Attackers identified, to be nabbed soon: MoS Home
SILVER STAR SHOOTOUT
Islamabad (Anantnag), Oct 25: Minister of State for Home, Nasir Aslam Wani today said the police have identified the persons involved in the shootout at Hotel Silver Star that left two persons dead and one injured and they will be arrested soon.
“Though we are not supposed to disclose day-to-day investigations regarding the Silver Shootout, we have got some vital leads into the incident and the persons involved in the attack have been identified,” Nasir told mediapersons on the sidelines of a function here.
He said the arrests are likely to be made soon.
Earlier, the MOS along with District Development Commissioner (DDC), Anantnag (Islamabad), Farooq Ahmad Shah inspected the under-construction Degree College at Bijbehara. The MOS while expressing satisfaction over the quality of work directed the concerned authorities to speed up the work and get it completed at the earliest.
The DDC and officials present at the site assured the Minister that the project will be completed by the end of November. The building for Degree College is being constructed by Jammu Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) at the cost of Rs 10.05 crore. The Minister also visited newly constructed 110 bedded building of District Hospital and directed the authorities to expedite work on it and get it completed within the set deadline which is December 2012. He also inspected the work on the Auditorium at Degree College Boys, Anantnag.
Later, Nasir while speaking in a function organized at District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) announced the launch of short-term courses in Tourism; waiters and tourist guides training under Hunar Say Rozgar scheme.
Referring to opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) he said that a misinformation campaign has been launched by some vested interests that South Kashmir is being neglected.
“Our government believes in equitable development and prosperity of all regions and areas of the state and unlike our political opponents we don’t adopt the policy of political vendetta and discrimination,” said Nasir.
Later, the minister held an interaction with civil society members of the district and listened to their grievances and suggestions.
People of the area urged the minister to take up the issue of moving out Army from the High Ground in Islamabad.
The minister was also apprised about the LPG crisis and meager dealers in the district besides power shortage.
DDC, Anantnag, Farooq Ahmad Shah on the occasion gave an overview of the developmental projects in the district.
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