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Police Officer dies in road mishap in Jammu

An Assistant Sub Inspector ( ASI ) of J&K police Sudershan Kumar (55) son of Ram Paul, resident of Ward No 4, Billawar in district Kathua died in a road accident on Saturday.
Sudershan was posted at DPL, Jammu

According to Police Sudershan died after a rashly driven tipper (JK02AP-6921) hit his scooty ( JK02BH-6485 ) at Kunjwani Chowk in Jammu.
The Tipper driver fled from the Scene after the accident and Police has seized the Tipper and efforts are on to arrest the Tipper driver

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Crackdown returns to Lal Chowk

Panic gripped Srinagar’s commercial hub Lal Chowk on Saturday when Special Operations Group (SoG) of J&K Police and anti-fidayeen squad of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) conducted a sudden search operation in the area.

The Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) returned to the Lal Chowk area after nine months as last such exercise was witnessed in the area on September 15, 2016, when Police and Army had conducted a joint search operation.

Nazir Ahmed, a street vendor at clock tower (Ghanta Ghar), said, “All of a sudden teams of SoG and CRPF appeared in Lal Chowk at 12 noon and started searching buildings. Some pedestrians started running for safety as a word spread that encounter may start.”

Another witness said, “A Casper vehicle also reached the spot and rumours started making rounds that Army too has joined Police and CRPF and encounter was about to start.”

“The joint teams of forces searched shopping complex at Court Road and also conducted a thorough search operation in Bund area. Later it came to fore that Army wasn’t part of the operation,” the witness added.

Traffic in the area came to a halt for some time. “We even started packing our goods and were about to down our shutters. Normalcy returned after forces called off the operation at around 12: 45 pm,” he said.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, Muneer Ahmed Khan, said, “It was just a patrolling exercise. I had directed my men to do some leg work as I felt they were feeling lazy. They carried out a sort of area domination and that’s it. There is nothing more to it.”

However, CRPF spokesman in Srinagar, Rajesh Yadav, said, “Anti-fidayeen squad of the force joined SoG to conduct the operation. We had inputs about presence of militants in the area. The search operation was later called off.”

Police sources said the concerned police station Kothibagh was also kept aware about the development. “Many CID sleuths mistook the Casper vehicle as army vehicle. It was later conveyed to the police higher ups that the vehicle belonged to CRPF and not the army,” a source in the police said.

The CASO, also called crackdown by locals, has been a regular feature of forces in Pulwama and Shopian districts in south Kashmir. The CASO was re-introduced in Kashmir on May 5 after a gap of almost 27 years in Shopian district after army launched a day-long operation to trace militants. Such operations were a routine affair in early ’90s.

How Efficient Is SSRB J&K? Selection List Issued After 6 Years

An advertisement was issued by SSRB vide Adv. No. 08 of 2010 dated 24.12.2010 & one can imagine vide letter dated 09.06.2017 adressed to Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Health & Medical Education Department, Civil Secretariat, Srinagar, which reads as:-

No: SSB/Secy/Sel/2017/5431-37 Dated: 09-06-2017
Subject: – Selection List Of Candidates For The Post Of Gas Operator (Health & Medical Education Department), Divisional Cadre Kashmir, Item No. 315 Vide Advertisement Notice No 08 Of 2010 Dated 24-12-2010.
Sir,
That the Services Selection Board received indent/requisition from H&ME Department. The Breakup of posts shown against each indent is given below:-
Against indent No. ME/NG/83/2010 Dated: – 24.07.2010 Board advertised 01 post (OM=01) of “Gas Operator”, Divisional Cadre Kashmir, in pursuance to the advertisement notification 08 Of 2010 Dated 24-12-2010 (Item No. 315)

