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Handwara-Narco Militancy Case: NIA arrests four drug traffickers

‘21 kg Heroin, cash worth Rs 1.36 lakh seized’

(Asian News Hub) – National Investigating Agency (NIA) Monday arrested four drug traffickers in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district in connection with Handwara narco-militancy case.

In a statement issued, NIA arrested  four drug traffickers namely— Altaf Ahmed Shah son of Muhammad Afzal Shah R/o Dangherpora , P/S- Kheer Bhawani, Ganderbal, Kashmir ;  Showkat Ahmad Parray s/o Abdul Salam Parray r/o Parray Mohalla, Wangipora Sumbal, District Bandipora, J&K;  Mudasir Ahmad Dar s/o Ghulam Mohammad Dar r/o Wanduna, Shopian, Amin Allaie alias Hilal Mir s/o Hazi Ghulam Mohi-u-din Allie Near Petrol Pump, Shan-e-Kashmir National Highway Sangam, Tehsil & PS Bijbehera, District Anantnag, J&K, from Srinagar in connection with the case pertaining to seizure of 21 kg of Heroin and cash amount of Rs.1,35,89,850/- from the members of a drugs syndicate operating in J&K.

The statement said that the case was initially registered as FIR No. 183/2020 dated 11.06.2020 at Police station Handwara, district Kupwara J&K wherein during checking of vehicles at Kairo Bridge, Handwara, accused Abdul Momin Peer’s Hyundai Creta vehicle was intercepted by police at a naka and during search Rs. 20 Lakhs along with two Kgs Heroin was recovered and seized.

“NIA had re-registered the case as RC-03/2020/NIA/JMU on 23.06.2020 and taken up the investigation.  Chargesheet was filed in the instant case on 05.12.2020 against six accused persons in the NIA special court, Jammu,” he said.

It said that the investigations so far has revealed that the accused persons were involved in cross-border smuggling of heroin in huge quantities from Pakistan and were supplying the same in J&K and other parts of the country.

“They were also in regular communication with the operatives of proscribed militant organisations Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), using encrypted chat platforms. The proceeds of sale were being used to finance the activities of militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba operating in the Kashmir,” the statement said. “The arrested accused were produced before the CJM Court in Srinagar today and have been taken on transit remand for 03 days,” the statement said.

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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.


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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that 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 34 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, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.


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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.


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