NATION BRIEFS 19-05-2011

Dalits thrashed Riot case Valley doctor Rail drive Adarsh files Rape unrest

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 19.05.11

Dalits thrashed

Chhatarpur, May 18 (PTI): A group of upper-caste men allegedly beat up Dalit people at a wedding in Raura in Madhya Pradesh yesterday for not showing respect to them, police said.

Three upper-caste men took offence when the Dalit people did not stand up as they arrived at the wedding. The victims lodged a police complaint and the wedding took place this morning under police security. No one has been arrested yet.

Riot case

Ahmedabad (PTI): A special public prosecutor in a post-Godhra riot case, has sought to pull out alleging non-cooperation from the judge. P.R. Agarwal, who is representing the Gujarat government, wrote to SIT chief R.K. Raghavan saying he wanted to quit the Dipda Darwaja riot case of 2002 as the judge “was not hearing the arguments of the prosecution”.

Valley doctor

Jammu (PTI): The state government has suspended a doctor at the Government Medical College hospital in Jammu for beating up an attendant. Dr Avinash Soodan, who is pursuing a PG course, allegedly beat up Nazir Ahmed on May 15 at the hospital after an altercation, a hospital source said.

Rail drive

Mumbai (PTI): Western Railway has launched a campaign under which it will send one crore text messages in a month to spread awareness against trespassing and appeal to people to use foot over bridges or subways.

Adarsh files

Mumbai (PTI): A local court has rejected bail applications of three Maharashtra government officials arrested over the Adarsh Housing Society missing files case. Gurudatt Wajpe, N.N. Narvekar and Waman Rawool are employees of the state’s urban development department.

Rape unrest

Srinagar (PTI): A five-year-old was sexually assaulted by a youth in Anantnag on Tuesday, sparking violent protests in which villagers torched the alleged rapist’s house, police said. Arif Bhat lured his minor neighbour to a secluded place in Chatergul and raped her, the police added.