J-K: 3 drug peddlers arrested in Kupwara

Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], (ANI): On Tuesday’s evening, Kupwara Police arrested 3 drug peddlers during a Naka checking at Sharthpora crossing, Hyhama and also recovered about 37 gm of brown sugar-like substance from their possession.
According to the statement issued by Kupwara police, “during a Naka checking at Sharthpora crossing, Hyhama, has apprehended 03 notorious drugs peddlers namely Majid Rehman son of Ab Rehman Khan resident of Gundisana Hyhama, Nisar Ahmad Mir son of Zia Mir resident of Kanthpora and Atta Mohd Khan son of Jahangir Ahmad a resident of Halmatpora and recovered about 37 gms of Brown sugar-like substance from their possession.” The police further added, “it was a routine Naka of Police Station Kupwara laid by SHO Mohd Rafiq under the supervision of Dy. SP Headquarter, Rashad Younis, when the trio was seen suspiciously moving in the area. On being inquired and searched, recovery of narcotics was made from them.”
The police filed the FIR against them under the sections of Narcotic Drugs And Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in PS Kupwara. And the investigation is underway.
The police also stated, “some more arrests can not be ruled out in the case in the coming days in the case. Kupwara Police appeals to the general public to cooperate in sharing the information related to drug abuse so that appropriate steps can be initiated and a drug-free environment is created.” 

West Bengal: One more arrested in Bangladeshi national infiltration case

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India]: One more person has been arrested in the case of infiltration by a Bangladeshi national, Kolkata police said on Monday.
According to police, the accused was arrested on the suspicion that he produced forged identification documents. He has been remanded to police custody till January 3, 2022, police said.
On December 25 midnight, Kolkata Police nabbed one Bijoy Kr Roy, 41, of Jatrapur, Nadia from his residence in connection with a case registered at the Anandapur police station (case against accused being Bangladesh national, according to a statement issued by the police.
“He is suspected of producing forged documents like voter ID card, Adhar card, etc. Police have seized a portion of documents from his custody. He was produced before court where he was remanded to police custody till January 3, 2022. An investigation is on,” the police added.

Two terrorists linked with Hizbul Mujahideen arrested in Pulwama

Kashmir (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: Security forces arrested two terrorist associates in Awantipora town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district who were allegedly linked with proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen (HM).
According to an official police statement, Awantipora Police along with 42 RR (Rashtriya Rifles) and 130Bn CRPF arrested two terrorist associates linked with proscribed terror outfit HM. “They have been identified as Muzamil Ayoub Bhat and Suhail Manzoor, both are the residents of Awantipora,” it said.
Police have also recovered incriminating materials and ammunition including 383 rounds of AK-47 from their possession.
“It is pertinent to mention that the arrested terrorist associates were in touch with HM commanders and were involved in the transportation of arms and ammunition, besides, providing shelter and other logistic support to strengthen terror networks,” police said.
A case under relevant sections of law has also been registered in Awantipora Police Station and an investigation has been initiated.

Trinamool Youth Congress president arrested by Tripura Police

Agartala (Tripura) [India]: Trinamool Youth Congress President Sayonni Ghosh was arrested by Tripura Police on Sunday for allegedly causing a ruckus at a public meeting of Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

B Jagadishwar Reddy, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) West, Tripura said, “She has been arrested based on preliminary evidence. We have registered a case under sections 307, 153 of the Indian Penal Code. Action will be taken against those who attacked TMC workers as well after identification, an FIR has been filed.”
When she was being brought to the East Agartala Women Police Station in West Tripura district, TMC alleged that several BJP workers gheraoed the site and attacked its party workers.

Trinamool Congress leaders Sushmita Dev and Subal Bhowmik have slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party for alleged abuse of police power and vandalisation of police station by its party workers.

Bhowmik alleged that at least four TMC workers were injured in the incident today.

“They started their drama from the morning itself. We are here with Sayonni, without any notice whatsoever. The ruling party has been isolated. They will lose the upcoming civic body elections which will start on November 25. BJP hooligans vandalised the police station, beat up the police as well. We have seen such administration and government for the first time. This is all pre-planned. Our four to five workers have been injured,” Bhowmik told ANI.

Sushmita Dev while talking to ANI also called out the police for allegedly abusing their power.

