11072017-TTC-01.qxd 7/11/2017 1:31 AM Page 1 13 established in 1881 tuesday, july 11, 2017 late city chandigarh | gurugram | jalandhar | bathinda | jammu | srinagar | www.tribuneindia.com | vol. 1 no. 85 | 20 pages | ~4.50 | regd. no. chd/0006/2015-2017 /thetribunechd /thetribunechd 7Amarnathyatris die in attack Water barrier 32 injured | Bus not part of yatra convoy | All victims from Gujarat | Combing operation launched ‘Won’t be cowed’ Pained beyond words on the dastardly attack on peaceful Amarnath yatris in J&K... India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks & the evil designs of hate. Narendra Modi, PM Majid Jahangir & Suhail A Shah Sikh activists join INLD protest in Ambala on Monday. NITIN MITTAL On Monday, thousands of Punjab commuters entering Haryana had to take longer routes as the INLD blocked roads over the SYL issue. Meantime, as sought by the Haryana Government, the Supreme Court has listed the matter for hearing for Tuesday. PAGE 6 Srinagar/Anantnag, July 10 At least seven Amarnath pilgrims, six of them women, were killed and 32 injured in a suspected militant attack in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening. While the police claim the pilgrims died when militants attacked security personnel, sources said the yatra bus was attacked near Batengoo along the Srinagar-Jammu highway, 40 km from Srinagar. The Jammu and Kashmir police chief, Shesh Paul Vaid, said the yatris were killed in crossfire as the militants attacked a security vehicle. “The militants initially attacked a bullet-proof bunker at Botengoo. The attack was repulsed and ❝ An injured pilgrim at a hospital in Anantnag; (and right) security forces patrol the Srinagar-Jammu highway after the attack. ANI/PTI there were no injuries. Thereafter, the terrorists fired on a police naka, 700 metres from the site of the first attack. The police returned the fire. “A bus carrying yatris was hit by bullets. Eighteen persons were injured. Seven of them died later,” Vaid told The Tribune. All pilgrims were from Gujarat. The pilgrims were on their way to Jammu from Baltal in Ganderbal district after paying obeisance at the cave shrine. The bus (GJ-0929976) was not part of the yatra convoy. Nor was it registered with the Amarnath Shrine Board. It came under heavy continued on page 7 Rajnath speaks to Guv, CM Mukesh Ranjan/ TNS New Delhi, July 10 With the Amaranth Yatra coming under attack, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who apprised him of the situation in the aftermath of the attack. Rajnath Singh, it is learnt, later asked the central and state authorities to ensure “immediate and adequate” treatment of the injured. With Union Home Secretary Rajiv continued on page 7 No non-veg meal for AI’s economy class IIT admissions to VK Singh on rescue resume, stay vacated mission in Iraq New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday gave the nod to admissions to IITs as it vacated its July 7 order staying the admission process, much to the relief of candidates. It accepted the contentions of IIT-Madras that conducted the JEE-Advance. The SC asked the government to ensure that there were no erroneous questions in the examination. TNS Majid Jahangir ❝ Lashkar’s Hindu operative arrested New Delhi: Passengers flying economy class with Air India on domestic routes won’t be served non-vegetarian food as the carrier wants to cut down on costs. The move could help the debt-ridden carrier save up to ~10 crore annually. Reports cited BJP leader Syed Zafar Islam, a non-official independent director of Air India, as denying any ‘political interference’. TNS ‘Most reprehensible’ Terrorist attack on #AmarnathYatra is the most reprehensible act. My condolences to the bereaved families... This incident should add to our determination to eliminate terrorism.Arun Jaitley, DEFENCE MINISTER New Delhi: India on Monday said it was making efforts to secure the release of 39 Indians, mostly from Punjab, who have been in IS captivity in Mosul since 2014. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj assured Punjab CM Amarinder Singh of all efforts to secure their release. Minister of State for External Affairs Gen VK Singh (retd) is flying to Iraq in this connection. PAGE 7 Today’s issue is of 20 pages, including four-page Bathinda Tribune. Tribune News Service Srinagar, July 10 The Jammu and Kashmir Police have busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba module with the arrest of two militants, including a Hindu militant from Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar. Sandeep Kumar Sharma alias Adil, is believed to have been involved in the killing of SHO Feroz Dar and five more policemen last month. The police said he was part of an LeT module that robbed ATMs and targeted security personnel in Kashmir. It is probably the first time that a Hindu militant from outside Jammu and Kashmir has been held for militancy, throwing up a new challenge to the security grid. A probe has begun to ascertain if Sandeep, who was lured by a Lashkar commander in south Kashmir, had local accomplices. Muneer Khan, IGP said Sandeep was arrest, ed in Anantnag on July 1 during a gunfight in which militant Bashir Lashkari and his aide were killed. “Surprised to see a non-local inside the house where Bashir had taken refuge, we decided to probe him,” Khan said. “Sandeep took part in three Lashkar actions, in one of which SHO Dar and five other policemen were martyred. He was also involved in the ambush of an Army convoy in lower Munda, in which two Army jawans were killed, as well as in looting weapons from the guards of Justice Muzzaffar Attar (retd),” the IGP said. The Lashkar-e-Toiba has denied any ties with Sandeep. more on page 11 Relief for ‘human shield’ Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission has asked the J&K Government to pay ~10 lakh to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was tied to an Army jeep as “human shield” during the SrinagarBudgam parliamentary bypoll on April 9. PAGE 11
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