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Police cops open fire at shopkeepers for harassing tourists in Fatehpur Sikri



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Agra: Four policemen including a sub inspector Chandra Pal Singh, constables Anuj Kumar, Suraj and Kapil were injured after a group of local shopkeepers attacked them inside Fatehpur Sikri fort on Wednesday afternoon for harassing tourists.

The incident took place at Hazrat Salim Chisti Dargah located 35 kilometers from Agra heartland of medieval in Fatehpur Sikri.


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With a video of incident uploaded on internet showed that cops to protect themselves fired in air to disperse local shopkeepers.

Some shopkeepers using baton sticks and clubs against cop after which some of them were taken into custody. Even police cops were seen trying to control the unruly mob.


Clash among police cops-shopkeepers after tourists complain of harassment:


Station house officer of Fatehpur Sikri, Ved Pal Singh said, “The attack on cops occurred after the local police visited the fort after receiving a distress call from tourists. The tourists claimed that they being excessively harassed by touts forcing them to buy expensive ‘chaddar’ and flowers to offer at Hzt Salim Chisti dargah.”

Further adding to this he said, “The on-duty cops identified the shopkeepers-cum-touts and detained two men for harassing the tourists. While the cops were on their way to police station with the apprehended men, some of the local traders surrounded the team and demanded that they release their men immediately.”


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On other hand Police teams at various location conducted raid to arrest the men involved in violence while filing this report.

Ved Pal Singh after investigation said, “We have booked over 60 men under various IPC sections including 147 (riot), 148, (rioting, armed with deadly weapon.), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 307 (attempt to murder) and other valid sections.”



Trump knew exactly what was going on: Giuliani aide




Washington: An aide to Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said that the US President “knew exactly what was going on” regarding efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, it was reported on Thursday.

Ukrainian-American businessman Lev Parnass, who is facing separate criminal charges, made the comments in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday after letters, phone records, notes and flash drives were obtained from him earlier this week, the BBC said in a report.

Documents show that the Ukraine-born Parnas was in regular contact with Giuliani as well as Ukrainian officials, and suggests that the businessman was directly involved in trying to have Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky look into the Bidens.

In the interview, Parnas said Trump was “aware of all my movements”.

“I wouldn’t do anything without the consent of Rudy Giuliani or the President. Why would President Zelensky’s inner circle or (Interior) Minister (Arsen) Avakov or all these people or (former) President (Petro) Poroshenko meet with me?

“Who am I? They were told to meet with me. And that’s the secret that they’re trying to keep. I was on the ground doing their work,” he added.

Parnas further said that the President was lying and knew that unless there was an investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was a director of a Ukrainian gas company, military aid to Kiev would be withheld.

He also claimed that the investigation was about digging up dirt on Joe Biden.

Meanwhile, some of the materials obtained show Parnas and Giuliani discussing the removal of Marie Yovanovitch, the then US ambassador to Ukraine, said the BBC report.

In Wednesday’s interview, Parnas claimed the only motivation to get Yovanovitch removed from her post was because she was in the way of the effort to get Ukraine to announce an investigation into Joe Biden.

Trump was impeached by the Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on December 18, 2019 and is accused of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The two articles of impeachment were sent to the Republican-majority Senate on Wednesday night, paving the way for the starting of a trial against the President.

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