It is common knowledge that betting is illegal in Gujarat. Indeed, physical betting houses and betting shops are generally prohibited all throughout India, according to the Public Gambling Act of 1867. So does this mean that Ahmedabadis and Gujaratis in general are totally unable to bet on sports? No - there are a few legal exceptions which make it possible for residents to bet on sports legally, and in this article, we’re gonna tell you how it’s done. Gambling Laws of Gujarat But first of all, a little bit of background about the gambling laws in Gujarat to give you some necessary context.
A crook cheated a furniture shop in Bapunagar of a water filter machine worth Rs 2 lakh on the pretext of purchasing it.Jay Ambe Furniture, a shop at Vrundavan shopping centre in Bapunagar, had put up an advertisement on OLX to sell a Japanese water filter worth Rs 2 lakh. A person evinced interest in purchasing the machine and visited the shop on May 5.The man told the shop’s employee that his residence was nearby and he intended to show the machine to his father. Outside, the man told the staffer that he had forgotten his scooter’s keys in the shop and asked him to pick it. When the employee went to get the keys, the man made good his escape with the water filter. AM
As the crackdown on drug trade continues across Gujarat, Dahod Police seized 500 gram synthetic drugs comprising amphetamine derivatives, methamphetamine and mephedrone worth Rs 50 lakh from an SUV. The vehicle was stopped near Ladvel Crossroads in Dahod and the contraband was found from a cavity in the vehicle’s chassis.Zanailub Abedin alias Janu Abdul Ansari, a resident of Gayatri Nagar Apartment in Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad, was arrested. Police said he was transporting the drugs along with IMFL bottles to a major woman drug don of Bapunagar. Dahod police are in contact with their Ahmedabad counterparts to nab the don and her accomplices.Inspector Vinod Dhorda of Dahod Crime Branch told Mirror that while they were on patrolling duty near Lunawada, presence of a Bolero SUV raised their suspicion. “On intercepting the driver, we found IMFL bottles in the cabin. We brought him to the police station and confiscated the SUV. It was forensic experts who later found synthetic drugs stashed in the chassis cavity. The drug seized sells for Rs 10,000 per gram in the retail market.”The synthetic drugs are believed to be brought from Rajasthan. Sources said if Ahmedabad city police dig deep into the racket, more arrests are likely including financiers of the synthetic drug racket in the city. “There are some police officers who have a nexus with the drug mafia due to which the drug trade has sustained and expanded,” said a source.The source said Zanailub Abedin is the husband of a woman drug mafia of Bapunagar who caters to the western parts of the city.Zanailub Abedin earlier worked with Farzana, Kaynat, Majjo and Sitara Devi, all accused of running drug trade in Bapunagar and Gomtipur. Notably, an inquiry was ordered into his wife’s nexus with policemen two years ago. Those named in the inquiry report were suspended or transferred to other places.“This drug queen has about 150 teenagers working for her as drug peddlers to cater to the posh areas in the western parts of the city,” said a source who was earlier involved in synthetic drug trafficking and worked for drug mafia run by Sitara Devi and Farzana alias Fanno.
Ahmedabad: A 19-year-old woman on Friday filed a complaint with Bapunagar police alleging that her grandfather thrashed her and her boyfriend and tried to take her forcibly to his home as he was aggrieved with her live-in relationship.On Friday morning, when Vishakha and Dodia went to Dinesh Chambers Crossroads in Bapunagar, her grandfather Keshu Parmar and two others began thrashing her and her boyfriend. tnn
AHMEDABAD: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the state and civic authorities to maintain status quo at Bapunagar’s Morarji Chawk, where they have planned to construct houses, police quarters and temporary barracks. While issuing notice to the state authorities, the SC bench of justice S Abdul Nazeer and justice Krishna Murari temporarily stayed them from putting up any construction. This happened in response to an appeal filed by the Bapunagar Morarji Chawk Hitrakshak Samiti, whose public interest litigation was dismissed by the Gujarat high court in March. The HC had stayed construction since 2015. The Samiti had filed the PIL in 2015 when the Gujarat Housing Board (GHB) undertook the project of construction of houses on the ground. The high court turned down the PIL by saying that the land belongs to GHB and it was earmarked as a playground in its internal planning, which by an error entered in the municipal body’s records also. However, the mistake was rectified and the GHB began a project of construction of houses on the ground. Meanwhile, the city police commissioner requested GHB to allot the land for construction of police quarters, temporary barracks and parade ground. The GHB accepted the request and undertook to construct facilities for the police department. After dismissing the PIL, the HC had extended its stay on construction for six weeks.
