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Actor Leena Paul Played “Active Role” In Money Laundering Case: Agency

Data from Leena Paul’s three cell phones is to be retrieved, mentioned the ED

New Delhi:

A Delhi court docket has prolonged the custodial interrogation of actor Leena Maria Paul until October 23 in a cash laundering case associated to extortion of Rs 200 crore from a businessman’s spouse.

The Enforcement Directorate mentioned that Leena Maria Paul was “not merely beneficiary of the proceeds of crime but apparently was playing an active role in movement of the proceeds of crime, its projection as untended money and was working in concert with main accused Sukesh Chandrashekar (her husband)”.

“The fact that money was moved at her instructions how and where this money has emerged but trail is still incomplete… in case further police custody of the accused is not granted, the trail which is to be established shall go cold,” the ED, which probes monetary crimes, mentioned.

During the actor’s custody and interrogation, care will likely be taken to make sure correct distancing in an effort to keep away from accused catching any an infection, mentioned the probe company.

The couple allegedly duped former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s spouse Aditi Singh.

The case was filed on the premise of an FIR lodged by Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing on Aditi Singh’s criticism {that a} man posing as a senior official of the Law Ministry in June final 12 months had supplied to assist safe bail for her husband, who was in jail at the moment, in return for cash.

Shivinder Singh was arrested in a cash laundering case associated to the alleged misappropriation of funds at Religare Finvest Ltd (RFL) in 2019.

The company mentioned that Leena Maria Paul’s firm Nail Artistry has completed enterprise to the tune of Rs.4.79 crore in Chennai, Rs.1.21 crore in Kochi and charged that the mentioned sum of cash is nothing however proceeds of crime which have been laundered by her.

Data from her three cell phones can be to be retrieved, mentioned the ED.

Leena Maria Paul – who has acted in a few films, together with John Abraham-starrer Madras Cafe – is “deliberately withholding information regarding the utilization of proceeds of crime” and is making statements opposite to the proof thus far collected, mentioned the company.

80% Funds Went To Politicians Before J&Okay Special Status Ended: RSS Chief

“After abrogation of Article 370, path to development has opened for all,” RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat mentioned

Nagpur:

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday alleged that earlier than the abrogation of Article 370, about 80 per cent of funds allotted to Jammu and Kashmir used to land within the pockets of political leaders.

Speaking in an occasion in Nagpur, Maharashtra, Mr Bhagwat mentioned, “Before the abrogation of Article 370, 80 per cent of what was done for Kashmir valley, used to end up in the pockets of political leaders and not reach people. Now, after the abrogation people of Kashmir valley are experiencing direct access to development and availing of benefits.”

Mr Bhagwat added, “I visited Jammu and Kashmir and saw the current situation. After the abrogation of Article 370, the path to development has opened for all. On the pretext of Article 370, Jammu and Ladakh were discriminated against earlier. That discrimination doesn’t exist anymore.”

In August 2019, the Central authorities scrapped Article 370 which gave particular rights to the folks of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the area into two categories- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

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Heavy Rainfall Warning In Kerala; Red Alert In 5 Districts

Thiruvananthapuram:

Five districts in Kerala are more likely to see “heavy to extremely heavy” rain right this moment with the climate workplace sounding a pink alert. 

Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur ae the districts which will see obtain the best rainfall throughout this era .

“Under the influence of the low pressure area over Southeast Arabian Sea off Kerala coast, the state is expected to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls till the morning of October 17 (Sunday). Isolated heavy rainfall is expected on 18th (Monday) and further reduction in rainfall from 19th morning (Tuesday),” the climate workplace stated in a press release.

In seven districts of the state, the climate workplace has sounded an “orange alert”, which signifies “heavy to very heavy rain”.

Two districts within the southern state have been warned “of heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and lightning strikes”, the place the yellow alert has been sounded.

The Chief Minister’s workplace has despatched out a cautionary be aware, urging individuals to be extraordinarily cautious and keep away from venturing out for travels into the mountains or close to rivers. 

“Was Lured”: Voices From Village Of Man Killed At Farmers’ Protest Site

Lakhbir, a Dalit, in his mid-30s, was a each day wage labourer.

