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Two juveniles held for vandalising church in Meghalaya on Christmas Day

Two juveniles, involved in vandalising a church in the early hours on Christmas day in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district, were arrested today after the people handed them over to police.The duo, hailing from Tura town, confessed to their crime and admitted that it was done under the influence of alcohol, Superintendent of Police M G R Kumar said.”We have apprehended the two involved in the incident, and they will be produced in a juvenile court as per procedures,” he said.The two juveniles broke the front glass of the Hawakhana Baptist Church in Tura town at around 2:45 am on Christmas day.The footage of the act captured on CCTV had gone viral on social media, following which a DSP was asked to inquire into the matter.

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Meghalaya: Church vandalised by hooligans on Christmas Day in Shillong

A church was vandalised on Christmas Day by two unidentified drunken youths in Tura town of Meghalaya, a senior police officer said.The incident was caught in CCTV camera of the Baptist Church at Hawakana area of the town and it had also gone viral on social media with people condemning the incident which took place hours after the midnight service.”Two youths in inebriated condition were seen breaking the glass entrance of the Church premises. The incident took place at around 2.15 am,” West Garo Hills, Superintendent of Police(SP), R Kumar told PTI.He said the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) will inquire into the incident.The SP said the church authorities have submitted the CCTV footages available.Analysing the footages, the SP said the two youths were clearly in an inebriated condition.Terming it a “drunken act”, Kumar said it was “unfortunate” to have taken place on a Christmas day.”It was not an act aimed at vandalising the property but a drunken act by two young people who were too drunk to handle themselves,” the SP said.

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Cabbie & friend kidnap, gang-rape Thane woman

A 25-year-old woman from Thane was allegedly kidnapped, gang-raped and then thrown out of the car by two men near Vajreshwari in Virar. The woman got into the cab marked Ola, thinking it was part of the radio cab company’s fleet. However, police have found that the driver had not been working with the company for a week due to a money dispute.Kashimira police have arrested two men — the driver Suresh Gosavi (32) and Umesh Zala (31) – and seized the car. When the woman hailed the cab, it was already occupied by another man. Instead of ferrying her to Thane, the duo took her to Vajreshwari. They raped her at a lodge. She then alerted the owner. “We traced them through the CCTV cameras on the highway,” said Mahesh Patil, DSP, Thane Rural. “We suspect they have committed a similar offence earlier.”An Ola spokesperson said, “We confirm this incident has not occurred on the Ola platform. We have extended all support to authorities.”

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Bank ATM with Rs 4-5 lakh stolen in Bundi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Dodging the police, unidentified miscreants, on intervening Tuesday night plucked an ATM machine containing about Rs 4-5 lakh installed at Central Bank of India branch on Nainwa road in Bundi and fled away by a loading transport vehicle which was also lifted from about 100 meters in the same area. Around four to five youths with covered faces were visible on the CCTV camera.On the report by the bank manager, a case has been lodged.According to Police officials, no night watchman was deployed at the ATM kiosk and the ATM was open to any kind of risk, theft or robbery like incident.The unidentified youths first disconnected the electric supply of the kiosk and plucked out the machine within minutes and fled away by a loading transport vehicle, DSP said and added a loading transport vehicle was last night also lifted (stolen) by unidentified miscreants from about 100 meters away on the same road and police is moving on the investigation with interlinking both the incidents. An employee of the bank, while on the morning walk today morning, noticed the ATM machine missing from the kiosk following which he informed the senior bank branch officials and the police, told CBI bank branch manager Pramod Kumar Ghatiya. The ATM machine, at the time of the incident, is likely to be containing about 4 to 5 lakhs as the ATM was loaded with currency notes two to three days ago, the manager said.

Kerala police yet to confirm news about death of 5 ISIS sympathisers in Syria

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Kerala Police is trying to confirm news about the death of five Islamic State (IS) sympathisers from the district in Syria, the Kannur DSP said on Saturday.”We came to know about the death of five men from the district through their relatives. We are trying to confirm news about their death,” said Kannur Deputy Superintendent of Police P P Sadanandan.”The news about the death of one of them, Muhammed Shajil (25) was conveyed by his wife in a foreign country, to his uncle. The wife of another Rishad disclosed information about his death to her mother,” he added.”Similarly, news about the death of the other three, Shahanad (25), Shameer (45) and his elder son Salman (20) were also received by their relatives from their kin in various places,” the DSP said.”They had died at various periods of time between 2014 and 2017,” he said when asked about the time of their deaths.Sadanandan, who is the investigating officer into the case relating to the recent arrest of five persons, allegedly with links to the terrorist outfit, said, “We are going to take them under police custody today for further interrogation.”Three youths – Mithilaj, Abdul Razzak and Rashid – with suspected links to the IS were arrested by the Valapattinam police in the district on October 25 followed by the arrest of two others the next day.

Mahatma Gandhi, Kanpur clashes, India checkpoints and Delhi Metro: DNA morning must reads

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Kanpur communal violence: DSP suspended, DM orders probeThe District Magistarte of Kanpur has ordered a probe into the communal violence that broke in the area during a Tazia procession to mark Muhraam on Sunday. Kanpur DSP has been suspended. Situation is under control, suggest latest reports. UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s trip to the city was cancelled in veiw of the communal violence. He was supposed to take part in a clean India marathon. Varios reports said that around 30 people were injured in the clashes. dnai.in/f5XjIndia remembers ‘Father of Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi, PM Modi pays tribute at RajghatIndia remembers Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary on Monday. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to ‘Bapu’ at Rajghat in the national capital in morning. PM Modi took to Twitter and said, “I bow to beloved Bapu.” dnai.in/f5XkKejriwal vs Centre? Without fair hike, Delhi Metro will turn into DTC buses, says Union MinisterIf the Delhi Metro’s fares are not hiked, the trains will soon turn into Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses whose condition is known to people, Union Minister of State for Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said on Sunday. The remarks came a day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to the Centre, saying that the hike, to come into effect from October 10, is unacceptable, and be put on hold for another three-four months, till the proposal is examined by the Centre and the Delhi government. If the hike comes into effect, the fares will go up by a maximum of Rs 10. dnai.in/f5X9Rohingya crisis: India to open 2 checkposts along Myanmar, Bangladesh bordersThe central government has approved two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, in view of the ongoing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, which has triggered an influx of Rohingya Muslims and illegal Bangladeshi immigrants into India. The move will also facilitate legal entries and exits. India shares a 1,643-km border with Myanmar which touches Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. The country also shares 4,096 km of border with Bangladesh, touching Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya and West Bengal.Why you doubted an army man’s nationality, Assam top cop asks local policeAssam Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay has asked a senior official to explain why Mohd Azmal Hoque has been asked to prove his nationality, who retired as a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) after serving the Army for 30 years. The Army’s Eastern Command has also pledged support to its retired officer. dnai.in/f5Xd

CBI team raids ancestral home of arrested Mumbai I-T deputy commissioner

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 10-member CBI team from Jodhpur conducted a search at the ancestral home of Mumbai I-T Deputy Commissioner Jaipal Swami at Buchawas village of Taranagar in Churu.Swami was arrested on Friday by the CBI for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 3 crore.The team sealed off the house and no one was permitted to enter or leave the premises. During the raid, which lasted 15 hours, Swami’s family members including his father and brother were questioned by the CBI team.The team searched the entire house and even searched the mobile phones of the family members. As per informed sources they have prepared a 24-page report. Swami, who was posted in the Churchgate head office of the Income Tax department, began his career as a teacher. He later cleared the RPSC exam and joined the state services as a DSP in Rajasthan police.He cleared the Civil services examination (2009) and joined the I-T department in 2010.

