegal timber measuring 161.58 cft dumped in the premises of his house. The owner of the house is at large and efforts are on to trace him. A case vide FIR No. 41/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Magam & investigation into the matter has been initiated. Our consistent actions against anti social elements should reassure the community members that we are making every effort to keep our society free of crime. Police has resolved to act as per law against those who indulge in criminal activities.
IGP Kashmir chairs security review meeting through video conferencing
March 30: In the aftermath of recent terror attacks, IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS chaired a security review meeting at PCR Kashmir through video conferencing with Range DIsG and district SSsP of Kashmir Zone. DIG CKR Srinagar and SSP Srinagar attended the meeting at PCR Kashmir. On the occasion, IGP Kashmir was briefed by the participating officers about the overall security scenarios in their respective areas and the security measures being adopted to counter the challenges. While interacting with the officers, IGP Kashmir urged upon them to revisit the existing security deployments including checkpoints/nakas at strategic locations, surprise nakas, limited surprise CASOs in crowded places etc. He also urged upon the officers to strategise the deployments on day-to-day basis to thwart the nefarious designs of terrorists and anti-national elements in view of huge rush of tourists and upcoming Amarnath Yatra. He also stressed for better synergy and coordination with other security agencies deployed in their respective areas besides ensuring regular briefing of the manpower working under their command at all the levels on ground. Highlighting the importance of the measures to be adopted post-terrorist attack, IGP Kashmir directed officers to formulate a proper SOP so that all proactive measures are adopted immediately which include CASOs, placing cut-off points on exit routes, use of drones etc. to avoid the escape of culprits/suspects. IGP Kashmir also directed the officers to review the existing security deployed with the PPs/vulnerable persons residing in their respective areas. He further instructed officers to ensure better coordination and synergy with them, besides formulate a mechanism so that prior to their visit to any place or area they inform the local PCR/concerned Police Station, for their hassle free and secure movement. It was also decided that a proper SOP regarding security of protected persons/vulnerable persons containing DOs/DON’Ts shall be formulated and issued shortly. IGP Kashmir also reiterated the need to enhance anti-terrorist grid by generating specific intelligence and intensify CASOs/anti-terrorist operations in their respective districts and take all proactive steps for maintaining peace and stability in their respective areas. He also emphasized upon the officers to keep strict vigil over the terrorist associates and take all necessary measures under law against them.
Bandipora Police launches special drive against encroachment of roads and footpaths
March 30: Bandipora Police along with the joint teams of Revenue and Municipal Committee Bandipora held an anti encroachment drive in main town Bandipora. The special team was headed by DySP Hqrs Bandipora along with SHO PS Bandipora under the close supervision of SSP Bandipora. During the special drive, illegal obstructions on the footpaths raised by shopkeepers/ street vendors were removed to ensure smooth movement of traffic and pedestrians. The locals of the area hailed the effort of police and civil administration Bandipora in eradicating the menace of encroachment from footpaths/roads.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Anantnag and Handwara
March 30: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Anantnag and Handwara have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances including 67Kgs of grinded Cannabis. Acting on specific information, police party headed by SHO PS Achabal raided a residential house belonging to Siraj Din Shah resident of Shangus Anantnag. During search, 67Kgs of grinded Cannabis were recovered. Subsequently, he has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. A Case FIR No. 21/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in PS Achabal and investigation has been taken up. In Handwara, officers at a checkpoint established at Rasripora Kralgund intercepted a suspicious person who tried to escape from spot. Police party tactfully nabbed the accused who has been identified as Amir Reyaz Bhat resident of Kralgund. During search, officers were able to recover 30gms of brown sugar from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. In this regard, case FIR No. 17/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Kralgund and further investigation 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.
Press Release
March 28: Today at about 1910hrs Anantnag Police received information about a terror crime incident at Main chowk Sangam area of Bijbehara where terrorists hurled a grenade upon a CRPF bunker. Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot. Preliminary investigation revealed that terrorists had hurled a grenade upon bunker of 96Bn CRPF at Main chowk Sangam area of Bijbehara. However, the grenade missed the intended target and exploded on road. In this incident, two civilians got injured and were evacuated to nearby hospital for the treatment of their injuries. Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is in progress and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on.
Police appeals general public to go for re-registration process of the vehicles purchased outside J&K
March 28: Jammu & Kashmir Police appeals general public to go for re-registration process of the vehicles purchased from outside J&K with local ARTO immediately failing which shall result in the seizure of vehicle. General public is appealed to follow the public notice issued by the concerned competent authorities (ARTO's) and complete re-registration process at an earliest. Meanwhile, Police in Budgam and Kulgam have seized 137 vehicles under MV Act for lack of proper documents. General public is requested to cooperate with Police and follow the MV Acts/guidelines otherwise violators will be dealt strictly under law.
