QCrime: Man Lynched in WB; Raids Detect ‘Political’ Black Money

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1. Man Lynched in WB’s Nadia, Residents Say He Attacked Two Youths

A man, who allegedly attacked two local residents, was lynched, and his accomplice severely beaten up by the local people in Nadia district’s Gayeshpur area, West Bengal on Saturday night, 27 July.

The local people alleged that the two, along with another man, indulged in anti-social activities and had been terrorising the area for months.

On Saturday the three allegedly attacked two local men with firearms to loot valuables from them. Hearing the news, the local people surrounded them, police said. One of them managed to flee in a motorbike, while the two were caught by the local people and severely beaten up.

(Source: The Indian Express)

2. Raids Detect Black Money From ‘Group With Political Links’

Income Tax department (I-T) officials said on Sunday, 28 July, that they had found undisclosed foreign assets of more than ₹200 crore and tax evasion of at least ₹30 crore by a group involving persons “occupying responsible political positions”, during raids across 13 premises in Delhi, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

“The group, controlled by persons who have significant political presence in a neighbouring state for decades and are occupying responsible political positions, has been generating large amounts of undisclosed income over several decades,” a statement issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes late on Sunday said, without disclosing the names of the politicians.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. Four Men Enter Amethi Shop to Steal, Beat Retired Jawan to Death

A 58-year-old retired Army jawan was allegedly killed by four unidentified men at his house in Kamrauli police station area of Amethi early on Sunday, 28 July.

No one has been arrested in the case.

Deceased Amanullah’s wife, Ameena, told police that around 2.30 am, four people, with their faces covered, were trying to steal from their shop on the ground floor of their house, a few metres from Godiyan Purwa Village.

When her husband objected to it, they beat him to death, ASP Dayaram said. The attackers tried to strangle Ameena, who survived the assault.

(Source: The Indian Express)

4. Kidnapping Bid Foiled in Gurugram, Cop Who Gave Chase Shot at

A special police officer (SPO) was injured when he was shot at while chasing three persons, who allegedly attempted to kidnap a man near Atul Kataria Chowk in Sector 14 on Saturday night, police said.

One suspect, affiliated to an interstate extortion gang, was arrested, while his two associates are on the run.

SPO Jaivir Singh, 47, who is an ex-serviceman, suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach and was rushed to a private hospital for surgery, where his condition is said to be stable.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

6. Minor Alleges Rape, Woman Among Three Detained in Alwar

Two neighbours allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl on 17 July in Alwar, Rajasthan, the police said on Sunday, 28 July.

One of the accused also allegedly clicked her pictures and blackmailed her to stay quiet about the sexual assault, the girl’s mother said in the FIR registered on Saturday evening.

On Sunday, police detained three people for their alleged involvement in the crime.

The girl’s mother said she came to know about the rape after a shopkeeper showed her the 16-year-old’s pictures on his mobile phone. “When we asked her about the pictures, she told us about the gang rape by two men, and a third man who sought sexual favours from her after threatening to circulate her photos,” the girl’s mother said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

7. Eight Flats Near Each Other Burglarised in One Night in Pune

Eight locked flats in two residential buildings located a kilometre apart from each other in Sahakarnagar, Pune were broken into and robbed on the intervening night of Friday, 26 July and Saturday.

The unidentified suspects decamped with valuables to the tune of Rs 3 lakh, a car and CCTV recorder from one of the buildings. The police believe the same suspects burglarised both buildings.

Five flats were broken into in the Sarojini Apartments in Sahakarnagar. Three more flats were burgled in the Anand Housing Society and Usha Society located on the same premises, but at least one kilometre away from Sarojini Apartments. Two separate FIRs have been registered at Dattawadi police station.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Bengal BJP Worker Wanted in TMC Activist’s Murder Found Dead

The body of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, who was an accused in the murder of a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker and had gone missing, was fished out of a canal in the Goghat area of Hooghly district early Sunday.

The body of Kashinath Ghosh, 45, was found in a canal at Kota village in the Nakunda area of Goghat, about 90 km west of Kolkata. The BJP has accused the TMC of murdering Ghosh.

“Kashinath was an active worker of our party. He was killed by goons sent by TMC,” BJP’s organisational president in Arambag area, Biman Ghosh said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

8. Gang Dupes 2 of 5.3 L With Promise of Cheaper USD

A gang was busted by the Meghwadi police recently for promising people US dollars at a cheaper exchange rate and duping them.

The three accused, Mustafa Vyapari (28), Sohail Khan (28) and Bhanu Shaikh (50), cheated two men of Rs 5.3 lakh. The victims, Itesham Hyder (43), a snack shop owner, and his friend Irshad, a tailor, filed a police complaint.

The gang trapped victims by spinning a tail of how after Shaikh’s employer died, his family gifted her some household items while vacating his house. Among those items was a bed, inside which Shaikh found bundles of US dollars, said the police.

(Source: The Times of India)

9. 20 Baby Crocs and Albino Monkey Stuffed in Bags Found on Bus, 1 Held

A resident of Bhendi Bazar has been caught with 20 live baby exotic smuggled crocodiles and an albino monkey which had been bundled into five bags and were being transported from Bengaluru to Mumbai by a private bus.

Smuggled in from Bangkok, the exotic animals had been brought in via Chennai, said officials. Importing such exotic animals is prohibited.

The man carrying the consignment, Ashfaque Wadia (36), was intercepted by officials of the directorate of revenue intelligence and the forest department when the bus reached Kalamboli in Navi Mumbai.

The Siamese crocodile, a small-sized crocodile, is found in Indonesia, East Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. It is critically endangered.

(Source: The Times of India)

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