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India: Rape accused BJP leader Chinmayanand says sorry for his behaviour

Shahjahanpur (UP), Sep 20 (PTI) BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student, was on Friday arrested and sent to 14 days' judicial custody, and has apparently told the police he was sorry for his behaviour.

But the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case also arrested three other men - all charged with trying to extort money from the former Union minister, and named an unidentified woman as a suspect in the same case.

India: 'Helmet' challan for bus driver in UP

Noida, Sep 20 (PTI) The owner of a private bus here claimed that he had been issued a fine of Rs 500 allegedly because the driver was "not wearing a helmet".

Nirankar Singh said the online challan was made on September 11 and one of his employees checked it on Friday. Singh said he would be contesting the penalty in court if needed.

The city-based transporter said his son looks after the transport business and they have about 40-50 buses, which are engaged with schools and private companies in Noida and Greater Noida.

India: Farmers from UP march towards Delhi with demands

Noida/New Delhi, Sep 21 (PTI) Hundreds of farmers from Uttar Pradesh were on their way to Kisan Ghat in Delhi demanding pending sugarcane dues, loan waivers and cheap electricity, among others.

The farmers who had stayed put in Noida on Friday were at Delhi Gate, on the Delhi-Ghaziabad border, around noon, causing obstruction in traffic along the route.

"Traffic is obstructed in both carriageways from Ghazipur Border UP Gate on NH-9, NH-24 towards Nizamuddin due to the farmers' rally," the Delhi Traffic Police said.

India: BJP leader and Former minister Chinmayanand arrested for rape

Shahjahanpur, Sep 20 (PTI) Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student, was arrested on Friday, his counsel said.

The BJP leader was arrested by the special investigation team (SIT) of Uttar Pradesh police from his residence 'Divya Dham' here amid heavy security deployment, his lawyer Pooja Singh told PTI.

He was taken for medical examination to a government hospital. He was then taken to the the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate where he will be presented.

India: Man gets death sentence for daughter's rape, murder in UP

Agra (UP), Sep 19 (PTI) An Uttar Pradesh court has sentenced a man to death for the rape and murder of his seven-year-old daughter in Agra two years ago.

A special POCSO court in Agra awarded the sentence to the accused and also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh, according to public prosecutor Basant Gupta.

The man raped his daughter on the night November 24, 2017, at Etmadpur area of Agra district, following which he strangled her to death, Gupta said.

India: Victim threatens self-immolation if rapist BJP leader not arrested immediately

Shahjahanpur (UP), Sep 18 (PTI) The student who has levelled rape charges against Swami Chinmayanand threatened on Wednesday to set herself on fire if the BJP leader is not arrested immediately.

She also asked if the government was waiting for her to die even after her statement was recorded before the magistrate.

"Even two days after I recorded my statement before a magistrate, Chinmayanand has not been arrested. If the government is waiting for me to die, I will sprinkle kerosene on my body and immolate myself," the student told reporters here.

India: Rape accused BJP Leader and former minister Chinmayanand hospitalised

Shahjahanpur (UP), Sep 18 (PTI) Former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand, accused of raping a student, was Wednesday admitted to the state-run hospital here after he complained of uneasiness, hospital authorities said.

"After his condition became bad, he was shifted to the medical college hospital and admitted in ward number 8," Chief Medical Superintendent Dr M P Gangwar said.

He said a team of doctors was being set up to keep under observation the 72-year-old BJP leader who has been complaining of uneasiness, weakness and loose motions.

India: Fake medicine sale leads to license cancellation

Kanpur: Two medical stores in front of the city' s Lala Lajpat Rai hospital were found to be selling fake medicine after samples checked at the government's laboratory in the state capital Lucknow. The Food Safety and Drug Administration department cancelled the license of both the stores. This action was taken following a raid by a team of drug inspectors formed under the assistant drug commissioner.

India: Zoo to observe wildlife week in October

Kanpur: Famous Allen Forest Zoo is going to organise a Wild Life Week from Oct 1 to 7. During these seven days, the school children will get free entry. There is also a plan to hold various competitions on the occasion.

As the zoo administration will take a decision to increase the entry fee in its forthcoming meeting under the chairmanship of the zoo director Sunil Chowdhary, it is a good chance for the students to enjoy a few time at the zoo. At present, there are as many as 1486 animals and birds of 123 species.

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