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CBI arrests conduit in J&K arms licence scandal

It is alleged that Grover was involved in various financial transactions with other co-accused persons including public servants. Grover was arrested today and remanded to ten days police custody. CBI last December had registered a case on the consent of J&K government and the Centre and taken over the investigation from the State Police.

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  • The vehicle rolled down into the 300 feet deep gorge, killing seven people on the spot and injuring four others. The injured were sent to hospital, they added.

    Union minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday assured the people of the Union Territory that the domicile law is coming "very soon" which would be followed by the Land Act.

    The dates of the visit of a second batch of Union ministers to J&K could be announced soon after the end of the budget session of Parliament. The second part of the budget session is scheduled to end on April 3. Officials said the PMO will finalise the names in consultation with the home ministry.

    Schools in Kashmir are scheduled to reopen on Monday after remaining shut for nearly seven months following the abrogation of Article 370.

    "The number of listed militants has come down from what it was earlier. Around 240 to 250 listed militants are there in the valley," J&K DGP told reporters. He said in the last two months, the number of reported and confirmed infiltrated militants is three. "One of them - a JeM militant - was killed in an operation in Tral recently," he said.

    Over 1,000 social media handles were suspended and 10 suspects questioned for alleged misuse of social media in Jammu and Kashmir. The administration was in transition to resume communication and gradually relaxing norms. Filing FIR and ban on social media act as “deterrents to ensure peaceful and a law abiding society.

    The UT has sought Rs 50,000 crore in investment from business houses in 14 sectors. According to the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), 55% of it has been sought in tourism & hospitality, renewable energy, agri-horticulture and food processing, and the remaining in textiles, manufacturing, healthcare, entertainment and education.

    The Panchayat by-polls scheduled from March 5 have been deferred for three weeks citing security reasons, however, schedules have been announced for the census exercise and Amarnath Yatra to be conducted in June and July this year as well.

    In Aug 2019, the Centre even withdrew Article 370 (and thus also annulled Article 35(A)) which gave special status to J&K and divided it into two Union Territories.

    Lieutenant General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon, who heads the strategic Kashmir-based XV corps, started Operation 'Maa' whereby a local terrorist trapped in an encounter is made to talk to his mother in a bid to convince him to return to his normal life.

    "Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in an operation in the Tral area," DGP Dilbagh Singh told reporters here. Singh said the slain militants have been identified as Jehangir Ahmad Wani, who had taken over the command of the outfit in the area after the killing of Hammad, Raja Umer Maqbool and Sadaat Ahmad Thokar.

    According to the police, arms and ammunition have been recovered from them. The two killed were local militants. They have been identified as Naveed Bhat alias Furqan, resident of Qaimoh and Aaqib Yaseen Bhat, also a resident of Qaimoh. The security forces had a specific input about the presence of the militants that triggered the encounter.

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