Connect with us

National

BJP govt to reopen cases of 'political murders' perpetrated in previous regimes: Tripura CM Manik Saha

Published

on

Agartala, April 15 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha has said that his government has been contemplating reopening cases of political murders reportedly “carried out during the previous Left Front and Congress regimes”.

Saha, who also holds the Home portfolio, while talking to the media said that after the completion of the Lok Sabha election process, the state government may reopen the cases relating to “murders with political intention”.

He said that during his recent visit to South Tripura district, he has learned that in the district, 69 cases of political murders were perpetrated by the ‘goons’ in 30 years till 2018 which includes 25 years (1993-2018) ruled by Left parties and five years (1988-1993) governed by Congress-Tripura Upajati Juba Samiti (TUJS) alliance government.

“At least 69 people were murdered in 30 years in South Tripura district alone as these people raised their voices and protested the policies of the then Left and Congress governments,” Saha claimed and said that legal experts are being consulted in this regard.

ALSO READ:  BJP MLAs to protest in Bengal Assembly over assault on party activist at Cooch Behar

He said that this ‘pattern of murders and violence was seen in Kerala, West Bengal, and Tripura’.

“I can recall that the hands of a voter who voted for a hand symbol (Congress party symbol) were chopped off in West Bengal. Now, the Congress has allied with CPI-M to dupe the people in the name of democracy,” Saha said.

The Chief Minister said that they (CPI-M-led Left parties) could not save the life of former Health Minister Biman Sinha who was killed in the Left regime.

Sinha was killed by the militants in March 1998.

Besides Sinha, Congress MLAs Madhusudan Saha, Parimal Saha and BJP leader Chanmohan Tripura were murdered in the erstwhile Left regime, Saha said, and remarked that the Left had become the “biggest enemy” of the people.

Highlighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan and initiatives for the development of the northeast, Saha said that the Central government’s ‘Act East Policy’ is the catalyst for the all round development of the region and the welfare of the people.

ALSO READ:  Govt ropes in IIT Delhi to pick locations for new industrial smart cities

PM Modi-led government’s policies and programmes ended the militancy, tension, unrest and roadblockade-like agitations in the northeastern states, the Chief Minister added.

–IANS

sc/pgh

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

National

UP: Man arrested for killing brother to claim insurance money

Published

on

By

Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), July 14 (IANS) A man shot dead his elder brother in Barabanki to claim the Rs 10 lakh insurance payout his brother’s death would have fetched, the police said.

However, the plan was revealed and he was arrested on Saturday.

Sanitation worker Arvind Kumar was shot dead on July 5.

Police investigations revealed that Arvind was shot by his younger brother, Virendra.

Police said Virendra had an illicit affair with Arvind’s wife. He needed money to settle his debt and decided to eliminate Arvind to claim the insurance money through his wife.

Barabanki Superintendent of Police, Dinesh Pratap Singh, said that on the night of July 5, Arvind Kumar, 35, a resident of Murai Majre Madhnapur village in the Badosarai police station area, was shot dead while sleeping in the front room of his newly constructed house.

Initially, it was reported that someone from outside shot him through a window. However, during a forensic examination by Forensic Science Laboratory experts, it was determined that the shot was fired from close range. Later, based on surveillance, it was found that Virendra’s location was at the same spot, said the police.

ALSO READ:  'Thankful to NIA', slain BJYM leader Praveen Nettaru's wife says after arrest of prime accused

“A team questioned him and Virendra could not give a reason for his location and broke down,” the police added.

Virendra, who deals in property transactions, had borrowed money from several people and was in debt.

Further probe revealed that Virendra also had an illicit relationship with Arvind’s wife and frequently visited her at a rented house in Barabanki.

The police have found the firearm used in the crime and have sent the accused to jail, the police said.

–IANS

amita/khz

Continue Reading

National

Akhara Parishad to issue I-cards for saints, seers in Maha Kumbh

Published

on

By

Prayagraj, July 14 (IANS) For the first time in the Maha Kumbh, scheduled to be held in early 2025, saints and seers of different akharas will be given identity cards that will give them access to the Mela areas, said a top Akhara Parishad official.

The decision was taken by Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP).

“The process for making ID cards is on. ID cards are being made for all officials, including seers, mahamandaleshwar, mandaleshwar, naga sanyasis, etc. associated with the 13 akharas,” said ABAP President Mahant Ravindra Puri.

The identity card will bear the name, age, name of the guru, name of the siddha, madhi, dhuni, Aadhaar number and PAN number along with a photo of the seer.

The decision is aimed at identifying fake saints and keeping them away from the Maha Kumbh.

The ABAP, after the recent Hathras stampede in the religious discourse of Bhole Baba, has announced that it would weed out ‘black sheep’ and prevent people from getting duped by fake seers.

ALSO READ:  Arvind Kejriwal's directives from ED custody may add to his & AAP's legal hassles

–IANS

amita/khz

Continue Reading

National

BJP chief Nadda to address party's UP executive meet today

Published

on

By

Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) BJP President J.P. Nadda will preside over the State Executive meeting of the party in Lucknow on Sunday, a party spokesman said.

This is the first executive meeting time after the BJP’s poor show in the 2024 Lok Sabha election in Uttar Pradesh.

