QBengaluru: Six Kids Drown in Kolar; ED to Quiz DKS’ Daughter
1. 6 Children Die During Mock Idol Immersion
Three girls and as many boys — aged 8-11 — playing out Ganesha idol immersion drowned in a pond outside Maradaghatta village, near KGF, in Kolar district on Tuesday afternoon. The lone survivor in the group was Likhith, 5, who had not entered the waters and ran back to the village to alert the elders about the tragedy.
The deceased have been identified as Theja, 10, and sister Rakshitha, 8; Dhanush, 8 and brother Likhith; Rohith, 9, and sister Vyshnavi, 10; and Veena, 11, all from Maradaghatta village. They were playing in the village as it was a holiday for Muharram.
The seven children had recently participated in a Ganesha immersion procession. In the afternoon, they headed towards the pond on the outskirts of the village. Police said the children decided to enact a Ganesha immersion.
2. ED Summons DK Shivakumar’s Daughter, Grills Associates
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday, 10 September, summoned former Karnataka cabinet minister DK Shivakumar’s daughter, Aishwarya, for questioning. She has been asked to appear before the ED on 12 September in New Delhi.
According to sources, she has been summoned in connection with a business transaction in Singapore during a trip with her father in 2017.
This transaction had found mention in the ED case, for which DK Shivakumar is currently in custody. He was arrested on 2 September after the pleas for anticipatory bail was rejected by the Supreme Court.
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3. Criticising Govt Unforgivable: Anant Kumar Hegde on Senthil
Days after former IAS officer S Sasikanth Senthil resigned from his post as Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada district, BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde has lashed out against him in a series of tweets, calling him a “traitor” and asking him to go to Pakistan for his comments against the centre.
On 6 September, Senthil had tendered his resignation stating that it would be “unethical to continue... when the fundamental building blocks of our diverse democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner.” Senthil’s resignation comes weeks after Kannan Gopinath, a civil servant from Kerala, stepped down to protest the denial of “freedom of expression” to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, on 21 August.
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4. ACB to Probe Indira Canteen Case
The government, finding merit in alleged irregularities in the operation of Indira Canteens, the pet project of former chief minister Siddaramaiah, has handed over the probe to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
Chief minister BS Yediyurappa on 25 August had ordered an inquiry into alleged misuse of subsidy by operators of Indira Canteens in Bengaluru but not specify which agency would take up the case.
Additional chief secretary (Urban Development Department) EV Ramana Reddy told TOI that BBMP commissioner BH Anil Kumar had verified facts of the case and handed the case to the ACB. “The CM had handed the case to UDD for the preliminary probe, and the department has found that customer billing was fudged by contractors with the sale of food not matching footfall,” said Reddy.
5. Man Gets Life Term for Raping Minor Girl
An additional city civil and sessions court sentenced a man to life imprisonment under the POCSO Act for raping a minor.
The court also ordered the accused to pay a fine of Rs 63,000 under Section 376 of IPC, Section 4 and 6 of POCSO Act, 2012. The High Grounds police had filed a charge sheet against the accused, Sunil Kumar, of Magadi Road, who raped a minor girl on the terrace of an apartment on Crescent Road in 2017. He intercepted the girl on her way back home from school, took her to the terrace, threatened her with a knife and raped her. Her parents had filed a police complaint on 29 July 2017.
(Source: Deccan Herald)
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