BHOPAL: The police have busted a racket that was involved in smuggling bovines from Madhya Pradesh, to slaughterhouses in Maharashtra.
Over 165 cows and oxens have been recovered. The police had got information about the gang involved in illegal smuggling of bovines in Balaghat district. On the basis of the tip-off, action was taken.
The main accused, Manoj Pardhi, is Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader. The BJYM is the youth wing of BJP. In all, 20 persons have been booked in the FIR.
The police said that the Manoj and co-accused, Arvind Pathak, purchased cows and cattle from a fair and later hired herdsmen to drive the cattle to a village on the border of MP and Maharashtra.
Later, the cattle were taken to slaughterhouses in Maharashtra. The case has been registered under section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of IPC and under relevant sections of Madhya Pradesh Gauvansh Pratishedh Adhiniyam 2004, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and MP Krishak Pashu Parikshan Adhiniyam. [January 29, 2021 Newsbits.in]
BHOPAL: Eleven persons have died after consumption of toxic liquor in Morena district in the Gwalior-Chambal region of northern Madhya Pradesh.
This incident occurred on January 11. The deaths were reported mainly from Manpur and Pahawali that are not far from the district headquarters in Morena.
Apart from those who died, several other people are undergoing treatment in the hospital. The local officials said that a probe is on and those involved in sale and production of spurious liquor, are being arrested.
Just a few months ago, 11 people were killed after consumption of spurious liquor in Ujjain district. The incident had occurred in October, 2020. Despite claims of action against liquor mafia, such incidents continue. The state government has said that it will take tough action.
UPDATE--Figure of deaths went up to 20, later. [January 12, 2021 Newsbits.in]
BHOPAL: In a horrific incident, a woman was gang raped and an iron rod was inserted in her private parts.
The woman, a 45-year-old, received grievous injuries and is undergoing treatment. The brutal crime has been reported from Sidhi district in Vindhay region of Eastern MP.
The men involved in the crime had asked her water. On this pretext, they spoke to her and when she brought them water, they overpowered her, and took turns to rape her.
Later, the accused had escaped. After the incident, the police were informed. In view of her condition, she was rushed to Rewa. Four of the accused including Bhai Lal Patel and Lallu have been arrested.
The police said that investigation is on. One of the accused is a priest. State home minister Narottam Mishra has told media that speedy trial would be conducted and the guilty would not be spared. [January 12, 2021]