To let the city groove in with a bang, actors Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli landed at the Chikalthana Airport at 1.30 pm by a chartered plane to perform in Rock On 2 live concert. The Tata Tea Gold Lokmat Times presents Rock On 2 live concert powered by MK Constructions and E-Rides took place on Wednesday from 6 pm at Jabinda Estate, Beed bypass.
Spotting black goggles, the team arrived in a happening mood. Joint Managing Director and Editorial Director of Lokmat group, Rishi Darda accompanied the team from Mumbai. The executive director of Lokmat Karan Darda welcomed them at the Chikalthana airport. By the time the team reached reserve lounge, a crowd of youngsters gathered outside the airport.
Joint managing director of the Aurangabad Industrial City (Auric) Gajanan Patil said a delegation led by him recently made a stormy tour of Japan to market Auric as the best destination for companies across the world. Revealing that Japan industrialists are very curious about Auric, Patil said he was accompanied by joint chief executive officer of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) Abasaheb Jarhad during the tour between October 9 and 16.
An effigy of Ravan burnt during Dussehra celebrations in Cidco N-7 on Tuesday. Photo by Feroz Khan lokmat news network
Aurangabad, Oct 11
A large number of people turned up to witness Ravan Dahan on Vijayadashami at various places in the city. The nine-day Navratri concludes with the burning of Ravan's effigy.
Amidst the chants of 'Ramchandra ki Jai' thousands of Lord Ram followers carried out the traditional Ravan dahan this evening at Ramlila ground, N-7 Cidco with much fervour. Children and adults were seen eagerly excited. As soon as Ravan was burnt, people greeted and embraced each other and exchanged 'Sona' leaves. The Ravan Dahan ritual is being organised on this ground for the last 34 years.
The artists from Uttar Pradesh created a 55-feet statue of Ravana. Mohd Chandbhai and his associates erected the giant statue.
Founder chairman of North-Indian community C K Dikshit, Chairman L N Sharma, Bachhusingh Lodhi, Omiram Patel, Omikumar Dixit and others were present.
After flights on Aurangabad-Hyderabad-Tirupati route, Turbo Mega Company introduced a flight between Aurangabad and Bengaluru. It took off from the local airport on Thursday. The company started flight on the route of Aurangabad-Hyderabad-Tirupati to connect the followers of Tirupati and Shirdi. Now, the route of the flight will be modified as Aurangabad-Hyderabad-Bengaluru and the plane will fly on the route of Bengaluru to Hyderabad and Tirupati.
The plane will take off from Aurangabad at 1.15 pm for Hyderabad and will reach Hyderabad at 2.35 pm. It will leave from Hyderabad at 3 pm and will land in Bengaluru at 4.25 pm and then will fly back to Hyderabad at 5 pm from where it will go to Tirupati. The officers of company said that the Bengaluru flights are getting good response.
After starting the Aurangabad-Hyderabad-Tirupati air service, Turbo Megha Airways will start Hyderabad to Bengaluru via Aurangabad air service from September 10. The passengers from Aurangabad will be benefited from this service. Considering the inflow of the passengers to Shirdi and passengers going to Tirupati, Turbo Megha Airways started Hyderabad to Aurangabad air service from July 26. Now, the airlines will start Hyderabad-Bengaluru service via Aurangabad due to the demand of the passengers.
There was a demand for an air service to visit Shirdi from the devotees coming from South India to Aurangabad. Aurangabad has got the connectivity to Hyderabad with this service and now it will be connected to Bengaluru next month.
Megha Turbo Airways is also planning flight between Aurangabad to Chennai, Goa and Mumbai soon, sources said. Meanwhile, airport director Alok Varneya said that Aurangabad has been included in the route of Hyderabad to Bengaluru flight to be started from September 10. The passengers need not change flight while going to Bengaluru from Hyderabad, he said.
The kin of freedom fighter Ratilal Jariwala could not stop their tears as the veteran leader began his final journey, on Thursday. Senior freedom fighter and staunch Congress activist Ratilal Jariwala's (99) mortal remains were consigned to flames on Thursday at 1 am. Dignitaries from all walks of life, including many freedom fighters, were present during his last journey. Jariwala, who played a lead role during Marathwada liberation movement, passed away on Wednesday afternoon. Freedom fighters from the city and district along with political leaders, educationists, social activists, Congress activists and hundreds of city residents gathered at his residence to pay last respects to the departed freedom fighter. Jariwala's funeral procession started from his Kunwarphalli-based residence and passed through Raja Bazaar, Jadhavmandi, Old Mondha, Gandhinagar, Laxman Chawadi before reaching Kailasnagar crematorium. His son Dr Nilesh Desai, daughters Dr Jyotiben Desai and Dr Amita Nagori performed last rituals amid chanting of 'mantras' by Dayaram Basayye and Jagannath Basayye and consigned the mortal remains of Jariwala to flames. A two-minute silence was observed in respect of late Jariwala. His wife and senior freedom fighter Chandaben Jariwala, freedom fighters Govindrao Sonde, Rambhau Phatangde, N V Deshpande, Tarabai Ladda, Muralidhar Bhus, Lala Laxminarayan Jaiswal, Adv Kashinath Nawandar, Dinkar Borikar, and others were present.
