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145th Jagannath Rath Yatra: Police chalk out final route, announce traffic changes
The Indian Express | 2 days ago
The Indian Express
2 days ago

The Ahmedabad city police on Wednesday announced traffic diversions and laid out the final route for the Jagannath Rath yatra procession along 18 kilometres on July 1.The Rath Yatra will start from Jamalpur Darwaza around 7 am to Saraspur after an aarti by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and will return back to Jagannath Temple in Jamalpur by 6 pm. According to officials of the Jagannath Temple trust, three to four lakh devotees are expected to join the procession from across the state.Over 25,000 personnel of the Gujarat Police and other security agencies will also be deployed along the yatra route.As per Ahmedabad police, the final route for the yatra procession is Jamalpur Chakla-Vaishya Sabha-Gollimda-Astodia Chakla-Madangopal ni haveli-Raipur Chakla-Khadia Juni Gate-Khadia crossroads-Panchkuva-Kalupur circle-Kalupur bridge-Saraspur. The route from Saraspiur would be Kalupur bridge-Kalupur circle-Prem Darwaza-Jordan Road-Bechardas Lashkarini Haveli-Dilli Darwaza-Shahpur Darwaza-Shahpur Chakla-Rangila Chowki-Otampol-RC High School-Dilli Chakla-Ghee Kanta road-Pankor Naka-Kuvara-Chandla Ole-Danapith-Gollimda-Khamasa-back to temple.“The concerned routes mentioned in the map will be shut for a few hours as yatra proceeds from them, the roads will be opened. Commuters can use the alternate route of Raikhad Char Rasta to Victoria Garden to riverfront to Flower market to Jamalpur bridge in order to travel to Geeta Mandir road,” said Mayanksinh Chavda, joint police commissioner, in a statement.“Similarly, commuters travelling towards Paldi can use the diverted route of Astodia Char Rasta to Geeta Mandir to Jamalpur bridge to Sardar bridge. Similar diversions will be facilitated by the police on the route of Rath Yatra,” Chavda added.The 145th Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra is being held in a full-fledged manner after a gap of two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2020, the state government had ordered a symbolic procession of chariots inside the temple premises while in 2021, only three chariots and a few priests were allowed to carry the procession without devotees.

145th Jagannath Rath Yatra: Police chalk out final route, announce traffic changes
  • Ahmedabad: Traffic diversions in old city for Jagannath Rath Yatra
  • The Indian Express

    Two days ahead of the 145th Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in old city Ahmedabad, the city police announced traffic diversions and laid out the final map for the 18 km yatra procession scheduled on July 1, where lakhs are expected to arrive, after two years of no-show due to the pandemic.The Ahmedabad Traffic Police on Wednesday laid out the route map of the Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra from Jamalpur Darwaza to Saraspur and back to Jagannath Temple in Jamalpur. The yatra is scheduled to begin by 7 am after Union Home Minister Amit Shah will conduct an aarti at the temple premises and the procession is expected to return to the temple by 6 pm.The 145th Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra is being held in a full-fledged manner after two years of the yatra being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, the state government had ordered a symbolic procession of chariots inside the temple premises itself while in 2021, only three chariots and a few priests, sans devotees, were allowed to carry the procession.According to officials of the Jagannath Temple trust, around 3-4 lakh devotees across Gujarat are expected to join the procession. Over 25,000 personnel of Gujarat Police and other security agencies will also be deployed during the yatra on July 1.As per Ahmedabad police, the final route for the yatra procession is Jamalpur Chakla-Vaishya Sabha-Gollimda-Astodia Chakla-Madangopal ni haveli-Raipur Chakla-Khadia Juni Gate-Khadia crossroads-Panchkuva-Kalupur circle-Kalupur bridge-Saraspur. The route from Saraspur would be Kalupur bridge-Kalupur circle-Prem Darwaza-Jordan Road-Bechardas Lashkarini Haveli-Dilli Darwaza-Shahpur Darwaza-Shahpur Chakla-Rangila Chowki-Otampol-RC High School-Dilli Chakla-Ghee Kanta Road-Pankor Naka-Kuvara-Chandla Ole-Danapith-Gollimda-Khamasa-back to the temple.“The routes mentioned in the map will be shut for a few hours. As yatra proceeds, the roads will be opened. Commuters can use the alternate route of Raikhad Char Rasta to Victoria Garden to riverfront to flower market to Jamalpur bridge in order to travel to Geeta Mandir Road. Similarly, commuters travelling towards Paldi can use the diverted route of Astodia Char Rasta to Geeta Mandir to Jamalpur bridge to Sardar bridge. Similar diversions will be facilitated by the police on the route of Rath Yatra,” said Mayanksinh Chavda, joint police commissioner, Ahmedabad Traffic Police, in a statement.

