Militants struck at around five places in Kashmir valley in four hours, apparently a coordinated strikes, on Tuesday evening, leaving 13 security personnel injured.The first attack was carried out at on 180 Battalion of the CRPF located in Pulwama’s Tral area after the sunset. “The grenade exploded near the camp located at Lariyal. Four jawans were injured,” said a police spokesman. There were also reports of firing in the area.In the second attack, militants lobbed a grenade on 130 Battalion of the CRPF located at Awantipora’s Padgampora area in Pulwama district. There are no reports of any injuries in the attack.Subsequently, militants lobbed grenade at a police station in Pulwama, around 30 km south of Srinagar, and opened fire. Militants also snatched two weapons after attacking the guards of Justice Muzaffar Attar in Achidora, Anantnag. One special police officer was injured in the attack.In north Kashmir, militants hurled a grenade at an army camp which houses 22 Rashtriya Rifles. “There was an exchange of fire too,” said a police official. The casualties could not be ascertained immediately. The attacks took place on 17th on Ramzan, which is observed as Yaum-ul-Badr in remembrance of a war won by prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago.”We had inputs regarding escalation in violence on the occasion. That is why the damage is limited as alerts were issued in advance. There is minimum damage,” Director General of Police S.P. Vaid said. A red alert was sounded across the Valley. The last one week has witnessed more than four grenade attacks in Valley, especially south Kashmir.
Soon after a Delhi court Wednesday granted bail to businessman Abhishek Verma and his Romanian wife in a graft case, the CBI arrested them afresh over a forgery complaint filed by Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Ajay Maken.Following their fresh arrest, the court sent them to judicial custody for a day.”The arrest has been effected by Inspector Vipin Kumar in the court itself and identity of the investigating officer is not in dispute at all. I do not find any substance in the opposition of the defence counsel in any manner. Keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case, both the accused are remanded in judicial custody till tomorrow,” the court said.Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Sanjeev Jain earlier granted bail to Verma and his wife Anca Maria Neacsu in a corruption case as the CBI failed to file the charge sheet against them within the stipulated 60 days from arrest.The court granted bail to them on a personal bond of Rs.10 lakh each and two sureties each of the same amount.Verma, also an accused in the 2006 naval war room leak case, and his wife were arrested June 8 for allegedly receiving money from a Swiss arms company to stall the blacklisting proceedings against it by the Indian government.The Enforcement Directorate (ED) also filed an application seeking permission to arrest the couple in a money laundering case registered against them. The court allowed the ED to interrogate the two in Tihar Jail.advertisement
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