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Police Medal for 19 Gujarat cops on Republic Day 2022

Gandhinagar: Nineteen police personnel from Gujarat have been chosen to receive Police Medals this Republic Day. Of these, two have been named for President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 17 for Police Medal for Meritorious Service. The Union Home ministry on Tuesday released a list of names of personnel chosen for the Police Medal...

Gujarat police to fill up 27,847 posts in coming months: Harsh Sanghvi

Ahmedabad: The state government would make nearly 28,000 appointments in the Gujarat police in the coming months. The announcement was made by minister of state (Home) Harsh Sanghvi on Monday. The decision was taken by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel who also holds the portfolio of Home in Gujarat government. The recruitment will be done across...

Gujarat police’s special drive helps nab 53 fake doctors from state

A special drive by Gujarat police has resulted in 53 fake doctors being nabbed by the cops. The special drive was initiated after the surge in pandemic led to a rise in COVID cases and many turned doctors to take advantage of people’s desperation and trade in medicines and injections and sometimes play with the...

Ayesha Suicide Case: Accused husband Aarif nabbed from Rajasthan

The Gujarat Police on Monday arrested Aarif Khan, the husband of Ayesha, who committed suicide in Ahmedabad last month. Aarif Khan, who was absconding, was arrested in Pali. Shyam Singh, a senior police officer of Jalore district, said that the Gujarat police arrested Khan and the Rajasthan Police extended all the required support. Aarif Khan...

Gujarat: Second phase of COVID-19 vaccination begins

The second phase of immunisation against COVID-19 began in Gujarat on Sunday, with top officials including collectors, superintendent of police and cops getting vaccinated against the deadly virus. Under the vaccination drive that started on January 16, over 2.46 lakh healthcare workers have been already provided the first dose of the COVID-19 jab. Under the...

IPS officer KG Bhati no more

An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the 1999 batch, KG Bhati, on Sunday passed away due to multiple organ failure. KG Bhati was last year posted as inspector general (IG) of Ahmedabad Range. After suffering a heart attack a few days back, Bhati was taken to a private hospital off SG Highway for treatment....

Constable Sunita Yadav who took on MLA’s son says she is under political pressure

Sunita Yadav, the constable who took on Minister of State Kishore Kanani’s son and friends for breaking curfew norms and driving around in a car without a mask did a FB live in which she said what the people got to see was only ‘timepass Sunday’ and ‘the whole movie was yet to be released’....

Unarmed constables in Gujarat can now probe cases which carry imprisonment of up to 5 years

Unarmed police constables in Gujarat with over five years of experience can now investigate criminal cases where the imprisonment is upto five years, the state said in a release. The move is aimed to help the state in early disposal of criminal cases and is likely to boost the morale of the lower cadre cops....

Gujarat Cops recover 720 bottles from car as driver abandons vehicle to escape police

Police in Banaskantha in Gujarat recovered 720 bottles of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) worth Rs 75,000 from an abandoned car on Wednesday. The driver of the Maruti 800 car abandoned it and fled after cops tried to stop him during a routine checking. A police patrol team found something suspicious about a Maruti 800...

Police dept in city records first Covid19 death after head constable succumbs to disease

A head constable in the city succumbed to Covid19 making him the first such fatality due to the disease in the police department. Head constable Bharatji Somaji, posted at the Krishnanagar police station, who had tested positive for Corona and was under treatment, died due to the disease on Monday. Ahmedabad police commissioner, Ashish Bhatia...

Migrants pelt stones at police in Ahmedabad, tear gas shells lobbed, several detained

Close to 100 migrant workers gathered at the IIM-Ahmedabad road in the city in Vastrapur area and pelted stones at the police and passers-by on Monday. The migrants were demanding that they be sent home. Police had to lob teargas shells to disperse the crowd and several of them were detained, police said. They said...

Police in Jamnagar bust Satyanarayan Katha being held in violation of lockdown

Devotion landed close to 20 people in trouble in Gujarat’s Jamnagar district after the police swooped down on a Satyanarayan Katha being organised at a house in the village in violation of lockdown norms. The matter pertains to Baman village in Kalavad taluka of Jamnagar district. During routine patrolling, the police sub inspector got a...