Madhya Pradesh: Lokayukta police unearth unaccounted assets from home of town and country planning dept official

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Lokayukta police on Tuesday conducted raids at the three premises of a senior woman official of the Town and Country Planning department and unearthed unaccounted assets from her possession.The official identified as Anita Kurathe is posted as deputy director of the department in the neighbouring Dewas district and on the basis of a complaint against her, three places associated with her in Indore were raided, Lokayukta’s deputy superintendent of police (DSP) said.She owns a penthouse in a high rise in Indore, a farm house of 3,500 square feet area, eight shops in different localities, Rs 1.5 lakh cash and jewellery, the DSP said.The properties are in her and her close relatives names.”We have also found some clues which indicate that she has a partnership in a hotel in Rau area here and also has 20-25 bank accounts,” the DSP said.Kurathe joined the government service in 1994 and the details of properties that have been unearthed are much more than her known sources of income, said the official.Detail investigations are on and further details are awaited.

Man booked for kicking, punching woman in Indore gym

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> A case of molestation has been registered against a man for assaulting a woman at a gym in Madhya Pradesh?s Indore. A video surfaced on the social media where the man can be seen punching and kicking the woman at a gym after she complained about his behaviour during the workout. The accused, Puneet Malviya, a resident of the Mandsaur district thrashed the woman after she complained about him to the trainer. The incident took place on Thursday evening. The woman alleged that the man passed lewd comments to which she objected and complained to the gym trainer. The police is investigating the case and trying to trap Puneet, who fled away following the incident. ?A case of assault and molestation has been registered and we are investigating,? Shashikant Kankane, DSP said. Meanwhile, gym trainer Ranit Sonane said that the accused escaped following the incident adding that the CCTV camera would help nab him.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Tension in Bihar village after six assaulted on suspicion of bovine slaughter

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Six people were thrashed by cow vigilantes on suspicion of slaughtering a bovine in a house at Dumra village in Bihar’s West Champaran district, the police said today.Deputy Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar Jha said some people surrounded a house at Dumra village under Jaitia panchayat on the suspicion of a bovine being slaughtered inside and thrashed six people yesterday.No arrest has been made so far, he said.Qudus Kureishi, husband of the village head, was also beaten up when he tried to intervene in the matter, Jha said.On getting the information, he said the police reached the village and pacified angry villagers by assuring action against the guilty.Additional police force has been deployed in the village, the DSP said

Centre, BJP conspiring to hush up stalking case: Surjewala

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Congress today accused the Central government and the BJP of “conspiring to hush up” a case against the Haryana BJP chief’s son, accused of stalking a woman in Chandigarh. AICC media incharge Randeep Surjewala said the Chandigarh Police comes directly under the Union home ministry and they are trying to protect Haryana State BJP president Subhash Barala and his son. He demanded an answer from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah why the BJP leader and his son were being “protected”. “The Union home ministry, which directly controls UT Administration and UT Police of Chandigarh, is conspiring to hush up the entire matter so as to protect the Haryana State BJP president and his son. “Will Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah answer to the nation as to why BJP state President and his children are being protected in this fashion,” Surjewala said. He also accused Chandigarh Police DSP Satish Kumar, probing the case, of changing his statement within hours, allegedly at the behest of the Central government. The Congress also released three videos of the DSP’s statement and the woman narrating the incident. Surjewala said the police was saying that the footage of CCTV cameras, showing the stalking incident was not available. “Even before you have registered a case under correct sections, the CCTV footage has gone. Does it not show that the Union government is giving diktats to protect the Haryana BJP president and his son?” he said. He accused the BJP of adopting double standards, saying when a similar incident happened involving the son of a senior minister in Haryana government a few years ago, the current Home Minister as the then National BJP President had demanded his resignation, which the Congress had accepted. “Why double standards are being adopted by the BJP is a question that the country wants the Prime Minister, BJP President and others to answer,” he said. The Congress leader also asked if the BJP government and the UT Administration answer as to how all those CCTV cameras have stopped functioning and how all the CCTV footage had gone missing. “Is that the transparency that Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks about? And we have also released the video of the girl in question and this young girl has clearly said that she has stated so before the Magistrate in a statement under 164 and she is saying so again on camera that there was a clear cut unequivocal attempt to abduct her. But why has no FIR been lodged?” he asked.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Haryana: Woman alleges rape by three men with husband’s involvement

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman from Haryana’s Sirsa has alleged that she was raped by three men on her husband’s directions.The incident came into light when the police was informed about a rape victim admitted in a government hospital.”We got to know on July 29 that a rape victim is admitted in a government hospital. Our officers went there and a case has been registered. The case has been registered against six people, which includes the victim’s husband, mother-in-law and sister-in-law,” Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ratandeep Singh Bali told ANI.He added that the police is investigating the case and a necessary action will be taken against the culprits.The victim said that the culprits threw her naked on the road after raping her.”When I refused to divorce my husband, he called his three friends whom I don’t know. I ran away but they kidnapped me, dragged me to a nearby field and gangraped me at gunpoint,” she said.A team of police is searching the three unknown accused.Further investigation is underway.

Muneer-Khan-PC-on-Ayub-Pandit-lynching @ 7/24/2017 12:46:08 PM

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Jammu and Kashmir Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muneer Khan on Monday divulged details about the horrific lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ayub Pandith, which took place on June 22, informing that 20 accused have been arrested till date and assuring that more arrests are to be made. Addressing a press conference here, Khan said, ?There was a gruesome incident that took place on June 22 where our Security Wing of Jammu and Kashmir, Deputy SP Ayub Pandit was lynched near Jamia Masjid, Srinagar. It was a serious incident and first of its kind that has happened in the valley. The police found that four miscreants, including terrorist Sajid Ahmad Gilkar, played a major role in instigating the mob against Pandith. Investigation is on expeditiously and effectively and 20 accused have been arrested till date, more arrests will be made soon?. Explaining more about the investigation which is on in this matter, Khan stated that an iron rod which was used on Pandit was found including his identity card and pistol. ?Initially only after getting the clues we arrested three main accused who were involved. After our custodial probe they led us to more accused people who were also involved,? said Khan. Speaking on the investigation which is underway and about progress in the matter, Khan also said the probe is absolutely in the right direction and will be resolved soon. ?While being lynched the DSP had fought in self defence and had also fired three bullets to miscreants below the waist line. The investigation is still on absolutely in the right manner. Some more accused are to be arrested and will be brought out in the due course of time. We are hopeful; to complete the investigation soon,? the Inspector General of Police said. Finally hailing the hard work of the Srinagar police and team, Khan congratulated the probe carried out by them. ?A special investigating team under the command of SP Nath was constituted. I take the opportunity to congratulate Srinagar Police the way they have carried out this probe in a very professional manner and so far they have brought this investigation into a logical issue,? Khan added. On July 12, one of the militants involved in killing of Pandith killed in Redbug area of Budgam district in Jammu and Kashmir. The information about the killing of the militant was tweeted by the Jammu and Kashmir police. Pandith died after a brutal mob attack outside the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar last month. The deceased was allegedly making a video of stone pelting by locals, and objecting to this, the violent mob attacked him. Ayub opened fire through his service pistol in his own defence after the situation became out of control.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Girls concocted story of drowning to flee home: Police

