Man from Ivory Coast arrested with cocaine worth ₹1.32cr
The Bandra unit of Mumbai crime branch’s anti narcotic cell (ANC) arrested a 42-year-old man from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) with 220 grams of cocaine worth ₹1.32 crore. ANC officers claimed that the arrested accused was the main cocaine dealer operating in the western suburbs of Mumbai.
The ANC unit arrested Alla Kauadia Boris from 90 Feet Road in front of Peninsula Hotel, Sakinaka, after receiving specific information about Boris coming to the area to sell drugs, ANC officers said.
Boris claimed that he came to India in 2018 and has been residing at Koparkhairane in Navi Mumbai. Shivdeep Lande, deputy commissioner of police (ANC), said, “We will check his passport and registration to find out whether he came to India on a visit or business visa. We will also inform the embassy regarding the drug deal.”
Boris allegedly used to sell drugs only to a trusted few in the western suburbs, mostly a young crowd who frequent pubs and clubs. He would deal with his customers only through internet calling, police said. A case against Boris was registered under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985. “We are investigating his links to find out where he got the drugs from,” said Lande.
The owner of a fuel station was gunned down by unidentified car-borne persons in the Holy City colony of Amritsar on Wednesday night. The incident took place at around 10:30pm when Mohan had reached outside his home, after work. As per information, when Mohan reached just outside his house, a Toyota Innova SUV also reached there and the assailants in the car opened fire. Police commissioner Arun Pal confirmed Mohan's death.
The Haryana assembly on Wednesday referred to a select committee of the House the Haryana Police (Amendment) Bill, 2022 for examination. The amendment Bill which sought to do away with the powers of the Haryana State Police Complaints Authority to take suo motu cognisance of a matter was opposed by Congress MLA Varun Chaudhary. Deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala suggested that the Bill be referred to a select committee of the House for examination.
The Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday said the party's faith in judiciary had been reaffirmed by the Punjab and Haryana high court's decision to grant bail to former minister Bikram Singh Majithia in a “politically motivated case of vendetta”. The party spokesperson asserted Majithia was not guilty of offences he has been charged with in the FIR registered in December, 2021, under different sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.
Over five years after a Patiala resident suffered permanent disability in Kumar's arm due to an accident, the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Chandigarh, has awarded him a compensation of ₹13 lakh. The compensation will be paid by the owner and driver of the PRTC bus that had hit the car of the victim, Rohit Kumar, 33, a resident of Mangal Basti, Patran, Patiala.
The Chandigarh Housing Board has invited e-bids for 154 commercial and residential properties from August 16. CHB chief executive officer Yashpal Garg said, “The reserve prices of 17 residential units on freehold basis located at Indira Colony, Manimajra, have been reduced by about 15% compared to the last e-tender. As many as 30 residential units, including 2BHK and EWS flats, and one commercial unit have been included for the first time in the e-tender process.”