By Oajs Mehta and Jignesh VoraGujarat 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.”
A 47-year-old Paldi resident has in a complaint filed with the Ellisbridge Police Station on Friday accused his wife and her family of threatening him. Paras Shah (47), a resident of Vijay Ghat Society has accused his wife Chandni, her mother Veena Soni, her brother-in-law Parth and his wife Ankita of hurling obscenities and threatening him with pipes and hockey sticks.The complaint said that Shah, who trades in chemicals, was with his friend Chirag near Ambawadi when he received a call from someone informing him that three women and a man were looking for him. The caller asked him tobe alert.When the complainant and his friend reached Atul Bakery at Bhudarpura, a car with his wife and her family in it stopped beside them. They began to hurl abuses at him and his mother-in-law pointed an iron pipe at him while his brother-in-law was carrying a hockey stick. His in-laws threatened to kill him if he did not pay them in cash and hand over his bungalow. Shah and his friend Chirag managed to flee the spot when the family began to exit the car.He then called up the police control room and filed a complaint.
Eighteen furniture designers in-the-making, an Alexander technique & fitness expert, a computer engineer turned furniture-space designer gathered at the FID Studio at the National Institute of Design in late March to brainstorm about designs for seats.They used the Alexander Technique expertise to gain an understanding of body mechanics and the belief of how the act of seating is a combination of design and the user’s discipline for healthy seating.This active dialogue between the body signals, the user’sawareness and the seating objects delivered 17 posture clusters –resulting in 17 new typologies of seating & seating aids.“Every BODY Now is a call for compassion & inclusivity in our approach towards seating and a manifestation for tailor made seats.” Students: FID MDes 2020BatchFaculty Guides: PadminiMenon & Sweety TaurThe Exhibition is open for viewing from 9.30am to 6 pm at Board Room 2 until June 19 at National Institute of Design Paldi campus.
Gujarat chief secretary Pankaj Kumar has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and has been home isolated. The development has come amid a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state.Speaking to The Indian Express, Kumar confirmed that he has been diagnosed with Covid-19, before adding that he was “fine and isolated at home” in Gandhinagar.On Saturday, Gujarat reported 154 fresh Covid cases, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 704. Ahmedabad city recorded the most number of cases on Saturday at 80, followed by Vadodara (22) and Surat (12).Earlier this week, a health official with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) said that while no specific Covid-19 clusters have been noted in the area, most cases are being reported from the western part of the city in areas including Bodakdev, Thaltej, Navrangpura and Paldi. According to the official, the fresh cases were being detected as individuals exhibiting symptoms got themselves tested, and not due to active testing surveillance by the AMC.
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.
The Ahmedabad Crime Branch has arrested a 40-year-old resident of Paldi for cheating a woman of the Public Provident Fund of Rs 78 lakh. The PPF was in her mother’s name. Dhaval Shah (40), a resident of Chandanbala Flat, opposite Suvidha Shopping Centre, Paldi was arrested after the Crime Branch’s economic offences wing through technical and human intelligence found him culpable.Harshida Shah (63), a resident of Jagruti Flat, beside Mahavir Towers, Mahalaxmi Crossroads in a complaint said that Dhaval had been living with her parents since he was a child. After her mother passed away, Harshida’s father came in possession of her PPF pay order of Rs 78 lakh. Later on August 22, 2020, her father too passed away. Dhaval told her not to visit the house as they were under quarantine.Dhaval opened an account with Cosmos Bank’s Relief Road branch and forged Harshida’s signature, got hold of her Aadhar documents and opened an account in her name.He then deposited the Rs 78 lakh pay order in the account and then transferred the same in the name of Tokarshi Shah to access the funds. AM
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.
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
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.
Ahmedabad: A 57-year-old share broker from Paldi filed a complaint on Wednesday with the local police alleging that his daughter’s senior was harassing her as she had refused to marry him. Ketan Chalishajarsaid in his FIR that the accused, Rohan Shah also defamed his daughter Mili, 27, and thrashed him and his son Darshil. Chalishajar said that Shah is a relationship manager at a private bank where Mili is assistant manager. Chalishajar said that Shah had proposed to Mili but she and her family members turned him down.In April, Mili’s marriage was fixed. When Shah learnt about Mili’s marriage, he called Chalishajar and threatened him. Later, he called Mili’s fiancé and told him that she was having affairs with many men. Mili’s fiancé informed Chalishajar about the call. When Chalishajar and Darshil tried to talk to Shah, he began thrashing them. Chalishajar filed a complaint against Shah. tnn
Ahmedabad: Municipal health officials now say that Covid cases may increase every day if precautions are not taken. Cases per day since mid April rose from as low as 46 on April 16 to over 200 Covid cases on June 4. Between this time there have been at least four peak in active cases per day. For instance, on May 8 there were 90 active cases, 139 on May 12, 159 on May 13, followed by a dip on May 23 to 103 cases. However, cases began to rise by May 31 with 147 cases, which finally crossed the 200 mark on June 4. “Cases rose in specific areas such as Jodhpur, Bodakdev, Sarkhej, Thaltej and Paldi. If this trend continues, we may be forced to notify micro-containment zones,” said a senior AMC official. Another concerned municipal corporation official said a ward-specific awareness drive has been started in the above areas. More than 78% of active cases are fully vaccinated and a majority are in the 19 to 40 years age group.The Covid positivity rate — the number of samples per positive return of the total RT-PCR tests conducted — rose from 0.12% in mid April to 2.66% on June 4. “There were at least four peaks, which were clear initial warnings that indicated of Covid was spreading. These figures were 1.74% on May 8, 1.93% on May 31 and around 2% on June 2,” the AMC official said.
