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5 Taiwanese arrested at Delhi airport for trying to smuggle nearly half-million USD

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested five foreign nationals for allegedly trying to smuggle nearly half-a-million US Dollars (USD) out of India, officials said on Saturday (August 31). 

The DRI, the enforcement arm of the Central Board of Indirect Tax and Customs (CBIC) on Wednesday (August 28) intercepted the five passengers at Terminal 3 of IGI Airport, officials told media personnel. 

The five, all from Taiwan, were about to depart for Hong Kong, they said. 

The USD 4,49,600 equivalent to Rs 3,25,51,040 was recovered when their checked-in baggage were examined.  They were attempting to smuggle the foreign currency out of India, the officials added.

The foreigners also confessed to the DRI officials that they arrived at New Delhi from Hong Kong on August 25. They revealed that they are a part of a larger syndicate involved in smuggling of foreign origin gold into India and smuggling out of sale proceeds (foreign currency) out of India, according to media reports.

The recovered foreign currency was seized and the five arrested under the provisions of the Customs Act, were on Thursday produced before a court which sent them to judicial custody for 14 days, the DRI officials added.

According to the DRI records, in the last three years, there has been a significant increase in the number of persons belonging to organized smuggling gangs engaged in smuggling of gold into India and foreign currency out of India.

During the financial year 2018-19, 210 foreign nationals were arrested for smuggling of gold into India and 35 foreign nationals were arrested for smuggling out foreign currency by the DRI and Customs field formations, the officials added.

Records indicate that even in the current financial year 2019-20 (from April till June 2019), 61 foreign nationals were arrested in smuggling of gold and 18 foreign nationals were arrested in smuggling of foreign currency, the official added. 

In the financial year 2018-19, a quantum of 4,058 kgs of smuggled gold and foreign currency (mostly USD, Pound and Euro) equivalent to Rs 164 crore was seized by the DRI and other Customs field formations, the officials said, adding that in the current financial year 2019-20 (till June 2019), about 1,198 kgs of smuggled gold has been seized by the Customs.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Watch: Parents request BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri to resolve local school issues, Bidhuri replies why they birthed their kids | Watch

One parent, in the video, stated that the during the time of elections these BJP leaders implore and ask for votes from us, and do not ask such questions because our votes hold value.

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Delhi BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri’s video has emerged on the internet where the BJP MP, in response to the problems in a local school, can be seen asking the parents why have they birthed their children. The parents after hearing his remarks can be seen to be infuriated.

In the video, the BJP MP can be heard asking why did the parents birth their kids, the parents while talking to the press were enraged at the uncouth way the BJP leader dealt with the situation. One parent, in the video, stated that the during the time of elections these BJP leaders implore and ask for votes from us, and do not ask such questions because our votes hold value.

Another parent remarked that now we have to ask permission from these leaders before birthing and raising a child, whereas another parent urged and promised the MP to start the school and resolve all the issues in the school, promising, if he can resolve all the issues, the member of the parents association will garland and praise the BJP MP for his task.

Twitter users, while being enraged by the statement made by Bidhuri, trenchantly remarked on the incident as one user came forward and wrote and highlighted the type of people the BJP gives tickets to run in the elections.

Whereas, another Twitter user remarked that this is the representative of the people and instead of finding solutions to the problem, the MP himself has problems with people’s issues. The user further proclaimed that despite this, the people will still vote for him, suggesting the hero-worship culture of voting which is followed by some factions of the country.

Another incident of a similar nature transpired in Bihar where a girl asked IAS Harjyot Kaur, Bihar Women Development Corporation’s Managing Director for the sanitary pads to be made available for free. To this request, IAS Harjyot Kaur, asked if there is an end to the demands made by the public and further asked that right now you are asking for sanitary pads and tomorrow you will ask for condoms.

The statement by the official enraged Twitter as many people came to check the official’s remark and asked if India is a welfare state, then why are people’s demands being dismissed and becoming a taboo topic for her.

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Jamia Millia Islamia student shot at inside Holy Family Hospital, shifted to AIIMS Trauma Centre

Nauman Ali, the student who was shot at, has a superficial injury on the scalp and has been shifted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre.

