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Warrant issued against minister

Warrant issued against minister

Lucknow: Additional District and Session Judge (V) court in Gonda issued bailable warrant against minister of state for secondary education Vinod Kumar Singh alias Pandit Singh for his failure to record his statement in an attempt to murder case.

Kenyan national held for carrying fake visa

lucknow: A Kenyan national was arrested Friday from Sonauli border for carrying a fake visa. John Kimeli Kemboi,36,was arrested Thursday while trying to flee to Nepal via Sonauli border in Maharajganj. He was caught by officials of the Immigration Department and was handed over to the local police. Cops said the documents were sent to the Kenyan Embassy in New Delhi for verification. John has been booked under the Foreigners’ Act.

‘Will try for third front’

NEW DELHI: While the Congress and the BJP are trying to assert the bipolar nature of next national elections,Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav Friday sought to stress the possibility of a viable alternative in the form of a “third force” .“If you look around,this third force is present in all states in some strength…. In UP,in Bihar and we will work to form an alternative force everywhere,” he said.

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Citing UP as the sixth biggest exporter of IT products in the country,Yadav said his government was working towards developing UP as an international IT hub.

Men posing as CBI officers dupe railway official

LUCKNOW: Four men posed as CBI officials and duped North Eastern Railway’s recruitment cell chairman P K Srivastava by conducting a raid at his residence Thursday.

Gorakhpur SP (City) Paresh Kumar Pandey said the gang fled with cash worth Rs 5.5 lakh,a diamond necklace and a pair of earrings. Srivastava informed the police late Thursday night after he realised it was not a CBI search.

Pandey said Srivastava’s wife Shashi Lata,his daughter and a servant Ashok were at home when four men arrived at 6.40 pm posing as CBI officials. They stayed for three hours and collected jewellery and cash. They even manhandled the servant while questioning him and misbehaved with Srivastava’s daughter when she objected the assault on the servant,SP (City) said.

He added the men did not carry identity proofs and did not make any inventory of the valuables seized. Police are also probing if Srivastava had stage-managed the operation,as the cash collected was kept in an almirah and he had handed the keys to his personal secretary Aziz in the afternoon.

He called up Aziz and asked him to drop the keys on direction of the conmen.