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Phulwari Sharif case: NIA conducts raids at six districts in Bihar



The National Investigation Agency is conducting multiple raids at six districts in Bihar since Thursday morning in connection with the Phulwari Sharif case having links with extremist outfit Popular Front of India.

The simultaneous raids are being conducted in Darbhanga, Patna, Nalanda, Kishanganj, Araria and East Champaran districts.

A team of NIA reached house of Nuruddin Jungi at his native place located in Urdu Bazar locality in Darbhanga district.

Another team raided the house of Riyaz alias Maroof in his house of Kuaw village under Chakia police station in East Champaran district.

Riyaz is considered as master trainer in the PFI camps organised at various places including in Phulwari Sharif.

The NIA is quizzing the family members of Riyaz.

Besides these two places, a raid is underway at a house of suspected PFI operative Mohamad Asgar in Katra village Nalanda district.

Another team raided the house of Parvez in Patna.

Separate teams of NIA also raided Kishanganj and Araria district.

Patna police has arrested eight PFI operatives so far and registered two separate cases which are connected to one other on July 14.

The Union Home Ministry on July 22 had transferred this case to the NIA.

In the PFI suspected terror module case, the Patna police had first arrested Athar Parvez, Mohammad Jalaluddin and Arman Malik.

On interrogation, the trio revealed the names of Marguv alias Danis and Shabbir.

Marguv was running a social networking group called Ghazwa-e-Hind which has youths of Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The investigators claimed that Athar Parvez was attached with banned organisation Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and his brother Manjar Alam was involved in 2013 serial bomb blast in Gandhi Maidan rally of then Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Mohammad Jalaluddin also has some connection with SIMI.

During the raid, the team had recovered some objectionable documents which indicate that the arrested were involved in brainwashing Muslim youths. The arrested were also working on ‘Mission 2047’ to make India an Islamic nation by 2047, the police said.


Maharashtra double tragedy: Man shoots girlfriend on road, gets killed by vehicle while fleeing




In a shocking double tragedy, a young woman was shot dead by her boyfriend in Boisar town, and as he was attempting to flee the spot, was knocked by a military truck and died later, police said here on Thursday.

The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when Neha Mahato, 21, and her boyfriend Krishna Yadav, 25, had a heated argument on the road near a private hospital in Saravali.

Suddenly, Yadav whipped out a revolver and shot Neha in the head from point blank range, killing her instantly.

As the shocked locals rushed there, Yadav panicked and fled the spot but barely a couple of hundred metres away was knocked down and crushed under the wheels of the military vehicle.

He was rushed to a local hospital by the Boisar Police, where he was pronounced dead.

The Boisar Police have recovered the weapon from Yadav and have sent it for a forensic analysis, and his autopsy report is awaited to ascertain if it was an accident or suicide.

As per police preliminary probe, Yadav and Neha had been going steady for a year but he was not willing to marry her.

Neha’s family had given an ultimatum for marriage failing which they would fix her alliance elsewhere.

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Lingayat mutt sex scandal: Accused seer denied bail, custody extended




 Denying bail to rape accused Lingayat seer of the Chitradurga Murugha Mutt, a court in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district extended the Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru’s judicial custody till October 10.

Second Additional Sessions Judge B.K. Komala has also extended the judicial custody of accused number two, hostel warden Rashmi, till October 10.

As the accused seer’s judicial custody ended on October 10, he was presented before the court and after its order, he was taken to the Central Jail in the district.

The court had earlier rejected his plea to consider bail on medical grounds and also denied him special permission to have food from the Mutt and conduct worship during the imprisonment.

Meanwhile, Veerashaiva-Lingayat leaders have called a meeting on September 29 to discuss on the accused seer’s decision not to step down as the head of the Chitradurga mutt in spite of the serious allegations under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

The mutt, one of the richest among the Lingayat mutts, has 3,000 branches all across the country and runs more than 150 premier education institutions.

The letter circulated among leaders of the community states that as the accused seer is not coming forward to step down, it would affect the heritage and prestige of the mutt, sources said.

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Actresses Nikki Tamboli, Sofia Singh taken to Tihar Jail to recreate meetings with Sukesh




 Two actresses — Nikki Tamboli and Sofia Singh — were taken inside the Tihar Jail to “recreate” their alleged meeting with conmon Sukesh Chandrashekhar, a senior Delhi Police official said Tuesday.

“It was part of the ongoing probe into the Rs 200 crore extortion case related to Sukesh Chandrashekhar,” the official said.

Chandrashekhar, presently lodged in Jail No. 3 of the Tihar Jail, was arrested last year for allegedly cheating and extorting money from some high-profile people, which includes former Fortis Healthcare promoter Shivinder Mohan Singh’s wife Aditi Singh. Many women Bollywood actors and models have been questioned by the Enforcement Directorate for their alleged links to Chandrashekhar.

In April 2021, he was arrested in another money laundering case linked to the 2017 Election Commission bribery case, which allegedly involved a former AIADMK leader and others.

Notably, the Enforcement Directorate, recently in an application in Supreme Court, had mentioned that accused Sukesh has repeatedly committed offences, including that of money laundering during his incarceration in jail by subverting the legal system and prison rules with the help of his knowledge of technology and his “ability to con people”.

According to the sources, ‘Big Boss’ fame Nikki Tamboli, ‘Bade Acche Lagte Hai’ fame Chahat Khanna, Sophia Singh, and Arusha Patil met Chandrashekhar in the jail premises and he introduced himself as a producer of the southern film industry.

A source said that Chandrashekhar’s aide Pinky Irani, who was arrested later, had facilitated their meetings with Chandrashekhar. All these four actresses were given expensive gifts of renowned brands such as Gucci, Versace, and Louis Vuitton.

Chandrashekhar also transferred some Rs 5.20 lakh into the account of Patil, who has admitted to have met him but not in the jail. When Irani introduced Khanna to Chandrashekhar, the actress was allegedly given Rs 2 lakh and a blue-coloured Versace watch.

Chandrashekhar allegedly deposited Rs 2 lakh into the account of Singh and later gifted her an LV bag. She was, later on, given Rs 1.5 lakh more.

Irani got an amount of Rs 10 lakh from Chandrashekhar for introducing him to Tamboli, and she gave Rs 1.5 lakh to Tamboli. Later on, Chandrashekhar gave her a Gucci bag and Rs 2 lakh on their first meeting.

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