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Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad who hit Air India staffer yet to be questioned: Delhi Police

After a case was registered, a Crime Branch team visited the airport to ascertain how the argument broke out between the MP and the AI manager. 15 AI staffers were questioned, including Sukumar. "The MP has not been questioned in the case. Both the parties have reached a compromise. We might file a closure report after fulfilling legal formalities," said an official privy to the probe. The incident had triggered massive outrage with the Air India and other private airlines even banning the MP from flying. The ban was later revoked after the MP wrote a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju expressing "regret" over the unfortunate incident. ”
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Sunday 31 December 2017 23:50 ISTMust readEx-CJI TS Thakur says no to AAP’s Rajya Sabha offerLucknow madrasa shocker: Police rescues 51 girls who were being sexually exploited by manager <!–end of artlmustredbx–><!–end of articllftpbx–>More than nine months after Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad was booked for allegedly assaulting an Air India employee, the lawmaker is yet to be questioned in the case, the police said.Gaikwad, the Lok Sabha member from Osmanabad in Maharashtra, had hit 60-year-old duty manager R Sukumar “25 times” with a slipper when the official asked him to disembark after the plane landed at the IGI airport here from Pune. The MP was booked on charges of attempting to commit culpable homicide and using criminal force with intent to dishonor a person and the case was handed over to the Delhi Police’s Crime Branch.However, the probe team is yet to “conclude the probe”, said an official.After a case was registered, a Crime Branch team visited the airport to ascertain how the argument broke out between the MP and the AI manager. 15 AI staffers were questioned, including Sukumar. “The MP has not been questioned in the case. Both the parties have reached a compromise. We might file a closure report after fulfilling legal formalities,” said an official privy to the probe. The incident had triggered massive outrage with the Air India and other private airlines even banning the MP from flying. The ban was later revoked after the MP wrote a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju expressing “regret” over the unfortunate incident.

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How safe are the elderly in Ahmedabad?

The senior citizen of Ahmedabad is no longer safe, as per the reports of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Senior police officials that DNA talked to said criminals find senior citizens to be easy targets for murder, chain-snatching and loot. For instance, take the loot and murder case of 75-year-old woman Rambha Patel, a resident of Ghatlodia.The Karmacharinagar Housing Society, part-2, resident was found strangulated with a cloth by her daughter Bhagwati Patel around 2 pm on Thursday. There was no sign of struggle at the crime scene. Cops say CCTV footage from the house shows a courier boy entering it with two boxes. The two gold bangles that the victim was wearing were found to be missing from the spot. Deepan Bhadran, DCP of Crime Branch, said, “We are investigating the case. More CCTV footages have been recovered but we cannot reveal further information right now as it may affect the probe.”73% crime against senior citizen of state reported from AhmedabadAccording to the NCRB data, Ahmedabad ranked third in the incidents of crime against senior citizens in 2016. Out of 496 crime cases registered against senior citizens in Gujarat in 2016, 362 were reported from Ahmedabad, which is almost 73 per cent of the total cases.While 68 cases were reported in 2014, it reduced to 17 in 2015 only to rise to 362 cases in 2016.MK Rana, ACP of Prevention of Crime Branch, said, “Senior citizens are the soft target for the accused. Not just elderly but all people should remain alert. We conduct several awareness programmes for senior citizens regularly and also issue guidelines. But most of them don’t follow it.”He added, “If a senior citizen lives alone, his or her relatives should have the information of the people visiting the house including milkman, newspaper boy, cook and domestic help. Most of the time, these aspects are neglected.”The top cop added that informed and updated relatives not only help avert crimes against elderly but also increase the possibility of police to catch them after committing the crime.AHMEDABAD NO CITY FOR ELDERLY?A LOOK AT 2017 On October 12, Meena Jog, 60 was attacked by four people while she was alone in her house in Vidyanagar Flats near Keshavbaug Party Plot in Ahmedabad. Valuables were also stolen but cops were able to nab all the four accused.On August 25, 93-year-old Rasiklal Mehta was suffocated with a pillow at his house in Darshan Society of Navrangpura by his former domestic help, police said. He was nabbed later.On February 1, a 75-year-old woman identified as Malti Parekh was found dead in her house in Swastik Society of Navrangpura. Police later nabbed her former domestic help, a 19-year-old for the crime.CRIME AGAINST SENIOR CITIZEN REPORTED IN GUJ2016- 496 cases2015- 195 cases2014- 372 casesCRIME AGAINST SENIOR CITIZEN IN AHMEDABAD2016- 3622015- 172014- 68CRIME AGAINST ELDERLY IN CITY IN 2016Murder- 6 elderly were victimsExtortion- 1Robbery- 12Cheating- 6Other IPC cases- 336NATIONWIDE (2016)Mumbai- 1,218Delhi- 642Ahmedabad-362Coimbatore- 233Chennai- 210

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Max hospital case: Probe to be delayed in twin baby case as police still waiting for DMC’s reply

Delhi Police’s probe into the case of the twin babies, one of whom was wrongly declared dead by the Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh, may be delayed since it is waiting for the Delhi Medical Council’s (DMC) reply on the matter.The DMC has already issued a notice to nine doctors and two nurses of the hospital on December 20 for alleged medical negligence in connection with the case and has sought a response from them in 15 days.Currently, the case is being probed by Delhi Police’s Crime Branch.A senior police officer, privy to the probe, said that since the case was of medical negligence, they had to rely on expert’s opinion.”Our officers have interacted with the doctors and nurses of the hospital. We have also spoken to the child’s family but there are some technical points that we need clarity on before we proceed ahead in the probe,” he said.The officer said that the baby was 22-weeks-old and premature. According to medical guidelines, babies born before 22 weeks or around that time usually do not survive and were not considered as deliveries.There are medical guidelines, but the fact that the baby was declared dead despite being alive, was being probed, he said.The officer said that they were awaiting the council’s report in the matter and further investigation will be based on the report.The case pertains to a baby boy being wrongly declared dead after his birth on November 30 by the upscale private hospital. The other twin, a girl, was still-born. The infant boy died a week later at a nursing home in Pitampura.The case sparked a public outcry and the family has been protesting in front of the hospital, soon after an appellate authority stayed the order by the Delhi government to cancel the licence of the facility.

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Manoj Sinha rides bullet train at Digital speed to create New India

An important member of Team Modi – Manoj Sinha is in Jaipur to deliberate on Rising New India at a conclave orgainsed by popular national channel Zee Hindustan, in association with Urdu voice of India Zee Salaam and regional channel ZEE Rajasthan along with leading English newspaper DNA.His trademark long kurta can’t cover the good work he has done so far as the state minister for railways and communication (independent charge). Manoj Sinha, a three-time BJP MP is among rare ministers who are known for their proximity to both – Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. His equation with Modi is evident from the fact that besides giving him two important ministeries, Modi has also made him incharge of Varanasi – the constituency which PM represents. But the trust and power Sinha enjoys, doesn’t get into his head. It translates into his performance only to prove that Modi has a great choice and judgement of persons. He is both recognised for a strong ability to connect with masses, especially at the rural level along with being a firm administrator.A silent performer, Sinha has etched a mark in both the ministeries in a short period. So much so that Sinha is considered a top performer in Team Modi assigned to create a New India. Then Zee Group’s popular national channel Hindustan, in association with Urdu voice of India Zee Salaam and regional channel ZEE Rajasthan along with leading English newspaper DNA, in its pursuit for a narrative about Rising New India created an opportunity to invite Manoj Sinha for knowing his views and his thoughts on building the New Nation. He will be seen deliberating with top political and business leaders, strategists to create a roadmap to trudge the development path. Sinha reached Jaipur on Friday and was received at the airport by Jagdeesh Chandra, CEO, Zee Hindustan, OP Gupta, CGM, Raj telecom circle, Sanjay Kumar, PGM Sales and Marketing, Corporate office, Satish Sharma, PGM Telecom, District Jaipur, TP Singh, GM, North Western Railways and SD Sharma, Chariman Devasthan Board.A civil engineer, Sinha means business. His style of working has won many a followers in recent times. Modi’s dream of Digital India in no more a far fetched ambition with Sinha in the driving seat of the communication ministry. He recently launched Rs 1400 crore project DARPAN – “Digital Advancement of Rural Post Office for A New India” to improve the quality of service and add value to services for rural customers. It intends to provide a low power technology solution to each Branch Postmaster (BPM). This will enable all 1.29 Lakhs Branch Post Offices (BOs) to improve the level of services being offered to rural customers across all the states. This will also serve dual purpose – another dream of Modi aiming financial inclusion of unbanked rural population.The telecom ministry, which is undergoing turmoil, has the right man at helm. Sinha says that telecom sector post consolidation will pick up in next 6-8 months. Now that the Jinn of 2G is out of the bottle, country is ready for 5G with spectrums vacant for fresh auctions. Despite previous controversies, Sinha is not afraid of taking decisions in national interest.“India will rise on Digitalisation and telecommunication. Modernisation of the most economical and efficient transport mode – railways – is equally important to cover long distance of development in shortest time. Thankfully, Sinha is piloting both the important departments. India will take giants leaps toward building New Nation,” said a senior BJP leader.

