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Jharkhand News Digest: Wasseypur murder shooter held

Elsewhere in the state: Power crisis affects economy

Our Correspondent Published 17.01.22, 08:33 PM
Main shooter Haider (in muffler)  accused of Nanhe Khan murder going to Jail after surrender at Dhanbad

Main shooter Haider (in muffler) accused of Nanhe Khan murder going to Jail after surrender at Dhanbad Shabbir Hussain

Dhanbad: Md Haider, main shooter involved in murder of Wasseypur based property dealer Mahtab Alam murder case today surrendered in the court of chief judicial magistrate of Dhanbad, Sanjay Kumar Singh which sent him to Dhanbad jail under 14 days of judicial custody.

Earlier, Dharm Kumar Baranwal the lawyer of Haider moved the bail petition in court during Haider’s surrender which was vehemently opposed by additional public prosecutor Md Jabbar and the court after hearing the argument rejected the bail petition and sent Haider to 14 days of judicial custody.


Notably Mahtab Alam alias Nanhe Khan, who was a close aide of Iqbal Khan elder son of Wasseypur don, Fahim Khan (presently lodged in Ghaghidih jail in several cases of murder) was shot dead on November 24 in Alipur street of Wasseypur when he was heading towards toward his home on his bike.

Police arrested 10 persons including, Nasrin Khatoon the mother of Prince Khan and two other shooters, Anwar alias Rahmat and another Shooter, Rahmat Ansari in connection with murder the crackdown launched against the Wasseypur based gangs in the immediate aftermath of the murder of Nanhe Khan but Haider who was absconding surrendered today.

Notably, as part of crackdown launched against the Wasseypur gang, police on December 18 also arrested Iqbal Khan, elder son of don, Fahim Khan in connection with an old case of 2018 of extortion demand of Rs 10 lakh from Wasseypur based fruit merchant, Shoib Alam.

Praduman Choubey

Power crisis glare at factories

A hard coke factory (Bhatta) at Govindpur Dhanbad

A hard coke factory (Bhatta) at Govindpur Dhanbad Shabbir Hussain

Dhanbad: The acute power crisis prevailing since December 6 in seven districts of Jharkhand including Dhanbad, Bokaro, Giridih, Koderma, Chatra, Hazaribagh and Ramgarh caused due to load shedding being carried out by Damodar Valley Corporation is weighing heavy of over 2000 small and medium industries operating in these districts.

Worst is the situation of large number of hard coke factory owners of Dhanbad, Giridih and Ramgarh and also large number of pig iron and TMT bar industries of Giridih and iron based industries of Balidih in Bokaro etc which are lying on the verge of closure due to production losses.

No better is the situation of thousands of traders operating in these districts including the wholesalers and retailers of different products as the diesel generator operation cost is causing huge losses to them.

DVC has started carrying out load shedding in seven districts of Jharkhand since December 6 in order to realize it’s pending dues worth over Rs 2100 crore lying over Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL).

Talking to The Telegraph Online, Pramod Kumar Goyal, General Secretary of Bak More Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhanbad said, “The over 300 industries of Dhanbad right from the Hard Coke industries to plastic products industry, soft coke industry, electrical gadjets manufacturing industries lying lying in Kandra are passing through the most difficult times since December 6 and the state government has the same excuse laying blame on of DVC as if it unconcerned with the industrial development of the state.”

“We are in devil and deep sea situation as we can neither close down our units nor can properly operate it due to power crisis severely crippling the smooth operation of the industries” said Goyal adding they would raise the issue with JBVNL general manager this evening.

Echoing sentiments, Sanjay Baid, President of Bokaro Chamber of Commerce and Industry said, “Over 250 industries operating from Balidih based industrial park of Bokaro Industrial Area Development Authority (BIADA) are facing great difficulties due to power crisis since last over two months with state government lying as mute spectator.”

“The commissioning of the Jaina More based grid is pending due to lack of clearance by forest department for laying of electric poles and we can’t understand why the government could not solve problem by coordinating with the forest department,” charged Baid.

Praduman Choubey


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