In an unsavoury incident, Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire humiliated commissioner of police Sanjay Kumar in public. The MP asked the top city cop to leave the venue if he desired. The incident occurred at Sansthan Ganpati temple on Wednesday at 12 noon. The officer left the venue in a huff. According to details, aarti and pooja of the Sansthan Ganpati was scheduled at 11 am, after which the procession of Ganesh idols was to start. The programme was hosted by the Aurangabad Ganesh Mahasangh, the parent body of all old city Ganesh Mandals. Commissioner of police Sanjay Kumar, MP Khaire, MLAs Sanjay Shirsat, Pradeep Jaiswal, city mayor Kala Ojha were prominent invitees in the programme. Many city corporators, Mahasangh president, Bhagwan Ghadamode, other office-bearers, thousands of people and media representatives were also present at the venue.
Suspended Karmad API Y N Shaikh, who is accused of forcing lady police constable (LPC) Sandhya More commit suicide by harassing her sexually, has been remanded in police custody till September 14. API Shaikh and his accomplice head constable Satish Bodle today were produced before a judicial magistrate (FC) Ashok Soni amid tight security. The assistant public prosecutor informed the court that the original suicide note written by Sandhya was yet to be recovered, though its photo copy and her diary was obtained. Similarly, the role of the co-accused Bodle was yet to be confirmed. "The matter is pretty serious and granting them magisterial custody or bail may hamper the process of investigation. Keeping these factors in mind, at least one week's police custody is needed," he contended.
Following this, the court remanded Shaikh and Bodle in four-day police custody. The district and sessions court was thronged by thousands of people. The duo was brought in a police van from Karmad. Moreover, the city police too had deployed adequate force on the court premises. As reported earlier, the newly married lady police constable (LPC) Sandhya Dharma More had ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling of her rented house in Karmad on Sunday morning following sexual harassment from her senior and PS chief Shaikh. The incident sent shock waves in police circles in the city as well as in the district. Initially, a case of accidental death was registered. Amid mounting pressure from people belonging to all walks of life, the police registered a case against API Shaikh for abetting her suicide. News-LT
The Karmad police station chief, API Y N Shaikh, and head constable S V Bodle were arrested on Monday noon in connection with the suicide of lady police constable Sandhya More. According to officials of the Aurangabad (rural) police, API Shaikh was suspended late Sunday night after he was found prima facie responsible for More's suicide.
During the detailed interrogation it came to light that head constable of the same police station Bodle, helped API Shaikh in sexual harassment of the LPC in the last few weeks. Therefore, Bodle too will be suspended by Tuesday noon. The deputy superintendent of police (Dy SP), Pallavi Barge, said that a case of abetment to suicide, abuse and making indecent gestures has been registered against the duo. They were arrested on Monday noon and will be produced before a city magistrate on Tuesday.
Suicide note recovered
Dy SP Barge on Monday admitted that a two-page detailed suicide note has been recovered. The note drafted in Marathi clearly blames API Shaikh, following which a case was registered against him and his aide Bodle.
About the case
As reported earlier, the newly married lady police constable (LPC), Sandhya Dharma More (24), ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling at her rented house in Karmad on Sunday morning. She was fed up with sexual harassment by her senior and PS chief Shaikh, hence, she took the extreme step. The suicide created ripples and also sent a shock wave in police circles in the city as well as in the district. Initially, a case of accidental death was registered. Buckling under mounting pressure from all walks of life, police authorities registered a case of abetment to suicide against API Shaikh.
A lady police constable (LPC) of the Aurangabad (rural) police, Sandhya Dharma More (21, Karmad), ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling of her house at Karmad near here on Sunday morning allegedly due to sexual harassment by the police station chief API Y N Shaikh. According to sources, the LPC had been facing sexual harassment from the API for the last few weeks and was fed up. Sandhya wrote a suicide note before taking the extreme step sometime between 8 am and 10 am today. She was supposed to go to the police station as she was called by the API for some work. As she did not report to the police station, another lady police constable went to her house. Her colleague was shocked to see Sandhya hanging from the ceiling and informed the police station authorities. Sandhya was admitted to the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) where medical officers declared her dead upon arrival. A case of accidental death has been registered with the Karmad police station. Aurangabad division deputy superintendent of police Pallavi Barge is on the case.
According to details, Sandhya was a native of Dhule and recruited in the Aurangabad (rural) police a couple of years ago. She was posted with the Karmad police station. It has been alleged that she was constantly being harassed by the PS chief. Interestingly, four other LPCs of the same police station had lodged a complaint against the API with the division Dy SP. On probing the matter, she had reprimanded the PS chief. In a suicide note left by her, Sandhya has clearly blamed the API Shaikh for driving her to suicide.
