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Viral Video: Using Mobile While Driving, Man Accidently Rams 3-year-old boy 

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Using mobile phones while driving or walking is a serious threat to life. Over the years, there has been an increase in the crime, where the victim uses mobile phone during the drive or walking carelessly on the roads. Mumbai Press, got a hold of a viral video, where a man has rammed his own nephew while driving back to home.

In the video, the man drops a 3-year-old boy from his car, while his whole attention was on his mobile phone. With in a second, the man accelerated the car in front and rammed his own nephew, who was just ahead of his vehicle.

The boy later admitted to AIIMS hospital, where he battled for life. When Mumbai Press researched about the video, it has been found that it way back to April, 22 and the incident happened at Bharat Nagar, northwest Delhi.

In this case, the driver Mohammed was booked for rash and negligent driving, who later freed after getting the bail. But, this incident has led the victim Gulam’s family in shock.

Altogether, this incident clearly gives us a message that mobile phone addiction and its excessive use is not good for any person. On the other hand, if you driving or walking, it is important to avoid phone as there will be someone waiting for you to return to home carefully.

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Delhi: Man kills wife with blunt object, held

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A 25-year-old woman was murdered by her husband on Thursday as the accused suspected her of having illicit relations in north Delhi’s Mukundpur.

The accused used a blunt object to smash his wife who died on the spot.

The police received a call that a man had murdered his wife at around 12 noon on Thursday. The police team which arrived at the spot found the body of the woman on the floor. The accused who is a daily wager was arrested from the spot.

“The husband identified as Devkinandan has been taken into custody. A case of murder has been registered and further investigation is on,” said a senior police officer.

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CBI nabs 2 Mumbai customs officers for graft

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The Central Bureau of Investigation swooped on the New Customs House here and nabbed an Assistant Commissioner of Customs and a Superintendent of Customs in an alleged bribery case, officials said here on Thursday.

The officials are identified as A. P. Bandekar and Niraj K. Singh, respectively, who were produced before a court and sent to custody till February 27.

According to a complaint, a Kolhapur-based company had purchased 74 kg silver from an Ahmedabad supplier on October 5, 2020.

Of this, 60 kg silver in two packets was sent from Gujarat to Maharahstra but it was seized by the Customs Department here the following day.

The complainant attended the enquiry held by Superintendent of Customs (Preventive) Singh at the New Customs House and was taken to the Assistant Commissioner of Customs, Bandekar.

There, the complainant alleged that the duo demanded bribes of total Rs 19 lakh from him to clear the silver consignment.

Following the complaint, a CBI set a trap and nabbed Singh red-handed while accepting the bribe amount of Rs 2 lakh and Bandekar was caught later.

The CBI raided the offices and residences of both the officials to come up with certain incriminating documents. Further investigations are on.

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Decks cleared for Nirav Modi’s extradition

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In a major setback to fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a UK court on Thursday ordered his extradition in connection with the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case.

The District Judge at the Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Samuel Goozee, accepted the prima facie evidence against Modi for money laundering, saying: “Many of these are a matter for trial in India. I am satisfied again that there is evidence he could be convicted,” according to reports.

The development came after almost a two-year long legal battle.

Expressing satisfaction over the detention condition and medical arrangements in India, the court said, “Conditions in Barack 12 (at the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai) look far better than his current cell in London.”

The observations came after Nirav Modi’s side had argued that he can’t be extradited to India due to his worsening mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic and the poor conditions in the Indian prisons.

According to sources, the court ruling will now be sent to UK Home Secretary Priti Patel for a sign-off. Depending on the outcome, appeals may be made in the high court by either side.

The charges against the fugitive diamantaire centre around his firms Diamonds R Us, Stellar Diamonds and Solar Exports for making fraudulent use of a credit facility offered by the PNB, known as ‘letters of undertaking’ (LoUs).

Arguing on behalf of the Indian authorities, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the UK had earlier sought to establish that a number of PNB staff conspired with Modi to ensure the LoUs. The LoUs were issued to his companies without required credit checks, sans recording the issuance of the LoUs and without charging the required commission upon the transactions. This resulted in a fraud amounting to nearly $2 billion (Rs 13,500 crore).

Modi, who was arrested on an extradition warrant on March 19, 2019, is accused of money laundering, conspiring to destroy evidence and intimidating witnesses.

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