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Dadri killing: Victim’s family moves to Delhi, peace march held in village

Meanwhile, the victim Iqlakh’s son Danish has been shifted from the ICU and has started communicating with family members.

Outsiders including mediamen are being stopped outside the village.

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Family members of Iqlakh, who was lynched over rumours of alleged beef consumption, have moved to Delhi from Bishada where the administration and police conducted a peace march and held peace committee meetings on Wednesday in an effort to maintain communal harmony. Mohammed Sartaj, whose father Iqlakh was beaten to death and his 22-year-old brother Danish critically injured by a 200-strong mob, said the family has moved to Delhi last night. As fragile peace returned to Bishada, the District Magistrate held a peace committee meeting in Bishada and adjoining villages while police conducted a peace march to cool tempers. With leaders of various outfits still thronging Bishada, the administration stepped up measures to keep visitors at bay, restricting entry only to residents. Appealing to visitors not to disturb the communal harmony by their speeches, District Magistrate N P Singh said nobody will be allowed to disturb peace in the village.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Administration officials said that prohibitory orders are still in force. Moreover, the victim’s family members are not present in the village. The village boundary is still barricaded and police force is deployed. Officials were scanning all the vehicles entering the village. Outsiders including mediamen are being stopped outside the village.According to villagers, had the media kept away the leaders would not have got the chance to play politics of hate which has disturbed the communal harmony in the area. Villagers have appealed to the media to refrain from highlighting communal speeches and stop the debates as it only escalates the situation. Meanwhile, the victim Iqlakh’s son Danish has been shifted from the ICU and has started communicating with family members.Iqlakh was attacked by a 200-strong mob at Bishada village after a public announcement by a local temple that the family had slaughtered a calf and eaten its meat last Monday night.

Dadri lynching: Situation getting back to normal in Bishara, claims DM

Singh along with SSP Kiran S visited Bishara and nearby villages to take stock of the situation in the area. In a late night statement issued here, the Gautam Buddh Nagar DM claimed that the situation was getting back to normal with locals going about with their routine work.

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Situation in Dadri’s Bishara village, where a 50-year-old man was bludgeoned to death over rumours of eating beef, is gradually limping back to normalcy with shops reopening and villagers returning back to their routine life, District Magistrate N P Singh said on Tuesday night.Singh along with SSP Kiran S visited Bishara and nearby villages to take stock of the situation in the area. In a late night statement issued here, the Gautam Buddh Nagar DM claimed that the situation was getting back to normal with locals going about with their routine work.”Situation is normal. It will further improve and complete normalcy will be achieved once visitors stop coming to Bishara and media vans also leave the area,” he said. Schools too functioned normally, Singh, who has been camping in the area and monitoring the law and order situation there, said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The DM directed officers to take strict action against people who try to disturb the communal harmony. The district administration has also formed six peace committees to maintain communal harmony in the area. Elderly people and other distinguished persons from both communities of the village are members of the peace committees.

Dadri lynching: Political conspiracy angle in Mohamad Akhlaq’s killing to be probed, says police

District Magistrate MP Singh said the situation is under control but police are taking all precautionary steps. “The cyber cell is keeping a close watch on the situation along with the local intelligence,” Singh said.

Protest against Dadri lynching-murder.

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The Uttar Pradesh police on Monday said the team investigating Mohamad Akhlaq’s killing is also looking into the possibility of a political conspiracy into the murder which took place on September 28. Police also told dna that video recordings of BJP MLA Sangeet Som will be checked in order to ascertain if any inflammatory statements were made by the controversial leader. The development comes days after Vishal Rana, a local BJP leader’s son, was arrested by the police for allegedly being a part of the mob that killed Akhlaq. Initially it was believed that the priest of the temple alone had made the announcement, but in his interrogation, Rana told police that he also announced that a cow had been slaughtered after he felt that the priest was not convincing enough.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The probe into the angle of political conspiracy also widened after an FIR was lodged earlier on Monday against members of the Hindu Raksha Dal for allegedly defying prohibitory orders. Several members of the right wing group had on Sunday held a public meeting and distributed pamphlets in support of cow slaughter ban. It also allegedly raised slogans against Muslims in the presence of police and officials of the district administration. As villagers on Monday again prevented media from entering Bisara, police in the area had a hard time quelling rumours. As reported by dna on Sunday, residents of Chithara village were riled up after a rumour surfaced that a cow had been slaughtered in the area. However, police found out that the animal had been sick and died, as claimed by its owner. In another incident, a man was arrested after he tried to incite violence in a village not far from Bisara. The man, identified as Manoj, was taking his sick calf to a hospital on a scooter when he was stopped and thrashed. Police later arrested one person, who allegedly after assaulting Manoj spread word that a cow was being taken to be slaughtered. District Magistrate MP Singh said the situation is under control but police are taking all precautionary steps. “The cyber cell is keeping a close watch on the situation along with the local intelligence,” Singh said. In another development, police filed an FIR against a person who goes by the name Anuj on social media website. “The username was used to spread false rumours and action will be taken accordingly,” said a SSP, Kiran S. The officer said the IP address of the username has been traced to Noida area but police are not sure if the accused lives in the area. A mob, last week, attacked Akhlaq and his son Danish on rumours that he had slaughtered a cow and stored its meat at his home in Bisara village of Dadri. Danish, who had a sewing machine thrown onto his head is currently undergoing treatment in a Noida hospital.

