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Jharkhand high court suspends registrar in Kohli case

Jharkhand high court suspends registrar in Kohli case

 

RANCHI: Standing committee of Jharkhand high court suspended registrar (vigilance) of the high court Mushtaq Ahmed on Thursday, in connection with Tara Shahdeo case. Acting on a complaint filed by one Rajesh Singh the court issued show cause notice to the registrar, asking him to explain his conduct and acts as has been mentioned by Tara in her statement recorded before judicial magistrate under section 164 CrPC on August 21.

Confirming the suspension and show cause notice being served to the registrar, registrar general of Jharkhand High Court, AV Singh said that the court received a complaint about conduct of Ahmed, in connection with the Tara Shahdeo case, acting on which, he was suspended with immediate effect.

Tara in her statement recorded before judicial magistrate has named vigilance registrar Mushtaq Ahmed several times as friend of her husband Ranjit Kumar Kohli aka Raquibul Hasan Khan. Shahdeo said that Ahmed was present representing Kohli’s side while her friends were present on her behalf during first round of talks for marriage on June 15. She has made a second mention of Ahmed’s name while the marriage talks were being finalised. According to Tara, Ahmed had suggested them to verify Kohli’s credentials at least once before marriage.

 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Jharkhand-high-court-suspends-registrar-in-Kohli-case/articleshow/41114367.cms

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Amritsar woman dies in custody; police claim suicide

Amritsar woman dies in custody; police claim suicide

 

A 56-year-old woman who was in police custody since Tuesday in a dowry death case died at the police station under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday.

 

Cops claim that the woman committed suicide by hanging herself. The police have started investigations under sections 174 and 176 of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure).

The deceased has been identified as Sukhwinder Kaur, a resident of Nawa Pind. A case of dowry death had been registered against her and her son Mahinder Singh at Jandiala police station on charges of the dowry death of her daughter-in-law Sukhbir Kaur. The two were arrested on Tuesday. 

 

Giving details, Jandiala SHO Paramjit Singh said the investigation of the case had revealed that Sukhwinder was a domineering woman. He said that a couple of days ago, a tiff had taken place between Sukhwinder and Sukhbir over a paltry sum of `20, which Sukhbir had demanded from her mother-in-law to buy milk for her children.

“Sukhwinder allegedly strangled her daughter-in-law to death over this. The case was registered against her and her son (Sukhbir Kaur’s husband) on Tuesday and the two were arrested on the same day,” he said.

The woman was to be presented in court on Wednesday, he said.

“On Wednesday morning, Sukhwinder told the lady constable that she wanted to bathe before being taken to court. The lady constable took her to the bathroom where she committed suicide by hanging herself from the geyser with the help of her dupatta,” said the SHO.

He said the lady constable later informed the other staff on duty, who forced open the bathroom door to find her hanging from the geyser,” he said.

“After the visit of the magistrate to the police station, an investigation has been initiated into the matter under sections 174 and 176 of the CrPC,” the SHO said.

 

http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/chandigarh/amritsar-woman-dies-in-custody-police-claim-suicide/article1-1257305.aspx

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Amritsar woman dies in custody; police claim suicide

Amritsar woman dies in custody; police claim suicide

 

A 56-year-old woman who was in police custody since Tuesday in a dowry death case died at the police station under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday.

 

Cops claim that the woman committed suicide by hanging herself. The police have started investigations under sections 174 and 176 of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure).

The deceased has been identified as Sukhwinder Kaur, a resident of Nawa Pind. A case of dowry death had been registered against her and her son Mahinder Singh at Jandiala police station on charges of the dowry death of her daughter-in-law Sukhbir Kaur. The two were arrested on Tuesday. 

 

Giving details, Jandiala SHO Paramjit Singh said the investigation of the case had revealed that Sukhwinder was a domineering woman. He said that a couple of days ago, a tiff had taken place between Sukhwinder and Sukhbir over a paltry sum of `20, which Sukhbir had demanded from her mother-in-law to buy milk for her children.

“Sukhwinder allegedly strangled her daughter-in-law to death over this. The case was registered against her and her son (Sukhbir Kaur’s husband) on Tuesday and the two were arrested on the same day,” he said.

The woman was to be presented in court on Wednesday, he said.

“On Wednesday morning, Sukhwinder told the lady constable that she wanted to bathe before being taken to court. The lady constable took her to the bathroom where she committed suicide by hanging herself from the geyser with the help of her dupatta,” said the SHO.

He said the lady constable later informed the other staff on duty, who forced open the bathroom door to find her hanging from the geyser,” he said.

“After the visit of the magistrate to the police station, an investigation has been initiated into the matter under sections 174 and 176 of the CrPC,” the SHO said.

