Over Rs 1.64 crore was recovered during a joint search operation by the police and the Army in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, a senior police officer said.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Rajouri, Sheema Nabi Qasba said the recovery was made from two bags belonging to local resident Manzoor Ahmad in Saryah village.
“A case under various sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act has been lodged in police station Nowshera in connection with the recovery and efforts are on to arrest Ahmad for further investigation,” Qasba told reporters.
She said the joint operation was carried out on credible inputs and the money kept in the two bags amounting to Rs 1,64,70,600 was seized in the presence of a magistrate.
Ahmad is a relative of drug peddler Sikandar who was recently arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act by a joint team of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir Police from Nangal in Punjab.
On September 4, Rs 29.5 lakh was recovered from the house of Sikandar by a joint team of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir police from his village Saryah in Nowshera sector.
Qasba said more arrests and recoveries are expected during investigation of the case
Two terrorists killed in encounter in J-K’s Bandipora
Two unidentified terrorists were Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Watrina area of Bandipora in north Kashmir following inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated.
“In the ensuing encounter, two unidentified terrorists were killed,” the official said.
He said incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter.
The search operation is on in the area, he added.
Important notice for Government employees, check inside
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has directed all the administrative secretaries to rotate the officials who have completed the stay of over five years on a particular post in a particular place.
Deputy Secretary to the government Dr. Mohammad Usman Khan issued the official statement. The report said that the government officials and officers are floating the transfer norms.
The order reads that there has been a report by the bureau that certain officers/officials are continuing at a particular place of posting for years together.
According to an order, the “Anti-Corruption Bureau, J&K has furnished a report bringing out the issue of flouting of transfer norms.”
It reads that accordingly, it is impressed upon all the administrative secretaries to strictly adhere to the above directions of the competent authority for further necessary action in the matter.
The communique reads “Action Taken Report, in the matter, may kindly be furnished to GAD, at the earliest, for appraisal of the competent authority.”
India records 28,326 fresh COVID-19 cases, 260 deaths in last 24 hours
India recorded 28,326 new COVID-19 cases and 260 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 3,35,52,805 and the total death toll to 4,46,918, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Sunday (September 26, 2021). Out of these, Kerala contributed 16,671 fresh cases and 120 deaths.
Over 26,032 recoveries were also recorded in the country in the last 24 hours, taking total recoveries to 3,29,02,351 and the active caseload now stands at 3,03,476.
An increase of 2,034 cases was recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate stands at 1.90 percent, while the recovery rate is currently at 97.77 percent. According to the data, 85.60 Crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.
Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 231.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.74 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.07 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University`s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 231,477,987, 4,742,762 and 6,072,672,218, respectively.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world`s highest number of cases and deaths at 42,901,854 and 687,746, respectively, according to the CSSE. In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 33,624,419 cases.
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