A notorious gangster, responsible for the plight of hundreds of families, has been nabbed by the Delhi Police. One of the dreaded duo that ran the gang, Hussain, a resident of village Tayda in Bharatpur, was brought to Delhi two days ago.According to the Delhi Police investigation, the gang of two first lured businessmen in the name of attractive deals on electronic and other products, and a holiday trip around Delhi. They would then kidnap the victims, take them to Mewat and get them raped and sodomised by locals. This sexual abuse was filmed to extort money. The gang operated in Haryana and Rajasthan, and had made Delhi a transit place. The cops are now trying to identity and approach the victims and retrieve videos of sexual abuse. According to the police, the gang would give advertisements on vernacular websites and in dailies in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh claiming that it sold electronic items in bulk at cheap prices. “Thereafter, the gangsters would call and mail local businessmen in these states and tempt them with attractive deals,” a police officer said, adding that once the businessmen were convinced, they were offered a holiday trip, along with their family members, to Delhi and nearby areas.After trapping the businessmen and their families, the gang would take the victims to Mewat. “The kidnapped businessmen were sodomised, their wives and daughters raped by local youths, teenagers, and other gang members, and this sexual abuse was filmed. Hussain and his accomplice Hasan would also demand ransom from their families, ranging from Rs 20-50 lakh,” the police officer said. The families were told that if they approached the police, the videos would be uploaded on the adult websites.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Enforcement Directorate (ED), on Thursday, raided four locations in Mumbai in connection with a money laundering investigation against Pune-based stud-farm owner Hasan Ali Khan. The agency had booked 62-year-old Khan and some of his associates under sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) . The action against Ali and his associates comes after a lull of almost six-years when he was first booked by the agency in 2011. Ali was also arrested in March 2011 on charges of anti-money laundering charges. He came out on bail in August, 2015.Earlier this year, the CBI had registered a case against Hasan on charges of criminal conspiracy and corruption and interrogated him in a case of financial irregularity in Pune. “In an alleged collusion with the income tax officials, Khan had lowered the value of his illegal assets and wealth ” a CBI official said.Khan, who also deals in scrap material, owes a tax of Rs 1.65 thosand crore — a staggering debt that is the largest recovery amount case in Indian tax history.According to the 16th report of the Standing Committee of Finance presented before the Lok Sabha on July 31, Khan owes Rs 1,65,665 crore as tax arrears. This is more than three times owed by share market scamsters — Harshad Mehta, Ketan Parikh and BC Dalal — who together have tax arrears of Rs 40,986 crore. The four, whose cases are pending in different courts, together owe over Rs 2 lakh crore.Alarmed by the rapid rise in tax arrears, the committee observed, “Recovery on these cases by operation of income tax alone is not possible.” Besides, even assets of these scamsters do not tally with what they owe to the tax department.Khan’s tax liabilities amount to 25% of the total direct tax arrears of Rs 6.74 lakh crore.The IT department had raised a demand of Rs70,000 crore against the Hasan Ali group in 2007 on the basis of three transactions with the UBS bank. Khan, the son of an excise official, made headlines in December 2006 when the Mumbai IT investigation wing raided several Khan’s premises, including Kolkata, on suspicion of a huge money laundering racket.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Choudhary Munnawar Hasan, a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader’s family was killed a month back and the killers who shot him on Saturday revealed to the police that the bodies of his wife and four children were buried in different locations in and around Delhi.The Delhi Police, in a late night exhumation operation, recovered the bodies of Munnawar’s two sons, Akeeb and Shakeeb. Their bodies were buried five feet under the ground with a lot of salt.The police were clueless about the killings for a month and stumbled upon the information while interrogating Bunty alais Sahib Khan, Hasan’s partner arrested after his murder.Hasan, facing rape charges, was out on interim bail when hired killers shot him on Saturday.In a shocking revelation, Bunty who was arrested by the police, revealed that he had even murdered Hasan’s wife Israt and four children, including two daughters. He did all this just to take over various properties of Hasan and while planning the brutal killings had also started preparing documents in order to take over his properties worth crores.Bunty told the police that he buried the bodies of