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Range Level U-19 T20 Cricket Tournament Update
February 23: The semi-finals of ongoing Range level U-19 T20 Cricket tournament which commenced on 21-02-2021 were played today at SK Stadium Sonwar Srinagar. The first semifinal match was played between Khanyar Knight Riders and Ganderbal Blues. Batting first Khanyar Knight Riders scored huge total of 203/5 in 20 overs. In reply Ganderbal Blues were all out on 166 in 19.3 overs. The excellent batting and bowling by the Khanyar Knight Riders lead to their win by 37 runs against Ganderbal Blues in the first semi-final match. Sirsheel Abass Bhat, Captain of Khanyar Knight Riders who scored 69 runs was declared man of the match. The 2nd semi-final match was played between Budgam Greens and Ganderbal Reds. Batting first Ganderbal Reds scored 140/9 in 20 overs. In reply Budgam Greens were all out on 112 in 19.4 overs. Thus Ganderbal Reds won 2nd semi-final by 28 runs. Arif Ahmad Dar of Ganderbal Reds, who scored 58 runs on 30 balls was judged as man of the match. The final match of the tournament will be played between Khanyar Knight Riders and Ganderbal Reds.
Ganderbal police seizes five 12-bore shotguns in multiple raids from Poachers
February 23: In a special drive against poachers, Police in Ganderbal have seized five 12-bore shotguns in Shalbugh and Paribal villages. Officers from Police Station Kheerbhawani and Police Post Shadipora raided at different locations in Shalbugh and Paribal villages of Ganderbal area and recovered five 12-bore guns from poachers who are misusing their licensed weapons and caused huge loss by killing large number of migratory birds. In this regard, cases vide FIR No.11/21 and FIR No. 25/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered against five Persons in Police Station Kheerbhawani and Police Station Ganderbal respectively. Further investigations have been initiated. SSP Ganderbal Shri Khilal Ahmed Poswal- JKPS warned those poachers who are killing migratory birds either with licensed or unlicensed weapons. He said that killing of migratory birds not only threatens certain species but also leads to degradation of ecosystem and livelihood of locals as well.
Sopore Police facilitates Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting
February 23: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was facilitated by Sopore Police at Dalri Rafiabad in the jurisdiction of PS Dangiwacha. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other Covid protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Rafiabad Shri Nissar Ahmad-JKPS and was accompanied by SHO Police Station Dangiwacha. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens, Sarpanchs and Panchs of the area. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues including non-availability of potable water and electricity, maintenance of roads and drains, non-availability of Headmaster at Government Middle School Dalri, non-availability of Ration Depo, 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 Rafiabad said that such meetings are conducted to solicit the suggestions and support for better policing and would be conducted in the future as well. He 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.
Police arrests 14 drug peddlers across Kashmir valley; Huge quantity of contraband substances recovered
February 23: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in a series of actions across Kashmir valley have arrested 14 drug peddlers and recovered contraband/psychotropic substances from their possession. In Baramulla, Officers at a checkpoint established at Kunzar Market intercepted a person identified as Reyaz Ah Mir resident of Beewa Kunzar. During checking, officers were able to recover 700 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kunzer where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case vide FIR numbers 11/2021 under relevant section of law has been registered at PS Kunzer and further investigation have been taken up. Similarly in Kulgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Nipora crossing intercepted a vehicle (Chevrolet Aveo LS Car) bearing registration number JK01K-8909 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Aarif Ahmad Ganie & Muzaffar Ahmad Ganie, both residents of Hassanpora Bagh Bijebhara. During checking officers were able to recover 550 grams of Charas 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. A case vide FIR no. 32/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in this regard. In another action, officers from Police Station DH Pora while patrolling, intercepted three persons identified as Abdul Majeed Malik resident of Nagam DH Pora, Zeeshan Ahmad Malik resident of Khull and Tawseef Ahmad Naik resident of Chimmer. During checking officers were able to recover 90 grams of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. A case vide FIR no. 16/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in PS DH Pora and investigation has been initiated. In Sopore, Police have arrested eight notorious drug peddlers involved in smuggling/supplying drugs to the local youth and have recovered huge quantity of psychotropic substances from their possession. They have been identified as Umar Farooq Sheikh resident of Seloo, Muhammad Rafeeq Ganie resident of Ganie Mohalla Dangerpora, Sheikh Muzaffar Qadir, Ab Rashid Sheikh, Muhammad Asif Naikoo and Ishfaq Ahmad Khaja, all residents of Seloo, Rameez Ahmad Mir resident of Aadipora and Basit Hassan Mir resident of Changa Mohalla Arampora. They have been shifted to Police Station Sopore where they remain in custody. Cases vide FIR numbers 36/2021, 41/2021, 43/2021, 44/2021 & 45/2021 under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Sopore and investigations have been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police arrests a doctor and his associates for conducting illegal termination of pregnancy in Ganderbal
February 22: Police in Ganderbal have arrested a doctor and his associates for conducting illegal termination of pregnancy of a minor girl. In a prompt action, on a report from Victim Liaisoning Officer, deputed with a minor rape victim in a previous case FIR No.14/2021 U/S 376 IPC that the said girl (name with held) has been subjected to compulsive delivery of baby by some unknown doctor and that the infant may have been killed during such illegal procedure, Ganderbal Police filed a fresh case FIR No.24 of 2021 U/S 326, 312 IPC at Police Station Ganderbal and initiated investigation into the case. SSP Ganderbal, Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS constituted a team under the supervision of DySP Head Quarters Ganderbal Dr Abdul Majid-JKPS including SHO Ganderbal to nab the accused. The victim girl revealed that her family members took her to accused Doctor's clinic in Sopore where she was subjected to illegal termination of pregnancy. The accused doctor was subsequently arrested and identified as Dr. Ghulam Nabi Bhat son of Mohammad Sultan Bhat resident of New Colony Sopore. Further leads into this gruesome crime also led to the arrest of five other persons assisting the doctor namely Altaf Khan son of Mehboob Khan, Mst Ulfat wife of Altaf Khan, Mst Haseena Begum wife of Abdul Gani Khan all residents of Dedrambagh Ganderbal, Bashir Ahmad Kumar son of Ali Mohd Kumar resident of Baghi Mehtab and Mst Afrooza wife of Ghaznafar Ali Hajam resident of Alamgari Bazar for providing logistic and technical assistance in carrying out illegal procedure nearly at term stage. Investigation in the case is going on and more arrests are expected.
Range Level U-19 T20 Cricket Tournament Update
February 22: The opening match of the Range Level U-19 T20 Cricket Tournament which was inaugurated by DIG Central Kashmir Range Shri Amit Kumar-IPS on 21.02.21 at SK Stadium Sonwar Srinagar was played between Khanyar Knight Riders and Budgam Reds. Winning the toss, Khanyar Knight Riders elected to bat first. Khanyar Knight Riders batted beautifully and scored 172/7 in 20 overs’. In reply, Budgam Reds failed with the bat and were all out on 71 in 10.2 overs’. The excellent batting and bowling by the Khanyar Knight Riders lead to their comfortable win by 101 runs against Budgam Reds in the opening match. Afan Muzafar of Khanyar Knight Riders who took 04 wickets and also scored 15 runs was declared man of the match for his brilliant performance.
Martyr Altaf Hussain Memorial T-20 Police Premiere Cricket league (2020-2021) organised by District Ganderbal
February 21: In order to provide a platform to the talented youth and channelize their energy in positive manner in sports activities, a T-20 Cricket League was organized by District Police Ganderbal which was inaugurated by DGP J&K Shri Dilbagh Singh-IPS on October 08, 2020 in Ganderbal District of Central Kashmir and the tournament was dedicated to the Martyr Mohammad Altaf Hussain under Civic Action Programme of J&K Police. SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS, hosted the closing ceremony of Police Cricket League T-20 and the officers who were present at the closing ceremony includes Additional SP Ganderbal Shri Feroz Yehya-JKPS, DySP Hqrs Ganderbal Dr Abdul Majid-JKPS, SDPO Kangan Shri Yasir Qadri-JKPS, DySP DAR Umar Rashid-JKPS, other Police Officers/ officials of Ganderbal Police. Besides, family members of Martyr Altaf Hussain were also present on this occasion. Further a huge gathering of spectators including members of civil society and media fraternity were also present on the occasion. The Police Cricket T-20 League was participated by 64 teams from different parts of District Ganderbal and tournament was played on League-cum-knock out basis, among them two best teams viz; DCAG and Valley stars dragged out 62 teams out from the league and speared their places in the final match. Valley Stars won the toss and decided to Bowl first, DCAG scored 123 all out in 19.4 overs. Ehsan and Showkat both knocked 20 runs, Rafiq Ahmad from team Valley Stars took 3 wickets and gave 31 runs in his spell. Valley Stars needed 123 runs from 20 overs to win, Valley Stars collapsed on 83 runs in 15th over. Sayim Mustafa delivered a magnificent spell he took 6 wickets and gave only 11 runs in 4 overs. DCAG won the final match by 39 runs. Sayim Mustafa was declared Man of the Match for his brilliant performance. He was also declared best bowler of the tournament as well as Man of the Tournament as he took 17 wickets and scored 262 runs in the tournament including three half centuries. All the participants who were present on this said occasion paid two minute silence prayer in commemoration of Martyr Altaf Hussain. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Ganderbal paid rich tribute to the Martyr Mohammad Altaf Hussain and also said that Martyr Altaf set an example of bravery and responsibility, the whole Police Department is proud of his valour and sacrifice as he fought till his last breath. SSP Ganderbal said, Ganderbal Police would provide all possible support for channelizing the energy of youth towards positive direction. He also added, DIG Central Kashmir Range Shri Amit Kumar-IPS has also inaugurated a range level U-19 T-20 Cricket Tournament at S K Stadium Srinagar today, in which two teams of District Ganderbal viz Ganderbal Blues & Ganderbal Reds are also participating. The best performing two teams shall be selected to compete at Zonal/UT level, which will provide them a UT/National level platform he added. With this SSP Ganderbal wishes best of luck to the both teams of Ganderbal who are competing In this range level tournament. SSP Ganderbal while interacting with the participating teams passed a message that youth has power for a change and they should use their energy in positive activities which will also spare youth from the menace of drugs as it not only ruins his life or family but society as well. He also appreciated the efforts of Officers/Officials of Ganderbal Police and whole team of DCAG for making this Cricket League possible in a best manner. Later SSP Ganderbal distributed cash prizes, trophies, momentous among participants respectively.
Police arrests a bootlegger; another drug peddler booked under PSA
February 21: Police in its recent action drug dealings and illegal activities have arrested a bootlegger in Sopore and recovered illicit liquor from his possession. Meanwhile a drug peddler was booked under PSA in Ganderbal. In Sopore, officers at a checkpoint established at Dangiwacha intercepted a vehicle bearing registration No JK05D-0236 driven by Tariq Ahmad Khan son of Hussain Khan resident of Rampur Uri. During search, officers were able to recover illicit liquor from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Dangiwacha where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized. Accordingly, case FIR No. 28/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Dangiwacha and further investigation is in progress. In Ganderbal, earlier a huge cache of contraband substances were recovered from a drug peddler identified as Shamaas Din Lone @Shaba son of Mehraj- U- Din Lone resident of Duderhama, Ganderbal of which Cases vide FIR Nos 99/2013, 202/2013 and 126/2018 stands registered at Police Station Ganderbal. Accordingly, the investigation of the cases was completed and the arrested drug peddler was booked under PSA after obtaining sanctions from the concerned authorities. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers and illegal activities in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling & illegal activities will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against illegal activities should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Illegal excavation and transportation of Sand/ Bajri
February 21: Ganderbal police launched a drive against illegal mining along the banks of Nullah Sindh and arrested two persons for illegal excavation and transportation of Sand/ Bajri. Besides, two vehicles were also seized from the spot. A police party from Police station Kheer Bhawani headed by SHO PS established a special naka near Nullah Sindh, intercepted two tippers bearing registration numbers JK05A-4007 and JK0AL-1642 along with drivers identified as Towseef Ahmad Dar resident of Gangerhama and Tariq Ahmad Mir resident of Syedpora Harwan Srinagar were found indulging in illegal mining to excavate Sand/ Bajri illegally. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Both vehicles used in the commission of the crime have also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 10/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Kheer Bhawani 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.
DIG Central Kashmir Range inaugurates Range level U-19 T20 Cricket Tournament at SK Stadium Srinagar
February 21: In order to provide a platform to the youth and channelize their energy in a positive manner, today a range level U-19 T20 cricket tournament was inaugurated by DIG Central Kashmir Range Shri Amit Kumar - IPS at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium Sonawar Srinagar. On the occasion, senior officers of Police including SP City East Ms. Sheema Nabi-IPS, SP City North Shri Sandeep Gupta-IPS, SP Hqrs Srinagar Shri Majid Malik-JKPS, SP City South Shri Sajad Ahmad Shah-JKPS, SP City West Shri Shahzad Ahmad Salaria-JKPS, Staff Officer to DIG CKR, DySP DAR Srinagar, DySP Hqrs Srinagar, SDPO Nehru Park and other Officers/Officials of Police department. Huge gathering of spectators including members from civil society and media fraternity were also present on the occasion. Total 06 teams from the Central Kashmir Range (02 each from Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal) will participate in the tournament. Tournament will be played on league-cum-knock out basis and the two best teams will then play at the zonal level. Staff officer to DIG CKR welcomed all the guests and participants of 06 teams (KMR Tigers Harwan, Khanyar Knight Riders, Budgam Reds, Budgam Greens, Ganderbal Blues and Ganderbal Reds) and emphasized that Jammu & Kashmir Police has always been looking for positive activities and is always on the fore-front to organise various youth engagements programmes and this one is also a step forward in this direction. DIG CKR Shri Amit Kumar-IPS after interacting with the participants emphasized upon the youth to take part in games and sports and encourage others to follow the same. He also said that one of the basic objectives of organising this tournament is to explore and tap hidden talent of budding youth and give them opportunity to improve and hone up their skills and at the same time keep them away from drug abuse and other social evils. The participants were informed that the best performing two teams shall be selected to compete at Zonal/UT Level, which will provide them a UT/National level platform.
