Police searching for 15 Nigerians living in Bhopal for 2 years on fake visas


Police searching for 15 Nigerians living in Bhopal for 2 years on fake visas

An FIR was lodged against 15 Nigerians at the Kohefija police station after an investigation by the Special Branch of the Bhopal Police. Residency permit created on the basis of fake visa.

 

Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh Police is looking for 15 such Nigerian students living in Bhopal, who had camped here for 2 years on the basis of fake visas. The accused had obtained a residence permit on the basis of fake visas. Police has registered an FIR against these Nigerian students. This case is related to Kohefija police station area. Because the special branch comes in this area. An FIR has been registered against these foreign people at the Kohefija police station.

CSP Nagendra Pateria said that the special branch had complained about this case. The branch has already investigated the entire case at its level, after which the police have started searching for 15 Nigerian students by registering cases under sections of cheating, passport act and others. Pateria said that 15 Nigerian students accused had come to Bhopal from 26 June 2018 to 2019 on residency visas. Students took admission in a private university here. Nagendra Pateria told that till now the investigation revealed that two Nigerians are not in India, the rest are still in the country. These are now being discovered.

Police raising questions

The students' documents were examined on the input received by the Special Branch. During investigation, it was found that all these students had reached Bhopal on fake visa on visa ID issued to another person. The students cheated the police by pasting their photo on fake ID number. In its investigation, the District Special Branch has found the documents of the students to be fake. Now the question is arising that when the accused came 2 years ago, how did it take such a long time to check their documents. Apart from this, there is also a question that at the local level, the police collects information from such foreign people and verifies them, so why was the verification of these 15 students delayed.




Delhi Violence: Hearing in Karkardooma Court on the application of Shahrukh Pathan today, told himself peace loving citizen


Delhi Violence: Hearing in Karkardooma Court on the application of Shahrukh Pathan today, told himself peace loving citizen

Shahrukh Pathan has told the court in his application that he has been placed in complex number 4 of Mandoli jail with high risk prisoners, but the police have told him that he will soon be shifted to normal jail.

 

New Delhi. Karkardooma Court is scheduled to hear on Wednesday the application of Shahrukh Pathan, accused of making pistol blasts on police in Delhi violence case. Shah Rukh Pathan has filed an application in Karkardooma court that he is a peace loving and law abiding citizen. He has faith in the law of his country.

Shah Rukh Pathan has told the court that he has been kept in Complex No. 4 of Mandoli Jail along with high risk prisoners, but the police have told him that he will be shifted to the general jail soon. Shahrukh Pathan has pleaded in the court that he should not be shifted from the high risk prisoners, because his life could be threatened among the prisoners in normal jail.

 Tahir Hussain got a big shock from the court
Let us know that on Tuesday, AAP Councilor Tahir Hussain (AAP Councillor Tahir Hiussain) has received a big blow from the Karkardooma court in the Delhi violence case. The court dismissed the petition of accused Tahir Hussain. Accused Tahir Hussain had said in his plea that Delhi Police is misusing its rights and power. He was not informed about the sixth FIR lodged against him. On Monday, the court said in its order that there is no merit in the petition of accused Tahir Hussain.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Purushottam Pathak had rejected the plea requesting necessary legal action against the investigating officer or the police station in-charge or the Deputy Commissioner of Police of North-East Delhi or the Deputy Commissioner of Crime Branch of Delhi Police. Tahir Hussain had alleged that the Delhi Police has not informed the court regarding the sixth FIR lodged against him. He also accused the Delhi Police of showing false and fake pending cases against him.




Two girls in troubled waters: MP girls get trapped after selfie attempt in river goes awry


Two girls in troubled waters: MP girls get trapped after selfie attempt in river goes awry

A life threatening incident was averted in Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district, after two girls who had ventured in Pench River for a selfie got trapped. The girls were rescued by the authorities after performing a dangerous rescue operation.

