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Artist, lawyer twin-murder: Four suspects held in UP, Mumbai

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Mumbai, Dec 14 : Four suspects in the sensational double-murder of painter Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambani have been detained by Uttar Pradesh Police and their Mumbai counterparts, official sources here said on Monday.

Acting on a tip-off from their Maharashtra counterparts, Uttar Pradesh Police detained two people in Varanasi, and they were likely to be handed over to Mumbai police soon.

Police also seized some personal belongings of the victims — identity cards, ATM cards and other things — from the suspects, whose identities have not been disclosed yet.

The duo is believed to have helped main accused Sadhu Rajbhar in the murder and disposal of the bodies.

A Mumbai police team has already left for Varanasi to coordinate the investigations and take charge of the accused.

Two suspects were also detained in Mumbai, as TV channels claimed that Sadhu Rajbhar has confessed to the crime. Top police officials, however, refused to comment.

The barely-clothed bodies of Upadhyay and Bhambhani were packed in cardboard boxes, wrapped in plastic sheets and thrown into a large open drain near Dahanukarwadi area in Kandivali West, a suburb in northwest Mumbai, a few days ago.

They were found in the early hours of Sunday with their hands and feet tied.

After investigation, police managed to identify them as Bhambani, 65, who lived in Sion, and Baroda-born artist Hema Upadhyay, 43, a resident of Santacruz.

“According to investigation, the bodies were taken in a tempo from Juhu to Kandivali,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkar said on Monday.

Police have questioned the transporter who confirmed that he dumped the two boxes in the Kandivali drain, believing them to contain broken antiques.

The motive behind the murder was not yet clear, but police said Hema and her estranged husband Chintan were in a divorce battle since the past five years.

Police questioned Chintan — who married Hema in 1998 — on Sunday and later allowed him to go.

Two years ago, Hema had lodged a harassment complaint against Chintan of painting obscene sketches on her room walls and, at that time, Bhambani had fought her case.

The bodies have been sent for autopsy and the boxes and plastic sent for forensic examination.

The developments took place after the maid servant of Hema and Bhambani’s family lodged separate complaints after they failed to turn up home as usual on Friday evening.

Hailing from Rajasthan, Chintan and Baroda-born Hema were classmates at the Baroda Faculty of Fine Arts and later made it big in the Mumbai art world.

Hema bagged awards from the Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy and the (national) Lalit Kala Akademi besides a prestigious national scholarship from the union human resource development ministry.

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Three-day lockdown in UP from Friday night

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Lucknow, July 9 : The Yogi Adityanath government on Thrsday announced a three-day lockdown in Uttar Pradesh from 10 p.m. on Friday to 5.a.m. on Monday.

All markets, food grain markets and other establishments will remain closed during this period and the supply of essentials will be ensured through doorstep delivery.

The movement of trains and air services will continue but road transport will be shut down. Buses, however, will be made available to air and train passengers.

Petrol pumps and hospitals will function normally.

The three-day lockdown is being enforced in view of the spurt in number of Corona cases in the state.

An official statement said that goods carriers will be allowed to operate and construction activities will also continue.

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To forestall Dubey’s surrender, police presence near news channels, courts bolstered

Checking of vehicles was conducted at various points in Noida and Greater Noida.

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New Delhi/Noida, July 8 : Amid speculation that wanted gangster Vikas Dubey might surrender either in a court or a news channel office, police presence has been increased outside such premises in Noida.

The Film City in Noida’s Sector 16, where many national news channels” offices are located, saw heightened police presence on Wednesday. It was apprehended that the gangster might sneak into any news channel office to evade the UP Police, which is trying to arrest the absconding accused in the killing of eight policeman as early as possible.

“We have increased the presence of the police teams at various strategic locations in Noida. Strategic routes are also checked. We are searching for the gangster and have deployed our men at all possible places where there is a slightest possibility of him being seen,” DCP, Noida, Sankalp Sharma said.

Checking of vehicles was conducted at various points in Noida and Greater Noida.

Heavy security was deployed outside the Noida court on Wednesday after speculation of Dubey attempting to surrender before the court made rounds.

Also in Delhi, police presence was heightened at strategic locations and men in plain clothes were deployed outside various courts to check the possibility of Dubey’s surrender.

The UP gangster has kept the police teams of not just UP but all the adjoining states on high alert after he went underground following the killing of eight policemen approaching his home in Kanpur.

Earlier on Wednesday, Haryana Police arrested three close associates of Dubey from Faridabad after a glimpse of the gangster was caught in a hotel CCTV on Tuesday afternoon. The gangster, however, gave the police a slip.

Earlier the UP Police gunned down Dubey”s close aide Amar Dubey in Maudaha, Hamirpur in UP. He was involved in the July 3 shootout. Crackdown by UP Police has also started in Greater Noida and Bulandshahr, while the bounty on Dubey was doubled to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 2.5 lakh.

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BJP leader, family members killed by terrorists in Kashmir

The family had component of 8 security people but unfortunately none of them was there at the time of the incident.

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Srinagar, July 8 : A BJP leader and an ex-district president of the party for North Kashmir’s Bandipore was killed by suspected terrorists on Wednesday evening.

According to sources, the former BJP president of Bandipora district Wasim Bari was at his shop with his father and brother when some unidentified terrorists struck and shot at them injuring them critically. All three succumbed to the injuries.

The family had component of 8 security people but unfortunately none of them was there at the time of the incident.

DGP, J&K Dilbag Singh told IANS that a probe has been ordered and all the eight men who were assigned on BJP leader”s security are being arrested.

Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav condoled with the family and tweeted: “Shocked and saddened by d killing of young BJP leader Wasim Bari and his brother by terrorists in Bandipora. Bari”s father who is also a senior leader was injured. This despite 8 security commandos. Condolences to d family.”

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