Ahmedabad: A 13-year-old girl from the Bapunagar area of the city has committed suicide by hanging herself after a dispute with her parents.According to a case of accidental death registered with Bapunagar police, the deceased is a Class 9 student. She was a resident of Khadawali Chawl. She killed herself on Monday.The investigating officer of the case, sub-inspector V H Rathod, said that the girl’s parents are casual labourers. He said that they had planned to put her on an ST bus on Sunday to send her to her uncle’s residence in Dungarpur in Rajasthan. But as there was heavy rush on Sunday, they cancelled her trip.The girl began telling her parents that they deliberately scuttled her trip. She had keenly wanted to spend her vacation at her uncle’s house.On Monday morning, her parents went to a private firm for their daily wages and left the girl with her younger brother, who has disabilities.When her parents returned home on Monday afternoon, they found her hanging with a lungi from a ceiling fan. Her parents informed police and called an ambulance. A doctor of the 108 ambulance service declared her dead. Bapunagar police are probing the case.
In a case of suicide which has intrigued the police, two close friends living in the same society in Bapunagar jumped into Sabarmati river on Tuesday afternoon. Both women drowned. Sabarmati Riverfront West police station filed an accidental death report.The deceased, Surbhi Rathod (22) and Simran Yadav (24), lived in Shastrinagar society in Bapunagar. According to police, Simran, originally from Chittorgarh in Rajasthan, had got married to Vijay Yadav a few years ago and moved to Ahmedabad. The couple has a son aged two years. The other woman, Surbhi, was the eldest of three siblings and was pursuing her graduation while both her parents work in a private company.After Simran shifted to Ahmedabad, she became friends with Surbhi. The family members of both told police that the two used to spend a lot of time with each other, going out together occasionally and talking on the mobile.On Tuesday, Simran left home while her husband was away at work telling her in-laws that she was going to a tailor. Surbhi left home to give lunch to her parents at their office. In the afternoon, the two jumped into the river between Ellis Bridge and Nehru Bridge.Police said initially a message was received that a couple had died by suicide, but when the bodies were recovered they found that both were women.Family members of both said they did not know why the two took the extreme step. Police are investigating the matter further.
Ahmedabad: In a novel initiative, representatives of the Sanand GIDC Industries Association and GIDC have joined hands to promote investment at GIDC’s Sanand industrial estate, a large part of which remains unused. According to industry sources, 37% of the land at the estate or about 442 hectares remains unsold more than a decade after it was established.Even though the entry of Tata Motors with the Nano plant brought a slew of investments to the estate, a significant part remains unused. For the first time, GIDC officers and the Sanand GIDC Industries Association will jointly showcase the potential of the Sanand estate to MSME industrialists, as 442 hectares of the GIDC is unsold. The Sanand GIDC, which is going to be developed into a ‘smart estate’, will hold a special event to attract industrialists from nearby estates to Sanand. “The Tata Nano plant put Sanand on the global industrial map and Sanand GIDC has so far got plants of 25 multinational companies and 300 domestic companies. The total area of the estate is 1,200 hectares and 750 hectares has been allotted. The estate is 30km from Ahmedabad and can be home to all industries, except chemicals. On the other hand, industrial units in Naroda, Vatva, Odhav, Kathwada, Bapunagar want to expand but they do not have enough space. We, along with GIDC are organizing a programme to showcase Sanand GIDC’s world-class infrastructure to industry and will convince them to set up units in Sanand. It is ideal for engineering, automobiles and ancillary units, plastics, pharma, textiles and wheat-based products,” said Ajit Shah, president of Sanand Industries Association (SIA).SIA will host the programme on Saturday, where GIDC officers will interact with industrialists and answer queries regarding land allotment, permission and infrastructure. Some 250 industrialists from Santej, Chhatral, Gandhinagar, Naroda, Kathwada, Odhav, Vatva, Bapunagar and Surendranagar will visit Sanand GIDC on Saturday. “All domestic players who have set up plants in Sanand had manufacturing facilities at estates in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Surendranagar and they will share their experience with potential investors to show how coming to Sanand improved their business,” Shah added.
