Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora on January 22 had a meeting with representatives of political parties on upcoming Assembly Elections in West Bengal. He said that most of the political parties showed concerns of the law and order situation during the election. The political parties also requested for deployment of optimal CRPF forces for the peaceful elections.
On sexual harassment charges filed by woman officer against Arjuna awardee Khajan Singh and coach S Singh, CRPF DG AP Maheshwari said, "The FIR has been registered with Delhi Police. We have set up an Empowered Committee as envisaged under Supreme Court guidelines after Vishakha judgment. The committee is headed by Charu Sinha, IG Srinagar...That lady hasn't come to us with any complaints of threats. I have gone to camps talking to women personnel. We still don't know exact facts. Law will take its course."
The CRPF is mulling induction of women personnel in its specialized jungle warfare commando force CoBRA, force chief A P Maheshwari said on Thursday. Ten Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) units with over 12,000 personnel were raised under the CRPF in 2009 for undertaking intelligence-based jungle warfare operations. "We are favorably considering inducting women in the CoBRA," Maheshwari said. The majority of CoBRA teams are deployed in various Naxal violence affected states and a few are based in the northeastern states under counter-insurgency operations. Troops inducted in CoBRA units have to meet tough mental and physical parameters. Watch the full video for more details.
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To promote the young budding players in Kashmir Valley, a state-level Taekwondo kids' championship was organized in Srinagar on 22-23 January. The championship was organized by a local NGO, Sunrise in Kashmir. The championship was organized in association with the sports council of Jammu and Kashmir to promote Taekwondo in the valley and attract children in sports activities. The motive of this championship was to engage kids in games so that they can make their career and stay away from other bad activities as schools are closed in valley due to winter break. Around 250 athletes from across the districts participated in the championship.
Mortal remains of Havaldar Nirmal Singh arrived at his native place in Ambala on January 22. Singh lost his life during ceasefire by Pakistan along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district in January 21. The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch. Havaldar Nirmal Singh of the 10 JAK Rifles unit of the Army was critically injured in the firing and succumbed to injuries.
In the recent times, Kashmiri youth have chosen art to express their thoughts. A 19-year-old girl Ritambra from Kathua district has astounded everyone with her artwork. Without any guidance from teacher, Ritambra has mastered in sketching. Her constant source of encouragement has been her parents and sibling. During COVID induced lockdown, she got a chance to shine her art and now she has become a sensation. From former President APJ Abdul Kalam and PM Narendra Modi to sports and film celebrities, Ritambra has made portraits of several known personality. Ritambra's father Sukh Dev Singh wanted her to join a professional filed but after seeing his daughter's skills, Singh motivated and encouraged her to sharpen the art form. Ritambra has become an inspiration for girls sitting idle in their homes to come up with their talent and skill.
J and K Police and security forces recovered arms and ammunitions during a joint operation at a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch. A pistol, grenades and live cartridges were recovered. According to Poonch SSP RK Angral, the Pakistan module was trying to damage the communal harmony of the region by attacking at temples.
Jammu and Kashmir Police distributed COVID-19 kits among the needy in Poonch on December 30. The COVID-19 kit comprised of mask, pulse oximeter, digital thermometer and sanitizer. "We will distribute COVID-19 kits throughout the districts," said Ramesh Kumar Angral, SSP, Poonch to ANI.
In an encounter between security forces and terrorists that ensued in Srinagar, three terrorists were neutralised. GoC Kilo Force, Major General HS Sahi said, "We had inputs about terrorists preparing for a huge attack in the area. A building near National Highway was cordoned and terrorists asked to surrender. As one of them tried to come out, other 2 terrorists hiding inside threw grenades at forces. The joint operation launched by Army, JKP and CRPF concluded at 11:30 am today. We again appealed to terrorists to surrender in morning but they replied by firing and threw grenades. Thereafter, all 3 terrorists were neutralised." The encounter between security forces and terrorists had started on night of December 29.
Personnel of the Indian Army carried out a controlled explosion in Jammu and Kashmir on January 10. An improvised explosive device (IED) was neutralised by the Army's bomb squad in the Mendhar area of Poonch. Meanwhile, in Pampore, security forces uncovered an alleged terror hideout in a house's cowshed. AK-47 ammunition, and literature connected to Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba were reportedly recovered from the hideout. Watch the full video for more.
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On November 21, Pakistan High Commission officials in Delhi were summoned by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Nagrota encounter where four terrorists were neutralised. Nagrota incident happened on..