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Bunty chor held

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan. 27 (PTI): Super thief Devinder Singh alias Bunty chor, wanted for a “hi-tech” burglary at an NRI’s bungalow in Thiruvananthapuram last week, was arrested from a Pune hotel yesterday and is expected to be brought to Kerala.

der, who drove off in a luxury car stolen from the high-security bungalow, was taken into custody from the hotel after a receptionist recognised him. The hotel employee immediately informed Kerala police. They alerted Pune police, who detained him.

A police team from Kerala reached Pune this afternoon and secured Devinder’s custody after completing legal formalities. Kerala home minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said the state had sought his custody as his last crime was in Kerala and he was required for further investigation in the case.

Fish parks

Chennai (PTI): Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday announced a proposal to set up 13 fish processing parks in coastal districts to ensure more exports and income to the fishing community. As a first step, she allotted Rs 37 crore for two parks in Cuddalore and Nagapattinam districts.

Cricket row

Mumbai (PTI): Bombay High Court has slammed the Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation’s decision to spend Rs 30 lakh out of Rs 50 lakh schools’ sports budget for a cricket tournament. The court was hearing a petition by Sharad Patil challenging the civic body’s decision.

Election code

New Delhi (PTI): Delhi High Court has asked the state election panel and police to act on complaints of violations of model code of conduct during last year’s civic polls. The Lok Satta Party has filed a plea alleging that many violations by national parties have come to light.

Cop kills cop

Bangalore (PTI): A sub-inspector was on Sunday shot dead allegedly by a constable during a quarrel over duty allotment. Anand Kumar, 44, allegedly fired from his rifle at Vijaykumar, injuring him on his head and chest. The constable has been arrested on charges of murder.

Tusker kills 3

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan. 27: Three women were mauled to death by a tusker, which turned violent during a temple festival in Kerala’s Ernakulam today.

The mishap occurred at the Koottumadam temple when a tusker that took part in the procession carrying the deity turned unruly. Eighteen others were injured.

LoC bus to resume

Jammu, Jan. 27: Cross-border trade and bus service between India and Pakistan will resume at Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector from tomorrow.

Officials said the two sides have agreed to resume cross LoC Karvan-e-Aman peace bus from tomorrow and trade from Tuesday. The service had been suspended for more than a fortnight following tensions at the LoC over the killing of two Indian soldiers.

Lady bench

Kochi (PTI): Kerala High Court is planning to set up a single and division bench to exclusively hear crimes against women, Chief Justice Manjula Chellur has said. “In the high court a new bench can be thought of to deal with crime against women,” she said at an event.