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J&K Police to conduct Cycle Race tomorrow

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Srinagar, Sept 22: The Jammu & Kashmir Police is going to conduct Cycle Race “Pedal for Peace” – 2022 under its Civic Action Programme tomorrow on September 23, 2022 (Friday). The Prize money earmarked for the winners of the Cycle Race of different categories has been enhanced from ₹3.86 Lakh to Rs 5.13 Lakh.

Cyclist who have registered themselves for the said Cycle Race are instructed to gather at Lalit Ghat Boulevard Road Srinagar (The location of the Flagg-off Ceremony) at 0500 hours tomorrow on September 23, 2022 (Friday) for scrutinizing and collecting Chest Nos from the concerned officials.

The Cycle Race will be flagged-off from Lalit Ghat at 0630 hours and prize distribution ceremony will be held at 1000 hours which will be followed by a raffle draw of the Chest Nos of the participants on the same day at Police Golf Course Boulevard Road Srinagar.

A review meeting/ Mock drill of the organizers/ connected officials in connection with the Cycle Race “Pedal for Peace” – 2022 shall be held today on September 22, 2022 at 1130 hours instead of 1530 hours at Police Golf Course Boulevard Road Srinagar.

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Nitishwar Kumar posted as additional secretary in Union Women and Child Development Ministry

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Srinagar, Sept 25: In a significant development, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has posted Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to LG Manoj Sinha, as additional secretary and financial advisor, Ministry of Women and Children Development.

According to an order, a copy of which is in possession of news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Nitishwar Kumar, IAS (UP:96), presently on inter-cadre deputation, as Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Women and Child Development, by temporarily upgrading a vacant post of Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser in the Ministry.

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Two militants killed near LoC in north Kashmir: Police

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‘Identification of slain being ascertained’

Srinagar, Sept 25: Two militants were killed in an encounter near the Line of Control in Tekri Nar locality of Machil in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday, police said here.

Kashmir zone police in a Tweet, informed that the identification of the militants was being ascertained.

Police also said that two AK-47 rifles as many pistols and 04 hand grenades were recovered from them.

“Army and Kupwara Police neutralised two #terrorists near #LoC Tekri Nar in Machil area of #Kupwara. Identification of the killed terrorists being ascertained. 02 AK 47 rifles, 02 pistols & 04 hand grenades recovered. Further details shall follow,” police tweeted. (KNO)

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Police attach residential house in Bandipora for wilfully sheltering, harbouring militants

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Bandipora, Sept 25: Police in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district have attached a residential house for wilfully sheltering and harbouring militants after obtaining sanction from competent authority.

In a statement, cited by the news agency-KNO, a spokesperson said that police attached the residential house of one person namely Bashir Ahmad Mir of Wanpora Gurez at present Watrina after obtaining legal sanction from the competent authorities.

The statement reads that the house was linked to case FIR No.166/2021of PS Bandipora U/S 16,18,19 ,20,23,39UAPA ,307IPC ,7/27 IA Act, dated 26_09_2021 in which two hardcore militants were neutralised, who were involved in different crimes in Bandipora.

“The investigation proved beyond doubt that the said house was used for the purpose of militancy, sheltering, harbouring militants & such act was voluntarily and knowingly given by the member of the family. Many attacks on civilians and protected persons were carried, conspired and planned by militants while using this house as hideout,” it reads.

The statement reads that Bandipora police requests citizens once again not to harbour or give shelter to militants, failing which they will be liable to action under law including property attachment (movable/immovable) proceedings.

“In case of any forced and coercive entry by militants into any house or vehicle, the matter should be brought to the notice of police immediately, otherwise proceedings under law will follow against such houses or other properties,” it added.

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