A 47-year-old businessman from Paldi has filed a complaint against his wife and in-laws for allegedly abusing him and his parents and stealing jewellery from his cupboard. He has also accused them of escaping with his children. Paras Shah (47), a resident of Vijayghat Society runs a business dealing in chemicals.Shah married Chandni 15 years ago and the couple has two children aged 12 and 13. In his complaint, Shah said that on May 22, an SUV with his wife Chandni, her mother, brother, sister-in-law and a few others in it stopped in front of his residence. The car had ‘Govt Of India’ written on it. The passengers in the car first abused Shah and his parents.Later his wife and in-laws barged into the bedroom of his house and took the jewellery. She also grabbed the kids and forced them into the car.They also vandalised his residence before fleeing from the spot. Shah tried to run behind the vehicle and also saw hockey sticks and iron rods in the car. He later filed an FIR against his wife and in-laws.
In a massive operation on Thursday, the Investigation Wing of the Income Tax department in Gujarat searched 40 commercial and residential premises of Asian Granito India Limited (AGL) and other related persons on suspicion of tax evasion.The premises that were part of the search and seizure operation were located in Ahmedabad, Morbi, Himmatnagar and Surat and also included offices of ‘financers’ in the Paldi area of the city.Sources said that these included offices and homes of CMD Kamlesh Patel, his brothers Bhavesh Patel, Mukesh Patel and Suresh Patel.Premises of Sanket Shah and Deepak Shah, financiers in Paldi, were also searched.Tax sleuths allegedly recovered Rs 10 crore in cash and found 12 lockers that were sealed on Thursday. Further, computers, hard drives, mobile phones and documents from the various premises were also seized by the department.The cause for this action is said to be the alleged hiding of income and showing lesser amounts in account books, consequently leading to alleged tax evasion.Sources said that financiers were given cash to make legal entries in lieu of cheques.AGL was established in 2000. They are primarily manufacturers of ceramics, tiles and sanitaryware and the company is listed on the BSE.
A 31-year-old railway employee registered an FIR with cybercrime police against his estranged wife for allegedly accessing his income e-filing account illegally and changing the password.Rahul Sangma (31), who lives in the railway colony in Gomtipur, had a domestic dispute with his wife Kiran Rana who now lives in Paldi. The couple are involved in a domestic violence and maintenance case.Back in May 2019, Sangma came across an email from the I-T department about a change in password of the online IT return e-filing. The email was also sent to Kiran’s email id.When he tried logging-in and could not do so, he clicked the forget password option and discovered that the account was updated to his wife’s email id and mobile number instead of his number. Sangma later filed an FIR.
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).
Acting on a tip off, Paldi police arrested a driver of Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation along with liquor consignment, which he had stashed into the bus from Jodhpur in Rajasthan. The main accused, who ran the activity via the driver, is absconding. He used to supply liquor to the driver from his Jodhpur-based liquor shop.The bus was stopped near NID on Monday, during night surveillance. Two bags were found under the driver’s seat, containing 52 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor and 52 beer cans.The driver, identified as Bhanwar Singh Shekawat (50), told the cops that he joined RSRTC around a month ago on a contractual basis and had come in contact with one Kiran Mevada. Shekawat said Mevada supplied him liquor from his liquor shop in Jodhpur. The driver was paid Rs 2,000 per trip and in the last one month he had made 10 trips along with alcohol consignment, said Paldi PI Riddhi Dave.Shekhawat has been arrested while cops are looking for Mevada. The ST bus has been seized by cops and will be later sent back to Jodhpur depot.
Ahmedabad: A woman accused a businessman from Paldi of grabbing control of her husband’s wholesale vegetable business through fraud. Pinal Prajapati, a resident of Panchsheel Avenue in Paldi, told Vastrapur police that her husband Atul Prajapati had established a brand, Wholesale Hub, which sold vegetables to 11 stores in the city. “In 2019, his friend introduced him to Rashmin Majithia, a businessman of organic vegetables. Majithia showed an interest in the business. He promised to pay off our business loan of Rs 4.6 crore and put in Rs 3.3 crore to buy entire stock of vegetables. He also promised to pay Rs 2 lakh monthly and handle our expenses in exchange for running the business. My husband agreed, and Majithia gave us Rs 75 lakh as token. He also employed 127 of our staff members,” she said. On April 1, 2019, Majithia took over the business. “He stopped paying us/ He neither paid the loan nor the money for the stock of vegetables. When my husband asked for the money in April 2020, Majithia told him that he could not manage the money due to Covid lockdowns. When my husband repeatedly demanded the money, Majithia got bouncers to attack him in August 2021,” the complaint stated.The police filed an FIR of breach of trust, cheating and criminal conspiracy against Majithia and his two aides.
