Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 22-06-2022 | 06:00 am
A 22-year-old BSc student, who became a drug carrier to make quick bucks, was caught by the Kalupur police on Monday morning during routine vehicle checking at Sarangpur crossroads. The cops became suspicious as he tried to flee from the spot after seeing them.Ganpatram Bishnoi, a 22-year-old student from Barmer in Rajasthan, was on foot and heading towards Sarangpur crossroads. On nearing the police team which was making routine checks ahead of the Rathyatra, Bishnoi tried to run away. Suspecting something fishy, cops ran after him and nabbed him.On frisking him, cops found 83.16 gm Mephedrone worth Rs 8.36 lakh from his pocket.On being questioned, Bishnoi confessed to have entered the illicit trade to make money. He had collected the drugs from one Devraj Chaudhary in Barmer and was on his way to Rajkot to deliver it to one Mayuddin. An FIR has been registered at the Kalupur police station against three people and further investigation is underway.
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.
When Lord Jagannath undertakes the 145th Rath Yatra on July 1, Amdavadis need to venture out on specific routes and not get caught in the procession. So, planning a detour is a must. The processions and waves of devotees will take up major areas of the city, leaving traffic to take other routes.Here’s a quick lowdown on the roads which will remain closed at different times through Friday. Stretch from Khamasa crossroad to Jamalpur crossroad to remain closed from 2am until completion of yatra Raikhad crossroad to Astodia Darwaza will be shut off for traffic from 5am to 11am, and from 5pm until completion of yatra Stretch from Astodia Chakla to Kalupur Circle to remain unavailable from 9am to 4.30pm Sarangpur Circle to Kalupur Circle to Kalupur bridge will be closed from 9am to 4.30pm Kalupur circle-Prem Darwaza-Dariyapur Darwaza-Delhi Chakla will be closed from 9.30am to 4.30pm Stretch from Delhi Chakla-Shahpur Darwaza-Shahpur Chakla-Rangeela Chowki-RC High School-Gheekantha -Pankor Naka-Manek Chowk-Golllimda will be shut off from 5.30pm until the yatra is completed.
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 were held in the Walled city area of Ahmedabad and Vadodara on Friday by Muslims against the statements made by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma on Prophet Muhammad in a TV debate a few days ago.In Ahmedabad, Shops were shut in Kalupur, Dariapur, Shahpur, Teen Darwaza, Jamalpur, Khadia and other adjoining areas of old city Ahmedabad on Friday.Newsletter | Click to get the day’s best explainers in your inboxAround 4 pm, spontaneous protests were held by several dozens of residents who came out on the road in Mirzapur, Kalupur and Shahpur demanding arrest of Sharma. The sensitive areas were under heavy police deployment however, the protest was peaceful.In Vadodara, protests were held at Nagarwada, Machchipith and outside Jama Masjid as people carried banners demanding arrest of Sharma.At Machchipith, protestors pasted pictures of Sharma and BJP leader Naveen Jindal on the roads as a mark of protest.
AHMEDABAD: A seven-year-old boy who fled from the Swaminarayan Temple orphanage on Friday was found later that night as cops followed his CCTV trail, and a police complaint was filed in the case on Saturday. After the boy disappeared, Kalupur cops initially treated it as a case of kidnapping. D J Chudasama, the Kalupur police inspector, said that CCTV footage later showed that the boy had run out of the orphanage alone. Surveillance footage showed him walking till Relief Road. Eventually, the boy was found from the Kagdapith police precincts. The complaint in the case was lodged by Ishwar Patel, a cashier at Swaminarayan Temple, Kalupur. He stated that the boy was brought to the orphanage by the child welfare department on May 25. Patel said that on Friday at about 7pm, all children went to have dinner and returned at 8pm. It was noticed then that the boy was missing. Patel said the staff could not find him and hence a complaint of kidnapping was lodged with Kalupur police. The cops said that a search was launched and a She Team and other personnel were deployed to look for the boy. Also, the control room flashed a message to all police stations in the city. One police team began scanning CCTV footage and spotted the boy heading alone to Relief Road. Kagdapith cops eventually found the boy, took him in their custody, and handed him over to the orphanage.