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ED seizes Rs 26 crore assets of arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today said it has seized assets worth Rs 26.61 crore of controversial arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari and others for alleged violation of the FEMA law.It said it has seized the properties “in lieu of undisclosed assets held abroad by him” and the action has been carried out under section 37A of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA).Section 37A of the FEMA stipulates that if certain foreign exchange, foreign security or immovable property is held outside India in violation of this law, the equivalent value of asset can be seized within India. The ED had booked Bhandari, reported to have left India for a foreign location sometime ago, under criminal charges of the PMLA law in February this year as also under the FEMA.The Delhi Police had also booked him for alleged violation of the Official Secrets Act (OSA) last year. Bhandari’s case first came to light after the I-T department conducted searches against him in April last year and recovered certain “sensitive” official defence documents from his premises. As part of these raids, the taxman is also said to have recovered certain emails that talk about renovation of a costly apartment in London in 2010 which was allegedly owned by Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi.Also readED attaches assets Rs. 21 crore of arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari case in black money caseVadra’s legal firm has denied that he owned the London property directly or indirectly. It also denied Vadra has any business ties with an arms consultant or his aides. The tax department had last year also shared a “seizure memo record” with the defence ministry to apprise it about the contents of these “sensitive” documents.

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L-G Anil Baijal for exclusive police stations run by women

Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Tuesday said that the Delhi Police should have police stations run exclusively by the women police officers. Laying emphasis on more women power in the Delhi Police, the L-G stated that the force needed more women officers at the forefront.Baijal was speaking at the ‘Sashakti’ programme organised by the Delhi Police where he was the chief guest as well. The programme saw the participation of over seven thousand school-going girls trained in self-defence sending out a strong message of ‘Ab nahi sehna, Na chup rehna’. Baijal, while addressing the audience, acknowledged that girls were the real chief guest on the occasion.The South Zone of the Delhi Police, in order to promote self-defence training for women and girls as a sign of women empowerment, organised a function wherein the girls who were trained by the Delhi Police displayed their techniques and skills. Over 7,000 school girls from South East, South, South West, Dwarka, West and Outer Delhi have been trained in martial arts and self-defence. Around 361 camps all over the area were held in order to promote self -defence training.On the occasion, Commissioner of Delhi Police, Amulya Patnaik highlighted the need for learning self-defense techniques as a tool for raising self-confidence and empowerment of women, and reiterated the commitment of the Delhi Police towards the safety and security of female citizens.”One year of Sashakti has been a learning experience and in the days and months to come, the training program will be further intensified and remodeled to compare with the best in similar community policing initiatives,” said Patnaik.A documentary film showcasing trained girls enacting real-life situations of stalking, snatching and harassment was also played at the event. Trainers also displayed their skills and gave live demonstrations on how one could save themselves from possible stabbing attack or acid throwers.

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Gang of MTNL cable wire thieves busted

Five persons, including an ex-employee of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL), have been arrested for underground cable thefts.The accused would use JCB’s to dig out the underground cable wires. Thirteen cases of MTNL cable thefts have been resolved with the arrests. They all posed as BSES officials when they committed the crime, police said.According to the police, a case was registered on the complaint of an MTNL employee who informed them about a case of theft of the underground MTNL cable wires on December 12. The police had earlier arrested Mukesh Rai and Rajesh Kumar on the day of the incident only, however, the main accused was absconding.The police had also seized a Haryana bearing JCB, 127 feet of cable wire, the iron wire used for the traction of cable and other theft equipment.A dedicated team under the supervision of ACP Anand Kumar Mishra was formed to investigate the case as many cases of MTNL cable wire thefts were reported in the area.Acting on information, Shahid alias Khurana was arrested from Sarai Kale Khan bus stand. On investigation, Shahid revealed that he runs a gang for committing theft of MTNL underground cable. Later on, his four other associates identified as Mursalin, Tosif, Anwar and Shahnawaz were also arrested from a flat in Sarai Kale Khan in Delhi. Police also recovered ten feet of MTNL cable wire from them.Khurana informed the police that he worked as a cable jointer in MTNL for around ten years. During his service, he learnt the process to root up the underground cable. Later on, he made a gang and started committing thefts for which he roped in Kumar who provided him the JCB. They later sold it to a scrap dealer, Aarif, who is currently absconding.

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Sonu Punjaban, queen-pin of trafficking and prostitution racket, arrested by Delhi Police

The 16-year-old victim was kidnapped by the notorious criminal in 2009 when she was 12 years old and forced into the prostitution business. In 2014, the minor victim marched up to Najafgarh police station all by herself and filed a complaint against Punjaban. However, since no taken was taken, the minor went into hiding running scared for her life. She was once traced by the police but the minor went missing believing no action will be taken and she might be killed. But, when the police was finally able to trace the minor victim, she gave inputs about Punjaban's sex racket, which ultimately lead to arrest of the notorious criminal. ”
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<!–end of artlbotbor–><!–end of artlsocl–>Written ByDNA Web Team <!–end of artlbotbor–>Monday 25 December 2017 18:05 ISTMust readYogi Adityanath meets distressed homebuyers, promises quick actionDelhi Metro’s Magenta Line to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi today<!–end of artlmustredbx–><!–end of articllftpbx–>One of the most wanted criminal Geeta Arora alias Sonu Punjaban was arrested by Delhi Police on Sunday on charges of running prostitution racket and trafficking girls.Punjaban was arrested from a secret hideout after a tipoff from a 16-year-old girl who was a victim of her trafficking and prostitution ring, according to a Mail Today report.Punjaban has been involved in trafficking of minor girls and forcing them into prostitution. The 16-year-old victim was kidnapped by the notorious criminal in 2009 when she was 12 years old and forced into the prostitution business. In 2014, the minor victim marched up to Najafgarh police station all by herself and filed a complaint against Punjaban. However, since no taken was taken, the minor went into hiding running scared for her life. She was once traced by the police but the minor went missing believing no action will be taken and she might be killed. But, when the police was finally able to trace the minor victim, she gave inputs about Punjaban’s sex racket, which ultimately lead to arrest of the notorious criminal.

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Team behind police’s witty campaigns targets youth

“Maine thodi hi pee thi. Pata nahi alcohol metre mein kaise aa gayi” #Nomoreexcuses… such witty social media messages can be seen on the Delhi Police’s twitter handle. Very few, however, know about the dedicated team behind these colourful and creative messages. The group takes care of the twitter handles of both the Delhi Police and the Delhi Traffic Police.Group member Ankur Pujari, 31, first thought of starting his own venture while working in Singapore. He discussed the idea with his friend Kiran, who also gave a fruitful response. Both of them then decided to take the plunge and started their own firm, Astral Advertising.Amit Panwar, the third business partner, then joined them. The company, which is over a year old, has grown from three to 18 members now. They took over the twitter handles of the Delhi Police and the Delhi Traffic Police nearly seven months ago and from then on, they gave been targeting the urban and the young.Pujari revealed that their aim is to build a platform for proactive communication and to engage the youth, for instance with campaigns like the recent ‘#no more excuses’ against drunken driving. The video shows a gang of boys drinking together and then setting out for a joyride that meets a fatal end. It also shows the data about road accidents and emphasises on how important the youth of the country is to the nation.”Our approach is very urban, with an inclination towards the youth. In January, keeping in mind the Republic Day and security concerns, we would start a campaign that would require the response from the public, such as calling cops. We want to make a point but we will also make it a bit funny,” Pujari said.The mastermind behind the content is Kiran Khadke, who has 5-6 people working along with him. Khadke says: “There’s no magic! Our work with the Delhi Police or any other client is a blend of being original, relevant, and emotional and not being crazy just for the sake of it.””I tend to ask a lot of questions from the client. Good creative is a function of sharp brief, lot of relevant information, and a dash of popular culture that people can relate and share. The Delhi Police is an interesting turf. Awareness issues are very sensitive, so we have to be very sharp in choice of words, be within boundaries and yet be creative. So, the team’s mantra is ‘keep referring back to the brief, strive for perfection’,” he adds.

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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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Five more minors rescued from Dixit Ashram branches

After Vijay Vihar in Rohini, members of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), the Delhi Police, and other authorities concerned conducted raids and rescued five more minors from suspected confinement in ashrams in Dwarka, Palam and Uttam Nagar on Saturday. Following this, the Delhi Police clarified that the Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya in Rohini, from where 41 girls were rescued, is far from getting a clean-chit.Eight sites in Delhi, owned by the self-styled godman Virendra Dev Dixit, were identified for raids, after a raid on the Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya in Rohini revealed a gory reality.DCW chief Swati Maliwal, who was present during the raid, said the same prison-like situation was found at the Mohan Garden site, where 21 girls were living in similar conditions. “The Ashram was smaller but prison like. The girls were kept locked. There were stacks of medicines and no registers were maintained. When questioned, all girls had evasive replies. Many girls are undergoing psychological treatment and have been shifted from the Vijay Vihar ashram,” she said.Maliwal added that locals told them that many girls were removed from the premises before the DCW’s visit. “The Baba is operating under complete secrecy and these Ashrams seem to be den of illegal activities. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should shut down these Ashrams and arrest the Baba. All girls should be rescued. Further, the CBI should also investigate the role of the police and political leaders in this matter. I am glad that rescue operations are being undertaken in other parts of the country as well. This Baba should be put behind the bars immediatelt,” the DCW chief said.Meanwhile, during a press conference, Delhi Police PRO Madhur Verma said they have received complaints from parents of girls living in Vijay Vihar ashram a number of times. He said many inquiries were being done under the court’s supervision and in many cases, counter complaints by girls were also given.”In one case, the court had directed the police to provide protection to a girl living in the ashram and her parents were directed not to take her out of there forcefully. In another case, a victim was given liberty to live in the ashram, if she wished to. So far, two FIRs have been registered against this Ashram at the Vijay Vihar police station. Both matters are under investigation and statements of victims have been recorded,” Verma said.The Deputy Commissioner of Police further said that since the rescue of 41 girls, the police have visited the premises twice. “The matter is being probed as per directions from the High Court. The Delhi Police hace never given a clean chit to the ashram. The DCP concerned had visited the ashram earlier as well, on a complaint from a Rajasthan family that their daughter was forcefully confined there. The officer met their daughter personally,” he said.

