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Custodial death of youth: Cops say death due to illness

A case of accidental death was reported with the Kalupur police station on Thursday after a man, accused involved in dispute matter, died in the custody of Kalupur police station on Thursday early morning.According to police, the victim identified as Gafur Shaiyad, a resident of Kalupar and auto driver, was nabbed by police of Dana Suthar police chowki in a matter dispute and was taken to the police station on Wednesday afternoon.On Thursday morning, when one of the police officers went to check Shaiyad, he didn’t respond.Later, 108 emergency service was called in and he was rushed to a hospital. The accused was declared dead on arrival.Shaiyad’s family members have alleged that he was taken by police on Tuesday and he was killed by the cops in custody. On the other hand, Kalupur police inspector RG Desai said, “Shaiyad was arrested under Section 151 in The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973 on Tuesday. An investigation is on and the victim’s body has been sent for autopsy. Further investigation of the matter will reveal what actually had happened in the matter, right now we are following procedures.”Protests were also held by the Auto Association members of Ahmedabad outside the Civil hospital of Asarwa area, seeking justice for Shaiyad and they wanted an investigation regarding the matter and they denied to accept Shaiyad’s body.Later, the case was handed over to the BC Desai, D division ACP and further investigations are on.

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Rs 2,000 note boosts currency garland biz

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>While the country debates demonetisation a year on, the city’s currency garland business is happily on track.If shopkeepers at the city’s oldest market, Lokhand Bazaar in Manek Chowk, are to be believed, the new currency offers scope for better choice, thanks to the Rs 2,000 note!Interestingly, most of the shopkeepers though happy to talk about the business, did not want to discuss ‘demonetisation’ and sought to remain anonymous.Sandeep Patwa, a shopkeeper in the business of decorative garlands, said wedding costs will continue to go up and so will the demand for currency note garlands, “People will spend on weddings and it will be more ostentatious than that of the previous generation.”He said the smaller the currency note, the more is the labour cost. “In fact the cost of the currency note is directly proportional to the number of weddings happening. The more the weddings, the less the cost of a currency note,” said Patwa.Another shopkeeper in Madhupura market near Kalupur said often the customers are from Rajasthan, UP and Punjab. “Gujaratis don’t get such garlands much. They pay us the value of the garland plus making charge,” he said.”Rs 100 is the most commonly demanded but if the garland provides scope for accommodating other currencies, they will demand that too,” he added. “We need new notes for such garlands otherwise they will not hold together. We usually staple them.””We even make garlands of Rs 10. If someone is poor, and makes a garland worth Rs 1000, the smaller denomination notes will give the impression that there was too much money on display,” said another shopkeeper.A wedding planner said the currency garlands were not the norm for Gujarati weddings.”I have seen that the new generation stays away from such displays of wealth but it is the old generation that wants to continue it mostly in the name of tradition. It is not a common phenomenon in Gujarati weddings at least,” said Mitesh Mehta of Wedding Yatra.

Man murdered for Rs 10,000

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Kalupur police station received a muredr complaint on Saturday after a jeweller was stabbed to death by another in a squabble over money.The incident took place on Friday afternoon, in Ratanpole area of Relief Road. The deceased was identified as Subhas Chandran Soni, a resident of Sarjan Tower of Memnagar. He has a jewelry shop named Gurukurpa Touch in Rangoli Chambers.According to the police, a couple of days back, Soni had given Rs 10,000 cash to the accused identified as Jayesh Soni after he promised to return it the next day. Despite several calls, Jayesh didn’t return it. On Friday afternoon, Jayesh came to Soni’s office and a dispute broke out. Jayesh pulled out his knife and stabbed Soni.Other shopkeepers came to know about the incident and rushed to the spot, Meanwhile, Jayesh managed to flee from the spot leaving Soni covered in blood. Soon after the incident, Soni was rushed to VS Hospital for treatment.Kalupur police reached the spot and lodged a case of attempt to murder against the accused. Later that night, Soni died during treatment and police lodged a case of murder against the accused and started an investigation.RG Desai, Inspector of Kalupur police station, said, “We have recovered a CCTV footage of the case, and during investigation, it was revealed that four were involved in the case, of which two were present during the attack. They have been identified as Mukesh Soni and Jayesh Soni. The dispute involved money.”

Angadia men robbed of Rs 12L jewellery

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Four miscreants fired at two Angadia workers and looted jewellery worth Rs12 lakh from them in Panchkuwa of Ahmedabad on Wednesday morning.Ahmedabad Crime Branch is investigating the matter and one of the accused has been arrested. As per the complaint lodged by the victim Dashrath Patel, working at Patel Jayantibhai Somabhai firm, at Kalupur police station, the incident occurred around 7:30 am. Patel said he and his colleague were on their way to Gita Mandir Bus Terminus on a scooter with a bag containing jewellery worth Rs 12 lakh, when four persons riding on two motorcycles intercepted them in Panchkuwa. One of the attackers also fired upon them and all the four fled with the jewels.However, the entire episode was recorded on a CCTV, on the basis of which police conducted a search operation. MD Upadhyay, PI of Kalupur police station, said, “We have arrested Deepak Jat. The other three managed to flee.”

