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Missing AMU student remains untraceable

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A student of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who has been missing since the past three days, remains untraceable.

The 26-year-old BA (Hons) final year student, Mohd Ashraf Ali, went missing on Tuesday and AMU authorities lodged a police complaint on Wednesday.

According to the police, Ashraf Ali, who is pursuing BA (Hons) in Spanish and is a resident of Bihar’s Araria district, was last spotted by some university students at the Shamshad market on Tuesday.

Ashraf’s roommate in S.S. South hostel of the university, Amjad Ali, said that he last spoke to Ashraf around 1 p.m. in the hostel room on Tuesday. He added that he does not know about Ashraf’s whereabouts and the latter’s mobile phone has also been switched off.

Ashraf’s cell phone was switched on for a few seconds around 3 a.m. on Wednesday but was again turned off.

The CCTV footage of the main gate of Aftab Hall of the university shows Ashraf walking out around 3.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

“Ashraf had to go to Bihar on February 26 by train as some government exam for a translator’s job was scheduled on Feb 28,” said Amjad. He further added that many students tweeted about him on Twitter but no information about him has been received.

AMU Proctor Waseem Ali told reporters that they have tried to locate him at all possible locations and contacted his family and relatives too, but no one is aware about his whereabouts.

Superintendent of Police (crime) Arvind Kumar said that a team has been formed to probe the matter. He said his last mobile location was traced in Delhi’s Anand Vihar. “We are working on all angles,” he added.

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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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Four garment shops gutted in Gurugram fire

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Garments worth lakhs of rupees were reduced to ashes after a fire broke out at a shop located at Gurugram’s Sector-14 around 9 p.m. on Monday.

The flames soon spread to four adjacent shops located in the area. Fire personnel upon receiving information, rushed to the spot with four fire tenders and doused the flames, the officials said on Tuesday.

The reason for the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.

According to the fire officials, the entire operation took one hour. However, nobody was injured in the incident as the shops were closed at the time of the incident.

“We received information at around 9.15 p.m. on Monday. Four fire tenders were rushed to the place and brought the situation under control in one hour. Several teams of fire personnel were deployed in the fire-fighting and evacuation operations. The incident was likely to have been caused by an electric short-circuit,” I.S. Kashyap, assistant divisional fire safety officer told IANS.

Earlier in April, the city reported three fire incidents. On April 3, around 700 illegal huts in Nathupur village in Gurugram were gutted. On April 7, Plywood and Sanitary showrooms were completely burned in a massive fire incident at Sadar Bazar area and on April 11, around 110 illegal shanties were gutted in Naharpur village. However, according to the fire officials, nobody were injured in these fire incidents.

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