Four detained for flaunting ‘gun’, cops find it’s a lighter

  • | Sunday | 19th November, 2023

Ghaziabad: Four youths, including a juvenile, were tracked down and apprehended after a video of them brandishing a gun — later found to be a lighter designed like a pistol — on a busy road in Ghaziabad was shared several times on social media.The clip showed the four youths sitting in a moving car, a white SUV with UP registration, on the Indirapuram-Siddharth Vihar Road amid some traffic as one of them puts his hand out of the window and waves the fake gun in the air. Police took suo moto cognizance of the video and tracked down the four college students, three of them identified as Lakshay, Akshay and Satvik. During the investigation, cops found the youths were waving the gun-shaped lighter while on a joy ride on Friday, officials said. The video was shared by a passerby and uploaded on social media.A case under relevant sections of the CrPC and the Arms Act was registered at Vijayanagar police station. On Saturday, all four youths were detained and the car seized, ACP (Kotwali) Nimish Patil said.We also published the following articles recentlyUP police officer gunned down outside homeA police officer in Uttar Pradesh was shot dead outside his home in the presence of his wife and daughter. The officer, Satish Kumar, was shot by an unidentified assailant as he was returning home after a Diwali visit. Satish, an inspector-rank officer, died on the spot. The motive for the murder is unknown, and five probe teams have been formed to investigate the case.Pistols to revolvers, political big guns in Telangana are well-armedThe upcoming assembly election in Telangana is not just about politics, but also about the lavish lifestyles of the candidates. Many of them own imported guns and drive high-end cars like Mercedes Benz, Tesla, BMW, Audi, and Land Rover. AIMIM candidates, in particular, have a fondness for firearms. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is one of the few political bigwigs without a personal car. Some notable cars owned by candidates include a Tesla worth 51 lakh, a Land Rover Discovery Sport worth 71 lakh, and a BMW sports car worth 70 lakh.To be out next week, lighter syllabus for NEET-UG 2024The National Testing Agency (NTA) will announce a revised syllabus for the NEET-UG 2024 entrance exam next week. The online registration process for the exam, which is one of the largest in the world, will begin in January. The new syllabus is based on inputs from the National Medical Commission and consultations with various Boards. The syllabus for NEET-UG and JEE (Main) had remained unchanged despite the syllabus reduction for classes IX to XII during the pandemic. The exam is for admission to undergraduate medical, dental, and allied courses.

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