No break for Amdavadis from incessant downpour

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After yet another overcast day that brought 58.81mm rainfall, it seems to be too much of a good thing for Amdavadis who are now driven to despair hoping the sun shows up soon.However, the constant downpour has brought down mercury levels in the perpetually simmering city. Maximum temperature was 26.7 degrees Celsius, five degrees below normal, on Wednesday.The city woke up to heavy rainfall which decreased in intensity by evening. Visibility was very low throughout the day, though. The weatherman has predicted intermittent rains with clouds on Thursday. The maximum temperature is expected to remain around 27 degrees Celsius, while minimum is expected to remain 24 degrees Celsius.South zone received the highest rainfall at 64.75mm, followed by west zone (64.03), east zone (60.16mm), new west zone (56.67mm), central zone (55.50mm) and north zone (51.67mm). Water level in the Sabarmati River went down to 129.50 feet.Rain casualtiesDue to heavy spell of rain, a wall collapse in the morning at Sadu Mata ni Pol near Halim ni Khadki, Shahpur. However, residents escaped unhurt. Twenty-five trees were uprooted and waterlogging was reported from 57 spots. Six dilapidated houses were demolished and seven roads resettled. Late on Wednesday night, a house collapsed at Panditji ni Pol in Kalupur. One man who got trapped in the debris was rescued immediately and no casualties were reported. Meanwhile, AFES has rescued 100 people in the past four days.

Man who made video against PM Modi ‘missing’ for 10 days

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Vishal Tekwani alias Vicky has gone missing from his home since the past 10 days after police allegedly started harassing him after a video made by him against Prime Minister Narendra Modi went viral.Vicky’s wife Prernaben has filed a police complaint against Kalupur police station inspector, MD Upadhyay, mobile shop owners, Jitu Kriplani and Tarun Bakshani, alleging they had been mentally harassing her husband by filing complaints against him as a result of which Vicky has left his home and family.In June, a BJP worker and resident of Kalupur, Umang Nayak, had filed a complaint against Tekwani, who has a shop at Murthimant Complex on Relief Road. Nayak had stated, in the video, Tekwani is seen asking a mentally challenged man about the PM, CM and ex-CM and the man is abusing them. The complaint had alleged Tekwani had made the video go viral. Investigation in the case is on.

Changes in identification of Naroda gaam riots accused: Witnesses, not lawyers, to name them

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Marking a change in the practice of identification of accused in the Naroda gaam riots case, principal city sessions judge PB Desai ordered that now on, the witness would have to identify the accused from the ones present in court and not simply say that he knew the person, as has been the practice till now. The order was implemented on Monday itself, with the defence witness calling out to 23 accused and identifying them in the manner prescribed. The witness, Javal Patel, submitted that he knew former MLA Maya Kodnani but she was absent from the court room. He added that all the 23 accused as well as Kodnani were not part of the rioting mob that had reached Naroda gaam on February 28, 2002. Additionally, he said that he had not seen any of them in the area on that day. Patel told the court that he is the owner of Prabhat newspaper and publicity and has a shop near Naroda police station. He works from 2 am to 12 noon every day. He goes to Kalupur at 2 am to get newspapers and returns to Naroda at 5am. From there, he distributes the copies to hawkers. He shuts shop at noon. On the said day too, he carried out all tasks as per routine. He told the court that the situation was normal till 10 am. Around 10.15 am, a mob approached from Dehgam side. It scattered when a police jeep appeared on the scene. He then closed the shop at noon and left. In August 2008, he had been summoned to give a statement at old Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar in this case. During cross-examination he said that he was aware of the bandh call given by VHP. He said the mob had around 100-125 members. They were shouting, but did not have any weapons. He said he was aware that the accused he identified had been arrested in the case. He said he had not given any application between 2002 and 2008 despite the police station being so close to his shop. In another development, then mamlatdar of Godhra and current additional district magistrate of Panchmahals had been called to the court on Monday with records of the bodies recovered from Sabarmati express as well as the persons to whom the bodies had been handed over to. He submitted that he needed time to compile the records. The court granted him time. It has now kept the matter for further hearing on June 28.

Senior citizen held for raping 25-yr-old

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police have cracked a rape case by arresting a 63-year-old man from Raipur area late on Thursday.The 25-year-old victim had lodged a complaint at Kagdapith police station on June 14 alleging the accused, Hasmuk aka Babulal Makwana, gave her shelter at his house and then raped her. In her complaint to the police, the victim has stated she has eloped from Vadnagar with her boyfriend Mayur Patel on June 11. After they reached Gandhinagar, Patel took her behind the ST bus stand and had sex with her. The next day, they reached Kalupur eailway station where Patel left her saying he was going to buy water. However, when he did not turn up for hours, she started searching for him and happened to meet Makwana. He offered to help her look for Patel. With no sign of Patel, Makwana told the woman she could stay at his house where he allegedly raped her later. have launched a search for the victim’s boyfriend.

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