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Indian Army neturalises Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist in Kashmir’s Khrew

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Srinagar: One militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter between the security forces and militants at Khrew in South Kashmir’s Tral area on Wednesday.

Security forces have avenged the death of two of their men killed in an encounter at Khrew in south Kashmir on Tuesday by gunning down the Jaish-e-Mohammed operative.

A second militant is still trapped as a fierce encounter is underway in the upper reaches of Khrew.

On Tuesday, the encounter was triggered after security forces got a tip off about the presence of militants in the area.

One Special police officer and an army soldier were killed in the encounter.

There was a lull in the firing for over 24 hours but the gunfight resumed on Wednesday morning.

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Nirbhaya convicts to be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m.

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New Delhi: The four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case will now be hanged on March 3 at 6 a.m., a local court announced here on Monday.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana pronounced the order on a petition seeking issuance of fresh date for the execution of death warrants in the case pertaining to the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman in the national capital in December 2012.

Expressing satisfaction over the latest court order, Nirbhaya’s mother said, “I’m satisfied and happy. I hope the convicts will finally be hanged on March 3,” Asha Devi told mediapersons.

The case pertains to the gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old girl in the national capital in December 2012.

On January 31, a trial court had stayed “till further order” the execution of the four convicts — Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31).

Of the four convicts, Pawan has not yet availed the remedy of either curative petition or mercy plea.

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