Punya Priya Mitra

Punya Priya Mitra

He is the bureau-in-charge in Indore looking after administration and crime

Articles by Punya Priya Mitra
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SIMI man held, many still at large

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2006 01:37 PM IST
ANOTHER activist of the Students Islamic Movement of India was arrested in Indore on Friday. Abrar?s arrest by the Chhoti Gwaltoli police followed that of SIMI activist Abdul Razzak (24) on Wednesday. The Indore police pounced on Razzak at a hotel in the Nayapura area while he was attending a meeting where the outfit?s former State president Imran Ansari was present.
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Why ignore us, cry City cops

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2006 04:09 PM IST
THERE IS consternation among the cops in Indore following the news that two policemen of Bhopal - inspector Salim Khan and sub-inspector R M Shukla - have been recommended for out-of-turn-promotions for their role in cracking the recent dacoity cases in which Bangladeshis were involved.
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Police dragnet for Bangladeshis

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2006 05:03 PM IST
POLICE OF four districts ? Bhopal, Ujjain, Dewas and now Indore - are frantically searching for the elusive Bangladeshi gangs who have spread terror by their midnight dacoities in at least 11 places in these districts since June this year. Indore police are convinced that Wednesday?s dacoity in Scheme No 78 is the handiwork of a Bangladeshi gang.
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SP holds reins on security agencies

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2006 03:20 PM IST
OPENING AND operating a security agency just became tougher in Indore. Unlike in the past, when all one needed to open a security agency was a business licence from Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC), from now antecedents of those employed at the security agencies and their gun licences would have to be vetted by the SP before the licence can be issued by IMC.
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Man says father-in-law sold his wife

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2006 02:22 AM IST
FOR THE past one year, Raghuraj Yadav has been searching for his wife Laxmi, who suddenly disappeared with her father leaving behind their one-year-old son Abhishek. Now, Raghuraj believes that his father-in-law Ramprasad Yadav has sold off his wife to one Jagannath and is keeping his son as a bargaining chip ? to ensure that his wife does not come back to him.
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Posh colonies cold to community policing

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2006 12:01 PM IST
NOBLESSE OBLIGE. But with the nobles gone in these times of egalitarian society, it is expected that the well-educated and well-heeled people will set precedents and lead the community forward.
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Fraudster?s ?beautiful? mind fascinates cops

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2006 01:54 PM IST
HIS CERTAINLY isn?t John Nash?s Beautiful Mind, but police officers investigating the fraudulent use of credit cards by Akshay Kumar Khemani (23), who cheated no less than 26 persons by using their credit cards to book airline tickets worth over Rs 30 lakh within a space of eight months, have nonetheless been fascinated by the working of his mind.
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Tribunal to decide on SIMI ban

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2006 03:31 PM IST
A TRIBUNAL set up by the Union Government to examine whether the ban on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) is justified or not is holding hearings at the Indore Commissioner?s office.
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Its back to school for City policemen

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2006 01:26 PM IST
IT?S STUDY time for police officers of Indore, as a major exercise over Minor Acts is afoot these days. From 5 pm to 7.30 pm everyday, finer nuances of Minor Acts are being drummed into CSP and TIs through classes.
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Tardy investigations helping culprits

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2006 02:37 PM IST
IT?S OVER a year now that the fake passport scam rocked Indore and it appears to have gone in the cold storage. Police have failed to nab head constable Nizam Singh Rajput, who carried out (or rather did not carry out) the physical verification of the addresses mentioned in the fake passports.
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Cong swings into action

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2006 01:35 PM IST
AFTER UNION Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh?s wake up call to Congressmen to make their voice heard among those displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Project, an 11-member State-level team has been formed.
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Another date with Bhils today

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON APR 13, 2006 12:24 PM IST
KISHANGARH PHATA, September 30, 2005. The entire Dewas police and district administration awaited anxiously in the small hamlet nestling amidst the jungles, to see whether Bhil tribals would heed their call and come for a heart-to-heart talk with the administration. As the Bhils came in hundreds and poured out their litany of complaints, the officials were pleased as punch.
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Partymen cool to Chouhan visit