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BJP MP Suresh Gopi booked for forging documents to evade Motor Vehicle Tax

BJP Rajya Sabha MP and actor Suresh Gopi has been booked for allegedly forging documents to get his luxury vehicle registered in Puducherry to evade vehicle tax in Kerala.The Crime Branch wing of the state police registered an FIR against the MP and submitted it at the Chief Judicial Magistrate court here, sources said. Police said the actor-turned-politician used a fake residential address to register his luxury vehicle in the Union Territory to evade the 20% tax in Kerala on luxury cars costing Rs 20 lakh and above.Similar cases were also registered last month against Southern film actors Fahadh Faasil and Amala Paul.
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Armed Forces Week: RS MP Subhash Chandra’s appeal on occasion of Flag Day

Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra has appealed to all Indians to do their bit for the Army during the Armed Forces week. Here’s what he said in a video message:Armed Forces Week is being celebrated as Flag Week between December 1 and December 7. On Dec 7, there will be Flag Day which is dedicated to the sacrifices made by our army and our jawans. This whole week, all of us, must thank our soldiers in some way or other- remembering them, hoisting flag or donating something towards their families. Our soldiers stay vigilant in bone-chilling cold and challenging conditions, even take bullets for us so that we could sleep in peace, assured of our security. This week is special and is for remembrance. Keep thanking them by donating online to make their lives better on the occasion of Armed Forces Flag Day. We rarely get the opportunity to serve those who guard us and the nation. We mustn’t miss it. The tricolour must keep flying high in our hearts. Jai Hind, Jai Bharat.Here’s how people can contribute: Link for online payment:Also readArmed Forces Week: Defence Minister urges civilians to wear Armed Forces Flag with prideUPI [email protected] number8800462175For Cheque payment, Account number is : 34420400623SBI RK Puram Branch
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JNU: Theories abound as CBI, cops, probe on Najeeb gets nowhere

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday filed a status report on missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed’s case. Najeeb Ahmed’s case took several interesting turns in the last one year, with the Delhi Police and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday reaching a stand-off after the latter rejected formers’ claim that Ahmed was last seen boarding an autorickshaw from his hostel and was dropped at the Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI).Ahmed (28), a first year MSc student, had gone missing from JNU’s Mahi-Mandvi hostel on October 15 last year, following an alleged scuffle with some members of BJP-affiliate Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the previous night.Initially, the Delhi Police had claimed that Ahmed was taking treatment for depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and his medical condition could be responsible for his disappearance. They had also said that he might have taken up an assumed identity and might be living in a secluded place, to distance himself from everyone. The family, however, had confirmed that Ahmed was suffering from insomnia, but they denied any mental illness angle.In November last year, the Delhi Police Crime Branch, which was investigating the matter, had stated that it had interrogated an autorickshaw driver that ferried him from JNU to JMI, where he used to live before shifting to the JNU hostel.The case again took a turn when a letter was delivered at the Mahi-Mandvi hostel from Aligarh by a woman, who claimed to have spotted Ahmed. The woman had claimed that Ahmed had approached her in a market seeking help. But when the crime branch officials reached the address mentioned in the letter, no one could be found.Later, the Delhi Police said that Ahmed was seen in Darbhanga district of Bihar and a team was also rushed to trace him. Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s office had also said that he was last seen in Bihar, However, it was later turned out to be a false alarm.In January, the Delhi Police also arrested a man for allegedly making a ransom call to Ahmed’s family and demanding Rs 20 lakh from them.MULTIPLE ATTEMPTSIn November last year, the Delhi Police Crime Branch, which was investigating the matter, had stated that it had interrogated an autorickshaw driver that ferried him from JNU to JMI. After multiple failed theories put forth by the Delhi Police’s crime branch, the Delhi High Court had transferred the case to the CBI on May 16.

Bank heist value hits Rs 2.8 crore

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>While the police are yet to get hold of the culprits involved in the Rs 2.85 crore theft case in which a 25-feet-tunnel was created to enter a public bank at Juinagar in Navi Mumbai and 30 of 225 lockers were broken into, customers who lost their valuables including cash, gold, silver and diamond ornaments are now asking how appropriate is it to call safe deposit vaults ‘safes’?Customers have now come forward to file a case against Bank of Baroda and have decided to approached Bombay High Court after the bank refused to entertain any request for compensation to the customers. Many victims claimed that the bank officials informed them that no insurance policy has been acquired for the safekeeping of the lockers.On Tuesday, Navi Mumbai police took statements of 28 out of 30 customers of Bank of Baroda’s Juinagar Branch who had availed safety locker facility. Remaining two customers are believed to be abroad on a business trip.Sanpada resident and logistic firm employee Rajesh Jadhav, 40, and his wife Meena, are victims of a double whammy. A decade ago, Jadhav had lost gold and silver ornaments worth Rs 3 lakh after thieves had broken into their house.“After that incident, we took the locker facility thinking our valuables will remain safe. Sadly, we lost Rs 5 lakh worth gold ornaments in this theft. People avail locker facility assuming houses are more prone to thefts, but now even banks are not safe,” said Jadhav.Another Sanpada resident, Praveen Thakur, 35, who works as a clerk with Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, was shocked after he learnt that Rs 80 lakh worth gold and silver ornaments were missing from his locker. Most of the ornaments in his locker were ancestral and were meant for his sister Pushpa’s wedding.An official of Turbhe Railway Station, Amit Kumar, 39, a resident of Juinagar, lost gold ornaments worth Rs 7 lakh. Kumar had availed locker facility two years ago. “The bank should take the responsibility and compensate our loses,” said Kumar.LEGAL TANGLENavi Mumbai police took statements of 28 out of 30 customers of Bank of Baroda’s Juinagar Branch. Two customers are out of station Many victims claimed bank officials informed them that no insurance policy has been acquired for the safekeeping of the lockers

Minor with fake Aadhaar rescued

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Officials from Social Service Branch of the Mumbai Police on Tuesday night rescued two minor girls from flesh trade racket in Chembur. One of the girls was in possession of an Aadhaar card that stated her age to be 22 years when she was only 15 years old. The police are now probing if the flesh trade syndicate was also instrumental in forging Aadhaar cards. According to the police, on receipt of information from anti-trafficking organisation International Justice Mission, a residence in Chembur was raided by the police and two girls forced into commercial sexual exploitation were rescued.“We arrested two accused. Their accomplice, whose residence was used as a brothel, is on the run,” said a police officer. The accused have been booked under sections of IPC, Immoral Traffic Prevention and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Acts.

Manish Sisodia demands CBI probe in DSSSB exam paper leak case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged DSSSB examination paper leak case. Sisodia has written to Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal, demanding strict action against the officials involved.The Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) exam was recently held for appointment of primary teachers in municipal schools. Sisodia has also sought cancellation of the exam for the paper that was allegedly leaked and demanded that the officials involved in conducting of the exam be suspended, so that they could not tamper with the evidence.”Since the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) has taken no action in the past, this case should immediately be referred to the CBI for a fair and an unbiased investigation,” he said in his letter.Referring to the incident, Sisodia said it was a serious case of corruption in the teacher recruitment process and there have been numerous complaints of exam papers being leaked. There have also been complaints of papers being set from a particular guidebook and servers being down at the time when documents were to be uploaded, he said.He added that all these issues have already been referred to the L-G. “There have been instances of students being barred from exams, but no action has been taken against any senior DSSSB official, despite multiple such instances,” Sisodia stated in the letter.”Strong action needs to be taken in this case, so as to give a clear message that the L-G’s office is not protecting the corrupt within the DSSSB,” he said.

India’s 1st anti-hijacking case registered against Salla

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The first ‘anti-hijacking’ case of the country has been registered against Birju Kishor Salla, 37, of Mumbai on Tuesday by the Ahmedabad Crime Branch after he was arrested on the charges of planting a note in the lavatory of a Jet Airways flight, which said there were 12 hijackers and explosives on board.The probe of the case is likely to be handed over to the NIA in 48 hours. Deepen Bhadran, DCP, Crime Branch, said, “It is for the first time that an anti-hijacking case has been registered under the Anti-Hijacking Act, 2016.”The 9W 339 Delhi-Mumbai Jet Airways flight had taken off from Mumbai at 2.55 am on Monday. When one of the crew members found the note in the tissue box inside the lavatory, he informed the pilot and the plane was diverted and landed at the SVPI airport in Ahmedabad around 3.45 am.Sleuths said interrogation of Bhalla, who was arrested following interrogation of the six passengers who had used the toilet on the basis of the footage of CCTV installed near the cabin door, revealed that he was in love with one of the flight’s Public Relation staffer in Delhi. He wanted to make her quit the job and thought destroying the name of the airlines would help, sources said.Bhalla was living in Mumbai with his 70-year-old father Kishore, mother Minal and wife Ishika and has a gold and diamond jewellery wholesale shop in Zaveri Bazar.It was also revealed during investigation that he had written the note in English and then to give it a terror angle, translated it into Urdu with the help of Google translator. He took its print out from the computer of his office and then planted it into the lavatory of the airline.

