Ahmedabad Paldi News

Making a mockery of AMC sealing drive
Ahmedabad Mirror | 6 days ago
Ahmedabad Mirror
6 days ago

By Oajs Mehta and Jignesh Vora​​​​​​​Gujarat High Court may have given stern orders to seal commercial and high-rise buildings that have failed to install fire safety systems. But for those who have offices in the building, it was business as usual, with little concern for the disaster that awaits them in case of a fire mishap. Their only concern seems to be ‘dhandho’ (business) even if it risks their own lives and that of others they employ.The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation had sealed four commercial buildings in Paldi and Ellisbridge areas after midnight on Friday to ensurethat there was no undue resistance from office and shop owners having businesses there. The buildings that were sealed include Heritage and Pratiksha in Paldi, Sanidhya building and Saroj Chambers in Ellisbridge area. However, while shops that were separately sealed remained closed, seals at Sanidhya building and Saroj Chambers were broken open.​​​​​​​When Mirror checked in the morning, people were casually walking in and out of Sanidhya building and Saroj Chambers.The AMC, which had sealed the buildings the night before, did not bother to check if the orders were followed or flouted on Saturday.AMC official unawareOn contacting an official associated with the sealing operation, he said he was unaware of this and expressed shock. “We have sealed four buildings in the Paldi-Ellisbridge areas,” he said. But said he had no idea that the seals were broken. When asked what action will be taken against the offenders, he said, “We will file a police complaint if we find that they have broken the seals. It is for the police to decide.”Punitive action likelyAbout any action likely under IPC 188 for violating prohibitory orders of a government official, he said, “We will file a complaint against the violation under IPC 188.”AFES Chief Fire Officer Jayesh Khadia said, “We have sealed the buildings. If we find that the building has violated the seal, we will file a police complaint and initiate legal process against them.”

Making a mockery of AMC sealing drive
Three men loot valuables worth Rs 1.6L from govt official’s house: Police
The Indian Express | 3 weeks ago
The Indian Express
3 weeks ago

Three men broke into the house of a government official and robbed cash and valuables worth Rs 1.6 lakh, holding her domestic helps at gunpoint, in a posh society in Paldi area of Ahmedabad Wednesday, police said.The incident took place in Nutan Society at the house of Alpana Dani, electrical inspector with the Energy and Petrochemical Department, around 3 pm. The men allegedly held her cook Rakhi Shah and house help Veena Vaghela at gunpoint while ransacking the house.“My husband and daughter left for work in the morning… In the afternoon, I left for beauty parlour, while Rakhi and Heena were working at my house. Around 3 pm, when I returned, I saw the main door locked from inside. When I knocked on the door, I heard cries of ‘bachao, bachao’ and three masked men barged out of the main door… they ran towards a motorcycle parked on the roadside. One of them threatened me with a pistol and all of them sped away,” said Dani in her complaint.“My househelp Heena told me that they were working in the kitchen when the three men entered from the side door and held them at gunpoint. They then ransacked the house, looting cash and valuables,” said Dani in her police complaint.A senior official of Paldi Police Station informed the Indian Express that an FIR under IPC 392 for robbery, 452 for house tresspas and sections of the arms act has been lodged against unknown persons but no arrest has been made yet.

Three men loot valuables worth Rs 1.6L from govt official’s house: Police
Govt officer’s house in Ahmedabad robbed, 2 held hostage at gunpoint
The Indian Express | 3 weeks ago
The Indian Express
3 weeks ago

