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3 men create ruckus inside Metro, held

Three men, allegedly in an inebriated state, entered the Pul Bangash Metro Station on Tuesday night and manhandled officers from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) after they tried to stop the trio from hurling abuses at co-passengers and creating a nuisance. The men, seeing the armed Quick Response Teams (QRT), which was called on the spot attempted to reach out to one of the officer’s weapon during the scuffle. All three have been arrested.According to the senior CISF officers, who guard the Delhi Metro, it was around 12.30 pm on Tuesday when the three men, later identified as Rahul (21), Sumit Sharma (28) and Gulshan Jacob (29), entered Pul Bangash Metro Station in an inebriated state and started hurling abuses at other passengers.”Hearing the ruckus, when the shift in-charge Head Constable Richh Pal Singh arrived at the spot, the trio got into an argument with him. On this, Singh called in the armed CISF personnel to take the trio to the station control room, but Rahul started a fist fight and even injured Singh. A Quick Reaction Team of the CISF commandos then had to be called in and the trio was detained. The Delhi Metro Rail Police (DMRP) was also informed that arrived on the spot,” a senior CISF officer said.However, the officer added that when the DMRP attempted to take the three men to Rithala Metro Police Station, Rahul could not be controlled as he turned violent.

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Mumbai vehicle towing row: Woman assaults traffic police officer

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The recent change in rules for towing vehicles only after an announcement on megaphones has not given any respite to the conflict between citizens and the on-duty traffic policemen in Mumbai. A lady traffic constable attached with Thane traffic police department was allegedly assaulted by a female motorist in Kalyan when the constable demanded a fine for parking the two-wheeler wrongly.According to Mahatma Phule police officers, Constable Vandana Kawale, attached with the city traffic police department was on the towing van duty when at Sarvodaya Mall gate at Kalyan West found a two-wheeler being parked wrongly. Kawale as per the new rules made an announcement on the megaphone to alert the vehicle owners. When no one approached to claim their the vehicle, Kawale instructed the towing van helper to tow the two-wheeler of which one belonged to Rubana Khan.”Khan charged on the constable and assaulted her. The cell phone belonging to the towing van helper was damaged during the scuffle and after which the two-wheeler was pulled down from the towing van.”, said a Mahatma Phule police officer.
ALSO READ Mumbai car towing incident: How guilty were cops? New video adds twist to the tale”The constable also asked the motorist to pay fine and take the vehicle away but Khan did not co-operate and a formal complaint was filed.”, said the officer.”We have registered a case under sections 353(obstructing public servant while conducting duty), 332(Voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty),504(intent to insult) and 427(mischief causing damage) of the Indian Penal Code.
ALSO READ Motorists to pay more in towing chargesThe woman was arrested and produced in Kalyan court and was sent to Judicial custody.”, said PR Londhe, Senior Inspector, Mahatma Phule police station.

Didn’t anticipate what I was doing was legally wrong: Traffic cop

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Traffic constable Shashank Rane, who was suspended after he got a car towed in which a woman was breastfeeding her seven-month-old child in Malad, has told his department that he did not anticipate that towing a vehicle with a woman and child inside “was legally or morally not a correct thing to do”. The department has made it clear that Rane’s suspension was just interim action, and that he could be liable for departmental action. Two other local police constables are being quizzed in the case.”Prima-facie, the constable was at fault by towing vehicle with a woman inside. He tried to do whatever he could before towing. However, towing of vehicles with woman inside could not be justified by any stretch of the imagination,” said a police officer, who is privy to the inquiry.The officer added, “Constable’s anticipation on what he was doing went wrong. His justification was that he did not anticipate that it would go this way. He did not know what else to do at that time. As per the constable, he did not anticipate what he was doing was legally not correct and just thought to take the woman to the police station.”Senior officers within the department feel that the woman should have been proceeded against legally but not by towing the vehicle. “The constable should have called a police inspector from the chowky or should have called female staff and taken immediate action. The vehicle could not have been towed with the lady.”As per sources in the department, the report in the matter which is being a Deputy Commissioner of Police-rank officer is likely to be submitted within a week’s time. “There were so many people at the spot when the incident happened. The report will comprise their statements as to what they had witnessed were. The responsibility of the other two constables, too, have to be fixed. We have also reached out to the woman involved,” the source said.Asked about what more action the suspended cop could face, the officer said, “Speaking technically, suspension is not a punishment; it’s an interim action. A departmental decision is yet to be taken. It would not be appropriate to comment on the punishment before the report is given. We are planning to issue a circular on how to ensure these things are not repeated again in future,” said the source.

Biker slapped by constable complains to Maha State Police Complaint Authority (SPCA)

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A biker, who was slapped by a traffic police constable for entering into no-entry lane, the resident has approached the Maharashtra State Police Complaint Authority(SPCA) against the constable, recently. SPCA is an independent body formed for investigating complaints against policemen.According to the complainant, Salim Ismail Haji, he was returning to his home in Nagpada on a bike from Tardeo when he entered into a No-entry lane where traffic constable was standing. The complainant before entering into the lane, got down from the bike and was dragging the bike through no entry. The complainant alleged that the constable then stopped him and started abusing with him. An argument began between them and the constable slapped Haji.”The constable allegedly slapped Haji during the argument. After the incident, Haji approached us and filed a complaint. We have heard the matter from both the sides. While the police claims that he slapped Haji as the latter caught hold of his caller and manhandled him, Haji says he was stopped for no reason and was harassed and thrashed by constable” said a member from SPCA.”After hearing the police’s side, a CCTV footage of the incident that was provided by the complainant was examined, however it can only be seen that the constable is slapping the complainant. The decision is still pending, and it will be given in the next hearing,” said a member from SPCA. The SPCA is going to give their recommendation in the matter December 5.On Friday, the Maharashtra SPCA, which has received 334 complaints till date, recommended to the state home department that it carry out a departmental inquiry against a police sub-inspector from Kurla police station, for allegedly detaining a 15-year-old boy illegally at night.

Constable killed, jawan injured in terror attack

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A police constable was killed after heavily armed terrorists launched a massive counter offensive against the security forces when they were trying to close in on their hideout in Hajin village of North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Sunday.Constable Zaheer Abbas Khan was part of the security forces team when terrorists opened a barrage of fire at Mir Moholla in Bandiproa district. A resident of Poonch district in Jammu, Khan received serious wounds and was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed. However militants later managed to escape from the cordon”Bandipora police along with 13 Rashtriya Riffles and the 45th battalion of CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Mir Mohalla area of Bandipora district. During search operation, terrorists hiding in the area fired upon the joint search party. Constable Zaheer Abbas Khan was injured and was shifted to hospital for treatment where he achieved martyrdom,” said a police spokesperson.Zaheer Abbas Khan is survived by aged parents, wife and three minor children — Mehtab Zaheer 10, Manik Ahmad, eight and Sumaira Zaheer, five. Tributes were paid to the martyr for displaying exemplary bravery while taking on the heavily armed militants. Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh and senior officers paid tributes and placed floral wreaths on the body of the slain constable. Senior police and civil administration officers too paid their last respects to the martyrs.

Return Rs 5L? Man decides to kill lender instead

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A man was so upset about returning a loan that he decided to commit murder rather than return the money. The bizarre state of affairs came to the police’s notice when they interrogated one Nadeem who decided to kill his friend Akhtar Abbas, rather than return the Rs 5 lakh he owed him.During the early hours on Thursday, a night patrolling police team intercepted a two-wheeler on which two men were carrying a bulky package. On being stopped, the vehicle initially slowed down but then sped away leaving behind a bag that was carrying a carcass. The cops tracked down the vehicle and zeroed in on the accused in the crime.On interrogation, the accused revealed the names of others involved in the crime. They were identified as Shareef alias Pravej (29), Khalid (41) and Sobi Khan alias Raja (20). However, the two masterminds behind the murder, Nadeem and Gulfam, are still absconding, police said.During interrogation, the other men revealed that Nadeem decided to kill the deceased with the help of his friends.”The deceased, Abbas was shot in the head and molten plastic poured on his head to stop the bleeding,” said DCP (Northeast) Ajit Kumar SinglaSingla said that it was Sub Inspector Dinesh Kumar and Head Constable Ashok who had spotted the two-wheeler on Thursday and tried to stop it.”This was when the bag fell from their scooter but the riders sped away towards Gautampuri. On checking the bag, police found the dead body of a man wrapped in plastic. The body was partially burnt with both its legs tied together with a cord,” Singla said.Following technical surveillance, the police then traced the two-wheeler with the help of its registration number and the owner was identified as one Mohammad Khalid, the elder brother of one Nadeem, who was later identified to be the mastermind of the case.”During investigation, it was revealed that construction work was going on at the sites owned by Nadeem. One of these sites in Jafrabad was checked and at the first floor, blood stains and burnt material were found.”It was also revealed that one Sharif alias Pravej from Gautampuri and Sobi Khan alias Raja, used to work for Nadeem. Meanwhile the deceased was identified as Akhtar Abbas who dealt in properties,” the DCP said.Abbas had been demanding money from Nadeem, leading to various arguments between them, following which Nadeem conspired to eliminate him with the help of his associates.”Late night on Wednesday they called Abbas from his residence and consumed liquor at the site in Jafrabad. Nadeem then shot Abbas in his head and then poured melted material on the head of the deceased to control the bleeding. They then tried to burn the body to conceal its identity,” the DCP said

LeT terrorists behind killing of BSF constable

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Hajin-Bandipora: Jammu and Kashmir police achieved a major breakthrough on Thursday when they were able to identify the group of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants that killed the BSF Constable Mohammad Ramzan Parrey aka Rameez here on Wednesday night.”There has been movement of LeT militants led by Mehmood Bhai in the area. It was Mehmood and his associates who stormed into the house of Constable Ramzan and killed him. There were three or four of them,” said Nitish Kumar, Inspector General of Police, North Kashmir.Police said the militants have suffered huge reverses in the last few months so they are now resorting to killing innocent and unarmed people.”In the last seven to eight months, more than 14 militants have been killed in the area. Now they are frustrated and it (killing of unarmed BSF man) is the result of that. Only four to five militants are left in this area and Mehmood is their commander in Hajin,” said Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, senior superintendent of police, Bandipora.Security forces are confident that they will neutralise the militants very soon. “We are after them and we will get them,” said Azad.The police are investigating the motive behind the killing of Constable Ramzan, who was on leave and was at his home for over two weeks. Sources said Mehmood’s group was strolling at the river embankment late night when they saw Ramzan talking over the phone.”There was an altercation and they snatched his phone. After 15 minutes they came back and killed Ramzan and injured his family members. We suspect that they saw the pictures of Ramzan in uniform in the phone that tipped them off that he was working in the force,” said a police officer.Police figures reveal that there are 85 militants operating in the three border districts of North Kashmir and most of them are foreigners. “Most of the terrorists are Pakistanis and locals are very less,” said Kumar.

