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Mullah Baradar dead? Here are 5 terrorists who’d made a habit of returning from the dead

Notably, this is not the first instance when a terrorist leader turned from the dead and gave proof of being alive. Here’s a list of some terrorists leader who were rumoured to be dead but returned:



Mullah Baradar

The Taliban took full control of Afghanistan in August this year and within a month, Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund was made the acting Prime Minister of the country and Mullah Baradar was named as the deputy PM. Before the announcement, Baradar was said to be in the running for PM. The change is said to have been because of stiff opposition from the Haqqani network.

The last 2 days saw many reports reporting that Mullah Baradar, a co-founder of the Taliban, was found dead after the shootout with the Haqqani group at the presidential palace.

Soon after when the reports started making headlines, Mullah Baradar released an audio statement on Monday in which he said that he is still alive. In the clip, Baradar said that there had been news about his death but he is still alive and is safe wherever he is. But we don’t know when the message was recorded.

This is not the first time that a terrorist leader returned from the dead and gave proof of being alive. Here are some terrorists, who were rumoured to be dead but returned, and some who returned many times but failed just once:

Ayman al-Zawahiri

Ayman Mohammed Rabie al-Zawahiri was the leader of Al Qaeda since 2011, he was the successor of Osama Bin Laden. However, he was also rumoured dead after the ghastly attack that took place in 2011. Recently, a video started surfacing on the internet on 9/11 in which he spoke about several issues in a 60-minute-long video. After the video started circulating, people started assuming that he is not dead. In the video, he talked about the raid on the Russian military base that took place in January by Al Qaeda-aligned Hurras al-Deen in Syria and various other things.

Osama Bin Laden

The world’s most wanted man was killed in 2011 in a raid conducted by US intelligence forces in Pakistan’s Abbottabad. The raid took place for 40 minutes and eventually ended with Osama’s death. However, there are many conspiracy theories about his death and people still believe that he is alive as no photos were released to the public. On the other hand, some people believe that US officials did not tell the whole truth. Some people also said that the whole thing was mysterious as Osama Bin Laden’s burial took place at the sea and that gave more reasons to people to build more alternate theories.

Velupillai Prabhakaran

Velupillai Prabhakaran was the founder-leader of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The LTTE fought for Tamil Eelam, a homeland for Sri Lankan Tamils, with arms and tried to unseat the Sri Lankan government with daredevil bombings and suicide attacks. But the Sri Lankan military under then President Mahinda Rajapaksa took the fight to the rebels and killed the LTTE forces, its wounded, its women and whatever else that stood in the way. Prabhakaran and his son were captured alive and shot dead in 2009. Some countries in the world are seeking Sri Lanka’s answers on the wanton Tamil genocide during 2009 in which Prabhakaran was killed and mutilated. India has not been able to lend voice to that chorus because of the LTTE assassinating former PM Rajiv Gandhi in 1991.

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was an Iraqi terrorist and the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) from 2014 till 2019. Baghdadi was known for his cunning and brutality, and he was found dead at the age of 48. It was reported that he killed himself when a US military operation took place in northwest Syria. Former US President Donald Trump even announced his death from the White House in 2019 and said that Baghdadi died by suicide after falling into a tunnel by the military’s dogs.

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Land for jobs scam case: Tejashwi Yadav moves Delhi High Court challenging CBI summons

The CBI has, till now, issued three notices to Tejashwi Yadav.



Tejashwi Yadav

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday moved the Delhi Court to challenge the summons issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning in the alleged land-for-jobs scam.

Tejashwi in a petition said notice can only be issued to a person, who is situated within the local jurisdiction of that police station or is within the adjoining police station.

The plea argued that even though he was a resident of Patna, he was being asked to appear for questioning in Delhi, which is in violation of Section 160 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

The hearing in the matter is scheduled for today and will be heard before justice Dinesh Sharma.

