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Jammu and Kashmir Police examining evidence in alleged fake encounter case

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Police said on Thursday it has deputed a team headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police to complete all legal and technical formalities into the disappearance of three persons belonging to Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

Vijay Kumar, IGP (Kashmir) told reporters that a team headed by a DSP rank officer has been deputed to Rajouri to complete all legal and technical formalities with regard to the disappearance of three persons belonging to Rajouri district.

Families of the three persons have lodged a missing report, which says the three missing persons have been killed in a fake encounter in the Amshipora village of Shopian district.

The family members have said three of their kin had come to Shopian to work as manual labourers and after their mobile phones were found switched off for several days, the anxious family members came to Shopian to find the whereabouts of the three missing persons.

“The Rajouri families filed a missing report and since then we are trying to evaluate the case through all technical evidences.

“We have taken the DNA samples of three terrorists’ killed in Shopian encounter which will be sent to the central lab to ascertain facts.

“Besides matching the DNA samples it is being investigated whether these three persons who had come from Rajouri were in contact with local militants are not. We will examine all the technical evidence that we have”, the IGP said.

The missing report filed by the families has identified the three missing persons as Abrar Ahmad Khan, 18, Imtiyaz Hussain, 26 and another Abrar Ahmad, 21 belonging to Rajouri district.

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14 migrant labourers crushed under speeding truck in Gujarat

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At least 14 migrant labourers from Rajasthan, including a child sleeping near a road were crushed to death and six others injured on Tuesday morning by a speeding dumper truck in Gujarat’s Surat, police said.

The incident happened when the dumper truck lost control and ran over some 20 sugarcane farm labourers. Twelve were killed on the spot, two succumbed later and six others were being treated in a hospital.

The accident happened near the Kosamba village, 60 km from Surat.

All the victims hailed from Kushalgarh in Rajasthan, police said.

“A truck dumper ran over the migrant sugarcane workers on the Kim-Mandvi road shortly after midnight, after first hitting a tractor filled with sugarcane. Twelve out of them died on the spot, while two succumbed before they reached the hospital. There were seven male, six females and one child among the victims,” said Rajkumar Pandyan, Surat Range Inspector General of Police.

The injured were being treated in the Smimer hospital in Surat, according to sources. The driver and the cleaner were also injured and have been admitted in the hospital.

According to the truck driver, the accident happened after his steering-wheel jammed and he lost control.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani expressed grief over the tragedy and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the victims.

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CBI nabs 2 more in railway bribery case, total 5 arrested

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A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested an Indian Railways Engineering Service officer and two others in an alleged graft case of Rs one crore, the agency on Monday continued its action as it arrested two more people taking the total arrests in the case to five, officials said.

The CBI arrested 1985-batch officer Mahendra Singh Chauhan, who was posted as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)/Construction in North East Frontier Railways in Assam’s Maligaon in one of the biggest traps in the history of the agency on Sunday from Guwahati. The agency sleuths also arrested Inra Singh, a private person and Bhupendra Rawat, an employee of the private company ABCI Infrastructures on Sunday from Dehradun, while exchanging the alleged bribe amount.

The fresh arrests came after the CBI registered a case against Chauhan, Hem Chand Borah, Deputy Chief Engineer, Laxmi Kant Verma, Assistant Executive Engineer (AEN) and Pawan Baid, Director, ABCI Infrastructures Pvt Ltd, Rawat, Singh and other unknown persons under relevant sections of IPC and PC Act.

A CBI official in Delhi said that the agency on Monday arrested two more persons in connection with the case. The arrested people have been identified as Borah and Verma, from Assam’s Guwahati.

The arrest were made after the CBI busted a racket on the allegations that some senior public functionaries of North Eastern Frontier Railways were involved in corrupt practices with private contractors for ongoing projects in the North Eastern Frontier Railways. They all are being brought to Delhi on transit remand, the official said.

The official said that during searches, sums of Rs 18.5 lakh and Rs 6.5 lakh have been recovered from the premises of Borah and Verma, respectively.

He said that a total amount of Rs 2.39