QBengaluru: Police Protection for Deepika’s Family Home & More
1. Security Deployed at Deepika Padukone’s Family Home in Bengaluru
A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party’s chief media coordinator for Haryana offered a reward to anyone who beheads Deepika Padukone for her role in the film Padmavati, the Congress government in Karnataka — the actor’s home State — has provided round-the-the-clock security at her family home here in Bengaluru.
In a tweet condemning the “culture of intolerance and hate perpetuated by BJP”, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah wrote on Monday morning, “Karnataka stands with Deepika Padukone.”
He also tweeted out to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar urging him to take “strict action against those holding out threats against her”.
2. Chasing Vehicle Lifters, Cops Crack two-year-old Double-Murder Case
On the trail of vehicle lifters, Magadi police from Ramanagara district have solved a two-year-old double murder case reported in Hindupura rural police station, Andhra Pradesh.
It began on 16 June 2017, when a vehicle owner filed a complaint with Magadi police, saying miscreants drove away his Bolero jeep using a duplicate key. Suspecting the role of an interstate gang, the superintendent of police, Ramanagara, Ramesh Banoth, formed a special team led by DySP ML Purushottam to solve the case.
3. Woman Cop Convicted for taking Rs 1L from Rape Accused
A special Lokayukta court sentenced an assistant sub-inspector of police to two-and-a-half years imprisonment for accepting Rs 1 lakh from a man accused of rape in 2014.
The court also slapped a fine of Rs 50,000 on the accused B Rajalakshmi, who was posted with women's helpline Vanita Sahayavani when the Lokayukta caught her red-handed while accepting cash on 17 September 2014.
In 2014, a woman in her 30s approached Malleswaram police, accusing a family friend of raping her. The case was jointly investigated by the cops and sleuths from Vanita Sahayavani. Rajalakshmi contacted the accused stating that she could drop the rape charges if he paid Rs 1 lakh.
4. Women Files Plaint Over Missing Chickens, Cops Say She Didn't Rear any Chickens
In a bizarre case, an elderly woman in her late 60s approached the additional commissioner of police (east) zone to file a complaint against her neighbour whom she suspected to have stolen her chickens in Byappanahalli.
The jurisdictional police questioned around 30 of Lakshmamma's neighbours. However, they found that she did not own any chickens.
"Around a couple of years ago, she was rearing pigeons, but there was no evidence of her owning any chickens, the entire neighbourhood tells" a senior police officer said.
The complainant had stated that around 25 chickens were stolen.
On further inquiries, it was revealed that the woman's dispute was over an incident that had happened in 2011. Lakshmamma's neighbours had then filed a complaint with Byappanahalli police stating that a gold chain was missing from their house in Old Byappanahalli.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
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5.Woman Chases Down Molester
A 27-year-old woman gave chase to a man who tried to escape after groping her when she was returning home from her gym in 6th Sector of HSR Layout.
The man, a 55-year-old sand dealer, was later handed to the police. The woman was on her way home from the gym when a man approached her on his bike. He passed lewd comments at her and a person, who was riding pillion on the bike, groped her. She raised an alarm, and two of her friends from the gym joined in and they chased the accused and his friend for 500 metres as they tried to speed away on the motorcycle.
But the molesters’ luck ran out when the rider lost his balance and the pillion rider fell off the bike into the hands of his pursuers. He was handed over to the police, but his friend rode away from the spot.
(Source: Bangalore Mirror)
6. Prisoners Protest Non-Payment of Wages
As many as 50 inmates of Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara, staged an impromptu protest claiming they had not been paid their wages for six months. Inmates demanded that the authorities release their wages immediately.
Without their daily wages, the inmates were finding it difficult to support their families. The group met senior officials of the Prison Department requesting their intervention to resolve this issue. According to sources, prison officials have promised to rectify this problem.
A skilled labour class inmate (jobs include carpentry, carpet weaving) is entitled to a daily wage of Rs 50. Those performing ‘unskilled labour’ work as helpers and aides earn Rs 40 a day, and people in the non-skilled labour category (involves gardening, cleaning and odd jobs) earn Rs 30. Their wages are credited to their accounts every month.
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