IPS officer Mayank Jain terminated from service
An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who was facing corruption charges has been given compulsory retirement.
Mayank Jain, an MP cadre police officer of 1995 batch, was earlier suspended after Lokayukta police raid at his premises. During the raid a few years ago, the sleuths had said that he had amassed property to the tune of around Rs 100 crore. In the past, he was posted in Ratlam when police were accused of large-scale excesses on women. Now, the Home ministry has given him premature retirement. [Bhopal, August 17 NewsBits.in]
As many as nine bodies have been recovered in Shivpuri district in MP, where surging water level had caused the tragedy.
Nearly 40 people were saved but over a dozen were feared to have been washed away. Shockingly, a video footage has emerged in which a policeman is seeing kicking a body off the stretcher. The top officials have been apprised about the incident, however, no action has been taken till now. [Ranjeet Gupta, Shivpuri August 18 NewsBits.in]
Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, 93, passed away after prolonged illness in Delhi. He was on life support system at the AIIMS.
Hailing from Gwalior, Vajpayee, had joined RSS as a youth and was associated with Jan Sangh from its early years. He was a founder member of BJP. He had three stints as PM--the first for 13 days, the second for 13 months and the last, a full term.
Under him, India conducted the second nuclear tests and in a bold initiative, he led the bus to Pakistan. Vajpayee had also reminded Modi about Raj Dharma in the wake of Gujarat riots. Tributes have poured from all over the world, after his demise. [New Delhi, August 16 NewsBits.in]