Dadri beef murder: Priest, 2 youths who triggered killing under police scanner

Ten persons have been named as accused along with over a hundred unknown assailants.

Police probing the Dadri lynching on Thursday said that the “trigger” behind it was the announcement by a local temple that beef was being consumed by the victim’s family, and said the priest and the two youths were the “major links” in the case. The youths had forced the temple priest to make the announcement, police said, adding that it triggered the attack.The FIR lodged in this connection has no mention of beef. Police claimed that the cow slaughtering was just an allegation by the assailants. “FIR has been lodged under IPC section 147 (Punishment for rioting), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), 302(murder), 307 (Attempt to murder), 458(house-trespass or house-breaking), 504 ( Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace),” an officer said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Ten persons have been named as accused along with over a hundred unknown assailants.The FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint lodged by the victim’s family. Seven of the accused were held yesterday. “The priest and two youths who forced him to announce beef rumour are the major links. Further probe will reveal the exact sequence of events as to how it all happened,” Superintendent of Police (rural) Sanjay Singh said. District Magistrate N P Singh said that magisterial inquiry has been started. “Situation in Bisrakh is under control and magisterial inquiry has been initiated and peace committees are also trying to maintain communal harmony,” the DM said.Police has ruled out any personal enmity angle. “Initial probe has ruled out the possibility,” said the SP.Meanwhile, the family of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was killed by the mob on the night of October 28, and 50 other families of the village were planning to move out of the village. Additional District Magistrate Rajesh Kumar met the victim’s family and other people of the community and assured them full protection. “We will move out to our relatives in Delhi or states if situation here deteriorated,” said Raisuddin, one of the residents. “My children grew up with Hindu neighbours and we were living in harmony for several decades. But on day of incident none of Hindu family neighbour came to our rescue,” said Asgari mother of the deceased.SSP Kiran S said,”District Magistrate has already ordered an inquiry. Sample of meet recovered from victim’s house has been sent by Chief Veterinary Officer to Mathura for forensic examination. Most of named accused have been arrested. National Commission for minorities has sought report over the incident from the DM.However, kin of the accused claimed that they were innocent and implicated by police. “Police took my grandson Sandeep and a few other young people from Hindu families and claim they killed the man. I know them they can not even kill insect,” said Shanti Devi. Meanwhile, local BJP leader Harish Thakur alleged that the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister was “discriminating” on the basis of religion. “Rs 10 lakh compensation was immediately announced on the death of Muslim while on death or injury to Hindu community members state government remains silent,” he said.

Lucknow: 52 students taken ill after consuming milk in school

“Fifty-two students were admitted to Cantonment Hospital after milk consumption. All of them are out of danger and many of them have been discharged,” District Magistrate Raj Shekhar said.

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Over 50 students of a government primary school at Arya Nagar locality in Cantonment area here fell ill after consuming milk provided under mid-day meal scheme today, prompting the district administration to order an inquiry into the matter.”Fifty-two students were admitted to Cantonment Hospital after milk consumption. All of them are out of danger and many of them have been discharged,” District Magistrate Raj Shekhar said.”I have ordered collection of milk sample and asked the City Magistrate to conduct an enquiry into the matter and submit report within three days,” he said.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In an explanation from General Manager, Parag dairy, which supplied the milk, it has come to light that 12,000 pouches of 200 ml each were supplied this morning to Akshay Patra, which handles Mid-day meal programme, Chief Development Officer (CDO) Yogesh Kumar said, citing Parag Dairy reply.”The milk was collected this morning and was duly pasteurised by boiling it to 90 C and then chilling it to 4 C before packaging it into small pouches. The problem did not crop up for all 12,000 pouches but for a specific school which is a matter of investigation,” Kumar said.Basic Sikshan Aadhikari (BSA) has got a sample of the milk supplied in his possession and it will be probed, he added.

