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House uproar ends as govt, Congress truce up

“We disassociate from any comments made by any member during elections that may have hurt PM’s dignity, also we don’t want any such thing to be said in future,” Ghulam Nabi Azad said. ”

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3 Romanians arrested for cloning ATM cards

The Pune police arrested three Romanian nationals for cloning ATM cards with the help of skimmer and withdrawing nearly Rs 28 lakh from 138 accounts within eight days. Police say the fraudsters got ATM card details of 1,030 people – all of whom had withdrawn money from PNB ATM at Pashan in October.Pune police nabbed the three from Vasai and suspect they are part of a global fraud. They have been identified as Erima Dragos Junete (26), Lazar Alim Kresti (22) and Balan Floria Christinel (44).The fraud came to light when bank manager of Punjab National Bank’s Pashan circle approached police stating that money of their depositors was withdrawn without their knowledge.Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone III), Ganesh Shinde, said, “We found that the fraudsters used a skimmer at the ATM center to steal confidential information belonging to the authentic ATM card holders.”Assistant police inspector Sanjay Thenge of Chatushrungi police station, said, “The skimmer is a device that can be attached where an ATM card is inserted to withdraw money. When a card is inserted, the skimmer’s sensor copies the confidential details. The fraudsters also used a transparent keypad, with the help of which they were able to decipher the password of the ATM cards.”Senior police inspector Dayanand Dhome, in charge of Chatushrungi police station, said “In the span of eight days. the fraudsters managed to withdraw nearly Rs 28 lakh from 138 accounts. Acting on a tip-off, we sent a team to Vasai and asked our team in Bangalore to join them. On Tuesday, after the fraudsters withdrew some money from an ATM in Vasai, we managed to catch them red-handed.”The arrested trio has been sent to police custody till December 28.In a similar case in Mumbai, Navghar police are probing the case of cloning and skimming at the ATM kiosk of a private bank in Mulund. A bank user’s card details were compromised and money withdrawn illegally. Mumbai police has dispatched a team to Delhi and Ghaziabad to nab the fraudsters.The police source claimed that they have CCTV footage of the suspects, who installed the skimmer machine at the ATM machine, and withdrew money from the accounts of people in Delhi and Ghaziabad.As many as 40 people, who used the ATM in Mulund, were shocked after their card details were used to withdraw money while the cards were in their possession. All the victims had approached Navghar police station on Monday and case was registered.

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Russian tourist runs out of money, seeks alms in Mumbai

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A fortnight after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had offered help to a Russian national who had to resort to seeking alms from people after he could not use his ATM card, another 21-year-old Russian national was found seeking monetary support from the people on Friday outside Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. He had run out of money.Kostya Sergeyev was seen standing outside the station on Friday, holding a placard and requesting people to support him financially for the world trip.Kostya said he had left his home in Moscow around five months ago with a dream of travelling around the world. He has already travelled three countries before coming to India.He has travelled by taking lifts from strangers. Now, even as his bank account has gone dry, Kostya has decided to take help from people on the street.His placard read words such as Namaste and Shukriya. It further read, “I’m travelling around the world. Please support me”.”It was my childhood dream to travel around the world. My trip started around five months back. I had just 1000 dollars in my pocket. I went to Kazakhstan, Kyrgistan and Nepal, Now, I’m in India. I am also planning to go to Sri Lanka. Ove the last obne month, I have travelled across Delhi, Agra, Goa and Kerala,” Kostya said.”I mostly traveled through road by taking lift, but to go to Sri Lanka I will have to take a flight or a boat. India is an amazing country, people are very helpful, many offered me food and lift as well during. Now I am staying at a cheap accommodation in Goregaon and would leave from here after I will get sufficient money for heading to Sri Lanka,” he said.He added, “I received around Rs 1000 on Friday. I think I would not be able to complete the world trip with this money. I am thinking of ways to arrange more money so that I could at least go back home. I have a three months tourist visa in India,”he added.In October, a 24-year-old tourist, Evangelin, was unable to withdraw money after his ATM PIN got locked. With no other way out, he decided to sit at the entrance of the Kumarakottam Sri Subramanya Swami Temple in Tamilnadu and use his cap to seek alms. Later the Swaraj had come forward and offered him all kind of help.

