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Man beaten to death by wife and her family
Report dated 25/05/2013 @ 11:55 AM
Balkar Singh of Muradpura, Tarn Taran, was tied to an electric pole and beaten to death allegedly by his wife and 3 in-laws.
According to police he and his wife Rajwinder Kaur who were married for 18 years had a tiff so Kaur moved to her parent's home. Singh then went to his in-laws home drunk and started abusing them, so in a fit of rage Kaur, her sister and their two brothers tied him to an electric pole and beat him ruthlessly. Singh died in hospital later.
A case has been registered against the four people who are now absconding.
Another godman arrested for multiple rape
Report dated 24/05/2013 @ 2:47 PM
Gulzar Ahmed Bhat, 42, a self-styled godman was arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police for the rape and sexual abuse of several young girls at his religious centre in Budgam district. He is accused of also manipulating verses of the Holy Quran to motivate the girls into sex.
Gulzar who goes by the name Syed Gulzar ran an institution for girls that offered short duration courses in religious studies and promoted himself on local TV channels and in local newspapers.
One of Gulzar's disciples Imtiyaz Ahmad Sofi who saw him in a sexual act with a young girl brought the crime to light and police arrested him after 4 girls recorded their statement before a court. Police said Gulzar had repeatedly exploited the girls sexually on the pretext of purifying them, and employed a few women who would motivate the girls to please Gulzar.
Police are now on the lookout for his associates, Abdul Gani Ganaie and Bashir Ahmed Mir.
A local court has remanded Gulzar to custody for 15 days to investigate the case.
Medical examinations of the victims have confirmed the allegations of exploitation at the centre that housed over 500 girl students.
Police officers transferred 40 times during their career in UP
Report dated 23/05/2013 @ 2:47 PM
Some 43 Indian Police Services (IPS) officers posted in Uttar Pradesh have been transferred over 40 times during their career.
The officers include 2 directors general police; 14 additional directors general police; 13 Inspectors general of police; 10 deputy inspectors general of police, and 4 superintendents of police.
This information was revealed after a request from the home department under the Right to Information, by Lucknow based activist Nutan Thakur.
Analysts believe this is another example why officers in UP are not able to deliver, as they are transferred so frequently it is difficult for them to plan solutions to tackle problems, and to execute and deliver results.
Court orders wife to allow husband back into home
Report dated 22/05/2013 @ 2:37 PM
The Bombay high court has allowed a man to return to his two bedroom home six years after he was driven out by his wife and her relatives and forced to stay in a hotel.
The Bench ruled the husband would stay in one bedroom while the wife would live in the other in the Bandra flat. The woman was also ordered to hand over duplicate key of the house to her husband forthwith and both were told not to interfere with each other.
The wife denied the allegation that her relatives were living in the same house. She also said she had suffered physical and mental cruelty by her husband.
The court noted that the family court had dismissed the husband's petition for divorce and the house belonged to him as he bought it before their marriage and therefore he could not be prevented from living there.
'Smart' cards not so smart - maestro Jagjit Singh listed as labourer !
Report dated 18/05/2013 @ 12:45 PM
Some photographs on the so called 'Smart Cards' used to make payments under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Rewa district, lists Chhatttisgarh chief minister Raman Singh, Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray, late ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh and other eminent people as labourers, though with different names.
It is common that such cards carry pictures of celebrities but carry the names of locals.
The cards were issued by the Union Bank of India under a financial-inclusion scheme in 2009-10. Preparing the cards was outsourced to a company called FINO, and were later linked to payments made under the rural employment scheme.
UBI's general manager says prima facie no payments were made to the card users with famous people's pictures and he believes it is the work of some mischievous people associated with FINO.
They have now sought details of all the bogus cards including payment details and if anything wrong is found, legal action will be taken.
One employee who was terminated from FINO after he complained about the anomalies said the issue relates to corruption.