Nagpurians welcome New Year on a spiritual note

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Jan 2019 13:11:31


Staff Reporter,

Nagpurians welcomed New Year on a spiritual note by visiting various temples of the city to make a positive start of 2019. City’s renowned temples witnessed massive crowd of devotees on Tuesday throughout the day. About two lakh devotees visited Shree Mahalaxmi Jagdamba Devasthan, Koradi, to seek blessings of Goddess Mahalaxmi. Devotees also visited Ganesh Mandir Tekdi to make a fresh start. People also visited Adasa Temple, Sai Mandir on Wardha Road, Agyaram Devi Temple, Balaji Temple, Kali Temple on Tuesday.

Similarly, many youngsters celebrated the New Year with party mood. Bikes zooming past and vehicles honking constantly presented an utterly chaotic scene at the crowded Futala lakeside. Despite the biting cold in the morning, youngsters ventured out with friends to spend new morning of 2019 with gusto.out with friends to spend new morning of 2019 with gusto.

Youth preferred to visit restaurants, water parks and pubs of the city to celebrate the New Year’s eve on Monday. Theme-based parties were in vogue at many places. Renowned hotels like Hotel Centre Point, Tuli Imperial, Tuli International, Raddison Blu arranged theme-based parties for their customers.

Restaurants, Dhabas and hotels also served mouth-watering dishes and all such places were jam packed till late night. The shopping malls, market places and multiplexes also witnessed good footfall on Monday as well as on Tuesday.Many also preferred to celebrate at home instead of going out. Home parties with full of music and food were also common scene till late night.
Many also visited orphanages and old age homes and celebrate New Year with kids and senior citizens. Some NGOs arranged such visits for interested citizens to spread happiness among underprivileged kids and senior citizens.


Cops book 1045 drunk drivers during ‘Nakabandi’
CITY Police booked 1045 drunk drivers during ‘Nakabandi’ at various places across the Second Capital during New Year celebrations. Similarly, Traffic Branch initiated action against 882 drivers for violating traffic rules and collected compounding amount of Rs 6.57 lakh from them. More than 616 Traffic Branch personnel were deployed in the special drive against drunk drivers. Besides Traffic cops, additional staff from headquarters and police stations was deployed in the New year ‘bandobast.


City witnesses two murders during New Year revelry

Special Correspondent,

TWO persons, including a teenage boy, were murdered in separate incidents and five others injured, three of them seriously, in a group clash during New Year celebrations Monday night.

One of the murders was committed over dancing during
revelry in MIDC area while the other took place allegedly
over establishing supremacy by local goons at Jattarodi in Imambada area. In the first incident, Sachin Kale, a resident of Rajeev Nagar, Zenda Chowk, MIDC, had organised a party by installing a music system in front of his house. Sachin's friends were dancing. Ranjit alias Ladi Ramprasad Dhaneshwar (19) and his friend Sunny alias Nassu also went there to enjoy. Sachin did not allow them to dance. A quarrel broke out between Sachin and Ranjit. After heated exchanges, Sachin and his accomplices, including Gowardhan Lala Raut (24), Shankar Lala Raut (19), Nitesh Kale (23), Umadas Lillhare (20), Mangesh Kale (26) and Swapnil Kale (19), all residents of Rajeev Nagar, attacked Ranjit with stumps, stones, bricks and broken tile pieces killing him on the spot. They also attacked Sunny injuring him seriously.

Staff from MIDC Police Station, led by API Gorwe rushed to the spot and sent Ranjit's body for autopsy. Cops arrested the accused youngsters on charges under Sections 143, 147,148, 149, 302 and 307 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Section 135 of Maharashtra Police Act.
In another incident, six anti-social elements stabbed a youth to death at Indira Nagar in Jattarodi.

Identified as Aakash alias Deepak Lekhram Waghmare (25), the deceased was a resident of Indira Nagar.
Around 11.30 pm, Shubham alias Circuit Tayade (20), Mukul alias Tikya Padole (19), Girish Deorao Wasnik (30), Rishikesh Uikey (22) and two of his accomplices kicked the door of Aakash's house. When Aakash opened the door, they dragged him up to Raju Sandil's house and stabbed him repeatedly with sharp-edged weapons. After Aakash collapsed, they fled the spot. A profusely bleeding Aakash was rushed to Government Medical College & Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

After recording the statement of Akshay (19), brother of the deceased, Imambada Police registered an offence under Sections 302, 34 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Section 4,25 of Arms Act and 135 and 142 of Maharashtra Police Act, against Shubham, Mukul, Girish, Rishikesh, and two others. Cops arrested Girish Wasnik and launched a manhunt for other accused goons.

Half an hour before the murder, Rishikesh, Mukul, Shubham, Girish and others were consuming liquor,near the ground at Giri Colony. Suraj Kailash Barmate (29) and his friend Rajesh Sahare went to an isolated place near the ground for attending nature's call. When they were returning, Rishikesh, Mukul, Shubham, and Girish attacked Suraj with big knives. When Suraj's brother Shubham Barmate, sister Ravina, Ajay Vishwakarma, Mahesh Ramdhar Pal tried to rescue Suraj, they also attacked them with sharp-edged weapons. The injured were rushed to Government Medical College & Hospital. Police registered a separate case of riot and attempt-to-murder under Sections 307, 324, 323, 504, 134, 147, 149 of the Indian Penal Code, read with Sections 4,25 of Arms Act and 135 of Maharashtra Police Act, against Rishikesh, Mukul, Shubham, and Girish.