NC MP Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti have been under detention in Kashmir since the Centre decided on August 5 to scrap special status and bifurcate the state of J&K into two Union territories. All three have served as chief ministers.
Praising the police for fulfilling all responsibilities assigned to them, Murmu said, “This responsibility (of elections) will also be placed on their shoulders and they will have to play an important role in it.”
Raina, who was earlier the advocate general of the erstwhile J&K state, will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs 1 lakh and will be provided with furnished government accommodations both at Jammu and in Srinagar.
Soon after the FIR was registered, a spokesperson of the ACB said they conducted searches at the residences of the accused in 16 locations, including those of REI Agro vice president and MD Sandeep Jhunjhunwala.
In the first democratic process since the scrapping of special status, elections to 310 Block Development Councils, the second tier in the Panchayati raj system, will be held across Jammu and Kashmir on October 24. The Indian Express look at two sides of an election — one being fought far from the ground, the other with an ear to the ground.
Asked whether another surgical strike was needed in view of terror training camps and launch pads, Northern Army Commander Lt General Ranbir Singh said a surgical strike is one of the options available.
Three days before the Centre moved to scrap Article 370 and bifurcate J&K into two Union Territories on August 5, Malik’s administration had cut short the Amarnath Yatra and asked tourists to leave, citing intelligence inputs on terror threats.