Cop who was dragged by car, dies
Assistant Sub Inspector Amritlal Bhilala, 58, who was critically wounded after being hit and dragged by a speeding car during night-check duty on June 16, succumbed to injuries on Thursday evening. Despite sustained efforts by doctors at the Narmada Hospital, the cop who had sustained multiple injuries lost the battle for life. The funeral procession on Friday morning saw Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and DGP Rishi Kumar Shukla shoulder the cop’s mortal remains. With the ASI succumbing to wounds, three youngsters Abhishek, Mohit and Mayank, arrested in the case, will now be booked for murder under Section 302 of IPC.
Prank calls a major headache for Dial 100
The nuisance of blank, prank calls continues to be a major headache for the Dial 100, the MP police’ emergency dial and response service headquartered in Bhopal. Out of the distress calls being received daily, around 75% continue to be prank and blank calls. Of the total 86,22,472 calls received by the Dial 100 service in 2017, 65,04,122 calls were fake calls, which when converted into percentage terms amounted to over 75% of all incoming calls. Unable to curb the nuisance, the telecom wing of the police department is coming up with an Artificial Intelligence software, which promises to reduce these fake and prank calls significantly .
BJP MLAs slam ministers in Assembly
Opposition legislators cornering ruling party and government in the union and state legislature isn’t new. However, the Monsoon session of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly saw at least two BJP MLAs attack their own government in the House. BJP MLA from Bhind, Narendra Singh Kushwah slammed PWD minister Rampal Singh on the floor of House for slow construction of road in his constituency. Minister of state Vishwas Sarang had to ensure a truce between the two BJP leaders. The second day saw BJP MLA Neelam Mishra weep in the House while alleging that the police were harassing her husband and family in Rewa district at the behest of Cabinet minister Rajendra Shukla. She even sat on a dharna in the Well of House on coming to know that her husband and Congress leader Abhay Mishra was detained in Dewas district.
MP STF rescues seven Sand Boas, arrests 10 smugglers
The Madhya Pradesh Police’s Special Task Force (STF) recently rescued seven endangered Sand Boas after raiding locations in adjoining Hoshangabad and Sehore districts. Ten smugglers were arrested by the STF Wildlife Cell with the help of forest department. The STF team posing as buyers nabbed the smugglers when they were trying to sell the Sand Boas for about I1 crore. Sand Boas are high in demand in China, Taiwan and Malaysia, as these snakes are believed to be auspicious in these Asian countries. They are also smuggled in India for superstitious practices and black magic.