Groups clash over Ambedkar bust installation

Varanasi, December, 27 : Two groups of dalits came face to face over installation of a bust of BR Ambedkar on a piece of gram samaj land in Bishunpur village under Lohta police station on Sunday morning.According to police, several dalit families live near a huge land of gram samaj. One group of local dalits installed a bust on the same land on Saturday night. When members of other group saw it on Sunday morning, they strongly opposed the move. Thus, both groups came face to face.

In the meantime, heavy police force reached there and separated both the groups. The bust was taken to the police station and heavy police force was deployed there to avoid occurrence of any untoward incident. SP (rural) Ajay Kumar said both the groups had been informed that no bust could be installed anywhere without taking permission of the district administration.

Vehicle-lifters gang busted: The special operation group of Ghazipur police on Sunday busted an inter-state gang of bike lifters. they arrested six members of the gang and recovered 10 motorcycles and fake documents of the regional transport office from their possession.

According to police, acting on a tip-off, the SOG team had cordoned off Sadhikapur area under Nonahara police station on Saturday night. The police succeeded in arresting Dhananjay Yadav alias Noha, Surkeshwar Bind alias Deva, Dinbandhu Rajbhar and Om Prakash Yadav when they tried to escape after dodging the police. During initial investigation, it was found that both the motorcycles were carrying fake registration number and were stolen from different places.

Later, on their tip-off, the SOG arrested two other members of the gang, Subhash Yadav and Gyan Prakash Mishra. Later, the police recovered eight more motorcycles that were lifted from different districts. The gang was also maintaining an office from where the stamp and registration forms of the RTO were recovered. The gang members revealed that they had sold 12 motorcycles in Nepal in the past.

FIR lodged against VNN vice-chairman: A case of fraud was lodged against vice-chairman of Varanasi Nagar Nigam Mahendra Singh Gautam and his two relatives with the Sigra police on Saturday.

According to reports, Sunil Gupta of Kamayani Nagar Colony had mortgaged the documents of his flat to borrow Rs 47,000 from his neighbour Ramesh Singh. Ramesh had given the money on the condition of 10% interest. After repaying Rs 42,000, Gupta requested him to return the documents of his flat. But, Ramesh said he had to pay Rs 90,000 more.

Afterwards Ramesh and his wife Kiran contacted the VNN vice-chairman who locked Gupta's flat and started pressurising him to transfer the papers in the name of Ramesh. Gupta initially contacted the Sigra police but, when his complaint was not registered, he approached DIG Prem Prakash, who ordered the money lending cell of his office to investigate the matter. After the cell officials found the complaints of Gupta to be true, the DIG ordered to lodge an FIR against Gautam, Ramesh and Kiran.

Fake currencies recovered: The Cantonment police on Sunday busted a gang engaged in printing and circulating counterfeit Indian currency (CFIC) on Saturday. They arrested three members of this gang and recovered 166 CFIC in the denomination of Rs 100 and printing machines from their possession.

According to police, during a vehicle checking drive, tractor driver Sanjay Tiwari was caught with CFIC. During interrogation, Tiwari revealed that the CFIC were being printed at Tribhuvan Mishra's residence in Chandawak (Jaunpur) and being circulated from Rajesh Kumar's betel kiosk. Later, the police raided Chandawak area and arrested both of them.


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