Three men broke into a government official’s house in a posh society in Ahmedabad’s Paldi area, held her house help and maid hostage at gunpoint, and stole Rs 1.6 lakh in cash and valuables on Wednesday afternoon.According to the police, the incident took place at the house of Alpana Dani, the Ahmedabad Electrical Inspector with the energy and petrochemical department of the government of Gujarat, in Nutan society around 3 pm on Wednesday.In her police complaint, Dani said that on Wednesday, her husband and daughter had left for their jobs early in the morning. In the afternoon, Dani went to a beauty parlour while her cook Rakhi Shah and house help Heena Vaghela were at her house.“Around 3 pm, when I returned home, I saw the main door locked from inside. When I knocked on the door, I heard cries of ‘bachao, bachao (help)’ and then three masked men barged out of the main door and started running towards a motorcycle parked at the roadside,” Dani told the police. “Out of the three men, one threatened me with a pistol and all of them fled away. Heena told me that they were working in the kitchen when the men entered from the side kitchen door and held them at gunpoint. They then ransacked the house, looting cash and valuables worth Rs 1.6 lakh,” Dani said in her police complaint.A senior official of Paldi police station informed The Indian Express that an FIR under Sections 392 (robbery) and 452 (house trespass) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Arms Act has been lodged against unknown persons but no arrest has been made yet.

Govt officer’s house in Ahmedabad robbed, 2 held hostage at gunpoint
Cop sells rented car to trader for 12L
Times of India | 3 weeks ago
Times of India
3 weeks ago

Ahmedabad: A Lok Rakshak Dal (LRD) jawan working for city police allegedly cheated a Vasna-based businessman of Rs 12 lakh by selling him a rented car, states an FIR filed with Anandnagar police on Wednesday.Dinesh Thakkar, 35, a resident of Saurashtra Bank Society in Vasna, runs a dairy in Paldi and also deals in used cars. Thakkar met the accused cop, Akash Patel, who worked for Sabarmati police, four years ago. At the time, Thakkar ran a paan shop in Paldi which Patel would visit regularly. Thakkar laterstarted the used cars business.On April 10, Patel told Thakkar he wanted to sell his multi-purpose vehicle for Rs 25 lakh as he needed money . Thakkar checked the car and found the deal lucrative. He decided to buy the car, which had a market value of around Rs 37 lakh.Thakkar gave Patel Rs 12.20 lakh and took a promissory note and cheque from him. Patel told Thakkar that as the car was owned by his father, who was out of town, he would transfer ownership once his father returned. Thakkar parked the car in front of his friend’s hotel near Shymal Crossroads. On May 11, four men went to the car and began checking it. Thakkar’s friend called him and told him that some men were trying to open the car. Thakkar then went to the spot and asked the men why they were trying to open the car. They told Thakkar the car belongs to their company . Thakkar then approached police and filed a complaint against Patel. tnn

Cop sells rented car to trader for 12L
  • Cop dupes friend, sells rental SUV for Rs 12.2 L
  • Ahmedabad Mirror

    A 35-year-old dealing in used cars was cheated of Rs 12.20 lakh by a friend who sold him a limousine. It later emerged that the car belonged to a rental agency that gave it out for self-drive. Dinesh Thakkar, a resident of Saurashtra Bank Society at Vasna in his complaint has accused Akash Patel, a resident of Radhe Upvan Society, Sanand of cheating him. Patel is a cop with the Sabarmati Police Station. Thakkar runs an Amul Milk Centre near Fatehpura Garden and has been dealing in used cars for the past four years. Thakkar came in touch with Patel four years ago and had had had several financial dealings with him on earlier occasions.On April 10, Patel sent him a photo of a Rs 37 lakh Kia Carnival SUV which he wanted to sell for Rs 25 lakh. Patel claimed that the car was registered in the name of his father and he wanted to sell it off urgently to pay off a loan of Rs 12. 20 lakh. Thakkar took a cheque and promissory note from Patel and gave him the money which he had borrowed from a friend.Patel while giving the car took off the registration number of the vehicle claiming that everyone knew the registration number of his car and he did not want anyone to know that he had sold it off to tide over financial difficulties.On April 13, Patel called up Thakkar and told him that another buyer had agreed to pay him Rs 30 lakh for the car. Thakkar asked him to return the Rs12.20 lakh that he had paid and take the car.The exposeOn April 14, a friend of Thakkar told him that some people were photographing his car. When Thakkar questioned them they told him that the car belonged to their employer Just Drive and they had locked its engine. The company had given it to Patel as a self-drive rental.Soon police got involved and the car was released into the custody of Just Drive employees after they showed documents showing ownership of the car. When Thakkar confronted Patel, he said he was helping out a friend. Patel asked Thakkar to deposit the cheque he had given him after three days. The cheque later was dishonoured and Patel stopped responding to Thakkar’s call.