A 35-year-old state government employee has registered a FIR with Bapunagar police after she was conned by miscreants who posed as executives of OLA and duped her of Rs 79,500 on the pretext of booking an electric scooter.Bapunagar resident Lonika Shah (35) who works in the economics and statistics department of the state government wanted to purchase an electric scooter. Shah had downloaded an online application by the name ‘OLA Electric’, where she made an inquiry. Later she received call. The caller posed as an executive of OLA electric and informed her that Rs 20,000 had to be paid as a booking amount. Shah soon transferred Rs 20,000 from her account. Subsequently, she transferred more money as entire price for the electric scooter. In all, Shah paid Rs 79,500.Then the caller went incommunicado when Shah tried to contact him. When she contacted the company, she was told that it was not their number. Realising that she has been conned, Shah registered an FIR at Bapunagar police station.AM
Ahmedabad: A Bapunagar resident was allegedly cheated of Rs 79,500 by an unidentified person who made her transfer the money into his account after promising to sell her an electric vehicle. Lonika Shah was keen on buying an EV and had made internet searches for dealers’ numbers. She dialled a number she found online but the call did not go through. Later, between March 3 and March 5, an unidentified person made several calls to her posing as a representative of an EV manufacturing company and convinced her to book a two-wheeler. He sought documents from her on social media and asked her to transfer Rs 79,500 into his account. She did not hear from the man again and approached cops. TNN
The BEd examination for Bhumika Teli came with a different set of challenges this time. A Bachelor of Education (BEd) semester 4 student, Teli appeared for the university final exam from April 1, two months after she delivered a baby boy in February. Neither the pregnancy nor the C-section to deliver the baby came in the way of Bhumika’s will to appear for the exam.Bhumika not only appeared for the exam fully prepared, she carried her baby to the exam centre at the Gujarat University campus and attended to him as and when needed. Not appearing for the final year exam after becoming a mother never crossed the mind of Vidyanagar BEd College.Bhumika was accompanied by her parents, who live in Bapunagar, to the exam centre where they waited outside with the baby. “It has been a difficult journey. During my pregnancy or even after the birth, I managed to prepare for exams at least for three hours a day. If my son Lakshyaraj did not sleep till late at night, I would use the time to read. If he slept early, I would not miss a chance to prepare for exams,” she said. She was allowed to come out of the exam hall for a few minutes to breastfeed her baby, if needed. “It was difficult traveling from Bapunagar to GU every day in the car as I still have trouble sitting after the C-section. But dropping out of the exam meant losing one year and I did not want to do it. I want to be financially independent and so this is the only option I kept for myself,” she said.Bhumika’s last paper was on April 12. “I will now prepare for TAT as I want to be a teacher. This is my way of saying that chasing your dream is important despite challenges. Giving up is not an option,” she said.
Ahmedabad: A traffic brigade jawan has been booked for stalking and abusing a married woman. The complainant is a 33-year-old woman from Bapunagar while the accused is one Love Patel. The woman, who works at a diamond unit in Bapunagar, told police, “I used to stay in Saijpur Bogha and Patel lived in the same neighbourhood. A year ago, when my husband was not home, Patel came over. He gave me his mobile number, then pressured me into talking to him on social media. He said he loved me and threatened to kill both my sons if I did not do as he said,” she told police, adding: “I informed my husband of the harassment. We then shifted to Bapunagar.”However, Patel followed her there, too. On April 3, she was going to Saijpur with her husband when Patel allegedly followed her and asked her to divorce her husband. “I threatened to call the police, to which he said that he was with city police so no action would be taken against him. He began abusing me. He threatened to slander me if I did not speak to him.”The woman said that she was hesitant to file a police complaint but when she told her parents, they insisted that she go to the police. She then filed a complaint for stalking, uttering obscene words and criminal intimidation against Patel with Krishnanagar police.