Awantipora Police seized two vehicles with same registration number
February 19: Police in Awantipora have seized two vehicles with same registration number plying on National Highway. Police Station Awantipora received information that two Tavera vehicles with same registration number JK01AM-0102 are plying on the National Highway. Upon this information a special naka was established at Awantipora market and both the vehicles were seized. The owner of both the vehicles has been identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Sofi resident of Awantipora. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. A Case vide FIR no. 25/2021 under relevant sections of law have been registered in Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been initiated.
Ganderbal police arrests 02 persons for poaching migratory birds
February 19: Police in Ganderbal have started a special drive against poachers who are misusing their licensed weapons for hunting migratory birds. Police Station Ganderbal have arrested two persons identified as Javid Ahmad Malla and Mushtaq Ahmad Malla both of resident of Fethapora Ganderbal who have misused their licensed weapons and caused huge loss to the wet lands in Shallbugh area of District Ganderbal by killing large number of migratory birds. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 21/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered against the said Persons in Police Station Ganderbal and further investigation has been initiated. SSP Ganderbal Shri Khilal Ahmed Poswal- JKPS has taken up the matter with District Magistrate Ganderbal for cancellation of licenses of such persons who are misusing the licensed weapons and causing destruction of migratory birds. Teams have been constituted to keep watch in wetland areas and ensure action against such culprits.
Sopore Police arrests drug peddler; psychotropic substance recovered
February 19: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Sopore and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers during the course of investigation of case FIR No. 24/2021 of Police Station Dangiwacha, arrested one more drug peddler identified as Shakir Ahmad Baba resident of Ladoora Rafiabad along with 13 bottles of Codeine Phosphate. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Further investigation into the matter is going on. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighborhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Kulgam police busts gang of burglars
February 19: Acting on specific information, during intervening night of 16/17 February, Kulgam police headed by In-charge PP Mirbazar Sub Inspector Imtiyaz Ahmad under the supervision of SDPO Qazigund established a checking point at Mirbazar area of the district. During checking, police party intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK01AL-6822. On noticing the naka party, three persons de-boarded the vehicle and fled from the spot taking advantage of darkness. However, two more persons boarding the vehicle identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Guroo son of Gulzar Ahmad Guroo and Mohd Yaseen Sofi son of Abdul Salam Sofi, both the residents of Rabitar Shadipora Ganderbal were apprehended. During questioning, the duo confessed that they were going to Hiller Qazigund for burglary purpose. When the officers spoke to them, they learnt about their involvement in many burglaries at various locations in district Kulgam and in other districts of South Kashmir and Central Kashmir. The duo also disclosed the names of other three accomplices who fled from the checking point as Abdul Qayoom Guroo son of Mohd Shafi Guroo, Aarif Ahmad Guroo son of Mohd Shafi Guroo, Hilal Ahmad Dar son of Ghulam Ahmad Dar, all residents of Rabitar Shadipora Ganderbal. They further disclosed about the modus operandi of burglary and the disposal of looted gold ornaments, as the stolen gold was being sold to Zum Zum Ornaments owned by Shabaz Ahmad of Sultanpora and Star Gold (Baramulla & Sultanpora) owned by Aabid Abass, a resident of Sultanpora and was further sharpened into gold biscuits by a person namely Vikas resident of Maharashtra at present Sultanpora who is evading arrest. So far during investigation, 60 golden ornaments worth lakhs have been recovered and four persons have been arrested. A case FIR number 299/2020 under relevant sections of law stand registered at Police Station Qazigund. Investigation into the case is going and more recoveries & arrests are expected. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
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February 19: On 18/02/2021 at about 2335hrs based on specific input regarding presence of terrorists in village Badigam area of Shopian, a joint cordon and search operation was launched by Police, 44RR and 178Bn CRPF in the said area. During the search operation as the presence of terrorists got ascertained, repeated announcements were made to the hiding terrorists to lay down their illegal weapons and surrender, instead the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately and also managed to keep some of the inmates as hostage. Due to darkness the operation was suspended however the cordon remained intact throughout night. Today morning with the first light, the joint party tactfully were able to evacuate the hostage. Repeated announcements were again made to hiding terrorists to surrender, but the terrorists fired indiscriminately on security forces which was retaliated resulting in elimination of all the three hiding terrorists. They have been identified as Suhail Sheikh @Azeem son of Abdul Ghani Sheikh resident of Turkwangam, Shahid Ahmad Dar @Furkan son of Bashir Ahmad Dar resident of Samboora Awantipora and Muddasir Ahmad Wagay son of Fayaz Ahmad Wagay resident of Chak Sangren, affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Al-badr. The bodies of all the three killed terrorists were retrieved from the site of encounter. Arms & ammunition including 02 AK rifles, 05 AK magazines, 96 AK rounds, 01 pistol, 01 pistol magazine, 05 pistol rounds 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. In another incident, Budgam police, 53RR and 79Bn CRPF launched a joint cordon and search operation in village Zanigam Beerwah of Budgam. During the search operation the hiding terrorists fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party in which two J&K police personnel namely Mohammad Altaf 1444/SPO and SgCt Manzoor Ahmad 761/AP 13th Bn received gunshot injuries. However, one of the injured namely Mohammad Altaf succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom while another injured police personnel has been shifted to hospital. However, taking advantage of the darkness, the terrorists believed to be two in number managed to escape in an injured condition from the spot. Efforts are on to track the terrorists. A terror crime incident also occurred in Bagat Barzulla area of district Srinagar where a terrorist fired indiscriminately with an automatic weapon concealed inside his Pheran (a traditional Kashmiri dress) upon unarmed J&K police personnel. In this terror incident, two police personnel namely SgCT Mohammad Yousuf of Zurhama Kupwara and Ct Suhail Ahmad of Logripora Aishmuqam received critical gunshot injuries. They were shifted to hospital for treatment where they succumbed to their injuries and attained martyrdom. Investigation in the case is in progress and officers continue to work vigorously to establish the full circumstances of this terror crime. Preliminary investigation on the basis of CCTV footages and other evidence indicate involvement of two terrorists in the attack, one of them identified as Saqib, a local terrorist and another FT, affiliated with proscribed terror outfit LeT. Police have launched a manhunt to nab the terrorists. In order to pay honor and respect to the fallen heroes of JKP, wreath laying ceremonies were held at District Police Lines Srinagar. Floral tributes were paid to Martyr Mohammad Altaf, Martyr SgCT Mohammad Yousuf of Zurhama Kupwara and Martyr Ct Suhail Ahmad of Logripora Aishmuqam. Civil, Police, CAPFs and Army Officers led by IGP Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains and paid rich tributes to the martyrs. Among others who paid tributes include IG CRPF Shri Deepak Ratan, DIG CKR Shri Amit Kumar-IPS, DC Srinagar & DC Budgam and other officers of Police and security forces. We pay our rich tributes to the martyrs for their supreme sacrifice made in the line of duty and stand by their family at this crucial juncture.
Krishna Dhaba terrorist attack worked out within 48 hours
February 19: Jammu and Kashmir police achieved a big success with the arrest of three terrorists involved in Krishna Dhaba attack within 48 hours. They have been identified as Suhail Ahamad Mir son of Fateh Mohd Mir resident of Dangerpora Nowgam, Owais Manzoor Sofi son of Manzoor Ahmad Sofi resident of Dangarpora (occupation butcher) and Vilayat Aziz Mir son of Abdul Aziz Mir resident of Hanipora Wampora Pulwama. Pertinent to mention here that Owais Manzoor was previously involved in case FIR No 46/2018 under section 148, 149, 336, 152 RPC of PS Nowgam. The case was challaned on 4/12/2018 at district & sessions judge Budgam. On 17th Feb 2021, when the European delegation was on a day visit, Pak based terrorist organisation LeT (which through its new modus operandi of floating new terror organisation and revival of some old names) in its cowardly attempt to disrupt the ongoing peaceful atmosphere in valley choose a soft target, a famous food outlet Krishna Dhaba and attacked its inmates to terrorise the non locals living in valley and to disrupt the tourist activity which has seen an upsurge from past two months as the food out let is very famous and popular among the tourists visiting the valley. Immediately after the attack Srinagar police with the help of CCTV footage and Technical assistance started working on certain leads and after hectic efforts on technical and human intelligence zeroed on certain clues and tied up with district police Pulwama and district Police Anantnag. On the basis of intelligence, many suspected spots were raided by the joint team of Srinagar and Pulwama police which led to arrest of Vilayat Aziz Mir son of Abdul Aziz Mir resident of Hanipora Wampora Pulwama. Similarly, by another joint team of Srinagar and Anantnag police various suspected spots were raided in Anantnag district, which led to the arrest of Suhail Ahmad Mir son of Fateh Mohd Mir and Owais Manzoor Sofi son of Manzoor Ahmad Sofi, both residents of Dangerpora. During further course of investigation, it was learnt that Vilayat was in contact with one Gazi, an active terrorist and trained him locally a month before. He performed the recce of Dalgate Durganag area along with other terrorist associates ten days prior to attack. On 17/2/2021 the trio on the bike of Suhail Ahmed Mir son of Fateh Mohd Mir resident of Dangerpora, at around 7:15 reached Krishna Dhaba and fired indiscriminately on the staff, injuring critically Aakash Mehra S/O Ramesh Kumar Mehra. The Pak based terrorist organisation have adopted new strategies by recruiting local youths who are in their teens and allowing them to mix up with the family friends and live normally and training them for a day or so. They are given task by their masters and in case they get caught a public opinion be generated that they were not active militants and joined only on the day of incident. The arrest of involved trio and recovery of weapon of crime (pistol) and grenade along with other incriminating material including bike used by terrorists within hours of attack is a big success for Jammu and Kashmir police. It is pertinent to mention that trio during interrogation have confessed their involvement in the crime. A case has already been registered in this regard under relevant sections of law and further investigation is on. IGP Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has complemented the Srinagar, Pulwama and Anantnag Police who speedily carried out the investigation jointly under the close supervision of DIG CKR Shri Amit Kumar-IPS.
Sopore Police arrests drug peddler; psychotropic substance recovered
February 18: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested a drug peddler in Sopore and recovered psychotropic substance & cash amount of ₹1710 from his possession. Besides, arrested a bootlegger in Awantipora and seized 40 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. Officers from Police Station Sopore at a checkpoint established at Warpora intercepted a person identified as Muhammad Rafiq Ganie son of Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Ganie resident of Dangerpora Sopore. During checking, officers were able to recover 192 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon and a cash amount of ₹1710 from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 41/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Sopore and investigation has been initiated. Similarly, Police in Awantipora at a checkpoint established at Awantipora Chowk intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK13C-0884 with one person on board. He has been identified as Arif Ahmad Ganie resident of Qaimoh Kulgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 40 bottles of illicit liquor 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. 24/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora 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.
Awantipora Police arrests 03 HM terrorist associates; IED material recovered
February 17: Police in Awantipora have arrested three terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit HM and recovered IED material from their possession. Based on specific input regarding movement of terrorists, Awantipora Police along with 42RR and 180BN CRPF launched a joint operation in Batagund and Dadsara villages of Tral and arrested three terrorist associates linked with proscribed terrorist outfit HM. They have been identified as Shafat Ahmad Sofi son of Muzaffar Ahmad Sofi resident of Batagund, Majid Mohammad Bhat son of late Gh. Mohammad Bhat and Umer Rashid Wani son of Abdul Rashid Wani both residents of Dadsara. As per police records, they were involved in providing shelter, logistics and transportation of arms/ammunition to the active HM terrorists in Tral and Awantipora area. On their disclosure, incriminating materials including 08 electric detonator, 07 anti-mechanism switches, 03 pressure/relay mechanism switches, 01 improvised switch and 01 anti-mine wireless antenna were recovered from the residential house of one of the arrested terrorist associate in village Dadsara. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. In this connection, a case FIR No. 09/2021 under relevant section of law stands registered in Police Station Tral. Further investigation is in progress.
Srinagar Police arrests 04 drug peddlers; contraband substances recovered
February 17: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Police have arrested 04 drug peddlers in Srinagar and recovered contraband substances from their possession. Officers from Police Station Shergarhi on a checkpoint established at Dogerpatti Haft-Chinar intercepted a vehicle (Alto) bearing registration No. JK02W-0560 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Adil Rashid Bhat resident of Usman Abad Bemina and Naveed Anjum Khan resident of Watal Kadal Safakadal. During checking, officers were able to recover 24 Small green colour cut polythene contain 12 grams of Heroin from their possession. Officers have also seized cash amount of ₹6270 from them. 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, a case FIR No. 08/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Shergarhi and investigation has been initiated. In another action, officers from Police Station Nowhatta during patrolling/checking intercepted a vehicle (Ford Flesta) bearing registration No. JK01R-3247 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Saqib Latief Daga resident of Mahraj Gunj Urdu Bazar Srinagar and Abar Altaf Misgar resident of Tanki Mohalla Jamia Masjid Nowhatta. During checking, officers were able to recover 24 grams of white colour powder Heroin 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, a case FIR No. 06/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Nowhatta and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Kulgam and Awantipora; Contraband substances recovered
February 17: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Kulgam and Awantipora have arrested four drug peddlers & recovered contraband substances from their possession, besides cash amount of ₹22,000 was also seized. In Kulgam, officers from police station Kulgam headed by SHO PS Kulgam at a checkpoint established near filling station Chawalgam signalled a person carrying two gunny bags to stop but he tried to flee from the spot. However he was chased and apprehended tactfully by the alert police party. He has been identified as Ghulam Nabi Lone resident of Rambhama. During checking, officers were able to recover 11Kgs Poppy Straw from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 18/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kulgam and further investigation into the matter has been initiated. In Awantipora, officers at a checkpoint established at Gallander Crossing Pampore of PS Pampore intercepted a vehicle (SX4) bearing registration No. JK01L-2960 with three persons on board. They have been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Masoodi resident of Bagandar Pampore, Amir Hamid Lone and Owaise Gul both residents of Drangbal Pampore. During checking, officers were able to recover 10kgs of Poppy Straw from their possession. Officers have also seized cash amount of ₹22000 from them. During questioning, the arrested trio admitted that the seized money pertains to the proceeds of the narcotic substances. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Pampore where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 18/2021 under relevant sections of law has been 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.
