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NIA chargesheet details how Pathankot Air Base attack unfolded

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a chargesheet in connection with the January 2nd Pathankot airbase attack, naming Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar and three others of the proscribed outfit as accused. The development comes in the midst of a diplomatic rift between India and China after the latter stonewalled Indian efforts to get UN sanctions against Azhar and JeM.The agency has showcased evidences against the JeM that include DNA samples collected from the four slain Pakistani nationals, footprints of one of the terrorists obtained from Bamiyal, packages of food and drinks consumed by the slain men from the sites, and cars which they used before entering the Air Base. Among other evidences is a note which the NIA says was from Mahindra XUV vehicle recovered which read, “Jaish E Muhamad Zindabad Tanghdar se le kar Samba Kathua Rajbagh Aur delhi tak Afzal Guru Shadeed Kay Jan nisar Tum ko meltay rahege. Insha Allah. A.G.S. 25- 12-15” which translates to ‘Long live Jaish-e-Mohammad. From Samba, Kathua, Rajbagh (areas in Jammu and Kashmir) to Delhi, you will find men willing to lay their lives for Martyr Afzal Guru.’The slip was signed off on December 25,2015 as AGS shot for Afzal Guru Squad.The NIA-led probe has established that four Pakistani Nationals who attacked the air base belonged to the recently formed Afzal Guru Squad which works under the JeM command based in Pakistan.While the chargesheet could likely be used by Indian diplomats to highlight the role of Azhar in the Pathankot attack at international forums, the probe has revealed startling details about the attack that claimed lives of seven security personnel during an 80-hour long stand-off inside the Indian Air Force station located in Punjab’s Pathankot area.The chargesheet states that the four Pakistani nationals identified as Nasir Hussain, Hafiz Abu Bakar, Umar Farooq and Abdul Qayum were residents of Vehari (Punjab), Gujranwala (Punjab), Sanghar (Sindh) and Sukkur (Sindh) of Pakistan respectively.All the men had infiltrated into India through the forest area near the Simbal Border Outpost on 30th December at 2 am which means almost two days before the attack. According to NIA, the terrorists, were not only successful in avoiding getting traced from 2am on December 30 till January 1 early morning (when they entered into the air base), but also avoided detection for almost a day after hiding themselves in a ‘nallah’ inside the base. In fact, one of the men named Nasir made calls from inside the base waiting to launch the attack.The first call was made at 8.40 am to a man named Khayam Bhatti who, according to NIA, runs a local merchandise shop shop in Rum area of Sialkot in Pakistan. The conversation did not take place so Nasir called again on a different Pakistani number an hour later and requested to speak to his mother.”While speaking to the lady addressed as his mother, Nasir asked her to record his conversation on the mobile set. During his conversation with her, Nasir mentioned about one “Ustad” who was supposed to come to her with his “Wasihat” after his death. Nasir also asked her to host a “dawat” (feast) for his “derawala friends” after his death. The terrorist, Nasir also took the names of some of the members in his family / relatives, viz, Mudassir, Mariyam and Altamash, in the conversation. Nasir also disclosed that they were hiding inside the Air Force Station (referred to as Camp in conversation) and waiting to carry out the terror attack,”NIA said.NIA findings are however yet to find coherence with that of the NSG, which has maintained that not four but six militants had attacked the Air Force station.Moreover, Salwinder Singh, the Gurdaspur superintendent of police (SP), who, on December 31, was allegedly abducted by the same group of JeM militants, has been given a clean chit in the NIA probe after being on the scanner of the agency for several months. The agency has established that the claims made by Singh were founded and suggested that the JeM were not aware of the fact that Salwinder wasa a cop. It was only after his associate Rajesh Verma told them that they came to know about his profession

Pathankot probe: Pak Media report on JIT total concoction?