the wife Ishrat and daughters Aarzoo and Aarai in the farms on the highway towards Saharanpur and dug the bodies of the sons in Burari area in North Delhi. Two more contract killers have been identified who helped Bunty eliminate the family members. More arrests are likely to be made on Tuesday. Late on Monday evening the Delhi Police along with civic agencies started the exhumation of the bodies.Munnawar was lodged in Tihar jail in a case of sexual assault since January 19, 2017. He came out on interim bail on May 17. Bunty had only helped Munnawar come out on bail. Munnawar along with Bunty had informed the police on May 18 that his wife, daughters and son had gone somewhere without his knowledge. Bunty on Saturday informed the police that Munnawar was shot dead at his residence in Bhagat Colony area. The police reached the location and found Munnawar lying on his chest with gun shot injuries. “Half of his body was inside the bathroom while half was out and he had gun-shot injuries on his back, Bunty even asked me if i had seen someone coming down the staircase,” said Phool Singh, owner of the house where Munnawar resided and had illegally occupied as well. Many rounds were fired but its strange as to how not even the land-lord living on the ground floor also did not hear a sound.”During police investigations statement of Bunty who was the initial complainant in the case, his friend Deepak and one of the neighbours was recorded. Finding discrepancies in the statements of Deepak and Bunty, the police interrogated Bunty at length and he confessed to have hired contract killers in order to get Munnawar killed,”said DCP (North) Jatin Narwal.Narwal further added that on his instance Feroze and Zulfiqar were arrested by the police.Neighbours residing in the lane number 4 where Munnawar resided too also revealed that since he was out on bail they had spotted a car and some unknown faces in the locality.In order to keep himself out of police scanner he kept calling on Munnwar’s mobile phone even though he knew he had been killed by his hired killers. He later made a call to the police informing them about his murder.Ever since he was out on bail Bunty spent maximum time with him. A confidante, business partner and just another family member, Bunty had his eyes on his properties. Thinking that even if Munnwar will be killed his family members could claim the property he hatched a conspiracy to eliminate all six of them. On the pretext of taking them to a relatives house he took his wife and two daughters to Saharanpur and murdered them mid-way in the farms and buried them there along with two others, he told the police. He further stated that when his two sons came to him asking him about their other family members he then smothered them to death and dug their bodies at his office in Kamal Vihar few metres away from Munnawar’s residence.Late evening police started exhumation process at the their office in Kamal Vihar area….& ANALYSISMunawwar has over a dozen case against him on charges of land grabbing, arms deal, rape, attempt to murder, and abduction.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The CBI has filed a charge sheet against the husband and mother-in-law of national-level shooter Tara Sahdev for allegedly forcing her to convert to Islam. The agency has also slapped charges of rape against her husband. In its charge sheet filed at a CBI court in Ranchi, the agency has charged Sahdev’s husband Ranjit Singh Kohli alias Raqibul Hasan, her mother-in-law Kaushal Rani, and the then Registrar, Vigilance, Jharkhand High Court Mushtaque Ahmed, currently under suspension, for alleged criminal conspiracy, dowry, among others. Sahdev got married to Kohli on July 7, 2014. The athlete, 23, alleged that she was tortured to convert to Islam. Sahdev had earlier claimed that Ranjit had concealed his religion before their marriage. The agency has charged Ahmed with eveteasing and pressuring Tara’s family to get her married to Hasan.(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 –>The President of the AMU Students’ Union has demanded a complete ban on cow slaughter across the country. Addressing protesters at a rally organised by the AMUSU at the District Collectorate today, its president Faizul Hasan said, “We would support any move made by the Central government to impose such a ban keeping in view the sentiments of Hindu brethren.” Hasan said he would also support a “complete ban” on the closure of all export-based slaughterhouses and a total ban on all import and export of bovine meat, including buffalo meat, because it was leading to an unnecessary internal tension between different communities in the country. Transport of buffaloes to slaughterhouses has become a cause of communal friction since so-called cow vigilantes are continuously taking law in their own hand at highways in different parts of the country, he said. The AMUSU later presented a memorandum addressed to President Pranab Mukherjee to the Additional City Magistrate demanding fast track court trials of the cases of violence involving cow vigilantes. The memorandum stated that country needs to “take urgent notice of non-State actors spreading terror” and threatening the peace of the land in the guise of cow protection. It also demanded framing of a new law to prevent acts of cruelty against minorities and other weaker sections. Earlier, the students’ union took out a procession to press their demands.