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The two girls who were believed to have drowned in a canal here while taking selfies had concocted the story and have actually run away from their homes, police said today. Yesterday, the police had initiated rescue operations on after it was reported that Lovepreet Kaur (19) and Nisha (18) have drowned in the canal flowing under the Sathiali bridge located on the Gurdaspur-Sri Hargobindpur road. 17-year-old Sophia, sister of Lovepreet, spilled the beans during questioning by police, leaving security officials shocked. Police raised a doubt after the bodies of the girls could not be retrieved from the canal where they were reportedly drowned yesterday while trying to retrieve the phone they were clicking selfies with. “During questioning last night, Sophia told us that both Lovepreet Kaur and Nisha did not drown in the canal. They actually ran away in a vehicle with someone,” Gurdaspur DSP Parlhad Singh said. However, Sophia, who was with the girls at the time of incident, failed to identify the vehicle in which they left, he said. Police said both the girls have actually “concocted” the story of their drowning in the canal. “Sophia was asked by the girls to tell their parents that both were swept away in the canal,” the DSP said. He said suspicion arose when divers failed to trace bodies of the girls despite intensive search operation. The flow of water into the canal was also reduced to locate the bodies, Singh said. The search operation has been stopped, he said. “Our priority is now to trace both the girls,” the DSP said, adding the police are working on several angles, including love affair.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Terrorist dead in Budgam played key role in lynching of DSP Pandith: J&K Police

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Sajid Ahmad Gilkar, who was killed in an encounter today, had played a key role in the lynching of DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandith last month, police said.DSP Pandith was stripped and stoned to death by a mob outside the historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area of downtown Srinagar on June 22. “Gilkar played a key role in the lynching of DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandith of the security wing,” a police spokesman said today. Gilkar went underground and joined the Hizbul Mujahideen after the lynching incident, he said. “He was also involved in grenade attacks on the CRPF at Nowhatta on April 22, Khanyar police party on April 30 and SafaKadal CRPF camp on June 21,” the spokesman said.He said the slain terrorist was also involved in attacks on PDP worker Abdul Qayoom in Barzulla on May 24 and an army convoy near SKIMS Bemina April 1. Gilkar and his associates Aaqib Gul and Javaid Ahmad Shiekh were killed in an overnight gunbattle with security forces in Redbugh area of Budgam district this morning.
ALSO READ India hits back: 24-hours after Amarnath Yatra attack, 3 Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in Budgam”They (slain militants) were involved in recent weapon snatching incidents in the south and central Kashmir. They were also involved in anti-national activities, unlawful activities, damaging of government property and stone pelting incidents,” the spokesman said.

Transport contractor in ACB net for offering Rs 25 lakh bribe

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A transport contractor has been arrested for allegedly offering a bribe of Rs 25 lakh to a BJP legislator in Mira-Bhayandar here, Thane ACB officials said today. The contractor, Radheshyam Khaturia (55) was arrested here last evening, DSP, Thane ACB Sangram Singh Nishandhar told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Ballabgarh killing: Victim’s kin says four accused identified

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The brother of the teenaged Muslim youth, who was stabbed to death on-board a Mathura-bound train, said today that the family had identified the four accused persons who were arrested yesterday. The prime accused in the case, however, is still at large, according to the police. Junaid (17) was stabbed when he along with his brothers was returning home to Khandawli village in Ballabgarh after shopping for Eid in Delhi last week. His brothers – Hashim and Sakir – who were also travelling in the train with him, were injured by a mob which also allegedly hurled slurs against them. “The police called us for identifying the arrested persons. When we went there, we identified the four accused, who were involved in beating and jostling with us,” 20-year- old Hashim told reporters at his village here today. A 50-year-old Delhi government employee was among four persons arrested yesterday in connection with Junaid’s killing SP, GRP, Faridabad, Kamaldeep Goel had said yesterday. The “prime accused” is still at large, Deputy Superintendent of Police, GRP, Faridabad, Mohinder Singh said today. However, DSP Singh, said that when the accused were produced before a Magistrate today they refused to undergo a test identification parade. The four accused were produced before a court in Faridabad, which remanded them to two-day police remand, the DSP said. With the four arrests made yesterday, the number of those held in the case has climbed to five, he said. The four arrested accused belong to areas close to Hodal near Palwal in Faridabad and are believed to be regular commuters, police officials said. Junaid’s brothers had told reporters earlier that the attackers taunted and repeatedly called them “anti-nationals” and “beef eaters”.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Satna civic body chief held for taking bribe, suspended

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Madhya Pradesh government today suspended Satna Municipal Commissioner Surendra Kathuria, who was arrested for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 12 lakh. Kathuria, a State Administrative Service (SAS) officer, was suspended as he was caught accepting the bribe at his official residence yesterday, said an official of the Public Relations department. He was nabbed while taking Rs 12 lakh and jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh from a nursing home owner, said Divesh Pathak, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Lokayukta. Kathuria had demanded Rs 40 lakh in cash and gold jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh from the complainant for not dismantling parts of the nursing home building, which had allegedly been built illegally, the DSP added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Farmer ends life over debt in Vasundhara Raje’s home district

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>One more debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide in Rajasthan — this time in Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s home district of Jhalawar. Family members of Bardhi Lal Rathore (66) claimed he had taken a loan from State Bank of India and was under stress due to heavy debt burden. He hanged himself from a tree in an agricultural field in Sunail town last evening, Jhalawar DSP Vaibhav Sharma said. Administration officials, however, denied Rathore took the extreme step due to debt. The family said Rathore had tea and left for the field in the evening. When his wife and son went to the field to bring back their cattle, they found his body hanging from a tree. The family said Rathore was staggering under the weight of Rs 4.50 lakh he had taken from the bank and local moneylenders. Back-to-back crop failure over two years worsened their financial situation, they claimed. Village head Rajesh Mandori said the farmer had approached him for help but “I did not have enough money”. Local administration officials said Rathore ended his life over personal issues. Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Bhawanimandi, Rakesh Kumar Meena said Rathore owned 11 bigas of land and had a good crop yield. DSP Sharma said no suicide note has been recovered from the farmer and a case of suicide has been registered. A 30-year-old farmer had on June 21 ended his life allegedly over not being able to repay debt in Baran district of the state.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

BJP demands setting up of fast-track court in lynching case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The BJP today demanded the setting up of a special fast-track court to punish the those involved in the brutal lynching of a police officer in Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir BJP chief Sat Sharma expressed shock over the killing of Deputy Superintendent Ayub Pandith, who was stripped and stoned to death outside the Jamia Masjid in the downtown area of the city. “We demand setting up of fast-track special court to punish the culprits involved in the heinous crime against humanity and murder of the DSP,” he said. The BJP state President also conveyed condolences to the bereaved family. He said the morale of militants is at a low and Pakistan-sponsored separatists have always resorted to inhumane acts to thwart the work of security agencies. He said the state government should take cognisance of matter in a serious way so that nobody dares to commit such acts against security forces. “When the tourist season is at the peak in the valley and the holy Amarnath Yatra is going to start soon, a handful of people are indulging in such acts to convey the outside world that Kashmir is not a place to visit,” the leader said. He appealed to the people to not get misled and instead work in unison to identify and expose elements which are responsible for creating hurdles in peace and causing the loss of life and property.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq might lose Z-security

