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Kathua girl’s murder: 28-yr-old SPO Arrested



Jammu, Feb 9: In a major breakthrough, Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Crime Branch of police have arrested a 28-year-old SPO in connection with the ‘rape’-and murder of Kathua nomad girl Asifa Bano.

Top sources in the government told news agency GNS that the SIT arrested the man, Deepak Khajuria (28) of Hiranagar in the case (FIR No: 10/2018 U/S 363, 320, 302 RPC). “The SIT has collected solid evidence which proves his involvement in the crime,” they said.

Police have added section 376 against the Deepak Khujaria, a special police officer (SPO).

The FIR was registered following the ‘rape’-and murder of the 8-year-old girl Asifa Bano of Rasana Mohara, Hiranagar, Kathua. Asifa was abducted on Jan 10 and her body was found on January 17.

Additional Director General Crime Branch, Alok Puri, when contacted told GNS that there is clinching evidence against Deepak and further investigations are underway.

He also revealed that medical report has come and it has confirmed that the girl was raped before murder.

Sources said that Deepak Khujaria part of the police team that searched for the body of the girl.

The police came in for severe criticism for its lack of concern when the victim’s family had approached it with a complaint about her disappearance nearly two weeks ago. Subsequent, the government assigned the case to Crime branch Kashmir of the police.

The girl’s ‘rape’ and murder has been rocking the assembly since the day after the dead body was found on Jan 17, and members questioned the police for rounding up only one suspect.

The police had constituted a Special Investigation Team to probe the murder and said that it has arrested one 15-year-old boy who, according to it, had confessed to having killed the girl.

His identity has not been disclosed due to the restrictions imposed by the provisions of the Juvenile Justice Act, the police had said.

Members had asked how a minor alone could have carried the body to a hiding place after committing the murder.

Opposition members had alleged that the police was trying to save others who had helped the accused minor, and was trying to hush the matter up.

The incident sent shock waves across the state with calls for strict action against those who carried the ghastly act.

On Friday, responding to the calling attention notice moved by M Y Tarigami in the legislative assembly seeking the status of the investigation into “rape and ghastly murder” of the girl, Minister for Revenue, Hajj and Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri said that strict action will be taken against the culprits.

“The requisite steps are being taken for collection of evidence connected with the crime and criminal to finalize the case,” he added.

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MVD Conducts Inspection of Vehicles, Seized 09 Vehicles



Bandipora, 11 May: Assistant Regional Transport officer (ARTO) Bandipora Mukhtar Ahmad Sofi along with Inspector Mohammad Younis and Inspector Ab Hameed conducted checking of vehicles on various route of Bandipora and recovered fine from the traffic violators, which included use of pressure horns, driving vehicles without requisite documents and not wearing helmets.
During checking at Bandipora and adjoining areas, ARTO Bandipora seized 09 vehicles and recovered fine from violators of traffic rules.
While talking to this reporter, ARTO Bandipora said that the checking was conducted on the directions of Transport Commissioner Kashmir that the checking of vehicles would continue. The inspection team also informed the people about their duties towards observing traffic norms and road safety rules while traveling and said that it was the prime duty of the commuters to raise their voice against  overloading and use of mobile phones by the drivers at the time of driving. ARTO warned the drivers of passenger vehicles to strictly adhere to the traffic rules to avoid any action from the department.

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AMT School Bandipora functioning without Staff;Students Suffer badly




(Nusoo) Bandipora May 03 :
Bandipora Health Sector already in news for its wrong deeds from last 09 months is showing no signs of any improvement in any sphere of its Administrative units. Be it hospital management, availability of Medicine,Doctors and para medical staff is at receiving end.

The only and the first professional institute here in North kashmir’s Bandipora district which started functioning from January 2017 had 43 students enrolled for 03 different paramedical courses who were selected merit basis. The only facility which the institute posses now is its infrastructure and non teaching staff deputed from district hospital bandipora while lacking the most important teaching staff and head of the institution.

Pathetic part of the presently is that despite the dearth of teaching staff, institute provided admission to another batch of 40 number of students selected for current session i.e 2018-19, dectemating the future of already suffering of batch 1st candidates.

Block Medical Officer Bandipora claims that he has the additional charge of Principal AMT School and visits the institute once a month. Students say that BMO only visits the institute for his personal matters and acts very casualy. They further say that he never pays any heed towards the demands of suffering students and has been paying deaf ear to their genuine demands, students at AMT school said.

“Whenever we complained to BMO about the dearth of teaching staff he directs them to visit hospital for clinical practices leaving all codal formalities aside,” a student wishing anonimity said.

“Patients also feel inconvenience because of presence of students roaming in hospital sections without having any clue of clinical practices,” an attendent lamented.

Students claim that they attend the institute regularly, but are being taught by “volunteers and one staff member of district hospital for few days in a week”.

Students while narrating their ordeal shared that “if they will not attend the institute, the time is not far when the institute will be locked and the district will be deprived from this basic facility:.

When this reporter contact Principal AMT school Dr Syed Rehman he told, that “government has not yet created posts for the said institute, then question arises what was the fun to start new batch 2018-19 of 40 students if they were aware that they have already destroy the future of students 2017-18 batch”.

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Bandipora,30 April 2018: To spread awareness among general public about the road safety measures and traffic rules, a Road Safety Week which kick started last week concluded here today at mini secretrait Bandipora of this North Kashmir’s District.

The theme of this year’s Road Safety Week was “Sadak Suraksha Jeevan Raksha”

”The conclusion programme was organised at Mini Secretrait Bandipora where District Development Bandipora Khursheed Ahmad Sanie and Senior Superintendent Bandipora Zulfikar Azad in presence of Inspector’s Motor Vehicle department, Dysp Headquarter, Dysp DAR, Deputy Chief Education Officer Bandipora, District Sicial Welfare Officer, District Nodal Officer ISM Bandipor besides other Motor Vehicle Department officials distributed certificates and trophies among drivers and other personalities who participated in this road safety week.

Speaking On the occasion District Development Commissioner Bandipora said that it is the moral responsibility of every individual to spread message of road safety and hazardous effects of aggressive driving.

He said that road safety week started last week has concluded.

It was organised with the aim of following traffic rules and safe driving.

Meanwhile, correspondent Suhail Rather was also been felicitated during the ceremony.

Hailing the work of Reporter for highlighting such programmes District Development Commissioner Bandipora and Inspector MVD thanked and extended overwhelming greetings for his career.

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