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Former Yes Bank CEO Rana Kapoor says he was forced to buy MF Husain painting from Priyanka Gandhi, was promised Padma Bhushan in return

The statement comes after a chargesheet was filed in the special court against the Yes Bank co-founder and his family, Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL) promoters Kapil, Dheeraj Wadhawan, and others in a money laundering case.

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Former Yes Bank CEO Rana Kapoor has said that he was forced to buy a Maqbool Fida Husain painting from Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

In his statement to the Enforcement Directorate, Kapoor said that the late Congress leader Murli Deora, who was the Union Petroleum Minister back then, forced him to buy the painting from Gandhi. He also claimed that he was promised one of the country’s top civilian awards, Padma Bhushan in return.

Kapoor also revealed that Deora warned him that if he refuses to buy the painting, it would prevent him from being on good terms with the Gandhis and he won’t be felicitated with the Padma Bhushan award. Reports said that the MF Husain painting was bought by Rana Kapoor for a whopping Rs 2 crore.

Kapoor also revealed to the ED that Milind Deora, son of the late Murli Deora, conveyed that the Gandhi family utilised the sale proceeds for the medical treatment of party chief Sonia Gandhi in New York.

The statement comes after a chargesheet was filed in the special court against the Yes Bank co-founder and his family, Dewan Housing Finance Limited (DHFL) promoters Kapil, Dheeraj Wadhawan, and others in a money laundering case.

The money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate arrested Yes Bank founder Rana Kapoor under money laundering charges in March 2020. He was booked under the provision of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) and the ED claimed that loans worth Rs 30,000 crore were given by Yes Bank.

Reports said that on March 3, the ED began the probe after recording ECIR following which Rana Kapoor tried to dispose of his overseas assets to save them from PMLA.

In other news, two cases have been lodged against news anchor Aman Chopra after his statement on the demolition of a 300-year-old temple in Rajgarh town of Alwar district in Rajasthan. Read the full story here.

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NDA’s Jagdeep Dhankhar becomes 14th Vice-President of India

Reports said Dhankhar secured 528 votes while Alva got 182 votes.

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NDA candidate Jagdeep Dhankar becomes the 14th Vice-President of India. Dhankar is currently serving as Governor of West Bengal and was pitted against Opposition’s Margaret Alva.

Reports said Dhankhar secured 528 votes while Alva got 182 votes. The counting of the votes was conducted under the supervision of the Lok Sabha secretary general who is also the returning officer for the poll.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated Dhankhar on Twitter and hoped that his long public life, wide experience, and deep understanding of people’s issues will certainly benefit the nation.

Have a look at the tweet here:

As many as 780 MPs voted till 5 pm on Saturday and around 93 per cent polling was recorded in the vice presidential election this year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among prominent political leaders who cast their votes.

Jagdeep Dhankhar was appointed as West Bengal’s Governor in July 2019. He was a lawyer by profession before entering into politics and was enrolled with the Bar Council of Rajasthan as an Advocate with effect from November 10, 1979.

In 1987, he became the President of the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association and was designated a senior advocate in 1990. Jagdeep Dhankhar was a member of Congress when PV Narsimha Rao became the prime minister and quit the party after Ashok Gehlot came into power in Rajasthan.

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Maharashtra: Fire breaks out in godown and hutments in Reti Bandar in Mumbai

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

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Fire breaks out in godown and hutments in Reti Bandar in Mumbai

A fire broke out in a godown and hutments in the Reti Bandar area of Mumbai, Maharashtra, on Saturday at around 2 pm. The incident caused panic in the area.

The locals immediately informed the police and the fire brigade teams about the incident. Soon after, four fire tenders reached the spot. Efforts are being made by the fire department to extinguish the fire.

However, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

So far, no injury or loss of life has been reported.

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More details are awaited.

Maharashtra’s godown fire incidents

Earlier in June, a massive fire broke out in a flex printing godown in Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. The fire later spread to two other godowns including one of AC.

Similarly, a fire broke out in a commercial complex in Maharashtra’s Thane in May, destroying four godowns and a motorbike showroom.

BJP leader Shrikant Tyagi booked for threatening Noida woman

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BJP leader Shrikant Tyagi booked for threatening Noida woman

 A shocking video went viral on Friday where the woman can be heard saying the BJP leader used bad words for her, for her husband and even for her children.

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Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shrikant Tyagi was booked on Saturday by the Noida Police for allegedly threatening a woman at the Grand Omax society in Noida.

A shocking video went viral on Friday where the woman can be heard saying the BJP leader used bad words for her, for her husband and even for her children. He pushed her and allegedly threatened her with dire consequences. The incident took place when the woman objected to the plantation of some trees by Shrikant Tyagi in her housing society.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Women Safety) Ankita Sharma Said that Shrikant Tyagi was booked under section 354 of the Indian Panel Code. The panel describes that whoever assaults or uses criminal force on any woman, intending to outrage or knowing it to be likely that he will thereby outrage her modesty shall be punished with imprisonment of two years, with a fine, or with both.

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Some reports said that a team of local police visited the housing society in the evening but Tyagi didn’t open the door of his house.  He allegedly threatened police officials too.

Shrikant Tyagi claims himself as a national executive member of BJP’s Kisan Morcha and national co-coordinator of the Yuva Kisan Samiti. However, the BJP denied the claim of Shrikant Tyagi.

BJP MP and Kisan Morcha chief Rajkumar Chahar said that Shrikant Tyagi was not an executive member of the BJP’s farmer unit. There was no Yuva Committee of Kisan Morcha too. Chahar also demanded his punishment as per the law of the land.

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