Cop shot dead in front of police station

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi police have registered a case of murder in the death of a constable who died of a gunshot wound in front of Vijay Vihar police station on Wednesday. Initially the police had suspected it to be a suicide case but now they are suspecting the role of another cop.Head Constable Rajesh was found lying in a pool of blood outside Vijay Vihar police station’s gate by one of the staff. “Rajesh was talking to another colleague. Suddenly I heard gunshot and by the time I reached the spot, he was bleeding heavily” said the staff. Rajesh was taken to near by Baba Sahib Ambedkar (BSA) hospital where he was declared brought dead.Though initially the police was looking at suicide angle, the family members of the deceased alleged murder. After receiving some confidential inputs, a case of murder was registered in Vijay Vihar police station. A specialised forensic team of doctors from Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) was also called on the spot to probe.The investigation of the case has been handed over to the crime branch of the Delhi police and a board of doctors has been formed to get the postmortem done. “Considering the circumstances and family members concerns an investigation in the matter has been handed over to the Crime Branch of the Delhi police,” said Rishi Pal Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rohini district.

Violent protests rock Anantnag, 6 cops injured

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Violent protests rocked Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s constituency Anantnag after a mob protesting the persecution of Rohiynga Muslims turned violent and torched police vehicle and attacked security forces injuring six policemen including two senior police officers.”Soon after the culmination of Friday prayers, some miscreants from a mob started pelting stones on the police and security force personnel deployment at Lal Chowk in Anantnag. They also set a police vehicle on fire. They were chased off by using mild force,” a police spokesman said.Police said six police officers including two deputy superintendent of police Anantnag — Mohommad Yousuf and sub inspector Junaid Ahmad — suffered wounds.A police officer said that Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Yousuf was beaten by a mob and his bullet proof police vehicle set ablaze during the clashes.Other cops injured in the stone pelting include head constable Gurdeep Singh, Constable Shabir Ahmad, Constable Bilal Ahmad and Constable Javaid Ahmad. All the injured were taken to hospital for treatment.Police has registered a case, and massive hunt has been launched to nab the stone pelters. “A case was registered and investigation was set in motion to identify these people,” the spokesman said.Protests and incidents of stone pelting were reported from different parts of the Valley as people took to streets soon after the Friday prayers to protest the persecution of Rohinyga Muslims. Clashes erupted at Pulwama when people tried to lead a march from Jamia Masjid. When the protesters were stopped, they pelted stones prompting security forces to use smoke shells and lathi charge to disperse the mob. Protests were also held in University of Kashmir.Curfew like restrictions were imposed in old Srinagar city to prevent the marches. The call for the protests was given the Joint Resistance Leadership of separatists.What happenedPeople took to the streets to protest the persecution of Rohingya Muslims after Friday prayers in masjids.When stopped by the police, angry mob started pelting stones and set a police officer’s car ablaze. Six police officers, including two deputy superintendent were injured in the clashes.

Terrorism and separatism going to end soon: Nirmal Singh promises new dawn for J&K

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh condemned the killing of a policeman in a militant attack in Srinagar, and asserted that terrorism and separatism sponsored by Pakistan would come to an end soon.”We condemn it (the killing of the policeman) in the strongest possible words. This is real face of terrorism, which is thrust upon us by Pakistan. Pakistan has no respect for the auspicious day (of Eid),” Singh told reporters here.Singh attended a function here to pay tributes to Head Constable Krishen Lal, killed in the militant attack on a police bus on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway in the Pantha Chowk area yesterday.”While Muslims are praying to God for restoration of peace in Jammu and Kashmir, these people, who are demons, at the behest of Pakistan are killing people and engineering bloodshed,” he said.Singh said, “Krishen Lal has sacrificed his life for the nation. His blood will not go in vain. Definitely the sacrifice will be avenged.””We are avenging the killing of every innocent whether it is Lt. Umar Fayaz, who sacrificed his life for the nation or other people,” Singh added.Lt. Umar Fayaz was abducted and killed by terrorists in May this year. “There will be peace and law & order soon,” said Singh.”Killing people who are coming in the way of the terrorists is not Islam, whose religious leaders doesn’t approve it. They are killing the people in the name of Islam and it is condemnable,” he added.Singh also warned Pakistan of serious consequences, if it did not stop cross-border firings and attacks on civilians.”Terrorism and separatism in J&K is going to end soon. It is a proxy war, the enemy is not visible. This is why we are very much on alert 24/7,” Singh added.He claimed that separatists were feeling the pressure as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) stepped up its investigation.Talking to reporters, Inspector General of Police (Jammu) S D Singh Jamwal also condemned yesterday’s attack.”I assure you all that we will give befitting reply to all the challenges and our police force will emerge stronger.Pakistan has made a terrorist environment here. We have faced many challenges of this kind for the past 30 years,” Jamwal said.Singh, Jamwal and National Conference MLA Devinder Singh Rana laid wreath on the mortal remains of Krishen Lal. His mortal remains were later consigned to flames at his native Jajjar Kotli in Jammu.

MP cop saves 100 kids from bomb

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 40-year-old Madhya Pradesh Police Head Constable saved lives of 100 children and many other villagers when he carried a bomb found in the backyard of a school over his shoulder and disposed it off far away from human habitation.The incident took place in Chitora village of Sagar district, nearly 170 kilometres from the state capital. The unexploded bomb, which apparently got there from the nearby firing range in Chitora weighed about 10 kgs. However, Head Constable Abhishek Patel, without worrying about his life carried the heavy bomb, placed it over his shoulder and disposed it off away from the village. It was only after this that he followed the usual drill of informing his seniors and calling the bomb disposal squad.Talking to DNA over phone, Satyendra Shukla, SP Sagar district said, “Head Constable Abhishek Patel was on Police Control Van duty when he got a call about a bomb in the backyard of a school in Chitora. He immediately rushed to the spot. He picked up the bomb and ran with it as fast as he could. He disposed it at a place far away from the village.”Even as Patel’s seniors in the department are appreciating what he did, they are not happy with the way he handled the situation. “He should have first informed the bomb disposal squad and followed the proper drill. There was a lot of risk involved in taking the bomb away with bare hands,” the Superintendent of Police said.Talking about the incident, Patel told DNA that his intention was only to take it away from the residential area and had the bomb exploded, buildings and people within an area of at least 500 meters would have been affected. He said, “My only objective was to carry the bomb as far away as possible from the school and the residential area.”As the unexploded bomb was from an army range nearby, standard protocol was followed later on and the bomb was finally diffused on Sunday.According to the police officials, the bomb must have been placed there by some villager who went in search of metal from the exploded bomb but instead found this unexploded one, which would have been useless for the villager. Villagers in the area usually look for exploded bombs so that they can extract metal from it and sell them of in the market.

Casino-cum-bar bust in South Delhi: Police suspends 5 officials for negligence

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Delhi Police has suspended five officials of the Fatehpur Beri Police Station for negligence on their part over an illegal casino-cum-bar at a farmhouse in South Delhi, which was busted in a late evening raid on Tuesday. The suspended police personnel are Inspector Govind Chauhan, the SHO, Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASI) Brij Kishore and Rajender, Head Constable (HC) Ravinder and Constable Puran. According to sources, at least 30 persons, including 14 players and five female casino-cum-bar attendants, were apprehended and 13 luxury cars were seized from 36, Raj Mahal, Dera Mandi Road in Fatehpur Beri area during the raid. The police also seized a roulette machine, gambling tables, casino tokens worth crore, playing cards and liquor bottles from the farmhouse. Last year, the South District Police, acting on a tip, had raided an illegal casino in the Sainik Farm and arrested 36 persons.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

33-year-old killed in police station

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 33-year-old man was stabbed to death in the presence of police personnel at the Ambedkar Nagar Police Station on Tuesday. The accused, who reportedly used police’s spike as the weapon, was apprehended from the spot.Senior officers said that following the incident, the SHO was directed to report to the District Lines while an investigating officer and a constable were suspended.The deceased was identified as Anil, a driver and a resident of Dakshinpuri. According to the police, he was stabbed by his neighbour Vishal inside the investigating officer’s room, after the two were taken to the station for fighting with each other.A senior police officer said that one of Anil’s relatives was returning home on Monday night, when Vishal stopped and abused him. When Anil objected to Vishal’s behaviour, a violent scuffle broke out between the two.Anil’s wife called up the police around 1 am, and both were taken to the Ambedkar Nagar police station.”They were taken to a room on the first floor. Around 3am, when the two were left alone for a while, Vishal attacked Anil, who suffered six puncture wounds — three on the neck, and one each on chest, abdomen and back. He was rushed to the AIIMS trauma centre, where he was declared dead on arrival.DCP (southeast) Romil Baaniya said disciplinary action has been initiated against three police officers for the lapse in discharge of their duties.”Investigating Officer Bhram Prakash and Constable Ashok have been placed under suspension. SHO Rakesh Kumar and two other officers have been directed to report to the District Lines,” he said.”A case under Section 302 (punishment for murder) has been registered against Vishal and he has been produced before the court,” the DCP added.

