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Harda tragedy: 2 firecrackers unit owners arrested
BHOPAL, Feb 7: Two owners of the firecrackers factory in Madhya Pradesh’s Harda town, where an explosion and subsequent blaze killed 11 people and injured 174 others, have been arrested by the police, officials said.They were booked for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, among other charges, after an FIR was filed against them on Tuesday evening. Another person was detained in connection with the incident on the outskirts of Harda town. The two factory owners – identified as Rajesh Agrawal and Somesh Agrawal – were arrested on Tuesday evening from Sarangpur in Rajgarh district, while one more person named Rafiq Khan was detained Harda Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Kanchan told reporters.These accused were booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), he said.The cause of the explosion was not yet known, officials said. Chief Minister Mohan Yadav met the injured persons and families of the deceased in Harda on Wednesday, an official said. (PTI)

Youth kills teenager with bat after losing cricket match
JAIPUR, Feb 7: In a shocking incident, a 24-year-old old youth killed his teenage friend after losing a cricket match at Bhawani Mandi in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district.Annoyed on seeing his friend Prakash (15) celebrating after winning a match, Mukesh, the accused, attacked him with a cricket bat which led to his death at a hospital at around midnight on Tuesday.The incident took place at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday following a cricket match in the Rajasthan Textile Mills Labour Colony.Prakash became unconscious after being hit, before succumbing to his injuries at the hospital around midnight on Tuesday. The body was handed over to his relatives after post-mortem on Wednesday.The accused has been taken into custody by the police. Prakash’s elder brother Dinesh (20) claimed that the accused had threatened Prakash two days ago as well.He said the houses of both the families are located in the Labour Colony, where the youth play cricket every day.Prakash and Mukesh were reportedly good friends who often played together in the same team. (IANS)

Police recover stolen control unit of EVM; two held
PUNE, Feb 7 : Police have recovered the control unit of an electronic voting machine (EVM) after it was allegedly stolen from the office of a revenue official in Pune district, and nabbed two persons in this connection, an official said.The incident of theft had occurred at the office of a tehsildar in Saswad on February 3 and a CCTV footage of the offence surfaced on social media.“Three thieves allegedly stole the control unit of the EVM and some stationary material from the tehsildar office. The incident came to light on Monday,” a senior police official said.The stolen control unit of the EVM was recovered within 24 hours, he said. However, only two have been arrested so far.(PTI)


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