Covid-19:- 775 deaths, 24506 cases-India

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The number of Coronavirus cases in India has reached to 24506 with 1429 new cases in last 24 hours among which 18668  are active and 5063 have recovered and 775 deaths. Maharashtra leads the tally with 6817 positive cases, 5676 active, 840 recovery and 301 deaths followed by Gujrat with 2815 positive cases, 2423 active, 265  recoveredand 127 deaths. Jammu and Kashmir has 454 positive cases with 340 active, 109 recovered and 6 deaths.

5 persons arrested in connection of weapon snatching and killing a cop

J&K Police on Saturday claimed to have arrested five persons who "conspired" to kill a policeman and snatched his rifle on January 25 at Chrar-e-Sharif shrine in central Kashmir's Budgam district.
SgCT Shri Kultar Singh of JKAP 13th Bn was killed after a group of militants fired him while he was guarding the Charar-e-Sharif shrine, a police spokesman said in a statement. Adding more he said "Militants snatched his rifle and fled away from the spot and a case FIR number 06/2018 U/S 120-B, 302, 392 RPC, 7/27 of Arms Act, 16, 18, 20 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act was registered in Police Station Charar-e-Sharif."
"The investigation so far revealed that one Umar Farooq resident of Pulwama alongwith five other accomplices namely Shahid Ahmad, Shahid Khurshid, Imran Feroz - all residents of Pulwama - and Mudasir Ahmad Wani & Towheed Rather residents of Pampore, hatched a criminal conspiracy to snatch the weapon from J & K Police guard deployed  at Charar-i-Sharief shrine," said the statement.
"To give effect to the conspiracy they had a reccee of the area and the said sentry post at Charar-i-Sharief shrine earlier. Consequently they executed this act."
"During investigation, while picking up the vital evidences, Police has seized the vehicle used for commissioning of offence by the group of militants. Investigation has also revealed the clinching evidences against all the accused regarding their entering into conspiracy and commission of offence. All the accused persons other than Shahid Ahmad are arrested in the case."
"Investigation has also revealed that Shahid Ahmad has joined the JeM outfit and is at large. Further investigation is being conducted expeditiously."

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