EC bribery case: Will take 4-6 weeks to complete probe, says Delhi police

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi High Court was today informed by the Delhi Police it would take 4-6 weeks to complete its probe in the Election Commission bribery case allegedly involving AIADMK (leader) T T V Dhinakaran and others.The court directed the Delhi Police Crime Branch to file by December 5, a status report on the current status of investigation.Justice Ashutosh Kumar was hearing a bail plea of co- accused and alleged middleman Sukesh Chandrashekar, who has sought the relief on the ground that he was in jail for six months and a charge sheet against him has been filed in the trial court.During the hearing, the court asked the police about the status of investigation against the other accused — Dhinakaran, his close aide Mallikarjuna, suspected hawala operators Nathu Singh and Lalit Kumar, who were earlier granted bail.To this, prosecutor Ashish Dutta and DCP (Crime) Rajesh Dev said the probe against the other accused was going on and it would be completed within four-six weeks.The court then adjourned the hearing on Chandrashekar’s bail plea and asked the police to file the status report.It also asked the police to inform it as to who was the person who had called the special judge asking her to grant bail to Chandrashekar.Senior advocate Sudhir Nandrajog, who was appearing Chandrashekar, argued that till date the police has not identified a single person in the Election Commission whom the alleged middleman had met in pursuance to the purported conspiracy to get the AIADMK ‘two leaves’ symbol for the Sasikala faction.He further claimed that the charge sheet was hurridly filed to prevent him from getting bail and some stringent provisions were added in the case.Chandrashekar, arrested on April 16, has been denied bail once by the high court and thrice by the trial court.The high court had on June 15 rejected his bail plea on the ground that the police had seized a fake Rajya Sabha member ID card from his possession.A chargesheet was filed by the police before the trial court in the case on July 14 alleging that Dhinakaran and Chandrashekar had conspired to bribe Election Commission (EC) officials to get the ‘two leaves’ symbol for their party.The Delhi Police Crime Branch also included in the charge sheet allegations of forgery for purpose of cheating, using forged document as genuine, possessing a forged document, intending to use it as genuine and criminal conspiracy.Chandrashekar had moved the high court alleging that he was tortured despite an order not to subject him to violence inside the Tihar Jail where he is in custody.The claim was denied by the jail authorities, who said it was an “afterthought of the shrewd mind of the accused”.The high court on July 24 had warned of “serious action” over the allegations of torture and said any such incident would not be tolerated.Chandrashekar was arrested for allegedly taking money from Dhinakaran to bribe EC officials to get the AIADMK ‘two leaves’ symbol for the Sasikala faction in a by-election to the R K Nagar Assembly seat in Tamil Nadu.Dhinakaran was arrested here on April 25 after four days of questioning for allegedly attempting to bribe EC officials for the symbol.The bypoll was necessitated by the death of Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa, who represented the constituency.The EC had frozen the AIADMK’s symbol after the two factions — one led by Dhinakaran’s aunt Sasikala and the other by former chief minister O Panneerselvam — staked a claim to it.Mallikarjuna was arrested for allegedly facilitating a Rs 50 crore deal between Dhinakaran and Chandrashekar.

Crime Branch busts drug cartel, seizes Rs 1.5 cr worth of heroin

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Narcotics Cell of the Delhi Crime Branch has busted an interstate gang of drug traffickers who were supplying heroin to Delhiites being brought from West Bengal. The value of the seized heroin is around Rs 1.5 crores in the international market.Alok Kumar Pal, a resident of West Bengal, would procure heroin from a dealer in Bengal and then would reach the National Capital and supply the drug here at a higher price. The police received an information that Pal would be coming to supply the drug to a person identified as Farookh in Taimoor Nagar, Delhi. A trap was laid and he was arrested in possession of 1.5 kgs of heroin.During interrogation, Alok told the police that he would supply, and later sell, the same heroin at a much higher price.”He disclosed that he procured the drug from Asad-ul-Haq of Nadia District of West Bengal. He suffered losses in his business and later got in touch with Asad. On his instructions he started selling heroin first locally and later spread the network to Delhi,” said Alok Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch.In another incident three kilograms of good quality hashish was seized by the police. Two persons — identified as Kamal Kishor and Kishan — both residents of Nainital, were arrested for allegedly supplying charas/hashish. The police received information that the duo would come to Rithala in order to deliver three kilos of the drug.Police say both the accused are school dropouts and worked as drivers. They procured the drug from one Harish Rawat who resides in Haldwani. The receiver of the drug was identified as Rajender alias Raju, a driver by profession who met Kamal and Kishan during his visit to Nainital. Raju has been arrested as well.Another incidentPolice seized 3kg of hashish and arrest two persons, both residents of Nainital, for supplying the drug. Police said they both were school dropouts and worked as drivers, and procured the drugs from a fellow driver

Mumbai lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha’s killer who jumped parole, nabbed from Kashmir

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mumbai Crime Branch on Tuesday claimed to have arrested Sajjad Mughal,who murdered city lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha, 25, in August 2012. The police sources claimed that Mughal was nabbed from Sonmarg in Jammu & Kashmir.According to the police, Purkayastha was found dead in her Wadala flat. The police had arrested Mughal, who worked as a watchman of the building where Purkayastha stayed, for his involvement in the crime. Mughal had fled from the building after the crime came to light.Mughal in his confession, had told the police that he had killed Pallavi as she fought him when he tried to force himself on her. He was sentenced to jail in 2014. In March 2016, Mughal had jumped parole after his request for extension was rejected by the jail authorities. Mughal, who was serving life imprisonment in Purkayastha murder case, had applied for the relief on the ground of his mother’s illness.

Magistrate not shown barrack where Shetye was kept

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On the day that Byculla prison inmate Manjula Shetye died after she was allegedly assaulted by prison staff, Magistrate Jyoti Pokhale had visited the prison on a routine, but mandatory procedure, according to the orders passed by the metropolitan magistrate court.This visit was to hear the grievances of the prisoners at a personal level and accordingly make a report of the same. A charge sheet, filed by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch in the Shetye murder case, reveals that Manisha Pokharkar, a jailor who has since been arrested for Shetye’s murder, purposely did not take the magistrate to the barrack where Shetye was kept after she was assaulted.

Cops bust bitcoin racket, seven held

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested six people including a woman for allegedly duping buyers on the pretext of selling bitcoin.According to the police, the accused have been identified as Aditya Rajput, Priya Thakur, Sandeep Chauhan, Devender Chauhan, Karamvir Singh and Kunal Sharma. The gang leader Aditya Rajput is a law graduate from Dehradun.“The complainant uploaded his information on a website localbitcoins.com, from which he received a call from a bitcoin dealer Karishma Rajput, her real name is Priya Thakur. He (the complainant) revealed his interest in buying bitcoins which was then available at the rate of Rs 72,000 per bitcoin. He wanted to make the payments through Zebpay.com but Karishma Rajput persuaded him to conduct the transaction in cash,” DCP (Crime Branch) Rajesh Deo said.Delhi police said that Karishma alias Priya, along with her associates called the complainant to a mall situated in East Delhi. After confirming the identity of the complainant they abducted him and took them to a flat in Ghaziabad, where he was robbed of Rs 36 lakhs.“This modus operandi was used to contact interested parties through phone calls and Facebook messages and convince them to deal in cash to buy Bitcoins. Once, they convinced the buyers and called them to the designated place, the other gang members would come into action. These were namely Karamvir, Kunal, Kuldeep Amandeep, Sandeep and Devender who armed with weapons would rob the victim,” Deo added.On further interrogation, the victim revealed that gang took the commission of two more dacoities of 28 lakhs and 8.5 lakh rupees by transferring the bitcoins from his wallet into their own accounts. This, he said, was done by threatening him at gunpoint after the abduction. The gangs he said were using fake identities to escape detection.Apart from these gang members, police are claiming that six other victims have been identified and soon the Delhi police will call them for their statements. Police have also recovered eight mobile phones, numerous SIM cards and jewellery items, along with lakhs of rupees in cash.

Builder nabbed for duping home buyers with fake scheme

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Crime Branch of Noida Police arrested a 45-year-old builder on Wednesday for allegedly cheating and duping scores of home buyers.According to the police, the accused Sanjay Kasana is the managing director of GBG Infrastech Pvt Limited in Sector 7 and had been living in Gaur City. The arrest was made after a home buyer Rukmina Singh lodged a complaint about a ‘fake’ scheme launched by the builder.According to the police, the scheme advertised that apartments would be developed in Sector 66 back in 2012. The developer had assured buyers that the 2BHK flat would cost Rs 18 lakh.Following the scheme’s information, Singh visited the site with Kasana. He was allegedly promised by the developer that the flat would be delivered in a year. “I paid Rs 1.5 lakh in advance to the developer and visited the site after six months. There was no execution or any development taking place,” Singh told the police. Singh again met the developer and asked him about the status of the project. Kasana cited health reasons for not starting the project and subsequently demanded Rs 1 lakh again.After repeated excuses, Singh was told by Kasana that due to a technical problem the site needs to be shifted. The location Singh was shown was in Gadhi Chaukhandi village. Singh made a total payment of Rs 6.61 lakh to the developer.Early in April, Singh registered a case against the accused in Phase III police station. “One of the five cases against the accused case was registered with crime branch and arrest was made by our team from Phase 3 on Wednesday night. The investigations into the matter are on. The accused was produced in court and sent to judicial custody,” said Preeti Bala Gupta, Superintendent of police (crime).

Crime Branch nabs absconding gangster wanted since 2011 in triple murder case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Special Operation Squad (SOS) of the Crime Branch of Delhi Police has arrested a wanted criminal who was evading arrest since 2011 in the case of a triple murder wherein three persons were first killed and their bodies burnt in Gurugram.”Manoj Kumar (32) and his associates had murdered three persons on June 10, 2011. The victims were members of a rival gang and they burnt the bodies using kerosene in order to destroy evidence. We had received information that he would be coming towards Haiderpur in Outer Delhi and he was apprehended from there,” said Joy Tirkey, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch).Bijender, a known criminal in Haryana who has several criminal cases lodged against him, had murdered another person Neetu of his village in 2010. He was later arrested by Haryana police and sent to jail. In order to take revenge on Bijender, Neetu’s brother Kuldip, along with his associates Sudhir and Amit, murdered his brother Patwari.Even though Bijender was in jail, he asked his gang members (including Manoj Kumar) to eliminate Kuldip, Sudhir and Amit.”They took the dead bodies in a Scorpio car to Pataudi in Gurugram. A murder case was later registered in Gurugram and Kumar was absconding since then,” added Tirkey.Other gang members of Manoj Kumar who were involved in the murder were identified as Jaswant alias Moni, Bijender, Rajesh alias Raja, Devender, Rohtash and Rajpal. They were arrested earlier but Kumar managed to evade arrest until now. The Haryana Police has been informed of his arrest.Kumar has two previous criminal cases registered against him in Delhi.

