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Sharab nahi doodh piyo: Uma Bharati ties stray cows outside liquor shop in Madhya Pradesh | WATCH



Continuing her campaign for a stringent liquor policy in Madhya Pradesh, BJP leader Uma Bharati, Thursday, tied stray cows outside a liquor shop in the state’s Orchha town as she urged people to shun alcohol and drink milk instead.

The former MP chief minister tied stray cows outside a shop selling Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) in Orchha, a town in Niwari district famous for its temples and palaces and raised the slogan Sharab Nahi, Doodh Piyo (drink milk, not liquor).

The senior BJP leader is spearheading an anti-liquor campaign in Madhya Pwhich she has linked to alleged rise in crimes against women in the BJP-ruled state. Bharati urged the Shivraj Chouhan-led regime not to cash in on people’s drinking habit.

On Tuesday, Bharati announced a programme to convert liquor stores into cow shelters, “Madhushala Me Gaushala”, as she claimed that crimes against women in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh are the result of liquor consumption.

The BJP leader has put forward the demand for a “controlled” liquor policy in the state and pushed for converting liquor outlets who are in violation of rules, into cow shelters.

The Hindutva leader had on January 29 reached a temple near a liquor store in Ayodhya Nagar trisection of the state capital and announced she will stay there till January 31, awaiting announcement of a new liquor policy by the government.

In June last year, the BJP leader had thrown cow dung at the same liquor shop. In March 2022, she threw a stone at a liquor shop in Bhopal.

Fearing a repeat of last year’s incidents, a salesman of the outlet immediately downed the shutters.

Bharati said she was in part responsible for the prevailing alcohol abuse in the states as she sought votes for the BJP in the 2003 Assembly polls and since then the party is in power in the state, barring 15 months in 2018-2020 when the Congress took the reins.

The former CM had earlier pushed for total prohibition in the state, but has softened her stance on the issue for the past few months and now seeks regularization of alcohol sale in Madhya Pradesh, where Assembly elections are due by the end of the year.

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Amritpal Singh case: Fugitive Khalistani leader’s gunman Gorkha Baba arrested by Punjab Police



Waris Punjab De chief Amritpal Singh's gunman Tejinder Singh alias Gorkha Baba (encircled). FILE PHOTO

Tejinder Singh aka Gorkha Baba, a notorious associate and former gunman of fugitive Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh was arrested by the Punjab Police on Thursday, officials said.

A report quoted DSP Payal Harsimrat Singh of the Punjab Police as saying that Tejinder Singh, a resident of Punjab’s Mangewal village, was nabbed by the Khanna police.

DSP Harsimrat said Tejinder, who was a gunman for Amritpal Singh for a long period and often lived with the Waris Punjab De chief, is also involved in the Ajnala case. The officer said that Tejinder, also known as Gorkha Baba, was very active on social media and often posts pictures of himself brandishing different weapons due to which he’s wanted in a separate case registered against him at Malaud police station.

The official further said that Tejinder has been booked under sections 107/151 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and two other aides who accompanied him, have also been taken into custody and are being questioned.

She said that Tejinder had several cases, including liquor smuggling and assault, registered against him prior to this and he had already served time for those.

Earlier in the day, seven aides of Amritpal Singh brought to Amritsar’s Baba Bakala court amid heavy police presence where they were remanded to police custody till tomorrow.

In a statement, Senior Superintendent of Police Rural Amritsar Zone, Satinder Singh said the seven accused were nabbed along with six illegal 12-bore weapons and were booked under the Arms Act along with their leader Amritpal Singh, who is still at large.

Earlier today, the Punjab Police said that Amritpal Singh—the notorious pro-Khalistani separatist leader—changed five vehicles in 12 hours to stay a step ahead of law enforcement agencies and evade arrest.

Last month, Amritpal Singh and his supporters armed with swords and guns, stormed a police station in Ajnala on the outskirts of Amritsar city and clashed with police for the release of one of his aides Lovepreet Singh.

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Tamil Nadu man throws acid at wife inside Coimbatore court complex

In a shocking incident, a man allegedly hurled a bottle of acid on his wife and her lawyers at court complex in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, officials said.



Tamil Nadu man throws acid at wife

In a shocking incident, a man allegedly hurled a bottle of acid on his wife and her lawyers at court complex in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu on Thursday, officials said.

According to the police, the victim, Kavitha had reached the district court complex in Coimbatore in connection with a hearing of a case when her husband, Sivakumar, brazenly threw a bottle of acid at her face, injuring her and at least three others in the attack.

The victims, Kavitha and her lawyers, sustained burn injuries in the acid attack and were rushed to a nearby government hospital for medical attention.

An official said Sivakumar was overpowered and pinned down by some lawyers who witnessed the incident and later handed over to the police.

Giving details he said that police saved Sivakumar from a mob that gathered after the attack and wanted to thrash him, adding that the accused had carried the acid in a water bottle.

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The official further said that the accused has been arrested and a case registered against him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), adding that further investigation is underway to determine Sivakumar’s motive behind the attack.

In a similar incident, a shocking video emerged back in January, where a man from the Cooperganj area of UP’s Kanpur claimed that his wife threw acid on his face.

As per reports at the time, a heated argument broke out between the couple, where the husband asked her why she came so late home, and the agitated lady lost her temper and threw acid from the bottle on his face.

A video of the incident had gone viral on social media platforms.

With an injured face, the victim went to the police station and registered his complaint about the incident. After investigating and questioning him, police arrested the woman for the offense.

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Jharkhand: Policeman steps on 4-day-old baby while searching a house, baby dies

Bhushan’s family members allege that the child was trampled to death by the policemen.



Policeman steps on baby

A horrific incident has come to light from Jharkhand’s Giridh district where a policeman allegedly stepped on a 4-day-old baby while searching a house to nab the accused. The incident took place in Kosogondodighi village in the district on Wednesday.

The reports state that while searching a house for the accused, who is also the child’s grandfather, the police allegedly stepped on a newborn who was asleep in one of the rooms.

State Health Minister Banna Gupta said, Such kinds of incidents will be criticized and strict action will be taken. This country runs according to the Constitution thus action will be taken against the police officials as well.

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The locals claim that a team headed by Sangam Pathak, in charge of the Deori police station, reached the accused, Bhushan Pandey’s, house to catch him after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him. However, seeing the police, all the family members of Bhushan’s family left the house, leaving the infant alone.

The mother of the deceased newborn Neha Devi alleged that the baby was sleeping inside the house when the police were searching the nook and corner of the house. Upon reaching the house, after the police team had gone, she found her child dead.

Bhushan’s family members allege that the child was trampled to death by the policemen.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Sanjay Rana said that an investigation into this matter is underway and the body has been sent for postmortem. Action will be taken after the proper investigation.

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