“The government knows who the real culprits are but still continues to maintain silence on this conspiracy, ” National Conference leader claimed.
An official said the Army was giving a ‘strong and befitting’ response to the Pakistani firing in J&K’s Kamalkote area
Referring to the recent investigations by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against several Hurriyat leaders allegedly linked to funds for militancy, DGP Vaid said that “it is wrong to say the case registered by the NIA and subsequent raids on Hurriyat alone have helped improve the situation”.
“There is no such thing like freedom struggle at all in Kashmir. It is a farce. It is a manufactured freedom struggle.”
Tantray, who was arrested in Delhi in 2003 and sentenced to life by a POTA court in 2011, is reported to have jumped parole a few months ago and rejoined militancy.
With shells falling in over half a dozen villages along the LoC in Balakote and Mendhar areas of Jammu and Kashmir, sources said that four people were injured in Balakote area, two in Majakote and one in Biryani Gali areas.
With this, the number of people injured in unprovoked mortar shelling by Pakistan during the last three days has gone to 10 including six army personnel.
“I would like to say that nobody needs to be worried about Kashmir. No power in the world can stop us from resolving the issue,” Rajnath Singh said.
Replying to a question about Pakistan making desperate attempts to keep the pot of militancy boiling in the state, Singh said, “This speaks of their (Pakistan) helplessness and despair.”
Approximately Rs 7 lakh was stolen from two branches of J&K Bank when unidentified gunmen barged into Ratnipora branch in Shopian and Marhama branch in Anantnag district.
Identifying the soldier as Mustafa Ali, 21, police said he was posted in Tarkundi area along the LoC. He was on leave and at home at Dargloon in Mendhar.
The six-month training for these two squads started in August, which included two-weeks of pre-induction training at Corps Battle School.
Identifying the deceased jawan as Jitender Ahoja, 25, of Gujarat, sources said that the officials suspected it to be a case of suicide.
Identifying the soldier as Mustafa Ali, 21, police said that he was posted in Tarkundi area along the Line of Control (LoC). He had come home at Dargloon in Mendhar on leave.
Lauding the role of the NIA, he said the agency had established its credibility and impartiality in the past eight years through professional and scientific investigation.