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Lawaypora Encounter: Slain trio were involved in militancy, will convince families with concrete evidence in 10 days: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

‘Bodies of slain militants not to be given to families till Covid-19 prevails, tracking youth who are lured as OGWs’

Abid Bashir

Srinagar, Jan 18: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar Monday said that the three youth killed in Lawaypora gunfight were militants and police will soon convince the parents of slain trio with “concrete evidence.”

He said that the bodies of slain militants arent being handed over to families in view of the Covid-19 pandemic as people would assemble in funeralas and break the Covid protocol.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a road safety week function in Srinagar, the IGP Kumar said: “We have collected 60 percent evidence and in next days, we will collect more evidence including the technical one and will first convince the parents of slain trio that their sons were involved in militancy and were providing logistic support to militants.”

As per the news agency—KNO, IGP Kumar while replying to a query that father of one of the youth killed in Lawaypora gunfight has demanded body of his son, said that because of the Covid-19 pandemic, bodies of slain militants arent being handed over to their families.

“If we hand over the bodies, people will assemble for funeral and break the covid protocol, which would endanger the lives of people. The bodies of slain militants are being buried in the presence of their family members.”

He said that of late youth are being lured into militancy as OGWs as they are being provided with pistols and grenades. “Yesterday, we arrested a youth from Anantnag, alongwith a pistol and grenade who was tasked to kill someone. We are at it and will counter the trend through human tracking and this is our top priority,” he said.

About arrangements for January 26, the IGP said that militants would try to disrupt the function but police will ensure all such attempts are foiled.

About recent development regarding fake call centres, he said there will be a separate presser for the same.

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Disengaged ICDS helpers have no appointment orders, were accommodated through backdoor entries: Advisor Farooq Khan

Says govt has devised scheme through which lot of qualifying helpers will be back to department; Kashmir was never peaceful as today in past 31 years

(Asian News Hub) – Farooq Ahmad Khan, Advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha Wednesday said that all the ICDS helpers who were engaged in the department have no appointment order, however, the government tried hard to accommodate them, which could not happen.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function here, Khan as per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that all these helpers were brought into the department through backdoor entries as none of them have any appointment order.

“We have been trying hard for the last one year to somehow accommodate them, but it did not happen as nobody has any appointment order. Now we have devised a new scheme, where we are creating several posts for these helpers and those who will be qualifying for the post, we will give them extra marks in the interview for their experience,” Khan said.

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He said that through this mechanism lot of these helpers will be back to the department and urged the helpers no to choose agitation as a way as government is trying to ensure that nobody remains unemployed in Jammu and Kashmir.

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He also said that there has been nothing wrong done to anybody especially after August 05, 2019 and if there wrong happening it is because of the mistakes done in the past by those who befooled the people of Jammu and Kashmir was never so peaceful as today in the past 31 years,” he said.

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Youth injured in firing incident in Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A youth was injured in firing incident at Azad Gunj area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.

Reports reaching GNS said that youth identified as Mohsin Solih of Iqbal Colony Baramulla was injured in firing allegedly by security forces.

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While circumstances leading to firing were not known immediately, the youth has been shifted to Srinagar hospital. He has reported suffered injury in leg.

More details will follow.

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Dozen sheep killed in cloudburst in Ganderbal

(Asian News Hub) – At least a dozen sheep died after a cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area in Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, officials said here.

Officials told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the cloudburst hit Laman Wangath Naranag area and left around a dozen sheep dead and several others injured.

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They said that the livestock belonged to Bakarwal of Ganderbal, while a police party has been deputed to the spot to access the loss.

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