Just a day after he issued an order externing son of a BJP ex-minister, the Harda district collector Srikanth Banoth was shunted out on Wednesday. He has been posted as deputy secretary in state secretariat. Deputy secretary, mineral resources department, Tarun Rathi (in pic) has replaced Banoth. On Tuesday, Banoth had externed Sudeep Patel, son of ex-minister Kamal Patel, who has 14 criminal cases against him.
Sudeep Patel, son of ex-minister Kamal Patel and facing 14 criminal cases, was on Tuesday externed from Harda district. Sudeep has been asked not to enter Harda or four surrounding districts for one year, according to rule. Kamal Patel was in Bhopal since past three days trying to get the externment deferred, but failed.
Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders including leader of opposition Ajay Singh were arrested after staging a dharna near the Chief Minister's House to demand dismissal of state minister Lal Singh Arya. The minister has been made an accused in the murder of ex-MLA of Congress Makhanlal Jatav in Gohad of Bhind. The Congress leaders were released on bail later.
Four persons died after consuming spurious liquor in Gauspur of Morena district early on Monday morning. All of them had consumed the liquor late on Sunday night and then fallen sick. They were referred to Gwalior hospital, but succumbed. The police are looking into the matter, though it was not clear where the victim got the liquor from. The dead are aged between 27 and 40 years.