|Sunday, September 3, 2000,
SP for justice to cane-growers
New ’84 riots panel
gets 1,800 affidavits
Govt takes over ICWA
Probe ordered into
‘No new demand’
Scam rocks Social Welfare Dept
8 Punjab teachers to get awards
45 pc rise in AIDS cases in HP
Naval equipment worth crores lies unused
Plea to adopt
Customs officer booked for murder
paddy early: INLD
in eastern UP likely
35 convicted in
sex racket case
43 hurt in
SP for justice to cane-growers
LUCKNOW, Sept 2 (UNI) — The main Opposition Samajwadi Party (SP) today intensified its agitation by holding dharnas and demonstrations at different places against police firing on cane growers of Padrauna and death of an agitationist last Friday.
Addressing a press conference here, Mr Shivpal Singh Yadav, secretary-general of the state party, today said the agitation would be further intensified on the directive of SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav to party MPs and MLAs to march to Padrauna in Kushinagar.
Demanding immediate withdrawal of all cases against cane growers and political workers, the SP leader alleged the new Kushinagar district administration was so inhuman that it had registered heinous cases against poor and innocent persons who might remain in jail all their lives if the cases against them were not withdrawn.
Mr Yadav said the government had turned totally “anti-people”. It transferred the previous District Magistrate, who had issued a recovery certificate against sugar mills reportedly owned by a senior minister of the Gupta government and which owed Rs 35 crore to the cane growers.
Mr Yadav said a group of agitationists led by state party chief Ram Saran Das Gujjar today left for Padrauna to lead the agitation while another team led by Leader of the Opposition Dhani Ram Verma and others would go there on different dates from Monday to continue the agitation.
Demanding a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the kin of the youth who was killed in police firing and Rs 1 lakh to those injured in the incident, the Samajwadi Party leader said the party was serious about the burning issues related to farmers and the agitation would continue for an indefinite period.
NEW DELHI (PTI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi today condemned the recent police firing on sugarcane growers seeking payment of wages in Uttar Pradesh and demanded a probe into the manner in which sugar units in the state were sold to private units.
In a statement here, she charged the Centre and the UP Government with turning a blind eye to concerns of poor farmers, particularly in backward areas of the state, and said immediate steps should be taken to provide relief to sugarcane growers.
Govt takes over ICWA
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 (PTI) — In a dramatic development, the government last night took over the prestigious Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) through a presidential ordinance bringing to fore a bitter row over the running of the council.
Urban Development Minister Jagmohan, who accused ICWA President Harcharan Singh Josh of mismanagement and misuse of the prestigious Sapru House Complex housing the council in the past 20 years, supervised the takeover operation last night.
President K.R. Narayanan had yesterday promulgated the ICWA ordinance which was approved by the Cabinet on Thursday.
Mr Josh described the action as “illegal and murder of democracy by a fascist government”. He said he would move the court against the takeover.
He also dismissed the charge of mismanagement and misuse saying that there had been no mismanagement. He said a similar takeover through an ordinance in 1990 was struck down by the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The ordinance declared the ICWA as an institution of national importance which would be a body corporate in which all property and other assets of the erstwhile council would vest.
Under the ordinance, the External Affairs Minister will be the ex-officio President and a Director-General will be appointed by the government. Mr Parthsarathy Ray, Joint Secretary in the ministry, has been appointed the council’s first Director-General.
The government also constituted a seven-member administrative committee under the chairmanship of Mr Jagmohan to supervise and guide the Director-General among other things for organisation of the institution and reconstruction and renovation of the entire complex, including its building and attached land.
The committee would include representatives of the Chief Librarian of Jawaharlal Nehru University or Delhi University, CAG, Attorney-General and Director-General, CPWD.
Addressing a press conference, Mr Jagmohan said by declaring the ICWA as an institution of national importance, the government had shown that it was determined to make Sapru House a centre of worldwide repute in matters of research and academic pursuits and international diplomacy and relations.
New ’84 riots panel gets 1,800 affidavits
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 (UNI) — A new commission of inquiry probing the circumstances and the hands behind 1984 anti-Sikh riots has received as many as 1,800 fresh affidavits in connection with the massacre that claimed thousands of innocent lives in Delhi and several other cities of the country.
