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Mumbai journalist who wanted to join ISIS arrested in Delhi

A Navi Mumbai journalist who wanted to join the Islamic State was arrested by Delhi Police on Friday. Zuber Ahmed Khan was said to have left Navi Mumbai after taking to the social media to announce he was ready to “surrender” his Indian passport and join the ranks of the Islamic State.

In social media posts, Khan claimed to be the editor-in-chief of a newspaper called Journalist for International Peace. In his last Facebook post, Khan said he would be taking the Rajdhani Express to Delhi where he would arrive Tuesday (August 4).

He said he would visit the Iraq embassy and “submit my memorandum to Caliphate Bagdadi” with the “desire to join the Islamic State as a spokesperson for foreign affairs or a government journalist”, and “willingness to surrender my Indian passport”. He also said he would visit the Pakistan high commission to “expedite my visa request” that he would be in Delhi for five days.

On his blog, he wrote why he wanted to join the IS: “I am fighting for the rights of Muslims using my own money. I will be the voice of Muslims and place the true picture of Muslims before society… the IS does not betray those who help it on the basis of religion.”
  • Published in Mumbai

Arrested Pakistani woman in Punjab, gave contradictory statements

New Delhi: A 27-year-old Pakistani woman has been detained by the Railway Police at Jalandhar. Chand Khan was on the Samjhauta Express train and when asked about her passport, she failed to produce one. Chand Khan a resident of Karachi is being questioned for further details. An officer informed that she has been giving contradictory statements and hence she will be questioned further.

Mystery woman
The Jalandhar Police have still not been able to ascertain the exact identity of this woman. She appears to be from Karachi, an officer said. However she says that she had boarded the train from Lahore.

There was information that a mystery woman had boarded the train. Normally there is no stop for the Samjhauta express at Jalandhar. However the Railway police ordered the train to be stopped and took the woman in for questioning.

During her questioning she said that she was on her way to Delhi. When asked for the reason she said that she wanted to visit a religious shrine. However she is unclear about which shrine she wanted to visit. Further investigations are on.

Security measures
The Punjab Police are taking nothing to chance following the Gurdaspur attack. There is constant monitoring of the situation with Intelligence alerts suggesting infiltration attempts from Paksitan. On Thursday, July 31 an unidentified object was found near the Gurdaspur bus stand which sent the police into a tizzy. However the situation was brought under control with the police finding nothing.

The security mechanism in Punjab had been shaken up following the Gurdaspur attack. There have been warning signs of a revival of militancy and the Punjab administration would want to prevent that any cost.

  • Published in National

Notorious interstate robbers arrested: electricals worth several lacks detained

Kundapura: The robbers who have shown their theft skills in and around Udupi district are trapped by the cops of various police stations under the guidance of Kundapur DYSP Manjunath Shetty.

The robbers were expert in decamping the electronics from electrical and mobile shops. Out of 7 interstate robbers, 4 are arrested by the police. Search is on for rest three thieves.

The arrested thieves are from Rajasthan. Giridharlal(21), ManikChand (38), Prakash (24) and Sunil Sen(18) are the accused. Main accused Nathuram, Bada Dinesh and Chota Dinesh are absconding.

Electronic appliances around 17.5 lacks, vehicles around 7.90 lacks, Pistols and bullets around 1 lack is detained from the thieves.

208 mobile phone worth 13.5 lacks, home appliances worth 2.5 lacks, electrical worth 1.5 lack, mini lorry, Bolero jeep and Pulsar bike is seized by the cops.

The serial theft that happened on 6th of July in Vigneshwara complex was captured on CC Tv. On police inspection of the footage they noted a mini lorry that had radium sticker on it. On benefit of doubt an officer had hailed for Rajasthan in search of the lorry.

And other teams were searching for the lorry in Udupi, Bhatkal and Hubbali areas. The arrested persons are infamous interstate robbers and Many states are after these thieves to put them behind the bars. They had borrowed the lorry from a person in Bengaluru for hire and they had written press on their bike.

The cops team:

Udupi SP Annamali, Additional SP Santhosh, DYSP Kundapur Manjunath Shetty, Inspector Diwakar, PSI Nasir Husain, Head constables Udaya Kundar, Ratnakar. Karkala staff Murti, Prakash, Nagendra, Kundapura DYSP office Shivanad, Dinesh, Shankarnarayan PSI Dejappa and many others were present.

  • Published in Udupi

Lokayukta corruption: Two journalists arrested

Bengaluru: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing charges of corruption in the Lokayukta office arrested two more people on Wednesday July 22.

M B Srinivasa Gowda, who was till recently a journalist with a Kannada news channel, and his associate Shankare Gowda were arrested and later produced before the Lokayukta special court by the SIT.

Sources said that Srinivasa Gowda, a resident of J J Apartments on Magadi Road and a native of Kolar, would file RTI applications targeting several public servants.