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2006 12:42 PM IST
SHIVRAJ SINGH Chouhan?s maiden visit to Rajgarh, Dhar, as Chief Minister failed to enthuse the party workers as he could spare only 10 minutes for them while he remained closeted with the head of Mohankhera Peeth (Rajgarh), Reshab Chandra Vijayji Maharaj for over 40 minutes.
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Rajgarh cool to Chouhan visit

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2006 12:54 AM IST
SHIVRAJ SINGH Chouhan?s maiden visit to Rajgarh, Dhar, as Chief Minister failed to enthuse the party workers as he could spare only 10 minutes for them while he remained closeted with the head of Mohankhera Peeth (Rajgarh), Reshab Chandra Vijayji Maharaj for over 40 minutes. The seer performed special pooja for the Chief Minister.
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Case expedited thanks to House

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2006 11:51 PM IST
IT WAS only thanks to a question in the ongoing Assembly session that prodded the Indore police, hitherto blissfully sleeping, to take action in the Women Rescue Home case - five months after the incident.
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Accent on community policing, again

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2006 01:35 PM IST
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH. These two words might ring a bell among some sections of people in Vijaynagar, MIG and Pardeshipura area, who were involved with this community policing initiative, albeit briefly, around year 2000. But, like many other initiatives of community policing, it died a natural death due to police, and to an extent, community apathy.
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Indore becomes State?s AIDS capital, also

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2006 02:53 PM IST
INDORE DISTRICT continues to report the maximum number of AIDS cases in Madhya Pradesh, and going by the December 2005 figures released by the MP State AIDS Control Society, of the 53 new cases reported in the State 15 have been reported from Indore. Ujjain comes a distant second with seven cases during the month followed by Khargone, where six cases have been reported in the month.
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DSPs cry foul over promotion denial

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2006 03:51 PM IST
FOUR DSP rank officials, who were due for promotion to Additional SP but did not find their names in the recent list, believe that they were not considered in the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) because of goof-up by the police headquarters.
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DSPs cry foul over promotion denial

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2006 01:15 PM IST
FOUR DSP rank officials, who were due for promotion to Additional SP but did not find their names in the recent list, believe that they were not considered in the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) because of goof-up by the police headquarters.
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Cops can seize vehicles sans permit

None | By Punya Priya Mitra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2006 12:36 AM IST
VEHICLES PLYING without correct permits beware! It is not only the RTO official but now even the police who have been given powers to seize such vehicles.
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Cops failed to improve image

PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2006 11:14 PM IST
CONTINUITY IN most things and changes in few best describes the past year for Indore police. Amidst cases of dacoity, loot, theft, murder and rape etc that the policemen were confronted with everyday, some subtle and some not so subtle changes, could be discerned during the course of the year.
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Rupture and rejuvenation in City Congress

PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2005 07:16 PM IST
THE DEFINING moment for an otherwise somnolent Congress party in 2005 came when former City Congress president Kripa Shankar Shukla parted ways with his mentor and chief benefactor Mahesh Joshi to join the rival group led by MLA Sajjan Singh Verma and others to support the candidature of Pramod Tandon during the run-up to the City Congress president?s elections.
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Power cuts may cut into Cong votes in big way

UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2003 02:54 PM IST
With a strong anti-incumbency factor prevailing in almost all 4 constituencies in Katni, BJP and JD(U) are likely to get benefited here, reports Punya Priya Mitra.
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Congress sitting pretty in saffron bastion of Mandsaur

UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2003 02:01 PM IST
Though Pushpa Bharatiya won the Suwasara seat by around 5,000 votes against Jagdish Devra of the BJP in the last elections, her image has taken a severe beating over the years.
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Heirs of political stalwarts vying for tickets in Malwa

PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2003 03:04 PM IST
In the opium belt of Mandsaur, Neemuch and Ratlam, the second generation of dominant politicians in the area has come of age and is raring to prove exactly that.
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