Cops bust illegal drug syndicate, recover ketamine worth Rs 25 lakh

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Crime Branch of Delhi Police busted an illegal drug syndicate wherein Ketamine was being transported by filling it in tubes of Vicco toothpaste. The police recovered a kilogram of Ketamine, a psychotropic drug worth Rs 25 lakhs. Officials said that the racket is spread across the Capital, Bihar and several European countries.The accused has been identified as Satender Kumar Yadav alias Rakesh, a resident of Paharganj, where he was living on rent and running a cosmetic shop. He is originally from Patna, Bihar. The current consignment was prepared by him using Ketamine injections received from Patna, which he was going to supply to his contact in Spain through courier.The accused was earlier working as an assistant at his cousin Nagender’s chemist shop in Paharganj. “Many foreign customers used the shop to purchase Ketamine,” said Bhisham Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime Branch. Rakesh took over after Nagender was arrested and sent to jail in 2012.

Nodal officer to scan school security

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Keeping in mind the safety guidelines, The Mumbai Police is about to issue guidelines to approximately 7,000 schools in the city. The cops will appoint a nodal officer to execute the guidelines set by them.The officer will conduct awareness programmes in the schools and will ensure that the schools abide by them.The decision by Mumbai Police comes after a seven-year-old boy was allegedly murdered inside the Gurugram-based Ryan International School, which was run by Mumbai-based Pinto family. The first school by Pinto family was established in here. There are 1,032 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools and around 5,000 private run schools in the city.”Keeping in mind the safety issues in the school for students, a need for a fresh set of guidelines is required. We regularly send circulars to schools regarding awareness programmes.”, said a senior police officer from Special Branch.”We have now decided to set guidelines for the schools which will include safety of students travelling by school buses. Also, workshops and awareness programmes will be conducted for the parents to ensure safety of their children.”, said the officer.

Rajasthan: Day after cops give clean chit to 6 in Pehlu Khan death, groups raise protests in Behore

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A day after the Rajasthan police and the Crime Investigation Department-Crime Branch (CID CB) removed the names of the six accused involved in the death of Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer, an altercation took place between local groups and the police over the verdict.Aman Ka Karvaan, led by Harsh Mander wanted to stage a protest at Behrore off the Jaipur-Delhi highway.Mandar wanted to offer floral tributes at the spot where Pahlu Khan was allegedly beaten up and killed, but was refused permission by the local administration. He then went on to stage a dharna outside the DSP’s officeLocal organisations then staged a counter protest following which, the police escorted Mandar out of Bahore.Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer from Nuh in Haryana, was attacked by a mob in Behror, when he was transporting cows purchased from Jaipur.This The CID CB found that the six allegedly accused weren’t present at the location when Pehlu Khan was lynched.

Cop shot dead in front of police station

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi police have registered a case of murder in the death of a constable who died of a gunshot wound in front of Vijay Vihar police station on Wednesday. Initially the police had suspected it to be a suicide case but now they are suspecting the role of another cop.Head Constable Rajesh was found lying in a pool of blood outside Vijay Vihar police station’s gate by one of the staff. “Rajesh was talking to another colleague. Suddenly I heard gunshot and by the time I reached the spot, he was bleeding heavily” said the staff. Rajesh was taken to near by Baba Sahib Ambedkar (BSA) hospital where he was declared brought dead.Though initially the police was looking at suicide angle, the family members of the deceased alleged murder. After receiving some confidential inputs, a case of murder was registered in Vijay Vihar police station. A specialised forensic team of doctors from Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) was also called on the spot to probe.The investigation of the case has been handed over to the crime branch of the Delhi police and a board of doctors has been formed to get the postmortem done. “Considering the circumstances and family members concerns an investigation in the matter has been handed over to the Crime Branch of the Delhi police,” said Rishi Pal Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Rohini district.

Cops close probe against 6 accused in Pehlu Khan case

Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer from Nuh in Haryana, was attacked by a mob in Behror, when he was transporting cows purchased from Jaipur <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Rajasthan police have closed investigations against the six accused, carrying an award of Rs 5,000 each, in the Pehlu Khan lynching case. Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer from Nuh in Haryana, was attacked by a mob in Behror, when he was transporting cows purchased from Jaipur. This closure is based on investigations by the Crime Investigation Department-Crime Branch (CID CB). The CID CB had sent a report to the Alwar police and asked them to remove the names of the six accused.The CID CB found that the accused weren’t present at the location when Pehlu Khan was lynched.The investigation is based on their call records, mobile location, police statements, and staff of Raath Gaushala, where they were supposedly at the moment. Based on its findings, CID CB asked Alwar cops to take out the names of the six persons and also revoke the Rs 5000-award on them.

Extortionist poses as underworld don, nabbed

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Police’s Crime Branch arrested an extortionist from the remote area of Madhya Pradesh, who used to impersonate as an underworld don Rizwan Khan, and had been demanding over Rs Five crore from several businessmen in Delhi and other parts of country.Police said accused Pranay Tiwari, 27, a resident of Rewa, earlier used to work at a mall in Vasant Kunj where he used to get feedback forms filled by visitors and later in his extortion messages that he sent, he would use personal information.DCP Crime Branch, Rajesh Deo, said that on August 28, a complaint was received who got a call from someone introducing himself as underworld don Rizwan Khan and demanded Rs 1 crore from him.”A detailed study revealed that the extortionist was based in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. He was contacted and asked to take delivery of money on behalf of the complainant. Following the trap, during the early hours on Monday, the police team arrested him,” Deo said.

Custodial death case: FIR against ACP, three other policemen

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Crime Branch today registered a first information report against four policemen, including an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), for the custodial death of a murder accused at Maninagar police station in the city in 2014. The case was registered under section 302 of the IPC (murder) against the then ACP, a police inspector and two other junior policemen of Maninagar police station, said a senior Crime Branch officer. On November 16, 2014, 22-year-old Vivek Rana, arrested for rioting and murder, died shortly after he was shifted to LG Hospital by the officials of Maninagar police station. The probe was handed over to the city Crime Branch as his sister alleged that he was tortured in custody. Police had claimed that Rana was admitted to hospital when he showed symptoms of epilepsy attack. He was among 18 youngsters arrested for attacking people and vandalising shops and vehicles in Maninagar area a few days earlier. The accused wanted to establish their `dominance’ in the area, police said. One of those injured in the attack, rickshaw driver Shivaji Patil, died during treatment.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Miscreants loot money from bank branch

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Miscreants looted money from a branch of a nationalised bank near the Howrah station, police said today. The State Bank of India (SBI) Howrah station branch staff after opening the bank today found that the iron grill of the bank was broken and money missing from the branch, the police said. They immediately informed the police. The police suspect that the miscreants had entered the branch by breaking the iron grill on Sunday when the bank was closed. We are investigating the matter, the police added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

EOW arrests two rice mill owners

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Crime Branch of Odisha Police today arrested two rice mill owners on charge of misappropriation of rice worth about Rs 3 crore, police said. The accused persons arrested by EOW were identified as Pankaj Agrawalla, Director of Ganapati Parboiling Industries in Bhadrak and Dillip Kumar Agrawalla, Managing Director of Sabitri Industries in Jajpur. Pankaj is a resident of Chowbazar, Baraka in West Burdwan district of West Bengal). According to Crime Branch DGP B K Sharma, the rice mill owners were arrested based on the FIR registered by Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation in connection with the failure in delivery of rice after receiving paddy. The Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation had entrusted 66,04 quintal of paddy to Ganapati Industries under the decentralization procurement scheme of the central government, while the mill only delivered 36.39 quintal of rice as a result of which the state exchequer suffered Rs 1.22 crore of consequential loss. Similarly, Dillip Agrawalla was entrusted of 62,239 quintal of paddy by Odisha State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited to deliver the resultant rice of 4242,32287 qunital of rice during the year 2016. But, Dilip Kumar Agarwalla had delivered only 24,402.12 qunital of rice leaving a balance of 17.92 quintal of rice. In the process, Agarwalla had allegedly misappropriated Rs 2,97,93,570 with consequential loss to the state exchequer. While Pankaj Agarwalla would be produced before a local court in West Bardman (West Bengal) and will be brought on transit remand for production before SDJM, Bhadrak, Dillip will be produced before the JMFC, Chandikhol in Jajpur district, EOW sources said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Fake job racket busted, one arrested

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The police have arrested one person and claimed to have busted a “job racket” in which people from across the country were lured through an online portal on the pretext of getting them jobs. The Crime Branch’s Cyber Cell was investigating a case registered on the basis of a complaint by Shrikant Acharya, who was allegedly cheated of Rs 1.98 lakh by the accused, they said. A police team arrested Sanjeet Kumar Singh on August 16, DCP (Crime) Bhisham Singh said. “Two hard disks, agreement documents, cheque books for 14 different bank accounts and other incriminating documents were recovered from the premises of the company run by the accused in Jhandewala Extension,” he said. During investigation, the police received complaints of some more victims, who were allegedly cheated on the pretext of being provided jobs, the officer said. The accused is in police custody and the matter is being investigated, he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Man arrested with firearms

