Jameel Ahmad Dar used to work as a tractor driver and his employer owed him an accumulated remuneration of Rs 50,000, a police spokesman said.
ASI B K Yadav was killed and three BSF jawans injured when the militants entered the BSF battalion headquarters at Gogoland, adjacent to the airport. The attack assumes significance as it happened near the old airfield, which is manned by the Indian Air Force.
Hizbul Mujahideen commander Abdul Qayoom Najar was killed in gunbattle with security forces in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Tuesday.
At least five policemen were injured in a terrorist attack on a bus of security personnel at Pantha Chowk on Friday.
Special check-points have been set up within the city and its outskirts, especially the entry points leading to the capital and vehicles are being stopped for searches and for frisking of the occupants to thwart any attempts to disrupt the proceedings.
Sources said that some militants managed to escape. The militants who were killed have been identified as Zahid Ahmad Bhat of Nowdal, Mohammad Ishaq Bhat of Batagund and Mohammad Ashraf Dar of Pulwama.
J&K Advocate General Jahangir Ganai said that the Union minority affairs ministry had constituted a committee after the court had asked the Centre and the state government representatives to together take a stand on the issue.
Shopian encounter live updates: An Army Major and a jawan have been killed in the search and cordon operation launched in Zaipora Village in the south Kashmir region. Another Army personnel has been injured. Two to three militants are believed to be holed in the village.
Kulgam encounter: The operation was a joint effort by the Army, the CRPF and the Jammu-Kashmir Police. Weapons have been recovered from the slain militants. “It lasted half an hour. Forces eliminated two Hizbul-Mujahideen terrorists who were involved in many cases,” Police said.
PDP is talking up ‘riders’ in the extension of GST to J&K, but it seems clear that the state’s special status has been encroached upon. Meanwhile a Presidential Order from 1954, which also forms the basis of the GST Order, faces a legal challenge. Jammu & Kashmir and India are at a constitutional crossroads of critical importance.
A resident of Sirnoo village, officials said that Thokar has decamped with AK 47 rifle and three magazines. Army has issued an alert to its formations in the Valley to remain alert after the incident.
“Considering the unfortunate loss of life and injuries suffered by the yatris (pilgrims) in the recent terror attack, the entire security apparatus has been put on the highest alert by the ministers,” a home ministry stated.
Two Army jawans were killed on Wednesday as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in the Keran sector of Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, an Army official said. The jawans were killed in the Pakistani firing, the official said while refusing to be identified.
More than 100 locals joined militancy last year and terrorists activities have been on the rise, out of which at least 17 had been initiated by the militants. 49 terrorists have attempted infiltration from across the LoC this year, and 15 have successfully infiltrated so far.
Last month, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had written to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to implement GST as failing to do so would lead to “adverse impact” of price rise and put local industry at a disadvantage.