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Delhi could be next target of terror outfit Jaish-e-Muhammed

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Sensing a Samba like attack, security agencies have advised Delhi Police to be on a vigil. According to security agencies , terror outfit Jaish-e-Muhammed is planning to carry out  an attack similar to ‘fidayeen’  in Delhi,which was carried out at an Army camp in Samba in Jammu & Kashmir.

“JeM has plans to carry out terror attack in Delhi which may be similar to the fidayeen attack in Samba,” the advisory said.

Asking the Delhi Police to remain on alert, the advisory said senior police officers, particularly DCPs, should take all necessary preventive and precautionary measures in their area of jurisdiction in order to avoid any untoward incident, official sources said.

On March 20, two fidayeen militants of the same group had stormed a police station in Jammu’s Kathua district killing three security personnel and two civilians and injuring 11 others, including a DSP.

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Deadly Blast Jostles Somalia , President Declares Three Days of National Mourning

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, but similar attacks have been carried out by the Islamic extremist group al Shabab

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A Somali soldier helps a civilian who was wounded in a blast in the capital of Mogadishu, Somalia. VOA

Somalia, October 15, 2017 : Somalia’s president has declared three days of national mourning following a deadly truck bombing Saturday in the capital, Mogadishu, which left many people dead and dozens injured, including a VOA reporter.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo said the country “will observe three days of mourning for innocent victims and flags will be flown at half-mast.”

Farmaajo also called on citizens to unite against terror, saying it is “time to unite and pray together. Terror won’t win.”

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Somalis gather and search for survivors by destroyed buildings at the scene of a blast in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. VOA

Earlier Saturday, the blast occurred near Zobe, a busy intersection in Somalia’s capital, killing more than 50 people, health officials and witnesses said.

Dead, injured

Mahad Salad Adan, a Somali lawmaker who sustained a slight wound from the blast, told VOA that more than 100 people, most of them civilians, were killed in the explosion. He said more 200 others were wounded as Mogadishu hospitals struggled to treat the wounded.

Abdulkaidr Mohamed Abdulle, a VOA Somali correspondent in Mogadishu, was among the injured. His wife, Samira Abdirahman Sheikh Adam, confirmed to VOA that he had sustained injuries to his neck, head and right hand.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing, but similar attacks have been carried out by the Islamic extremist group al Shabab. The group, which is linked to al-Qaida, is trying to overthrow the government in an effort to establish strict Islamic rule.

The United States and the United Nations strongly condemned Saturday’s blast and offered condolence to the lives lost and those wounded in the attack.

Buildings leveled

Buildings around the area were leveled by the explosion from a truck bomb, and dozens of destroyed cars littered the streets.

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Mogadishu on the map. VOA

Health officials said Saturday’s bombing was the largest blast in recent memory in Mogadishu. They also called for residents to donate blood to help with the wounded.

“For 10 years, I have been in the emergency service. … I cannot tell the exact death toll, but together I can say we have transported hundreds of people on our 10 ambulances,” said Dr. Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adem, director of the Amin ambulance service. “And economically, I think this is the worst (bombing) ever in Mogadishu in a single day.”

Government soldiers had cordoned off the area, and officials said the death toll is expected to rise as rescue workers find bodies in the rubble.

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Most of the victims were civilians. The exact target of the blast remains unclear, though there are several hotels frequented by government officials and members of various diaspora communities.

“This is a disaster. We ask all Somalis to reach us, to help us in the search of dead bodies under the debris. We appeal to the doctors, to those who have digging machines,” Mogadishu Mayor Tabid Abdi Mohamed said on government radio.

Al-Shabab

Saturday’s blast came hours after al-Shabab militants regained control of Barire, a strategic Somalian town in a farming area along the Shabelle river, 45 kilometers from Mogadishu.

The explosion also comes two days after Somalia’s defense minister and military chief, who were leading the fight against Islamist militants, both resigned from the government, citing personal reasons.

Some analysts believe militants tend to carry out such attacks when there are security lapses.

“The resignation of the country’s defense and military chiefs gave the militants a gab [opening] to carry out such disastrous attack,” said Mogadishu University’s Dr. Abdul Kadir Liban Isse. (VOA)

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Con man in Delhi Duped Amazon for over Rs. 50 Lakh; Arrested by Delhi Police for Fraud

Shivam, a resident of north-west Delhi’s Tri Nagar, holds a degree in hotel management. However, he chose to use all his management skills to con the commercial giant, Amazon

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New Delhi, October 11, 2017 : Leading e-commerce portal Amazon was taken for a ride by a 21-year-old youth who is said to have duped the company for over 50 lakh.

As per the police, the accused, identified as Shivam Chopra, bought over 166 expensive mobile phones via the online e-commerce store Amazon and consequently demanded refunds claiming he had received an empty box.

Shivam, a resident of north-west Delhi’s Tri Nagar, holds a degree in hotel management. However, he chose to use all his management skills to con the commercial giant, Amazon.

A complaint registered this year on behalf of Amazon Seller Services Private Limited first raised eyebrows in June when it was revealed that refunds had been claimed for as many as 166 mobile phones that had been ordered between April and May, on the claims that the delivery packages were empty. Suspicion gathered momentum when it was further revealed that payments for all these 166 mobiles were made through gift cards.

