A Block Development Council member has allegedly attempted to end his life as he was not allowed to move outside the hotel accommodation for security reasons. The BDC members in the past have protested. According to the BDCs, in the name of security reasons, the police were not allowing them to go home or meet their family or the people who have elected them. As per the reports, the condition of BDC is stable, and he has been sent home.
As per our sources, Ashaq Hussain Hurrah, affiliated with Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party of Magam in Baramulla district, attempted to end his life at hotel Shuria Afaq in Humhama, Budgam, during the intervening night.
While talking to the media, Ashaq said, “I am living in Baramulla district but have been kept for the last one year in a hotel in Budgam. Instead of Budgam, I should have accommodation in the Baramulla district. I am facing a traumatic situation as I cannot meet my two kids and wife. We are public representatives, but the government has reduced our mandate to mere hosting flags on August 15 and January 26. “I have put forward my resignation twice because I am not able to go to the Deputy Commissioner where I can put out my resignation papers,” he added.
The police have filed an FIR number 178 against the BDC member under section 309 of IPC in Budgam police station.
63 new COVID-19 cases in J&K, one death in Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Friday reported 63 new COVID-19 cases while one death was also reported in Kashmir division in the last 24 hours.
Of the fresh cases, 30 were reported in Kashmir and 33 in Jammu as per data thus taking the overall infection tally to 3,20,403 while the death toll has reached 4,374.
A total of 3,14, 620 have already recovered from the disease including the 166 recoveries in the last 24 hours alone.
Presently, there are a total of 1,409 active virus cases in J&K- 845 in Kashmir and 564 in Jammu.
Three dead in scooty-car collision
Three persons were killed on Friday after the two—wheeler they were riding was hit by a car at Panzinara area on Srinagar outskirts.
Report said that the trio travelling on a scooty was hit by the car bearing registration number JK05E—1226, resulting into their on spot death.
The deceased were identified as Sameer Ahmad Dar, son of Sonaullah Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, son of Ghulam Muhammad Malik and Shahid Fayaz, son of Fayaz Ahmad Dar—all residents of Panzinara.
An official said a police team from Parimpora Police Station has rushed to the spot.
Two LeT terrorists killed in Sopore encounter
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were eliminated in an encounter at Warpora village in Sopore, Baramulla on Friday.
Two terrorists have been killed in the encounter so far. Police have seized incriminating materials including arms and ammunition, the Kashmir Zone Police said.
“Both the terrorists who were killed in the encounter belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar told ANI.
He said that one of them identified as Fayaz War was involved in several attacks and killings of civilians and security personnel.
He was the last perpetrator of violence in north Kashmir, added IGP Kashmir.
According to police, a top terrorist commander along with an associate was trapped in a house in Warpora village where the police and security forces were engaged in the encounter.
The operation was launched on Thursday evening on specific police input at Warpora in Sopore.
The search operation is underway, police said.
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