The Select list for the said item is hereby enclosed as (Annexure “A”).
In response to the said advertisement notifications candidates having qualified the written test were shortlisted for interview in the ratio of 1:5 wherever applicable.
On the basis of points obtained in written test, weight-age determined in accordance with selection criteria and the interview awards, select list so framed on the basis of merit was approved by the Board.
The undersigned is directed to enclose the select list/recommendation as Annexure “A”. This select list shall be subject to outcome of any writ petition(s), if any, pending in any court of the competent jurisdiction.
That the Board is devoid of any fool proof mechanism/resources to verify the recognition status/genuineness of qualification/category certificates/ permanent resident certificate/ Domicile Resident of concerned District for a period not less than 15 years except Schedule Caste Category. Therefore, the indenting department shall have to verify position confidentially from the concerned Universities/    institutions/departments.
You are further requested that in case any certificate/document during the course of verification turns out to be fake/fictitious, the Board may kindly be kept posted with such outcome so that criminal proceedings against such candidates are initiated.
The select list is also available on the website of the J&K SSB (www.jkssb.nic.in) and may be cross verified from it, if required.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Mohammed Shahid Saleem)
Secretary, J&K Services Selection Board

It speaks that it took 6 years 6 months to issue the select list for one post. What a fast track recruitment by JK Govt.?

Snowfall in mountainous belt of Bhaderwah Valley

The mountainous belt of Bhaderwah Valley, popularly known as mini Kashmir, today witnessed snowfall accompanied by hailstorm triggering cold- wave like situation in the region.

After a comparatively hot day, weather suddenly changed in the afternoon in the picturesque Bhaderwah Valley and its outskirts due to a storm and heavy rain followed by snowfall in the upper reaches unprecedented in the month of June

Two killed after speeding oil tanker hits parked truck in south Kashmir’s Sangam

Two people were killed and as many injured after a speeding truck hit a parked truck in Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Saturday.
An official said that a tanker, bearing registration number JK02AG 7180,  hit the truck (HP 62B 8409) parked on the highway in Halmula area of Sangam in Anantnag district.
Two people were killed on the spot and two other injured in the accident, he said.
Both the deceased are believed to be residents of Rajouri district

13 Militants Killed In 96 Hours Along LoC: Army

The Indian Army said on Saturday that it has killed 13 militants during last 96 hours as it foiled multiple infiltration bids on the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The sinister design of Pakistan Army to push in multiple groups of armed intruders across the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir continue to be defeated by pro-active operations being carried out on the LoC,” said a statement issued by the Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command.

“Relentless operations mounted by troops have successfully intercepted groups of intruders all along the LoC in Gurez, Machil, Naugam and Uri sectors leading to elimination of 13 intruders in the last 96 hours,” statement said

Explosives, inflammable material and arms and ammunition recovered from the intruders indicate Pakistan’s designs to orchestrate high profile militant incidents targeting security forces,” the statement said.

ATM guard foils burglary attempt at bank in central Kashmir

Robbers made an unsuccessful bid to loot a bank in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district last night.

An official said that the security guard of Jammu and Kashmir Bank branch in Lolipora village – 12 kilometres from Chadoora – raised an alarm after robbers tried to loot the bank

The robbers, he said, had broken a window of the bank when the ATM security guard noticed them.

“He raised an alarm following which hundreds of locals rushed towards the bank, forcing the robbers to flee,” said the official

Disinformation campaign going on in Kashmir: Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday reiterated Kashmiri youth were being “brainwashed” through a “disinformation campaign” and stressed on the need for better technology to fight militancy.
“A disinformation campaign is being run in Kashmir where the youth is being brainwashed.

They then resort to stone-pelting,” reports quoting General Rawat said at an Indian Military Academy (IMA) parade in Dehradun.
“We need to think ahead of the insurgents.

Technology is important to fight terrorism. If we have modern technology and it is used properly, citizens will not be inconvenienced and we will also be successful,” reports quoting Army chief said

Firing in south Kashmir’s Qazigund, 1 injured

 Arif Ahmad  a resident of Bakshiabad, Anantnag who is working in  a construction company at Banihal reported at Public Health Centre Vesu that at around 5 in the morning when he was on way to Banihal at Vesu unknown militants fired upon the  two security force vehicles which were moving  ahead of his car No. JK02BJ 6600.

The fire missed the target and hit his car and he was injured in the back.

Though  he is stable sofar he has been referred to SMHS,Srinagar  for specialised  treatment.

Police has registered a case and investigation has been taken up