The Gujarat High Court has asked the Goods and Service Tax department to redress the technical glitches and bottlenecks in its portal and issue show-cause notice physically with proper details in cases of cancellation of GST registration.A bench of Justices J B Pardiwala and Nisha Thakore was hearing petitions filed by dealers as their registration was cancelled by the GST authority for not being able to submit returns. The dealers submitted that the department has not shown proper details in the cancellation of registrations and the reasons mentioned are vague.Meanwhile, the GST department submitted that it had issued the cancellation orders as it found it very difficult to upload the show-cause notice as well as the final order of cancellation of registration containing all the necessary details and information therein. After hearing the plea, the court issued the order with the directions.“Until the department is able to develop and upload an appropriate software in the portal which would enable it to feed all the necessary information and material particulars in the show cause notice as well as in the final order of cancellation of registration that may be passed, the authority concerned shall issue an appropriate show cause notice containing all the necessary details and information in a physical form and forward the same to the dealer by RPAD,” the order stated.“Over a period of time, we have noticed in many matters that the impugned order cancelling the registration of a dealer travels beyond the scope of the show cause notice. Many times, the dealer is taken by surprise when he gets to read in the order that the authority has relied upon some inspection report or spot visit report etc.,” the order stated.It said, “If the authority wants to rely upon any particular piece of evidence then it owes a duty to first bring it to the notice of the dealer so that if the dealer has anything to say in that regard, he may do so.Notice to police PI over tiff with lawyersThe Gujarat HC on Monday issued notices to a police inspector and other officials of the Bapunagar police station in response to a contempt of court petition filed by a woman lawyer. She had alleged that she was beaten, abused and wrongly arrested by Bapunagar police when she went there to assist her brother who was arrested under prohibition Act. The incident happened on March 6. Later, when she was produced in the court, police were allegedly assaulted by lawyers at metropolitan court complex in Gheekanta.
Ahmedabad: A 50-year-old man from the Naranpura area of the city on Saturday filed a complaint with Kalupur police alleging that his accountant had transferred around Rs 40 lakh in his own account between August 2021 and January 2022.Nilesh Kothari, who runs a business of making industrial spare parts in Kalupur, said in his FIR that the accused Dharmesh Sumesara worked with him for 13 years as an accountant.Sumesara, a resident of Bapunagar, was holding the responsibility of all the financial transactions and depositing salary in the accounts of all the staffers.Kothari said that whenever Sumesara logged in for internet banking, Kothari would get an OTP on his cellphone and as he trusted Sumesara, he used to give his cellphone to him for the financial transactions.On January 17, Kothari saw a message in his account about transfer of Rs 2 lakh in Sumesara’s salary account. When he enquired with Sumesara, he denied doing any such transaction.Kothari went to his bank and found that Sumesara had transferred the money. He went back to his office again but Sumesara had fled from there.He sent another staffer to Sumesara’s home in Bapunagar. Sumesara told the staffer that he had withdrawn money from Kothati’s company as and when he needed.After this, Kothari obtained a detailed bank statement and found that Sumesara had withdrawn Rs 39.50 lakh from Kothari’s company between August 3, 2021 and January 17, 2022.When Kothari asked his money back, Sumesara told him that he did not have money to return. After which, Kothari approached Kalupur police and filed a complaint of cheating and breach of trust against Sumesara.
