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SHORT TAKES | 4 held for causing communal strife

FOUR MORE persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with a stoning incident that had occurred on January 2 at the city?s main square. While two others had been arrested earlier, one more accused in the case is still at large.

india Updated: Feb 17, 2006 13:11 IST
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FOUR MORE persons were arrested on Thursday in connection with a stoning incident that had occurred on January 2 at the city’s main square. While two others had been arrested earlier, one more accused in the case is still at large. The accused had allegedly resorted to stoning and had raised objectionable slogans against the country with the intention of causing communal disharmony.

Raghogarh police had booked seven persons in this connection under various Sections of IPC. Police said the arrested persons are Ibrahim (45), Habib Khan (26), Alnadar Khan (25) and Mushtaq Khan (25). Another accused Majid Khan is at large. The two accused arrested earlier are Hamid Khan and Shaukat Khan. The accused were presented before the court and had been sent to judicial lock up. (HTC)

Petition against MPPSC advertisement admitted

THE HIGH Court today admitted a petition challenging the Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (MPPSC) advertisement ‘State Civil Services 2005’ of January 2006 for violating the reservation policy. The MPPSC overlooked the reservation criteria of 50 per cent for recruitment to the posts including District Excise Officer, Assistant Director and Labour Officer wherein there is 100 per cent reservation, the petition said.

Similarly, for few posts including Commercial Tax Inspector and Deputy Superintendent of Police there is 60 per cent reservation, the petition said. Justice R K Gupta heard the petitioner’s counsel before issuance of notices to the State Government and MPPSC. The petitioner’s counsel said the government had totally ignored the Supreme Court directives on reservation restricting it to 50 per cent. (HTC)

Four deaths reported

DEATHS OF four persons in separate incidents were reported in Neemuch and Mandsaur districts during the last 24 hours. According to police, Satyanarayan of Decen village in Neemuch district drowned while bathing in a lake. A 10-year-old boy Srisingh of Manda village died after he fell into a well. In other incident, a farmer Gorilal Banjara of Ganeshpura village died after inhaling insecticide sprayed in his field. In Devria Banjara Dera village, a widow Sita Bai committed suicide by jumping into a well. (HTC)

Six-year-old raped

The rape of a six-year-old girl was reported in Lakhmakheri village in Mandsaur district on Wednesday. According to police, Arjun Banchra of Lakhmikheri village took a minor girl to an isolated place and raped her. Based on a complaint, police registered a case against the culprit under Section 363, 376 and 506 of IPC. The culprit is absconding. (HTC)

Sarpanch removed

SARPANCH OF Gaurtala gram panchayat of Gotegaon janpad panchayat in Narsinghpur district has been removed from his post on charges of dereliction of duty. Official sources said SDO J Kispotta issued orders to remove Govind Singh Thakur, sarpanch of Gaurtala panchayat and disqualified him for six years under Madhya Pradesh Gram Panchayat Act. The sarpanch was proven guilty of dereliction of duty and violation of orders. (Agencies)