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Two Bandipora youth held for executing Bank ATM Guard’s murder in Jammu

Duo had gone to ATM to loot cash, Says SSP Jammu

Jammu, Jan 22: The Jammu police Friday said that they have arrested two youth who were involved in the murder of a bank ATM guard, who was found dead inside guard chamber in Nanak Nagar area of Jammu last night.

An official told the news agency—KNO, that a swift investigation by Jammu Police has revealed that the last night’s sensational murder of the ATM guard was executed by two youth belonging to north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

Notably, Raju Sharma, son of Gullu Ram hailing from New Plot area of Jammu, was found dead inside guard chamber of the bank ATM at sector 13 in Nanak Nagar at around 10 pm last night.

Addressing a press conference this afternoon, SSP Jammu Shridhar Patil said that the murder was executed by two youth identified as Mohammad Kaif Lone and Waqas Bashir Lone—both residents of Bandipora

He said that the Lone duo had gone to the ATM with the purpose of looting cash.

“On being resisted by the guard, they attacked him inside the rest room by initially smothering his face with a blanket.”

He said Kaif and Waqas had recently taken a place on rent in Nanak Nagar area where they lived as paying guests.

The SSP said that the accused have been taken into custody and further investigation is on.

Earlier, family members and neighbours of a bank ATM guard, who was allegedly murdered in Nanak Nagar area of Jammu last night held a protest demonstration this morning, demanding arrest of his ‘killers’ and financial aid to the victim’s family.

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‘Militant associate’ arrested in Kupwara; 10 grenades, 182 bullets recovered

(Asian News Hub) – Army and police have recovered ten grenades and 182 rounds of Ak-47 rifle from a militant associate who was arrested in Kralpora area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official sources said on Tuesday.

They said army 160 Territorial Army and SOG Kralpora arrested the “militant associate” Abdul Ahad Lone based on specific information. “10 grenades and 182 Ak-47 rounds” have been recovered from his possession.They said middle-aged man was associated with Al-Badr formerly.

A police officer confirmed the arrest and said that further investigations are underway.

GNS

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Three unidentified militants killed in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – Three unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that three unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

He said 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 19 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, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 46 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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Militant killed in an ongoing encounter at Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Vailoo area of Kokernag belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday.

A senior police officer told that one militant has been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 19 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, triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 44 militants have been killed in J&K so far this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

KNO

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