Tarn Taran:

Residents from Cheema Khurd, the village in Punjab of the person killed on the farmers’ protest web site close to the Delhi border this morning, allegedly for desecrating the Sikh holy e book, say he was an addict and was lured into doing this.

“He was an addict and must have been lured to the Singhu border,” stated Harbhajan Singh, a retired military personnel from the village in Tarn Taran district. He provides that the sufferer Lakhbir Singh was within the village 4-5 days in the past and everybody was shocked to see the video of his ugly killing. “He was unemployed and didn’t provide for his family. His father had also died,” he added.

Several different residents from the village reiterate that the sufferer was an addict and was current there until just a few days in the past. “He lived with his family and his wife lived separately,” one other resident stated. He requested anonymity. “Lakhbir can’t be involved in desecration,” he added.

Another resident Masa Singh says allegations of desecration in opposition to the sufferer are mistaken. “He could not have done this; he was not that kind of a person. He was made to do this,” he stated.

Lakhbir, a Dalit, in his mid-30s, was a each day wage labourer. He is survived by a sister, a spouse, and three daughters – the eldest simply 12 and the youngest eight. He was killed on Friday morning at Singhu, close to the Delhi-Haryana border, his proper foot and left hand had been reduce off.

Videos displaying a big group of males who appear to be dressed as Nihangs – a ‘warrior’ Sikh group – standing round Lakhbir and asking him questions have been circulated within the media. Saravjit Singh, a member of a Nihang group, surrendered to the police this night claiming accountability. He has been arrested and will likely be offered in courtroom on Saturday.

Health Kiosks For Basic Medical Tests Installed at Agra Cantt, Mathura Junction Railway Stations

Agra Cantt and Mathura Railway Junctions have well being kiosks for primary medical exams. (Representational Image: Shutterstock)

The kiosks have been put in underneath the New Innovative Non-Fare Revenue Ideas Scheme, NCR Agra spokesperson SK Srivastav mentioned.

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Automated well being kiosks, the place folks can get primary exams carried out at a nominal payment, have been put in on the Agra Cantt and Mathura Junction railway stations, authorities mentioned on Friday. Passengers will have the ability to verify their blood stress, haemoglobin, sugar, pulse charge, weight by paying Rs 35 at these kiosks, an official from the North Central Region (NCR) Agra division of the Indian Railways mentioned right here.

“Automatic health kiosks, one each at Agra Cantt Railway station and Mathura Junction Railway Station, have been installed and these started functioning from Thursday. With Rs 35, passengers can get their health check-up done,” NCR Agra spokesperson SK Srivastav instructed PTI.






The kiosks have been put in underneath the New Innovative Non-Fare Revenue Ideas Scheme, he mentioned. Passengers can get their report by Whatsapp, Srivastav mentioned.

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Second Wave Laid Bare the Woes of Rural Uttarakhand’s Health Infrastructure

Situated at an altitude of two,745 metres, Harshil Ghati in Uttarakhand attracts individuals from throughout India who admire the pristine great thing about distant mountain villages set amid the echo of the fast-flowing Bhagirathi river. But the very remoteness that makes up this paradise became a curse for the individuals of the hill state when covid got here calling in April-May this 12 months.

Like elsewhere in India, the second wave of the pandemic took the hill people of the district unexpectedly. Shilpa Negi (33) of Bagori village within the valley was staying in Dunda village close to Uttarkashi when she developed a fever. Like most different individuals of Harshil Ghati, she had migrated to Dunda due to excessive chilly within the area from October onwards.

“When my body started breaking down due to high fever, I understood that I too had got Covid. Our entire village was sealed in the last week of April. First aid is available at a Community Health Center (CHC) in Dunda, but if seriously ill, one has to travel to Uttarkashi or Dehradun only,” she stated. Uttarkashi, the place Shilpa’s first youngster was born, is about 25 km from Dunda and about 170 km from Dehradun.

Dearth of healthcare

Many villages in Uttarakhand have been plagued with insufficient and inaccessible healthcare, scarcity of medical doctors and auxiliary nursing midwife (ANM), and poor entry to the dear Covid vaccine – which many hill people see as the one means out of the pandemic.