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Pressure is mounting on Mehbooba Mufti-led government to give free hand to Jammu and Kashmir police and withdraw security of moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq following the lynching of deputy superintendent of police Mohammed Ayub Pandith outside Jamia Masjid.”Jammu and Kashmir Police is one of the best police force in the country. They are very brave. They are showing restraint while dealing with the people. The day they will lose their patience it will become very difficult. They are showing maximum restraint because they are dealing with their own people. But how long will it continue?” said Mufti.The Chief Minister further said that few days ago, the SHO and five other policemen were killed and now the deputy superintendent of police, the ones who were present there to protect the people were lynched.”He had gone to perform his duty. It is shameful act. God forbid if their patience wears out, those days will return when people will be running away after seeing a gypsy moving on the road. I want to say to the people that we still have time to mend our way,” she said.Mufti’s remarks came against the backdrop of mounting anger and growing clamour in the police department for giving free hand to the force to deal with the militants, stone pelters and anti national elements in Kashmir.”We are asked to exercise restraint in a situation where on one side there is a militant and on the other there is stone pelter. Our political bosses are always concerned about the situation, caring little about our safety,” said a police officer.Meanwhile PDP’s alliance partner BJP also condemned that the lynching of the DSP Mohammed Ayub Pandith and said that it is heart rending as he was killed by the same people who he was trying to protect,.”Henchmen of some people derive sadistic pleasure by lynching and killing others just to appease their bosses sitting across the Line of Control (LoC). The government should reconsider the decision of providing Z-security to Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, whom the slain DSP was guarding”, said Khalid Jehangir, BJP spokesman.”His death is a tragedy and the manner of his death a travesty. May the people who lynched DSP Pandith burn in hell for their sins”, tweeted Omar Abdullah, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister..National Conference spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu went a step further and demanded withdrawing the security of Mirwaiz. “I say this strictly in my personal capacity and J&K police should immediately withdraw the Z security cover for Mirwaiz”, he said.Prominent Shia leader and Jammu and Kashmir Sports Minister Imran Reza Ansari wondered how Mirwaiz could preach on the pulpit when a human is lynched.”How can one preach on the pulpit while a fellow human is lynched to death in the compound of the same mosque. I wonder what was being preached”, he said.Meanwhile, police is not ruling out questioning Mirwaiz in the lynching case of DSP Mohammed Ayub Pandith.Suffering continuesUnder fire for failing to control the situation, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday called for the institutionalized dialogue process to get out of the difficulties and bloodshed.”People of Jammu and Kashmir have been the worst sufferers of hostility between the two countries and despite four wars contentious issues could not be resolved. Majority of people in the Sub continent want peace and resolution of issues between India and Pakistan and any step in this direction would be a contribution towards this silent majority”, Mehbooba said.Pitching for state specific Confidence Building Measures to restore the faith of people, she said time has come to open historic routes across LoC to boost cross border travel and trade. “We should move ahead and take benefit of even the opportunities emerging in our neighbourhood also”, she said while suggesting partnership with the upcoming CPEC to exploit the State of its strategic position vis a vis South and Central Asia. Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the will and determination, Mehbooba said the present government at the Centre has a decisive mandate to take any bold decision. “Stitching the Alliance (with BJP) was a difficult decision but it was done to get the State out of its present difficulties and problems. It’s an experiment of different nature. Failure on this count would have far reaching consequences at the national level”, she said. Mehbooba regretted that the dialogue and reconciliation in the State lost its momentum after 2005 after late Mufti Mohammad Sayeed demitted office of the Chief Minister. “The present crisis is the result of the same adding the spirit of wide ranging public outreach as adopted by the then Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee needs to be restored and carried forward”, she said.

Lynch mob stones to death on-duty Dy SP in Srinagar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Shock, anger and outrage have gripped Kashmir after a lynch mob stoned to death a deputy superintendent of police (Dy SP) while he was performing security duties at the historic Jamia Masjid during Shab-e-Qadr (night of prayers in Ramzan) in Srinagar on Thursday night.Fifty-seven-year old Mohammad Ayub Pandith of the third security battalion of Jammu and Kashmir Police was stripped, paraded and then lynched by a violent mob shouting slogans in favour of Zakir Musa, one of the most-wanted terrorists who recently quit the Hizbul Mujahideen and had called for a caliphate in Kashmir.Hundreds of people used stones and sticks to hit the officer, badly mutilating his body. When cornered by the irate crowd, Pandith fired some rounds from his service pistol in self-defence but even that failed to deter the bloodthirsty mob. Three people were injured in the firing.Director General of Police (DGP), Jammu and Kashmir, Shesh Paul Vaid said the Dy SP was posted to protect the people at the access control (entry point to the mosque) so that anti-social elements did not vitiate the atmosphere during namaz. “Some people from among those he was protecting lynched and martyred the officer. It is very unfortunate. The man who was protecting them was lynched,” Vaid said.The initial reports collected by the police said that the officer was coming out after inspecting the security arrangements when some anti- social elements raised slogans and overpowered him, the DGP said. “He was then brutally beaten and lynched,” he said.Vaid said two people have been arrested and the third has been identified. “They will have to face the law. The DSP had a pistol and a policeman has the right to self defence when somebody attacks him. He has the legal right to fire to save himself,” he said.Additional Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, (Security), Dilbag Singh told DNA that the officer was part of the special deployment made for Shab-e-Qadr.”There was a mob which was misbehaving and shouting slogans. Some people spread false rumours that he was from some agency when he was performing the security duty. He was dragged and beaten till he died. His weapon was also snatched,” he said.A pall of gloom has descended on the Pandith household at Nowpora in the old Srinagar city. A grieving wife, an inconsolable daughter and distraught son are unable to come to terms with the brutal lynching of their dear one.In fact, the family was preparing to celebrate Eid as the officer’s daughter, who is pursuing MBBS overseas, had specially flown to Srinagar to join the festivities.”It was first time he was posted in Jamia Masjid. He has been known to the people in the area given that he was duty officer in Zadibal police station in mid-nineties. He was so down to earth that he would never travel in an official vehicle,” said Mohommad Abdullah Pandith, brother of the slain officer.Born in Nowpora in April 1960, Pandith completed M Com and LLB before joining the police department in 1990 as a sub inspector. After completing his basic training in 1992, he was posted in Pulwama district.”The officer served as SHO of different police stations. He was promoted as DSP in 2013. During his career, he has served different wings of district police, railways, vigilance and security in different capacities. He had received many appreciations for his work and conduct,” a police spokesman.Some initial reports said that the moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, was inside the mosque and continued with his sermon when the officer was being beaten to death. Farooq, however, denied that he was present in the mosque at the time of the incident. “I reached the mosque at 12.15 am while the incident had happened before that,” he said.Condemning the incident, Farooq said, “Mob violence and public lynching are outside the parameters of our values and religion. The violence that the state has wreaked on us is largely responsible for this kind of brutality, as the police is being used against the people in the most brutal way which leads to brutal reactions,” he said.J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti warned the people of severe backlash if the police loses its patience.”What can be more shameful than this (lynching of the officer). I want to say that J&K Police is one of the best police forces in the country, they are brave but they are showing maximum restraint (while dealing with the law and order situation) because they feel that they are dealing with their own people. But, for how long?” she asked.National Conference working president Omar Abdullah also condemned the incident. “I am personally anguished and devastated by this tragedy. That this happened on the most auspicious night and outside Jamia Masjid is shocking,” he said.”Such heinous elements are the enemies of Kashmiriyat and humanity and should be given the sternest possible sentence as per the law of the land,” he added.With agency inputs