“They have attacked the Thana again where @sayani06 is under arrest and also attacked our Convenor Shubol Bhowmick’s house in Agartala. @Tripura_Police I have been trying to call the IG & DGP but to no avail. This is mayhem,” Dev tweeted.

“Shame on @BJP4Tripura! Watch how @BjpBiplab ‘s goons are attacking our members IN FRONT OF THE POLICE and clearly getting away with it! Complete breakdown of law and order in Tripura!,” tweeted the Tripura unit of TMC.

TMC National general secretary Abhishek Banerjee alleged that his party supports were attacked.

“@BjpBiplab has become so UNABASHEDLY BRAZEN that now even SUPREME COURT ORDERS DOESN’T SEEM TO BOTHER HIM. He has repeatedly sent goons to attack our supporters & our female candidates instead of ensuring their safety! DEMOCRACY BEING MOCKED under @BJP4Tripura #NotMyINDIA,” Banerjee tweeted.

Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress has announced that the party’s National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee will reach Tripura on Monday to show his support to the party workers.

“Our National Gen Secy Shri @abhishekaitc will reach Tripura tomorrow morning to stand beside our workers who were BRUTALLY ATTACKED by BJP goons. Permission to land today was denied. An autocrat is running the show in Tripura and we will fight tooth & nail to end this torture,” said a tweet from the official handle of the party.

Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress MPs will sit on a dharna from Monday morning in New Delhi over the alleged police brutality in Tripura.

According to TMC sources, a delegation of 15 Trinamool Congress MPs will reach Delhi on Sunday night.

“They have sought an appointment with the Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the alleged police brutality in Tripura. The MPs will sit on a dharna from tomorrow morning in the national capital,” they said.

The MPs in the delegation include Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, Kalyan Banerjee, Derek O’Brien Sougata Roy, and Dola Sen. (ANI)

20 arrested, 7 injured at COVID-19 protests in Netherlands

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Rotterdam [Netherlands]: At least 20 protesters were arrested and seven people, including police officers, were injured during the rally against COVID-19 restrictions in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, NL Times reported on Saturday.
The Rotterdam rally began on Friday against new restrictions announced last week. In the evening, the police used water cannons and fired warning shots to disperse the crowd. Local media reported several people injured during the clashes. “There are clear images of many suspects. We will continue investigations,” Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said, as quoted in the report. The mayor called the protests “an orgy of violence.”
Acting Dutch Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus condemned the unrest and called for punishment of protesters who exercised violence.
“Watching the unrest and extreme violence towards police officers, special military units and firefighters that happened last night, was terrifying. Men and women who go on the streets daily for our safety, are attacked, and rocks and fireworks are thrown at them. Journalists also faced violence,” Grapperhaus was quoted as saying on the government’s website.
He confirmed that several protesters were arrested and warned more arrests in the coming days.
Last week, acting Prime Minister Mark Rutte introduced a new set of restrictive measures aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 that will be effective until December 4. The restrictions obligate essential shops and supermarkets as well as drugstores, restaurants, cafes, and bars to close at 8 p.m. Other shops, hairdressing and beauty salons should close at 6 p.m. Sporting events should be held without spectators, but the restrictions do not affect concert halls, movies, and theaters. Social distancing of 1.5 meters (5 feet) was reimposed and people were recommended to work from home.

Nanded drug seizure: Arrested accused to be produced before court

Nanded (Maharashtra) [India] : The two accused arrested in connection with the Ganja seizure of 1,127 kgs in the Nanded district of Maharashtra yesterday will be produced before a local court on Tuesday for Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) remand.
As per the NCB, raids in connection with the seizure are underway at two places in Nanded. The NCB is trying to nab the receiver of the consignment in Jalgaon who is said to be a regular offender in drugs cases. The agency is looking into his criminal antecedents and is also planning to raid his establishments in Jalgaon.
As per the sources, the accused were using a unique method for smuggling drugs.
For ensuring that links to the original supplier aren’t established even after the carrier driver is arrested, the modus operandi of the smugglers included a chain of people.
NCB sources further informed that the location where the drugs were loaded is near the Naxal belt of the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, and therefore, the agency is also not ruling out the Naxal angle in the case.
“It needs to be thoroughly probed,” the sources said.
The Mumbai branch of NCB seized 1,127 kgs consignment of drugs yesterday in the Nanded district.
NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede had informed that the consignment was being brought from Andhra Pradesh to Maharashtra.
“This consignment was booked for Jalgaon district but was intercepted and seized in Nanded,” Wankhede told reporters yesterday.

