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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Robert Vadra stopped on way to meet wife Priyanka Gandhi

In a long Facebook post, Vadra said that he had packed his bags to go to Lucknow but was informed that he won’t be allowed to step out of the airport. This is totally shocking that as a husband he can’t even go and support his wife, he wrote.



Robert Vadra Priyanka Gandhi

Businessman Robert Vadra on Wednesday alleged that he had been stopped at Delhi airport from going to Lucknow to meet his wife and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who remains under preventive detention for defying orders to visit Lakhimpur Kheri.

Priyanka Gandhi has been in police custody since early Monday when she was stopped while attempting to go to Lakhimpur Kheri where 9 people including 4 farmers and a local journalist had died in violence on Sunday.

In a long Facebook post, Vadra said that he had packed his bags to go to Lucknow but was informed that he won’t be allowed to step out of the airport. This is totally shocking that as a husband he can’t even go and support his wife, he wrote.

In his post, Vadra said his family and wife comes first. She is released soon and back home safe, Vadra wrote. He spoke with his wife Priyanka Gandhi yesterday and she told me that she has not been served with any order or notice. She has not been produced before a judicial officer and has not been allowed to meet her legal counsel, Vadra said.

Vadra also said he is shocked beyond belief at how Priyanka has been arrested under Section 151 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday had stopped Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel and Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa at Lucknow airport. However, Baghel managed to arrive at Lucknow Airport from where he held a press conference through video conferencing.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the UP govt had suspended internet services of district Sitapur, where Priyanka Gandhi is in the detention room.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had earlier said she is being kept in detention by the Uttar Pradesh Police without any legal basis. She had also alleged that police personnel surrounded and pushed Congress leaders accompanying her.

Her brother, former Congress chief and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi has also been denied permission to meet Lakhimpur Kheri violence victim families.

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Cases have been filed against Priyanka Gandhi and 10 others under the apprehension of breach of peace. Among these 10, 8 of those named by the UP police were not even present with her, Priyanka said.

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Supreme Court issues notice to CBI, ED on Manish Sisodia bail plea



Manish Sisodia

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the bail pleas moved by former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

The Supreme Court’s decided to issue notice to the two agencies after arguments on Sisodia’s petitions for bail in two cases relating to alleged irregularities in the now-scrapped Delhi liquor policy. The court granted two weeks to the agencies to file their views.

“Views of agencies have to be heard before any decision is taken,” said Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, pointing at the seriousness of the charges slapped on Sisodia. The former Delhi Deputy CM has been under judicial remand since February 2023 over corruption and money laundering charges.

According to Sisodia’s counsel, the charges against him are politically motivated and lack enough evidence. The counsel had sought bail on medical grounds, to which the CBI or ED objected, saying his release might hamper the ongoing investigation into the case by influencing the witnesses or tampering with evidence.

According to the CBI and ED, Sisodia’s involvement in the liquor policy scheme was responsible for substantial state revenue loss and worked in favor of private liquor vendors.

Manish Sisodia, known for his transformational work in the field of education under the Delhi government, is not the only Aam Aadmi Party leader in jail. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Satyendar Jain are also behind bars. While Kejriwal is jailed in connection with the liquor policy case, Jain is in prison for corruption charges.

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PayTm share price slips 2 per cent over SEBI warning




The share price of PayTm fell by nearly 2 per cent on Tuesday following a warning from the the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

PayTm’s parent One 97 Communication had got SEBI’s administrative warning letter on some transactions involving the PayTm Payments Bank during fiscal year 2021-2022. The bourses reacted strongly leading to PayTm shares falling by 1.88% to Rs 460.80 per share on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

SEBI said it had noted the violation with concern and said these matters are being viewed very seriously. The regulator warned the company to exercise caution going forward and improve compliance to rules to prevent similar incidents in the future.

The markets regulator added that failure to comply with rules may force it to invoke enforcement actions as per the law.

In its response to SEBI, PayTm said in a media release that it has always followed listing regulations, as well as any change to these rules over time. The company said it would keep up its commitment to maintain and follow high standards of compliance. Paytm said it intends to provide an adequate response to SEBI on this matter.

PayTm said it has always followed Regulation 23 along with Regulation 4(1)(h) of the SEBI Listing Regulations, without including any change made to these rules over time. Paytm added that the letter from  SEBI has no influence on its finances, operations or other activities in any way.

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VIP Party Chief Mukesh Sahani’s father found murdered in Bihar



In a shocking incident that has shaken Bihar’s Darbhanga district, Jitan Sahani, the father of Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP) leader Mukesh Sahani, was discovered brutally murdered at their ancestral home. His gravely damaged body was found on his bed this morning, prompting immediate police action.

Authorities, led by senior officer Jagannath Reddy, have launched a Special Investigation Team to probe the heinous crime. Initial assessments suggest the possibility of a robbery gone awry or personal enmity leading to the tragic demise of the former Bihar minister.

The incident has sent shockwaves through the community, with local residents expressing deep concern over the safety situation. The VIP party, known for its significant support among the OBC community and currently aligned with the RJD and Congress in the Opposition bloc, has been thrust into mourning.

Opposition parties, particularly the RJD, have vehemently criticized the state government under Nitish Kumar for failing to maintain law and order. RJD spokesperson Shakti Yadav condemned the incident, questioning the government’s ability to protect its citizens.

In response, Deputy Chief Minister Samrat Choudhary assured swift and strict action against the perpetrators. “The government stands firmly with Mukesh Sahani ji’s family during this tragic time,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Chirag Paswan of LJP offered condolences and pledged to expedite the identification and arrest of the culprits. “Justice will be served,” he affirmed.

As investigations unfold, the people of Darbhanga await answers and justice for the senseless murder that has gripped their community.

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