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Armed robbers strike in 3 Bihar districts, loot Rs 21L

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Armed robbers looted over Rs 21 lakh in three separate incidents in Bihar’s Champaran, Samastipur and Begusarai districts, within a span of 48 hours.

Around four masked men looted over Rs 10 lakh at gunpoint from a microfinancing firm in Motihari town of East Champaran district on Wednesday.

N.C. Jha, SP of East Champaran, said: “The robbers executed the crime at gunpoint and took away Rs 10,95,975 from the counter of the finance company after it was opened at 8:30 am.”

“We are examining the CCTV footage of the company to gather evidence about the identity of the accused. We have also raided multiple possible hideouts,” Jha said.

In another incident in Samastipur district, three unidentified men struck at the Jitwapur’s SBI branch and decamped with Rs 5 lakh cash.

On Tuesday, four assailants looted Rs 6 lakh from UCO bank branch in Begusarai district.

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Mumbai NCB seizes drugs hidden in Hitler’s biography

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Busting yet another unusual modus operandi, the Narcotics Control Bureau’s (NCB) Mumbai Zonal Unit seized a consignment of drugs concealed in a biography of Adolf Hitler, a top official said here on Tuesday.

Following a tip-off, the NCB on Monday intercepted a parcel containing the book at the Vile Parle East Post Office.

On checking the book, a commercial quantity of 80 blots of LSD hidden in it was found and seized, said NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede.

He added that the LSD was procured from some European countries through the dark net by some youngsters and the payment was done through crypto currencies like bitcoin.

Wankhede said that the common name for the hallucinogenic drug LSD is lysergic acid diethylamide, but there are more than 80 other street names for the recreational narcotic.

It is a synthetically created psychedelic drug known for its induction of a range of psychological effects, and a LSD trip includes various images and sensations which seem real but are not actually occurring, he said.

The latest action is part of the NCB’s ongoing campaign against the drug mafia in the city and efforts to unravel their connections with people in the glamour and entertainment industry, launched after the probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June 2020.

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Man ends life after police demands bribe for tracing daughter

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45-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after a police official asked him for a bribe of Rs 1 lakh to trace his missing 22-year-old daughter.

According to the family members of deceased Shishupal, Ramnagar police outpost in-charge Ram Ratan Singh demanded the money from him.

Ram Ratan Singh reportedly reached where Shishupal had ended his life and tore up the suicide note when he found it.

Villagers later caught hold of him and handed him over to the police.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rohit Singh Sajwan, said that the Sub-Inspector has been shifted from the outpost and the allegation against him about asking for a bribe is under investigation.

Earlier, an FIR regarding the abduction of Shishupal’s daughter was registered at the Aonla police station on April 9.

In the FIR, Shishupal claimed that three men Banti, Mukesh and Dinesh abducted his daughter on a bike. The woman is yet to be traced.

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FIR against 3 Bihar MLAs for violating Covid norms

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The Bihar Police have registered an FIR against three MLAs from the opposition parties for violating Covid norms in Rohtas district, an official said.

Shyam Sunder Rai, the circle officer of the Nasriganj in Rohtas district confirmed the development.

The FIR registered against Anita Chaudhary, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA from Nokha and a former minister; Arun Singh, the CPI-ML MLA from Karakat, Vijay Kumar Mandal, RJD MLA from Dinara in Rohtas district.

The three legislators went to the Baradih village under Nasriganj police station to participate in a political event on Monday evening. The event was organized by RJD veteran leader Ram Nath Yadav. Besides them, a number of local public representatives and leaders of Rohtas district also participated in the event.

“As a duty magistrate, I found that majority of leaders are not wearing face masks and not maintaining social distancing norms. As the second wave of corona is at its peak, there is a possibility of it spreading further. Hence, I have lodged a complaint with the concerned police station against them,” Rai said.

“We have also learnt that the organizer had not taken permission from the district administration for the event,” Rai said.

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