Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has issued orders to constitute a high-level committee to inquire into the deaths due to stampede at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan. The inquiry committee will be headed by the Principal Secretary (Home). Apart from this, ADGP Jammu and Divisional Commissioner Jammu will also be its members. Not only this, but Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has also announced to give Rs 10 lakh to the families of the devotees who lost their lives in the accident and Rs 2 lakh to the injured.
While confirming the death of 12 people in the stampede so far, Katra Block Medical Officer Dr Gopal Dutt said that most of the devotees who died were from Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana. A devotee from Jammu is also among the dead. At the same time, the number of injured is also more than 20. The injured are being treated at Narayana Hospital Katra. This incident took place around 2.30 am on Saturday. The reason for the stampede is not yet clearly known, but sources say that there was a long queue of devotees outside gate number 3 for darshan. Thousands of devotees had reached here to have darshan of Mata Vaishno Devi on the New Year. At present, the journey has been stopped from Katra.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha is keeping a close watch on the situation. He also informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah about the incident. After talking to Home Minister Amit Shah, the Lieutenant Governor ordered a high-level inquiry to find out the reasons behind the stampede.
At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of State in PMO Dr Jitendra Singh are also constantly monitoring this matter. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh from PMNRF to each person’s family who lost his life in the stampede and Rs 50,000 to the injured. The Prime Minister expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and directed to provide all possible medical help and assistance to the injured.
Jammu: Exodus Day Observed as Black Day
Due to the increasing influence of terrorism, the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits started on this day in 1990. Kashmiri Pandits celebrated this day of expulsion as Black Day.
On Wednesday, Kashmiri displaced Pandits protested by taking out a rally in Jagti. These Kashmiri Pandits said that this dark day is remembered by every Kashmiri Pandit who was forced to leave the Valley. It is the job of the Government of India to conduct an inquiry by setting up a commission, and those who had spoiled the situation in Kashmir should be fed the air of jails. Kashmiri Pandits demonstrated fiercely and on the other hand, demanded that the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley be ensured.
For the last 32 years, Kashmiri Pandits have been cut off from their own land. Addressing the occasion, Jagti Tenement Committee President Shadi Lal Pandita said that these Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their homes due to terrorism in the Valley, but today this Kashmiri Pandit wants to connect with their soil and establish three big satellite colonies in Kashmir. If the government does this, then 70 thousand Kashmiri Pandit families will go back to the Valley and join their soil. But now, the central government is not taking any step in this direction. Therefore, Kashmiri Pandits should be told the plan with the central government to return to the Valley.
On the other hand, Raj Kumar Tikku said that January 19 would not be forgotten by Kashmiri Pandits. When the situation in Kashmir turned completely against the Kashmiri Pandits and announcements were made on loudspeakers to leave the Valley. Kashmiri Pandits were forced to migrate for their safety and their families. Many Kashmiri Pandits also lost their lives. The Central Government should now constitute an inquiry committee to bring the real culprits to the jails.
Mystery of Lucknow family allegedly missing in J&K solved
The startling revelation came to light on Wednesday about the Lucknow family allegedly missing during their travel to Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier reports had said that three members of a family from Lucknow — Mehmood Ali Khan, his wife Darakshan and their son, Shavez — had gone missing in Ramban district while they were on their way from Jammu to Srinagar.
Police sources said according to Salim Khan, brother-in-law of Mehmood Ali Khan, all 3 members were murdered by elder son, Sarfaraz Khan on January 5, the day they were leaving towards Jammu by train.
“After disposing of their dead bodies, he meticulously planned to mislead the relatives and police. He clandestinely visited Jammu and Kashmir and messaged via WhatsApp from his father’s mobile phone on 14th January morning in which he posed as his younger brother, Shavez and said that they are stuck on the highway due to landslides.
“He even posted some pictures of the highway,” said the sources.
The details of the case came to light when the J&K police traced the phone in Lucknow that was used to send WhatsApp messages.
Police said Sarfraz had murdered his father, mother and brother in Lucknow itself. On January 6 the body of a youth with a slit throat was found on Lucknow’s Mall Road in the Itaunja area.
Police were unable to identify the body. After this, two more bodies with slit throats were found in the Malihabad area in Lucknow.
After the photographs of the three persons allegedly missing in J&K’s Ramban area were published, police in Lucknow were able to identify all three.
Subsequent investigation revealed that the eldest son of the family, Sarfraz had murdered them. Sarfraz has been taken into custody.
Police said other contacts of Sarfraz are also being questioned. The motive of the gruesome crime is still not known.
Car theft at SMGS Hospital, thief arrested
Car theft has been reported from SMGS Hospital, Jammu. The car model identified as Chevrolet Tavera was stolen outside the hospital premises.
As per the details, the car owner is a resident of Doda who had come to visit his ailing relatives admitted to the hospital.
When the possessor of the car couldn’t find his vehicle in the parking, he timely complained about the theft in the police station.
During the investigation, a team of Police led by SHO city inspector, Vijay Kumar under the supervision of SDPO DySP Sharad Kallu, raided at different places to search the accused and eventually succeeded in arresting him.
Police have also recovered the stolen Tavera from his possession. As per the police sources, the accused is a resident of RS Poora, Jammu and has been notorious for such thefts in the past.
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