QBengaluru: Shivakumar in ED Remand; Red Alert in Many Districts

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Congress leader DK Shivakumar was arrested on Tuesday, 3 September by ED in a money laundering case.

1. DK Shivakumar Sent to ED Custody Till 13 September

Congress troubleshooter DK Shivakumar has been sent to Enforcement Directorate's (ED) custody till 13 September by the Rouse Avenue Court in New Delhi. DK Shivakumar, who was admitted at the RML Hospital after being arrested by the ED on Tuesday, was produced before court around 4 pm.

The ED had asked for 14 days of police custody on grounds that there was reason to believe that the accused was guilty of money laundering. The ED said they needed to unearth modus operandi, ascertain known and unknown properties owned by him and his family members. The ED also told court that they needed to ascertain source of money and the proceeds of crime.

(Source: India Today)

2. Red Warning in Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga a Month after Floods

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa reviews a landslide in Karnataka’s Shivamogga.
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa reviews a landslide in Karnataka’s Shivamogga.
(Photo: ANI)

A red warning was issued in Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga districts for two days starting on Wednesday after heavy rainfall was predicted in the Malnad region of Karnataka.

An orange warning was issued in the three coastal districts - Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada, as well as Hassan district. The warnings were issued by the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC). Meanwhile, moderate rains with strong winds were predicted in Bengaluru.

(Source: The News Minute)


3. Four Days on, Boy’s Body Found in Drain 15 km Downstream

Four-year-old boy Mohammed Zain went missing on 30 August night in Bengaluru.
Four-year-old boy Mohammed Zain went missing on 30 August night in Bengaluru.
(Photo Courtesy: TNM)

Over four days after a five-year-old boy slipped into a storm water drain near Padarayanapura, off Mysuru Road, workers from fire and emergency services and BBMP found his decomposed body 15km downstream on Wednesday afternoon.

The body of Mohammed Zain was found in the drain behind a private college in Global Village, RR Nagar, west Bengaluru. Zain’s mother Gulshan identified the body with the help of the jeans trousers he was wearing on the day he went missing.

District fire officer BM Shekhar said his staff traced the body 3ft under the drain with a bamboo stick around 12.30pm. The team that discovered Zain’s body had eight personnel from the fire and emergency department and some 20 from BBMP.

Zain, eldest of the three children of widow Gulshan Sherif of Arafatnagar, accidentally fell into the drain on Friday night


4. Drunk B’luru Biker Coughs up ₹17k in Fine for Violating Traffic Rules

Image used for representational purposes. 
Image used for representational purposes. 
(Photo: Reuters)

A day after a Gurgaon man was fined Rs 24,000 for multiple traffic violations, a Bengaluru youth paid Rs 17,000 in penalty after he was caught driving under the influence of alcohol and found guilty of other offences as well.

According to city traffic police, this is the highest fine paid by an individual under the revised penalty regime that kicked in on Sunday.

Akash, a resident of Varthur and private company employee, was caught on Kanakapura Road on Tuesday evening for riding without a helmet. Later, police subjected him to a breathalyser test, which revealed 173mg of alcohol in 100ml of his blood — nearly six times the permissible limit of 30mg


5. ATM Broken With Gas Cutter, Rs 2.9L Stolen

A representational image of a crime scene.
A representational image of a crime scene.
(Photo: iStock)

Thieves broke an Axis Bank ATM with a gas cutter and stole Rs 2.9 lakh in cash on Monday night, police said. The ATM kiosk in southern Bengaluru neither had CCTV cameras nor a security guard or the panic button.

The theft surfaced on Tuesday after customers complained to the bank that the ATM located at Shastri Nagar near Banashankari 2nd Stage was out of order. Arun, an ATM engineer, asked Shanthaveer Gowda, an employee of the cash management company responsible for replenishing the machine, to go check the kiosk.

Gowda went to the kiosk around 12.45 pm and found that the ATM had been broken with a gas cutter. A total of Rs 2,89,500 in cash was missing.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

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