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April 9, 2019

April 9, 2019: Indian Election 2019: BJP MLA and four police officer dead in Naxalite attack

SITUATION India’s governing Bharatiya Janata Party’s MLA Bheema Mandavi was among five people killed in a suspected Maoist attack on his convoy in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh, days before the state votes in general elections on 11 April. P Sundar Raj, the deputy inspector general for anti-Maoist operations, stated that four policemen and MLA’s drivers were also killed while MLA was returning from a campaign appearance. However, MLA Bheema Mandavi’s body initially remained untraced. The Naxalites blew up an SUV in the convoy with an improvised explosive device and opened fire at the occupants. The incident took place at Shyamagiri hills when...

 

April 9, 2019

April 9, 2019 : Indonesia arrests seven for trafficking 1200 humans

SITUATION The Indonesian police have arrested seven people linked to human trafficking cases that involved a staggering 1,200 victims who were smuggled to the Middle East and North Africa. The alleged traffickers are suspected to have sent some 500 victims to work as domestic helpers in Morocco, 220 to Turkey, 300 more to Syria and another 200 to Saudi Arabia 2018 onwards. Herry Nahak, who is the head of the Indonesian national police's criminal investigation unit noted that this is the biggest case that the national police have uncovered. It was not immediately clear if there was any connection between...

 

April 9, 2019

April 9 ,2019 : ISIS Inspired Man held in Maryland for failed truck-ramming attack

SITUATION  A man from Maryland was charged with stealing a truck to carry out a Nice-style attack. The 2016 truck attack in Nice, France claimed the life of 86 and resulted in non-fatal injuries to 458 people.  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland announced Monday it had charged Rondell Henry, 28, with interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle for allegedly stealing a U-Haul vehicle last month. The government also filed a motion calling for Henry to be detained pending trial as a flight risk and a danger to the community. Henry said he was inspired by the...

 

April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019 : Bulgaria seizes 1500 kg cannabis at Serbian border

SITUATION Around 1500 kilograms of cannabis was seized by the Bulgarian border police. It was discovered hidden inside a truck at a checkpoint on the Serbian border. The border officials discovered the cannabis concealed among linoleum during a routine check at the Kalotina checkpoint around midnight, as told by customs agency chief Georgi Kostov to the media persons reporting this case. Authorities are in search of the Serbian driver, who fled into wooded areas near the town of Slivnitsa. His identity has been established and a European search warrant is underway, according to Kostov. This load of cannabis, one of...

 

April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019 : Two Female trafficking victims rescued in Nagaland, India

SITUATION Two women from Assam who were victims of trafficking had been rescued from Nagaland on Sunday. One lady is a resident of Guwahati and the other one hails from Tezpur. Both of them had been missing since the day of Mahashivaratri, a mega festival which was celebrated across India on 21st February, 2019. They had been taken to Nagaland with the promise of jobs but later had been sold into human trafficking rings. A centre for the protection of women has rescued the women with the help of Nagaland Police. These centres have been set up by the National...