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Spiritual heads of various shrines and religious leaders from across the country would converge at the first ‘peace conference’ organised by Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisty educational and charitable trust in Ajmer on March 5. Aimed at promoting peace, nationalism and religious harmony, the conference would be attended by religious heads of all the major shrines of the country including from Dargah Nizamuddin Aulia, Delhi and Maner Shrif, Bihar among others. Hindu religious leaders have also been invited for the conference which will have different sessions with the agenda to promote nationalism and religious harmony among youth by the spiritual leaders, organisers of the event said. The speakers will discuss that what role can be played by the spiritual leaders to promote tolerance and spiritual insights aligned with the concept of nationalism, human rights and diversity. “The role of the religious leaders in empowering society and women and promoting economic equality will also be taken up for the discussion in the conference,” Naseruddin Chishty, secretary of the trust, told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>CRPF today said locals were under pressure from militants to help them flee in certain areas in Kashmir which was harming the anti-terror operations. CRPF Inspector General (Operations) Zulfiquar Hasan asserted that the forces have been acting with restraint in crowded areas to check any collateral damage and the residents should not succumb to the threats of the militants. His remarks came a day after Army chief General Bipin Rawat warned those attacking security forces during anti- militancy operations in Kashmir of “tough action”. “The casualties (of the security forces in recent operations) have taken place in crowded areas and the forces operate with restraint so that there is no collateral damage. But the crowds break the cordon and help the militants to flee. “This is happening in certain areas of Kashmir, and villagers and local residents do this under pressure from militants,” Hasan told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Locals in Gogwan are a worried lot. Lack of development and jobs for the youth is one area of concern, but the most pressing one is that of health. Illness runs high in this village, one of the largest in the district of Shamli. Cancer, heart attacks, tuberculosis and jaundice continue to claim lives, and according to a list prepared by the locals, 33 people died here in 2016.“Barring one person who died in an accident, the rest of the deaths were due to illnesses, mainly cancer or water-borne diseases,” said Mursaleen Khan, a Gogwan resident.Gogwan, comes under the Kairana constituency, where the sitting MLA is Nahid Hassan from the Samajwadi Party (SP). Despite Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s campaign slogan ‘kaam bolta hai’ (work speaks), locals say that this does not hold true for this village.“He (Hassan) has never utilised any funds for the development of the village. Money has been systematically siphoned off in the name of providing rations or employment guarantee scheme programmes. Up to Rs 432 crore was allocated for 100 villages in the block, but not a single paisa has been used to upgrade water and health facilities here,” Mursaleen alleged.The village has an approximate population of 12,000 persons and a voter base of 3,000-5,000 people. The majority of the locals here are Muslims and barely 25-30 homes belong to Hindus, who belong to the lower caste of Kashyaps. Kashyaps are typically landless labourers or those who own hardly any land.A fight between the BJP’s Mriganka Singh and Hasan will determine the political fate of Gogwan. The rivalry is ironic given that there was once a deep friendship between Mriganka’s father, BJP MP Hukum Singh, and Nahid’s grandfather, Akhtar Hasan. Even today, the families are said to be close, but politics is a different matter.Before Hassan, Hukum Singh was the MLA here. After the Lok Sabha elections, he became the MP and so there was a by-election, through which Hassan became the sitting MLA two years ago. But it will be a tough fight for him to regain his seat, as some Muslim homes bear the flag of the BJP.“The votes in the village have been divided between the BJP and SP. The BJP has undertaken some development work in the village. They have upgraded schools here and even started a degree college in Kairana,” says Amir Ali, a villager.Despite repeated efforts, Hassan refused to speak to DNA.