Awantipora Police arrests 02 bootleggers, recovers illicit liquor
March 28: Police in Awantipora arrested two bootleggers and recovered 32 bottles of illicit liquor from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Nambal Awantipora, intercepted one vehicle Santro Car bearing registration number JK02AC-3801 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Ghulam Nabi Sheikh resident of Sallar and Akhtar Rasool resident of Bijbehara Anantnag. During search officers were able to recovered 32 bottles of illicit liquor from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, case FIR No. 34/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS Awantipora and investigation into the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding anti social elements in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in anti social activities will be dealt as per law.
Handwara Police arrests 02 persons for illegal mining and transportation
March 28: Police in Handwara have arrested 02 persons involved in illegal excavation and transportation of Clay and also seized 03 vehicles. A police party from Police Post Langate raided different locations of Nalla Mawar and intercepted three tippers loaded with illegally extracted clay. The drivers have been identified as Naseer Ahmad Mir resident of Drangbal Baramulla and Amir Ahmad Bhat resident of Aadipora Sopore. Among the accused persons, one driver managed to escape from the spot and efforts are on to effect his arrest. Both the persons have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. All vehicles used in the commission of the crime have also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 59/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Handwara and investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Sopore police arrests 05 notorious drug peddlers; psychotropic substance recovered
March 28: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Sopore have arrested 05 notorious drug peddlers and recovered psychotropic substance and cash from their possession. Officers at a check point established at kupwara crossing Byepass intercepted a vehicle (ECO) bearing registration number JKO5E-1271 with five persons on board. They have been identified as Mudasir Ahmad Rather resident of Chatloora Rafiabad, Umar Tariq Dar resident of Mumkak Sopore, Nissar Ahmad Dar resident of Arampora Sopore, Abdul Majeed Dar & Mudasir Ahmad Dar both residents of Maharajpora Sopore. During checking, officers were able to recover huge quantity of Spasmoproxyvon capsules along with cash likely to be proceeds of drugs from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Sopore where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 76/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Sopore 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.
Budgam Police arrests 05 persons for illegal mining and transportation
March 28: Police in Budgam have arrested five persons involved in illegal excavation and transportation of Sand/ Clay and also seized 05 vehicles. A police party from Police Station Budgam intercepted five tippers loaded with illegally extracted. The drivers have been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed Dar resident of Bonihma, Sahil Ahmed Sofi resident of Hajibagh, Syed Mudasir resident of Wagipora, Tanver Ahmed Rather resident of Waterwani and Bashir Ahmed Rather resident of Kursoo Padsahibagh Srinagar. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Budgam where they remain in custody. All vehicles used in the commission of the crime have also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 64/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Budgam and investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in illegal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Press Release
March 28: Yesterday at about 1815hrs, on a specific input generated by Shopian Police regarding presence of terrorists in Wangam area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 34RR and 178Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation, as the presence of terrorists got ascertained they were given opportunity to surrender, however, they fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party, which was retaliated leading to an encounter. During initial exchange of fire three Army jawans sustained bullet injuries and were evacuated to hospital for treatment. However, one of the injured jawan namely Pinku Kumar succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. IGP Kashmir and all ranks of Kashmir Zone Police pay rich tributes to martyr Army jawan Pinku Kumar, who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. We stand by his family at this critical juncture. In the ensuing encounter, two categorized terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Anaytullah Sheikh son of Mohd Amin Sheikh resident of Ramnagri Shopian affiliated with proscribed terror outfit HM and Adil Ahmad Malik son of Nazir Ahmad Malik resident of Danwathpora Kokernag, affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT (TRF). As per police records, terrorist Anaytullah Sheikh was active since 2018 and has recently infiltrated back from Pakistan and another terrorist Adil Ahmed Malik was active since 01/09/2020. They were involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities. Arms & ammunition including 01 M4 rifle, 01 AK 47 rifle, pistol and other incriminating materials were recovered from the site of encounter. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror crimes. The last rites of the killed terrorists shall be performed after conducting medico-legal formalities at Baramulla and their nearest family members shall be allowed to participate in the last rites. In this connection police have registered a case under relevant sections of law and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared off of all the explosive materials, if any.