Till September 27, as many as 7,393 individuals misplaced their lives to Covid within the state.

The Primary Health Centre at Harshil. (Image: Varsha Singh)

Uttarkashi, with a inhabitants of three.30 lakh, has one district hospital, two group well being centres (CHC) and three main well being centres (PHCs). Two pregnant girls died within the district hospital on September 10 and 20 this 12 months. For one, the seek for a health care provider began at three o’clock, and ended at 9 pm.

Sarita Rawat, head of Bagori village, lamented the state of PHCs, saying that the one in Harshil, which has as many as eight villages underneath it, is a main well being centre simply in identify.

The PHC received its first physician in June this 12 months, after ready for nearly a 12 months because the administration complained of scarcity of medical doctors in district hospitals in the course of the second wave of Covid.

Sarita, now ready for her second dose of the Covid vaccine, added, “We are being given the Covishield vaccine. Its second dose is given after 84 days. We don’t feel this is right because till we are fully vaccinated, the threat of corona will remain with us.”

When this correspondent reached the Harshil PHC on the afternoon of September 15, it was mendacity vacant. The ward boy was present in a home close by. On requesting to satisfy the physician and the ANM, they had been solely accessible for a gathering the following day.

For Dr Aastha Negi, it’s her first appointment as a doctor in Harshil PHC. Staff nurses employed on contract throughout Covid have gone on examine depart. There is one ward boy. There isn’t any cleansing workers.

(Left) Dr Astha Negi stands amidst the ICU arrange in Harshil PHC. But there is no such thing as a one to run it; (proper) Susheela Semwal, the only ANM employee who handles 4 villages and 1,400 households, at Harshil PHC.

To a query on enchancment in Harshil PHC after the second wave of Covid, Dr Negi stated, “We now have seven large and five small oxygen cylinders and two oxygen beds. This is our ICU, but we do not have trained staff to operate it. It is not possible for a doctor to provide 24-hour service. We often get emergency cases such as a head injury from a falling stone, and the facility of an X-Ray machine should have been here. We usually attend to patients by giving first aid.”

ANM Susheela Semwal, who handles 4 villages — Harshil, Bagori, Dharali and Mukhba — which collectively home about 1,400 households, is equally hard-pressed.

She is accountable for implementing authorities well being programmes akin to normal immunisation, women-child healthcare, vitamin week, and National Rural Health Mission. For her, work associated to Covid is a further duty.

She can be charged with implementing the vaccination drive for employees in apple orchards of Harshil, priest households of Gangotri, BRO camp of Bhairoghati and employees engaged within the snowy Nilang valley.

To make issues worse, ASHA employees of the realm have been on strike for nearly 50 days over wage calls for. But Susheela doesn’t complain, although she admits that had there been some extra ANMs, her work would have been simpler.

On September 17, a crew of pharmacists and ward boys from Harshil PHC visited Gangotri, about 23 km away, for the vaccination drive. When requested whether or not they had been educated in Covid vaccination, the ANM’s reply was evasive. “We are already doing general vaccination,” Susheela stated.

(From left) Rekha Devi, Gram Pradhan at Sukhi Village; Roshni Devi, Kshetra Panchayat Sadasya; Kiran Devi, Mahila SHG Adhyaksh. (Image: Varsha Singh)

The dearth of ANMs was flagged by Rekha Devi, head of Sukhi village, too. “There is only one ANM for 1,200 families of four villages in our area, namely Sukhi, Jaspur, Purali and Jhala. Being a mountainous area, one has to climb from village to village on foot. ANMs should be appointed according to the population of a village,” she stated.

Roshni Devi, a member of the kshetra panchayat of Sukhi village, received her first dose of vaccine on June 18, however it was not straightforward for her. “When vaccination started in March, one had to register on the COWIN portal. We couldn’t do that. When vaccination started via Aadhaar cards, we got the jab but it was administered at Bhatwadi PHC, 19 km away,” she defined.

In Pauri, about 165 km from Uttarkashi, the scarcity of well being employees can be stark.