Caught on camera: Robber hits Goa ATM guard multiple times on head with hammer

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A security guard was hit several times on the head with a hammer when he tried to fight off a robber in Goa.The incident took place in Bank of Maharashtra ATM in Goa’s Panaji.The security guard of the ATM center can be seen in a video attempting to catch hold of the robber.In a 37 second video, released by the news agency ANI, a robber can be seen hitting the guard multiple times with a hammer before escaping. However, even after being hit and falling down on the floor, the guard continued to fight off the robber who managed to flee.A case has been registered with the police who are investigating the incident.

Mall practice: Plugging on to the heritage of Rajasthan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rajasthali showroom situated on MI Road near Ajmeri Gate will soon get a makeover and will be developed as a tourism hub.Rajasthan small industries corporation (RAJSICO) has decided that the showroom will be on PPP mode for its maintenance and to bring a modern look to it.The idea is to develop book cafe, fast food outlet,currency exchange, ATM, exhibition centre etc in the showroom to facilitate the visiting domestic and foreign tourists.Giving the information, Principal secretary of the department,Subodh Agarwal informed that Rajasthali mall will become a commercial centre for state’s handicrafts and artisans, designers, handicraft sellers and exporters.Agarwal said that in the new look, Rajasthali mall will fulfill the expectations of the tourists and will also become the identity of Jaipur.Notably, there are plans to develop this place as a prime outlet for handicraft items and the 44 thousand square feet area is being developed towards this objective.In its current form too, it is a big hit amongst the tourists and locals of the city, as the connoisseurs of Rajasthani handicrafts make a point to visit the place in search of authentic handicrafts of Rajasthan. Apart from clothes and fabrics, the place is also known for its collection of marble, wood artifacts.It’s location at Ajmeri Gate adds to the advantage as it is a prime location.The store also houses section of famous designers of international repute selling their designed clothes.COMMERCIAL CENTREThe idea is to develop book cafe, fast food outlet,currency exchange, ATM, exhibition centre etc in the showroom to facilitate the visiting domestic and foreign tourists.
Principal secretary of the department, Subodh Agarwal informed that Rajasthali mall will become a commercial centre for state’s handicrafts and artisans, designers, handicraft sellers and exporters. There are plans to develop this place as a prime outlet for handicraft items and the 44 thousand square feet area is being developed towards this objective.

J&K: 18 arrested for assaulting army personnel suspected of being braid choppers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Eighteen people have been arrested for allegedly assaulting three Army men accusing them of being braid choppers in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said on Saturday.”Police have so far arrested 18 accused, including the main conspirators in the case, and recovered cash, ATM cards and mobile phones looted from the Army men,” a police spokesman said.Three Territorial Army men were mercilessly assaulted by a mob on October 18.”A police party was rushed to the spot and after strenuous efforts, the injured Army men were rescued,” he said.During investigation, it surfaced that the men were on their way to the Sheeri market area here, the spokesman said. “They boarded a bus from Kitchama. Qaiser Bilal, a known stone pelter, also boarded the same bus.”Bilal hatched a conspiracy to get the Army men killed by falsely accusing them of being braid choppers. He raised an alarm near Sheeri Market and got a violent mob attack them,” he added.He said that certain elements have been using the braid- chopping incidents to disrupt peace and order in the valley, spread animosity between people and the security forces, and create an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty forcing women to remain confined to their homes so that the radical religious agenda of these elements are realised.

Paytm transaction lands 4 robbers behind bars

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Paytm transaction led the police to a gang of criminals, who had robbed two men in two separate incidents. Four of the gang members have been arrested, the police said.The accused were identified as Naresh, 19, Vivek, 19, Rakesh, 19, and Sachin, 20. All four are residents of Bulandshahr and had been living in Noida in a rented accommodation. The mastermind of the group, identified as Rizwan, 24, has been absconding.The first incident took place on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway on May 29. The victim was identified as Amrit Pal Singh, a cash collection agent. “Singh was robbed off Rs 14 lakh on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. Sachin had been following Singh as he collected cash from shops,” Abhinandan, Circle officer, city-1, said.In the second incident, on September 10, a canteen supervisor working with the HCL was attacked with a sharp-edged weapon while he was on his way to home. After he fell unconscious, the five men took his phone and wallet, and withdrew Rs 1.15 lakh with the help of his ATM card and Paytm account.The five men then went to Khurja, where Rizwan changed the pin of the debit card inside an ATM. Police said the phone helped him to change the pin as he received the one time password (OTP) on it. The police had put the phone on surveillance. Later, Sachin did a Paytm transaction using the phone, and his own number got traced.Police then received information that three people, with some weapons, will be coming to Noida. Accordingly, they laid a trap and nabbed the accused from the Pusta Morh in Sector 127.”A bike with three people riding it was intercepted. On checking, two country-made pistols and Rs 22,000 in cash were recovered from the trio. They could not give a satisfactory explanation for possessing these things. Later, they confessed to the crime of robbing a collection agent and an HCL employee. Rs 2 lakh more was recovered from their rented accommodation,” Abhinandan said.During interrogation, they told the police about the whereabouts of their accomplice Sachin, who owns the bike. He was arrested from Surajpur. The accused also revealed that Rizwan was the mastermind and the technology expert. He only made transactions and gave them a miniscule amount.

