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Nagpur: Zone III team led by DCP Lohit Matani raids multiple places; nabs gamblers, anti-social elements
Zone III DCP Lohit Matani (center) along with his team in Mominpura
Zone III police team led by DCP Lohit Matani, during a special drive, raided multiple places under the zone and nabbed gambling den operators, bootleggers, and other anti-social elements. The drive, which happened under the guidance of Nagpur Police Commissioner Amitesh Kumar, Additional Commissioner Navinchandra Reddy, took place from 7 pm on March 5 till 2 am on March 6.
As part of the drive, the team first raided a place near MLC canteen in Mominpura and nabbed four men with contraband. The men were booked under sections 27 of the NDPS Act. The team then nabbed two men ? Mohammad Shahbaz Mohammad Israel Ansari (28) and Mohammad Jaaved Mohammad Hafiz Ansari, both residents of Mominpura ? for roaming around with swords. Both the men were booked under sections 4 and 25 of the Arms Act.
In Jagnath Budhwari, the team nabbed two gamblers Shubham Vivek Maske (25) and Vijay Yograj Maske (27), both residents of Nikalas Mandir, for their taking money from people and engaging in gambling in the illegal game Kalyan Prabhat. The police team seized items worth Rs 94,630 and booked the two men under section 12(a) of the Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887.
Similarly, near TB ward in Maskasath, the team nabbed one more gambler ? Subhash Marotrao Katwe (32), a resident of Maskasath, for taking money from people and engaging in gambling in the illegal game. Katwe, too, was booked under 12 (a) of the Maharashtra Prevention of Gambling Act, 1887.
Coming down heavily on bootleggers, the police team, while conducting the drive at Bharat Mata Square, nabbed Harshal Umashankar Gokhale (35), a resident of Itwari, and seized liquor worth Rs 2,600. Gokhale was booked under section 65(e) of Maharashtra Prohibition Act, 1949.
The team then conducted a raid on a shop named Smokies and nabbed two men Adil Shaikh Mushtaq Shaikh (28) and Atibauddin Mohammad Aminudduin (24), both residents of Hansapuri, for selling material used for smoking hookah. The police also seized material worth Rs 37,380. Both the men have been booked under sections 4 and 21 of the COTPA Act, 2003, and sections 273 and 34 of the IPC.
BREAKING: Gadkari again receives death threat calls from same caller
In a rather shocking incident amid the high security C20 conference in Nagpur, the Public Relations Office of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls today morning (March 21). According to the information received, once again there have been threatening calls received in the name of a criminal named Jayesh Pujari alias Jayesh Kantha.
Employees of the senior BJP leader’s office alerted Nagpur Police and security has been beefed up outside the office in Khamla and the leader’s residence on Wardha Road. However, cops are yet to ascertain whether the call was actually made by the same person who had issued death threats to Gadkari in January.
On January 14 this year, an unidentified extortionist, claiming to speak on behalf of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, threatened to kill Gadkari in an explosion if he didn’t pay him ₹100 crore.
The caller threatened Gadkari though a phone call on the landline number of his Public Relations Office (PRO) at Khamla in Nagpur (around one kilometre away from his residence) at 11:25 am, 11:32 am, and 12:30 pm.
The employees of the office alerted the police after the threat call, where in the caller also threatened to blow up Gadkari’s office. Nagpur Police immediately beefed up the security outside Gadkari’s office and residence.
It was later revealed that a notorious gangster named Jayesh Pujari had threatened to kill Gadkari by allegedly making the three threat calls illegally using a cellphone while he was lodged in Belgaum Jail at Karnataka.
In 2016, Pujari had even escaped after breaking the jail. The gangster, in the past too, had threatened several senior officers and other people in a similar manner.
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Arush Chitre wins Open Group, Shraddha Bajaj bags first spot in Girl Group
Arush Chitre in Open Group and Shraddha Bajaj in Girls Group annexed the title of the Nagpur District Under-17 Open and Girls Chess Championship organised by Chess Association Nagpur on 19th March 2023 in association with GH Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation at Vivekanand Hall at Shraddha House in Nagpur.
Arush Chitre, seeded second, improved his position to achieve the title scoring 6.5 out of 7. Ayush Ramteke also scored 6.5 points but was placed second based on their tie-break score.
