Avinash, a senior correspondent, reports on crime, railways, defence and social sector, with specialisation in police, home department and other investigation agencies.
Articles by Avinash Kumar
In a second breach of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s security in less than a month, a 23-year-old man detonated a firecracker blast close to the stage from where the CM was meeting people at a small gathering at Silao in Nalanda district on Tuesday, police said
Police have arrested the suspect who detonated a low-intensity blast at chief minister Nitish Kumar’s function in Nalanda and said the interrogation is on. This is the second breach in the CM’s security in less than a month.
Aurangabad police superintendent Kantesh Mishra said two groups clashed when one of them on motorcycles was trying to use a lane for a procession
During the search at his three-storied palatial house located in phase II of Ashiana Nagar in Patna, the team found documents related to purchase of plots and flats at Deoghar, Jamshedpur and Ranchi in Jharkhand, a commercial Shop in Noida, plots in Bihta (Patna), Lodipur (Patna) and Noida. An agreement paper related to purchase of a plot in Bengaluru was also recovered from his house.
Police in Bihar have detected indiscriminate use of firearms licences procured from Jammu & Kashmir by people working as private body guards of men with political clout.
A country made boat carrying 11 people sailed from Brahmchari ghat capsized in Ganga River due to high waves and strong currents. Other boats rushed to the spot and rescued eight of them.
PATNA: Two days after a Legislative Council candidate’s convoy was attacked in Siwan’s Mahuwal village, police on Wednesday carried out raids at several places, including Pratapnagar, the ancestral village of former Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) leader Mohammad Shahabuddin in search of his son Osama Shahab, police said
Gaya SSP Harpreet Kaur said the police officer was arrested after an initial probe by the head of a women police station supported the complainant’s allegations.
The disproportionate assets allegedly amassed by the block supply officer included flats in New Delhi, Gurugram and Greater Noida, officials said.
Vaishno Devi Shrine Board said it has not authorised any private travel agency for helicopter bookings for Katra-Sanjichhat-Katra.
Dhiraj had challenged the appointment of Bihar police chief, director general of police (DGP) Sanjeev Kumar Singhal, alleging violation of the Supreme Court’s directions passed in a 2006 case. On March 8, 2022, a bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana has issued notice to the state government.
The 34.50 km-long rail track is the first section of the rail line between the two countries and was completed at a total cost of ₹619 crore in 2021. Kurtha is near Janakpur, a pilgrimage destination in Nepal visited by people of both countries.
ByAvinash Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The body of 22-year-old son of a Bihar Police officer, who was abducted four days ago from Naugachhia in Bhagalpur district, was found in an agricultural field on Thursday, police said.
Son of a police officer was kidnapped from Naugachhia in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district Monday night and abductors have demanded ₹45 lakh for his safe release, police said on Wednesday.
A ruling Janata Dal (United) leader in Bihar was shot dead on Monday night outside his residence in Danapur in the state capital, sparking angry protests, police said.
ByAvinash Kumar, Danapur
At least 10 political leaders and activists have been killed in the state over the last five months and raised questions over the law and order situation in Bihar
The man who attacked Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar at a public function at Bakhtiarpur in Patna was mentally unstable and has been released on health grounds and handed over to the family, police said.
Doctors treating Rahul Kumar Singh said they want to operate upon him to take out a bullet lodged in his body but it is risky
- Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused lost his job during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, and has been unemployed since, said an official, adding the man was also going through a divorce.
The four-seater chopper, hired from Robinson Company, is mainly used in the riverine belt alongside the banks and a grid is being developed through mapping of the area, a senior police officer familiar with the developments said. On the basis of the grid, the anti-liquor drive is carried out from time to time.
An under-trial prisoner lodged at Nawada division jail has cleared the Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) 2022 examinations conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee across the country on February 13, said jail officials aware of the development.
- An under-trial prisoner, Suraj Kumar alias Kaushlendra, 23, lodged at Nawada divisional jail, cleared the Joint Admission Test for Masters (JAM) 2022 conducted by IIT Roorkee.
An eight-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped, brutalised and killed by three men at a village in Bihar’s Banka district, police said, adding that two accused have been arrested while hunt for the third is on.
A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped, assaulted, and murdered by three men in Bihar’s Banka district on Saturday, police said.
PATNA: The investigation into the murder of 68-year-old Mahendra Bind, who was killed to settle scores last month, has revealed that the murder conspiracy was hatched inside West Bengal’s Burdwan jail
The Centre has given its nod for prosecution proceedings against three retired IAS officers in Bihar connection with an alleged scholarship scam of ₹5.5 crore, which was detected seven years ago, officials familiar with the matter said.
In November 2016, a case was registered against K P Ramaia, SM Raju, Ramashish Paswan and 13 others for alleged irregularities
Six people have died in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district after allegedly consuming spurious liquor while the toll in the latest suspected hooch tragedy in Gopalganj has risen to 10 with six more deaths, police said.
The Bihar police have said that illegal firecracker manufacturing units could be exploited by anti-national forces to carry out nefarious activities.
- The police have registered an FIR against seven people in the case and one person has been arrested.