Over 3000 Amarnath pilgrims provided medical assistance during

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Over 3000 pilgrims were provided medical aid during the recently concluded Amarnath yatra in south Kashmir Himalayas, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) said today. A medical camp established by the 54th battalion at Manigam along the Baltal route provided medical treatment to 3138 persons including 512 women during the 40-day yatra, which concluded on 7 August, the CRPF said in a statement here. It said that the pilgrims treated by a team of senior doctors of the force also included accident victims. “On July 2nd, some yatris belonging to Gurdaspur in Pujab met with an accident at Sumbal and all of them were given free of cost medical treatment for two days at Manigam hospital and were safely sent back to their destination with all necessary assistance,” the statement said. It added that on July 9, a bus from Ahmedabad rolled down near Gund and the force arranged the stay of 38 pilgrims, providing all basic amenities, for one week at the Manigam base camp and also arranged transportation for their return journey. On June 29, Constable Ramesh Kumar of 181 Battalion, deployed in Baltal, saw two pilgrims, on horses, crossing a make-shift narrow wooden foot bridge which did not seem to be safe. “He immediately shouted out to the pilgrims to be cautious but they could not listen it due to the noise of water current. Suddenly, both horses lost balance and the pilgrims fell into the glacier stream,” the statement said adding that Kumar reacted quickly and pulled them out safely. In another instance, jawans saved the occupants of a car that had met with an accident and fallen into a gorge. On July 19, a yatra bus from Andhra Pradesh carrying 11 pilgrims including four women arrived at pilgrim camp, Rangamore and informed Sub-Inspector Ramanand Yadav of 54 Battalion that the person who was heading the group, namely A Yashu Ratnam, lost his bag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar while shopping. The troops contributed money and made other arrangements for the pilgrim. All the yatris appreciated their noble gesture and expressed their sincere gratitude to CRPF, the statement said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Police constable sexually harasses teenage girl, arrested

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A police constable allegedly sexually harassed a teenage girl in Reoti area here with the family alleging that the father died of shock after coming to know about the incident, police said today. Dharam (38), posted at Gopalnagar outpost, was arrested today. He has also been suspended, ASP Vijaypal Singh said. The incident occurred last night when the 15-year-old girl had gone to relieve herself. Dharam allegedly sexually harassed her following which she raised an alarm, he said. When she raised an alarm, villagers rushed to her help and the constable fled from the spot, the ASP said. Her family members lodged an FIR against the constable, the ASP said, adding that they also alleged that her father died of shock after hearing about the incident.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

CRPF jawan injured in Budgam grenade attack dies

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A CRPF jawan, who was injured in a grenade attack by militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to injuries today, officials said. Constable Reyaz Ahmad died at SKIMS hospital in Soura this afternoon, they said. He was among the four security force personnel injured in the attack on August 14. The militants had hurled a grenade at a road opening party of CRPF and police at Batpora in Magam area, 20 kilometres from here, a police official said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

CRPF commandants Cheeta, Pramod Kumar awarded Kirti Chakra

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>CRPF commandants Pramod Kumar and Chetan Cheeta have been awarded Kirti Chakra, the second highest peacetime gallantry medal, on the eve of Independence Day for their brave exploits against terrorists in Kashmir. Kumar, commanding officer (CO) of the Srinagar-based 49th battalion of the paramilitary force, has been decorated with the military medal posthumously. He was killed in an encounter with terrorists at Nowhatta Chowk in Srinagar soon after he unfurled the national flag at his camp on August 15 last year and rushed to help his troops who were engaged by two armed, foreign militants. Forty-four-year-old Kumar suffered a fatal bullet injury in his skull and succumbed to it, not before inflicting severe injuries on the militants. Cheeta, CO of the 45th CRPF battalion, was shot nine times during an operation against militants in the Hajin area of Kashmir Valley on February 14 this year. He made a “miraculous” recovery after suffering such fatal injuries. Cheeta, who hails from Rajasthan, bore the initial brunt of the militants when a joint team of the Army, CRPF and state police had laid siege following intelligence inputs that two foreign terrorists were hiding in the area. The brave officer was initially taken to the base hospital in Srinagar where he was operated upon and given primary treatment, after which he was flown to the AIIMS Trauma Centre here. While Home Minister Rajnath Singh had praised Cheeta’s courage, will and determination, Army chief General Bipin Rawat had visited him while he was in the hospital. Cheeta had joined the CRPF in Jaunary, 1998. Two other troops of the about three lakh-strong paramilitary have been decorated with military medals today. Assistant Commandant Chandan Kumar and Constable Amarnath Mishra have been awarded the Shaurya Chakra, the third highest peacetime gallantry medal. The force, designated as the lead force for operations against Naxals, also won the maximum — 53 — Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) this year.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Police constable overdoses on sleeping pills, hospitalised

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Delhi Police constable was today hospitalised after he allegedly consumed a high dose of sleeping pills at his home in southwest Delhi’s Chhawla. Constable Ajay Kumar Rana, who is posted in Bindapur police station, was admitted to Rao Tula Ram Hospital in the afternoon where his condition is stable, a police official said. Rana had been under depression for the last few days. His mother died around one-and-a-half month ago while his father is quite ill, the official said. Rana’s father found him unconsciousness and informed the police who rushed him to a hospital, he said. The official said the constable is out of danger but the police are waiting to record his statement to ascertain why he consumed a high dose of sleeping pills.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

SC asks J&K police to file fresh report in constable’s death

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court today asked the Jammu and Kashmir Police to file a fresh report within a week giving details of a probe conducted so far into the death of constable Sameer Bhat who had allegedly gone missing on May 14. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud, after perusing the report filed by the police, said there was nothing in it except a confessional statement of an accused. “There was nothing in the report except a confessional statement. File a fresh status report within a week,” the bench said. The SC said that practically, now nothing survived in the petition as the body of the constable has been recovered. The counsel for M K Pandita, who had filed the plea to trace the missing constable, said that a charge sheet was already filed by the police when they were still seeking the DNA details of the parents to establish that the recovered body was that of the missing constable. The constable went missing after leaving Kupwara for Srinagar and is alleged to have been killed by his colleague, Special Police Officer Eijaz Ahmed, to avenge his “sexual assault”. A vacation bench of the apex court had on June 19 asked the state Director General of Police to file a fresh status report as it was not satisfied with the one filed on that day. Pandita, who has sought an independent probe into the constable’s death, had said that there was foul play in the policeman’s killing. Bhat’s body was recovered after 21 days, on June 7. The apex court had on June 8, issued notice to the Centre and Jammu and Kashmir Police on the plea of Pandita, who also hails from Kupwara, and sought the status report on the probe. Pandita has alleged that DIG Ghulam Hassan Bhat on May 31 had came out with a version saying that the SPO had allegedly confessed to killing Sameer as the latter had sexually assaulted him on May 13.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Four, including cop, arrested for attack on SPO in Kashmir

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A policeman posted as driver of a PDP MLA and three others have been arrested in connection with an attack on a special police officer (SPO) last month. Constable Towseef Ahmad, who was posted as driver of PDP MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir seven months ago, and three others have been arrested for “providing logistical support for the terror attack on SPO Khurshid Ahmed in Imamsahab on June 11”, a police spokesman said here. The three others have been identified as Amir Mohiuddin of Heff, Basharat Yusuf Mir of Litter and Iftikar Rather of Awneera, he said. The police probe revealed that the attack was carried out by Hizbul Mujahideen militant Nazim Nazir Dar. Dar attacked the SPO on the direction of other Hizb militants — Saddam Padder and Irfan Abdullah Ganie, residents of Heff, the spokesman claimed. He said the four persons provided logistical support to the militant group and were arrested after sustained questioning.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Bihar cop’s death raises questions about workings of government hospitals

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Head Constable, Vipin Kumar Yadav, 42, finally succumbed to his injuries, minutes after he finally got a bed in the Safdarjung Hospital, on Thursday. Yadav, who was injured following a car accident while going from Bhagalpur Central Jail to the Sitamarhi Court with a criminal for a hearing on April 15, came into the media spotlight as all the major government hospitals in Bihar and then Delhi refused to take him. And finally, two months after his injury, he died. Family members are in shock. “I still cannot believe it that my uncle who got injured in the line of duty, failed to get treatment in five major government hospitals of the national Capital. And after all the media attention when he was finally given a bed in Safdarjuing Hospital, he died,” said Keshav Kumar, Yadav’s nephew.Yadav had been operated at Balaji Action Medical Institute, a multi-speciality hospital for a ruptured liver and renal failure, where the abscess and dead tissues were removed from his abdomen, on Tuesday. He was critical since. On Thursday, he finally got a bed in Safdarjung ICU at around 5:15 pm but passed away at 6:30 pm of an organ failure.The ruptured gastro organs had led to more abscess formation affecting other organs including the heart and finally the brain.The hospital will be performing a post-mortem on his body to look for the exact cause of death. Yadav’s 17-year-old daughter, Priyanka Kumari, who has been by her father’s bedside since his accident is still in a state of shock. Yadav’s wife has not been informed yet.”We are planning to take his body to Sitamarhi tomorrow after the necessary documentation work, where he will be cremated. We have not informed aunty (Rambha Devi, Yadav’s wife), and might give her a sleeping pill tomorrow. We might not tell her until we reach home,” said Kumar.

