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2 Vikas Dubey aides shot dead in separate encounters in Uttar Pradesh

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Two accomplices of gangster Vikas Dubey were shot dead by the state police in two separate encounters on Thursday morning.

Prabhat Mishra alias Kartikeya had been arrested in Faridabad on Wednesday by a team of the Special Task Force (STF) and was being brought to Kanpur on transit remand.

“Our vehicle was in the Panki area in Kanpur when it developed a snag. As the vehicle was being repaired, Prabhat Mishra tried to snatch the pistol of an inspector and opened fire at the STF team. He was shot dead in retaliatory firing,” said an STF official.

Another Vikas Dubey accomplice, Ranvir alias Bauan Shukla, was shot dead by the STF in Etawah while he was allegedly trying to flee in a car.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Etawah Akash Tomar said that they had received a tip-off that a Swift Desire with a Delhi registration number was moving in a suspicious manner.

“When we tried to intercept the car in the Civil Lines area, the miscreants opened fire at the police. Bauan Shukla was killed in retaliatory firing. Three other miscreants who were following in a Scorpio managed to flee. We have cordoned off the area and a search is on for them,” he said.

The SSP said that a pistol, a double barrel gun and some ammunition has been seized from the miscreant.

Bauan Shukla carried a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head and was involved in firing on policemen on July 3 that left eight police personnel dead in Bikru village.

Earlier on Wednesday, Dubey’s trusted lieutenant, Amar Dubey, who was also his nephew, was killed in an encounter in Maudaha in Hamirpur district.

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Gurugram police on high alert amid farmer’s agitation, Republic Day

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In the view of the farmers’ protest and the Republic Day celebrations, the Gurugram police have stepped up security arrangements and special instructions have been given to the police force to keep a vigil on suspicious elements, senior Gurugram police official said.

“Around 40 police checkpoints have been erected across the district and along with border areas. Apart from this, the police personnel, a unit of the ITBP and Harayana police commandos have been deployed at the key locations. Also, duty of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) rank officers have been ensured on rotation basis,” said a senior police official.

Also, ACPs and Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCPs) will continue patrolling in their respective areas on a rotational basis. The farmers and other social organisations in Gurugram will not be allowed to go the national capital on tractors, the officer said.

Several farmers’ outfits are agitating in Delhi from last 61 days against the three agricultural laws. They have also planned a tractor parade on January 26 in Delhi. In view of this, the police have to keep an eye on both the farmers’ movement and Republic Day celebrations simultaneously.

However, the district police have already deployed 4,000 police personnel across the district and a three-layer security has been placed around Tau Devilal Stadium Sector-38 in Gurugram where the Republic Day celebrations will be organised.

Moreover, a number of policemen have been deployed in the Manesar near NSG campus and Panchgaon Chowk on the Delhi-Jaipur expressway so that the farmers coming from Rewari to Gurugram do not proceed beyond these security points.

ACP (Traffic) Sanjeev Balhara has been pressed into service in the Manesar NSG campus Similarly, the responsibility of other ACPs has also been fixed. At these points, a unit of the ITBP along with the Gurugram police personnel have been stationed. Also, officials from the intelligence and crime branch units have been placed in civil dress to keep an eye on anti-social elements.

Apart from this, policemen have also been deployed in uniform and plain clothes in all the crowded areas including Sadar Bazar. The police strength has been increased around metro stations, railway stations, bus stands and crowded places.

“In view of the Republic Day celebrations, the entry of heavy vehicles from Gurugram border in Delhi has been banned from 3 p.m. on Sunday till 4 p.m. on January 26. Transporters have been appealed not to take heavy vehicles to Delhi. Traffic policemen have been deployed at the Delhi-Gurugram border on the Delhi-Jaipur expressway, who will bar heavy vehicles no to enter the national capital. The suspects are being specially monitored. Hotels and guest houses are being searched,” said Preet Pal Sangwan, ACP (crime).

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3 killed in separate road accidents in Gurugram

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At least three persons including an employee of the fertilisers department have been killed in separate road accidents at different stretches of the city, the police said on Monday.

All three accidents took place on Sunday.

In the first accident, Ankur Kumar, 29, who worked in the Gurugram fertilisers department and lived with his family here was killed when he was heading to Jhajjar from Gurugram in his Swift Dzire car.

“On the Gurugram-Farrukhnagar road, a truck came from the opposite direction and allegedly collided with Ankur’s car. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital at Gurugram Sector-10 where he was declared brought dead,” a police officer said.

A case has been filed under relevant sections of the IPC against the truck driver who is absconding since the incident.

In the second accident, a youth identified as Nitin lost his life on Sunday evening when his motorcycle was allegedly hit from behind by a crane near Basai village in Gurugram.

Nitin died in the hospital during treatment while the critically injured pillion rider Sahil received serious injuries and is undergoing treatment at a private hospital.

A case of negligent driving against the crane driver was registered at Sector-10A police station.

The third accident claimed the life of a truck driver identified as Rajbir.

According to the police, Rajbir was transporting industrial materials from Bahadurgarh. Near the Farrukhnagar toll plaza on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway, another truck ahead of his vehicle applied emergency brakes which led to a collision between the two trucks following which Rajbir sustained serious injuries and later, died at a private hospital.

A case of negligent driving was registered against the accused truck driver at Farrukhnagar police station in Gurugram.

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ED raids 10 locations of Omkar group in Mumbai

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday carried out raids at 10 locations in Mumbai linked to the Omkar Group builders and its officials Babulal Verma and Kamal Kishore Gupta in connection with a money laundering case.

An ED official wishing not to be named told IANS, “Today ED’s raids included seven residential and three office premises belonging to Omkar Group, one of the leading builders in Mumbai.”

The official said that the premises raided included those of Verma and Gupta.

The official said that the group is alleged to have misused various permissions given under SRA schemes. The group also diverted around 450 crores taken by way of loan from Yes bank.

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