Farmers demand action man who 'cheated' them of Rs150 crore

The fraudster collected money from the farmers and gave them predated cheques and a covering letter to the banks on Rs20 bond paper with promises to double their money in 45 days

Salem: Over 240 farmers in the district have submitted petitions to police, demanding action against a man who reportedly cheated them of Rs150 crore by promising to double their money in 45 days, reports PTI.

The farmers in their complaint said he had collected some money from them and given them predated cheques with the amount and a covering letter to the banks on Rs20 bond paper and a statement of accounts. However when they approached the bank they found there was no money in the accounts.

Police said they are investigating the veracity of the complaints and could take action only if they received solid evidence.

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Uttarakhand to give Rs1.87 relief in petrol hike

Following the cabinet decision, consumers from Uttarakhand would get a relief of Rs1.87 per litre on petrol prices

Dehra Dun: After a steep hike in petrol prices announced by the centre, the Uttarakhand government has decided to waive off VAT on the increased amount, providing a a relief of Rs1.87 per litre to the people of the state, reports PTI.

A decision to this effect was taken at the state cabinet presided over by chief minister Vijay Bahuguna here last night, official sources said here on Thursday.

Following the cabinet decision, the consumers of the hill state would get a relief of Rs1.87 per litre on the prices of petrol, they said.

After the hike in the prices last night, petrol is currently being sold in Uttarakhand at the rate of Rs75.24 per litre.

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Zohal Hamid moves HC to withdraw molestation case against Pomersbach

 Pomersbach was arrested last Friday for allegedly molesting her and injuring her fiance Sahil Peerzada after an IPL party in a five-star hotel in Delhi

New Delhi: American national Zohal Hamid on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court seeking quashing of the first information report (FIR) in the molestation case against Australian cricketer Luke Pomersbach after both the parties reached a settlement last night, reports PTI.

The petition by Zohal in the High Court is likely to be taken up on Friday.

Pomersbach was arrested last Friday for allegedly molesting her and injuring her fiance Sahil Peerzada after an IPL party in a five-star hotel here.

Pomersbach, playing for Royal Bangalore Challengers (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), was later released on bail on the condition that he would not leave the country and contact Zohal.

Pomersbach had allegedly hit Sahil when he objected to the cricketer's alleged misbehaviour with Zohal. In the fight, Pomersbach had also got his right hand fractured.

The first indication to this out of court settlement came yesterday when Sahil's brother Feroz claimed they did not want to pursue the case. Feroz had said that Pomersbach should not have done what he did.

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