Bhopal diary: Bullet-carrying women, bursting crackers on court premises, and more

A 30-year-old woman, who runs a training institute for insurance agents in Mumbai was recently caught by CISF personnel for carrying four live bullets in her luggage.

Published: 10th November 2017 11:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th November 2017 11:45 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

Mumbai woman nabbed with bullets in bag at Bhopal Airport

A 30-year-old woman, who runs a training institute for insurance agents in Mumbai was recently caught by CISF personnel for carrying four live bullets in her luggage. The incident came to light when the woman and her mother, on their way to board a flight to Mumbai, placed their luggages in the security scanner. The police detained her. However, upon inspection they couldn’t find any arms on her.

While interrogation, when she couldn’t provide a satisfactory answer about the presence of bullets, the CISF personnel and Gandhinagar police booked her under the Arms Act. The 30-year-old woman was produced here before court and was sent to jail.

Fake priest dupes bank officer woman

A woman officer at a nationalised bank in Bhopal was recently duped by a man who claimed to remove shani-prakop — adverse effect of planet Saturn in Hindu astrology — from her and her family’s life. The man dressed as priest recently came to woman officer’s house in the posh Arera Colony area. He told her that the reason for her and her family’s problems was shani-prakop.

The fake priest also convinced her to get a special puja done by him for removing the curse. Subsequently, the man decamped with cash and jewellery worth around `4 lakh. Acting on the complaint by the woman, the police managed to track and nab the culprit, a 40-year-old man Amrit Joshi, who resides in city’s Piplani area.

Bird watching to be promoted among students

The Regional Museum of Natural History Bhopal is organizing a Bird Watching Program for students of Class VI to Class XII for five hours on November 12 morning. During the special program, the participant school students will get a chance to identify birds under the guidance of ornithologists. The camp will be particularly interesting for the upcoming shutterbugs as there will be a lot of visual delights for their cameras. Twenty students will be selected on first-come-first-serve basis.

Panic inside court complex

Panic gripped the Bhopal district court premises recently following loud gunshot-like noises from inside the complex. People inside the premises ran helter-skelter for cover fearing a terror attack in the complex. However, a few minutes later it came to light that an elderly woman had let off some crackers.

Detained by a female cop posted at the court premises, the woman from city’s Malviya Nagar area told the cops that she did it for bringing the authorities’ attention to her over-two-decade-old land encroachment in which she is still awaiting justice. “I had no intention of disregarding the court. I did it only to raise my voice for justice,” said the woman. After being detained for preventive action by cops, she was released a few hours later.

Anuraag Singh

The author is the correspondent of the New Indian Express in Madhya Pradesh.

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