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



Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Salim Chisti dargah, Shopkeepers, Tourists, Uttar Pradesh, Regional news

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.


Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Salim Chisti dargah, Shopkeepers, Tourists, Uttar Pradesh, Regional news


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.”



Nasa finds Chandrayaan-2 lander Vikram with help of Indian engineer




New York: NASA has found the crash site and debris of India’s Chandrayaan-2 Vikram moon lander following a tip from an Indian space enthusiast who examined pictures of the area of the moon taken by a US orbiting camera.

The site was located by Shanmuga Subramanian, who on his own scoured the pictures taken by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera (LROC), NASA and Arizona State University announced on Monday confirming the find.

The first mosaic image of the likely crash site made from pictures taken by the LROC on September 17 was downloaded by several people to look for signs of the Vikram, NASA said.

One of them, Subramanian, contacted the LROC project with a positive identification of debris, it said.

Arizona State University (ASU), where the LROC project is located, said: “After receiving this tip, the LROC team confirmed the identification by comparing before and after images.”

When the images for the first mosaic were acquired on September 17, the impact point was poorly illuminated and could not easily be identified, it said.

But two image sequences were acquired on October 14 and 15, and on November 11 were better.

The November mosaic shows best the impact crater, ray and extensive debris field. The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and cast a one pixel shadow.

The three largest pieces of debris are each about 2×2 pixels and casts a one pixel shadow.

The university said that based on Subramanian’s tip, the LROC team scoured the surrounding area in the new mosaics and found the impact site and the debris field.

The impact site is located at 70.8810 degree S, 22.7840 degrees E, at an elevation of 834 metres, it said.

“The debris first located by Shanmuga is about 750 metres northwest of the main crash site,” ASU said.

Vikram lost contact with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) following its launch from Chandraayan-2 moon orbiter on September 6 when it tried to make a softlanding near the moon’s south pole.

In a statement NASA said: “Despite the loss, getting that close to the surface was an amazing achievement.”

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