2 whales wash ashore Dahanu coast in a day
Carcasses of two whales were found on the coast of Dahanu within a span of less than 24 hours.
On Saturday evening, the decomposed carcass of a 45 feet long and 8 feet wide Baleen whale was found near Parnaka, in Dahanu and on Sunday morning a Pygmy sperm whale was found at Bharwad beach in Bordi, Dahanu taluka.
“It was a Baleen whale and we could not ascertain its weight as it was decomposed. Using an excavator, we dug a 6 feet deep pit near the coast and buried the carcass,” said Dhawal Kansara, member of the Wildlife Conservation and Animal Welfare Association(WCAWA), Dahanu. Whales are protected under schedule 1 of the Wildlife Protection Act 1972.
On Sunday around 6am, a 6 feet long Pygmy sperm whale was also found at Bharwad beach.
“The locals informed us and we reached the spot. We also intimated the forest department, Dahanu, and with the help of locals, dug a pit and buried the carcass,” added Kansara.
Panipat police have arrested a man for making a ransom call to a local commission agent by posing as a member of Kala Jatheri gang. He had demanded Rs 10 lakh extortion money from the commission agent. The accused has been identified as Ajay of Budha Khera village in Jind. The police said that they have now arrested three persons, including Ajay, Sunil alias Sahil and Akhil, in this case.
Karnal police claimed to have busted a gang involved in theft of copper wires from transformers with the arrest of four of its members. The police said that they have recovered 2.5 quintal of copper wires, one illegal pistol, and three motorcycles from their possession. The accused have been identified as Bilal and Amjad alias Biaggi of Yamunanagar, Vasim Akram of Saharanpur, and Tahir of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh.
Karnal police on Monday said they have arrested a Punjab-based man for his alleged involvement in writing pro-Khalistan slogans on the walls of two education institutions in the city on June 20. The arrested man has been identified as Manjeet of Duladi village in Patiala. A police spokesperson said another accused, a resident of Barnala, Resham Singh was arrested by a team led by Assandh ASP Rajpurohit from Gurditpur village of Patiala on Sunday.
Haryana Police have arrested two interstate arms suppliers and seized four pistols, three countrymade pistols, and seven magazines from their possession in Nuh district. A police spokesperson said accused Gurvinder and Manjeet of Rajasthan's Bharatpur were arrested following a tip-off that they would come to Firozpur Jhirka to supply illegal weapons to an unknown person. The accused were nabbed at a naka.
Following the intervention of Punjab and Haryana high court, the Haryana government has decided to provide air conditioners (ACs) in the offices of district attorneys, deputy and assistant district attorneys in view of the tough circumstances under which they have to function. The decision comes in the wake of petition by Haryana Attorney's Welfare Association and June 2 orders of the high court.