Chowksi’s legal team publishes videos and photos to prove he was kidnapped in Antigua
Daily NEWS Summary | 14-06-2021; A UK-based law firm handling the case of fugitive diamond dealer Mehul Choksi released images and videos on Monday showing people, including men of Indian descent, involved in an elaborate operation to bring Choksi from Antigua to Dominica on May 23.
- The Justice Abroad Law Firm claimed that Choksi was abducted with the help of an acquaintance and men who gagged him and tied him to a wheelchair and used at least one unmarked boat to transport him from Antigua to Dominica.
- Justice Abroad’s Michael Polak said the intention behind the entire episode was to “bring” Choksi to India by shortening the legal process.
- The evidence in this case shows that Choksi was kidnapped in Antigua, where he had cases pending before the courts, and illegally returned to Dominica. We believe the goal was to have him taken to India without going through the proper legal procedures in Antigua and Dominica, Polak said in a statement.
- In documents and photographs, the legal team handling the case in Dominica shows some men who appeared to be of Indian origin on the deck of a boat that was allegedly used to transport Choksi from Antigua.
- Two videos shared by the legal team show an unnamed ship carrying Choksi moving faster than the permitted limit of 8 km / h. The ship was unflagged as it moved from Jolly Harbor to North Finger in Antigua to an encounter with another ship that eventually brought the fugitive diamond merchant to Dominica.
- Choksi’s legal team claims that he visited the Antigua waterfront villa of his recent acquaintance Barbara Jarabik on the night of May 23 and was quickly overpowered by a group of men who “rushed in and beat him.”
- He was “gagged and tied to a wheelchair” with the tip of a knife and placed in the boat unmarked. This ship then placed him on Calliope of Arne, a private yacht, which took him to Dominica.
- One of the photographs in Calliope of Arne shows passengers with South Asian features.
- Choksi’s team claims the kidnappers carried out a reconnaissance mission in early April and traveled from London to Antigua and Dominica.
- They claim that the team involved in the kidnapping traveled between London and Dominica and consisted of four people.
- The argument aims to counter the case in a Dominican court where Choksi is being tried for illegally entering the island.
- The legal team shows that Choksi was kidnapped and gagged, then turned over to Dominican authorities, who denied him due process for days.
- Choksi’s team claimed that he had belonged to Antigua since he acquired the island’s citizenship in 2018. However, India maintained that one fugitive remained who should be brought to justice for defrauding banks.
Rise in fuel prices pushes wholesale inflation to almost 13%
Daily NEWS Summary | 14-06-2021; Wholesale price inflation in India hit a record 12.94% in May, from 10.5% in April, mainly due to a sharp rise in fuel and electricity inflation, which rose to 37.6 %, and due to the weak base effect of May 2020.
- Inflation for fuels and electricity has almost quadrupled to 37.6% from 9.75% in March this year, and is well above the 20.94% mark reached in April.
- Inflation of manufactured products fell from 9% in April to 10.83%. While wholesale food price inflation increased from 7.58% in April to 8.11% in May, sequentially, the food price index slowed significantly compared to April.
- Wholesale price inflation for the month of March was also revised up from 7.39% to 7.89%, by economic advice from the Ministry of Industry Development and Domestic Trade.
- Meanwhile, the leader of Congress, P Chidambaram, said on Monday that the reason for the high inflation in the country was the daily rise in the prices of gasoline and diesel.
- The inflation of the MPI is 12.94%. CPI inflation is 6.3 percent. You want to know why? Inflation for fuels and electricity is 37.61 percent. Thanks to Prime Minister Modi for raising gasoline and diesel prices every day, Chidambaram said on Twitter.
Uttar Pradesh scribe who voiced death threat from “liquor mafia” dies in “traffic accident”
Daily NEWS Summary | 14-06-2021; A journalist from the Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh, who had written to the police fearing that the “liquor mafia” would threaten his life, was killed in an alleged traffic accident a day later, on the evening of June 13, said police.