The incident took place on Thursday in Chhindwara's Belkhedi village, where a group of friends had gone for a picnic, despite the COVID-19 restrictions. Two of them decided to take a selfie on a rock, in the middle of the river and got trapped when the flow of the water intensified. Their friend reportedly informed the local police and the Panchayat. The girls were rescued safely.

 
 

report quoted a police official saying, "A few girls came to this mountain river Pench, out of which 2 of them went inside to take a selfie. During that time because of rains, the river flow suddenly increased. They stood there for around 1 hour and showed courage. As soon as we were informed, we rescued them. Everyone is safe. They have been sent to a hospital as they were scared."

The videos of the incident were shared on Twitter and here's how Tweeple reacted:

A user wrote, "This s**t happens every damn year, these selfie crazy people have no brains risking their as well as lives of others for the sake of fake social media appreciation. Mama Ji @ChouhanShivraj should take some strict action against these to set an example.

 
 

Another commented, "What - people please be careful when you are taking a selfie Selfie- you don’t have to go to such extremes for a selfie and please don’t put other lives on risk."

 
 

"Stupid braindead folks. Just sheer luck that they are saved by the authorities for this moronic act," read a comment.

 
 

Here are a few reactions:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Watch video: Delhi mother fights off kidnappers to save her 4-year-old


Watch video: Delhi mother fights off kidnappers to save her 4-year-old

New Delhi: A woman resolutely held out against two motorcycle-borne men who tried to kidnap her four-year-old child in Shakarpur area of east Delhi, forcing them to flee without their bike.

The whole incident, on Tuesday, was captured on CCTV camera in which the two helmet-wearing kidnappers are seen forcibly trying to grab the child. However, the mother pounced on the bike like a lioness, making them panic and lose balance. While the woman snatched back the child, one of the men ran away on foot while the other tried to flee on the bike.

Hearing the shrieks of the woman, area residents gathered at the spot, and an alert man among them blocked the passage of the bikers with a two-wheeler. After a brief scuffle, the criminals managed to flee, leaving their vehicle behind.

 
 

Police have unearthed the conspiracy, and arrested two people, including the crime's mastermind.

"The bike was having a fake number plate but we managed to trace its owner, through the chassis number. Bike owner Dheeraj was arrested and on interrogation, revealed that the child's uncle, identified as Upender, was the mastermind of the kidnapping bid," DCP, East, Jasmeet Singh said.

A police team then raided the house of Upender, 27, in Krishna Nagar and arrested him.

"Upender tried to kidnap the child for ransom along with his hired men. He is not into any permanent job and planned to kidnap his brother's child to demand a ransom of Rs 30 to 35 lakh," said the officer.

The hired kidnappers did a recce of the area and on Tuesday, tried to kidnap the child after asking for some water from the mother.

The police said that the two bikers are on the run and teams have been formed to nab them.

 
 
 



Vikas Dubey encounter: Appalled that the gangster was released on bail despite so many cases, SC tells UP govt


Vikas Dubey encounter: Appalled that the gangster was released on bail despite so many cases, SC tells UP govt

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to consider adding a former apex court judge and a retired police officer in the inquiry committee which is probing the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey.

The top court also said it was "appalled" that the gangster got bail despite so many cases against him. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde, hearing a batch of pleas seeking court-monitored probe into the encounters of Dubey and his alleged associates, told the Uttar Pradesh government that they have to "uphold rule of law".

"You as a state have to uphold the rule of law. It is your duty to do so," the top court said. The bench said it cannot spare a sitting top court judge to become a part of the inquiry committee. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for Uttar Pradesh, sought some time to take instruction and get back to the court on the issue.

 
 

"We are appalled to the fact that a person like Vikas Dubey got the bail despite so many cases," the bench said. "This is the failure of the institution and the person, who should have been behind the bars, got bail," the bench observed during the hearing which is going on.

Eight policemen, including DSP Devendra Mishra, were ambushed in Bikru village in Chaubeypur area of Kanpur when they were going to arrest Dubey and fell to bullets fired from rooftops shortly after midnight on July 3.

