I-T summons Sahil Peerzada on May 30
NEW DELHI: Mumbai businessman Sahil Peerzada,whose girlfriend Zohal Hamid accused Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach of battering him and molesting her,has been summoned by the income-tax department on May 30 with financial documents. Sources said the department has taken cognisance of reports that Peerzadas wealth amounts to around Rs 3,000 crore.
Producer grilled over IPL betting racket
MUMBAI: Nitin Manmohan,the producer of film Gali Gali Chor Hai for whose special screening Anna Hazare had been present was questioned on Monday by police probing an IPL betting racket. An arrested bookie had named his co-producer Prakash Chandnani in the racket.
Girl raped inside police outpost
BADAUN: A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped inside a police outpost in the Sadar kotwali area. The girl,hailing from Rampur district,had come to offer prayers at a tomb along with her grandfather where they stayed on Sunday night. During patrol duty,a team of Lalpul police brought them to the outpost where she was allegedly raped. Two police recruits and two police personnel have been held in this connection.
CPI leader demands appointment panel
NEW DELHI: Senior CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta on Monday demanded that the appointments of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) and election commissioners be made by a committee consisting of the Prime Minister,Chief Justice of India and Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha to ensure that the selection process is transparent and above reproach.
Court issues release order of SP MLA
FAIZABAD: A local court on Monday issued the release order of Samajwadi Party MLA and mafia-turned-politician Abhay Singh after the Uttar Pradesh government withdrew the Gangster Act slapped on him. Singh was in jail under different charges of serious nature,including extortion,kidnapping and murder.
Maoist leader surrenders in Bihar
SASARAM: Tej Bahadur alias Tejwa,operating as sub-zonal commander of the Sone-Ganga and Vindhayachal area,on Monday surrendered to the police,after evading arrest for 20 years and carrying a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh. He handed over a rifle,124 cartridges and nine magazines. Under the Maoist rehabilitation scheme,the district administration provided a cheque of Rs 10,000 to his wife Chanda Devi.
Done enough,dont want to be CM: Lalu
PATNA: At his partys national executive here on Monday,RJD chief Lalu Prasad said that though he is closely watching the policies and programmes of the Nitish Kumar government,he has no ambition of becoming the chief minister of the state again.
Slamming the state government for the high-handedness of the bureaucracy,he appealed to the media to report objectively and without being worried about the state government denying them advertisements.
I have no aspiration to become the CM. I have seen enough,done enough. It is up to you to tell the difference 1,Anne Marg (CM residence) used to be accessible for all during the RJD rule,now it is an impregnable fortress, he said,adding that he will expose the so-called good governance of Nitish Kumar,and that there was marginalisation of elected representatives now.