“Two soldiers slipped down the slope in Naugam sector and three soldiers went missing from a forward post in Kanzalwan sub - sector (Gurez Sector) of Kupwara district during heavy snowfall in last 24 hours,’’ Defense spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia said.
Jammu and Kashmir police on Wednesday claimed to have cracked the case of the killing of Sepoy Irfan Ahmad Dar of the Territorial Army, shot dead last month by militants in Shopian when he was back home on leave. The police, however, said they were investigating if the soldier had any link with militants. “We […]
Asked whether Mishra’s speech reflects the state police’s thinking, Director General of Police S P Vaid said he needs to check what the officer had actually said. “I think I shouldn’t comment on this issue,” he said.
Vaid also announced that two youths who had joined the militant ranks in south Kashmir have returned “home”. He tweeted, ‘’Two more boys shunned the path of violence and returned.... Welcome back home!”
Police said Majid joined Lashkar-e-Taiba and was seen at the funeral of Muzamil Manzoor, a militant killed during a gunfight in Kund. Officials said hours after the IGP’s appeal on Wednesday, asking local militants to return, Majid contacted his family and said he wanted to return.
Because they all recognised the youth carrying an AK 47 — he was Majid Arshid Khan, a promising goalkeeper who, when he was not playing for the local football team, used to work for a well-known charity that provides women and child care, and medical support.
Director of Information, Kashmir, Muneer-ul-Islam said, “Maybe they (MHA) have said this, but offices of the information department are closed now for the annual darbar move. So I can’t be sure about that.”