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]
RANCHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two more states have withdrawn the general consent to CBI for conducting probe in their territory.
Jharkhand has taken the decision and revoked the general consent to CBI, just a day after Kerala took a similar step. Clearly, the list of state governments that don't want CBI to investigate cases in their regions, is getting longer.
Now, the central investigative agency can't directly go to these states for probe in a case or for conducting a raid. Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Tripura, West Bengal are among these states. Earlier, Tripura and Mizoram too had taken similar decision.
Not all states have cited reason but earlier some of the major states ruled by opposition parties took the decision as they feared that CBI could be used by ruling party at the centre to harass leaders of opposition parties. Hence, the states where opposition parties are at the helm, have denied the permission.
Of course, it's a credibility crisis too for the agency. The number of states that have stopped CBI, has now gone up to eight. Andhra had also withdrawn the consent but with the change of regime, it again gave consent. It is necesaary for the central agency to get the permission of state before conducting investigation in the territory.