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Salman to appear in court today

Mumbai (PTI): Salman Khan, charged with culpable homicide in a hit-and-run case, will be produced before a magistrate on Monday.

Police are also likely to file a chargesheet against him on that day as investigations in the case are almost over, prosecutor M.R. Raut said, adding that Salman had been interrogated at length in jail.

On September 28, Salman had rammed his vehicle into a bakery, killing one person and injuring four.

Police are likely to seek extension of the actorís remand in judicial custody, which is ending on Monday. A magistrate had earlier held that he had no jurisdiction to hear the actorís plea for liberty as the alleged offence by Salman was triable by a sessions court. Aggrieved, he moved a sessions court, which rejected the plea.

The actor may urge for bail before a sessions court again or can even move the high court with a fresh bail petition, legal circles said. However, his lawyer refused to comment.

Salmanís bail plea has been rejected thrice since his arrest. It was turned down on the same day by magistrate S.Y. Sishode and once again rejected on October 7 when he was re-arrested for a more serious offence under the IPC.

A sessions court had also rejected his bail petition on October 16 as the prosecution opposed his plea on the ground that the probe was incomplete and he might tamper with witnesses as injured persons were still in hospital.

Imposter held in aircraft

Chennai (PTI): A 27-year-old woman, who gained entry into an aircraft under the guise of a loading staff, landed in police custody on Sunday.

According to airport police sources, Veena, hailing from Belgaum, entered the cargo complex at the international airport dressed as a loader. She later made her way into the aircraft, which had arrived from Dubai en route to Hyderabad.

Another loading staff, who noticed her in the aircraft, informed the authorities. She was then arrested for trespass.

The police are investigating how the woman gained entry into the complex.

Trader robbed on highway

Rohtak (PTI): A Delhi-based businessman was robbed of his car and his servant was shot dead by three armed miscreants on the national highway at Kharkara village.

The miscreants pushed the businessman, Manish Sanghi, out of his car near Kalinga village and drove away with the servantís body, which was recovered later. Sanghi, with his servant Laturan Shah was going to Hisar. When the car slowed down in Kharkara, the youths forcibly boarded the car. Shah was shot when he resisted them.

PWG suicide in jail

Nagpur (PTI): A former commander of the Peopleís War Group allegedly committed suicide in police custody in Gadchiroli. Jankiram Linguji Kothare, 40, who had surrendered on September 29, had asked for police protection from former PWG colleagues. He was accordingly kept at the district police headquarters, where he hung himself from the prison grill.

Shakeel gang case

Mumbai (PTI): Three members of the Chhota Shakeel gang, who were awarded the death penalty in a case of multiple murders and attack on former city mayor Milind Vaidya, will be produced before Bombay High Court. Acting chief justice G.D. Patil and Justice Vijaya Tahilramani had ordered the Maharashtra government and police to produce the trio in court.

Wild bear attack

Ahmedabad (PTI): A villager was mauled by a wild bear at Phinadi village bordering Rajasthan. The face, eyes and nose of 70-year-old Sharmarji were damaged in the attack, Dr J.P. Shehlet, neuro-surgeon at the civil hospital here said.

Militant caught

Srinagar (PTI): The army forced a Hizb-ul Mujahideen militant seeking shelter in a mosque to surrender after a siege in Badgam. Abdul Hamid laid down his arms when troops tightened their cordon around the mosque.

Antiques found

Dehra Dun (PTI): Two persons were held and antiques and paintings belonging to the Kapurthala dynasty found. The goods were stolen early this month.

The global Punjabi diaspora in Los Angeles is campaigning to persuade the US postal service to issue a stamp honouring late Dalip Singh Saund, the first Indian to be elected to the US Congress. Saund, a native of Chhajalwadi in Punjab, was elected in 1956.

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