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The building at the Hyderpora market where the encounter took place | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Video calls, camera-mounted Army dogs, locked rooms: Inside story of Hyderpora encounter

Exchange of fire took place with forces that had surrounded building, says top security source, to counter allegations this was a fake encounter in which innocent men were killed.
A broken window at the building in Hyderpora, in which the two civilians were shot dead | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Civilian killed in Hyderpora encounter often had tea with CRPF men, eyewitnesses say

J&K Police admit two civilians were taken to encounter spot to ‘identify militants’, but families allege they were used as ‘human shields’.
Journalist Aadil Farooq Bhat after his arrest | By Special Arrangement

Journalist ‘with militant links’ held with 2 live grenades after Kashmir blast, role ‘not clear’

According to police, Aadil Farooq Bhat, who works with a local news agency, was also arrested in 2019. He allegedly worked as overground worker for Lashkar-e-Taiba.
(From left) IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, GoC 15 Corps Lt Gen. D.P. Pandey and GoC 'Victor Force' Maj. Gen. Rashim Bali address a press conference in Srinagar Friday | Photo: ANI

7 militants, including chief of Al Qaeda-inspired AGH killed, Amarnath Yatra was target

Police & Army say militants are picking ‘soft targets’ but Yatra will be protected, reveal that Hizbul & Lashkar operatives are joining outfits like AGH to revive them.
A Rawalpora resident stands amid smoke from the gutted remains of some local homes | Azaan Javaid | ThePrint

3 days of terror: Kashmir village recounts living through gun battle that left it in ruins

Past three days marked pure chaos for Rawalpora as it became the site of perhaps the most intense violence Kashmir has seen since the killing of Riyaz Naikoo last May.
Representational image of troops standing guard at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

3 militants, J&K policeman killed in encounters in Budgam, Shopian

One policeman was also injured in the gunbattle that ensued after militants opened fire during a cordon and search operation at Zanigam village in Budgam district.
A photo of Muneeb Ahmad Sofi released by the J&K Police on 5 February | Twitter | @KashmirPolice

J&K cops arrest Jaish overground worker deported from Qatar, say he raised money for outfit

Muneeb Ahmad Sofi is accused of collecting money for JeM at international level. He was taken into custody at IGI Airport in New Delhi after Qatar deported him.
PDP youth wing chief Waheed Para | Twitter | @parawahid

Arrested PDP leader Waheed Para being tortured to admit to false charges, alleges Mehbooba

First arrested by NIA for alleged links to Hizbul Mujahideen, Waheed Para was given bail. Two days after his release, he was arrested by Jammu Police and remains in custody.
(L-R) Ibrar Ahmed, Imtiaz Ahmed and Abrar Ahmed, the three youth killed in the Shopian 'encounter' in July 2020 | ThePrint Team

200+ calls, 2 fake SIMs, 460 steps to death — J&K Police find answers on Shopian ‘encounter’

Three young men — Imtiaz Ahmed (20), Abrar Ahmed and Ibrar Ahmed — were killed in a suspicious encounter last year. J&K Police are trying to find out what exactly happened on 18 July 2020.

J&K Police arrest 23 people in connection with cyber fraud, hacking

Multiple raids were carried out across Srinagar after an FIR on the reports of cyber frauds and hacking was registered at Cyber Police Station.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.