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A 45-year-old civilian was injured in heavy overnight mortar shelling by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Tuesday.

The Pakistani Rangers violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked overnight firing on forward posts along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

An alleged hardcore narcotics smuggler was booked under Public Safety Act (PSA) in Udhampur district, while two other drug peddlers were arrested in separate operations in Kathua and Reasi districts of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

A court Thursday convicted a person for peddling drugs and sentenced him to 12 years rigorous imprisonment in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police spokesman said.

Three people suspected to be militants were arrested with six weapons in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, a senior police officer said.

Mohammad Iqbal and Babu Din, both from Sadrota-Lohai Malhar village, were arrested on Tuesday after the girl's father lodged a complaint alleging that the duo had raped his daughter last week while she was alone at home, a police official said.

The crime branch of Jammu and Kashmir Police had filed the charge-sheet against eight accused, including a juvenile. The seventh accused, Vishal, who is the son of main accused Sanji Ram, was acquitted as he was a minor.

The girl was kidnapped on January 10 last year and was allegedly gangraped in captivity in a small village temple in Kathua after having been kept sedated for four days. She was later bludgeoned to death.