3 cops hurt after car rams police van at DND

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three Delhi Police officers, including an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), were injured after a speeding Mercedes car rammed into their vehicle at the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) flyway late on Saturday night.According to the police, ACP Jaikishan, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Satbir Singh, and driver Constable Ramesh were on night patrol duty. Since there is no u-turn on DND towards Delhi, the police vehicle had gone ahead and was taking a u-turn from the Noida side when the speeding Mercedes hit them from the side.The car driver was identified as Mohit Gogia, a businessman. He was on his way home in Sector 26 Noida when his car hit the patrolling van. Gogia told the police that he did not see the PCR van, and later when he applied brakes, the car skid as the road was slippery due to rain.”Such cases usually take place late at night. Mohit was less cautious because the traffic is usually lighter at that hour,” Anil Kumar Shahi, Station House Officer (SHO), Sector 20 police station, said. He further said that high-end cars have airbags, which saved Gogia from any serious head injuries, though the crash was very powerful. The car sustained severe damage.Gogia was later arrested and a case of rash and negligent driving was registered against him at Sector 20 police station. Further investigation is underway, police said.

Six people injured after a car crashed into a crowd of Muslims leaving Eid prayers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> At least six people, including three children were injured after a car crashed into a crowd of Muslims, who were leaving Eid prayers outside a sports centre in England?s New Castle. According to the police, the sabotage is not believed to be related to a terror-activity, reports The Independent. A video footage of the incident, which took place on Sunday, shows the ruckus created as soon as the attack took place. The petrified visitors were screaming and running towards the spot of the crash. The injured people were taken to a nearby hospital. Assistant Chief Constable Darren Best stated that a 42-year-old is the reason behind the crash. Darren said, “What we have established is that a 42-year-old female has been celebrating Eid with her family, she then got into her car and has collided with six people in the crowd. We have no information to suggest this is terror-related, however, this is a serious collision with multiple casualties and extensive inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances around this tragic incident.” Darren said that extra officers are have been deployed to ensure security in the areas and to answer any questions or concerns. Specially trained family liaison officers are working with the affected families. The emergency services, which were sent to the rescue spot, included six ambulances, two paramedic rapid response vehicles, the air ambulance, three ambulance officers, four hazardous area response team vehicles and two paramedic trauma cars. Police investigation on the incident is in process.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

US citizen thrashes cop, tears his uniform, held

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Ensuring discipline on the roads of the national Capital caused a traffic constable to receive a thrashing. He was nearly run over and thrashed by a US citizen of Indian origin when he tried to stop the man from driving without wearing a seat belt.The incident took place on Wednesday when Constable Narvir, who was deployed at Africa Avenue road near a flyover, with two of his senior officers, told police that he saw a silver colour Maruti Baleno car approaching and waved at the driver to stop, seeing that he was not wearing a seat belt.”As stated by the constable, the driver first slowed down but as the cop approached his vehicle he accelerated in order to escape and Narvir narrowly escaped from coming under the vehicle. He said that when he narrated this to his Zonal Officer, the officer asked him to chase the vehicle. Narvir then sought a lift from a scooter rider and after more than a kilometre-long chase, caught hold of the car near a traffic signal, forcing the driver to pull over,” said a senior police officer.The Constable, in his complaint given to the police, claimed that when he asked the driver to park his car aside, he started abusing him.”He got out of the car in the middle of the road and started assaulting me. He even tore my uniform and kept repeating that he was a US citizen. Meanwhile my two colleagues also arrived on the spot and a police call was made,” Narvir said.Additional DCP south, Chinmoy Biswal said that it was then that the US citizen, who was identified as Tejbir Singh Grewal, a resident of Malviya Nagar, was taken to RK Puram police station and an FIR was registered against him under IPC sections 186 (Obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions) and 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) following which he was arrested.ROAD RAGEDelhi is known for road rage and even the police are not spared. When stopped for traffic violations, people increasingly attack policeman
In most cases the attackers are men, though there have been instances of women attacking cops as well

J-K Police upgrading infrastructure facilities for jawans

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The jawans of Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) hailed the authorities for upgrading the much needed infrastructure with all the facilities in the valley. With the help of up gradation drive done by the Jammu and Kashmir Police authorities, maximum police stations and District Police Lines (DPL) were getting new basic infrastructure facilities aimed to provide mental as well as physical relaxation to jawans. After working for long hours, in critical conditions, rough terrains, the soldiers in the Valley deserve good atmosphere. For the benefit of the jawans, the authorities are upgrading maximum police station and are also constructing new buildings with all necessary facilities including computers with internet facilities, conference rooms, reading rooms where they can spend some time with books and newspapers. ?In any service delivery, there is need for a good work atmosphere. We get money through Police Modernisation Scheme which we use in the development of infrastructures. Many police stations, district offices, battalion headquarters, etc. were constructed to provide facilities to our jawans who do hard work every day for long hours,? Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, S. P. Vaid told ANI. As physical fitness is very important for the jawans to perform their duties with full sprit, hence, the jawans were getting gym facilities to maintain their fitness. In district police line (DPL) Srinagar, the up gradation process of some specific buildings has been completed with latest infrastructure including rest rooms, hygienic mess, hair cutting saloons, new washrooms and other facilities as well. Presently, a number of new buildings is also under construction and authorities will complete the project very soon for the benefit of the jawans. A mega construction initiative has been taken up across the valley to provide better facilities to the jawans and officers. ?Day by day, infrastructure is improving which is good for all of us. Here, we are getting new washrooms, hygienic mess,? Constable Mushtaq Ahmad said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

LeT ‘perpetrators’ will be tracked down very soon: JK DGP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The perpetrators of the ambush in which six policemen were killed would “face the law” very soon, Jammu and Kashmir DGP S P Vaid said here today and announced a bounty of Rs 10 lakh for LeT commander Bashir Lashkari who is believed to have orchestrated the attack. The militants fired at the policemen killed yesterday in an ambush in Achabal in Anantnag district by suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba militants, at close range, “shattering” their faces, the director general of police said. “As per my information, they have come closer and fired from a closer range and that is why there was shattering of the face,” Vaid said when asked whether the bodies were mutilated by militants. Speaking to reporters after paying floral tributes to the mortal remains of Constable Tasveer Ahmad, one of those killed, he said perpetrators would be brought to book. “They will face the law and very soon you will see the results.” Several high-ranking civil, police and security force officers, including Chief Secretary B B Vyas, and jawans paid tributes to the slain constable at DPL Srinagar. However, no politician was present there on the occasion. The DGP said the attackers had been identified and would be tracked down very soon. “This unfortunate incident has been committed by the LeT group led by Bashir Lashkari and we will track him down and see that justice is done,” he said. He also announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for any information leading to the capture or killing of Lashkari. Asked why the policemen were travelling in a non- bulletproof vehicle, the state’s top cop said, “We are taking steps.” The DGP also described the killing of LeT commander Junaid Matto, who was killed in an encounter along with two other militants in Arwani yesterday, as a blow to the outfit. Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan said the killing of six policemen was a setback for the force. “It is a setback for us, but we will overcome that,” he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

DNA Evening Must Reads: From live updates of India vs Bangladesh to blast near kindergarten in China

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>1. Denied boarding pass, TDP MP Diwakar Reddy creates ruckus at Visakhapatnam airportTelugu Desam Party (TDP) MP JC Diwakar Reddy on Thursday created a ruckus at the Visakhapatnam airport when the authorities did not issue a boarding pass to him. Read more here.2. J&K: Constable shot dead by terrorist outside his residenceMilitants shot dead a policeman in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday. Read more here.3. Blast near kindergarten in eastern China, at least seven dead and 59 injuredAn explosion struck a kindergarten in eastern China on Thursday while children were leaving the school, resulting in several casualties, the state media reported. Follow live updates here.4. RIL-BP to invest $6 billion in developing new gas fields in KG-D6 blockReliance Industries and its partner BP plc on Thursday announced investment of US$ 6 billion in developing new gas fields in the KG-D6 block after an eight- year hiatus. Read more here.5. ICC Champions Trophy 2017, 2nd Semi-final | Quick wickets halt Bangladesh’s surgeIndia won the toss and opted to field against Bangladesh in the second semifinal of the Champions Trophy on Thursday. India picked the same team that played in their previous game against South Africa. Follow live updates here.

Constable injured as juvenile offender attacks him with blade

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A police constable was today injured after a juvenile offender, wanted in a theft case, allegedly attacked him with a blade in Meerpet area here before escaping from the spot, police said. The constable, S Ramesh, has been hospitalised following the attack by the 16-year-old Juvenile Conflict with Law (JCL), police said. The incident took place when the constable and a Home Guard had gone to apprehend the boy, who was absconding in a scooter theft case. “The constable and a Home Guard attached to Meerpet police station were deputed to apprehend the JCL, who was moving on a stolen scooter and when the policemen tried to nab him, he allegedly attacked the constable with a shaving blade before fleeing,” they said. The attack resulted in Ramesh suffering injuries on his left forearm and he has been admitted to a private hospital, a release from Rachakonda Police Commissionerate said. The boy had started committing property-related offences last year. So far, he had been apprehended three times by Meerpet police. However, he had gone absconding in a scooter theft case, it added. “An application is being filed before the Juvenile Justice Board to treat him as an adult as he was an active and potential bodily and property offender and involved in as many as six cases,” police said. Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat and other senior police officers visited the hospital and enquired about the incident.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Culpable homicide case against cop following death of man