Thane jail circle officer demands bribe through ATM watchman, suspended

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Thane Jail superintendent suspended a circle officer for allegedly demanding Rs 30,000 as bribe from the father of one of the inmates.The family members of one of the accused recorded the incident and submitted it to senior prison department officials, who suspended him.Circle officer Arun Madne had given a handwritten note, which had the phone number of the family member of the accused, to the watchman of an ATM near the jail and had allegedly asked him to demand bribe from the family of the accused on his behalf.”After Madne handed over the written note to the ATM’s watchman, the latter made a call to the father of the accused and demanded Rs 30,000. The father later reported the matter to the prison department and a probe was initiated”, said a senior officer from the prison department.Nitin Yachal, Thane Jail superintendent, said, “The security guard in his statement confirmed that Madne had given him a note to contact the family of the accused to demand bribe. We have suspended Madne.”According to the prison authorities, this is not the first incident in which Madne had been mired in corruption charges.In January, this year, Rajesh Singh, an accused in a murder case had levelled accusations against Madne, alleging that he had demanded protection money of Rs 1 lakh from him. An inquiry was initiated in the matter, however, no substantial evidence was found against Madne. Singh was arrested for allegedly killing Bhayander Corporator Praful Patil in May 2010.Despite repeated attempts, Madne could not be reached for a comment.

Two ran away with Rs 57 lakh from ATMcash delivery van

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two unidentified bike-borne men decamped with a bag containing Rs 57 lakh from a van of a private cash handling agency in Bhilwara district today, police said. The cash was to be deposited in an ATM. According to the police, the incident happened near the Bhilwara sessions court area where a van of the private cash handling agency stopped after its tyre got punctured. Police teams have been alerted to seal entry and exit routes of the city to nab the accused, SP Bhilwara Pradeep Mohan Sharma told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Srinagar: Attempt to loot ATM foiled by locals

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An attempt to loot a Jammu and Kashmir ATM in Srinagar’s Somerbugh was foiled by alert locals on Friday.As per reports, the locals chased three armed youth who attempted to loot the ATM, following which all the three people escaped.Further details are awaited in this issue.Earlier on July 31, a group of terrorists looted the Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Arwani Bijbehara in Anantnag district.As per reports, the terrorists managed to took away cash more than Rs. 5 lakh cash.On July 11, the Shopian Police arrested three accused involved in the attempt of bank robbery and weapon snatching that took place at Jammu and Kashmir Bank of Imam Sahab area.

Unidentified persons make an attempt to damage ATM in Kalyan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Some unidentified persons made an unsuccessful attempt to break open a bank ATM, situated at Khadegolawali of Kalyan, in the intervening night of August 5 and 6. said police. Police said based on CCTV recordings they have now launched a hunt to nab the culprits. A case has been registered with Kolsewadi police under Kalyan division. According to the complaint lodged by an official of a cash handling company they had loaded cash in the machine late on Saturday night. On Sunday morning the person in whose premises the ATM of the nationalised bank is installed called and informed that the ATM was broken, mentions the complaint. The police said that the ATM was not only smashed but the miscreants also made an attempt to set it on fire. The cash in the machine is intact, added police.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Meeting held between police, bank officials to check frauds

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Punjab police today held a meeting with representatives of several banks here to sensitise them regarding increasing financial frauds. The meeting was attended by the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Ludhiana), Dhruman Nimbale, officials of the Cyber Crime cell and nearly 57 controlling officers representing about 900 banks branches. The bank officials were instructed to assess the vulnerabilities of their banking systems and ATM kiosks. They were also instructed to have guards deputed at all ATMs, and keep CCTV cameras in working condition, the police said. They were also told to scrutinise and verify the credentials of cash-van carriers and their security personnel, they said. They were briefed on how to keep a check on the online transactions of customers, who were not aware of cyber frauds and could be misled by fraudulent call-centers, they said. The bank officials were also directed to closely scrutinise all transactions and sound an alert if any suspicious one takes place, the police said. It was discussed to device mechanism of sending SMS to the customer when a cheque is received for withdrawal from the customer’s account to stop any fake ones from getting processed, they said. As per the guidelines of RBI, all the banks have to take the details of beneficiary person or account when amount exceeds Rs 50,000, officials said. The bank officials were also made aware of the different modus-operandi of criminals and instructed to provide information asked by the police.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

