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June 22, 2001 - June 22, 2001

Life sentence to boys’ murderer Friday, June 22, 2001

AsianAge
Ahmedabad, June 21: The high court has upheld the decision of the lower court and approved life sentence to Ramesh Jain, an accused in the murder of two young boys Harsh and Rakesh in 1998.

The government had appealed in the high court against the decision of the lower court saying that the punishment to the accused was not enough and he should be hanged to death.

Division bench of justice Mr R K Abhichandani and Mr S D Dave in their judgement said that looking at the circumstances of the case the accused cannot be hanged and should be given life sentence.

According to the details of the case, Ramesh Jain and two of his accomplices kidnapped four-year-old Harsh Jain and seven-year-old Rakesh Jain. The kidnappers demand ransom of Rs 5 lakh initially from Mr Ghishulal Jain, father of the kidnapped boys.

The kidnappers, however, settled for a ransom of Rs 2 lakh. While the negotiations were going on, the case took a serious turn as both the boys who were kidnapped died due to excessive dose of sleeping pills given to them by the kidnappers.

While the police found body of Harsh from a ditch near Koteshwar road, the body of Rakesh was recovered from the premises of a rented house, where the boys were kept as hostages by the kidnapper.

After due investigations, the police caught the three kidnappers. Due to dearth of proper evidence the two accomplices of Ramesh Jain were relieved from the charges laid against them by the lower courts. Ramesh, the major culprit was held by police for further investigation.

News Source : The AsianAge Ahmedabad Edition [ The coolest Newspaper for city ]


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State to pull up MMCB directors Friday, June 22, 2001

AsianAge
Gandhinagar, June 21: The state government is making tangible efforts to revive the Madhavpura Mercantile Cooperative Bank from the morasses it has fallen. The government is gearing up efforts to take action against the directors of the bank responsible for the biggest banking scam in the state.

The state government through a notification has decided to cancel all transfers of property and assets entered into by directors of the Madhavpura Mercantile Cooperative Bank Ltd. after the scam surfaced on March 12.

A member of the MMCB revival committee who was present during discussions with union finance minister Yashwant Sinha said, “There is no reason to believe that the perpetrators of the MMCB scam will be allowed to breathe easy. All transfers of property since the State team
will help take care of the lacunas.

To a question on when the state government will amend the cooperative laws to ensure that lacunas in the act will be taken care of, he said cabinet sub committee headed by Mr Vaju Vala will present a report on the 45 provisions of the cooperative laws to be amended which will be tabled during the next Vidhan Sabha.

To a question on action against Ketan Parekh, Mr Vora said board of nominees will hold a court to ensure recovery of Rs 1,000 crores from the 19 companies who have been given loans by the MMCB directors.

It may be recalled that a delegation led by the chief minister that had gone to Delhi on Wednesday included finance minister Vaju Vala, minister of state for co-operation Ramanlal Vora, member of the MMCB revival committee Amit Shah and former health minister Ashok Bhatt.

Discussions were held in the presence of the Central registrar, RBI officials and Central government officials. Minister of state for cooperation Ramanlal Vora said the demands made from the Centre included a Rs 464-crore interest-free loan for a period of 10 years from the Depositors Insurance Corporation against the insurance cover of the state cooperative banks and a default guarantee against the monies pumped in by the members of the federation of the state cooperative banks to revive the MMCB.

Mr Vora said the Centre has instead agreed to give Rs 464 crores as a grant and has agreed on a 70 per cent default guarantee against monies pumped in by the cooperative banks with the state having to furbish the remaining 30 per cent guarantee.

News Source : The AsianAge Ahmedabad Edition [ The coolest Newspaper for city ]


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24 watchtowers set up to monitor Rathyatra Friday, June 22, 2001

AsianAge
Ahmedabad, June 21: In order to maintain the law and order situation during the Rathyatra, the city police has made all necessary arrangements. Other than the city police staff, 38 companies of the State Reserve Police and three companies of Rapid Action Force have been deployed and in the entire operation 38 wireless sets would be used.

To ensure effective monitoring of the event, the city police has set up 24 watchtowers.
Meanwhile the city police commissioner, Mr P.C. Pande, has hailed the decision of the various akharas in the city to abstain from the Rathyatra celebrations in the wake of heavy destruction caused by the earthquake.

Necessary arrangements have also been made to regulate the traffic in the city during the procession. In order to maintain law and order in the city the commissioner has appealed to the public to cooperate For the first time, arrangements have also been made to view the Rathyatra on the Internet. This novel project is being implemented on an experimental basis for the first time in India.

News Source : The AsianAge Ahmedabad Edition [ The coolest Newspaper for city ]


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Water supply does not end Barodians’ woes Friday, June 22, 2001

AsianAge
Vadodara, June 21: Two-time water supply by Vadodara Municipal Corporation from Wednesday has not ended the woes of citizens.

After a spell of good rains last week, the city has abundant water supply, but now the citizens are troubled by turbid water supply. The city has been getting turbid water since last two to three days. Although the onset of monsoon brings the problem of turbidity, this time the problem is so severe that even the administration has admitted to it.

At the general board meeting on Thursday, municipal commissioner Vilasini Ramachandran said that this time the turbidity is more as compared to last year. She said that more sand could have entered the aquifers of Raika and Dodka french wells due to two successive dry seasons.

She said the VMC is trying to mix the water of these two french wells with water from the borewells. According to her, they cannot use water from the borewells alone since the quantum is less. She said the TDS level of the mixed water has been found to be 79. The TDS level of water from the french wells is pretty high, she added.

Nationalist Party corporator Nisar Bapu had raised the issue in the meeting and said that the problem should be addressed at the earliest.

News Source : The AsianAge Ahmedabad Edition [ The coolest Newspaper for city ]


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Fake notes confiscated Friday, June 22, 2001

Ahmedabad
Amraiwadi police confiscated as many as 258 fake currency notes of Rs 50 denomination from Ramesh H Patel, 32, when on Wednesday night they raided his residence at Mahalaxmi Society, Soni Ni Chali, Odhav on Wednesday night.

Sources said that the raid was conducted on a tip off given to a police constable from some unidentified source.

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