SSP Budgam held interaction meetings with BDCs/Bank Managers of district Budgam
March 26: SSP Budgam Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS held interaction meetings with the BDCs and Bank Managers of various Banks of District Budgam. Later, he also reviewed the security scenario of the district. During the interaction meeting with BDCs, they were apprised about the matters of public importance and were advised to keep close coordination with police for eradication of social evils and other matters of social & public importance. While interacting with the bank managers, SSP Budgam briefed them to sensitise their clients about the menace of emerging online phishing/vishing. All the participants were assured of full cooperation from Police Budgam in their day to day affairs. Later, SSP Budgam also held meeting with SDPOs/SHOs/DOs of district Budgam to review the security scenario of the District. The officers were emphasized to work with zeal and professionalism while dealing with all aspects of policing. It was stressed upon all the officers to enhance the police public relations and deal firmly with anti national and anti social elements.
SSP Ganderbal held an interaction meeting with Media fraternity of District Ganderbal
March 26: Senior Superintendent of Police Ganderbal Shri Suhail Munawar Mir-JKPS held a detailed interaction meeting with the media fraternity of District Ganderbal. While highlighting the role of media as 4th pillar of democracy, SSP Ganderbal pinned hopes on the media fraternity in bringing out positivity to the masses and help Police to eradicate social evils/crimes and stressed on mutual cooperation for the betterment of the society. During the meeting various issues having direct bearing on the society were discussed. The Media fraternity extended wholehearted cooperation with District Police Ganderbal. The interaction meeting ended with a vote of thanks.
CKR Lions & NKR Chargers won today’s matches of Zonal level U-19 Cricket Tournament
March 26: Today two matches of Zonal Level U-19 Cricket Tournament were played between CKR Lions vs CKR Tigers and NKR Chargers vs SKR-B at Sher-I-Kashmir Cricket Stadium Srinagar. In the first match, CKR Lions won the toss and choose to bat first. With the century of Sharjeed Abbas, the team managed to score of 188 runs in 20 overs. In response to the target of 189 runs, CKR Tigers were bundled off on 101 by CKR Lions in 14 overs and CKR Tigers won the match by 87 runs. In the second match, NKR Chargers won the toss and choose to bat first. Batting first NKR Chargers scored 175 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. In response to the target of 176 runs, SKR-B were able to score only 68 runs in 14.1 overs and NKR Chargers won the match by 108 runs. Sharjeed Abbas for scoring a century of CKR Lions and Momin for taking 5 wickets of NKR Chargers were declared as the best players of these matches.
Police arrests drug peddler in Bandipora
March 26: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Bandipora have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Based on specific information, a police party from Police Station Bandipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora established a checkpoint at Ajar Chowk Bandipora. During checking, one person identified as Mohmad Ramzan Sofi son of Abdul Khaliq Sofi resident of Kaloosa Bandipora was intercepted. On his personal checking, officers were able to recover 624 capsules/tablets of banned drugs from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR number 35/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Bandipora and investigation into the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Police held meetings with jurisdictional Bank Managers in Handwara
March 26: In view of recent bank dacoity incidents and to avoid recurrence of such incidents, Police held meetings with the Managers of different banks falling in the jurisdiction of Police District Handwara. The meetings were held in the concerned Police Stations. The meetings were chaired by respective SHOs. During the meeting threadbare discussions were held with regard to the security of bank branches and all the bank managers were advised to install CCTV cameras and also devise a proper security plan to ensure that each bank branch should have proper security round the clock, so that no such incident shall take place in future. All the participants have given assurance that the security of all bank branches shall be taken on priority and no loophole shall be left in it. The bank officials have been advised to liaise with the concerned police stations/units and seek help from the nearest police establishments in case of any emergency.
Press Release
March 25: Today at about 1545hrs, terrorists attacked upon a CRPF vehicle at Lawaypora on National Highway Srinagar. Senior police & CAPF officers immediately reached at the terror crime spot to evacuate injured and to ascertain the facts & circumstances leading to said terror attack. Preliminary investigation revealed that terrorists had fired indiscriminately upon a CRPF vehicle of 73Bn at Lawaypora on National Highway in which 04 CRPF personnel received bullet injuries. All the injured personnel were immediately evacuated to hospital for the treatment of their injuries. However, two of the injured namely SI Shri Manga Ram Dev Barman & Ct Ashok Kumar succumbed to their injuries and attained martyrdom. IGP Kashmir and all ranks of Kashmir Zone Police pay rich tributes to martyrs SI/GD Manga Ram Devbarman & CT/Driver Ashok Kumar of 73Bn CRPF, who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty. We stand by their families at this critical juncture. Preliminary investigations indicate that this terror attack was planned & carried out by the terrorists affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. Police has registered a case in this regard under relevant sections of law. Investigation is vigorously going on and officers continue to work to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime besides identifying the terrorists involved in the crime. Area has been cordoned and search in the area is going on to nab the terrorists.