  • Gujarat: Sanghavi inspects Rath Yatra route
  • The Indian Express

    Gujarat Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi conducted an inspection of the Rath yatra route along with senior police officials, priests, and local Member of Legislative Assemblys (MLAs), on Tuesday morning, ahead of the 145th Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra scheduled in old city Ahmedabad on July 1.Later in the day, Sanghavi also took Dilip Dasji Maharaj, the head priest of Lord Jagannath temple, and Congress MLA Imran Khedawala to interact with the local residents of Jamalpur, as a confidence building measure between two communities ahead of the yatra. A total of 25,000 personnel of Gujarat Police, State Reserve Police, Home Guard, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Rapid Action Force (RAF) and other agencies will be deployed at the 18 kilometres long stretch of the yatra on July 1. In that regard, a total of 51 persons were detained under sections of the CRPC.“On June 29 at 8 am, idols of Lord Jagannath, Subhadra and Baldev will enter the garbh gruh (sanctum santorum) and then after pooja ceremony, the idols will be blindfolded as per ritual. Then at 9:30 am on Wednesday, Gujarat BJP President CR Paatil will attend a flag hoisting ceremony at the temple premises and later, former deputy CM Nitin Patel will honour the saints,” said Mahendra Jha, one of the trustees at Lord Jagannath Temple.“On Thursday, a pooja ceremony of elephants will be conducted followed by the placing of the three chariots carrying the three idols. Then a peace committee meeting will be called at the temple premises and later CM Bhupendra Patel will conduct an aarti in the evening,” he added.🚨 Limited Time Offer | Express Premium with ad-lite for just Rs 2/ day 👉🏽 Click here to subscribe 🚨“On July 1, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will conduct an aarti at the temple around 4 am and then the yatra will begin by 7 am,” he added.Lakhs of devotees will walk 18 kilometres along the route of Lord Jagannath from Jamalpur Darwaza to Saraspur to theLord Jagannath temple. The historic yatra was curtailed for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic and in 2022, the state government has given permission to organise the rath yatra in a full-fledged manner. Surat all set In Surat, the procession will be taken out from five different locations — Pandesara, Mahidharpura, Katargam, Sachin and the main one from Surat railway station to Jehangirpura at Iskcon temple. After holding a meeting with leaders from the Hindu community and Muslim community on Tuesday, Surat police commissioner Ajay Kumar Tomar said, “We have given assurances that the police will assist each procession and see no untoward incident takes places. Police vehicles with cameras and personnel with body cameras will also travel with the procession.”Giving details about the yatra, Saroj Kumar Das of Iskon temple said, “Our procession will start from Surat railway station at 3 pm on July 1. It will reach Athwagate area and cross Tapi river from Sardar bridge and reach Adajan area, before culminating at Jehangirpura area by 9 pm.”

