Maoists kill ex-cop; Headless baby; Ex-jawan suicide; Prison phones; Fake currency; Heroin cuffs; Police personnel shortage; Principal killed; Rangers

Maoists kill ex-cop Headless baby Ex-jawan suicide Prison phones Fake currency Heroin cuffs Police personnel shortage Principal killed Rangers meet Energy education Anganwadi Truck collision

  • Published 7.03.18

Maoists kill ex-cop

• RAIPUR: Maoists allegedly picked out a former police constable from a group of bus passengers and killed him in Chhattisgarh's Sukma on Monday night. They torched three buses and as many trucks after directing the occupants to get off, a police officer said on Tuesday. The buses were heading towards Telangana. According to the police, the Maoists torched the vehicles in response to the encounter in Bijapur district, in which 10 cadres were gunned down by the Greyhound force of Telangana police. PTI

Headless baby

• TIRUPATI: The headless body of a baby girl has been found in Kalavakunta reservoir, police said. Police suspect that the infant was beheaded somewhere else and the body was dumped in the reservoir. PTI

Ex-jawan suicide

• NASHIK: A 42-year-old retired army jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself, police said on Tuesday. Santoshkumar Maheshwar Choudhuri, who lived in Vadnergaon village near the city, shot himself with his father's rifle at a place near his home on Monday, police said. Choudhuri had retired from the Army in 2012. PTI

Prison phones

• MUZAFFARNAGAR: A lawyer has been arrested for carrying two phones concealed in his socks while going to meet his client at the district jail here, police said on Tuesday. According to the superintendent, the lawyer had submitted a phone while entering the premises to meet his client on Monday. During checking, two mobile phones were found concealed in his socks. PTI

Fake currency

• THANE: Thane police have arrested a man and a woman and recovered counterfeit currency with face value of Rs 43,400 from them, an official said on Tuesday. The police arrested the woman at Gajanan market. PTI

Heroin cuffs

• JAMMU: Police arrested two peddlers and seized heroin from them in Reasi district on Monday. Cops found the heroin concealed in tin foil. The suspects tried to flee but were caught. PTI

Police personnel shortage

• NEW DELHI: India has 151 police personnel per lakh of its population — compared to the 222 per lakh ratio recommended by the UN — the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said there was no proposal under consideration that would outsource non-core functions of the police, such as verification for passport and serving court summons, in order to reduce the 
workload. PTI

Principal killed

• NEW DELHI:  A 45-year-old school principal was allegedly shot dead in her home over a property dispute, police said on Tuesday. Her brother’s body was found in Jhajjar district. It is suspected he was killed over the same issue. The victim, Anita Yadav, ran a school from the lower two floors of her home. On Monday, two men, including her husband’s business partner, arrived and shot her dead. PTI

Rangers meet

• JAMMU: The BSF and Pakistan Rangers held a flag meeting along the International Border in Samba district and committed to maintaining peace and tranquillity along the border, BSF officials said. The BSF raised the issue of ceasefire violations along the IB and asked its Pakistani counterparts to cut tall grass in certain areas along the border. PTI

Energy education

• NEW DELHI: State power corporation NTPC and IIM-Ahmedabad announced a joint initiative on Tuesday for setting up a research centre for churning out graduates with a focus on the energy sector. The centre will be established at the NTPC School of Business. The school now runs a 15-month course for professionals in energy. PTI


• JAMMU: Over 2,000 anganwadi workers held protests against the Jammu and Kashmir government over its alleged failure to fulfill their demands, including the enhancement of an honorarium and seniority list. The dharna took place at the exhibition ground here. PTI

Truck collision

• JAIPUR: Three persons were killed and 10 injured in a collision between two trucks in Bhilwara on Tuesday. PTI