Dubey was killed in an encounter in the morning of July 10 when a police vehicle carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident and he tried to escape from the spot in Bhauti area, the police had said. Prior to Dubey's encounter, five of his alleged associated were killed in separate encounters.

 
 
 



Coronavirus in India: Amid lockdown, why drinkers are switching to cheaper liquor


Coronavirus in India: Amid lockdown, why drinkers are switching to cheaper liquor

Hit by the steep price increase in wine, beer and spirits due to COVID cess, consumers in many states are downgrading to lower-priced alcoholic beverages, according to a LocalCircles survey.

The survey found that the volumes of liquor sales in the states are falling as consumers say they are buying less than their usual quantity due to increased MRP. This phenomenon might lead to reduced tax collections for the states.

The majority of consumers say they will order liquor through e-commerce apps if their state government allows.

The survey found that excise data in multiple states show a decline in sales volumes in May and June 2020, when compared with 2019.

Liquor is one of the biggest sources of revenue for the state Government. As the COVID-19 pandemic forced majority of businesses to shut due to the lockdown and reduced the tax collections, various state Government decided to impose a COVID surcharge/cess on liquor in their state in a bid to offset decline in revenue collection from other areas. Among all the states, Telangana, West Bengal and Rajasthan have seen a noticeable increase in prices of liquor in the last few months.

LocalCircles conducted surveys to better understand how this increase in prices due to COVID cess or surcharge is impacting the buying behaviour of the consumers in the states of Telangana, West Bengal and Rajasthan. The survey received more than 25,000 votes from residents of Telangana, West Bengal and Rajasthan.

Citizens were asked because of the COVID cess imposed by the Government of their state on alcohol, will they consider downgrading to a cheaper alternative alcoholic brand or product in the coming months to stay within their budget. In response, 55 per cent residents of Telangana, 50 per cent residents of West Bengal and 49 per cent residents of Rajasthan answered in an affirmative.

In the last 6-7 months, taxes on liquor in Telangana have been increased by around 40 per cent, leading to a sharp increase in the liquor prices in the state. In May, when the liquor shops were reopened after the lockdown, a tax increase of around 16 per cent was imposed on the sale of liquor in the state.

In West Bengal, more than 1.4 crore cases of hard IMFL and around 80 lakh cases of beer are sold annually. A large number of alcohol consumers ensured that the state earned nearly Rs 11,000 crores in taxes on liquor sales last year.

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the majority of businesses to be shut due to the lockdown and reducing the state tax collections, West Bengal Government decided to impose a 30 per cent COVID-19 sales tax on liquor in the state in a bid to collect more revenue.

In Rajasthan, the government decided to impose a COVID surcharge on liquor in the state in a bid to collect more revenue. The price increase was up to Rs. 30 per bottle. Overall, it comes to taxes on liquor being increased by over 30 per cent in the last 6 months.

Consumers were also asked if their state Government removes or significantly reduces the COVID cess on beer, wine & other spirits, thus reducing the price, will they increase the quantity of liquor they purchase. In response, 45 per cent respondents of Telangana, 36 per cent respondents of West Bengal and 67 per cent residents of Rajasthan answered in a 'yes'.

In a related poll, 36 per cent respondents from Telangana, 27 per cent from Rajasthan and 48 per cent from West Bengal said that someone in their household consumes alcohol.

The sales of liquor have been extremely slow across states owing to the economic conditions, especially the pay cuts and job losses, due to which the disposable income to the residents has reduced. Many vends have said that they have only been able to reach about 50 per cent of their usual revenue due to the steep increase in prices.

The data from the excise departments of these three states also shows that the sales volumes in the month of May and June this year have reduced when compared with the same months last year.

The Delhi government had also levied a Corona Cess of 70 per cent on liquor but it was quickly rolled back after witnessing a drastic reduction in alcohol sales. The Odisha government too recently lowered the COVID cess from 50 per cent to 8 per cent after experiencing a reduction in alcohol sales and a corresponding decline in excise revenues.




