SILCHAR: In a shocking incident, three elderly Haj pilgrims were attacked in Silchar in Assam. The incident occurred on June 27.
The victims--Zamiruddin Laskar, Abdul Khaliq Chaudhary and Nazir Ahmad Laskar, were attacked by a group of unidentified persons who first took away their skullcaps.
Zamiruddin Laskar says that after snatching the skullcap, his face was covered with a piece of cloth and the same treatment was meted to two others.
The attackers allegedly threaten to cut them into pieces. Laskar said that they were abused, attacked and humiliated while the shopkeepers looked on and nobody intervened. The police have now registered a case in this regard and have assured that the attackers would be identified and nabbed soon. Photo courtesy--Barak Bulletin
UPDATE: Three accused--S Chakravarti, Jaideep Pal and Bappa Das have been arrested for the assault with the elderly Haj pilgrims.
[June 28, 2019 NewsBits.in]
RAIPUR: Four persons including three security personnel and a minor girl were killed in a Maoist ambush in Bijapur in Chhattisgarh.
The Maoists ambushed the 199 battallion of CRPF near Keskutul in Bijapur district. The security personnel who were caught off guard, later, retaliated and a minor girl who lived in a nearby village was killed in the cross-firing.
The three security personnel killed include Mahadev Patil, Madan Pal and OP Saji. The injured are being treated in the hospital. Chhattisgarh has witnessed several Naxal attacks in the last couple of months.
[June 28, 2018 NewsBits.in]
BHOPAL: In a significant development, Madhya Pradesh government has amended the law to rein in the cow vigilantes who have been involved in violence and mob lynchings.
The cabinet has approved amendment to the Cattle Conservation Act, which now makes cow vigilantism punishable--up to five years' imprisonment and a fine of Rs 50,000.
The State government has said that the law has been amended in accordance with the Supreme Court's directive against the 'trend of mob justice and self-styled vigilantes taking law into their hands'.
There have been several incidents of cow vigilantism in MP in recent years. While a person was killed in Satna last year, three persons including a woman were brutally thrashed in Seoni recently. Earlier, there were lynching bids and violence in Mandsaur, Harda and Khandwa too.
[June 27, 2019 NewsBits.in]