NHPC urges people not to move near Chenab
GJ Report
Kishtwar, July 18: The NHPC authorities have advised the people not to move near Chenab River on July 19, 2018 in view of flushing of reservoir of Dulhasti Power Station.
“It is notified for the information of the public of Doda and Kishtwar in general and public of village Dul, Benzwar, Cherhar, Bhandarkoot, Hasti, Kandani, Prem Nagar and Pul Doda in particular, that for statutory periodical slit flushing from the reservoir of Dulhasti Power Station, the gates of the dam shall be opened on July 19 (Thursday) from 0:00hrs to 18:00hrs with the result there will be increase in flow of water and level of river Chenab may increase 2(two) to 3 (three) meters, ” a NHPC handout stated.
The NHPC has advised the people for restricting the movement of persons, vehicles and pets along the river bank during this period.
Man arrested with `41,900 fake currency in Rajouri
GJ Report
Jammu, July 18: A man was arrested with fake Indian currency worth `41,900 in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“A man was arrested along with fake currency in Kandi area of Rajouri district and the arrested person was identified as Altaf Hussain, son of Nazir Hussain, resident of Muradpur, Rajouri,” Yugal Manhas, SSP Rajouri here said.
A team from police station Kandi assisted by Special Operation Group laid a Naka at Jaglanoo in Kandi and was on routine frisking of vehicles when a pedestrian was seen coming from some distance, said Mr Manhas said. He said that the suspicious person noticing the police Naka, started to move back which developed suspicion and cops chased and nabbed him at some distance.
“During frisking, some cash and other personal belongings were recovered from his possession,” he added and said that during initial investigation, it was found that a bundle of currency notes of ` 500 and `200 denomination recovered from him are fake and he also confessed to the same during questioning.
He said, “Police has now arrested the said man and fake currency to the tune of `41,900 has been recovered from his possession which has been seized”.
A case under FIR number 87/2018 under section 489 (B) of RPC has been registered and further questioning is going on to nab other people involved in fake currency marketing in Rajouri.
Massive search operation continues in Kupwara woods
GJ Report
Srinagar, July 18: Despite unfavourable weather conditions, massive search operation continued in the dense woods in the frontier district of Kupwara, where a militant was killed and two soldiers were injured on Monday morning encounter, official sources said.
The search operation, which was halted last night due to poor visibility, was resumed early this morning with the first light against the militants hiding in the woods at Safawali Gali near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara.
However, so far no fresh contact was established with the militants hiding in the forest after Monday encounter, the sources said, adding that a large number of troops have joined the operation from different directions to neutralise them (militants). The search operation was launched in the woods early Monday when militants fired upon a patrol party of troops in which two soldiers were injured. However, in the return fire an unidentified militant was killed and some arms and ammunition were recovered. Operation in the woods was launched in the Kupwara woods after a soldier Mukul Meena was killed and another injured in the encounter in the Kupwara woods on July 11 where a militant was also gunned down by troops next day on July 12.
Meanwhile, troops have intensified foot and night patrolling in the areas near the LoC to foil any attempt by militants to sneak into this side before the infiltration routes are closed due to snowfall. Large number of militants are waiting at launch pads in PoK to infiltrate into this side.