Protests against Nupur Sharma: 10 booked in Ahmedabad, five released on bail in Surat
The Indian Express | 2 weeks ago
The Indian Express
2 weeks ago

Ten persons were booked in Jamalpur area of walled city Ahmedabad for unlawful assembly, two days after the June 10 protests over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s remarks against the Prophet, while in Surat, five men were released on bail arrested after one-day police remand over sticking posters of Sharma on the road and circulating videos of it on social media.According to police, an FIR under IPC sections 144 for unlawful assembly and 188 for disobedience to order given by a public servant was lodged on Sunday agai-nst 10 residents of Jamalpur area.Protests were held in Jamalpur, Kalupur, Khadia, Shahpur, Mirzapur and other areas of the old city against Sharma on June 10 after Friday prayers. Shops and markets were also shut at Teen Darwaza, Kalupur, and Relief Road as a mark of protest. According to police, an FIR was lodged on Sunday after the protesters were identified using video footage. They staged protest without permission, police said. Speaking to The Indian Express, Sushil Agarwal, deputy commissioner of police (Zone 3), Ahmedabad, said, “The accused were identified from the videos and booked under unlawful assembly and disobedience. Other accused who were part of the protests are also being identified. No arrests have been made yet.”The city police on Sunday also detained 48 persons in Juhapura locality in Vejalpur of Ahmedabad and resisted them from taking out a protest rally against Sharma. According to police, a group of persons tried to take out a rally from Sankalitnagar in Juhapura without police permission. Meanwhile, the cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad Police on Sunday, also arrested Irshad Ansari, 36, a resident of Rakhial in Ahmedabad, under sections of the Information Technology Amendment Act, for allegedly uploading multiple instigating posts on social media, urging people to protest against Sharma.In the Surat case, on June 11, personnel of Athwalines police station came across a video in which two youths were sticking photos of Nupur Sharma with a footprint on her face on the main road at Kadar Shah Naal area.Police removed the posters and nabbed two youths — Taufik Shaikh, a resident of Subedar building in Nanpura, and Saiyed Saddam, a resident of Kadar shah Naal, on June 11.On checking their phone, police found that Taufik had shared the photo of Nupur Sharma to his friend Imran Pathan, a resident of Nanpura, for getting print outs. Police also picked up Imran Pathan along with Shahrukh Pathan, a resident of Navsari bazaar, and Sher Mohammed Ansari, a resident of Nanpura.Athwalines police sub-inspector MI Vasava lodged a complaint against Taufik Shaikh, Saddam Saiyed, Imran Pathan and others, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. On Monday afternoon, all the arrested were produced before the court of Justice Yogita Sharma who granted bail to all. Talking to The Indian Express, defense lawyer Nadim Chaudhary said, “Taufik told me that he is illiterate…, while the FIR, mentioned that he sent a message to Imran on June 9… I checked the mobile phone of Taufik and found that the message was sent on June 10 at 3.18 pm. I shared the information with the judge. The judge personally checked the mobile phone and found it contradictory.”Deputy Commissioner of police Sagar Bagmar said, “We have come across the contradiction… There would be some communication mistakes. We are looking into it.”

Protests against Nupur Sharma: 10 booked in Ahmedabad, five released on bail in Surat
  • Ahmedabad: 10 booked in Jamalpur for protesting against Nupur Sharma
  • The Indian Express

    Days after protests were observed in parts of walled city Ahmedabad over derogatory remarks made against the Prophet by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma, 10 persons have been booked by the police in Jamalpur for unlawful assembly.According to police, an FIR under IPC sections 144 for unlawful assembly and 188 for disobedience to order given by a public servant has been filed against 10 residents of Jamalpur area of walled city for staging a protest against Sharma on Friday last week.Last Friday saw several groups of residents stage a protest in Jamalpur, Kalupur, Khadia, Shahpur, Mirzapur, and other areas of the old city against Sharma.Shops and markets were also shut by the local residents at Teen Darwaza, Kalupur, and Relief Road as a mark of protest.According to police, the FIR was lodged on Sunday after the protestors were identified using video footage. Police have booked them for staging a protest without permission.Speaking to The Indian Express, Sushil Agarwal, deputy commissioner of police (Zone 3), Ahmedabad said, “The accused were identified from the videos and booked under unlawful assembly and disobedience. Other accused who were part of the protests are also being identified. No arrests have been made yet.”Meanwhile, the city police on Sunday detained 48 persons in Juhapura locality in Vejalpur of Ahmedabad and resisted them from taking out a protest rally against Sharma.According to police, a group of persons had tried to take out a rally from Sankalitnagar in Juhapura without police permission.Meanwhile, the cyber crime cell of Ahmedabad Police on Sunday also arrested a 36-year-old man Irshad Ansari, a resident of Rakhial in Ahmedabad, under sections of the Information Technology Amendment Act, for allegedly uploading multiple instigating posts on social media, urging people to protest against Sharma.

