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125 policemen killed in J&K attacks since 2017, reveal official figures

46 cops killed alone in the year 2018; 24 SPOs among the slain, Dec 2021 records three significant strikes on police officers, records killing of ASI, five cops

At least 125 policemen, including 47 constables and 24 special police officers, were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in militancy-related incidents since 2017, official figures revealed Monday.

The figures read that constables and senior grade constables comprised the highest number of victims who fell to the bullets of militants in various attacks across J&K in the past five years.

The data reveals that two deputy superintendents of police (DysPs), four inspectors, five sub-inspectors, six Assistant Sub-Inspectors, 24 senior grade constables (Sgcts) and 47 constables were killed in militancy-related incidents in J&K since 2017. The highest number of police officers were killed in 2018 at 46, figures suggest.

“The slain also includes 24 SPOs and five followers,” data reveals. As per the year-wise break-up, in 2017, 32 policemen were killed; in 2018, 46 policemen were killed, and in 2019, 11 policemen were killed. “In 2020, 16 policemen were killed while in year 21, 20 policemen were killed,” the figures reveal.

August 29 of 2018, saw the deadliest attack when four policemen were killed in a militant attack. The policemen had gone to an automobile workshop near Arhama fruit mandi in Shopian district to repair their vehicle, but the militants ambushed them. Earlier in January 2018, four policemen were killed in an IED attack in the Sopore area of Baramulla district.

The year 2021 also saw the deadliest attack on police when militants attacked an Armed Police battalion vehicle at Zewan on December 14, killing three police officers and leaving 11 others injured. The month also saw the killing of two police officers in the northern district of Bandipora on December 11 and the killing of ASI Muhammad Ashraf in the Bijbehera attack on December 23.


Covid-19: India reports over 2.51 lakh new cases with positivity rate at 15.88%; 627 deaths

India recorded 2,51,209 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 627 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Friday (January 28), the country saw 3,47,443 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 93.60 per cent, and total recoveries data reached 3,80,24,771.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have declined to 21,05,611 (5.18 per cent), the ministry data showed today.

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,92,327. The first death due to the COVID pandemic in India was reported in March 2020.

The daily positivity rate is at 15.88 per cent today. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 72,37,48,555 samples have been tested up to January 27 for COVID-19. Of these, 15,82,307 samples were tested on Thursday.

Also Read: J&K govt orders transfers, postings in civil administration

Meanwhile, according to data released by the health department, Delhi reported 4,291 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday and 34 deaths. As a result, the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) in the national capital dropped to 9.56 per cent.

On Wednesday, the national capital reported 7,498 fresh COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths in a day as the positivity rate rose marginally to 10.59 per cent.

In view of the decline in fresh Covid cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority decided to lift weekend curfew and the odd-even system of opening non-essential shops in the city besides allowing restaurants, bars, cinema halls and theatres to reopen with 50 per cent capacity.

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Delegation of Jammu University Teachers’ Association calls on Lt Governor

Today, the office-bearers of the Jammu University Teachers’ Association called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.

The delegation led by the President of the Association, Prof. Pankaj Srivastava, submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to various welfare issues of the teachers of the University including promotion under CAS; grant of earned leave and enhancement of the age of superannuation to 65 years in favour of teachers, and various other benefits as per UGC regulations, besides establishment of housing society exclusively for University teachers.

The Lt Governor, while interacting with the delegation members, advised them to make continuous efforts to create a conducive environment for learning and innovation in the University.

The Lt Governor assured them that the issues projected would be looked into meticulously for their early redressal.

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JKP Border Battalion aspirants submit memorandum to Div Com Jammu

Today, a delegation of aspirants seeking recruitment in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Border Battalion called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer.

The Aspirants apprised the Divisional Commissioner that they had applied for the post of Head Constable advertised by the Jammu and Kashmir Police Recruitment Board in 2019 and appeared in Physical and medical tests. But now, the JKP HQRS (police recruitment board) has reissued an advertisement notification for the recruitment of Head Constable in the border battalion.

The Aspirants demanded the withdrawal of the new advertisement issued by JKP HQRS. They further appealed to conduct the written examination of already qualified candidates and give a separate ad for more vacancies.

The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured that the matter would be taken up with police authorities.

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28 Jan 2022, 6:01 AM (GMT)

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