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More girls rescued from rape accused Baba Virender Dev Dikshit’s Farrukhabad ashram

More girls were rescued on Saturday after cops raided Baba Virender Dev Dikshit’s another ashram in Farrukhabad district.Earlier this week, around 41 girls were rescued by the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) from the self-styled Godman’s ashram in Rohini. The Delhi High Court initiated an enquiry on Tuesday against the baba’s Rohini ashram after it received “serious allegations” of sexual assault on women and minor girls who have been allegedly held captive under the garb of providing a spiritual path to enlightenment.Talking to DNA, DCW chief Swati Maliwal said during the raid conducted by their team and the police, hundreds of letters written by victims to the Baba were found and they all had explicit content.Also readGirls in Rohini Ashram force fed intoxicants: DCW chief”It is suspected that the girls in confinement were forced to write letters to the Baba with sexual content. A chemical was also recovered, which the victims were apparently forced to drink. It seemed to be an intoxicant, which kept the girls out of their senses,” Maliwal said.The girls rescued from Rohini’s Adhyatmik Vishwa Vidyalaya were being force fed a suspected intoxicant to keep them from raising their voice against their sexual exploitation, the DCW revealed.Also readDCW rescues 41 minor girls from Rohini ashramShe also said that the HC has now directed that the eight other identified properties of the Ashram be raided by a joint team of DCW, Delhi Police, and other agencies concerned. The court further directed the lawyers to inform about the addresses of these locations.”The so-called Baba Virender Dikshit should immediately be arrested by CBI. All his locations across India should be raided. If this man could manage so much in the Capital, God knows what all illegal activities are ongoing in rest of the country!,” Maliwal tweeted.

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Dera men who set two rail coaches afire held

The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has arrested four followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim, who had set railway coaches afire at Anand Vihar yard in New Delhi, following the godman’s conviction in August this year.The arrest was made on Tuesday in a joint raid with the Delhi Police’s Special Cell, after more than three months of intense probe, scanning of over 100 CCTV footages and questioning of more than 200 suspects.The four men have been identified as Vijay Malik, Bir Singh, Kanhaiya Lal Mittal and Harjeet Singh, all residents of Delhi. All of them have admitted that they are followers of Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s Dera Sachcha Sauda and that they had set ablaze two coaches of a train at the Anand Vihar yard to avenge the Panchkula court’s verdict against Ram Rahim.It was on August 25, 2017, that two empty coaches of a train were set ablaze by the miscreants at the Anand Vihar Railway Station. According to Divisional Security Commissioner of the RPF, Shashi Kumar, who led the operations over the past four months:”Some bottles with inflammable liquid were also found at the spot which indicated it to be the intentional handiwork of some miscreants. In this regard, a case under IPC 436 for mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc and for causing damage to public property under Railway Act was registered. The arrests were made following a tip-off on Tuesday.””The accused Vijay Malik is a businessman, who owns a banquet hall on Wazirpur Road in Delhi. Interrogations revealed that the violence and the act to set the railway coaches on fire was done at his banquet hall. Harjeet Singh is a chartered accountant by profession while Bir Singh helped another recce the station and the yard before committing the offence ahead of the verdict. They had planned that if the court convicts Ram Rahim, they would instigate violence,” the officer said.He informed that it took over four months to zero down on the accused. “Raids are underway to nab the remaining accused. A team led by Inspector Ajeet Singh, Anil Kumar, Constable Chandrashekhar and Constable Pankaj Goswami along with the Delhi Police’s team scanned over 100 CCTV cameras and questioned 200 suspects before arresting the main accused. Investigations are still in progress,” Shashi added.

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Hanuman idol land: Delhi High Court orders probe

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to find out how the 108-feet Hanuman idol in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh was built encroaching public land.The HC bench has asked the investigating agency to find out civic officials under whose tenure the structure came up. Also, the court stressed that the enquiry be taken up in a fast-track manner and that officials of all concerned agencies, including municipal corporation, Public Works Department (PWD), Delhi Development Authority (DDA), Land and Development Office and Mandir Marg police station, must join the probe.The court also asked the Delhi Police to handover to the CBI the documents of the enquiry conducted so far. “The fact that you (officials) have done nothing shows your culpability. It is high time that all public officers are held accountable,” the bench said.The trustees running the temple must not be permitted to reap the benefit of money derived from the public land, the court said and directed the concerned bank branch to freeze the accounts of the trust. The court further said the bank should only allow deposits and not withdrawals from the account.

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Four followers of Dera chief arrested for setting coaches on fire

Four men, suspected to be followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Singh, have been arrested for allegedly setting empty train coaches in Anand Vihar on fire following the self-styled godman’s conviction in August, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) said on Wednesday.On the basis of a tip-off, four men, identified as Vijay Malik, Bir Sungh, Kanhaiya Lal Mittal and Harjeet Singh, were arrested, the RPF said.On August 25, two empty coaches of the Rewa Express stationed at the Anand Vihar Railway Station were set ablaze by miscreants.Some bottles with an inflammable liquid were also found at the spot which indicated it to be the handiwork of some miscreants, the RPF said.The RPF sought help from the Delhi Police’s Special Cell and a joint team of both the units arrested the four accused.The RPF said that the accused admitted that they are followers of the godman and had set ablaze the coaches of the train at Anand Vihar, the RPF said.In August, cases of torching of DTC buses and train coaches were reported from different parts of the city, following the conviction of the godman in two rape cases, by a Special CBI court in Haryana’s Panchkula.The Dera Sacha Sauda chief was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the two rape cases.

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L-G Anil Baijal cancels exam to recruit teachers over paper leak issue

Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Tuesday cancelled a Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) examination for recruiting primary teachers in MCD-run schools, after a Delhi Police report alleged cheating during the test on October 29.The move comes days after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia demanded the cancellation of the examination, stating that the question papers were leaked. “The L-G has cancelled the DSSSB examination held on October 29. The move follows a report by the Delhi Police on the issue of alleged cheating in the examination,” his office said in a statement. Baijal directed the education secretary to take strict disciplinary action against all staff identified in the case and submit an action taken report within 10 days.Following the allegations of cheating, an FIR was registered on October 29 and the matter was handed over to the Crime Branch for a swift investigation.According to the L-G’s office, Baijal had directed Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik to investigate the matter in a time-bound manner.Baijal then issued directions to the DSSSB chairman to reconduct the examination expeditiously, so that vacancies could be filled as soon as possible.”The DSSSB may review their systems and methods of conducting the examination thoroughly and also look into the modus-operandi employed by the accused, so that in the future, all such loopholes can be plugged,” the statement read.Earlier this month, Kejriwal had sought Baijal’s nod on the Delhi government’s decision to cancel the DSSSB examination.In November, Sisodia had written to the L-G, seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged DSSSB examination paper leak case and had demanded strict action against the officials involved.

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3 persons arrested with fake currency notes of Rs 2,000

The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested three persons in possession of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) in the denomination of Rs 2,000 amounting to Rs 5.50 lakhs. Earlier, the Special cell had busted a syndicate of fake currency, that pumped the currency by throwing it across the border fences in Nepal and Bangladesh, and then pushed them through Malda in West Bengal.Most of the recovered notes are having multiple notes of a single number. The accused men revealed they had already supplied FICN worth Rs 3 cores in Delhi-NCR.The arrested accused have been identified as Zulfikar Alam (45), Deepak Kumar Mandal (36) and Uttam Mandal (40).On Sunday, the police had received information that Alam who hails from Bihar and is one of the most prominent members of the international syndicate, would be coming near New Delhi Railway Station to receive a consignment of fake currency.”The team spotted Alam in the night and after few minutes another person arrived and passed on a parcel to him after which both of them separated. The police officials then apprehended the duo and high-quality fake currency amounting to Rs 3 lakhs were recovered,” said Pramod Kumar Kushwah, DCP, Special Cell. The man who had handed over the parcel was identified as Uttam Mandal and 50 notes of fake currency amounting to Rs 1 lakh were recovered from him.”During interrogation, Uttam revealed that he works as a carrier of the currency for Deepak Kumar Mandal of Malda.

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Every day a Nirbhaya is gang-raped and killed here: Asha Devi

Tomorrow marks five years of the brutal Delhi gang-rape incident, an incident that triggered nation-wide protests and led to the formation of new laws on crimes against women in the country.But little has changed for Nirbhaya’s parents. Depressed and down, Asha Devi says that every time a girl is raped in the Capital she feels that it is her daughter.”Every day a Nirbhaya is gang-raped and killed in the city. Whenever, I hear about any such incident, I feel that it is happening with my daughter.” Both mother and father want that a speedy justice delivery system in place.But they doubt that will happen”Are these laws capable enough to stop Nirbhaya-like incidents from happening?”, questions Nirbhaya’s father Badrinath Singh. The man has been visiting the doors of the courts for last five years yet he is still waiting for the criminals of this gruesome act to be sent to the gallows.”Even now in our daughter’s case we are visiting courts and still after the final judgments, the criminals have not yet been punished,” Singh told DNA. The matter is still with the Supreme Court.This week Delhi Police opposed, in the Supreme Court, a plea filed by one of the four death-row convicts in the December 16, 2012 gang-rape and murder case for review of its verdict upholding capital punishment awarded to him. The apex court had on May 5 upheld the death penalty to the four convicts – Mukesh (29), Pawan (22), Vinay Sharma (23) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31), saying the “brutal, barbaric and diabolic nature” of the crime could create a “tsunami of shock to destroy a civilised society”.Singh further pointed out that even after lapse of five years the situation has not improved but deteriorated. “Today, two-year-old girls are being gang raped and murdered. Who is responsible for that? The system or the victims family,” he questioned adding that it was the system that needed to protect the girls but it had failed to do so.He reasoned saying, “When the system to punish the rapists is so weak and corrupt how can you accept justice in this society.”Singh further stated that every day two to three families are facing the same trauma and pain when their daughters, just like Nirbhaya, are being gang-raped and murder.”See the case of Shimla gang rape, the police arrested the wrong people. Is this a system? Even CBI has not been able to identify the accused,” said Singh adding that there are several such incidents across the country.”There is complete lack of will on the part of government to come up with a system where such criminals are punished in an year,” he said.WHAT HAPPENEDA 23-year-old paramedic student was gangraped on the intervening night of December 16, 2012 inside a moving bus in South Delhi by a gang of six persons and severely assaulted before being thrown out of the bus. She succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.STATISTICSRAPE(376 IPC)2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 2017 (up to Nov 30)706 1636 2166 2199 2155 1992 1968

