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26-year-old held for pelting stone at state transport bus

Our Correspondent : 02 Feb. 2013
NAGPUR: Imambada police have arrested the driver of a four-wheeler for allegedly smashing the windshield of a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) bus after a dispute over driving with the bus driver near Siraspeth on Wednesday. Enraged after a minor traffic offence, Akshay Petkar pelted a stone at the bus which damaged the windshield.

It is learnt that the driver of the Nagpur-bound ST bus Rajaram Pathak had stopped the vehicle near Siraspeth to pick up some children. While leaving the stop, the bus grazed past Petkar's four-wheeler, which left him very angry.

Police said Petkar overtook the bus and brought it to a halt by blocking the way. Petkar initially picked up a verbal duel with ST driver Pathak but later hurled a stone at the windshield, causing damage of Rs 4,500.

Imambada police booked Petkar for wrongful confinement, acts endangering life and personal property of others, and damaging public

Gujarat: Police Inspector arrested for raping woman, extorting Rs 50,000 from her

Our Correspondent : 11 Jan. 2013
Ahmedabad: The Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested a Police Inspector in Ahmedabad for allegedly raping a 37-year-old woman and extorting Rs 50,000 from her. An FIR was registered against Inspector FM Qureshi, after the woman lodged a complaint on Monday, and he was arrested by the Crime Branch, police said.
The victim told the police that she had come to Ahmedabad to attend hearing in a case in the Gujarat High Court on November 1, 2012. As she knew no one in the city, she came in contact with Qureshi, posted as a security officer at the HC. Initially, Qureshi behaved in a hospitable manner and arranged papers related to her case apart from managing her stay at a hotel run by his friend, police said.
He also accompanied her to Bhuj, about 300-km from Ahmedabad, while on duty. In Bhuj, he arranged her a lawyer. On way back to the city from Bhuj, Qureshi opened up to her and expressed a desire to marry her after divorcing his wife, police said. Mina Jagtap, the woman's lawyer, told PTI "He said he didn't share a cordial relationship with his wife and wanted to divorce her." The complaint further said between November 1 and December 31, Qureshi took her to hotels on various pretexts and allegedly raped her. He also took Rs 50,000 from her. Qureshi told her that if she didn't marry him, he would kill himself, according to the complaint.
The woman said the police officer had been lying about his marital relationship and he later started blackmailing and threatening her, leading her to file the complaint.