2 robbers cut open ATM, steal Rs 11 lakh in 8-minute heist

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two robbers in an eight- minute heist today cut open an ATM and decamped with over Rs 11 lakh cash in Sultanpur Lodhi, around 30 km from here, police said. They entered the ATM kiosk at 5:43 AM and left at 5:51 AM. It took them just eight minutes to complete their job, Deputy Superintendent of Police Waryam Singh said. The officer said they came to the kiosk a few minutes after the guard left at 5:30 AM and cut the machine’s shell with a gas-cutter, Singh said, adding they stole Rs 11.43 lakh cash. The robbers, whose faces were covered, sprayed black paint on the CCTV cameras. However, a camera managed to capture their act, but the footage is not clear, police said. A passerby informed the police after spotting smoke coming out of the ATM. However, the robbers had fled in a car by then, they said. Senior Superintendent of Police (Kapurthala) Sandeep Sharma said a manhunt has been launched to trace the accused and the matter is being investigated.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Texas ATM’s choices: deposit, withdraw, release trapped repairman

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Texas repairman found that one of the hardest parts about being trapped while servicing a bank’s automated teller machine was convincing customers coming for cash that he was stuck. The ATM technician shouted and passed notes begging for help through the machine’s receipt slot for about three hours on Wednesday but his appeals were mostly ignored, police said. “Most people thought it was a joke,” Corpus Christi police spokeswoman Gena Pena said on Thursday. The man, who was not identified, left his phone in his vehicle, she said. Since the area housing the ATM had thick walls and his voice did not carry well outside, he wrote polite notes. “Please help. I’m stuck in here and I don’t have my phone. Please call my boss,” a note broadcast on Houston TV station KHOU showed. The station blocked out the number. One customer who received a note showed it to a police officer passing by, which prompted a call to the boss and a rescue operation. The man was found uninjured, police said. “The poor guy was just mortified,” Pena said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Cops asked to solve bank robbery,ATM theft cases expeditiously

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Senior Punjab police officials have been asked to work on several unsolved cases of bank robbery and cash van loot in the state. Directions have been issued to all Inspectors General, DIGs and SSPs in the state and they have been asked to coordinate with each other to unearth organised criminal gangs, police said today. These cases include robbery of Rs 1.33 crore from cash van of a private bank at Banur in May this year, Rs 37 lakh from ATM van at Nabha in 2014 and Rs 50 lakh cash from ATM in Kapurthala in 2015, an official informed. A meeting of all the Superintendent of Police (Investigations) of all Commissionerates and districts was held recently in this connection.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Security guard shot dead during attempt to rob ATM cash

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A security guard was shot dead by three men during an attempt to rob cash outside an ATM in Pipalia Mandi area of the district today, police said. The assailants, identified as Lalchand, Pankaj and Mahesh, were arrested within two hours of the incident, said the district superintendent of police Manoj Kumar Singh. The accused shot Sanjay Lodh, guard of a company entrusted with the task of loading cash in the ATMs of a nationalised bank, he said. Lodh was declared brought dead at the hospital. The accused planned to loot cash while it was being loaded in ATM. However they panicked when the gunshot alerted local people and fled on their bikes without taking the cash. Acting swiftly, police tracked them down and arrested them within two hours, the SP said. Further probe is on.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Desperate youth took online tutorials to break open ATM

