Protesters hurl stones at cops at Malerkotla, six injured
Nearly half-a-dozen policemen were injured at Malerkotla on Monday when they tried to stop a mob out to torch some roadside kiosks. The anger was triggered by the killing of a Jamalpur locality youth Tanbir, 25 on Sunday.
When the cops tried to stop the protesters, they started hurling stones at them. The injured cops are undergoing treatment, said sources. No case had been registered against anyone till filing of this report.
Sources said Tanbir was shot at on Sunday allegedly by one Ajmal. He was rushed to Rajendra Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The attack on Tanbir is said to be an outcome of a group rivalry.
The protesters accused police of inaction and said it has failed to arrest Ajmal, who is absconding. Polcie said it has registered a murder case against Ajmal. The protesters on Sunday had blocked the Ludhiana-Malerkotla road at Jerg Chowk. The situation remains tense in Malerkotla.
A terrorist was killed after he snatched the rifle of a constable and fired at a police party during the recovery of hidden weapons along the India-Pakistan border near Jammu late on Wednesday, a police officer said. Additional director general of police Mukesh Singh said the constable and the Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Ali Hussain, who was lodged in Jammu's Kot Bhalwal Jail, were injured during the recovery operation.
Delhi's air quality was in the satisfactory category on Thursday morning as partly overcast weather was expected with a maximum temperature of around 35C and a minimum 26C. On Wednesday, the average 24-hour AQI was 60 in the satisfactory category. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.
The High Court of Karnataka has directed petitioners challenging the ward delimitation of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to get clarity from the Supreme Court over postponing the elections. Seven different public interest litigations (PILs) are challenging the delimitation exercise carried out in 243 wards of the city's civic agency. The HC therefore directed the petitioners to clarify this from the Supreme Court itself.
A LeT 'commander' from Pakistan succumbed to his injuries and a constable injured when the former snatched rifle from the latter and fired at a police party during the recovery of hidden weapons along the Indo-Pak international border in the Arnia sector of Jammu district late Wednesday, said officials. The deceased terrorist was a commander of terror group LeT, alias Qasim, alias Jehangir of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Hussain.
Five members of a family and their employer were found dead in two houses in Tawi Vihar locality in Sidhra on the outskirts of Jammu city late on Tuesday, police officials said on Wednesday, adding that they suspect the deaths to have been caused by poisoning. The police received a call from the sister of one of the deceased, who said that her brother was not responding to calls, Jammu SSP Chandan Kohli said.