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Indira Gandhi’s assassin’s son contesting polls
Chandigarh, April 11: A relative of one of the assassins of late Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, is contesting the parliamentary elections in Punjab from the Faridkot (Reserved) constituency as an Independent.
A Class XII dropout, Sarabjit Singh Khalsa (45) is the son of Beant Singh, one of the two killers of the late Prime Minister.
In 2014 and 2009, Sarabjit Singh Khalsa unsuccessfully contested the Lok Sabha pollS from the Fatehgarh Sahib (Reserved) and Bathinda seats, respectively. In 2019, he was the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate. Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, bodyguards of then PM Indira Gandhi, had riddled her with bullets on October 31, 1984 at her residence. (IANS)

Man duped of Rs 1 cr for making film on PM
Lucknow, April 11: The owner of an entertainment company here has lodged an FIR saying that he has been duped of Rs one crore by a group who promised to make a film based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The victim Hemant Kumar Rai lodged a case in the PGI police station area of the state capital on Wednesday. Those named in the case include Sanjay Singh of Hazratganj, Sikander Khan and Shabbir Qureshi, both of Ahmedabad. In his complaint, Rai said he runs a company engaged in shooting songs to be posted on YouTube. (IANS)

Cops at Kashi Vishwanath Dham to wear dhotis
Varanasi, April 11: The policemen deployed at the Kashi Vishwanath Dham complex in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi will now wear dhoti-kurta to present a devotee-friendly image. An experiment in this regard was held in 2018 also. According to temple officials, the male officers will wear dhoti and a shawl to resemble priests, while female officers will wear salwar kurta. Before deployment, these officers will undergo a three-day training programme to hone their soft-skill communication with devotees. The move is designed to improve the devotee experience and avoid negative perceptions associated with police uniforms. (IANS)

Duo chops off man’s hands, stabs him to death
Surat, April 11: Two individuals cut off a 37-year-old man’s hands and killed him with sharp weapons on a busy road in Gujarat’s Surat city on Thursday, the police said. Bhajan Sardar was fatally assaulted when he was going to meet his sister in the Udhana locality, said DCP Bhagirathsinh Gadhvi. Sardar was driving an SUV when he was intercepted by another vehicle. Two men came out and chopped off Sardar’s hands and stabbed him in the neck, leaving him dead in a pool of blood in the presence of onlookers, the official said. The victim had got into a fight with some persons in Maharashtra’s Pune sometime ago and the murder might have been committed in revenge, Gadhvi said. The crime is being investigated from all angles, the police official said. “We have learnt that the victim had injured some persons in a fight in Pune, and it is likely that he was murdered in this connection,” he told reporters. (PTI)


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