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British national suspected of recruiting youth for Al-Qaeda sent to judicial custody

A Delhi court on Tuesday sent a British national, arrested for allegedly recruiting youths for Al-Qaeda to carry out terror activities, to judicial custody while extending the period of investigation by NIA by a month.The court sent the accused, Shamiun Rahman, who is of Bangladeshi origin, to prison after he was produced before it from the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) custody during an in-chamber proceeding, court sources said.It is also believed to have granted 30 more days to the NIA to complete its investigation after the agency moved an application seeking extension of the mandatory period of 90 days which ended today.27-year-old Rahman was arrested in September by the Delhi Police for his alleged involvement in recruiting Rohingya Muslims for the terror outfit and train them to fight against the Myanmarese army. The case was recently transferred from the Delhi police to the NIA.The accused had earlier moved an application before a city court through advocate M S Khan alleging that he was sexually harassed by the jail security personnel and inhuman behaviour was meted out to him by them.The court had sought a response from the jail authorities on that application.The Special Cell of the police had alleged that the process of radicalisation of Rahman alias Raju Bhai began in a jail in London where he was lodged on charges of rash driving.During this period, he stayed at various places in Kishanganj (Bihar), Hazaribagh (Jharkhand), NCR and other places, the Delhi police had claimed, alleging that the accused had plans to set up base in Mizoram or Manipur to train the radicalised youths.An FIR was filed by the special cell after his arrest under various provisions relating to the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Arms Act and Passport Act.

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Delhi cops to have two wings

To make their crime investigation and law and order management more efficient, the Delhi Police will divide into two wings. After making the decision to bifurcate the force, the Ministry of Home Affairs has now directed Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to divide the police force into two units — Investigation and Law and Order.The move for the reshuffle came after the force failed in clearing the backlog of cases.DNA recently reported that the force could solve on average only about 33 per cent of cases till mid November. The ministry issued directions based on strong recommendations from the Bureau of Police Research and Development in this regard.Documents accessed by DNA show that in a recent letter to the office of the Commissioner of Police, the Ministry of Home Affairs conveyed the Centre’s approval for the creation of 4,227 posts — 1,409 sub/assistant sub inspectors, 1,409 head constables, and 1,409 constables — to be operationalised in two phases — 50 per cent posts in 2016-2017 and remaining posts in 2017-2018.This will facilitate the separation of crime investigations and law and order functions.The commissioner then approved the districts- or unit-wise allocation of 4,227 posts in two phases. The allocation of these 4,227 posts (3,645 posts of 1,215 teams, each of which would include a sub inspector, a constable and a head constable, along with 582 posts) has been made across various Delhi Police units. Notorious districts such as Rohini and northeast have the highest number of 510 posts each.Core investigative units such as the Crime Branch and Special Cell have been allocated six and three posts, respectively. Apart from this, north district got 132 posts, central 117, outer 414, east 459 and Shahadra 321. A copy of the letter has also been sent to Additional Secretary, MHA, all the Special Commissioners, Joint Commissioners, Additional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and other officers of the Delhi Police.SPLIT AND ACTConsidering its dismal show in clearing backlog of cases, the Home Ministry has directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to divide the force for better performance

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Mum-daughter murder: Suspect son’s last location traced at Chandni Chowk

A joint team of more than 100 policemen from Gautam Budh Nagar are on the hunt for the juvenile who allegedly stabbed his mother and sister to death in their Greater Noida apartment.Sources told DNA that the boy was located last in Chandni Chowk area. Therefore, Delhi Police has been approached to try and find him there. Family members have also appealed to the son, who has been missing since the incident, to return home.A senior officer of the Greater Noida police said, “After the incident came to light, we had put the phone, which the boy had taken along with him, on surveillance. That’s how we found out his last location on Monday night.””However, the phone has been switched off thereafter. Pictures and details of the boy have been posted at various platforms to seek public assistance in tracing him. We have also announced a reward for any information regarding his location.”The police did not announce the reward amount, but sources said it is between Rs 20,000 and Rs 25,000.”We have formed four teams to trace the boy and hope to find him soon. Only he can tell the truth about what happened inside the apartment,” said Luv Kumar, Senior Superintendent of Police.On Tuesday night, a mother-daughter duo was found dead with multiple stab wounds on their bodies at their residence in Gaur City area of Greater Noida. The prime suspect in the case is their 16-year old son, who was the only one present in the house when the incident took place.

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DCW volunteer beaten, paraded naked, six held

A day after a Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) volunteer was assaulted and paraded naked for raising her voice against the liquor mafia in outer Delhi’s Narela, the Delhi Police on Friday arrested six women in connection with the case.Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal directed Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik to ensure a speedy investigation into the case. Also, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal met the victim at the hospital and the L-G in the evening, besides summoning the Excise Commissioner.The Delhi Police, meanwhile, have claimed that the woman was not paraded naked and that her clothes were torn while she was being beaten.The volunteer had tipped off the DCW regarding the sale of illicit liquor in Narela by another woman, who along with other women, later assaulted the victim. None of the eye witnesses in the case interfered or tried to help the victim.Special Commissioner of Police Dependra Pathak stated on Friday that on December 6, DCW chief Swati Maliwal, along with the volunteer, had gone to raid a premise where some containers of illicit liquor were found. A case was also registered in the matter.”Later, on December 7, a group of local women beat up this volunteer. Certain aspects of the allegations were not correct but on the basis of the complaint by the victim, all six accused have been arrested,” Pathak said.Maliwal, who was present with the victim during the raid, tweeted: “For those who think that only one woman was paraded naked, they should know that the drug and liquor mafias operating in the national Capital have also exposed the police officers and the administration.”Talking about the Delhi Police’s zero-tolerance policy towards illicit liquor, Pathak said: “The total number of cases registered against illicit liquor this year is 55, as compared to 42 in the previous year. The total number of related seizures was 1,218 as compared to 689 in the last year.”

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Al-Qaeda suspect sent to NIA custody till Dec 12 by court

A special court today gave the National Investigation Agency the custody of a British national, arrested for allegedly recruiting youths for Al- Qaeda to carry out terror activities, till December 12 for interrogation.Shamiun Rahman, who is of Bangladeshi origin, was sent to the NIA custody by special judge O P Saini during an in- chamber proceeding after he was produced from Tihar central jail here and the NIA said he needed to be confronted with various evidences in the case, court sources said.In its application, the NIA is believed to have sought seven-day custody for Rehman which was opposed by the advocate appearing for the accused.27-year-old Rahman was arrested in September by the Delhi Police for his alleged involvement in recruiting Rohingya Muslims for the terror outfit and train them to fight against the Myanmarese army.The case was recently transferred from the Delhi police to the NIA.The accused had earlier moved an application before a city court through advocate M S Khan alleging that he was sexually harassed by the jail security personnel and inhuman behaviour was meted out to him by them.The court had sought a response from the jail authorities on that application.The Special Cell of the police had alleged that the process of radicalisation of Rahman alias Raju Bhai began in a jail in London where he was lodged on charges of rash driving.During this period, he stayed at various madrassas in Kishanganj (Bihar), Hazaribagh (Jharkhand), NCR and other places, the Delhi police had said, adding that the accused had plans to set up base in Mizoram or Manipur to train the radicalised youths.An FIR was filed by the special cell after his arrest under various provisions relating to the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Arms Act and Passport Act. PTI UK ARC

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NCRB data reveals Delhi cops go soft on own men

Data released by the National Crime Records Bureau suggests that Delhi Police is rather lenient in handling crimes committed by its own men. In a surprising revelation, 136 criminal cases were registered against Delhi Police personnel in 2016, of which only 42 were arrested. The NCRB data further shows that of these, only two cases were chargesheeted.The data also revealed that 20 persons escaped from the Delhi Police’s custody last year, of which five escapees were chargesheeted.Also, in 2016, one case of disappearance or death in the Delhi Police’s custody was recorded and a magisterial enquiry was ordered. A case was also registered against the police personnel in connection with the death. However, as per the data, no chargesheet was filed in the case, and neither was any policeman convicted.Last week, Praja Foundation had revealed that the number of complaints received in 2015 against the police force was 12,913, of which 346 were declared false. Only 145 criminal cases were registered but no policeman got arrested. The same year, of the 1,057 cases registered against the police, 62 per cent were either withdrawn or disposed of, while 69 were dismissed, and in 292 cases major punishment was awarded, it said.A number of incidents were reported in 2016 where rogue policing came to light. In December 2016, a head constable was suspended after allegedly helping women pickpockets at a metro station. The act was caught on a CCTV camera. In the same month, a constable and five others, including three women, were arrested for allegedly honey-trapping businessmen and government employees in Burari area.Two months before this, in October, an inspector was suspended for his alleged involvement in a corruption case for fake coin manufacturing.These apart, in September, three cops from the Delhi Police’s Special Cell were dismissed for extorting money, and in August, a head constable and two others were booked for carrying out unauthorised construction in Hari Nagar area.NCRB DATA – 2016 136 criminal cases registered against Delhi cops.42 arrests made.2 cops chargesheeted.Rogue Cop casesDecember: A head constable was suspended after allegedly helping women pickpockets at a metro station when the act was caught on CCTV.Another constable and five others, including three women, were arrested for allegedly honey-trapping businessmen and government employees.October: An inspector was suspended for his alleged involvement in a corruption case of fake coin manufacturing.September: 3 cops from the Special Cell were dismissed for extorting moneyAugust: A head constable and two others were booked for carrying out unauthorised construction in Hari Nagar.
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Newborn, declared dead by Delhi hospital, found alive later