Kamlesh Devi, the ANM of Bironkhal block with a inhabitants of 30,000, stated, “There are 18 sub-health centres with one ANM post in each centre. Only five ANMs are working as of now. The responsibility of 20-25 additional villages also falls on the five ANMs.” Gitanjali Bisht, the ANM at Dwara village, echoed her phrases concerning the workers scarcity.

Vaccination groups traverse unsteady mountain paths enroute to those distant villages. (Image: District Information Officer, Chamoli)

According to data on the web site of the Uttarakhand well being division, the state has 2,270 ANM posts, of which 547 are vacant and 323 are contract employees. Similarly, of the 1,117 posts of workers nurses, 349 are vacant. Worse, many medical doctors and nurses have gone on depart after getting a tough deployment within the mountainous area. Such workers is counted within the statistics however not in hospitals.

Vaccination woes

From April to June this 12 months, Uttarakhand was within the grip of Covid with our bodies mendacity alongside sufferers outdoors hospitals in Dehradun and Haldwani.

There was little vaccine hesitancy among the many shocked populace presently, however there was a extreme scarcity of vaccine within the state. By July, solely 13 per cent of Uttarakhand’s grownup inhabitants had been given each doses. However, inoculation numbers accelerated as provide elevated from August.

State immunisation officer and Uttarakhand in-charge of National Health Mission Dr Kuldeep Singh Martolia shared knowledge associated to vaccination. According to registration knowledge recorded on the COWIN portal, 94.9 per cent individuals of the state have been given the primary dose of the vaccine, whereas 39.5 per cent individuals have been given the second.

Dr Dhan Singh Rawat, who took over as state well being minister in July 2021, is bound of attaining 100 per cent vaccination within the state by December. “Our CHC-PHCs are fully prepared for the third wave of Covid. Ward boys, lab technicians and doctors are being recruited,” he stated, additional speaking about recruitment of greater than 200 ANMs by October.

According to data obtained by way of RTI by SDC Foundation of Dehradun, 654 posts of specialist medical doctors had been vacant until April 2021 within the state. Also, solely 17 per cent public well being specialists, 41 per cent paediatricians and 36 per cent gynecologists are on obligation within the state when in comparison with the present posts for every.

(This story was produced with the assist of Internews Vaccine Stories Production Grants)

(The creator is a Dehradun-based freelance journalist and a member of 101Reporters.com, a pan-India community of grassroots reporters.)

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Joe Biden Nominates Indian-American Ravi Chaudhary To Key Pentagon Post

Indian American Ravi Chaudhary is a former Air Force officer. (File)

Washington:

President Joe Biden on Thursday introduced his intent to appoint Indian American Ravi Chaudhary to a key place within the Pentagon.

A former Air Force officer, Mr Chaudhary has been nominated for the place of the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and the Environment.

He must be confirmed by the United States Senate earlier than he might be sworn in for this key Pentagon place.

Mr Chaudhary beforehand served as a senior govt on the US Department of Transportation the place he was Director of Advanced Programs and Innovation, Office of Commercial Space, on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in keeping with his bio launched by the White House.

In this position, Mr Chaudhary was accountable for the execution of superior growth and analysis packages in assist of the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation mission.

While on the Department of Transportation, he additionally served as the chief director, Regions and Centre Operations, the place he was accountable for the mixing and assist of aviation operations in 9 areas situated nationwide.

On energetic responsibility from 1993 to 2015 within the US Air Force, he accomplished a wide range of operational, engineering, and senior employees assignments within the Air Force, the White House mentioned.

As a C-17 pilot, he performed world flight operations, together with quite a few fight missions in Afghanistan and Iraq, in addition to a floor deployment as Director of the Personnel Recovery Center, Multi-National Corps, Iraq.

As a flight take a look at engineer, he was accountable for flight certification of navy avionics and {hardware} for Air Force modernization packages supporting flight security and mishap prevention.

Earlier in his profession, he supported area launch operations for the Global Positioning System (GPS) and led third stage and flight security actions to make sure the total operational functionality of the primary GPS constellation, the White House mentioned.

As a techniques engineer, he supported NASA’s International Space Station safety actions to make sure the protection of NASA Astronauts.

He additionally served as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the course of the Obama Administration.

In this position, he suggested the President on govt department efforts to enhance veterans assist for the AAPI neighborhood.

