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Hazaribagh journalist injured in attack

STATE DIGEST: Six persons involved, hunt on; 48-hour ban on liquor sale in Koderma; and cattle smuggler arrested in Ramgarh

Our Bureau Published 24.10.20, 10:22 PM
Vivek Singh at the hospital.

Vivek Singh at the hospital. Vishvendu Jaipuriar

Six men late on Friday attacked a 33-year-old journalist, Vivek Singh, in Hazaribagh’s Kadma locality using a sharp-edged weapon, injuring him in his neck, ear, waist and other parts of the body. The assailants fled on their motorcycles soon after the attack. Singh, who was bleeding profusely, was taken to HZB Arogyam, a private hospital, where he was operated upon for five hours.

Hazaribagh superintendent of police Karthik S meets Singh at the private hospital on Saturday.

Hazaribagh superintendent of police Karthik S meets Singh at the private hospital on Saturday. Vishvendu Jaipuriar

From the ICU, Singh, who works for Hindi daily Freedom Fighter, said he was attacked when he tried to mediate in a fight between two groups near his home in Kadma, which is in the Katkamdag police station area. Police said they had begun their investigation and the attackers would be arrested soon. Singh’s family has appealed for leads in the case.

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Hazaribagh Sadar MLA Manish Jaiswal said the attack was unfortunate. MP Jayant Sinha criticised the state government for the deteriorating law and order. Sinha said criminals didn't have any fear under the Hemant Soren government.

Koderma deputy commissioner Ramesh Gholap.

Koderma deputy commissioner Ramesh Gholap. Vishvendu Jaipuriar

48-hour ban on liquor sale in Koderma

Koderma deputy commissioner Ramesh Gholap has ordered a ban on the sale of liquor from 4 in the evening of October 26 to 4pm of October 28.

The deputy commissioner said the measure was taken in view of polling in neighbouring Nawada and Gaya of Bihar on October 28. The move follows instructions from the chief electoral officer of Bihar. A similar ban will be clamped in the district during counting in Bihar on November 10.

The main accused

The main accused Telegraph picture

Cattle smuggler arrested in Ramgarh

A cattle smuggler was arrested from Ramgarh’s Kaitha on Saturday afternoon. Yusuf Khan, or Bablu Khan, is a resident of Barkathha in Hazaribagh. His brother, Tinku Khan, or Arif Khan, is similarly accused of cattle smuggling and is absconding.

“Cattle smuggling cases have been registered against the brothers at police stations in Koderma, Hazaribagh, Barhi, Chaupran and Dhanbad,” a police officer said.

On October 15, the police had seized 40 cattles in a truck in Rajrappa police station area. The brothers were accused in the case.

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