The Nanavati Commission appointed by the Atal Behari Vajpayee government in May this year would probe incidents of violence against Sikhs, which broke out in the aftermath of the assassination of the then premier Indira Gandhi, in various parts of the country.
Senior Supreme Court advocate H. S. Phoolka, who is also member of the November 84 riots committee created to assist the Nanavati Commission, said affidavits submitted before previous inquiry commissions and committees in Delhi, Bokaro, Kanpur and other places would also be considered during the course of the probe.
Earlier, the Mishra Commission of 1985 received 639 affidavits from Delhi, 172 from Bokaro, 618 from Kanpur while 250 affidavits were submitted to the Jain-Banerjee and Kapoor-Mittal Committees of 1987.
Authorities have recorded 2,733 murders in Delhi itself with numerous reports of grievous injuries on thousands of others, besides arson and loot.
As many as seven committees and one Mishra Commission of inquiry appointed in 1980s to probe the crime in the Capital resulted in conviction of seven persons in the last 16 years. Of them six were sentenced to life imprisonment and the death penalty awarded to one butcher by profession was commuted into life in jail.
The Marwah, Kapoor-Mittal, Jain-Banerjee, Potty-Rosha, Jain-Aggarwal, Ahuja, and Dhillon Committees inquired into various aspects of the violence, including the role of the police.
Many of the fresh affidavits came before the Nanavati Commission again raised an accusing finger at politician who have already faced courts on charges of
their involvement in the anti-Sikh violence of 1984, commission sources said.
Probe ordered into police firing
PATNA, Sept 2 (PTI) — Chief Minister Rabri Devi has ordered a judicial inquiry into the August 18 police firing and the subsequent stampede that left three students dead at Imamgunj in the district.
State Home Secretary U.N. Panjiyar today said the inquiry was ordered following complaints lodged by villagers that “innocent students were killed by the police in a pre-planned conspiracy”. The Imamgunj police had, however, denied the allegations, Mr Panjiyar said.
The police fired seven rounds in the air to disperse rampaging students of Bedauli High School who attempted to block the Patna-Arwal-Jehanabad road on August 18 in protest against the alleged assault on one of them by an ultra outfit.
The firing had led to a stampede in which three students fell into a rivulet.
One of the students was beaten up by activists of the banned People’s War Group (PWG) who held a Jan Adalat inside the school on August 10 to punish him on a complaint that he had misbehaved with a girl student.
‘No new demand’ by Veerappan
BANGALORE, Sept 2 (PTI) — Forest brigand Veerappan had not raised any “fresh issues” in the latest video cassette sent by him, Karnataka Chief Minister S.M. Krishna said today.
He told reporters here after viewing the tape along with Home Minister M. Mallikarjuna Kharge that the cassette showed journalist-emissary R.R. Gopal engaged in negotiations with Veerappan to secure the early release of Rajkumar and three other hostages.
Reacting to yesterday’s Supreme Court order, he said “We have to honour the court verdict. The state has asked its counsels to continue efforts towards the early disposal of the special leave petition, he said.
HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh Home Minister T. Devender Goud on Saturday said Veerappan was never in Andhra Pradesh.
Reacting to the Supreme Court’s directive to the Andhra Pradesh Government to file an affidavit along with Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in the case relating to the release of TADA detainees, who were associates with the bandit, Mr Goud said: ‘‘We will file what we have said to the press’’.
GULBARGA: Karnataka Janata Dal (United) Parliamentary Board Secretary and former minister S.K. Kantha today demanded the resignation of Chief Minister S.M. Krishna in the wake of Supreme Court’s order.
Scam rocks Social Welfare Dept
DEHRA DUN, Sept 2 — A multi-crore scam in the allocation of grants to Dalit students in Uttar Pradesh has rocked the Social Welfare Department. According to official estimates more than Rs 60 crore annually go into the pockets of those who are assigned the responsibility to promote educational schemes among the Dalits.