What is the policy for J-K: Cong asks govt after DSP lynching

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Congress today expressed serious concern over the “worsening situation” in Kashmir after a DSP was lynched and asked the government what policy it has for the state which saw jawans and policemen dying every other day. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi termed the lynching as “horrific”, saying the incident marked a new low in the state. He lamented that the state had gone back several decades due to the “complete failure” of the PDP-BJP combine there. “The brutal lynching of Deputy SP Md Ayub Pandith marks a new low. Pained beyond words at the horrific incident,” he said on Twitter. “Heartbreaking to see J&K being pushed back several decades because of the complete failure of the PDP/BJP government,” he tweeted. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad also condemned the brutal killing of deputy SP Mohammed Ayub Pandith and said it was against Islam and humanity. “It is a shameful act. Killing a person in the holy month of Ramzan is condemnable. Such thing is against both the Islam and the humanity,” Azad said. At the AICC briefing, Congress spokesperson R P N Singh said, “There is complete breakdown as far as law and order is concerned, as far as internal security is concerned. It seems that the Government has no policy, has no kind of action plan and seems that it is not moved by what is happening in J&K.” He said the situation in Kashmir was worsening as even forces and policemen are lynched. “A DSP is lynched in the heart of Srinagar which is extremely frightening. Is there any Government? Is there any rule of law? What kind of security scenario is this when security personnel are being lynched in the heart of the city,” he said, adding one can understand the situation today. Singh said there is complete breakdown in internal security as far as J&K is concerned. It is extremely unfortunate that so many times condolences have to be read for our brave-heart Jawans who are being martyred every day and so are policemen now. “How many more Jawans are going to be martyred, how many more Policemen are going to be martyred. We just saw in the last one month that over 17 policemen have been martyred in J&K. More than 208 Army personnel have been martyred in J&K alone,” he said, adding that there have been terrorist attacks on military establishment where civilians have died. “Where is this Government and where is its Nationalism? Does this Government feel that J&K exists and needs attention? We see no urgency, no movement, no political will as far as this Government is concerned,” he said. The Congress leader asked whether the government has shown any seriousness in discussing the deteriorating situation in J&K, both internal as well as external threat perception, and has a meeting of CCS been convened. “It is something that shakes the very foundation of the Constitution of this country. It shakes the very faith in the Government responsible for protecting our Borders, our people,” he said. Singh said this government talks much about nationalism and asked whether what was happening in Jammu and Kashmir is the nationalism they talk about. “It is matter of concern that anti-social elements and lynch-mobs are having a free-run under this government. The Congress takes this very seriously,” he said. The Congress leader said everyday jawans, policemen and innocent citizens were martyred but the Prime Minister does not find time even to even regret these incidents. “Is this nationalism and is this the ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ that they talk about,” he asked, adding that the Congress party views this seriously and will raise this issue and seriously try and corner this government. “If anybody tries to attack India, the Congress party will strongly stand against it,” he said. Singh said the country is safe only as our armed forces are doing their duty diligently.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

?It was a brutal and barbaric act. It is a reflection of utter failure of the BJP-PDP Government in not controlling such acts,? CPM leader Brinda…

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) on Friday dubbed the lynching of Jammu and Kashmir policeman Mohammed Ayub Pandith as a barbaric incident, while cornering the Bharatiya Janata Party-People’s Democratic Party (BJP-PDP) Government for failing to control the situation. Earlier Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh termed the incident as an ‘irreligious act in the name of religion’. “Irreligious act in name of religion. Most unholy act in holy month of Ramzan. Lynching a fellow being,” he tweeted. Last night, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith was lynched to death by a violent mob in downtown Srinagar. The deceased DSP was on surveillance and was allegedly clicking pictures of people emerging from the Jamia Masjid, when a mob attacked him. After the situation got out of control, the cop in his own defence opened fire through his service pistol on the mob, in which three people got injured. The angry mob then proceeded to attack him and ended up taking his life. The police have recovered the body of deceased and are investigating the matter. Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said two people have been arrested and a third person has been identified in connection with the lynching.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Rahul Gandhi terms DSP’s lynching in Kashmir as ‘horrific’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today termed the lynching of a deputy superintendent of police in Jammu and Kashmir as “horrific”, saying the incident marked a new low in the state. He lamented that the state had gone back several decades due to the “complete failure” of the PDP-BJP combine there. “The brutal lynching of Deputy SP Md Ayub Pandith marks a new low. Pained beyond words at the horrific incident,” he said on Twitter. “Heartbreaking to see J&K being pushed back several decades because of the complete failure of the PDP/BJP government,” he tweeted. Gandhi has been on a vacation abroad to meet his grandmother where he also celebrated his birthday. DSP Mohammed Ayoub Pandit was stripped naked and stoned to death by an irate mob after he allegedly opened fire at a group of people, who caught him clicking pictures near a mosque in Srinagar’s downtown area in the early hours today.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Lynching-of-Kashmir-cop-Congress @ 6/23/2017 1:43:33 PM

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Condemning the brutal lynching of Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith by a mob, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday stated that the brutal act was against both tIslam and humanity. ?The way the DSP was lynched to death was so shameful. Killing a person in the holy month of Ramzan is condemnable. If the mob was suspicious about the identity of that person, then they should have informed the police instead of taking law in their hand. Such thing is against both the Islam and the humanity,? Azad told ANI. Echoing similar sentiments, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti warned the people of the state to not test the patience of the security forces, who use restrain in dealing with locals. Last night, Pandith was lynched to death by a violent mob in downtown Srinagar. The deceased DSP was aon surveillance and was allegedly clicking pictures of people emerging from the Jamia Masjid mosque, when a mob attacked him. After the situation became out of control, the cop in his own defence open fire through his service pistol on the mob, in which three people got injured. The angry mob then proceeded to attack him more severely and ended up taking his life. Police have recovered the body of deceased and are investigating the matter. Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said two people have been arrested and a third person has been identified in connection with the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith. “Two people have been arrested so far in this incident and third one has been identified. The rest culprits will also have to face the law. According to the reports, when he was coming out of the mosque, people started raising slogans and started hitting him resulting in his death,” Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police S. P. Vaid told media here. He added that the DSP was posted outside the mosque for the security of the people so that they could offer prayers without any hindrance. “A few people who were standing outside the mosque lynched him. This is a very unfortunate act. There seems to be a sheer difference between humanity and cruelty. People need to understand what is wrong. Further investigation is underway,” Vaid said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Separatist -on-cop-lynching @ 6/23/2017 1:15:53 PM

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday condemned the brutal lynching of Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith by a mob, stating that such brutality to snatch the humanity and values cannot be allowed. His statement comes amid reports that Farooq was inside the Jamia Masjid when the DSP was doing surveillance. Farooq took to his Twitter handle to express condolence on the same. ?Deeply disturbed & condemn the brutal act at Nowhatta. Mob violence & public lynching is outside the parameters of our values & religion….,? he tweeted. ?….We cannot allow state brutality to snatch our humanity & values,? he added. Meanwhile, National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah also took to his Twitter handle saying the manner of the cop?s death of is a travesty and the people involved in this incident will ?burn in hell for their sins?. ?He was a Dy SP in the Security Wing of J&K Police & I understand he was there on security duty for access control at Jamia Masjid,? Abdullah tweeted. ?His death is a tragedy & the manner of his death a travesty. May the people who lynched DySP Pandith burn in hell for their sins,? he added. Meanwhile, branding the lynching of Pandith as a ?shameful? act, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti warned the people of the state to not test the patience of the security forces, who use restrain in dealing with locals. ?Nothing can be more shameful than to kill someone who works for the welfare of the people. The Jammu and Kashmir Police are showing maximum restrain as they are dealing with their own people, but for how long? Someday when they will lose their patience, then it would become very difficult for the people,? Mufti said after attending the wreath laying ceremony of Pandith here. Mufti further stressed that the Police were deployed to protect the lives of the locals, but if they continued behaving like this, then it?s possible that the past may return in which security forces use maximum force on people. Last night, Pandith was lynched to death by a violent mob in downtown Srinagar. The deceased DSP was on surveillance and was allegedly clicking picture of people emerging from the Jamia Masjid mosque, when a mob attacked him. After the situation became out of control, the cop in his own defence open fire through his service pistol on the mob, in which three people got injured. The angry mob then proceeded to attack him more severely and ended up taking his life. Police have recovered the body of deceased and are investigating the matter.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Mufti-on-Jammu-kashmir-cop-lynching @ 6/23/2017 1:15:51 PM