Afghanistan: Over 600 IS terrorists arrested by Taliban in past 3 months

Kabul [Afghanistan] : The Taliban have arrested over 600 Islamic State (IS) terrorists in the past three months.
Citing Afghan intelligence service spokesman appointed by the Taliban, Ariana News broadcaster said that the security situation in the country is improving, reported Sputnik. The Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August and since then IS has ramped up attacks across the country.
IS have carried out several assaults in recent weeks, including a twin bombing of a military hospital in Kabul last week, which left at least 19 people dead, reported Sputnik.
The terror group claimed a massive suicide bombing in Kandahar, besides orchestrating targeted killings in Nangarhar and Parwan provinces and another major suicide bombing in a Shia community mosque in the northern Kunduz province, killing more than 100 people.

Mumbai: Man arrested over Rs 4 cr heroin seizure to be produced before court

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] : A man who was arrested over seizure of heroin worth Rs 4 crore from Mumbai’s International Courier Terminal Sahar Cargo Complex will be produced before court today, informed Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).
A team of NCB Mumbai recovered and seized 700 grams of white coloured powder purported to be heroin at International Courier Terminal Sahar Cargo Complex, Mumbai from a courier parcel dated October 29. During further follow-up action, NCB recorded the statement of the parcel’s consignee named Krishna Murari Prasad, resident of Vadodara, Gujarat on Wednesday.
Prasad was summoned to the NCB Mumbai office.
Further investigation is underway.

Five arrested in Delhi with over 500 kg firecrackers ahead of Diwali

New Delhi [India]: The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested five persons and recovered over 500 kg of illegal firecrackers from them in West Delhi.
The sale or possession of firecrackers is banned in the national capital. The police seized a total of 506 kg of firecrackers from the arrested men.
The suspects have been identified as Kiran Khurana, Sanjay Kumar, Anuradha Khendalwal, Rajesh Taluja and Ajeet Singh.
The police said that the firecrackers were stored for the purpose of sale in the market.

Ghaziabad Police busts sextortion racket

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Ghaziabad Police on Friday arrested five persons for allegedly running a sextortion racket and looting crores of rupees from innocent people.
The accused have been identified as Yogesh, Sapna, Nikita, Nidhi and Priya. As per the information shared by the police, the accused used to communicate with people on an application called ‘Stripchat’ and earned profits. Later, they created morphed sexual videos of their victims while chatting with them. A huge sum of money was extorted from the victims by threatening to release the videos on social media.

Nipun Agarwal, Superintendent of Police, City said, “We got information from Rajkot Police in Gujarat that Rs 80 lakh was extorted from a victim via sextortion. After receiving the information, we formed our teams consisting of the cyber cell and Nandgram Police Station force. We have arrested five people. Eight bank accounts have been seized. Transactions worth Rs 3,80,00,000 took place from four of these bank accounts, police will soon gain information of other bank accounts and the money trail of all accounts.”
The accused used to destroy their SIM cards after extorting people.
Police have recovered some sex toys, jewellery, four mobile phones, a cheque, three chequebooks, two passports, three Aadhar cards, PAN and ATM cards each, six web cameras and laptops and Rs 8,000 worth of cash.

Fake call centre busted in Delhi’s Zakir Nagar

New Delhi [India] : Delhi Police has busted a fake call centre and arrested a person for allegedly duping people on the pretext of providing jobs.
According to the police, a tip-off was received on October 18 about an operational fake call centre in Delhi’s Zakir Nagar. Subsequently, a raid was conducted and the accused Md Azhar Qadri (30) was caught red-handed. Police said that on sustained interrogation, Qadri disclosed that he used to dupe people in the name of providing employment. “This was a huge source of his income. He used to call the persons asking for money in lieu of providing employment to them,” the police said.
The police also seized five mobile phones from the possession of the accused and two registers containing names of duped persons.
Police further informed that a case has been registered against Qadri at Shaheen Bagh police station under Sections 420, 120B and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Yuvraj Singh held in alleged casteist remarks case, released later

