Ahmedabad Isanpur News

Ahd: 32-yr-old files FIR over dowry demands
Times of India | 1 month ago | |
Times of India
1 month ago | |

AHMEDABAD: A 32-year-old woman living in Isanpur registered a complaint against her husband and her in-laws alleging that they were harassing her and making demands for dowry. The complainant stated that her in-laws had told her to get money from her brother every month. The complainant stated that she married the accused in 2011 and everything went smoothly till the Navratri festival in 2019, when asked her husband to take her out for garba. She said her husband did not like this proposal, abused her and assaulted her. The next day her husband called her brother who came to their house in Isanpur and scolded her for asking to go to the garba. She stated that later, whenever her husband's sisters visited the house, her mother-in-law would tell them that she was not working properly and the sisters would speak to her husband and he would later harass her. In 2019, her sister-in-law told her that they would get her brother married again. The complainant stated that in 2021 when her brother came to the house, her husband told him to send money regularly if he wanted his sister to have a good life. She said that her brother spoke to her and sent money every month to meet their household expenses. The complainant stated that her husband also started drinking alcohol and often beat her up and threatened to kill her or evict her. She stated that she was later made to leave the house with her two daughters, after which she started living with her brother. Her family asked her husband to take her back but he refused, after which she lodged a complaint at Women's police station (east) against her husband and in-laws.

Ahd: 32-yr-old files FIR over dowry demands
  • Ahmedabad: 32-year-old files FIR over dowry demands
  • Times of India

    AHMEDABAD: A 32-year-old woman living in Isanpur registered a complaint against her husband and her in-laws alleging that they were harassing her and making demands for dowry. The complainant stated that her in-laws had told her to get money from her brother every month. The complainant stated that she married the accused in 2011 and everything went smoothly till the Navratri festival in 2019, when asked her husband to take her out for garba. She said her husband did not like this proposal, abused her and assaulted her. The next day her husband called her brother who came to their house in Isanpur and scolded her for asking to go to the garba. She stated that later, whenever her husband's sisters visited the house, her mother-in-law would tell them that she was not working properly and the sisters would speak to her husband and he would later harass her. In 2019, her sister-in-law told her that they would get her brother married again. The complainant stated that in 2021 when her brother came to the house, her husband told him to send money regularly if he wanted his sister to have a good life. She said that her brother spoke to her and sent money every month to meet their household expenses. The complainant stated that her husband also started drinking alcohol and often beat her up and threatened to kill her or evict her. She stated that she was later made to leave the house with her two daughters, after which she started living with her brother. Her family asked her husband to take her back but he refused, after which she lodged a complaint at Women's police station (east) against her husband and in-laws.

Patel gets taste of Ahd jam, stuck for 15 minutes
Times of India | 1 month ago | |
Times of India
1 month ago | |

AHMEDABAD: Chief minister Bhupendra Patel's convoy was stuck in a traffic jam as it navigated Isanpur-Jashodanagar road - one of the busiest stretches in the city - on Saturday evening. When the incident happened, the CM was heading to a procession function of Virai Mata Palli in Ghodasar. Highly placed sources said the convoy was stuck for nearly 15 minutes after a light commercial vehicle at a traffic junction on the stretch broke down, blocking traffic. The CM's convoy was a few metres away from the traffic junction. A team of traffic policemen rushed to push the vehicle off the CM's route to clear it. DCP (Zone 6) A M Muniya says, "The Isanpur-Jashodanagar stretch is not very wide, so traffic police took some time to clear a passage for the CM's convoy." JCP (Traffic) Mayanksinh Chavda says, "A private commercial vehicle had broken down and stalled traffic ahead of the CM's convoy. Our men immediately cleared the CM's way." Traffic snarls are turning into a usual affair in Ahmedabad. The civic body's smart city control room had informed that during Navratri, 17 junctions in the city, mainly in the eastern parts, severe traffic snarls were witnessed between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. In December 2021, the traffic police, in its coordination meeting, had flagged off 10 junctions in the city that experienced multiple episodes of traffic jams in a day. These junctions include Isanpur, Jashodanagar, Khodiyarnagar, Thakkarbappanagar, Rabari Colony and Naroda Patiya.