Man dies after mini-truck gets submerged in water in central Delhi after heavy rains


Man dies after mini-truck gets submerged in water in central Delhi after heavy rains

New Delhi: A 56-year-old man died allegedly due to drowning after his mini-truck was submerged in water under the Minto Bridge in central Delhi, following a heavy downpour in the city on Sunday morning, police said.

The man, identified as Kundan Kumar, was a resident of Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. He was driving a Tata Ace from the New Delhi Railway Station to Connaught Place when he got stuck in the waterlogged area, they said. While he was trying to manoeuvre his vehicle through the waterlogged underpass, Kumar got stuck and allegedly died due to drowning, said a senior police officer.

He used to drive the vehicle, owned by his cousin Pritam, to transport goods, police said. Kumar used to live near a taxi stand in Shankar Market area and is survived by his wife and two daughters, they said. His body has been shifted to a mortuary at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital wherein it will be handed over to his family after a post-mortem.

 
 

Police said they suspected that he died due to drowning since no external injury marks were found on his body. Inquest proceedings have been initiated in this regard, they said. The national capital received its first spell of heavy rains, which led to waterlogging in low-lying areas and brought traffic to a standstill at key stretches in the city.

The Minto Road underpass also witnessed heavy waterlogging, following overnight heavy rains. Meanwhile, a DTC bus and two auto-rickshaws were stuck at the Minto Bridge underpass due to waterlogging, following which three people were rescued, Delhi Fire Service officials said.

A call regarding the stranded vehicles at the Minto Bridge underpass was received around 7.54 am. A team from the Delhi Fire Service was rushed to the spot for rescue work, Atul Garg, Director, Delhi Fire Service, said. "A DTC bus and two autos were trapped due to waterlogging. The driver and conductor of the bus and an auto driver were safely rescued by our personnel. There was no passenger in the bus," he said.

The fire service personnel used a ladder to bridge the gap from a footpath and the low floor bus, which was submerged in the heavily waterlogged underpass, to rescue the stranded. Waterlogging at the concave railway underpass (Minto Bridge) during the rainy season is a recurring issue. Incidents of vehicles getting stuck and people being rescued have been reported in the past as well.

 
 
 



Amid Rajasthan crisis, Cong shares Indira Gandhi's quote on 'respecting electoral mandate', gets panned


Amid Rajasthan crisis, Cong shares Indira Gandhi's quote on 'respecting electoral mandate', gets panned

Amidts the political unrest in Rajasthan, Congress on Twitter posted a photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with her quote on 'respecting the electoral mandate'.

The party, through its official handle, wrote, "Respecting the electoral mandate is quintessential in a democracy. Even the slightest attempt to subvert it is an insult to the hardworking citizens."

The post, however, did not go well with the netizens who slammed the party for its 'hypocrisy of not following the electoral mandate in Maharashtra'.

Some users also reminded the party about the infamous emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi in 1975 and the several instances when she imposed the President's rule in states during her tenure.

One user commented, "Indira Gandhi turned Article 356 into a political tool as she used it 50 times in 16 years of power to dismiss elected govts. Not to forget Emergency off course Indira Gandhi was many things including a patriot but symbol of Democracy she wasn't."

"Absolutely! And that's the reason the INC India should quit the Maharashtra govt where it shamelessly enjoys being part of an illegitimate govt alliance," wrote one user.

"All you're doing is reminding us of the many, many, MANY times Indira and the Congress party subverted democracy," commented another.

Check out the other reactions here:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Indira Gandhi and emergency:

On June 25, 1975, Indira Gandhi declared Emergency and she addressed the nation at 8 am the following day. She informed the nation that Emergency has been declared due to “internal disturbance” and there was nothing to panic about. The former PM is largely criticised for this decision till the date.