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Branding the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mohammed Ayub Pandith as a ?shameful? act, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday warned the people of the state to not test the patience of the security forces, who use restrain in dealing with locals. ?Nothing can be more shameful than to kill someone who works for the welfare of the people. The Jammu and Kashmir Police are showing maximum restrain as they are dealing with their own people, but for how long? Someday when they will lose their patience, then it would become very difficult for the people,? Mufti said after attending the wreath laying ceremony of Pandith here. Mufti further stressed that the Police were deployed to protect the lives of the locals, but if they continued behaving like this, then it?s possible that the past may return in which security forces use maximum force on people. Last night, Pandith was lynched to death by a violent mob in downtown Srinagar. The deceased DSP was allegedly on surveillance and was clicking picture of people emerging from the Jamia Masjid mosque, when a mob attacked him. After the situation became out of control, the cop in his own defence open fire through his service pistol on the mob, in which three people got injured. The angry mob then proceeded to attack him more severely and ended up taking his life. Police have recovered the body of deceased and are investigating the matter.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Reprimanded woman inspector consumes vapouriser liquid

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>: An inspector attached to an all-woman police station at Keezhakarai near here, was hospitalised today after consuming a mosquito vapouriser liquid after she was reprimanded by a superior. The inspector, Santhakumari, was pulled up by the DSP Balaji during a review meeting at the police station for not completing an assignment. She was upset at being chided and later consumed the vapouriser liquid, police said. A few colleagues, who found Santhakumari lying unconscious rushed her to the government hospital nearby. After being administered first aid, she was admitted to a private hospital, police said and added that her condition was stable. An enquiry would be conducted into the incident by higher officials, police said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

MP govt transfers three police officials out of Mandsaur

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Madhya Pradesh government today transferred three police officials out of Mandsaur, where five farmers were killed in police firing last week. The state government issued the transfer orders as Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan continued to camp in Mandsaur on the second day today, after meeting the family members of the slain farmers yesterday. These families had urged Chouhan to take action against those who are guilty of farmers’ killing. On June 8, two days after the firing incident, the state government had transferred the Mandsaur collector S K Singh and superintendent of police O P Tripathi. The government effected transfers of total six police officials today, with three of them being transferred out of Mandsaur. The transferred officials include two Additional Superintendents of Police (ASP), two Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) and one Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSP), a public relations department official said. As per the state government orders, SDOP of Malhargarh, Radheshyam Solanki, under whose jurisdiction the police firing took place, has been transferred to Police Headquarters (PHQ) in Bhopal as DSP. Pradeep Bakshi, who was so far posted as DSP (AJK), Mandsaur, would replace Solanki. ASP Mandsaur, Ajay Pratap Singh was also transferred as Deputy Commandant, 35 Battalion, Special Armed Force (SAF), Mandla. Another ASP, Garoth (Mandsaur) S S Kanesh would replace Singh as ASP, Mandsaur. Sandhya Rai, SDOP, Mandsaur has also been transferred as DSP at PHQ, Bhopal. Rakesh Mohan Shukla, DSP, Ujjain, will replace Rai as SDOP, Mandsaur. Meanwhile, the chief minister today performed puja at Mandsaur’s Pashupati Nath mandir and met people. Later, he also held talks with farmers at Jaora town of neighbouring Ratlam district. During his dialogue with the peasants, Chouhan ensured them that the government would fix minimum support price (MSP) for all the farm produce. He also ensured that after selling their farm produce, the farmers would be paid money within 24 hours. Chouhan is scheduled to return to Bhopal tonight. He had yesterday visited Mandsaur and handed over Rs 1 crore each as aid to the kin of the slain farmers and also promised government jobs to them. Madhya Pradesh had witnessed a major farmers’ protest in the past fortnight. The farmers’ protest, which began on June 1, took a violent turn on June 6, when five persons were killed in police firing at Mandsaur. The farmers’ protest also witnessed bandh and arson as the agitation in several districts of Madhya Pradesh.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Panipat Gurdwara collapse: 1 killed, 7 injured ; Rescue operations on to trace survivors

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three persons are believed to be trapped under the debris of a gurdwara which collapsed on the National Highway 1 here and a team of NDRF and Haryana Police are carrying out operations to pull them out.The gurdwara collapsed on Monday, killing a 30-year-old man hailing from Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh.Police today said that they were assisting a NDRF team in carrying out rescue operations.”Three persons are believed to be trapped under the debris and we are trying to trace them,” a police official said.After the incident yesterday evening, some of the injured had been referred to various hospitals including at Delhi and Karnal.Panipat DSP (City) Atma Ram said that rescue operations were launched immediately after the incident.Police said fire department officials were also at the incident spot as the rescue operations were still going on.The gurdwara, where some construction work was going on, is located on the busy GT road.

Miffed at not being served bread, Haryana CM’s ADC thrashes

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A cook, working at the residence of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, today alleged that the ADC to the CM thrashed him for not serving bread. The cook, Anup Kumar, has lodged a complaint in this regard with the Chandigarh police, the police said here. Kumar alleged that he was beaten up by the ADC to the Haryana chief minister, Rajnish Garg, DSP Ram Gopal said, adding Garg was angry with the cook for not serving bread during breakfast on Thursday. The cook alleged that he was beaten up in the presence of Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the CM, Neeraj Daftuar, the DSP said. The medical examination of the cook has been done and the report is awaited, the DSP said. Investigations into the allegations are underway and no case has been registered so far, the officer said. Garg was appointed the Aide De Camp (Tour) to the chief minister last year.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Bulandshahr-Jewar highway robbery: Four persons detained

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Four persons have been detained for questioning over the robbery and alleged gangrape incident on the Yamuna Expressway, Jevar police said today. “Suspects are being identified. Once we confirm their involvement we will arrest them. More suspects are also being questioned,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Dileep Singh. Regarding the gangrape, the DSP said,”All victims have gone for medical examination and we have received the medical report. It can not be disclosed at this moment as investigations are still going on.” The rape victims will be produced before the Judicial Magistrate for recording their statements, he said. Yesterday, armed robbers struck a group of eight people travelling to Bulandshahr in a vehicle on the Yamuna Expressway, shooting dead a man and looting cash and jewellery. Four women, who were travelling in the car along with as many men, alleged that they were raped at gunpoint after they tried to resist the robbery bid.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Maoist leader Kundan Pahan surrenders in Jharkhand