IGP Kashmir promotes 46 officials to their next ranks, orders In-Situ promotion in respect of 17 Police personnel
February 17: On the recommendation of special departmental promotion committee Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has promoted 11 Head Constables of Executive Police to the rank of Assistant Sub Inspectors, 26 SgCts to the rank of Head Constables and 09 Constables to the rank of SgCts. Besides, after completion of all departmental formalities 03 Head Constables, 02 Selection Grade Constables and 12 Constables have been granted In-Situ promotion after completing nine year of service on the same rank. IGP Kashmir has felicitated the promoted officers and their families and has expressed hope that these newly promoted officers will strive to work hard for the interests of general public maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the Union Territory of J&K.
Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone traced/recovered Smart-phones worth lacs of rupees
February 16: Continuing its efforts to extend the services to the general public and to redress their grievances, Cyber Police Kashmir Zone have recovered lost mobile phones worth lakhs of rupees and handed them over to the rightful owners. Besides online frauds, scams and other cyber related crimes being reported to Cyber Police Kashmir Zone, complaints regarding missing of mobile phones are also received on routine basis. During the month of February 2021, Cyber Police Kashmir remained successful in its efforts by tracing 52 such missing smart-phones of various makes and models worth lakhs of rupees. Today the recovered smart-phones were accordingly handed over to the rightful owners at Cyber Police Station Headquarters Srinagar. Pertinently, on the directions of IGP Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS, various awareness campaigns and programs have been initiated to sensitize the general public about various contemporary online frauds, scams etc. The dedicated technical team of Cyber Police Kashmir under the supervision of SSP Tahir Ashraf-JKPS is making constant efforts to investigate various cyber crimes, besides tracing out missing mobile phones by using advanced technological and conventional methods as well. Cyber Police Kashmir is on the forefront in helping the citizens in various contemporary technological challenges being faced by the citizens in their day to day life. Community members have appreciated and eulogized the role & efforts of Cyber Police Kashmir in redressing the grievances of the general public. Cyber Police Station has once again advised the general masses not to fall prey to the online fraudsters by sharing the bank details, account details, personal details, OTP etc.
Awantipora Police arrests extortionist with toy Pistol
February 16: Police in Awantipora have arrested an extortionist with toy pistol and 04 rounds of SLR from his possession near village Barsoo, Awantipora on National Highway. In the jurisdiction of Police Station Awantipora, one person who was trying to extort money from a person near village Barsoo, Awantipora was arrested by Police. He has been identified as Mohammad Rafiq Sheikh son of Abdul Rehman Sheikh resident of Dalwach Beerwah, Budgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 01 toy Pistol, 01 Knife and 04 SLR-rounds from his possession. He has been shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR number 23/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora. Further any connection of the arrested person with terrorists for possessing 04 rounds of SLR is being investigated.
Road safety awareness programmes held in Awantipora
February 16: Police in Awantipora held road safety awareness programmes at Awantipora and Pampore during an ongoing “National Road Safety Month”. Road safety awareness programmes were held to sensitize general public and road users about road safety measures in which SHO PS Awantipora and SHO PS Pampore participated. In Awantipora, road safety awareness programme was held on National Highway near Barsoo Crossing in which SHO PS Awantipora interacted with the drivers travelling on the highway and sensitize them about the basic traffic road safety tips. Similarly in Pampore, road safety awareness programme was held at Gallander Crossing in which SHO PS Pampore interacted with the drivers travelling on the highway and sensitize them about the basic traffic road safety tips. Both the SHOs distributed stickers depicting traffic safety measures among the drivers travelling on National Highway. Pertinently, "National Road Safety Month" is being observed across the country from 18th of January to 17th of February 2021.
Shopian police distributes tricycles among specially-abled persons
February 16: Shopian Police under the aegis of civic action programme distributed tricycles among the specially-abled persons at DPL Shopian. SSP Shopian Shri Amritpal Singh-IPS inaugurated the distribution event besides, DySP Hqrs Shopian, DySP DAR Shopian were also present on the occasion. Tricycles were distributed among the specially-abled persons of district Shopian who are not able to stand on their legs by some natural cause or due to accidents. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Shopian said to the participants that they must be confident and enthusiastic to run shoulder to shoulder with other people of the society on equal lines. The main aim of these activities is to bridge the gap between police and public and to strengthen the police-public relationship, besides providing helping hand and support to the needy.
Police public interaction meeting facilitated at PS Karan Nagar
February 12: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Public interaction meeting was facilitated at Police Station Karan Nagar. The meeting was held while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The interaction meeting was chaired by SHO Police Station Karan Nagar and was attended by Coaching Centre Heads/Owners. During the interaction meeting different issues of public importance like social distancing, use of masks, heating/drinking water/washroom facilities in coaching centres, maintaining of register/forms etc, follow up of COVID-19 protocol, proper permission for coaching centres, installation of CCTV cameras in and outside of coaching centres and proper briefing of students in the class rooms for maintaining discipline in and outside the coaching centres were discussed in detail with the participants. The participants assured their full cooperation for implementing the guidelines discussed in the meeting. During the meeting, the participants also raised various grievances. The chairing officer assured the participants that their genuine grievances pertaining to Police will be resolved on priority and the issues pertaining to civil administration will be taken up with the concerned departments for their early redressal. The participants appreciated the efforts of Police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely and urged that such kind of interactive meetings to plug the gap between public and police shall be organized in future too.
Ganderbal police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families
February 12: Continuing its efforts to reach out to the needy and poor people, Police in Ganderbal under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among the poor and needy families residing in the jurisdiction of Police Post Shadipora. DySP HQRs Ganderbal held the distribution function along with IC PP Shadipora at Police Post Shadipora. On the occasion, Covid-19 safety kits including Nebulizer, Pulse-Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Face Shield, Face Masks (N-95), Hand Sanitizers, Hand Gloves, PPE Kit, Bathing Soaps, bottles of Liquid Hand Wash & a Kit Bag were distributed among the poor and needy families. DySP HQRs Ganderbal briefed the beneficiaries on the effective use of the items provided in the kit. General public of the area have appreciated the role of Ganderbal police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
IGP Kashmir chairs Officers meet at PCR Kashmir
February 12: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS chaired a detailed security review meeting at PCR Kashmir, senior officers of Police and CAPF attended the meeting. The meeting was attended by IG CRPF Srinagar Ms Charu Sinha-IPS, IG CRPF Kashmir Ops Sector Shri Deepak Ratan-IPS, DIG CKR, DIG BSF, DIG CRPF South Srinagar, DIG CRPF North Srinagar, DIG SSB Special Ops, SSP Srinagar and the meeting was virtually attended by DIG SKR, DIG NKR, DIGs CRPF Awantipora, Anantnag, Baramulla and all District SSsP of Kashmir Zone. At the onset of the meeting, IGP Kashmir was briefed by the Officers about various security measures adopted by them for ensuring peaceful atmosphere and stability in the valley. They also presented an overview of the steps initiated by them to counter the challenges faced at the ground level. IGP Kashmir was also briefed about the security measures put in place for the summer season especially in view of expected huge rush of tourists in Kashmir valley. While interacting with the officers, IGP Kashmir discussed the initiatives taken for the maintenance of law and order besides anti-terrorist operations in the valley. He further stressed on the officers to ensure better synergy and coordination among different security agencies at the ground level. He urged upon the officers to strengthen the general security grid and ensure peace in the Valley. IGP Kashmir also appreciated the officers of Police & Security Forces for their commitment towards their duties and contribution in maintenance of law and order and in conducting successful anti-terror operations with no collateral damage. He emphasized upon them that such efforts and coordination should continue to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the Valley. While discussing challenges with regard to security in view of the tourist season he enjoined upon the officers to handle the situations with utmost care so that anti-national and anti-social elements do not get any chance to vitiate the prevailing peaceful atmosphere. IGP Kashmir further said that persons involved in disturbing the peaceful atmosphere should be dealt strictly under law. He said that stringent action shall be taken against such elements including trouble makers and rumour mongers. He has also instructed all Districts SSsP to enhance anti terrorist operations in their respective areas and also take all proactive steps to encourage surrendering of local terrorists.
Covid-19 vaccination drive started at Awantipora
February 11: In the ongoing second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive, Police in collaboration with the Health Department started vaccination drive at Awantipora. A camp was organised today for vaccinating the police personnel who have been working actively as frontline workers for containing the Covid-19 pandemic at DPL Awantipora. Officials from Health Department provide assistance in vaccine immunization process. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Awantipora advised all the police personnel to shed any inhibitions and avail this opportunity of administering the vaccine for immunising the front line workers and also thanked the health officials for their assistance in administering the vaccine doses to police personnel.
Sopore Police facilitates Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting
February 11: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was facilitated by Sopore Police at Naidhal Rafiabad while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SDPO Rafiabad Shri Nissar Ahmad-JKPS and SHO Police Station Panzla. The meeting was attended by respectable citizens, traders, Masjid committee, Sumo association members, Panchs and Sarpanchs of the area. During the meeting, the participants raised various issues about drinking water, electricity, maintenance of roads, drains 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 Rafiabad said that such meetings are conducted to solicit the suggestions and reach out to the grievances faced by the general public for their early redressal. He also sought cooperation of people in sharing the information and identifying the drug peddlers & other miscreants so that a peaceful environment can be created. He thanked the people for participating in the meeting and providing valuable suggestions. The participants in the meeting assured their full cooperation to police in tackling social evils. Participants hailed the efforts of Police in facilitating community interaction meets where participants express their opinion freely.
Police arrests 05 drug peddlers in Kulgam and Budgam; Contraband substances recovered
February 11: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police have arrested five drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession in Kulgam & Budgam. Officers at a checkpoint established near Alstop intercepted a vehicle (Truck) bearing registration No. JK14A-9455 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Mohinder Singh and Harpal Singh both residents of RS Pora Jammu. During checking, officers were able to recover 1.5Kg of Poppy straw from their possession. Similarly, officers intercepted a suspicious person at the same checkpoint who has been identified as Reyaz Ahmad Dar resident of Harnag. During search, officers were able to recover 100grams of Charas from his possession. All the three accused persons have been arrested and shifted to PS Qazigund where they remain in custody. Accordingly, Cases vide FIR numbers 25/2021 and 26/2021 under relevant section of law have been registered at PS Qazigund and further investigation have been taken up. In Budgam, officers at a checkpoint established near Hyderpora Budgam intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JKO1X-6788 with two person on board. They have been identified as Taufeeq Ahmed Bhat @Raja resident of Tangpora Batamallo and Javiad Ahmed Dar resident of Ompora Budgam. During checking officers were able to recover psychotropic substance (15 bottle of Codine Phosphate and 225 Tablets of Alprazolam) from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Budgam where they remain in custody. Vehicles used in the commission of crime have also been seized. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Srinagar Police solves theft case, 02 accused arrested
February 09: Police in Srinagar solved a theft case by arresting two accused persons involved in the commission of crime and recovered stolen property. On 03-02-2021, Police Station Harwan received a complaint from one individual namely Javeed Ahmad Wani that his Alto car bearing registration number JK04A-1340 has been stolen during the intervening night of 2/3 Feb 2021, parked outside his house. Accordingly, case FIR No. 09/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Harwan and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, a Special Investigation Team was constituted under the supervision of SDPO Nehrupark and SP East Zone City Srinagar headed by SHO PS Harwan. The investigation team questioned many suspects and two suspected persons identified as Fahim Ahmad Malla son of Ab Hamid Malla resident of Mulphak Harwan and Nayaz Ahmad Matta son of Gh Mohidin Matta resident of Tengpora A/P Chanpora Confessed their involvement in the commission of crime. Both the accused persons have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Harwan where they remain in custody. On their disclosure stolen Alto vehicle bearing Registration number JK04A 1340 was recovered from Imamshahib Shopian. During further questioning, both the accused persons confessed to have stolen a Tata Sumo bearing registration number JKO1H-5284 from Nishat area during the intervening night of 4/5th Feb 2021. The said vehicle was recovered from Soura Srinagar. In this regard FIR No. 12/2021 already stands registered at PS Nishat. Community members have applauded the efforts made by the Srinagar police in solving the case. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Police arrests 04 drug peddlers in Budgam and Bandipora, contraband substances recovered
February 09: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was facilitated by Handwara Police at Police Station Vilgam while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SP Handwara Dr. G.V Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS besides SDPO Handwara, SHO Vilgam and other officers and officials were also present in the meeting. The meeting was attended by large number of respectable citizens, members of Masjid committee, Sumo association members, BDCs, Panchs and Sarpanchs of the area. During the meeting, the participants raised several grievances and 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 also urged that counselling classes for aspiring students of UPSC or JKPSC be held in the area to create an energy among the students and to aware them about the pattern of these exams. SP Handwara thanked the respectable citizens for participating in the meeting and providing valuable suggestions. The participants appreciated the efforts of Police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely and urged that such kind of interactive meetings to plug the gap between public and police will be organized in future too. The participants also applauded the role of police in Covid-19 pandemic and peaceful Elections.
Handwara Police facilitates PCPG meeting at Police Station Vilgam
February 09: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Budgam and Bandipora have arrested four drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession. In Budgam, officers at checkpoints established at Sebdan bridge intercepted three suspicious individuals identified as Muzamil Ahmed Khan, Mukhtar Ahmed Wani both residents of Bathar Budgam and Rafi Ahmed Dar resident of Naidgam Soibugh. During checking, officers were able to recover 10grams of Heroin, 02 litres of Codeine Phosphate and 74 Tablets of Alprazolam from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Case FIR No.28/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Budgam and investigation has been initiated. In Bandipora, Based on specific information a police party from Police Post Nowgam headed by DO Nowgam established a checkpoint at Ganastan village and intercepted one person riding a Scooter bearing registration number DL13SH-0280. He has been identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Beig resident of Ganastan Sumbal. During checking, officers were able to recover 15kg's of Charas powder from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PS where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case FIR No.14/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sumbal and investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace February 09: As a part of public outreach programme, Police Community Partnership Group (PCPG) meeting was facilitated by Handwara Police at Police Station Vilgam while following social distancing norms and other protocols. The meeting was chaired by SP Handwara Dr. G.V Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS besides SDPO Handwara, SHO Vilgam and other officers and officials were also present in the meeting. The meeting was attended by large number of respectable citizens, members of Masjid committee, Sumo association members, BDCs, Panchs and Sarpanchs of the area. During the meeting, the participants raised several grievances and 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 also urged that counselling classes for aspiring students of UPSC or JKPSC be held in the area to create an energy among the students and to aware them about the pattern of these exams. SP Handwara thanked the respectable citizens for participating in the meeting and providing valuable suggestions. The participants appreciated the efforts of Police for facilitating such meetings where participants express their views freely and urged that such kind of interactive meetings to plug the gap between public and police will be organized in future too. The participants also applauded the role of police in Covid-19 pandemic and peaceful Elections.
