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Nigerian held for selling cocaine in Bengaluru

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The central crime branch police arrested a Nigerian national for selling cocaine in the city and recovered drugs valued Rs four lakh from him, the police said on Wednesday.

According to the police, the arrested has been identified as Kelvin Idika, 24, a Nigerian national.

The Bengaluru CCB’s anti-narcotics wing in its statement said that Kelvin had arrived in Bengaluru on student visa and had been indulging in drug peddling.

“Based on a tip off, Kelvin was arrested while he was trying to negotiate with a customer near Horamavu signal under Ramamurthy Nagar police limits. At the time of his arrest he was in possession of 54 gms of cocaine, which is valued around Rs 4 lakh along with an electronic weighing machine and three mobile phones,” the police said.

According to the police, the accused used to often travel to Mumbai and procure Cocaine from there and sell it here.

The police has registered a case and is investigating.

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Pilot and co-pilot of crashed helicopter in Jammu and Kashmir still missing

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The pilot and the co-pilot of the Dhruv helicopter that crashed on Tuesday into the Ranjit Sagar Dam in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district are still missing.

Although there been no official defence statement on this crash, sources had said on Tuesday that both the pilot and the co-pilot ‘were safe’.

Police sources in Kathua, who were part of the rescue operation after the helicopter crashed in Basohli area of the district, where the Ranjit Sagar Dam is situated, said the two are still missing.

“The rescuers have recovered a helmet, a pithoo bag and a pair of shoes from the Dam waters, but there has been no trace of the missing pilot and the co-pilot.

“Rescue operation was called off due to darkness yesterday. It is being resumed today morning,” a senior police officer said.

The helicopter had taken off from Pathankot in Punjab and after flying very low, it crashed into the Dam.

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71-Year-old man in judicial custody for impregnating granddaughter

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A 71-Year-old man was arrested by the Police at Thirukoilur in Kallikuruchi district under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Pocso Act, on charges of impregnating his 15-year-old granddaughter.

Two women who assisted him in aborting the foetus were also arrested.

The three were produced before the court which promptly remanded them to judicial custody.

The 15-year-old grand daughter and her younger brother were staying with the grand father who, according to Thirukoilur all-women police was sexually abusing the girl for the past three years.

The local people coming to know of the issue alerted the village officer of Thirukoilur who informed the all-women police that took him into custody along with his two women accomplices – a retired woman nurse and another woman.

Police charged him under Section 6 (Punishment for aggravated penetrative sexual assault), 5 (aggravated penetrative sexual assault), 5(j) (whoever commits penetrative sexual assault on a child), 5(j)(ii) (makes a child pregnant as a consequence of sexual assault), and 17 (punishment for abetment) of the Protection of Children from Sexual offences (Pocso) Act, 2012.

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Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh’s wife files domestic violence case against him

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Shalini Talwar, the wife of rapper and music composer Hirdesh Singh, popularly known as Yo Yo Honey Singh, filed a case of domestic violence against him at the Tis Hazari courts here on Tuesday.

Taking cognisance of the complaint, which runs into 118 pages, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tania Singh issued a notice to Honey Singh to appear before her on August 28.

The magistrate also passed interim orders restraining the rapper from disposing off property that he jointly owned with his wife as well as her ‘Streedhan’.

The case has been filed under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act.

Initially notorious for promoting misogyny and drug abuse in his Punjabi rap numbers, Honey Singh, who grew up and lives in Delhi, is now better known for his work in mainstream films such as ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’.

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