A report published in Pakistan Today, which states that the Joint Investigation Team has concluded that the Pathankot terror attack was staged by India to spread ‘vicious propaganda’ against Pakistan, is a total concoction, said sources.The sources claimed that while in India, the JIT took onboard the detailed evidence which was shared by NIA and since the JIT collected evidence in accordance with a Pakistani law which applies to Pakistani citizens committing an offence abroad, the involvement of Pakistanis in the Pathankot terror attack is self evident. The Pakistan JIT is set to give its report to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and sections of the Pakistan media have claimed that India is indulging in ‘vicious propaganda’ against Islamabad.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sources told Pakistan Today that the JIT has slammed India over its claims of a Pakistani hand in the attack, saying that New Delhi continues to expand its propaganda “without having any solid evidence to back the claim”.The report also claims that the Indian Government did not cooperate with the JIT, but instead made efforts to hinder the probe.On Friday, the JIT returned to Pakistan after their five-day visit to India during which all evidence pertaining to the January 2016 attack was shared with them, including the DNA of four terrorists, their identities as well as call records showing involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).The JIT had on Thursday examined 13 witnesses, including former Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh. Pakistani terrorists attacked the Pathankot Air Force Station in January this year, in which four attackers and two security forces personnel were killed in the gun battle, with an additional security force member dying from injuries hours later.

Decks cleared for Indian probe team’s visit to Pakistan

It is official now. A team of national investigation agency (NIA) officials will soon go to Pakistan to carry out probe into Pathankot terror attack on the basis of agreement of reciprocity reached between the two countries.Pakistani authorities have given green signal to the request made by India. However, it is still not clear if the NIA team will be able to examine Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Mohammed Rauf Asghar and others whom India has blamed for planning and executing Pathankot attack.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”NIA presented the JIT with concrete evidence against the office bearers of JeM who conspired in the attack and the handlers of the terrorists who facilitated and guided them,” said NIA director general, Sharad Kumar briefing the media after JIT left for Pakistan on Friday.”The Pakistani joint investigation team (JIT) assured us of their full cooperation and promised to execute the LR (letter rogatory) which has been received by them,” said.In a first-of-its-kind move, India virtually gave unhindered access to the Pakistani joint investigation team (JIT) during its five days of stay.Not only was it provided all the material evidence linking the attack to the Jaish, the JIT was also taken to the highly secure Pathankot airbase to show the area of engagement and allowed to examine as many as 16 witnesses, including four police officials.Besides, the JIT was also shown locations where the terrorists infiltrated and subsequently hid, as well as the spot where Ikagar Singh’s vehicle was snatched, where he was murdered, and where the terrorists hijacked the SUV Mahindra of SP Salwinder Singh. The route taken by the terrorists was also shown to the JIT.”The JIT informed us that they were collecting admissible evidence outside Pakistan under the provision of Section 188 of the Cr PC of Pakistan, that will legally enable them to be used in prosecution,” added Kumar.NIA has sought from JIT the voice samples of top JeM functionaries, and DNA sample of the mother of slain terrorist Nasir Hussain.JIT was also requested to verify the various articles seized from the terrorists, including arms and ammunition, as mentioned in the Letter Rogatory sent earlier to Pakistan. The NIA has also shared with JIT the identity and the address of the 4 terrorists and requested the JIT confirm the same.

Convergence on investigations between NIA and JIT

There seems to be “convergence” between India and Pakistan on investigations into the Pathankot terror attack.After a marathon meeting of nearly 12 hours at NIA headquarters in New Delhi, the Pakistani team agreed that there was evidence linking Jaish-e-Mohammed to Pathankot attack.The Indian security establishment is treating it as a very significant sign of agreeing to the Indian view.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Yes, there is convergence on evidence we shared with them. Something which could not be denied. The convergence is on both sides, that is on their side as well. We gave them post mortem reports and DNA reports of the four terrorists. The ammunition they were carrying had Pakistan marking. The calls traced to Pakistanis territory, all establsihing that they were Paksitani nationals,” said a high-level official of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which provided evidence to Pakistan’s Joint Investigation (JIT) team.The newfound openness to the evidence provided by the Indian side marks a shift in the attitude of Pakistani authorities who have always denied role of their citizens in terror attacks.The Pakistani JIT’s stay in India entered the fourth day on Thursday. The Pakistani investigators questioned witnesses, including controversial Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh, who was abducted and then released by the terrorists under dramatic circumstances.The JIT assisted by the NIA also quizzed Salwinder’s cook Madan Gopal and his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma. A total of 13 witnesses were examined by the Pakistani investigators on Thursday.The JIT is likely to leave for Pakistan on Friday and equipped with Indian probe details is expected to shed up investigations against perpetrators of the terror attack.”We are trying to assist them to make their case in Pakistan stronger with the help of our evidence that is not only irrefutable, but also acceptable by the Pakistani court under their law of the land,” the NIA sources said.

