‘Kidnapped’ teen returns home

The 17-year-old, Chandraprakash Singh, who had been allegedly kidnapped Tuesday evening after he left his hostel in Narhi locality of Hazratganj to buy a mobile charger, returned home in Deoria on Sunday morning.

Circle Officer (Hazratganj) Dinesh Yadav said police had traced Chandraprakash's location near Jamshedpur with the help of mobile surveillance and a team was sent there.

However, Chandraprakash himself reached his home in Deoria on Sunday, he said adding that Chandraprakash's father Brijesh Pratap Singh had informed police about the arrival of his son.

Singh said Chandraprakash had been taken to Burdwan in West Bengal by kidnappers, but he escaped from there and reached home at around 3 am on Sunday. Singh, however, declined to give information on how Chandraprakash was taken to Burdwan, saying that he had not spoken to his son in detail as he was sleeping.

Minister booked for 'insulting' lawyers, robbery, mischief

A local court in Jaunpur has framed charges against Minister of State for Land Development Jagdish Sonkar in a criminal case that was lodged in 2010.

The case was filed following a fight with a local advocate.

Minister's lawyer, Rahul Tiwari, said the charges has been framed under Section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 392 (punishment for robbery) and 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code. Additional District and Session Judge MP Singh has fixed February 18 as next date for the hearing in the case.

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