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Ahmedabad in brief on 11th August 2001 Monday, August 13, 2001
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'Romeo' pays a heavy price for flirting with law
Eighteen-year-old Anand Khatik paid a heavy price for flirting with the law, literally.
The teenager had called up the 100 police emergency number and started flirting with the women operators at the control room on May 20. He obviously was not aware that the control room had the caller-ID system through which they found out that the call had been made from a PCO booth at Amraiwadi.
Having identified that Khatik made the call, they went to his residence but he ran away before he could be arrested. On Friday, the Amraiwadi came to know of his whereabouts and arrested him.
Fifty-year-old Aminabibi Ghanchi died in Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad on Friday after being attacked by miscreants on August 6. It all began on April 4 when Ghanchi had gone to see the film 'Gadar' with her relatives, including 16-year-old Ilyas and his mother Khatunbibi.
During the film Ilyas started whistling prompted by others in the audience. This irritated one Suresh Thakore, sitting next to him. Suresh beat up Ilyas. On August 6, Ilyas, with his mother and other went to Thakore's house to complain about the incident when the two groups, brandishing metal pipes and swords, clashed, in which Aminabibi and two others were badly injured.
After initially registering a case of attempted murder, the police have now registered a case of murder against Thakore and his accomplices.
The Narcotics Control, Gujarat confiscated 18 kg of opium, worth Rs 45 lakh, from two Rajasthan-based farmers in Ahmedabad on Friday. Based on a tip-off that Gopalsingh Anjani and Narsinh Rathod, two opium farmers, were coming to Ahmedabad from Palanpur in a Maruti car, the Bureau officials intercepted it at Indira Bridge at 12.30 pm and recovered the opium.
According to superintendent of police in charge of the economic offences cell with additional responsibility of the narcotics bureau S G Bhati, it is quite likely that the opium was meant for Banaskantha where it is consumed in large numbers. As the two may not have found enough takers, it is believed that they were trying to sell it in Ahmedabad.