In the Girls Group, second seeded Shraddha Bajaj took the top spot with 4.5 points out of 5 Rounds. Fifth seeded Swanandi Sole followed her to take second place in the merit list with 4 points out of five.
Arush Chitre and Ayush Ramteke shall represent the Nagpur District in Open Group and Shraddha Baja and Swanandi sole shall represent Nagpur District in Girls Group in the Maharashtra State Under 17 FIDE Rating Chess Championship to be held at Buldhana from 14th April 2022 to 16th April 2023.
Prizes were distributed at the hands of Swapnil Ahirkar Joint Secretary NCP Business Cell Maharashtra, Social worker & Director Ahirkar Group of Nagpur. Bhushsan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur and Chief Arbiter Deepak Chavan were present on the dais. Top five finishers in Open and Girls Group got the trophies while medals were given to top two in under 15,13,11,09,07 category.
Deepak Chavan, Chief Arbiter successfully conducted the event assisted by SNA Sagar Sakhare, SNA Prayas Ambade and Prathamesh Machave.
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Nagpur’s ‘Unique Cooking Contest’ enters Asia Book of Records
Nagpur witnessed the biggest Inclusive Millet Cooking Contest in support of Inclusive Society and to promote Millets on the eve of International year of Millets on 18th March 2023 at Zero Mile Station, Freedom Park, Nagpur. SVK Shikshan Sanstha in association with L.A.D & S.R.P College for Women, Nagpur created history with a record making event for the first time in 51 Asian Countries, with around 540 enthusiastic participants from all walks of life, including Intellectually Challenged, Physically Challenged, Deaf & Mute, Visually Challenged, Third Gender and others collectively participated in this spectacular Inclusive Millet Cooking Contest.
SVK Shikshan Sanstha an NGO working to empower Intellectually Challenged Adults always creates a platform inviting people to join and celebrate the differences with their participation.
Dr Sunita Dhote, Professor, Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering & Management and the Adjudicator from Asia Book of Records formally made the announcement that the feat was successful and presented the Certificate and Medal from Asia Book of Records to Mrs.Gayathri Vatsalya, the record holder.
Chief Guest Smt.Kanchan Tai Nitin Gadkari, Chairman, Samrudhi Cooperative Bank and Senior Social Worker congratulated and appreciated Gayathri Vatsalya for her efforts in promoting Inclusion and for getting the Intellectually Challenged into the main stream.
Guests of Honour Smt.Varsha Manohar, Director, Srinivas Public School, Smt.Anita Agrawal, President, Jhankar Mahila Mandal, WCL and wife of Shri Manoj Kumar, Chairman cum Managing Director, Western Coalfields Ltd., Smt.Vilasini Nair, Director, Orange City Hospital & Research Institute, world Renowned Celebrity Chef. Shri Vishnu Manohar, and Shri Uday Borwankar, Executive Director, Maharasthra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, Nagpur, Smt Abha Dwivedi, Smt. Indu Singh, Vice Presidents, Jhankar Mahila Mandal, Dr.Harsha Jharia, CAO of Women’s Education Society were prominently present and congratulated Gayathri Vatsalya and Team for the successful attempt.
Smt. Gayathri Vatsalya welcomed the gathering and shared details of the event, which is to sensitize the public and to get the attention of people towards the Inclusion and acceptance.
The evening witnessed spectacular and impressive cultural performances by highly talented beneficiaries of SVK Shikshan Sanstha, Apang Mahila Bal Vikas Sanstha and Jeevandhara, followed by the Prize distribution to the winners of cooking contest.
Dr.Shyamala Nair, Director, CAO of Women’s Education Society extended all the support while Dr.Pooja Pathak, Principal, Faculty and student volunteers of L.A.D & S.R.P College for Women, Nagpur, mothers of SVKits, Ankita Gangal, Praful Thawre worked hard for the grand success of the event.
Maha Metro, Nagpur was the venue Partner and the Prizes were sponsored by Rokde Jewellers, AD’s Kitchen and Tupperware. The event was supported by CRC Nagpur, Nagpur Mahila Club and Jhankar Mahila Club, WCL, Nagpur.
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