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Rickshaw-puller sues ‘bribe’ cops

New Delhi (PTI): A rickshaw-puller has moved a Delhi court seeking protection from “corrupt police officials” who allegedly threatened to implicate him in false cases if he did not pay them.

In his complaint, Lalit Sharma alleged he was asked to pay a bribe of Rs 2,000 by a beat constable on October 21. On refusal, his permit was confiscated. Three days later, he was summoned to the police station where a sub-inspector threatened him, the petition said.

Sharma has demanded a departmental inquiry against the two.

He also alleged that written complaints to the police commissioner yielded no result. Rather, the beat constable thrashed one of his associates when he came to know of it.

The court, on the basis of Sharma’s complaint on October 28, has directed the police station concerned to file a report by Tuesday.

Indian in immigration net

Tokyo (PTI): An Indian, already in Japanese custody for immigration violations, faces fresh charges for smuggling in more than 100 people from his country into Japan to work in factories.

The 43-year-old man allegedly made use of a rule allowing brief sightseeing visits for transit passengers at airports to sneak them in, police were quoted as saying by Kyodo news agency.

The man, who was not identified, already faces charges for helping 30 foreigners to overstay. He is also charged with helping illegal immigrants find jobs, the report added.

Casual cop

New Delhi (PTI): A court on Sunday issued a non-bailable arrest warrant against the investigation officer in the rape case of a minor for failure to appear before it.

The sub-inspector had earlier appeared in court only after a warrant was issued against him. He was also censured for his casual approach to the case.

Hospital rampage

Indore (PTI): Police have arrested 32 people and registered a case against a Congress councillor for their alleged involvement in the ransacking of MY Hospital on Saturday following the murder of a criminal there. The supporters of the criminal, identified as Roopsingh Pahalwan, also beat the patients.

Convict suicide

Hardoi (PTI): A prisoner allegedly committed suicide in a jail here after consuming poison, Uttar Pradesh police sources said. The reason for the suicide has yet to be ascertained.Tight security arrangements have been made along the 50-km route in Ayodhya and Faizabad for the 6-day Kartik Mela from Thursday. Many pilgrims are expected to attend.

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Tight security arrangements have been made along the 50-km route in Ayodhya and Faizabad for the 6-day Kartik Mela from Thursday. Many pilgrims are expected to attend.


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