In 2020 most policemen were martyred in naxal attacks, Kerala topped injury list due to riotous mobs

New Delhi, Sep 16: Left Wing Extremism claimed the maximum lives of police personnel in 2020, the latest report released by the National Crimes Records Bureau shows.

59 police personnel were martyred due to naxalite related incidents, while 36 lost their lives due to terror, the data also shows. The highest number of deaths of police personnel due to naxal related incidents was 55 and all these cases were reported from Chhattisgarh. Maharashtra and Jharkhand reported 3 and 1 such incidents respectively.

Chhattisgarh reported 12 cases of police personnel losing their lives due to a riotous mob. This was followed by Assam and Delhi, which reported 8 and 1 cases respectively.

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Smaller cities were targeted more by cyber-criminals says NCRB report

New Delhi, Sep 16: There has been an increase in the number of cyber-crimes reported in the country. The largest increase was in the states of Telangana, Assam, Maharashtra, Bihar and Odisha, a report by the National Crimes Records Bureau said.

Released late on Tuesday, the report said that the number of cyber crimes only rose by. 0.8 per cent in the 20 major cities of the countries. This indicates that in 2020 more people were targeted in the smaller cities.

Afghanistan to be India’s prime focus at SCO, Quad

New Delhi, Sep 16: The key focus of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting would be on the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and evolving situation in the country.

New Delhi has flagged concerns following the Taliban takeover and said that it poses a massive challenge in the region. The SCO meeting will be held this week in Dushanbe, Tajikistan this week.

During the meet, India would also raise concerns about the role being played by Pakistan in Kabul.

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In Karnataka fake currency bust, NIA charges one accused

New Delhi, Sep 16: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against one Sariful Islam in connection with a fake currency case.

The case was originally registered in Belagavi following the seizure of fake currency to the tune of Rs 82,000. The special NIA court had earlier convicted five persons in connection with the same case and sentenced them to six years imprisonment.

The probe revealed that Islam was procuring fake currency from an absconding accused Saddam Sekh and Hakim Sekh, both residents of Bangladesh. He would then circulate the same in Karnataka along with the other accused, the NIA said.

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Why the rise of Sikh separatism in the United States needs to be flagged harder 

New Delhi, Sep 15: The Indian security agencies have repeatedly stated that the Khalistan terrorists backed by the ISI would look to make a comeback. While the terror modules within the country are largely under control, the worry is the rise of Sikh separatism.

For several years now, groups backing the Khalistan movement have operated in the United States, Canada and London. The Sikhs for Justice in particular is a notorious outfit led by proscribed terrorist, Gurpatwant Singh Pannun. He was declared as an individual terrorist under the UAPA from promoting secessionism and encouraging Sikh youth to take up arms.

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Terror module busted in Delhi, UP shows Dawood is still prime asset for ISI

New Delhi, Sep 15: The busting of two ISI sponsored modules, one by the Delhi Police and another by the UP ATS is clearly a sign of the Pakistan spy agencies trying to up the ante ahead of the elections to be held next year.

While the Delhi Police arrested 6 persons who were planning attacks during the festival season, the UP police picked up 3 persons following raids at Lucknow, Rae Bareli and Pratapgarh.

The Delhi Police said that the six persons were planning major attacks in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra during the festival season. The police also said that the accused persons had visited Pakistan. In Pakistan they were taken to a town near the Gwadar port and were trained by two persons from the Pakistan Army.

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What would India’s role in Afghanistan be with the Chinese backing Taliban

New Delhi, Sep 14: India is watching closely, China’s role in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover. While India may have shut down its embassies and consulates in Afghanistan due to the evolving situation, it has however kept a communication channel open with the Taliban.

Afghanistan watchers tell OneIndia that, India will tread patiently on the issue. There is still plenty of confusion in Afghanistan and unless the entire process settles down, New Delhi will not decide on the next move.

However, the concern would be the Chinese involvement in Afghanistan. China is looking to fill in the geopolitical space which was recently vacated by the United States. China would also be looking to consolidate its influence in Asia.

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Masarat Alam will remain a non-starter in J&K thanks to Centre’s zero tolerance towards separatism

New Delhi, Sep 14: Six days after the passing away of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, his protege, the notorious Masarat Alam was appointed his successor. Masarat Alam Bhat, who is in jail was appointed as the chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

The APHC also appointed Shabir Ahmad Shah and Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar as vice chairmen. One of the key reasons behind appointed Alam as chairman is that he is a hardliner. He started off as a stone pelter and was later groomed by Geelani. He is said to have a good clout among the youth and could instigate violence in the Valley.

However the BJP led government in the Centre has a zero tolerance policy towards separatism and this has left these outfits redundant.

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NIA charges trafficker involved in supply of 500 kgs of heroin from Pakistan to Gujarat

New Delhi, Sep 14: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against a drug trafficker in connection with a narcotics case registered in Salaya, Gujarat.

The case is related to a criminal conspiracy hatched by accused Arshad Sota in Dubai along with Pakistani nationals for delivering narcotic drugs in Gujarat from Pakistan. In furtherance of conspiracy, 500 kg of narcotic drugs were delivered in three consignments. The last consignment was in the form of supply of 200 kg of Heroin.

Investigation revealed that the consignment of 200 kg of heroin was delivered by earlier Razak Adam Sumra, Karim Md. Siraj and Sunil Vithal Barmase to Indresh Rambachan Nishad at Gandhidham.

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