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A case of `culpable homicide not amounting to murder’ was today registered against a police constable and a home guard following the death of a senior citizen during a wedding in Meerpat area. The accused pushed the victim who fell down and suffered a heart attack, as per his family’s complaint. The incident took place last night. A police patrol van reached the spot when local residents complained of loud music playing at a wedding in Meerpat area. Constable Khaleed and home guard Suresh (van driver) asked members of the marriage party to stop the music but they refused, police said. But according to relatives of the deceased, Satish Kumar (62), a former fireman with the Fire Service, Khaleed and Suresh forcibly stopped the music and when questioned, one of them started assaulting members of the marriage party. The duo pushed Satish Kumar who tried to intervene and tried to take him away in the patrolling vehicle, but fled when some of the guests chased them, the family alleged. Some members of the marriage party then took charge of the police vehicle and drove Kumar to hospital, where he was declared to have died of heart attack, the family said. The accused cops said there was a minor scuffle but denied that they pushed Kumar down. Kumar was sitting far away from the spot where the scuffle took place, and when he suddenly collapsed at his seat, they tried to take him to hospital but the guests at the wedding attacked them, the two cops claimed. Inspector N Ch Ranga Swamy said a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder under the IPC was registered against the two cops today. Also, a case under IPC section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) was registered against some members of the marriage party, he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Police bust illegal Aadhaar card racket

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 40-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly making Aadhaar cards illegally without authenticated documents in the Outer Delhi area on Sunday. The incident came to light after the Deputy Director of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) Arun Singh Rawat complained to the Outer District police.The Deputy Director informed the police stating that residents of Mangolpuri area complained about a man who was charging more money than the authorised price in order to make Aadhaar cards.The complaint stated that a man identified as Saddam Husein, a resident of Y block area made Aadhaar cards for residents without verified documents. Not just this Husein tried to login to Aadhaar enrolment system by bypassing fingerprint authentication.Husein ran a shop in the area in the name of “All in one documentation’ and made Aadhaar cards without documents for a mere sum of Rs 200.After Rawat wrote the complaint, police laid a trap to arrest the accused person. A constable was sent as a decoy customer and then as another witness on Saturday.The Constable told Husein and his accomplice that he needed an Aadhaar card. He was told to pay Rs 100 for just the printout of the Aadhaar card but then he told them that he did not have the money at the moment.The Constable then went back and paid them. After he was called to collect his card, he alerted the police officials who then raided the location.A case under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Aadhaar act was registered. Further investigations are underway.

UP: Constable arrested for misbehaving with teenage girl

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A constable posted at Karhal Gate police outpost was today arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a teenage girl last month, the police said. The 16-year-old girl had gone to the police outpost on May 25 to enquire about a case when the policeman misbehaved with her. The incident was also recorded on a mobile phone, they said. The clipping went viral on social media following which the state government ordered strict action against the constable. Superintendent of Police Rajesh S said Constable Ishwari Prasad was arrested after an FIR was lodged against him at Mainpuri Police Station on charges on outraging the modesty of a woman. “The accused has been booked under various sections including POCSO ACT. He has also been suspended,” spokesman Director General of Police (DGP) Rahul Srivastava said in Lucknow.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Constable arrested for misbehaving with woman in UP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A constable posted at Karhal gate police outpost was today arrested for allegedly outraging the modesty of a woman on May 25, police said. The 30-year-old woman had gone to the police outpost to enquire about a case when the policeman misbehaved with her. The incident was also recorded in a mobile phone, they said. The clipping went viral on social media following which the state government ordered strict action against the constable in question. Superintendent of Police Rajesh S said constable Ishwar Dayal was arrested after an FIR was lodged against him at Mainpuri police station.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Don’t play cricket with Pakistan: Family of slain BSF constable appeal to PM Modi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The family members of BSF Head Constable Prem Sagar, who was killed and his body mutilated by Pakistani forces, have appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stop India from playing Pakistan in the Champions Trophy.”We are opposing the cricket match between India and Pakistan in the Champions Trophy. The government must understand the pain of the aggrieved family of the martyr.India should not play the match with Pakistan in the Champions Trophy and should not have any relationship with that country,” Ishwar Chandra, son of the slain BSF head constable told reporters here.We appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BCCI to ensure that India does not play Pakistan, he added.Over a month back, Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh and BSF Head Constable Sagar were beheaded by Pakistani forces in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
ALSO READ Champions Trophy 2017: Ahead of clash, #WalkOutFromPakMatch becomes top Twitter trend in IndiaUnder the cover of heavy rocket and mortar fire, Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) had sneaked 250 meters across the Line of Control and beheaded the two soldiers triggering massive outrage.

Firefighter charred to death in Anand Parbat factory blaze

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On duty for the last 24 hours, firefighter Vijender Pal Singh was to return home on Thursday morning. But at 10.20pm on Wednesday, a fire broke out at an electric heater factory in central Delhi’s Anand Parbat area, and Singh had to rush to the spot with others. He later lost his life during the rescue operations.A guard posted at the factory had first spotted the dense smoke, and alerted the authorities, who then called up the police and the Fire Department.”We came to know that the four-storey building was full of electrical equipment. A dozen fire tenders were pressed in to contain the blaze. Our men entered the building and were involved in the rescue operations when suddenly, triggered by a cylinder blast, a tin shed and almost half of the first floor collapsed. Five people, including three firefighters, were injured,” Atul Garg, Chief Fire Officer, Delhi Fire Services (DFS), said.Reportedly, the right leg of 53-year-old Singh got stuck under the debris. His colleagues could not spot him in time amid the dense suffocating smoke and within minutes, he had sustained serious burn injuries.The rest of the injured were rushed to the Jeevan Mala Hospital, and the firemen were later referred to Sir Gangaram Hospital. Garg said the blaze was brought under control by midnight, after which a search for the missing persons was conduced.It was then that Singh was found stuck under the debris. By the time he was pulled out, he had already sustained over 50 per cent burns. He was rushed to hospital but was declared dead on arrival. His body was then sent for a post mortem and his family members were informed.Singh, who was recently in news for courageously saving a bird stuck on a high-mast pole, had joined the department in 1995. His son Vinay Pal, a Constable with the Delhi Police, said when Singh left for his 24-hour shift on Wednesday morning, none of the family members had thought that this would be the last time they would be seeing him.”We got the news that he was critically injured after midnight. My mother and I rushed to the hospital but he had died by then. He was the one who inspired me to join the police force and dedicate my life to the country. I am proud that he died on duty. This will always encourage me to render my service with dedication,” Vinay Pal said.

Car rams bike of policemen chasing snatcher in Rohini

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two police officers were injured when a Swift car rammed into them while they were chasing a snatcher in outer Delhi’s Rohini area on Tuesday. The cops are undergoing treatment at a city hospital.According to the police, Head Constable Dilip and Constable Narender had received a tip-off that a snatcher would be coming to the area. The cops were chasing the snatcher near Sector 24 when a speeding Swift car rammed their motorcycle. The two were thrown off and sustained grievous injuries.”Dilip sustained a head injury and is admitted to the Max hospital. Narender sustained injuries on his legs and arms, and has been admitted to the Baba Sahab Ambedkar hospital,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Rishipal Singh said.The car was later seized and its driver was arrested. A case has been registered at the Begumpur police station and further investigation in the case is underway.

Buglers in Delhi Police band keep British-era tradition alive

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In 2000, Head Constable Radhey Shyam, one of the first batch of buglers to be inducted in the Delhi Police band, had landed the position after 17 years of rigorous practice. Understandably, for the grand tradition that began during the British era has been going on uninterrupted since then, and is a matter of pride for the department.The buglers might not be visible on the streets patrolling or at police stations but they play an essential role in shaping up of newly inducted police officers. From playing the bugle as an alarm clock to wake up the personnel to warning about tragedies and meal timings, the buglers have multiple roles to play.Shedding light on the history of the tradition, DCP Kamla Meena said the Delhi Police band was launched in 1936 by JA Scott, the then SSP of Delhi. The initial strength of the band was two head constables and 27 constables, drawn from the Armed Reserve. They were accommodated at the New Delhi police station.These men were so trained as to be available for armed police duties during emergencies. In 1950, it was ordered that the band would play approved English tunes. Only those Indian tunes that were allowed by the SSP were played.Earlier, the buglers were a part of the same band as that of the paramilitary forces. Only much later, by 2000, the Delhi Police started indicting them separately. Head Constables Shyam and Nitin Sharma were also inducted in the same year. Shyam, whose elder brother used to play harmonium, practised for years to earn a place as a bugler with the Delhi Police.”Apart from playing the instrument, we also need to make sure that our uniform is crisp. Once we wear the uniform, we can’t sit as the crease will be spoiled,” Nitin said. He hails from a family of police officers, including his grandmother and father, who have also been a part of the band.As of now, the Delhi Police have 50 buglers. Assistant Sub-Inspector Satya Prakash, who is in-charge of the buglers, was inducted in 1986. “The buglers need to be ready and up before anyone else. They play during the fall-in of officers, physical training time, parade, mess call, retreat, and on occasions when an officer passes away, and general salute,” an officer said.

