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Apple executive killing: Second FIR filed, family meets CM Yogi Adityanath

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Apple executive killing: Second FIR filed, family meets CM Yogi Adityanath

The family of Apple executive Vivek Tiwari, shot dead by a policeman on Saturday, met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath today, (Monday October 1).

The accused and one of his colleagues were arrested; they were sacked soon after.

Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who had escorted the family from their home, was present at the meeting at chief minister’s official residence. Kalpana was accompanied by her brother and two daughters.

The state government has announced a compensation of Rs. 25 lakh for the family. Additionally, Rs. 5 lakh has been given for Tiwari’s children’s education; another Rs. 5 lakh has also been given for his elderly mother.

“I have said earlier that I have faith in the state government. This faith has been strengthened after meeting the CM. I have lost the capacity to take a stand after the unfortunate incident, which should not have happened. It has shaken me. After meeting the CM, I have gained confidence that I will be able to fulfil the responsibilities my husband left on me,” said Kalpana Tiwari, wife of the Apple area sales manager.

“All my demands have been met. I wanted strict action against the guilty, a job, accommodation, expenses for education of my daughters and my mother-in-law. The Chief Minister acceded to all my demands,” she told reporters.

Earlier, a senior minister in the UP government had said that senior police officers tried to cover up Tiwari’s murder.

A special investigation team of the UP police, headed by Lucknow Inspector General Sujeet Pandey, visited the shooting spot on Sunday afternoon and spent two hours there. Samples were also collected from the spot – a good 48 hours after the incident.

Yogi Adityanath’s government had faced severe criticism after the killing of Tiwari. Home Minister Rajnath Singh had called him after the incident created an outrage across the country.

The 38-year-old Apple executive was shot dead early on Saturday by police constable Prashant Chaudhary after he allegedly tried to evade a routine check. Calling it “excessive use of force”, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested two constables based on a complaint by Tiwari’s colleague, Sana Khan, who was in the car with him.

On Sunday, Kalpana filed a second FIR in the case claiming that police officials, who reached the spot, did not allow Sana, who was with him at the time of the shooting, from receiving or making calls. It also accused policemen of forcing Khan to sign on a blank paper.

A Special Investigation Team has been formed to investigate the case. On Sunday, a forensic team recreated the scene of the incident and inspected the two vehicles involved, Vivek’s SUV and the police motorcycle, and collected samples.

The claims of Uttar Pradesh policemen, who said they had shot the Apple store manager in self-defence, fell flat on Monday morning after a CCTV footage showed the car was being driven normally and without any suspicious activity.

Constable Prashant Chaudhary, who was on patrol duty on Friday night, had claimed that he fired at the car in self-defence as it tried to run over his motorbike.

But the CCTV footage of the car — when it was minutes away from the police check point— makes it clear that the vehicle was moving at normal speed. The video captures the car of Vivek Tiwari moving around 1:19am in Gomti Nagar area of Lucknow.

A second footage shows that the cops were riding their bike at normal speed at 1:24am without any trace of provocation from anywhere.

UP law minister Brijesh Pathak said strict action will be initiated against the senior officers who tried to cover up the incident. “All the lax officers who tried to cover up the issue will also be facing action. I never expected our police could stoop down to such a level. The only eyewitness was also forced by the officials. Her statement and the FIR did not match at all. Some policemen were seen carrying the culprit in their hands, which is very sad and shocking.”

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Rahul Gandhi’s helicopter searched by election officials in Tamil Nadu, ahead of Wayanad visit

Election officials in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris checked a helicopter carrying Rahul Gandhi while he was travelling to Wayanad.

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Election officials in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris on Monday inspected a chopper carrying Congress MP Rahul Gandhi, according to reports. The chopper landed in the Nilgiris, and the search was carried out by the flying squad officials, according to police.

The incident happened as Rahul Gandhi was traveling to Wayanad, his Lok Sabha constituency in Kerala, where he was scheduled to participate in a number of campaign events, such as a roadshow and a public meeting.

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi was elected from Wayanad.He is now contesting for reelection to the seat.

Meanwhile, in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi stepped up his campaign in Kerala by planning a significant roadshow at Sulthan Bathery. After touching base with students at a nearby college in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu, which borders Kerala, Rahul Gandhi drove to Sulthan Bathery.

