40 feared dead in bus accident in Panna in Madhya Pradesh

Around 40 persons killed when a private bus met with a mishap in Panna district on May 4.

The bus fell down from the road and caught fire. Most of the passengers were burnt to death.

The bus was going from Chhatarpur to Panna, via Satna, when the driver lost control over steering

The bus fell in a gorge on the roadside. In the initial report district adminsitration accepted 21 deaths.

The bodies were charred beyond recognition. The deceased's kin had a tough time in identifying the bodies of the victims. The officials had reached the spot after the incident. The police were investigating that how such a major fire broke out in the bus after the mishap.

[News screenshot courtesy Patrika, Hindi newspaper]


Retired IRS officer Kamlesh Argal booked for conspiracy to abduct and kill another ex-IRS officer Kakkar

Retired IRS officer Kamlesh Argal is on the run from police.

Argal, who belongs to Damoh (MP), is  absconding after his name came up in plan of kidnapping and murder of his former batchmate.

This shocking disclosure came after the police registered a case against Argal and began a hunt for him.

The former chief commissioner of income tax CCIT Bhopal circle Argal conspired to kidnap and murder a retired IRS officer Ashok Kakkar.

Argal was possessed with the idea to such an extent that he gave 'supari' (contract) to criminals who were brought and even given training for the operation.

But police came to know about abduction plan and foiled it. Thane police arrested the three criminals hired for the crime.

Argal and Kakkar were earlier friends but fell out after a monitory dispute. Argal started his firm after retirement while Kakkar joined corporate sector in Mumbai.

Argal and his accomplices wanted to recover Rs 60 crore that was given to Kakkar earlier.

But this is a unique crime as it shows how officers of elite Indian Revenue Services (IRS) are involved in huge financial deals, post-retirement, and are even prepared to commit heinous crimes over the deals.

[News screenshot courtesy Dainik Bhaskar, Hindi newspaper]


Bhind collector Madhukar Agneya in controversy over comments on farmer's death

IAS officer Madhukar Agneya has landed in a controversy over his alleged comments about a farmer.

Congress released an audio recording of the conversation in which Agneya allegedly made light of farmer's suicide.

Agneya allegedly said that if someone has six children, then it is natural that he will have a pathetic life and would die.

The comment came at a time when farmers are committing suicides in the State due to rain and hail storm which affected the crop all over Madhya Pradesh.

Agneya said that the allegation was wrong and he didn't say anything like that. The Congress has attacked the collector for being insensitive towards the farmers.

The BJP is also not happy with the statement. Party chief Nandkumar Singh Chauhan has said that the comment was in a bad taste.

The lesson is that one should be careful about words even in a private conversation. Nothing is private in this era, as anything can be recorded.


Sand mafia kills policeman in Morena in Madhya Pradesh

Once again sand mafia has struck in Madhya Pradesh. A policeman Dharmendra Chauhan was brutally killed on Sunday.

Chauhan was crushed to death by the dumper truck which was involved in illegal transportation of sand mined unlawfully from the riverbed.

He was asked by his superior to stop the truck. But seeing Chauhan, the truck driver ran over him. The policeman died on the spot. This tragic incident took place on April 5.

This is not the first such incident. Morena is known for similar attacks on policemen and other officials.IPS officer Narendra Kumar Singh was killed in similar circumstances in Banmor in this district a couple of years ago.

In that case too, the officer was trying to stop a tractor-trolley when, he was crushed to death. Clearly, it shows that sand mafia has powerful persons' support and hence the criminals are acting fearlessly in Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh. [News clipping courtesy DainikBhaskar.com]

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