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2 dead, 11 injured in Rajouri accident


A 12-year-old girl was among two persons killed, while eleven others sustained injuries after a bus they were travelling in overturned near Gambhir Brahmana – Kakora stretch of Jammu-Rajouri-Poonch highway on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

A police officer said that the accident took place at around 2 pm when the driver of the bus bearing registration number JK02AE 3393 was on way towards Gambhir Mughlan Kotli from Rajouri bus stand lost control over the vehicle and it turned turtle in the middle of the highway.

In the accident, 12-yr-old girl Ruksana Kouser daughter of Mohammad Ishaq, a resident of Chowkian Palma village of Rajouri got stuck under the bus and died on the spot even as 21-yr-old Mohammad Sheraz, son of Mohammad Din of Galhuti village of Manjakote also succumbed to his injuries, the officer said.

Soon after the accident, a rescue operation was launched and the two bodies were removed from under the bus while eleven injured people were also evacuated from the spot by locals, police and army teams to GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri, he added.

The injured have been identified by police as Mohammad Din, 75, son of Noor Din, resident of Gambhir Mughlan who is having serious arm injuries, Mohin Khan, 18, son of Mohammad Bashir resident of Gambhir Mughlan, Hamide Begum, 55, wife of Mohammad Nazir resident of Gambhir Mughlan, Mohammad Din, 60, son of Mir Mohammad resident of Ghaluti Manjakote, Amir Ahmed, 18, son of Shabir Ahmed resident of Ghaluti Manjakote, Aftab Ahmed, 30, son of Mohammad Hussain resident of Gambhir Mughlan, Nazira Begum, 50, wife of Mohammad Hussain resident of Gambhir Mughlan, Shabina Akhter, 25, wife of Mohammad Bashir resident of Gahluti Manjakote, Danish, 28, son of Mohammad Iqbal resident of Chandimarh Poonch, Mohammad Ayoub, 35, son of Ghulam Nabi resident of Gahluti Manjakote and Shahid Ahmed, 17, son of Mohammad Kabir resident of Ghaluti Manjakote.

Principal of GMC Rajouri, Dr Brij Mohan Gupta said that the arm of one of the injured will have to be amputated.

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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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Jammu Police Foils Bovine Smuggling Bid, 2 Arrested

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Nagrota police recovered six cattle from a stubble-laden truck going from Jammu to Kashmir. The accused had made a wooden box inside the vehicle. Although cattle were kept hidden inside this box, the top and front of the box were loaded with straw so that the police personnel posted at the checkpoints did not even know that cattle were being smuggled in the truck.

The vehicle driver, Obad-ul-Rehman resident of Belicharana and his companion Murad Ali resident of Belicharana, Satwari, were arrested. A case was registered against both of them at Nagrota police station for violating the order of the district commissioner and cruelty to cattle. The police are not even denying that the accused must have stolen these cattle from somewhere. The interrogation of both is on.

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On the midnight of Wednesday, Thursday, on strong information about cattle smuggling, police personnel blocked the Ban toll plaza on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. During this, vehicle number JK02AW-5753, carrying straw from Jammu to Kashmir, was stopped by the police personnel for investigation. However, when the people in the vehicle were asked about their destination, they could not answer satisfactorily.

Due to suspicion of the words of both the occupants of the vehicle, the police personnel searched the vehicle. When the stubble was removed, the police personnel found a wooden box inside the vehicle. When I looked inside the box, there were cattle there. After the cattle were recovered from the vehicle, the people tried to run away, but the police personnel did not let them escape. The vehicle was seized on the spot. Both the passengers in it were taken into custody.

Amish Mahajan

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