 

http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/chandigarh/amritsar-woman-dies-in-custody-police-claim-suicide/article1-1257305.aspx

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No titles, designations on number plates: HC

No titles, designations on number plates: HC

AHMEDABAD: Taking its directions on removal of beacons from vehicles of officials not entitled to them further, Gujarat high court on Thursday asked the government to remove number plates bearing the position and designation of the car’s occupant by which they could try to throw their weight around.

Responding to a contempt petition filed by a Junagadh resident, a bench headed by Justice M R Shah ordered the removal of number plates bearing information other than the number issued by the RTO. Directions are also issued to those officials and people who put their designations or professions on or near their number plates.

As soon as the court issued the directions, the cops began drive from the HC campus itself. They began removing such number plates from vehicles lying near the public prosecutor’s office. Government officials at court proceedings park their vehicles in this corner.

The petitioner’s lawyer, Dipal Ravaiya, said that the issue of removal of red and amber lights from vehicles of public servants not entitled to them is yet to be resolved. The court also asked the government to supply a list of officers who didn’t follow the direction and put beacons back on their vehicles.

Beside this, the court also asked the authorities to supply a toll free number for citizens to register complaints against erring officials and citizens. The government has been ordered to issue a public warning through the mass media against the illegal use of beacons and writing of status on or near number plates.

The court has sought a detailed report on September 10 from authorities on action taken for the awareness campaign and to curb the illegal practices.

Last year, petitioner Kirit Sanghvi highlighted in his PIL how prevalent the illegal use of beacons was, especially in civic bodies. On August 23, 2012, the HC asked the government to enforce the law regarding use of beacons. As beacons were not removed, Sanghvi filed a contempt petition earlier this year and submitted that even if authorities removed beacons, vehicle users often reinstalled them.

 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Ahmedabad/No-titles-designations-on-number-plates-HC/articleshow/41128014.cms

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No titles, designations on number plates: HC

No titles, designations on number plates: HC

AHMEDABAD: Taking its directions on removal of beacons from vehicles of officials not entitled to them further, Gujarat high court on Thursday asked the government to remove number plates bearing the position and designation of the car’s occupant by which they could try to throw their weight around.

Responding to a contempt petition filed by a Junagadh resident, a bench headed by Justice M R Shah ordered the removal of number plates bearing information other than the number issued by the RTO. Directions are also issued to those officials and people who put their designations or professions on or near their number plates.

As soon as the court issued the directions, the cops began drive from the HC campus itself. They began removing such number plates from vehicles lying near the public prosecutor’s office. Government officials at court proceedings park their vehicles in this corner.

The petitioner’s lawyer, Dipal Ravaiya, said that the issue of removal of red and amber lights from vehicles of public servants not entitled to them is yet to be resolved. The court also asked the government to supply a list of officers who didn’t follow the direction and put beacons back on their vehicles.

Beside this, the court also asked the authorities to supply a toll free number for citizens to register complaints against erring officials and citizens. The government has been ordered to issue a public warning through the mass media against the illegal use of beacons and writing of status on or near number plates.

The court has sought a detailed report on September 10 from authorities on action taken for the awareness campaign and to curb the illegal practices.

Last year, petitioner Kirit Sanghvi highlighted in his PIL how prevalent the illegal use of beacons was, especially in civic bodies. On August 23, 2012, the HC asked the government to enforce the law regarding use of beacons. As beacons were not removed, Sanghvi filed a contempt petition earlier this year and submitted that even if authorities removed beacons, vehicle users often reinstalled them.

 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Ahmedabad/No-titles-designations-on-number-plates-HC/articleshow/41128014.cms

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No titles, designations on number plates: HC

No titles, designations on number plates: HC

AHMEDABAD: Taking its directions on removal of beacons from vehicles of officials not entitled to them further, Gujarat high court on Thursday asked the government to remove number plates bearing the position and designation of the car’s occupant by which they could try to throw their weight around.

Responding to a contempt petition filed by a Junagadh resident, a bench headed by Justice M R Shah ordered the removal of number plates bearing information other than the number issued by the RTO. Directions are also issued to those officials and people who put their designations or professions on or near their number plates.

As soon as the court issued the directions, the cops began drive from the HC campus itself. They began removing such number plates from vehicles lying near the public prosecutor’s office. Government officials at court proceedings park their vehicles in this corner.

The petitioner’s lawyer, Dipal Ravaiya, said that the issue of removal of red and amber lights from vehicles of public servants not entitled to them is yet to be resolved. The court also asked the government to supply a list of officers who didn’t follow the direction and put beacons back on their vehicles.

Beside this, the court also asked the authorities to supply a toll free number for citizens to register complaints against erring officials and citizens. The government has been ordered to issue a public warning through the mass media against the illegal use of beacons and writing of status on or near number plates.

The court has sought a detailed report on September 10 from authorities on action taken for the awareness campaign and to curb the illegal practices.