Kanpur: Three houses collapse after cylinder blast

The injured have been admitted in the hospital with the help of the locals.

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At least three houses collapsed on Monday after a cylinder exploded in the Kuli bazaar area of Kanpur.”Around 9.15 am, we received the information that three houses have collapsed due to a cylinder blast in Kuli bazaar and five people have been injured. Work is going on to find the buried people,” said Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Avinash Singh.The injured have been admitted in the hospital with the help of the locals.”In the morning, when I was going to work, there was a big blast. A few people are still buried and the injured have been taken to the hospital. The fire brigade and other administrative authorities have reached here,” said Mohammad Salim, an eyewitness.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>

Low intensity tremor felt in parts of Kochi

Kochi: A low intensity tremor was felt in some parts of Kochi on Saturday, triggering panic among people residing in high rise buildings, officials said.

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Officials said experts in the Seismology Department are assessing whether it was an after effect of the high-intensity quake that rocked Delhi and many parts of East and North India.

“According to information, it was a low intensity earthquake of magnitude less than three on the Richter scale. Initial inputs say that mild tremors were felt some parts of Kochi city,” Ernakulam Additional District Magistrate B Ramachandran said.

He said district disaster management officials have been sent to assess whether there was any damage to property in the affected areas.

The tremors, which lasted a few seconds, triggered panic and forced people to rush out of their flats and offices, officials said.

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Farmer’s suicide: Delhi govt, police at loggerheads over statutory powers of a District Magistrate

New Delhi: The Delhi government and the city police were on Thursday engaged in a tussle over the issue of statutory powers of a District Magistrate who has been asked to probe the suicide by a farmer in New Delhi.

Delhi Police had written to District Magistrate, New Delhi district, who has been asked to conduct a magisterial enquiry by the city government that it has no jurisdiction in the matter as it was a subject matter of an FIR filed under various sections of IPC including abatement of suicide.

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The District Magistrate contested police’s argument that he has no jurisdiction to probe the matter saying he has statutory power to enquire such cases.

DM Sanjay Singh wrote a letter to Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Vijay Singh asking the police to furnish all documents and evidences regarding the incident by 11 AM tomorrow failing which it would be deemed a criminal offence as per law.

“As per Section 174(1) and Section 176(1) Criminal Procedure Code, a DM has power to probe such matter. Even in previous cases, magisterial enquiry had been conducted.

“In a suicide case on February 24 this year, police had also provided all information to district magistrate, but why police is now saying that DM has no jurisdiction in this case,” a senior Delhi government official said.

Officer also said that as per Section 122 of Delhi Police Act, punishment is also prescribed if the desired information is not provided.

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Bangladesh delegation receives order to act against Indian insurgents

Issues like joint border management, border smuggling, human trafficking, border crimes, infiltration were discussed at Indo-Bangla Joint Border Conference

Instructions have been given to launch operation against Indian insurgents using the soil of Bangladesh for carrying out “subversive” activities in India, a delegate for the ongoing two-day Indo-Bangla Joint Border Conference said on Friday.”We were instructed to launch operations if any Indian insurgents use the soil of Bangladesh for causing subversive activities in Indian side. We have also conducted a number of operations against them,” Director of 54 Border Guard Battalion of Bangladesh Lt Colonel Kazi Mahamudunnabi said.
Bangladesh has decided to set up five more border outposts in the Chittagong Hill Tract areas bordering Dhalai district of Tripura for better vigil and stop cross border movement of insurgents, he said. Md Hasanujjamad Kallol, Deputy Commissioner of Comilla said, “We want proper sharing of water from the Gomati, which flows through Comilla.”The 30-member Bangladesh team leader District Magistrate of Feni Humayan Kabir Khanderkar said, “We work at the district level and face various border-related issues and such meetings will help us to address them through dialogues.” The Bangladeshi team comprises five district magistrates, representatives of police, paramilitary forces and border guards.From the Indian side, Dr Prashant Kumar Goyal, District Magistrate of Sipahijala said “We have discussed issues like joint border management, border smuggling, human trafficking, border crimes, infiltration and cross border movements of insurgents or terrorists.” “We pledged to cooperate with each other in this regard. Both side attached importance for better coordination in grassroots level to address the issues and improve relations between the two countries,” he said.The conference is scheduled to end on January 10.