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Residents of Bahu Fort stage protest against PHE

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Residents of Ward numbers 47 and 48 of Bahu Fort area today staged protest demonstration against the PHE Department at Central Boria Pumping Station Kalika Colony Bahu Fort and demanded proper supply of potable water.
They were chanting slogans against the PHE department and in favour of their demands.

They put forth various demands including increasing timing of water supply as well as construction of new Overhead Tank for proper water supply of the said areas.

Later, the officers of Jal Shakti Department namely Rajinder Khajuria- XEN Civil Division, Vijay Suman Gupta- XEN Mechanical Division along with concerned AEEs and JEs visited the protest site and assured the protestors for maintaining proper water supply of the said areas.

Addressing the protestors, Sham Lal Basson, Councillor of Ward 48 said that there is acute shortage of drinking water in Bahu Fort area since long time and in this regards, they informed the department concerned repeatedly but the department failed to resolve the problem so far.

“I met with Advisor to then Governor of erstwhile State of J& K, Khursheed Ahmed Ganai along with prominent persons of Bahu Fort including Sharda Devi, Corporator Ward 47 in the year of 2019 and he directed the then Commissioner Secretary Ajeet Kumar Sahu as well as Chief Engineer PHE to resolve the problem but unfortunately the department concerned still failed to do so,” he alleged.

Few days back, the Councillor Sharda Devi also apprised the JMC Mayor regarding the problems being faced by the locals of Bahu Fort areas and subsequently, the Mayor directed the Chief Engineer concerned for resolving the same problem but nobody paid heed to the matter so far, the protestors said.

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Cyber fraud in Jammu, person loses 24,000 from Bank account

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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.

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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

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DGP sanctions Rs 70 lakh financial support to J&K PP, SPOs

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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.

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Security forces launch search operation in Samba

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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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