Last year, petitioner Kirit Sanghvi highlighted in his PIL how prevalent the illegal use of beacons was, especially in civic bodies. On August 23, 2012, the HC asked the government to enforce the law regarding use of beacons. As beacons were not removed, Sanghvi filed a contempt petition earlier this year and submitted that even if authorities removed beacons, vehicle users often reinstalled them.

 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Ahmedabad/No-titles-designations-on-number-plates-HC/articleshow/41128014.cms

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Timarody lashes out at Jagadish Karanth for bid to suppress Sowjanya movement

Timarody lashes out at Jagadish Karanth for bid to suppress Sowjanya movement

 

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MANGALORE : Prajaprabhutva Vedike Leader Mahesh Shetty Timarody hasalleged that “Hindu Jagarana Vedike leader Jagadish Karanth is holding press meet along with the supporters of the accused in the Sowjanya case, at the behest of those who are against the fight for justice in Sowjanya case. He is making unnecessary statements through innocent youth at the directions of the administrative officer of a college under the Dharmasthala management, with the sole intention of ensuring free education to his niece in the institution.”
Timarody has made the allegation in a press statement after it was announced in Ujire that “The Hindu Jagarana Vedike will not be organising Sarvajanika Ganeshotsava in Ujire this year.”
“ Jagadish Karanth might be the leader of his own Jagarana Vedike, but he has not remained as Hindu Jagarana Vedike leader. The payment for the ad issued in ‘Hosa Digantha’ daily in the name of a youth leader Ullasa, has been paid by opponents of Sowjanya movement. The Vedike is not the ancestral property of Jagadish Karanth and it does not need his permission for Ganeshotsava.” Karanth is opposing Sowjanya movement and issuing press statements in favour of the rich just to fill his pockets. In the past, it was this same Jagadish Karanth who through an inflammatory speech in Belthangady had instigated Hindu youth to engage in criminal acts and then saw to it that poor youth were jailed.”
“Karanth has brought about a rift within the Sangha Parivar by pointing fingerstowards Kalladka Bhat for all his anti-Hindu activities and has even tried to prove that Kalladka Bhat was opposing Timarody. Let Karanth first give details of the accounts of the funds he has amassed in the name of the Hindu Jagarana Vedike before seeking details of the Ujire Ganeshotsava,” Timarody has said.

 

http://thecanaratimes.com/epaper/index.php/archives/29417

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Vigilante groups unleash terror in city;2 young pairs thrashed

Vigilante groups unleash terror in city;2 young pairs thrashed

 

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Mangalore: The menace of Hindu and Muslim fundamentalist groups has crossed all limits in Mangalore city of late. Two such incidents were reported from Urva and Kavoor police station limits on August 27, Wednesday and August 28, Thursday respectively.
In the first incident reported on August 27, Tejas Karkera, a student of Roshini Nilaya at Valencia was attacked by a group of fanatics at the Bharath Mall at Bejai when he had been there with a Muslim female friend in the evening. The accused have been identified as Imtisham (21), Irfan (20) and Sadaq (26). Following a complaint lodged with Urva police, all the three were arrested.
They have been produced before the court and remanded to judicial custody till September 9.
In the second incident reported from Korantady in Kunjathbail, a school girl, daughter of a doctor in the city who was spotted in the area along with a Muslimyouth named Hamraz and later entered a house in the area were bashed up by saffron activists and later handed over to Kavoor police. The police who summoned the parents of both the youngsters let the two after a due warning. No complaint has been lodged, informed Kavoor police.
ADGP meet proves a flop: ADGPs Megharik and Kishore Chandra had convened a high level meeting just a day ago to discuss law and order situation, under world activities, moral policing, assault on cattle traffickers etc. The two moral policing incidents reported just a day after the meeting seems to be making a mockery of the police department.

 

http://thecanaratimes.com/epaper/index.php/archives/29432

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12 ministers in Modi Cabinet facing cases

12 ministers in Modi Cabinet facing cases

 

New Delhi, Aug 28: If Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes Supreme Court observations on excluding Ministers with criminal antecedents seriously, he has a tough call to take as 12 of 45 ministers in his Cabinet have criminal cases against them and two of them — Uma Bharti and Gen V K Singh – have charges framed against them.modi cabinet

If Gopinath had been alive, he would be the 13th such minister. While Minister of State Nihal Chand faces allegation of rape though there is no case against him presently.

Though there is no concrete order on the removal of ministers with criminal antecedents, the Supreme Court verdict puts the onus on prime ministers and chief ministers to take a call on such ministers.

This is the second major judgment on the issue of criminalisation of politics, the first being the one on disqualification of an MP or MLA if he/she is convicted for more than two years.

The Supreme Court had initially barred people to contest from jails but it was later changed. The 12 ministers with criminal cases in the NDA government include Muzaffarnagar-riots accused Sanjeev Balyan, Nitin Gadkari, Ramvilas Paswan, Maneka Gandhi, Harsh Vardhan, Dharmendra Pradhan, Upendra Kushawa, Danve Raosaheb and Juel Oram.

