Couple forces minor to work as bar dancer


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A duo had taken a Delhi based 14 year old girl employing her as a local bar

dancer. Crime Branch has arrested the Thane based couple suspected of human

trafficking. Karasingh Ramkripal Bhedia (55) and his wife Rajjo (50) were identified

as the accused and were arrested from their home in Savarkar Nagar in Thane on


“On July 10, the girl fought with her parents and left the house. Then she stayed

with a local boy in his home but the boy soon realized he would be in trouble so

he left her with the Bhedia couple.”- Inspector Sanjay Surve said.

Surve said that she gave a blank call to her brother which rose suspicion in their

minds leading them to inform the police. After investigating the number they

reached the accused but as of yet the duo haven’t confessed their involvement in

human trafficking. The local boy is yet to be caught who left the girl with the

couple. Instead the women claim to have adopted the girl as they don’t have a


According to the police it may be the roots of big human trafficking racket

operating in the city. The same night Delhi police took custody of the couple and

put them under pertinent sections dealing with trafficking and the teen has been

reunited with her family.

Katheria in trouble for fudging work experience


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Fresh developments in the marksheet case against RS Katheria, MoS for Human Resources Development have been unearthed. Katheria has been charged for having faked his work experience as well. He has been accused of forging record of his work experience as three years in a college in Etawah while appearing for the designation of a reader in a college Agra in 1999. Enquiry by the state police has alleged that he never worked in a college in Etawah.

The case has been filed by a Bahujan Samaj Party candidate who lost to him by a slim margin in 2009 national elections. Previous charges in the petition include tampering with two of his Bachelors and his second year Masters marksheets to feature more marks. He claims that the charges are part of a political vendetta. He substantiates that he had been found not guilty in proceedings conducted in this regard in the U.P. government under Mayawati.

His attempts in 2012 to get the case quashed by the Allahabad High Court did not succeed and the Court further directed the Agra Court to find the resolution to this. If convicted, the MoS can get up to seven years of imprisonment.

IPL spot fixing: Court sets December 8 as the date for arguments

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New Delhi: December 8th was fixed as the date when the arguments will commence over the framing charges against the guilty in the IPL spot-fixing fiasco.

The charge sheet filed in the case alleges that Dawood Ibrahim and his compatriot in crime Chhota Shakeel were behind the scandal.

The accused have been charged with cheating and conspiracy along with many sections of the Indian Penal Code. They also have been accused under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.

The charges which run into 6,000 pages have include cricketers S. Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, among other accused in the scandal which rocked IPL-6.

It was in the 1993 Mumbai blasts that Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel were last seen. They have been on the run ever since. The police have also confirmed that both of them have not returned to India.

Chhattisgarh sterilization deaths: Father-son duo arrested for sub-standard medicines

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Days after 13 women died and more than a hundred women hospitalized after a mass sterilization programme at a medical camp in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh, the owner of a pharmaceutical company and his son were arrested in Raipur, about 100kms from Bilaspur.

Ramesh Mahwar, the director of Mahawar Pharma Pvt Ltd, and his son Sumit Mahawar were arrested on Friday, after an alleged attempt to burn the medicines stored in the building, so as to destroy evidence.

“Mahawar Pharma Pvt Ltd’s director Ramesh Mahwar and his son Sumit have been arrested under section 420 for cheating, based on a complaint lodged by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorities,” Raipur Superintendent of Police OP Pal told PTI.

Their arrest came a day after R.K.Gupta, the surgeon who performed the surgeries, was taken into custody. In the raid carried out by Food and Drug Administration, around 43.34 lakh tablets of various sub-standard drugs were seized. Among the other drugs seized, were 28,000 tablets of Ciprocin-500, which is believed to have been given to the patients.

Bidding on his experience of thirty-five years in pharmaceutical industry, Ramesh Mahawar said that “the situation has been twisted in a wrong manner” and that he and his son are being deliberately harassed.

Chhattisgarh sterilization deaths were initially looked upon as a case of medical negligence on the part of the surgeon. The possibility of deaths due to sub- standard medicines given to the patients cannot be completely ruled out, especially in the wake of the arrest of the father-son duo.