QBengaluru: Fire Guts Bigg Boss Set; Nalapad Assaults Accomplice
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1. Mohammed Haris Nalapad Unleashes Fist of Fury on His Friend in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail
Mohammed Haris Nalapad, who is currently locked up in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail, seems to have learnt no lessons. He has now allegedly assaulted his own accomplice after an argument broke out between them inside the prison. Meanwhile, senior High Court advocate Shyam Sundar, who represented the victim, Vidvat, has approached Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar seeking protection after he heard someone say that “he will also get the same treatment.”
According to the Parappana Agrahara officials, Nalapad and six of his associates were taken to jail on Wednesday evening after the court ordered 14 days judicial custody. They were given a big cell inside the jail where Mohammed and six others were accommodated. It is said that Mohammed and his associates did not sleep till midnight as they were discussing how the attack on Vidvat took a turn and developed into a major issue.
The discussion is said to have devolved into an argument, and one of the accused, Mohammed Ashraf alias Abras, reportedly blamed Mohammed for landing them in jail with attempt to murder charges.
2. Fire Guts Bigg Boss Kannada Set, No Casualties
A massive fire broke out on the sets of reality show Bigg Boss Kannada at the Innovative Film City in Bidadi early on Thursday, 22 February.
There were no reports of casualties, but properties worth crores of rupees were gutted. Narase Gowda, an employee, spotted the fire around 3.30 am. However, as he was not aware of fire services number, he began calling his seniors wasting much time, a fire official said.
He called the fire station at 4.34 am. Around 11 fire tenders with a rescue vehicle rushed to the spot and it took three hours for them to bring the blaze under control. The blaze was completely put off only by 10.30 am, a senior fire official said. The firemen suspect the electric short circuit in the wax museum could have caused the fire which later spread to the Bigg Boss House.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
3. Stockbroking Firm Staff Dupe Senior Citizen of Shares Worth Rs 1 Crore
Cybercrime sleuths with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have initiated a probe into a Bengaluru-based stockbroking firm for allegedly cheating an elderly woman of stocks worth ₹1 crore.
Though the fraud occurred in July 2016, Lalitha Murthy, daughter of the victim and resident of RT Nagar, only filed a complaint with the cybercrime police last Thursday after she accessed the demat account and found the shares had been sold.
In her complaint, Ms. Lalitha said that her parents in November 2009 had opened a joint demat account with Way2Wealth Brokers Pvt Ltd and purchased shares worth lakhs of rupees.
4. Lorry Driver, Two Others Assault Traffic Policeman
A traffic policeman, who was on duty at Bhattarahalli traffic signal, was assaulted by a lorry driver and his associates on Wednesday, 21 February, when he instructed the driver not honk unnecessarily.
The three men also tore the policeman’s uniform. Constable Sampath is attached to KR Puram traffic police station. The incident occurred on at 9 am. The KR Puram police arrested the three accused – Sreenivas, the driver; his father, Shivu, and Santosh.
According to the police, Sreenivas, who was driving a sand lorry from Basavanapura Road, stopped at Bhattarahalli junction as the signal had turned red. However, he began to honk continuously. When questioned by Sampath, Sreenivas shoved and assaulted him. He then called up Shivu and Santhosh.
5. Bengaluru Resolutions: Inclusion of All Native Languages in Eighth Schedule Sought
On the occasion of International Mother Language Day 2018, representatives of 22 native languages from across the country passed ‘Bengaluru resolutions’ on Wednesday, 21 February, urging the Union government to include all native languages of the country in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The participants, who included academicians and linguists, also demanded equal status for all scheduled official languages.
The resolutions were passed after a two-day seminar on ‘Linguistic Rights and Language Equality in India’ jointly organised by Campaign for Language Equality and Rights in collaboration with Banavasi Balaga.
Other resolutions adopted by them include making the native language of the State a medium of primary education and promote medium of native language even at the higher level of education.
6. NGO Head Accused of Milking Funds Meant for Trafficked Women
The director of an NGO working for the rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking has been booked for misappropriating funds meant for the purpose. The accused is a 42-year-old from Chitradurga, director of Help Organisation.
There was a complaint on the misappropriation which the police investigated and booked a case in 2015. A chargesheet has been filed in the case now. The NGO was established “for prevention of trafficking and rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of the victims subjected to trafficking for commercial and sexual exploitation.”
The allegation was that the accused “ought to have taken more care towards the women, who were exploited for sexual activities and she was expected to provide all benefits and facilities to the women, who were subjected to trafficking. Instead of doing this, the petitioner is stated to have misappropriated Rs 10,35,450, allotted by the Central government.”
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