Wamiq Farooq killing: Court dismisses review petition by accused cops

Wamiq Farooq killing: Court dismisses review petition by accused cops

Srinagar: A court here on Tuesday upheld  the August 22, 2013 order by Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar on issuance of non-bailable arrest warrants against two policemen in connection with the killing  of  12-year-old boy Wamiq Farooq in downtown Srinagar in 2010. Dismissing the review petition filed the cops, ASI Abdul Khaliq Sofi and SPO Mohammad […]

Jail terms, fine for three Charas smugglers

Srinagar: Three weeks after finding them guilty of smuggling 31 kilograms of Charas, a local court here has sentenced the trio for varying terms of two to nearly six years. On January 27, Principal and Sessions Judge Srinagar Mohammad Shafi Khan  had convicted Feroz Ahmad Lone, Mohammad Shakoor Khatana and Mohammad Ayoub Wani for contravening […]

Pathribal: Victim family moves court

Srinagar: One of the victim families of 2000 Pathribal fake encounter has filed an application before Chief Judicial Magistrate here, urging the court to direct CBI and the Army authorities to submit whole record as well as judgment of the court martial before it. The application was been filed on behalf of Nazir Ahmad Dalal, […]

CET scam: Court sends ‘kingpin’ to jail

Srinagar: A day after non-bailable warrant was issued against him along with four other accused, the Crime Branch of police on Wednesday produced Farooq Ahmad Itoo, one of the kingpins in multi-crore Common Entrance Test scam 2012, before a local court here. Sleuths of Crime Branch produced Itoo, who has been named accused number 2 […]

Competitive exam in JK on UPSC pattern

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government Wednesday constituted a high level committee on harmonising J&K Combined Competitive Examination with the All India Services Examination conducted by UPSC. The panel has been set up to examine and make recommendations for effecting amendments in the provisions of J&K Combined Competitive Examination Rules (2008) in view of the changes […]

CET scam: Non-bailable warrants issued against 5

Srinagar: A local court here Tuesday issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against five accused including three beneficiary candidates, two of them girls, in the Common Entrance Test scam of 2012. Besides the ‘kingpin’, Farooq Ahmad Itoo of Darigund, Bijbehara and two female beneficiaries—Bazila Bilal Vaid and Amira Shakeel—the Special Judge Anti-Corruption Kashmir, Mohan Lal Manhas, issued […]

CET scam: Peer says ‘very big person plotted against me’

Srinagar: Mushtaq Ahmad Peer, the former chairman of J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), who is in jail for over two months, Monday maintained his innocence and claimed that some “very big person was behind conspiracy against me.” Peer was arrested by the Crime Branch of Police on November 23 last year after its […]

CET scam: ‘Kingpin’ repents

Srinagar: Farooq Ahmad Itoo, who has been named ‘kingpin’ of the multi-crore cash-for-paper scam in Common Entrance Test 2012, has told court that he deeply regretted his wrongdoings. In his deposition before the court of Sub-Registrar Srinagar, Itoo, 42, prayed court to “punish me” for the offence, which according to the Crime Branch of police […]

Army announcement ‘baffles’ Amnesty

Srinagar: Amnesty International on Friday termed as “baffling” the Indian Army’s clean chit to five of its men by closing the infamous Pathribal fake encounter killing of 2000. “The Indian Army’s recent statements declaring ‘zero tolerance for human rights violations’ in Jammu and Kashmir ring hollow after its decision to close the Pathribal fake encounter […]