QAhmedabad: Heavy Rains Expected in Guj, Woman Kidnapped & Raped

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Rains aplenty in south Gujarat.

1. Met Dept Predicts Very Heavy Rain in South Gujarat, Saurashtra

Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted in entire South Gujarat and Saurashtra region on Thursday 5 September.

While extremely heavy rainfall is likely in districts of South Gujarat, including Navsari and Valsad, heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted for other districts of South Gujarat and districts of Saurashtra such as Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar and Gir Somnath. The Union territories of Daman and Diu are also expected to get very heavy rainfall.

Ahmedabad is expected to get moderate rainfall or thundershowers on Thursday.

(Source: Indian Express)

2. Three Men Booked for Holding Woman in Captivity for 2 Days, Raping Her Multiple Times

Police have booked three persons for allegedly abducting an 18-year-old woman from a village in Banaskantha and holding her in captivity for two days, during which time one of them raped her multiple times.

The man accused of rape is alleged to have stalked the woman and pestered her to marry him in the past five months.

On 1 September, a First Information Report was lodged at Vav Police station in Banaskantha based on a complaint by the woman.

Three persons – Bharat Chauhan and Gopal Chauhan, siblings and native of a village in Banaskantha and one Amar Singh, a native of another village in Banaskantha, were booked under Indian Penal Code sections 376, 366 and 506 for rape, abduction and criminal intimidation, respectively.


3. ‘Disturbed Areas’: No Action to Be Taken Against Housing Society Asked to Vacate, Says Ahmedabad HC

In a relief for several buyers and sellers of flats at Jankalyan Cooperative Housing Society, popularly known as Varsha flats, the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday directed the Ahmedabad city deputy collector not to take any coercive action against the petitioners. The deputy collector had sent them a notice on 26 August to vacate the premises, citing provisions of the Disturbed Areas Act.

The court said that as the petitioner’s appeals under section 6 of the Disturbed Areas Act before the Special Secretary Revenue Department were pending, “it would be appropriate to direct the authority not to take any coercive action.”

(Source: Indian Express)


4. Eviction of Vendors at Statue of Unity Violates Law, Guj HC Told

Eviction of street vendors from around the Statue of Unity in Narmada district a few days ago has been challenged in the Gujarat High Court with the petitioners claiming that this was carried out in violation of law.

On Wednesday, 4 September, 58 affected street vendors, through their lawyer Nimish Kapadia, sought the HC's direction to the authorities concerned to carry out a survey of affected vendors and issue them certificates.

They also sought the court's direction to ensure they are designated an alternative place to carry out their business as per provisions of the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014.

(Source: Business Standard)


5. 2 Arrested in Gujarat After Video of Jeep Being Set Ablaze Goes Viral

A jeep owner and his friend were arrested after a clip showing the vehicle being set afire went viral on social media, including the video-sharing app TikTok.

In the video, a man clad in gold jewellery can be seen pouring petrol on his own jeep and then setting it ablaze by throwing a lit matchstick on the vehicle.

According to police, Indrajitsinh Jadeja (33) allegedly set his jeep on fire at Kotharia road in Rajkot on 2 September and his friend Nimesh Gohel (28) was recording the act.

Both the accused were arrested by the Bhaktinagar Police on September 3, Inspector V K Gadhvi said. They were booked under IPC section 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire), he said.

Police said Jadeja, an auto-parts dealer, set his jeep on fire out of frustration as the engine of the vehicle did not turn on despite several attempts.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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