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Now synonymous with communal polarisation, Kairana was known for many things before June 2016 when reports of a Hindu exodus from the area propelled it to the national spotlight. This was the town that gave name to the famed Kirana gharana of Hindustani music and yes, it was also the stage for a three-decade feud that could rival a Bollywood script with its elements of ‘dosti-dushmani-rajneeti’.With elections in this town in western Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district just days away, it’s a fight between Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mriganka Singh and Samajwadi Party’s (SP) Nahid Hasan. A rivalry that has its roots in the once deep friendship between Mriganka’s father, BJP MP Hukum Singh, and Nahid’s grandfather, Akhtar Hasan.It’s a case of multiple identities, say locals. Not just for the friends turn foes but for the town itself which prides itself as being the birthplace of Abdul Karim Khan (1872–1937), a doyen of the Kirana school of music, and for its linkages with artists like Begum Akhtar and Mohammed Rafi.Many things changed in June last year when Hukum Singh released a list of Hindu families who had allegedly migrated from their homes due to extortion bids made by “criminals belonging to a community”.Many, especially Muslim residents, were outraged. There was disbelief too. How could Hukum Singh, who had represented Kairana seven times as an MLA, defame the Muslim community? After all, the debate had rarely turned communal even during the height of his feud with Akhtar Hasan.”The fight has always been among two political families and not parties. On the one side is Hukum Singh’s family and on the other is Akhtar Hasan,” said Mohammed Naseem, a local SP leader.Even though the family rivalry is now three generations old, Nahid doesn’t speak directly against “Hukum Singh sahab”, who had mentored his late father Munawar Hasan.”The families are still on talking terms and at a personal level they even help out each other when in trouble. But elections are a different ball game altogether,” said Ajay Sharma, a member of Mriganka’s team.Of friends, son and grandsonBorn in Kairana in 1938 into a Gurjar family, Hukum Singh completed his LLB from the Allahabad University before joining the army in 1963. He served as a captain in Poonch and Rajouri sectors in Kashmir during the 1965 India-Pakistan war before entering politics. He also served as minister under both the BJP and the Congress governments.Akhtar Hasan was a prominent figure among the Muslim Gujjar community who and allowed his son Munawar to be mentored by his good friend Hukum Singh.Things however changed in 1984, when Hukum Singh and his protégé Munawar parted ways. Nobody is quite sure what happened. “Some say he (Munawar) wanted a greater role in the party. Nevertheless, the rivalry began then and it is now 33 years old,” Meharban Qureshi, lawyer and adviser to Hukum Singh, told DNA.Elders in the town say the rift cost Hukum Singh dearly given the large Muslim population of the Shamli district. “Remember, one who rules Kairana rules entire Western UP,” Qureshi said.Hukum Singh had first won elections in 1974 from the Congress, then from the Janata Party (Secular) in 1980 and then again from the Congress in 1985.His downfall was led by Hasan senior who won against Hukum Singh in 1991 on a Janata Dal ticket. Like Hukum Singh, Hasan too changed sides multiple times, joining the SP as well as the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). But his reign ended in 1995-96, the year Hukum Singh joined BJP.Hukum Singh won three consecutive state elections. In 2008, the Hasan family suffered a major setback when Munnawar died in a car accident.The fight, however, did not end.Enter Nahid, Munawar’s son, a business graduate of Sydney’s Holmes Institute who had thus far been kept away from politics. His father’s death meant he had to join politics when he was just 18. After completing his studies, Nahid came to Kairana to work full time. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he was defeated despite working on the ground for almost three years.With Hukum Singh winning an MP seat, by-polls were held for the assembly seat soon after the riots in nearby Muzaffarnagar. Hukum Singh fielded a distant relative, Anil Chouhan, to tackle 26-year-old Nahid.Nahid won the seat, becoming the youngest MLA of the country and restoring the seat of power to the Hasan household.The daughterIt seemed smooth sailing after that. But only till June 2016 when Hukum Singh alleged a Hindu exodus. Many in the SP camp believe he did so to promote Mriganka, whose campaign centres on the alleged mass exodus.The BJP camp here seems fractured after Anil Chouhan, who left the party when Mriganka was promoted and joined Ajit Singh’s RLD.”I have too agendas. Defeating communal forces and development of the people of Kairana irrespective of their caste, creed and religion. BJP has done a lot of damage last year by basing false accusations against Kairana people. It’s my duty to rectify it,” Nahid said.Will Kairana listen to him? Or go for Mriganka? Or Chouhan? Once family, now bitter political foes.