August 4, 2002, Chandigarh, India
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5 kids hurt
Ahmedabad, August 3
At least five children were injured in a crude bomb blast in a garbage heap near Kalandri Masjid in the Devjipura area here today, the police said. The crude bomb, thrown by someone into the garbage, went off when a group of 10 children was playing in the area. The injured children were from a minority community and have been admitted to a local hospital.
Home trade CEO
Mumbai, August 3
Home Trade Ltd CEO Sanjay Agarwal, prime accused in the Rs 92.78 crore Seamen’s Provident Fund Organisation scam, was today released on bail by a special court, but in another case he was remanded in police custody till August 8. In the PF scam case, Designated Judge S.G. Deshmukh released him on a surety of Rs 20 lakh with one surety sum of the same amount. The court granted him bail as the CBI had failed to file a charge sheet within 60 days of his arrest.
Ahmedabad, August 3
Two persons, including a woman and a head constable of the narcotics cell, here were arrested today and 5 kg of brown sugar valued at Rs 5 crore along with some cash and jewellery were seized from them. Deputy Commissioner of Police D.G. Vanjara said the ‘Al-Badar Park Society in Vatva was cordoned off after information that Shoib would visit his mother-in-law. His mother-in-law Khatun Bibi and another Vinodbhai Jasvantbhai Dattani, a head constable working with the Gujarat CID narcotic cell were arrested.
20 feared drowned
Multan (Pakistan), August 3
Around 20 persons were feared drowned today when a passenger van fell into a canal in the south of Punjab province, a police official said. “The wagon fell into a deep canal and only four persons, including a child, could be rescued,’’ Syed Javed Hussain Shah, Vehari town’s Superintendent of Police, told.
2 criminals shot
Meerut (UP), August 3
Notorious criminal Pushpendra Jat, who carried a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head for his involvement in a litany of heinous crimes, and another gangster were killed in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Delhi police in the city late yesterday night. Pushpendra, an active member of the Bunty Gujjar gang, and Sunil Kup had come to the city for collecting ransom from two industrialists, Mr Gurdarshan Singh, DIG said.
E-courts on cards
Jaipur, August 3
A few more services will be available on the Supreme Court’s website soon, Mr Chief Justice
B. N. Kirpal said today. “Attempts are being made to start e-courts,’’ he told reporters here. Litigants would be able to file cases in the apex court from anywhere in the country through the service, he said.