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After failing once in an ATM robbery attempt, 19-year-old Manish decided to take tutorials on the internet and then formed a team of four, including a juvenile, to give it another attempt. Desperate to obtain a big sum of money in order to be able to marry his girlfriend of seven years, Manish and his friends targeted an ATM in Subhash Place, but landed in police custody.The robbery attempt this time was foiled by a group of local residents who had arrived at the ATM to withdraw cash, but saw Manish and friends attempting to break open the ATM. Acting as good samaritans, the locals raised an alarm and chased them. Later, with the help of police, the four accused were nabbed.The accused have been identified as Manish (19), who works at IGL, his friends Vishnu (18) and Ankit alias Gabbar (18) an undergraduate student. The gang also included a juvenile who was roped in by Manish.The entire drama unfolded between 2 am to 3 am when Anurag Sharma, a resident of Subhash Place, and one of his friends, were returning from office and then they came to a Canara Bank ATM to withdraw some cash. But as they approached the ATM, they saw some armed persons were trying to break it open to loot money.“Anurag called his friend Irshad and after his arrival all three of them raised an alarm. Seeing the locals, the accused tried to flee in an Esteem car parked nearby but were chased by them. Meanwhile, a PCR call was made by the locals and the beat officer also joined the chase. They intercepted the car, which the accused had rammed into a divider while trying to escape,” said DCP (Northwest) Milind Dumbere.

Three convicted in 2009 Pune techie rape-cum-murder case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three men were convicted today by a special court of killing a 28-year-old software engineer near here after kidnapping and gang-reaping her eight years ago. Special Judge L L Yenkar, who convicted the trio – Yogesh Raut, Mahesh Thakur and Vishwas Kadam, acquitted the fourth accused in the case, who had turned approver in the sensational 2009 gangrape-cum-murder of techie Nayana Pujari. The court is to hear tomorrow the arguments on quantum of sentences for the three convicts. The trio were convicted of committing seven counts of various offences including those of kidnapping, gang-rape, murder, robbery, misappropriation of property after hatching a criminal conspiracy in accordance with their common intention. The trio, however, were acquitted of three other charges including those of abduction with an aim to commit murder, causing hurt while committing the robbery and the destruction of evidence as the prosecution failed to prove these charges. Pujari, who worked at an IT firm in Kharadi was kidnapped on October 7, 2009 evening from Kharadi bypass, while waiting for a transport to return home. Her body was recovered two days later from Zarewadi forest area in Khed tehsil of Pune district. The prosecution told the court that the investigation revealed that the victim was kidnapped and later gang-raped in a car. The woman was also robbed of her cash, withdrawn from the ATM using her debit-cum-ATM card, before having been strangulated and bludgeoned to death in the forest. The investigation led to the arrest of four persons Yogesh Raut, Mahesh Thakur and Vishwas Kadam and Rajesh Chaudhari. Chaudhari later turned approver in the case. Earlier during the trial, prime accused Raut had escaped from the Sassoon General Hospital on September 17, 2011, while being escorted to the hospital for treatment. He was, however, arrested from Shirdi 20 months later. Advocate Harshad Nimbalkar, who was appointed as the special public prosecutor in the case, said, “Tomorrow we will press for the death punishment to all three convicts as this is a fit case under the ‘rarest of rare’ category.” He said 37 prosecution witnesses were examined during the trial. Nimbalkar also said Chaudhari, who turned approver in the case, has been let off by the court. Abhijit Pujari, the victim’s husband, who was present along with Nayana’s sister Manisha Ganbavle, too demanded death penalty for all the three convicts. Nimbalkar said that the trial, which lasted for six years, saw four judges adjudicating the case. The brutal rape and murder of Nayana Pujari had brought to the fore the lack of security for women working in the IT and BPO sectors.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Money in terror financing minuscule, its impact large: Prasad

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>While the quantum of money involved in terror financing incidents in the country is “very, very minuscule”, the damage done by such activities is significant, a top security official said today. Advisor (Technical) in the Home Ministry, Ashok Prasad claimed it was “much easier” for the security agencies to catch a terrorist than track illegal his money as the routing of funds is done through various methods like hawala and also transported by some people returning from Haj pilgrimage. He said detection of terrorist financing was akin to “catching rain drops” or like finding “a needle in a haystack”. Prasad was addressing officers of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) while delivering key note address on the subject ‘Terrorist Financing’ during the annual ED day event held here. “The quantum of money in terrorist financing is very, very minuscule, hence it is so difficult to detect. However, despite the small scale of such funds… It (damage to economy) is very significant…it is most visible threat to national and international security,” the former Jammu and Kashmir DGP said. The retired IPS officer said the funding of terror activities and routing of funds is done through various methods like depositing money in individual accounts which can be later withdrawn by a person in another city using an ATM card or through jewellery sale and purchase. He said such money is also transported out and brought back to the country by some people who go abroad for performing Haj, and also by misusing diplomatic channels where such funds are sent to people in embassies of countries inimical to India. The “main channel” for terror financing is the hawala route, he said. Hawala pertains to using the legal banking channels to send illegal funds escaping the notice of regulatory and probe agencies, and also where people are used as couriers to transfer huge amounts of funds. He asked investigative agencies like the ED and others to work in concert with the intelligence agencies as getting a good snoop information was is the most important part in cracking down on terror financing. The need of the hour is to improve intelligence gathering, develop intelligence assets and analytical tools, he said, adding intelligence sharing in such instances was “rudimentary”. Prasad claimed terror financing was difficult to catch as, in a number of cases, the funds come from certain state agencies with the support of the country concerned. Prasad said while there was “no official quantification” of money involved in terror financing in the country, he had information that a large terror group active here used to get Rs one crore a month. He, however, did not disclose the identity of the terror outfit.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Sena MP Gaikwad engages in ‘verbal spat’ with cops