Ganderbal police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families
February 09: Continuing its efforts to reach out to the needy and poor people, Police in Ganderbal under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among the poor and needy families of district Ganderbal. A distribution function was held at Police Post Gutli bagh on the direction of SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS. On the occasion, Covid-19 safety kits including, each kit consists of Nebulizer, Pulse-Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Face shield, Face masks (N-95), Hand sanitizers, Hand gloves, PPE kit, Bathing soaps, Bottles of liquid hand washes and a kit bag were distributed among the poor and needy families falling in the jurisdiction of PP Gutli bagh. I/C Police Post Gutli bagh briefed the beneficiaries on the effective use of the items provided in the kit. General public of the area have appreciated the role of Ganderbal police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
Grievance Cell-one more landline added
February 09: A grievance cell consisting of representatives from all the essential service departments is functional at PCR Kashmir and takes immediate steps for redressal of the grievances. The grievances received by the Grievance Cell are forwarded to the concerned Departments for redressal and a proper follow up. The Grievance Cell consists of Health, Power Development department (PDD), Jal-Shakti, Roads & Buildings department (R&B), Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Fire & Emergency services, Department of Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCSCA) and Mechanical Engineering Department (MED). In order to cater to heavy volume of calls it has been decided to add one more landline number for the assistance of the complainants. The grievances can be registered through telephone on the below mentioned numbers: 9596201110 (Mobile) and 0194-2506548 (Landline)
Awantipora Police arrests 04 gamblers; Stake money seized
February 08: Acting tough against social crimes, Awantipora Police have arrested 04 gamblers from a gambling site and seized ₹18120/- stake money. A police party of Police Station Khrew raided a gambling site at village Mandakpal Khrew after following an input about gambling activities and apprehended 04 gamblers. They have been identified as Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Khanday resident of Mandekpal, Umer Farooq Bhat resident of Pampore, Showkat Ahmad Lone resident of Shar Shali and Jan Mohammad Khanday resident of Meej Pampore. Officers have seized playing cards and stake money of ₹18120/- from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Khrew where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 05/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered at Police Station Khrew and investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units
Srinagar Police arrests drug peddler; contraband substance recovered
February 08: Continuing its efforts to eradicate menace of drugs from the society, Police in Srinagar have arrested one drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. A police party of Police Station Rainawari headed by SHO PS Rainawari established a checkpoint at Kathidarwaza Rainawari where they intercepted a person identified as Bilal Ahmad Shah @ Sagar resident of Makhdoom Sahib Rainawari, Srinagar. During checking, officers were able to recover 134 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to police station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 05/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Rainawari 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.
Covid-19 vaccination drive started at Kulgam
February 08: In the ongoing second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive, Police in collaboration with the Health Department started vaccination drive at Kulgam. A camp was organised today for vaccinating the police personnel who have been working actively as frontline workers for containing the Covid-19 pandemic at DPL Kulgam. Officials from Health Department provide assistance in vaccine immunization process. While speaking on the occasion, SP Kulgam Shri Gurinderpal Singh-IPS advised all the police personnel to shed any inhibitions and avail this opportunity of administering the vaccine for immunising the front line workers and also thanked the health officials for their assistance in administering the vaccine doses to police personnel.
Police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families in Pulwama
February 08: Continuing its efforts to reach out the poor and needy people, police in Pulwama under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among poor & needy families at PS Rajpora and PS Kakapora. At PS Rajpora, DySP Hqrs Pulwama Shri Sheikh Mohd Shafi-JKPS supervised the distribution function besides, SHO PS Rajpora and other officers were also present on the occasion. Covid-19 safety kits including, Each kit consists of Masks, Sanitizers, Oximeter, Thermometer, Gloves, face shield etc were distributed among the poor and needy families falling in the jurisdiction of Police Station Rajpora. Expert team participated in the distribution function and displayed a detailed demo about how to use these items provided in the kit. Similarly, SDPO Litter Shri Furqan Qadri -JKPS supervised the distribution function at PS Kakapora, besides SHO PS Kakapora and other officers were also present on the occasion. Covid-19 safety kits including, Each kit consists of Masks, Sanitizers, Oximeter, Thermometer, Gloves, face shield etc were distributed among the poor and needy families falling in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kakapora. Expert team participated in the distribution function and displayed a detailed demo about how to use these items provided in the kit. General public of the area have appreciated the role of Pulwama police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
Sopore Policeman returned lost amount to the rightful owner
February 08: In a gesture of humanity and honesty, a Policeman from District Police Sopore handed over an amount of Rs. 15,000/- to the rightful owner which he found in Sopore area. A Policeman namely Ishtiyaq Ahmad, PSO to DySP Sopore Shri Muhammad Amin-JKPS found a cash amount of Rs 15,000/- in Sopore. Accordingly the said Policeman uploaded a post on social media regarding the matter and requested the general public to share the post till the information reaches the rightful owner of the said amount. After the post went viral, the information reached to the owner who contacted the policeman regarding the amount lost in Sopore. He was advised to the reach the office of DySP Sopore Shri Muhammad Amin-JKPS for collecting the said amount. Subsequently, the owner reached to the DySP’s office and after proper verification the said amount has been handed over to the owner in presence of DySP Sopore. The owner of the amount thanked Sopore Police for displaying honesty.
Sopore Police busts gang of pick pocketing; 03 accused arrested
February 08: To eradicate the menace of social crimes from the society, Sopore Police have busted a gang of pick pocketing by arresting three accused persons and recovered stolen property from their possession. Sopore Police received continuous complaints regarding pick pocketing at the crowded places of Main Town Sopore from past couple of days. Accordingly cases vide FIR numbers 32/2021 and 33/2021 were registered in PS Sopore and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, officers have arrested three persons identified as Nisar Ahmad Mathanji resident of Ishhtangoo Bandipora, Danish Manzoor Ganie resident of Putkha Muqaaam and Waseem Ahmad Sofi resident of Seer Jagir Sopore. When the officers spoke to them, they learnt about their involvement in the commission of crime and on their instance stolen property has also been recovered. It is pertinent to mention that one of the arrested accused namely Nisar Ahmad Mathanji was earlier arrested for involvement in a theft case. General public of the area have applauded the efforts made by the Sopore police in solving the cases.
Handwara police arrests drug peddler; Contraband substance recovered
February 03: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Handwara have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers from PS Handwara while patrolling in Machipora village intercepted a person identified as Aijaz Ahmad Mochi resident of Gorihakar. During checking, officers were able to recover 180 grams of Charas from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Handwara where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 25/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Handwara 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.
IGP Kashmir visits North Kashmir
February 03: Inspector General of Police Shri Vijay Kumar – IPS today visited North Kashmir’s District Baramulla and PD Handwara to review the security scenario, anti- terrorists operation and other crime works. He was accompanied by DIG NKR Shri Mohd Suleman Chaudhary (IPS). During his visit, the IGP held meeting with SSP Baramulla, Kupwara, Handwara & Sopore and discussed different security measures taken for the maintenance of overall peace in their respective areas. All four District SSsP briefed the IGP about current situation in their respective areas including anti-terrorist operations, maintenance of law & order and investigation progress of the cases. IGP Kashmir urged upon the officers to strengthen the general security grid of their respective areas to ensure peace. IGP Kashmir directed the officers to take stringent action against the elements trying to disrupt the peace and order in valley. He also urged upon the officers to speedily investigate the cases in professional manner for their logical conclusion. IGP also reviewed action plan & preparedness for summer and instructed the SSsP to keep vigil on anti-national elements besides keeping focus on anti-narcotics & generating specific intelligences and conducting anti terrorist operations along with security forces.
Srinagar Police hosts Farewell cum Welcome function for Officers
February 03: Srinagar police hosted an impressive farewell-cum welcome function at District Police Headquarters Srinagar for officers. SSP Srinagar Dr. M. Haseeb Mughal-JKPS along with all Zonal SsP, SP Headquarters Srinagar, DySP Hqrs Srinagar, DySP DAR Srinagar and other officers of DPO Srinagar participated in the farewell cum Welcome function. The outgoing officers and newly joined officers were all invited to grace the occasion. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Srinagar thanked the outgoing officers and counted their contribution, which they had made during their period of posting in the district. The newly joined officers were briefed about their sub-division, the priority concerns of the sub divisions were discussed. Among other officers, SI(M) Ab. Majeed PA to SSP Sgr was accorded a warm farewell on his superannuation. SSP Srinagar while acknowledging the contributions of outgoing officers, conveyed his best wishes and prayed for their good life post retirement.
Kulgam police arrests drug peddler; Contraband substance & cash recovered
February 03: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Kulgam have arrested a drug peddler and recovered contraband substance and cash from his possession. Officers at a check point established at Chanser Crossing Kulgam intercepted a person identified as Gowhar Ahmad Bhat resident of Okey Kulgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 110 grams of Brown Sugar and cash amount of ₹71,700 from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kulgam where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 11/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Kulgam 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.
Awantipora Police books a notorious drug peddler under PSA
February 03: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Awantipora, booked a notorious drug peddler under Public Safety Act. Officers in Awantipora had earlier seized huge quantity of contraband substance from the possession of a notorious drug peddler identified as Waseem Ahmad Trag resident of Tral of which a case vide FIR No. 201/2020 stands registered at Police Station Awantipora. Accordingly the case was duly processed and the arrested drug peddler was detained under Public Safety Act after obtaining sanctions from the concerned authorities. Pertinently, the said drug peddler is involved in many drug related cases. 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.
Warm send off accorded to Medical Superintendent Police Hospital Srinagar on his superannuation
February 01: A farewell function was organized at PCR Kashmir to give a warm send-off to Medical Superintendent, Police Hospital Srinagar Dr. Bilal Ahmad Raja on his superannuation. Senior Police Officers including IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS, DIG CKR Shri Amit Kumar-IPS and other officers were present on the occasion. The speakers lauded the role of Dr. Bilal Ahmad and recounted his contribution from Medical Officer to Medical Superintendent of Police Hospital. They also recalled his major role in upgrading the Police Hospital in terms of infrastructure and medical facilities and making it at par with the best available hospitals. His role during COVID 19 pandemic was also highly appreciated by the speakers. They wished a happy and healthy post-retirement life to him. A similar farewell party was also organized yesterday at the auditorium of J&K Police Hospital, Srinagar. The farewell was attended by senior officers, staff and colleagues from GMC Srinagar. The speakers, in general, lauded the contribution of Dr. Bilal Ahmad Raja during his more than 22 years of service which he professionally rendered in the said hospital. His achievements will be very much there in the annals of Police Organization. Meanwhile, Dr. Khalid Parvez assumed charge as Medical Superintendent of the J&K Police Hospital, Srinagar. He, in his speech, inter alia, congratulated Dr. Bilal Ahmad on attaining superannuation and wished him a successful and healthy post-retirement life. He noted that Dr. Bilal Ahmad Raja has set a legacy of high standards and it was obligatory for the successors to maintain these.
Kulgam Police hosts farewell function for superannuating officer
February 01: Kulgam police hosted an impressive farewell function at District Police Lines Kulgam to bid adieu to the officer who superannuated from his active service. Superintendent of Police Kulgam Gurinderpal Singh-IPS along with other officers, officials participated in the function. The relatives of the superannuated officer Sub-Inspector Ghulam Hassan also took part in the event. SP Kulgam 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. The superannuated officer also spoke on the occasion, shared his experience in the department and thanked SP Kulgam and other officers & officials for organising the farewell party.
Piping ceremony of 40 officers/officials held at DPL Kulgam
February 01: Piping ceremony of recently promoted 23 SgCTs as HCs, 16 HCs as ASI's and a SI as Inspector was held during an impressive ceremonial function at District Police Lines Kulgam. The promoted officials/officers were decorated with their new ranks by SP Kulgam Shri Gurinderpal Singh-IPS along with other senior officers who expressed happiness over their promotion. On the occasion, SP Kulgam congratulated the promoted officials and advised them to remain committed towards their duties and ensure better public service. The promoted officials pledged to work with the same zeal and enthusiasm. During the colourful ceremony, all the newly promoted Officers/Officials expressed their gratitude towards Police department for conferring their next ranks and timely up gradation.
Police arrests active terrorist in Bandipora, arms and ammunition recovered
January 28: Police along with security forces have arrested one active terrorist of proscribed terror outfit JeM from Patushahi area of Bandipora and recovered arms & ammunition from his possession. Based on credible information, regarding movement of terrorists from Sopore to Bandipora, a joint special checkpoint was established by Bandipora Police along with security forces at Patushahi Bandipora. During checking, one active terrorist identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan son of Fayaz Ahmad Khan resident of Panzigam Bandipora was arrested. Incriminating materials including arms & ammunition were recovered from his possession. As per police records he was linked with proscribed terror outfit JeM. Preliminary enquiry reveals that the said terrorist had joined terrorist ranks recently and was tasked to carry out subversive activities in Sopore and Bandipora towns. It is pertinent to mention here that on 26/01/2021, the said terrorist managed to escape from a cordon and search operation at Adipora area of Sopore while taking advantage of darkness. Accordingly, a case under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Bandipora and further investigation has been initiated.
