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11 years After his Arrest in Gujarat on UAPA, Srinagar Resident Returns Home Acquitted

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Eleven years after the Gujarat Police arrested him on terror charges, a computer professional has returned home to Srinagar, with a Vadodara court holding that the prosecution had failed to prove the allegations against Bashir Ahmad Baba under the UAPA.

On June 19, the court confirmed the defense argument that Ahmad was visiting Gujarat to attend a four-day camp on post-cancer care to provide such services to patients in the Valley through the Kimaya Foundation. The 43-year-old Ahmad, who was arrested on March 13, 2010, reached his home in Rainawari, Srinagar, on June 23.

The Gujarat ATS had arrested Ahmad from Anand, accusing him of being on a recce in the state to establish a terror network and to recruit Muslim youth angry over the 2002 riots for the Hizbul Mujahideen. It had accused Ahmad of being in touch with Hizbul chief Syed Salahuddin and one Bilal Ahmed Shera over phone and emails.

Amish Mahajan
Content Writer
JK Media

 

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Top JeM Pakistani terrorist killed in Pulwama encounter

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In view of the Pulwama encounter that took place on Saturday morning, Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar informed that the topmost Pakistani terrorist has been killed in the encounter.

Kumar said, “Topmost Pakistani terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Lamboo was killed in today’s encounter. Identification of the second terrorist is being ascertained.”

“Mohd Ismal Alvi alias Lamboo alias Adnan was from a family of Masood Azhar. He was involved in the conspiracy and planning of the Lethpora attack. He stayed with Adil Dar till the day of fidayeen attack, a viral video of Adil Dar had his voice in it”, said IGP Kashmir.

Kumar later congratulated the Indian Army and Awantipora Police for their support.
Earlier today, security forces gunned down two terrorists during an encounter here at Hangalmarg in the Dachigam forest area and recovered AK and M4 rifles from their possession, police said.

The joint operation, which was launched this morning, is still in progress.
“Operation Hangalmarg, #Pulwama. A Joint Operation was launched today morning at Hangalmarg in Dachigam forest, Pulwama based on Jammu and Kashmir Police inputs. Contact was established. Two #Terrorists eliminated. One AK and one M4 were recovered. Joint Operation in progress,” the Chinar Corps tweeted.
Further details are awaited.

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Fish farm in Ganderbal damaged by cloudburst

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A fish farm has sustained substantial loss due to a cloud burst in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal, officials said on Saturday.

A private fish farm at Gutlibagh, in Ganderbal, was damaged due to the cloudburst and lost all fishes, they added.

However, there was no report of any loss of human life in the incident.

Meanwhile, the Private Fish Farm owners have appealed to the Government, especially Principal Secretary to Government, Agriculture Production & Fisheries Department, and also Director Fisheries J&K to consider an Insurance scheme for private fish farms, to safeguard, against damages due to natural disasters, including floods.

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Kulgam youth secures All India Rank 2 in IES-2020, LG extends good wishes

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A youth from south Kashmir’s Kulgam has achieved a rare feat by securing a 2nd all India rank in the Indian Economic Service(IES) 2020 drawing appreciation by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha.

LG Sinha while confirming the development on his official Twitter handle, congratulated Tanveer Ahmad Khan, a resident of Nigeenpora Kund area of the south Kashmir district on his achievement.

The LG said he has “always believed that the youth of J&K are inherently capable & full of potential”.

While wishing Tanveer a bright future, the LG said his feat will inspire and motivate the youngsters in the UT while also putting Tanveer’s picture on Twitter.

 

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