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Republic Day violence: Farmer leader from Jammu taken into custody by Delhi Police

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(Asian News Hub) – A prominent farmer leader from Jammu was taken into custody by the Delhi Police here for his alleged involvement in the 
violence during farmers’ tractor parade against the new agri laws in the national capital on 
Republic Day, officials said on Tuesday.

Jammu and Kashmir United Kisan Front chairman Mohinder Singh, a resident of Chatha area of Jammu city, is the first person to be arrested from Jammu in connection with the January 26 violence.

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He was taken into custody on Monday night and immediately shifted to Delhi for questioning, they said.

Thousands of protesters had clashed with the police during the tractor parade called by farmer unions on January 26 demanding repeal of the Centre’s contentious farm laws.Many of the protesters reached the Red Fort driving tractors and entered the monument, and some of them even hoisted religious flags on its domes and a flagstaff at the ramparts.

Singh’s family, however, said that he was innocent and demanded his immediate release.

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“He (Singh) informed me that he was called by the Senior Superintendent of Police (Jammu) and was visiting Gandhi Nagar Police Station before his mobile got switched off. Upon enquiring, I came to know that he was arrested by police and shifted to Delhi,” Singh’s wife told reporters.

She claimed that her husband was at the Delhi border and not Red Fort when the violence broke out.

“He went alone to see the SSP because he was not afraid as he had done nothing wrong,” she said.

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Elderly man killed after hit by speedy vehicle in north Kashmir

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An 85-year-old man died after being struck by a speeding vehicle in Lachipora village of Rajwar in north Kashmir’s Handwara on Wednesday.

Also Read: Minor girl raped in Srinagar, accused arrested

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According to eyewitnesses, a speeding Sumo vehicle coming from Upper Rajwar hit the man identified as Ali Mohammad Dar, a resident of Lachipora. They said that shortly after the accident, the injured man was transported to the Associated Hospital Handwara, where on-duty doctors declared him brought dead.

An official at GMC Hospital Handwara confirmed that the man was brought dead to the hospital, and after completing the necessary legal formalities, the deceased’s body was handed over to his legal heirs.

Meanwhile, the police have also registered a case and initiated an investigation. A senior police official also confirmed the accident and stated that an investigation in this regard has been initiated.

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Minor girl raped in Srinagar, accused arrested

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Srinagar police on Wednesday said to have arrested a man accused of raping a minor girl in Hamdaniya colony Bemina area of Srinagar.

Also Read: Encounter rages in Kulgam

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They identified the accused as Irshad Ahmad Langoo S/o Bashir Ahmed Langoo R/o Hamdaniya Colony Bemina.

Case under FIR No. 97/2023 u/s 376 of IPC, sections 5(N), 6 of POCSO Act registered in Bemina police station, they said.

Srinagar police on X informed, “One Irshad Ahmad Langoo S/o Bashir Ahmed Langoo R/o Hamdaniya Colony arrested for raping a minor girl. FIR No. 97/2023 u/s 376 of IPC, sections 5(N), 6 of POCSO Act registered in Bemina PS.”

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Encounter rages in Kulgam

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An enounter broke out between militants and security forces in Kujjar area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district this afternoon.

Also Read: Opposition parties to stage protest on October 10 against BJP-led govt

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Kashmir Zone police on X informed that poilce and security forces were on job.

“Encounter has started at Kujjar area of #Kulgam. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” they said.

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