SVO books cop in corruption case
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Jammu, July 26 : The State Vigilance Organisation on Thursday booked Jammu and Kashmir Police cop in an alleged corruption case.
The Vigilance Organization registered a formal case against Mohammad Bashir, then Station House Officer at Police Station Kalakote, resident of Degwar Perwan, Tehsil Haveli, District Poonch under section 5 (2) of J&K Prevention of Corruption Act, official spokesman here said.
He said that the complaint was registered on the basis of verification conducted into the complaint lodged by complainant lady resident of Kalakote, Rajouri stating that the then SHO and Investigating Officer Mattu Khan, demanded and accepted `10,000 on account of deleting the name of the nephew of the complainant Puran Singh in a case.
“During verification, it came to fore that complainant was victim of gang rape and consequently approached then SHO Kalakote Mohd Bashir for registration of case but he refused to take cognizance though her complaint had been endorsed to him by SSP Rajouri, however SHO still avoided to register FIR,” he added.
The complainant then approached the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court Rajouri who directed the then SHO Kalakote finally to register a formal case.
It was also surfaced that the said SHO and IO threatened the complainant to implicate her nephew Puran Singh in the case and under this duress, they demanded an amount of `50,000 from complainant for deleting the name of her nephew from the rape charges and the money was finally settled at `30,000 out of which `10,000 were handed over by the complainant to the officers, he maintained.
“The SHO and the IO (expired) by abuse of their official position, illegally demanded and accepted the graft from the complainant and thus case was registered and investigations taken up,” he added.
4 CRPF personnel hurt in grenade attack
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Srinagar, Jul 26: Four CRPF personnel were injured in a grenade attack by militants in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir today, a police official said.
Militants hurled a grenade towards security forces at Bijbehara in Anantnag district, resulting in injuries to four personnel, the official said.
The area was cordoned off and search operations launched to nab the militants, he added.
Army rescues 150 stranded passengers
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Jammu, July 26: The Army has rescued 150 passengers travelling in over 40 vehicles, which got stranded due to multiple landslides on Mughal Road in Poonch district, a Defence spokesman said here today.
The traffic on Mughal Road was disrupted for five hours due to multiple landslides because of continuous heavy rains, causing severe blockades at several locations last night, the spokesman said.
“No injuries or damage of any kind was reported. Army also provided tea and refreshments to the stranded people. After dedicated efforts, the traffic resumed on the Mughal road by midnight”, he said.
The Army unit deployed for the protection of the Mughal Road, connecting Jammu region with the Kashmir Valley, immediately sprung into action and with the determined operation could clear the road for the traffic, the spokesman said.
The passengers came shoulder to shoulder with the soldiers to remove boulders from the road amidst the heavy rains, he said.
The efforts of the Army were very much appreciated by the people, he added.
500-kg poppy straw seized from fruit loaded truck
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Jammu, Jul 26: Jammu and Kashmir Excise Department alongwith police on Thursday seized 500-kg poppy straw from a fruit loaded truck at Lakhanpur Post in Kathua district.
“The Excise Department along with Police Department at Lakhanpur foiled an attempt of smuggling poppy straw (bhukki) outside from the state,” police sources here said.
They said that 500 kgs of processed Poppy Husk was seized from a truck carrying goods fresh fruit.
“The vehicle alongwith Fresh Fruit boxes and contraband item (Bhukki) have been seized by the Police Station, Lakhanpur for further investigation and action under the NDPS Act,” they added.
Suspected militants decamp with 4 rifles
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Srinagar, Jul 26:Suspected militants barged into a police post guarding a politician’s residence in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district and decamped with four service rifles tonight.
The militants barged into the police picket guarding house of Mohammad Shafi Banday at Bona Bazar and took away four rifles from there, a police official said.
A police spokesperson said initial probe suggests complicity of banned Hizbul Mujahideen outfit. A search operation was underway in the nearby areas, the spokesperson said, adding that the circumstances leading to the incident were being ascertained.