The rescue operation to locate 20 people missing after a cloudburst in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar resumed Friday after remaining suspended for hours together owing to inclement weather, officials said.
Seven persons were found dead and 17 others were rescued in an injured condition after the remote Honzar village in Dacchan tehsil was hit by flash floods triggered by the cloudburst in the early hours of Wednesday, damaging 21 houses, 21 cow sheds, a ration depot, a bridge and a mosque.
The rescue operation was interrupted by heavy rains late Thursday night and resumed around noon after slight improvement in the weather conditions, the officials said.
Rescue operation for trapped/missing persons continues ,ADGP Jammu @mukesh_ips_jk camping for last two day’s in Honzar Tehsil #Dachhan of #Kishtwar district monitoring/leading the rescue/search operation launched by Police in collaboration with Distt. Adm. Army & SDRF. pic.twitter.com/CGJ80yTQSi
— IGP Jammu (@igpjmu) July 30, 2021
UP Based 18-year-old Dies of Electrocution in Jammu
An 18-year-old youth died of electrocution after he came in contact with a live wire in Jammu. The child Mohit Sharma was a resident of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh and was working as a daily wager in HSP for the past 20-25 days. HSP is replacing Municipality Street Lights in Jammu.
The family members alleged that the contractor lied to us that the main power switch was down and we should start the work. The concerned supervisor was absconding from the site. They also complained that the police were not ready to register the case and proceed with the investigation.
An onsite engineer said the company is ready to compensate for the youth’s death and will meet the demands of the family.
J&K Govt teacher among two arrested for attack on police party
Police on Tuesday arrested two criminals for attacking a police party and creating law and order problems in the Chassana area.
“Case FIR no 35/2021 U/S 341, 353, 382, 147, 149, 336, 504, 506, 225, 224, 120-B IPC and section 3 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act has been registered in police station Chassana on 31st of August 2021 when notorious criminals of the area attacked police party,” an official statement from the police reads.
The statement reads that another hardcore criminal and ex Sarpanch Prem Singh wanted in rape case and his accomplices of Thalkote-Chassana were arrested on 31st of August.
“Prem Singh is a bad-name history sheeter involved in ten cases including four cases of attack on police including firing by weapon issued under Village Defense Committees, and attempt to murder and rape,” it said.
The statement reads that the victim had lodged a written complaint against Prem Singh and others with allegations of rape.
“On this FIR 47/2020 was registered in Chasana police station and the complainant was taken to judicial magistrate for recording the statement of the victim in this heinous crime of rarest of rare nature,” it said.
Meanwhile, a team of Reasi police arrested two notorious criminals namely Chankar Singh and Ayaz Hussain Shah from Thalkote, Tehsil Chassana .
Shah, a government teacher, was wanted in case FIR no 35/2021 U/S 341, 353, 382, 147, 149, 336, 504, 506, 224, 225, 120B IPC & 3 of prevention of damage to Public Property Act-1984 police station Chasana.
Shah is a serving government teacher by profession presently posted in Middle School Kewali Thalkote.
“Accused Chankar Singh a notorious criminal of the area was earlier involved in kidnapping, rape and other illegal activities of heinous nature,” the statement reads.
“Case FIR NO 34/2014 U/S 451, 447, 323 RPC and FIR no 40/2013 US 363, 452, 342, 376, 212, 147 RPC of Police Station Chassana registered against him,” it said.
“Whereas Accused Ayaz Hussain Shah a hardcore criminal was also involved in activities of rape and snatching,” it said.
Senior Superintendent of Police Reasi,Shailender Singh said that, “each and every person involved in violation of law shall be dealt with strictly”
Old aged drivers to write ‘E’ on their vehicles
A big news for the old aged drivers as the Government has appealed them to write ‘E’ letter on their vehicles.
Keeping the traffic conditions and increase in accidents in consideration, the old aged people driving a vehicle will now write ‘E’ letter denoting elder on their vehicle.
This sign will alert the youth while driving on the road and make them careful when around the ‘E’ signed vehicles.
Talab Tillo District Traffic Inspector (DTI) Rakesh Kumar said that the ‘E’ sign on vehicles with drivers above age 60 will avoid unnecessary honking near them.
He further said that the new rule would be beneficial to the elders as they would easily get side on the road and the Traffic Police is encouraging them to follow the new rule.
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
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