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BJP Leader expelled from party

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A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and sarpanch of Gopalpora — who was arrested for duping two families by promising them of getting their kin, detained for questioning in a militancy related case, released in south Kashmir district of Anantnag — was on Thursday expelled from the party.

 

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“The matter was brought into the notice of party high command. The Sarpanch has been expelled from the basic membership of the party,” BJP Vice President of J&K Sofi Yousuf told reporters on Thursday.

Official sources said that two suspects (name withheld) were called for questioning in a militancy related case. “As the youth were being questioned, the family approached the local Sarpanch Nisar Ahmad, who sought money for the release of the youth,” they said.

“When the Sarpanch enquired about the youth, he was informed that they will be released if not found guilty,” they said, adding Nisar took Rs 1.1 lakh from the families to get the youth released.
They said the duo during questioning was found innocent and subsequently released. “After reports of Nisar taking money from the families came out, he was arrested and a case was registered in Police Station Anantnag,” they added.

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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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