QBengaluru: 70 BJP Activists Detained on Tipu Jayanti & More
A quick lowdown on top stories from Bengaluru.
1. 70 BJP, Bajrang Dal Activists Detained
As many as 70 activists of Bharatiya Janata Party and Bajrang Dal who had tried to stage a protest on Friday in violation of the prohibitory orders in Sagar city were detained by the police. They were trying to protest against the celebration of Tipu Jayanti as a State-sponsored programme.
The district administration had clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in Shivamogga, Sagar and Bhadravati on Friday from 6 am to 3 pm to maintain peace during Tipu Jayanti.
When the BJP and Bajrang Dal activists gathered near the old police station in Sagar city to stage a protest, the police immediately swung into action and arrested them.
(Source: The Hindu)
2. Only 27 Potholes Left on Major Roads: BBMP
Only 27 potholes are yet to be filled on major roads, spanning 1,400 km, across the city, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has claimed. After having missed the fifth deadline to repair roads, the Palike on Friday said it has filled 99.56 percent of the potholes on major roads.
According to BBMP, as of 21 October, there were 5,823 potholes on major roads, after which the civic agency identified 252 more. As of 9 November, 6,048 of the total 6,075 potholes had been filled.
The 14,000 km road network in the BBMP jurisdiction is divided into major and ward roads. Major roads are arterial and sub-arterial roads, while all others fall under the category of ward roads.
(Source: Times of India)
3. AirAsia Crew Abused Me, Says Woman
A 25-year-old bank employee has filed a complaint against three AirAsia staff, alleging they outraged her modesty while she was travelling in the Air Asia flight from Ranchi to Bengaluru via Hyderabad on 3 November. The woman has filed a complaint in this regard with the Sadashivanagar police station.
AirAsia has denied all allegations. The police registered a complaint of assault or the use of criminal force against a woman with the intent to outrage her modesty under Section 354 of the IPC and transferred the case to the KIA police since the alleged harassment is said to have happened inside the flight during the journey and also after the flight landed at the airport.
The woman is working in Bengaluru in a bank. The woman was travelling from her hometown to the city. She told the police when she asked the crew to keep the toilet clean, they misbehaved with her.
(Source: Bangalore Mirror)
4. Shahi Exports Plans Unit Shut Down, Workers Protest
More than 500 garment factory workers staged a protest in front of the firm they worked for- 'Shahi Exports' situated in Kaggalipura after they learnt the unit was closing down and its machinery being shifted on Friday morning.
Unit no. 29 of Shahi Exports situated in Pattareddypalya in Kaggalipura on Kanakapura main road had around 1,500 garment workers working for it earlier. All of them were women. A few days back the company stopped transport facilities and several people resigned, said one of the workers.
On Friday morning, when workers came to work, they noticed that the machinery was being loaded onto a truck.
5. Lokayukta Court Convicts BBMP Inspector
A Lokayukta special court has convicted an in-charge work inspector for graft. The convict A T Vijay Kumar was arrested by the Lokayukta police while accepting a bribe in 2012.
Lokayukta police case was that the work inspector Vijay Kumar had approached the complainant, who was constructing his house in Govindapura. Vijay Kumar threatened to pass an order to stop the construction. He demanded a bribe of Rs 4,000 not to pass such an order. Vijay Kumar was trapped while accepting the bribe amount.
Lokayukta special court (CCH 79) judge Ravindra Hegde sentenced Vijay Kumar to undergo imprisonment to one year and slapped a fine of Rs 10,000.
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