Ahmedabad: A sub-inspector with Bapunagar police on Tuesday filed a complaint at Karanj police station alleging that she was mobbed and attacked by at least a hundred advocates when she went to produce an accused before the metropolitan court in Gheekanta. PSI Varsha Jadhav in her FIR said that she and other police officials took an advocate, Chhaya Kori, to the court in connection with a case for causing hurt to a police official to keep him from doing his duty. When she was about to produce Kori in the court on March 7, a mob of around 10 advocates gathered there and first booed Jadhav, the FIR states. She alleged that some of them pulled her hair and then thrashed her. Jadhav named 10 advocates, including Kori, along with 100 unidentified advocates in the case. She later called the police control room and additional forces were sent to the court and Jadhav was rescued. On the other hand, Kori submitted a plea to police alleging that she was thrashed by a cop and wrongfully confined in the lock-up of Bapunagar police station.
AHMEDABAD: She has seen it all in life – losing husband to liquor, resorting to selling the very same liquor to sustain her son, and supporting son in realizing his dream to make it big. In dry Gujarat, Sangeeta Indrekar, now 48, turned to bootlegging after the death of her husband Dharamsi when their son was just three years old. "I had no other option after my husband died due to liver failure. My father-in-law also died after some time. As an illiterate woman, I had few options. Being in Chharanagar, I could get support from a few others to get in the business. I have spent time in police lock-ups and even jail. But I had one thing clear in my mind – I want Tushar to study as much as he can," recounts Sangeeta. Sangeeta's dream came true as Tushar is now a class II officer posted in Bapunagar-based ESIC hospital. Sangeeta's dream materialised as Tushar is now a class II officer — as a procurement officer — currently posted in Bapunagar-based ESIC hospital. "I would cry when my mother would be whisked away for some offence. But I knew that she was bearing it all because of me. I completed my B.Pharm and later got 96th all-India rank in GPET and got admitted to M.Pharm. After studies, I worked initially with a local pharmaceutical company, but continued to give competitive exams," he says, adding that he had got 26th rank in the selection exam nationally. Sangeeta has left bootlegging and got rehabilitated through Suraksha Setu in 2017-18. Police officer Manjita Vanzara who was then ACP of the Sardarnagar area made her realise her skills in embroidery and painting of furniture and leather goods. "It's a new life for me, and I'm happy for Tushar's progress. As I lost my sister and brother-in-law in a road accident, we also support their children Vaishnavi and Nihal as God has been kind to us," says Indrekar, who also motivates other women bootleggers to get back to mainstream vocations and leave the illegal trade of selling liquor.
SLUG: International Women’s Day Ahmedabad: She has seen it all in life – losing husband to liquor, resorting to selling the very same liquor to sustain her son, and supporting son in realizing his dream to make it big. In dry Gujarat, Sangeeta Indrekar, now 48, turned to bootlegging after the death of her husband Dharamsi when their son Tushar was just three years old. “I had no other option after my husband died due to liver failure. My father-in-law also died after some time. As an illiterate woman, I had few options. Being in Chharanagar, I could get support from a few others to get in the business. I have spent time in police lock-ups and even jail. But I had one thing clear in my mind – I want Tushar to study as much as he can,” recounts Sangeeta. Sangeeta’s dream materialised as Tushar is now a class II officer — as a procurement officer — currently posted in Bapunagar-based ESIC hospital. “I would cry when my mother would be whisked away for some offence. But I knew that she was bearing it all because of me. I completed my B.Pharm and later got 96th all-India rank in GPET and got admitted to M.Pharm. After studies, I worked initially with a local pharmaceutical company, but continued to give competitive exams,” he says, adding that he had got 26th rank in the selection exam nationally. Sangeeta has left bootlegging and got rehabilitated through Suraksha Setu in 2017-18. Police officer Manjita Vanzara who was then ACP of the Sardarnagar area made her realise her skills in embroidery and painting of furniture and leather goods. “It’s a new life for me, and I’m happy for Tushar’s progress. As I lost my sister and brother-in-law in a road accident, we also support their children Vaishnavi and Nihal as God has been kind to us,” says Indrekar, who also motivates other women bootleggers to get back to mainstream vocations and leave the illegal trade of selling liquor .