When contacted for her version, dy SP Pallavi Barge said that the case is at an initial stage and it will be too early to either confirm or deny the harassment charge. Things will become clear only after investigation is over. When asked whether a case of abetment to suicide has been registered against API Shaikh, the Dy SP replied in the negative and said that at present a case of accidental death has been registered.
Final goodbye to father
Sandhya's father Dharma More had come to Karmad last night and stayed at her house as she was given night duty on Saturday night. After completing her duty, she went home in the early hours today and bade a goodbye to her father at 8 am, who then left. After being informed about his daughter's suicide, Dharma, who was proceeding to his hometown Dhule, returned to Aurangabad from midway only to see Sandhya lying motionless on an autopsy table in the mortuary. This scribe tried to speak to Dharma in the mortuary but the grief-stricken man could not utter a single word.
Sandhya More (LPC) Birthday turned doomsday
Unfortunately, it was Sandhya's birthday today, which eventually turned out to be the last day of her life. Sources said that Sandhya was married to an Indian Army Jawan, Sandeep Kadam, a year ago. Sandeep was posted in New Delhi, and she was living alone in a rented room on the first-floor of a building situated in front of Karmad PS. News-LT
The Government Engineering College (GEC) here has received 1.5 crore from the World Bank under the Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) of the Government of India funded by the World Bank to improve the quality of technical education in the technical institutions across the country. "We have received the first installment (` 1.5 cr) of the ` 12.50-cr fund sanctioned for the next five years," GEC principal Pranesh Mrunal said, adding that this would help the college implement various schemes aimed at enhancing the quality of education.
The other college from Marathwada region which has been selected under the TEQIP is Shri Gurugobindsinghji College of Engineering, Nanded. A total of 16 colleges from across Maharashtra have been selected for the programme run under the World Bank's National Project Implementation Unit (NPIU) activities. Project coordinator Dr Anjali Bhalchandra said the GEC has received ` 1.5 crore as the first installment of the total fund (` 12.50 crore) sanctioned for five years. "Students as well as professors stand to gain from this project. A scholarship of ` 18,000 and ` 8,000 will be given to postgraduate and Ph D students, respectively," she added.
Principal Dr Murnal said this is the second time that the GEC is implementing TEQIP. Earlier, it had implemented the project spending ` 8 crore received from the World Bank during 2003-2008. "This is the second time that the Government Engineering College has got the fund under the TEQIP. Earlier, it had implemented the project spending 8 crore during 2003-2008." said GEC principal Pranesh Mrunal. News-LT.
It's been a month since the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) established the disaster management cell for monsoon. However, the cell has received very little response. The administration has been blamed for the state of affairs as it did not aggressively publicise the information about the centre.
The cell was set up for taking down complaints of inconvenience due to rainfall on telephone and forwarding them to the section concerned for immediate redressal. Complaints included uprooting of trees, electric poles, blowing of tin roof, damage to vehicles due to fall of trees or twigs, wall caving in and storming of rainwater in house etc. The civic administration transformed the telephone operator's section into the cell. The administration was supposed to stay updated with the messages, orders and warning notices circulated by the Disaster Management Committee and resolve the public complaints relating to rainfall. However, it seems that the citizens are not even aware of the existence of the cell. The landline numbers of cell are 2333536 or 2333540.
In a step that will go a long way in helping women and girls facing harassment, the city police have introduced a helpline with toll free telephone numbers. They can also send emails to the designated IDs. The helpline will remain open 24X7.
Anyone facing sexual harassment, embarrassing situation, nasty comments, lewd gestures or any kind of ignominy on road, at home, workplace, gardens, restaurants, market places and public places can dial up the toll free numbers 1091 and 100 for help. The phone call will be received at the police commissionerate and steps will be taken to provide aid to the caller. Commissioner of police (CP) Sanjay Kumar said the victims or witnesses can also call up 0240-2240500 for contacting him or DCPs Somnath Gharge, Dr Jay Jadhav and Arvind Chavria. They also can send an e-mail to email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Citizens have been appealed to be proactive for curbing incidents of eve teasing by shooting the incidents in their mobile phone cams, noting down the registration numbers of vehicles being used by Road Romeos, their description and appearance and informing the police immediately. Moreover, the CP Kumar has warned the city bus conductors, auto rickshaw drivers, hotel and restaurant owners and parents of stringent legal actions, if they remained mute spectators to eve teasing. The helpline and e-mail IDs have been opened from Saturday last, CP Kumar added. Women can call up toll free numbers, send email
Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court has declared the order issued by Aurangabad ZP to derecognise the Holy Cross English Primary School, as an invalid one. According to details, Zilla Parishad education officer for primary education issued an order on June 13, 2012 derecognising Holy Cross English Primary School. In addition to this, ZP also asked that the school record books be confiscated and asked the school to issue transfer certificates to the students. The school principal Sister Bharti Pathare knocked the door of Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court and on June 18, the HC in its interim order directed that no action should be taken against the school.
