Kamran Ansari, a Congress councillor from Raipur, has been booked by police for allegedly abusing and beating a tribal youth in Raja Talab area of the Chhattisgarh capital on January 10. Some of the associates of Ansari have also been named in the FIR which was registered by the victim's mother. The legal action against Ansari and his associates was taken after a viral video purportedly showed the Congress councillor along with his aides thrashing the youth. In his defence, Ansari said the youth was intoxicated and had come to his office with the intention of ransacking his office.
The Justice Department revealed new charges against a Texas man who allegedly participated in the Capitol attack and posted online death threats against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and a US Capitol Police officer. CNN’s Jessica Schneider has the details.
Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for the inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday. This report produced by Jonah Green.