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Mumbai, Mar 31 (PTI) Top stories from western region at 5 pm.

BOM7 GJ-COURT-LD ISHRAT Guj:CBI court discharges 3 cops in Ishrat Jahan encounter case (Eds: Adds court's observations, case details) Ahmedabad: A special CBI court here on Wednesday discharged police officers G L Singhal, Tarun Barot and Anaju Chaudhary in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan alleged fake encounter case.

BOM8 MH-HC-SINGH Why you didn't approach police against Deshmukh? HC asks Param Bir Singh Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh why he did not lodge a police complaint against Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh if he was aware of an alleged wrongdoing being committed by the minister.

BOM9 MH-VIRUS-TOPE Maha should be ready for stricter steps:Tope on COVID-19 surge Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said people should be ready for stringent measures in the coming days to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

BOM6 MH-WAZE-NIA Waze procured explosives found in SUV near Ambani's house: NIA Mumbai: The gelatin sticks found in an SUV near industrialist Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai last month were procured by suspended police officer Sachin Waze, NIA sources claimed on Wednesday.

BOM1 MH-PAWAR-ENDOSCOPY Sharad Pawar undergoes endoscopy for stone removal: Doctor Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar has undergone an emergency endoscopy for the removal of a stone from his bile duct and his condition is improving, a doctor attending to him at a hospital here said on Wednesday.

BES4 MP-FIRING-JAWAN MP:SAF jawan kills fianc e's brother over her refusal to marry Bhopal, Mar 31 (PTI) A 28-year-old jawan of the Madhya Pradesh police's special armed force (SAF) allegedly shot his fiance's brother dead after the woman refused to marry him, police said on Wednesday. PTI NSK NSK