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Delhi riots: HC seeks police reply on Tahir Hussain’s bail plea

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Tahir Hussain

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi Police to respond to a regular bail plea filed by suspended Aam Aadmi Party Councillor Tahir Hussain in a February riots case.

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait issued the notice on the plea filed through advocate Rizwan and posted the matter for hearing on December 11.

Hussain has been booked under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, relating to alleged conspiracy angle to the riots that broke out in north-east Delhi on February 24 after clashes between supporters of and those opposed to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. At least 53 people were killed and around 200 injured in the violence.

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3 injured as fishing boat catches fires in Andhra’s Kakinada

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Three fishermen were injured on Friday when a fire broke out on their boat in Kakinada Port in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari district, police said.

“Diesel spilled on the boat’s floor as the three filled the vessel’s tank around 1 pm. As they tried to jump-start the engine with the help of wires attached to a battery, sparks flew and set the spilled fuel ablaze,” a police official said.

Firefighters rushed to the spot to extinguish the fire as Kakinada Port police shifted the injured to a hospital.

A fisherman who saved himself by jumping into the water was brought to the shore with the help of onlookers.

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25 kg gold stolen at gunpoint from Muthoot Finance branch in Tamil Nadu

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Six masked persons brandishing pistols on Friday barged into a Muthoot Finance branch in Tamil Nadu’s Hosur on Friday and fled about 25 kg gold jewellery valued at about Rs 7.5 crore and Rs 96,000 cash, police said.

The gang members held up the company staff and a couple of customers at gun point, and even assaulted some of the staffers.

Police said the gang first attacked the security guard and forced him inside the branch while warning the staff not to raise any alert.

The gang then looted the jewellery and cash and escaped.

Police have started their investigation into the robbery.

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Four die in illegal mining in Jharkhand

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Four persons engaged in illegal mining died on Friday morning as mica mines caved in Jharkhand’s Koderma district. The incident occurred at the Foolwariya jungle, following which two bodies have been recovered from the mine this afternoon, the police said.

According to police, a rescue operation is underway to extract the other bodies.

When the mines caved in, there were more than 10 persons engaged in illegal mining. As many as four persons managed to escape while six persons got trapped inside the mine.

Of the six persons trapped, two were rescued by the local people but are reportedly in a critical condition.

Illegal mining of mica mines is going on for a long period of time in the state.

Illegal mining of coal, mica and bauxite mines claims many lives every year in the state.

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