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miscreant

1. Archaic an unbeliever or heretic
2. Archaic unbelieving or heretical
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After a group of unidentified miscreants vandalised the statue, the local authorities took cognizance of the situation and within few hours, installed a new idol.
According to a security source, unknown miscreants fired missiles at 1:45pm which landed in a deserted area about one kilometer from sub-division complex Bahai Daag in Mamad Kore area of Khewazai Biazai.
Police said unknown miscreants set fire to a truck loaded with 350 bags of curriculum books of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) near Cantt Railway Station due to which thousands of books were burnt,reported private news channel.
Security sources said that the miscreants wanted to target vehicles of law enforcement agencies.
Witnesses said the miscreants also damaged the computer and assaulted the staff before fleeing the scene.
They further stressed that miscreants and terrorist do not want peace and they want to drag Bajaur again into unrest.
DPO Javed Iqbal told media that he received a tip-off about presence of two miscreants in the areas.
However, recently, the police received a mobile phone video recording of the incident, which led to suspicion that the three miscreants might have deliberately drowned the man, who got married four months ago.
According to the police, victim Anand Madhvani (60), a resident of Tilak Nagar area was returning late on Monday after having dinner from a hotel, when two bike borne miscreants, around 28 to 30 years of age, dragged him down after intercepting his scooter.
The police retaliated during which one of the miscreants suffered a bullet injury.
In a fresh development, the miscreants have sought an extortion of Rs500,000 from Kapildeo Kamat who is the Panchayati Raj minister in the ruling Nitish Kumar government.
After recovery of bombs, police and Law Enforcement Agencies have cordoned of the area and started operation against miscreants.