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Four accused arrested for robbing and assaulting a senior citizen at Andheri

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Andheri police held four men for allegedly assaulting and robbing a 70-year-old senior citizen at Old Nagardas Road in Andheri (W). The senior citizen was at his hardware store, at that time the accused attacked on him. The groups of accused were tracked down by the police Titwala area at Thane through phone surveillance.

According to police, two accused were stand out the store like a guard, on the other hand, the other two went into the store around 9.30am on Tuesday. The duo threatened the senior citizen through a stick. To prevent him from raising an alarm or resisting, the accused blocked his arms with a cord and put duct tape on his mouth.

As per the reports, the accused has taken Rs35,000 and the old man’s mobile phone. The accused got panicked and run as the worker of the store started to arrive and they shouted for help.

After the formal FIR was lodged at Andheri police station, the police checked call data records and tower location of the phone and found them at Baneli village near Thane. The accused were identified as Vishal Gupta,20, Zainul Hasan Khan,22, Vikas Sahani,20 and Satish Sonawane, 20. Police said the victim suffered minor injuries. The detection officer Yeshwant Patil said, “We are verifying if the four have a past crime record.”

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Pakistan continues unprovoked LoC ceasefire violation in Rajouri

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Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing and shelling on Indian positions on Monday on the Line of Control in J&K’s Rajouri district.

“At about 3.50 p.m. today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

“The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly,” said Colonel Devender Anand, defence ministry spokesman.

Since the beginning of this year, Pakistan has been violating with impunity the bilateral ceasefire agreement signed by the two countries in 1999.

24 civilians have been killed and over 100 injured in over 3,186 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the LoC since January 2020.

Cross border shelling has brought insurmountable suffering in the lives of thousands of people living in villages close to the LoC whose lives, cattle and agricultural fields stand at great peril when shells start raining from across the LoC.

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Driver dies as container truck touches live wire in Jharkhand

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A driver was electrocuted and a number of two-wheelers damaged in a fire after a container truck came in contact with an overhanging loose high-tension live wire in Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh district on Monday, police said.

The mishap occurred near Kesath village on GT Road that connects Kolkata and Delhi. The deceased driver was yet to be identified.

The driver died on the spot due to electrocution, which also ignited a fire in the vehicle. The villagers called the fire brigade to extinguish the blaze.

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1984 riots: Delhi HC asks Police to continue security for witness

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The Delhi High Court has directed the police to continue providing security to one of the witnesses in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case involving former Congress leader Jagdish Tytler.

A single judge bench of the high court presided by Justice Yogesh Khanna also issued notice to the Delhi Police and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and fixed the matter for further hearing on November 24.

During the course of the hearing, the Delhi government counsel opposed the plea stating that there is no further need for providing round the clock security.

However, noting the threat perception, the court asked the police to continue to provide round the clock protection to the witness.

The plea filed by the witness through Advocate Maninder Singh sought the court’s direction for providing security to him and his family members in view of the threat to his life and property and to that of his family members if he does not withdraw as a witness in the case.

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