Soldier, VDC man held for shooting incident in Rajouri

Srinagar: A soldier and a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member have been arrested for firing shots, triggering panic and terror among people in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Territorial Army soldier Liyaqat Ali and VDC member Tariq were arrested for firing and creating the resultant panic among people in Targie area of Kotranka belt of the district on Wednesday night, Darhal police station SHO Kuldeep Raj said on Thursday.
On their part, the duo told police that they had fired because of “suspicious movement of two armed persons”, but when the army and police conducted search operations in the area nothing suspicious was found. The weapons of the duo have been seized and a case registered against them, Raj said.
Meanwhile, an Indian soldier has reportedly died in an exchange of fire between the armies of India and Pakistan in Poonch. The soldier was killed after Pakistani troops allegedly violated the ceasefire and targeted Indian posts early on Thursday morning. However, other reports quoting defence sources said that the soldier, whose identity was not yet ascertained, was killed due to sniper fire from the Pakistani side.

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