Police arrests drug peddler in Pampore
March 25: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Pampore and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers from Police Station Pampore at a checkpoint established in their jurisdiction intercepted one person identified as Mohammad Ayoub Akhoon son of Bashir Ahmad Akhoon resident of Tulbagh Pampore. During checking, officers were able to recover 55 grams of charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case vide FIR number 37/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Pampore 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.
Sopore Police arrests bootlegger; 22 bottles of illicit liquor recovered
March 25: Acting tough against the social crimes, Police in Sopore have arrested a bootlegger and recovered 22 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. Officers from Police Station Tarzoo at a checkpoint established near Sangrama Chowk on NHW intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK04B-9591 driven by Farooq Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Nabi Ganie resident of Langate Handwara. During checking, officers were able to recover 22 bottles of illicit liquor from the vehicle. The accused has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 20/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Tarzoo and further investigation has been initiated. Locals have lauded the efforts of Police and appealed to continue such drives in future as well. Police has resolved to act tough against inimical elements. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding anti social elements in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in anti social activities will be dealt as per law.
Shopian Police inaugurates Women Helpdesk at Police Station Imamsahab
March 25: To help the women/girls in distress, Police in Shopian have inaugurated a Women Helpdesk at Police Station Imamsahab. The Women Helpdesk was inaugurated by SSP Shopian Shri Amritpal Singh-IPS. On the occasion, ASP Shopian, SDPO Zainapora, DySP PC Imamsahab and other senior officers of the district were present. The help desk is aimed to respond to all such calls made by the women who are victims of domestic violence. The growing incidents of violences like domestic violence, dowry demand on marriages, social discrimination, or any kind of abuse or violence demands an immediate redressal mechanism. As the idea is to provide a prompt and reliable response mechanism to all the reports and information of domestic violence and offenses against women, a 24X7 Women Helpdesk at Police Station Imamsahab has been established. This initiative is aimed to cater the need and to ensure timely action to end the menace of violence against women. Shopian Police is at the toe to eradicate this seed of tyranny from society and bring glamour of peace and work for empowerment of women. A scooty has also been allotted to the women helpdesk to cater the need as and when required.
Kulgam Police bids farewell to outgoing Additional SP Kulgam
March 21: Kulgam Police accorded a farewell to the Addl. SP Kulgam Kulgam Shri. Mohammad Yousuf-JKPS on his transfer at a function held at District Police Lines Kulgam. SP Kulgam Shri. GurinderPal Singh-IPS speaking on the occasion praised the outgoing officer for his dedication and commitment to the assigned duties as Addl. SP Kulgam. He congratulated the officer for his new posting as SSP Awantipora. Later on, a momento was presented to outgoing Addl. SP Kulgam as a token of love. Outgoing Addl. SP Kulgam thanked all the officers and officials of District Police Kulgam for cooperation and support in his tenure and express gratitude to SP Kulgam for applauding his role.
Srinagar Police tracks down missing youth of Doda; handed over to Doda Police
March 21: Srinagar Police upon receiving an information from Doda Police that two young boys namely Bilal Ahmed Mir son of Nazir Ahmed Mir resident of Dalori Sonoo Gandoh Doda and Shezan Ahmed Mir son of Mohammad Abass Mir son of Kota Gandoh Doda are missing from Bhaderwah since 14th March 2021 and might have travelled towards Srinagar. On receipt of this information, the investigation was started and further details were collected from concerned Police Station. Officers taking assistance of the modern scientific aids and technical analysis of the information lead to track their location successfully from Nehrupark in Srinagar. After completing legal formalities at respective Police Station, both the boys have been handed over to Doda Police. Families of both the boys have appreciated the role of Police and conveyed their thanks to Srinagar Police.
Zonal level U-19 T20 Cricket Tournament update
March 21: The second match of the Zonal Level U-19 T20 Cricket Tournament which was inaugurated by DGP J&K Shri Dilbag Singh-IPS on 20 March 2021 at SK Stadium Sonwar Srinagar was played between CKR Lions and NKR Defenders. Batting first CKR Lions scored 181/10 in 20 overs and while chasing the target NKR Defenders were all out at 90 runs in 17.3 overs. CKR Lions won the match by 91 runs. The best performer Mr. Sirsheel Abbas for his 68 runs in 27 balls was declared as man of the Match.
