Kerala News Today: Monson Mavunkal fraud case: Former DIG Surendran's wife granted interim anticipatory bail
Kerala News HIGHLIGHTS: Monson Mavunkal cheating case: The Crime Branch on Sunday (Sep 3) issued a notice to former DIG Surendran's wife Bindulekha in connection with an antiquities fraud case involving fake antique dealer Monson Mavunkal. She was asked to appear for interrogation at the Crime Branch office in Kalamassery on September 8.
5.00 PM: Aluva rape case: Govt announces immediate relief grant of Rs 1 lakh to survivor's family
Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Veena George on Thursday (Sep 7) said that an immediate relief grant of Rs 1 lakh will be sanctioned to the family of a minor girl who was allegedly abducted, sexually assaulted, and abandoned in a paddy field in Aluva. The minister stated that the government had already made arrangements for the child to receive medical treatment free of charge at Ernakulam Medical College and had given the hospital Rs 10,000 in cash as immediate assistance.
4.30 PM: Accused in Aluva sexual assault case taken into police custody after intensive search
After an intensive search, the police nabbed the accused in the Chathanapuram sexual assault case on Thursday (Sep 7) from a bar in Aluva. Christil, the accused, is a resident of Chenkal in Thiruvananthapuram. After using CCTV footage to verify his identity, police apprehended him in Aluva near a bar. In November 2022, he was arrested in a theft case in Perumbavoor and was released from Viyyur jail on the 10th of the last month.
3.45 PM: Monson Mavunkal cheating case: Former DIG Surendran's wife granted interim anticipatory bail
The High Court granted interim anticipatory bail to the wife of former DIG S Surendran. The seventh accused in the case, Bindu Lekha, was granted anticipatory bail with conditions. The crime branch had issued a notice to appear for questioning tomorrow. The report given by the crime branch in the court stated that Bindulekha has a major role in antiquities fraud and money laundering.
2.00 PM: Vehicles to be confiscated, fined if found littering in public places: Minister M B Rajesh
12.45 PM: Medical negligence case: 3 accused released after questioning in Harshina case
The investigative team questioned three of the accused doctor and nurses in the Harshina medical negligence case on Thursday at the Medical College police station. After receiving an arrest warrant, the three defendants—a doctor and two nurses—were released one hour later.
11.00 AM: Toddy shop auction will now be online; Kerala govt issues circular
As part of the Kerala government's policy of making all services online, the government has decided to make the sale of toddy shops online to ensure transparency in the alcohol production, distribution and sale sector and to protect the rights of consumers.
9.45 AM: Four youths arrested for possession of drugs in Kochi
The police arrested four youths from two different locations in Kochi over the possession of MDMA. While two were caught in Palarivattom with 54 grams of MDMA, the other two were held in Shanthipuram with 4.42 grams of MDMA.
9.30 AM: Puthuppally Byelection: Exit poll predicts UDF's resounding win with 18,000-vote majority
With hours left for the counting of votes in Puthuppally, the Axis My India poll has predicted that the UDF candidate Chandy Oommen will gain a majority of around 18,000 votes, 14 per cent more votes than LDF candidate Jaick C Thomas. The poll predicts the UDF will receive 53% of the vote, with Chandy Oommen receiving support from 50% of male voters and 56% of female voters. However, projections indicate that the LDF will only obtain 39% of the vote, with Jaick C. Thomas receiving the support of 41% of men and 37% of women.
8.45 AM: Three-member family found dead in Nedumbasserry
A family of three members was found hanging dead inside their house in Nedumbassery's Kurumassery. Gopi, his wife Sheela and their son Shibin were found dead at their house. It is reported that the financial burden of the son led to the suicide. It is alleged that Shibin took money from many people to take people abroad however, they could not be taken. Suicide is suspected under this pressure.
8.25 AM: Shocking! 8-year-old abducted while asleep, sexually assaulted in Aluva; Suspect nabbed
In yet another shocking incident, an eight-year-old was abducted while she was sleeping with her parents and sexually assaulted in Aluve in the wee hours of Thursday. Locals found her naked and covered in blood at around 5.30 am.
8.11 AM: IMD predicts heavy rainfall, thunderstorms; Issues yellow alert in 6 districts today
The IMD has predicted a possibility of heavy rain in the state today. A yellow alert has been announced in various districts including Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki, Ernakulam and Thrissur. The weather department has informed that in the next 3 hours, there is a chance of moderate rain at isolated places in all the districts of Kerala.