The body of Santok Singh Bumrah, 84, the grandfather of Indian cricketer Jaspreet Bumrah, was recovered from Sabarmati river on Sunday morning by the Ahmedabad fire and emergency service rescue team.Santok Singh was reported missing on December 8, regarding which a complaint was lodged with the Vastrapur police by his daughter Rajinder Kaur Bumrah, who lives in Vastrapur. According to her complaint, Santok Singh had approached Jaspreet’s mother Daljit Kaur Bumrah on Friday and requested that he be allowed to meet the cricketer, but wasn’t.After the incident, he left the house and later, the missing complaint was lodged with the police.On Sunday morning, the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency service rescue team were informed about a body in the Sabarmati river. The body was fished out and a voter ID card was recovered, through which the police could ascertain his identity.A complaint of suicide has been lodged and further investigation is on. Primary investigation revealed that Santok Singh felt bad after he was barred from meeting his grandson and killed himself in grief.
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<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The police today seized scrapped currency notes with face value worth Rs 2.37 crore from three vehicles here and detained seven persons in this connection. On a tip off that some people were to visit Thaltej circle to meet a person to exchange their demonetised currency notes for a commission of 15 per cent, police kept a watch and caught them when they arrived on three separate vehicles, the police said. A Vastrapur police station official said 13,700 notes of Rs 500 and 16,900 notes of Rs 1,000 were seized from these vehicles at around 1.30 am. “They had come from Vadodara and Himmatnagar and were looking to exchange demonetised currency notes with new notes for a commission of 15 per cent,” he said. Seven persons were detained and the Income Tax Department was informed about the seizure, he 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 –>Police today registered a case against 30 activists of a local NGO for forcing an official of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to eat currency notes laced with pickle in front of TV cameras because he was allegedly corrupt. As media was invited for the coverage, the incident was telecast by some local channels. On the complaint by the victim Dharmin Vyas, assistant manager with professional tax department of AMC’s New West Zone, Vastrapur police registered an FIR against 30-odd activists of `Lok Rakshak Seva Samiti’. President of the NGO Pruthvi Bhatt was arrested on the charges of rioting and assaulting a government officer on duty, said inspector B J Sarvaiya. “Vyas alleged that Bhatt and other activists, including women, stormed into AMC’s New West Zone office and forced him to eat currency notes laced with pickle. When he resisted, Bhatt and others forcibly opened his mouth and manhandled him,” said Sarvaiya. “Bhatt was arrested immediately,” the inspector added. Before his arrest, Bhatt said he had not done anything wrong and would carry out such programmes in future too to “teach lesson to officials”. “Few days back we forced an AMC official to drink sewage water to make him realise how people were suffering due to his careless attitude and corruption,” Bhatt said, alleging that Vyas was corrupt. Vyas told media persons that he was targeted for no specific reason. “I had never met these persons in my entire life….They just barged into our office and forced me to eat notes and pickle….no one from the group told me what was their grievance against me,” he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)