Water Resources Minister Bharti has two cases, including the Babri Masjid demolition case in which charges have been framed. Former Army chief V K Singh faces trial related to a case filed during a series of protests in Delhi. Bharti has a total of 13 cases, including those of attempt to murder and causing communal disharmony.

Most of the ministers have cases related to political protests. Eight ministers have declared serious criminal cases, including attempt to murder, causing communal disharmony, kidnap and electoral violations.

Kushwaha and Paswan have cases of electoral malpractices while late Munde had a case related to kidnapping against him.

 

http://www.coastaldigest.com/index.php/news/67803-12-ministers-in-modi-cabinet-facing-cases

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25 Indian workers arrested in Kuwait on murder charges

25 Indian workers arrested in Kuwait on murder charges

 

Kuwait indianNew Delhi, Aug 30: India has taken up with Kuwait the case of 25 workers who have been arrested after a brawl in which two Egyptians were reportedly killed.

The arrested workers’ colleagues have sent a video message to the government, in which they claim they are being hounded by the police and harassed by the construction firm they work for.

The Indians were arrested yesterday, a day after clashes between two groups of workers.

The Indian mission has written to the Kuwaiti foreign ministry and also visited the hospital where about 15 Indians were admitted after the incident.

Hundreds of workers, mostly from Punjab and Rajasthan, said they were stuck at the factory and had not been allowed to leave since the fight.

“Our firm is harassing us. I appeal to the Indian government for help. About 700 of us working here are being targeted,” said the workers in the video. They also accused the police of bias.

In New Delhi, the foreign ministry asserted that all Indians are safe.

“We have immediately taken action. Our mission in Kuwait has written to the Kuwaiti foreign ministry and sought their assistance. We’ve also requested for consular assistance to any Indian who needs it. Our mission has gone to all hospitals there to check the welfare of Indian nationals there. I can confirm that no Indian national is in any danger,” foreign ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters.

He added, “There is a 750,000-strong community of Indians in Kuwait which is well-respected and this incident relates to a very small segment.”

The workers’ families in Punjab said the government should bring them back.

The wife of one of the workers said that “he called to say a terrible fight had broken out after some friends of his were jailed. A lot of Indians were beaten up. He said no one listened to their version and they were jailed.”

 

http://www.coastaldigest.com/index.php/news/67846-25-indian-workers-arrested-in-kuwait-on-murder-charges

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Clean chit to Bajrang Dal in Mangalore church attacks: Govt to look into controversial report

Clean chit to Bajrang Dal in Mangalore church attacks: Govt to look into controversial report

 

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Bangalore, Aug 29: Karnataka Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said that the government would look into preliminary and final reports by Justice B K Somashekar commission on the Mangalore church attacks of 2008 are contradictory in nature.

Replying to a question, Jayachandra said the cabinet decided to give him the responsibility of looking into the terms of reference made in the Justice B K Somashekar final report on 2008 church attacks.

“The issue came in for discussion during the cabinet meeting and the home department has given me the responsibility of looking into the terms of references made in Somashekar final report,” he said.

There is a difference between the preliminary and final report, he said, noting that while sitting in the opposition then, he and Siddaramaiah had raised questions over the Somashekar report.

The Christian community led by Archdiocese of Bangalore had called the final report on 2008 church attacks as “unfair” and had “not done justice” to the minority community.

Even Congress expressed surprise over the Commission giving a clean chit to the police and Bajrang Dal, who they alleged were involved in the church attacks.

 

http://www.coastaldigest.com/index.php/news/67826-clean-chit-to-bajrang-dal-in-mangalore-church-attacks-govt-to-look-into-controversial-report

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Mangalore: FIR against Teesta Setalvad for tweeting morphed photo

Mangalore: FIR against Teesta Setalvad for tweeting morphed photo

Mangalore, Aug 27: An FIR has been filed against noted social activist Teesta Setalvad in Bunder police station here on charges of hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus by posting images of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants, an Islamic extremists’ outfit, morphed with Hindu gods through her Twitter page.

The complaint, filed by Yuva Brigade convener Naresh Shenoy, stated that by posting morphed images in Twitter on August 22, Teesta had hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community.

Based on the complaint, sections 505, 153A, 153, 201, 295, 295A, 298 under Information Technology Act 2008 have been invoked against her in the FIR.

The complaint stated that Teesta posted a morphed photo titled ‘Chilling Reality’ linking Hindu gods with ISIS militants, specifically UK-born ISIS militant, who allegedly beheaded US journalist James Foley. The complaint further stated that the photo would derail the secular fabric of the country as it hurt the sentiments of one particular community.

Besides, the complaint added that Teesta had intentionally placed the halo, usually associated with Hindu gods, behind the ISIS militant’s head. The photo on the left shows shows a militant in the form of goddess Kali holding a severed head. Another image, in the same picture shows an Islamic extremist holding the Sudarshana Chakra (associated with lord Vishnu).