According to the BJP spokesman, closed-door sessions will be held in which party lawmakers will place their views before the National President and the state leadership of the party.

Around 3,000-3,600 delegates from across the state will attend the meeting at the Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University auditorium.

Along with the party’s sitting MLAs and MPs, all Lok Sabha candidates who lost the poll have been invited.

Besides, MLCs, Zila Panchayat chairpersons, Nagar Palika adhyakshas (municipal heads), district presidents, and all office bearers of the party will attend the meeting.

“Usually, 300 to 400 delegates attend the State Executive meeting of the BJP. But this time around 3,000- 3,600 delegates will attend the meeting,” said Hero Bajpai, State BJP Spokesperson.

ALSO READ:  BJP MLAs to protest in Bengal Assembly over assault on party activist at Cooch Behar

After winning only 33 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state, the BJP had constituted 40 teams with two members each to visit 78 Lok Sabha constituencies to figure out reasons for the party’s poor show and submitted their reports to the State BJP President Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary. They received feedback from party workers.

These issues could come up before BJP President Nadda at the State Executive meeting on Sunday.

Earlier, BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) B.L. Santhosh was in the state capital on a two-day visit on July 6-7.

B.L. Santhosh met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Brajesh Pathak and regional heads of the party to discuss several issues along with the party’s performance in the state in the Lok Sabha poll and the by-election to 10 Assembly seats to be held later this year.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Badlapur BJP Legislator Ramesh Mishra stoked controversy by stating that the BJP would lose the 2027 Uttar Pradesh elections if Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is not removed from office.

ALSO READ:  Govt ropes in IIT Delhi to pick locations for new industrial smart cities

This statement comes amid growing discontent, with some leaders, including ministers, claiming their pre-election warnings about anti-incumbency and other issues were ignored.

However, hours later Mishra retracted his video statement saying it was read out of context.

Union Minister and Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel had also raised concerns about irregularities in government appointments, particularly affecting OBC, SC, and ST candidates as damaging the party’s prospects.

–IANS

amita/khz

Continue Reading

National

GST official's wife commits suicide in Lucknow residence

Published

on

By

Lucknow, July 14 (IANS) Neelam Bharti, the wife of GST Assistant Commissioner Santosh Kumar Bharti, committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Lucknow on Saturday, the police said.

The post-mortem report confirmed death by hanging.

The deceased’s family has filed a complaint accusing her brother-in-law of murder.

The police are investigating the allegations.

GST Assistant Commissioner Santosh Kumar Bharti lives with his family in Sushant Golf City.

He went to the gym and his two daughters, Khushi and Shreya, had gone to school.

When Santosh returned home, he saw that the doors were open.

When he went inside, he saw that his wife Neelam was hanging from the noose following which he took down the body from the noose.

Santosh first informed an officer living in the neighbourhood while his gunman informed the police.

He also called Neelam’s family members living in Patna and informed them about the incident.

ALSO READ:  Arvind Kejriwal's directives from ED custody may add to his & AAP's legal hassles

A few hours later, Neelam’s brother Naveen, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district, arrived.

Meanwhile, the police and forensic team went to the spot and investigated.

Neelam’s brother Naveen is a bank manager in SBI. He is currently posted in Basti.

He said that the body was sent for post-mortem even before he could reach.

He alleged that Neelam was murdered.

A written complaint has also been filed accusing Santosh.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP) South, Shashank Singh, said that no suicide note has been found in the case. Neither have the family members been able to give any information that could reveal why Neelam committed suicide.

The allegations in the complaint are being investigated.

The deceased’s brother said: “I married my sister to Santosh in 2010. For about seven years, my sister was being harassed by her husband and in-laws. They used to beat her. She was mentally harassed. She used to tell me repeatedly that the whole family is against me. I tried to talk to my brother-in-law about this many times, but he did not listen to us.”

ALSO READ:  25 terminated Air India Express employees reinstated as Chief Labour Commissioner steps in

–IANS

amita/khz

Continue Reading

National

Groom dies of snake bite hours before wedding in UP's Bulandshahr

Published

on

By

Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh), July 14 (IANS) A 26-year-old groom died after being bitten by a snake in Akarbas village in Bulandshahr’s Dibai area.

According to village locals, Pravesh Kumar, the groom, was on his way to marry a bride from a neighbouring village, when he stepped near a bush to relieve himself.

“When he did not return for a long time, a family member went to check and found him lying unconscious. He was rushed to a local occultist but he did not survive. He was declared dead later,” said Poonam, the groom’s sister.

A senior doctor at a community health centre (CHC) in Dibai said that in case of a snake bite, people should not panic but take the patient to a hospital.

“Anti-venom vaccine and other medicines are available at government hospitals. People should remain cautious during the rainy season, especially in villages,” said Hemant Giri, Medical Superintendent, Dibai CHC.

Seven people have died of snake bites in the past two months in Bulandshahr district.

ALSO READ:  Govt ropes in IIT Delhi to pick locations for new industrial smart cities

Earlier last week, an elderly woman and her grandson died of snake bites in the Chhatari area of Bulandshahr while sleeping in their house.

–IANS

amita/khz

Continue Reading

Trending