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Baba Amardev- Alleged mafia-cum-priest gets VVIP treatment while CM Virbhadra shakes entire administration to please him

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Amardev had come to Himachal from Rajasthan a few years ago in rags, said Kisaan Sabha, in a press conference. Now, he has three luxury SUVs and idols worth crores in the temple. Public is also questioning sources of such a massive flow of finances for construction of the temple and the idols.

SOLAN- The controversial self-claimed religious guru at the illegally raised Ramlok Temple in Solan district, Himachal Pradesh, proved influence of his high-profile links with politicians. The Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh rushed to meet him and ensured that Baba enjoys VVIP treatment despite recent case of sword attack in which he had almost opened up stomach of a 52-years-old woman following an argument over dumping of construction material generated from temple construction. Earlier, he was booked in the leopard skin recovery case, was issued notices for raising multi-million temple on land allotted to the Panchayat for building a community centre, and was found to be guilty of encroachment on Government land.

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Elderly woman allegedly assaulted by Amardev with sword


The Chief Minister didn’t ask well-being of the seriously injured lady and plight of the villagers, but rushed to meet Amardev. Right after the visit, entire police staff of total 18 policemen including Station House Officer was transferred. After-leopard-skin-and-encroachment-cases,-now-Himachal’s-VVIP-Baba-almost-killed-an-elderly-woman-with-sword

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However, the baba didn’t go to jail. Instead the villagers including the panchayat pradhan were arrested and booked for several cases. They were sent on police remand before court granted bail to them. As per news dailies, even the women who was attacked was booked. Villagers arrested as they had roughed up Amardev after he reportedly assaulted the elderly woman with a sword. Amardev and even the temple premises were reportedly provided additional security. As per allegations labeled by the Kisaan Sabham, Amardev has been kept in room number 633 and 634, which are reserved for the Chief Minister, the Governor, and Judges only, at the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) & Hosptial, Shimla.

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The controversial Ramlok Temple in Rurra village in Solan district

Though, police had filed cross FIR from parties, the villagers and Amardev, 11 villagers were arrested while Baba pleaded innocence and claimed himself a Tapasvi. Near December last year, Amardev was seen threatening to behead local journalists in Solan and wear garland of their chopped heads for writing against him, about his controversies or the the alleged illegal construction of temple premises that reportedly houses idols worth more than 20 Crore.

Now, after recent controversy, the tone of Amardev went through drastic transformation. Now, he claims himself a helpless Tapasvi and elite intellectual and even cries on camera. Take a look:

Last year, the district administration had found him guilty of encroaching government land in Rurra village of Tundal Panchayat and had even issued demolition orders for some illegally raised structures. However, no one dared to execute the orders even after one year of the notice. In leopard skin recovery case, the CID has received report from the Wild Life Laboratory, Dehradun, but the department is reluctant in taking further action.

An English daily writes,

While the officials were hesitant to initiate action after the entire staff of the Kandaghat police station had been transferred, the officials of the Forest Department were also treading with caution in the case where four leopard hides were seized from his temple last year.

The reason is apparent considering his high-profile links. Available pictures show his devotees that include the Chief Minister, former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, MLAs, Cabinet Ministers, bureaucrats etc.

Rurra Panchayat in Kandaghat had been pleading the government and the police department to get rid the area of Amardev after controversies and his repeated bullying, anti-social behavior. Now people have also alleged that the priest conduct all sort of illegal trades through the temple and is a mafia in reality. Amardev had come to Himachal from outside State a few years ago in rags, said Kisaan Sabha, in a press conference. Now, he has three luxury SUVs and idols worth crores in the temple. Public is also questioning sources of such a massive flow of finances for construction of the temple and the idols.

Sadly, the Chief Minister has forgot his people and is concerned about an alleged criminal. The popularity of Amardev among ministers and politicians suggests some hidden interests. The allegations of about patronage of current government to mafia seem to have matter. It’s disheartening to see elected government taking side of one man, ignoring his controversial history, and neglecting interests of entire panchayat.

Madan has studied English Literature and Journalism from HP University and lives in Shimla. He is an amateur photographer and has been writing on topics ranging from environmental, socio-economic, development programs, education, eco-tourism, eco-friendly lifestyle and to green technologies for over 9 years now. He has an inclination for all things green, wonderful and loves to live in solitude. When not writing, he can be seen wandering, trying to capture the world around him in his DSLR lens.

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Pics of This Policeman Are Making HP Police Deptt Proud, Melting Hearts

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Solan-Pictures of a policeman approaching an elderly woman and later carrying a heavy bundle of fodder for her are making Himachal Pradesh Police proud. This policeman is being applauded by not only the people but also by his department. 

The pictures are taken in Chail area of the district where an elderly lady was carrying fodder for livestock from jungle during the relaxation period in curfew.

