Pratyusha’s former boyfriend booked for molesting 21-year-old Ready-to-eat over hot meals for anganwadis?
Amboli police booked Rahul Raj Singh, former boyfriend of late television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, for allegedly molesting an aspiring actress, 21, and assaulting her male friend outside a restaurant in Andheri (West) early on Monday. A woman who was accompanying Singh has also filed a cross complaint.
Earlier this year, the Bangur Nagar police had arrested Rahul for allegedly abetting Pratyusha’s suicide, who is said to have taken the extreme step in an inebriated condition onApril 1 after a fight with him. He is currently out on bail in the case. Mumbai police spokesperson DCP Ashok Dudhe confirmed the registration of an FIR against Singh. According to Dudhe, the incident took place at Bora Bora restaurant where Rahul was having dinner with a woman friend.
Close on the heels of the controversy over Take Home Ration (THR) tenders worth Rs6,300 crore, the women and child development department led by minister Pankaja Munde is looking to change the concept of hot-cooked meals provided under the Centre’s Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) for children under 6 years of age with ready-to-eat premixed food packets.
This means instead of ‘khichdi’, a mixture of dal and rice prepared fresh by village communities or self-help groups, anganwadis — government run child care centres — will be provided with ready-toeat packets for the children.
The proposal is awaiting a nod from CM Devendra Fadnavis. CMO sources said it is being examined and has not yet been cleared. If it is cleared, the state may run foul of apex court orders that reiterated children under six should be served hot meals made by village communities or self-help groups.