QBengaluru: No Bail For Gauri Case Accused; Civic Worker Ends Life

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KT Naveen Kumar (left) is suspected to be the man behind the murder of journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh (right)  in Bengaluru.

1. Gauri Case: Court Rejects Naveen Kumar’s Bail Plea

The City Civil and Sessions Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of Naveen Kumar, one of the accused in the murder case of journalist Gauri Lankesh.

Anucheth MN, the Deputy Commissioner of Police and investigating officer for the Special Investigation Team, argued before the court in the absence of the special public prosecutor last week stating that granting bail would not only hamper the ongoing investigation, but also pose danger to the witnesses in the case.

Anucheth further argued that Naveen Kumar tried to mislead the investigation through the advocate, who filed a petition that one of the witnesses, who gave deposed before the magistrate, wanted to retract the statement.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. Denied Pay for 6 Months, Pourakarmika Ends Life

Pourakarmikas (city sweepers) protesting demanding salaries. 
Pourakarmikas (city sweepers) protesting demanding salaries. 
(Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)

A 40-year-old pourakarmika committed suicide after being denied his salary for six months. His death led to tension in front of KC General Hospital, where his body was taken, as hundreds of pourakarmikas staged a protest there. The deceased, Subramani S, was a resident of Muneshwara Block in Vyalikaval, and was unable to feed his family.

The angry pourakarmikas demanded handing over his body to protest in front of the BBMP headquarters. The Malleswaram police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control.

(Source: Deccan Herald)

3. Three Accused in Chinnaswamy Stadium Bomb Blasts Case Sentenced to 7 Yrs in Prison

Policemen inspecting the scene after the 2010 Chinnaswamy stadium blast. 
Policemen inspecting the scene after the 2010 Chinnaswamy stadium blast. 
(Photo: PTI)

Eight years after the Chinnaswamy Stadium twin bomb blasts in Bengaluru, three accused in the case were sentenced to seven years in jail and fined Rs 10 lakh on Monday by a special National Investigative Agency court. All of them were tried under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Judge Siddalinga Prabhu said that the three would be given seven years imprisonment and one-year rigorous imprisonment, with both the sentences running concurrently, UNI reported.

So far, the three have already been behind bars for six years. This came after the NIA court reserved its order on 4 July.

(Source: The News Minute)

4. Toddler Drowns in Sump

Representational image of a crime scene.
Representational image of a crime scene.
(Photo: iStock)

A two-and-half-year-old boy drowned after he accidentally slipped into the sump of an under-construction house in Sampigehalli on Monday.

The incident took place around noon in Manjunath Layout in Nagawara under Sampigehalli police station limits.

The victim, Mohammed Arshan, is the son of Yaqoob Pasha. He was sitting next to the sump. Yaqoob, a push cart vendor, was busy at work when Arshan fell into the sump. Police said that the sump is around eight feet deep.

Yaqoob noticed his son fall and jumped into the sump. He managed to get Arshan out and rushed him to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

(Source: The Hindu)

5. Tummy in, Chest out: Cops Told to Get in Shape

While police personnel keep a close watch on crime in the city, the department is keeping one on their staffers' waist-line. If they are not the right size, they will find less rice in their meals and a yoga mat and stretchable shorts left near their desks (in a manner of speaking).On an average, 150 personnel from Karnataka State Reserve Police die when they are in service every year.

A large majority of them lose their lives to lifestyle illnesses. To keep the force happy and healthy, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) of KSRP, Bhaskar Rao, has issued a circular to the staff asking them to keep fit. If they fail to fall in line, action will be taken against them.

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