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Two local AGuH militants killed in Srinagar encounter

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Srinagar, Sept 14: Two local militants affiliated with AGuH militants outfit were killed in an encounter that broke out in Nowgam area of Srinagar this evening.

Quoting ADGP Vijay Kumar Kashmir Zone Police tweeted, “Killed #terrorists were affiliated with #terror outfit AGuH & identified as Aijaz Rasool Nazar of Pulwama & Shahid Ahmad @ Abu Hamza. They were involved in recent #terror attack on an outside labourer namely Muneer ul Islam from West Bengal on 2/9/22 in Pulwama.”

Meanwhile in a statement issued here, a police spokesman said that acting on specific information generated by Police regarding the presence of militants in Dangerpora area of Nowgam in district Srinagar, a joint cordon & search operation was launched by Police and Army (50RR) in the said area.

During the search operation, as the joint search party approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter.

He said that in the ensuing encounter, 02 militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. They have been identified as Aijaz Rasool Najar of Pulwama and Shahid Ahmad @Abu Hamza.

As per police records, both the killed militants were categorized and were linked with proscribed militants outfit AGuH. Both the killed militants were involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on Police/security forces and civilian atrocities.

Besides, they were also involved in recent attack on an outside labourer namely Muneer ul Islam of West Bengal on 02/09/2022 at Ugergund Newa area of Pulwama.

Incriminating materials, arms & ammunition including 01 AK series rifle, 02 Pistols and 01 Grenade were recovered from the site of encounter.

All the recovered materials have been taken into case records for further investigation.

In this regard, a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and investigation has been initiated. People are requested to cooperate with Police till the area at encounter site is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials, if any, the spokesman added.

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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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