Pathankot probe: Suspended Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh to be quizzed by Pakistan JIT

New Delhi: Suspended Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh on Thursday arrived at the NIA headquarters here to be questioned by the Joint Investigation Team from Pakistan on the Pathankot terror attack.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Singh, his cook Madan Gopal and friend Rajesh Verma reached the NIA office where the JIT will question the three in the presence of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials, informed sources told IANS.

The three were questioned by the NIA on 26 March in the national capital and have been living under the agency’s supervision since then, the sources said.

Singh has claimed that he, Verma and cook Gopal were abducted by four or five heavily-armed terrorists near Punjab’s Kolia village on 2 January.

The terrorists later attacked the Pathankot Indian Air Force base in which seven security personnel were killed. The Pakistani terrorists were later killed in a shootout.

The Pakistani team is in India to probe the Pathankot attack, which New Delhi says was masterminded by Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar.

On Monday and Tuesday, the NIA submitted evidence to the five-member Pakistani team on the terror attack.

According to NIA sources, the evidence show that the Pathankot operation was planned by elements in Pakistan.

The visiting team comprises among others Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) official Lt. Colonel Tanvir Ahmed and military intelligence officer Lt. Colonel Irfan Mirza.

Pathankot probe: Pak JIT to record statements of witnesses today

The Pakistan Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Thursday reached the National Investigation agency (NIA) headquarters in the national capital to record the statements of Pathankot attack witnesses?Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh, his cook Madan Gopal and jeweller Rajesh Verrma. The probe team arrived in the national capital on March 27 and visited the headquarters of the NIA the next day. However, it did not demand any input of the investigation carried out by the Indian agency.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The NIA, on its part, gave a detailed presentation to the JIT on the evidence collected during the course of the Pathankot terror attack probe. The probe team visited the Pathankot air base on March 29 and begun the probe into the deadly terror attack by visiting the site of the incident. After the Pakistani probe team’s visit to India, it is reported that the NIA officials will make a return visit to Pakistan to probe the role of Azhar and his brother Abul Rauf in the deadly terror attack at the Pathankot air base. The NIA is expected to seek access to Azhar, his brother Rauf and some key players like Kashif Jaan, identified by Indian investigators as the main handler of the slain terrorists.

Pakistan team to get restricted permission of Pathankot airbase

Union home ministry has agreed to permit Pakistan’s special investigation team (SIT) to visit Pathankot airbase, sources said.The six member SIT led by Punjab Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) additional IG, Muhammad Tahir Rai is expected to reach Pathankot on March 29 airbase after spending a day in Delhi.However, the team’s movement will be restricted only to the area of the engagement between security forces and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sources said the idea behind giving considerable access to SIT is not to give an alibi to Pakistan to claim hindrances in the probe that it has committed by filing an FIR into the attack.MEA spokesperson, Vikas Swarup said India has received visa request and full composition of the Pakistani team which has been given for processing and the modalities will soon be decided.The government is yet to decide whether to allow Pakistani team to question Gurdaspur superintendent of police (SP) Salwinder Singh and two others who were traveling with him and were abducted by the terrorists.Sources of the union home ministry said if a decision is taken not to give permission to examine witnesses then the Pakistani team will be given the statements that were recorded by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).Other members of the SIT are, Lahore deputy director deneral (DDG) Intelligence Bureau Mohammad Azim Arshad, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt-Col Tanvir Ahmed, Military Intelligence Lt-Col Irfan Mirza and Gujjaranwala CTD investigating officer, Shahid Tanveer.According to highly placed sources, the SIT may seek a meeting with national security advisor Ajit Doval on whose information provided to counterpart Naseer Khan Janjua, Pakistan had filed the FIR.While India had shared the phone call details, intercepts of the terrorists and also the addresses of their handlers from JeM , Pakistan removed Jaish’s reference and filed an FIR against unnamed people.