Kulgam police arrests bootlegger; recovers 60 bottles of illicit liquor
January 28: Police in Kulgam have arrested a bootlegger and recovered 60 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. A police party from Police station Kulgam under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Kulgam at a checkpoint established near DPO crossing Kulgam intercepted a car (Celerio) bearing registration No JK18B-5255 driven by Arsheed Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Hassan Bhat resident of Naikpora Kulgam. During search, officers were able to recover 60 bottles of illicit liquor from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kulgam where he remains in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized. Accordingly, case FIR No. 09/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kulgam and further investigation is in progress. Community members 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.
Police arrests five drug peddlers in Kulgam, contraband substances recovered
January 28: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Kulgam have arrested five drug peddlers & recovered contraband substances from their possession. Besides, cash amount of ₹ 2,26,450 was also seized. Officers at a checkpoint established at Vessu Chowk intercepted two vehicles bearing registration numbers JK13E-2886 (i-10 Car) & PB06K-2297 (Truck) with five persons on board. They have been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Bhat resident of Naina Batapora, Angez Singh resident of Oochra Ramban, Lalchand resident of Shamchurasi Hoshiyarpur, Ghulam Mohd Lone resident of Wupzan Bijebhara and Salim Mohd resident of Marelkotla. During checking, officers were able to recover 2Kg of Charas, 30Kg of Poppy Straw, 13 bottles of illicit liquor and cash of Rs. 1, 61,450/- from their possession. Among the accused persons, one person namely Ghulam Mohd Lone managed to escape from the spot and efforts are on to effect his arrest. The four accused persons have been arrested and shifted to PS Qazigund where they remain in custody. Both the vehicles used in commission of crime have also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR number 14/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Qazigund and further investigation has been initiated. In another action, Police party from PS Qazigund at a checkpoint established at Drien Qazigund intercepted a suspicious person identified as Javid Ahmad Bhat resident of Naina Sangam. During checking, officers were able to recover 08Kgs of Poppy straw and cash amount of Rs 65,000/- from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Qazigund where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 16/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qazigund and investigation in the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Srinagar police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families
January 27: Continuing its efforts to reach out to the poor and needy people, Police in Srinagar under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among the poor and needy families of South Zone district Srinagar at Tagore Hall Srinagar. SSP Srinagar Dr Haseeb Mughal–JKPS along with other senior officers held the distribution function. Covid-19 safety kits comprising of Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Masks, Sanitizer, Hand Gloves, Face shields, etc were distributed among 93 Below Poverty Line (BPL) families of South Zone Srinagar. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Srinagar requested the general public to adopt all precautionary measures to save their families from Covid-19 pandemic. SP South City Shri Sajad Ahmad Shah-JKPS was the convenor of the programme. Besides, SDPO Sadder, SDPO Shaheed Gunj, SHO PS Rajbagh and SHO PS Shergarhi were also present on the occasion. General public of the area have appreciated the role of police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
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January 27: Today at about 1015hrs Kulgam Police received information about a terror crime incident at Govt Middle School Subhanpora area of Kulgam where an IED blast took place. Senior police officers reached at the terror crime spot. Preliminary investigation revealed that a rudimentary IED with a low powered explosive and ball bearings was planted in an abandoned building inside the school premises, where the Army jawans used to visit on routine basis. The IED was planted by terrorists probably during the night hours. In this incident, 04 jawans of 24RR sustained injuries and were evacuated to nearby hospital for the treatment of their injuries. Among the injured one Army jawan succumbed to his injuries and attained martyrdom. We pay our rich tributes to the martyr for his supreme sacrifice made in the line of duty. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 05/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Qaimoh. 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.
Ganderbal Police arrests drug peddler; Contraband substance recovered
January 27: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Ganderbal have arrested one drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Based on specific information, a police party of Police Station Safapora headed by SHO PS Safapora established a checkpoint at Mirabad intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number JK15-3597 with one person on board. He has been identified as Bilal Ahmed Sheikh resident of Markundal Hajin. During checking, officers were able to recover 1.5Kgs of Charas from his possession. 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. 02/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Safapora 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.
Bandipora Police arrests 02 drug peddlers; Psychotropic substances recovered
January 27: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Bandipora have arrested two drug peddlers and huge quantity of psychotropic substances recovered from their possession. Based on specific information, a police party of Police Station Bandipora headed by SHO PS Bandipora under the supervision of DySP Hqrs Bandipora established a checkpoint near Madar chowk and intercepted two suspected individuals. They have been identified as Abdul Lateef resident of Gamroo and Athar Rasool resident of Nowpora Bandipora. During checking, officers were able to recover 550 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon and 300 tablets of Alprazolam from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 11/2021 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.
Awantipora Police felicitates NEET-2020 qualifiers of Tral
January 27: Awantipora Police felicitated students of Tral who have qualified NEET-2020. In order to boost the morale of the NEET-2020 qualifiers namely Zubair Ahmad Rather, Imran Mohi Uddin, Syed Raif Hamid, Shahid Rasool, Miss Uzma Jan, Syed Shahzaib Muzaffar, Arfat Ahmad Mir, Muneer Ahmad Shah and Wajahat Fayaz, SSP Awantipora Shri Tahir Saleem-JKPS awarded them with the appreciation certificates and mementos in presence of SDPO Awantipora and other senior officers. SSP Awantipora on the felicitation event said that the NEET-2020 qualifiers of Tral are going to encourage the youth especially in the area to opt for different career. He also said that there is a lot of talent in Tral area, the only thing that the students require is guidance, proper counselling and a platform to prove themselves.
Srinagar police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families
anuary 21: Continuing its efforts to reach out to the needy and poor people, Police in Srinagar under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among the poor and needy families of district Srinagar. A distribution function was held by SSP Srinagar Dr. Haseeb Mughal-JKPS at Police Station Zaddibal. Covid-19 safety kits comprising of Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Masks, Sanitizer, Gloves, Face shields, Inhaler etc were distributed among the poor and needy families. A medical team also participated in the distribution function and performed detailed demo about how to use these items provided in the kit. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Srinagar requested the general public to adopt all precautionary measures to save families from Covid-19 pandemic. General public of the area have appreciated the role of Srinagar police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
Piping ceremonies held in Handwara and Bandipora
January 21: Piping ceremonies of recently promoted Sub-Inspectors as Inspectors were held in districts of Handwara and Bandipora. In Handwara, piping ceremony of recently promoted Sub-inspector as Inspector was held at District Police Office Handwara. The promoted officer was decorated with his new rank by SP Handwara Dr. G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy-IPS along with other senior officers who expressed happiness over his promotion. On the occasion, SP Handwara congratulated the promoted officer and advised him to remain committed towards his duties and ensure better public service. Similarly, In Bandipora, Piping ceremony was held at Conference Hall DPL Bandipora. The promoted officers were decorated with their new ranks by SSP Bandipora Shri Rahul Malik-IPS along with other senior officers who expressed happiness over their promotion. On the occasion, SSP Bandipora congratulated all the newly promoted officers and their families and advised them to continue doing work with more enthusiasm and highest degree of dedication. During the colourful ceremonies, the newly promoted Officers expressed their gratitude towards Police department for conferring their next ranks and timely up gradation. They also pledged to work with same zeal and enthusiasm.
Srinagar Police seeks help of general public in identifying the suspected thief
January 21: Srinagar Police seeks the help of general public in identifying a suspected thief involved in a bike theft case. Police Station Parimpora received a complaint from an individual wherein he stated that his bike has been stolen by some unknown persons. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 05/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered at Police Station Parimpora and investigation was taken up. During the course of investigation, a Special Investigation Team was constituted. The SIT has collected CCTV footage and subsequently obtained the photographs of the suspect person for the purpose of investigation. General public is requested to share any information regarding the suspected person with Police Station Parimpora on 9596770883.
Police arrests 02 drug peddlers in Budgam, contraband substance recovered
January 21: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Budgam have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers from Police Station Khanshab at a checkpoint established at Parnewa Bugroo intercepted two persons identified as Zahid Ahmed Tantray resident of Wagar Khanshab and Nisar Ahmed Gojri resident of Pazaan Chadoora. During checking, officers were able to recover 200 grams of charas like substance from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to PS where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.05/2021 under relevant sections of law have been registered at Police Station Khanshab and investigation has been taken up. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Ganderbal and Awantipora; contraband substances recovered
January 15: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Ganderbal and Awantipora have arrested three drug peddlers & recovered contraband substances from their possession. In Ganderbal, officers at a checkpoint established at Peerpora, Ganderbal intercepted a suspicious person identified as Bashir Ahmed Khan @seta resident of Hajam Mohalla Saloora, Ganderbal. During checking, officers were able to recover 3kgs of bung powder from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Ganderbal where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 05/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Ganderbal and investigation in the matter has been initiated. It is pertinent to mention here that recently a drug peddler was also arrested at the same checkpoint with a consignment of 900gms of bung powder and cash amount of Rs. 2,40,500/- in case FIR No. 03/2021. In Awantipora, officers at a checkpoint established at Panzgam crossing intercepted two suspicious persons. They have been identified as Ghulam Mohammad Wani and Mushtaq Ahmad Dar both residents of Ladermud Awantipora. During checking, officers were able to recover 01Kg of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where they remain in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 09/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation in the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Sopore Police arrests drug peddler; psychotropic substances recovered
January 15: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Sopore have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substances from his possession. On 11th January 2021, Police Station Dangiwacha had arrested a drug peddler at Ladoora crossing and recovered psychotropic substances from his possession. Accordingly case FIR No. 09/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in PS Dangiwacha and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, officers questioned the arrested drug peddler who reveals the involvement of one more individual identified as Imitiyaz Ahmad Mir resident of Ladoora Rafiabad in drug dealings in the area. Subsequently, officers have arrested Imitiyaz Ahmad Mir and recovered 12 bottles of Codeine Phosphate and 08 strips of Spasmoproxyvon Plus from his possession. He has been shifted to Police Station Dangiwacha where he remains in custody. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Ganderbal police organises mega events for awareness against drug abuse
January 14: Ganderbal Police held a day-long series of events on drug abuse amongst younger generations and the community as a whole. The Mega event consists of rally, cultural programmes, debates, counselling, etc. The mega event was attended by SSP Ganderbal Shri Khalil Ahmad Poswal-JKPS, DySP HQRs Ganderbal, DySP PC Ganderbal, DySP DAR Ganderbal, SDPO Kangan, Sheikh Saba and Junaid from White Globe, District Information Officer, ARTO Ganderbal, Social welfare officer and other senior officers. A mega rally was organised by Police comprises of NGO's like "White Globe" & "Shugul" and students from different schools viz, RP school, Vijay Memorial School, New Dreamland school, Tiny Hearts, Angels Care Public School Safapora along with members of civil society. The rally started from Darend Ganderbal and concluded at District Police Lines Tulmulla, Ganderbal. After the culmination of rally a colourful cultural program was organised at District Police Lines Ganderbal where a Gazal maestro Sh. Waseem Khan mesmerized the participants. Skit was also presented by the professionals of Information Department against drug abuse by Bashir Kootur and his group. During the event students of RP school also presented their thoughts on this topic. Experts of Medical field i.e; Dr Umar Jaan- MD Psychiatrist, Dr Afshaan a clinical Psychiatrist also gave their thought provoking presentation. Besides, a medical camp was also organised at DPL Ganderbal in which participants from different areas of Ganderbal joined for their medical examination with regard to psychological disorders, depressions and were consulted by a team of experts. While speaking on the occasion, SSP Ganderbal appreciated the participants for cooperating Ganderbal Police in eradicating the social evils. He said that amongst various social evils, drug abuse by misguided youth is a major concern. In our society all sections have to work conjointly and save youth from the clutches of engulfing drug menace. He further said that J&K Police has adopted multi-pronged strategies to fight war against narco terrorism, syndicates of drugs, drug peddlers and consumers. At the end the prizes and mementos were distributed among the participants as a token of appreciation and peace.
Srinagar Police arrested 02 thieves in SMHS Hospital
January 14: Srinagar Police have arrested two thieves and have recovered stolen property from their possession. On 12-01-2021, Police Station Karan Nagar received a written complaint from Mohd Ashraf resident of Lajoura Pulwama stating therein that some unknown person(s) have stolen his mobile phone at SMHS Hospital Srinagar. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 01/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Karan Nagar and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, a special team was constituted & deputed to SMHS hospital Srinagar who nabbed one suspect identified as Sameer Ahmad Katto resident of Noorbagh Bagwanpora Srinagar. During his personal search five (05) mobile phones were recovered. When the officers spoke to him, they learnt about his involvement along with accomplice identified as Sharif Ahmad Sheikh resident of Barthana Qamarwari Srinagar in the commission of crime. Subsequently, he was also arrested. Both the accused persons were involved in stealing the mobile phones and other belongings of people in distress at hospital. Further investigation into the matter is going on. More arrests & recoveries are expected.