Hisar (Haryana) [India]: Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh was briefly arrested as part of an investigation in an alleged casteist remarks case and later released on bail in compliance with an order by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in Hisar district on Saturday evening.
An FIR was registered under relevant sections of the law at Hansi city police station on February 14 this year based on a complaint by Dalit rights activist and lawyer Rajat Kalsan who alleged that the former Indian cricketer made derogatory remarks against Dalits and it hurt their sentiments. “A case was registered on February 14, 2021 at Hansi city police station against Yuvraj Singh for making casteist remarks. He was granted bail by the High Court later. The High Court said that he should join the police investigation. Vinod Shankar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Hansi, who is investigating the case, questioned Yuvraj Singh for around an hour. Later, he was released,” Subhash Sharma, PRO, Hansi Police.
On June 5, 2020, Yuvraj Singh had issued a clarification over his controversial remarks saying that he was “misunderstood” and expressed regret for “unintentionally” hurting people’s sentiments.
During an Instagram Live session with Indian batsman Rohit Sharma, Singh had made a casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal. The remarks did not go well with the fans, who started criticising the former all-rounder.
Singh took to Twitter to write, “This is to clarify that I have never believed in any kind of disparity, be it on the basis of caste, colour, creed or gender. I have given and continue to spend my life for the welfare of people. I believe in the dignity of life and respect each individual without exception.”
“I understand that while I was having a conversation with my friends, I was misunderstood, which was unwarranted. However, as a responsible Indian I want to say that if I have unintentionally hurt anybody’s sentiments or feelings, I would like to express regret for the same. My love for India and all its people is eternal,” he added.
A police complaint was filed against Singh for the same in Hansi police station of Hisar district, Haryana. Dalit rights activist and lawyer Rajat Kalsan filed the complaint and said that Singh made derogatory remarks against Dalits and it hurt their sentiments.

Second accused arrested in Singhu border incident after he confesses to murder

Amritsar (Punjab) [India]: The second accused in the Singhu Border incident where a mutilated body was found hanging at the site of farmers’ protest, was arrested by Amritsar Rural Police on Saturday outside a Gurudwara in Rakh Devidass Pura, Amarkot village, Punjab.
The accused has been identified as Narayan Singh. The Senior Superintendent of Police, Amritsar Rural, Rakesh Kaushal told ANI that the accused has confessed that he killed Lakhbir after he was told that he had insulted Guru Granth Sahib. He got angry and cut off his limbs and bled him to death, added Kaushal.
“Two Nihangs were involved, one was arrested by Haryana Police. Narayan Singh had escaped. We arrested him outside a Gurudwara in his village. When he realised he can’t escape, he came out. Haryana Police informed. The team has left from Sonipat. We’ll hand him over to them as per law. If they don’t come, we’ll investigate him here,” said the SSP.
Earlier today, another accused in the Singhu border incident was sent to seven days of police custody by the court.
The accused has been identified by the police as Sarvajeet Singh who was earlier detained from Kundli in Sonipat on Friday evening.

Krishnudu Arrested In Poker And Gambling Case

Reports state that Tollywood actor Krishnudu of Vinayakudu fame has been arrested on Friday night by local police.

The actor was allegedly playing poker and gambling at Shilpapark Villa under Miyapur police station jurisdiction with seven others, including organiser Paddi Raju, state reports. Eight members were arrested at midnight in a secret operation led by the Miyapur police based on a tip. They planned to catch them red handed, registered a case and let them go after getting bail. Reports state that the actor is expected to get back to the police station today for further investigation of the case. Rs 2 lakh in cash and 8 mobile phones have also been seized.

This is not Krishnudu’s first brush with law. Last year a complaint was registered at Panjagutta police station by a 45-year-old woman who accused him of sexually abusing her years ago. She in fact stated several TV anchors, reporters, advocates, physicians and student leaders in the list of 139 people who have abused her. Pradeep Machiraju’s name was also on the list. The issue died down after everyone involved, including Krishnudu denied these allegations.

Krishnudu is known for his roles in films like Oye!, Happy Days, Mr Perfect and more. He was last seen in the 2019 film Hulchul in a supporting role. Further details and confirmation regarding the case are awaited.

One more Mysuru gang-rape accused arrested, another absconding

Bengaluru, Aug 31: One more accused in the Mysuru gang-rape case has been arrested by the police Monday night.