This could perhaps be one of the biggest scams in this Department, admitted Mr Krishan, Director of the Department. He said “This is just the tip of the iceberg. Apparently, the racket about the misappropriation of grants to the Dalit students has been going on unchecked ever since this scheme was launched in 1991.”
He further said, “But it was only during the past couple of years that an effort was made to plug the leakage and book the culprits. There is not a single district in the state which has not been affected by the misappropriation of these funds.”
Mr Krishan said sincere officials of the Department were working overtime to set the things right. Already, some headway had been made in this regard. During the past 16 months, 162 FIRs, were lodged against persons involved in misappropriation of funds.
The state Education Department has suspended 8 Principals and marked departmental action against 30 others on the request of the Welfare Department. Another official of the Welfare Department disclosed that 46 institutes and schools had returned the grant amount amounting to Rs 4 crore which was misused by them. The department has also withdrawn the allocated grant from 44 schools. Fortyfive schools have been disaffiliated by the Social Welfare Department. More than a dozen officials of the Welfare Department have been placed under suspension.
Financial statements of the state government reveal that during the year 1999-2000, Rs 378 crore were earmarked for this purpose. In the current financial year the budget allocation has been hiked to Rs 386 crore to grant stipends and scholarships to the Dalit students.
With such a huge amount at their disposal the corrupt officials withdrew money from the state exchequer showing fake documents and transferring the same into their private accounts. In Kumaon region an individual running 13 schools had been drawing the grant for years by showing fake documents. A similar fraud was unearthed by the Welfare Department in Rampur district where an individual running 11 schools was found guilty of drawing the grant by showing the same set of students as enrolled in all the schools.
In another incident Rs 1.10 crore was drawn from the bank account of a school in Kanpur and transferred to some private bank account. When the scam surfaced in July, an FIR was lodged followed by suspension of four clerks of the Welfare Department.
8 Punjab teachers to get awards
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 — Eight schoolteachers from Punjab are among the 284 selected for the National teacher awards for 1999.
Sources in the Ministry of Human Resource Development told TNS here on Saturday that the awards for excellence in teaching would be presented by President K R Narayanan on “Teachers Day” on Tuesday.
Each award carries a certificate of merit, a silver medal and a cash prize of Rs 10,000.
According to sources, primary school teachers from Punjab who will be honoured are Surinder Singh, Gurdeep Singh Bhullar, Onkar Singh and Malkiat Singh. Secondary school teachers from the state are Gursharan Jit Singh Mann, Jatinder Kaur, Kartar Singh Sachdeva and Naranjan Singh.
Sources said the maximum number of teachers selected for the award are from Uttar Pradesh followed by 26 from Maharashtra, 22 from Tamil Nadu, 21 from West Bengal, 16 from Andhra Pradesh, 13 each from Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka and 12 each from Bihar and Rajasthan.
Apart from the awards to primary and secondary teachers, seven teachers of Sanskrit and three teachers of Persian have also been selected for the awards.
The national award scheme for teachers was introduced in 1958 with the object of raising the prestige of teachers and giving public recognition to teachers of outstanding merit.
According to sources, the teachers are selected after a rigorous selection process. The names are recommended by a district committee constituted for the purpose. These are then forwarded to the state committee which sends them to the Education Department of the state government for approval. The state government then sends the names to a committee in the HRD Ministry.
The proportion of recipients per state depends on the strength of teachers in the state. Apart from government school teachers, those working in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education are also eligible for the awards.
45 pc rise in AIDS cases in HP
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 — There has been a rise of about 45 per cent in recorded cases of AIDS in Himachal Pradesh. While the number of AIDS cases was 55 last year, it had risen to 80 this year.
Talking to mediapersons, Health Minister Mr J P Nadda said that the increase did not necessarily mean a spread of the disease but could be the result of better and effective monitoring. Claiming that there was no cause for alarm, he said the government had taken several steps to check the spread of AIDS, including raising awareness level of people and disallowing donation by professional blood donors.
Talking of government efforts to check the disease, he said that nearly 3.20 lakh persons had been screened in 7,000 camps in the state and 1,000 had been recommended for the treatment of STDs.
