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3 March 2010

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Dera issue: situation peaceful in Punjab, Haryana Chandigarh : Security personnel conducted flag marches in sensitive areas in Punjab and Haryana following Saturday's violence by supporters of Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh protesting against registration of a fresh murder case against him.The flag marches, aimed at instilling confidence among the people, were staged yesterday evening by paramilitary forces which were deployed in Moga and other affected towns including Ferozepur, Bathinda and Sangrur in Punjab and in Sirsa, Ambala and Fatehabad in Haryana.Barring a minor incident of torching a bus in Kurukshetra in Haryana, the situation in the violence-hit areas was by and large peaceful, a senior official said on Monday. The paramilitary forces and contingents of policemen in the two states

Airport security personnel to undergo special training New Delhi: With the body scanners. emergence of new kinds of threats The Bomb Detection and to aviation security, all personnel Disposal Squad of the BCAS involved in ensuring safety of would be holding day-long courses for the personnel on a rotational basis in two or three phases at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai, they said.The refresher courses would start from March 3 and go on till December in different phases covering all sections of concerned security staffers. aircraft and airports across the country will undergo special training from next month. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Lucknow: Shiv Murti Security (BCAS) would impart training in batches on improvised Dwivedi, the self-styled godman explosive devices (IEDs) and bomb arrested by Delhi Police on Friday, threat contingency plan to security had spread the tentacles of his personnel deployed by airport high-profile sex racket in Uttar operators, airlines, air traffic Pradesh (UP), too. Teams of Delhi controllers and forces like the Police have swooped down on CISF, official sources said here.As Kanpur and Chitrakoot to probe those planning attacks are Dwivedi’s local contacts. Initial adopting innovative methods to investigations have startled the top carry out strikes, the security brass of UP Police, as it emerges that procedures will have to be adjusted many top politicians, including some accordingly, the sources said. The from the ruling BSP, and bureaucrats screening of shoes was introduced have links with the impostor baba. Shiv only after British-born Richard Reid Murti Dwivedi alias Ram Murat Dwivedi attempted to blow up a plane in alias Rajiv Ranjan Dwivedi called December 2001 carrying plastic himself Ichchadhari Sant Swami explosives packed in his Bhimanand Ji Maharaj ‘Chitrakoot shoes.Likewise, when explosives waale’ and claimed to be a disciple of were found concealed in linings of Sai Baba. No UP Police official was the underwear of a terror suspect, willing to be quoted as several top it prompted the introduction of full- guns are likely to be involved. For the

maintained a tight vigil at the troubled spots where the followers of the Dera chief had set afire trains and buses and damaged public property, he said. “Those breaking the law and indulging in any act of vandalism or joining any demonstration which can disturb peace will be dealt with strictly”, he said. Though the situation was peaceful in Haryana, a stray incident of a bus being torched by some miscreants at Badondi village under Ladwa police station was reported. Police sources said, quoting a report from Kurukshetra, that some unidentified persons had put some inflammatory liquid inside the bus last night and then set it ablaze. The incident was noticed after smoke and flames started billowing from the vehicle, they said. The villagers informed the police, which reached the spot and later registered a case against unknwon persons.

NO HOLI CELEBRATIONS FOR NITISH, LALU Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad did not celebrate Holi Monday to express solidarity with the family of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) legislator Abhay Singh who shot dead his wife and daughter before killing himself. ' N i t i s h Kumar did not play Holi to mourn Abhay's death,' an official at the chief minister's residence said. He also cancelled a 'Holi Milan'

function at his residence Saturday.'Only a select few visited him Sunday morning,' a security official told reporters. RJD chief Lalu, known for throwing lavish parties on H o l i , s a i d : ' W e have family relations with Narendra Singh (father of Abhay) and we are with him in the t i m e o f t r a g e d y. I decided not to play Holi this y e a r. ' A b h a y, a l e g i s l a t o r from Jamui, shot dead his wife Soni Devi and infant daughter Rashi and later killed himself Thursday night.

Impostor baba ran sex racket in Uttar Pradesh too record, the officials told reporters they could not comment as Delhi Police were handling the matter. The baba, who hails from Chitrakoot in southern UP, left his native Chamrauha village under Manikpur police circle in 1988. He went to Delhi and worked there as a security guard for several years. A senior police officer said many MPs, MLAs and even the then district magistrate had attended a virat bhandara he had organised in Chitrakoot in October 2009. Dwivedi also had strong links with slain dasyu samrat (dacoit king) Shiv Kumar Patel alias Dadua, the official said.Sources said Dwivedi was running a den from an apartment in Kanpur, too, with the help of a woman who is absconding after the sex racket was busted. However, a Delhi Police team found the

apartment locked on Saturday morning. Neighbours told them about a dozen girls had been living in the apartment. “Some foreign girls were also part of this racket in Kanpur… all these girls always wore saffron clothes to avoid suspicion that they were actually being used as sex workers,” a police source said. The baba is also learnt to have forged close contacts with some private coaching institutes and hostels in Kanpur. “


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