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Two brothers held with heroin and cash in Jammu

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Police have arrested two drug peddlers with 30 grams of heroin and over Rs 1.62 lakh in their possession on the outskirts of Jammu, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

Sanjeev Kumar alias “Chotu” and his brother Jagdeep Kumar, residents of Ban Sultan, were travelling in their car when they were signalled to stop for checking in Miran Sahib area on Tuesday night, he said.

The two tried to flee but were chased and arrested by the alert policemen, the officer said.

A search of their vehicle led to the recovery of the narcotic along with Rs 1,62,300 and a sharp-edged weapon, he said.

Both the accused have been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and further investigation is underway.

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Two Rajouri residents missing after snowstorm traced in Shopian

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Police on Wednesday said the two residents of Rajouri who had gone missing after being caught in a snowstorm in the upper reaches of the district had been traced in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

In an official statement, Rajouri police said that a missing report of the duo was lodged on 24 October in police station Budhal in which it came to fore that one person, namely Javed Shah, son of Haneef Shah resident of Targain along with a relative namely Khadam Shah son of Muzamal Shah resident of Hasote Chasana Reasi went to Kashmir by foot along with their sheep on 22 October. Still, no further communication had been possible with them.

On receipt of this information, a police party from Police Station Budhal was rushed to the upper reaches of snowbound mountains for a search and rescue operation. At the same time, the army also assisted in this operation, whereas police from Reasi district dispatched its teams for this operation, said police.

In the meantime, a specific technical exercise was initiated, and the Budhal police station gathered information based on technical evidence to trace the missing person, police informed.

Based on this technical exercise, the PS Budhal team led by SHO Mustaj Ahmed succeeded in tracking the said person from the Mony Mahal area of Shopian district.

District Police Shopian immediately swung into action and assisted in establishing contact with the missing person, who has now been safely traced.

SP Rajouri, Sheema Nabi Qasba has appealed to the people not to venture on snowbound mountains and areas and to move only on those safe tracks in the winter season.

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Northern Command celebrates Infantry Day at Udhampur

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The Udhampur based Northern Command on Wednesday celebrated the Infantry Day with a traditional wreath laying ceremony at the Dhruva War Memorial.

The Defence Spokesman said the Lieutenant General S Harimohan Iyer, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Northern Command laid a wreath on behalf of Lieutenant General Yogesh Kumar Joshi, Army Commander, Northern Command and complimented all ranks and veterans of Infantry for their devotion to duty and indomitable spirit while working under trying and challenging conditions.

He saluted their contributions and sacrifices to protect the territorial integrity of the nation and fighting terrorism with unstinting resolve. The 75th Infantry Day is celebrated on October 27 to commemorate the operations launched by the Indian Army in 1947 to thwart the Pakistani aggression on the State (erstwhile) of Jammu and Kashmir.

On this solemn day, the supreme sacrifices made by the Indian Army in defending the honour and integrity of the nation were remembered by all, said the spokesman.

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Cold conditions prevail in Kashmir, sub-zero temperature in Gulmarg, Pahalgam

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With overnight fresh light rainfall in some parts, cold conditions continued across Kashmir valley with famous resorts of Pahalgam and Gulmarg recording sub-zero temperatures last night, officials said on Wednesday.

Quoting a meteorological department official, news agency GNS reported that Srinagar recorded minimum temperature of 4.2°C against 7.4°C on previous night. The summer capital had “traces” of rainfall last night, the official said.

Qazigund, the gateway town of Kashmir, recorded a low of 6.2°C against previous night’s 6.2°C, the official said.

Pahalgam, the famous resort in south Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 1.1°C against minus 1.7°C on previous night, he said.

Kokernag, also in south Kashmir, recorded a minimum of 2.4°C against 4.8°C on previous night, the official said. it had rainfall of 1.4mm last night, the official said.

Kupwara town of the north Kashmir recorded a low 2.4°C against 2.8°C on the previous night, the official said.

Gulmarg, the world famous skiing resort in north Kashmir, recorded a minimum of minus 1.4°C against previous night’s minus 1.2°C, the official said. it had 0.4mm of rainfall overnight, the official added.

The temperatures have fallen considerably after record rainfall and snowfall in some plains and upper reaches.

The MeT office has forecast mainly dry weather over Jammu and Kashmir divisions till November 2.

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