5 RPF jawans suspended for looting, misbehaving with passengers


Five jawans of the Railway Protection force (RPF) were today suspended after they were found guilty of misbehaving and looting a passenger in the Jodhpur-Howrah Express.

The RPF jawans were the escort party of the train number 12308 which was on its way to Howrah.
"The incident occurred on Tuesday when the jawans boarded the train at Parasnath station of the East Central Railway under Dhanbad Divison and misbehaved with and looted about Rs 1,000 from a passenger," RPF sources said.
Victim Biswajeet Mandal after reaching Dhanbad lodged a complaint with the RPF post and was also administered medical aid at the Dhanbad Railway Hospital.
RPF commandant Shashi Kumar conducted an inquiry into the matter and, after investigation, found the five jawans guilty, following which they were suspended, sources said.

Man accused of 1992 murder of Indian family in Dubai sentenced to death

A CBI court in Ahmedabad has convicted Ravjibhai Manubhai Pawar of the murder of his Indian employer and four other members of his family in Dubai in 1992 and sentenced him to death.

A press release from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said that its investigations had shown that Pawar, while working as a domestic servant in Dubai, had kileld Mr Ramesh K Sagar and four others of Mr Sagar's family on January 4, 1992.

He was also accused of rape and of stealing household articles, including clothes, ornaments and cash.

Pawar feld from Dubai on January 5 and came to India. On the basis of an Interpol alert, he was nabbed on January 10 by the Gujarat police and a first information report (FIR)was registered.

Since the accused was an Indian national and the offence took place outside India, the case was entrusted to the CBI. The Dubai Police had also registered an FIR and collected evidence, which was used by the CBI during investigation and trial of the case, the release said.

The chargesheet was filed on January 23, 1992 in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Chikhli. The trial court found him guilty and convicted him.

The case was registered by the CBI, Ahmedabad (now Gandhinagar) Branch on April 27, 1992 on the basis of the request and consent of the Government of Gujarat for futher investigation of the case filed at the Chikhli Police Station, the release added.


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