Auto driver stabbed to death
Rajkot: A minor tiff turned violent in Porbandar when an auto-driver was allegedly stabbed to death by a truck driver on Wednesday night. Udyognagar police said the auto-driver,Kishor Parmar,and the truck driver,Mahesh Bhuva,had an argument over parking of an auto near a temple. In the course of the heated exchange of words,Bhuva started rebuking Parmar. Parmar objected to it,but that angered Bhuva,who then stabbed the former in the chest. The wound killed him on the spot. Bhuva was arrested by police on Thursday.
60 tonnes of red sandalwood seized from across state
AHMEDABAD: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI),Ahmedabad,has,in the past two days,seized about 60 tonnes of red sandalwood,which is estimated to be worth in crores in the international market. The recent haul is said to be the biggest in the recent past in the state. DRI officials at the Ahmedabad zonal unit and its regional unites Jamnagar and Surat acted on a tip off and raided Pipava port in Bhavnagar district on Tuesday. They seized about 20 tonnes of consignment of red sandalwood before they could be exported to Dubai. The officials busted the attempt and got another lead that took them to Vapi GIDC. ens
Textile firm owners son goes missing
Surat: Twenty-year-old son of a reputed textile industrialist from Surat allegedly went missing on Tuesday evening as the car he was driving was found abandoned near his industrial unit in Daman. Police suspect involvement of an underworld gang in this incident.
Sohel Hingora,son of textile industrialist Hanif Hingora and a resident of Rander in Surat,who owns textile factories in Surat and Daman,went missing while returning from the yarn factory on Tuesday evening. Even his mobile phone was found switched off,the police said.
According to the police,his father Hanif had learnt from factory manager Mukesh Motwani that Sohel left for home in the evening,alone in his car.
However,no ransom call has been received yet,police said adding that they took statements of the workers in this connection.
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