Kamat quizzed by SIT after he gets anticipatory bail
Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat was today questioned by special investigation team (SIT) of Goa crime branch for more than two hours in connection with the illegal mining during his tenure as state mines minister.
“Kamat was questioned for around two-and-half hour on various clarifications that were required for the SIT of crime branch which is investigating into the complaint of illegal mining in Goa,” a senior crime branch official said.
The former chief minister had moved to the court during early morning today and got interim anticipatory bail restraining SIT from arresting him. The court while giving ‘interim relief’…READ more..
IPL betting racket busted at Calangute
Two days after the police busted an alleged interstate Indian Premier League (IPL) betting racket along the northern coastal stretch at Anjuna, the sleuths conducted another raid in the tourist-popular hub at Calangute.
Two bookies Chandrashekar Thaku from Chattisgarh and Lalit Shyam from Haryana were caught red-handed while accepting bets during the match between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight riders. In the late Thursday night raid at the hotel premise, the Calangute police also seized 12 mobile phones, two laptops and other articles related to the gambling.
Earlier, the Anjuna police had swooped down on three other persons while accepting…READ more..
Bike thief caught in Canacona
The traffic cell of Canacona today intercepted one black Pulsor motorcycle near Govt. HSS Mastimol, Canacona, which was without the front and back registration number plates. The bike was intercepted by PSI Gautam Salunke and staff of Canacona traffic cell.
Upon thorough interrogation, the rider named Jishnu from Malappuram Kerala, revealed that, he had stolen the said motorcycle from the parking area of Margao railway station, after which, he had removed the number plates and was about to flee to Kerala with the motorcycle.
The said accused person and the motorcycle has been handed over to Canacona police station for further…READ more..
Eight bombs found in Pune defence locality
Pune: Walkers in Dighi area alerted the police after they found eight ‘bomb-like’ objects in the hilly defence area around 10.30 am on Wednesday.
Cops rushed to the spot and later informed the defence authorities. According to the police, citizens were alarmed after seeing the objects. The police confirmed that the suspicious objects were bombs, and it was later diffused.
The area is used by defence personnel for ammunition practice and the bombs must have been left due to negligence.
Police are investigating the case.
Last week, a beggar found a bomb-like object in a dustbin and tried to break it open for…READ more..
Calangute police rescues 17-yr-old kidnapped girl
In a quick rescue operation, the Calangute police arrested a Belgaum- Karnataka native on charges of allegedly kidnapping an underage girl from a local village here.
Sameer alias Raya, who has been staying on a temporary address at a coastal village was arrested after a long interrogation session at the police station.
“The girl’s family lodged a complaint that their 17-year-old daughter is missing since 00:45am on Saturday. Raya was summoned to the police for questioning since she was last seen with him. He confessed to have kidnapped her after which we placed him under arrest,” police inspector Jivba Dalvi said.
Police sub inspector…READ more..