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Maoist leader Kundan Pahan, who was carrying a bounty of Rs. 15 lakh on his head, surrendered before the police in Ranchi. Pahan is an accused in the killing of special branch inspector Francis Indwar in 2008 and loot of Rs. five crore from a cash van of ICICI bank. He was also allegedly involved in Baliba ambush in Saranda and killing of DSP Pramod Kumar in 2008 at Pundigiri near Bundu in Ranchi district.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Man climbs atop tank, demands revenge for soldiers’ beheading

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A man created a ruckus by climbing atop an overhead water tank in an inebriated condition and threatening to commit suicide if the government did not avenge the beheading of two soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir. Raju Singh (40), a resident of Nadbai town, had climbed atop the tank at Gandhi Park in Bharatpur, around 185 kilometres from the state capital here, yesterday. It took the police close to four hours to bring the drunken man down. Singh told the police he wanted Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take revenge for the beheading of the two Indian Army soldiers in the hands of the Pakistani army earlier this week. He has been booked under section 60 of the Police Act (punishment for certain offences on road), DSP Avadan Ratnoo told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Supreme Court raps Tamil Nadu govt for not initiating probe against food minister

Wed, 3 May 2017-03:29pm , New Delhi , ANI
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Supreme Court on Wednesday rapped the Tamil Nadu Government for not initiating a probe against state food minister K Kamraj, who is an accused in a Rs 30 lakh land cheating case. The court asked, “Was the minister above the law, and why has the state government not filed an FIR as yet?”It further asked, “Why was there a delay in the registration of an FIR against Kamraj?”The court granted time till Monday to the Tamil Nadu Government to submit a detailed report on the case. The Supreme Court ordered the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Mannargudi to conduct an inquiry against Kamraj and submit a detailed report on Monday. CBS Kumar, the petitioner in the matter had knocked on the doors of the Supreme Court, seeking the registration of an FIR against Kamraj.

3 bodies found in a car in Paonta Sahib municipal parking

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The bodies of three persons, including two women, were recovered today from a car parked in front of the famous Sikh shrine of Paonta sahib in Sirmaur district of Himachal Pradesh, police said. “It appears to be a case of suicide and all the victims are residents of Dehradun adjoining Uttarakhand state. All the deceased are members of one family,” DSP Paonta Sahib Pramod Chauhan said. The names of the deceased would be disclosed after some more verification, he added. As soon as police received the information about bodies laying in the car in the municipal parking, it rushed to the spot and immediately opened the car to recover the bodies of a man and two women, the DSP said. He said that the cause of death would be ascertained only after the receiving the report of forensic experts, who have already inspected the spot and examined the victims. Chauhan said that after the car reached the parking this morning, the occupant closed allegedly the windows and stopped the fresh air from entering the car and probably opened a gas cylinder and died due to suffocation.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Four of a family killed, one injured in road accident

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Four members of a family were killed and one was injured in a road accident when a truck rammed into a vehicle from behind on Kajora Road near Andal, the police said today. The incident happened at 11.45 pm on Friday when the family was returning home at Rana Pratap area in Durgapur after attending a marriage ceremony at Ghantipahar in Bankura district, a police officer said. A loaded truck rammed into the vehicle from behind and the vehicle then collided with a trailer that was in front of it. The vehicle was crushed as a result of the impact, the police officer said. Four out of five members of the family died on the spot. The deceased were identified as Milon Mukherjee, Bhakti Mukherjee, Konika Mukherjee and Soumen Mukherjee (a student of class VIII). Jiban Mukherjee, the injured person was taken to DSP Hospital, the police said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

2 killed, 3 hurt in explosion at scrap dealer’s shop

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two persons were killed and three others seriously injured in an explosion at a scrap dealer’s shop near the Barnala pully area, on the outskirts of the city, here today. “Two persons were killed and three others injured in the incident,” said Gurdaspur DSP (City) Kulwant Rai. Police suspect that the explosion occurred after a hammer was used to break some object in the shop. Earlier, one person identified as Harpreet (35) was killed in the explosion and four injured persons were taken to the Gurdaspur civil hospital, from where they were referred to a hospital in Amritsar. “Another person, identified as Tarsem (40), succumbed to his injuries later,” the DSP said. The three injured persons were identified as Vijay Masih, his son Dhruv and Manav, police said. It was not a high-intensity explosion, police said, adding that a probe was on to ascertain the cause behind it. Gurdaspur SP (D) Sareen Kumar said a team of experts from Forensic Science Laboratory, Mohali has been called.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

J&K: Terrorists barge into police officers’ house in Shopian, fire gunshots

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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Terrorists barged into the residence of an Assistant Sub-Inspector of police and a Constable in Kashmir’s Shopian district and ransacked their houses in Jammu and late on Monday night.The terrorists fired gunshots in the air before fleeing from the spot.No injuries or casualties have been reported so far.The recent incident comes just two days after terrorists in Budgam district abducted Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Abdul Bhat’s two sons on Sunday, who were later released.Bhat’s vehicle was also set ablaze by the terrorists, who threatened his kin and later fled in a car after firing few rounds.

Body of British woman murdered in Goa to be flown home

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The body of the 28-year-old British woman, who was allegedly raped and murdered in Goa, is being flown back to her family in Ireland. Officials from the British high commission today took possession of her body, a police official said. “The British officials will take the body to Mumbai by a domestic flight and from there it will be sent to her family (in Ireland),” DSP Sammy Tavares told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Jat stir: SP, DSP among 35 hurt in clash, 2 police buses

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Eighteen police personnel, including an SP and a DSP, were among 35 injured today when Jat protesters clashed with police on being prevented from marching towards Delhi. The protesters also allegedly set fire to two police buses during the clash that took place in Dhani Gopal village on Sirsa-Hisar-Delhi national highway. Fatehabad’s SP O P Narwal, who sustained minor injury on his hand, said that 18 police personnel, including two women, were injured in the incident. “A woman ASI and a woman Constable were among the injured police personnel. “Three media persons have also suffered injuries. The protesters allegedly held them hostage for some time and damaged their equipment,” he said. A few protesters were also injured when police lobbed tear gas shells and resorted to lathicharge to disperse them. The situation turned tense when Jat protesters from villages of Chamarkhera and Kheri in Hisar district tried to enter Fatehabad district to join dharna at Dhani Gopal. Tractor trolleys carrying Jat protesters, some of whom were allegedly brandishing lathis, tried to breach police barricades. DSP Gurdial Singh, who was deputed at the barrier, requested them to go on foot and join the dharna peacefully but the protesters did not relent, Narwal said. Some agitators pelted the police party with stones. Retaliating, policemen resorted to lathicharge. The protesters then torched two police buses. Narwal suffered injury on his hand. DSP Gurdial Singh, Inspector Kuldeep, ASIs Sadhu Ram, Sohan Lal, Major Singh, Daya Ram and Krishan were among those hurt, he said. The DSP and the Inspector have been hospitalised, SP Narwal said. More police force was called in to control the situation. Narwal told reporters that “the situation is under control. At the barrier, we did not allow tractor trolleys from Hisar to enter our district. Instead of accepting our request, they started hurling stones at police and the situation turned tense. Some protesters even wielded lathis.” The protesters also scuffled with media persons. They allegedly snatched their mobile phones and other equipment, deleted videos and photos of the incident from their cameras and damaged the devices. The news persons later filed a complaint with police, demanding action against Jat agitators.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Villagers protest against illicit liquor in Greater Noida

