NIA again summons Qayoom, lawyers to go on strike today
GJ Report
SRINAGAR, Sep 13: Kashmir High Court Bar Association president advocate Mian Abdul Qayoom has again been summoned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to its headquarters in New Delhi tomorrow in connection with terror funding in the state.
However, expressing serious reservations about summoning of Qayoom to the national capital, lawyers have decided to go on a strike tomorrow in the Kashmir Valley. “We have unanimously decided to go on a strike tomorrow against the harassment and mental torture of Qayoom for no reason,” an Association member said. “All district and Mufassil Bar Associations, besides HC lawyers in the Valley will abstain from court work tomorrow,” he said. The bar members will again meet on Friday morning to decide the further course of action. “Whether to continue the strike or end it, will depend on what happens tomorrow at New Delhi.” Courts across the Valley remained deserted for four days till September 8 as lawyers abstained from work due to a strike called by the Association against NIA’s summon to Mr Qayoom on September 6. Earlier on September 7, the Association also wrote an open letter to Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra, alleging that efforts were being made to frame Qayoom to prevent him from urging the cause of the people.
Man arrested with pistol, cartridges in Jammu
GJ Report
Jammu, Sep 13: A man was arrested today with country made pistol and live cartridges in city outskirts here.
“Acting upon specific information, a special naka was established this afternoon at Kunjwani Chowk and one Surinder Singh alias Sindha was intercepted,” police here said. They said that during his personal search, one country made Pistol alongwith four live Cartridges were recovered from his possession. A case has been registered and investigation started. During preliminary enquiry, he disclosed that he is close associate of Harjot Singh alias Ananda of Digiana Camp and was on way to commit a heinous crime.
Woman pilgrim falls unconscious, dies at Bhawan
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Jammu, Sep 13: A Vaishno Devi pilgrim today fell unconscious and died at Bhawan situated in Trikuta Hills of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir. “An information was received from dispensary Bhawan that a female pilgrim namely Geeta Devi,49, wife of Manoj Singh, resident of Ward number 2, Shampur Katraha West Champaran, Bihar, became unconscious near Gate Number 3 while on her way to Katra,” police said. They said that she alongwith family was on way to Katra after paying obeisance at the Cave Shrine. She was immediately rushed to dispensary Bhawan where doctors declared her as brought dead.