Head Constable Jasvir Singh Chail Solan

On seeing the elderly lady struggling with a bundle of fodder (green tree-leaves), which appeared to be heavy for her, an on-duty policeman carried the bundle on his back for her.

HP Police Helping People During COVID-19 Curfew

A resident of Kunihar in Solan district posted these pictures on his social media handle. He recognized this policeman as Head-Constable Jasvir Singh, who was also his classmate 17 years ago.

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We don’t know about this policeman in his personal life, but a mention of this gesture is important if seen symbolically in context to the police-citizens relationship.

This compassionate gesture of a policeman, in a time when the police is enforcing curfew and mostly seen dealing strictly with people to make them comply with the law, is melting hearts.

Visuals of people either being beaten or punished physically for breaking curfew did attract criticism not only from the people but also from the DGP SR Mardi.

However, the same policemen are also going a step ahead to help people in various ways during the COVID-19 crisis. In various districts, there are instances where policemen are even spending from their own pockets to help the needy around them. Perhaps, pictures of all of them won’t appear on social media but good policemen are there helping people while discharging their duty. 

These pictures remind us that policemen aren’t devoid of emotion and compassion.  Therefore it becomes duty of every citizen to support the police and make its job of maintaining law and order easier.

 

..SABHI POLICE KI VERDI WALE BURE INSAN NAHI HOTEInka naam mr.jasvir singh hai.mere shehar.(KUNHAR) ke nazdeek…

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Rs. 1 Crore to HP Police Department for PPE and N95 Masks

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HP Police PPE kits and masks

Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Government on Saturday sanctioned rupees one crore (Rs. 50 lakhs from HP COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and Rs. 50 lakhs from State Disaster Response Fund) to Police Department for purchase of high-risk Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and N-95 masks for police personnel of the State in the wake of pandemic COVID-19.

HPSEB Contributed 1.97 crore Towards Chief Minister Relief Fund

On behalf of officers and officials of H.P. State Electricity Board Limited, the Chairman of the Board, Ram Subhag Singh, contributed Rs. 1.97 crore towards Chief Minister Relief Fund on Saturday.

Chief Minister again made a fervent appeal to the people for the generous donation towards this Fund so that needy people could be benefited.

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17 People of Himachal Visited COVID-19 Hotspot Nizamuddin in Delhi: HP Govt

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Government on Tuesday confirmed that as many as 17 people of the State were on the religious congregation at Delhi Nijamuddeen. All of them are under 14 days surveillance of Delhi Government at New Delhi and till now they have no symptoms of COVID-19.

These persons belong to Chamba, Sirmaur, and Kullu districts.

This large religious gathering at Delhi’s Nizamuddin has emerged as a virus hotspot with links to seven COVID-19 deaths. Among those who had attended the gathering, 50 have tested positive in Tamil Nadu, 24 in Delhi, 21 in Telangana, 18 in Andhra Pradesh, 10 in Andamans and one each in Assam and Kashmir after attending the gathering. 

Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) shared details of foreign and Indian Tabhlig Jamaat (TJ) workers in India with all States on March 21, 2020, after COVID-19 positive cases among these workers surfaced in Telangana.

All the Tabligh Jamaat workers staying at Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz are being medically screened since March 26. So far, 1203 Tabligh Jamaat workers have been medically screened.  Over 300 of them had symptoms of COVID-19 and were referred to different hospitals in Delhi.

Various nationals, particularly from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Kyrgyzstan had come for Tabligh activities.

Meanwhile, So far, 1339 Tabligh Jamaat workers have been shifted to Narela, Sultanpuri and Bakkarwala quarantine facilities as well as to LNJP, RGSS, GTB, DDU Hospitals and AllMS, Jhajjar. Rest of them are being currently medically screened for COVID-19 infections. No new case has been reported in Himachal. 

Usually, all the foreign nationals visiting India as a part of Tabligh team come on the strength of a tourist visa. MHA had already issued guidelines that they should not indulge in missionary work on a tourist visa. State Police would be examining categories of visas of all these foreign TJ workers and take further action in case of violation of visa conditions.

BACKGROUND

Tabligh Jamaat Headquarter (Markaz) is located in Nizamuddin, Delhi. Devout Muslims from across the country and also from foreign countries visit the Markaz for religious purpose. Some also move out in groups to different parts of the country for Tabligh activities. This is a continuous process throughout the year.

On March 21, approximately 824 foreign Tabligh Jamaat workers were in different parts of the country for missionary work. Besides, around 216 foreign nationals were staying in the Markaz. Besides, over 1500 Indian TJ workers were also staying in the Markaz while around 2100 Indian TJ workers were touring different parts of the country for missionary work. Since March 23, the lockdown has been strictly imposed by State authorities/police across Delhi including in and around Nizamuddin and Tabligh work came to a halt.

As of now, nearly 1400 confirmed cases and 35 deaths have been reported. During the last 24 hours, 227 new confirmed cases and 3 new deaths have been reported.

 

 

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