BJP leader issued death threat for Rs 1 crore extortion

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RAJKOT: Govind Pansuriya, former BJP vice-president from Jasdan town, and his wife have lodged a police complaint against four persons for demanding extortion money of Rs 1 crore and issuing a death threat. According to police, in her complaint, Pansuriya’s wife Rama has alleged that four persons barged into her house on Wednesday afternoon and claimed that Pansuriya owed them Rs 1 crore interest on a loan he had taken from them, and that if he did not pay up, they would abduct him. Three of the accused identified themselves…

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Nine-year-old girl raped in Bhavnagar

Rajkot: A nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Mafatnagar area of Bhavnagar. While the crime happened on September 18, the girl’s mother lodged a complaint with the police on Tuesday. Police have formed four teams of local crime branch, special operations group and local police to nab the accused, following directions of the superintendent of police Dipankar Trivedi. On Monday evening, the girl was on her way to a grocery shop near her house to buy something when the man waylaid her. He took her to an…

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WIAA to set up driver training institute in Bhuj

Rajkot: The Western India Automobile Association (WIAA) will begin a driving school in Bhuj to provide scientific driving skills to the locals in Kutch. WIAA, the Federation of Kutch Industries Association (FOKIA) and the state transport department recently inked a memorandum of understanding to establish this ‘safe driving training institute’. Mundra and Kandla ports in the district are handling approximately 35% of the country’s total cargo through sea ports. Therefore, the population of vehicles likes trucks, dumper and tankers have increased manifold over the years. “The capex for the institute…

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Woman abducted by first husband

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Rajkot: A woman from Rajaram Society was abducted on Wednesday morning. According to police, the woman was wife of one of the abductors, who had married another person some 20 days ago. “Komal, who was the wife of Mehul Koradiya, had married Ranjan. It is not clear whether she had divorced Mehul before marrying Ranjan. On Wednesday morning, Mehul along with Harshad Koradiya and four other unidentified accomplices barged into Komal’s residence at Rajaram Society, beat up Ranjan’s mother Vinu Moviya (54) and abducted Komal in a car. We have…

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Students’ fight sparks violence in Mehsana village

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Palanpur: A fight between two college students of different communities snowballed into serious clashes in Nagalpur village, five km from Mehsana, on Wednesday. Rampaging mobs from both communities took the roads and began heavy stone pelting at each other. Some of them even torched vehicles and a roadside kiosk. “A young boy was having tea at roadside stall when another youngster on a bike came there. His bike just brushed him a little and there was a heated altercation between the two. This snowballed into rioting,” said Mehsana superintendent of…

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BJP leader issued death threat for Rs 1cr extortion

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Rajkot: Govind Pansuriya, former BJP vice-president from Jasdan town, and his wife have lodged a police complaint against four persons for demanding extortion money of Rs 1 crore and issuing a death threat. According to police, in her complaint, Pansuriya’s wife Rama has alleged that four persons barged into her house on Wednesday afternoon and claimed that Pansuriya owed them Rs 1 crore interest on a loan he had taken from them, and that if he did not pay up, they would abduct him. Three of the accused identified themselves…

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Chewing tobacco costs teacher 1-year increment

Rajkot: Being addicted to chewing tobacco proved costly for a primary school teacher of Sara village in Muli taluka of Surendranagar. Not only was he reprimanded by the district primary education officer (DPEO) but he also lost one-year increment for his addiction. This is probably the first of its kind punishment for a serving school teacher in the state where he was penalized for chewing tobacco. Paresh Chauhan, primary school teacher of Sara village at Muli had come to the DPEO’s office in Surendranagar to submit hard copy of an…

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Six held for diesel theft in Mundra

Six arrested for diesel theft: Six persons were arrested for allegedly stealing di- esel meant for fishermen in Mundra taluka of Kutch on Monday. The accus- ed were held during a raid by SOG, Bhuj. The arrested include truck drivers Salim Noormohammad Sama, Dawood Sumra, Noor Mohommad Noor Lad- ak; cleaner Jafar Kakal and petrol pump staffers Kalyan Gadhvi and Lilabhau Rabari.tnn

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Four booked for looting Rs 6cr from share broker

Palanpur: A Vadodara-based share broker lodged a complaint against four persons who allegedly beat him up and robbed him of Rs 6 crore near Idar. Though the incident happened on September 9, Virendra Shah lodged a complaint with Idar police only late night on Monday. Shah named Haresh Vankar, Bhavesh Desai, Vikram Desai and Bhavji Goswami in the complaint. He told police four persons offered him Rs 30 crore in demonetized notes in lieu of Rs 6 crore as loan. They also promised to pay him interest. “It was decided…

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Loan sharks stab 3 of family

Rajkot: A moneylender and his three aides were booked for allegedly stabbing three members of a family including a woman, in Ganjiwada area of Rajkot city on Monday night. Iliyas Anwar Shaikh (30), his brother Amjad and mother were stabbed by accused Arif Pathan and three of his aides following altercation over repayment of loan. Police Shaikh had borrowed Rs 1 lakh from Pathan on higher interest rate to expand his imitation jewellery business about two years ago. While Shaikh said that he had already paid Rs 3 lakh with…

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