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Chouhan not pleased on charging fare from migrant labourers

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Bhopal, May 4 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has expressed his displeasure over the fare of Rs 305 being charged from each of migrant labourers brought in a special train from Nashik in Maharashtra to Bhopal on Saturday.

Both the railway ministry and the state government authorities had skirted the issue when the questions were asked about the fare of Rs 305 including Rs 30 as superfast charges and Rs 20 as surcharge being shelled out by each labourer for the six-coach train.

Some passengers who were initially not allowed to meet the media persons for fear of contracting the virus opened up later and showed the tickets issued to them. Chouhan has instructed the officers not to take fare from any labourer.

The state government has started working on a strategy for rapid movement of more than one lakh labourers of the trapped in other states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Goa.

A plan has been forwarded to the Ministry of Railways to bring workers through 31 trains. Of these 22 trains have requested to be run from Maharashtra, two each from Gujarat and Goa, one from Delhi and four other states.

Chouhan claimed of improvement in the coronavirus situation in the state. He said 50 patients were reported positive in the state on Sunday and 174 patients have recovered completely.

On Sunday the number of active cases in the state stood at 1,889. Sunday’s review showed the mortality rate in Ujjain to be unusually high and a special team of doctors was dispatched there.

Additional Chief Secretary Health Mohammad Suleman said 2,600 tests are being conducted daily in 14 labs. 23 out of 515 in Indore, six out of 1,029 tests in Bhopal, nine out of 200 tests in Ujjain and four out of 203 tests have been found positive, he added.

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PUCL moves SC for SIT probe into Vikas Dubey encounter

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New Delhi, July 11 : A plea has been moved by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) in the Supreme Court seeking direction to set up special investigation team, having officers who have not served in Uttar Pradesh, to probe into the encounter deaths of gangster Vikas Dubey and his aides.

The petitioners have also urged the apex court to constitute a committee headed by a retired Supreme Court judge to enquire into the encounters that have been taking place in Uttar Pradesh and also the prevalent criminal-politician nexus in the state.

The petitioner cited the petition filed in May 2018, which took into account the over 1,000 encounters that had taken place, during January 2017 to March 2018, resulting in death of 49 persons and injuries to 370. “During pendency of the petition before this court, the number of encounters increased to 2,000 and deaths to 66 as mentioned in the rejoinder affidavit on October 8, 2018. The number has increased to 5,178 encounters in which 103 persons have been killed and 1,859 have been injured in 2019,” said the plea.

The petitioner said it has taken up the issue pertaining to police encounters, among several other human rights issues, as it defies the rule of law and administration of law enforcing machinery in accordance with the Constitution.

“It is further submitted that police encounter/administrative liquidation is a serious crime – murder/culpable homicide and is an offence against the entire society. If such a crime is committed with the support of the state or where the state condones such an offence, it takes a very serious dimension, questioning the entire rule of law and governance in accordance with the Constitution”, said the plea.

The petitioner contended that the UP government is flouting an earlier judgement of the Supreme Court, and indulging in massive encounters with impunity.

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Video clips punch holes in STF theory of encounter

Another video clip that casts a shadow on the police account of the encounter is one in which Vikas Dubey is brought to the hospital with blood smeared over his chest.

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Kanpur, July 10 : Videos of events that led to the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey are contradicting the claims made by the Special Task Force (STF) that he was shot dead on Friday morning when he tried to escape.

Vikas Dubey was wanted for the massacre of eight policemen in Bikru village on July 3 and was being brought o Kanpur from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh from where he was taken into custody on Thursday.

The UP Police said that the car in which Vikas Dubey was travelling overturned and he and other policemen were injured. The criminal snatched a gun from an injured cop and tried to escape, the police said. He was surrounded and asked to surrender but he opened fire, forcing retaliatory shooting in which he was killed.

A video of the three cars crossing a toll booth at around 4 a.m. shows that Vikas Dubey was in a different car — not the one that is seen tipped on its side after the accident on the highway 30 km from Kanpur.

There is no comment yet from the police on the mysterious car switch.

Another video taken at around 6.30 a.m., just half an hour before the encounter, shows media cars chasing the convoy being stopped.

When mediapersons questioned the SSP, Kanpur, on being stopped, the officer chose not to respond.

An eyewitness said that he had heard gunshots in the area but the police asked them to leave.

“We heard sounds of gunshots. When we came here, we were sent away. There was no accident at that time,” Ashish Paswan, a passer-by, told reporters.

Another video clip that casts a shadow on the police account of the encounter is one in which Vikas Dubey is brought to the hospital with blood smeared over his chest.

The police said that he ran on wet mud since it was raining at that time, and fell after being shot at. However, there was no mud on his clothes and his trousers were absolutely clean.

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Two trains from Bihar to Jharkhand will not ply due to coronavirus

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Ranchi, July 10 : Two trains will not ply to Jharkhand from July 13 due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state.

At the request of the Jharkhand government, the railway board has agreed not to send two trains originating from Bihar to Jharkhand. The two trains are the Patna-Ranchi-Patna Jan Shatabdi Express and the Tata Danapur Express. The Patna-Ranchi Jan Shatabdi will ply from Patna to Gaya only.

Coronavirus cases have jumped to over 3,300 in Jharkhand.

Jharkahnd Chief Minister Hemant Soren and his principal secretary Rajiv Arun Ekka have gone into home quarantine after Jharkhand Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) Minister Mithilesh Thakur was found coronavirus positive.

Jharkahnd Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Mathura Mahto, and 20 scribes in Dhanbad districts have also been infected by the coronavirus.

The Hazaribagh district administration has put the district under lockdown for a week from July 10.

171 fresh cases surfaced on Thursday and more than 40 cases were found on Friday in the state.

Out of the total 3,300 cases which have been detected, 2,169 have been brought by migrant workers returning from various coronavirus hotspots in the country including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi and Tamil Nadu.

The recovery rate among the Covid-19 patients has come down to 67.64 percent which was earlier ten per cent more.

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