Srinagar: A former militant was shot and
critically injured by suspected ultras in Bandipora district
of north Kashmir, a police spokesman said on Sunday.
Mohammad Iqbal Malla was shot by "unidentified gunmen"
at his Qazipora residence in Bandipora town, 55 kilometres
from here, last night, the spokesman said.
He said Malla, who had shunned the path of violence after
his arrest some years back, was admitted to a hospital here
for specialised treatment.
Poppy straw recovered
Police recovered 363 kgs of
poppy straw in Pulwama district of South Kashmir today and
arrested three persons, who were allegedly smuggling the
contraband in a vehicle.
Police said Shamim Wani and Lateef Khan, both residents
of Chadoora, and Nazir Ganie of Chrar-e-Sharief were arrested
after their vehicle was intercepted at Tumchipora-Nowpora
village, 32 kms from here.
They were allegedly smuggling poppy straw from Pulwama
to Budgam district of Central Kashmir.