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A group of people from Maicha villagers today held protest at SSP office here demanding action against liquor mafias. The protesters alleged that since last two years, illicit liquor supply was going on in the village and some people fell ill after consuming the liquor on the occasion of Holi. They claimed that police have failed to check the menace. The Villagers met the DSP Arun Kumar Singh who promised of action against the liquor mafias. District Excise Officer Kuldeep Yadav said, “We are regularly conducting raids against illicit liquor. In this month so far we have seized 15,000 litre of illicit smuggled liquor. “Regarding Maicha village, I have directed the inspectors to send a team and check for illicit liquor supply in the village and arrest the liquor mafias,” he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Hisar triple murder case: Haryana DSP shoots himself, in critical condition

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two days after three persons of a family were shot dead during Holi celebrations in a village in Hisar district in Haryana, a Haryana police DSP who was booked for murder along with few others allegedly attempted suicide in Panchkula.DSP Bhagwan Dass who was posted in Hisar was named as one of the accused by the family of the deceased. Swerving into action, Haryana police had immediately transferred him to State police headquarters in Panchkula and started a probe. On Wednesday morning, the officer allegedly shot himself in the head with his service revolver in Police Lines, Panchkula. He was taken to a private hospital in Panchkula, where his condition remains critical.Nearly 255 km away in Hisar, the family of the three deceased led protests outside the police station refusing to cremate the bodies until the accused are arrested. However, the family agreed to conduct the cremation following an assurance from the police, after SP Rajender Meena visited the family.When contacted, SP Rajendra Kumar Meena, Hisar said as many as 24 persons have been booked in the case for murder which includes, DSP Bhagwan Das. “The investigation is on. We have rounded up some of the accused named in the FIR and are verifying the allegations, following which any decision on arrest would be taken. The family which had been protesting has agreed to cremate the bodies.”The incident took place on March 13, when enmity between two neighboring families in Sheikhpura village in Hisar took a violent turn. According to police, there was an altercation between two of the youth from the rival families, after which firing was reported, in which three family members were shot dead and few others were injured.The deceased included a BSF jawaan, Pardeep, 30 who had returned home for Holi vacation, Mukesh Kumar, 30 and Ram Kumar Kasana, 60. In their complaint to the police, the victim’s family has alleged that the rival group opened fire after DSP Bhagwan Dass who was in the village had allegedly instigated them. Dass’s daughter is an elected Sarpanch from the village and the victim’s family belonged to former Sarpanch, Balbir Pradhan with whom the accused had traded barbs in the past.

Booked in POCSO case, Bihar Cong vice-president resigns

Pandey has been booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on the basis of a supervision note submitted by CID Women’s cell DSP Mamta Kalyani, IGP (Weaker Section) Anil Kishore Yadav told <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Bihar Congress Vice-President Brajesh Kumar alias Brajesh Pandey has been booked in a case of sexual exploitation of a minor girl, following which he tendered resignation from his post. Pandey has been booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act on the basis of a supervision note submitted by CID Women’s cell DSP Mamta Kalyani, IGP (Weaker Section) Anil Kishore Yadav told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Raj MLA, husband, others booked for thrashing policeman

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rajasthan BJP MLA Chandra Kanta Meghwal, her husband Narendra Meghwal, party workers along with five policemen were booked today for unlawful assembly and voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from duty, police said. A total of five cases were registered against the BJP MLA from Ramganjmandi, her husband and other party workers along with five police personnel, including Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and Circle Incharge (CI) and three constables, under relevant sections of IPC and SC/ST Act at Mahaveernagar police station, Swai Singh Godera, SP Kota city, said. The five police personnel have been sent to police line, he said. A scuffle broke out between the MLA, party workers and police personnel yesterday over the issuance of challan for the vehicle of a BJP worker here. The BJP MLA’s husband allegedly thrashed CI Ram Basaida following which the police resorted to force and lathicharged the party workers, who had assembled around the police station to protest against the issuance of challan, police said. Five police personnel and about a dozen BJP workers, including the MLA, sustained injuries in the incident, they said. A high-level committee was set up to probe into the incident. Following a meeting between senior police officials and BJP leaders, including Kota MP Om Birla and local legislators, three cases were lodged against DSP Cunaram Jat, SHO Sri Ram, constables Surendra, Ashok and Khemchand, and two cases against the BJP MLA, her husband and party workers, Godera said. No arrests have been made so far, he said, adding the situation is peaceful at present.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Rajasthan BJP MLA’s husband thrashes police official

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rajasthan BJP MLA Chandra Kanta Meghwal’s husband Narendra Meghwal allegedly thrashed a police official over issuing a challan for the vehicle of a party worker here.SHO of Mahaveernagar Police Station Ram Basaida said a police personnel was allegedly manhandled and thrashed, but denied reports of detention of the MLA and other BJP leaders.DSP Cunaram Jat said a meeting, involving senior police officials, the MLA concerned, MP OM Birla, other BJP leaders, is underway to resolve the issue.

4 women devotees killed, 31 injured in road mishap

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Four women devotees were today killed and 31 others injured when the vehicle they were travelling in fell in a gorge famous Devi shrine of Chintpurni in Una district, police said. The vehicle this evening suddenly went off the road and fell into a 20-foot deep gorge when the devotees were returning to Jaswan, they said. Chanchala Devi, Seema Devi, Anita Devi and Suman Devi were killed in the mishap while the injured devotees have been admitted to a nearby hospital, police said. DSP Jitendra Chowdhary said the devotees belonged to Behar Jaswan in Una. The injured are stated to be out of danger while the bodies have been sent for postmortem, police said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Earlier also, the state government had referred to the

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>autopsy report to buttress its point that the young man, who was allegedly killed at Tengpora in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on July 10, had died of pellet injuries. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for state government, had then said that the post-mortem report belied the claim of the victim’s father that he was shot by policemen from point-blank range. On August 12, 2016, the apex court had ordered exhumation and autopsy of the body of Shabir under the supervision of the district and sessions judge. Rohatgi had assured the court that the probe would have the highest level of transparency and the authorities would leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of the case. The court had given liberty to the district and sessions judge of Srinagar to have the assistance of officers of his choice for the impartial exercise of carrying out the autopsy and exhumation. The apex court had observed that it was a serious matter and such a situation should be handled with a humane approach and extreme sensitivity. It had earlier stayed contempt proceedings initiated against the senior superintendent of police and inspector general of police (Kashmir Range) for not lodging an FIR against the policemen, including a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), allegedly involved in the killing of Mir. It had also issued notice to Mir’s father on the plea of the Jammu and Kashmir government. The chief judicial magistrate, Srinagar, had on July 18 directed the SSP to file an FIR against DSP Yasir Qadri and others on an application of Mir’s father. Later, contempt proceedings were initiated by the CJM for non-filing of the FIR against the police officers in connection with the incident. The family of the deceased has contested the state’s plea, claiming the killing to be a separate incident which had nothing to do with the FIR registered by the police.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Truck crushes three students to death

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A coal-laden truck crushed to death three students who were travelling on a bike on Baliapur Govindpur Hirak road, around 20 km away from district headquarters here yesterday. Deputy superintendent of police Sindri range Vikas Kumar Pandey said that all three students identified as Sachin Das, Rohit Yadav and Shivam were going on a bike to Govindpur at around 6.30 pm when their two-wheeler collided head on with a truck coming from opposite side. All of them died on the spot and one of the student’s body was dragged by the truck some 30 metres away, the DSP said. The bike caught fire after the incident and was reduced to ashes. The police official said the truck driver fled with vehicle after the incident. Villagers blocked the road in protest and smashed the wind screens of coal-laden trucks and other vehicles that were crossing at that time. The victims were class 12 students of DAV Sindri school.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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