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QCrime: Train Derailed, TN Agri Min, Letterhead Forgery and More

QCrime: Take a look at the crime stories from across the country.

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1. Palamu Express Derails as Maoists Blast Railway Track

Palamu Express derailed last evening after suspected Maoists blew up a stretch of railway tracks in Latehar district of Jharkhand. No casualty or injury was reported.

The station master said the blast occurred around 8 PM near Kuchila village between Chhipadohar and Barwadih stations.

Read the report here.

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2. Maoist’s Bail Petition Rejected

A court in Coimbatore today dismissed the bail petition filed by one of the five Maoists arrested in May from the city outskirts.

Shyna, along with her husband Roopesh and three others, was arrested from Karumathampatti on May 4 and was in police custody for interrogation.

Read the story here.

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3. Madras HC Relaxes Bail Conditions on Former Agri Minister

The Madurai Bench of Madras High Court today relaxed the bail conditions imposed on former Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister “Agri” S S Krishnamurthy.

The move came even as, according to the report above, a Coimbatore sessions court declined bail to a Maoist and her family.

Krishnamurthy was arrested about two months back on the charge of abetting the suicide of an engineer of his department and was released on bail on May 3.

Read the story here.

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4. Minister’s Letterhead Forged to Dupe Flat Buyers in Mumbai

Two cases in which fake letterheads of Maharashtra housing minister Ravindra Waikar were used to dupe MHADA flat aspirants by promising them flats under the government quota have come to light.

An official from the housing department said a Jogeshwari resident had given a cheque of Rs 25,000 to the fraudsters and it was cleared by the bank.

Read the story here.

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5. Local BJP Leader in MP Held for Stocking Illegally Mined Sand

A local BJP leader was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly stocking illegally mined sand at his residence in Banmore in Morena district, police said.

The accused, Sarnam Singh Gujjar, who is the president of Banmore Krishi Upaj Mandi, was arrested and produced in a local court that sent him to jail.

Read the story here.

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6. AP Police Take Evidence in Red Sanders Encounter Case

Andhra Pradesh Deputy Inspector General of Police Ramana Kumar and his team of 15 officials on Tuesday took evidence from relatives of the victims of the April 7 gunning down of 20 woodcutters from Tamil Nadu by Andhra Pradesh police.

The Special Intelligence wing of the Andhra Pradesh Police were holding investigation into the incident.

Read the story here.

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7. Telangana Govt Protests Against Centre’s Appointment of AP Governor as Monitor in Cash-for-Vote Scam

The Telangana government has taken strong exception to the Centre’s reported advice to the AP Governor to monitor the probe into the cash-for-vote scandal and decided to “protest” against the move.

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday met the Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, ESL Narasimhan, at the Raj Bhavan and conveyed the Telangana government’s “strong” views on the subject.

Read the story here.

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8. Three Policemen Held as Undertrial Prisoner Escapes

An undertrial allegedly managed to escape from custody after his court hearing in Batala, Punjab, following which three police personnel were arrested for dereliction of duty, an official said on Tuesday.

Undertrial prisoner Supreet Singh alias Harry, lodged in Central Jail Amritsar, was brought to the court for hearing on Monday, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Batala, Inderbir Singh said.

Read the report here.

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9. SSP Names Bihar MLA in Kidnap-Murder Case

Patna police on Tuesday said that ruling JD(U) MLA Anant Singh was named in a kidnapping case of four persons, one of whom was murdered later, and that the legislator’s role would be investigated.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Jitendra Rana told this to reporters before moving out to his new assignment as SSP of Motihari.

Read the report here.

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10. CCI Fines 2 Kerala-based Film Associations

Fair trade regulator, Competition Commission of India (CCI), has imposed a fine of Rs 2.3 lakh on two Kerala-based groups of theatre owners and film distributors, along with their office bearers, for indulging in anti-competitive practices.

CCI decided to penalise Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation (KFEF) and Film Distributors Association, Kerala (FDA) after a detailed probe found them violating competition norms.

Read the report here.

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