When the matter came up for hearing in front of the bench headed by Justice RM Borde, the petitioning team furnished a letter of the education director (primary), Pune, which was sent to ZP education officer (primary). In this letter it was clearly stated that, before passing the order to derecognise Holy Cross English Primary School dated June 13, 2012, the ZP according to Right to Education Act 2009, should have discussed the issue with the government and the order passed is not in accordance to law. Soon after bringing this letter to the notice of the bench, the court passed an order in favour of the school.
Adv Advant represented the school, while government was represented by public prosecutor SK Kadam and Adv Uttam Bondar represented the education officer.
The Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) executive committee members were elected at a function held here recently.
The newly elected members for the year 2012-13 are:
Sunil Raithatha, President,
Milind Kank, Vice President,
Munish Sharma, Hon.Secretary,
Nitin Gupta, Hon.Treasurer,
Saurabh Bhogale, Hon.Jt.Secretary,
Rahul Pagariya, Hon. Jt.Treasurer,
Gurpreet Singh Bagga, members Relation Officer,
Arpit Save, Lean Cluster coordinator and
Ajeet Mulay, Convener CMIA Agriculture initiative.
Maithlee Tambolkar, Suyog Machhar, Sameer Mulay, Dr.Anant Pandhare are co-opted as executive committee members. Special invitees on the CMIA executive committee for the year 2012-13 will be N.Sriram, M.P.Sharma, Jean-Marie Lagey and Anant Kandoi.
During the meeting, the outgoing President, .Mukund A.Kulkarni and Hon.Secretary, Milind Kank thanked the entire Executive Committee for their active involvement in CMIA activities and continued support throughout the year 2011-12 & thus making the CMIA vibrant.
The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has decided to attach its current account of local body tax (LBT) to repay the installments of Rs 100 crore loan sanctioned by IDBI Bank. As reported earlier, the AMC had demanded a loan of Rs 200 crore against mortgage of its land. However, the IDBI granted Rs 100 cr loan only. The repayment of installments is to start from July 2012.
In the meantime, the AMC was shocked when the IDBI officials served notice on the AMC to repay the installments of Rs 200 crore loan. Later on, it was clarified that the bank officials issued notice erroneously.
The deceased Salim Qureshi's brother Halim and son Salman have stirred a hornet's nest by alleging that Salim was eliminated at the behest of Roxy theatre original owner Salim Baba's brother Jawed and that too in connivance with some senior police officials, builders and politicians. Qureshis made these startling allegations while jointly addressing a Press conference with Chhava Yuva Sanghatna, Samrat Sena and Maharashtra Vyapari Suraksha Sanghatna at a city hotel here today. Salim was involved in a dispute with Salim Baba over the ownership of Roxy.
Giving a new twist to the murder case, Halim indicated that there was a long chain of highly influential people involved. "Salim was eliminated by Imran Mehndi on the directions of Jawed and a few people from Hyderabad over Roxy theatre dispute," Qureshis claimed. Halim said, "A month prior to Salim's murder, a minister called Salim to Mumbai and offered Rs 5 crore for relinquishing control over the theatre but when Salim refused, the leader reportedly threatened him. PI and ACP level officials often harassed Salim over Roxy issue. When we went to senior police officials to complain about the harassment, the latter said that Salim had brought Rs 200 crore from Mumbai and sought info about the huge amount instead of helping Salim."
Yuva Sanghatna founder president Balasaheb Patil demanded that a CBI enquiry be initiated in the case as the police were trying to divert the attention of the common man from the murder. Patil said, "In all, there are 12 police officials, some builders and high-profile politicians who used Imran Mehndi, the contract killer, to kill Salim." Halim said at the time of his brother's disappearance, many senior police officials were on leave confirming their involvement in the conspiracy. To press for the demand of the CBI enquiry, the organisations have called for a morcha on June 20 starting from Kranti Chowk at 11 am. The delegates will hand over a memorandum to the divisional commissioner. As reported earlier, Imran Mehndi and his gang had kidnapped and murdered Salim Qureshi in the most brutal manner.
Police didn't pay heed to my complaint: Fahmida Ansari
Fahmida Ansari, the widow of Siraj Ansari, one of the victims of Mehndi gang, also joined the press conference in the second half. Siraj had gone missing and it was revealed that Mehndi gang had murdered him. Fahmida said, "After the disappearance of my husband, I went to the Jinsi police station, then to the CP office and to the crime branch many a time but nobody paid heed to my plea. When I went to the crime branch to file a complaint, the police ignored it. But when I named Nisar, with whom we were engaged in a property related dispute, as the person behind the disappearance of my husband, then crime branch PI Chate first gave a phone call to Nisar and called him but he did not turn up. Later, Chate said that Nisar was not involved."
Fahmida also stated that her family had given Rs 17 lakh to Nisar to vacate the premises they had purchased from Nisar's father-in-law for Rs 52 lakh but after taking the money, Nisar refused to cede control and when they filed a suit against Nisar, he got eliminated Siraj. news Source-Lokmat
Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Sachin Kore has extended the police custody of Sachin Solunke, who was arrested in connection with leak of engineering paper (Mathematics-III) of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, for two more days. solunke works as a daily wage employee in the Strong Room of the BAMU examination department. Other eight arrested students were released on a surety of Rs 15,000 each.