Soon after the photo went viral and evoked angry outbursts in the social media, Teesta removed the photo and apologized for uploading it. In her blog, she explained that she said the photo was sent to her by a friend, and she had uploaded it ‘in a mad rush’.

“A friend contacted me saying he could prepare some visuals depicting the atrocities of the ISIS which I might consider Tweeting. I agreed. I am traveling and was in a mad rush this morning (August 22) preparing for a Memorial Lecture I was invited to deliver this afternoon in Kolkata. On receiving the friend’s message, I took a quick glance at the illustration depicting the ISIS’ gruesome beheading of the American journalist. Looking at the visual as a whole, I did think the illustration needed reworking as it may be interpreted differently by different people. However, in the mad rush that I was in, I Tweeted the same with my caption, ‘Chilling’.

“The moment I realised that the illustration had created a controversy and had hurt many people, I deleted the Tweet and Tweeted an immediate apology for having inadvertently hurt their feelings. While reiterating my commitment to work for communal harmony, conflict resolution and peace building, I once again offer my sincere apologies for inadvertently hurting religious sentiments,” Teesta stated in her blog.

Nevertheless, Narendra Shenoy said that he was determined to ensure that action is taken against Teesta. “The picture has hurt the sentiments of Hindus,” he said, adding that he would send a copy of the complaint to the Bangalore cyber crime branch to ensure action.

When asked why he filed a complaint in Mangalore when neither Teesta nor the incident had any connection to the city, he said, “This is our way of expressing anger against the accused in the case.”

 

 

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=258953

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Bantwal: Flash boycott of classes – polytechnic lecturers accused of mentally torturing students

Bantwal: Flash boycott of classes – polytechnic lecturers accused of mentally torturing students

 

Bantwal, Aug 28: Under the banner of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, students of polytechnic here boycotted classes and staged a flash protest demonstration in front of the college on Wednesday August 27. The students said that the vice principal of the college, with the support of a lady lecturer, has been inflicting mental torture on the students of the institution.

The students demanded immediate suspension or transfer of vice principal, Dr Chinnagiri Gowda, and lecturer, Tejaswini, alleging that these two had been creating trouble for the students in classes and denting their confidence and self respect. Parents of students also came in support of the students, and condemned the attitude of these two faculty members of the college.



It is said that behind-the-scene misgivings, differences of opinion, and rivalry that has been in the air among the teaching staff of the college since sometime has been posing a question mark on the future of the students. It is said that both Dr Gowda and lecturer in science department, Tejaswini, had been often choosing not to take classes because of the said rivalry. The students said they have to be prepared to face internal examinations scheduled to be held shortly, and whenever they approached the said lecturers for taking classes, the concerned unnecessarily harassed students at their classes without reason.

‘We had been keeping quiet out of respect for the teaching staff. As the harassment became unbearable, we had brought the same to the notice of the principal, but no positive result came out of this action. The fact that the said lady lecturer had branded a student named Jitesh as a goonda just because he had participated in the protest programme organized by a student organization had angered the student community. Throwing of bags on students, asking the students to squat on the floor without any reason or provocation, tearing down books when even small mistakes are found in the work done by the students, are some of the actions which we abhor. We cannot take this anymore, and hence have decided to protest,’ the students explained.

The students are now hoping that this protest will bear some fruit.

 

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=259059

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Bantwal: Flash boycott of classes – polytechnic lecturers accused of mentally torturing students

Bantwal: Flash boycott of classes – polytechnic lecturers accused of mentally torturing students

 

Bantwal, Aug 28: Under the banner of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, students of polytechnic here boycotted classes and staged a flash protest demonstration in front of the college on Wednesday August 27. The students said that the vice principal of the college, with the support of a lady lecturer, has been inflicting mental torture on the students of the institution.

The students demanded immediate suspension or transfer of vice principal, Dr Chinnagiri Gowda, and lecturer, Tejaswini, alleging that these two had been creating trouble for the students in classes and denting their confidence and self respect. Parents of students also came in support of the students, and condemned the attitude of these two faculty members of the college.



It is said that behind-the-scene misgivings, differences of opinion, and rivalry that has been in the air among the teaching staff of the college since sometime has been posing a question mark on the future of the students. It is said that both Dr Gowda and lecturer in science department, Tejaswini, had been often choosing not to take classes because of the said rivalry. The students said they have to be prepared to face internal examinations scheduled to be held shortly, and whenever they approached the said lecturers for taking classes, the concerned unnecessarily harassed students at their classes without reason.

