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Mumbai gangster-turned politician Arun Gawli convicted in murder case

According to prosecution, Jamsandekar was murdered at the behest of Gawli, who had, along with the co-accused, conspired to execute the Shiv Sena corporator

Mumbai: The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Friday convicted gangster turned politician Arun Gawli in the murder case of Shiv Sena corporator Kamlakar Jamsandekar, reports PTI.


The court also convicted eleven others accused while the sentence will be pronounced on 27th August.


One of the accused, Bala Surve, died during trial, while three accused were acquitted for lack of evidence.


Jamsandekar was shot dead in March 2008 at his Asalpha residence in suburban Ghatkopar. Gawli was arrested on 21 May 2008 and has been in custody since then.


On 7 October 2010, the court had framed charges against Gawli and other accused under MCOCA, sections 302 (Murder), 34 (common intention) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC, while Gawli and others had pleaded innocence.


According to police, the contract of killing Jamsandekar was allegedly given by accused Sahebrao Bhintade and Bala Surve, who were reportedly his (Jamsandekar's) rivals in construction business and the local politics.


The crime branch had said that the other reason why Jamsandekar was executed was that Bintade and Surve were eyeing a plot at Saki Naka in suburban Mumbai and Jamsandekar reportedly "refused to cooperate".


According to prosecution, Jamsandekar was murdered at the behest of Gawli, who had, along with the co-accused, conspired to execute him.


The chargesheet said that a sum of Rs30 lakh was paid to the Gawli gang for the job. The trial had commenced from October 2010.


Subramanian Swamy to file a review petition in SC

Dr Swamy said the apex court has given its verdict on issues which he never raised and not touched on the important aspect of huge loss to the nation

New Delhi: Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy on Friday said he will seek a review of the Supreme Court judgement dismissing his petition in the 2G spectrum case against Finance Minister P Chidambaram, reports PTI.


"I will seek a review of the judgement. I did not talk about conspiracy. I spoke about loss to the nation," Swamy said outside the Supreme Court shortly after his petition was rejected.


"It is a bad judgement. The Supreme Court never allowed me to complete my submissions," he told reporters.


He said the court has given its verdict on issues which he never raised and not touched on the important aspect of huge loss to the nation.


Government quickly came out in strong defence of Chidambaram. "Chidambaram has nothing to do with 2G case. Swamy is always involved in filing these kind of petitions. So, there is no ground for his petition. We will face him legally and politically if he tries to malign the Congress party," Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy said.


Even if Subramanian Swamy files a review peition in the apex court, it will be dismissed as he has no case, the minister said.


While welcoming the apex court's verdict, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni criticised Swamy's decision to file a review petition. "He (Swamy) is doing this to be always in the news. It's just wastage of court's time. Earlier also the court had dismissed his appeal against our party colleague (Chidambaram) on the ground that there is no evidence against him in the 2G case," Soni said.


Law Minister Salman Khurshid said, "I certainly can express great satisfaction on the judgement. I had great conviction from the beginning and the court has also accepted our arguments in the case."


He said that this was Swamy's second failed attempt to make Chidambaram a co-accused in 2G case. "I think that one should allow the Supreme Court to take a final call on something".


BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, however, said that the government should not be so happy as they got a reprieve in the case only on technical grounds.


"The whole Government is responsible for the 2G scam. If the Government has got relief in one case due to technical reasons, it doesn't mean the ministers are innocent".


Secrets of healthy living in a hostile world

We need to bring about the beneficial remedies in modern medicine into medical care that is inexpensive, safe and effective. But vested interests in modern medicine are scuttling every effort with an old but effective whip “there is no evidence base”

“The greatest truths are the simplest, and so are the greatest men”— JC & AW Hare

When one ponders over the multitude of risk factors in and around us in this hostile world, one wonders as to how we are alive at all. Medical claptrap informs us day in and day out about the multitude of potions—chemical drugs, surgeries, special foods, tonics, etc to keep us alive. The truth is that most, if not all, of those heavily advertised items damage the system further than helping us. The truth is that there is a very complicated, yet simple system inside each of the one hundred thousand billion cells inside the human body to compute all the internal and external inputs through multiple sources to eventually put in place two fascinating energy systems, a low energy and high energy systems, to keep us going.  

Let us first examine this nature’s computer inside every cell which existed for nearly a billion and half years before the first nerves ever appeared in a jellyfish. It took another half a billion years for cranial nerves and brain to appear in organisms including man. The myth that the brain and the nervous systems alone keep us going has to give place to a more holistic view that there are many other important systems that help keep man alive. Then we will progress further in our understanding of human physiology and pathology. Life is a complicated system of individual cell functions in the body in an interdependent manner to keep us alive and healthy. If the ten thousand odd proteins that are present inside each one of the trillions of cells in our bodies do not work well we will have disease states. For recovery from any illness, body cells will have to function normally again.  

