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Major plot of fuelling tension in Jammu region foiled, arms, ammo recovered along LoC in Poonch village

Poonch, Jan 03: The Jammu and Kashmir police in Poonch district Sunday claimed to have made more recovery of arms, ammunition after recently busting of a militant module by arresting three militant associates in Mendhar area.

The fresh recovery was made today morning during an operation Dabbi village of Balakote along the Line of Control.

Talking to the news agency—KNO Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Ramesh Angral said that on December 28 last year, three militant associates were arrested in Balakote area near LoC and also recovered six hand grenades from their possession.

The trio include Mustafa Khan son of Yasir Khan, resident of Galuta, Mohammad Yaseen son of Walayat Khan and Rayees Ahmed son of Mohammad Iqbal—both resident of Dabbi Balakote.

SSP said that during sustained interrogation of the trio some more vital clues were developed after which Police team headed by SDPO Mendhar Zaheer Jafri and Army launched an operation in Dabbi village located ahead of LoC fence in Balakote. “A consignment of arms, ammunition and grenades was recovered on today morning.”

The recovery includes one pistol, three pistol magazines, thirty five bullets and five hand grenades.

He said that today’s recovery is the third recovery under this module of militant associates that was busted in Mendhar.

He further informed that Jammu and Kashmir this module was being operated from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir by Gazanvi Force militant outfit.

He said that Gazanvi Force apart from militant activities is now also trying to carry out militant activities and is attempting to target religious places with an aim to trigger communal tension in the Jammu region.

He added that during the first recovery of six hand grenades that was made from the arrested persons, it is evident that grenades were to be lobbed on religious places in Ari and Mendhar areas of Poonch district.

“The second recovery was made from Dabi village wherein two pistols, seventy bullets and two grenades were recovered.”

He said that the handlers from across used to drop the consignment in hidden patches right infront of Indian locations and these arrested militant associates then managed to pick it up for further carriage in the hinterland.

The total recovery made so far include 13 grenades, 03 pistols, 05 pistol magazines, 105 pistol bullets, 04 Pakistan made ballons, 01 flag of Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen, Jammu and Kashmir and 18 posters of J&K Gazanavi Force.

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Body of 50-yr-old man retrieved after 3 days from Jhelum

(Asian News Hub) – Three days after drowning into Kiti Koul in Kani Kadal area of Srinagar, the body of a 50-year-old man has been retrieved from river Jhelum on Monday evening.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the body of a 50-year-old man was retrieved today by River police from Jehlum in Takanwari area of Noorbagh in Srinagar.

They identified the deceased as Feroz Ahmad Raina, son of Late Abdul Aziz Raina of Zaindar Mohalla, Habba Kadal.

Meanwhile, they said that the body will be handed over to the family after completing the legal formalities.


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Elderly man injured in leopard attack in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – An elderly man was injured after a leopard attacked him in Chanderwan Uttersoo area of Shangus of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening.

Reports Reaching GNS said that a leopard attacked Abdul  Rasheed Wani Son of Mohammad Ahsan Wani of Chanderwan Uttersoo village, resulting in injuries to him.

Soon after the incident he was rushed to a nearby hospital wherefrom he was shifted to GMC Anantnag for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile the local residents appealed to the Wildlife Department to capture the wild animals present in the area at an earliest in order to prevent any further attacks.


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Samaniya Bhat: Youngest radio jockey from Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A 22-year-old girl from Baramulla is winning hearts of people through her voice and informative programmes as she works as a radio jockey at Radio Chinar at Sopore.

RJ Samaniya Bhat a resident of main town Baramulla who has recently completed her bachelors in Journalism and Mass communication from GDC Baramulla is first female radio jockey of North Kashmir and the youngest radio jockey of Kashmir Valley.

Bhat while talking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that since her childhood she was interested in journalism, however, by chance she grabbed the opportunity to become a radio Jockey.

“I was always fond of microphones and when I heard that north Kashmir is going to have its first radio station I went for an interview and after 4 or 5 rounds, I was among selected ones and only female,” she said.

“I feel happy to work as Radio Jockey because it is a very creative field and it helps in building your confidence and become outspoken and spontaneous,” Bhat said, adding “she remains in the studio from 12 pm to 3 pm and produces a programme Hallabhol with RJ Samaniya.”

“Our main aim is to involve our youth and entertain people besides talented persons who are being called to the studio who keep their viewpoint before people,” she said.

“Do the things you are good at and follow your dreams with hard work, she said, in her message to students, while adding that parents must allow their children to choose their field and shouldn’t force them to go in any field in which they aren’t interested.


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