A newborn, who was declared dead along with his still-born twin by Delhi’s Max hospital, was about to be buried when his family found him alive.After this, both the mother and newborn were admitted to another hospital. Delhi Police Spokesperson Deependra Pathak told ANI that the police were taking into account all details of the situation, and were also consulting legal experts. “It is a very shocking incident, and shows height of negligence. We have started immediate inquiry and investigation in this case. We are also consulting legal experts,” Pathak said. The Delhi Police will take further action if a case of negligence surfaces.”Under the court’s direction, we will also consult Delhi Medical Council or Indian Medical council, and convey to them details of all circumstances. Then, we’ll take legal action if a case of negligence surfaces,” Pathak said, adding that the police will also look if there are more cases of criminal negligence in the hospital. Meanwhile, Union Health Minister JP Nadda has spoken to Health Secretary in this connection.
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Love, illicit affairs sparked 3 murders a month: NCRB data

In Delhi, almost three murders were sparked every month either due to an illicit relationship or a love affair at an average, out of the total 479 murders reported from the city in 2016. Delhi ranks first with 21.8 per cent as the Capital’s percentage share in total murders recorded in all metropolitan cities across the country.The fact was revealed in a data unveiled by the National Crime Records Bureau on Thursday. Other reasons that the data mentioned behind killings in the Capital, were personal enmity in 50 murders, property related dispute leading to 37 killings, four people were killed over water or money disputes, three due to rape and two murders were claimed by honour killings.The Capital also witnessed one death following road rage and apart from this six people were killed for robbery in 2016. The data also states that out of the total number of murder victims of 2016, 11 were below the age of six years and 14 victims were among the age group of 12 and 16 years. The highest number of murder victims targeted between the age of 18 to 30 years, was 254. Twenty senior citizens including 11 women were also killed in the city in 2016.Interestingly, at a time when the Delhi Police is seeking curbs on regulation of illegal arms in the Capital, data read that 26 victims of murders were killed by firearms, of which 21 were executed with the help of illegal unlicensed firearms. The highest number of murders by illegal firearms were reported from Uttar Pradesh at 1,302.A few weeks ago, based on Delhi Police data, DNA had reported that sudden provocation in the Capital leads to 12.60 per cent of the total crimes reported, while 22.83 per cent were sparked out of enmity.
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Principal didn’t take my calls, says mother of ‘raped’ four-year-old

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Expressing her outrage in her complaint given to Delhi Police, the mother of the four-year-old Dwarka school rape victim, said it had been a restless night for her and her child, who kept on narrating the gruesome ordeal she had undergone.The woman has demanded action against the school administration alleging that it was their “negligence” that had led to the crime.It was on Friday when the child had reported pain in her private parts to her mother, which was initially overlooked by the woman. However, later on, when she noticed injuries in the girl’s private parts, the woman approached police and a medical examination confirmed rape. The child had also hinted to her mother that she was sexually assaulted in school, after which the parents gave a written complaint at Dwarka south police station and an FIR was registered.Talking about the alleged negligence on the school’s part, the woman said, “At night I sent a message to her school teacher informing her of the incident. In the morning, I asked the teacher and the school coordinator, but they did not take any interest in the matter. I spoke to the principal but she did not bother to answer my calls in the morning and even did not respond to my emails. She instead passed on the number to the school counsellor,” the mother said.Talking to DNA, the woman also said CCTV footage points out that her child’s teacher left the class to the ayah (woman help) and that the victim was the last one to walk out of the class because she could not put on the hook of her pants that the boy had opened. The mother also alleged that since the school is an “upmarket school”, it is not being booked for any negligence by the police.”The police are apparently going after the classmate, but the school is allowed to go scot free. How could it happen in the first place? If that boy has been booked under POCSO, why can’t this so-called upmarket school be booked for criminal negligence?””Police is all out to defend the school knowing well the boy is a juvenile. But the school’s criminality needs to be established. The school should be booked for scarring my innocent child for no fault of hers and letting something like this to happen in the classroom,” she said.The mother further asked that when she had brought it to the notice of the school, why the authorities didn’t call the police or hospital?”They didn’t try to meet the child or me when my child was being medically examined at a hospital and from there taken to a police station to file an FIR. How convenient for the school to pass the buck of this gross negligence to the boy and his upbringing,” the mother said.UNSAFE SCHOOLSOn Friday, the child reported pain in her private parts to her mother.
The mother then noticed injuries in the girl’s private parts.
She approached police, a medical test confirmed rape.
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145 cases against policemen in 2015, no arrest: Survey

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a surprising revelation, despite over 12,000 complaints received against the Delhi Police officers in 2015, of which 346 were declared false, only 145 criminal cases were registered, according to the data released by Praja Foundation on Thursday. It further stated despite 145 criminal cases, no policeman was arrested.The foundation revealed that the number of complaints received in 2015 against the police was 12,913 of which 346 were declared false. Only 145 criminal cases were registered but no police personnel got arrested. The Same year, of 1,057 cases registered against the police, 62% were either withdrawn or disposed of, while 69 were dismissed and in 292 cases major punishment was awarded, it said.A number of incidents were reported in 2016 where rogue policing also came to light. In December 2016, a head constable was suspended after allegedly helping women pickpockets at a metro station when the act was caught in a CCTV camera. In the same month, a constable and five others, including three women were arrested for allegedly honey-trapping businessmen and government employees in Burari area. Two months ahead of this, in October, an inspector was suspended for his alleged involvement in a corruption case of fake coin manufacturing.Apart from this, while in September, three cops from the Delhi Police’s Special Cell were dismissed for extorting money, in August a head constable and two others were booked for carrying out unauthorised construction in Hari Nagar.The data also mentioned that 50% of the respondents to crime do not feel secure in Delhi, whereas 60% do not feel that Delhi is secure for women, children and senior citizens.”67% respondents from Chandni Chowk and South Delhi find Delhi to be unsafe/not secure for women, children and senior citizens. South district of Delhi Police recorded very high occurrence of molestation with women,” it read.57% of the respondents do not feel secure while travelling in Delhi, of which the highest number of respondents was of North East Delhi i.e. 63%, Praja data stated.”A comparison between Delhi and Mumbai numbers (Annual Survey of Households), strictly going on people’s perceptions, Delhi is not considered to be as secure by its residents,” it stated.

Delhi Cops grill cabbies over allegations of gang-rape

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Police are checking several private cabs and taxi drivers in the area where a woman allegedly had been gang-raped after boarding the cab.Earlier the woman had alleged that she was abducted from near Ansal Plaza while waiting for a cab, late night on Tuesday and dropped in Greater Noida after she was gang-raped by a cab driver and his accomplice. An FIR was registered in this regard on Thursday evening.Police said every CCTV camera installed in the area from where she had boarded the cab is being checked to find out the accused car. Several cabs have been checked and the drivers questioned in order to nab the accused and his aide. The complainant’s help is also being taken to get a sketch of the accused made so that they can be identified.”Through technical surveillance and local intelligence we are trying to identify the accused. A case has been registered at Hauz Khas police station and the matter is being probed from all the possible angles,” a senior police officer probing the incident said.However, sources in police told DNA that some contradictions have appeared in woman’s statement which is being verified to ascertain the sequence of events.According to the police, a PCR call alleging rape was made by the complainant on Wednesday in the area of PS K N Katju Marg, reporting that late night on Tuesday she had taken a taxi from near Ansal Plaza to go to Rohini.According to the complaint, the taxi driver, after driving a few kilometres, allowed another person to board the taxi and soon, both these persons started misbehaving with her. When she tried to raise an alarm, she was threatened and they took her to the Greater Noida area and allegedly raped her.The accused also took away her gold ornaments, mangalsutra, cellphone and cash worth Rs 12,000, the woman alleged in her complaint to the police.It was then around 6 am on Wednesday that the duo dropped her near a secluded stretch in Greater Noida and drove away, the woman claimed

Key member of firearm supply racket held

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested a man, who is alleged to be a key member of firearm supply racket, on Saturday evening when he was waiting for another person to deliver a consignment of illegal firearms near Wazirabad Flyover, Outer Ring road. The search of the backpack he was carrying led to the recovery of 15 illegal weapons with 6 extra magazines.”The police launched a special drive in 2016 against illegal firearm suppliers in Delhi from other parts of the country,” said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police.The Special Cell has been monitoring the syndicates of illegal firearm suppliers and had kept a close watch on the movement of members of these syndicates. The surveillance has revealed that illegal weapons are being mainly pumped into the national Capital from areas of Munger (Bihar) and Khargaon & Burhanpur (MP).”The Special Cell, so far, has arrested several kingpins and seized more than 650 illegal weapons, including sophisticated pistols in recent past,” informed Yadav.The interrogation revealed that the arrested person had been working as a carrier of notorious gun runner racket, being run by Anwar for eight years.

Najeeb Ahmed case: CBI rejects cops’ theory

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has rejected the Delhi Police’s theory that the missing Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student, Najeeb Ahmed, took an auto to the Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) hours before he went missing, the counsel for his mother Fatima Nafees has said.Speaking to DNA, Pallavi Sharma, one of the counsels appearing for Nafees, said the status report, which was submitted to the Delhi High Court in a sealed cover, stated that the auto driver confessed to the CBI that he pressurised by the Delhi Police to say that Najeeb boarded his auto.The status report was given to the counsels for their perusal for a brief time and was thereafter returned to Nikhil Goel, the counsel appearing for the CBI. Goel had refused to give a copy to the petitioner’s counsel because of the concern that it might be leaked to the media. The issue, however, was not discussed during the court proceedings.Najeeb, 27, a student of MSc Biotechnology, had gone missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of JNU on October 15, last year, following a scuffle with some other students, allegedly affiliated to student body Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). The CBI took over the case on May 16, 2017, as Delhi Police had remained clueless for seven months to trace the student, who hailed from Badaun in Uttar Pradesh.”The court has heard the submissions of the parties. The status report filed reflects the future steps taken by the CBI in the matter. The court does not consider it appropriate to discuss the details set out in the status report,” a bench of Justices S Muralidhar and I S Mehtra said.In the status report, the CBI said it was awaiting the forensic results of the mobilephones of nine JNU students, which were seized in connection with the probe. The CBI informed the court that their investigation was underway and mobile phones of the nine suspect students has been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), whose report is pending.He added that considering the sensitive nature of the case, it would be difficult for them if the media reported about it. He also sought in-camera proceedings. The court, however, said the decision would be taken on the next date of hearing, i.e December 21.The senior advocate, appearing for Najeeb’s mother, questioned why did the CBI not arrest the students to extract information, claiming that it was a political abduction.On this, the court said:”We cannot put unnecessary pressure on the probing agency.We completely understand the anxiety and tension of the parents,” the bench said.

