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Jharkhand suspends IAS officer Syed Riaz Ahmed for sexually harassing IIT trainee

Ahmed on Tuesday was arrested and was sent to judicial custody for two weeks following the complaint of an engineering student.

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Ahmed on Tuesday was arrested and was sent to judicial custody for two weeks following the complaint of an engineering student.

The Jharkhand government suspended IAS officer Syed Riaz Ahmed on Friday for sexually harassing a trainee student at the Indian Institute of Technology. Ahmed on Tuesday was arrested and was sent to judicial custody for two weeks following the complaint of an engineering student.

Ahmed, a Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Khunti was charged with a sexual harassment case. Jharkhand’s Chief Minister’s Office said that CM Hemant Soren has demanded the suspension of the IAS officer after this incident.

IAS officer has been charged under IPC sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 354A (sexual harassment), and 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman).

According to the officials, the victim was one of eight engineering students from an IIT who travelled to Khunti from outside the state for training. On Saturday night, they went to a dinner that was hosted at the residence of the Deputy Development Commissioner. In a statement to the police, the victim said that the SDM harassed her sexually at the party when he found her alone there.

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The police are investigating the matter.

Meanwhile, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) protested against Khunti’s now-arrested SDM Ahmed and urged his immediate dismissal, claiming he had damaged Jharkhand’s reputation.

BJP state president and MP Deepak Prakash said, This is shameful, disgusting, and unthinkable …We demand the strictest possible action against the official so that no other officer dares to stoop to such level.

In other news, the Enforcement Department conducted raids at several locations associated with Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren’s MLA representative Pankaj Mishra on Friday. The raids are being conducted at 18 locations in connection with a tender scam.

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Rape accused lynched in Bihar’s Katihar

The incident took place on Thursday near the Hasanganj police station area.

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A 28-year-old man who was accused of rape was lynched in Bihar’s Katihar district.

The incident took place on Thursday near the Hasanganj police station area. The victim’s family nabbed 28-year-old Mohammad Sagir, who was accused of raping an 11-year-old minor, from the market area adjacent to Hasanganj.

The video of the incident is doing rounds on the internet wherein Sagir could be seen tied to a tree and mercilessly beaten up by the villagers with sticks.

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Reports further said that villagers thrashed him till his condition became critical following which the police reached the spot and rushed him to the local hospital where he was declared dead.

The victim’s family alleged that Sagir took the 11-year-old to a secluded place late at night and raped her.

Two separate police complaints have been registered from both parties and the rape victim’s family has fled from the area, reports stated.

A similar incident took place in Assam in August wherein a rape and murder accused was lynched by a mob for escaping from the court. The incident took place in Assam’s Lakhimpur district.

Reports said the police failed to reach the spot as the area was not easily accessible. Later, the police find the rape accused severely injured and tried to rescue him from the mob.

He was rushed to Dhakuakhana Civil Hospital where he was declared dead, reports said.

The accused Barua, along with two other accused, fled from the toilet of the Dhakuakhana Judicial Magistrate’s Court. He earlier escaped with handcuffs from the Covid-19 ward of a hospital and was rearrested after 2 days.

Reports said he was also injured during an encounter in September 2021.

Meanwhile, an AAP leader from Punjab was arrested on Thursday for molesting a minor girl in the Amritsar district.

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APN entertainment blog, October 6: Kareena Kapoor Khan starts shooting her next film with filmmaker Hansal Mehta

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Kareena Kapoor Khan on Thursday shared the first look for her next film with the filmmaker Hansal Mehta. The actor is currently shooting in London along with the cast. In the first look shared by Khan, she could be seen donning a long trench coat and a pair of boots and standing with a suitcase.


Kamal Haasan on Thursday backed filmmaker Vetrimaaran’s statement that Raja Raja Cholan was not a Hindu King. During a press conference, Haasan agreed with the statement and added that there was no term for called Hindu religion during the Chola era.


Alia Bhatt on Thursday dropped a string of heart-warming pictures from her baby shower that took place on October 5. In the pictures, Alia could be seen dressed in a yellow Anarkali suit while Ranbir opted for a pastel pink kurta.

The baby shower was attended by both the Bhatt and Kapoor family including Shaheen Bhatt, Karisma Kapoor, Soni Razdan, Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, Akanksha Ranjan, and others.


Ravi Shankaran’s film Phone Bhoot is all set to entertain fans super soon. The trailer of the comedy film will be out on October 10. Its stars Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter, and Siddhant Chaturvedi dropped the motion poster of Phone Bhoot on Thursday.


After a smashing performance in the web series Arya, Sushmita Sen is back to woo her fans with her next film. The actor on Thursday unveiled the first look as the transgender activist Gauri Sawant for Taali.

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Sen could be seen donning a red bindi with a fierce look.

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Punjab AAP leader arrested for molesting minor

In her complaint, the victim said the accused persons ripped off her clothes and sexually harassed her.

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A Punjab Aam Aadmi Party leader was arrested for molesting a minor in Amritsar, Punjab on Thursday. Reports say the leader along with his friend molested a 15-year-old girl.

The incident took place in the Majitha area of Amritsar district and the accused have been identified as AAP leader Preetpal Singh Bal and his friend Rajbir Singh, reports further said.

Following the incident, the victim filed a police complaint and both accused were produced in the court. In her complaint, the victim said the accused persons ripped off her clothes and sexually harassed her.

The victim informed about her mother’s affair with a Senior Secondary school teacher Dharmendra Pal Singh Billa following which her mother left home along with her. Billa is friends with the AAP leader and he ripped off the victim’s clothes and harassed her in front of Preetpal Singh Bal, the reports stated.

After hearing both sides, the court sent the accused to 14 days of judicial custody.

In September, another AAP leader from Gujarat was arrested by the Gir Somnath Police for raping a 23-year-old woman.

Reports said the accused AAP leader Bhagu Vala was allegedly running a video-making agency in the name of Vishwa films. He lured the victim on the pretext to give her work as a model in an advertisement and asked her for a photoshoot.

On the pretext of a photoshoot, the accused called the victim to his flat and raped her.

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