With this arrest, the total number of arrests in the case has been increased to six, police sources said on Tuesday.

The sixth accused was arrested in Tamil Nadu on the leads given by five accused who were arrested on August 28, the sources said.

In all, there are seven accused who committed the crime and the police are in search of him as well, sources further said.

Earlier, Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood had mentioned six accused in the case, but after interrogating the five arrested accused, the police came to know about seven accused, according to the sources.

All the accused are from Tamil Nadu and belong to a group of criminals who were involved in robbery and rape, sources said.

The accused are also involved in sandalwood smuggling, they added.

Among the six arrested people so far, one of them is a juvenile and all of them are labourers who came to Mysuru from Tiruppur to attend to their work as carpenters, drivers and painters.

The incident had taken place on August 24, between 7 pm to 8 pm. The rape victim has not given any complaint so far.

The police, however, initiated the investigation on the complaint filed by the rape victim’s male accomplice.

Based on scientific and technical data, the police had closed on the accused and arrested them.

One of the vital data was elicited from the mobile phone from which the accused had contacted male victim’s father demanding Rs 3 lakh ransom.

The police hopes to file the rape victim’s complaint once she comes out of the state of shock. Thereafter, the police expect to pursue further investigation into the matter.

As many as seven teams were formed to nab the accused.

On August 24, a student traveled with her male accomplice when a gang of six waylaid the victims who were on their bike at Lalitadripura near Chamundi Hills.

This incident had caused a huge uproar in not only Mysuru but the country.

It also created political rumblings with the Congress party in Karnataka alleging total failure of law and order. It also charged the police and state government for attempting to “close” the case by not registering 376 sections under the IPC.

The rape victim has returned to her resident city.

The male victim, in the FIR had alleged that he was waylaid and brutally assaulted. He saw the gang dragging the rape victim into the bush.

At the time, one of the accused hit him on his forehead with a stone and he fell unconscious.

The accused then called the male victim’s father asking for Rs 3 lakh ransom.

After coming back to senses, the male victim asked about his female accomplice, then the accused pulled her out of the bush and sat down next to him.

She was severely hurt and depressed.

Delhi BJP leader arrested

New Delhi [India]: Six people including Supreme Court lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay were arrested by the Delhi Police on Tuesday in connection with the alleged inflammatory sloganeering near Jantar Mantar.

According to the police, besides Upadhyay other arrested persons include Vinod Sharma, Deepak Singh, Vinit Kranti, Preet Singh, and Deepak.
Earlier in the day, they were detained and questioned by the police.

A protest march called by Ashwini Upadhyay on August 8 over “Colonial Laws and Make Uniform Laws” near Jantar Mantar. After the march, some people allegedly raised the slogans. However, Delhi Police sources said that Upadhyay was not present at the site when the slogans were raised.

A day later on August 9, a First Information Report (FIR) was registered against an unknown group of people in connection with the incident.

Delhi Police has said that the matter is being handled as per law and any communal disharmony will not be tolerated.

Deepak Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), East Delhi, had earlier said that people who had gathered at Jantar Mantar had no permission.

“People who had gathered at Jantar Mantar had no permission. It has come to our due notice that some people raised inciting and objectionable slogans as well. We have also received a video and have registered FIR in the case,” he said. (ANI)

Four drug peddlers arrested in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 7: Four drug peddlers were arrested and huge quantity of contraband substance was seized in Budgam and Bandipora districts, a police spokesman said on Saturday.
He said a checkpoint was established by police at Sholipora Budgam in central Kashmir during which a truck was intercepted. Three persons travelling in the truck tried to flee but were apprehended tactfully by alert naka party at a distance.
The arrested have been identified as Ghulam Nabi Dar resident of Gulistan Baramulla, Mohammad Sultan Bhat and Abdul Hameed Dar both residents of Sholipora Budgam.
During checking, 103kgs of poppy straw was recovered from modified hidden chambers lying in the base of the body of the vehicle.
He said in Bandipora, a police party from police Station Sumbal under the supervision of SDPO Sumbal Surinder Mohan established a check point at Rakh-e-Shilwat.
A person identified as Parvaiz Ahmad Malla resident of Rakh-e-Shilwat Sumbal was intercepted and during checking, police recovered 24 grams of Charas from his possession.

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