CISF may take over security of Delhi courts

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The security of courts in the national Capital might soon be a mandate of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). Top level sources in the force told DNA that after “successfully” guarding the Madras High Court, the CISF may now find itself stationed at various Delhi courts. Nothing, however, has been finalised as of now.An undertrial was shot at and killed inside the Rohini court complex on Monday. This was not the first time that a court in Delhi witnessed such an incident. In April, a shootout had left the Rohini court complex rattled. In 2015, three men opened fire inside a court room at the Karkardooma court, killing a Delhi Police constable and critically wounding an undertrial.“Our deployment at the Madras High Court has received a positive response. The hooliganism and nuisance that was reported at times have witnessed a drastic curb. The premise has also witnessed a tighter security ring and a hawk-eye vigil. If asked to secure Delhi courts, the force will make a proposal accordingly,” a senior officer said.“If deployed, the CISF will demarcate fixed entry-exit points, install baggage scanners, and get cameras installed to get rid of dark zones. This will step up the security manifold,” the officer said.Security of the Madras High Court landed in CISF’s lap in 2015, following a suo motu PIL on two incidents that had raised serious concerns about the arrangements at the court premises. A group of lawyers had laid siege to the bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, sporting black flags and placards and demanding that Tamil be declared the official language of the High Court.Former Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul then insisted on getting the court building secured by the CISF, though the state government objected to it and went up to the Supreme Court. It lost the case. A series of orders extended the cover periodically, by either a year or six months.

Delhi cops show high academic zeal

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a police force whose lower rung is not exactly known for its academic prowess, and that too in ‘humanities’, a handful of constables and inspectors stands tall with PhDs in Hindi and English literature — and even, Feminism.But head constable Sanjay Kumar Tyagi does not want to wear his academic excellence on his badge. “It can read Dr so and so, Head Constable. It won’t look good,” says Tyagi, who dreams to spend his days surrounded by books. Publishing his research on Hindi literature is also on his long-term goals.SI Dalvir Singh Gahlawat has a PhD in English and, unlike Tyagi, is proud to show off his ‘Dr’ title on his badge. The department initially refused to let him do it, but he fought to get what he wanted.There are six qualified PhD holders in the Delhi Police, holding the ranks of inspectors, head constables and constables.Gahlawat is a proud author — he has published six books and has a library of around 1,000 books at home. Dalvir wants to write more on police reforms. Some of his books have been picked up by foreign researchers, some of whom have travelled from Germany and England to meet him and know more about his research.For Tyagi, life has mostly been a struggle. “I was forced to take up this job due to financial constraints, but I didn’t let that defeat my bigger plans,” says Tyagi.He joined Delhi Police as a constable in 1993 when he already had a BA degree. He was promoted as head constable after three decades in service. Tyagi completed his PhD from Delhi University.”My father and I used to work at our farm even after I joined the force. The desire to study more and the love of books kept me going,” Tyagi says, while thanking his luck for having supportive senior officers.Tyagi dreams of publishing his research and thanks his former ACP Omvir Singh Bishnoi and then ACP Manishi Chandra for letting him appear for his exams. He still dreams of doing another Doctorate of Literature and add more books to his collection.Dalvir will never forget the extra mile he had to trudge to have ‘Dr’ engraved on his badge.”The department demanded a certificate in order to engrave it. So I had to first obtain a gazette notification to finally get it engraved,” says Dalvir, who proudly proclaims the fine balance he maintains “between his professional life and intellectual side.”Dalvir holds two MA degrees and had to give up the third one mid-way due to family problems. He finished his PhD in 2008 on Feminism.Dalvir’s research papers have been recognised internationally and he has attended many national and international seminars. A fan of poetry, he has participated in many international literature festivals, where he has recited his poems. A nature lover as well Dalvir has planted over two thousand trees as part of his Green Friend Project.PhDs IN DELHI POLICEInspector Dr Mohinder Pal Bhardwaj
SI Satyavir Singh
SI Dalvir Singh Gahlawat
HC Naveen Kumar
HC Naveen Kumar
HC Sanjay Kumar Tyagi

Cops nab absconding highway dacoit

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The special cell of Delhi Police have arrested an absconding highway dacoit from the Kalindi Kunj area in southeast Delhi on Tuesday. The accused has been identified as Sahun (38) of Bishambhara village in Mathura.According to police, the accused is wanted in more than 50 cases of dacoity and robbery on highways across many states. Officials said they were informed by sources that the accused was going to Meerut to meet his friend through Kalindi Kunj.”Acting on the tip-off, a special cell team laid a trap in the area. When the accused arrived there, the police team asked him to stop but he opened fire on them. Police retaliated and arrested him,” said Pramod Singh Kushwaha, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell.Sahun, popularly known as Sahun Bishambhara, was the leader of Salli Sahun gang. He was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh, including 2 lakh each from Delhi and Haryana police.Police officials said the gang was active in highway robberies in Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh (MP), Uttar Pradesh (UP), Maharashtra, Hyderabad and Telangana.Sahun was a truck driver and aware of all the highway routes. “He targeted vehicles through trucks. He parked his truck before the vehicle to stop them. After committing the crime, he fled. He never used mobile phones. To call a meeting, he would use cryptic messages like “we would meet at the place where we had tea last year”. Hence, it became more difficult to nab him,” said Kushwaha.Police said the accused has escaped from police custody thrice. He escaped twice (2009 and 2011) from the custody of UP police. In 2015, Sahun, along with his gang members, escaped the custody of MP police from Nooh. The accused had fired six times on the police. “He is a very shrewd and dreaded criminal. He was involved in an MCOCA case in Delhi. We have been looking for him for 2 years,” added Kushwaha.

Alert on memorials creates panic

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Within 48 hours after ISIS rattled Manhattan in the US, an alert from the Indian intelligence agencies left the Delhi Police and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel on their toes for the next several hours.According to the alert, a Sikh radical group being led by one Baljeet Singh Khalsa was planning to deface the Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi memorials, Shakti Sthal, and Veer Bhoomi soon. The report created panic among the CISF members who had been deployed at these memorials of national and political importance.According to sources, the alert was conveyed to the CISF by the Daryaganj police station and immediate arrangements, including deploying additional force and armed Quick Response Teams (QRTs), were made, a senior officer told DNA.”The message read that an attempt to deface these two memorials would be made on November 3. We took necessary precautions, including repeated sweeping of the two memorials and their sprawling premises. Enough armed commandos and QRTs were deployed. Dog squads and bomb disposal teams were also put on standby, in order to tackle any emergency situation,” the officer said.He added that while armed CISF commandos patrolled the outer periphery of the two memorials, the Delhi Police took care of the neighbouring locality.Shakti and Veer Sthals are in close proximity with Red Fort, a UNESCO world heritage site and Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Raj Ghat. Hours before the alert, on Tuesday, eight people were killed and almost a dozen were injured when a 29-year-old man drove a truck into a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Centre site in Manhattan, New York City. Authorities also found a note that claimed that the attack was done in the name of ISIS.Earlier last month, Khalsa, 54, was detained by the Delhi Police and objectionable posters were recovered from his possession. He was sleeping at a gurudwara in Old Delhi when a team of more than a dozen policemen detained him and brought him to the Kotwali police station. He was held as the Gurudwara workers had reported to the police that he had some objectionable posters. Khalsa was then interrogated by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) for hours.FAIL SAFEThe alert was sent from Daryaganj Police Station that a Sikh radical group led by Baljeet Singh Khalsa may attack Shakti Sthal and Veer Bhoomi
As an immediate measure, the number of armed guards and QRTs were increased
Delhi Police kept up a constant patrol in adjoining areas
Dog Squads and Bomb Disposal Teams were kept on standby to tackle any emergency

Women’s panel summons north civic chief for not sealing GB Road units

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) On Monday summoned North Municipal Commissioner to appear on November 13, for not taking action against illegal Tehkhanas in GB Road brothels.The Commission confirmed that the civic body and the Delhi Police were informed about these hidden cells during mutual meetings and through letters. These hideouts are used to hide trafficked minor girls. The DCW had laid stress on demolishing or sealing these cells in December, 2016.”Teams visited these brothels several times and found small hidden cells there. These cells are used to hide minor girls during raids. The North civic body has been asked to demolish or seal these hidden cells multiple times already, and yet no action has been taken. So, now the civic body commissioner has been summoned by the DCW,” said panel chief Swati Maliwal. She also stated that the Commission will not tolerate any crime against minor girls.The summons also asked for reasons behind the non-demolition or non-sealing of these illegal structures till date. It stated that in case the civic body failed to comply with the order, the Commission will be constrained to carry forward the proceedings against the office under provisions laid down in the Civil Procedure Code.The Delhi Commission for Women Act, 1994, mandates the Commission to investigate and examine all matters related to the safeguards provided for women under the Constitution and give recommendations to the government on the issue of women safety. Section 10(iii)(d) of the said Act empowers the Commission to seek any information, requisition any public record or copy thereof from any office for the aforesaid purpose, and gives it powers of a Civil Court in this regard.WOMEN SAFETYThe Delhi Commission for Women Act, 1994, mandates the Commission to investigate and examine all matters related to the safeguards provided for women.

