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Mumbai Youtube rapper arrested in Goa for possessing MDMA worth Rs 7 lakh

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A Mumbai-based Youtube rapper was arrested by the Goa Police, along with a woman from Delhi, and MDMA, a banned synthetic drug, valued at Rs 7 lakh seized from their possession, police said on Friday.

According to Superintendent of Police (North Goa) Shobhit Saxena, the rapper has been identified as 25-year-old M.C. Kurban, alias Kurban Shaikh, a resident of Borivali in Mumbai.

“During our investigation it has come out that Kurban Shaikh is a habitual peddler of drugs in Mumbai and Goa. We are also tracking down further sources of Kurban Shaikh. We have found in our investigation that he is a youtube rapper, who goes by the name of M.C Kurban,” Saxena told reporters here.

“He tries to get into events due to his identity as a rapper and there he peddles his drugs. So that is the MO that he is following. It is a new modus operandi that has come to our light and we are tracking down further sources,” Saxena also said, adding that a 29-year-old woman associate from Delhi, who is presently residing in the coastal village of Siolim in North Goa has also been arrested.

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7 soldiers killed, 19 injured in Ladakh road accident

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Seven soldiers were killed and 19 others injured in a road accident in Ladakh on Friday, defence sources said.

According to the sources, 26 soldiers were injured in the road accident in Turtuk area of Ladakh.

“Seven soldiers died on the spot while 19 others were injured. The injured soldiers have been airlifted to military hospital in Chandigarh,” a defence source said.

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Human-animal conflict, elephant shot dead in Karnataka

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 The conflict between man and wildlife has come to the fore in Karnataka once again. On Friday, an elephant was shot dead in an agricultural field near Alur taluk in Hassan district.

Forest officials said that the elephant was a 20-year-old male. They are gathering information to trace the culprits.

Sources said that about 5 elephants have died unnatural deaths in the region in the past 1 year.

The villagers maintain that their repeated appeals to address the elephant menace is falling on deaf ears. “The government has closed their eyes on us. We are struggling and fighting to protect the crop that we grow for food,” they said.

There are more than 20 wild elephants in the region and they destroy crops and attack villagers. However, though protests are staged, the authorities do not bother about the problem, the villagers stated.

Forest officials maintain that the killing was the result of human-animal conflict. An investigation will be conducted and the killers would be nabbed, they said.

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Hybrid terrorist arrested in Srinagar

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Jammu and Kashmir police and security forces have arrested one hybrid terrorist belonging to the LeT along with arms and ammunition from Bemina area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district, officials said on Friday.

Police said acting on a specific tip-off about the movement of terrorists Bemina area, a joint checkpoint was set-up by Srinagar Police, Army’s 2nd RR and valley QAT CRPF at Bemina crossing.

“An individual suspiciously approaching towards the checkpoint was challenged who tried to flee from spot but was apprehended tactfully by the alert party,” police said.

He has been identified himself as Nasir Ahmad Dar, resident of Gund Brath Sopore. On his personal search, one pistol, one magazine and five live rounds were recovered from his possession.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that, the arrested accused was working as a hybrid terrorist of proscribed terror outfit LeT outfit and was involved in delivering pistols in Srinagar city to carry out targeted killings,” a police officer said.

A case has been registered and further investigation is in progress.

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