India Gandhi and President's rule:

Indira Gandhi imposed the most number of President's rule in her tenures. The Congress PM was in power from January 1966 to March 1977 and again from January 1980 to October 1984. A total of 50 times President’s rule was imposed under her tenure. Her first term saw the 35 instances of the President's rule and in the second term the rule was imposed for 15 times.

According to Article 356 of the constitution, President’s rule can be imposed in a state “if a situation has arisen in which the government of the state cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the constitution."

Ambedkar had hoped that Article 356 would remain a dead letter, but it would be the go-to method to dismiss democratically-elected state governments until the Supreme Court stepped in SR Bommai vs Union of India.

Meanwhile, the political crisis in Rajasthan is becoming more troublesome for the Congress party as the BJP on Saturday asked if the Congress government in Rajasthan resorted to "unconstitutional" methods to tap phones of politicians and demanded a CBI probe into what it called a "saga of illegalities and concocted lies".

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra hit back at the Congress a day after it cited some audio clips to accuse some saffron party leaders, including Union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, of conspiring to topple the Ashok Gehlot government in the state.

Patra said senior Congress leaders, including Chief Minister Gehlot, have been claiming that these audio clips are authentic even though the FIR registered by police does not say so.

"These are serious questions that we want to ask the Congress high command and Ashok Gehlot. Was phone taping done? Assuming that you've taped phones, was the SOP followed? Did the Congress government in Rajasthan use unconstitutional ways to save themselves when they found themselves cornered?" Patra asked at a press conference.

People of Rajasthan want to know whether their privacy has been compromised, he said, asking if phones of people related to politics are being tapped? Patra demanded an immediate reaction from the state government and called for a CBI investigation into this "saga of illegalities and concocted lies".

The Congress on Friday demanded the arrest of union minister Shekhawat and rebel Congress MLA Bhanwarlal Sharma after two audio clips surfaced pertaining to an alleged conspiracy to topple the Gehlot government.

Shekhawat has denied the charge, saying his voice is not in these clips. He said he was ready to face any probe.

(With inputs from PTI)

 
 
 



'Sachin Pilot refused to meet Sonia, Rahul unless...': Priyanka's team on Rajasthan crisis


'Sachin Pilot refused to meet Sonia, Rahul unless...': Priyanka's team on Rajasthan crisis

Amid the chaos that’s still going on, a new claim has emerged that Sachin Pilot demanded the Chief Ministership within a year which became the final straw the broke the camel’s back.

According to NDTV, sources close to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra claimed that Pilot refused to meet Sonia and Rahul Gandhi unless he was given that particular role.

It proved to be what PGV sources called a ‘dealbreaker’. Pilot wanted a public announcement and that led to his sacking as Deputy CM and PCC chief.

Meanwhile, Pilot’s members told the same channel that he was ‘aggrieved by the sacking’.

Sources quoted Pilot saying: “On one hand, the Congress talks of 'doors open' and on the other hand I am sacked and disqualification notice sent. I am attacked by Ashok Gehlot.”

Arrested

Amid the ongoing political drama in Rajasthan, the Special Operations Group (SOG) of State Police on Friday arrested Sanjay Jain.

"Sanjay Jain has been arrested by the Special Operations Group (SOG) team of Rajasthan Police, under sections 124A and 120B of Indian Penal Code (IPC)," Police said.

On Friday, two FIRs were registered by the SOG based on the complaint filed by Congress chief whip Mahesh Joshi about audiotapes, which Congress said, had conversations about an alleged conspiracy to topple the Ashok Gehlot-led government.

Four-Day Reprieve for Pilot

Sachin Pilot and other Congress dissidents on Friday got a four-day reprieve from any action by Rajasthan Speaker on the disqualification notices served on them, as the high court extended the hearing into their petition to the next week.

The Rajasthan High Court will resume the hearing at 10 am on Monday and Speaker C P Joshi will not take any action on the disqualification notices till 5.30 pm on Tuesday.