Police take six months to lodge FIR against diplomat

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman and her daughter had to run from pillar to post for six long months, just to get an FIR registered against a diplomat with the south Delhi Police. The car of a Philippines diplomat had brushed past their car in March. Instead of apologising, the diplomat filed a case against them.After that, the two women spent the next six months making rounds of the court and trying to get an FIR registered. The incident has laid bare the Delhi Police claims about helping women.Priya (name changed), 25, had stepped out of her Rajouri Garden home with her mother to go to the DLF mall in Vasant Kunj on March 2. “Around 7.30 pm, when we reached the Moti Bagh red light, a speeding Red Mercedes with two male occupants came and brushed past our car. Our car’s rear view mirror touched their mirror. One of the men then got out the car and started accusing us of damaging their mirror. As we tried to talk to them, the argument turned ugly and the men started abusing and threatening us,” Priya said.The women made PCR calls, but the police team kept giving the excuse that they were stuck in traffic. Meanwhile, a huge crowd had gathered around the spot. As the two men kept abusing the women, some people in the crowd got annoyed and damaged the diplomat’s car further. Somehow, the women managed to get out of the area and return home.”The police did not come on time and did not help us in any way even after reaching. After five days, we received a call from the South Campus police station, informing us that those men had registered a case against us. We rushed to the police station with our lawyer and narrated our ordeal, but the Station House Officer refused to file a case, stating that his hands were tied,” the victim said.The family then approached the court and after a battle that went on for months, the court directed the police to register an FIR against the accused.”The funniest thing is when we approached the court, it asked the police to submit a status report, in which they mentioned that they had registered a cross FIRs. My client has denied that,” said their lawyer Puneet Dhir.BACKGROUNDPriya had stepped out of her home with her mother to go to the DLF mall in Vasant Kunj on March 2. When they reached the Moti Bagh red light, a speeding Red Mercedes with two male occupants came and brushed past their car. One of the men got out the car and started accusing them of damaging their mirror

Delhi: Unable to cope with tuberculosis, cop commits suicide by jumping in front of Metro train

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 52-year-old Delhi Police assistant sub-inspector allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a Metro train in Uttam Nagar on Wednesday, police said.The incident was reported from Uttam Nagar (West) Metro Station around 11.15 am, they said.The victim, Hans Ram Barla, was posted in the security wing of Delhi Police and was on medical leave for the last one month.He was undergoing treatment for abdominal tuberculosis, police said.A suicide note was found from the possession of the deceased. In the note, he mentioned that he was committing suicide because of his illness.Barla is survived by two sons and a daughter.The Metro services were disrupted on the Blue Line for close to half-an-hour following the incident.

Cops nab Jai-Veeru for theft of auto-rickshaws

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Delhi Police team has arrested two infamous men, popular as ‘Jai-Veeru’- famous characters from Bollywood blockbuster Sholay – and recovered from them thirteen auto-rickshaws that they had been stolen from across the National Capital Region (NCR).The duo, residents of Shiv Park area in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, was identified as Jamshed Alam alias Monu (18) and Irshad (21). Both Alam and Irshad are school dropouts and started off with petty offences, in order to earn easy money and live a lavish life. DCP south, Ishwar Singh said that in order to prevent incidents of vehicle theft in the area, a police team of special staff led by Inspector Jeet Singh received secret information about the movement of a gang involved in the theft of three-wheeler scooter rickshaws (TSRs).“The information was further developed and a trap was laid to nab the two suspects, identified as Jamshed and Irshad. They were arrested and a stolen two-wheeler was recovered from them. Further, on their instance, 13 auto-rickshaws stolen from different areas in Gurgaon and Delhi were also recovered,” Singh informed. During interrogation, Jai and Veeru confessed to having committed crimes, including vehicle theft in NCR. “Both of them are good friends and inspired by a famous Hindi movie‘Sholay’, both are known as Jai and Veeru in the locality, the protagonists of the movie. Initially, both were driving auto-rickshaw on rent to earn money. Later, they planned to steal auto-rickshaws from Gurgaon, Faridabad and Delhi in order to earn quick money by giving them on rent on daily basis,” the DCP said. They used to ply the stolen auto-rickshaws only in the local areas of Sangam Vihar, Devli and Khanpur to avoid checking by police on main roads. They also used to give the stolen auto-rickshaw on rent to needful persons on daily bases to earn regular money, Singh stated.DROPOUTSBoth, 18-year-old Alam and 21-year-old Irshad, residents of Shiv Park area in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar, are school dropouts and started off with petty offences, in order to earn easy money and live a lavish life.

Ramjas ruckus: Delhi court reserves order on plea seeking FIR against ‘anti-national’ sloganeering

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Delhi court has reserved its order on a plea seeking an FIR in a case of alleged anti- national sloganeering at the Ramjas College by some students’ groups in February this year.Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra reserved the order after hearing arguments of complainant advocate Vivek Garg and the Delhi Police, and posted it for next week.The court had earlier warned Garg against mixing this incident with the JNU case in which sedition charge was slapped against some students. In February 2016, JNU had hogged the limelight after the arrest of its student leaders, including then JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.The Ramjas college case involved the raising of slogans and a clash between students owing allegiance to the ABVP and Left organisations, AISA and SFI.On February 21, members of the RSS student wing ABVP had gathered outside the college and shouted slogans in protest against a seminar for which JNU students Umar Khalid and Shehla Rashid were invited.The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) members allegedly pelted stones, vandalised the venue and disrupted the seminar.The next day violent clashes had erupted between the students of All India Students Association (AISA) and Students Federation of India (SFI) and the ABVP students, which left several of them and three teachers injured.The court had on August 29 observed that sedition charges could not be pressed on the basis of an unauthenticated and unreliable video, after it was shown so-called footage of the alleged “anti-national” sloganeering in the college.The plea, which sought registration of an FIR for alleged offences of sedition, criminal conspiracy, waging war against the State and defamation under the IPC, also demanded action against the Delhi Police officials for not lodging the complaint.The police had on August 3 submitted an action taken report in the matter and said it was examining students and teachers to identify the culprits involved in the Ramjas College clashes.In the report, the police had said they had lodged an FIR at the Maurice Nagar police station on February 22 for the alleged offences or rioting and obstruction, causing hurt and assault to deter public servant from discharging duty However, the complaint had alleged that “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 Pakistan. The criminal acts of accused were also boosting the morale of terrorists against our country”.

JNU missing student: Court allows CBI’s plea seeking advanced hearing of its application on polygraph test

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> A Delhi court today allowed the CBI’s plea seeking advancing of hearing on its application on polygraph test on nine students in connection with JNU student Najeeb Ahmed who has been missing for over a year now.Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal posted the matter for November 10 and sought the response of nine students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on the central probe agency’s application.Najeeb, a first-year MSc Biotechnology student, has been missing from the Mahi Mandavi hostel in JNU since October 16, 2016.The CBI, in its plea, had sought early hearing on its application seeking consent of nine students for a lie detection test regarding the disappearance of Najeeb in October last year.The CBI had on October 16 approached the court seeking early hearing of its plea seeking consent of the suspect students for a polygraph test.The application was moved by the agency on the direction of the Delhi High Court for an early hearing of the plea, which has been adjourned to January 24, 2018.27-year-old Najeeb went missing after a scuffle at his JNU hostel allegedly with ABVP activists. The RSS students wing has denied any involvement in his disappearance.A Delhi court had on May 3 quashed a police order summoning nine JNU students for recording their consent or denial for lie-detector test in the case after it noted a defect in the notice sent by the investigating officer to the students.On May 16, the high court handed over probe of the case to the CBI.The nine students, who are suspects in the case, had approached a magisterial court challenging the notice sent to them by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police seeking their presence before the magistrate for recording of their statement.The notice was sent after the Delhi High Court had asked the police to explore other avenues of probe as all other leads had not yielded any result.

Court directs demolition of police post in north Delhi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi High Court has directed the NDMC and the Delhi Police to file a compliance report in connection to the removal of a police post in north Delhi’s Chandni Chowk after the SHO of the area, overriding the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of the district, said that alternative arrangements have been made for them and said the structure is not in use now.A bench of Justice S Muralidhar and Justice I S Mehta directed that the report is filed within four weeks after the two parties, NDMC and the Delhi Police agreed to demolish the encroachment following the court’s rap.The court’s order came as a follow up to its previous order of September 13, where it had asked Jatin Narwal, DCP, North to explain what was being done about the unused police chowki at Chandni Chowk main carriageway.Replying to this, Narwal handed a note to the court asserting that the”structure is very much in use and is important from policing point of view, in a crowded market”. He also claimed that since it is not causing any obstruction in the traffic, as well as the pedestrian movement, the post should not be removed.However, the court found that the stand of the DCP was “diametrically opposite” to what was stated by Secretary, PWD, Arun Barok in an affidavit dated November 26, 2014. According to the affidavit submitted in the court, the Kotwali police Chowki was an encroachment on the Chandni Chowk main carriageway and set a target of January 15, 2015, for its removal which was subsequently shifted to July 31, 2015.During the hearing on October 23, OP Lekhwal, SHO, PS Kotwali stated that the police post is not being put to use. “The photos enclosed with the note of the DCP also show the structure is dilapidated with broken window panes. It is plain that the structure is not being put to use at all. It is stated that the said structure has, in fact, not been put to use for over three years now,” the court said in its order.The court held that the DCP’s stand of the structure being very much in use is “incorrect and misleading”.”The structure having been identified as an encroachment way back in November 2014, more than three years, thereafter to assert that it is not an encroachment is simply unacceptable. The assurance to the court regarding the removal of the said structure had to be adhered to. The time target of the PWD has long exceeded.”With the court being informed that the alternate site for the police post having already been identified, there is no question of police now claiming that it requires the police post to remain, particularly since it has not been put to use for the last three years.”Following this, the NDMC and Delhi Police agreed to remove the structure within four weeks and a compliance report in this regard will be jointly be filed in the court on the next date of hearing on November 22.Appearing for the Chandni Chowk Sarvavyapar Mandal, its counsel Sanjeev Ralli had said that the structure is defunct and non-operational.The court was hearing pleas filed by NGO Manushi Sangathan and others in 2007 on the issue of redevelopment of the walled city and creation of lanes for non-motorised vehicles.

