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Kidnappers Ran Away With Rs 30 Lakh Ransom, UP Police Looked On, Family Alleges

Jul 15, 2020 PTI

A probe has been launched into the incident after the family of the victim alleged that they paid the abductors Rs 30 lakh, while the Kanpur police were present at the spot and did nothing to rescue their kin.

Militants Abduct Off-duty Policeman In Kashmir's Shopian, Freed Later

Apr 24, 2020 IANS

This is not the first time that security men going on leave to their homes in Kashmir have been abducted by militants. In 2018, there were several such abductions by militants.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh Offers Help To Sikh Girl Forcibly Converted To Islam In Pakistan

The 19-year-old girl is the daughter of a 'granthi' (priest) at Gurudwara Tambu Sahib and was converted to Islam at gunpoint.

Pakistan: Abducted Sikh Girl Returns To Her Parents, Says Police; 8 Arrested

Aug 31, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

The girl, identified as 19-year old Jagjit Kaur, was allegedly abducted and forced to marry a Muslim man in Pakistan.

CBI Raids Former Samajwadi Party MP Ateeq Ahmad In Abduction Case In Uttar Pradesh

The searches are being conducted at six places in the two Uttar Pradesh cities, they said, adding that details would be given later.

15 July, 2019

Rajasthan: Two Sisters Allegedly Held Hostage By Man For Over Two Months, Repeatedly Raped In Dholpur

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The matter came to light after the younger sister, who is a minor, managed to escape from captivity on July 10, and lodged an FIR on Saturday.

08 July, 2019

Uttar Pradesh: Man Allegedly Tortured By Cops In Mainpuri After He Complains Of Wife's Abduction, Rape

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The shocking incident of police brutality took place under Bichhwan police station in the district of Mainpuri, which happens to be the Lok Sabha constituency of Samajwadi Party patriarch, Mulayam Singh Yadav.

07 May, 2019

5 Indian Sailors Abducted In Nigeria, Sushma Swaraj Asks For Action At The ‘Highest Level’

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According to reports, it has been over two weeks since the sailors were abducted. Their families said that they have been unable to contact them for several days.

26 March, 2019

Pakistan HC Orders Protection For 2 Hindu Girls After Alleged Forced Conversion

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A Pakistani high court on Tuesday ordered official protection for the two Hindu girls due to concern about their safety as authorities widened a probe to ascertain if the teenage sisters were abducted, forcibly converted and married.

24 March, 2019

War Of Words Breaks Out Between Sushma Swaraj, Pak Minister Over Abduction Of Hindu Girls In Sindh

Outlook Web Bureau

A war of words broke out between two senior ministers of Pakistan and India on Sunday over the reported abduction, forced conversion and underage marriages of two teenage Hindu girls in Sindh province.

24 March, 2019

Pak PM Imran Khan Orders Probe Into Forced Conversion, Marriages Of 2 Teenage Hindu Girls

Outlook Web Bureau

The two girls were allegedly kidnapped by a group of "influential" men from their home in Ghotki district in Sindh on the eve of Holi. Soon after the kidnapping, a video went viral in which a cleric was purportedly shown soleminising the Nikah (marriage) of the two girls.


09 March, 2019

Army Man Safe, Reports Of Abduction Incorrect: Defence Ministry

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The information of abduction is said to be incorrect according to the Defence Ministry.

18 February, 2019

BJP Leader Arrested For Daughter's Kidnapping In West Bengal

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The incident sparked tensions in Labhpur, with a mob attacking local TMC MLA Manirul Islam's vehicle and chasing him.

15 February, 2019

West Bengal: BJP Leader's Daughter Allegedly Kidnapped At Gunpoint

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The daughter of a local BJP leader has been allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint from her residence by a gang of miscreants in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Friday.

31 December, 2018

Lucknow: Realtor Accuses Former MP Of Abducting, Assaulting Inside Deoria Jail

Outlook Web Bureau

The complainant Mohit Jaiswal has accused Atiq Ahmad, his son Umar and his five aides of kidnapping and assaulting him.

29 December, 2018

Andhra Pradesh: 18-Month-Old Baby From Maharashtra Abducted At Tirumala

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The baby was taken away from his parents while they were sleeping in an open area before offering prayers to Lord Venkateshwara on the hill shrine.

22 December, 2018

Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Abducting, Raping 16-Year-Old Girl In Rajasthan

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A 35-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment for abducting and raping a 16-year-old girl by a POCSO court in Rajasthan's Bundi district.


05 November, 2018

79 School Students Kidnapped In Cameroon: Report

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'The search for the hostages has been launched -- every man has been called in,' the government source said.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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