Reels get 3 Kalupur cops suspended
Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 month ago
Ahmedabad Mirror
1 month ago

Reels have come back to haunt Gujarat police once again and this time it has got three policemen of Kalupur Police Station in Ahmedabad entangled. A video of the three cops showing quirky songs and dialogues made inside the police station has gone viral resulting in top officials suspending the trio.The video shows police constable Keshav Swarup, Siraj Razak and Edwin Alexander of Kalupur Police station wearing goggles, acting and delivering quirky dialogues with songs playing in the background.Disciplinary actionThe video also has a private individual in it. All the videos were shot within the Kalupur police station premises resulting in disciplinary action from the department.The three cops were later suspended on Monday.DCP Zone-3 Sushil Agrawal told Mirror that departmental action was taken against the three cops after the video was brought to their notice.“The behaviour amounted to indiscipline by the personnel,” said Agrawal.Box:-Reels reel in trouble for copsBack in 2019, Lok Rakshak Dal (LRD) jawan, Arpita Chaudhary of Mehsana police shot to fame after a TikTok video of hers went viral. The video was made inside the police station. She was suspended for the video and later reinstated. Last year, another video of her in a police uniform also surfaced.Similarly, in 2019, Vadodara city police commissioner Anupam Singh Gahlaut ordered an inquiry against PSI Arun Mishra after a video of his went viral on the internet. The video featured Mishra in a police uniform grooving to the song ‘do nain sitaare’.​​​​​​​Two constables of Rajkot were suspended for making a video and posting it on TikTok while on duty.In 2019, DGP Ashish Bhatia issued a circular asking cops to desist from posting videos on ‘TikTok’ and other social media platforms while on duty.

Reels get 3 Kalupur cops suspended
Ahmedabad: 28-year-old delivers baby in train toilet
Times of India | 2 months ago
Times of India
2 months ago

Ahmedabad: A 28-year-old woman delivered a child in a train toilet and was rescued along with the baby at Kalupur railway station by an EMRI 108 team. Fellow passengers and the medical experts on the scene stabilized the duo. As the woman and her husband insisted on travelling to Vadodara, she and the baby were later discharged from Shardaben Hospital. According to EMRI officials, they got a call at 3.31am on Saturday from platform Number 5 of Kalupur railway station. “A woman went to the toilet and started crying for help. Other passengers realized she had delivered a child,” said an official. “They immediately called 108.”When the team reached the station, the woman was seated and the baby was attached to the umbilical cord. A doctor was called by the EMRI team and based on his suggestions, the team cut the cord and stabilized the woman and the child. The woman’s placenta was also removed successfully. The woman was taken to Shardaben Hospital for treatment. “The woman’s husband said that they will take further care in Vadodara,” said the official. “Thus, the new mother and the child were stabilized after which they were allowed to go.”This was the second recent instance of EMRI 108 teams in Ahmedabad handling unusual childbirths. On Thursday, a woman with mental health problems had delivered a child in a toilet bowl. With the help of Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services, the team extricated the child — stuck in the hole of the toilet bowl — and rescued her.

Ahmedabad: 28-year-old delivers baby in train toilet
  • Firemen rescue newborn from toilet
  • Ahmedabad Mirror

    Firefighters in Ahmedabad getting ready to celebrate National Fire Service Day were involved in a complex operation early on Thursday morning when called in to rescue a child who was stuck in a toilet commode.The incident took place at about 8.30 am when the control room received a call that a pregnant woman at Paldi Child Care Institution (CCI) had given birth while voiding her bowels and the child had got stuck inside the toilet bowl. Firefighters rushed to the spot and first detached the Indian style commode from the ground and then very carefully hammered the ceramic toilet till it broke and the child was rescued.Officials of GVK-EMRI emergency ambulance service gave first aid to the newborn and took it to VS Hospital where the preterm baby received treatment.AM

