Missing ₹6.6 cr: 2 Punjab ASIs held from Kochi hotel
Two assistant sub-inspectors of Punjab Police, absconding for the past one month with over ₹6 crore recovered during a raid at a house of a priest, have been arrested by Kerala Police from Kochi.
According to Punjab director general of police Dinkar Gupta, based on specific inputs, Kerala Police arrested ASIs --- Joginder Singh and Rajpreet Singh --- from Hotel Casa Linda on Tuesday. A special team, led by SIT chief and IG Parveen Sinha, had left for Kochi to bring back the suspects to Punjab for further investigations, said the DGP.
The ASIs, who were part of a team that conducted a raid at the house Father Anthony Maddasery in Jalandhar on March 29, are accused of pilfering ₹6.63 crore out of the amount recovered during the search.
Anthony had claimed the money was from business proceeds and had alleged that police recovered ₹6.65 crore from his house, but showed it to be ₹9.66 crore, while misappropriating the remaining account.
The priest had reportedly claimed that the money was kept at his house because company employees had refused to go and deposit it in the bank due to the model code of conduct in view of the Lok Sabha polls.
After the raid, police said income tax department officials were informed about the cash seizure and investigations were launched.
The priest had claimed the money to be from business proceeds and had accused that police recovered ₹16.65 crore from his house, but claimed it to be ₹9.66 crore, while misappropriating the remaining account.
The priest had reportedly claimed that the money was kept at his house because company employees had refused to go and deposit it in the bank due to the model code of conduct in view of the Lok Sabha polls
An FIR against the ASIs and a police informer, Surinder Singh, who was arrested earlier, was registered by the SIT on April 12 under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act.
The Karnataka High Court has quashed the notice of ₹69 lakh in betterment charge the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) demanded from the 150-year-old Good Shepherd Convent here. The school sought to build an additional four floors on an existing 100-year-old building on its campus. But the BBMP calculated betterment charge on the entire 23 acres of land. The Good Shepard Society/ School stands on 23 acres “in the heart of the city.”
Senior politician Basavaraj Horatti, who recently resigned as the Chairman of Karnataka Legislative Council and MLC, on Wednesday joined the BJP. He joined the party in the presence of C C Patil among others, former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar, BJP national General Secretary C T Ravi, Ministers R Ashoka, Govind Karjol, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. He is likely to be fielded as the BJP's candidate for the upcoming MLC polls from West Teachers' constituency.
In a suspected case of suicide, a 32-year-old IT professional was found dead inside his rented apartment in a group housing society here, police said on Wednesday. The body was found hanging from a rope inside the fourth-floor apartment of the society in Sector 74, under Sector 113 police station limits, on Tuesday night, officials said.
The elephants are allowed to bathe twice a day, which often goes up to three times during severe heatwave. Their day goes by rolling in the mud pond and bath pond. And the time to leave from here is decided only at their own will. Visitors can often spot the white tigress, Rani, lounging in the open. And whenever in her enclosure, she too gets coolers to keep her cool.
The Calcutta high court on Wednesday ordered former West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation by 6 pm today in connection with the alleged irregularities in recruitment of teachers and group D staff in government schools.