Republic Day vigil: UP police to check red, blue beacon vehicles

Uttar Pradesh police will keep an eye out for all blue and red beacon cars as part of the vigil for Republic Day after such a vehicle was used in the recent terror attack on the Pathankot air force base.The directive was issued on Thursday to all the district police chiefs to remain alert for Republic Day and ensure checking of blue and red beacon vehicles after an alert was sounded on Wednesday following theft of a blue-beacon SUV of a senior IPS officer from Noida.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”Keeping in mind the Pathankot attack, where a blue-beacon vehicle was used to reach the airbase, it has been directed to check blue and red beacon vehicles ahead of Republic Day”, IG (law and order), A Satish Ganesh, said. He said that the directive has been issued to all district police chiefs to remain alert and check guest houses, hotels, etc. as part of the security arrangements.The blue-beacon vehicle of senior Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh was hijacked by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists before they entered the Pathankot base on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1.The strike carried out by the terrorists at the strategic IAF base left seven security personnel dead. Six terrorists were killed in the gun battle that lasted three days. Bodies of four terrorists were recovered, while two others were believed to have been blown up.

Pathankot terror attack: NIA team reaches Salwinder Singh’s residence

The investigators also questioned Salwinder Singh’s cook and the caretaker of ‘Panj Peer Dargah’, which Singh had claimed to have visited before he was kidnapped by terrorists involved in the attack on Pathankot Airbase. A team of the National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Thursday morning reached senior Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh’s residence as a part of the probe into his role in the Pathankot terror attack. Singh went through several rounds of questioning by the NIA in connection with the terror strike at Pathankot Airbase as suspicion arose after several contradictions in his statements during his interrogation.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The NIA is conducting searches at five places in Punjab including residence of Salwinder Singh.The investigators also questioned Salwinder Singh’s cook and the caretaker of ‘Panj Peer Dargah’, which Singh had claimed to have visited before he was kidnapped by terrorists involved in the attack on Pathankot Airbase. The shrine is located a few kilometres from Bamiyal, the village from where the terrorists were suspected to have infiltrated into India before mounting the attack.Officials of the probe agency also said that there were similarities in the recent attack on the Pathankot Air Force station and a police station and some other targets in Dinanagar, both in Punjab. Six terrorists had attacked the Pathankot base on January 2. They were killed in a counter-operation by Indian forces that lasted for about three days and also claimed the lives of seven security personnel.

Pathankot attack: Binoculars used by terrorists have US Army markings, reveals NIA

