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India special court sentences extradited underworld don to 7 yrs in jail

India special court sentences extradited underworld don to 7 yrs in jail NEW DELHI, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- A special court in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad Thursday sentenced to seven years in jail extradited underworld don Abu Salem in a fake passport case dating back to 2001.

Indian police capture alleged top terrorist

Indian police said Saturday they had arrested a top militant accused of helping mastermind the 1993 Mumbai blasts and over 40 other deadly bomb attacks across the country. Seventy-year-old Abdul Karim Tunda, an alleged member of the banned Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) group, was arrested by a special Delhi police team near the border with Nepal on Friday. "This arrest is a huge achievement for the country's security agencies," S.N. Srivastava, Special Commissioner of police, told a news conference in New Delhi.

Indian police arrest alleged top terrorist

Indian police said Saturday they had arrested a top member of a banned militant outfit accused of helping mastermind over 40 deadly bomb attacks across the country, including the 1993 Mumbai blasts. Seventy-year-old Abdul Karim Tunda, an alleged member of the banned Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group, was arrested by a special Delhi police team near India's border with Nepal Friday. "This arrest is a huge achievement for the country's security agencies," S.N. Srivastava, Special Commissioner of police, told a news conference in the national capital.

Cricket: Sreesanth, 38 others charged over IPL fixing

Indian prosecutors charged bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and 38 others Tuesday with links to organised crime and cheating over their alleged role in spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League, a lawyer said. Special public prosecutor Rajesh Mohan told AFP that the 39 had been formally charged under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act over alleged offences in the last edition of the tournament. "The players and others have also been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and dishonesty," Mohan told AFP.

Bollywood films keep up gangster fascination

A string of Bollywood releases this year show the Indian film industry's ongoing fascination with Mumbai's underworld, following a murky history of links between the mafia and the movie business. Spy thriller "D-Day", which opened in Indian cinemas on Friday, is one of three new Hindi films that appear to draw inspiration from the lives of Mumbai's notorious gangsters. Directed by Nikhil Advani, "D-Day" tells the story of Indian intelligence agents trying to capture "India's most wanted man" from Pakistan, known in the film as "Iqbal" or "Goldman.

BC victim of so-called honour killing asked RCMP for help, court hears

VANCOUVER - Two months before she was kidnapped and murdered in a so-called honour killing in India, a young British Columbia woman walked into the suburban Vancouver RCMP detachment near her home with a plea for help. Jaswinder "Jassi" Sidhu walked out of the Ridge Meadows detachment about 45 minutes later with the telephone number for the Indian consulate, although police had received repeated calls in the past from her and others about her situation.

Pindi witnesses surge in street crimes

Unknown dacoits on Monday deprived a Major of Pakistan Army of cash and mobile phone at gunpoint in the limits of Police Station (PS) Race Course, besides hitting four other localities swaging cash, gold, mobile phones, motorcycles and valuables.Police, as usual, filed cases on the complaints of the victims and launched investigation.According to details, Major Amir Saleem of Pakistan Army was going somewhere in his car in the limits of PS Race Course when intruders intercepted his car and pointed guns on his head.

Robbers looted house

Robbers made off with cash, gold ornaments and laptop from a house in the area of Tarkhani police station.According to police, six robbers stormed into the house of agriculture officer Muhammad Ikram in Chak No.228-GB and made his family hostage at gunpoint.The dacoits looted Rs 150,000 in cash, 15-tola gold ornaments and a laptop and decamped.A case has been registered against unidentified accused.

District: Dacoit killed in firing incident

An unknown dacoit was killed and his companion was injured by the firing of their fleeing companions after an encounter with police near village Malkhaanwala, Sambrial tehsil.Reportedly, as many as four dacoits looted gold ornaments, cash and other valuables worth of rupees thousands at gunpoint from several local villagers including Muhammad Nazir, Muhammad Nawaz and Kastoori Lal, besides, looting Wahdat Colony Gujranwala based Muhammad Arshad and his wife.On this, the looted people raised their alarm and dacoits fled away.

Dacoits gang busted; 9 arrested

Islamabad police on Monday claimed to bust a gang of dacoits, besides nabbing nine other outlaws, and recovered gold ornaments as well as weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said on Monday.According to a press note issued from office of SSP Islamabad, Sub-Inspector Muhammad Hanif from Shahzad Town police station arrested four accused for their alleged involvement in dacoity and recovered gold ornaments, mobile phones and other snatched items from their possession.
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