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Nagpur: BJP worker held after forensic report confirms he was carrying beef

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New Delhi, July 17, 2017: The Nagpur Rural police arrested Salim Ismail Shah, a Bharatiya Janata Party worker who was beaten up for allegedly carrying beef by cow vigilantes last week, under the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act for possession of beef.

Shah, a member of the BJP’s unit in Katol, was brutually thrashed by four persons on July 12 who had suspected that he was carrying beef. The police had detained all four people and sent the meat Shah was carrying to a forensic laboratory.

But on Saturday, police had said that as per the forensic laboratory report, the meat which he was carrying that day was beef.

Superintendent of police (Nagpur Rural) Shailesh Balkawde told media that Shah was arrested on Saturday night, and produced before Narkhed magistrate’s court in the district on Sunday which sent him in police custody for one day.

On Saturday, Rajiv Potdar, BJP’s Nagpur rural unit president had said that Shah would be expelled from the party. “Stern action should be taken against him according to the law, but people must not take law in their own hands and resort to violence in such cases,” Potdar had said.

A video has also gone viral in which the whole incident can be observed. The video showed Shah being dragged, kicked and assaulted by the group of men. Shah had suffered injuries to his face and neck.

Read More: Nagpur: Man thrashed for allegedly carrying beef, 4 detained

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Fire in Delhi’s Bawana, 9 people reported dead. More details awaited.

A major fire broke out in a plastic godown of Bawana industrial area on Saturday killing at least nine people and injuring many others. Fire tenders have been rushed to the stop to control the blaze. The reason of the fire is yet to be known.

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At least nine people were killed and several others injured when a fire broke out at a plastic godown in Bawana Industrial area on Saturday evening. 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the fire. As per the latest reports, fire is under control now.

There are speculations that few people might be trapped inside the building. Earlier in April last year, a major blaze at had erupted in a slum of Bawana resulting in many deaths. More than 500 jhuggis had been burnt down in the fire.

The incidents of fire have been on rise across the country resulting in so many unfortunate deaths. Many of these incidents are a result of failing to comply with the fire safety norms.

(This is a developing story, more details awaited. Updating…. )

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Haryana: Class 12 student shoots dead school principal

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Chandigarh, Jan 20: In a strange incident a class 12 student allegedly shot dead the principal of his school in Haryana’s Yamunanagar on Saturday, police said.

The victim, Principal Ritu Chhabra was shot at thrice by the suspended Class 12 student during a meeting with his parents in the premises of Swami Vivekanand Public School in the city, news agency IANS reported.

The student had been recently suspended and expelled from the school.

According to police, the boy’s father is a financier and the pistol used in the incident belonged to the father and is a licensed one.

“School staff, students and teachers caught the accused while he was trying to escape and handed him over to police,” said a senior police officer.

Police said that prima facie investigations suggest that the boy was accompanied by at least one of his friends.

More than five rounds were fired, triggering panic and horror among the school staff, teachers and students.

Chhabra was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead by doctors after some time.

 

 

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Uttar Pradesh: Online lottery racket busted, 15 held

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Lucknow, Jan 20: At least 15 people has been arrested by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force on Saturday from Allahabad, Sultanpur and Agra for allegedly running an online lottery racket. 

Officials are conducting raids in Agra, Allahabad, Sultanpur and Noida.

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