Of late, there has been a lot of buzz about a certain Psycho killer in Nagpur. The news stories, whatsapp forwards and word of mouth has given rise to a lot of theories concerning this killer thereby instilling a lot of fear among Nagpurians especially girls and women. Nagpur Crime Branch is on the toes to nab this man and has now released his sketch. For the uninitiated, uniformed and misinformed, Nation Next lists down the things which Nagpurians should know about the Psycho killer instead of believing in any sort of rumour!
The Psycho killers modus operandi includes crossing his target once while riding his bike (Pulsar 220) or scooty and then coming back and attacking his target.
A total of six incidents relating to the Psycho killer? have been reported till now.
All of these incidents took place in the month of January 2017 and no incident has been reported in February owing to tight police checking and bandobast in areas where the incidents took place and other areas of Nagpur.
All of the incidents took place in Zone IV which includes areas like Sakkardara, Hudkeshwar, Nandanvan, Ajni, Imanwada and Dhantoli.
The timing of all the incidents have been between 8pm to 10pm.
Contrary to popular belief in Nagpur concerning the psycho killer, the man does not carries a big knife. He carries a small knife. Of the six women he has attacked, five have suffered minor injuries and one has suffered major injuries.
With the help of an eye witness, Nagpur Crime Branch could get a sketch made which it released to the media day before yesterday.
According to the eye witness, the psycho killer has a wheatish complexion, is approximately 5 feet 5 inch tall, has a moderate built and can be around 30-35 years of age. He wears a checkered shirt and denims and also wears a half helmet.
Don’t believe the rumours!
Ever since news broke out about this psycho killer, a few other crimes have been branded as Psycho killer? crimes by people. However when Nation Next spoke to the police officials at concerned police stations, we were informed that these cases have nothing to do with the Psycho killer.
Day before yesterday, a 43-year-old women named Kalpana Bansod (Resident of Kachipura) came across a man with a knife at around 6:30 pm near Deekshabhoomi. The man walked towards her and tried to attack her. She ran away and called the Police control room. She thought that she had an encounter with the Psycho killer. Bajaj Nagar police has confirmed that even though the man is yet to be caught, hes definitely not the Psycho killer.
Today in the morning, near TB ward, when a young girl was waiting at the signal on her scooter, a young boy came rushing at the signal near her on his bike. The man was apparently being chased by another man on a bike too. Fearing he might be caught owing to a lot of traffic, the young boy flashed a small knife to shoo people away so that he can make a way for himself to run. It’s then that the girl was hurt accidentally. Imanwada police station has confirmed that even this case has nothing to do with the psycho killer.
Ranjan Sharma, DCP, Crime Branch, while speaking to Nation Next said, Hes no killer as there have been no deaths in the six cases. Having said that, we are looking for him and we have deployed police personnel for the same. All the incidents took place in January and after we did tight bandobasts nothing has been reported. I request Nagpur people to not believe in rumours. The police will nab this man soon.
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”
Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.
Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…
The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.
The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.
Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.
Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.
In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.
Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.
Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but
former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1.
There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget.
To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved
in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.
In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.
Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.
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