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The anti-extortion cell (AEC) of the Mumbai police’s Crime Branch today arrested a 39-year-old man, practitioner of Unani medicine, for illegal possession of firearms, allegedly meant for sale in the city. Abdul Sattar Shaikh, resident of Paydhonie in south Mumbai, was arrested with two pistols with magazines, a revolver and two country-made guns besides 67 rounds at Bangalipura in Dongri area, a senior officer said. Shaikh, originally from Darbhanga in Bihar, had been living in Paydhonie for the last 20 years. After assisting a renowned `hakim’ (Unani doctor) in the area for 17 years, he had started his own practise, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Dilip Sawant. After arresting him under the Arms Act, police produced Shaikh in a local court which remanded him in police custody till August 21. Preliminary probe revealed that he had brought the weapons from Bihar, the DCP said. “We are investigating whether the accused was in touch with any underworld gang or to whom he was trying to sell these weapons,” said Vinayak Vast, Senior Police Inspector of the AEC.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

FSL report to nail Diveagar murder accused

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Raigad police is all set to produce the accused involved in killing two watchman and stealing gold Ganesha idol from Diveagar temple in 2012 armed with the report of Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) which will nail the accused in Alibaug court next week.The sensational double murder case had led to outrage in the State Assembly and 14 legislators were suspended for staging the protest. On March 24, 2012, thieves decamped with a Ganesha idol worth Rs 50 Lakh from Diveagar temple in Raigad and killed two watchmen.”The incident which had taken place at night had no reliable witness but the digital evidence collected by us will lead to the conviction. The final hearing is scheduled to be conducted next week,” said a senior local crime Branch officer.Anil Paraskar, District Superintendent of Police, Raigad, said, “We are positive in getting a conviction in the case with CCTV footage report of FSL being the prime evidence.””It is a major achievement to get a conviction in the case through digital means and we had worked on the footage so as to clear the distortion of the CCTV footage due to it being inferior quality cameras installed near the temple,” said the FSL official.

FIR filed in irregularities in equipment procurement at

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Delhi government has registered a case in connection with alleged irregularities in procurement of medical equipment at Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital here, an official said today. According to an ACB official, 15 government officials have been named in the FIR. ACB chief Mukesh Kumar Meena confirmed that a case has been registered on August 10 and the matter was under investigation, but refused to divulge further details. The Anti-Corruption Branch has also submitted a status report to the Delhi High Court in the matter, another official said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

DDA official sent to judicial custody in bribery case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A DDA official, arrested for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe to clear files in his department, has been sent to judicial custody for two weeks by a special court here. Special judge Sunil Rana sent accused Ram Karan, who was working as a clerk in the Lease Administration Branch of the Delhi Development Authority, to jail till August 29 after the CBI said he may tamper with the ongoing investigation. Prosecution prosecutor Amit Kumar sought 14-day judicial custody for Karan and told the court that the probe was at an initial stage, important witnesses were yet be examined and incriminating documents yet to be collected. He also told the court that his voice sample was to be sent for expert opinion. “If the accused is released on bail at this juncture, he may influence the witnesses and may tamper with the evidence,” he said. The case was registered on July 29 on the basis of a written complaint by one Nivesh Kumar who was asked to pay a bribe of Rs 12,500 in lieu of clearing a file. Thereafter, a trap was laid on July 29 and Karan, Upper Division Clerk in DDA’s Lease Administration Branch, was caught red-handed while demanding and accepting the bribe of Rs 15,000 from Kumar.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Gujarat cops probing mysterious hair-chopping cases: Minister

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Gujarat home department has taken cognisance of media reports about incidents of braid cutting in nearly half a dozen districts and asked police to remain alert, a minister said today. Pradeepsinh Jadeja, minister of state for home, said reports about women claiming that their hair had been mysteriously chopped off at night have been received from Surat, Amreli, Mehsana and Rajkot, among other districts, in the last few days. “The home ministry has taken cognisance of media reports,” he said. Jadeja was talking to reporters after attending a function where the foundation stone for a police station was laid here. The home department has asked police authorities to remain alert and find out who is behind such alleged incidents, he said. “The women wing of the state Crime Branch has already started investigations into such cases,” said Jadeja, making an appeal to women not to panic. Incidents of women’s braids being mysteriously chopped off have been reported from states like Punjab, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, among others. Police in these states believe such incidents are the handiwork of anti-social elements.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

EC bribery: HC notice to Delhi Police on Sukesh’s bail plea

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi High Court today issued notice to the Delhi Police on the bail plea of Sukesh Chandrashekar, arrested in the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK (Amma) leader T T V Dhinakaran. Justice Ashutosh Kumar sought the response along with a status report from the police before the next date of hearing on September 5. Appearing for Chandrashekar, senior advocate Aman Lekhi sought bail for him and said he had been in jail for the last four months. Chandrashekar, who was arrested on April 16, has been denied bail once by the high court and twice by the trial court. The high court had on June 15 rejected his bail plea on the ground that police had seized a fake Rajya Sabha member ID card from his possession, which was a “serious threat to Parliament’s security”. A chargesheet was filed in the case on July 14. The police have alleged in the chargesheet that Dhinakaran and Chandrashekar conspired to bribe Election Commission (EC) officials to get the ‘two leaves’ symbol for their party. The Delhi Police Crime Branch also included in the chargesheet allegations of forgery for purpose of cheating, using forged document as genuine, possessing a forged document, intending to use it as genuine and criminal conspiracy. Chandrashekar had moved the high court last week alleging that he was tortured despite an order not to subject him to violence inside Tihar Jail. The high court on July 24 had warned of “serious action” over the allegations of torture and said any such incident would not be tolerated.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Maharashtra: Huge cache of explosives, detonators seized from Mumbra scrap yard, 3 detained

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three people were detained on Monday after police recovered huge cache of explosives in a scrap yard​ in Mumbra-Kausa area of Thane district in Maharashtra.The explosive material was recovered in joint raid by Thane police, Railway Protection Force (RPF) ​ and Anti Terrorists Sqad (ATS).15 kg of ammonium nitrate and nine detonator sticks from a junked SUV.Police have detained scrap yard’s owner and his son, along with a small-time builder. The police are investigating the matter and probing all possible angles.”Prima facie it does not seem to be a case of terror. We are interrogating the accused about the source from whom they have acquired the explosives. We are investigating through all angles,” said Abhishek Trimukhe, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Thane Crime Branch.​

Manjula Shetye case: Jailor, acting jailor sent on leave

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Maharashtra prisons department sources on Sunday revealed that the jailor and the acting superintendent of Byculla prison have been sent on leave till the probe into convict Manjula Shetye’s murder is being conducted by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch.Moreover, the prisons department will send a proposal to the state government suggesting changes in the prison manual, sources said.A senior officer from prisons department said that jailor Chandramani Indulkar and acting superintendent Tanaji Gharbudve have been sent on compulsory leave till the probe in the case is completed.The Mumbai Crime Branch unit 3 has also recorded the statement of the magistrate who had conducted the inquest panchnama inside Byculla jail after the death of Shetye. Prabha Raul, Police Inspector and investigation officer of Mumbai crime branch unit 3 said, “We have taken the statement of the magistrate in the case and we are probing further. We have submitted our primary report to the state government which mentions that Shetye died due to assault.”Rajvardhan Sinha, Inspector General Prisons said, “We are yet to send our probe report to the Director General of Police about the incident. Also, we have sent two senior officers on forceful leave for a fair probe.”A senior officer from the prisons department said, “We will propose some changes in the prison manual to the state government, and we are studying all aspects of the incident.”

Crime Branch to find out who gave false info

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>While the prison authorities on Monday told the Bombay High Court that Manjula Shetye died accidentally, the head of the state prisons department told DNA that the initial report by the jail staff to superior officers did not mention accidental death. The Prisons Department is now waiting for a Crime Branch report to shed light on who gave “misleading” information initially.”Initial report received from the jail staff stated that Shetye had fallen unconscious. Later, the postmortem clearly established assault. Shetye died on June 23 and a case was registered the next day,” Additional Director General of Police, Prisons, BK Upadhyay told DNA.Another prison official said, “When the incident came to light, since the staffers must have assaulted Shetye, they must be hiding the facts. Since male guards are not allowed inside the barracks, some female jail guard must have given the initial information about Shetye having fallen unconscious to the superiors.”Crime Branch is conducting an inquiry to find out who gave the false information, Upadhyay said. “Onnce we receive their report and verify the information given by the Crime Branch, we will take action,” he said.”The initial report does not mention that Shetye died due to an accidental fall. How she died is not mentioned in the report at all. It only stated that she was lying unconscious near the bathroom and died after she was rushed to the hospital,” said Upadhyay.Meanwhile, the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the prison department to complete their probe and submit its detailed report to the Commission, confirmed SHRC Chairperson SR Bannurmath.WHAT REPORT TO SHRC SAYSReport by the Prisons Department to the SHRC states that there was an incident of assault on Shetye inside Byculla prison
It also states that prima facie, was an assault on Shetye by six prison officials who have been suspended pending probe

CCTV footage shows Manjula Shetye was dragged out of her barrack

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In what could bring further trouble to the six jail staff of Byculla prison arrested in the Manjula Shetye murder case, the Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) has retrieved footage from nine CCTV cameras installed in the prison, in which the accused can be seen dragging Shetye out of her barrack.The footage also shows how other inmates of the prison, including Sheena Bora murder case, accused Indrani Mukerjea, damaging prison property during the riots that broke out a day after Shetye was assaulted.Sources said that the FSL has submitted a report on tests on the DNA samples collected in the case. However, a report on viscera samples is awaited from the FSL. The report submitted by the FSL to the Crime Branch states that no sexual assault had taken place and that Shetye was bleeding profusely and her own blood has been found on her body.”The video which has been retrieved by the FSL has revealed that the accused jail staff were present during the assault and are seen dragging Manjula out from the barrack,” said a senior crime branch officer.”The video will also help us strengthen our case against the female prison inmates who went on a rampage. Indrani Mukerjea and her co-inmates are seen rioting in the video. We will soon make few arrests for rioting,” said the officer.