  • Ahmedabad: Baby stuck face down in toilet bowl, rescued
  • Times of India

    Ahmedabad: Sheer providence and an extraordinary rescue carried out by AFES officials gave a newborn a second chance at life within minutes of birth. A woman, with mental health issues, went to the toilet at Vikas Gruh in Paldi here on Thursday morning. Squatting on the Indian toilet, she suddenly gave birth to a baby girl, which slipped into the bowl leading to the head getting stuck in the hole of the toilet while body flailed below. A team from the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services (AFES) rushed to the rescue and safely extracted the child, born weighing merely 1.5 kg, in 20-25 minutes. The mother and child were taken to V S Hospital, where doctors found both to be in stable condition. Chief fire officer (AFES) Jayesh Khadiya said they got a call at 8.25am. “The teams from Navrangpura and Maninagar were called in due to the complexity of the case. A team first detached the toilet bowl slowly from the floor along with the child stuck in the hole. The priority was to ensure that the child sustains minimal impact,” he said. Another team used a small hammer to break the toilet bowl into pieces so that the child could be extracted safely. The ceramic toilet broke apart completely in 3-4 blows and the child was rescued without any harm. EMRI 108 officials said that the baby was provided artificial breathing following the rescue to normalize its heart rate and other vitals. Afterwards, the child and mother were shifted to the hospital. A senior medical officer at V S Hospital said that the woman, who is in her mid-twenties, had been brought earlier to them by Vikas Gruh authorities for a check-up. “At the time, the fetus was close to eight months old. We also detected a congenital heart problem. Currently, the baby is about eight and a half months old, and weighs just 1.5 kg,” said the official. The official said that due to the congenital heart issue, the baby girl would be sent to UN Mehta Heart Institute on Civil Hospital campus soon. She would also be kept in NICU for some time due to her low birth weight, they said, adding that the mother is stable.

Covid deaths in Ahmedabad in May 2021 were 4 times those of May 2020
Times of India | 2 months ago
Times of India
2 months ago

AHMEDABAD: In May 2021, when the second wave of Covid ripped through Ahmedabad killing many, the civic body registered 21,187 deaths — the most human deaths in a single month in the city, according to the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC). This was revealed by the civic body in response to an RTI application filed by a resident of Kalupur. The scale of deaths during the pandemic can be gauged by the daily average of deaths. In 2019, without the pandemic, Ahmedabad registered 146 deaths a day. In 2020, when the pandemic began, the daily average rose to 185 and in the first six months of 2021, the period coinciding with the second wave of Covid, the average daily deaths was 300. In 2019, the AMC registered 1.05 lakh births, against which 53,532 deaths were registered — exactly 50.5% deaths to births that year. In 2020, things changed. Ahmedabad city saw a jump in deaths at 67,577, which was 75% of the the 89,434 births in the year. “The figures show that births in 2020 reduced by 15% from 2019,” said a senior AMC official. But the death figures reveal that the worst months of the pandemic in 2020 and 2021 corresponded with high numbers of deaths. In June 2020, the number of deaths (9,722) exceeded the number of births (6,292), with 154% deaths to births. Similarly in November that year, the number of deaths, 8,559, came close to the 9,057 births. But the worst came in May 2021 , when number of deaths exceeded the number of births by 385%. In May 2021 alone there were 5494 births and against that 21,187 Amdavadis had died. “Since April 2021, till June 2021, we can clearly visualise the scale of the devastating second wave. There were an average of 300 deaths every day,” said Pankaj Bhatt, the RTI applicant from Kalupur. Bhatt added, “After the pandemic it has become more important for the state or local government to put real-time death figures into the public domain. The European Union for instance, has a website that notifies deaths in all countries, including figures from their states, in real-time and open to the public. We should follow a similar model.”