Cops rescue 2-yr-old just before he’s taken to Nepal

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Minutes before two-and-a-half-year-old Sumit was to be transported to Nepal, after being abducted from his house in southeast Delhi, a Delhi Police team managed to raid the hideout in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur and rescue him .A day before, the police claimed to have rescued a girl from the clutches of traffickers, who had sold her for prostitution. These consecutive incidents have raised concerns of the police department against traffickers active in the Capital. According to the police, it was on October 8, when Sumit, a resident of Garhi area was kidnapped from outside his house.During the investigation, a CCTV footage from the vicinity revealed that a person aged about 25 years, who was carrying the child, walked out of the locality. Followed by an extensive door-to-door search in nearby areas, it was found that a person of similar description, to the one seen in the CCTV footage, was identified as one Vinod Shera. Police said Shera hailed from Gorakhpur in UP and questioning revealed that he was absent since October 9 along with his family.”This brought him under suspicion. With this, another family of one Panna Lal residing in the same building and having a permanent address of Gorakhpur was also missing since October 8. With this, a team was sent to Gorakhpur in search of the suspects. Following repeated raids, Vinod was apprehended from near a bus stand in Bans Gaon area. On questioning him, the entire chain of events unfolded and it was revealed that the real mastermind behind the crime was a married couple. On Vinod’s instance, Panna Lal was also arrested and the captive child was also recovered,” said Romil Baaniya, DCP southeast.Baaniya said that Panna Lal was about to leave for Nepal along with the child.

Ranbaxy ex-director held for property fraud

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police on Wednesday arrested a man for selling his mortgaged property in the Prithviraj Road area of Lutyens zone. The accused, Manjit Singh, is reportedly a former director of the Ranbaxy firm. A Delhi court then sent Singh to 14-day judicial custody.Senior EOW officers confirmed Singh’s arrest.According to the police, a house on the Prithivraj Road was sold to businessman Ashok Gupta last year. The deal was closed at Rs 245 crore, of which Rs 4.5 crore was paid. But, Gupta was later told that the house had been mortgaged for a loan. So, he approached Singh and asked him to return his money, but the latter refused. Gupta then approached the police and registered a case.Singh was served several notices by the EOW, but he never joined the probe. The police then arrested him and produced him before the court. The Delhi police had sought his custody on the grounds that he was not co-operating in the investigation and not providing details of the property in question.Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Sehrawat, however, sent the accused in to judicial custody. His bail application will be heard at 2 pm on Thursday. Further investigation is underway.BACKGROUNDA house on the Prithivraj Road was sold to businessman Ashok Gupta last year. The deal was closed at Rs 245 crore, of which Rs 4.5 crore was paid. But, Gupta was later told that the house had been mortgaged for a loan.
So, he approached Singh and asked him to return his money, but the latter refused. Gupta then registered a case.

Cops who let accused roam freely, suspended

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Seven Delhi Police officers from the third battalion, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), two Head Constables and three constables, have been suspended for allowing an accused to roam around freely at a mall in Bengaluru where he was taken for court hearings. The accused man, Sukesh Chandrashekhar, was arrested in April for allegedly taking a bribe from AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran to bribe the Election Commission officials in connection with the party symbol.The suspended police officers are ASI Rajesh, head constables Jeevan and J George, and constables Nitin, Keshav, Dharmendra, and Pushpendra. The officers were accompanying Chandrashekhar for court hearings in Mumbai, Coimbatore, and Bengaluru. The court hearings were scheduled from October 9 to October 16.”The Delhi Police officers were directed to escort him for court hearings in three cities. An inquiry has been initiated and all the alleged police officers have been suspended. The strictest possible action against the policemen will be taken. The Delhi Police stands against all such intolerant practices,” said Dependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police.In a report submitted by the Income Tax Department to the Commissioner of Delhi Police, Chandrashekhar was allowed to roam freely while he was in Bengaluru with the police officers. Reportedly, he was even carrying out his business deals and shopping at one of the malls in Bengaluru.THE CASEThe accused, Sukesh Chandrashekhar, was arrested in April for allegedly taking a bribe from AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran to bribe EC officials.

Cops hunting for victim bartender’s friend for murder

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Horror and shock gripped a team of Delhi Police when its search for a missing 30-year-old bartender lead it to his colleague’s South Delhi house where his body was found chopped in three pieces and stored inside a refrigerator on Saturday night.Vipin Joshi had been missing since Monday. The police suspected his chef friend Badal Mandal’s role in the disappearance as he also went missing the same day. “The house door was locked. When we got inside, we found the refrigerator’s door slightly ajar. We saw signs of blood that had dripped out. We also noticed a trouser, soaked in blood, kept nearby,” said a police officer. The police suspect that the crime might have been committed a couple of days ago.The team found Joshi’s head, and also his torso cut into two pieces and stuffed inside the refrigerator. A meat cleaver suspected to be used in the ghastly crime was recovered from the house and sent for forensic examination. Some liquor bottles were also found from the rented accommodation located in Said-Ul-Azaib, an urban village in upscale Saket area.Joshi lived with his brother in a rented house in the adjacent lane. He worked at FIO Country Kitchen & Bar at the Garden of Five Senses, a 20-acre leisure space run by the Delhi government for the public to socialise and unwind.Mandal worked at the same restaurant where they were called “best friends”. A police team will be sent to Kolkata where his mobile phone’s last location was seen. His phone is now switched off. Mandal had sent his wife and children to their home in West Bengal last month. The police said that the motive behind the gruesome murder was not clear. The sequence of the crime is to be established. The police is questioning other workers at the restaurant.”The trays in the fridge had been removed to fit the body pieces.,” said a police officer.”We informed the police after we noticed a strong stench coming from the house. I did not know Mandal personally but had seen him once drinking at our house along with my brother. My brother came to Delhi in 2007 and started working as a bartender,” said Mahesh, the victim’s brother.HORROR IN SOUTH DELHI HOUSEVipin Joshi had been missing for a week. His body pieces found in chef friend’s fridge
A meat cleaver, a blood-soaked trouser recovered from Badal Mandal’s house
Accused likely to have fled to Kolkata. A police team is being sent to arrest him

Year after Najeeb went missing from JNU, CBI remains ‘clueless’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Exactly a year after JNU student Najeeb Ahmed went missing from the campus following a scuffle with some other students, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which had taken over the probe into the case from the city police, remains clueless.The high court had first gone after the Delhi Police to solve the mysterious disappearance of Najeeb and since it was not satisfied with the progress made by the city police in the case, it transferred it to the central probe agency on May 16 this year.Najeeb (27), a student of M Sc Biotechnology, went missing from the Mahi-Mandvi hostel of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on October 15, 2016. His family members are still running from pillar to post to trace him.Najeeb had an altercation with several students, allegedly affiliated to the BJP’s student wing, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), according to his friends and family.After over a month had passed since Najeeb went missing, his mother, Fatima Nafees, moved the Delhi High Court, seeking directions to the police to trace her son.The high court had immediately directed the Delhi Police to “explore all angles” and “cut across political barriers” to trace the young man, saying no one could just vanish from the heart of the national capital.However, as the police were clueless about Najeeb’s whereabouts even after two months since he went missing, it had to face the ire of the court, which asked it to scan the entire JNU campus, including hostels, classrooms and rooftops, with the help of sniffer dogs.However, the police failed to sniff out any lead even after pressing 600 personnel and several sniffer dogs into service.This prompted the high court to suggest other methods such as lie detector tests of the nine students suspected to be behind Najeeb’s disappearance as they had allegedly beaten him up before he went missing.Though the police sent notices to the nine students, asking them to appear for a polygraph (lie detector) test, they ignored the same and subsequently, moved the trial court, challenging the step taken by the investigating agency.Even as the nine students were opposing the lie detector test, Najeeb’s family alleged in the court that they were being harassed by the Delhi Police, which was conducting pre- dawn searches at their house in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh.Dissatisfied with the lack of progress in the investigation, the family later demanded that the probe be handed over to some other agency.In March this year, even the high court admitted that it was “foxed” by the lack of information on the missing student’s whereabouts and demanded an answer from the police “one way or the other” on Najeeb’s fate, saying that as far as the probe was concerned, the only thing happening was paperwork.While the high court was monitoring the investigation, a magisterial court, on March 30, rejected the nine suspected students’ plea against the police notice asking them to appear for a polygraph test.A few days later, the decision of the magisterial court was stayed by a sessions court, which subsequently quashed it.Continuing with its probe, the police filed a chargesheet against a man, who was arrested for allegedly making a ransom call to Najeeb’s relatives, demanding Rs 20 lakh for his release.​

Kidnapped from Delhi, Jain guru Gani Ranjendra Vijay found in Ludhiana

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Jain leader, who was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified men here, was on Saturday found abandoned on the roadside in Ludhiana, police said.Jain Guru Gani Ranjendra Vijay alleged that he was kidnapped while on his way to his ashram in north Delhi’s Roop Nagar.He said that he was stopped by an acquaintance on the pretext of discussing an issue.The religious leader was then administered some sedative and kidnapped, a police officer said.A team of Delhi Police was already on the way to Ludhiana when they were informed by their counterparts there about the victim being found.The Jain leader told the police that he was thrashed by the kidnappers and had lost consciousness.When he gained consciousness, he found himself on the roadside and informed the police after borrowing a cell phone from a passer-by.The Ludhiana Police then took him to a hospital.Police said there were no visible injury marks on his body, adding that the guru is on his way to Delhi.

‘Looks like a joy ride’: Delhi police on Arvind Kejriwal’s Wagon R being stolen

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On Saturday, the Delhi police spoke about Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s car being stolen. Delhi Police PRO said that it looked like the car was stolen as a ‘joy ride’. Delhi Police PRO said: “Prima facie looks like case of joy ride with motive to park car at another spot. The car had no security devices & it was easy to steal it. We are investigating along the lines of someone knowing about this.”The humble hatchback, Kejriwal drove around in his early political career and which helped cement his position as the “aam aadmi”, was being used by an AAP functionary before it was stolen.The Delhi Police said their counterparts in Ghaziabad got in touch with them regarding the car.”A blue Wagon R has been found abandoned by Ghaziabad police and we think it is the chief minister’s car,” said a senior police officer.The police are verifying its engine and chassis numbers.Kejriwal had yesterday written a letter to Lt Governor Anil Baijal, saying the theft points towards the rapidly “deteriorating” law and order situation in the national capital.The incident had outraged AAP workers, many of whom posted videos of Kejriwal using the car, especially on Republic Day in 2014, after he became the chief minister of Delhi for the first time.The car was witness to two assembly election wins in 2013 and 2015 and also to the party’s poor performance in the Lok Sabha polls.It was “donated” to Kejriwal by Kundan Sharma, a software engineer, in January 2013. However, when Kejriwal parted ways with his then party colleagues Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, Sharma demanded that the vehicle be returned.Even after Kejriwal became the chief minister in December 2013, he refused to use an official car and preferred his old Wagon R.