The binoculars used by the six Pathankot militants were made in USA and have US Army markings, says a report in a news daily. This suggests that either the Jaish-e-Mohammad stole them from one of the bases of US Army in Afghanistan or it was taken from Pakistan army, which also procures military equipment from the US, it adds.Following the revelation of this information, the NIA is set to approach the US over the issue, using the number on the binoculars, to ascertain details like when and where it was stolen.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The NIA has also got a lot of material including clothing, shoes and other material which links the militants to Pakistan.After five days of intensive grilling of Gurdaspur SP Salwinder Singh in the Pathankot terror attack, the NIA has decided to conduct a lie detection test on the officer as well due to contradictions in his statements and outright lies in others. The lie detection test will be conducted mostly on Monday after taking the consent of the court and Salwinder Singh.SP Salwinder Singh was on Friday confronted with his cook Madan Gopal and the caretaker of the Dargah he visited that night – Somraj.Singh’s car was stolen by terrorists before they entered the Pathankot IAF base on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1.The sources said bringing them face-to-face was necessary because of “conflicting statements”. While Singh had told the Punjab police he frequently visited the shrine, Somraj claimed he had seen him for the first time hours before terrorists launched the brazen attack on the Pathankot facility.Singh claimed he was kidnapped by the terrorists after his visit to the shrine and later let off as they did not know his identity.Six terrorists were killed in a counter-operation by Indian security personnel that lasted for three days and also claimed the lives of 7 security personnel.CFSL has now been asked to recover the serial number of AK-47 rifles and revolvers recovered by the NIA after an 80-hour long terror strike at the Pathankot IAF base, so that the same could be shared with the company to ascertain the country from where it was shipped.The NIA was also studying details of the terror strike at Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district on July 27 last year. This attack is believed to be similar to the one in Pathankot.Three heavily-armed militants in army fatigues, believed to have infiltrated from Pakistan, had on July 27 sprayed bullets at a moving bus and stormed a police station in Dinanagar, killing 8 people, including a superintendent of police before being gunned down. The case is being probed by the Punjab police.

Chinese wireless set recovered from Salwinder Singh’s vehicle, say NIA

In yet another twist in the Pathankot airbase attack, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday revealed that investigators had also recovered a Chinese wireless set from Salwinder Singh’s vehicle. NIA officials recovered the wireless set while searching for evidence and clues in connection with its probe. According to the agency, the wireless set has been sent to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Chandigarh for data extraction. The revelation was made even as Salwinder Singh, a superintendent of police-rank officer, was questioned for the third consecutive day at the NIA headquarters.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>NIA officials refused to give further details about the recovery. They also did not disclose when exactly the wireless set was recovered. “The date of recovery is a matter of investigation and cannot be disclosed,” said an NIA official.Meanwhile, sources said that numbers extracted from Singh’s phone are also being checked after it came to the fore that some of the numbers in his phones belonged to alleged drug racketeers. According to NIA sources, Singh defended himself by stating that some of the numbers found in his phone were his sources who often help police by providing important information.According to sources, the agency is now looking into the networks of drug smugglers operating in Punjab after suspicions that the same routes used by the smugglers might have been used by the Jaish militants.The NIA had also summoned Somraj, caretaker of Panj Peer Dargah in Punjab, which Singh had claimed to have visited before he was kidnapped by militants who attacked the Pathankot Air Force base hours later. Somraj will be joining probe on Thursday while Salwinder’s cook, who was also a witness to the incident, will be questioned this week as well.The SP had claimed that he, his jeweller-friend Rajesh Verma and cook (Madan Gopal) were returning after visiting a shrine on the night of December 31 in his private vehicle when a group of armed men in military fatigues waylaid them. Singh had further claimed that he and his associates were blindfolded by the militants, who also tied their hands and drove around the vehicle before dumping the three. While Singh and the cook were freed without any harm, Verma’s throat was slit but he survived miraculously.Even though Singh informed police about his kidnapping, police officers whom the SP had informed about the incident initially did not take him seriously, thus leading to some crucial hours being lost.However, during investigations it was brought to agency’s notice that Singh’s private car was not stopped at any check point as it was using the blue beacon allotted to him by the police department. The agency is also doubting his claim of visiting the shrive to offer prayers after it found footprints of Pakistan’s Epcot brand shoes from Bamiyal area in Punjab. The area where the footprints were found is very close to this shrine.Moreover, the agency is also looking into the claim of the shrine keeper who said that he had never seen Singh visiting it even though the SP said he was a regular at the shrine.The recovery of a Chinese wireless set, which could have been used by the militants responsible for the attack, is yet another addition to an already twisted plot.

Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh questioned by NIA

Senior Punjab Police officer Salwinder Singh was on Monday questioned by NIA in connection with the terror strike at Pathankot IAF base as suspicion arose after several contradictions in his statements during his interrogation.The NIA, which took over the case immediately after terrorists struck inside the IAF base during the intervening night of January 1 and 2, had summoned Singh as he was kidnapped by terrorists during the New Year night before they entered into the air base. Singh, who is at present a Superintendent of Police rank officer posted as Assistant Commandant of 75th battalion of Punjab Armed Police after he was removed as SP (headquarters) Gurdaspur, had allegedly given contradictory statements about his kidnapping and sequences of events preceding and succeeding the hostage event, official sources said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The NIA has also summoned his cook Madan Gopal to the headquarters for questioning and if need be the two would be confronted, a Home Ministry spokesperson said. The NIA has recorded statement of the caretaker of the shrine which Singh had said that he had visited with Gopal and his jeweller friend Rajesh Verma, who was left bleeding with a cut below his throat by the terrorists after abducting the other two.The caretaker, who is related to the cook, had told the sleuths that Gopal and Verma had come in the morning of December 31 and again in the evening and he was not aware of the reason for his visit to the shrine twice, official sources said.NIA has recored his statement in Pathankot but he has been asked to come on January 13 as his statements were also contradictory in nature, the sources said. Meanwhile, a Home Ministry spokesperson said NIA has moved to secure a Black Notice from Interpol (used to identify unidentified bodies) to ascertain identity of four bodies of terrorists who attacked Pathankot air base.The NIA has also sent some body parts to CFSL to ascertain whether they belong to the remaining two terrorists who were involved in the 80-hour long gun battle with security forces which left seven personnel dead, the sources said.A 10-member NIA team continuing search operation in Punjab has already recovered AK-47 magazine, mobile phone and binoculars from IAF base in Pathankot, the spokesperson said. NIA teams are working across Punjab and are examining witnesses and carrying out search operations at the encounter site as well as outside the base, he said.

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Punjab SP Salwinder Singh appears before NIA for questioning

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Modi govt neglecting education, healthcare more than UPA did: Amartya Sen

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Pathankot terror attack: Doval talks tough, asks Pak NSA to take effective action

Today’s call between the NSAs came a day after Pakistan said that “in line with its commitment to effectively counter and eradicate terrorism, the government is in touch with the Indian government and is working on the leads provided by it. “Living in the same region and with a common history, the two countries should remain committed to a sustained dialogue process. The challenge of terrorism calls for strengthening our resolve to a cooperative approach.”

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Did not receive any money as DDCA Chief: Arun Jaitley tells court

Jaitley had said such statements have been made orally and through Twitter handle of the AAP leaders which have been carried by electronic and print media from December 15 to December 20.

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Delhi University’s nod to seminar on Ram Janmabhoomi; students, faculty oppose

“A centrally-funded institution offering its platform for such an event speaks volumes about the agenda being pursued by the government as well as the administration,” a DUTA statement said.

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SC bans entry of heavy vehicles in Delhi from 4 more entry points

The court was hearing various pleas including a 1984 PIL filed by environmentalist M C Mehta on the issue.

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No transfer for employees with Thalassemia, Haemophiliac kids: Centre

Upbringing and rehabilitation of disabled child requires financial support. Making the government employee to choose voluntary retirement on the pretext of routine transfer or rotation transfer would have adverse impact on the rehabilitation process of the child, the DoPT policy says and exempts such employees from routine transfers and seeking voluntary retirements.

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Kirti Azad’s suspension unfortunate, should be revoked: Shatrughan

“I felt sad for what was happening in Bihar. I was not being called, invited… He being the party president I just hoped and wished he would give me protection. He would call me and talk. It did not happen…”

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Bomb scare in Parliament premises after hoax call

Delhi Police Commissioner held a meeting with all deputy commissioners and discussed security concerns in details earlier today, a police source said.

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Pathankot terror attack: Punjab DGP Suresh Arora defends defence forces, says highest standard of professionalism seen

Arora said on being asked about how a private car with blue beacon was allowed to pass through checkpoints, he said that it is a matter of investigation. “This is again a matter of investigation-DGP Suresh Arora on whether Pathankot attack had local support,” he said on speculations on the attack having any support from the locals.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>

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