JK cop missing: Pandits block highway; demand SIT probe

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Kashmiri Pandits today blocked the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in protest against the police’s “failure” to trace constable Sameer Kumar, who had been missing since May 14. The Pandits have alleged foul play in the disappearance of the cop in view of increasing militancy in the Valley. Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandit migrants from Nagrota and Jagti camps thronged the highway and held anti-government and anti-police protest for their laxity in the case. However, based on the version of a Special Police Officer (SPO), who had accompanied the victim on the fateful day, the police said Kumar had gone to Kupwara along with a colleague and his uncle Head Constable Daleep Kumar. “After dropping his uncle at the district police lines Kupwara, Kumar reached Yunsu bridge in the jurisdiction of police station Chogal Handwara and jumped into Puhro river,” a police spokesman said. Accordingly, a missing report was lodged in the police station Shergari at Srinagar in the case. Police said the matter was being probed from all angles, adding that marine commandos of the navy were also pressed into service along with the police to trace the officer. But the Pandit community has failed to buy the police’s argument and is calling for an SIT probe into the matter. “We demand a probe into the mysterious disappearance of constable Sameer Kumar as there seems some foul play in the circumstances of his sudden disappearance. Police has failed to trace him till now and is providing vague statements. Police should trace him immediately,” All Party Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) national spokesperson, King C Bharti said. Sanjay Koul of of All J&K Displaced Youth Forum demanded withdrawal of the statement given by the police based on the version of SPO, which he termed as a “concocted and fabricated version to malign the image of the disappeared cop and his family.”(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

J-K Constable missing case: Kashmiri Pandits demand CBI probe

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandits today held demonstrations in Jammu city to protest against the police failure to trace a constable who went missing from Kupwara district 11 days ago and demanded a CBI probe into it. Over 500 Kashmiri Pandits assembled at Press club premises here and held protest demonstration against the failure of the police to trace Constable Sameer Kumar who not reported for duty since May 14. They took out protest rally in the area and demanded CBI probe into it. “We have no faith in the police. Police has given a twist to the case by making a false statement. Police should withdraw the statement that cop has committed suicide. We want probe into it by CBI,” All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC) President, Ravinder Raina told reporters during the protest. Raina said, “Police and security forces should trace the cop as we feel that he has been kidnapped by the militants and the version given by the SPO, who was accompanying him, is totally false as he is involved into his disappearance”. The National Conference Minority Cell President, M K Yogi said that Kashmiri Pandit community suspects a foul play into the disappearance of the cop as militants have been repeatedly targeting policemen in Kashmir Valley. The Kashmiri migrants also held protests at Nagrota and Jagti camps and blocked the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway for some time. Posted in Srinagar, the constable had gone to Kupwara along with his uncle Head Constable Dileep Kumar. According to reports, after dropping his uncle at district police lines Kupwara, the constable reached Yonsoo bridge at Chogal, Handwara, and “jumped into the Puhroo river reportedly under the influence of liquor,” a police official had said. Yesterday, Jammu and Kashmir police constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to trace a constable who went missing from Kupwara district. Constable Sameer Kumar has not reported for duty since May 14 and a missing report stands lodged in Sherghari police station in this regard, a police spokesman had said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Indian mission in UK sets up response unit after Manchester

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Indian High Commission in London today set up a response unit and activated more helplines to assist any Indian nationals caught up in the Manchester terror attack that claimed 22 lives. “We will activate more helplines to be of further assistance to families and friends of those affected by attack,” the High Commission said in a statement on Twitter. “Any Indians injured in Manchester attack today may reach off-office hours of Public Response Unit of HCI (High Commission of India) ASAP at 0207632 3035,” the statement said. A suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded arena hosting US star Ariana Grande’s pop concert in Manchester, killing at least 22 people and injuring 59 others, the deadliest terror attack in the UK since the 7/7 bombings of 2005. The lone attacker, carrying an improvised explosive device (IED), was also killed at the scene the pop concert at Manchester Arena. “We have been treating this as a terrorist incident and we believe that while the attack last night was conducted by one man, the priority is to establish whether he was acting alone or as part of a network,” said Chief Constable Ian Hopkins of Greater Manchester Police. The Indian High Commission in London had yesterday organised a community-wide event to mark Anti-Terrorism Day, coinciding with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary on May 21. “The scourge of terrorism affects innocent lives not just in one country but across the globe. No country and no people should shelter terrorists, promote terrorists or appease terrorists,” Indian High Commissioner to the UK Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha said at the event, during which he led an anti- terrorism pledge.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Jammu and Kashmir: Police escalate search for missing constable in Srinagar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police are making “every effort” to find a constable who has gone missing since last Sunday after he reportedly jumped into a river, officials said on Saturday.Constable of Jammu and Kashmir Police, posted in Srinagar city, has gone missing from his duties since May 14, a police spokesman said in Srinagar .A missing report was lodged at police station Sherghari in this regard. During the probe, it was found that Kumar had absented from duties and gone to Kupwara along with a colleague and his uncle, Head Constable Dileep Kumar, the spokesman said.”After dropping his uncle at district police lines in Kupwara, the constable reached Yonsoo bridge at Chogal, Handwara, and jumped into the Puhroo river reportedly under the influence of liquor,” the official said.Police have started a search for the missing constable, he said. “Every effort is being made to trace the constable”.Marine commandos of Navy are also being pressed into service along with the river police,” the spokesman said, adding that all angles are being probed.

AC, sofa, carpet put up at slain BSF trooper’s home removed

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The family members of slain BSF head constable Prem Sagar were befuddled when the Deoria district administration installed a window airconditioner, put up a sofa and carpet at their home ahead of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s visit this Friday. They were in for even a greater shock when these trappings of affluence vanished within minutes of the chief minister’s departure. Sagar’s family members said they were taken aback when the authorities removed the air conditioner, sofa and carpet soon after the chief minister left their place. “Officials took away the carpet, sofa and AC soon after Adityanath left our residence….within 15 to 30 minutes of his departure, everything was gone,” Dayasagar, the brother of the fallen BSF trooper said. There was, however, no official word on it. The Deoria administration had installed airconditioners, put up new curtains, sofas and carpets in the living room where the chief minister was to meet the family. A day before CM’s visit, dusty roads in the village were cleaned and drains which always used to remain open were covered. Head Constable Sagar was on patrol duty on May 1 along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch when Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) crossed the LoC and ambushed the patrol team. While taking cover, Sagar and Naik Subedar Paramjeet Singh of the Army were left behind. They were killed and their bodies mutilated. Sagar’s family had refused to cremate his body, insisting that the chief minister visit them. They agreed to hold the last rites only after the chief minister spoke to them. Adityanath visited Sagar’s family on May 12 at his native village Tikampaar to offer condolences and presented a cheque for Rs 4 lakh. He also reportedly promised employment to Sagar’s children after they complete their studies. The chief minister said a shaheed smarak (martyr’s memorial) and a girls inter college will be set up in the village in the memory of the slain trooper. He also promised a road to connect the village to the main road. With regard to a demand for a gas agency for the family, he had said a recommendation will be sent to the central government.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Pakistan army chief visits LoC amid border tension

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amid border tension, Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa today toured some areas along the Line of Control, two weeks after a similar visit which was followed by the beheading of two Indian soldiers. Bajwa visited troops deployed along the LoC in Nikial sector, Pakistan Army’s media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. He was briefed about the ground situation by a commander. “He (Bajwa) appreciated high state of operational readiness, effective response to Indian cease fire violations and high morale of troops,” the ISPR said. Bajwa was accompanied by commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza. The LoC has been witnessing exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops for the last several weeks. On May 1, two Indian security personnel were beheaded, a day after Bajwa visited some areas along the LoC and promised support to the Kashmiris. The soldiers killed were Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh of 22 Sikh Infantry and Head Constable Prem Sagar of 200th Battalion of BSF.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Kashmir unrest | Jawan martyred in Kulgam shootout laid to rest

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>All roads in the remote Pariwan village of this district on Sunday led to the house of Constable Mehmood Ahmed, who died bravely fighting Lashker-e- Taiba militants last night even after being hit by a spray of bullets.Sitting besides the body, his wife cried inconsolably as she narrated the journey of her life with him, as people from the village, which has a population of about 2,000, as well as those from the adjoining areas poured in to pay their last respect to the brave constable of Jammu and Kashmir Police.The body of 38-year-old Mehmood was brought to his home, nine kilometres from district headquarter of Kulgam, with all police honours and handed over to the family for burial.Senior Police officials including Deputy Inspector General of Police Swayam Prakash Pani were among the large number of people who paid their last respect to him.Mourners could not take their eyes off his nine-year-old son Tahir Ahmed who wept watching his father being taken away for burial, while eight-month old son Nika was unaware of what was happening around him.The body was kept at a nearby school ground as the small house of Mehmood could not accommodate the heavy rush of people.Manzoor was part of the police party that was ambushed by four militants in Mir Bazar area of Kulgam town last night where they had gone to regulate traffic following a road accident.The police party, which was busy clearing the traffic, was ambushed by Lashker-e-Taiba militants and Manzoor, who was promoted from SPO in May 2016 because of his operational capabilities, showed presence of mind and snatched a pistol from a militant and killed him and injured another.Three civilians also died in the indiscriminate firing by militants.Around 3000 people held prayers at the funeral of Mehmood before he was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in the village.At the wreath laying ceremony, senior police officials recalled the service of Mehmood and his sacrifice yesterday on the line of the duty.”When the terrorists fired indiscriminately on the police, civilians on the road also got trapped. Mehmood and his colleagues fought bravely. Their presence of mind and acumen saved a lot of lives thoughMehmood and three innocent civilian lives fell to the bullets of the terrorists, who were hiding and it was pitch dark,” a senior official recalled.Senior police officials, who attended his funeral, said “we are proud of our brave hearts and salute their commitment and devotion for public service. It was a touching moment to see the way people came forward at this critical juncture and consoled the family”.The crowd at the funeral could be seen as a silent protest of the people against the violence perpetrated by the terrorists.

