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FCI general manager arrested for raping woman colleague
Jaipur: A senior official of a public sector undertaking has been arrested in Jaipur for allegedly raping a woman colleague, police said on Wednesday. The woman had lodged a case against Manmit Singh Bhullar (45) – general manager with the Food Corporation of India (FCI) – at the Bajaj Nagar police station on June 1, said Additional Superintendent of Police Mool Singh Rana. According to the woman, Bhullar harassed her and was putting pressure on her to have physical relations with him. She complained that the accused had raped her in Jaipur on May 23 and in Delhi on May 29, Rana said, adding that a medical examination has confirmed rape. Meanwhile, Bhullar, fearing action, took transfer to Jammu and Kashmir. He was summoned to Jaipur through a notice on Monday and arrested on Tuesday after interrogation. He was produced before the court on Wednesday and sent to 15-day judicial custody, the officer said. A case has been registered under Sections 376 and 384 of the Indian Penal Code, he added. (PTI)

Man killed over parking dispute in Rajasthan
Bikaner: A petty dispute over a parking spot proved fatal for a car driver in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district, police said Wednesday. Chanratan Modi, the 40-year-old driver, died on Tuesday night after he was beaten by Sunil Sampat Mali, Sunil Lal Mali, and Laliy Mali, Srikolayat SHO Jagdish Singh said. He said the three accused first entered into an argument with the car driver over parking issues. Soon after the argument turned into a brawl, the officer added. The victim fell unconscious and was rushed to the state-run PBM Hospital where he was declared brought dead, Singh said, adding that a case of murder was registered against the accused. The body was handed over to the family members after postmortem, he said. (PTI)

Delhi cop shot dead by unidentified miscreants
New Delhi: A Delhi Police head constable was shot dead allegedly by unidentified men in the Jaitpur area here, an official said Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Ram Avtar. He was posted as head constable at south Delhi’s Ambedkar Nagar Police Station, they said. The incident took place Tuesday night when he was going to a shop near his house in southeast Delhi’s Jaitpur area, a senior police officer said. He said Avtar had returned home around 8 pm after completing his duty and was attacked between 10:30 pm and 10:45 pm. The official said police are probing all angles and a search is underway to nab the perpetrators. (PTI)

Maoists torch two vehicles in Jharkhand
Ranchi: Two vehicles involved in coal mining in Jharkhand’s Latehar district were set on fire on Wednesday by Maoists, police said. The militants from the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI) raided a coal mine near Balumath railway station, poured petrol on the vehicles and set them on fire after taking the security guards captive, a police officer said. The PLFI claimed that the mining work was done without their permission. Maoists, who are active in several districts in Jharkhand, frequently demand “protection money” from traders as well as industrialists. (PTI)

Two IAS officials suspended
Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government has suspended two senior IAS officials for their alleged role in the Haridwar-Udhamsingh Nagar-Bareilly highway (NH-74) compensation scam, an official said on Wednesday.
Pankaj Kumar Pandey and Chandresh Yadav have been found working arbitrarily and being involved in financial irregularities in connection with the widening of the national highway. The suspended officials have been attached to Additional Chief Secretary (Personnel) Radha Raturi for now. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had ordered the probe and disciplinary action has been ordered against them. The Bharatiya Janata Party government, soon after coming to power, had ordered the probe into the matter and suspended seven sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) including one who was retired. (IANS)