Patel gets taste of Ahd jam, stuck for 15 minutes
Vector density in Ahd highest in 5 years in July
Times of India | 3 months ago | |
Times of India
3 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: Even as the city reels under an onslaught of seasonal flu, Covid cases and an unusual spike in swine flu cases, threat of vector borne illnesses namely malaria, dengue chikungunya now looks large. Heavy rains in July have led to an alarming spike in mosquito population - the city has average four mosquitoes in a room! This is nearly 60% higher than average of the past four years at 2.5 and is the highest in the past five years. The mosquito density survey was carried out by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to understand the distribution of vectors and prepare for the possible outbreak of vector-borne diseases. Among the areas, Paldi was found to have 24 mosquitoes per room, followed by 13 in Isanpur, 8 in Sardarnagar, 5 in Asarva, 4.5 in Stadium and 3.5 in Vejalpur among others. Experts said that the relative density is higher in western city areas due to factors such as higher share of open areas, terraces with pots and kitchen gardens that give mosquitoes places to lay eggs. Among the months so far, March recorded 1.3 overall density. You may want to allocate a good amount for mosquito repellents in your household budget if you don't want to end up spending a fortune on hospital bills. A record-breaking monsoon is leading to a consequence citizens may be less thrilled about: a huge explosion in the mosquito population in Ahmedabad city. The city has registered the highest mosquito density in four years - now, there are four mosquitoes per room against 2.33 in 2018. The worst-affected areas are in the western part of the city. Areas like Paldi have recorded as many as 24 mosquitoes in a room, while the next highest is in Isanpur in eastern Ahmedabad with a mosquito density of 13.25 per room. In a span of just one month, the city saw a rise in mosquito population. In June this year, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) calculated an average mosquito density of 0.10 per room which increased to 3.98 in July. The mosquito density has been accounted for all species - female anopheles mosquito that causes malaria and falciparum; aedes aegypti that causes dengue and chikungunya; anopheles stephensi and culicines. "The mosquito density will increase further in August and September," warned a senior AMC health official. In western parts of the city, the overall density of female anopheles has been found to be 1.38 per room, while the density of aedes aegypti is found to be an average of 0.39. An AMC health official observed, "Waterlogged terraces and building basements have become a major reason for breeding of mosquitoes," admits the AMC health official. This time around, AMC will be deploying drones to identify breeding spots on terraces and even conduct fumigation of such spaces across the city.

Vector density in Ahd highest in 5 years in July
Chopped animal meat found in Isanpur, one held
Times of India | 3 months ago | |
Times of India
3 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: The city crime branch on Friday caught a 26-year-old man from the Vatva area of the city for allegedly dropping chopped animal meat in Govindwadi neighbourhood of Isanpur, leading to tension in the area, said a statement by the agency. The city crime branch press statement mentions that Mohammed Faizan Shaikh, a resident of Rakhial, was caught from Rakhial with the help of technical and human intelligence. An FIR filed with Isanpur police said that a resident of Vatva, Rohit Desai on Friday spotted a crowd around the head of a dead animal near Bhagwannagar society in Govindwadi. Desai said in the FIR that as he is into the business of animal husbandry. He believed that it was the head of a cow progeny. Near that place, Desai along with other people found a sack filled with chopped animal meat weighing around 50kg, said the FIR. Desai said in the FIR that a man on a scooter fled from the spot after dumping the animal meat. Police said that samples of the meat were sent to the FSL for examination. Isanpur police inspector D D Gohil said that as per the FSL report, the meat was not of a cow progeny. “Shaikh is a licensed seller. He used to ferry meat on his scooter from Rakhial to his shop in Vatva. On Friday morning, one of his bags dropped from the scooter. Some people saw this and began thrashing Shaikh. In his bid to evade public fury, Shaikh hit a bumper and fell on the road in which the head of a goat dropped on the road. This created tension in the Isanpur area,” said Gohil. Isanpur police booked Shaikh under the charges of IPC section 278 (making atmosphere noxious to health) along with charges of the Animal Protection Act, the Prevention Of Cruelty to Animals Act and the Gujarat Police Act.

