A senior officer at Dasna Jail said, “They came to know about it after they saw the news on TV. They were in their respective barracks at the time. As the news came out, they were in tears and said justice has finally been served."
“In Shamli Hon CM has ordered an inquiry by the commissioner of Saharanpur and directed the DM and all local officers to provide all possible help to the affected children,” said Avanish Awasthi, principal secretary, Information department, UP.
City residents, too, appeared split on the court order. While a large section insisted that the ban would give a “cleaner future” to the children, others called the decision drastic, recalling how Diwali and bursting crackers go hand-in-hand.
The incident, believed to be a 'show of strength' on the occasion of Dussehra, has led to tension in Masuri, which has a large population of Muslims and where communal clashes five years ago had led to six deaths.
“She beats us and uses bad words to address us. She showed us blue film clips and threatened to make videos of us and upload them on the internet. When we objected, she said I will break your leg,” claimed a student.
Last Thursday, around 4 pm, Rajesh Sahu and his nephews, Vikas (18) and Ravendra (24), were ‘inspecting’ the 20-foot deep sewer. One of them slipped into the sewer while checking the blockage. The other two died trying to save him.
"He wanted to attend a concert by The Chainsmokers in Greater Noida’s Expo Mart on September 8 with his friends. He has been missing since the concert ended,” said Pravish Chanam's elder brother Ravikanta Chanam.
Waiting at the Knowledge Park police station, Chanam’s elder brother Ravikanta Chanam told The Indian Express, “He reached Delhi on September 7. He wanted to attend a concert by The Chainsmokers in Greater Noida’s Expo Mart on September 8. He has been missing since the concert ended.”
The meeting saw those involved in small-scale meat business — traders, farmers, biryani sellers and transporters — sharing problems they faced after the crackdown and “fear of attack by cow protection groups”.
According to police, Fauji claimed that the plan to kill Bhati was made on August 26 at Sharma’s farmhouse in Loni. “He was arrested from Koyal Enclave in Sahibabad on Sunday. One .30 bore pistol, four cartridges and one white Apache motorcycle were recovered.
On the afternoon of August 23, her 38-year-old husband reached her brother’s house, knocked on the door, saw his wife and said ‘talaq’ thrice before leaving, her family alleged. She had married the man, who runs a business in brass products, 13 years ago, police said.
For AAP, the challenge had always been the 26 villages of the reserved constituency. The BJP attempted to woo the Jat-dominated area by ensuring that Parvesh Singh Verma, son of former Delhi Chief Minister Sahib Singh Verma, campaigned as a ‘star candidate’.
"The BJP chariot has stopped and it won’t move forward. People of Delhi have realised the BJP did not do anything except make false promises. They were sending Rs 15 lakh in bank accounts. Even 15 paise have not been deposited. People here were angry."
A letter dated August 17 says the reason for the “indefinite hunger strike” is the “indefinite incarceration of three-thirteen months by the Indian Foreigner Regional Registration Offices without any court judgment."