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Another Jamia Millia Islamia incident has taken over the headlines. Reportedly, a student was shot at and injured by another Jamia student on Thursday inside the Holy Family Hospital in southeast Delhi’s Jamia Nagar area.

The incident took place around 8.50 pm on Thursday, when police received information regarding a quarrel at Jamia Millia Islamia University library. After rushing at the spot, the officials came to know that a fight had ensued between two groups of students.

A 26 year old student names, Noman Chaudhary had sustained a blunt injury on his head and was later taken to the Holy Family Hospital for treatment by another Jamia student, Nauman Ali, an associate of Nauman Chaudhary, The officer further told media that the student is a resident of Meerut district in Uttar Pradesh.

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Meanwhile, one student of the second group, Zalal, a resident of Mewat in Haryana, accompanied by his friends came to the hospital and fired at Nauman Ali outside the emergency ward.

Police officials told media that Nauman Ali, the person who was shot at, has a superficial injury on the scalp, hence, he has been shifted to the AIIMS Trauma Centre. The Delhi Police’s crime team is still inspecting the scene of crime and Legal action has been initiated accordingly at Jamia Nagar and New Friends Colony police stations.

Few days back during the crackdown against PFI in Delhi, the police had warned the Jamia Millia University students against holding any protests inside and outside the university campus. For the unversed, the Jamia Millia University and Shaheen Bagh were centers of anti-CAA protests in Delhi in December 2019.

In order to keep the law and order situation in check, the Delhi Police had also imposed Section 144 in Delhi’s Okhla region which includes areas of Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar, where Jamia Millia Islamia University is situated from September 19 till November 11.

Delhi Police also warned the Jamia Millia Islamia students and teachers not to assemble in and around the campus as police have imposed restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC in the entire Okhla area. However, Section 144 of the CrPC prohibits the assembly of four or more people in an area. Violation of the order is punishable under section 188 of the IPC.

Bihar: Shoot-out in Patna leaves 4 dead, 9 injured

Viral: Another Bihar mobile thief hangs from moving train’s window, internet applaud passengers | Watch

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Viral: Another Bihar mobile thief hangs from moving train’s window, internet applaud passengers | Watch

The video has been making rounds on the internet as many users came forward to remark on the scene of the thief getting to deal with instant Karma. One user slyly remarked how this is the new India, where a thief will be caught, as well as will be punished, implying the trend of people taking the law into their own hands.

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A video from Bihar’s Bhagalpur has gone viral where a thief, who tried to snatch the phone from a moving train’s window was caught by the passengers. The passengers grabbed onto the arms of the thief and kept the thief held to the train’s window for approximately five kilometers. The passengers didn’t just stop there as they thrashed the thief later on as well.

In the video, the thief can be seen being held onto the train’s window as he flails and nearly misses a lot of train pillars and poles. The train can be seen moving at a very high speed which makes the video more horrific. The passenger in the adjacent compartment can be seen making a video of the thief.

The video has been making rounds on the internet as many users came forward to remark on the scene of the thief getting to deal with instant Karma. One user slyly remarked how this is the new India, where a thief will be caught, as well as will be punished, implying the trend of people taking the law into their own hands.

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Another user added to the conversation by imparting his opinion of how if India needs a crime-free society, the society themselves needs to take the initiative and has to decide whether to fear the criminals or rather instill fear into the brains of the criminals.

A similar incident had taken place in Bihar’s Begusarai where, similarly, a thief tried to snatch the phone of a passenger from a moving train, however, to his surprise, the thief was not able to pull off the bold theft as the passenger managed to save his phone while also grabbing on to his one arm and pulling him along the moving train.

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Another passenger also followed suit and clutched onto the thief’s second arm which led to the passenger holding him along the train window for 10 kilometers. The man in the video can be seen pleading and imploring to be left as he continued to say that his hand will be broken or worse, he could die.

The passengers didn’t stop and continued to make him subjected to the frightful train journey where he was dangling from the train’s window. Subsequently, after reaching the next stop, the thief was handed over to the Railway police.

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