QBengaluru: IMA Owner Offers to Return; Pak National Held in City
Latest Bengaluru news updates.
1. IMA’s Mansoor Khan to Top Cop: Help me Come Back, Will Reveal all
I Monetary Advisory (IMA) Group founder Mohammed Mansoor Khan, in a video released on Sunday, claimed he wants to return to India and is ready to reveal the names of corrupt politicians and officers who allegedly extorted money from him and who brought about the downfall of his business venture.
He uploaded the 18-minute video on IMA’s YouTube page using his official email ID.
Khan, the alleged kingpin of a multi-crore Ponzi scheme, fled the country on June 8, after his firm’s financial operations went bust. Investors have so far filed more than 40,000 complaints against the group.
The video was uploaded hours after Bengaluru City police issued a statement saying Khan’s passport had been suspended by Foreigners Regional Registration Office, Bengaluru. On Friday, the police had issued a blue-corner notice against Khan to know about his whereabouts.
2. Man Paralysed After TikTok Stunt Dies
A 22-year-old singer and dancer of an orchestra on Sunday succumbed to injuries he had sustained while doing a stunt for a TikTok video.
Kumar, a singer and dancer of Ramu Melodies and resident of Godekere in Chikkanayakanahalli taluk of Tumakuru district, died at Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru.
He had injured his spinal cord and neck while doing a back flip, the police said.
Kumar’s videos were popular on the app. On June 15 evening, he tried a back flip but lost balance and fell to the ground. He was paralysed after he broke his spinal cord.
3. Police Want all Rooftop Pubs to Have 6ft Barriers, to Hold Talks With Civic Bodies
Police might soon get rooftop bars and restaurants in the city to put up six-foot-tall railings, barriers or fences on their premises. This comes in the wake of two persons falling to death from a Church Street pub late Friday night. The two were climbing down the stairs when they slipped and fell from a stairway window. Police officials said there was only knee-level protection at the spot and a higher barrier or railing could have prevented the mishap.
“Most pubs in the city are on rooftops. They need to have sixfoot-tall barriers or railings to prevent accidents. We will soon hold a meeting with civic agencies and propose the idea of increasing the barrier height,” said D Devaraj, DCP (central).
Police commissioner Alok Kumar said multiple agencies are responsible for regulating pubs and they’d soon hold a meeting with various agencies to discuss measures to prevent accidents on their premises.
4. Bengaluru's RV Road Metro Station May Shut Down for Construction of Yellow Line
The Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) may shut down the RV Road Metro Station along the Green Line to facilitate the construction of the Yellow Line.
BMRCL is set to commence work on RV Road Station to facilitate the movement of the Yellow Line, which will pass through the metro station. Hence, the existing RV Road station on the Green Line (Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli) is likely to be shut down for a year, according to reports.
“The metro station cannot operate properly if work on the interchange is being carried out. We are still thinking about whether it has to be shut down,” a BMRCL official told TNM.
BMRCL is planning to demolish half of RV Road Metro Station in order to lay another track which will ply between RV Road and Bommasandra.
(Source: The News Minute)
5. Pak National, Formerly Indian, Arrested for Living in City Illegally
A woman, who is a Pakistani national, was arrested by the police for overstaying in Bengaluru and also obtaining various IDs meant for Indian residents.
Based on a tip-off, Siddapura inspector Krishnamurthy conducted a probe and arrested her on Friday, charging her under various sections of Foreigners Act, 1946.
According to the police, the accused, Shabana Nasira, 50, was residing in Siddapura since 2010. The police said Shabana was an Indian citizen, born and brought up in Bengaluru. She married Pakistani national Noor Mohammed, in 1987, and went to Pakistan to live with him in Faisalabad. However, in February 2010, they divorced and she returned to India on a tourist visa. She had applied for a visa extension and Indian citizenship, which is pending before the authorities.
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