Covid deaths in Ahmedabad in May 2021 were 4 times those of May 2020
  • 34 new Covid cases in Gujarat, 23 in Gandhinagar
  • Times of India

    Ahmedabad: The state recorded 27-day high daily Covid cases at 34 out of which 23 or 68% were from state capital Gandhinagar. The officials said that majority of the cases were recorded at Gujarat National Law University (GNLU).Apart from Gandhinagar city, Ahmedabad city recorded 8 cases – which were four-day high – 2 in Vadodara city, and 1 in Gandhinagar district. Due to the spike and discharge of only six patients, the active cases again crossed 100 at 114. None of the active patients were on ventilator, mentioned the state health department bulletin. The number of districts with zero active cases went down to 17 from 19 two days ago. tnn

In 40°C heat, water woes hit railway stations
Ahmedabad Mirror | 3 months ago
Ahmedabad Mirror
3 months ago

Water Vending Machines (WVMs) at railway stations were termed a silent revolution when first introduced to offer train passengers a glass of cold drinking water at Re 1 or 5-litre packs for Rs 25. Also known as Water ATMs, these machines remain non-functional not only at Kalupur and Sabarmati railway stations but across four major railway divisions of Gujarat.The impact of their defunct state will be felt the most as mercury rises and full-fledged train services resume just in time to cater to the summer vacation rush.With passenger traffic rising to pre-pandemiclevels, the shutting down of water ATMs leaves passengers with no option but to buy bottled water, a commodity that is costly for a large section of them.In a reality check on Monday, Mirror found multiple water vending machines non-functional and in a dilapidated condition at both Kalupur and Sabarmati railways stations in the city. In fact, all WVMs across the state have closed down after the Covid pandemic first hit Gujarat two years ago. The information was confirmed by the officials of four major divisions of Western Railway in Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. There are 25 WVMs in Ahmedabad.The reason for the abandonment of these machines is on display at Sabarmati railway station which have pasted notices that read, “Case Pending With NCLT.”The WVMs were originally set up by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The IRCTC issued tenders and sub-contracted these machines to private operators. Sources said during Covid, when the trains stopped, so did the income from these machines. This matter of licence fee is now sub-judice in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Mirror could not reach the Public Relations Officers of IRCTC despite repeated attempts.Meanwhile, it is passengers who are bearing the brunt of this issue.Yogesh Mishra, President of the Akhil Bharatiya Rail Upabhokta Sangh, said, “The Water Vending Machines were a good way to provide cold drinking water accessible to those who could not afford to buy bottled water. But they have been out of commission for the last two years and are still inoperable leading to difficulties for the people especially in this heat.”Kinjan Patel, Member of the Zonal Rail Users Consultative Committee (ZRUCC), told Mirror, “We have received several complaints about the lack of affordable drinking water from the vending machines. There are neither machines nor other water stations near general coaches of trains to provide safe drinking water to passengers. They (passengers) have no option but to buy bottled water.”However, hope persists to restart the project. A senior official in the Ahmedabad Railway Division said once the IRCTC contract for the machines is over, new tenders will be issued at the division level.The official said, “While the IRCTC case remains sub-judice, it has now been decided that the railways will directly handle this project upon completion of the IRCTC contract. Currently, discussions for reserve or base price for new tenders are underway at the zonal level. Once decided, all the divisions in Western Railway will be intimated and each will issue separate tenders for their own stations.” However, the process can take up to two months even after issuance of tenders, leaving passengers with no viable option but bottled water this summer.

In 40°C heat, water woes hit railway stations
Accountant transfers 40 lakh into his account
Times of India | 3 months ago
Times of India
3 months ago

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.

Accountant transfers 40 lakh into his account
Ahmedabad: 10 arrested for kidnapping infant in Gomtipur
Times of India | 3 months ago
Times of India
3 months ago