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad allegedly had a heated argument with cops over “non- functioning” of ATMs at Latur in Marathwada region, police said. Videos of the alleged heated argument between Gaikwad, his supporters and police personnel at Latur in Marathwada region, have gone viral on social media. In the visuals, Gaikwad is purportedly seen arguing with a police officer, during a protest over non-functioning ATMs at Latur. The Lok Sabha member from adjoining Osmanabad constituency, Gaikwad, who reached Latur yesterday, had sent his aide to withdraw money from an ATM at Latur. However, the aide returned empty-handed, saying the ATM had run out of cash. This happened with a few other ATMs, prompting the Sena MP to go out and stage a protest with his supporters outside an ATM. When policemen arrived and requested Gaikwad to discontinue his protest as it was hampering the vehicular traffic, the Sena MP allegedly shouted at them, police said. Giving his version of the incident, Gaikwad said, “There is no money in the ATMs for the last 15 days. What should we do? “They (the BJP-led government) asked us to give them 50 days (after demonetisation, for normalisation of financial transactions). We gave them 100 days, then 200 days. It is the job of the (Union) Finance Minister and the Finance Minister of Maharashtra. It is also the job of the Guardian Minister of Latur district to rectify the situation.”(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Two gangrapes, two robberies reported in Noida

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two robbery and two gangrape cases were reported at different police stations in Noida, police said.A woman, resident of Bhuda village, in her complaint at Sector 39 police station said that she was kidnapped and raped by seven persons, ASP Gaurav Grover said.She also alleged that they robbed her gold chain and gold ring too, the officer said, adding all the accused are absconding.In another case, a woman employee of a hotel has lodged a complaint at Sector 20 Police Station that she was raped by her brother-in-law and his son at her house in Ghaziabad, police said.The widow claimed that she had fled from the house along with her daughter and is now living at Naya Bans in Noida.Here too her brother-in-law along with his son came and allegedly assaulted and raped her. Her brother-in-law’s son also allegedly raped her 15-year-old daughter, they said adding the the incident reportedly took place in January.A social organisation came to know about the incident through the hotel staff and took her to police station and an FIR was lodged evening on the basis of her complaint, police said.Complaints about two robbery cases were also registered here.Alpana Jha and Nikita Singh, working at a news channel, and residents of Sector 22, were returning home last evening from Sector 18, when two men, riding a motorbike, allegedly sprayed some powder on their face and robbed their purse containing Rs 8,000 cash and ATM cards, police said.Another persons, working at a media house, was allegedly robbed of his mobile phone. An FIR was lodged at Sector 20 Police Station on the basis of her complaint, they said.