‘We had been keeping quiet out of respect for the teaching staff. As the harassment became unbearable, we had brought the same to the notice of the principal, but no positive result came out of this action. The fact that the said lady lecturer had branded a student named Jitesh as a goonda just because he had participated in the protest programme organized by a student organization had angered the student community. Throwing of bags on students, asking the students to squat on the floor without any reason or provocation, tearing down books when even small mistakes are found in the work done by the students, are some of the actions which we abhor. We cannot take this anymore, and hence have decided to protest,’ the students explained.

The students are now hoping that this protest will bear some fruit.

 

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=259059

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Puttur: Novel way of conning – Elderly man trying to help fleeced by stranger

Puttur: Novel way of conning – Elderly man trying to help fleeced by stranger

 

Puttur, Aug 28: An unsuspecting senior citizen from Uli village in Beltangady taluk was taken for a ride by a stranger, who disappeared into the oblivion after fleecing the old man. The incident occurred at Uppinangady in the taluk on Wednesday August 27, and Anni Gowda from the above village lost Rs 3,000 for the mistake of trusting a stranger.

Anni Gowda had come to Uppinangady to buy medicines. He boarded the bus at Kakkepadavu and reached Uppinangady bus stand, when a man approached him. The stranger, who struck a conversation with Gowda, spoke as if he knew the old man since ages. He also navigated Anni Gowda through an emotional journey by harping on his personal travails and sad incidents in the family.

By now the stranger had sensed the pulse of Anni Gowda, and that this person was suitable for playing his trick. He explained that his account with a bank located near the old bus stand had been credited with a sum of Rs 60,000. He claimed that the bank would allow him to draw this amount only after he remits a sum of Rs 3,000 to the bank. He requested Anni Gowda to help him in this task, by accompanying him to the bank branch.

As soon as the two approached the building in the first floor of which a bank branch is located, the youth asked Anni Gowda to wait near the stairs, telling the latter not to take the trouble of ascending the stairs,. He also handed over an envelope to Gowda, claiming that it contained a cheque, duly asking the old man to carefully hold it till he returns from the bank.

The youth, it transpired, went down the stairs from the other direction, and escaped from the eyes of Anni Gowda. Gowda, who waited at the spot for two hours, grew suspicious about the intention of the man. He opened the envelope and found a old ticket pertaining to Yakshagana performance instead of cheque. The man was not visible inside the bank. Some locals advised Anni Gowda to approach the police, but Anni Gowda thought it was not worth the trouble. He had no other choice but to return home, feeling cheated, losing faith in all strangers, and all along the way cursing the youth who had taken him for a ride.

 

 

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=259132

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Woman lodges sexual harassment case against seer Raghaveshwara Bharati

Woman lodges sexual harassment case against seer Raghaveshwara Bharati

 

Bangalore, Aug 27 (DHNS) :The Banashankari police on Wednesday registered a case of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation against Ramachandrapura Mutt seer Raghaveshwara Bharati and his disciples.

Following a complaint lodged by Anshumathi Shastri, the daughter of Diwakara Shastry and Premalatha, residents of Banashankari in Bangalore, the police registered a case against the seer and others under IPC Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

Premalatha is one of the performers in Ramakatha, a group dance based on mythology, for the last three years, organised by the seer. Diwakara Shastry was closely associated with the Mutt’s administration.

Anshumathi stated in the complaint that her mother Premalatha had said that the seer and his disciples had sexually harassed her. When her family members were contemplating to lodge a complaint against them, the seer’s disciples learnt about their intentions, called up Premalatha and threatened her against lodging a complaint. However, the family members were determined to lodge complaints against the seer and his disciples.

To put them in trouble, the seer’s disciples lodged ‘false’ complaint against Premalatha and Diwakara Shastry with the Honnavar police. A team of Honnavar police thus took Diwakara Shastry and Premalatha into custody, claiming that they would produce them before the local court, Anshumathi said in the complaint.

She stated that she and her sister were in the house and were getting threat calls from the seer’s disciples, she added and sought police protection.

“The police consulted legal experts and then registered cases against the seer and his disciples. The police have directed the complainant to provide documents to prove her allegations,” a senior police officer told Deccan Herald.

The Honnavar police arrested Diwakara Shastry and Premalatha for blackmailing the seer to tarnish his image, based on a complaint lodged by R Chandrashekhar. The couple were produced before the local court. The judge remanded them in judicial custody for one day. The hearing will continue on Thursday.

In the complaint, Chandrashekhar stated that Diwakara and Premalatha called up the seer on the phone and demanded Rs three crore from him. They threatened to tarnish his image if he failed to pay them the money.

They also threatened of lodging a sexual harassment complaint against him and disclose everything to the media, he added in the complaint. He claimed that Diwakar demanded a prominent position in the Mutt’s administration and a lead role for Premalatha in the upcoming Ramakatha event.

 

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=259060

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Woman lodges sexual harassment case against seer Raghaveshwara Bharati

Woman lodges sexual harassment case against seer Raghaveshwara Bharati

 

Bangalore, Aug 27 (DHNS) :The Banashankari police on Wednesday registered a case of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation against Ramachandrapura Mutt seer Raghaveshwara Bharati and his disciples.

