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NSUI says ABVP ‘goons’ beat up its DUSU candidate

“The ABVP was not involved in the incident,” an office bearer of the ABVP said.

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New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Monday alleged that it’s vice presidential candidate in the Delhi University Students’ Union elections was thrashed by ‘goons’ of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

In a video shared by NSUI State President Akshay Lakra, the vice presidential candidate of the NSUI, Ankit Bharti is sitting with torn clothes and blood flowing from his head. Bharti then alleged that some volunteers of the RSS’ student wing had attacked him outside the College of Vocational Studies (CVC), when he reached there to campaign for the DUSU elections.

“Volunteers of the ABVP first thrashed me outside CVC, later they warned me not to enter the college and when I did not agree and entered the college, they thrashed me leaving my head badly injured,” Bharti said in the video.

However, the ABVP has claimed that it had nothing to do with the incident and Bharti was actually thrashed by his own union men. “…the clash happened between vice presidential candidate Ankit Bharti and secretary candidate Ashish Lamba from the NSUI.”

“The ABVP was not involved in the incident,” an office bearer of the ABVP said.

The DUSU elections will be held on September 12. The voting will take place in two sessions – the morning session will be from 8.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. while the evening session will be from 3 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Key parties in the fray are the Congress-backed National Students Union of India, the BJP-backed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad and a left-wing student organisation All India Students’ Association (AISA). Last year, the DUSU elections were won by the ABVP.

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Criminal on parole nabbed with illegal weapon, Police say Dawood aide

His younger brother Ashraf Awas was also a dreaded criminal and was killed in an encounter with Mumbai Police in 2002.

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New Delhi, July 11 : Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested a convicted criminal who was out on parole for keeping illegal weapons. He was nabbed with a semi automatic pistol — 9mm Brazilian make Taurus Beretta with 10 live rounds. Police said that he has been an associate of Dawood Ibrahim.

Police said Anwar Thakur is a resident of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.

“The accused is a life convict in a murder case of Sadar Bazar in Delhi in which he had shot dead a police informer inside the police station in 1992,” said Rakesh Pawaria, DCP Crime.

Anwar had come out on parole on March 17, 2020.

He had cases under the Arms Act registered against him in Lodhi Colony and Pandav Nagar in Delhi. Police are now trying to ascertain how he got possession of an illegal weapon.

His younger brother Ashraf Awas was also a dreaded criminal and was killed in an encounter with Mumbai Police in 2002.

“It is also known that Anwar Thakur and his brother Ashraf Thakur were associated with Dawood Ibrahim and were also close associates of Fajlu Rehman, who was closely associated with gangster Babloo Srivastava. The accused Anwar Thakur is an associate of Chhenu Pehalwan – the patron of the notorious Chhenu gang active in the Trans-Yamuna area, who is languishing in Tihar Jail. Anwar Thakur would roam in the area in an effort to revive the Chhenu gang which was becoming weak and losing its clout due to the judicial custody of Chhenu Pehalwan,” the officer said.

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10-day lockdown in Bengaluru from July 14: Official

“There will be complete lockdown for 10 days from 8 p.m. on July 14 to 5 a.m. on July 23 in Bengaluru urban and rural districts.

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Bengaluru, July 11 : Alarmed by surging Covid cases by the day, the Karnataka government decided to re-impose a 10-day lockdown in Bengaluru urban and rural districts from July 14 to July 23 to contain the virus spread, said an official on Saturday.

“There will be complete lockdown for 10 days from 8 p.m. on July 14 to 5 a.m. on July 23 in Bengaluru urban and rural districts to contain the corona virus spread,a said the official of the Chief minister’s Office in a statement.

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Youth Congress workers send handcuffs to UP CM Yogi Adityanath after Vikas Dubey’s encounter

On Friday morning, Dubey was shot dead when he reportedly tried to flee after a road accident in which the vehicle he was travelling in overturned near Kanpur.

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New Delhi, July 11 : A day after encounter death of gangster Vikas Dubey at the hands of UP Police STF, the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) workers, here on Saturday, sent handcuffs to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to indicate growing gundaraj in the state.

IYC leader Varun Pandey said it was evident the UP police didn”t handcuff high-risk criminal. Dubey tried to flee from the UP police custody after having surrendered a day before to the Madhya Pradesh Police in Ujjain.

In a similar case, an aide of Dubey also tried to flee from the police custody and was killed in the encounter.

“It shows the Police don”t have sufficient means to restrain criminals, particularly handcuffs. Hence, the IYC has decided to send handcuffs to the UP Chief Minister as a symbolic protest,” he said.

IYC General Secretary Bhaiya Pawar said with several questions surrounding Dubey”s encounter, like attempts to stop the media from covering the STF cavalcade, changing of vehicle from Safari to SUV, and encounter of other Dubey aides, one thing was clear there was gundaraj in UP.

He said the chain of events given by the police also raised several questions. “If they are not able to hold a single criminal, what”s their utility,” he added..

On Friday morning, Dubey was shot dead when he reportedly tried to flee after a road accident in which the vehicle he was travelling in overturned near Kanpur.

Five Dubey gang members have been killed in the encounters over the past seven days.

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