- Shulabh Srivastava, 42, worked as a district correspondent for the news channel ABP News. While he claimed that he prima facie, he died in a traffic accident, the police noted that they were investigating all other angles.
- A murder case was filed against unknown persons following a complaint from his wife. She suspects that he was murdered by the liquor mafia and the suspects tried to project it as an accident.
- On the evening of June 13, around 10-11pm, Srivastava was returning to Pratapgarh from Lalganj after news coverage when he was found injured near a brick kiln at the Katra junction after falling from his motorcycle, said Additional Superintendent of Police (East) Surendra P. Dwivedi.
- He was taken to a hospital but pronounced dead. Prima facie, it was discovered that he was traveling alone and death occurred after he collided with a pole and pipe on the side of the road. The police, however, were “deeply investigating all other angles.”
- In a request submitted to ADG Prayagraj, allegedly via WhatsApp, Srivastava on June 12 expressed a threat to his life from the “liquor mafia” who, he said, were unhappy with his coverage of the recent discovery of illegal brewery factories. liquor and police raids on them. sites in the district.
- He sought security and an investigation into his matter.
- The last two days, every time I left my house to work, I felt like they were following me. According to sources and public discussion, I feel that some liquor mafia that is not happy with my news may cause harm to me and my family, he wrote.
- Pratapgarh SP Akash Tomar on Monday inspected the scene of the incident and instructed the officials involved to investigate all angles.
Novavax claims 90% efficacy for its Covid-19 vaccine
Daily NEWS Summary | 14-06-2021; Vaccine maker Novavax said Monday that its injection was highly effective against Covid-19 and also protected against variants in a large late-stage study in the United States and Mexico.
- The vaccine was about 90% effective overall, and preliminary data showed it to be safe, the company said.
- While the demand for Covid-19 injections in the US has dropped dramatically, the need for more vaccines around the world remains critical.
- The Novavax vaccine, which is easy to store and transport, is expected to play an important role in increasing vaccine supplies in the developing world.
- However, that help is still months away. The company says it plans to apply for authorization for the injections in the US, Europe and elsewhere by the end of September and be able to produce up to 100 million doses a month by then. Novavax vaccine can be stored in standard refrigerators, making it easy to distribute.
Zerodha co-founder Nikhil Kamath admits to using a computer in his win against Viswanathan Anand
Daily NEWS Summary | 14-06-2021; Viswanathan Anand‘s simultaneous online chess matches against celebrities on Sunday night raised over 10 rupees. Less than 24 hours later, the event, held by chess.com for Covid-19 relief, began to be commented on for all the wrong reasons – it turned out that one of the players had resorted to unfair practices during his game against all five times world Champion.
- Nikhil Kamath, co-founder of the stock brokerage firm Zerodha, had given a surprise. He was the only one among the nine celebrities who defeated Anand. Actor Aamir Khan, cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal and singer Arijit Singh had lost.
- Kamath now faces accusations of cheating, that is, using the help of a computer during his game against Anand. Chess.com has closed your account for “violating the fair play policy.” He has admitted it a lot on Twitter:
“I had the help of the people who analyzed the game, the computers and the kindness of Mr. Anand himself to treat the game as a learning experience. This was for fun and charity. In hindsight it was pretty silly as I didn’t realize all the confusion that can be generated from this Apologies … “Kamath
- Anand was understandably upset by the entire episode. He tweeted: “Yesterday was a celebrity simulation for people to raise money. It was a fun experience defending the ethics of the game. I just played the board position and expected the same from everyone.
- The interesting fact is that Anand would not have lost this game if he had not chosen to concede. Kamath only had a few seconds left on the clock, but Anand resigned, instead of waiting for his opponent to waste time.
Covid updates: The number of reported coronavirus cases in India stood at 2 95 47 547 at the time of this bulletin, with the death toll at 3.75,158.