QBengaluru: Now Land Grab Case Against Nalapad & More
The top stories from in and around Bengaluru.
1. Land Grab Case Filed Against Nalapad
Based on a complaint by BBMP revenue officials, the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) has filed a first information report (FIR) against Mohammed Haris Nalpad and 17 others in connection with a land grabbing case.
The FIR that was registered on February 23 says that Mohammed and 17 others encroached upon three acres and 29 guntas of land near KPCC head office in Vasanth Nagar. The complaint was filed by Vasanth Nagar revenue inspector Seetharam and revenue officer Lingaiah.
A BMTF official said they are verifying documents after which action would be taken. BMTF ADGP Prashant Kumar Thakur told DH that the BBMP commissioner had registered complaints of encroachment of 33 properties in Millers Tank Bund.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
2. Clinic Owner Abducted, Driven Around for Over 6 Hours
A gang of six kidnapped and assaulted Shekhar BV (44), a resident of Girinagar who runs a rehabilitation centre for addicts on Mysore Road, last week for a ransom of Rs 50 lakh.
He was moved around in a car for at least six hours during the night before the victim managed to slip away in the dark while the gang was fixing a flat tyre. The police have managed to catch four of the six members, one of whom had used the rebab run by Shekhar (although it is unclear yet if victimising Shekhar was intentional).
The car used for the kidnap (KA02 AC 6766) has also been seized. It belongs to one Nagesha HJ and is registered at Bengaluru West RTO.
(Source: Bangalore Mirror)
3. Lokayukta Justice Vishwanath Shetty Discharged From Hospital
Karnataka Lokayukta P Vishwanath Shetty was discharged from Mallya Hospital on Wednesday, 14 March. He had been stabbed multiple times in his chamber last Wednesday by an aggrieved complainant, Tejraj Sharma, who was unhappy that his case had been closed.
“Justice Shetty has been advised rest and will have to visit the hospital for a follow-up next week. Otherwise, he is fine. Nurses will be visiting him every three days to dress the wounds,” said the police.
(Source: The Hindu)
4. Karnataka: 5 Killed, 9 Injured in Mysuru Highway Pile-Up
At least five people were killed while nine others sustained injuries when two private buses and a car collided on NH-766 near Chikkahalli, some 10km away from Mysuru on Wednesday, 14 March.
The four passengers travelling in the car died on the spot while a passenger travelling in one of the buses was declared brought dead at KR Hospital.
Police commissioner A Subramanyeshwara Rao confirmed the death toll adding that the condition of few others is critical. They have been hospitalised in government and private hospitals in Mysuru city.
(Source: The Times of India)
5. Home-Alone Woman Found Murdered in Bengaluru
A 45-year-old home-alone woman was found murdered in her house on Chamarajapet 5th Main on Tuesday, 13 March. The reason for the murder is yet to be ascertained, but police suspect a family dispute could be the reason.The deceased is identified as Vijaya. Police said she was living with her foster daughter in a rented house.
The daughter was said to be in love with a man and they had got married a week ago against Vijaya’s wishes. The murder came to light when a relative came to visit Vijaya around 8 pm on Tuesday.
(Source: The New Indian Express)
6. Did Negligence Cost two Migrant Workers Their Lives in B’luru’s Varthur Lakebed?
In a tragic incident on Sunday, 20-year-old Sandeep and 21-year-old Akhilesh Yadav, both migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh engaged in laying pipes, died at the Varthur lakebed in Bengaluru as the earth suddenly caved in.
Despite rescue efforts carried out by other workers, the two could not be saved. Three others were also injured in the accident. Three people have been booked under IPC Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) in connection with the incident.
Sandeep and Akhilesh were laying pipes for the ambitious and controversial project of the Karnataka government, which aims to transfer treated wastewater (in secondary treatment plants) from Varthur Lake to lakes in Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts.
(Source: The News Minute)
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