Chopped animal meat found in Isanpur, one held
Man detained for ‘throwing’ animal carcass in front of Ahmedabad housing society
The Indian Express | 3 months ago | |
The Indian Express
3 months ago | |

The Ahmedabad Police’s Detection of Crime Branch detained one person for allegedly throwing an animal carcass in front of a residential society in Isanpur of Ahmedabad Friday.According to police, a decapitated head of an animal was found outside the main gate of Bhagwan Nagar society in the Govindwadi area of Isanpur around 8:30 am on Friday. Another plastic bag containing almost 50 kilograms of the animal carcass was found dumped at the public road outside Arihant Jewellers showroom near Isanpur overbridge around the same time. “Around 8:30 am, I saw a crowd of people assemble at Bhagwan Nagar society gate where on the main road, a decapitated head of a bovine was thrown. Similarly, another bag was found dumped on the road outside Arihant Jewellers containing an animal carcasses. We called the police immediately. Eyewitnesses told us that they saw an unidentified man riding a scooter and throwing animal meat before running away,” said Rohit Desai, a resident of neighbourhood, who is involved into animal husbandry. Taken cognizance of Desai’s complaint, police lodged an FIR under IPC section 278 for making atmosphere noxious to health and sections of the Prevention of Cruelty against Animals Act and Gujarat Animal Preservation Act at Isanpur police station. By Friday evening, a team of DCB detained Mohammad Faizan Shaikh (26), a resident of Vatva in Ahmedabad, for allegedly throwing the animal carcasses.“Based on technical input, we picked up Shaikh from Rakhial area with his scooty. CCTV footage also showed Shaikh using his scooty to dump the animal carcasses. He is being interrogated regarding the motive and then handed over to Isanpur police station,” said a senior official of Ahmedabad DCB.

Man detained for ‘throwing’ animal carcass in front of Ahmedabad housing society
Isanpur resident runs con call centre from home, held
Times of India | 4 months ago | |
Times of India
4 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: The city cybercrime police on Tuesday arrested a 30-year-old man from Isanpur for allegedly running a call centre to con US citizens. MC Jadeja, cybercrime police sub-inspector, said in the FIR that they received information that a person named Jay Trivedi, 30, a resident of Dhwani Heights in Isanpur, was running a fake call centre. He said that he and the other cops reached Trivedi’s house and found him working on his cellphone and laptop. The FIR mentioned that when the cops reached there, Trivedi was speaking to someone in English. Jadeja said that when cops questioned Trivedi, he said that he was speaking to a US national and planned to con him. Regarding his modus operandi, the FIR stated that Trivedi would pose as a representative of a financial firm in the US that offered easy loans. Trivedi used to offer loans ranging between $3,000 and $10,000 to US citizens, promising to get them sanctioned within two hours. Once the potential victim got convinced about the loan offers, he would seek gift card details from them and cheat them. The FIR also stated that another accused named Satish Baljt, who is on the run, used to process the gift cards and convert them into cash for Trivedi. Sources said that Trivedi was caught by the city police in 2014 for running a fake call centre on CG Road. He has been booked for cheating, forgery and under the IT Act.

