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Rs 1.4Cr unclaimed cash found in Uttar Pradesh train

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A red trolley bag containing Rs 1.4 crore was found in the Swatantrata Sangram Senani Special train that was on its way to Jayanagar in Bihar from Delhi.

The bag was found lying in the pantry car and when it reached Kanpur on Monday night, the pantry staff reported the matter to the GRP that took down the bag.

On opening the bag, it was found packed with currency notes. The matter was kept as “a closely guarded secret as counting of notes was carried out” — it was completed on Tuesday night after which the Income Tax authorities were informed.

The pantry staff was not aware of who left the bag there.

A senior railway official said that no one has claimed the bag till now.

“The train proceeded on its onward journey but no report about the missing bag has been lodged in any of the stations along the route. It is now up to other authorities to trace the owner of the money,” said the official.

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UP cops seize Rs 1 crore cash from car in Noida

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Just weeks before the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Gautam Buddha Nagar Police on Tuesday seized a cash of approximately Rs 1 crore from a Delhi-registered car near here in Noida, an official said.

He said that in order to conduct the upcoming elections in the state peacefully, the police have intensified the security arrangements and are regularly carrying out intensive search operations to prevent smuggling of goods.

“Following the same orders, the police today seized a cash of Rs 99,30,500 from a fortuner car bearing registration number DL10CL5201 near Sector 24 stadium crossing,” the official told IANS.

He said that two people in the car, identified as Akhilesh, a resident of Wazirpur in Delhi and Arun, a resident of Karol Bagh, Delhi have been detained by the police.

“The duo was not able to give a satisfactory reason for carrying such a huge amount of cash,” the official said, adding that the accused duo has till now informed that they were working for some cloth merchant.

Meanwhile, sources in the police establishment confirmed to IANS that a team of Income Tax Officials will also arrive as there is involvement of a huge amount of money. Notably, the Noida Police since the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct on January 9, have tightened the security arrangements in the city.

On Monday, senior officials of Noida Police held a meeting with the officials of the Delhi Police to jointly conduct checking operations and share the list of suspected offenders and criminals in the region.

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ED raids house of Punjab CM’s nephew in sand mining case

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The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday morning, just weeks before assembly elections, carried out raids at ten different locations belonging to Punjab Chief Minster Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey, in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering case pertaining to illegal sand mining in Punjab.

A source said that the ED team conducted first raid at the residence of Honey which is at Homeland Heights early Tuesday morning. No one was allowed to leave the house. The ED was scanning various documents and computers.

The source said that raids of the ED were underway at ten locations across Punjab in illegal sand mining case.

The political parties in Punjab had earlier accused the Chief Minister many times over illegal mining in his own constituency. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted several times regarding the ongoing illegal sand mining racket. He had tweeted that Punjab CM Channi was not doing anything to stop it.

Local police were already looking into the matter. And on the basis of the local police probe, the ED initiated a money laundering probe.

As of now, the ED has not made any statement regarding the ongoing raids. The sources said that once the raids are over, only then the probe agency will release any statement.

During the raid the ED recorded the statement of those who were present at the house of Honey, the nephew of the Chief Minister.

A large number of people had gathered outside the house and local police were called to avoid any untoward incident.

Further probe in the matter is underway.

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Delhi riots: Court grants bail to 6 accused in murder case

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The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to six accused persons in connection with a case related to the death of 20-year-old Dilbar Singh Negi, whose charred body was found during the violence in the city’s North-East area in February 2020.

Justice Subramonium Prasad granted bail to the accused — Mohd. Tahir, Shahrukh, Mohd. Faizal, Mohd. Shoaib, Rashid, and Parvez in the order which was reserved earlier this month.

The case relates to the death of Dilbar Negi, who used to work at Anil Sweets shop and on the fateful day had gone to the godown for lunch and rest. He could not be located till late at night on February 25.

In the afternoon of February 26, 2020, the local police of Police Station Gokulpuri came to know about the dead body of a male person at the godown of Anil Sweets. The body was found in a charred condition and later identified as Dilbar Negi. He had come from Uttarakhand to the capital city six months prior to his death.

According to police, the rioting mob targeted the properties of Hindus, including the said shop, a book shop, DRP School, and godown of Anil Sweets and others by torching them and the mob of the same rioters remained active till late night.

The FIR stated that the accused were charged under Section 147 (Punishment for rioting), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (Unlawful assembly), 302 (Murder), 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence), 436 (Mischief by fire) and 427 (Mischief causing damage) of IPC at Gokulpuri police station.

Initially, 12 accused persons were charge-sheeted in the case in 2020.

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