Four Hajin residents shifted to Kot Balwal Jail under PSA

Four Hajin residents shifted to Kot Balwal Jail under PSA

Bandipora: Four persons from Bandipora district’s Hajin area were on Monday shifted to Kot Balwal Jail in Jammu on detention orders under the draconian Public Safety Act (PSA). Muslim League (ML) leader Assadullah Parray, who has been in jail since June 2015, was slapped with a fifth consecutive PSA detention order. An official said that […]

Hurriyat (G) warns govt over shifting prisoners to outside jails

Hurriyat (G) warns govt over shifting prisoners to outside jails

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Monday warned the government of serious consequences if political prisoners incarcerated at the Srinagar Central Jail were shifted to jails outside the Valley. “Hurriyat will not remain silent over this unjustified and unnecessary step,” Geelani said in a statement issued here. “23 detainees have been shifted […]

Home dept acted with ‘undue haste’ to shift Hanzullah from Jammu to Srinagar

Home dept acted with ‘undue haste’ to shift Hanzullah from Jammu to Srinagar

Srinagar: Investigations into the escape of Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Abu Hanzullah have identified lapses at different stages, especially the hurriedly issued orders for transfer of the militant to a central jail from Kathua in the Jammu region. Police sources said that Hanzullah had moved a habeas corpus petition before a single bench of the High Court […]

Return of the ’90s: CRPF camps, buildings being ‘fortified’ in Srinagar

Return of the ’90s: CRPF camps, buildings being ‘fortified’ in Srinagar

Srinagar: Fearing more fidyaeen attacks in Srinagar, the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has begun fortifying its camps and bases in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. “We have started fortifying our camps and buildings in Srinagar,” CRPF spokesman Rajesh Yadav told Kashmir Reader. “We are revamping our security arrangements. We are also […]

NIA takes custody of 5 accused in Hanzullah’s escape

NIA takes custody of 5 accused in Hanzullah’s escape

SRINAGAR: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday took custody of five Pulwama residents arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir Police on charges of abetting the escape of Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Abu Hanzullah from SMHS hospital in Srinagar. An official NIA spokesman said that the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar granted a two-day transit remand of the […]

Inmates at Srinagar central jail harassed after militant’s escape: Dukhtaran

SRINAGAR: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Wednesday said the Srinagar Central jail authorities have “unleashed a reign of terror” in the prison after a militant detained in the jail managed to escape from SMHS hospital. In a statement, Aasiya said there are apprehensions that the political prisoners who are languishing in central jail […]

Pakistan warns India for any misadventure

Pakistan warns India for any misadventure

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday warned that it will “pay (back) India in its own coin” in case of any misadventure as it rejected Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s remarks that Islamabad was behind the militant attack on a Jammu military station. Defence Minister Sitharaman on Monday blamed Pakistan for the attack on the military camp and […]

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