Isanpur resident runs con call centre from home, held
Ahd lakes can hold big projects not rainwater
Times of India | 4 months ago | |
Times of India
4 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: Another monsoon, and Ahmedabad is woefully inundated again. Ever wondered how waterlogging became an unfortunate reality for the city? There are 142 lakes in Ahmedabad that the civic body had identified in 2020 as potential stormwater sinks or natural containers for rainwater run-off, but unfortunately, it has been learnt that a number of these "lakes" cannot be dredged and put to public use. When Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) requested the district collector the possession of 33 lakes, which were located close to 45 waterlogging points in the city, it was learnt that the collector never deemed them as "lakes". The revenue department allowed possession of 26 of these lakes for projects like the bullet train, police housing, police station, Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) godown, Hindustan Petroleum and even government employees' quarters. Most of these identified lakes are in Ranip, Chandlodiya, Ghatlodiya, Vejalpur, Vatva, Hansol, Nikol, Odhav, Isanpur and Narol, which face a perpetual waterlogging problem. Startled by the collector's reply, the AMC went back to its own drawing board to reconstitute another stormwater plan. "The collector's office has given possession of more than 20 lakes to the AMC. Most lakes were either government wasteland or pastureland," said a senior official of the Ahmedabad collectorate. TOI has a list of lakes that were rejected by the Ahmedabad collector. The 33 lakes that were desperately sought by the AMC cover 9,29,690 sq m. "All the surface rainwater run-off could have been diverted to this 9 lakh sq m of natural sinks and it could have been a huge relief to the citizens," the AMC official said. Baldev Kalikar, a Kaligam resident, said, "There were three local lakes included with survey numbers 49, 50 and 51. But these were diverted to Hindustan petroleum for constructing a road. Another lake in Kaligam with survey number 4 was allotted for the bullet train project. The stormwater run-off from Kaligam, Chandkheda, D-Cabin and Tragad used to drain into these lakes. Now these areas get inundated every monsoon." Ahmedabad: Another monsoon, and Ahmedabad is woefully inundated again. Ever wondered how waterlogging became an unfortunate reality for the city? There are 142 lakes in Ahmedabad that the civic body had identified in 2020 as potential stormwater sinks or natural containers for rainwater run-off, but unfortunately, it has been learnt that a number of these "lakes" cannot be dredged and put to public use. When Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) requested the district collector the possession of 33 lakes, which were located close to 45 waterlogging points in the city, it was learnt that the collector never deemed them as "lakes". The revenue department allowed possession of 26 of these lakes for projects like police housing, police station, Electronic Voting Machine godown, Hindustan Petroleum and even government employees' quarters. Most of these identified lakes are in Ranip, Chandlodiya, Ghatlodiya, Vejalpur, Vatva, Hansol, Nikol, Odhav, Isanpur and Narol, which face a perpetual waterlogging problem. Startled by the collector's reply, the AMC went back to its own drawing board to reconstitute another stormwater plan. "The collector's office has given possession of more than 20 lakes to the AMC. Most lakes were either government wasteland or pastureland," said a senior official of the Ahmedabad collectorate. TOI has a list of lakes that were rejected by the Ahmedabad collector. The 33 lakes that were desperately sought by the AMC cover 9,29,690 sq m. "All the surface rainwater run-off could have been diverted to this 9 lakh sq m of natural sinks and it could have been a huge relief to the citizens," the AMC official said. Baldev Kalikar, a Kaligam resident, said, "There were three local lakes included with survey numbers 49, 50 and 51. But these were diverted to Hindustan petroleum for constructing a road. The stormwater run-off from Kaligam, Chandkheda, D-Cabin and Tragad used to drain into these lakes. Now these areas get inundated every monsoon." A’bad lost 365 acres of lakes to govt buildingsIn early 2021, Ahmedabad lost 365 acres of lakes that could have been stormwater sinks and prevented waterlogging in 42 areas of the city. The Ahmedabad collector instead diverted these resources to housing for government employees, roads, a telephone exchange and reserved government land. In 2007, the AMC began a survey of the city, and collated a list of lakes on its town planning maps. The authorities even met residents of villages that were newly incorporated into the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation limits in 2006: Bodakdev, Vastrapur, Vejalpur, Ranip, Motera-Chandkheda, Isanpur and Kaligam. “The AMC came up with a list of 142 lakes, but we had to reject them as they were not shown as lakes on our records,” says a senior Ahmedabad collectorate official. He added that the 142 lakes were put in three categories. The first were those larger than 5 hectares, and there were just seven lakes in this catgeory. The second category was between 2 and 5 hectares, with 37 such lakes. The third category, those covering less than two hectares, had 98 lakes. About these lakes, a senior revenue department official told TOI, “When the AMC came to us with the request to grant it possession of these 142 lakes, we could not have given them possession as they were not lakes in the revenue records. Even if the AMC showed them as water bodies in the municipal town planning maps, they don’t get legitimacy in revenue records,” the collectorate official said.

Ahd lakes can hold big projects not rainwater
Man killed with ice pick in Ambawadi
Times of India | 5 months ago | |
Times of India
5 months ago | |

AHMEDABAD: A 50-year-old autorickshaw driver from Isanpur was stabbed to death after he dropped a woman near CN Vidyalaya in Ambawadi on Tuesday evening. Ellisbridge police have registered a murder case. The cops said that the deceased, Shantilal Dhandhukia, also ferried Amul products. On Tuesday evening, Dhandhukia brought a woman passenger from Isanpur to a hospital near CN Vidyalaya. “The passenger told him that if he waited for her she would take his autorickshaw back home after the consultation,” said a police officer. When the woman reached Dhandhukia’s autorickshaw a while later, she could not find him. A man told her that the autorickshaw driver had been taken to a hospital in a 108 ambulance as he had suffered some injuries to his stomach. At the hospital, Dhandhukia was taken to the operation theatre. He died about an hour after the surgery, cops said. The murder was not caught by CCTVs, said another police officer. Dhandhukia was murdered with an ice pick, said the officer. The cops said Dhandhukia’s son Kaushik is a BCA student at a college in Ghatlodia. Inspector Sumit Rajput of Ellisbrige police said that no clue has been found yet about the killer or killers. “We could only see one autorickshaw which had stopped just behind Dhandhukia’s vehicle when he was waiting for the passenger,” Rajput said. “But the other autorickshaw did not have a registration number so we could not identify the driver.”

