After Chinmayanand was booked for sexual harassment, he had filed a complaint with the police, alleging Rs 5 crore extortion attempt to defame him by circulating objectionable video clips featuring him.
A Rampur court on Saturday awarded the death sentence to four accused, including two Pakistani nationals, for the 2008 attack on a CRPF camp in which eight people were killed. A fifth accused was sentenced to life in prison. The four given the capital punishment are Pakistani nationals and alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives Imran Shahzad […]
The convicted include alleged LeT operatives Imran Shahzad and Mohammad Farooq, and Shareef (41), Jung Bahadur (56) and Sabauddin (40). The court also acquitted two others — Gulab Khan (41) and Mohammad Kausar (48) — for want of evidence.
Sources said that the SIT has also picked up one Naved, from Bareilly, who allegedly helped the suspected assailants — Ashfaq Hussain Jakir Hussain Shaikh (34) and Farid alias Moinuddin Khurshid Pathan (27) — to travel to Nepal to escape.
In the last 24 hours, the police have lodged seven FIRs on serious charges, including promoting enmity on grounds of religion and trying to disturb communal harmony, and initiated the process to block 28 social media accounts.
According to his family, Tiwari, a graduate, first raised Hindutva-related issues in his native village Mahmoodabad in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh. He then joined Bajrang Dal, but left it a few years later following differences with other workers.