Govt taking issue of Chinese nationals seriously: Antony
Taking a "serious" note of reports suggesting spurt in clandestine activities by Chinese nationals in India, defence minister A K Antony on Monday said that investigating agencies were looking into the issue to find out the truth.
In recent times, four persons of Chinese nationality have been apprehended from different parts of the country for suspicious activities and agencies are also interrogating the 17th Karmapa over his alleged links to China.
"Agencies concerned are inquiring into the details and government is taking the issue seriously. We are trying to find out the details and the truth," he said.
The minister was responding to queries about alleged spurt in suspicious activities by Chinese nationals in India.
Expressing concern over the fate of Indians stuck in Egypt, Antony said, "The government is concerned about the developments there and the safety of Indians."
He said the External Affairs Ministry (MEA) and the Civil Aviation Ministry are in constant touch and are making all necessary arrangements to bring back the Indians from there.
"Both the ministries are monitoring the situation. They will take whatever action needed for the safety of Indians there," the minister said.
In protests against the government in Egypt, more than 100 people have lost their lives and several thousand have been left injured in the last six days.
The municipal council of Sangrur's Bhawanigarh town has turned a mute spectator while residents are constantly enjoying unauthorised sewer connections, resulting in loss of crores to the civic body every year. Despite spending around Rs 20 crore on a sewerage system in the town in 2019, not even a single legitimate connection has been allotted to the households. This is despite the implementation of 'One Time Settlement Policy' in the state.
Moga police on Tuesday arrested two close aides of fugitive A-category gangster Arshdeep Singh, alias Arsh Dalla, with three pistols. The police claimed that one of the accused was among two shooters, who had opened fire outside the house of panchayat secretary Sukhveer Singh in Moga's Dalla village. The accused were identified as Lachman Singh of Ghal Khurd village and Sukhpal Singh of Macchi Bugra village, both in Ferozepur district.
AAP MLA from Amritsar North and former IPS officer Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh on Tuesday hailed the Punjab and Haryana high court's decision to dispose of the petitions seeking quashing of FIR in case of Behbal Kalan firing that killed two Sikh protesters in 2015. Process of trial will be initiated in Faridkot court on the basis of challan submitted by the team of Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, he added.
A man opened fire on members of his own group following a heated argument in the parking area of the Improvement Trust's building near court complex in Moga on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the accused has been identified as Sunny Datta of Datta village in Moga, who had come to the court complex for a hearing of a case against him and the victims.
A 1988-batch officer, Prabodh Kumar, is senior to 1992-batch IPS officer Gaurav Yadav and has now been posted as special (Punjab State Human Rights Commission), Chandigarh. Interestingly, Inspector General of Police Jatinder Singh Aulakh will look after the work of ADGP (Intelligence Punjab), in the rank of IGP. The trio was promoted to the DGP-rank along with Yadav recently. Meanwhile, 1994-batch officer Sudhanshu S Srivastava has been posted as ADGP (Security).