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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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Restaurant sealed in Jammu Kashmir

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Police in Ganderbal town sealed a restaurant for not adhering to COVID-19 guidelines issued by the administration. Moreover 332 violators were fined for not wearing face masks and defying COVID-19 guidelines.

A police official said that a police party of Police Station Ganderbal headed by SHO Police Station GanderbalSalfieArshid, during checking found one restaurant owner violating COVID 19 SOPs/guidelines and instantly took stringent action and booked the owner in case FIR No. 103/2021. The restaurant was also sealed by the executive magistrate on spot.

Moreover, police also fined 322 violators for defying COVID-19 guidelines and not wearing face masks. Fine to the tune of `140700 was recovered from them.

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J&K: One dies, 3 injured after HT line fell on farmers working in paddy field

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One person died and three others were injured when a High Tension (HT) wire fell on a group of farmers who were working in a paddy field in Budgam Saturday afternoon, official sources said.

They said a group of farmers were busy working in a paddy field in Khansahib area, about 35 kms from main Budgam town when a HT line fell on them.

Four persons were injured, post which they were rushed to hospital where one of them identified as Teenager Shiraz Ahmad was declared brought dead.

The sources said the condition of three other injured is stated to be stable. Meanwhile, hundreds of villagers strongly protested against the Power Development Department (PDD) for failing to repair HT and local power lines.

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DC orders withholding of salary of two Zonal Medical Officers

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While taking the review of Covid-19 mitigation efforts in the district, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar on Saturday ordered withholding of salary of two Zonal Medical Officers, after the review report of their respective health zones was found “poor” and “un-satisfactory.”

An official in the district administration Srinagar said that, the performances of Health Zones in Srinagar was revived today and strong note was taken of two heath zones, namely Khanyar and S.R. Gunj as both the zones had poor performance regarding the Covid-19 mitigation efforts in the district.

Acting swiftly, the official said that the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar ordered to withhold the salary of the two Zonal Medical Officers till a satisfactory vaccination is recorded.

In an order issued by the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, a copy of which lies with the KNO reads that the vaccination process of 45 years and above age group was reviewed today and out of all the Medical Zones, performance of Khanyar and SR Gunj Zones respectively is quite un-satisfactory.

The order further reads: “The poor performance on part of Zonal Medical Officers of Medical Zones Khanyar & SR Gunj has been viewed seriously. As such, it is hereby ordered that salary of the above mentioned Zonal Medical Officers shall remain withheld till a satisfactory vaccination coverage is recorded.”

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