Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Nov 2018 11:47:44











THE cold-blooded killing of Police Inspector (PSI) Chhatrapati Chide, attached to Ngbhid police station in Chandrapur district, is a gory example of how those involved in illegal businesses have stooped to inhuman levels. While discharging his duty to control illegal smuggling of liquor in the dry district of Chandrapur, the PSI had to lay down his life. This shows how rampant smuggling of liquor is in the dry district of Chandrapur and how those involved in this illegal business have lost all fear of law. Their temerity to challenge the law and the law -enforcement authority has gone to such an extent that they carry on their business either through greasing of willing palms or by taking resort to violent means, which invariably ends up in loss of life for an honest public servant. There are gangs of such operators in various fields like coal mafia, the sand mafia. Law enforcing authorities, especially those who stick to principles and discharge their duties honestly, are often in the danger of being targeted by these groups of criminals. They need to be crushed ruthlessly.




BRING in ‘elite honesty’ or any other hyperbole to boost its cricketers, scars of the ugly ball-tampering scandal are prominently showing on the Australian team’s psyche. The struggle in the UAE against Pakistan while losing a Test series and the pathetic surrender to South Africa in the Perth One-Dayer are evidences of the Australian team’s inability to cope with the aftermath of the ‘sandpaper-gate’. If ever India got a chance to roll over the Oz then this is it. The Aussies, without the services of Steven Smith and David Warner, are vulnerable to a collapse just at the hint of pressure. This is no exaggeration but a statement based on the reality of human emotions. A sagging morale is the worst thing for a sportsman and the Australians have found themselves embroiled in this unwanted situation. For India, this is a golden opportunity to hit them where it hurts the most and emerge victorious in the four-Test series starting December. Of course it is easier said than done, but based on the current form India are the favourites in the Aussie land.