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CBI Raids 41 Places in J&K Arms Licence Racket

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On Tuesday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out raids at around 41 locations in Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Delhi and Madhya Pradesh in a case related to an arms licence racket.

The raids were carried out at the official and residential premises of around 14 former public servants, including then IAS, J&K Administrative Service, and lower rank government officials, about five private persons and ten gun houses and dealers in the case related to the arms licence racket.

The agency raided the premises of four IAS officers Sajjad Ahmad Khan (retired), Baseer Ahmad Khan, M Raju and Prasanna Ramaswamy G. The CBI also raided the premises of J&K Administrative Service officers Nisar Ahmad Wani, MS Mallik, Farooq Ahmad Khan and Bashir Ahmad Khan.

The agency carried out raids at the premises of then-District Information Officer Sanjay Puri. The raids were carried out in Srinagar, Anantnag, Banihal, Baramulla, Jammu, Doda, Rajouri, Kishtwar, Leh, Delhi and Bhind Madhya Pradesh.

During the searches, incriminating documents including the issuance of arms licence, list of beneficiaries, documents related to investment in FDRs and other sale proceeds, property documents, bank account details, locker keys, diary comprising incriminating elements, arms licence registers, electronic gadgets, mobile phones and some cash, including old currency, were recovered.

The agency had registered two cases at the request of the Jammu and Kashmir government and following further notification from the government of India.

The agency took over the investigation of two FIRs, registered on May 17, 2018, in J&K on the allegations of bulk issuance of arms licences in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period 2012 to 2016. It was alleged that more than 2.78 lakh arms licences were issued to non-entitled persons. The CBI also collected documents about the issuance of the said armed licences, allegedly spread over 22 districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

During investigation and scrutiny of documents, the role of specific gun dealers came to light, who in connivance with the public servants, i.e. the then-District Magistrate and Additional District Magistrate of the concerned districts, had allegedly issued such illegal arms licences to ineligible persons.

“It was also alleged that the persons who got these licences were not residents of the places from where the said arms licences were issued,” the CBI said in a statement.

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3 People Went Missing in Jammu under Suspicious Circumstances; Police Starts Search Operation

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Three people living in Janipur and Kanachak areas went missing from their homes under suspicious circumstances. A case has been registered at the concerned police station on the complaint of the three family members.

In the complaint lodged at Janipur police station, Mohd Sadiq, son of Alam Din resident Paloura, said that his 19-year-old daughter-in-law Sonam Kaur’s wife Mohammad Yasir had gone from home for some work on Monday around 4 pm. Sonam is wearing a pink salwar and kameez. Information was collected about him in every possible place, but he reached Janipur police station and got his missing report registered after not getting any clue.

At the same time, Sandhya Mehra, a girl living in Janipur, went missing from her house on Tuesday afternoon under suspicious circumstances. The girl’s brother Sanjay Mehra told the police that her sister’s mental condition was not good. She has left the house without informing. A case of missing has been registered at Janipur police station.

On the other hand, 45-year-old Balwinder Singh, a resident of Garhi in Kanachak, went missing from his house on the outskirts of the city. Her brother Vikram Singh got her missing report lodged with the Kanachakk police station. Taking action in this matter, the photographs and other information of missing people from the concerned police station were sent through the police control room to all the police stations and outposts of the city. If any information is received about them, the concerned police should be informed.

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Reasi Police Arrested 2 Absconders Accused of Kidnapping-Rape after 19 years

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Reasi Police has arrested two brothers accused of kidnapping and rape after 19 years. Both have been identified as Abdul Rashid and Makhna son Mian Kharian, resident of Barnaili Thillu Tehsil Mahor Reasi. In 2002, Mahor police had registered a case of kidnapping and rape against both the accused. He kidnapped the woman and kept her with him, and raped her every day.

Reasi police said that both the accused fled away as soon as the case was registered in the police station. Both of them changed their disguise and were living from one place to another. This is the reason why it was difficult to arrest them. Meanwhile, after the investigation proved the case, a charge sheet was presented against them in the court in 2003. The court, on 10/09/2004, issued an order of arrest against both the accused.

The Reasi police team led by SSP Reasi Shailendra Singh made an elaborate plan and laid a trap to arrest the absconding accused. The police succeeded in their strategy, and both hardcore and long-running criminals were arrested. Police officials said that evidence had been collected against both the accused, and soon both will be produced before the court.

SSP Shailendra Singh took over the command of Reasi District Police, the police have arrested more than 100 absconding criminals in the last six months under the scheme of “Arrest of the Ferrari”. This is a record in itself. At the same time, the local people have also appreciated the functioning of the police department under the leadership of SSP Shailendra Singh for pushing the hardcore criminals of the district behind bars in such a short time.

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Two Rajouri residents missing after snowstorm traced in Shopian

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Police on Wednesday said the two residents of Rajouri who had gone missing after being caught in a snowstorm in the upper reaches of the district had been traced in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

In an official statement, Rajouri police said that a missing report of the duo was lodged on 24 October in police station Budhal in which it came to fore that one person, namely Javed Shah, son of Haneef Shah resident of Targain along with a relative namely Khadam Shah son of Muzamal Shah resident of Hasote Chasana Reasi went to Kashmir by foot along with their sheep on 22 October. Still, no further communication had been possible with them.

On receipt of this information, a police party from Police Station Budhal was rushed to the upper reaches of snowbound mountains for a search and rescue operation. At the same time, the army also assisted in this operation, whereas police from Reasi district dispatched its teams for this operation, said police.

In the meantime, a specific technical exercise was initiated, and the Budhal police station gathered information based on technical evidence to trace the missing person, police informed.

Based on this technical exercise, the PS Budhal team led by SHO Mustaj Ahmed succeeded in tracking the said person from the Mony Mahal area of Shopian district.

District Police Shopian immediately swung into action and assisted in establishing contact with the missing person, who has now been safely traced.

SP Rajouri, Sheema Nabi Qasba has appealed to the people not to venture on snowbound mountains and areas and to move only on those safe tracks in the winter season.

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