Following a complaint lodged by Anshumathi Shastri, the daughter of Diwakara Shastry and Premalatha, residents of Banashankari in Bangalore, the police registered a case against the seer and others under IPC Sections 354A (sexual harassment) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

Premalatha is one of the performers in Ramakatha, a group dance based on mythology, for the last three years, organised by the seer. Diwakara Shastry was closely associated with the Mutt’s administration.

Anshumathi stated in the complaint that her mother Premalatha had said that the seer and his disciples had sexually harassed her. When her family members were contemplating to lodge a complaint against them, the seer’s disciples learnt about their intentions, called up Premalatha and threatened her against lodging a complaint. However, the family members were determined to lodge complaints against the seer and his disciples.

To put them in trouble, the seer’s disciples lodged ‘false’ complaint against Premalatha and Diwakara Shastry with the Honnavar police. A team of Honnavar police thus took Diwakara Shastry and Premalatha into custody, claiming that they would produce them before the local court, Anshumathi said in the complaint.

She stated that she and her sister were in the house and were getting threat calls from the seer’s disciples, she added and sought police protection.

“The police consulted legal experts and then registered cases against the seer and his disciples. The police have directed the complainant to provide documents to prove her allegations,” a senior police officer told Deccan Herald.

The Honnavar police arrested Diwakara Shastry and Premalatha for blackmailing the seer to tarnish his image, based on a complaint lodged by R Chandrashekhar. The couple were produced before the local court. The judge remanded them in judicial custody for one day. The hearing will continue on Thursday.

In the complaint, Chandrashekhar stated that Diwakara and Premalatha called up the seer on the phone and demanded Rs three crore from him. They threatened to tarnish his image if he failed to pay them the money.

They also threatened of lodging a sexual harassment complaint against him and disclose everything to the media, he added in the complaint. He claimed that Diwakar demanded a prominent position in the Mutt’s administration and a lead role for Premalatha in the upcoming Ramakatha event.

 

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=259060

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Kasargod: Ujire man accused of murdering girl arrested in Nashik

Kasargod: Ujire man accused of murdering girl arrested in Nashik

 

Kasargod, Aug 28: A man from Ujire, Beltangady, accused of murdering a teenage girl way back in 2006 was arrested on the night of Wednesday August 27 in Nashik, Maharashtra.

The accused, Umar Byari (33) had previously been arrested for allegedly killing Fathimath Zuhara (17) by cutting her throat after entering her house. However, after being released on bail, he went absconding, till a police team led by DySP T P Ranjith arrested him again at Nashik at Maharastra.


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File Photos of accused Umar and victim Fathimath

The barbaric incident had occurred on December 28, 2006 at Bambrana Uluvar in Kumble. The accused had killed Fathimath Zahara (17), daughter of Uluvar resident Abubakker.

Umar Byari was known to the girl and it is said that he had forced her to have physical relationship with him. When she refused his advances, he killed her by slitting her throat, it is alleged.

Umar was employed in a plantation near a mosque. He had allegedly entered the house of the girl through the roof at around 2.30 am by climbing a coconut tree which was adjacent to the house.

The accused was arrested within a few days of the murder. He was granted bail last year, after which he went absconding.

The police team whice came to know that he was hiding in Maharashta, conducted search operation and arrested him on Wednesday night, August 27. The police have said that he was working in Nashik as a contract laborer. To avoid identification, Umar had grown his hair long and changed his looks.

ASI Balakrishnan, Pradeep Kumar Chavara, Sinis Siriak, Saifuddin, Sunil Abraham and others were part of the police team.

 

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=259150

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Kasargod: Ujire man accused of murdering girl arrested in Nashik

Kasargod: Ujire man accused of murdering girl arrested in Nashik

 

Kasargod, Aug 28: A man from Ujire, Beltangady, accused of murdering a teenage girl way back in 2006 was arrested on the night of Wednesday August 27 in Nashik, Maharashtra.

The accused, Umar Byari (33) had previously been arrested for allegedly killing Fathimath Zuhara (17) by cutting her throat after entering her house. However, after being released on bail, he went absconding, till a police team led by DySP T P Ranjith arrested him again at Nashik at Maharastra.


Umar


File Photos of accused Umar and victim Fathimath

The barbaric incident had occurred on December 28, 2006 at Bambrana Uluvar in Kumble. The accused had killed Fathimath Zahara (17), daughter of Uluvar resident Abubakker.

Umar Byari was known to the girl and it is said that he had forced her to have physical relationship with him. When she refused his advances, he killed her by slitting her throat, it is alleged.

Umar was employed in a plantation near a mosque. He had allegedly entered the house of the girl through the roof at around 2.30 am by climbing a coconut tree which was adjacent to the house.

