Rain disrupt relief work in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: Relief operations were on Saturday badly hit by a fresh spell of rain at most places in Uttarakhand, including Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkhashi districts.  Fresh showers in Uttarkashi district have swelled the Bhagirathi River once again prompting the administration to evacuate people living in the houses located on its banks to safe places as a precautionary measure, officials said. Transportation of relief by air being the only option, the emphasis is now on repairing breached roads in affected areas so that the process could be expedited, officials said. ChiefRead More

167 pilgrims return from Uttarakhand by special plane

Bhopal: A special plane brought 167 pilgrims rescued in Uttarakhand from Dehradun to Bhopal this evening. Bhopal district’s in-charge Shri Jayant Malaiya received the pilgrims at the airport and enquired about their health. The State Government has made arrangements of a special plane to bring state’s pilgrims from Haridwar. Shri Malaiya received, garlanded them and enquired about their health. He also sought information about the heart-rending calamity. The pilgrims include children, senior citizens, women, men and youths. The pilgrims having returned from Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamnotri blessed the minister andRead More

MBA Graduate’s Killing: Initial Findings Hint at Fake Police Encounter

The CBI has claimed in its initial findings that the 24-year-old MBA graduate Ranbir Singh who came to Dehradun to join his fist job and was killed in a police encounter was actually killed in a fake police encounter. According to reports, the CBI-SIT team visited the site and recovered over 10 cartridges lying underground, which suggests that bullets were fired from a close range with Ranbir lying on the ground. The aforementioned visit took place on August 1 and the CBI-SIT team recorded the statements of 14 people relatedRead More

CBI Probe Recommended into MBA Graduate’s Killing

Into alleged fake encounter of an MBA graduate Ranbir Singh at Dehradun, Uttarakhand government has recommended a CBI investigation. The youth from Ghaziabad was killed on Friday. The move came following Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank’s statement that his government was prepared for the CBI probe. “I have full faith in the CB-CID. But if the family members of Ranbir want a CBI probe into the matter, we will not shy away from it also,” Nishank said on Monday after meeting the father of 22-year-old Ranbir Singh. It may beRead More

Murder Case Registered against Policemen in MBA Youth Encounter

In killing of MBA graduate Ranbir Singh who came to join his job in Dehradun from Ghaziabad, a murder case has been registered against the police officials who were involved in the alleged fake encounter. SHO of Raipur police station, where the case was lodged, said that an FIR was registered under section 302 (murder) of the IPC against all the policemen involved in the encounter of the Ghaziabad youth. An FIR has also been registered against two DSPs Ajay Kumar and G C Tamta on the basis of aRead More

CBI Probe Likely into Killing of MBA Graduate by Police

In a sensitive shoot out of an MBA graduate by the Uttarakhand police who had come for joining his job, Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank is likely to recommend a CBI inquiry into the killing. It is expected that Nishank may announce in a day or two the CBI probe into the killing of 22-year-old Ranbir Singh from Ghaziabad in an encounter with police, said sources. The chief minister had earlier handed over the case to CB-CID. Besides the main Opposition Congress, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), the ruling BJP leadersRead More

An MBA Gradute Killed in Police Firing in Dehradun

An MBA graduate, 22, on his way to land in his first job at the Kotak bank in Dehradun was shot dead by policemen on Friday. Randhir’s family in Ghaziabad said that it is a case of fake police encounter. However, the Uttarakhand Police have their own story. Police, on the other hand, said that they were doing their routine checks during President Pratibha Patil’s visit when Randhir, with two others, fought with a policeman, stole his revolver and tried to flee. Police said that they chased the trio intRead More