Police, CRPF being trained to handle stone pelting: CRPF DG

Police, CRPF being trained to handle stone pelting: CRPF DG

Srinagar: Police and paramilitary CRPF personnel are being trained in standard operating procedures (SOPs) to help them deal with stone throwing incidents in Kashmir, CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar said Wednesday. The DG said strategy, training and new SOPs had been formulated. “Using non-lethal ammunition mostly, we along with JK police have devised a […]

Aripanthan shuts on anniversary

Aripanthan shuts on anniversary

Budgam: Schools and business establishments remained shut in Aripanthan, Beereah on Wednesday as the area observed the anniversary of indiscriminate firing by CRPF that killed four people last year. Black flags were waving on the trees to depict the mourning, while people had placed flowers and wreaths and have been lighting candles. All the schools […]

Five forces personnel wounded in grenade attack

Five forces personnel wounded in grenade attack

Budgam: Four CRPF soldiers and a policeman were injured in a grenade attack by militants in Kanihama Magam area of Budgam on Monday afternoon, police said. Superintendent of Police, Budgam, Tejinder Singh, told Kashmir Reader that a grenade was lobbed on at a joint party of police and the CRPF at Kanihama in the afternoon, […]

Security stepped up across Valley for 15 August

Security stepped up across Valley for 15 August

Srinagar: Scores of government forces were deployed in and around Srinagar to prevent militant attack ahead of August 15. Heavy deployment of security personnel in and around Srinagar has visibly increased, and barricades and security check posts have been set up at several points. Commuters coming to the summer capital complained of being frisked and […]

Search operation in Lal Chowk

Search operation in Lal Chowk

Srinagar: The government forces on Wednesday afternoon conducted searches at Lal chowk Bund, and a building outside SP college Srinagar. A police officer said that the search was conducted but refused to say as to whether they had inputs on the presence of militants in the area. The police and government forces have intensified search […]

Trooper injured in militant attack

Trooper injured in militant attack

Srinagar: A CRPF trooper was injured when militants attacked a patrol of CRPF at Nawgam in outskirts of Srinagar on Saturday evening. Official sources said that militants fired upon the patrol of 23 battalion CRPF, injuring a head constable (wireless operator). The injured has been hospitalised, they said. Meanwhile, militant organisation, Lashkar-e-Toiba owned the attacked […]

Concertina Concern: wires that never get worn

Concertina Concern: wires that never get worn

SRINAGAR: Almost 360 kilometers of concertina razor wire has been used by police in Kashmir since 2014, all of which is still serviceable and needs no disposal, an RTI has revealed. Spools of concertina wire in crumbled, unserviceable condition can be seen piled on Kashmir streets almost everywhere. They have become a concern for the […]

Dujana rejected surrender offer; ‘I left home for martyrdom’

Dujana rejected surrender offer; ‘I left home for martyrdom’

Srinagar: Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Abu Dujana apparently rejected an offer to surrender made by the government forces minutes before the encounter that led to his killing along with an aide in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. According to a recording of a purported telephonic conversation between Abu Dujana and an unnamed officer of security forces, the […]

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