Sonawane's kin demands CBI inquiry
Brother-in-law of Additional Collector Yashwant Sonawane, killed by oil mafia in Nashik district on Tuesday, has demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.
"Sonawane's Personal Assistant (PA) as well as the driver was there when the incident occurred. It is surprising that only he was targeted," Anand Dani, brother-in-law of the slain Maharashtra civil service officer, said.
Mobile phone records of Sonawane should be checked and the probe should be handed over to CBI, Dani said.
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in legislative assembly, Eknath Khadse, held Food and Civil Supplies department responsible for the incident.
"Two months ago Food and civil supplies Minister Anil Deshmukh carried out the farce of conducting raids (on oil mafia)," Khadse said.
Republican Party of India Leader and former MP Prakash Ambedkar also demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.
According to the proposal, which has been reviewed by HT the salary and allowances of chief minister and ministers, speaker, deputy speaker, chief whip and the leader of opposition will increase from the existing ₹72,000 to ₹170,000, and that lawmakers, from ₹54,000 to ₹90,000.
Amid chants of “Har Har Mahadev” and “Bam Bam Bhole”, lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday morning flagged off the first batch of pilgrims for the annual Amarnath Yatra from the Yatri Niwas base camp at Bhagwati Nagar here in the Jammu city for their onward journey to the Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Kashmir.
Along with the proposal of widening of the road, the project also includes, construction of a cycle track, pedestrian path on both sides and slow carriage way on one side. A proposal amounting to ₹2.90 crore has been prepared to meet the expenses for widening the road and will be submitted before the MC General House on Thursday for approval. The project entails a cost of around ₹2 crore.
People in Kashmir valley and the Jammu division are facing sweltering heat and are in the hope of a drop in temperatures as the weather department has predicted the arrival of monsoons in the next two days, the weather department said on Wednesday. All the major weather observatories of the union territory, particularly Kashmir, recorded above-normal temperatures by 2 to 3.5 degrees C on Tuesday.
Three men and a woman were booked on murder charges for allegedly running over a tractor on a father-son duo and two others over a land-related dispute in Kesari village of Saha block, Ambala Police said on Wednesday. Their relatives, Tejinder and Jagmohan also received injuries in the incident. As per the FIR, the accused are Gurtej Singh, Gurmail Kaur, Prem Singh and Jagjeet Singh.