Jewellery, cash worth Rs 88 lakh seized from courier workplace


Vijayawada: Three men were arrested in a raid performed at the branch workplace of a courier service transporting gold, silver, and cash through the hawala route. Unaccounted gold, silver, and coins really worth Rs 88.3lakh became seized from the One Town workplace of Marudhar parcel service. Raids have been performed by project pressure officials headed employing ADCP K V Srinivasa Rao.

Commissioner of police Ch Dwaraka Tirumala Rao said the Mumbai-based courier provider is run employing one Sanjay Jain. The Vijayawada department became run via Deval Narayan Singh (forty-four). Cops seized 1.77kg gold jewelry well worth Rs fifty-seven.17lakh, 40kg silver is well worth Rs 16lakh of and Rs 15.12lakh in cash. Narayan Singh and his accomplices Parmar Pradeep Singh (30) and Yoginath Swamy (19), both residents of the town’s One Town location, had been arrested.

Tirupati: The danger of water scarcity appears drawing close inside the dwelling-house of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala with the start of summer holidays in numerous places inside the USA. The monsoon’s failure last 12 months has rapidly depleted water ranges inside the dams in Tirumala, and the heavy inflow of devotees in one of the maximum-visited Hindu pilgrim centers has caused the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTDs) to initiate emergency measures.

The TTD trust board has permitted several austerity measures suggested by the engineering wing to preserve water until monsoon arrival this 12 months. Supplying water to cottages, relaxation homes, and PACs at a nominal strain, regulating water delivery to resorts, mutts, and many others for eight hours in a day, arranging push-cock faucets to preserve water, wearing out exposure measures to teach journeying devotees at the cautious use of water is a number of the measures already initiated through the TTD.

The hill shrine attracts a mean crowd of around 60,000 devotees on weekdays and near one lakh devotees on weekends and festive events. Such a high convergence of devotees in an unmarried area and on a day-by-day basis affects in high stages of water intake (15.20 MLD, or millions of liters in keeping with day). To meet the accelerated call for water, the TTD built five dams at Tirumala. These are the Papavinasam, Gogarbham, Akasaganga, Kumaradhara, and Vasundhara dams at the hill shrine’s northern aspect. But collectively, their net capacity is 222—eighty-three million cubic toes (6,306 million liters).

The TTD has an arrangement with the Tirupati Municipal Corporation (TMC) that allows it to draw waters from the Kalyani dam close to Tirupati. While the Kalyani dam’s internet garage potential is 876 mcf (24,791 ML), the TTD and the TMC share waters in a 1:2 ratio.

The monsoon’s failure last 12 months depleted water ranges in any respect 5 dams in Tirumala, in addition to within the Kalyani dam. To meet its water requirement of 15.20 MLD consistent with day, the TTD is drawing eight.25 ML water from the Kalyani dam, even as around seven ML are drawn from various dams in Tirumala. The TMC is drawing 14 MLD glasses of water from the Kalyani dam.

In a report presented via the engineering department before the TTD consider board on February 19 earlier this 12 months, the alarming situation at the waterfront become brought to the notice of the TTD agree with the board to provoke instantaneous austerity measures. It turned into suggested that water within the Kalyani dam could be completely exhausted depending on just 158 days (July 17) if the TTD and the TMC continued drawing water at the charge of 21 MLD. The engineering department additionally mentioned that water in all 5 dams in Tirumala might be exhausted by October 21 this yr if the TTD persevered to attract seven MLD of water each day.

TTD addressed a letter to the TMC in February this 12 months, soliciting for it to restrict withdrawal of water from Kalyani dam to meet devotees’ water wishes. However, the civic body is in a gap given the acute drought situation in Tirupati. It is compelled to location pursuits of locals above the ones of the devotees.