PUNE: Special Judge S V Yarlagadda on Friday granted bail to railway chief loco inspector (Daund) Veer Singh Chaudhari,prime accused in the theft of High Speed Diesel worth Rs 10 crore as the CBI which is investigating the case failed to file a charge sheet within 90 days of arrest.
CBI had arrested Chaudhari,a resident of Janata Colony in Daund,for tampering with documents to steal 20,33,092 litres of the high speed diesel. CBI had also arrested lawyer Hemant Thorat and assistant Laxman Deshmukh for allegedly taking Rs 28.95 lakh from Chaudhary to influence the judge and the CBI public prosecutor. CBI had claimed to have recovered Rs 1.27 lakh from the residents of the duo.
On Friday,special judge released Chaudhari on bail citing CBIs failure to file a chargesheet within stipulated time. CBI prosecutor Vivek Saxena defended the delay in the case saying,There are about 25 to 30 loco sheds in the country from where the diesel came to Daund. There are 28 registers with 33,000 entries within a period of 14 months April 2011 to August 2012. Inspection of these entries will take a lot of time.
Now,fly Pune to Birmingham,Sydney and Melbourne
PUNE: Starting August,Air India will operate flights from Pune to Birmingham,Sydney and Melbourne via Delhi. The flights from Pune to Birmingham via Delhi will operate from August 1 and that for Sydney and Melbourne from August 29.
The Pune-Delhi-Birmingham and Pune-Delhi-Sydney-Melbourne flights will operate on Monday,Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday. The Pune-Delhi- Melbourne-Sydney flight will operate on Wednesday,Friday and Sunday.
Bribery: Special court rejects Army jawans bail plea
Pune: A special court on Friday denied bail to an Army jawan who was arrested by the anti-corruption bureau of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly demanding Rs 1.5 lakh from a youth promising him recruitment in the Army. This is the second time Sachin Vishwas Kadams bail application has been rejected by the special court of S V Yarlagadda.
Kadam had sought bail on medical grounds claiming he was suffering from hypertension.
Defence lawyer argued that Kadam had been admitted to Sassoon Hospital between July 1 and 4. He also alleged that there was no progress in the investigation despite the police having the custody of the accused.
CBI inspector Swati Desai said the agency has obtained information and details of the 46 candidates who were allegedly contacted by the accused. These included half a dozen youths from the state,of which a few were selected,he added. CBI officials said they have obtained the call date record (CDR) of the mobile numbers used by the accused.
Kadam and co-accused Sonu Kumar,both residents of Depot Battalion,Bombay Engineer Group and Centre,Khadki,were arrested on April 27 this year after J S Pawar,father of Avinsh Pawar,one of the candidates contacted by the accused lodged a complaint with the anti-corruption bureau.
Man kills wife,flees with 2 sons
Pune: A man allegedly murdered his wife and fled with his two sons following a dispute late on Thursday night. Police have identified the deceased as Malan Prahlad Veer (30),a resident of Harshvihar Society on Jambhulwadi Road.
Relative of the deceased Raju Bargukar (63) registered an offence against Prahlad Waman Veer (35) at the Bharati Vidyapeeth police station.
Preliminary investigations revealed that there was a quarrel between Malan and Prahlad on Thursday evening.
Police suspect that Prahlad attacked Malan repeatedly with a weapon and she collapsed on the floor. Following this,Prahlad fled from the spot with his two sons in his car.
Prahlad narrated the incident to Bargukar who later informed the Bharti Vidyapeeth police.
The police rushed to the spot and admitted Malan to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
8 Bangladeshi girls rescued from brothel
Pune: Acting on a tip-off to senior inspector Bhanupratap Barge,a Faraskhana police team raided a brothel in Budhwar Peth and rescued eight girls hailing from Bangladesh on Thursday.
Police arrested the brothel keeper identified as Anjali Lachhiram Nayak (26),a native of Andhra Pradesh.
Police booked her under Sections 344,363,366 (a) (b),372,373,323,504,34 of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act.
Police said that search is on for the brothel owner. Investigation is on to identify the agents who allegedly lured these girls into prostitution,they said.
Among the rescued girls,one was earlier arrested under Foreigners Act for allegedly entering India without necessary documents. She was at present out on bail.
Schoolbus collides with PMPML bus,two students injured
Pune: Two girl students were injured when their schoolbus collided with a PMPML bus near Pune Rural police headquarters on Pashan Road around 12.30 pm on Friday. An offence has been registered at Chaturshringhi police station.
Police have identified the schoolbus driver as Namdev Haribhau Padale (55),a resident of Mhalunge in Mulshi taluka. Police have booked him on charges of negligent driving.
Police said Padale was driving home a few students of NCL Primary School. Two girl students got injured and were rushed to a hospital. School authorities soon arranged another vehicle for dropping the students.