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4 JeM terrorist killed, 8 security personnel injured in encounter in J&K

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Srinagar, Sep 13 : Four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed and eight security personnel,including a DSP, injured in two separate gun battles in Sopore  and in  Kakriyal village near the Mata Vaishno Devi University in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Two of them were killed in Arampore area in Sopore town, Defence Ministry said.

Two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist were killed and eight security personnel, including a DSP, injured Thursday in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, police said.

Security forces, during a cordon and search operation, zeroed in on a location near a house in the district’s Kakriyal area, and surrounded the terrorists, officials said.

The encounter broke out as the security forces, comprising CRPF, police and Army personnel, closed in on them, they said.

“On the basis of inputs we launched an operation in Sopore town and successfully eliminated two terrorists. We also ensured that no civilian was injured. It was joint operations by police, CRPF & Army, Brig V Hariharan,Commander,Watlab Sector said on Sopore encounter.

Police said the security forces, including Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), cordoned off the area in the morning after being tipped off about the gunmen.

“As the cordon was tightened, the militants opened fire triggering a gunfight,” a police officer said.

Two more militants were killed in Reasi district after an Army operation that began early in the day, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Major General Arvind Bhatia said.

He said the militants had recently sneaked into the state from Pakistan.

Eight security personnel, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, were injured in the fighting in Kakriyal village near the Mata Vaishno Devi University.

The dead were among the three militants who had opened fire on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur district from a truck before escaping on Wednesday.

The Army, police and CRPF tracked down the militants using drones, helicopters and other surveillance gadgets in the forests of Jhajar and adjoining areas.

Those injured in the Wednesday militant attack included a CRPF trooper.

Once the militants were discovered, the villagers were evacuated before the final assault on the militants was mounted.

A villager earlier told the security forces that on Wednesday night the three armed militants entered his home, changed their clothes, took away biscuits and water and left.

Traffic on the national highway between Nagrota and Jhajar Kotli was suspended on Thursday. Schools in the area were also closed.

The police on Wednesday detained the driver and helper of the truck. An AK-47 rifle and three magazines were recovered.

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NIA court sentences IS recruit Subhani Haja to life imprisonment

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 A special NIA court here on Monday sentenced Islamic State recruit Subhani Haja Moideen for life and ordered a fine of Rs 2.10 lakh for waging war against the Government of Iraq.

The court on Friday had found Moideen guilty of the charges and said the punishment would be delivered on Monday.

Among the charges that the court found against Moideen include criminal conspiracy, besides Sections in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) also.

Moideen was arrested by the agency in October 2016.

Incidentally Moideen pleaded innocence in the court and said he has not undertaken any terror related activities and has not waged a war against any country.

However, Moideen is alleged to have received arms training along with Salah Abdeslam, an accused in the 2015 Paris terror attack which left 130 people dead.

The French police in 2018 had come to a jail here where Moideen was housed and took his statement.

Source: IANS

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SC allows CLAT aspirant suspected of Covid to appear for exam

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The Supreme Court permitted an applicant, who is suspected of being Covid-19 positive, to appear in the CLAT 2020 entrance exam scheduled on Monday.

A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M.R. Shah said the court is of the view that the applicant should be permitted to take his CLAT examination on September 28, in a separate isolation room to be provided by his Centre Superintendent.

The bench asked the applicant to ensure that a downloaded copy of the top court order is presented before his Centre Superintendent as early as possible by any other non-symptomatic person. “On such order being produced, Centre Superintendent shall provide a separate room for applicant to appear in the examination. Applicant shall enter into centre after other candidates take entry and shall first leave the examination centre,” said the bench.

The bench, disposing of the application, observed that the Centre Superintendent may also request the Chief Medical officer of the District or Superintendent, government hospital to provide a medical staff to render necessary assistance.

In the application, the student aspiring to clear the CLAT exam said that he is presently in isolation due to his being suspected of being Covid positive. “He is otherwise fine and is fully ready and prepared to give the Common Law Admission Test, 2020 (CLAT) examination scheduled to take place on September 28,” said the application.

The bench noted that according to its order on September 21, it had paved the way for CLAT 2020 taking all precautions and care for health of the students after following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

The applicant had argued that as per the admit card issued, Covid-19 symptomatic candidates will be allocated an isolated room but instructions have been issued by the consortium that candidates, who have been tested positive and are under medical surveillance or in isolation will not be permitted to take the CLAT, 2020 examination.

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Punjab Youth Cong workers set tractor ablaze near India Gate, 5 detained

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A day after President Ram Nath Kovind signed the Agriculture Bills and made them laws, the Punjab Youth Congress workers on Monday set ablaze a tractor in the high security India Gate area to protest against the contentious legislation. The Delhi Police detained five people involved in the incident.

About 10-15 Punjab Youth Congress activists arrived in the national capital in a truck to protest against the controversial farm laws around 7.15 a.m. on the birth anniversary of revolutionary Bhagat Singh.

“If the deaf are to hear, the sound has to be very loud: Bhagat Singh,” the IYC quoted the martyr in a tweet.

“In honour of the memory of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Punjab Youth Congress protested against the BJP government’s apathetic treatment of farmers by lighting a tractor at India Gate. Wake the sleeping govt. Inquilab Zindabad.”

It also attached a video of the act that was carried out metres away from the India Gate and not far from the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Delhi Police spokesperson in a statement said, “Today at around 7:15 am, 15-20 persons carrying a tractor in Tata 407 vehicle came to Rajpath, Man Singh Crossing.”

The spokesperson said that they off loaded the tractor and tried to set it ablaze.

“They claimed to be members of Youth Congress Punjab. Appropriate legal action has been taken. Five persons have been detained till now and one vehicle impounded. Affiliation of these persons is being verified,” he said.

Delhi BJP media cell chief Neelkant Bakshi said that he will be filing an FIR against the Youth Congress workers.

He alleged that the Youth Congress workers brought the tractor and set it on fire to spread violence. “They are trying to spread riots in the country and I will be filing an FIR to stop this conspiracy,” Bakshi added.

Source: IANS

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