Three arrested in Rs 46 lakh cash theft case in Delhi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch today claimed to have solved a recent case of theft of Rs 46 lakh from the office of a businessman in north Delhi’s Rohini area with the arrest of three persons. The arrested are — Rahul Kumar (22) and Jitender Singh (27) of Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh, and Babloo (22) of Aligarh, they said. On June 28, Ankit Gupta had reported that one of his servants, Rahul, had allegedly fled after stealing a bag containing Rs 46 lakh cash from his office in Sector-7, Rohini, the police said. After investigation, two of his servants alongwith one of their accomplice was arrested near the Japanese Park, Rohini. Police recovered stolen cash worth Rs 35.80 lakh from their possession.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Explain delay in taking Shetye to hospital: HC

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Bombay High Court on Monday asked Byculla Prison officials why it took them so long to take inmate Manjula Shetye to the hospital, after she was allegedly assaulted. Shetye died in custody on June 23, before she could be taken to JJ Hospital. Six prison officials have been arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch for alleged involvement in the case.A division bench of Justice RM Sawant and Justice Sadhana Jadhav observed, “What did you (prison officials) do after the incident came to light? Why is the FIR registered by a prison inmate and not jail officials?” The court has asked the department to file an affidavit within two weeks in reply to a Public interest litigation (PIL) filed by activist Pradeep Bhalekar. He alleged there was a delay in registration of the offence and sought to transfer the probe of the case to the Criminal Investigation Department. Advocate Nitin Satpute, who represents Bhalekar, relied on media reports and Shetye’s post mortem reports to argue that IPC Section 377 (Unnatural Sex) should be applied.Public Prosecutor Mankuwar Deshmukh said that the Crime Branch was handling the investigation and no case has been made for Section 377. However, the bench said “Tell us why the section should not be applied to your affidavit…” It reiterated why no report was filed by jail officials. “Do inmates have access?,” it asked, “Are they supposed to call the police if there is an incident in prison? Whose responsibility was it?”

Crime Branch to probe alleged assault on woman by APP MLAs

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi Police Crime Branch has been tasked with investigating the allegation that three Aam AAP MLAs manhandled and abused a woman on the state assembly premises. The three MLAs are Amanatullah Khan (of Okhla), Somnath Bharti (Malviya Nagar) and Jarnail Singh (Tilak Nagar). The North District police had lodged an FIR in the matter but the case was transferred to the Crime Branch a few days ago. Joint commissioner of Delhi Police (Crime) Praveer Ranjan confirmed the development. “The district police has to deal with law and order problems as well as routine crime incidents. However, the Crime Branch is a specific unit and the matter has been transfered to it to ensure a speedy probe,” said an officer privy to the development. The three MLAs have been accused of assaulting a woman with “an intent to outrage her modesty and using words or gestures to hurt a woman”. The incident happened on June 28 and after the woman recorded her statement on June 29, the police sought legal opinion on the matter, sources said. In her statement, the complainant accused the three MLAs of roughing her up and abusing her. “I had gone to see the proceedings of the House, but could not get a pass for the Visitor’s Gallery. While I was standing outside the building, some men, including Khan and Singh, who were a part of a scuffle that was taking place there, came towards me,” she had claimed in her complaint. She had said “they pushed her and shoved her”. She was later taken to a room where she was assaulted, threatened and beaten up by Singh and Khan, she alleged. The duo was later joined by Bharti who abused her, she claimed. The AAP dispensation, in its tenure of a little over two years, has had an uneasy relationship with the police, with 15 of its MLAs being arrested for charges ranging from rioting, outraging the modesty of woman and sexual harassment to criminal intimidation and assault.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

4 held for selling stolen mobiles after changing IMEI code

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Four persons have been arrested here for allegedly selling stolen mobile phones after changing their unique international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) numbers, police said today. The accused were arrested on a tip-off by the Crime Branch team from a shop at Gaur Plaza in Shalimar Garden of Sahibabad, officials said. The accused have been identified as Gulfam, Nasir, Amir and Aabid, all native of Pasonda and Shaheed Nagar colony, under Sahibabad police station area, Superintendent of Police (Crime) Brijesh Kumar Singh said. The Crime Branch team seized a software used to change the IMEI code of stolen mobiles. The head of the gang, Gulfam, confessed that he used to purchase stolen mobile phones from pick-pockets and snatchers at throw-away prices and thereafter change their IMEI codes and reset them to factory settings with help of the software, the SP said. The Crime Branch also seized 146 mobiles, two computer LED screens, two hard disks, four changer keys, 7 IMEI number changed mobiles from their possession, Singh said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Man arrested for Nov 2015 murder under Dadar railway bridge

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Crime Branch of Mumbai police today arrested a 29-year-old man from Ahmednagar in a murder case. Shivaji Ghodke, the accused, had killed Baliram Rakte (25) under the railway bridge at Dadar railway station in the city in November 2015, police said. Ghodke and Rakte had had a fight over a bottle of industrial chemical which drug addicts inhale for getting high, according to the police. After the murder Ghodke was spotted in the footage of one of the CCTV cameras at the railway station, but could not be traced further, said Ajay Sawant, senior police inspector of Crime Branch. Porters and vendors at the railway station had identified him. Some days ago the Crime Branch sleuths got a tip-off that Ghodke runs a stall outside Shrirampur railway station in Ahmednagar district, Sawant said. A team of Crime Branch today arrested him at Srirampur. Further probe is on.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

2 Nigerians held for duping man of over Rs 13 lakh

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Police’s Crime Branch has arrested two Nigerians and an Indian who cheated people of lakhs of rupees.The accused have been identified as George Ike alias Doctor Cosmos Brown (36), Ugwuele Bright Onyeka alias De Man Cooler (32) who are both from Nigeria. Their Indian aide, Vishal Sharma, a resident of Mumbai, has also been arrested.The accused contacted people through social media, claiming they were a pharmaceutical company, Herbal Root Seeds, based in the UK doing research for the treatment of cancer. They urged people to buy seeds which would help in this treatment from a trader in Mumbai, Sharma, and sell it to their company at a higher price to make a profit.The scam came to the fore when one S Rahul from Delhi, lodged a complaint with the crime branch alleging that he has been cheated by a group who contacted him through Facebook.The complainant told police the accused had contacted him a few months ago and asked him to buy herbal root seeds from their Mumbai trader. The trader then sold him the seeds for Rs 13,07,400, said Bhisham Singh, DCP (Crime Branch).”The complainant transferred Rs 13,04,700 as advance for five packets of seeds, following which Doctor Cosmos Brown, the Purchase Manager of the company visited his house to check the samples of seeds. After this they remained non-contactable on which the complainant approached the police,” Singh said.Using technical surveillance police traced the trader Vishal Sharma in Mumbai and his interrogation led police to the other accused.

Report confirms no sexual assault on Shetye

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Crime Branch on Tuesday stated that they had received the postmortem report, which does not mention any sexual assault on Shetye. “We have received the detailed postmortem report and sexual assault on Shetye has been ruled out,” confirmed a senio’r official.”The postmortem report confirmed injuries but not on Shetye’s private parts. Samples have been sent for chemical analysis,” said JJ Hospital Dean TP Lahane.Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court’s former Justice Anand Nirgude was announced as the Special Investigation Team’s head to probe the case further. State’s former Director General of Police Pravin Dixit and social worker Anjali Deshpande will be the other two members of the SIT.The SIT will not only investigate Shetye’s death but will also look into the jail facilities available for inmates such as infrastructure, food, health and safety. No deadline has been put in place as yet for the SIT to submit its report.