The accused Sachin and students Ranjit Vaychal, Ratandip Meshram, Tarang Ohol, Afsar Aseer, Mandar Sontakke, Jeevan Jadhav, Shaikh Shoeb and Pradeep Kulkarni were presented in the court by the economic offence wing PI Avinash Aghav. The police sought their judicial custody, which was granted by the court. Soon after being remanded in the judicial custody, all the eight accused students applied for bail stating that they had to appear in examination on June 7. The court accepted their request ordering them to furnish the surety of Rs 15, 000 each. The engineering students were represented by Adv Nilesh Ghanekar, Adv Gopal Pande, Adv Kanade, Adv Ashok Thakre, Adv M L Dhandar and Adv Ashok Palimakar, while public prosecutor S K Jondhale represented the government and demanded that the police custody of Sachin Solunke, the boy employed at the strong room on daily wages, be extended. Adv Jondhale stressed that leaking paper is a serious offence and there are chances that many influential persons from Dr Bamu may also be involved in this heinous crime. The advocate also pointed out that the engineering question paper was leaked in a pre-planned manner so there was a dire need to interrogate Sachin thoroughly. Finally, the PCR of Sachin was extended till June 7.
RESULTS OF GULF DIRT TRACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HELD IN AURANGABAD.
Screeching tyres and thumping machines ruled the day at Gulf Dirt Track National Championship at the Army group in Aurangabad on Sunday. On an action-packed day, Bangalore rider K.P. Arvind led the charge of Team TVS Racing riders in the second round of the Championship - a round of FMSCI National Championship. Astride a TVS 250 FX, he beat back a strong challenge from his Bangalore TVS Racing teammates R. Natraj and Pramod Joshua to emerge triumphant in the Foreign Motorcycles class for 250cc 2 and 4-stroke.
Arvind also won both the races in the Indian Expert class, astride a TVS Apache RTS, to emerge the most successful rider of the meet. The trio, all astride TVS 250 FX, produced an awesome display of riding skills in the foreign motorcycles class, but Arvind came up with that wee bit extra to relegate Natraj and Joshua to second and third places respectively.
There were 192 entries in 14 classes of competition, and this second round of the popular Gulf Dirt Track National Championship, which was supported by Aurangabad Racing Organisation and Roadies Racing Association of Aurangabad, produced high class racing and entertainment.
Indeed, it was Arvind"s day out as he also dominated the Indian Expert class. He won the first race in the class rather easily, relegating his TVS teammate Pramod Joshua, also astride a TVS Apache RTS, to second place and Naresh VS, astride Yamaha RX 135, to third place. In the second race too it was a battle between Bangalore riders, only this time TVS Racing riders took the top three places - Arvind placing first, S. Madhu second and Joshua third.
If V.S. Naresh lost out in the Indian Expert class, he stole the show in the Private Expert class which also witnessed a keen competition. His better judgment around the bends saw him win both the races for motorcycles upto 260cc. Aurangabad"s Rizwan Shaikh --- and Pune"s Vishal Barguje were placed second and third respectively, astride Yamaha bikes.
In the second race of the event though there was a change in placings, with Aurangabad"s Shaikh Ismail and Bhopal"s Syed Asif Ali finishing second and third respectively behind Naresh. The Novice class provided more excitement and entertainment for the goodly crowd, as they cheered wildly.
The Aurangabad class was won by Shaikh Ismail Alauddin followed by Aakash Satpute in second and in third position by Rizwan Shaikh. In the morning, Brigadier Surender Pavamani flagged off the Sportscraft-organised Gulf Oil Corporation event. Sportscraft's Shrikant Karani, who did a remarkable job in conducting the event, was also present on the occasion.
Foreign Class (upto 250 cc), Group-A, 2 & 4 Stroke ---
1st: K.P. Arvind (Bangalore).
2nd: R. Natraj (Bangalore).
3rd: Pramod Joshua (Bangalore).
Indian Expert Class (upto 260 cc), Group B-- 2 & 4 Stroke -- Race 1
1st: K.P. Arvind (Bangalore).
2nd: Pramod Joshua (Bangalore).
3rd: V.S. Naresh (Bangalore).
Indian Expert Class (upto 260 cc), Group B-- 2 & 4 Stroke
-- Race 2
1st: K.P. Arvind (Bangalore).
2nd: S. Madhu (Bangalore).
3rd: Pramod Joshua (Bangalore).
Private Expert Class (upto 260 cc), Group B -- 2 & 4 Stroke-- Race 1:
1st: V.S. Naresh (Bangalore).
2nd: Rizwan Shaikh (Aurangabad).
3rd: Vishal Barguje (Pune).
Private Expert Class (upto 260 cc), Group B -- 2 & 4 Stroke-- Race 2:
1st: V.S. Naresh (Bangalore).