Ahmedabad: Counsellors of Abhayam 181 and a team of Bapunagar cops scaled the walls of a first-floor apartment to rescue a woman and her children who had been locked up by her husband. They were confined to the room after she insisted on attending the last rites of her grandfather. The husband also allegedly threatened to harm them with sharp weapons. On Sunday evening, Abhayam 181 received a call from the area informing them about the plight of the woman and her children. The counsellors along with Bapunagar cops reached the spot and asked the husband to open the door but to no avail. The woman came out to the balcony and begged for help. Meanwhile, the husband switched off the lights of the house. Scared, the children began screaming. The officials scaled the walls and enter the woman’s room through the balcony. They broke open the door that had been locked from outside and found the woman’s husband asleep on his bed in another room with a sharp weapon next to him. He was furious that the woman’s family was only concerned about her and not about him. So, he did not let her attend her grandfather’s last rites. The counsellors and the cops later took the couple to the police station.
Ahmedabad: A 29-year-old man from the Bapunagar on Sunday filed a complaint with the Khadia police alleging that he was thrashed by a fake cop on December 7, 2021 in an AMTS near Astodia. Nilesh Chauhan, 29, who works as field worker in the health department of the AMC, said that he was travelling in a bus and was supposed to get down near Astodia. At that time, a man was standing in front of him and was blocking his way. He asked him to give way, so that he could step down from the bus. The man became angry and slapped him multiple times. The accused was identified as, Krunal Sonara, a resident of Dhandhuka, who worked with Gram Rakshak Dal. tnn
Ahmedabad: Lakshmandevsinh Chudasama, a 67-year-old resident of Ahmedabad’s Odhav area, has faced once in a lifetime trauma twice: he has survived the 2002 Godhra train conflagration and the 2008 serial blasts.On February 27, 2002, Chudasama, an active Vishwa Hindu Parishad worker at the time, was travelling in the Sabarmati Express with his colleagues to Ahmedabad city from Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh.“About an hour before the S6 coach was set afire, I had moved to another coach of the train just before the guard’s bogie to meet some other workers,” said Chudasama. “I witnessed the attack in which about 59 persons were killed unfortunately. But I survived that carnage.” Chudasama is a partner in two single-screen theatres in Ahmedabad, one is in Khokhra and the other in Bapunagar.On the evening of July 26, 2008, Chudasama was near Dhanvantari Hospital in Bapunagar when someone informed him about the blasts.“I scolded the person because I thought he was joking. Then I saw injured persons being rushed to Dhanvantari Hospital,” Chudasama said. “As it was a Saturday evening, not many doctors were at hand and the facilities were limited. So the injured were taken to Civil Hospital in Asarwa.”Chudasama said that he helped six injured people into an ambulance and accompanied them to Civil Hospital. “When I got down from the ambulance, I saw Pradipsinh Jadeja (former minister of state for home) there and began making arrangements for the hospitalization of the injured,” Chudasama said. “But in seconds, there was a blinding flash and a deafening sound and I found myself bleeding heavily.” A bomb had gone off. Chudasama said that he first had the six people and one more injured person admitted to Civil Hospital and then sought treatment for himself. “I saw mutilated bodies and body parts. I saw people dying in the ward and I cannot forget those screams,” said Chudasama. He was a prosecution witness in both the cases. As for the verdict, Chudasama said that justice has been finally delivered and demanded exemplary punishment for the convicts.
Ahmedabad: Zone 5 police, apart from intensifying policing, have adopted a humanitarian approach to rehabilitating drug addicts. A rehabilitation-cum-counselling centre has been started at Bapunagar police station, where those who have attempted suicide will aslo be counselled.Deputy commissioner of police Zone 5 Achal Tyagi said, “In order to provide a platform to youth addicted to drugs to come back to the mainstream, we decided to start a counselling centre at Bapunagar police station. Youth who have drug habits were were identified and brought to the centre for rehabilitation. Their parents were called and counselled along with the youth.”He said that counsellors from private counselling centres were called on Saturday and Sunday to the Bapunagar centre. Those who were highly addicted were sent to the rehabilitation centre of the state government. So far, seven such drug users were sent to rehabilitation centres and their parents were told that those undergoing therapy will return in a fortnight.The project, according to officials, is part of a preventive strategy and to get youths off drugs. “If we can save two youths also, it will be a great success,” said Tyagi. He said so far 50-odd youths have received counselling.Tyagi said they have also begun counselling those who attempted suicide. Police identify such persons and call them to the centre for counselling. Tyagi said so far 100-odd persons who attempted suicide were counselled by the team.
