Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti along with party workers held a protest march to Governer’s House in Srinagar on Sunday against the alleged killing of civilians in Hyderpora encounter and demanded a judicial probe into the incident.
The protest march started from Mufti’s residence. She alleged that three civilians were killed in the encounter that took place last week. The PDP chief demanded a judicial inquiry into the Hyderpora encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. “They will have to return the bodies and give compensation. LG will have to apologize.
There should be a judicial probe,” Mufti told reporters. An encounter between security forces and terrorists had broken out in the Hyderpora area of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir on November 15 after input was received by police regarding the presence of terrorists in an illegal call centre in a private building in the area.
In an official statement, the Jammu and Kashmir Police had said that two terrorists identified as Haider, a foreign Pakistani terrorist and his associate Amir Ahmad resident of Banihal (a hybrid terrorist), were killed in the encounter.
It further stated that the owner of the building namely Altaf Ahmad as well as the tenant namely Mudasir Ahmad were also called to accompany the search party. However, in the encounter with terrorists, both received critical gunshot injuries and succumbed to their injuries.
Militant associate arrested with arms and ammunition
Police on Thursday claimed to have arrested a militant associate in the Rajpora area of Pulwama district.
An official told that a joint Naka laid by the teams of Pulwama Police, 44 RR and 183 Bn CRPF at Pachahar Rajpora Pulwama intercepted one youth found roaming in a suspicious manner.
He said that on being challenged, he tried to flee from the Naka and also attempted to fire upon the Naka party.
He added that the youth, however, was tactfully apprehended and during the bodily search one Pistol and several rounds of ammunition were recovered from his possession.
He said that the youth has been identified as Rahil Showkat Dar S/O Showkat Ahmad Dar R/O Drabgam Pulwama Rajpora.
He further added that the said youth had gone missing a few days ago and a missing report stands lodged at Police Station Rajpora.
To this effect FIR No 04/2022, U/S 307IPC.7/25 Arms act P/S Rajpora has been registered and further investigation was taken up, he said.
Carelessness Could Lead to Lockdown: Admin
On Thursday, authorities in Kashmir threatened to impose a lockdown if people didn’t take precautions to save themselves from Covid-19’s Omicron variant.
“If people do not take extra precautions and follow all directions for safeguarding themselves from the virus, lockdown remains the ultimate option”, Srinagar DM Aijaz Asad told media.
“We don’t want to suffer economically by imposing a lockdown. However, he added that people need to take appropriate and extra precautions to save themselves from getting infected with the virus”.
Asad said that covid-19 cases were rising continuously.
“There is no need to panic. Just follow the guidelines provided for taking precautionary measures. We are not in favour of imposing a lockdown”. However, Asad said the virus was changing colours, and nobody was hundred per cent sure that it would go away quickly.
He urged people not to “live in any misconception about the virus that the impact is mild. There are patients with comorbidities and elderly who are vulnerable”.
Bank closed after 4 staffers test positive
The Jammu Kashmir Bank authorities have ordered the closure of J&K Bank’s Narbal branch in Central Kashmir’s Narbal area Budgam after four of its staff members tested positive for Covid-19.
The bank has already closed various branches across Valley after some of the employees were tested positive for Covid-19.
A Bank official told news agency Kashmir News Trust that the branch had been closed as a precautionary measure after four employees of the branch tested Covid-19 positive.
He said all those who may have come into contact with the infected employees have been asked to go for the Covid-19 test.
He advised the people to avoid visiting the branch till further notice.
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