2nd: Shaikh Ismail (Aurangabad).
3rd: Syed Asif Ali (Bhopal).
Novice Class, Group C (165 cc, 2 Stroke):
1st: Austin Alvres (Indore).
2nd: C.S Anand (Coimbatore).
3rd: Mohd. Nazim (Bhopal).
Novice Class, Group C (130 cc, 4 Stroke):
1st: B. Jagdish Kumar (Coimbatore).
2nd: Abhijeet Shetty (Bangalore).
3rd: Yuva Kumar (Bangalore).
Novice Class, Group C (165 cc, 4 Stroke):
1st: Yuva Kumar (Bangalore).
2nd: Abhijeet Shetty (Bangalore).
3rd: Sachin Ghorpade (Kolhapur).
Scooters---Group C (upto 150 cc, 2&4 Stroke):
1st: Shamim Khan (Nashik).
2nd: Feroz Khan (Aurangabad).
3rd: Pinkesh Thakkar (Pune).
Local class -- Group C (upto 165 cc, 4 Stroke):
1st: Pinkesh Thakkar (Pune).
2nd: Kannan Naidu (Mumbai).
3rd: Shaikh Ismail Alauddin (Aurangabad).
Local class -- Group C (upto 165 cc, 2 Stroke):
1st: Feroz Khan (Aurangabad).
2nd: Jagjit Singh (Mumbai).
3rd: Aakash Satpute (Aurangabad).
Private Open Foreign Class -- Group A (upto 250 cc, 2&4 Stroke):
1st: Vineet Kurup (Nashik).
2nd: Ganesh Lokhande (Nashik).
Seven persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with the sensational engineering examination paper leak episode. The prime accused of the case is a peon of the exam department of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (Bamu), while others are BE II year students of a city college.
They include Sachin Bapu Salunke (35,) and Ranjeet Waychal (22, both residents of Begumpura). The former is a daily wager peon in the examination department of the university and was engaged in sorting out sealed question paper bunches in the strong room while latter is studying in 2nd year of BE in the Everest Engineering College, Jatwada. The names and other details of five students couldn't be learnt till late night.
The commissioner of police (CP), Sanjay Kumar, told reporters here Thursday that Sachin did it for the sake of his friend, Ranjeet and others. Throwing light on the crime, CP said that on May 20, 2012 Sachin was engaged in sorting out sealed envelopes in the strong room. He took one envelop with him, went on the roof of the examination department, unsealed it and kept one copy of question paper in his pocket and later sealed all 19 in an envelop and mixed the envelop in the pile. Later he went to the canteen, copied the questions on a blank paper and gave it to Ranjeet and three others. In return Sachin collected Rs 2,000 each from them.
Handwriting proved handy
The engineering students, who were supposed to take examination of mathematics on May 23, made over 100 photocopies of the paper in the handwriting of Sachin Salunke. The deputy commissioner of police (DCP, crime) and investigating officer, Somnath Gharge, interrogated as many as 25 people including senior officials concerned.
Some of them failed to give convincing replies of the questions. Gharge called them next day and took their handwriting samples. They were told to write in hurry and it is here they zeroed on Sachin Salunke. CP Kumar told that some CCTV cameras have been installed in the examination department, but they were found defunct during check. This made the investigation a daunting task. It would have been a less time consuming task were the CCTV cams in working condition, CP added. Sources said that the CCTV cameras have been repaired and brought in working condition, following the breaking of the scam.
CP attributed the credit of success in cracking the case to a constable of the Begumpura police station, Praveen Patil and DCP Gharge. He lauded both for this task. One daily wager, 6 others are BE II year students Accused Sachin Bapu Salunke (L) and Ranjeet Waychal
Judicial magistrate (first class) Vijayshree A Godbole remanded Harsul jail prisoner Pawan Jagdishprasad Sharma in the police custody till June 4 for attacking a jail inmate Sachin Tayade. Officer of the Harsul Central Jail Rajendra Vasantrao Marale had lodged a complaint against Sharma with the Begumpura police station.
In the complaint, Marale stated that the guard of the jail informed him that two prisoners were fighting in an isolated cell. When he went there, he saw that Sachin Tayade was being taken to a dispensary in injured condition.
The guard A K Naglod informed Marale that Pawan Sharma attacked Sachin Tayade with a spoon like thing on his throat and cheek. Hence, Marale lodged a complaint against Sharma with the Begumpura police station.
The investigating officer S D Shaikh on Thursday producedSharma before the court. Public prosecutor Sunilkumar Jondhale requested the court for the police remand of Sharma as the motive of the attack is yet to be known as well as weapon is to be seized. Hence, the court remanded Sharma in the police custody for seven days.
To avoid any untoward incident like loss of human life or properties due to falling trees during heavy rains, the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has appealed to the citizens to inform the administration about the trees in their vicinity or surroundings which pose danger.
The garden department authorities reasoned that withered trees or branches of big trees can fall on pedestrians, vehicle riders or people seeking shelter beneath them during lightning strike, stormy weather and heavy rainfall. The sudden uprooting of trees or branches can lead to loss of human life or cause damage to properties.