AHMEDABAD: Sanjay Ramolia, 40, a resident of Harbholanathpark Society in Odhav, on Monday filed a complaint with the Bapunagar police alleging that two motorcycle-borne men stole Rs 3 lakh cash kept in a bag on his motorcycle by hoodwinking him. Bapunagar police registered a complaint of theft and began a probe.
Ahmedabad: A speeding car hit a road divider and overturned in which three persons had a narrow escape. The cops have registered a case and are further investigating the matter.The entire incident was captured on a CCTV. On Sunday night, near the Hirawadi Road in Bapunagar area, an over-speeding car hit the road divider and overturned three times. A two-wheeler driver who was passing on the other side of the road had a narrow escape.The cops have registered a case and are now tracing the driver. “It appears that the driver of the car was drunk,” said a cop. Three people would have received severe injuries in the accident.
Ahmedabad: A senior manager of a medical insurance company has filed a complaint with Navrangpura police stating that three people had produced forged bills to make three different claims amounting to Rs 27.9 lakh. He said all the bills were from a Bapunagar hospital.The complainant is Santosh Gange of the medical insurance company based in Mumbai. He filed the complaint on Friday. He said that his company has a branch on CG Road.Gange stated that in 2021 Nirajkumar Patel, a resident of Surendranagar, had taken a policy from his company. Gange said in the FIR that Patel was admitted to Apollo Prime Multispecialty Hospital in Bapunagar for Covid-19 treatment between May 3 and May 8 last year.That year, according to Patel’s claims, he was again admitted to the same hospital between May 18 and May 19. Later, a claim was submitted with hospital documents. In the first claim, the amount was Rs 6.53 lakh while in the other, it was Rs 2.97 lakh.Gange said that the bills were sent for investigation and when his company’s officials went to the pharmacy of the hospital for verification they were denied the bills. He said a lab called White Cross also refused to share the relevant reports for verification. The claim was rejected and nothing was paid to Patel.Meanwhile the company found that Pranay Bhatt, a resident of Nikol, had also taken treatment for a lung infection at the same hospital. Bhatt had forwarded a claim of Rs 5.07 lakh for himself and Rs 13.33 lakh for his wife Anita for Covid treatment.Gange said that Bhatt made online payments for himself and his wife. Gange said that the pharmacy and the laboratory once again refused to cooperate in the verification process. The insurance company has issued a show-cause notice to Bhatt.However, the company made the payment to the Bhatts before the verification protocols were complete. Because of the lapse, the company has incurred a loss of Rs 18.33 lakh.Navrangpura police have registered a case against the Bhatts and Patel. Police have invoked the Indian Penal Code’s sections 465 (forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security), 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating), and 471 (using a forged document as genuine).
Ahmedabad: An Amdavadi businessman has been accused of failing to pay taxes to the tune of Rs 1.54 crore despite several reminders. A complaint in this regard was filed by an officer from the office of the commissioner of sales tax under the Gujarat Value Added Tax Act, 2003. In the complaint, officer Ekta Patel (39) said that Samson Paul Gohil, who runs Nirav Auto Impex Private Limited in Bapunagar, was engaged in business between 2014 and 2021. However, the businessman had allegedly failed to pay Rs 1.54 crore as tax. The officer claimed that this amount was total taxes, excluding interest, applicable under the act. The officer said that Gohil had been issued notices on several occasions, but he had failed to pay the dues to the state government. The officer stated that the complaint was registered following a written order by officer Krutika Leuva who, after an inquiry on September 8 this year, had ordered filing of complaint against Gohil. The Bapunagar police have registered a case under the act and are investigating further. The officials said that Gohil has failed to deposit the taxes since 2014.