<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a move to step up its security during Navratri, the city police have extended the duty hours from 9 pm to 1 pm. Sleuths of local police and Mahila crime branch will be deployed across the city to maintain peace. The cops have created three teams which will closely monitor the 58 garba venues during the nine-day festival.In order to avoid traffic snarls, at least across the main city arteries, the cops will also deploy teams outside the venues.As per Mahila crime branch officials, around three teams of Mahila police officers have been formed, who will be traditionally dressed during celebrations. The cops will also keep a special watch with CCTV footage to prevent any harassment of women. Besides, the cops in uniform will also be deployed across all venues.Panna Mommaya, ACP Mahila Crime branch, said, “The teams will be deployed in both western and eastern parts of the city. For safety of women, our officials will be deployed across major garba venues. The woman officers will also be present at different venues for immediate assistance.”Restriction on heavy vehiclesIn order to maintain a smooth vehicular movement during the nine-day festival, the traffic police department has issued a notification to band heavy vehicles on SG Highway. The vehicles will be diverted to alternate routes between 11 pm to 3 am to avoid any congestion. Around 14 towing trucks will be deployed outside major Garba venues to clear the vehicles which will be parked on the roads and creating congestion. At the major crossroads, more traffic personals will be deployed to maintain the traffic movement.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) has booked a forest officer in an alleged disproportionate assets case in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district. The SVO has registered a case of disproportionate assets against the in-charge Range Officer of Lakhanpur, Pankaj Khajuria, a vigilance officer said. Sleuths conducted raids at different locations in Kathua district, including the office and residence, of the accused officer, he said. Acting on a tip-off that the accused had amassed huge wealth, and movable and immovable assets, the teams conducted raids with the help of local police and magistrates, the officer said. During the raids records and documents pertaining to movable and immovable properties, and benami assets were seized, he said. Their scrutiny will be carried out during investigation, the officer said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) yesterday seized 2,629 kgs of ganja from a lorry near Anakapalle in this district and arrested seven persons. The value of the contraband in the grey market is estimated at around Rs 2.62 crore. Acting on a tip-off, the vehicle, headed to Odisha, was intercepted by the sleuths last evening who found the cannabis packed in many bags hidden under gravel stones in the lorry, the agency said in a release issued today. The sleuths arrested seven persons, including the driver of the lorry, in connection with the seizure and booked them under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, it said, adding that further investigation is on.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An agricultural assistant with the State Bank of India’s Partur branch and his aide were arrested in Jalna by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for accepting a bribe of Rs 30,000 for loan processing, the agency said. Sleuths of CBI laid a trap and arrested the agricultural assistant and another person for accepting bribe from the complainant, said an official. The complainant had applied for a loan of Rs 3.60 lakh for drip irrigation system. Searches were also conducted at the office and residential premises of the accused, the CBI official said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)