Judge booked for rape absconding
NAGPUR: Yavatmal Labour Court Judge Atik Mohammad Khan,who has been booked for rape and atrocity,has gone missing,police said on Thursday. He has been absconding since the FIR was lodged. We are searching for him, SP Ranjankumar Sharma said. Khan,52,has been accused by a woman living with him of raping her and committing atrocities by keeping her in forced confinement.
Naxals kill SRPF cop in Gadchiroli
NAGPUR: After killing a popular NCP leader at Etapalli town on Saturday,a two-member Naxal action team killed a State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) constable at Fulbodi Gatta village on Thursday. Constable R R Pande,50,a resident of Nagpur,was walking into a shop when he was shot,SP Veeresh Prabhu said.
Mukut Mithi is new Arunachal PCC chief
ITANAGAR: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday appointed Mukut Mithi the president of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee,divesting Chief Minister Nabam Tuki of the organisational responsibility. Tuki had continued to be the PCC chief even after becoming the chief minister last November.
13 killed,17 injured in TN road accident
CHENNAI: Thirteen persons died and 17 were seriously injured when a van carrying workers of a garment factory collided head-on with a bus at Namakkal district in west Tamil Nadu on Thursday morning. Police said the workers were being taken to the factory when the van driver lost control while overtaking another vehicle and collided with the bus.
Top cop report on Kripashankar in
MUMBAI: Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik submitted a confidential progress report to the Bombay High Court on Thursday with respect to action taken against former Mumbai Congress chief Kripashankar Singh. The report was submitted as per the courts February 23 order. Noting that the case was now pending in the Supreme Court,the court adjourned the matter for an indefinite period.
Three held in J-K for Christianity agenda
SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police arrested a couple from Delhi and their local friend for distributing pamphlets about Christianity in Bandipora on Thursday. Locals said shopkeepers in the town caught hold of the three when they were distributing pamphlets that said Is there a God? and later handed them over to police. SP Bashir Ahmad Khan said three were arrested under Section 153 of RPC (promoting enmity between groups on the basis of religion).
Ex-Army officers,Vectra executive questioned
New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday questioned two retired Army officers and an executive of Vectra in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the procurement and supply of Tatra all-terrain vehicles to the Army. Retired Brigadier P C Das,retired Colonel Anil Dutta and Vectra executive Anil Mansaramani were grilled for nearly six hours at the CBI headquarters here,sources said.