Two people riding a Thar opened fire on three youths riding a Scorpio in Kothe village of Arnia, about forty km from Jammu city. Two youths were killed in this firing, while the third was seriously injured. The deceased have been identified as Arif Khan, son of Talib Hussain, resident of Chowala and Mohammad Sabar, son of Mohammadi Sayeed, resident of Chak Mohammad Yar RS Pura. On the other hand, the youth who was seriously injured in this firing is Babar, who is said to be the brother of Mohammad Sabar, who was killed in the firing.
On Friday morning, the shooting took place in the village Kothe Chak Arnia between the border Arnia and Salaihad. According to the information received so far, the involvement of two police officers is coming to the fore in this firing, in which one is suspended. At the same time, the other policeman was also suspended, who recently went on duty again. The attackers opened fire on the three youths with AK 47, and the police recovered more than twelve shells of AK 47 rifle bullets from the spot. It is being told that the three youths killed were on a Scorpio while the attackers had come in a Thar car. After firing bullets at the trio, the attackers left the Thar car and fled with the Scorpio.
At the same time, when the police reached the spot after this incident, two youths were found dead while the third was injured, who were taken to GMC Hospital by the police. On the other hand, one AK-47 rifle, three to four sharps and hockey were also recovered by the police from the Thar vehicle found parked on the spot. At the same time, a policeman’s uniform has also been found from the Thar car, taken over by the police. On the other hand, police from Bishnah, Arnia and RSpura police stations also reached the spot after this incident. Seeing the seriousness of the matter, SSP Jammu Chandan Kohli also went there.
At the same time, when the SSP was asked about this matter, he said that investigation was going on now. The deceased have been identified. Information about those who fired bullets at them is being obtained. The reasons behind the same attack are also unknown to the police, but it is feared that this attack may be due to the supply of drugs and money transactions.
Former Minister, Pahari Tribe ST Forum delegation call on Lt Governor
Several delegations including former Minister; members of Pahari Tribe ST Forum and Youth leader from Bhaderwah today called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at Raj Bhawan.
Sh. Abdul Ghani Kohli, former Minister met the Lt Governor and projected various welfare issues of Gujjar and Bakerwal communities pertaining to proper arrangements for Gujjar & Bakwerwal population in view of the winter season; tribal funds; Insurance for sheep; spreading awareness among Gujjar and Bakerwal communities regarding welfare policies & schemes, besides other concerns of the general public.
Meanwhile, a three-member delegation of the Pahari Tribe ST Forum led by Adv. Ahsan Mirza and accompanied by Adv. Gurdev Singh Thakur and Sh. Sajjad Mirza submitted a memorandum of demands to the Lt Governor pertaining to ST status for Pahari people, functioning of Pahari Advisory Board and other concerning issues of Pahari youth.
Later, Advocate Mohammad Majid Malik, a youth leader from Bhaderwah also called on the Lt Governor and apprised him about various issues of Bhaderwah including the declaration of Jammu University campus into a full-fledged University; construction of Chattargalla tunnel; the opening of Bhaderwah-Chamba and Bhaderwah-Bani road; Mini Secretariat and several youth-related issues.
While interacting with the delegations, the Lt Governor observed that J&K Government has adopted citizen-centric policies and is steadfastly working on all fronts for the development and welfare of people belonging to every community.
We are committed to making every section of society an equal stakeholder in the development process of the UT, the Lt Governor said.
The Lt Governor assured the members of the delegations that the genuine issues put forth by them would be given due consideration. He impressed upon them to keep projecting the issues of public welfare and development of the region.
Jammu: Husband arrested for killing wife
A man was arrested for killing his 23-year-old wife and trying to mislead the investigators by projecting the murder as suicide in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.
Nishu Devi, a resident of Pasyal Dharalta village of Batote, was found hanging at her house on January 23 and inquest proceedings were initiated to ascertain the actual cause of the death, a police spokesperson said.
He said the postmortem of the deceased was conducted at district hospital Ramban and the body handed over to legal heirs for last rites.
During the course of inquiry, parents of the deceased alleged that their daughter was murdered by her husband and his family as they had been torturing and harassing her, the spokesperson said.
Pawan Kumar, husband of the deceased, was detained and questioned. He confessed to killing his wife by strangulating her and later hung her body to pass it as a case of suicide to mislead the police, he said.
The officials said the accused was arrested and booked for murder besides attempting to bribe a public servant to escape punishment.
47 Police officers promoted
Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters issued promotion orders of 47 officers vide different orders of PHQ.
A statement of J&K Police issued here said that as recommended by the Departmental Promotion Committee and after thorough scrutiny of the service records, promotion in respect of 16 SIs of Armed wing and eight ASIs of Executive Police has been ordered.
Besides, 23 officers have been given in-situ promotion. The statement said that the DGP congratulated the promoted officers and their family members and expressed hope that the promotion would serve as an inspiration for the officers to perform their duties with enhanced dedication and zeal.
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