If the citizens spot any dangerous tree and alert the authorities, it would be possible for them to take prompt action and save lives of citizens and prevent damage to properties. Meanwhile, if the appeal of the AMC yields results, the burden on Fire Brigade authorities would definitely be eased as they have to run around during monsoon to shift the uprooted tree to roadside, and restore the traffic if a tree falls right at the centre of the road.
The citizens may contact garden superintendent
V B Patil - 9404000034 and his team of three agriculture assistants - 9764997126, 9764997151 and 9764997152.
The Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) will be invoked against the contract killer, Imran Mehndi and his men in Sindhu Mhatre murder case.The commissioner of police (CP), Sanjay Kumar, said here on Friday that it will be invoked against Imran Mehndi and four others. However, the names of his accomplices couldn't be declared. The proposal to this effect seeking permission will be sent to the court soon.
As reported earlier, Imran Mehndi and his accomplices have been booked on the charges of committing five murders in the city during last 2-3 years. The last prey of the gang was a former corporator and owner of the Roxy Cinema, Salim Qureshi, who was kidnapped and murdered at night on March 4, 2012. During investigation it came to light that the gang had killed four more persons earlier.
They included Sirajoddin Ansari, Nilesh Mhatre, Sindhu Mhatre and Shaikh Nasir Shaikh Chand. Shaikh Nasir was murdered after Mehndi and his gang grew suspicious of him being a police informant while three others were killed on contract. The gang at present is in police custody and is facing interrogation of various crimes they are accused of. Last time Mehndi and his men were produced before the judge of the special MCOCA court, R R Kadam, who remanded them in police custody till May 31.
Mehndi is learnt to be a sharp shooter of Ejaj Pathan gang, which had a direct rivalry against the underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and was accused of gunning down some of Dawood's men during gang war in Mumbai before 2007. On coming to Aurangabad, Mehndi started running an auto service centre in Katkat Gate area. Nevertheless, he continued his criminal activities till his arrest on March 10, 2012.
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court comprising Justice A S Oak and Justice Sunil P Deshmukh directed the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to give a chance to local Oyster Institute of Pharmacy to present its side before withdrawing its permission. The State Government had given permission to start the Pharmacy Institute at Golatgaon (Naginchi Wadi) on June 30 last year. So the college which has admission capacity of 120 students, was started.
Meanwhile, the AICTE withdrew the permission due to lack of facilities like water, street light and books cover without numbers. The AICTE did not give any opportunity to the college to present their side. The administration of the institute filed a writ petition in the HC bench through Adv S V Natu. When the petition came up for hearing on Saturday, the court gave above judgment.
Even after 17 days of sensational Shruti Bhagwat murder case, five squads established by police failed to get any clue. Now, the investigation has been handed over to police inspector of crime branch Gautam Pathare.
It may be noted here that two weeks back Shruti Bhagwat was murdered in Ulkanagari area. Police's all-out efforts proved futile. Many hardened criminals were interrogated but nothing substantial came to the fore. A person close to Shruti was also interrogated, but it was learnt that he was travelling between Pune and Rajkot on the day of the murder.
The anti-dacoity squads from Ahmednagar, Jalna, Beed, Osmanabad, Jalgaon and other places also visited the city but they also failed in tracing the accused. Meanwhile, police commissioner had also appealed to people to inform police about any information they have had in this regard. But this experiment also did not click.
Shruti's son had told police that Rs. 20,000 cash and gold and silver ornaments were found missing from the house, but later it was found in the house.
Police initially thought that she was raped and murdered. But, there was no confirmation of sexual assault in the medical report. The police have completely failed in the murder case.
In a daring dacoity, unidentified criminals barged into a ground floor flat in Ulkanagari, beat up a sole woman inmate to death and made off with gold jewellery and cash, between 3 am and 3.50 am here on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Shruti Vijay Bhagwat (47, Shrinath Apartment). She was ruthlessly assaulted in her head with a short wooden stick in the living room of her flat and then dragged in the backyard where she was set afire half inside the house and half out. Shruti was living alone in her flat as her husband was working as a finance executive in a hotel in Qatar and son (Aditya 24) as a mechanical engineer in Insight Engineering, Pune.
Theft was motive
Commissioner of police (CP) Sanjay Kumar told LT that many aspects of the heinous crime are still unclear and police need some time to draw any conclusion. However, prima facie it seems that the culprits must be more than one in number and theft was their motive. Their movements might have woken up the housewife from the slumber, following which culprits murdered her to silence her. The mobile handset of the victim has been seized.
One of her neighbours, a police officer by occupation, informed the Jawaharnagar police station about the incident on telephone at 3.50 am and within 5 minutes a team reached the spot. Many senior police officers including CP Kumar, DCP Suneeta Salunke, PI Manikrao Warade, PI Avinash Aghav, APIs Arjun Pawar, Shaikh Majid, sub- inspectors Krishnakant Shinde, Harish Khatawkar, Shakeel Shaikh, ASI Laxmikant Khadke, dog squad and fingerprint experts reached the spot.
