Two Nigerians arrested with drugs worth ₹15.15 lakh
Two Nigerians were recently arrested for possessing drugs worth ~15.15 lakh. The accused were living here on a fake visa.
The anti-narcotics cell of the Navi Mumbai crime branch arrested Kenneth Simon Kezi, 28, from Kharghar, for possessing 52 grams of amphetamine in powdered form, worth ~2.8 lakh. Police said they had received a tip-off that Kezi would come there to sell the drugs, when they were looking for him on Thursday evening.
During interrogation, Kezi revealed that he had procured the drugs from Nomeinan Dozi Isikerial, 44. The police team raided Isikerial’s house located near Kopri village.
“During the raid we found drugs including 107 grams of mescaline powder worth ~5.35 lakh and 100 MDMA tablets worth ~7 lakh. The accused have been remanded in custody till January 3,” said Ravindra Budhwant, senior inspector at the ANC unit.
Police said they have been alert ahead of the New Year’s Eve as drug peddlers are likely to sell MDMA tablets which are party drugs.
While police have also recovered a laptop and visa from the accused, sources said the passport office has informed them that the visa is fake. They are investigating into the authenticity of the same as well. Only after the investigations, police will be able to say for how long the duo has been staying in Navi Mumbai.
Three hybrid terrorists who were responsible for the killing of a sarpanch in Baramulla district were arrested on Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir police said. Baramulla senior superintendent of police identified the accused as Noor Mohammad Yatoo, Mohammad Rafiq Parray and Ashiq Hussain Parray, all residents of Goshbugh village in Baramulla district. Sarpanch of Goshbugh B village, Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo was shot in the Chanderhama orchards in the Wussan area of Palhallan on April 15.
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday said that employees working under schemes like Rehbar-e-Khel(ReK) and Rehbar-e-Janglat (ReJ) won't be disengaged, a day after thousands of youths employed under these schemes protested against the defreezing of the posts to fill them afresh. The protesters were demanding revocation of the government's decision last week to re-advertise the posts they were engaged in. The government last week decided to re-advertise the posts through the Service Selection Board.
Karnataka minister for primary and secondary education BC Nagesh slammed Congress over allegations of excluding eminent historical personalities, freedom fighters and reformers from textbooks, saying that the opposition party is using education to gather votes. The statements come almost a week after reports emerged that the Bharatiya Janata Party government allegedly removed portions of the chapter on Bhagat Singh, Narayana Guru and others to accommodate right-wing ideologues like Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh founder KB Hedgewar.
Mild to heavy rains lashed parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday coupled with gusty winds and thunderstorms. Weather officials said Kashmir valley witnessed light to moderate rain with thunderstorms and gusty winds in the north-western, northern and central parts on Sunday evening and during the night as well. Meteorologist M Hussain Mir said that Kashmir valley may witness less precipitation than Sunday while Jammu may get heavy rainfall.
Bengaluru At least 12 people and over 400 animals died in the recent unseasonal rains across Karnataka between May 15-21, according to the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority. “Farmers whose crops have been destroyed by excess rains are contemplating ending their own lives. Such is the situation and the Union Bank has sent us notices to repay the loans. What kind of justice is this?” asked Purshottam Gowda, a farmer from Ballari.