‘Autopsy report reveals Manju Shette suffered head injuries’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The detailed post-mortem report of Byculla jail inmate Manju Shette, who died after allegedly being assaulted by prison guards, has revealed that she suffered injuries on her head as well as body, dean of the state-run J J Hospital, Dr T P Lahane, said today. “The detailed post-mortem report of Manju Shette shows that she had head injuries apart from injuries on her body,” Lahane said. Shette (45) died at the J J Hospital on June 23 after being allegedly beaten up by the Byculla jail officials and staff as she “failed” to account for two eggs and five loaves of bread, which were distributed by her to the inmates, police has said. Police had registered a case of murder against the jail officials. On Saturday, the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police arrested all the six accused — Manisha Pokharkar, Wasima Shaikh, Shital Shegokar, Surekha Gulve, Aarti Shingne and Bindu Naikade. After Shette’s death, around 200 prisoners had launched a protest on June 24 for their demands, including allowing the media inside the Byculla jail premises. Indrani Mukerjea, the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case, was among the inmates who were booked by police for rioting and other offences after they staged a protest over Shette’s death. Indrani had earlier lodged a complaint with Nagpada police alleging that she was beaten up by jail officials and threatened of sexual assault after the death of a convict sparked protest in the prison. The complaint, which was accessed by the media today, also said that jail official Bindu Naikade, who was later arrested over the murder of Shette, was posted to guard her (Indrani) on June 24. “On the morning of June 24, Naikade was posted to guard me,” Indrani said in the complaint. The police had earlier said that Shette was allegedly tortured and a stick was inserted in her private parts. However, Maharashtra State Women’s Commission chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar had last week said that a magisterial inquest ruled out any injury on Shette’s private parts though her autopsy suggested multiple injuries on the body. The Women’s Commission has also said that it would form a three-member SIT in connection with Shette’s death. It will be chaired by a retired high court judge and it would comprise a retired senior police officer and a woman NGO member. The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has taken over the probe into Shette’s death.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Gang stealing cattle for illegal abattoir busted

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Five persons involved in over 100 cases of cattle theft have been arrested by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police. As many as 25 cases of robbery registered in various parts of the national Capital have been solved with the arrests, the police said.The group, notorious as ‘Lukman Gang’, has been carrying out robberies of cattle and goats for the last two years. The animals were then sold to a man identified as Manzoor, who lives in Dasna, Uttar Pradesh (UP), and runs an illegal slaughterhouse there.”The accused have been identified as Kamru, 27, Parvej alias Rana, 23, Lukman alias Tillu, 32, Shahazad, 21, and Abid, 25. Four country-made pistols along with 10 live cartridges, master keys, equipment to break into a house, and stolen vehicles were recovered from their possession,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Crime, Madhur Verma said.The Crime Branch had recently started developing information regarding various criminals after several such incidents in Delhi and the surrounding areas came to the fore. On July 1, a team of officers was informed about the gang and they were apprehended in a raid while trying to flee.Explaining their modus operandi, the police said the accused would first steal a vehicle, usually a tempo, and then conduct a recce on the outskirts of Delhi to identify a target area.During sustained interrogation, the accused revealed that they were habitual criminals and had been previously arrested in connection with several heinous cases. They decided to steal cattle as animals were an easy target and could be easily disposed off for cash. The gang mostly targeted villages on Delhi borders, so that it doesn’t take much time to flee from the spot.REVELATIONSThe accused were habitual criminals and had been previously arrested in connection with several heinous cases.
The gang mostly targeted villages on Delhi borders, so that it doesn’t take much time to flee from the spot.

Ramjas College clashes: Court dismisses police’s transfer plea

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Delhi court has dismissed a plea filed by the police seeking to transfer to another court a complaint to lodge an FIR in the Ramjas College incident in which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satish Kumar Arora rejected the transfer application of Delhi Police Crime Branch after the investigating officer failed to appear in the court for the second time. The matter would come up for further proceedings on July 19 before Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra, who has been hearing it. The police filed the transfer application saying the power to deal with the cases of Delhi Police Crime Branch was vested with the CMM and the magistrate had no jurisdiction to try the matter. It is pertinent to mention that after the filing of the complaint by advocate Vivek Garg, the CMM had marked it to the court of magistrate Malhotra. Complainant Garg opposed the police’s plea saying it has been delaying the matter and hesitating to file a proper action taken report as it was not willing to probe the incidents. During the hearing of the complaint before the magistrate, the police had earlier said the Commissioner of Delhi Police has constituted an enquiry committee which has been probing complaints relating to the incidents of February 21-22 this year and has so far examined 62 witnesses, including student groups and police officials. Garg has filed the complaint seeking lodging of an FIR into the incidents during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised at Ramjas College by members of students groups AISA and SFI. Maintaining that a similar incident had taken place in JNU last year, the plea alleged that “massive anti-national slogans/activities were being carried out by leaders/students of AISA/SFI in Ramjas College, shamelessly and openly which supported India’s enemy i.e. Pakistan. The criminal acts of accused were also boosting morale of terrorists against our country.” It has claimed that the organisers of the seminar had misled the college administration to obtain its nod for the event and “conducted activities against the nation and tried to wage a war against the country”. It has sought lodging of an FIR for the alleged offences of sedition, criminal conspiracy, waging war against the State and defamation under the IPC. On February 21, members of RSS student wing ABVP had gathered outside the college and shouted slogans in protest against a seminar for which JNU students Omar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were invited. The ABVP members allegedly pelted stones, vandalised the venue and disrupted the seminar. The next day violent clashes erupted between Left and ABVP students leaving several students and three teachers injured.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Byculla Jail violence | Saw prisoner who died being dragged with dupatta: Indrani Mukerjea

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea, booked for rioting in a women’s prison in Byculla along with other inmates, on Wednesday told the CBI court that she saw prisoner who died being dragged with dupatta around her neck.The court has permitted Indrani Mukerjea to approach police to lodge her complaint against Byculla prison officials. Indrani moved a court alleging that she was beaten up by the jail officials after the death of a convict sparked a protest in the prison.Following the death of Manju Govind Shette after allegedly being beaten up by a woman official of the jail on June 23, the enraged inmates rose in protest on Saturday, some of them went up to the prison’s terrace while others made a bonfire of newspapers and documents inside the premises to express their anger.The police had earlier said Manju, whose death triggered protests in the prison, was allegedly tortured and a stick was inserted in her private parts.”These allegations are part of an FIR filed against the jail staff. We are probing the matter,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-3), Akhilesh Singh had said.The police had earlier suspended six jail staffers and booked them on the charge of murder. The Byculla jail, located in the heart of the city, houses around 251 inmates.The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has taken over the probe into the death of a woman convict who was lodged in the Byculla prison here.The Commissioner of Mumbai Police has issued an order, as per which the crime branch will investigate the death of convict Manju Shette, the official said.

Mumbai crime branch to probe death of Byculla jail convict

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has taken over the probe into the death of a woman convict who was lodged in the Byculla prison here, a senior police official said today. The Commissioner of Mumbai Police has issued an order, as per which the crime branch will investigate the death of convict Manju Shette, the official said. The police had earlier suspended six jail staffers and booked them on the charge of murder. Manju (45) died at the government-run J J Hospital on Friday night after allegedly being beaten up by a woman official of the jail on June 23. The Byculla jail, located in the heart of the city, houses around 251 inmates. The police had earlier said Manju, whose death triggered protests in the prison, was allegedly tortured and a stick was inserted in her private parts. “These allegations are part of an FIR filed against the jail staff. We are probing the matter,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-3), Akhilesh Singh had said. Following Manju’s death, the enraged inmates rose in protest on Saturday, some of them went to the prison’s terrace, while others made a bonfire of newspapers and documents inside the premises to express their anger. Later, the Nagpada police booked nearly 200 inmates of the Byculla jail, including Sheena Bora murder case accused Indrani Mukerjea, who is lodged in the same prison, for rioting, unlawful assembly, assault on a public servant and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. Indrani yesterday moved a Mumbai court alleging that she was beaten up by the jail officials after the convict’s death triggered a protest in the prison.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

3 Nigerians, Indian woman held for duping people with fake

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three Nigerians and an Indian woman have been arrested in the national capital for allegedly duping people of crores of rupees with fake lottery schemes, the police said today. The Delhi Police Crime Branch, which made the arrests, said the accused used to send text messages and e-mails to the unsuspecting victims informing them that they had won huge amounts in lottery schemes. “Then they used to seek details of the victims such as their names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails. They used to send false documents to the victims and then ask them to deposit money for income tax, service charge, conversion charge etc.,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) G Ram Gopal Naik. On June 22, Sardar Kamaljeet Singh from Punjab lodged a police complaint in the national capital alleging that he was cheated to the tune of around Rs 1.5 crore by a gang of Nigerians and an Indian woman. The complainant was called to Delhi by the accused to pay the last instalment. On June 23, a trap was laid by the Crime Branch sleuths at a bus stand in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar and two of the accused were arrested. Four mobile phones, fake US dollars, three laptops and passports were seized from their possession, said Naik. Two more arrests, including that of the Indian woman, were made subsequently. The Nigerians were staying in India on expired visas, said the police. The Nigerian High Commission has been informed of the arrests.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

HC directs TN police to produce records on sale of idols

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu Police to produce records before it on the sale of two idols made of five-metal alloys and worth about Rs 20 crore by officials of its Idol Wing, without recording its seizure. Justice R Mahadevan gave the order orally while hearing a petition by advocate ‘Elephant’ G Rajendran, seeking a direction to transfer the probe to the Crime Branch of the CID from the Idol Wing and posted the matter for further hearing to June 29. According to Rajendran, Arokiaraj and Santhanam were arrested on April 4 when they were attempting to sell the panchaloha idols to a foreign national. Police later handed over the two along with the idols to the Idol Wing. Idol Wing Inspector Kader Batcha and Sub Inspector Gopal instead of taking action against Arokiaraj and Santhanam, sold the idols to a smuggler for Rs 15 lakh, without recording its seizure. On a complaint from DSP Ashok Natarajan of the Idol Wing, criminal cases were registered against Kader Batcha, Subraj and a constable of the wing. Meanwhile, Batcha was promoted as DySP. Rajendran submitted that case was now handled by an officer in the rank of inspector of the wing and he cannot effectively handle the case, as Batcha’s rank is senior than the investigating official. Contending that the protectors of the antique has committed a crime, the petitioner submitted that the accused were not suspended till today and there was every chance of them escaping from the clutches of law. He sought transfer of the case from the Idol Wing to the Crime Branch of the CID and filing of a charge sheet against the three within a time frame fixed by the court.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Woman arrested from Gurugram for extorting money from lawyer