Get off social media to be safe: Udaipur cop to minor

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On Wednesday, a 17-year-old girl from Udaipur received a personal message on her Instagram account. It was from someone unknown to her with the username “aryan6687”. The unsolicited messages were accompanied by the image of a naked body with the recipient’s face morphed on to it. One of the messages read: “meet me on facebook i tagged u and me in dis pic (sic)”Horrified, the minor took the incident to her parents who then went to the Dhan Mandi police station to lodge a complaint. The cops told the minor and her father that such complaints were taken by the cyber cell. At the Surajpole branch of the cyber cell, they were told that the cyber cell only addressed complaints related to ATM thefts. Back at the previous police station, they were asked to return the next day. On the second day at the police station, the father-daughter duo met an officer, a circle inspector and lawyer, to whom the minor narrated the disturbing incident one more time.Instead of following due procedures and lodging a complaint, the officials chose to morally lecture the father about “the Bohra community giving too much freedom to their children which is why such incidents take place”. The minor was victim-shamed and told “this is what happens when you keep social media accounts”. “Why do you post pictures on social media? What he has done with you, he will do it with others as well,” said the officer. She was advised to delete her social media accounts in order to be safe. They didn’t file an FIR as the procedure would be “long and resource-consuming”. Follow-ups regarding the investigation were met with non-chalant replies and when questioned further, the circle inspector replied, “You cannot ask me so many questions,” and hung up the phone after which attempts to call remained unanswered.On narrating the incident to a senior female official, the remarks on condition of anonymity were, “This is how the police force is. They are old and not digitally educated. I cannot train each and everyone about social media.”The apathetic attitude of officials towards instances of cyber sexual harassment crimes is a point of serious concern. How is the advice of “delete your social media accounts to be safe” any different from “don’t go out after sunset to avoid getting raped”?Facts to know Cyber laws in India came into existence in 2000 India’s first conviction for cyber-stalking happened only in 2015Several online harassment cases have been reported since then but most go unreportedCyber-stalking and cyber-bullying are the two most under-reported offences in Indian schools and colleges

Guard injured after his rifle goes off accidentally

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A private security guard outside an ATM was today injured when his service rifle allegedly went off accidentally in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. Mudasir Ahmad Naik was hit in both legs when his 12 bore service rifle went off accidentally outside an ATM of a private bank in Sopore town, 52 kms from here, a police official said. Naik was taken to Sopore hospital where the doctors referred him to Bone and Joint Hospital here for further treatment, the official added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>car and allegedly started beating the girl and her friend, pushed them to the back seat and drove the car to a secluded place near urban Noida village Garhi Chaukhandi, police had said. At the isolated place, their other associates also joined and 11 persons allegedly raped the girl and took away their valuables like mobile phones, wrist watch and ATM cards, it had said. The complaint was lodged with the Noida police by the victim’s friend. The trial of the case was shifted from a Noida court to Tis Hazari Court in Delhi on the Supreme Court’s order after the victim’s friend approached it, fearing threat to his life and pressure to withdraw the case. While acquitting the accused, the Delhi court had pulled up the Noida police for not following proper procedure of the law while investigating the matter and said no judicial Test Identification Parade (TIP) of the accused was conducted by the investigating officer (IO). Though the girl had “identified” all the accused before the court during the recording of her testimony, the judge said their identification by her was “doubtful” as the alleged crime was committed in the night in a forest area where there was no source of light.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

SBI ATM fake note case: One person arrested from Pratapgarh in UP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>One person has been arrested from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh in connection with a South Delhi ATM dispensing fake Rs 2000 note. According to reports, the person is employee of the company responsible for putting filling up cash in the ATM. Earlier on Thursday, the government said that it will investigate reports of an SBI ATM in South Delhi dispensing fake Rs 2,000 notes and will take all possible steps to control generation of counterfeit currency. Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar said the government is not perturbed by the stray incident of fake 2,000 rupee notes bearing ‘Children Bank of India’ being dispensed from a State Bank of India ATM in South Delhi’s Sangam Vihar. “The government will investigate the matter. Fake currency should not come out of ATM. If there are reports in newspapers, then it will be investigated,” he told reporters here.Yesterday, SBI, the nation’s largest lender, had stated that “the possibility of fake notes from the bank’s ATMs is very remote” and it “suspects involvement of some miscreants with mischievous intent”. “The government is taking measures to control fake currency generation. Some people are trying to create problem in the country. We will be able to say (who they are) only after investigation,” Gangwar said. He said SBI’s claim of fake currency being introduced during transportation of bank notes by third parties will be investigated. The government, the minister said, is not worried by the stray incident, but will investigate the matter fully.SBI has said it has in place “a very robust system for monitoring the quality of notes” at all its currency chests. “All notes received by the bank and to be dispensed by the bank, either through its ATMs or its branches, are processed through the latest state-of-the-art Note Sorting Machines,” SBI had said in a statement on Wednesday.

