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 Arms supplier gang arrested

JAMSHEDPUR: Three members of an inter-state arms supplier gang were arrested by police on Tuesday during a raid conducted in the Golmuri Namda Bustee area of this industrial city, police said. Senior Superintendent of Police Akhilesh Jha said that Sher Singham, Malkeet Singh and Rajesh were involved in illegal sell and purchase of fire arms. ”They used to buy arms from neigbouring Bihar and sell it to their customers in Jharkhand and other places. They were arrested following a tip off. Two pistols, five magazines and as many live cartridges were recovered from them,” he added. (UNI)

Two children drowned

PUDUKKOTTAI (TN): Two children aged three and four were drowned in a local water tank at Keeranipatti village near here on Monday. According to late reports received by the district headquarters, the deceased Varadarajaperumal (3) and Murugasesn (4) were studying in a nearby nursery school. They went missing. However, villagers later found the bodies of the deceased floating in the tank on Tuesday morning and informed the matter to the police. Police suspected both the deceased might have drowned accidentally. Police rushed to the spot and removed the bodies and sent the same for post-mortem. (UNI)

12 get life term after 30 years

KHAGARIA: A local court on Tuesday awarded rigorous life imprisonment to 12 people in connection with murder of a teacher about 30 years back. Additional District and Sessions judge Abhay Kant Jha sentenced 12 accused to rigorous life imprisonment after they were found guilty in the case. The court also slapped fine of Rs 2,000 each on all convicts. According to the charges, all the convicts were involved in the murder of a school teacher Atiul Haque. He was shot dead at Jamtaul village under Town police station in Khagaria district in 1980. Motive behind the killing was personal enemity. (UNI)

Youth held for murdering children

NEW DELHI: A 25-year-old youth from Bihar has been arrested for allegedly strangling two children of his landlord after being asked to vacate the house where he was living on rent here. Ashok Gupta, a resident of Shiv Garh village in Patna district, was arrested from Gaya on Saturday while trying to board a train, police said. Suraj (8) and Gopal (6), both children of Ashok’s landlord Raja Ram were found in an unconscious state in the tenant’s room on August 29, police said, adding that both were declared brought dead by doctors. During investigations, Ram’s wife Phool Kumari told police that the children were found lying under Ashok’s bed and that he has fled away from the area. After months of searching, he was finally nabbed on Saturday, Meenu Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner of Police, North-West, said. During interrogation, Ashok confessed to his involvement in the murder and said he was addicted to liquor due to which he was unable to work hard as a labourer. “On Aug 29, he asked his landlord to give him Rs 500 but he refused and asked him to vacate his room due to which some altercation took place between them. Ashok threatened his landlord with dire consequences,” Choudhary said. Then, he murdered Suraj. As Gopal came there and saw him committing the crime Ashok killed him too out of the fear of being arrested, the police official said. (PTI)

MBA graduate arrested

NEW DELHI: An MBA graduate was arrested for allegedly demanding Rs 1 crore as ransom from his former employer failing which he threatened to eliminate the latter’s family, police said on Tuesday. 31-year-old Vivek Singh, a resident of Laxmi Bai Nagar, was arrested on Monday near Jai Singh Road in central Delhi when he came there to collect the first instalment of Rs 50,000. Singh had been calling his ex-employer, who is into providing house keeping services to government offices, and asking him to hand the ransom. “The caller demanded Rs 1 crore and threatened to eliminate the complainant and his family members. The complainant contacted the Crime Branch. Yesterday, the payment of first instalment of extortion money was fixed,” DCP (Crime and Railways) Ashok Chand said. The caller frequently changed his location and finally asked the complainant to handover the bag to the shop keeper of a kiosk in Jai Singh Road. “ASI Rakesh Ahluwalia posed as the shopkeeper of the kiosk and after 15 to 20 minutes, an unidentified person came and asked for the bag containing money. He was apprehended and identified as Vivek Singh,” Chand said, adding that the mobile phone has been seized. (PTI)

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