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 40-year-old woman was today arrested from Gurugram in Haryana by the city police for allegedly extorting money from a lawyer. The accused, Anita Chaudhary (40), had got in touch with Sandeep Gupta, a lawyer from Kota, through a social networking website, the police said. Gupta, in his complaint to the police, stated that the accused had expressed interest in investing in immovable assets. Last week, she came to Jaipur and stayed overnight at a hotel with him, the complainant added. The next morning, the accused, allegedly posing as a Crime Branch officer, demanded Rs 5.5 lakh from Gupta. She got Gupta to sign a stamp paper to pay Rs 5 lakh to her and to deposit Rs 10,000 in her account through internet banking, said Brijbhushan Agarwal, SHO, Adarsh Nagar. “Acting on the information, we arrested the accused from Gurugram and secured her police remand from the court. A case has been registered and she is being interrogated regarding her past involvement in similar cases,” he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

How Sadhvi Giri was nabbed from Rajasthan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sadhvi Jayshree Giri, who had escaped from police custody on June 14, was caught near a toll booth on the Udaipur-Nathdwara highway in Rajasthan late on Tuesday. Her six-year-old son was also with her.The sadhvi, who was arrested in a cheating case, had given the slip to four police personnel escorting her from Himalaya Mall. The crime branch set up three teams to track her down.The team that arrested her comprised PSIs Jatin Patel, Jain Goswami, Ashok Chawdari, ASI Pooja Rathod and ASI Chandravali Ratnu. While talking about the operation, officials said the sadhvi was using her mobile phone and police kept track of her movements. However, she switched off the phone near Chiloda toll booth. On the basis of the routes, officials concluded she was heading toward Rajasthan. They started scanning CCTV footage at each toll booth along the way. At the Udaipur toll booth, they spotted footage of the sadhvi seated in a red-coloured car with someone else in the driver’s seat.Inquiries revealed the driver had taken a return ticket. Armed with this information, they kept a vigil at the booth. Sure enough, the car returned to the toll both on Tuesday night and the Crime Branch team immediately swung into action and arrested her.

Kapil Mishra submits documents related to CNG kit scam to ACB

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra today met Anti-Corruption Branch officials and submitted documents related to the alleged CNG kit scam. Mishra had earlier alleged that the AAP government allowed an Indian firm to sell China-made CNG kits as products manufactured in Canada in the national capital. He had claimed that the company sold over 10,000 kits with ‘Made in Canada’ tags which were fitted to different types of vehicles, including auto rickshaws. Mishra today went to the ACB office around 3 pm and met officials. The meeting lasted three hours. He had in the past said the CNG kits were made in China became clear when import bills were checked. The suspended AAP leader had alleged the AAP government had in a circular issued in 2015 and 2016 declared the firm an “authorised” CNG kit seller, which sold over 10,000 such kits in the national capital. The ACB officials said they will look into the matter.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Crime branch registers case against a company for cheating,

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A case has been registered by the Crime Branch of Jammu and Kashmir police against proprietors and other officials a company for allegedly alluring and cheating innocent youths on the pretext of sending them abroad for getting admissions to professional colleges. Acting on a report that a company, located at Bahu Plaza area of Jammu, was alluring and cheating the innocent candidates and their parents on the pretext of sending them abroad to various professional colleges, the Crime Branch registered a case and started enquiry, a Crime Branch spokesman said here today. During the probe it was found that the company was owned by Jallandhar-based S Bahvnoor Singh Bedi (Director), which was functioning through Rahul Dev (Regional Manager), Arundeep Singh and Vinod Kundal (Branch Manager) at Jammu, he said. It was also found that the company was not registered to carry out its business at Jammu or had the mandate to send candidates to various professional colleges abroad, he said, adding the company was alluring innocent candidates and their parents. They were impersonating themselves as authorised agents of various professional colleges of foreign countries and is taking money in lakhs from them on the pretext of sending them to various professional colleges abroad, he said. It was also revealed that the license was issued to the accused by the Ministry of External Affairs under the Emigration Act 1983 only for the purpose of carrying out the business of recruitment for deployment of Indian workers with foreign employers within the jurisdiction of Jallandhar area, he said. The company, in violation of the norms, had opened its office at Jammu and contacted about nine candidates through print and electronic media. They had taken Rs 27,000 from each of them as application and registration fee, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

RPF on the hunt for graffiti vandals

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In addition to its regular duties of cracking down on trespassing on railway premises, illegal track crossing and unauthorised railway travel, the Railway Protection Force is now busy tracking down a miscreant who has been going around in Mumbai’s local trains defacing compartments with the word ‘Legend’, using spray paint.Railway staff have been struggling to remove the graffiti when coaches are cleaned in the railway yards.One of the coaches vandalised with the graffiti is coach number 5216-A in the 9.33 pm Churchgate-Bandra slow local, and according to railway staff in charge of railway yards, the same graffiti has been seen in coaches of other trains too.A Western Railway official revealed, “Lately we have seen that graffiti in trains have increased and have also informed the RPF to keep a track on the miscreants when the train is approaching the rail yards.””We suspect that a group travelling in the train is regularly defacing the trains and the cleanup attendants are facing a tough time removing the paint”, said the official.Ravindra Bhakar, Public Relations Officer, Western Railway said, “We have informed the RPF to keep a watch on the miscreants, and if possible, to check CCTV cameras to track the persons involved in defacing the trains in Mumbai.”A senior RPF officer said, “We are keeping a watch to nab the miscreant and appropriate action will be taken against the person found defacing railway properties.”When contacted, AK Shukla, senior divisional security commissioner of RPF did not wish to comment.DNA had reported on April 10 about a miscreant defacing walls in parts of Mumbai with the cryptic message “Bachna Hai Toh Aye Mere Dost, Aao Khele Mendicot (If you want to survive my friend, let’s play mendicot — a card game).” Mumbai police has failed to nab the miscreant responsible for defacing a number of walls in the central and western suburbs.”Our Social Service Branch is trying to trace the culprit, and we have learned that more than one person is behind the graffiti. We request people to report whenever they see anyone defacing the walls in the city,” said a senior Mumbai Police officer.

Govt asks EOW to probe financial irregularities in OSCB

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Odisha government today asked the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of Crime Branch of state police to probe into financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 29.57 crore in Odisha State Cooperative Bank (OSCB), Rourkela. An estimated amount of Rs 29.57 crore worth irregularities at the Rourkela branch of the OSCB was detected between 2005 and 2015. “We have asked the EOW of the Crime Branch to probe into the irregularities detected during a special audit, Cooperation minister S N Patro told reporters. The minister said the department has also ordered the OSCB registrar to initiate proceeding against all the accused persons and initiate legal action against erring bankers. On official statement issued by the minister said that a special public prosecutor will be appointed to start trial against the loan defaulters and legal process initiated soon to attach their properties. The minister said the special audit report has also recommended recovery of money from three former branch managers Siba Kumar Das, Sanjeeb Mishra and Raghunath Sahoo respectively. These three managers had disbursed loans without keeping required surety. Meanwhile, Raghunath Sahu, one of the accused manager said: “I have not committed any irregularities. We have to verify the basis of the special audit.” Earlier, the cooperation department had also handed over a similar fraud case in Malkangiri district to the EOW of Crime Branch.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Rape victim’s father opposes CBI closure plea, seeks

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Even as the CBI has sought closure of the case related to the rape of a seven-year-old girl at Vasco, the victim’s father today filed an application in a local court alleging that there were serious lapses in the investigation. In his application submitted before Judicial Magistrate First Class at Vasco, the victim’s father Apurva Nagvekar opposed the CBI’s application seeking closure of the case as they could not find the accused and sought that thorough investigation be carried out in the case “as the culprit should not remain scot-free”. The girl was raped inside the toilet of her school by an unidentified person in January, 2013. The Goa Police’s Crime Branch had conducted the investigation. However, since the police failed to identify the culprit, the case was handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which interrogated 391 suspects, but failed to achieve a breakthrough. In December last year, the CBI had filed the application for closure of the case before the JMFC, which the victim’s father has opposed. In his two-page application, he said, “The report is bristling with inaccuracies and omissions, apart from indicating that no thorough investigation has yet been done in the case by the CBI.” The closure report is silent on the investigation carried out by CID (Crime Branch), he said adding, “The statement of the security guard, who was on duty on the fateful day, was not recorded by the CBI.” Pointing out several “omissions” in the probe, he said the CBI, which was entrusted with the investigation, because of dissatisfaction about prior investigation, has not further recorded the statement of the first informant, the suspects, the headmistress of the school and others considering that the investigation has to start from scratch,” he claimed. He also said that the identification parade of the suspects was not carried out. The court today adjourned the case till July 4, when it would decide whether the CBI’s application for closure of the investigation be allowed or not.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

PWD scam: Police registers case on Rahul Sharma’s complaint

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A case has been registered against unidentified persons for allegedly threatening Rahul Sharma who had alleged a “scam” in the Public Works Department (PWD) involving a relative of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, police said today. Sharma had on May 11 filed a complaint about receiving a phone call asking him not to get involved in “social service”. He had given a complaint to the Parliament Street police station and a case of criminal intimidation was registered on June 3, police said. He had alleged that he had received the call while he was on his way after having a meeting with Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) chief Mukesh Meena. On May 31, two unidentified persons had attempted to open fire at Sharma’s car in Greater Noida but he escaped unhurt. The ACB had registered three separate FIRs in connection with the alleged scam, including one against a company owned by Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surender Kumar Bansal on the complaint of Sharma, who is the founder of an NGO RACO. Sharma had alleged that Bansal’s firm was involved in financial irregularities in connection with the construction of a drainage system in north-west Delhi’s Bakoli village, the contract of which was awarded to it in April, 2015.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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