NIA to examine documents recovered from Maoists in Jharkhand; Were naxelites are under Control ?
Giridih : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will examine the documents, including hundreds of Aadhaar Cards, recovered from the Maoists during anti-Naxal operations in Giridih district last month, a police officer said.
The Jharkhand government has recommended NIA probe into the recovery of Aadhaar cards, ATM cards and documents related to bank accounts recovered from the Naxals during the operations, Additional Director General of Police RK Mallick said here on Friday.
As many as 15 Maoists, including Sunil Soren who carried a reward of Rs 25 lakh on his head, Sub-zonal Commander Shekhar alias Charlie and Sohan Manjhi, were arrested during the operations, he said.
Apart from a large quantity of arms and ammunition, the security personnel had seized 1,125 Aadhaar cards, 60 ATM cards and documents related to 200 bank accounts in course of subsequent search operation, he said.
Mallick said the number of Naxals in the state had drastically come down due to intensive anti-Naxal operation launched jointly by the state armed police and the CRPF in the state.
“We’ll crush the Naxal menace as only 500 to 600 Naxals are present in the state,” he said.
Asked about senior Maoist leaders operating in the state, Mallick said all top ranking leaders, including Prayag Majhi, Misir Besra and Prasant Bose who carried a reward of Rs 1 crore each on their heads, were on police radar and they would be apprehended soon.
Will waive farm loans from commercial banks too: Amarender; Is this initiative for farmers by Punjab Govt. is good ?
Gurdaspur : Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh distributed debt waiver certificates worth Rs 156 crore among 26,998 farmers of six districts at a function here on Thursday.
The CM stated that debt relief to the tune of Rs 457 crore had been disbursed so far to about 1.02 lakh farmers in three phases, covering 16 districts.
Capt Amarinder added that after completing debt waiver of cooperative loans, the government would soon begin writing off farm loans taken from commercial banks, which, too, would be completed by the end of this year.
“The government has also decided to give financial assistance worth Rs 50,000 each to landless labourers to bail them out of the agrarian crisis,” he said.
Earlier, PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar accused the Centre of overlooking the interests and rights of SCs and referred to the 10 per cent reduction in the scholarship budget.
Medical college for Gurdaspur
Accepting a demand of the locals, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced the setting up of a medical college-cum-hospital in Gurdaspur. He asked Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar to identify site for the college. Welcoming the move, Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa said the college would prove beneficial for people of Gurdaspur and Pathankot. He said he had written a letter to the CM on the issue in February and stressed on border areas that lack medical facilities. Meanwhile, the CM announced to revamp the old Batala sugar mill with increased capacity. He said funds had also been allocated to cooperative mill at Paniar.
BJP will soon be rejected by the entire country: Chandrababu Naidu; Is he saying right ?
New Delhi/Amaravati : TDP president Chandrababu Naidu on Friday asked the party’s MPs to intensify their protest here for special category status for Andhra Pradesh.
In a tele-conference with TDP MPs, Naidu said, “The BJP is running away by repeatedly adjourning the House for these many days. If Parliament is adjourned sine die, MPs must meet the President. The BJP is acting on the lines of divide and rule.”
Friday was the last day of Parliament’s second part of the Budget Session.
This morning in Amaravati, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister led a cycle rally of his ministers and TDP legislators protesting against the Centre’s attitude towards the state, vis-a-vis the implementation of the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014.
“Already people of AP are not accepting the BJP. Soon, there will be a day when the BJP will not be accepted by the entire country,” Naidu said in a statement issued by his media cell.
“We will not step back until assurances made in the Rajya Sabha, including Special Category status and provisions of the AP Reorganisation Act, are fulfilled,” he said.
Responding to YSR Congress MPs not taking part in a protest held by his party MPs in the Parliament complex on Thursday, Naidu said it was an example of the party’s collusion politics.
“In the past, some natives used to collude with Britishers. In the same way, YSRCP is now colluding with the Centre,” he said in the statements.
TDP MPs on Thursday protested in the Rajya Sabha chamber and refused to leave even after the House was adjourned for the day at around 2.30 pm.
The members were around 8.15 pm marshalled out along with the party’s Lok Sabha MPs who held protests in the Central Hall in solidarity.
The TDP parted ways with the NDA last month alleging failure in fulfilling the promises made in the State Reorganisation Act.
SRS Group chairman, four associates held for cheating; In BJP Govt. incidents of cheating & frauds are on upper track ?
Faridabad : The police have arrested Anil Jindal, chairman of the SRS Group, and four of his associates for duping people to the tune of hundreds of crores.
The accused — Anil Jindal, Nanakchand Tayal, Bisan Bansal, Devendra Adhana, and Vinod Garg, alias Vinod Mama — were arrested from a hotel in Delhi’s Mahipalpur area on Wednesday night.
The police had registered 22 cases against them at the Sector-31 police station here on March 4 under Sections 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 406 (criminal breach of trust), and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC, and Section 3 of the Haryana Protection of Interest of Depositors (in Financial Establishment) Act for duping people on the pretext of giving them flats and monthly interest.
“Apart from the 22 cases, the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) is also investigating another 100 complaints,” said Vikram Kapoor, DCP, Headquarters.
He said the exact amount of money involved in the cheating would be ascertained after a thorough investigation.
In addition, the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate would also be roped in to assist in investigation into all cases and complaints, he said, and added that the police had also appealed to all affected persons to provide evidence regarding their investment.
The police on Thursday produced the accused before a local court which sent them to one-day judicial custody/
Seeking attachment of the property of the accused, Congress leader Vikas Chaudhary alleged that nearly 1 lakh persons, who had invested hundreds of crores in this group, had been cheated.
According to the group’s website, company has diversified business portfolios comprising gold and jewellery, cinemas, retail, hospitality, healthcare and financial services.
Accused face 22 cases
22 cases were registered against SRS chairman Anil Jindal (in pic) and his associates on March 4
The Economic Offence Wing is also probing another 100 complaints filed against them
The Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate will also be roped in to assist in investigation.
Rajiv Jain appointed media adviser to Haryana Chief Minister Khattar. Is this posting boost the Haryana Govt. Image ?
Chandigarh : Senior BJP leader and state BJP’s media incharge Rajiv Jain was on Friday appointed Media Adviser to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
Decks were cleared for Jain’s appointment on Thursday evening when Jain’s wife Kavita Jain was divested of the Information and Public Relations portfolio by the Haryana Governor to avoid ‘conflict of interest’.
Besides Information and Public Relations, Kavita holds the charge of Urban Local Bodies and Women and Child Development.
Jain, who had also dabbled in journalism before venturing into politics, had been Media Adviser to late chief minister Bansi Lal from 1996-99.
Recently, Amit Arya, Media Adviser to the Chief Minister, was shifted to New Delhi for coordinating with the media in the National Capital, and lobbying started for the post.
The sudden transfer of Arya, who had been Khattar’s media adviser for about three years, seemed to be the fallout of differences with a top functionary in the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).