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Telangana forms SIT to probe Hyderabad encounter

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Hyderabad: The Telangana government has constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the December 6 ‘encounter’ near Shadnagar town in which police killed all four accused in a woman veterinarian’s gang-rape and murder.

The eight-member SIT will be headed by Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M. Bhagwath. The others officials, including a woman have been drawn from various parts of the state.

A Government Order (GO), constituting the panel, was issued late Sunday even as a team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) continued its probe into the killings of the accused.

The killings of the accused were immediately hailed by people who were demanding an immediate death penalty for the perpetrators, but rights groups flayed the police for taking the law into their hands and carrying out ‘extra-judicial killings’.

The SIT has been constituted in line with the judgment of the Supreme Court in the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) vs State of Maharashtra and others that the investigation into such cases shall be entrusted to an independent investigation agency of police team of another police station under the supervision of a senior officer, noted the GO.

While the victim was sexually assaulted on November 27 near Shamshabad on the the outskirts of Hyderabad, her body was burnt near Shadnagar town, about 50 km from Hyderabad. Both the scenes of crime fall under the limits of Cyberabad Police Commissionerate.

Greater Hyderabad has three police commissionerate with Cyberabad and Rachakonda commissionerates covering the city periphery and surrounding towns.

The GO mentions that the four accused were taken to Chatanpally near Shadnagar by the police for reconstruction of crime scene and collection of valuable evidence. The accused overpowered the police team, snatched fire arms and attacked the police party with the same. “In self-defence police team also retaliated and during the process all four accused persons died in the police firing,” it said.

A case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act was registered in Shadnagar police station and investigation was taken up by J. Surender Reddy, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rachakonda.

Surender Reddy has now been made a member of the SIT.

According to the GO, the SIT, after completion of the investigation, will file its report in the concerned court of law.

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ED asks PFI, sister groups to join money laundering probe

After violent protests over the CAA and the NRC in UP last month, the state police sought a ban on the PFI, suspecting its complicity with the stir. Nearly 20 people were killed in these protests in UP.

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New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has served notices to nine organisations, including Popular Front of India (PFI) and its sister groups located in Delhi, particularly in Shaheen Bagh, to join the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) probe.

Notices have also been served to the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) — PFI’s political front– the National Confederation of Human Rights and the Rehab Indian Foundation.

It has been alleged the PFI sponsored protests over the new citizenship law (CAA) and also indulged into money laundering.

The agency, which is probing the PFI under the PMLA since 2018, has found that Rs 120 crore was deposited in bank accounts in western UP after the CAA was passed by Parliament last year.

The ED source said it was suspected that the funds were used by the PFI affiliates to fuel protests over the CAA in various parts of the country. The agency claimed to have identified the PFI’s 73 bank accounts and money trail Rs 120 crore for the anti-CAA and anti-NRC agitation.

The bank accounts with huge transactions were detected in the last two months, sources said. “The ED has been keeping a close tab on the 27 bank accounts of PFI, nine bank accounts of RFI, 37 individuals and entities in 17 different banks,” said an official.

“During the probe it was found the money transfer into these accounts were either done by cash deposit or NEFT/RTGS/IMPS. The amounts were withdrawn on the same day or within two-three days, leaving behind only minimal amount,” the source said.

According to the source, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal received Rs 77 lakh, lawyer Indira Jaising Rs 4 lakh, senior advocate Dushyant Dave Rs 11 lakh and Abdul Samad Rs 3.10 lakh.

After violent protests over the CAA and the NRC in UP last month, the state police sought a ban on the PFI, suspecting its complicity with the stir. Nearly 20 people were killed in these protests in UP.

An FIR by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and chargesheet against the PFI formed the basis for the ED to file a PMLA case against it. The PFI was formed in 2006 in Kerala as a successor to the National Democratic Front (NDF).

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Mamata takes up paint brush to protest against CAA-NRC-NPR

The letters ‘N’ and ‘O’, implying ‘NO’, depicted the woman’s two eyeballs.

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Kolkata, Jan 28: Using art as a medium of protest against CAA, NPR and NRC, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday took up the paint brush at a Trinamool Congress demonstration where a number of painters close to her had assembled.

Banerjee drew the face of a protesting woman, with NRC (National Register of Citizens), CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) and NPR (National Population Register) written all around on the visage.

The letters ‘N’ and ‘O’, implying ‘NO’, depicted the woman’s two eyeballs.

Several other artists also made use of the canvas to drive home a message of the country’s fundamental feature of unity in diversity.

“We will preserve our colourful culture and unity in diversity. We don’t want division. We want a united India,” said the Trinamool Congress chief, calling the protest through art as a unique form of railing against the triple issues of NRC, CAA and NPR.

“The message is that we don’t support NRC, NPR and CAA. The three are a shame for civilisation and our culture. This silent protest by artists will be an example for the entire country,” she said.

Banerjee said the protest was being held near the statue of Mahatma Gandhi because the Father of the Nation fought for a united India.

“We don’t believe in the politics of hatred,” she said.

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NRI woman moves Supreme Court alleging corruption 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The petitioner said she had come from a foreign country to pursue this matter and insisted by moving the high court she might not get justice.

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New Delhi, Jan 28 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed a non-resident Indian (NRI) petitioner who moved the court alleging corruption in 2019 General Elections to go to the high court.

The woman, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), had filed the plea before a Bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices B.R. Gavai and Surya Kant. It allowed her to withdraw the plea.

“Why have you not gone to the high court, and also why is this petition under Article 32,” it asked.

The petitioner contended there was corruption in the elections and as a consequence the people were cheated. She also submitted that earlier orders of the top court were not complied.

The Bench said the high court could take cognizance of the top court order. “You can withdraw this petition and go to the high court,” it said.

The petitioner said she had come from a foreign country to pursue this matter and insisted by moving the high court she might not get justice.

The top court declined to entertain her plea and reiterated that she should move the high court. “Because you are from abroad, it doesn’t mean you will not get justice,” said the court emphasising on the process of law.

When the woman insisted that she had proof to place on record that the people were cheated in the last General Elections, the bench said, “You don’t represent the people of India, and you don’t even live in this country.

To this the woman replied her parents lived here. The court asked her to consult senior advocate Sanjay Parekh.

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