Outside the courtroom, the Congress and its government in Rajasthan acted tough, even sending a police team to a hotel in Gurgaon's Manesar where the dissidents are supposed to be holed up.

The party cited two audio clips on social media and demanded the arrest of Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat, alleging that he is heard in one of them during a conversation on a plot to bring down the Congress government in the state.

The Congress also suspended two dissident MLAs -- sacked minister Vishvendra Singh and Bhanwarlal Sharma - from its primary membership.

The Special Operations Group (SOG) was sent to a hotel in BJP-ruled Haryana's Gurgaon the to seek the dissident MLAs' version in connection with an FIR lodged over the audio clips, the unit's Additional Director General Ashok Rathore said.

The team was stopped outside the hotel for about an hour by Haryana policemen deployed there. The Rajasthan police were let in later, but told at the reception that the MLA was not staying there, and they returned, Rathore said.

Sachin Pilot and 18 other dissident MLAs are challenging the Congress move to disqualify them from the state assembly, and were initially asked to send their replies by 1 pm on Friday.

Speaker C P Joshi had written to the court that he will not act on the notices till 5 pm on Friday, by when the court proceedings were earlier expected to be over.

His counsel agreed to extend this breather to 5.30 pm on Tuesday as the division bench of Chief Justice Indrajit Mahanty and Justice Prakash Gupta had not delivered its order by that time.

An assembly statement said this was mutually agreed by both sides.

The petition had challenged the constitutional validity of the notices, based on a Congress complaint that they should be disqualified from the assembly for defying a party whip.

The Pilot camp argued that a party whip applies only when the assembly is in session.

In its complaint to the Speaker, the Congress had sought action against Pilot and the other dissidents under paragraph 2 (1) (a) of the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution.

The provision disqualifies MLAs if they "voluntarily give up" the membership of the party which they represent in the House.

They Congress claims that this is the inference that can be drawn from the MLAs conduct. But the dissident camp says Pilot never indicated any intention to leave the party.

Pilot was sacked as deputy chief minister and the president of the state unit of the party after he rebelled against Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

In the writ petition, the MLAs said that they continue to owe allegiance to the Congress and are not seeking to defect to any other party. But the petition made clear that they opposed the manner in which Gehlot functioned.

They claimed that the Speaker acted hastily in sending them the notices.

"The undue haste and swiftness exhibited by the authority concerned in taking cognisance of the said complaint leaves no doubt in the minds of the petitioners that the move is aimed at arriving at a foregone conclusion leading to the disqualification of the petitioners," it added.

The dissidents said that sensing a brewing discontent, the chief minister had called a legislature party meeting on July 13 without providing any specific agenda and levelled baseless allegations against them.

They claimed the SOG inquiry ordered recently by Gehlot was a ploy to threaten them against raising their voices on the "inefficiency" of the leadership within the party.

BJP state president Satish Poonia accused Surjewala of trying to defame Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. "Surjewala is giving statements as if he is the DG of the SOG," he said.

 
 
 



'Happens only in India': Twitter reacts after snake rescuers cut cake, feed them on World Snake Day


'Happens only in India': Twitter reacts after snake rescuers cut cake, feed them on World Snake Day

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity," said Martin Luther King, Jr. Well, one glance on social media and you will be amazed at how many ridiculous stories of plain ignorance and stupidity come to light daily.

In a bizarre incident in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, a team of snake rescuers celebrated World Snake Day 2020. These people went a notch higher and cut a cake and fed their "loved ones". This was reportedly done to create an awareness about snakes and educate the general public.

"Today is World Snake Day. Its a very happy day not only for us but also for the snakes. Today, we have come together and celebrated. We cut a cake and as it is specially for the snakes, so we fed them first. Interestingly, the snakes kept our honour and ate the cake happily," said one woman snake rescuer.

Watch the video if you find this impossible to believe:

 
 

Twitter was in splits after the video went viral on social media. Here are a few Twitter reactions:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



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