Gandhi walked through Sulthan Bathery on top of an open car with hundreds of delighted people holding signs with his picture on them. Rahul Gandhi is also scheduled to attend a farmers’ rally in Pulpally later in the day. He will also be meeting party workers at road shows in Mananthavady, Vellamunda, and Padinjarathara.

It’s interesting to note that the Communist Party of India (CPI), an ally of the Opposition INDIA alliance, would be Rahul Gandhi’s opponent. His rival in the BJP’s Kerala unit president K Surendran.

Kerala, which has 20 Lok Sabha seats, will hold a single phase of voting on April 26. On the other hand, on April 19, 39 Tamil Nadu constituencies will hold Lok Sabha elections.

The results of the voting will be announced on June 4, 2024.

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IPL 2024: Shah Rukh Khan wins hearts as he cleans up the sitting area at Eden Gardens, video goes viral

A video circulating on social media shows Shah Rukh Khan picking up discarded KKR flags off seats and the floor of the VIP section. He picks up a few of them and hands it to his bodyguard.

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Shah Rukh Khan always takes the limelight whenever he attends an Indian Premiere League (IPL) match. The Bollywood actor and Kolkata Knight Riders owner was at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens stadium to cheer for his team. But a sweet post-match gesture by him is now being shared online.

A video circulating on social media shows Shah Rukh Khan picking up discarded KKR flags off seats and the floor of the VIP section. He picks up a few of them and hands it to his bodyguard. Fans can be heard screaming his name, asking him to wave at them. After cleaning up the area, Shah Rukh Khan turns around and gives his fans a flying kiss.

Also after the match, Shah Rukh Khan met a few players and fans on the cricket field. He wore a purple KKR T-shirt and black pants. He also tied his hair in a messy manner. The video has gone viral on social media with 104900 views, 190 retweets and 1100 likes till now which are only increasing. One X user Kalpana Bansal wrote niji Zindagi mein aise hi hai SRK King Khan down to earth and shy.

Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan and younger son AbRam were also seen at the match. Suhana’s BFF Ananya Panday also accompanied the Khans. Both the young actors shared photos and videos from the match on social media. Suhana Khan took to her Instagram handle, and shared her joy and posted multiple happy images from the stands.

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The photo album starts with a couple of pretty images of her followed by a video in which she lost her breath thinking a wicket dropped on the ground. She also shared a photo with Dream Girl 2 actress Ananya Panday who joined the Khans to support the team. Sharing the photo album, she wrote, winning at home.

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Excise policy case: Delhi court extends BRS leader K Kavitha’s judicial custody till April 23

Rouse Avenue court sends BRS leader K Kavitha to judicial custody till April 23 in excise policy case

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In relation to the excise policy case, Delhi’s Rouse Avenue court on Monday sent BRS leader K Kavitha in judicial custody till April 23. After her three days in police custody was completed, Kavitha, the daughter of former Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, was brought before the court by the CBI.

According to the reports, the CBI informed the court at the hearing that the BRS leader did not need to be subjected to any further custodial questioning.

On March 15, Kavitha was taken into custody by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). She was sent to the CBI custody till March 23 after her arrest. On April 11, the CBI took her into custody and placed her in Tihar jail. The BRS leader had requested temporary relief because her son had an exam, and a Delhi court had previously set its judgment for April 9.

Kavitha was called in for questioning several times prior to her arrest, but she skipped at least two of those summonses. Kavitha was questioned three times in the previous year, and her statements were recorded by the central agency in accordance with the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was allegedly paid Rs 100 crore in kickbacks to influence the excise policy in favour of a liquor lobby, according to documents linked to a land deal and WhatsApp conversations that were found on a co-accused Buchi Babu’s phone during Kavitha’s recent three days in CBI custody.

Following AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Sanjay Singh, the BRS leader was the third popular politician to be taken into custody in connection with the investigation. Kejriwal was the first chief minister in office to be arrested in this matter on March 21.

The Enforcement Directorate claims that Kavitha belonged to the South Group, which gave AAP leaders bribes totaling Rs 100 crore in exchange for nine retail zones under the since-canceled program. The names of other members of the group had also been made public by the investigation agency: Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy, MP for the Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSCRCP); his son Raghav Magunta; Sarath Reddy, founder of the Aurobindo Group; and Sameer Mahendru, a businessman from Delhi.

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