Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Gujarat Businessman and Wife Donate ₹200 Crore Wealth to become monks

Himmatnagar, Gujarat: In a remarkable display of devotion and renunciation, a wealthy Jain couple from Gujarat, Bhavesh Bhandari and his wife, have donated nearly ₹200 crore and embraced monkhood, following the footsteps of their children who had done the same in 2022.

1,11,111 Kg Laddus to Be Sent to Ayodhya Temple as Prasad for Ram Navami

Ayodhya, India: In a grand gesture of devotion and celebration, Devraha Hans Baba Trust announced that they would be sending an astonishing 1,11,111 kilograms of laddu prasad to the revered Ram temple in Ayodhya. This generous offering is scheduled to be presented and distributed as prasad on the auspicious occasion of Ram Navami, which falls on April 17 this year.

“AAP’s Amanatullah Khan Denied Anticipatory Bail, Ordered by Supreme Court to Appear Before ED on April 18”

The Supreme Court has rejected anticipatory bail for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Amanatullah Khan in a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities during his tenure as Chairman of the Waqf Board. The bench emphasized that Khan should not be arrested unless substantial evidence is present, cautioning the Enforcement Directorate (ED) against arbitrary arrests under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

“Former Odisha MLA and 12 Others Sentenced to Life for Killing Inspector During 1998 Protest”

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Former Odisha MLA and 12 Others Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for 1998 Inspector's Killing during Protest

Berhampur, Odisha: A former Communist Party of India (CPI) legislator, Nagireddy Narayan Reddy, along with 12 other individuals, has been handed a life imprisonment sentence by an Odisha court for the death of a police inspector during a protest in 1998. The incident took place during an agitation against land acquisition for a proposed Tata Steel plant, resulting in the tragic demise of Reserve Inspector Binay Meher, who was only 35 years old at the time.

The agitation, opposing the acquisition of nearly 7,000 acres of land for the shore-based mega steel plant, had started in February 1996 in villages such as Sindhigaon, Badapaur, Patrapur, Kalipalli, and Paikapada. On June 18, 1998, Inspector Binay Meher was deputed to Sindhigaon village to monitor possible law and order issues arising from the protest.

While communicating with his team of police officials, a bomb was hurled at Inspector Meher, causing a devastating blast that fatally wounded him. Rushed to the hospital, he tragically succumbed to his injuries en route. In total, 22 individuals, including Nagireddy Narayan Reddy, were listed as accused, all charged with murder under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The verdict was pronounced by Berhampur’s additional district and sessions judge, Rajkumar Dash. The court held Reddy and the others responsible for the fatal attack on the police officer, leading to their conviction and sentencing to life imprisonment.

Inspector Meher, who was on the verge of a transfer, had chosen to stay back at the request of Ganjam’s superintendent of police. Unfortunately, this decision proved fatal, and his family had to endure the loss of a dedicated officer who had devoted his life to public service.

Following the sentencing, Nagireddy Narayan Reddy expressed dissatisfaction with the judgment, alleging that it was influenced by the government. He stated that justice was not served for the farmers and the public and conveyed his intention to appeal the verdict in the higher court.

The case has brought to light the tragic consequences of violence during protests and underscores the importance of maintaining law and order during such agitations. As the families of the deceased continue to seek justice, the incident serves as a reminder of the need for responsible and peaceful demonstrations to resolve disputes and address public grievances.

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