Two wanted criminals, one of them armed with a pistol, were arrested in separate operations, police said.
Jai Preet Singh, a resident of Preet Nagar, was arrested from Balol bridge in Miran Sahib area on a tip off that he was moving with a narcotic substance, a police official said.
A pistol along with some quantity of heroin was recovered from Singh, he said, adding that he is a hardcore criminal and was earlier arrested twice in narcotics cases.
During his sustained questioning, 36 bottles of liquor, which he had smuggled from outside Jammu and Kashmir, were recovered at his disclosure, the official said, adding tht he was booked under the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS), Arms Act and Disaster Management Act.
Earlier during the day, a wanted criminal facing charges of attempt to murder and theft was arrested after a two-year-long hunt. Davinder Kumar alias Rahul, a resident of Chak Mohd Yar village, was arrested along with a sharp edged weapon from R S Pura after information was received about his movement from Punjab to Jammu, the official said.
‘Kumar is a hardcore criminal and has been evading arrest for the past two years. Nine FIRs ranging from attempt to murder and scuffles to thefts stand registered against him,’ the official said, adding that he was previously detained under the stringent Public Safety Act but continued his criminal activities after release.
The official said further investigation into his activities was underway.
Portion of bridge washed away due to heavy rain
A big portion the bridge over Pai Nallah on Simbal Choa – Dera Baba road was damaged due to heavy rainfall, following which vehicular traffic on the road was closed.
One side of the bridge at village Bhabar, about 20 km from Reasi, has caved in. This bridge connects Dera Baba Banda Bahadur with Reasi.
According to Bodh Raj, former Sarpanch of the area, closure of the bridge because of damage has caused immense problem for the locals. “Condition of the roads from Simbal Chuha to Dera Baba Banda Bahadur and from Bhabar to Kundra is very dilapidated. The road from Bhabar to Kundra is in bad condition. Five kilometers of road is in bad condition which needs proper attention from the administration, he added.
People of the area have to the District Administration and DDC Chairperson to look after the matter and got the damaged part of the bridge repaired at the earliest so that vehicular movement is restored as early as possible.
DC Jammu issues new timings for opening shops
District Magistrate Jammu Anshul Garg has issued guidelines for opening of Shops/ Establishment in district.
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Lockdown relaxation: J&K Govt Issues Fresh Guidelines for shops
The Jammu & Kashmir administration on Sunday relaxed Covid-induced restrictions in eight districts–Poonch, Reasi, Ramban, Doda, Shopian, Kulgam, Ganderbal, and Bandipora as the coronavirus infection declines. However, guidelines on the Covid containment, notified on 29 May, will continue to remain in force till further orders.
The union territory has allowed all government and private offices to function subject to strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour.
Here’s what’s allowed in the 8 districts:
1. Barbershops, salons, and parlours will be permitted to open on all days of the week (except on Saturdays and Sundays).
2. Standalone shops, outdoor bazaars, shopping complexes would be permitted to open on all days (except Saturday and Sunday).
3. All government offices can function without any restrictions subject to strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour.
4. The wholesale trade of liquor would continue to be permitted to operate 5 days a week (except Saturdays and Sundays) in the entire UT.
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