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Watch Video: Mentally Retarded Man Illegally Walks On Mumbai Airport’s Runway, Stopped Flight, CISF Arrested

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A shocking incident come to limelight on Thursday evening, when a mentally retarded man entered illegally inside the boundary of Mumbai Airport. He not only entered the premise but also walked on the runway. A spice jet flight was about to take off, when he tried to stop it.

With in quick time, Airport authorities reached on the spot and handed over to CISF. In the early reports, the person is seems to be mentally retarted and he hails from Sion area of Mumbai. More details are awaited in this case.

Now, the serious thing here is, a big incident has been avoided due to the alertness of Mumbai Airport staff. Still, it is a big breach and it needs to be sort out soon!

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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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