Mobile internet service of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), remained suspended for the fifth day on Monday in the Kashmir valley, where authorities restored voice call and broadband of all TSPs on Friday night after two days.
Internet service and mobile service of all companies, barring BSNL, were suspended on Wednesday night as a precautionary measure following the death of separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, who breathed his last at his residence at Hyderpora in the outskirts of Srinagar.
The voice call and broadband services of all TSPs were restored Friday night. However, broadband of BSNL was working without any suspension in the valley.
Officials said in view of the peaceful situation, mobile service (voice call) and broadband of all TSPs were restored on Friday night. Mobile service (voice call) and broadband of BSNL were never closed, they added.
However, internet on mobile shall remains suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent rumours, they said.
People are yet again requested not to pay any heed to rumours being maliciously spread by the anti-national elements especially across the border with an objective to disturb the prevalent peaceful atmosphere in the valley.
Racket involved in issuing fake income certificates busted, four arrested in Srinagar
Authorities on Tuesday claimed to have busted a racket by arresting four persons who were allegedly involved in issuing fake income certificates by using forged signatures and seal of Tehsildars.
Official sources told the news agency that Tehsildar Eidgah Srinagar with the assistance of SDPO Hazratbal and SHO Zadibal police station laid a successful raid on a computer center at Alamgiri Bazar Chowk and busted a racket of accused who were involved in forging fake documents.
The documents include income certificates under the fake signatures and seals of Tehsildar Eidgah, Khanyar and Srinagar central, they said.
During the raid, seals of CMO and other offices and dozens of fake income certificates were recovered, they said, adding that laptops and cash around Rs 40 thousands were also confiscated.
The main accused identified as Zeeshan Ahmad along with three others were arrested on the spot, they said, adding that a case has also been registered in police station Zadibal.
Srinagar district admin inspects market to ensure implementation of COVID-19 protocols
In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases in Srinagar, a district administration team on Tuesday inspected the markets of the city to ensure proper implementation of the protocols.
Srinagar Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Hanief Balkhi said that the team was inspecting the markets to ensure that the shopkeepers and people follow all the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the health department.
“We just want them to wear masks, take all the precautions and protect themselves. We do not want to impose fines, seal shops or register FIRs. And we are happy that 99 per cent of the shopkeepers are wearing masks,” he stated.
“It is usually the buyers who do not wear masks. So, we have distributed the masks as well. By and large, things have improved and people are following protocols,” he added.
The ADC also informed that a few shops have been sealed for the violation of Covid-19 protocols. “A few shops have been sealed. But that is not our intention. We just want people to be careful,” he said.
Meanwhile, the schools reopened in Srinagar for classes 10th and 12th on Monday and things are slowly returning back to normal in the city.
Man killed, woman injured in lightning
A man was killed and a woman injured in lightning in central Kashmir district of Badgam, official sources said on Tuesday.
They said a group of farmers were working in their fields when lightning strike at Panchas in Badgam Monday evening.
A 30-year-old Gulzar Ahmad Khan and Shakeela Banu were injured.
Both the injured were rushed to hospital where Gulzar was declared brought dead, they said.
Majority areas in the Kashmir valley, including parts of Srinagar, witnessed heavy snowfall and lightning for several hours on Monday evening.
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