Our approach in the “so-called” evidence based modern medicine is to try and correct those changes (not knowing what they are) in disease states using chemicals or surgery. As a quick-fix, apparently, they help some people some times but all of them damage some part of the human system almost always, sometimes as late as five years after the event. One good example is a painkiller trasylol which is now known to kill the recipient as late as five years after he/she had it! What happened to another pain killer wyoxx is now common knowledge. These measures have now resulted in considerable misery for mankind. To quote the most authentic scientific body of the USA: “The National Academy’s data attributes 100,000 deaths per year to physicians’ errors, added to well over 100,000 deaths due to severe drug interactions and another 100,000 fatalities from hospital-based-infections. (For a detailed analysis, see Death By Medicine, by Gary S Null, et a)”. This is from a country with less than one-third the population of India. Thank God, we do not have statistics like this for India. 

What is the remedy? We must get to know the true physiology of cell function and try and see how we could restore that in the unlikely event of disease in a more natural way rather than inflicting chemical and surgical damage to the cells where possible. The fruitless research of modern medicine is based on statistical science and not true hard science. The “failure of millions of dollars spent on AIDS vaccine, failure of interferon as a wonder drug for cancer management with the latter still eluding a cure despite billions being wasted on cancer research and cancer screening (the latter has been shown to be useless and dangerous), and the ravages caused by drugs like Thalidomide and Thorazine,” are there for all of us to see. Reports are pouring in now to show that Thalidomide was used in pregnant women in New Zealand those days as guinea pigs for testing the drug, resulting in many monsters being born there.

We need to arrange an urgent marriage between the beneficial remedies in modern medicine “like the excellent emergency care methods, brilliant surgical successes, time tested and harmless pharmaceuticals as also the newer life style changes” with the best and scientifically authenticated multitude of methods in many other systems of medicine into a judicious integrated system of medical care that is inexpensive, safe and effective under all circumstances. Unfortunately, the vested interests in modern medicine are scuttling every effort in this field by hitting those efforts with an old but, effective whip “there is no evidence base” in other systems of medical care. This is the biggest lie in the world.  

Let us examine how we can use natural methods to get the damaged cells back to normalcy. The ten thousand odd proteins in each cell are functionally better than our supercomputers. They have two energy systems—the Low energy system and the High energy system. Initially, the proteins process all the information they collect from the body as also the outside world into a low energy information system which primes the other proteins to a high energy functional system that could power the body as a whole. In this milieu there are certain specific proteins that do the directing or chaperoning job very effectively. One such chaperone protein is the Heat Shock Protein, HSP 70. It is otherwise called Stress Responsive Protein (SRP 70) as it responds to every kind of stress in the cells.

The HSP 70 protein is supervised by the HSP 70 gene. HSP 70 protein could be re-primed by heating the cell to 47 degree centigrade but, that can never be done in the human body. The other method is to use some kind of natural energy to do the job. In health the cell uses the energy coming from the main source, sunlight, as also the magnetic energy generated by lightening throwing a halo of Schuman energy field around the earth. (Schumann effect) Since all proteins are but carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen as in the DNA along with amino-acids that come from food. The electromagnetic energy used by the cell proteins which is then transduced to fire the mitochondria inside every cell to produce energy needed for life. 

Glen Gordon was one of NIH’s brilliant young scientists, 4th in hierarchy at one stage. He was a pioneer in this field of trying to regenerate the damaged (ischaemic) cells back to normal. This made the American Medical Association to file a law suit against him, which did not materialize at the end. He lost his entire grant support, though. He would not relent. He has come up with a small Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) generator powered by a battery to stimulate and up-regulate the depressed HSP 70 protein and thereby regenerate the cells again. My own initial enthusiasm with this toy of his is exciting. This is not the right forum to disclose such serious research data as it has to be done through a recognized scientific publication. Nonetheless, the results are an opening for us to look more deeply into many such natural methods of making the sick cells (individuals) to regain their strength and health without any long-term detriment to the owner in the bargain. 

The marriage between the best in both worlds, as suggested above, is our only solution in this dangerous state in which modern medical claptrap and statistical science have landed us. We need a holistic approach to human, nay, all problems of this world. 

 “And all the loveliest things there be

Come simply, so it seems to me”— Edna St. Vincent Millay


(Professor Dr BM Hegde, a Padma Bhushan awardee in 2010, is an MD, PhD, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dublin), FACC and FAMS. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, Chairman of the State Health Society's Expert Committee, Govt of Bihar, Patna. He is former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University at Mangalore and former professor for Cardiology of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London. Prof Dr Hegde can be contacted at [email protected])



nagesh kini

5 years ago

The great doctor's idea of bringing about the marriage between the best is both is the "lovliest thing" to use his last quote. His quotes are really apt!
Having audited statutory as well as Pharmaceutical Price Contol Order costs certification audits of major MNC Pharma majors as well as domestic cos, I can confirm that Dr. Hegde is bang on.
The GOI has an Ayush - Ayurveda, Unani and Homeopathy - policy at the Union Health ministry, but none of their treatment is accepted by the IRDA for Mediclaim. This lacuna needs to be plugged, it can bring down medical treatment costs considerably.

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