On Tuesday, J&K Bank’s e-banking application M-pay became non-functional, and even after 24 hours, the application hasn’t been restored. Yesterday late evening, the bank stated that the app would be fixed in half an hour, but even after 24 hours, the app wasn’t fixed. As a result, people struggled to purchase items for Eid.
A large crowd was seen at several ATMs, and at ATMs where no mass was reported were out of cash. The Central Government, during the demonetization, urged people to adopt e-banking services, but how will people in such a UT adopt such services where the UT’s bank’s app doesn’t work?
While talking to the media, Kashmir Economic Alliance’s Co-chairman Dar Ahmad said, “significant expectations were there among people because people haven’t celebrated Eid with great glory for the past three years, which also have affected the businesses. J&K Bank is one of the most significant banks in the UT, and we have put our own hard-earned money that we were supposed to use for the Eid Shopping, but we couldn’t use our money due to the bank’s failure. Yesterday around 11 am, the internet services of J&K Bank went down, and till now the services are down only”.
Cyber fraud in Jammu, person loses 24,000 from Bank account
With the continuous rise in cyber fraud cases in Jammu and Kashmir, one more similar case was reported from Chasana Mahor area of Reasi where a man named Sat Pal Singh lost an amount of Rs. 24,000 from his bank account.
According to him, the Bank account had an amount of Rs. 25,000, however, when he tried to withdraw it, 24,000 was missing. He later contacted the Bank authorities.
“I went to the Bank ATM but could only withdraw an amount of 1,000. I kept trying until my card got blocked. On talking to Bank officials, a cyber fraud was found. In 3 unknown transactions, 24,000 was taken away.” Sat Pal said
“I’m a poor man. I’ve a handicapped sister and aged Father. I work hard to feed my kids. I request Bank authorities to check the CCTV footage and J&K Police to solve this case as soon as possible.” He added
Anyone willing to help Sat Pal Singh can contact him at 9596332003.
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
DGP sanctions Rs 70 lakh financial support to J&K PP, SPOs
Director General of Jammu and Kashmir police Dilbagh Singh has sanctioned Rs 70 lakh in favour of families of police personnel and Special Police Officers (SPOs) who expired while in service.
The Special Welfare Relief of Rs 19 lakh each has been sanctioned in favour of dependents and legal heirs of the deceased Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Pawan Singh, Head Constable (HC) Gopal Dass and follower Pritam Singh who expired while in service, a police spokesman said on Friday.
He said Rs one lakh has been already paid to the NoKs of deceased police personnel for performing the last rites as immediate relief by the Police Headquarters (PHQ) through their concerned units. The financial assistance has been given out of the Contributory Police Welfare Fund.
DGP Singh has also sanctioned special relief of Rs 5 lakh each in favour of dependents and legal heirs of deceased SPOs Mohammad Nazir and Vakil Singh who passed away during the course of their engagement in the department. The financial assistance has been given out of the Contributory Welfare Fund of SPOs.
As a welfare measure, Police Headquarters has taken many initiatives to ensure increased help and assistance for the welfare of its personnel and their families, he said.
Security forces launch search operation in Samba
Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir launched a massive search operation in Samba district.
The search operation was launched after suspected drone activities were reported in three different areas of the district, last night.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Samba Rajesh Sharma said, “Drone activities were suspected at three different areas of Samba district, last night.”
The Border Security Force (BSF) also issued a statement that said, “Some unidentified lights were seen in the sky near the international border in the Samba sector. Few rounds were fired on it and the lights disappeared.”
Earlier on July 16, a drone that was operating around the Jammu Air Base was picked up by the radars of the anti-drone system deployed by the National Security Guard (NSG) there.
The NSG had deployed an anti-drone system in the city after a drone attack took place on the Jammu air base last month.
The Air Force has also taken measures to prevent any such attack in Jammu and other important airbases across the country. It has also taken strict measures to address threats from small drones.
After the Jammu attack, the number of drone sightings has gone up drastically and there have been several instances where the Army and Border Security Forces (BSF) troops at the border have fired at them.
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