K Vijay Kumar, the officer who led the operation which killed Veerappan is now heading to Jammu and Kashmir. He has been named as an adviser to the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, N N Vohra.
The radar is on the Amarnath Yatra, which is scheduled to commence on June 28. The security mechanism has declared a high state of alert as there are several reports from the Intelligence Bureau suggesting that the terrorists may try and launch a desperate strike again.
With Governor’s rule being imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, the question is will the Centre be able to implement its Kashmir doctrine, often referred to as the Doval doctrine.
The Kashmir police has arrested one more person in connection with the Shujaat Bukhari murder case. The arrested person has been identified as Majeed Zargar, who is a resident of Bandipora.
A special court in Mumbai has ordered the arrest of fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya for his alleged involvement in a case of money laundering and cheating a consortium of banks of over Rs 6,000 crore.
In a major development, the Economic Offences Wing of the Pune police arrested Bank of Maharashtra MD and CEO, Ravindra Marathe and other for allegedly disbursing crores of rupees in loans to DSK Developers Ltd, without following the proper procedure.
The BJP has pulled out of the coalition with the PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. There is plenty of course correction involved and the BJP would be hoping to fix it. While on one hand the law and order situation would need to be brought under control, on the other the BJP would also have in mind its core vote bank in the state which had backed it to the hilt in the previous elections.
With Governor’s rule being imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, one could expect a hardline policy to flush out the terrorists and make every possible effort to restore peace. The South of Kashmir in particular has been a major area for concern for the security agencies where terrorism has flourished over the past few years.
The Enforcement Directorate on Monday charged former liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his two firms for fraudulently “diverting” over Rs 3,700 crore bank loan funds to a UK-based F1 motorsport firm, a T20 IPL team, and for enjoying private jet sorties.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again floated the idea of a ‘one nation, one poll.’ While the non-BJP ruled states do not appear in favour of the idea, the issue has been gaining traction.