Cop,notorious Lashker militant among 5 killed in terror attack

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A policeman and a wanted militant of Lashker-e-Taiba terror group were among five persons killed when terrorists made an attempt to ambush a police party in Kulgam in South Kashmir today. Wanted militant Fayaz Ahmed Ashwar alias Setha, who had been been on the run since August 2015 after his name cropped up in the Udhampur terror strike case, was killed in the attack when he tried to target the police party at Mir Bazar in Kulgam. Constable Mehmood Ahmed Sheikh, who was part of the police team, risked his life and snatched a pistol from one of the militants before other members of the police party opened fire at them, according to an eyewitness account. Three civilians were also killed due to indiscriminate firing by the militants. Director General of Police S P Vaid told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

PM has time to visit Kedarnath in ‘fashionable’ robe, but no

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a veiled attack on Narendra Modi, the Congress today said he has time to visit the Kedarnath shirne in a “fashionable” robe but none to say a word or meet bereaved families of the two soldiers who were beheaded by Pakistani forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a press conference here, the opposition leader Shankersinh Vaghela said that for the RSS and the BJP “nation comes after person and party, contrary to the claims made by both the outfits”. Without naming Modi, he said “He has no shame in his body language, speech or behaviour. He goes to inaugurate a private company’s facility and visits Kedarnath temple in a fashionable robe. But (he) does not say a word or meet bereaved families of the (two) soldiers”. The prime minister today paid obeisance at the Kedarnath temple as the portals of the eighth century shrine in Garhwal Himalayas were thrown open to devotees after their closure for winters. He also inaugurated a research institute at yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar. In Gujarat, the home state of Modi, the Congress today held the candlelight march at some district headquarters as a tribute to the slain soldiers. Vaghela said the Congress will organise a state-wide condolence meeting in Ahmedabad tomorrow in the memory of Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh of 22 Sikh Infantry and Head Constable Prem Sagar of 200th Battalion of BSF. “We will also take out a silent bike rally in Ahmedabad tomorrow to pay tribute to the soldiers decapitated by the Pakistani army,” he said. Accusing the prime minister of “marketing” the surgical strikes in the PoK, Vaghela said, “He (Modi) set aside all principles to join hands with the PDP to form government in J&K. He visited Pakistan to greet (prime minister) Nawaz Sharif on his birthday, without caring about the soldiers being killed by Pakistani army.” He also took a swipe at the Centre over absence of a “full-time defence minister”. “Kashmir is slipping out of our hand, terror activities are at their peak, and soldiers are being killed nearly every day, but the BJP-led central government does not even have a leader who can be made full-time Defence minister. In the name of nationalism, they are fooling the nation,” he said. Stating that people of the country want action, Vaghela said the government should deliver on its promises, which the BJP made before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, of giving a befitting reply to Pakistan.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

BSF soldier Prem Sagar cremated at native village in UP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Prem Sagar, the BSF Head Constable who was beheaded by Pakistan Army regulars was cremated at his native village here, after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath spoke to the family members of the slain soldier. The slain BSF jawan’s body was consigned to flames this morning at his native village Tikampaar. Earlier, Sagar’s family had refused to cremate his body, insisting that the chief minister visit them. “We agreed to hold the last rites after the chief minister spoke to us late last night and assured that he will visit our house. The CM told us that senior minister Surya Pratap Shahi will represent the state government,” Virendra, Sagar’s elder son told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Army chief asks troops to thwart ‘any misadventure’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amid mounting anger against Pakistan for mutilating bodies of two soldiers, Army chief General Bipin Rawat asked the troops to remain vigilant and thwart any misadventure from other side of line of control (LoC).“The Army Chief impressed upon all to remain vigilant and thwart any misadventure from across especially now as the summer sets in. During his interaction with troops, the General reassured them that the entire nation stood behind its soldiers in their brave endeavours to safeguard country’s sovereignty and integrity and maintain peace in the Valley”, said a defence spokesman quoting General Rawat.The statement comes a day after Pakistan army’s Border Action Team mutilated the bodies of Border Security Force Head Constable Prem Sagar and Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh after they violated the sanctity of the LoC and crossed into Indian side in the Krishna Ghati sub sector of Poonch on Monday.General Rawat, who on his second day of tour visited the frontier areas of north Kashmir and interacting with the troops and commanders deployed on Line of Control. Accompanied by the Northern Army Lieutenant General D Anbu and 15 Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu, the army chief was briefed by formation commanders on the security situation on the border and measures instituted to strengthen the security posture besides overall operational and logistical preparedness.On Monday General Rawat had visited the artillery facility at Panzgam in Kupwara which was attacked by fidayeen terrorists on April 27. Three Army soldiers including a captain were killed and five others injured in the attack. Two fidayeens were killed and third managed to escape.

Mianwali Nagar shootout: Police yet to make any headway

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>More than 24 hours after the Mianwali Nagar shootout, police is yet to make any headway in the case in which three person, including a Delhi Police assistant sub-inspector was killed. The family of Monu Dariyapur, who was shot dead, along with the policeman and his friend, has demanded a probe into the role of the constable who sustained injuries to his arm. Police also questioned for several hours, Mohan Mittal who had given his Paschim Vihar house to Monu for staying. However, he did not charge any rent from Monu for the property, which is an expensive one, sources said. Either, he enjoyed a very good relationship with Monu or the deceased, an alleged criminal, had threatened him over something is what the police is probing, they added. While police is primarily focussing on the honour killing theory, they are also exploring other angles. Police have claimed that this may be a case of honour killing, as Bhupendra had married, Rajrani, the sister of Sonu Dariyapur. Monu and Sonu were friends but had a fallout after the former married the latter’s sister. Since Monu and Rajrani belonged to the same village, the elders were of the view that they are siblings. Sonu had allegedly threatened Monu on previous occasions and had once even tried to kill Monu and his wife before. Several teams of the Special Cell and local police are working on the case and around 20 people have been questioned without any success so far. Around 11 PM on Sunday, Dariyapur, Arun along with the police personnel were seated inside a car when a group of men attacked them. Constable Kuldeep somehow managed to run away and was chased for a few metres and sustained bullet injuries to his arm. Monu’s family has alleged that he had joined them around 15 days back and was quite inquisitive. The constable might be questioned in detail to know the sequence of events and his fleeing away from the spot.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

India toughens stand against ‘dastardly act’, Pakistan denies

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mutilating the bodies of two soldiers was “a dastardly and inhuman” act that merited unequivocal response, the Indian Army told Pakistan in a strongly worded statement in an emotive day of tears at the lives lost and a categorical denial from Islamabad. As the families of Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh and BSF Head Constable Prem Singh bid them farewell, Pakistan denied India’s allegations of ceasefire violation and mutilation, ensuring that the troubled equation between the two neighbours was back in the national spotlight with cries of a “befitting reply” being heard once again. India’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Bhatt spoke to his Pakistani counterpart this morning to express his “grave concern” about the killing and beheading of the two soldiers in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday. “The DGMO of the Indian Army conveyed that such a dastardly and inhuman act is beyond any norms of civility and merits unequivocal condemnation and response,” the Indian Army said in a statement. The DGMO conveyed to his Pakistani counterpart that “full fire” support was provided by the Pakistani Army post located close to where the incident took place. The army said the DGMO also conveyed India’s concern about the presence of Border Action Team (BAT) training camps in close vicinity of the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan- Occupied Kashmir. Discussing the issue during the hotline contact between the two DGMOs, the Pakistan Army asked India to produce “actionable evidence” on its claim that a Pakistani special forces team had sneaked across the LoC and beheaded the two Indian security personnel. “Pakistan rejected India’s allegations of ceasefire violation and mutilation of bodies of Indian soldiers,” the army statement said. “The Pakistan army is a professional military outfit and upholds the highest standards of conduct. Allegations of mutilation are an Indian attempt to divert the attention of world from situation within the Kashmir valley,” Pakistan DGMO Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza claimed. The denials had little impact at Vainpoin village in Punjab, where 42-year-old Paramjeet Singh was laid to rest with full military honours. As buglers sounded the “last post” and his body, wrapped in the tricolour, was brought for cremation, his relatives insisted that they be shown the body. Finally, the ceremony went ahead after civil and army officials intervened. His wife Paramjit Kaur demanded that the Centre give a “free hand” to the army so that Pakistan is taught a lesson. “Our government had once said that if Pakistan kills or beheads our one soldier, as many as ten enemy soldiers will meet the same fate, but what is happening now? If the government cannot teach Pakistan a lesson, then they should allow me to take revenge of my husband’s killing,” she said. While “shaheed Paramjeet amar rahe” cries echoed in the air so did slogans “Pakistan murdabad”. Pakistani flags were also burnt at some places in Punjab, including at Ludhiana, where protesters demanded that Pakistan should be paid back in the same coin. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during which the beheading issue is understood to have figured. However, there was no official word on it. Former defence minister and senior Congress leader A K Antony echoed the anguish and told reporters that the army should be given a “free hand” to act against those behind the mutilation of the two soldiers. Paying tribute to the two soldiers at the New Delhi airport, where the body of Prem Sagar was brought before being taken to his home in Uttar Pradesh, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said, “The nation is with the families of the soldiers who lost their lives in ceasefire violation by the Pakistan army.” Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu told reporters, “We are very firm, we will do whatever is possible and the government is already at it.” The incident, marking yet another low in the fractured India-Pakistan relationship, comes about six months after an Indian Army soldier was killed and his body mutilated close to the LoC in the Machil sector on October 28 last year. In January 2013, Lance Naik Hemraj was killed and his body mutilated by the BAT. It had also beheaded Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh. Constable Rajinder Singh of the BSF suffered injuries in the attack. In June 2008, a soldier of the 2/8 Gorkha Rifles lost his way and was captured by the BAT in Kel sector. His body was found beheaded after a few days.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Two persons, including constable, killed in road mishap

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two persons, including a police constable, were killed and another was injured when their car was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the Rajpura- Gavan road here, police said. The accident took place late last night near Gavan township. Soharan Singh (50) was killed on the spot. Constable Manohar Singh (45) sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a hospital, where he died this morning. The son of the constable, who was posted in Amroha, also suffered injuries and was hospitalised.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Learning how live donor liver transplant can be a life-saver

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The liver is the second largest and the most complex organ in the body after the brain. And as Rahul Ghadge was to learn one day, could also be the cause of his father’s demise if he did not receive a transplant in time.A few days after recovering from dengue, Bramhadev Ghadge, Head Constable, Motor Transport Department, Mumbai Police, developed digestion issues, nausea and joint pains. While initially he put it down to part of his recovery from dengue, he was later diagnosed with decompensated cirrhosis. Liver transplant was the only option for the 53-year-old.While registering for a cadaver organ, Rahul learned it could take upto two years for his father to get an organ. “His condition was deteriorating, and doctors advised that a transplant had to be done within four months,” says Rahul.His eventual decision to be a live liver donor to his father was met with huge opposition at home. Experts say this is due to lack of awareness on the issue.“My parents were averse to the idea with me being their only child. The counsellors explained to them that liver possesses the remarkable capacity to regenerate. About 60 per cent of the organ is transplanted and it grows back in six months and I could carry on with my regular life without any complications,” says the 26-year-old Instrumentation Engineer.After reclaiming his life, Ghadge senior and his son do all they can to spread awareness and are even called by the Fortis Hospital, Mulund, where the procedure was performed, to counsel and guide other families. “In India, the number of living organ donors is quite low. I hope that more people realise how important this is,” Rahul says.

