1. IAS Officer Suspended for Checking PM's Chopper in Odisha Transferred to Karnataka EC
Minister Modi’s helicopter in Odisha’s Sambalpur on 16 April, has been asked to report to the Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer. Karnataka-cadre IAS officer Mohsin was placed as a General Observer in Sambalpur until his suspension order.
The suspension order had raised a storm in political circles with the opposition raising questions about the neutrality of the Election Commission of India’s office.
In its defence, the EC said that Mohsin had acted contrary to the instructions of the EC concerning SPG protectees.
Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP Ahmed Patel had attacked the Election Commission asking why it suspended Mohsin for checking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's helicopter in Odisha.
(Source: The News Minute)
2. CID to Investigate Mysterious Death of Raichur Girl
With the ‘Justice for Madhu’ protest campaign gathering steam after the mysterious death of the engineering student Madhu Pattar in Raichur, the case was handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Saturday.
DG-IGP Neelmani N Raju issued an order directing the CID to take over the case. Earlier, the family of the victim met former chief minister Siddaramaiah, requesting a detailed and fair investigation into Pattar’s death.
The matter was conveyed to to the home minister, M B Patil, who directed the DG-IGP to initiate an independent probe. Raichur police had arrested a 25-year-old man following the allegation from the parents of the victim that Pattar was ‘raped and burnt before she was hanged’.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
3. 73 Bikes Seized as Groups Head to Outskirts for Drag Racing
In a joint operation, the Nandagudi police and their counterparts from Hosakote conducted a special drive against bikers doing wheelies or indulging in drag races on Saturday night. They seized 73 two-wheelers on National Highway 75.
The drive was conducted after the police received information that a large number of people in bikes, autos and cars were moving towards the outskirts of the city. The two-wheelers among them were found to be performing wheelies.
The Nandagudi and Hosakote police barricaded roads at strategic points and intercepted them.
(Source: The Hindu)
4. Man Arrested for Killing Wife
The Electronics City police, on Sunday, arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly smothering his wife and attempting to make it look like suicide.
The alleged incident took place at his house in Doddathoguru on Saturday night. The accused, Ramesh Babu, works in a private firm at Whitefield. He hails from Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.
“He married Priyanka, 26, who worked in a garment factory, seven years ago in Bengaluru. The couple has a four-year-old daughter who lives with her maternal grandparents in Chittoor,” said a source in the police, adding that Ramesh is an alcoholic and in a relationship with another woman.
“As per our preliminary investigation, Priyanka came to know about the affair. The couple would fight regularly,” said a police officer.
(Source: The Hindu)
5. Goons Thrash, Throw 2 Youths Out of Kerala-B’luru Private Bus
High drama unfolded on a Bengaluru-bound private bus after two youths were allegedly assaulted and thrown out for demanding alternative arrangements after the vehicle broke down in Kerala. A video of the attack was posted on Facebook by a fellow passenger, who sought help.
The assault happened on an alternative bus that was arranged after the passengers raised a furore. The passengers on the Thiruvananthapuram-Bengaluru bus of Suresh Kallada Travels took to Facebook to explain the traumatic experience. The bus left Thiruvananthapuram at 10pm, Saturday.
Jacob Philip said the bus broke down soon after he boarded it at Haripad, Alappuzha district, in the midnight and no alternative arrangements were made for three hours. The passengers’ concerns over women’s safety were ignored by the crew.
(Source: The Times of India)
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