Allegedly, Shivam would use different customer accounts (reports suggest he used 48 different accounts) to place orders of expensive phones on Amazon and would provide the portal with a false address. He would then speak with the delivery associate and collect his order at a mutually decided place within the locality. Consequently, Shivam would then place complaints with Amazon, claiming that he had received an empty package and would demand a refund.

Subsequently, refunds were initiated in the form on gift cards.

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Following an enquiry, a case was registered with the Delhi Police in August.

The accused was then identified with the help of Amazon’s delivery persons, and the locals and by tracing the multiple numbers that were used to place the orders and Shivam was arrested on October 6.

According to the police, Shivam allegedly also purchased 150 pre-activated SIM cards to place the orders from different numbers. His accomplice in the con, Sachin Jain, has also been arrested, who helped provide him the SIM cards.

As per a report by PTI, upon investigation, the Delhi Police recovered 19 mobile phones from Shivam’s house. It was revealed that he had sold all other devices to buyers in the notorious Gaffar Market, or on the online marketplace OLX. The police also recovered Rs 12 lakh in cash, 40 bank passbooks and cheques from his house.

An Amazon India spokesperson later thanks ed the Delhi police for their services in an official statement and added, “We continue to work closely with the Delhi Police and thank them for all their efforts in the investigation.”

An ordinary guy who duped an e-commerce website and claimed refunds running into lakhs of rupees – the case is not a first of its kind. Previously, con-men had been arrested for duping rival e-commerce website FlipKart. However, what is peculiar is how no action has been taken to keep such frauds at bay and these cases continue to suffer.

 

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Delhi Police gears up to predominate anticipated Jat agitation in Lutyens Delhi

In order to take control over the forthcoming movement, Delhi police have issued a number of directives to be followed by people with effect from March 19 onwards

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New Delhi, March 19, 2017: Learning from its peers in the past, Delhi police has girded up their loins in to protect its streets and citizens from Jat agitation which is scheduled for Monday, March 20th.

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The All India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti (AIJASS), which is spearheading the agitation demanding reservations in education and government jobs, has given a call for a march to the national capital to gherao Parliament and to hold dharnas on the Delhi border blocking all highways to press for its demands.

In order to take control over the forthcoming movement, Delhi police have issued a number of directives to be followed by people with effect from March 19 onwards.

Restriction on Entry of People to Lutyens Delhi

“New Delhi will not be used as transit point for people going from north to south Delhi or vice-versa. Commuters wishing to travel from south Delhi to central Delhi are advised to use Ring Road,” said Delhi Traffic Police in an advisory published on the twitter handle of Delhi police.

Several routes in the national capital, including Zakir Hussain Road, will be closed in view of the Jat agitation from March 19, 8.00 pm onwards, mentioned the advisory.

The roads which will remain closed are-

  • Kemal Ataturk Marg from Race Course Metro Station to Panchseel Marg
  • Safdarjung Road to Aurobindo Chowk
  • Kautilya Marg from Samrat Hotel to Niti Marg
  • Kautilya T-Point near Bihar Bhawan
  • Teen Murti to Gole Methi roundabout
  • Zakir Hussain road for the commuters coming from Nizamuddin to India Gate

Apart from the roads, the advisory of Delhi Police further mentioned about five entry points to Delhi which will remain closed from 11 a.m March 19 onwards. They are:

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  • Ring Road to San Martin Marg
  • Amrita Shergill to Lodhi Road
  • Max Muller Road to Lodhi Road
  • Archbishop Makarios Marg from Lodhi Road and all lanes leading to Panchkuiyan Road except Mandir Marg
  • R.K. Ashram and Hospital Road

The Delhi Police advised students and those appearing in various entrance examinations to start before time so that they don’t get stuck owing to heavy checking and blockades.

Conditional Entries to Lutyens Delhi 

From 11 PM today, entry to Lutyens Delhi will be restricted and persons fulfilling certain criterion will only be allowed entry after proper verification and checking. It has also issued a list of categories of people, who will be allowed to enter Delhi districts. The list includes:

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  • Bona fide residents
  • People working in various offices situated in New Delhi area
  • Emergency services
  • People coming to attend interviews
  • Examination in New Delhi area
  • Ambulances and fire brigades
  • Buses of school children and any other people coming for some urgent work

Section 144 Imposed

Delhi Police has decided to impose prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 across the national capital from March 19 onwards in a wake of putting a strict vigil in Lutyens Delhi on Monday to prevent protesters.

“Under no circumstances, any kind of dharna, violent protest will be allowed in Delhi. We have put adequate security and safety measures in place and tractor-trolleys will not be allowed to enter Delhi from border areas,” said Dependra Pathak, chief spokesperson of Delhi Police and Special Commissioner of Police (Operations) while talking to India Today

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Last year, in the same month, Haryana witnessed the repercussions of Jat agitation which turned the state into a riot land; burning down the public and private properties, breaking and disrupting the modes of public transportation likes buses and trains. The losses suffered by the state with mammoth destructions in this movement was estimated around 34000 crores.

-prepared by Ashish Srivastava of NewsGram Twitter @PhulRetard