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1048 essential supply vehicles, including fruits, vegetables, mutton moved towards Kashmir

Stranded vehicles in valley to move towards Jammu for second consecutive day on Monday, Says ADGP Traffic  

Jahangir Sofi

Srinagar, Jan 17: After the launch of Bailey bridge on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway at Kela Morh in Ramban by BRO, athuthorities on Saturday evening allowed 1048 essential supply vehicles to move towards Kashmir valley, officials said.

They said that on Sunday traffic was allowed to move from Srinagar towards Jammu.

Earlier, authorities had suspended traffic movement on Srinagar-Jammu Highway after the retaining wall of a bridge at Kela Morh collapsed.

As an interim relief to connect the valley with the rest of the country, NHAI roped in BRO to launch the Bailey bridge at Kela Morh. 

ADGP Traffic T. Namgyal while speaking to the news agency-KNO said that as soon as the Bailey bridge was given green signal on Saturday evening for traffic movement, 1048 essential supply vehicles, which included 48 Gas Trucks, 151 Oil Tankers, 39 Sheep Trucks, 108 Vegetable Trucks, 230 Fruit Trucks and 55 Gas Tankers, were allowed to move towards Kashmir valley.

He said that on Monday, traffic will be allowed from Kashmir towards Jammu only as there are  stranded vehicles in Kashmir and for tomorrow they will be allowed to move towards Jammu.

He further said that the restoration work on the bridge is going on and there will be strictly one way traffic on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

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‘Militant associate’ arrested in Kupwara; 10 grenades, 182 bullets recovered

(Asian News Hub) – Army and police have recovered ten grenades and 182 rounds of Ak-47 rifle from a militant associate who was arrested in Kralpora area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official sources said on Tuesday.

They said army 160 Territorial Army and SOG Kralpora arrested the “militant associate” Abdul Ahad Lone based on specific information. “10 grenades and 182 Ak-47 rounds” have been recovered from his possession.They said middle-aged man was associated with Al-Badr formerly.

A police officer confirmed the arrest and said that further investigations are underway.

GNS

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Three unidentified militants killed in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – Three unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that three unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

He said the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 46 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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Militant killed in an ongoing encounter at Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that one militant has been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 44 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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