QAhmedabad: North Guj Rain Deficient; RTO Cracks Down on Agents

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1. North Gujarat Continues to Be Rain Deficient Despite Good Showers

Gujarat may have clocked over 100% rainfall this monsoon but for North Gujarat, the wait for rain will continue. As this is the only region in the state that has not seen over 100% rainfall.

Saurashtra, which is traditionally drought-prone has seen almost 99% rainfall so far. Even Kutch that receives one of the lowest rainfall in the state has so far received over 130% of its annual average rainfall of 401 mm.

Of the total four districts form part of North Gujarat — Mehsana, Sabarkantha, Aravalli and Gandhinagar — Mehsana has received the lowest rainfall. It has so far received only 77% of its average annual rainfall of 721 mm.

(Source: DNA)


2. RTO Cracks Down on Agents, Arrests 50 for Duping Applicants

After receiving several complaints against agents, the Ahmedabad Regional Transport Office on Friday, 6 September, got 50 RTO agents arrested by Ranip police after locking them into a room. These agents were duping the applicants approaching them and taking their money.

According to RTO officials, these 50 agents, who came to RTO office with the applicants, were asked to get inside a room and were locked in it. The officials then called Ranip police and had them arrested.

SP Muniya, Regional Transport Officer of Ahmedabad said, “From the past couple of months, I have received several complaints from the applicant of the agents duping them. Generally, the agents are not allowed to enter the premises and only applicants are entertained or those people who have some work at the transport office.”

(Source: DNA)


3. 2001 Hate Speech Case: Gujarat Police Arrests Simi Ex-Chief in Azamgarh

A team of Gujarat Police arrested 49-year-old Dr Shahid Badr Falahi, former president of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), from his residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh district Thursday, 5 September, in connection with a case of alleged hate speech registered against him in Kutch district in 2001.

The Gujarat police produced Shahid Badr before a local court of Azamgarh that granted him interim bail and also directed him to appear before a court in Kutch by September 13. Falahi was released Friday evening after he completed legal formalities by depositing two sureties as directed by the court.

In 2001, the case against Shahid Badr was lodged at Bhuj police station in Kutch under IPC sections 353 (Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 143 (unlawful assembly), said the in-charge of Bhuj police station M N Chauhan, adding that a local court in 2002 had issued a warrant against him.


4. Guj Govt to Table 2nd Part of Nanavati Panel Report in Budget Session

The state government on Friday, 6 September told the Gujarat High Court that it will table part two of the Justice Nanavati-Mehta Commission report on the 2002 Gujarat riots before the Legislative Assembly in the budget session.

The statement came in response to a public interest litigation filed by former IPS officer R B Sreekumar, seeking a direction to the state government to make the report public.

Advocate General Kamal Trivedi told a division bench of justices S R Brahmbhatt and A P Thaker that the government had decided to table part two of the report "in the ensuing budget session of the Legislative Assembly".


5. Pet Poops at Neighbours Doorstep; Owner Booked

In an absurd incident, A dog owner has been booked on Thursday, 5 September by Vejalpur police as the pet defecated at neighbour’s doorstep.

The dog owner identified as Kinjal, a resident of Shrinand Nagar part-3. a complaint lodged against her by a victim Dipti Sharma,37, a resident of the same locality in Vejalpur area.

Sharma in her complaint stated that on Thursday evening at around 5.30 pm, when she and her daughters were stepping out of the house, the neighbour’s dog was defecating at their doorstep. They had managed to shoo the dog from their premises but it had already ruined the place, she said. Sharma, her husband, and their three daughters live in the same society of the dog owner.

(Source: DNA)

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