The premises of Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) Controller of Examinations Ashok Kumar are also being searched, they said.
The border town witnessed a curfew-like situation on Friday as District Magistrate Vikas Kundal issued prohibitory orders to maintain law and order in the wake of a land dispute between two communities.
”I am in no hurry as of now to launch a national party but keeping in mind that elections are likely to be held in Jammu and Kashmir, I have decided to launch a unit there soon,” Azad, who resigned from the Congress earlier in the day, told PTI.
Parties like the NC and PDP claimed the administration has not addressed their main concern on whether ''outsiders'' ordinarily residing in J-K will be allowed to enrol as voters and the meeting will discuss the clarification issued by the administration on the matter.
Two terrorists carried out a ’fidayeen’ attack on an army camp in the early hours of Thursday, killing three soldiers. Both attackers were gunned down in the four-hour firefight that followed.
Earlier, the poll panel had given a timeline of October 31 for the publication of the finalised electoral rolls in J-K, where the special summary revision is being undertaken after a gap of three years and the first such exercise after the boundaries of assembly seats were redrawn in the delimitation exercise.
The security forces had received information about presence of militants at Wanigam Bala in Kreeri area of the district, following which a cordon and search operation was launched there, a police official said.
According to the tentative list of questions related to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, issues like attacks on Kashmiri Pandits and migrant workers in the Kashmir Valley, safety of RTI activists, status of Census 2021 and details of cases registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act would be raised by the parliamentarians.
As far as the BJP is concerned, it is always ready for any election, be it panchayat, assembly or parliamentary poll. "We are always ready for elections...As to when it will be held (in Jammu and Kashmir), EC will decide it," Singh said on the sidelines of an event.
"We have noted this latest development," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a media briefing here on Thursday while replying to a question from the official media.
This will be the first major international summit to be held in Jammu and Kashmir after the erstwhile state's special status guaranteed under Article 370 of the Constitution was withdrawn and it was divided into two union territories in August 2019.
A video of leg Parvaiz going to school using uneven roads was shared by news agency ANI and it went viral.
Saying that family businesses constituted 'Business enterprises with a human face that has maintained pace with India on the move,' Sinha said these businesses have maintained Indian culture and traditions, and have nurtured the country's economy since independence.
The Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and also barred people from outside to acquire properties, was abrogated on August 5, 2019 and the erstwhile state was bifurcated into two Union Territories Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
During 2018-19, 3,293 projects were completed under district capex in Jammu and Kashmir. In the following year, the figure was 1,165, while in 2020-21, it was 1,676, they said, quoting official statistics.
The administration has declared 12 containment zones in the Jammu city as the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 588
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Mumanhal village of Arwani area in the district following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
Data from the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society show that successive J&K governments have ordered 108 magisterial probes since 2008, but the majority of reports have not been made public.
The minister was speaking after laying the foundation stone of 25 national highway projects of a total length of 257 km with an investment of Rs 11,721 crore in the Doda district.
On the final day of her two-day visit, she also virtually laid the foundation of rural self-employment training institute buildings at Shopian and Baramulla districts of the Kashmir Valley.
The Union minister inaugurated work pertaining to health, education, urban infrastructure and disaster management — amounting to Rs 130.49 crore, an official spokesman said.
Spelling trouble for the Congress in Jammu and Kashmir, four former ministers and three ex-legislators, loyal to the group of Azad, resigned from party posts, saying they have not been provided an opportunity to be heard on party affairs in the union territory, sources said.
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said investments in the Union Territory are expected to reach Rs 35,000 crore by December 2021
Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Raghav Langer informed about the development during a meeting to review the progress on demarcation of land for the new terminal, they said.
Addressing members of Kashmir's youth clubs at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre here, Shah said that August 5, 2019 will be written in golden letters in history as it ushered in an era of peace, development and prosperity in the Valley.