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Shunglu report: Maken files police complaint against Kejriwal

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New Delhi, April 20: Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken on Thursday filed a complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal under the Prevention from Corruption Act.

Citing corruption charges by Shunglu report against Delhi CM, Maken said “We have approached Delhi Police and filed the complaint under Prevention from Corruption act against Arvind Kejriwal and his co-workers. On Nov 27, the report of Shunglu committee was out in front wherein Kejriwal was accused of serious corruption charges. Till now no action has been taken by the central government.”

Maken asserted that he has taken the matter to President Pranab Mukherjee.

Accusing central government for helping Kejriwal, Maken said, “I believe Kejriwal and Central Government are supporting each other and this is the reason why he is still not getting punished. I want the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to stop helping his government.”

He warned against inaction and said if no action is taken then we will consult the judiciary system. We will also send the report to the CBI to take the issue under Prevention of Corruption Act said Delhi Congress President.

Earlier this month, the three-member Shunglu Committee questioned irregularities in the allotment of land by Arvind Kejriwal-led government.

The committee, was set up by former Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung after Delhi High Court gave him primacy to the LG in Delhi administrative affairs in August last year.

The Shunglu Committee was headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) V.K. Shunglu, and in its 100 page report it raised questions on the allotment of 206, Rouse Avenue – a minister’s bungalow used as party office – to Aam Aap Party (AAP).

The report read: Allotment of 206, Rouse Avenue, known as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg (Ministers residences), to AAP. On 08.10.2015 Chief Secretary circulated a decision of the Cabinet approving allotment of land to political parties for construction of offices. The Cabinet “feels that there is an elected Government in National Capital Territory of Delhi and it has the prerogative to frame its own guidelines to allot land, to the political parties having their representation in Delhi Legislative Assembly…… Since Land is a reserved subject this decision should be deemed null and void. It is clear that this decision to allot land to political parties was really to validate allotment of government accommodation to AAP.

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Eight Maoists killed in Telangana encounter

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Hyderabad, Dec: Eight maoists of a newly formed Left wing group were killed in an encounter in Telangana’s Bhadradri Kothagudem on Thursday, police said.

The incident took place in Tekulapalli forests of the district, adjoining Chhattisgarh, news agency IANS reported.

The slain extremists belonged to CPI-MLs’ Chandr Pullareddy Baata group, which was established in July this year by some Maoist earlier associated with CPI-ML Jana Shakti group.

The encounter triggered during a combing operation by police in the forests.

A police officer said the combing operations were launched following the information about the presence of extremists.

“The group was indulging in extortions from contractors and local businessmen”, Bhadradri Kothagudem’s Superintendent of Police Amber Kishore Jha, IANS quoted.

The extremists opened fire when asked to surrender. The police had to return fire, killing eight extremists. No policeman was injured in the incident”, he added.

The police seized five arms including an SLR and two 8 mm rifles.

This was the first major encounter between police and Maoists since formation of Telangana in 2014.

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One killed as roof of Tiruchendur temple collapses in Tamil Nadu

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The roof of Giri Prahara Mandapam of Tiruchendur Subramania Swamy temple came crashing down on Thursday. (PC- The New Indian Express)

Chennai, Dec 14: A woman was killed and two men were injured when a portion of the roof fell on Thursday around 9.45 am. at the Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy temple in Thiruchendur in Tamil Nadu, police said.

The roof suddenly caved in, killing Peechiammal and injuring Kandaswamy and Senthil Arumugham. All were devotees. Thiruchendur is around 640 km from here in Tuticorin district.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami announced a solatium of Rs 500,000 to the woman’s family and Rs 100,000 each to the injured. It would be paid out of temple funds.

The 2000-year-old Thiruchendur temple, located in southern Tamil Nadu, is considered as one of the important pilgrimage places in the state and draws devotees throughout the year. It was patronaged by the Pandiya and Chera kings.

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Jammu & Kashmir: Gang of fraudsters busted in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Dec 14: A gang of fraudsters has been busted here, that cheated over 30 business establishments in the Kashmir Valley, police said on Thursday. 

Two persons, identified as Tahir Amin and Waheed Bhat, have been arrested. The duo, along with a woman, have been cheating people for the last six months, news agency IANS quoted, a police officer was saying.

The gang used social media applications and websites like OLX.com to cheat gullible customers. They used to buy electronic articles like cell phones, LED TVs and ovens against fake bank cheques, he added.

“Similarly, they used to purchase items such as electric wires, bath fittings, clothing from renowned showrooms in the valley using bank cheques to make the payments.

“On the complaint of a businessman, an FIR was lodged in Ram Munshibagh after which the arrests were made. More arrests are likely,” he stated.

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