Mr Chaudhary holds a Doctorate specializing in Executive Leadership and Innovation from the Georgetown University DLS Program, an MS in Industrial Engineering from St Mary’s University as a NASA graduate fellow, an MA in Operational Arts and Military Science from Air University, and a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the US Air Force Academy.

He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and holds Department of Defence acquisition certifications in program administration, take a look at and analysis, and techniques engineering.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Odisha’s Jagannath Temple To Remain Closed For Devotees For 9 Days

Dussehra 2021: Odisha’s Jagannath Temple will stay closed for 9 days.

Puri:

Devotees of Lord Jagannath wouldn’t get a chance to witness the divine trinity’s ‘Suna Bhesa” (golden apparel) on the auspicious day of Dussehra this 12 months, attributable to new rules in place in view of the COVID-19 scenario.

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), in its revised customary working procedures that can come into pressure from Friday, has mentioned the 12th century shrine will stay closed for 9 days for worshippers through the festive season.

The trinity – Lord Balabhadra, Devi Subhadra and Lord Jagannath – is adorned with golden apparel known as ‘Suna Bhesa” 5 instances in a 12 months, together with on the day of ‘Dussehra” or ‘Bijaya Dashami” (Friday this 12 months).

The temple will stay open on October 20 (Kumar Purnima) for the general public, SJTA chief administrator Krishan Kumar mentioned.

However, subsequent month, will probably be closed on ‘Deepavali’ (November 4), ‘Bada Ekadashi’ (November 15) and ‘Kartika Purnima’ (November 19), he mentioned.

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Indian-Origin Scotland Yard Ex-Officer Sentenced For Harassing Colleagues

Ajay Singh was charged on March 11 this yr through postal requisition. (Representational)

London:

A former Scotland Yard officer of Indian-origin has been handed an 11-month suspended jail sentence for harassing quite a lot of colleagues, the Metropolitan Police mentioned on Thursday.

Ajay Singh, 24, was hooked up to the North Area Basic Command Unit of the Metropolitan Police in London and was sentenced at Woolwich Crown Court for 5 counts of harassment in relation to 5 colleagues – 4 ladies and a person.

A suspended sentence is sentence on conviction for a felony offence, the serving of which the courtroom orders to be deferred in an effort to permit the defendant to carry out a interval of probation.

“The actions of former PC Singh were reprehensible, particularly given they were committed against his own colleagues. They had a significant negative impact on his victims,” mentioned Met Police Superintendent Simon Crick, in control of policing for Enfield and Haringey.

“His motive for these malicious offences remains unclear. This kind of conduct has no place in the Met,” he mentioned.

Singh had pleaded responsible on the similar courtroom again in May. He has additionally been ordered to pay his colleagues compensation and full 250 hours” unpaid work.

According to the Met Police, throughout October 2020, Singh, while off obligation, made quite a lot of malicious and threatening cellphone calls to the officers.

All calls had been created from a “no caller ID” quantity and the victims had been subjected to direct threats, private insults and verbal abuse.

One of the victims reported the matter on October 19, 2020 and following enquiries by officers, it was established that the cellphone used in the course of the offences belonged to Singh. He was arrested the identical day and launched on bail.

On November 16, 2020 he was additional arrested in connection to the offences in opposition to the remaining victims.

Singh was charged on March 11 this yr through postal requisition.

Singh had been suspended from obligation on October 26, 2020 and at a misconduct listening to on 17 August this yr, he was discovered to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to discreditable conduct to the extent of gross misconduct and was dismissed from Scotland Yard.

‘Tremendous Fear in the Air’: How Kashmiri Pandits Are Coping Post Targeted Killings in J&Ok

All his life, Sanjay Tickoo stood for Kashmiri Hindus, his unflinching dedication made him look politicians and bureaucrats within the eye for the reason for his neighborhood. But because the focused civilian killings in Kashmir, Tickoo has been in a ‘protective’ captivity for over per week.

“There is tremendous unease and fear in the air,” says Tickoo, 53, stretching his legs in a dimly-lit room of an adjunct constructing of a well-known temple in Srinagar. The temple and the realm round it have been his restricted territory for the final seven days. A CRPF picket behind loops of a razor wire — throws a slender passage that may permit one individual at one time — is guarding the previous advanced. The troopers preserve a guests’ register and take down particulars of the entrants.

