Grenade attacks on 3 telecom facilities in Srinagar

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SrinagarSrinagar: Pakistani agents today hurled grenades at a telecom tower and two mobile phone shops wounding at least four persons in the Karan Nagar area here.

The militants attacked Aircel, Vodafone and BSNL facilities with grenades within a span of 4 hours

Former J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah defended masked youth who waved ISIS flags in Srinagar today saying they are angry and frustrated and did this to shake the country out of slumber

Political observers said state Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s silence has also emboldened the radical youth and secessionists in Kashmir.

Supreme Court defers decision on monitoring CBI investigation into VYAPAM case till July 31

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Supreme Court of IndiaNew Delhi: Supreme Court of India today asked the Central Bureau of Investigation when it would comprehensively take over the investigations and appoint prosecutors for the trial in the VYAPAM scam case.

The apex court deferred the crucial decision regarding the monitoring of investigation into the VYAPAM scam till July 31.


Also read: Supreme Court transfers Vyapam case to CBI

Delhi Police arrests an engineering dropout mobile number fraudster

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delhi policeNew Delhi : An Engineering student of Symbiosis College of Engineering, Pune, Akshay Shyam Agarwal, who dropped out of his college education, has been nabbed by Delhi Police on a cheating and duping case (FIR No 45/15, dated 11th Feb’15, under section 420 of Indian Penal Code).

Complainant Yogesh Gupta stated that in a desire to obtain fancy VIP Mobile Phone Number series, he had come in contact with Akshay, who made him part with 4 lakhs of rupees, in the name of his company called Number Vault Pvt. Ltd.

Akshay, a resident of Kolkata was nabbed and formally arrested by a team comprising of Assistant Commissioner of Police Ranbir Singh and his teammates. It was found that due to his adept knowledge of mobile number series and good technological competence, Akshay had mastered the art of alluring people into providing attractive, easy-to-remember, ultra-unique mobile number series, in exchange of huge sums of money. However, his company which received the money was a fraudulent enterprise and did not provide the fancy mobile numbers. Cash worth 3 lakh and 3 mobile phones were recovered from Akshay’s premises.

3 to 7 years Jail sentence for 5 accused in Provident Fund forgery case

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cbiBhopal : The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Bhopal has convicted 12 accused persons including 5 from Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in a Rs.45 lakh forgery case. Further, a 7 years Rigorous Imprisonment(RI) with a fine of Rs.38 lakhs has been slapped on the then LDC Gajendra Singh Chauhan (EPFO). The then Section Supervisor (EPFO) also gets 5 yrs Jail and has to pay 4 lakhs fine amount. Others sentenced include Ranchander (Retd APFC), R.D.Paranjpaee (then Enforcement Officer, EPFO), Manish Gaur, Balram Chauhan and Rakesh Kaushal.

A complaint was lodged by the CBI (under section 120-B, 419, 201, 420, 467, 471 and 477-A of Indian Penal Code & Section 13(2) and 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988) by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) in 2005 and a case was registered against Gajendra Singh Chauhan and others.

It was alleged that Chauhan, the then Lower Division Clerk (LDC) construed a criminal conspiracy and along with other co-accomplices committed cheating, fraud, forgery and illegal settlement of 11 Provident Fund claims in unregistered names.