Emergency Response Support System (ERSS)-112
January 14: Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) is a pan-India integrated emergency response system with a single emergency number 112, to address different emergencies of citizens. ERSS is designed to address all emergency signals received from citizens through voice calls, SMS, e-mail, panic SOS signal, ERSS web portal, etc. An SOS alert can be activated through the “112-Mobile app” anytime when you feel your safety or the safety of another is in imminent danger. The exact location of the person in distress is forwarded to the Control Room and the location of the victim is displayed on the GIS map of the Call-taker. In case of any SOS alert or emergency assistance from Police, Fire or Health departments please follow: 1. Dial 112 from Phone. 2. Send SMS to 112. 3. Press power button on Smartphone 3 times in quick succession to activate panic call. 4. Log-on to ERSS-JK website https://jk.erss.in/ and place your SOS request; 5. Email SOS alert to Emergency Response System on dial-112@jkpolice.gov.in 6. Using 112 India mobile app (available on Google Playstore and Apple Store) to activate panic call. This is for the information of general public as the ERSS is functional throughout the UT of J&K. For any queries or questions visit https://jk.erss.in/faq.html
Kupwara police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families
January 13: Continuing its efforts to reach out to the needy and poor people, Police in Kupwara under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among the poor and needy families of district Kupwara. DySP DAR Kupwara Shri. Sarfaraz Ahmad–JKPS along with other senior officers held the distribution function at DPL Kupwara. Covid-19 safety kits comprising of Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Masks, Sanitizer, Gloves, Face shields, Inhaler etc were distributed among the poor and needy families of district Kupwara. A medical team also participated in the distribution function and performed detailed demo about how to use these items provided in the kit. While speaking on the occasion, DySP DAR Kupwara requested the general public to adopt all precautionary measures to save families from Covid-19 pandemic. General public of the area have appreciated the role of Kupwara police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
Police arrests six drug peddlers, psychotropic and contraband substances recovered; Cash amount of 2.40 lacs also seized
January 13: Continuing its drive against the drug dealings, Police in a series of actions have arrested six drug peddlers from Awantipora, Budgam, Baramulla and Ganderbal. Huge quantity of psychotropic substance and contraband substances recovered from their possession. Besides, cash amount of ₹ 2.40 lacs was also seized. In Awantipora, officers from police station Tral at a checkpoint established at Gunchocha Crossing Tral intercepted a vehicle Grand i-10 bearing registration No. JK03H-6312 driven by Owais Ashraf resident of Trali Payeen. During checking, officers were able to recover 06 bottles of Codeine phosphate and 270 capsules of Spasmoproxyvon from his possession. Meanwhile, officers from PS Tral at a checkpoint established at Lurgam crossing intercepted one person identified as Shabir Ahmad Ganie resident of Lurgam Tral. During checking, officers were able to recover 3Kgs of grinded Cannabis and 300 grams of Charas like substance from his possession. Both the drug peddlers have been arrested and shifted to PS Tral where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 02/2021 and 03/2021 under the relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Tral and further investigation initiated. In Budgam, officers from Police Station Budgam at a checkpoint established at Mohanpora Ompora intercepted a vehicle Maruti-800 bearing registration No. JK04B-4162 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Umer Gaffar Lone resident of Humhama and Aqib Wani resident of Mohanpora Ompora. During checking, officers were able to recover 24 bottles of Codeine Phosphate, 150 Spasmoproxyvon plus Capsules and 99 tablets of Alprazolam. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Budgam where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 06/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered and further investigation initiated. In Baramulla, officers from Police Station Baramulla at a checkpoint established near Petrol Pump Khawajabagh intercepted one person identified as Amjid Hussain resident of Delina Baramulla. During checking, offices were able to recover 91 bottles of Codine Phosphate from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PS Baramulla where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 03/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Baramulla and further investigation into the matter has been initiated. Similarly in Ganderbal, officers at a checkpoint established at Peerpora Ganderbal intercepted one person identified as Gulzar Mohammad Saeed resident of Narayanbagh Shadipora. During checking officers were able to recover 900 grams of bung powder like substance wrapped in Polythene from his possession, besides officers also seized cash amount of ₹ 2.40 lacs from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to PS Ganderbal where he remains in custody. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 03/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Ganderbal 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.
Cyber Police Kashmir busts fake call centres, 23 persons arrested
February 13: Cyber Police Kashmir busted fake call centres and arrested 23 persons who allegedly duped people by impersonating as executives of e-commerce companies. Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone, Srinagar received information through reliable sources that some fake call centres are running in Kashmir Valley and accordingly the investigation into the instant matter was taken up by them. During the course of investigation, it revealed that some individuals are impersonating as executives of multi-national companies under garb of bogus international call centres and are duping innocent citizens by offering them technical support and solutions to their software problems. These fake call centre executives are making cold calls, and send e-mails, pop-ups on computer screens of the victims and used to take remote access of their computers and infect their systems with malware, thus starting extorting money from them in return for help by impersonating as technical support. They also make use of electronic signatures of the victims for their illegal financial gains. These fake call centres would mostly call international citizens and demand their financial and bank details illegally so as to extort money from them to cause illegal gains for themselves and subsequent losses to victims. During the course of further investigation, it surfaced that there is a huge scam of fake call centres in Srinagar City, where a good number of employees are working round the clock. These fake call centres have been identified as are Secure Tech Rangreth Srinagar, YSS Micro Technologies Rangreth and Vertex Technology, Karfalli Mohalla Srinagar. Acting swiftly Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone Srinagar constituted several teams in collaboration with District Police Srinagar and conducted multiple raids in Rangreth, Karfali Mohalla Habbakadal and Natipora areas of Srinagar. During these raids 23 accused persons involved in running of these illegal fake call centres were arrested. In this regard, a case vide FIR No. 02/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Cyber Police Station Kashmir Zone Srinagar and further investigation is in progress. It’s pertinent to mention that fake call centres have become a full-fledged business in India and each unit earning between ₹5-20 lacs per day, depending upon the size of their set-up. These scammers are mostly cheating people staying in foreign countries by posing as technical support executive, insurance agents, law-enforcement officers, bank officials, online shopping sites etc. The major issue is that young students are getting attracted to such call centres in lieu of the higher salary packages. These fake call centres earlier used to be limited to big cities only, however now they mushroomed in other parts of the country as well. The investigation of the instant case is in progress and further details shall follow.
Sopore Police arrests drug peddler; psychotropic substances recovered Kupwara
January 11: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Sopore have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substances from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Ladoora Crossing intercepted a suspicious person identified as Qaiser Ahmad Dar resident of Ladoora Rafiabad. During checking, officers were able to recover 12 bottles of Codeine Phosphate and 4 strips of Spasmoproxyvon Plus from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Dangiwacha where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 09/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Dangiwacha and investigation in the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Kupwara Police organizes Ayushman Bharat Enrolment Camp for Police Personnel at DPL Kupwara
January 11: Kupwara Police organized an awareness cum enrolment camp at District Police Lines Kupwara on Ayushman Bharat Sehat Scheme (PMJAY-Sehat). On the directions of SSP Kupwara Shri Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar-IPS an Ayushman Bharat Enrollment Camp was organized in which large number of police personnel participated. DySP DAR Kupwara Dr Sarfaraz Bashir-JKPS was the chief Guest on the occasion. While addressing the participants, he said that all the eligible must avail benefits of the scheme and get enrolled on priority. On the occasion, Javid Maqbool District Manager CSC-SPV Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology also gave full briefing about the scheme and its benefits. Moreover an enrolment cum facilitation centre was also established at DPL Kupwara in order to facilitate the enrolment of Police personnel and their families.
Sopore Police solves burglary case, 03 arrested
January 11: Police in Sopore solved a burglary case and have arrested three accused persons involved in the commission of crime. Stolen property worth lakhs has also been recovered. On 05 January 2021, Police Post Watergam received a written complaint from one individual namely Javaid Ahmad Mir son of Mohammad Dilawar Mir resident of Rohama Rafiabad stating therein that some unknown thieves broke the shutter of his workshop located at Saidpora Rafiabad and stole a generator and a motor. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 08/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Dangiwacha and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, officers zeroed in on a suspected person along with his two other accomplices. When the officers spoke to them, they learnt about their involvement in the commission of crime and on their disclosure stolen property worth lakhs has also been recovered. They have been arrested and shifted to the Police Station where they remain in custody. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by police for solving the burglary case. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Awantipora Police arrests 02 JeM terrorist associates
January 11: Awantipora Police along with 42 RR & 130 Bn CRPF arrested two terrorist associates of proscribed terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad from Awantipora area who are involved in providing shelter, support, logistics, as well as in transporting of arms/ ammunition of the terrorists in Awantipora & Tral area and passing sensitive information to the terrorists of proscribed outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad. The arrested terror associates have been identified as Shezaan Gulzar Beigh from Gadhikhal Chersoo and Waseem-ul-Rehman Sheikh from Midoora Awantipora. Incriminating materials including ammunition has been recovered from both the arrested terrorist associates. The arrested terror associates have been in touch with the PaK terror commanders through various Social Media platforms. One of the arrested terror associate has also gone to PaK and had met some terrorist commanders there. Lot of false narrative have been uploaded on FaceBook Page being operated by one of the arrested terror associates to influence and misguide the gullible youth towards the path of violence. Case FIR number 07/2021 stands registered against the said arrested terror associates in Police Station Awantipora under relevant sections of law. Further investigation/ questioning is going on.
Police evacuates pregnant lady to hospital in Kulgam
January 11: Police in Kulgam saved a precious life by shifting a pregnant lady who was in need of medical attention to hospital. Kulgam police received a distress call from Churat area that a pregnant lady has developed irresistible pain and needs immediate medical attention. Subsequently, a police party led by SHO Qazigund rushed to the spot and evacuated the pregnant lady to Emergency Hospital Qazigund for medical treatment. Locals have applauded the efforts of Police for prompt response and assistance in such a crucial juncture.
Bandipora Police solves burglary case, accused arrested; stolen property recovered
January 11: Police in Bandipora solved a burglary case and have arrested one accused person involved in the commission of crime. Stolen property has also been recovered. Police Station Sumbal received a written complaint from one individual namely Mohmad Lateef Mir son of Ghulam Mohmad Mir resident of Trigam Sumbal stating therein that during the intervening night of 09/10 January 2020, some unknown burglars looted his Kiryana shop located in village Trigam. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 03/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Sumbal and investigation was set into motion. During the course of investigation, officers zeroed in on a suspected person identified as Firdous Ahmad Mathanji son of Mohmad Subhan Mathanji resident of Ashtangoo Bandipora. During questioning, he confessed his involvement in the commission of crime and on his disclosure stolen property has also been recovered. He has been arrested and shifted to the Police Station where he remains in custody. Community members have appreciated the efforts made by police for solving the burglary case. We assure community members that police have resolved to act tough against individuals involved in criminal activities.
Police evacuates pregnant lady to hospital in Kulgam
January 10: Police saved precious life by shifting a pregnant lady to hospital in Kulgam. Kulgam police today received information that a pregnant lady residing in a far-flung area in Arreh Mohanpora has developed irresistible pain and needs immediate medical attention. Subsequently, a police party led by SHO Kulgam rushed to the spot and evacuated the pregnant lady to District Hospital Kulgam for medical treatment. Locals have applauded the efforts of Police for prompt response and assistance in such a crucial juncture.
LeT hideout busted in Awantipora, ammunition recovered; 01 terrorist associate arrested
January 10: Based on credible input regarding presence of terrorists of proscribed terror outfit LeT in a hideout constructed in a particular house in village Chandhara Pampore, Awantipora Police along with 50 RR and 110 Bn CRPF launched a search operation today early morning. During search one large hideout of LeT outfit was found in the cowshed and was destroyed subsequently. One terrorist associate identified as Adil Ahmad Shah resident of Chandhara Pampore of proscribed terror outfit LeT was also arrested. Incriminating material and cache of ammunition including 26 round of AK-47 were recovered from the busted hideout. Case FIR No. 04/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Pampore.
Police installs SMS Based Grievance Monitoring System at DPO Kupwara
January 08: In order to ensure transparent, accountable and speedy redressal of grievances of general public of the district Kupwara, Police has installed a mobile SMS based grievance tracking system at DPO Kupwara. SSP Kupwara Shriram Ambarkar-IPS while launching the SMS based Grievance Monitoring System said that it is a significant landmark in making police more accessible, transparent and citizen friendly. The new system ensures that when any complaint is received, a unique ID No. is generated for the applicant / grievance holder. The complainants contact details, address, email ID etc is attached to a digital scan of the complaint and a gist of complaint is noted down in a database. Further the complaint is forwarded to the concerned police official with necessary directions for lawful disposal. The complainant receives a SMS based acknowledgement of the receipt of complaint along with all essential information regarding the name, rank, contact details of the police personnel to whom the complaint is assigned to. An SMS is also forwarded to the concerned Police Station/Post through the grievance cell along with all details of the complaint besides the directions issued from the cell. Upon the final closure of the grievance an SMS is again forwarded to the complainant with result of enquiry, for speedy information. A regular review of the pending grievances is being done with the aim to ensure grievance redressal of citizens in a transparent and speedy manner. The aim of installing the system is to promote a working culture of accountability and people oriented policing among subordinate formations of District Police and strengthen the time honoured bond between general public and District Police Kupwara.
Police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families in Sopore
January 08: Continuing its effort to reach out to the poor and needy people, police in Sopore under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families. SDPO Rafiabad held the distribution function at Police Station Dangiwacha and Police Station Panzalla. Covid-19 safety kits including Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Masks, Sanitizer, Gloves, Face shields, Inhaler etc were distributed among the poor and needy families. On the occasion, SDPO Rafiabad displayed a detailed demo about using of these items provided in the kit. He also requested the general public to adopt all precautionary measures to save their families from Covid-19 pandemic. General public of the area have appreciated the role of Sopore police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
Awantipora police arrests 02 drug peddlers; Contraband substance recovered
January 08: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Awantipora have arrested two drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession. Officers at a check point established at Dogripora near Railway Crossing intercepted a vehicle (Alto) bearing registration number JK04D-4088 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Muntazir Ahmad Sheikh son of Ali Mohammad and Mohammad Yousuf Khan son of Mohammad Qasim Khan both residents of Gopalpora Budgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 1.150 Kgs of contraband substance (Cannabis Sticks) from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to PS Awantipora where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 04/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police evacuates ailing patient to hospital in Srinagar
January 07: Police saved precious lives by shifting a critically ill patient to JLNM hospital Rainawari, Srinagar. Police Station Nigeen received a distress call from Nigeen area at 0115 hours that a critically ill patient from Nigeen area needs immediate medical attention. Acting swiftly, a police party led by SHO Police Station Nigeen rushed to the spot & shifted the patient to JLNM hospital Rainawari in official vehicle of Police Station for immediate treatment. Locals have applauded the efforts of Police for prompt response and assistance in such a crucial juncture.