Dacoity with murder case
The exact value of the stolen gold jewellery and cash could not be learnt. A case of dacoity with murder has been registered in the Jawaharnagar police station on a complaint lodged by sub-inspector Khalid Pathan. Detection branches of all police stations and crime branch officials have been directed to deploy their informants to detect the crime.
Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) special judge R R Kadam has directed the police to submit their report within one month while hearing a petition demanding invocation of MCOCA against Imran Mehndi gang in other murder cases.
Slain Salim Qureshi's brother Halim Qureshi had submitted a petition demanding invocation of MCOCA against Imran Mehndi, Numan Khan Abdul Qayyum Khan, Gajanan Mhetre, Syed Zaheer aka Shera, Mohammed Shoaib Mohammed Sadiq, Syed Nazer Ali, Syed Tamkin aka Tamya and Mohammed Ashfaq Khan. This gang had confessed of killing Salim Qureshi, Sindhubai Mhetre, Nilesh Mhetre, Naser Khan and Ansari.
Although, the police had arrested all the gang members, MCOCA was invoked against them in Qureshi murder case alone. Notably, Halim Qureshi had approached the MCOCA court demanding that MCOCA be invoked against Mehndi and his gang. The court had issued orders to the commissioner of police to submit a report in this regard. Accordingly, the report was submitted, but MCOCA was invoked against Mehndi and his gang in Salim Qureshi murder case only.
In his petition, Halim Qureshi states that this gang had not only killed Salim Qureshi, but also committed four more murders. Therefore, MCOCA be invoked against the gang in these murder cases also. The court after hearing the petition issued the aforesaid order.
Five persons accused of forgery in the Aurangabad branch of the State Bank of Patiala (SBP) have been remanded in police custody till April 7 (Saturday) by a city magistrate on Tuesday.
The accused namely Mohammad Faheem Rashid Khan (31, Devlali, Beed Bypass), Tushar Govind Kabra (25, Mitranagar behind Akashwani), Bhooshan Kamalkishor Kabra (26, Garkheda), Premchand Anantrao Kondekar (67, Bhosalenagar Pune) and Nitin Bhaskar Mahamuni (42, Prabhat Road Pune) were arrested by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) on Monday on the charges of attempting to dupe the bank of Rs 54.36 crore by staking the maturity claim of an FD, for which they presented some fake papers. They were presented before the judicial magistrate (FC), R S Salgaonkar on Tuesday.
The investigating officer, PSI Vishwas Patil, informed the court that some more people might be involved in the forgery. Their contacts with such like-minded people are yet to be established. In addition their source of bogus FD papers, ban documents and many more things are also yet to be learnt from them. After hearing versions of the prosecution and counsel of accused, the judge granted the police custody to these five accused till Saturday.
The police custody remand (PCR) of Imran Mehndi and five others in Sindhu Mhatre murder case was extended by a magisterial court on Sunday. According to details, the PCR of Imran Mehndi, Syed Nazer Ali, Syed Zaheer alias Shera and Farid Khan Feroz Khan has been extended till April 5 (Thursday). The PCR of Imran Saifuddin Shaikh alias Shera and Numan Khan Qayyum Khan has been extended till Wednesday.
They were produced in the court of judicial magistrate (FC), S O Pande, on Sunday. The prosecution informed the court that the vehicle and the weapons used in the murder of Sindhu Mhatre in August last are yet to be recovered. In addition, police also want to know where they spent the amount which they had received from her husband Gajanan Mhatre for her murder. On hearing the prosecution Pande extended their PCR term.
As reported earlier, the six criminals were arrested on the charges of murdering the 49-year-old housewife. They were given supari by her husband Gajanan Mhatre, an assistant sub inspector of police that time. He has been suspended after his arrest.
The body of victim was exhumed from a secluded place situated at the base of a hillock in the vicinity of village Harsul Sawangi late last month. Five murders allegedly committed by Imran Mehndi and his accomplices had sent a shock wave in the city.
The police custody remand (PCR) of Imran Mehndi and four others in the Ansari murder case has been extended till April 1 (Sunday). They were produced before a judicial magistrate first class (JMFC), N A Wankhede, after their PCR term expired on Thursday. Four others arrested in the murder case include an estate dealer and former hotelier Nisar Khan Gulam Rasul Khan, Syed Nazer Syed Naser, Imran Shaikh Saifuddin alias Sultan and Farid Khan Feroz Khan.
The three-day PCR was extended by the magistrate after hearing the versions of prosecution and accused. As reported earlier, the estate dealer, Nisar Khan, was arrested on the charge of giving contract of killing Sirajuddin Ansari, while Mehndi and his men were arrested on the charges of kidnapping and murdering him. They buried the body of Ansari at a deserted place at the base of a hillock in the vicinity of Padegaon few years ago. The offence was detected by the special team formed to investigate the Salim Qureshi murder case early this month.