New Delhi: The Delhi Police will soon file a charge sheet in the sedition case against former JNU students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar and other activists, including Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik said.
Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya were arrested in 2016 in a sedition case for allegedly organising an event in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus against the hanging of Parliament-attack mastermind Afzal Guru. The arrests had triggered a huge controversy with the opposition slamming the police for “working at the behest of the ruling BJP”.
“The case is in stage of finalisation. The investigation was complex as the team also had to visit other states to take statements. The charge sheet will be filed soon,” Patnaik said.
The controversial event at the JNU had sparked outrage after allegations were made that anti-national slogans were raised.
The arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar catapulted him to national fame and resulted in protests across the country.
Ayodhya on high alert following intelligence inputs
Ayodhya: Amid VIP movements, Ayodhya has been put on high alert soon after intelligence inputs indicated a possible terror attack in the city.
“We have put more force into action. The force has been alerted. Also, intelligence officials in the civil dress have come here. They are checking all hotels, restaurants and railway stations. The police force is vigilant and keeping a track of all the movements,” Anil Kumar Sisodia, Superintendent of Police City, told ANI.
This comes ahead of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s visit to Ayodhya on Sunday along with his party MPs.
According to reports, the security has also been heightened keeping in mind the hearing on 2005 Ram Janmabhoomi attack on June 18.
Seven died while cleaning hotel sewer in Vadodara
Vadodara: Seven persons, including four sanitation workers, died due to asphyxiation on Saturday while cleaning sewer of a hotel in Gujarat’s Vadodara district, officials said.
The incident happened at a hotel in Fartikui village in Dabhoi tehsil, about 30 km from Vadodara city. Three employees of the hotel were also among those killed.
“When one sanitation worker failed to come out of the manhole, others went inside. All of them died due to asphyxiation,” district collector Kiran Zaveri told PTI.
Manmohan retires from Rajya Sabha
New Delhi: For the first time in 28 years, former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s name ceased to be part of the list of members of the Rajya Sabha on its Web site, and was included in the list of former members of Parliament.
With the Congress lacking the numbers in the Assam legislature to ensure his re-election, 86-year-old Dr Singh retired from the Rajya Sabha.
Dr Singh, then finance minister in the P V Narasimha Rao government, had debuted in the House on October 1, 1991, from Assam and represented the state for five consecutive terms. He was the leader of the House during his 10 years as PM, and leader of the Opposition from 1998 to 2004.The former PM would now need to wait for the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, an ally of the Congress, to send him to the Rajya Sabha next month or until the next biennial elections in the Upper House in April 2020 when 54 MPs retire.
Five Rajya Sabha members from Tamil Nadu retire in July. The DMK, along with its allies, has the strength in the state legislature to get at least three elected to the Rajya Sabha. It has promised one seat to MDMK chief Vaiko.
However, sources said the DMK and the Congress have not had any discussions on the issue.
The Congress could also hope to send Dr Singh to the Upper House from Gujarat if elections to fill the two vacancies from the state take place together.
The vacancies are on account of two Bharatiya Janata Party Rajya Sabha members from Gujarat, Amit Anilchandra Shah and Smriti Zubin Irani, being elected to the Lok Sabha. Shah has debuted in the Lok Sabha from Gandhinagar while Irani is the Lok Sabha member from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
The Congress’s numbers in the Gujarat assembly would ensure the party wins one of the two seats, the other going to the BJP, if elections to the two seats are held jointly.
Amit Shah arrives in Srinagar for 2-day visit
Srinagar: Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Srinagar. The Home Minister is on a 2-day visit to the state where...
Lt Gen Ranbir singh reviews Amarnath Yatra security arrangements
Srinagar: Northern Army Commander, Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Wednesday visited units deployed for security of Amarnath Yatra and reviewed...
There was no intelligence failure in Pulwama attack: Reddy in Parliament
New Delhi: G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs said there was no intelligence failure...
Amarnath Yatra security reviewed ahead of Shah’s visit
Srinagar, June 26: Ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, Lieutenant General Ranbir...
Samant Goel is new RAW Chief, Arvind Kumar appointed IB head
New Delhi: The central government on Wednesday appointed Arvind Kumar, a 1984 batch IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, as...
As ‘Token of Love’, Hindus donate land for graveyard to Muslims in Ayodhya
Ayodhya: In a gesture that could ease tension between Hindus and Muslim and, perhaps, pave the way for a solution...
Assam police arrests Kashmir man for ‘obscene remark’ on Fb on slain CRPF man’s wife
Guwahati: Assam Police has arrested a person from Kulgam in Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly posting an obscene comment on...
Amit Shah to begin 2-day visit to JK from today
New Delhi: Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Srinagar on Wednesday afternoon to review the overall security situation in...
In RS, Oppn targets govt over media misuse, mob lynching
New Delhi, June 25: Misuse of media and social media, mob lynching and communalism were among the issues that Opposition...
Pompeo meets PM Modi, discusses key strategic issues
New Delhi, June 26: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and discussed various...
Militant killed in Tral gunfight: Police
Police on Wednesday said that a militant was killed in a gunfight at Branpatri forest area of Tral . According...