Ahmedabad: Gomtipur police arrested ten people, including three from Hyderabad, for their alleged involvement in human trafficking, after a four-month-old girl was kidnapped from the footpath outside the AMC office in Gomtipur. The three persons arrested in Hyderabad are being brought to the city.On February 17, the girl was kidnapped from the footpath where she was sleeping with her parents. Deputy commissioner of police Achal Tyagi said after she went missing, police checked CCTV footage and after scrutinizing 150 CCTV cameras, they saw a rickshaw whose number plate was covered with a black polythene and the rickshaw was going towards the fish market in Rakhial.Tyagi said footage revealed that the rickshaw went from Gomtipur Jain Derasar to Sarangpur Circle and then it entered the Kalupur railway station. The rickshaw then went over Kalupur bridge to Amdupura Crossroads and towards Memco Bridge. The control room CCTV camera could read the front number plate and it was then revealed that the rickshaw belonged to Vijaykumar Parmar, a resident of Mehsana.Tyagi said several squads were found for the investigation but Parmar was not traceable. Later the cops found the rickshaw in Mehsana and on inquiry, Jignesh alias Pappu Parmar, 35, told them that the rickshaw belonged to Vijay Parmar, who was not in town and the rickshaw had been left there by one Chirag Sadhu.Tyagi said Sadhu was taken into confidence and revealed that his sister, Kinjal Sadhu, told him that she needed a newborn baby. On February 16, Kinjal, Vijay and he went to Sardarnagar and met Somesh Pujara. Sadhu said they were near Gomtipur area and spotted the baby in a cradle and returned to Sardarnagar.At about 3.30am on February 17, they went back, saw the baby sleeping next to her mother and kidnapped her. Sadhu, Kinjal, Vijay then came to Mehsana with the baby and stayed at Jignesh’s home. Vijay and Kinjal told Sadhu to drop them off at the Expressway in Ahmedabad, which he did.After Sadhu’s revelations, Somesh and Kinjal were arrested. Their mobile records were checked and when Vijay switched on his phone, he was also arrested from Mehsana.During the investigation it was revealed that they sold the girl for Rs 1.1 lakh to an agent in Andhra Pradesh. This deal was done by Varsha Khasiya and her husband Ashwin. The four had taken the girl to Hyderabad and contacted one Nandi. Nandi gave them a number and they later sealed the deal.It was revealed that the girl was sold to a couple in Surat, Ashok Chittimala and his wife Aruna, for Rs 2 lakh. She was later found in Surat. Gomtipur police arrested Sadhu, Somesh, Kinjal, Vijay, Ashwin, Varsha and one Urmila Parmar.

Ahmedabad: 10 arrested for kidnapping infant in Gomtipur
Ahmedabad: National monument authority approves construction of NHSRCL station on platform 12
Times of India | 4 months ago
Times of India
4 months ago

AHMEDABAD: The National Monument Authority after the site inspection has finally granted the no-objection certificate for the construction of the station of the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) at platform number 12 towards Saraspur. The historical monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India – Jhulta Minar and Brick Minar were falling within the 100-meter radius of the construction of the elevated corridor for the bullet train. The NHSRCL has already prepared the design for the station on platform 12 which will be a multimodal station that would have connectivity with Indian Railways, Ahmedabad Metro connecting Thaltej and Vastral and Bullet train. The metro station passes underground. The NHSRCL has already issued civil tenders for the station at Kalupur station. However, the construction was held back as the ASI approval was awaited. On Saturday Tarun Vijay, Chairman, National Monument Authority, New Delhi along with the Officials of National Monument Authority and Gujarat State Archaeology Authority visited proposed National High Speed Rail Corporation site near Platform no. 12. The inspection was carried out after NHSRCL has applied Application to the National Monument Authority, New Delhi regarding No Objection Certificate for the construction of NHSRCL corridor in the buffer zone of two heritage structures Jhulta Minar and Brick Minar in Kalupur Area in the city. Jhulta Minar is situated 244 m away from proposed High-Speed Rail alignment and Brick Minar is situated 127 m away from the proposed High Speed Rail alignment and 200 m away from proposed elevated station. Tarun Vijay, chairman, NMA assessed the Archaeological, Visual, Cultural, Vibration and Pollution impact, due the proposed High-Speed Rail alignment on two nationally important historical monuments i.e. Jhulta Minar and Brick Minar. Impact in all aspects are found under limit and satisfactory said the NHSRCL sources. The case was long pending and it will accelerate the progress of Bullet Train Project.

Ahmedabad: National monument authority approves construction of NHSRCL station on platform 12