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Home Guard salary scam: Senior officials including Divisional Commandant arrested

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Noida: Four officials of the Uttar Pradesh Home Guard unit have been arrested in the salary scam case of the security force, including Divisional Commandant Ram Narayan Chaurasia, SSP Gatam Buddh Nagar confirmed.

Chaurasia was earlier the District Commandant of district unit, besides Assistant Company Commander Satish, Platoon Commanders Montu, Satveer and Shailender have also been arrested in the case.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had taken a serious view of the fire in the home guard office in Gautam Buddha Nagar and has directed a probe into the incident.

The chief minister had asked the district magistrate and SSP of Gautam Buddha Nagar to ensure the arrest of the accused persons by Tuesday evening.

The fire, which occured in the early hours of Tuesday, destroyed salary muster rolls of personnel dating back to 2014.

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Elderly couple murdered for dollars, jewelry: SSP Kalanidhi Naithani

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Lucknow: Lucknow police cracked Chowk’s double murder-loot case on Friday night. Two men, including the son of the victim’s friend, were arrested for allegedly looting and murdering an elderly couple at their residence in Sahadatganj police station area of Lucknow earlier this week.

The couple was found dead at their residence on December 12 and following a probe in the incident, police have ascertained robbery as the motive behind the incident.

Superintendent of Police, Kalanidhi Naithani on Friday said, “Two accused, 21-year-old Usman and 23-year old Akib have been arrested. On interrogation, we came to know that Usman is the son of victim’s friend”.

The couple was earlier found dead in a pool of blood on Thursday following which district police begin a probe and identified the accused using surveillance camera.

“We received information about a couple lying in a pool of blood inside their house. Immediately, the police reached the spot. Around 10 police teams actively started working to solve this case. We identified the accused based on the CCTV footage,” he added.

According to the police, Usman had hatched the plan to carry out loot at the deceased couple’s house.

“The accused looted the currency and jewelry from the couple’s residence and committed the murder,” said Naithani.

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