Man gets Rs 2,000 notes with ‘Children Bank Of India’ written

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A man who had gone to withdraw money at an ATM in Sangam Vihar here allegedly ended up getting four notes of Rs 2,000 with “Children Bank Of India” written on them, police said today. Rohit Kumar, a customer care executive, had gone to withdraw cash from the State Bank of India (SBI) ATM in Sangam Vihar on February 6. He got four notes of Rs 2,000 which had “churan” label on them in place of the official watermark. The notes also had “PK” written on them in place of the RBI stamp and the top left corner had “Bharatiya Manoranjan Bank” written instead of Reserve Bank of India. After the victim approached the police, a Sub-Inspector was sent to the ATM to withdraw money and he also received a note that had “Children Bank Of India” written on it. Following this, a case of cheating was registered and investigation has been taken up, said a senior police officer. After scanning the footage from the ATM, police has managed to identify the last man who had filled cash in the machine. “Till now, there have been no other complaints. Probably, only a few notes were changed. We have to identify at which point the real notes were exchanged,” the officer added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

B’luru ATM attacker nabbed in AP after 3 years in chance find

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>More than three years after the sensational attack on a 38-year-old woman in an ATM kiosk in Bengaluru, the assailant was nabbed today in his native Chitoor District in Andhra Pradesh during a routine police operation to trace absconding criminals, police said. 43-year-old history-sheeter Madhukar Reddy, who escaped from a hospital in Kadappa in 2011 while serving a life sentence for a murder and allegedly committed the ATM crime two years later, was arrested in Nimmanapalli near Madanapalli, about 120 km from here, a top district police official said. Reddy was spotted by a special police team tracking criminals who went underground, Superintendent of Police Ghattamaneni Srinivas told reporters in Chittoor, around 70 kms from here. During interrogation, Reddy confessed to the brutal assault on the woman bank official inside the ATM kiosk on November 19, 2013 when she was repeatedly attacked with a machete, with the chilling crime caught on CCTV, the SP said. The accused allegedly told the police that he had also murdered two women in Andhra Pradesh and a sex worker in Hyderabad, he added. The ATM incident had triggered widespread outrage as the woman, an employee of Corporation Bank, was left paralysed on her right side following the gruesome attack, which brought to fore safety issues with the government directing banks to shut down unguarded booths. In the early morning attack, the woman was initially threatened by the assailant not to raise an alarm. He had later shoved her down and hit her repeatedly with a machete as she resisted. She was hospitalised for three months. After the gory attack, the video footage had showed the attacker cleaning the machete of blood with the woman’s napkin, taking away her phone and leaving the kiosk after pulling down the rolling shutter. After committing the ATM attack, Reddy had worked as a painter at some places in Kerala and in Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, the SP said. He had been suffering from some blood related ailment in one of his legs and had been in Chittoor district for the past few weeks for treatment, Srinivas said. Karnataka Police had launched a manhunt for the assailant but without any success in the past three years.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

BMC’s poll dept goes ‘extra mile’ to improve voter turnout

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a bid to increase the voter turnout during the February 21 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, the election department of the civic body has undertaken several measures, including painting train rakes and buses with messages urging people to exercise their franchise. There are 91.80 lakh voters in Mumbai, who are eligible to vote in the upcoming civic polls. During the 2012 BMC elections, only 42 per cent voters had cast their votes. Talking about the steps that the civic body’s election department has undertaken, a senior BMC official involved in the process said, “This time, we are going extra mile. Apart from following the conventional methods to educate and awaken the voters of the metropolis, we have gone extra mile to persuade people to vote at any cost, who have got an unwanted tag of being ‘lethargic’ voters.” “We have arranged to paint two local trains (rakes) on the Main line of Central Railway, two on Western Railway route and one on Harbour line, with messages urging people to vote. Apart from that, two per cent of the total fleet of BEST buses and bus stops will also sport similar messages that will urge people to cast their vote,” the official said. LEDs and hoardings placed at important junctions of the city would also flash appeals to vote, he said adding, “Even the exterior parts of airports, octroi booths, ATM kiosks, etc would be lit up with messages urging people to come forward and vote,” he said adding that housing societies, hotel owners and colleges have also been contacted to motivate the voters. “We have contacted office-bearers of hotel owners association, who have primarily agreed to offer discount on food on the election day to those, who show their ink-marked fingers. Not only this, even Uber taxi drivers are planning to offer discounts that day to passengers who cast their vote,” the official added. MORE(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Over Rs 8 lakh stolen from ATM in east Delhi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Thieves have stolen Rs 8.62 lakh from an ATM in east Delhi’s Shakarpur area, police said today. The ATM machine was opened and the CCTV cameras have been broken and it might be possible that someone from the company, that has been tasked with replenishing the cash, might be involved, police said. The company employees are being questioned in connection with the matter, they added. The theft came to light yesterday when the employees of the company had come to the HDFC bank ATM in D-Block, Laxmi Nagar, to deposit the amount, police said. They informed senior officials of the company who filed a police complaint.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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