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.
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: In November 2019, city police found a child abandoned on the streets. Two-and-a-half years later, he got the love of parents with a couple from Malta adopting him. The adoption ceremony of Sagar, christened ‘Jack’ by his parents, was held at the Shishu Gruh in Paldi on Saturday.Some of those at the event were Pradip Parmar, state social justice and empowerment minister, Jagruti Pandya, chairperson of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights, and R S Patel, secretary of Sardar Patel Memorial.Speaking to TOI, the emotional parents said this was a dream come true for them. The couple – Canmelo and Chanlene Abdilla, a businessman and teacher, respectively – were waiting for the adoption process to end for nearly two years. “It was the experience of some of our relatives that motivated us to adopt a child from India. We were in touch with the authorities and were talking to Jack regularly through video calls,” said Chanlene. “We have prepared a special room for him and have also started preparations for his admission in the September intake.”Ritesh Dave, superintendent of Shishu Gruh, said the child had hearing issues, which were treated during his stay at the facility. “This is our fourth international adoption this year. We get 35-odd children every year of whom the majority get adopted,” he said.
Ahmedabad: On March 4, the municipal tax department will hold public forums to address property tax related grievances, at seven designated locations in the city. For the North West and South West zones, which cover areas such as Bodakdev, Thaltej, Jodhpur, Vejalpur, and Sarkhej, the forums will be held at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Bhavan on Judges Bungalow Road and the old Jodhpur nagarpalika office, respectively. The timings are between 10.30am and 2pm and then 3pm to 5pm.In the West Zone, AMC’s Ramanbhai Patel Bhavan at Usmanpura will be used to address the grievances from residents of Navrangpura, Paldi, Chandkheda-Motera, Vadaj, Naranpura, and the surrounding areas. The highest number of complaints have been received from the Central Zone. tnn
Ahmedabad: A 26-year-old woman from the Paldi area of the city on Saturday filed a complaint of DV with Women’s Police (West) alleging that her husband from Surat abandoned her over a dispute of teaching his nephew some household chores.The woman said in her FIR that she had got married to a man from Vesu in Surat on February 4, 2020 after which she began staying with her husband and in-laws.Soon after their marriage, her in-laws including her mother-in-law, father-in-law and brother-in-law began insulting her over frivolous issues, she said in the FIR.The woman said that many times her in-laws used to make her hold their feet to express apologies when she had committed any mistake. She said that when she raised those issues with her husband, he used to scold and beat her. During Diwali festival in 2020, she was cooking in the kitchen and at the time, her brother-in-law’s son came to her and asked about what she was cooking. The woman began teaching him on how to make puris. But when her in-laws saw that, they became angry and scolded her. They then called up her parents asking them to take her back along with them. Since November 2020, the woman has been staying at her parents’ home. She finally approached the police and filed a complaint. tnn
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.
Ahmedabad: A 55-year-old Ambawadi woman on Wednesday filed a complaint with Paldi police stating that two men posing as cops stole her two gold bangles worth about Rs 1.50 lakh. She said the men hoodwinked her while pretending to carry out a check.Trupti Vyas, a resident of Akashdeep Duplexes near Shreyas Tekra in Ambawadi, said in her complaint that the incident occurred at about 11.15am on Wednesday.“When I was walking to a doctor’s clinic near my house, two men aged about 35 and 40 approached me and asked me why I was wearing gold bangles,” she said. “They told me that incidents of loot have been increasing every passing day and they had an order from their superior officers to discourage people from wearing gold jewellery.”Meanwhile, a man wearing a gold chain passed by. One of the two men scolded that person and made him remove the chain. Then the two men turned to Vyas, removed her gold bangles, wrapped them in a paper, and gave the package to her. She sought their identity cards, but they rode away on a motorcycle. Later, she discovered that they had swapped her gold bangles with worthless counterfeits. Vyas then approached Paldi police and the cops filed a complaint of cheating, breach of trust, and abetment against the three men. tnn
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: A 42-year-old man from the Paldi area of the city on Saturday filed a complaint with police stating that burglars broke into his house and fled with cash and other articles worth Rs 1.50 lakh. The family of the houseowner was at Bayad in Aravalli to attend a wedding in the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.Anuj Maheta, a resident of Shantinath Society in Paldi, said in his FIR with Paldi police that he runs a shop of gift articles in Fatehpura locality in Paldi. His parents are in California state of the US for the past many years.On Friday evening, Maheta along with his wife Juhi and son Vivan went to attend a wedding in Bayad and a domestic help named Bachi Marwadi, who has been suffering with some critical illness, stayed at Maheta’s house.On Saturday morning, Marwadi called up Maheta and told him that burglars had broken into the house and decamped with valuables. Maheta returned from the wedding and found that Rs 1.50 lakh cash and some other articles were stolen.Paldi police registered a case of burglary and began an investigation.