Kulgam Police arrests accused person involved in sexual assault
January 07: Police in Kulgam have arrested an accused person within one hour involved in wrongful confinement and sexual assault of a minor girl. Police Station Devsar received a written complaint from one person stating therein that a minor girl was confined wrongfully and assaulted sexually by one person namely Abdul Rehman Laway son of Abdul Aziz Laway resident of Malwan, when she was alone at her home. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 03/2021 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Devsar and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation, a special team headed by SHO Devsar under the supervision of DySP Kulgam Shri Aashaq Hussain-JKPS acted swiftly on specific information and arrested the accused person within one hour after the complaint was filed. He has been shifted to PS Devsar where he remains in custody. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the minor girl was handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress
Police rescued stranded families in Kulgam; Facilitates vehicle carrying dead body in Sopore
January 06: Following heavy snowfall and responding to the distress calls, Police rescued 22 families in Kulgam and also facilitated a vehicle carrying dead body in Sopore. In Kulgam, Police rescued 22 families living in avalanche-prone area who got stucked at higher reaches of Merasinallah Kraloo Kund & Kanchloo Kund in District Kulgam. A special team under the supervision of SDPO D H Pora was constituted and all the stucked families were rescued safely and have been rehabilitated in Govt. Middle School Merasi Nallah. In Sopore, Police received an information that a vehicle carrying a dead body of a lady got struck on a snow covered road near Hadipora Rafiabad. Acting swiftly, a Police party under the supervision of SDPO Rafiabad rushed to the spot and facilitated the vehicle carrying dead body to its destination. General public of these areas have appreciated the role of police for providing helping hand to the needy people in harsh times.
Police evacuates pregnant lady in Bandipora; Lady patient along with newly born to hospital in Kulgam
January 06: Police saved precious lives by shifting a pregnant lady to hospital in Bandipora and a lady patient along with her newly born baby to hospital in Kulgam. In Bandipora, police today received information that a pregnant lady residing in Pethkote has developed irresistible pain and needs immediate medical attention. Subsequently, a police party led by SHO Pethkote rushed to the spot and evacuated the pregnant lady to nearby Hospital for medical treatment. Similarly in Kulgam, Police received information that a lady residing in Ponewa Kulgam who last night gave birth to a child needs immediate medical attention. Acting promptly, a police party led by SHO Kulgam under the supervision of DySP HQRS Kulgam rushed to the spot and evacuated the lady along with her newly born baby to nearby Hospital for medical treatment. Locals have applauded the efforts of Police for prompt response and assistance in such a crucial juncture.
Police evacuates heart & kidney ailing patients to hospital in Ganderbal and Srinagar
January 06: Police saved precious lives by shifting heart & kidney ailing patients to hospital in Ganderbal and Srinagar. In Ganderbal, police today received information that a heart patient residing in Latiwaza has developed irresistible pain and feeling extremely unwell, therefore patient needs immediate medical attention. Subsequently, a police party from Police Station Lar rushed to the spot and evacuated the patient to district hospital Ganderbal for medical treatment. Similarly in Srinagar, police received information that a kidney patient residing in Naidkadal Khanyar needs immediate medical attention. Acting swiftly, a police party led by SHO PS Khanyar rushed to the spot and evacuated the patient to SMHS Hospital for medical treatment. Locals have applauded the efforts of Police for prompt response and assistance in such a crucial juncture.
IGP Kashmir promotes 42 ASIs, 457 HCs and 830 SgCts
January 06: IGP Kashmir has promoted 42 ASIs to the rank of Sub-Inspectors, 457 Head Constables to the rank of Assistant Sub Inspector and 830 SgCts to the rank of Head Constable vide different ZPHQ(K) orders in light of DPC constituted vide ZPHQ order No. 1049 of 2020 dated 10-08-2020. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has felicitated these newly promoted officers/officials and their families and has expressed hope that these newly promoted officials will strive to work hard for the interests of general public, maintenance of peace and tranquillity in the Union Territory of J&K.
Sopore Police arrests a drug peddler; psychotropic substance recovered
January 04: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Sopore have arrested a drug peddler and recovered psychotropic substance from his possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Warpora Sopore intercepted an individual identified as Bilal Ahmad Lone resident of Botingoo Sopore. During checking officers were able to recover 192 capsules of psychotropic substance from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Post Warpora where he remains in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 04/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Sopore and investigation in the matter has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace as reiterated in our community meetings.
Ganderbal Police arrests 3 gamblers, stake money seized
January 04: Acting tough against social crimes, Ganderbal Police have arrested 3 gamblers from a gambling site and seized ₹8,950/- stake money. A police party from Police Station Lar under the supervision of Dysp Hqr Shri Dr. Abdul Majid Magray-JKPS raided a gambling site at Check Yangoora following an input about gambling activities and apprehended three gamblers. They have been identified as Abdul Rashid Pandith resident of Kulpora Safapora, Manzoor Ahmed Bhat resident of Treesa Safapora and Abdul Rashid Mir resident of Bonapora Baroosa Ganderbal. Officers have seized stake money of ₹8,950/- from the gamblers. They have been shifted to Police Station Lar where they remain in custody. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 01/2021 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Lar and investigation has been initiated. Persons found indulging in criminal activities shall be dealt as per law. Community members are requested to share information regarding the crimes in their neighbourhood with the local police units.
Police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families in Sopore
January 04: Continuing its effort to reach out to the poor and needy people, police in Sopore under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families. SDPO Rafiabad and DO Watergam held the distribution function at Police Post Watergam. Covid-19 safety kits including Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Masks, Sanitizer, Gloves, Face shields, Inhaler etc were distributed among the poor and needy families. On the occasion, SDPO Rafiabad requested the general public to adopt all precautionary measures to save your families from Covid-19 pandemic. General public of the area have appreciated the role of Sopore police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
J&K Police establishes helpline numbers for emergency
January 03: The Kashmir Zone Police have established help-lines in all districts of the valley for people to seek help during an emergency arising due to snowfall. In view of snowfall/weather forecast, the Kashmir Police have established helpline numbers at every district of Kashmir valley as well as in the Police Control Room Kashmir. Therefore, people are requested to contact their respective district/police station help-lines set up by Kashmir police ,in case of any emergency or exigency. IGP Kashmir Shri Vijay Kumar-IPS has directed all the district police chiefs to keep these help-line numbers functional round the clock and render all the required assistance/help to the needy. Following are the help-line numbers:- 01. Awantipora: SSP Awantipora 9419052327, 7051404004, PCR Awantipora 01933247369, 7051404001, DySP Hqrs 9596955000, SDPO Tral 9797299442, SDPO Pampora 7006685915, SHO Awantipora 9906805740, SHO Pampore 9419005705, SHO Tral 9797707003, SHO Khrew 7006762003, 02. Handwara: SP Handwara 7051404200, 6005384867, PCR Handwara 01955262295, 9906767076, SDPO Handwara 7006904221, DySP DAR Handwara 9419433001, SHO PS Handwara 7889351388, 7051404206, SHO PS Vilgam 7006289928, 7051404207, SHO PS Qalamabad 7006438909, 7051404208, SHO PS Kralgund 9596282828, 7051404209, DO Magam 7006010915, 7051404210, DO Chogul 7006339252, 7051404211, DO Langate 9797888208, 7051404212, DO Zachaldara 7006154808, 7051404213 03. Ganderbal: SSP Ganderbal 9906380500, PCR Ganderbal 01942416564, 01942416478, 9906668731, SDPO Kangan 9419013484, DySP HQRs 9419063660, SHO Sonamarg 9906946095, SHO Gund 7006987790, SHO LAR 9906034729, SHO Kangan 7006835538, SHO Safapora 9797287864, DO Shadipora 7006767986, DO Nagbal 7889913779, DO Gutlibagh 9596368636, Captain Koshal Beacon 9596441775, DySP SDRF 9697903200, OC BEACON 7051581889. 04. Kulgam: SSP Kulgam 9419096588, 7051510651, PCR Kulgam 01931260486, 7889786112, 9469950887, PS Qazigund 9469950851, PCR Desk PS Qazigund 9469731216, PS Kulgam 9469950840 PCR Desk PS Kulgam 9469733051, PS Devsar 9469950869, PCR Desk P/S Devsar 9469733360, PS Manzgam 9469950871, PCR Desk PS Manzgam 9469733068, PS Kund 9469950872, PCR Desk PS Kund 9469731253, PS D H Pora 9469950863, PCR Desk PS D H Pora 9469733158, PS Yaripora 9469950858, PCR Desk PS Yaripora 9469731221, PS Behibagh 9469950875, PCR Desk PS Behibagh 9469731085, PS Qaimoh 9469950870, PCR Desk PS Qaimoh 9469733371, PP Mirbazar 9469950874, PP Frisal 9469950876. 05. Budgam: SSP Budgam 9419096566, PCR Budgam 01951255207, 01951255042, 8082567612, DYSP HQRS 9419730950, SDPO Charar-e-Sharief 9419042495, SDPO Khanshab 9419091777, SDPO Magam 9596353737, SHO Budgam 7006411196, SHO Khanshab 9419138752, SHO Chadoora 7006220441, SHO Khag 9906708413, SHO Magam 7006569201, SHO Breewah 9622422133, SHO Charare-Sharief 7006655859, DO Humahama 9419222268, DO Soibugh 7006403030, DO Narbal 7006278123, DO Waterhail 9596235000, DO Pakherpora 9797290222. 06. Sopore: SP Sopore 9596773001, 9469076014, PCR Sopore 01954-222312, 01954-225333, 9596773024, SDPO Sopore 9596773002, 9419780005, DySP DAR 9596773003, 9419036576, SHO Sopore 9596773010, SHO Tarzoo 9596773011, SHO Bomie 9596773012, SHO Panzalla 9596773013, SHO Dangiwacha 9596773014, PP Warpora 9596773017, PP Fedarpora 9596773018, PP Puthkha 9596773019, PP Fruit Mandi 9596773026, PP Bus Stand 9596773061, PP Watergam 9596773095 07. Baramulla: SSP Baramulla 9596767701, 9419032203, PCR Baramulla 01952234410, 01952237830, 9596767768, ASP Baramulla 9596767702, DySP Hqrs 9596767703, DySP DAR 9596767704, SDPO Pattan 9596767706, SDPO Tangmarg 9596767705, SHO Tangmarg 9596767713, SHO Baramulla 9596767710, SHO Pattan 9596767716, SHO Kunzer 9596767714, SHO Sheeri 9596767711, SHO Boniyar 9596767719, SHO Gulmarg 9596767715, SHO Bijhama 9596767720, SHO Kreeri 9596767750, SHO Chandosa 9596767712, SHO Babareshi 9596767761, PP Delina 9596767764, PP Mirgund 9596767763, PP Palhallan 9596767733, PP Kongamdara 9596767762, PP Wussan 9596767726, PP Kamalkote 9419400157, PP Udoosa 8899134150 PP Wagoora 7006443252. 08. Bandipora: SSP Bandipora 9419005671, 9596767418, PCR Bandipora 01957-225278, 01957-211694, 9596767430, ASP Bandipora 9419650000, 9596767453, DySP Hqrs 9596767440, SDPO SBL 6006750964, DySP DAR 9596767428, SHO Bandipora 9596767411, SHO Aragam 9596767421, SHO Pethkoot 9596767415, SHO Gurez 6005604818, 9419420695, SHO SBL 9596767441. 09. Kupwara: SSP Kupwara 7051404940, 9419331234, PCR Kupwara 01955-252451, 9596152621, 7051404938, ASP Kupwara 7051404909, DySP Hqrs 7051404910, DySP DAR 7051404911, SHO Kupwara 7051404914, SHO Trehgam 7051404916, SHO Kralpora 7051404918, SHO Sogam 7051404922, SHO Karnah 7051404924, SHO Keran 9596556287, PP Bazar 7051404926, PP Drugmulla 7051404927, PP Hatmulla 7051404928, PP Kalaroos 7051404929, PP Awoora 7051404930, PP Khurhama 7051404931, PP Teetwal 7006414174, PP Taad 8899927328, PP Machil 9596154695. 10. Shopian: SSP Shopian 99484300001, PCR Shopian 9596768831, 01933-261891, 9596768831, ASP Shopian 9596768851, 9419030313, DySP DAR Shopian 9622698999, SHO Shopian 9596768826, 8825013136 SHO Keller 9596768828, 7006955048, SHO Heerpora 9596768829, 9697047795, SHO Zainapora 9596768827, 8803187801, SHO Imamsahib 9596768853, 9906309308, PP Wachi 9596768830, 9906540963, PP Keegam 596768852 11. Anantnag: SSP Anantnag 9596777666, 9469200024, PCR Anantnag 01932-222870, 01932-222100, 9596777669, ASP HQRS 9596777662, 9419180994, ASP 9682330225, 8830371342, DYSP DAR 9596777663, 9419027008, SDPO Bijbehara 9596777656, 9419113824, SDPO Pahalgam 9596777671, 9419086555, SDPO Achabal 9596777658, 9469914554, SHO Anantnag 9596777621, SHO Bijbehara 9596777622, SHO Mattan 9596777623, SHO Pahalgam 9596777625, SHO Aishmuqam 9596777624, SHO Achabal 9596777626, SHO Dooru 9596777627, SHO Kokernag 9596777628, SHO Srigufwara 9596777629, SHO Larnoo 9596777634, SHO Uttersoo 9596777635, DO S. Bagh 9596777630, DO Khanabal 9596777631, DO Janglat Mandi 9596777632, DO B.Stand 9596777633, DO Verinag 9906510387, DO Sangam 9596777636 12. Srinagar: SSP Srinagar 9419000741, 9596770502 PCR Srinagar 0194-2477567, 9596222550, 9596222551, SP City East 8800096087, SP City West 9419116161, SP City North 9419130411, SP City South 9419140715, DySP HQRS 9419007310, DySP DAR 9419000453, SDPO Kothibagh 7006045309, SPO Nehru park 9469790200, SDPO MR Gunj 9622025797, SDPO Hazratbal 9419070018, SDPO Zakoora 9419065905, SDPO Shaheedgunj 9419165623, SDPO Sadder 9419235124, SDPO West 9419003184, SDPO Panthachowk 9419007873 SHO Kothibagh 9596770623, SHO Maisuma 9596770628, SHO Kralkhud 9596770627, SHO RM Bagh 9596770624, PP Nehru Park 9596770629, SHO Nishat 9596770625, SHO Harwan 9596770626, SHO Khanyar 9596770660, SHO Rainawari 9596770661, SHO Nowhatta 9596770664, SHO Safakadal 9596770662, SHO MR Gunj 9596770663, PP Bagiyas 9596770665, PP Noorbagh 9596770666, PP Ban Mohalla 9596770667, PP urdu Bazar 9596770668, SHO Kothibagh 9596770623, SHO Batamaloo 9596770526, SHO Shaheedgunj 9596770746, SHO Karan Nagar 9596770527, SHO Shergari 9596770525, SHO Rajbagh 9596770524, SHO Sadder 9596770 523, PP Chanpora 9596770529, PP Rangreth 9596770529, SHO Nowgam 9596770559, SHO Panthachowk 9596770560, SHO Parimpora 9596770558, PP Bemina 9596770561, SHO Qamarwari 9596770562, SHO Soura 9596770567, SHO Zadibal 9596770588, SHO Lal Bazar 9596770591, SHO Nigeen 9596770590, SHO Zakoora 9596770589, SHO Hazratbal 9596770592, PP Ahamednagar 7006236585 13. Pulwama: SSP Pulwama 9419096599, 9622407869, PCR Pulwama 01933-241280, 01933-241986, 8491942867, 9070123536, ASP Pulwama 9419090333, 9541915013, DySP Hqrs 9419029526, 9541915014, DySP DAR 9541915015, SDPO Litter 9541915017, SHO Pulwama 9541915054, SHO Kakapora 9541915021, SHO Litter 9541915020, SHO Rajpora 9541915019, PP Lassipora 9541915022. 14. PCR Kashmir: 0194-2506506, 0194-2506507.
