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Actor Ronit Roy held for rash driving; gets bail

Mumbai: Actor Ronit Roy was arrested here on Thursday after his car rammed into another car injuring three of its four occupants, including a woman who is in critical condition. A court later granted him bail. The incident occurred on the Link Road near Amboliin the Andheri West suburb around 6.30 a.m. The other car was thrown off the road and overturned. The 42-year-old actor was driving his Mercedes at a high speed when he rammed into the oncoming car in which a family was travelling. The victims have been identified as Deepak Darera, 60, his wife Kanta, 55, and their daughters Pooja, 24, and Sneha, 28, police said. Three of the four members of the Darera family from Lokhandwala Complex in Andheri were injured. One of them is reported to be critical at the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital. Following a complaint by the victims, Roy was arrested and presented before a holiday magistrate in Bandra. (IANS)

 Witness in Sanjiv Bhatt’s case go missing

Ahmedabad: One of the key witnesses in the case against suspended IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt, who has been accused of forcing a constable to sign a false affidavit, has gone missing since Tuesday, police said on Thursday. The witness Sharanik Shah, who lives in Chandkheda area in Ahmedabad is missing since 12 am on October 25 as per his family, which initially believed that he had gone to Mahudi in Gandhinagar district for some ritual that was to be performed during Diwali. However, since Shah did not return till last night, a missing person’s complaint was registered by his family and further investigation in the matter is on, police said. According to the FIR of constable K D Pant, based on which Bhatt was arrested, Shah had come with Pant to Bhatt’s residence on the night of June 16. (PTI)

 Infant death toll in Bengal rises to 13

Kolkata: Two more infants died on Thursday at the government-run B C Roy Children’s Hospital here taking the crib death toll to 13 in three days in a rerun of the tragedy when 18 babies passed away in two days in the same hospital in June. The crib deaths have raised questions on the medical care at West Bengal’s largest referral hospital for children following accusations of negligence by parents but Hospital authorities maintained there is “nothing abnormal” or “unusual” in the deaths because the babies are brought in an “extremely critical” condition. (PTI)

 Hearing on Rajiv killers’ plea today

Chennai: The Madras High Court is slated to resume on Friday hearing on the petitions by three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case seeking commutation of capital punishment. The court had on August 30 stayed for eight weeks the execution of Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan while admitting their pleas for commuting their death sentence to life term. The three, lodged in Vellore jail, wQere convicted and sentenced to death in the case relating to the assassination of Gandhi (PTI)


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