NATION BRIEFS 28-04-2010

Tytler ‘clean’ Poison food Dalit assault Explosion Land killings

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 28.04.10
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Tytler ‘clean’

New Delhi, April 27 (PTI): A Delhi court today accepted the CBI’s closure report giving a clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, over two years after the agency was asked to conduct a fresh probe.

“There is no sufficient material to send Tytler to trial,” the judge said. It pointed out that the statements of California-based witness Jasbir Singh had “no relevance”, while those of another, Surinder Singh, were “self-contradictory”.

Poison food

Singapore (PTI): A Singaporean Indian hawker, whose food outlet was linked to cases of food poisoning, will be charged in court with selling items unfit for human consumption. Two women have died and 150 people fallen sick after eating at the outlet of Sheikh Allaudin Mohideen.

Dalit assault

Muzaffarnagar (PTI): At least 16 Dalits were injured after being allegedly attacked with weapons and sticks for refusing to work in fields at an Uttar Pradesh village on Monday.

Explosion

Bangalore (PTI): Three people were injured in an explosion at a dumpyard in the University of Agricultural Sciences on Tuesday. It occurred when an iron container with explosives meant for rock blasting was mistaken for waste material and thrown into fire in the open dumpyard .

Land killings

Ghaziabad (PTI): Two brothers were allegedly shot dead by three motorcycle-borne attackers at Jalalpur on Monday over a property dispute, police said.