IPS officer beats up wife, reports Dainik Jagran

Hindi newspaper Dainik Jagran has reported that an IPS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre has beaten up his wife.

The officer's wife has made a written complaint to the police. The Mahila police station has not registered a case but they have begun inquiry.

The IPS officer is a DIG posted in Police Headquarters. His wife is a doctor and has complained that he beat her over a small matter. The police officers are now trying to convince both of them to go for counselling.


Jaypee cement company MD Sunny Gaur booked for murder, court issues arrest warrant against him

Sunny Gaur, the managing director (MD) of Jaiprakash Associates Limited, which is commonly known as Jaypee group, has been charged with murder.

Gaur and his associates Rajneesh Gaud, KP Sharma, Ramesh Gupta, Ajay Singh Rana, Shiv Shankar Chaubey, DP Rawat, Sanjay Kumar Singh and Raghunandan have been booked for murder.

The Rewa district court has now issued non-bailable arrest warrant against all these seven persons. The case dates back to September 22, 2007 when agitating farmers were shot at the gate of JP cement factory in Rewa.

In the protest, Raghvendra Singh, was killed and 50 others were injured. But no case of murder was registered. The FIR had nine names but instead two security personnel were made accused in the case. The CID inquiry also brought no result as the case was closed.

Later the public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in Jabalpur high court. It led to directions given to Rewa court to take cognisance. The Communist party and other local leaders have been alleging that the Jaypee group has the support and protection of the ruling BJP government.

The court has now booked all accused for murder. The accused Sunny Gaur and all others named in case have a non-bailable arrest warrant issued against them. The case assumes importance as it shows lack of interest on part of police in taking action against culprits.


Shehla Masood murder case solved but questions remain on conspiracy, politicians' nexus with criminals & investigation

Shehla Masood
First the CBI said that Zahida Parvez, an interior designer, had planned RTI activist Shehla Masood's murder and hired contract killers for shooting Shehla in front of her house in Koh-e-Fiza in Bhopal.

But the CBI didn't reveal much about the motive. It hinted that Zahida was obsessed with BJP's Bhopal MLA Dhruv Narayan Singh, a philanderer, who had many more girl friends, and is known to be a socialite in the high circles in capital.

Was Zahida upset that Dhruv was getting close to Shehla also? She got in touch with 'supari' killers through Bhopal-based man Saqib alias Shakib Danger. Two or three people rode the motorcycle on August 16 and one of them had fired just a single gunshot that killed Shehla.

But the identity of the killers remains a mystery. The name of Kanpur's Shanu Olanga was doing rounds first. Irfan and Salim were the other names. Later it was said Shanu Olanga was murdered because one after the other all the sharp-shooters involved in the case were being targeted.

Investigators then hinted that Shanu was not the shooter at all. Irfan was arrested but where was Salim? Irfan agreed that it was not Shanu but he himself had fired the gunshot. So CBI was unable to extract information from Irfan even after many days of custody.

Then police arrested Tabish. Names like Kasid, Raees Banarasi, Mamavind and others also are now doing rounds. Polygraph test revealed a lot about Dhruv Narayan Singh and his relations. For the police, the biggest challenge is to recover the weapon used in the crime.

Even after keeping the accused in custody, and interrogating them for weeks, it seems that the agency has not able to piece together the story. There are lot of grey areas in the versions. CBI and UP STF that played an important role in cracking case, have their own versions.

Will the high and mighty be exposed and the replies of the persons on whom polygraph was conducted brought in public domain or again it will be hushed up? One hopes that the CBI breaks its silence soon and comes up with a convincing motive and the entire turn of events that led to one of the most mysterious of murders in India.


Guards, security personnel's misbehaviour with visitors on DB City mall premises in Bhopal!

The complaint of misbehaviour by security guards and staff at Hypercity store which is located inside DB Mall at Bhopal should be taken seriously.

Legislator was mistreated by guards
The reputation of a brand gets sullied by such incidents. Congress MLA Pachilal Medha was at the cash counter when his five year old son innocently picked up a packet of biscuit which his father didn't notice but was seen by security personnel.

They harassed the MLA, separated him from his family, took him to a room where he was kept confined for more than an hour and even made him sign an apology letter. Though he said that he would pay a penalty and was ready to apologise, they mistreated him.

The incident is not the first such case. When DB Mall was opened, everybody had high hopes as it was one of the best shopping malls in India, spread over a huge area.

It functions well and has enlivened the city but there are issues with the staff.

1. They feel that as Dainik Bhaskar group owns the mall, no one can take any action against them.

2. The staff gangs up, particularly, on first floor and bullies people. The worst is that whenever motor route is changed, they don't inform and when the person takes the earlier route, the guards' tone is extremely rough.

3. The security personnel are mostly from the region where people speak harshly and use a rural dialect unlike Bhopal. They use 'tum/tu/aao/jaao', which is upsetting.

4. There should be training for guards and they should be able to speak politely, without any arrogance to the citizens visiting the mall.

5. There should not be separate sets of rules for the Well-dressed sophisticated people and youngsters with body piercing on one hand, while mistreatment with the lesser mortals who don't dress fancily or come out on two-wheelers.

When the mall was opened, we had welcomed it. We hope that it will improve the conduct of security guards and set higher standards.


Waqf officer accuses Minister Ajay Vishnoi of seeking sexual favours

Barely had the controversy over Cooperative Minister Gauri Shanker Bisen getting his shoe laces tied by a tribal boy settled down that another senior BJP minister is caught in a row in Madhya Pradesh.

Minorities Affairs' minister Ajay Vishnoi has been accused of seeking sexual favours. Madhya Pradesh Waqf Board officer SMH Zaidi has said that the minister's staff asked him to take his wife along and reach Vishnoi's bungalow. Now Zaidi had approached the High Court in this regard.

Zaidi claims that as he refused to be part of corrupt practices regarding to Waqf property, he was transferred to Naxalites' area. The court had then stayed the transfer. However, government didn't grant him posting and his salary was withheld for two years.

To his complaint, the minister's staffer asked him to bring his wife. Zaidi claims that when he complained to minister in this regard, Vishnoi said that one has to pay for getting things done. Vishnoi's name has cropped up in the past also in cases of corruption.

Clearly, one after the other such controversies are damaging the reputation of the BJP-led government in Madhya Pradesh. Time to worry for Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.


MP records huge turnout during Surya Namaskar amid opposition from Muslims, Christians

The Madhya Pradesh government introduced Surya Namaskar in thousands of schools in the state.

The event was held on a large-scale and lakhs of students participated though there was criticism from minorities including Christian and Muslim groups.

The Darul Ifta Bhopal had issued a Fatwa, which termed Surya Namaskar or bowing before sun as un-Islamic and against the tenets of the religion. The Christian groups have also criticised the move and said that it was wrong to hold such events in schools.

But the BJP leaders have played down the controversy. They said that it was voluntary and no one was forced to do it. Congress termed the move as the ongoing Saffron agenda at the behest of RSS that included introduction of Gita chapters in school textbooks and similar other steps.

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