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader, via a petition, requested time from the CBI to appear before it after the end of the current Bihar Assembly session. He stated that it was his duty to attend the meeting as the recently appointed Deputy Chief Minister.

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The CBI has, till now, issued three notices to the 33-year-old Yadav. The Bihar Deputy Chief Minister has sought the quashing of the summons.

Tejashwi Yadav requested that directions be given to the CBI so that they may have his advocate(s) present anytime he is questioned about the current FIR in accordance with the rules established by the Supreme Court of India.

Additionally, he requested that a directive be given, preferably in the form of mandamus, to revoke three summons issued by the CBI on February 28, 2023, March 4, 2023, and March 11, 2023, calling for his appearance before the CBI branch in New Delhi.

His family members, including parents and former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi, and his sister Misa Bharti are being investigated in the alleged land-for-jobs scam. The court granted them bail on Wednesday in this case.

The CBI asserts in its charge sheet that applicants who were hired as substitutes in the railways from 2004 to 2009 sold land to Lalu Prasad Yadav’s family members, particularly wife Rabri Devi and daughter Misa Bharti, at extremely discounted rates, sometimes a fourth or fifth of market rates

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Electric scooter explodes inside house in Karnataka’s Mandya district, fridge, TV damaged

Muthuraj said they tried to control the fire but their efforts went in vain. By then the fire had engulfed other household items.



Electric scooter explodes

In yet another shocking incident, an electric scooter exploded while it was being charged inside a house in Karnataka’s Mandya district on Monday, damaging several home appliances. A family of five was present in the house when the mishap occurred.

According to the reports, the incident happened in Valagerehalli village of Maddur taluk when the owner of the vehicle, Muthuraj, who bought the e-scooter for Rs 85,000 about six months ago, parked the vehicle inside the house for charging at around 8:30 am today.

Minutes after plugging in the e-scooter, the battery exploded and the e-scooter was covered in flames. Due to the mishap, several home appliances including a TV, fridge, two-three mobile phones, dining table, and other items were burnt and the glasses shattered.

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All five members of the family were present at home at the time of the incident. Fortunately, they all had a narrow escape as they were not close to the e-scooter when the incident occurred.

Muthuraj said they tried to control the fire but their efforts went in vain. By then the fire had engulfed other household items.

This is not the first case when the e-scooter had caught fire. Earlier, an e-scooter exploded while it was being charged at home, killing a 7-year-old boy. As per reports, the deceased, identified as Shabbir, and his grandmother were sleeping in a hall at their home, where the electric scooter was plugged in for charging by his father.

While Shabbir’s grandmother suffered minor injuries, the boy suffered over 70 percent burns and was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Massive fire erupts in Mumbai’s Oshiwara furniture market, over 100 shops damaged

Normal life was affected after thick plumes of black smoke billowing from the godown of a furniture market engulfed the area.



fire erupts in Mumbai

A massive fire broke out in the Oshiwara furniture market in Mumbai on Monday morning. A fire erupted in a furniture godown at the relief road in the city’s Jogeshwari west area, resulting in over 100 shops being gutted.

According to the reports, a fire was caused at a furniture godown at around 11 am. Ten fire engines and six jumbo tankers, along with an ambulance, ward-level officers and a police squad rushed to the spot to douse the fire. No casualties or injuries have been reported so far.

A video of the mishap is going viral on social media. Normal life was affected after thick plumes of black smoke billowing from the godown of a furniture market engulfed the area.

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Reportedly, a total of three small lines of 12 motor pumps are in operation.

A firefighting operation is underway. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, however, the BMC Disaster Control team is investigating the matter.

Earlier, more than 100 shops were gutted in a massive fire in the wholesale market of the Bhagirath Palace area in Chandni Chowk. Five major buildings were also affected during the fire-fighting operations, out of which three collapsed.

The incident happened in the last week of November at around 9 pm. Soon after, 40 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to extinguish the fire.

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