Child molested, tortured with cigarette burns in Ahmedabad
Times of India | 3 months ago
Times of India
3 months ago

AHMEDABAD: A 40-year-old man has accused his former wife and her friend of molesting his 10-year-old daughter and torturing her with cigarette burns. Filing a complaint with Ellisbrige police, the Juhapura resident, who drives cars for a living, said in his FIR that he married a woman from Raikhad on February 2, 2011. They began staying at his house in Juhapura. The couple had a child before they legally separated on August 19, 2014. “My daughter began living with her mother. When she turned three years old, I demanded that she live with me. The two of us moved into a new house in Fatehwadi. My ex-wife would frequently meet our child and take her to her friend’s place in Paldi,” he told police. He added, “On October 12, 2021, my former wife dropped our daughter to my house after one such trip. My daughter showed me her legs, saying that her mother and her friend had burnt her with a lit cigarette. When I asked her, she told me that the man used to touch her inappropriately and had molested her multiple times.” The complainant claimed in the FIR that when he raised this issue with his ex-wife, she submitted an application with the Vejalpur police accusing him of causing hurt. Scared, the complainant and his daughter left the city for a while. However, he later decided to approach the police and filed a complaint against his former wife and her friend. The Ellisbridge police registered an FIR against the accused under charges of molestation and provisions of Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Act (POCSO).

Child molested, tortured with cigarette burns in Ahmedabad
Crime in the City : Woman files plaint against hubby for an affair, getting lover pregnant
Ahmedabad Mirror | 3 months ago
Ahmedabad Mirror
3 months ago

A 33-year-old woman from Kankaria has in a complaint accused her husband and father-in-law of mental and physical torture.The complaint states that her husband, who deals in stocks, had an extramarital affair with a woman and got her pregnant. The woman, an employee of a nationalised bank, got married in January 2013 and has a son and daughter with her husband.She alleged that her husband met the woman, a resident of Paldi, in 2019 and often stayed with her during the nights. She came to know of the affair after she checked his Whatsapp messages. When she complained to her in-laws they urged her to be patient. She said her husband went to Goa, Amritsar, Indore and other places on the pretext of seminars with his lover. The husband also rented an apartment for his lover in Paldi and entered the rent agreement by naming his lover as his wife.In March 2021, the lover called the complainant and told her that she was in a relationship with her husband and was living with him as he had claimed to be a widower.According to the complaint, the woman then met the complainant and her husband near Jamalpur bridge and told her that she was going abroad. But she did not go and later told the complainant that she was pregnant with her husband’s child. The woman then filed a complaint with the Mahila East police.Woman accuses neighbour ofinappropriate touchA 37-year-old woman from Chandkheda has accused her neighbour of touching her inappropriately and slapping her during an argument. The complaint states that the woman’s neighbour threw away her child’s cycle and several potted plants. When she questioned his wife, he suddenly emerged from the house and touched her chest before slapping her. Her mother-in-law intervened but ended up losing her gold chain in the tussle. The woman then called up the Chandkheda police who filed a complaint of outraging the modesty of a woman.Woman accuses hubby of harassmentA 31-year-old woman from Chandkheda has accused her husband of punching her in the face and mental harassment. The woman who got married in 2015 has a six-year-old son. This is the second marriage for both of them. The complaint states that her in-laws including the man’s mother, father and sister harassed her. They provoked him to hit her and when she complained he began to mentally and physically harass her. From December 2021, her in-laws began to stay separately and this further incited him to beat her. On March 9, her husband came home late and began to abuse the woman and her family. He punched her in the face and she called up 181 for help. She was taken to a hospital and later filed a complaint against her husband and in-laws with the Chandkheda police.

