Weekly News Roundup – August 12, 2019


Bihar: 12 incidents of mob lynching reported in 15 days

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As many as 12 incidents of mob lynching have been reported over the last 15 days in Bihar, police said on Wednesday. In view of the recent incidents of mob lynching, Patna Police is conducting a drive to make people aware so that they do not pay heed to the rumours. “Around 10-12 incidents of mob lynching have come to light in the last 15 days. Some of these incidents have taken place in Patna. The culprits have been identified and arrested,” ADG Jitendra Kumar told ANI.…

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Unnao rape: Allegations of rape against expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Senghar true, CBI tells court

Unnao rape-accused Kuldeep Sengar. Photo: NDTV

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping the Unnao woman at his residence in 2017 when she was a minor, did commit the heinous crime, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Tis Hazari courts on Wednesday. The CBI told the court that investigation has revealed that the allegations of accused Kuldeep Singh Senghar raping the victim on June 4, 2017 and Shashi Singh being involved in the conspiracy are true. It was following the findings that a chargesheet was filed, CBI told the court on Wednesday.…

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Gujarat High Court quashes FIRs against Teesta Setalvad over Twitter post

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In a major relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat High Court on Wednesday quashed two FIRs registered against her in August 2014 for uploading objectionable images of Hindu deities on Twitter. The relief came from the single-judge bench of Justice AS Supehia. While the first FIR was registered in Ahmedabad’s Ghatlodia police station by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activist Raju Patel, the second FIR was registered by another VHP leader Kirit Mistry at C Division police station in Bhavnagar.…

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