Port O’ Gomez director Elvyn Gomes gets bail in fraud case
Nagpur restaurant Port O’ Gomez director Elvyn Gomes was granted bail by the court of 2nd Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate SG Sheikh on Friday. Gomes was recently arrested by Dhantoli Police for allegedly duping his three partners of Rs 1.35 crore. The complaint was filed by Shomit Bagchi.
Counsel for Gomes pointed out to the court that the said FIR registered with Dhantoli Police Station on February 18, 2019, was a counterblast to the complaint made by Gomes with Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of crime branch on November 27, 2018.
In his complaint, Gomes had appraised EOW as to how the present complainant Shomit Bagchi, and other two directors Pankaj Rathi and Sumit Heda had committed fraud with him of Rs 3.75 crores and that of Rs 8 crores with his Company Gomez Food Art Private Limited. Gomes had also submitted EOW with all documents and bare perusal of which would make it clear that complainant Shomit Bagchi, Pankaj Rathi and Sumit Heda had also diverted the funds of the company as well as the loan obtained by them from L & T in their personal account.
It was pointed out by counsel for Gomes that EOW had already started investigation upon said complaint and statements of Shomit Bagchi, Pankaj Rathi and Sumit Heda have already been recorded and therefore in order to save their skin, a false complaint has been lodged belatedly by them, that too with a police station, which does not even has jurisdiction. The counsel also pointed out that even before making arrest, provisions of Section 41-A of Cr.PC were not followed.
After hearing both the sides, the court granted Gomes bail on personal bond and SB of Rs 15,000 and surety of like amount. While advocate Shyam Dewani and advocate Dipenn Jagyasi appeared for Elvyn Gomes, APP for State and advocate Uday Dable and advocate Dhiren Upadhyay for complainant, assisted the prosecution.
17 test positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours in Nagpur
A total of 17 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Tuesday. Almost 96 people were tested in the city, out of which 31 belonged to urban area while and 65 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. There were 53 active patients in the city including 39 from rural areas and three from outside.
India recorded a single-day rise of 2,151 new COVID-19 cases, the highest in five months, according to the Union health ministry. As per the data updated, the active cases increased to 11,903 on Wednesday.
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CELESTIAL! Unique alignment of Moon and 5 planets
Skygazers across the globe witnessed a rare celestial phenomenon on Tuesday evening where Moon aligned and five planets – Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Mars – of the Solar System thus forming an arc. The planets rose in the sky above Earth as they continued to move about in their respective orbits.
Similarly, a rare celestial event had occurred on Friday evening when Moon and the brightest planet in our solar system Venus aligned in conjunction. The alignment was observed in various parts of the world, including Hyderabad, Chandrapur, Nagpur to name a few.
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In a first, Bhandara Police launch Model Village initiative to eradicate crime
Bhandara Police in Maharashtra, in a first, introduced the concept of ‘Model Village,’ wherein each police station is adopting one village. The initiative aims at providing youngsters with ample resources to improve their vocational training. The model has been conceptualised by Bhandara SP, Lohit Matani.
The model consists of a 400m running track, rope climbing, wrestling ground, and library facilities. As a part of their campaign, they have also launched a Foundation Course for students in classes six to ten by preparing them for competitive exams like IIT and AIIMS.
Matani also spoke with the local women about their safety and discussed ways to teach their sons to respect women and make their village a ‘women-friendly village.’ Matani said Bhandara Police also opened libraries, study rooms, ways for skill development and provide regular guidance for competitive examinations.
Several sports grounds have also been built for providing youngsters a platform to get trained for army and police recruitment in future.
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