The accused was arrested within a few days of the murder. He was granted bail last year, after which he went absconding.

The police team whice came to know that he was hiding in Maharashta, conducted search operation and arrested him on Wednesday night, August 27. The police have said that he was working in Nashik as a contract laborer. To avoid identification, Umar had grown his hair long and changed his looks.

ASI Balakrishnan, Pradeep Kumar Chavara, Sinis Siriak, Saifuddin, Sunil Abraham and others were part of the police team.

 

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=259150

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Puttur: Novel way of conning – Elderly man trying to help fleeced by stranger

Puttur: Novel way of conning – Elderly man trying to help fleeced by stranger

 

Puttur, Aug 28: An unsuspecting senior citizen from Uli village in Beltangady taluk was taken for a ride by a stranger, who disappeared into the oblivion after fleecing the old man. The incident occurred at Uppinangady in the taluk on Wednesday August 27, and Anni Gowda from the above village lost Rs 3,000 for the mistake of trusting a stranger.

Anni Gowda had come to Uppinangady to buy medicines. He boarded the bus at Kakkepadavu and reached Uppinangady bus stand, when a man approached him. The stranger, who struck a conversation with Gowda, spoke as if he knew the old man since ages. He also navigated Anni Gowda through an emotional journey by harping on his personal travails and sad incidents in the family.

By now the stranger had sensed the pulse of Anni Gowda, and that this person was suitable for playing his trick. He explained that his account with a bank located near the old bus stand had been credited with a sum of Rs 60,000. He claimed that the bank would allow him to draw this amount only after he remits a sum of Rs 3,000 to the bank. He requested Anni Gowda to help him in this task, by accompanying him to the bank branch.

As soon as the two approached the building in the first floor of which a bank branch is located, the youth asked Anni Gowda to wait near the stairs, telling the latter not to take the trouble of ascending the stairs,. He also handed over an envelope to Gowda, claiming that it contained a cheque, duly asking the old man to carefully hold it till he returns from the bank.

The youth, it transpired, went down the stairs from the other direction, and escaped from the eyes of Anni Gowda. Gowda, who waited at the spot for two hours, grew suspicious about the intention of the man. He opened the envelope and found a old ticket pertaining to Yakshagana performance instead of cheque. The man was not visible inside the bank. Some locals advised Anni Gowda to approach the police, but Anni Gowda thought it was not worth the trouble. He had no other choice but to return home, feeling cheated, losing faith in all strangers, and all along the way cursing the youth who had taken him for a ride.

 

 

http://www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=259132

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‘Ragging’ victim commits suicide in Himachal

‘Ragging’ victim commits suicide in Himachal

 

Shimla, Aug 31: Five years after the death of medical student Aman Kachroo due to ragging in Himachal Pradesh, police Saturday registered a suicide case after the death of a student of a private polytechnic college allegedly due to harassment by seniors.

Ragging victimThe victim was a first year civil engineering diploma student of Gautam Polytechnic College in Hamirpur town, who allegedly committed suicide after being harassed by two of his seniors.

Assistant superintendent of police Shamsher Singh said that a case was registered against the college authorities and two students.

The victim Amit Kumar, 21, of Palampur in Kangra district committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan in his rented accommodation on Thursday night, said police.

He had been in a disturbed state of mind for quite some time after he was threatened by his seniors.

Amit, who got admission last month, was alone in the room as his roommate had gone home that night. His parents got to know about his death in the morning when Amit did not respond to their phone calls, said a police official.

Deep Chand, the victim’s father who lodged a complaint with the police, alleged that the college authorities did not take any action against ragging even after his son had brought to their notice two days before his death that some seniors were threatening him.

“My son was in trauma and college authorities took his complaint lightly,” he told reporters.

Chand said his son had also mentioned the mobile phone numbers of the students who were threatening him. He had not been attending classes due to the fear of being ragged.

College principal Rajneesh Gautam confirmed that the victim had made a complaint in writing and had alleged that some senior students were harassing him.

“We had assured him of action against the culprits but we never expected that Amit would take such an extreme step,” he said.

This was the second ragging death in Himachal Pradesh after the death of medical student Aman Kachroo, 19, of Rajendra Prasad Medical College and Hospital in Tanda town of Kangra district.

He died on March 8, 2009 after he was ragged by four drunk seniors who were convicted by a trial court in Dharamsala Nov 11, 2010.

They spent three years and five months in jail before the state government waived their remaining seven-month jail term in August 2012.

After the death of Kachroo, the Himachal Pradesh Educational Institutions (Prohibition of Ragging) Act, 2009, made ragging a cognisable and non-bailable offence.

Students caught ragging will not only be expelled and be ineligible for admission to any other institution for three years, but may also be jailed and fined Rs 50,000.

 

http://www.coastaldigest.com/index.php/news/crime-a-crash/67893-ragging-victim-commits-suicide-in-himachal