Crime in the City : Woman files plaint against hubby for an affair, getting lover pregnant
Ahmedabad: Commuter booked for not letting cops take picture for app
Times of India | 3 months ago
Times of India
3 months ago

Ahmedabad: A 22-year-old man from Raipur was booked by Paldi police on Sunday as he did not allow police to click a picture of him and his licence for city police’s Tarkash app. This came even as city police commissioner Sanjay Srivastava said cops cannot compel anyone to provide their pictures. Srivastava had earlier told TOI, “People can simply say no to the police if they are asked to be clicked.”However, city police personnel do not seem to consider this and continue to take pictures of people to gather data for their app. On Sunday, Parth Parmar, a resident of Zankar Flats in Raipur, was riding his motorcycle from Jamalpur Bridge to Paldi, a team of Paldi police stopped him. The cops claimed that they were holding a seatbelt and helmet drive at the instruction of the police commissioner to reduce fatal accidents. Usually, traffic police hold drives regarding traffic violations. When the cops saw Parmar, they stopped him and asked him for his driving licence to click a picture of it and told him to stand so they could photograph him. Parmar refused that and told the cops that they could seize his vehicle. The cops claimed he was arguing aggressively after which they booked him for obstructing them in their duty. The Tarkash app was launched in December last year by Harsh Sanghavi, minister of state for home, and the city police commissioner. Sources in the police said they were told to prepare an extensive database for the Tarkash app.

Ahmedabad: Commuter booked for not letting cops take picture for app
Gujarat: Doctor demands Rs 20 lakh dowry from wife in Pali
Times of India | 4 months ago
Times of India
4 months ago

Ahmedabad: A 34-year-old woman from Paldi on Friday filed a complaint of dowry harassment and domestic violence against her husband, who is a doctor in Pali, Rajasthan, alleging that he abandoned her and their nine-year-old daughter and demanded Rs 20 lakh as dowry so he could open a hospital.The woman in her FIR with Women’s police (west) said that she married a man from Pali in 2011. After their wedding, she began living with her husband in Pali and after that her husband and in-laws began harassing, demanding dowry.In 2012, she gave birth to a girl. This did not go well with her husband and in-laws who kept taunting her and harassing her over the birth of a daughter.She said her husband moved to Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu in 2014 for higher education and she moved with him. She found out in Tanjavur that her husband had an affair with another woman. When she objected to it, her husband thrashed her.She said in the complaint that as her husband was harassing her and beating her very often, she moved to her parents’ place in Paldi.In 2019, she was forced to strike a compromise with her husband, and they began living together in Ahmedabad.Later, he again began demanding Rs 20 lakh so he could build a hospital in Ahmedabad or Pali. When she refused to ask her parents for money, he thrashed her and abandoned her and their daughter in June 2020.She finally filed a complaint against her husband and four others from his family.

Gujarat: Doctor demands Rs 20 lakh dowry from wife in Pali
Ahmedabad: Man attacked after pigeon killed by his motorcycle
Times of India | 4 months ago
Times of India
4 months ago

Ahmedabad: A 22-year-old man from Dholka was wounded in an attacked on him, after a pigeon came under his motorcycle and died. The bird’s death did not go down well with a villager, who attacked him. Govind Makwana, a resident of Jalalpur in Dholka taluka of Ahmedabad district, in his FIR with Dholka rural police said the incident took place on Tuesday morning.“I was riding my motorcycle out of the village at around 8.30am on Tuesday. On the way, some pigeons were feeding. I tried to avoid them and slowed down but one pigeon did not move, and I accidentally hit the bird, which led to its death,” said Makwana in his FIR.At that time, a man from neighbouring Sarandi village, Hana Bharwad, who was at the spot, came to Makwana and stopped his motorcycle. “He asked me why I killed the pigeon. I told him the bird came under the wheels accidentally, and I did not kill it intentionally. But he did not agree and began abusing me for killing the pigeon,” said Makwana.Makwana objected to the abusive words and Bharwad attacked Makwana with a stick. Makwana suffered an injury to his forehead and began bleeding profusely. He shouted for help and other villagers rescued him from Bharwad. Bharwad also threatened Makwana.He was taken to a private hospital in Dholka first, from where he was shifted to a hospital in the Paldi area of the city. A medico-legal case was filed at the hospital in Paldi and Dholka rural police later registered a case of causing hurt and criminal intimidation against Bharwad.

Ahmedabad: Man attacked after pigeon killed by his motorcycle