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Actress Ayesha Sultana leaves for Lakshadweep to appear before cops

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Lakshadweep film personality Ayesha Sultana, on Saturday, left for the island, to appear before the Kavaratti Police which had served her a notice to appear before them on Sunday evening.

The complaint was registered by Lakshadweep BJP’s unit president Abdul Khader following the TV channel debate on June 7, where she had alleged that the ‘Centre used biological weapons for the spread of Covid in Lakshadweep’, which according to the complainant is anti-national.

At the Kochi airport, Sultana said she has done no wrong while she appeared on a Malayalam TV channel and spoke about the spread of Covid in the island.

“I have done no wrong and I will appear before the police tomorrow as asked by them,” said Sultana, who is accompanied by her counsel too.

Incidentally, she had filed a petition before the Kerala high court seeking anticipatory bail as she feared her arrest.

The court however asked her to appear before the police and in case the police find the need to arrest her, she should be given bail.

The notice that has been served on Sultana by Sub Inspector Ameer Bin Mohammed contains charges under 124 A and 153 B of the CrPC, both of which are non-bailable offences.

Incidentally, following the move by Khader, several BJP leaders and workers in the island have resigned from the party.

Sultana hails from Chelath Island in Lakshadweep, and is based here. Besides being a model, she has worked in numerous films in Malayalam.

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Brown sugar worth Rs 1 Cr seized in Odisha, 1 held

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A team of Special Task Force (STF) of the Odisha Police on Friday seized brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore in Puri district and arrested one person in this connection, officials said.

The arrested person has been identified as Imataj Khan of the Pipili area. On the basis of an intelligence input, the STF team raided near Pipili-Nimapara over bridge and recovered 1.48 kg of brown sugar worth over Rs 1 crore from his possession, the police said.

The accused person could not produce any valid authority in support of possession of such contraband material, for which the accused person was arrested and will be presented before the court of District & Sessions Judge, Puri, they said.

The STF has registered a case under section 21(c) 29 of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and further investigation is on.

Since 2020, the STF has seized more than 35 kg of brown sugar/heroin and more than 67 quintals 52 kg (6752 kg) of ganja /Marijuana and arrested more than 100 drug dealers/peddlers, sources said.

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Uttar Pradesh girl paralysed after failed suicide attempt

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In a tragic incident in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad, a young girl was paralysed after an alleged failed suicide attempt.

The girl allegedly jumped off a bridge on Tuesday evening after being blackmailed by her boyfriend and his friends.

Yusuf Tyagi, an orthopaedic doctor at a private hospital where the girl is being treated, said, “Her upper lumbar vertebrae has collapsed. Because she jumped off a height of nearly 40 feet, the lower level of her spinal cord was also compressed. Her legs have turned lifeless. She is paraplegic.”

The girl in her statement to the police said she was in a relationship with a man Shadab since the past four months and both met at his cousin’s house.

“Then suddenly he started blackmailing me. He had taken objectionable photos and videos and shared them with three of his friends. He asked me to either have sex with his friends or pay Rs 50,000 else he would upload her videos on the internet,” she added.

Moradabad Superintendent of Police (rural), Vidya Sagar Mishra said after the girl’s statement and her family’s complaint, an FIR has been registered against four accused — Shadab and his three friends Saddam, Rashid and Arif — for abetment to suicide.

The police have set up teams to arrest the four accused who are absconding after the incident.

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To clear debts, Axis Bank manager loots ICICI branch, kills officer

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In a shocking incident, an Axis Bank Branch Manager allegedly committed an unsuccessful heist on the ICICI Bank and stabbed a deputy branch head there to death, police said here on Friday.

The incident happened late on Thursday around 8.00 p.m., after the close of banking hours at the ICICI Bank’s Virar East Branch.

According to Virar Police Station Senior Police Inspector Suresh Warade, the accused Anil Dubey — the Naigaon Axis Bank Branch Manager, who was a former longtime employee of ICICI Bank, has been arrested.

In the scuffle that ensued between Dubey and the ICICI Bank Deputy Manager Yogita Nishant Choudhary, and her cashier colleague Shraddha Devrukhkar, he allegedly stabbed them both before attempting to flee with the bag full of the looted booty, but was caught outside by the locals.

While Vartak, 36, succumbed to her injuries later, Devrukhkar, 32, is undergoing treatment at a local hospital and further probe is on in the sensational case, said Warade.

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