Man killed with ice pick in Ambawadi
Containment zones in Isanpur and Ambli
Times of India | 11 months ago | |
Times of India
11 months ago | |

Ahmedabad: Two new micro-containment zones were set up in the city, one each in Isanpur and Ambli, on Wednesday. Nine houses with 37 residents in a society near Jayant Park in Isanpur and six houses with 38 residents in a society near Rajpath Rangoli Road in Ambli were contained. With this addition, the total number of active micro-containment zones in the city stands at nine. On Monday the civic body had declared three containment zones one each in Gota, Navrangpura and Chandlodia areas. “We have intensified our house surveillance and screening drive. We are conducting RT-PCR tests on the spot whenever we find a person with suspected symptoms,” said an AMC official.AMC had discontinued the practice of putting buildings in micro-containment zones in the last week of May. However, the practice has been resumed from November as Gujarat and Ahmedabad marked an upward trend in Covid cases.

Containment zones in Isanpur and Ambli
  • 3 more containment zones notified
  • Times of India

    Ahmedabad: Three more micro-containment zones came up in Gota, Navrangpura and Chandlodia on Monday. Three houses with 11 residents in a society near the passport office and three houses with 13 residents in a society in Gota were put under the containment zone. Eight apartments with 17 residents in one floor of a society in Chandlodia were declared a containment zone. “With the addition of three new zones, there are a total of four micro-containment zones in the city now,” said an AMC official. On December 24, AMC had brought five houses in a residential society in Usmanpura under micro-containment. AMC had discontinued the practice of putting buildings in micro-containment zones in the last week of May. However, the practice was resumed in November as Gujarat and Ahmedabad marked an upward trend in Covid cases.

  • Containment zones notified in Chankheda, Chandlodia
  • Times of India

    Ahmedabad: After several weeks, two new micro-containment zones were notified on Thursday by the health department of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), in Chandlodia and Chandkheda. Four apartments with 13 residents one one floor of a residential building in Chandlodia have been containmed. In the New CG Road area of Chandkheda, four apartments with 15 residents were declared a micro-containment zone. New micro-containment zones have been notified in the city after almost a month. On November 19, the AMC had notified one micro-containment zone in Bopal. On November 11, AMC had contained a block of an apartment complex in Isanpur. On November 17, AMC notified two containment zones, at Shreyas Tekra and near the Polytechnic in Ambawadi. AMC had stopped notifying buildings as micro-containment zones in the last week of May. Notifications resumed in November as Gujarat and Ahmedabad saw an increase in Covid-19 cases.

Months after Covid death, woman booked for cheating in Ahmedabad
Times of India | 11 months ago | |
Times of India
11 months ago | |

Ahmedabad: Seven months after a woman died of Covid-19 in the killer second wave, she has been booked for cheating 24 persons of Rs 47 lakh with the promise of giving them housing subsidies under a government scheme. She did not keep her word and was booked on Saturday, posthumously. According to an FIR filed with Isanpur police, Nisha Shah had been running a fair price shop in Vatva. The FIR said she took money from about 24 people by telling them that she would help them get subsidies to build their own homes. She reportedly took the money between January 2019 and March 2021, ahead of the Covid calamity in the city. After she died in May at 55, the 24 people separately approached Shah’s daughter Heli to make inquiries about their money. Heli told each one of them that she was unaware of her mother’s financial transactions. One of the 24 people, Gulab Kataria, who works as domestic help in Vatva, filed a complaint of cheating and breach of trust against the deceased. Kataria said in her FIR filed with Isanpur police that she had come to know about Shah’s shop in January 2019. In one of their meetings, Shah told Kataria that she could help her if she wanted her own house. Shah told Kataria that she will help her avail of a government subsidy of Rs 3.50 lakh. Kataria was told that houses were being constructed near the Gebanshah Pir shrine in Vatva. Shah told Kataria that she would have to pay Rs 70,000 and the government would provide the Rs 3.50 lakh. Kataria paid Shah Rs 70,000 between January and June 2020 and got receipts for the payments. Kataria said when she had met Shah last, in February, Shah had told her that she will get the subsidy by April or May 2021. As Kataria could not get any information about the subsidy, she went to Shah’s shop and was shocked to learn that Shah had died. Then Kataria realized that 23 others had also lost their money. They all joined Kataria when she went to the Isanpur police station, where the complaint was filed.

Months after Covid death, woman booked for cheating in Ahmedabad