Awantipora police arrests 03 drug peddlers; Contraband substances recovered
January 03: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Awantipora have arrested three drug peddlers and recovered contraband substances from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established at Toll Plaza intercepted two persons riding a Scooty bearing registration No. JK01AH-4575. They have been identified as Showkat Ahmad Teli resident of Sheikh Mohalla Soura Srinagar and Manzoor Ahmad Kounda resident of Dawood Colony Soura, Srinagar. During checking, officers were able to recover 02kg of grinded Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to police station Awantipora where they remain in custody. Scooty used in the commission of the crime has also been seized. Preliminary investigation reveals that the accused persons have received the contraband substance from one person namely Feroz Ahmad Beigh resident of Hari-parigam, Awantipora. After completing all legal formalities, a police team along with Magistrate raided the house of Feroz Ahmad Beigh at Hari-parigam, Awantipora. During search, 50gms Heroin, 01kg Charas powder and 12kgs of grinded Cannabis have been recovered from the said house. Subsequently, Feroz Ahmad Beigh has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 03/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families in Sopore
January 01: Continuing its effort to reach out to the poor and needy people, police in Sopore under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families. SSP Sopore Shri Javaid Iqbal-JKPS and other senior Police officers held the distribution functions at Police Station Bomai. Covid-19 safety kits including Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Masks, Sanitizer, Gloves, Face shields, Inhaler etc were distributed among the poor and needy families. A medical team also participated in the distribution function and displayed a detailed demo about using of these items provided in the kit. On the occasion, SSP Sopore requested the general public to adopt all precautionary measures to save your families from Covid-19 pandemic. The chairing officers also made people aware of the Covid-19 Pandemic. General public of the area have appreciated the role of Sopore police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
Awantipora police arrests 02 notorious drug peddlers; Contraband substance recovered
January 01: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Awantipora have arrested two notorious drug peddlers and recovered contraband substance from their possession, besides, cash amount of ₹50,000 was also seized. Officers at a check point established at Reshipora Bunpora near irrigation gauge intercepted a vehicle Santro bearing registration No. JK03B-9591 with two persons on board. They have been identified as Gulazar Ahmad Ganie resident of Braw Bandina and Bilal Ahamd Bhat resident of Kulpora Lassipora Pulwama. During checking, officers were able to recover 2.20 kgs of Charas from their possession. Officers have also seized cash amount of ₹50,000 from them. They have been arrested and shifted to police station where they remain in custody. Vehicle used in the commission of the crime has also been seized. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No. 01/2021 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Awantipora 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.
Awantipora police arrests terrorist associate; Incriminating material and explosive substance recovered
January 01: Police in Awantipora have arrested a terrorist associate and recovered incriminating materials including explosive substance from his possession. Awantipora Police along with 42RR and 130Bn CRPF arrested one terrorist associate of proscribed terror outfit LeT. He has been identified as Aqif Ahmad Teli resident of Cherso Awantipora. As per police records he was involved in providing shelter, logistic and other support to the active terrorists, besides transporting arms & ammunition in Awantipora & Tral areas. He was also involved in recruiting local youth in terror ranks and distribution of terror money. In this regard, the bank transactions of the arrested terrorist associate are also being investigated. Incriminating material of proscribed terror outfit LeT and other explosive substance has been recovered from his possession. All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation. In this connection, a case vide FIR No. 02/2021 under relevant section of law stands registered in Police Station Awantipora and further investigation has been initiated.
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January 01: Lawaypora Srinagar encounter started with army inputs and eventually fructified into a joint operation of Army, CRPF and Police. After the cordon was laid, terrorists lobbed grenade from inside and fired upon the search party. Although as per SOP terrorists were repeatedly appealed by the troops to surrender in the evening and again in the morning. However, instead of surrendering, they fired upon troops and eventually got neutralised in a fire-fight. In so far as claims of the parents that Aijaz Maqbool Ganai went to the University to fill up form is concerned. The same was verified and cross checked through the modern techniques including records of telecom department. Contrary to the claims, the verified digital evidence revealed and corroborated that Aijaz and Ather had gone to Hyderpora and from there to the place of occurrence only. Similarly, Zubair had gone first to Pulwama, then Anantnag, then Shopian to Pulwama and finally came to place of occurrence. Background check also reveals that Aijaz and Ather Mustaq, both OGWs variously provided logistic support to terrorists. Antecedents and verifications too shows that both were radically inclined and had aided terrorists of LeT (now so-called TRF) outfit. One of OGW presently under police custody has also corroborated Aijaz’s association with LeT terrorist Faisal Mushtaq Baba who was killed in Meej (Pampore) encounter in June last year. Pertinently, Ather was relative and OGW of HM top commander Rayees Kachroo who got killed in year 2017. Nevertheless police is investigating into the case from all possible angles.
Budgam police arrests notorious drug peddler, contraband substance recovered
December 31: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police in Budgam have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. Officers at a check point established at Mirgund intercepted a person identified as Abdul Rashid Rather resident of Nusrullapora Budgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 90grams of charas, 43 tablets of banned drugs and 2 plastic syringes from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Accordingly, a case vide FIR No.471/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered at Police Station Budgam and further investigation has been initiated. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.
Police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families in Sopore
December 31: Continuing its effort to reach out the poor and needy people, police in Sopore under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families. SSP Sopore Shri Javaid Iqbal-JKPS and other senior Police officers held the distribution functions at Police Station Tarzoo and Dak Bungalow Sopore. Covid-19 safety kits including Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Masks, Sanitizer, Gloves, Face shields, Inhaler etc were distributed among the poor and needy families falling in the jurisdictions of PS Sopore and PS Tarzoo. A medical team from police paramedics also participated in the distribution function and displayed a detailed demo about using of these items provided in the kit. On the occasion, SSP Sopore requested the general public to adopt all precautionary measures to save your families from Covid-19 pandemic. The chairing officers also made people aware of the Covid-19 Pandemic. General public of the area have appreciated the role of Sopore police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
Kulgam Police recovers kidnapped girl, accused arrested
December 30: Police in Kulgam recovered a kidnapped girl and arrested the person involved in the commission of crime. On 3rd December 2020, Police Station D.H.Pora received a complaint from a person that his daughter was kidnapped by one individual identified as Rayees Ahmad Khanday son of Ghulam Mohiudin Khanday resident of Nagnard DK Marag. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 181/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station D.H.Pora and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation a team headed by SHO D.H.Pora was constituted. Acting on specific leads, the team was able to recover the kidnapped girl and arrested the accused person involved in the commission of crime. He has been shifted to PS D.H.Pora where he remains in custody. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl has been handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress. Swift action by police against anti-social elements has been appreciated by the locals. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Kulgam police arrests 02 bootleggers; recovers 22 bottles of illicit liquor*
December 30: Police in Kulgam have arrested two bootleggers and recovered 22 bottles of illicit liquor from their possession. Officers at a checkpoint established near Tehsil Office Kulgam intercepted two suspicious persons identified as Mohd Younis Ganie @Yuni resident of Panipora and Firdous Ahmad Lone resident of Chawalgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 22 bottles of illicit liquor from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kulgam where they remain in custody. Accordingly, case FIR No. 234/2020 under relevant sections of law has been registered in Police Station Kulgam and further investigation is in progress. 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.
Police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families in Ganderbal & Kulgam
December 30: Continuing its efforts to reach out the poor and needy people, police in Ganderbal & Kulgam under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families. In Ganderbal, SHO PS Lar and other senior officers held the distribution functions at Police Station Lar. Covid-19 safety kits including Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Masks, Sanitizer, Gloves, Face shields, Inhaler etc were distributed among the poor and needy families falling in the jurisdictions of PS Lar. Similarly, in Kulgam DySP DAR Kulgam and other senior officers held the distribution function at District Police Lines Kulgam. Covid-19 safety kits including Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Masks, Sanitizer, Gloves, Face shields, Inhaler etc were distributed among the poor and needy families of District Kulgam. General public of the areas have appreciated the role of Police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
Police arrests 03 drug peddlers in Kulgam and Awantipora; contraband substance recovered
December 30: Acting tough against the drug dealings, Police have arrested three drug peddlers in Kulgam & Awantipora and recovered contraband substance from their possession. In Kulgam, officers at a checkpoint established at Amnoo intercepted two suspicious persons identified as Shafiq Ahmad Rather and Aarif Ahmad Rather both residents of Ashmuji Kulgam. During checking, officers were able to recover 200gms of Charas from their possession. They have been arrested and shifted to Police Station Kulgam where they remain in custody. Similarly, officers in Awantipora have arrested a drug peddler identified as Manzoor Ahmad Rather resident of Chandhara Pampore from village Kawanni Reshipora in the jurisdiction of Police Station Awantipora. During checking, officers were able to recover 5.5kgs of cannabis powder from his possession. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station Awantipora where he remains in custody. Accordingly, cases vide FIR numbers 233/2020 & 204/2020 under relevant sections of law stands registered in PS Kulgam & PS Awantipora respectively 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.
Kulgam Police recovers kidnapped girl, accused arrested
December 30: Police in Kulgam recovered a kidnapped girl and arrested the person involved in the commission of crime. Police Station Kulgam received a complaint from a person stating that his daughter was kidnapped by one individual identified as Suhail Ahmad Sheikh son of Ghulam Mohammad Sheikh resident of Nonmai Yaripora. Accordingly, a case FIR No. 232/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Kulgam and investigation was initiated. During the course of investigation a team headed by SHO Kulgam was constituted. Acting on specific leads, the team was able to recover the kidnapped girl and arrested the accused person involved in the commission of crime. He has been shifted to PS Kulgam where he remains in custody. After fulfilling all medico-legal formalities, the girl has been handed over to her legal heirs. Investigation into the matter is in progress. Swift action by police against anti-social elements has been appreciated by the locals. Community members are requested to cooperate with police in curbing social crimes in their neighbourhood. They can share information pertaining to social crimes with police. We reassure the community members that our efforts in curbing social crimes shall continue.
Bandipora police solves mysterious murder case, accused arrested
December 29: Bandipora police solved a mysterious murder case of a lady within a week by arresting the accused person involved in the commission of crime. On 21 Dec 2020, Police Post Ajas received a written complaint from one person namely Abdul Rehman Matahanji son of Abdul Gaffar Matahanji resident of Laharwalpora Bandipora wherein he stated that his daughter namely Afrooza Bano who was married to Shabir Ahmad Pahloo son of Nazir Ahmad Pahloo resident of S.K Payeen Bandipora has been killed by her husband. Accordingly, a Case vide FIR No.177/2020 under relevant sections of law was registered in Police Station Sumbal and investigation was taken up. Subsequently, a special team headed by DO Police Post Ajas recovered the dead body of the deceased lady. After completing all medico legal formalities the body was handed over to her legal heirs for last rites. During the course of investigation, officers came to know that the husband of the deceased lady identified as Shabir Ahmad Pahloo is involved in the commission of the crime. After strenuous efforts and swift action of police, the accused person was arrested. During questioning, the accused admitted that during the intervening night of 20/21 December the duo were engaged in a brawl over Mehar and Golden ornaments and he strangulated his wife to death. He has been arrested and shifted to Police Station where he remains in custody. Further investigation in the case is going on.
Police distributes Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families in Ganderbal
December 29: Continuing its effort to reach out to the poor and needy people, police in Ganderbal under the aegis of Civic Action Programme distributed Covid-19 safety kits among poor and needy families in Ganderbal. DySP HQRs Ganderbal Dr Abdul Majid alongwith SHO PS Ganderbal, SHO PS Kheer Bhawani and other senior officers held the distribution functions at Police Station Ganderbal and Police Station Kheer Bhawani. Covid-19 safety kits including Oximeter, Digital Thermometer, Masks, Sanitizer, Gloves, Face shields, Inhaler etc were distributed among the poor and needy families falling in the jurisdictions of PS Ganderbal and PS Kheer Bhawani. A medical team from police paramedics also participated in the distribution function and performed a detailed demo about how to use these items provided in the kit. General public of the area have appreciated the role of Ganderbal police while tackling pandemic COVID-19 from initial stage till now.
Awantipora Police books a notorious drug peddler under PSA
December 26: Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Awantipora, booked a notorious drug peddler under Public Safety Act. Officers in Awantipora had earlier seized huge quantity of contraband substance from the possession of a notorious drug peddler identified as Firdous Ahmad Mir @ Fira Codeine son of Ghulam Hassan Mir resident of Kadlabal Pampore of which a case FIR No. 98/2020 stands registered at Police Station Pampore. Accordingly the case was duly processed and the arrested drug peddler was detained under Public Safety Act after obtaining sanctions from the concerned authorities. It is pertinent to mention here that this is the 8th person who has been booked under Public Safety Act in the drug peddling cases in Police District Awantipora. Besides, 109 persons have been arrested in drug related cases during this year and 55 FIRs have been registered in Police District Awantipora. Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law. Our consistent actions against drug peddlers should reassure the community members that we are making efforts to keep our society free from the scourge of drug menace.