Hinting that truckers were affected in the greatest numbers, the minister said that NGOs were being actively involved in the efforts to reach out to vulnerable sections and tourist places. Mr Nadda said that having created one of the best health infrastructures in the country, the state government was on its way to achieve the goals set by the National Health Policy.
He said that against a shortfall of 450 doctors two years back, now the state was deficient of only 60 doctors. While services of doctors, working on an ad hoc basis since 1989, had been regularised, many more had been taken on contract from other places of the country.
The Minister said the state had 2,641 health institutions which made the average availability of health centres far better than the national average. The state, he said, was now free of polio, leprosy and double contract. In order to ensure better services to public, the Health Department has decided to have functional integration with ayurveda and 687 institutions had been identified for the purpose. Sixtysix Ayurvedic doctors had been appointed in the Health Department.
The state had formulated a comprehensive health policy — Health Vision 2000-2020 — which includes issuing health card to every family member. HP Health Corporation had also been set up to provide technical assistance for investment promotion and rural health insurance.
In order to involve the panchayti raj institutions in the implementation of health programmes, the department had decided to constitute a committee at panchayat level to monitor all health programmes in association with NGOs, senior citizens and Mahila Mandals.
The minister said the state would be able to stabilise its population by 2015-2020. “The State Population Commission has been set up on the lines of the National Population Commission,” he said. Besides a regional centre at the IGMC, Shimla — for which a sum of Rs 1.08 crore has been received — mental health institute at the college was also being established.
Naval equipment worth crores lies unused
MUMBAI, Sept 2 — The Indian Navy could not undertake photo-recce missions, a vital operational role, since August 1995, due to non-availability of certain technical and infrastructural facilities at its establishments. This has led to non-utilisation of equipment and related facilities procured at a cost over Rs 17 crores.
As per information available, the Ministry of Defence had procured eight photo-recce pods from the United Kingdom at a cost of Rs 2.65 crores. These were meant to be fitted on aircraft. Out of these eight pods, four were handed over to the Navy for carrying out tactical photo-recce missions, while the other four were held in reserve in naval stores.
Ground support equipment for photo interpretation as well as servicing and maintenance of the pods was also procured during 1990-91 at a cost of Rs 14 crore.
Later it was felt that all facilities for photo interpretation, servicing and maintenance of recce pods should be brought under one roof. In March 1992 the setting up of a Photo Interpretation Centre and a recce pod bay at a naval air station on the western coast was sanctioned at a cost of Rs 32.37 lakhs. This was revised to Rs 40 lakhs in 1995.
The required power supply for the centre was envisioned to be drawn from an existing source in a hangar at the station, where two new mobile generating sets of 7.5 kilowatts each and two inverters of 20 KVA were available.
While construction of the centre was completed in July 1996, it could not be commissioned due to non-availability of power supply from the envisioned source. According to sources, the mobile generating sets have been out of operation since 1987 as the supplier has not been able to rectify the defects. Naval authorities failed to make alternative power supply arrangements.
While the centre remained non-functional, it is further learnt that the equipment procured for photo-recce could not be used since 1995 due to non-availability of photo films for the special cameras fitted in the pods. Besides, critical spares and servicing equipment was also not made available.
In the absence of the Photo Interpretation Centre and recce pod bay, Navy sources add that the concerned requirements were met to some extent through the missile bay and avionics bay of the Navy’s air electrical department. Further, the requirements of photo-interpretation were met partially at naval air stations through manual modes.
The issue was also raised by the Comptroller and Auditor General, but as per its report, the ministry’s reply was unclear on the extent of utilisation of the equipment and related facilities.. The ministry also did not clarify if the pods were actually used for undertaking photo-recce missions.
Plea to adopt
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 — The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader and MP from the Bhiwani Constituency, Mr Ajay Singh Chautala, today stressed that people should adopt more and more handloom and handicraft items in their day to day use to keep alive rich cultural heritage of the country.
Mr Chautala was speaking at a function after inaugurating the renovated showroom, “The Weaver” of Haryana State Handloom and Handicrafts Corporation (HSHHC) at Channa Market, Karol Bagh, here today.