“I have always been free. I have fought in the streets but look today, they have cut a VIP out of me with lot of security protocol,” says Tickoo, wanting partly pensive and irritated.

Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti head Sanjay Tickoo, 53.

As the pinnacle of Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti, Tickoo has been preventing for the rights of the minority inhabitants who stayed within the Valley in the course of the peak of militancy. In his 30-year voluntarism, Tickoo has been a drive behind the restoration and revival of previous temples that have been rendered defunct after the Pandit exodus. He has filed petitions in courts difficult many temple trusts to cease promoting land unauthorisedly moreover searching for jobs and training quotas for the internally displaced members of his neighborhood. Tickoo was instrumental in reviving the Dussehra festivals in Kashmir throughout hightened militancy.

But after the killing of the 4 minority members — Sikh instructor Supinder Kaur, Chemist ML Bindroo, Jammu instructor Deepak Chand, Virender Paswan, a avenue vendor from Bihar, Tickoo has been rendered motionless.

Last week, he was known as from his dwelling and ensconced in a neighborhood temple secured by the CRPF. A free hen all his life and even within the top of militancy, he has been now informed to not breach the protocol. “Top police officials say there is a threat to your life,” he says.

Tickoo witnessed the large-scale exodus of his neighborhood members in 1990 however his household and 800 others determined to remain put and dwell with the bulk neighborhood. He admits the current focused killings have instilled a way of concern and uncertainty amongst them and the 4,000 Kashmir Pandit (KP) workers recruited beneath the Prime Minister’s bundle to serve in Kashmir. Nearly 2,000 extra have been anticipated to hitch by November however the current killings maybe could have had some bearing on the recruitment.

Another, Avinash, (title modified) and his spouse have been working as academics within the Valley for the final two years. The couple with their 6-month-old child dwell on the gated and extremely safe Sheikhpora authorities quarters together with 400-odd households, largely the recruits via a particular bundle. The 20-odd an identical multi-storeyed blocks stand tall on the massive campus that’s additional secured by a excessive fencing and guarded each hour by the native police and paramilitary.

The concern is palpable even within the gated colonies like Sheikhpora

But Avinash nonetheless feels insecure. He serves in Budgam and his spouse in a distant village of Kupwara. He informed News 18, “The government has assured us security at the flats (but) it cannot provide us protection while we rejoin work. The officials have told us to wait for a fortnight and not join, but what next? We have to go back to work.” He additional stated “we will continue to be vulnerable”. More than 100 households have left for Jammu and lots of extra are caught in a dilemma.

Though the administration has assured the Pandit neighborhood of offering enhanced safety, the concern is palpable even within the gated colonies like Sheikhpora. “We are getting constant calls from parents, relatives and friends to come back to Jammu. We are undecided what to do,” a younger instructor stated, refusing to provide his id. “Even this colony is muted,” he added, dashing into the constructing.

The Jammu and Kashmir administration, beneath stress from the minorities and the Central authorities, has been assuring the neighborhood of safety. The administration beneath Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has requested the staff to return and report back to responsibility.

“They have asked us to report back and join duty in a fortnight, and assured of a tighter security,” stated an inmate at Sheikhpopra.

Tickoo stated, “I was trying to seek appointment with the L-G office about the security concerns of the community but never got a reply. I even wrote a letter flagging the issue but the government was procrastinating.”

A senior official, nevertheless, stated the protection of minorities is a high precedence and there received’t be any compromise.

Meanwhile, the police and armed forces have launched a large crackdown on militants and their “sympathisers’’. Government sources say the police and different safety companies, together with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have detained greater than 900 youth for questioning to be able to forestall extra assaults on the civilians.

As many as seven civilians, eight militants and 5 armymen have been killed within the final 14 days. In the collection of encounters after the civilian killings, the police say they’ve killed eight militants from The Resistance Front, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e Mohammad. The NIA, police and CRPF have been conducting steady raids for the final one week.

“The pursuit will proceed,” stated an official.

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