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CBI summons Abhishek Banerjee’s kin in coal smuggling case

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Moving ahead in its probe into the illegal coal smuggling case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee’s sister-in-law Menka Gambhir’s father and husband for questioning.

A source related to the probe told IANS: “The CBI has summoned Menka Gambhir’s father-in-law Pawan Arora and husband Ankush Arora for questioning on March 15 at its office here.”

The CBI has earlier questioned Abhishek’s wife Rujira Banerjee and his sister-in-law Menka in connection with the same case.

Abhishek is nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinanool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee.

The CBI had registered a case against the alleged kingpin of the pilferage racket Anup Majhi alias Lala, Eastern Coalfield Ltd General Managers Amit Kumar Dhar and Jayesh Chandra Rai, ECL chief of security Tanmay Das, area security inspector Kunustoria Dhananjay Rai, and SSI and security in-charge Kajora area Debashish Mukherjee in November last year.

On February 26, the CBI searched the premises of a businessman in Kolkata and on February 19, the agency had also carried out searches at 13 locations in four districts of West Bengal including the premises of coal mafia Jaidev Mondal.

On November 28 last year, the CBI had conducted raids at 45 locations in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh in connection with the coal smuggling racket.

The central agency’s actions have turned the heat on in the poll-bound West Bengal, where the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP are engaged in a bitter war of words.

Polling to the 294-member West Bengal Assembly will be held in eight phases, on March 27, April 1, April 6, April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26 and April 29. Counting will take place on May 2.

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Firing at Delhi Court, undertrial among 3 dead

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 Three people were killed, including an undertrial gangster in a firing incident inside the Rohini Court here on Friday in a major security breach.

According to sources, the incident took place at the Rohini NDPS Court No. 207. Delhi Police Special Cell-nabbed gangster Jitender Singh Mann, alias Gogi, was being presented in the court. Gogi was shot dead by his rivals. Sources confirmed that the attackers were from Tilu Tajpuria gang.

Gogi was arrested by the special cell in April. He was involved in the killing of Haryana-based singer 22-year-old Harshita Dahiya, who was gunned down by assailants in 2017 in Panipat. Gogi carried a cash reward of Rs 4 lakh in Delhi and Rs 2.5 lakh in Haryana.

Confirming the incident, a Delhi Police spokesperson said a police team took swift action and launched counter firing. Two of the assailants were in lawyers attire and attacked the undertrial Jitender Gogi. “Both assailants died along with Gogi,” the spokesperson said.

“They killed Gogi and the cops shot them dead,” sources said adding that the Judge was present in the court at the time of the incident. A woman lawyer was also injured during the firing.

Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana also confirmed that the attackers have been neutralized.

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Minor Girl Gangraped in Dombivli, 21 Accused Arrested

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In a shocking incident, a case has been registered against 29 people for allegedly raping a 14 years old girl in dombivali. Additional commissioner of police informed that 21 people have been arrested while other two detained accused are minors. Police are on the look out for remaining six.

The main accused is said to be a friend of the victim who had first raped the girl in January and made a video of the same. Later, The same video using other accused blackmail the girl and raped her on several occasions at different places including Dombivali, Rabale, Badlapur and Murbad.

On Wednesday night victim approached the police after which gang rape case was registered under Indian Penal Code Section 376(rape) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The officer said the police team was looking for the culprit and did not give any further details of the case.

In a shocking incident, a case has been registered against 29 people for allegedly raping a 14 years old girl in dombivali. Additional commissioner of police informed that 21 people have been arrested while the other two detained accused are minors. Police are on the lookout for the remaining six.

The main accused is said to be a friend of the victim who had first raped the girl in January and made a video of the same. Later, The same video using other accused blackmail the girl and raped her on several occasions at different places including Dombivali, Rabale, Badlapur and Murbad.

On Wednesday night victim approached the police after which gang rape case was registered under Indian Penal Code Section 376(rape) and provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. The officer said the police team was looking for the culprit and did not give any further details of the case.

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Uttar Pradesh ATS arrests Islamic scholar in conversion racket

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 The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Wednesday arrested Islamic scholar Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui from Meerut on charges of religious conversation.

His name emerged during the investigation into the Umar Gautam case.

Umar Gautam was jailed in June after the Uttar Pradesh Police rounded him up for allegedly running a conversion racket.

The 64-year-old Islamic scholar was on the radar of security agencies due to suspicious activities. He was picked up as soon as he arrived in Meerut late Tuesday night. He is currently being interrogated by the police.

According to the ATS spokesman, Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui is a resident of Phulat in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar.

Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General (Law and Order), Prashant Kumar, said “Investigation shows that Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui’s trust received Rs 3 crore in foreign funding including Rs 1.5 crore from Bahrain. Six teams of ATS have been formed to investigate this case.”

Mufti Qazi Jahangir Alam Qasmi and Mohammad Umar Gautam were arrested in June from Delhi’s Jamia Nagar area for trying to convert deaf students and poor people to Islam, with alleged funding from Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

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