Shankare Gowda, a resident of Kempapura, would assist him in filing applications and also in contacting such public servants. Srinivasa Gowda had filed several RTI applications seeking information about projects and works authorised by M N Krishnamurthy, executive engineer, Bengaluru Urban Zilla Panchayat.

This information was used to threaten Krishnamurthy on the pretext that there were several complaints against him.

When the SIT sought their custody, Srinivasa Gowda’s counsel stated that his client had no role to play in the case registered by the Lokayukta police which is being investigated by the SIT.

However, the counsel appearing for the Lokayukta police said that the accused were arrested in connection with the very case being investigated.

The Lokayukta police had earlier registered a case against Ashwin, son of Lokayukta Justice Y Bhaskar Rao, for threatening and demanding Rs 1 crore from Krishnamurthy.
Also, a CCTV footage from a star hotel on Race Course Road shows Srinivasa Gowda, with several other agents who were in constant touch with Ashwin, heading towards a room through the lobby.

Ashok Kumar, who was arrested by the SIT on Monday, is the accused number two, while Srinivasa Gowda and Shankare Gowda are accused number three and four, respectively. Meanwhile, sources confirmed that Ashok was in regular touch with Joint Commissioner (PRO), Lokayukta, Syed Riyaz.

  • Published in Karnataka

Man arrested for cheating woman

Moodubidre: A person was arrested for making false marriage promise with a girl and taking physical advantage from her.
The arrest was done by Moodubidre police on Monday July 13.
the arrested person is Satish, resident of Mastikatte. it is said that Satish had sexually used a girl from Kadandale after making false marriage promises. But when the victim girl learnt that Satish had married some other girl in June, she filed a complaint in the police station.
Satish went absconding thereafter. He has been arrested and wasa produced before the court. He has been sent to judicial custody for 15 days.

  • Published in Moodabidri

Man arrested for forcing woman patient to strip

Vijayawada: A 22-year-old man, who posed as a hospital staffer, forced a female patient to strip naked for a medical examination at Mylavaram. Relatives of the victim, who had undergone caesarean, caught the accused when they grew suspicious about a male examining a female patient.

The accused, Rama Krishna, entered the room of the woman who gave birth to a baby when her mother and aunty were present, police said. 

Posing as a paramedic he told them that he had to examine the woman as per the doctor’s instruction.While the patient got ready for the examination her mother and aunt approached a nurse.  “The nurse found the accused trying to photograph the patient who was almost naked,” SI Durga Prasad said.

  • Published in National

‘Interior’ employee arrested for unlicensed weapon trade

KUWAIT: Police arrested an Interior Ministry employee who offered unlicensed weapons for sale on social media, the ministry announced. The Kuwaiti man was ambushed after being lured to sell a shotgun and ammunition to an undercover agent. Police found two rifles after searching his house, the ministry's Relations and Security Media Department said in a statement. The man was taken to the proper authorities for further action.

  • Published in Kuwait

Three Saudi brothers arrested in connection with Kuwait mosque bombing

Three Saudi brothers have been arrested in connection with the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque in Kuwait last month, the Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities said yesterday. The attack during Friday prayers, which killed 27 people including the bomber, appeared aimed at stoking sectarian hatred in the energy-rich Gulf. Islamic State claimed responsibility.

The three brothers were “parties to the crime of the sinful terrorist bombing that targeted the Imam Al-Sadeq mosque in Kuwait,” the SPA state news agency cited a security spokesman for the Saudi interior ministry as saying. Two of the suspects, Majed and Mohammed Al-Zahrani, drove across the border into Kuwait on Thursday afternoon carrying the explosives for the attack in an ice cooler, Kuwait’s Interior Ministry said in a statement.

They left after passing the materials to Abdul-Rahman Sabah Aidan, an illegal resident in Kuwait who reportedly drove the bomber to the mosque and is now in custody, the ministry said. Investigators found the explosives were of the same type used in two suicide bombings on May 22 and May 29 against Shiite mosques in eastern Saudi Arabia, where the bulk of the kingdom’s Shiite minority lives, according to the ministry.

Majed was arrested in the western Saudi city of Taif while Mohammed was taken into custody after a shootout at a house near the Kuwaiti border in which two policemen were wounded. A third brother, whom the ministries did not name and whose precise role was not described, was arrested in Kuwait and extradited to Saudi Arabia. A fourth brother lives in Syria and is a member of Islamic State, SPA cited the Saudi security spokesman as saying.

The bombing was Kuwait’s deadliest militant attack and the most lethal in any of the six hereditary-ruled Gulf Arab states since a campaign of Al-Qaeda bombings was stamped out in Saudi Arabia a decade ago.

The attack has raised concerns about the number of young Saudi men willing to travel to attack Shiites in smaller Gulf Arab states and so make good on a threat by Islamic State to step up violence in the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The Saudi branch of the militant group has said it wants to clear the Arabian Peninsula of Shiites and has urged young men in the kingdom to join its cause.
  • Published in Kuwait
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