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Togadia trishul case

Ajmer, Aug. 27 (PTI): The prosecution on Wednesday failed again to file a chargesheet against Praveen Togadia in the trishul diksha case in a court here.

Police sought further time to file the chargesheet in the court of the additional chief judicial magistrate when hearing in the Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaderís case came up.

Togadia was arrested by Ajmer police in April 2003 for distributing banned tridents and making inflammatory speech at the trishul diksha ceremony here. Togadia, who is on bail, was in the court.

Complaining that even after 135 days, the police had failed to make any case against the accused, counsel Onkar Singh Lakhawat filed an application seeking leave to personal attendance of Togadia in the court. The court reserved its order till late Wednesday.

DD boss to stay

New Delhi: Doordarshan director-general S.Y. Quraishi, who was tipped to depart as head of the public broadcaster, is staying put in Mandi House for now, reports our special correspondent. He had been informed by the information and broadcasting ministry that he was being relieved and a joint secretary in the finance ministry was sounded to take his place. The move to replace Quraishi, however, did not find much favour with the Prasar Bharati board.

Hospital raid

Jammu (PTI): Jammu and Kashmir health minister Choudhary Lal Singh visited a sub-district hospital in Akhnoor and handed over three para-medical staffers, who were drunk, to police. The surprise visit around 10 pm on Tuesday came following a telephonic complaint about the hospital staff, a spokesperson said. They were also not properly dressed despite being on night duty, he said.

IMA murder

Dehra Dun (PTI): An Indian Military Academy employee was shot dead and two members of his family, including his wife, received bullet wounds on Monday night, raising tension here, police said. A large crowd gathered at a crossing and demanded death sentence for the killer of Ajay Negi, who was allegedly killed following a land dispute by a security guard of Gurdip Singh Tony, the president of the Uttaranchal Sikh Federation.

Uniform row

Patna (PTI): Two constables of the Bihar Military Police were suspended for refusing to wear uniforms during the flag hoisting function on Independence Day. Action has been recommended against 10 others on the same charge. Commandant Arvind Pandey ordered the suspension for deliberately defying his order at the call of the Bihar Policemenís Association, sources said on Wednesday.

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