QAhmedabad: PM to Visit Sardar Sarovar, 5 Cops Held for Drinking

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1. Stage Set for PM Modi’s Visit to Sardar Sarovar Dam

The stage is set for a grand birthday celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, 17 September at Kevadia Colony, where he is scheduled to participate in Namami Narmade Mahotsava, an event organised by the state government to mark the occasion of the Sardar Sarovar Dam crossing its Full Reservoir Level (FRL) of 138.68 metres.

On Monday, 16 September, dog squads and security agencies continued to sanitise the “A” frame of the dam where Modi will offer obeisance to Goddess Narmada under the guidance of Viranchiprasad Shastri, a priest from Nareshwar who had also presided over the 2017 event of the inaugural puja.

According to officials, as many as 100 priests will chant prayers along the riverbank of Narmada, while Modi will offer a coconut and chunri to the river.

A platform has been erected at the ‘View Point-3’ of the dam under a waterproof dome from where Modi will address a gathering.

(Source: Indian Express)


2. Booze Party Busted, Five Cops Held

On Sunday late night (15 September) a team of Naroda police raided a booze party which was going inside a hotel located in Naroda and arrested seven people from the hotel room, including five police officers from the spot.

According to police on Sunday night, the Naroda police received a tip-off that a booze party was on inside Naroda's Malva Hotel. After confirming the information a team was rushed to the spot and raided the hotel. During which seven people were nabbed from the hotel drunk and Rs 15 lakh worth valuables were recovered from the accused which comprised IMFL, beer bottles, mobile phones, cash, etc.

During investigation, it was revealed that out of the seven accused five were cops and one was the owner of the hotel. The accused have been identified as Yashpal Zala (26), Ranvirsinh Rathod (45) posted at G division traffic police station, Dhanpalsinh Rathod (40) posted at G division ACP office, Yogesh Patil (40) posted with Naroda police station, Bhogilal Patel (43) posted with Kalupur police station, Jayendra Rathod (44) posted a Crime branch and Kanu Gondaliya(31) owner of the hotel.

(Source: DNA)

3. MLA Jignesh Mevani Holds Rally to Protest Derogatory Remarks Against Dalits, Seeks FIR

Independent MLA from Vadgam constituency and Dalit youth leader Jignesh Mevani Monday, 16 September led a rally of around 500 Dalits in the city, seeking registration of an FIR against a sadhu of the Swaminarayan sect. A video of the sadhu allegedly making derogatory remarks against Dalits had gone viral on social media.

The protest march was held in the morning after which Mevani met Ahmedabad police Commissioner A K Singh.

Speaking with The Indian Express, Mevani said, “We met the Ahmedabad Police Commissioner and he told us that they have got the (viral) video verified from FSL (Forensic Science Laboratory).”

(Source: Indian Express)


4. SI in Soup for Making Traffic Violators Do Sit-Ups on Day One of Motor Vehicles Act Implementation

A police sub-inspector was suspended in Panchmahal for forcing traffic violators do ‘sit-ups’ on the road and in Vadodara, over 20 cops faced challan for different violations as the newly amended Motor Vehicles Act was put in effect across Gujarat on Monday, 16 September.

However, motorists in cities such as Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar were spared on Monday as police ‘looked the other way’ and focused on creating awareness on the first day of MV act implementation.

The sub-inspector identified as Manoj Damor from Kalol police station allegedly made three youths do sit-ups in the middle of a road on Monday morning for allegedly violating traffic norms.

The video, shot Monday morning, shows three youths doing sit-ups as the PSI counts, and routine traffic moves alongside without any disruptions. Police officials said the three youths were riding on the roof of a car, for which they were punished in the middle of the road.

(Source: Indian Express)


5. E-Challan All Ready With New Fine Rates

It's not just the cops standing on the road you should be worried off, the e-challan is all set with the new fine rates to generate challans to the offenders. Cops have started capturing pictures of violaters through CCTV cameras, but the updation of e-challan happened only in the evening.

A K Singh, City Police Commissioner said, "There was some official paperwork which needs to be followed before updating system due to which the process got delayed. But it doesn't mean e-challan was stopped we have started capturing the violaters on real time from the morning itself and they are in our bucket. By evening the updation process will get over and we will start genrating the challans."

On Monday morning (16 September) the updating process of the e-challan was started by the traffic department's technical team as the new fine rates were getting imposed from Monday. Till 6:30 pm the process was going on and the technical team were verifying and crosschecking the system before fully implementing it with the new fine rates.

(Source: DNA)

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