Appreciating the efforts of the HSHHC for promoting handloom and handicraft items in the state, Mr Chautala hoped that the hardworking and intelligent craftsmen of Haryana will be able to carve a separate niche for themselves in the country.
The HSHHC Managing Director Mr T.C. Gupta, said a number of effective steps were being taken to promote craftsmen in the state.
He said nine collective weaving centres under the intensive development programme were being run by the corporation for providing traditional training and marketing support to the weavers and artisans in the state for setting up of their own handlooms units.
In addition, the corporation is also running seven carpet training centres where training is imparted to the artisans in hand-knotted carpet making, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, the HSHHC Chairman, Mr Balbir Singh, said the showroom of the corporation which was inaugurated today was renovated at a cost of Rs 22 lakh.
He said the showrooms at Bangalore, Chennai and Calcutta were also being renovated to increase the sale of handicrafts and handloom items.
Mr Balbir Singh said the corporation had sold handicrafts and handloom items worth Rs 3.60 crore in the last year.
The Deputy Speaker of Haryana Assembly, Mr Gopi Chand Gehlot, MLA, Mr Nafe Singh Rathi, IG Police Rohtak, Range Mr Resham Singh and Additional Director (Industries) Mr S P Gupta were among those present on the occasion.
Customs officer booked for murder
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 — The Delhi Police has registered a case of murder against a Customs Officer, Brij Bhushan, who shot dead his alleged abductors in Pitampura in North-West Delhi on Friday night, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Sandeep Goel said.
The DCP said that the police was investigating the case of abduction of the Custom Inspector who allegedly was caught by associates of the deceased from Pusa Road and was taken to Pitampura where the Inspector fired in his defence, injuring Subhash Rana. He was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The DCP said that if it was proved the Customs officer fired in self defence the case would be sent to court for cancellation.
The DCP said that at midnight on Friday Brij Bhushan, Inspector, at the Preventive Branch, Customs, was returning to his Regarpura house at Karol Bagh in Central Delhi from his office at the IGI. When he reached Pusa Road he noticed two trucks unloading imported car accessories.
The Customs Inspector called up his senior at the IGI on his mobile phone who reportedly instructed him to keep watch on the trucks.
Vicky Thukral, who was supervising the unloading goods asked for the identity card of the Customs officer who wanted to see the relevant papers of goods. Vicky called up his father at his residence to get the papers.
Vicky’s father, Ashok Thukral, and three other reached there and allegedly started thrashing the Customs Inspector. Later they lifted him, put inside their car and took him to AP Block at Pitampura at 1.30 a.m. They got removed Brij Bhushan’s shirt there.
The Customs officer came out of the car on the pretext of easing, took out his .32 bore revolver from his trousers and fired two shots in the air. He fired another shot which hit Subhash Rana in the stomach.
Subhash Rana was taken to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital where he died this morning.
Brij Bhushan had taken their car at his friend’s house at Mukherjee Nagar. Meanwhile, the Police Control Room received a call of firing following which the Customs officer was traced. The Customs officer narrated the story to the police.
A case of abduction was registered against the businessman by police station Karol Bagh and a case of attempt to murder was registered in the police station Ashok Vihar against the officer, the DCP said.
Another case against Jaya
CHENNAI, Sept 2 (UNI) — Two off-shore property of former Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha have been unearthed by the Tamil Nadu Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption (DVAC) and a fresh case has been registered in this connection.
The DAVC which is investigating into a host of corruption charges against the former Chief Minister and her associates, unearthed two star hotels in the-UK-which she bought for Rs 248 crore with the assistance of her close associate Sasikala’s nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran.
The DVAC registered a fresh corruption case against Jayalalitha and Dinakaran and filed the FIR before the principal Sessions Judge Vishwanathan at his residence in view of the court holiday today.
According to DVAC sources Jayalalitha and Dinakaran were cited as first and second accused in the case, respectively. They were charged under Section 120 (B) of the Indian Penal Code, read with Sections 13 (2) and 13 (1) of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
According to the FIR, Jayalalitha and Dinakaran had bought two hotels-Slecy Hall.