Men who snatched constable’s AK-47 arrested, weapon recovered

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Four people, including the prime accused, who had attacked the personal security officer of a cleric in Jammu last week and fled with his AK-47 rifle have been arrested and the weapon recovered, police said today. Mohammad Amir, who belongs to rich family in Shopian district of south Kashmir, surrendered before the police last night, a police official said. His two associates, Masood and Shahid, and a man who helped him escape after the weapon loot have already been arrested. “We have recovered the AK-47 rifle with 30 rounds of ammunition on the disclosure of third and main accused Amir, who was arrested from Shopian district. With his arrest, four people have been arrested in the case,” Inspector General of Police (IGP), Jammu Zone, SDS Jamwal told reporters here. Constable Mohammad Hanief, PSO of Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool chairman Maulana Dehlavi, was on his way to the district police lines on foot when three motorbike-borne youth intercepted him near the main Tawi bridge in Jammu on the night of March 25. The trio then allegedly hit the constable on head with a stick, threw chilli powder in his eyes, snatched the AK-47 rifle and fled from the spot. IG Jamwal, however, said till now there is no militancy angle to the incident but interrogation is on. “It maybe an act of criminality,” he added. “We have closed the case after completion of the probe in which all the three youth and one, who helped the main accused to escape, have been arrested and weapon along with ammunition recovered,” IG Jamwal said. The police officer said the weapon was hidden in river Tawi area under a pillar near the bridge before Amir managed to escape to Shopian, where he surrendered under pressure and was arrested before being brought to Jammu. The Chief of Police in Jammu region said Amir had changed his getup and had a hair cut to give police the slip to reach Shopian. A case is under probe whether anyone else has facilitated his escape to Shopian, he said. On March 25, police received the information of the incident around 10 PM and rushed to spot where they found PSO Hanief in injured conditions. He was shifted to the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital, the IG said. Subsequently, the police arrested one suspected Masrool Ahmed of Shopian from the spot with the help of a passerby, he said. On interrogation, it was found that three persons were involved in the incident, he said, adding an alert was sounded and check point activated and photographs circulated timely. The next morning another accused Shahid Najar of Shopian was arrested at Ban Toll Plaza during a police checking, Jamwal said. Soon Ghulam Rasoo Ahangar of Kishtwar, who helped the accused to escape, was also held, he said. Amir, who belongs to a rich family, and was arrested in Shopian. On his disclosure, the AK-47 rifle along with 30 rounds have been recovered, the IG said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

3rd attack in 3 days:Militants open fire on cop’s house in J&K

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Suspected militants tonight opened fire targeting residence of a senior police officer in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district, in third such incident in the past three days. No one was hurt in the attack, police said. The ultras fired on the residence of Additional Superintendent of Police, Bandipora, Dawood Ayoub, at Khudwani in Kulgam, police sources said. They said there was no damage done in the firing incident and the militants escaped from the site. On Sunday, suspected militants had attacked the ancestral residence of the state Minister Farooq Abdrabi in South Kashmir’s Anantnag District, injuring one policeman. The day after, the ultras opened fire on the houses of ASI Dilbar Ahmad and Constable Reyaz Ahmad at Keegam in Shopian but no one was injured.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Watch: Encounter underway between security forces, terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir’s Budgam

Tue, 28 Mar 2017-10:15am , Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) , ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An encounter is currently underway between the security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam. The operation is going on in Budgam’s Chadoora.Meanwhile, some terrorists barged into the residence of an Assistant Sub-Inspector of police and a Constable in Kashmir’s Shopian district and ransacked their houses in Jammu on Monday night. The terrorists fired gunshots in air before fleeing from the spot.

J&K: Militants hurl grenade at security forces,civilian killed

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A civilian was killed and a CRPF jawan injured when militants hurled a grenade at security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police said. The grenade was hurled at the security forces deployed on law and order duty at Murran chowk in the district, 31 km from here, a police official said. He said the blast resulted in the death of a civilian identified as Mohammad Ayoub Wani and injuries to a CRPF jawan Constable Daljit Kiran. Security forces have been put on a alert and a manhunt has been launched for the militants, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

CBI arrests Delhi Police officials in bribery case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and a constable of Delhi Police for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 1,50,000 for not stopping the illegal construction of a building at Narela, a sub-city located in the North West Delhi. A case was registered by the agency on the allegations of the complainant that both the police officials posted at the Narela Police Station, was demanding a bribe of 1,50,000 for permitting the illegal construction of building. A trap was laid and the constable was caught while he was accepting Rs 50,000 as a part of first installment of the bribe from the complainant, on behalf of the SHO, Police Station Narela. Later, the ASI was also apprehended. Searches were conducted at the office and residential premises of the accused persons. The two cops were booked under Section 120-B of IPC and under Section 7 of PC Act, 1988 against the Constable and the ASI at the Narela Police Station. The accused are being produced on Thursday before the Delhi court.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

CoBRA commando commits suicide in Naxal area of Chhattisgarh

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A CRPF commando belonging to the elite CoBRA unit today allegedly shot himself from his service rifle at his camp in the Naxal-affected Jagdalpur area of Chhattisgarh. Officials said the incident was reported around 1:40 PM when Head Constable and CoBRA commando Biju Kumar T S was found lying in a pool of blood in the force’s Jagdalpur campus in Bastar district. Biju hailed from Kerala’s Thiruvanathapuram and has apparently left behind a suicide note stating no one was to be blamed for his death, they said. He had allegedly used his carbine to commit the act, they said. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has ordered for a Court of Inquiry into the incident and ascertain the exact reasons for his taking the extreme step, they said. The Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) is an elite jungle warfare unit raised under the CRPF and is deployed for conducting special anti-Naxal operations. Biju had joined the CRPF in 1997 and was posted with the 204th battalion of the CoBRA in Jagdalpur, the administrative headquarter of Bastar district.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Gurugram civic body turns a blind eye to electric wire claiming lives

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Karan Singh lost his 17-year-old daughter, Bulbul, to an electric shock from a high-tension line passing just inches above the terrace of his single-storey residence. He was still struggling to recover from the terrible tragedy when he lost another relative the same way. In a neighbouring house, a panicky Sita Devi does not allow her children to go to the terrace. “I keep the door to the terrace locked. In the last 11 years that I have been living here, I have seen so many deaths and accidents that I do not want to take any risk,” she says.The 66KVA high-tension line continues to terrorise hundreds of residents of Patel Nagar in Gurugram nearly two years after Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar ordered the municipal corporation to bear the cost of its realignment.“We don’t understand why the administration is not complying with the directive. The delay in the realignment process is fatal. We are living a perilous life here,” resident Deepchand Chaudhary says.On May 8, 2015, during a District Level Grievance Meeting, CM Khattar had announced that the line will be realigned. The entire cost was to be borne by the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).When asked about the delay, MCG Additional Commissioner Amit Khatri said: “It is a hefty amount. We are waiting for written orders from the headquarters. Once we receive the order in writing, the MCG will start the work.”A letter notified to the MCG Commissioner by the Haryana Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited, a Haryana government undertaking, stated that the realignment process was going to cost approximately Rs 4.10 crore.“More than 70 people have died in the last decade alone and yet the MCG is ignoring the sensitive issue,” says Abhay Jain, Convener, Manav Awaaz Sanstha.Meanwhile, unaware of the official proceedings, resident Vimla Devi is worried for another reason. “When my children were young, it was not so difficult. But now they are married and we need more space in our house. We cannot construct another storey as the high-tension wire passes just above our terrace,” she says.As if this was not enough, as many as five houses that the DNA team visited had electric poles inside them. A tormented Singh, who lost his daughter because of the administration’s apathy, says: “The man who sold me the land assured me that the wires above had no power. It was only after my daughter died that I realised the danger above our heads.” Retired Police Constable D K Yadav, who has been living in the area since 1984, says: “The Cyber City is a big hoax. Look, how big the fundamental civic issues are here. I pay my taxes. Am I not entitled to the district administration’s services?”

Check: SSC SI CPO Tier II Examinations 2015 Results to be declared today

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be declaring SSC SI CPO Tier II examinations 2015 results on their official website ​ssc.nic.in on January 31 (today), as per reports. Candidates who had appeared for SSC SI CPO Tier II examinations 2015 can check their results online on the website.SSC has also notified that the Final results for SSC Constable GD CAPFs Exam 2015 will be declared on February 3, which was earlier scheduled to be released on January 30.Steps to check SSC SI CPO Tier II results:1) Visit the official website – ssc.nic.in2) Click on result option on the homepage.3) A new window will open. Select the department under which your examination was conducted.4) Next your examination name, click on ‘Click here’ under Results column.5) Enter the required details.You will get access to your results. Download the result and take a printout for future reference.Best of Luck!

Constable killed in road mishap in Jaipur

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 45-year-old police constable was killed and a home guard jawan injured when a the motorcycle which they were riding on was hit by speeding tanker on the JLN Marg here during the wee hours today. The mishap took place around 2.30 am when the duo was travelling on the two-wheeler during night patrolling and were hit by the tanker, police said. They were rushed to a hospital where the constable Sukhchand, a resident of Todabhim in Dausa district, was declared dead while the jawan Meghraj is stated to be in a critical condition. The constable was posted with Jawahar circle police station. The body has been handed over to the family members after postmortem, police said, adding that the tanker fled from the spot and a hunt is on for him.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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