Police public interaction meeting held at PS Karan Nagar
March 16: As a part of public outreach programme, police public interaction meeting was held at Police Station Karan Nagar. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Karan Nagar and was attended by the representatives of Market Committee Karanagar. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues including parking for vehicles etc. The chairing officers assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The chairing officer also advised the participants to install CCTV cameras in and around their business establishments. The participants assured their cooperation and appreciated the efforts of Police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely. The participants also urged that such kind of interactive meetings shall be organized in future for plugging the gap between public and police.
Police organized drug de-addiction awareness programmes in Srinagar
March 16: Police in Srinagar have initiated a drug de-addiction campaign in view of the growing menace of drug abuse and addiction especially among youth. The programme was started in Sub-Division Hazratbal, Shaheed Gunj and Sadder by distributing informative stickers in order to make the general public aware about the ill-effect of drug consumption and drug peddling. SP Hazratbal Shri Sudhanshu Verma-IPS, SDPO Hazratbal Shri Shafaat Mohammad-JKPS, SDPO Sadder Shri Azhar Rashid-JKPS, SDPO Shaheed Gunj Shri Shahijahan Choudhary-JKPS along with concerned SHOs and territorial officers visited some prominent institutions and places like Four Friends School Gillikadal Zaidibal Srinagar, Govt Higher Secondary School Rawalpora, Govt High School Natipora, Akash Coaching Institute Rajbagh, Education Solution Coaching Institute Karan Nagar, Hari Singh High Street Market, Iqbal Memorial Institute Bemina, Amar Singh College Srinagar and held brief interactive sessions with the audience about the substance abuse and then distributed stickers among them to spread the awareness about the drug abuse. SP Hazratbal while interacting with the students at Four Friends School Gillikadal Zaidibal, asked them to come forward to eradicate the menace of drug abuse from the society by playing active role in propagating and educating your dear ones about the drug abuse. They were asked to contact on the given helpline phone numbers for any assistance and to come forward for any information about drug peddlers. During the campaign, SDPO Sadder & SDPO Shaheed Gunj asked the general public to assist Police in identifying the drug peddlers, so that the society can be made drugs free. They also asked for public support and cooperation by working together for a healthy society. All the stakeholders have also been taken into confidence and officers assured them for any kind of assistance in order to eradicate the menace of drug abuse and its consumption from the district.
Ganderbal Police launches plantation drive
March 16: Ganderbal Police launched a plantation drive in collaboration with Sindh Forest Division Ganderbal in the premises of Police establishments at Dignibal. The drive was launched by SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS, besides ASP Ganderbal, DFO Sindh Division Ganderbal, DySP Hqrs Ganderbal, DySP DAR and other officers/officials of the District also participated in plantation drive. The main aim of this initiative is to promote greenery in our establishments as a part of larger sustainable ecological development. The preservation of our ecology assumes importance so as to stabilize our ecosystem in order to preserve the ecological diversity. Promoting greenery will help us to offset emissions which upset our ecological balance. SSP Ganderbal while speaking on the occasion said that Ganderbal Police has launched a special drive for plantation of Kail and Deodar sampling in Police establishment premises in order to augment the Green Gold. He also requested people to go for maximum plantation during current month as it is best time for plantation of various kinds of trees to keep the nature in its best balance.
Police saved 04 youth from joining terrorist ranks in Budgam and Ganderbal
March 16: Prompt action by Police in Budgam and Ganderbal prevented four youth from joining terrorist ranks and after proper counselling were handed over to their parents. In Budgam, Police received information that two teenagers had left their houses and went missing on 14th March 2021. Accordingly, police teams were constituted and subsequently tracked and recovered both the youth in Tral area of Awantipora. Both the youth are in their early teenage, and had got influenced on social media to join terrorist ranks. They were instigated by Pakistan based recruiting handlers through social media handles. Both the youth were properly counselled in presence of their family members and handed over to their parents. Meanwhile in Ganderbal, Police have also saved two youth residents of Batwina and Kurhama area of Ganderbal who left their houses to join terrorist ranks and had initially gone to Shopian. Further when they reached to Karannagar-Batamaloo axis, they were apprehended by Police. Facts have been revealed by the duo that they were motivated by Pakistan based terror handlers to join terrorism and asked to establish contact with their ground cadre in District Shopian. After proper counselling, both the youth will be handed over to their parents. Their families have hailed the efforts of police and thanked J&K Police for their timely action. The members of the society said that due to swift action by police, the lives and future of the boys has been saved from devastation.