After buying the Slecy Hall hotel, at a cost of Rs 55.20 crore. Dinakaran had converted it into a four-star hotel with 139 luxury rooms and with other facilities like golf course and conference hall.
Initially, the two hotels were let out on lease and subsequently these were sold out in 1998. The amount was deposited in financial companies in England itself.
paddy early: INLD
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 — The Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) today asked the Central Government to review its decision of starting paddy procurement only from October 1 and pressed for “an early starting of procurement of paddy by the central agencies.”
“If the central agencies do not start procuring paddy early, the farmers may be forced to sell off their yield at prices far below the support price,” INLD leader and MP from the Bhiwani constituency, Mr Ajay Chautala, who was here to inaugurate a showroom of the Haryana State Handloom and Handicrafts Corporation, said.
“The delay in procurement of paddy will amount to exploitation of the peasants and the INLD cannot tolerate this,” he said expressing his displeasure on the Centre’s decision.
Asserting that it was the responsibility of the Central Government to give the due price to the peasants for their crops, Mr Chautala said “Benefit of the procurement prices announced by the Centre will go to the peasants only when it ensures that the central agencies initiate timely procurement of agricultural products.”
Mr Chautala said Haryana’s MPs would soon meet the Prime Minister Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, and the Union Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Minister, Mr Shanta Kumar, to press for an early procurement of the paddy.
Cop held on charge
of dowry death
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 — A 26-year-old woman, Madhu, committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan as she was reportedly being harassed for bringing insufficient dowry by her husband and in-laws.
The body was found hanging in the bedroom of her husband’s house at Sarai Rohilla last evening.
She was married to Dinesh Kumar, a constable in the Delhi Police, two years ago. She had a 10-month-old son.
The father of Madhu, who is an Assistant Engineer in the Public Works Department, reported to the police that she was harassed for not bringing dowry and cash worth Rs 2 lakh. She committed suicide allegedly due to harassment.
in eastern UP likely
NEW DELHI, Sept 2 — Monsoon has been active in eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Rainfall: Rain or thundershowers have occurred at many places in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Weather was mainly dry in the rest of the region.
The chief amounts of rainfall in cm are: Himachal Pradesh: Dehragopipur 2 and Kangra 1, Punjab: Nakodar 1 and Uttar Pradesh: Chhatnag and Chandradeepghat 8 each, Ayodhya and Allahabad 7 each, Ghazipur 6, Varanasi 5, Sultanpur 4, Kakrahi and Turtipar 3 each, Ballia, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Mirzapur and Regoli 2 each and Birdghat, Banbasa, Basti, Bansi, Dalmau, Elginbridge, Lucknow, Mukhlishpur and Raebareilly 1 each.
Forecast valid until the morning of 4th: Rain or thundershowers will occur at many places in eastern Uttar Pradesh and the hills of western Uttar Pradesh, at a few places in Himachal Pradesh and the plains of western Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places in the rest of the region.
Heavy rainfall warning: Isolated heavy rain is likely in eastern Uttar Pradesh during next 24 hours.
Forecast for Delhi & neighbourhood valid until the morning of 4th: Partly cloudy sky.
Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi: Forecast valid until the morning of 4th: Sky will be partly cloudy.
35 convicted in sex racket case
KOTTAYAM, Sept 2 (UNI) — Additional Sessions Judge M. Sasidharan Nambiar today convicted 35 persons and acquitted four in a sensational Suryanelli sex-racket case relating to the abduction and sexual exploitation of a minor schoolgirl.
The judge reserved the sentences to be pronounced on September 6.
Those acquitted were Jacob Mathew, Joshy Mathew, Ajay Kumar and Mathew alias Papa.
43 hurt in
accident KODERMA (Bihar), Sept 2 (UNI) — Fortythree persons were injured, six of them seriously, when a bus overturned and fell into a ditch on the Koderma-Jamua road, near Bariadih, last night. The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle.
KODERMA (Bihar), Sept 2 (UNI) — Fortythree persons were injured, six of them seriously, when a bus overturned and fell into a ditch on the Koderma-Jamua road, near Bariadih, last night.
The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the vehicle.
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