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Monday, October 16, 2006

Udupi: Former Kaup MLA Salian's Son-in-Law Convicted in Silver-smuggling Case

Mangalore, Jan. 1: The chief judicial magistrate's court here has today sentenced nine persons convicted in a case of silver smuggling detected 12 years ago, to three years' jail term and a fine of Rs 25,000.
Those convicted include Kaup block Congress president Gangadhar Suvarna, who also happens to be the son-in-law of former Kaup MLA Vasant Salian. However, the alleged crime was committed before he married Salian's daughter, as part of a bachelor-life escapade. At that time, he is said to have been an opponent of Salian's, but with a compromise struck between them, he also became his son-in-law consequently.
The smuggled silver was landed on the western coast and was being transported in a lorry, while another vehicle managed to escape the Customs' net.
As the verdict was being pronounced the alleged are said to have sought anticipatory bail.
Kaup BCC chief removed
Bangalore Jan. 7. The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee has removed the Kaup Block Congress Committee (BCC) president in Udupi district, Gangadhara Suvarna, from the post on the grounds that he has been convicted in a criminal case by a court in Udupi. This has been stated in a press release from the KPCC general secretary and MLC, Prakash K. Rathod.

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