Unclaimed bag creates panic at Charbagh
AN UNCLAIMED bag found at the Charbagh bus stand, sent the police in a tizzy as people suspecting it to contain a bomb, called the cops on Wednesday. The cops who themselves were scared to open the bag, then called the bomb disposal squad. However, it turned out to be an exercise in futility as the bag merely contained clothes.india Updated: May 11, 2006 01:27 IST
AN UNCLAIMED bag found at the Charbagh bus stand, sent the police in a tizzy as people suspecting it to contain a bomb, called the cops on Wednesday.
The cops who themselves were scared to open the bag, then called the bomb disposal squad. However, it turned out to be an exercise in futility as the bag merely contained clothes.
Meanwhile, people explained the reason for their panic reaction. “Sometime back there was a threat to blow up the RDSC. Someone had also threatened to blow up the Charbagh railway station just ahead of the former US president Bill Clinton’s visit. After what happened at Varanasi recently, nobody is willing to take a chance,” an employee of the bus stand said.
Youth cheats people: A youth cheated several people by promising them jobs with a private telecom company. After providing them fake appointment letters, the fraud escaped leaving several youths, who had given him Rs 3,000 each, in the lurch.
A case in this regard was registered with the Vikas Nagar police on Wednesday. Police investigations revealed that the fraud had also cheated a bakery owner as well as a travel agency.
Police said Nitin Srivastava, a Vikas Nagar resident, was working with a private mobile company. On November 2005, he was allegedly removed. Subsequently, Srivastava started duping people who were unaware that he had been removed.
Interestingly, Nitin’s father Arun had couple of days back informed the police that he suspected that his son could have been kidnapped. When the police started investigating, the fraud that Nitin had allegedly indulged in came to light.
Scrap dealer stabbed, no FIR yet: Lallu Kashyap, a scrap dealer was stabbed when he allegedly refused to buy stolen goods from some youths in Thakurganj area on Wednesday. The victim was rushed to the Balrampur police station where he was left unattended for several hours. The family members also alleged that the doctors did not stitch the wound leading to severe blood loss.
More was in store when the Thakurganj police allegedly decided to register an FIR only after the name of one of the accused mentioned in the FIR was removed. What’s more, the FIR was still not registered.
One dead: Mohan (65), A gardener, died on Wednesday in Mal police station area after being hit by lightening. Two children had a narrow escape. Mohan’s body was handed over to the family members after post mortem examination, police said.
First Published: May 11, 2006 01:27 IST