6-year-old raped in UP’s Siddharthnagar; Is UP safe for Girl Childs ?
Siddharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) : After the gruesome Kathua and Unnao cases shook the nation, another rape case came to the fore on Thursday involving a six-year-old in Uttar Pradesh’s Siddharthnagar.
A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a villager in Siddharthnagar area when she stepped out of her house to watch a ‘baraat’ procession.
The accused lured the girl into the fields and raped her. She was found lying unconscious out of the village.
The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested the culprit who executed the act.
This comes amid an outrage over the Kathua and Unnao rape cases that have taken the country by a storm.
An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped, tortured, drugged, and murdered by eight men in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir in January this year.
The details of the rape-murder revealed by the chargesheet have triggered public and political outrage in various parts of the country, as many are calling for speedy justice in the case.
BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the alleged rape of 18-year-old-girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district.
The victim’s family had also alleged that the accused MLA’s brother, Atul Singh Sengar, along with his companions also raped the girl and thrashed the victim’s father on April 3 for refusing to withdraw the FIR over the same. Later, victim’s father died in the police custody.
Security up in Pathankot after suspected terrorist movement; Is the country's security key issue ?
Pathankot : Security has been beefed up and search operations are being carried out around the border belt of Punjab, particularly in Pathankot district, following reports of terrorist movement in the vicinity.
Acting on a tip-off on Thursday morning, the security forces immediately spread out in large numbers and searched various locations in the region.
The ITI building, where the suspects were reportedly spotted, was also thoroughly checked.
Suspicious men stopped a Maruti Alto car belonging to a Maskin Ali late on Sunday night asking for a lift. However, Ali who was with his relatives, suspected that the hitchhikers could be terrorists; hence he left the car and ran away.
Ali later informed Punjab Police about the same after which the search operation was launched on Monday morning.
“Some men claiming to be a part of Army asked me for a lift. I let them in but soon realised they weren’t armymen. As we tried to escape they attacked us, during our tussle they fled with my car. We informed police about this at night (on Sunday) itself,” Ali said.
Talking to ANI, Inspector General Border Zone SPS Parmar said, “There were such inputs since past three to four days that some suspicious movement has been spotted. We reacted accordingly but till now nothing substantial has been found. We are collaborating with other agencies too and the search is on.”
The security has been beefed up and check posts have been alerted.
HUDA residents protest enhancement charges; Is the issue of enhancement troubling the government ?
Hisar : Wearing black clothes and carrying black flags, residents of different sectors of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) here on Tuesday took out a protest demonstration against enhancement charges being imposed on them.
The residents alleged that the Chief Minister had promised them to organise a meeting of HUDA officials and representatives of the HUDA Residential Welfare Associations (RWAs) to sort out the issue within 15 days.
District RWA president Dalbir Kirmara said that they had met the Chief Minister during his visit to the town on April 2. “Despite the Chief Minister’s assurance to hold a joint meeting on the issue, we have not got any response from HUDA and the state government. We have no option but to intensify our agitation to the state level. It’s a wake-up call for the authorities,” Kirmara said.
Later, ADC AS Maan met the protesters at Dabra Chowk and accepted the memorandum of their demands. The ADC said that the administration would send the demands to the state government for further consideration.
Haryana Sectors’ Confederation convener Yashvir Malik said that they would gherao the residence of HIsar MLA Kamal Gupta on April 19 if the government fails to respond to their demands. He said that they had also called a state-level meeting in Jind on April 19 to chart out further course of action.
Members from Rohtak, Jind, Kaithal, Sirsa, Hisar, Bhiwani, Rewari, Mahendergarh, Jhajjar, Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat, Karnal, Panipat and Kurukshetra would attend the meeting, he added.
Bank fraud: 3 promoters of Diamond Power held in Rajasthan; Are the banks getting scams due to the strictness of government ?
Ahmedabad : In a joint operation, the CBI and the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) have arrested three promoters of Vadodara-based Diamond Power Infrastructure Ltd (DPIL), accused of defrauding a consortium of banks of Rs 2,654 crore, officials said on Wednesday.
The three promoters--SN Bhatnagar and his sons Amit and Sumit--were held from a hotel in Udaipur on Tuesday night, they said.
DPIL manufactures electric cables and other electrical equipment.
“The CBI had sought our help in nabbing the Bhatnagar trio. Based on a tip-off that they were hiding in a hotel, a joint team of the Gujarat ATS and the CBI conducted a raid in Udaipur in Rajasthan on Tuesday night and held them,” said a senior ATS official.
The CBI had filed a complaint against the promoters two weeks ago.
The Bhatnagars had remained out of the clutches of the CBI, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Income Tax Department despite the agencies conducting raids at the DPIL’s facilities in Vadodara.
According to the CBI, the DPIL had fraudulently availed credit facilities from a consortium of 11 banks (both public and private) from 2008, leading to outstanding debt of Rs 2,654.4 crore as of June 29, 2016.
It was declared a non-performing asset in 2016-17.
The company allegedly submitted false stock statements to the lead bank by treating ‘receivables more than 180 days’ (non-current assets) as ‘less than 180 days’ (current assets) to get more drawing power in the cash credit accounts.
The CBI alleged that the DPIL extensively utilised cash credit limits for obtaining a large number of letters of credit, and many of them could not be honoured by the company and were thus “forced charged” on the credit limit.
Bank of India’s exposure to the company is Rs 670.51 crore, Bank of Baroda’s exposure is Rs 348.99 crore and that of ICICI Bank is Rs 279.46 crore, the CBI FIR said.
40 houses gutted as massive fire breaks out in Rohru village in HP; Are the help of Rs. 10,000 is sufficieant for villagers ?
Shimla : About 40 houses were gutted and several others were damaged in a devastating fire rendering more than 50 families shelterless at Khasni village in Tikker panchayat in Rohru subdivision of Shimla district, about 125 km from here, in the wee hours of Wednesday.
The fire that broke out around 2 am spread fast and engulfed a large number of houses. The villagers tried to control the fire but dozens of houses were reduced to ashes by the time fire tenders reached the spot.
The fire caused panic among the villagers who stopped the fire from spreading into a cluster of 150 houses and the SDM and DSP Rohru reached the spot along with rescue teams. Fire tenders were rushed from Kotkhai and Rohru and it took more than five hours to bring the fire under control.
Property worth crores was destroyed in the fierce fire but there was no loss of life and the villagers rushed out of their homes as soon as the fire broke out. The loss is being assessed by the revenue officers and victims have been given immediate relief of Rs 10,000 each besides temporary shelter, ration, clothes and other essential items, said SDM Rohru Babu Ram Sharma.
Villagers said short-circuit could be the cause of fire. However, investigations are on to ascertain the actual cause. The old structures made of wood with beautiful carvings went into flames in no time and massive damage was done by the time fire tenders reached the spot.