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Video journalist not charged by TN Police

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No FIR filed against video journalist: TN Police

In a recent development, Greater Chennai Police denied registering an FIR against a video journalist as claimed by a journalist group. Following a complaint, a Community Service Register (CSR) was issued against T.R. Senthil Kumar, a cameraperson from a private television channel. The incident sparked a protest by journalists outside the Chennai City Police Commissioner’s office against the alleged FIR.

The controversy stemmed from a raid conducted by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at the office of Tamil film producer and former DMK NRI cell leader, A.R. Jaffer Sadik. Senthil Kumar captured visuals inside Sadik’s office during the raid, leading to an altercation with DMK cadres outside. This resulted in Kumar being manhandled and subsequently hospitalized. The police have since filed a case against those identified by Senthil Kumar in connection with the incident.

Jaffer Sadik is implicated as one of the coconspirators in an international drug racket with ties to Australia and New Zealand. The situation remains tense as the fallout from the raid and subsequent events continues to unfold. The police’s decision to issue a CSR instead of registering an FIR has raised questions about the handling of the case and the protection of journalists in such situations.

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BJP’s Vamsha Tilak nominated as candidate for Secunderabad Cantonment by-election

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Vamsha Tilak is BJP candidate for Secunderabad Cantonment by-election

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced Dr T. N. Vamsha Tilak as its candidate for the upcoming by-election in Secunderabad Cantonment Assembly constituency. The by-election is scheduled to take place on May 13, along with the Lok Sabha polls, after the seat fell vacant following the untimely death of MLA Lasya Nanditha in a road accident.

Nanditha, who was elected in November 2023, passed away in February 2024, leading the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) to nominate her sister Nivedita as their candidate. With the main opposition party aiming to leverage the sympathy garnered post Nanditha’s demise, the election is expected to be closely contested.

Nanditha’s victory in 2023 saw her defeat BJP’s Narayanan Sri Ganesh by a notable margin of 17,169 votes. Sri Ganesh, who has since joined the Congress party, has been named as the Congress candidate for the upcoming by-election. The contest between Tilak, Nivedita, and Sri Ganesh is set to be a crucial one in the political landscape of Secunderabad Cantonment.

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Small fire erupts in Home Ministry office at North Block

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Minor fire breaks out in Home Ministry office in North Block

A fire broke out in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) office in the North Block on Tuesday morning but was quickly brought under control by the fire department. The blaze reportedly started on the second floor at IC Division.

According to the Delhi Fire Service (DFS), the fire was reported at 9.22 a.m. and seven fire tenders were deployed to the scene. By 9.35 a.m., the flames were extinguished, averting a major disaster in the government building.

The fire reportedly originated in a Xerox machine, computers, and some documents within the office. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the incident. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the authorities.

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This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of fire safety measures in all workplaces, especially in government offices where sensitive documents and equipment are stored. It also highlights the swift response and efficiency of the fire department in handling such emergencies.

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Woman arrested for selling stolen SUVs in Bihar and Jharkhand

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Woman held for selling stolen SUVs in Bihar, Jharkhand

In a recent operation by Delhi Police, a 37-year-old woman named Lovely Singh was arrested for selling stolen luxury SUVs in Jharkhand and Bihar. She was apprehended from Patliputra in Bihar, leading to the recovery of nine SUVs, including Toyota Fortuner and Hyundai Alcazar.

The arrest of Lovely came after her husband, Govind, was apprehended last year with a stolen Maruti Brezza. Govind disclosed that Lovely was involved in receiving stolen vehicles from Delhi and selling them in Bihar and Jharkhand. After efforts to trace her, she was declared a proclaimed offender by the Court.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Apoorva Gupta stated that Lovely was arrested on April 3 this year and revealed during interrogation that she had a background in working in an insurance company before getting involved in the sale and purchase of stolen vehicles. She and her husband started engaging in this illegal activity after coming into contact with individuals in the industry.

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Lovely disclosed that she had been arrested in Ranchi in 2021 for a case involving stolen vehicles and robbery. To evade arrest, she would frequently change her accommodations and establish connections with auto lifters and other receivers of stolen luxury cars to continue her illicit activities. She aimed to earn easy money to meet her daily needs.

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