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Unnao rape survivor’s car crash: No murder charge on BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar,



BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at CBI court

New Delhi, Oct 11 : The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a chargesheet in the Unnao rape survivor’s accident case against former BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, among others.

The woman, who was allegedly raped by Sengar in 2017 at a time when she was a minor, suffered grievous injuries in July when a truck rammed into the car she was in, killing two of her relatives, in Rae Bareli district.

The chargesheet against Sengar and others was filed before the Special Judicial Magistrate in Lucknow, a senior official familiar with the probe confirmed to IANS.

Interestingly, the CBI in the chargesheet did not slap murder charges on Sengar, who has been booked under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy) and 506(2) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

However, the investigators have booked the truck driver, Ashok Kumar Pal, under Sections 304-A, 338 and 279 of the IPC.

Meanwhile in Delhi, while hearing a separate case relating to the gang-rape of the woman, Special Judge Dharmesh Sharma on Friday took cognizance of the chargesheet filed in this connection by the CBI.

The probe agency, citing the statement of the victim, has alleged in the chargesheet that on June 11, 2017, when she came out of her house at night to fetch water from a hand pump, Shubham Singh, Naresh Tiwari and three unknown persons pulled her inside a car.

Singh and Tiwari then took turns to rape the woman in the moving car, the chargesheet said. Later, she was taken to a house in Kanpur where she was raped by three masked men.

After two-three days, she was taken to Brijesh Yadav’s house, where he allegedly raped her. Two days later, she was taken to Auraiya district in Uttar Pradesh from where she was recovered by the police, the chargesheet said.

In this chargesheet, the agency has named Naresh Tiwari, Brijesh Yadav and Shubham Singh as accused for offences under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy), 363 (kidnapping), 366 (abducting or inducing woman to compel her for marriage), 376 D (sexual assault by more than one person) of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 3 and 4 (penetrative sexual assault and punishment) of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.


Bombay HC confirms life sentence for mafia don Arun Gawli




Arun Gawli

Mumbai, Dec 9 : The Bombay High Court has confirmed the life imprisonment awarded to mafia don Arun G. Gawli under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) by a trial court in 2012 for the murder of a Shiv Sena municipal corporator, here on Monday.

A division bench comprising Justice B.P. Dharmadhikari and Justice Swapna Joshi confirmed the sentence on Gawli – a former MLA – and some other associates involved in the crime.

In a sensational operation, some assailants sent by Gawli had barged into the Ghatkopar home of the Sena corporator, Kamlakar Jamsandekar in March 2008 and killed him.

After two months, Gawli – who had taken the contract to kill Jamsandekar – was arrested and a Special Court awarded him a life sentence in 2012, which has now been confirmed by the Bombay High Court.

The mafia don has been imprisoned since then and is currently lodged in Nagpur Central Jail.

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Delhi police shuts all JNU gates to stop students’ march



Delhi Police JNU Gate

New Delhi, Dec 9 : With barricadings set up and security forces deployed on every gate of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, the students’ planned march to the President’s house has been contained in the varsity.

The students are though trying to convince the security forces to let them go ahead with the march.

A march from JNU to President’s house was called by the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) after their month long protest failed to bear fruits as the administration rejected their demand of complete rollback of proposed hike in hostel charges.

The JNUSU has though emailed a letter of their demands to the President.

In the letter, the students have demanded complete rollback of proposed fee hike, resignation of the Vice-Chancellor, withdrawal of police cases on the agitating students.

Earlier in the day, the Delhi police along with other security forces sealed all gates of the varsity which could have been used by students to march to the President’s house to present their demands.

Heavy deployment of forces was seen outside the varsity gates as water cannons, forces with lathi and tear gases guarded the roads outside.

Meanwhile inside the campus, students scuffled with a section of teachers who the students alleged were supporting the university administration on the proposed fee hike issue.

A hostel draft manual, introduced by the varsity, has become a bone of contention between students and varsity administration since October 28 when the administration didn’t allow the JNUSU to attend the IHA committee meeting that was to clear it.

The varsity administration argued the JNUSU had not been notified due to flouting of election rules. The draft hostel manual proposed to hike hostel charges from Rs 10 for double occupancy to Rs 300, and Rs 600 for single occupancy from the earlier Rs 20.

However, after student protests, the varsity administration announced a 50 per cent concession for the BPL category students, but it failed to pacify students. The issue is being handled by a MHRD’s high-powered committee, which has given its recommendations to the varsity administration after several meetings with students and their representatives.

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Onion prices ease in Delhi amid increased arrivals



People buy onion

New Delhi, Dec 9 : Wholesale prices of onion eased in Delhi on Monday after an increase in local produce arrivals as well as the bulb sourced from the overseas.

“Around 24,000 bags of onion, each containing 55 kg of the crop, arrived at the Azadpur Mandi that brought down the prices as compared to the previous week,” Rajendra Sharma, President Onion Merchant Association told IANS.

Azadpur Mandi is the biggest vegetable market in the country.

Apart from domestic produce, around 200 tonnes of imported onion also arrived at the Mandi on Monday, he added.

Wholesale prices of onion were quoted in between Rs 50-75 per kg at the mandi on Monday. Hence, prices were down by Rs 5 per kg against the previous week, a source said.

Onion from Afghanistan and Turkey was also arrived here, the source said.

“Over 80 trucks of onion came from Afghanistan in past two days. A large quantity of Afghani onion is being supplied in the border state of Punjab,” the source said.

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