Arvind Kejriwal writes to LG after WagonR theft

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A day after Delhi Chief Minister’s car was stolen from outside the secretariat, he wrote to the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal taking a dig at the Delhi’s law and order situation. Arvind Kejriwal also said in his letter that a common man does not feel safe in the Capital.Kejriwal, in his letter said, “Yesterday, my WagonR was stolen from outside Central Secretariat. My car getting stolen is a small thing. But a chief minister’s car getting stolen right in front of the Central Secretariat points towards the state of law and order within the Capital and dereliction of duties. In the light of the recent incident, what value does the life of a common really hold.”He added, “If you ask any commoner residing in Delhi about the security and safety, you will get a negative response. I know upon receiving my letter, the Delhi Police will respond with facts and figures that would help their so-called case but the truth is evident for all of us to see.”Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have formed various teams to recover the stolen vehicle. Help of technical surveillance is being taken and based on local intelligence, efforts to trace the CM’s car are being made, police said.Police have also accessed the CCTV footage of the spot from where the car was stolen and are trying to identify the accused involved. Many second hand car dealers, deserted parking lots and car scrappers place have been raided in search of the vehicle.According to police data, in Delhi, more than 100 vehicles are reported stolen every day on average. In the past five years, the number of stolen vehicles have risen more than threefold.While in 2012 a total of 14,391 motor vehicles were reported stolen, the number in 2016 was 38,644. This year, till April 12,666 vehicles which zeroes down to 105 vehicles a day, on average, were reported missing.

What is Aarushi Talwar murder case: Timeline of key events

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The sensational double murder case of Aarushi Talwar and her domestic help Hemraj rocked the nation in 2008.The intriguing twists and turns after the murders came to light led to the conviction of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar for killing their only daughter inside their Noida flat.Here’s the chronology of key events:May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar, 14, is found murdered in a pool of blood inside her bedroom in Noida’s Jalvayu Vihar. Initially, Hemraj, the domestic help is suspected of killing the 14-year-old.May 17, 2008: Things take dramatic turn after the body of the prime suspect Hemraj is discovered from the terrace of the flat. The door of the terrace was locked form inside.May 18, 2008: The Uttar Pradesh Police says the job was done by an insider as Aarushi’s throat was slit with clinical precision.May 19, 2008: Former domestic help Vishnu Sharma is names as a suspect.May 21, 2008: Delhi Police joins the investigation.May 22, 2008: The honour killing angle comes in. The cops talk to Aarushi’s friends and this is the first time that the role of parents is suspected.May 23, 2008: A week after the teen’s murder, her father Rajesh Talwar is arrested for killing his daughter.June 1: The CBI takes over the case from the Noida police.June 13, 2008: Krishna, the second domestic help of Talwars, is arrested.June 26, 2008: The CBI says it is a ‘blind case’.July 12, 2008: Rajesh Talwar gets bail.December 29, 2009: A year later, the CBI files a closure report saying that there are no sufficient evidences in the case. The domestic helps, both former and current, are given clean chit. But the Talwars remain prime suspects.January 25, 2011: Rajesh Talwar is attacked by an unknown man on the CBI Court premises in Ghaziabad.February 9, 2011: Talwars face murder charges after the trial court rejects the CBI’s closure report.February 21, 2011: Talwars approach Allahabad High Court for quashing trial court summons.March 18, 2011:The Allahabad High Court dismisses the plea.March 19, 2011: The couple approaches the Supreme Court.January 6, 2012: The apex court dismisses Talwar’s plea and allows the trial to proceed.June 11, 2012: Trial beginsNovember 25, 2013: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar found guilty. The couple is convcted for murdering their only daughter.November 26, 2013: The CBI court sentences life imprisonment to both Rajesh and Nupur Talwar.January 21, 2014: The Talwars move file a plea in Allahabad High Court against the CBI court’s life sentence.January 11, 2017: The Allahabad High Court reserves its judgment on an appeal filed by the Talwar’s, challenging their conviction by a CBI court in 2013.September 17, 2017: The Allahabad High Court keeps its judgement reserved in the Aarushi-Hemraj murder case.

A murder in Delhi every day, but cops say crime rate down

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Every day a person dies in Delhi. This shocking statistic was unveiled in data shared by the Delhi police which showed that so far 383 persons have died in the Capital from January till September. Police officials maintain that though the figure looks alarming, crime has gone down from 2016 when a total of 528 murders were reported.Most often than not murders take place due to property disputes, personal enmity, intimate relationships or monetary disputes. This comes in light of the recent spate of murders that have taken place in the city. Less than three weeks before the murder of four women and a security guard in Shahadra on Saturday, a man had beaten to death a woman, the mother of three, for allegedly refusing the man’s sexual advances. Her body was then burnt and dumped near a landfill site, where the police recovered it.In August, a 40-year-old man was shot dead and his sister stabbed in a clash between two groups in southeast Delhi’s Madangir. While some family members of the deceased alleged that the other group passed lewd remarks at his sister which triggered the clash, police denied the same.In June, a woman and her paramour planned and executed the murder of her husband and mother-in-law when they started to suspect her relationship with him.According to the data, the highest number of murders takes place due to personal enmity, which is 22.83 per cent.The police, however, said that the crime rate has seen a decline compared to 2016.”There has been a decline in cases of heinous crimes such as dacoity, snatching, robbery, murder, rioting, etc by as much as 26 per cent including crimes against women.There is also an increase in arrests by 23 per cent and in the detection rate by 7.85 per cent compared to 2016,” said a senior Delhi Police officer.

Ex-Navy man steals BMW at knife-point

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A retired Indian Navy officer has been arrested for posing as a Delhi Police officer and stealing a BMW car belonging to a businessman in South Delhi’s Mahipalpur area. The accused, Bharat Singh, had earlier attempted to steal cars by asking for lifts but when that modus operandi failed, he thought donning a police uniform might help him.At 11.58 am on Tuesday, the police was informed about a BMW car being robbed at knife-point at Rangpuri roundabout near Radisson hotel at Mahipalpur. The victim, Khenchand, told the police that he works as a driver with Messrs Gupta HC Overseas Pvt Ltd, an Agra-based firm. In his statement, Khenchand said he had come to the Capital to drop his boss at Indira Gandhi International airport in a BMW X5 SUV (licence plate number UP-80-DZ-9292).”After he dropped his boss, he had to drive to Gurugram for more work and drove the same car from the airport. As he was approaching Mahipalpur, a man wearing a Delhi Police officer’s uniform signalled him to stop,” said Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, South, Chinmoy Biswas.Khenchand told the investigating officers that the man was wearing a uniform with two star badges on the shoulder. When Khemchand stopped, the fake police officer asked him for a lift.Khemchand agreed since it was an officer of the law. Singh sat in the car, and later took out the knife and first snatched the driver’s phone and then asked him to leave the car.Fearing for his life, Khemchand ran out of the car and Singh drove away with his mobile phone.An FIR was lodged under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Arms Act. The police swung into action and acting on a tip-off, recovered the car when Singh was trying to tow it away with a crane. They found that Singh had served in the Indian Navy till 2001, after which he retired.

Watch: CISF jawan fires in the air after crowd turns violent at Delhi’s Azadpur metro station

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Panic gripped the Delhi’s Azadpur metro station, a CISF jawan fired in the air to disperse a violent crowd that had gathered after a scuffle broke out between two groups in the metro premises.The incident took place on Monday evening.As per reports , two men entered into an argument at the ticket counter after which a violent clash took place between the two.The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel deployed at the station brought the two to the control room and asked them to pay the fine for creating trouble, CISF officials said.But one of them, a 17-year-old resident of Wazirpur industrial area, called his associates to the station.Soon, almost 20 people reached the station and allegedly beat Delhi Police constable ML Meena, who was taking the two to the Kashmere Gate police station.The miscreants grabbed the collar of CISF Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohammed Umar, who had to fire in the air to control the crowd. The situation at the station was chaotic.Metro rail services however remained interrupted, officials added further.Few people were detained and examined in connection with the Azadpur scuffle incident.Meanwhile, senior CISF officials and the Delhi Police are examining the CCTV video of the incident.

3 held for robbing people by posing as key makers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The west district unit of Delhi Police has successfully nabbed a notorious gang of thieves, who duped people by posing as key-makers and stealing valuables on the pretext of repairing locks. The members of gang, three in number, are reported to be from outside of Delhi. They frequently came to the city to commit the crimes. Total nine cases of thefts were registered against the gang in west district of Delhi.Police interrogation of the trio revealed that these people lived in cheap hotel rooms in Paharganj and would look for opportunities to get into the homes of people to steal valuables and cash and then jam the locks of almirah or cupboards, so the owner could not open them. On the pretext of getting more tools or people for help, the thieves will leave to never return.”All accused hail from Madhya Pradesh and have been identified as Gurbir Singh and Prakash Singh, who were proclaimed offenders, and Narendra, who is a Class VIII drop-out. A Honda Activa scooter and two bags containing keys and key-making tools were recovered from the arrested persons, who had recently committed house theft in Tilak Vihar Nagar,”said Vijay Kumar, Deputy Commissioner, west Delhi.

Cops urge citizens to report links to Blue Whale Challenge

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>To ensure that children in the national Capital do not fall prey to online games such as the dreaded Blue Whale Challenge, the Delhi Police have issued an advisory, urging people to directly report to them in case they find a link related to the game being circulated on the social media.The Delhi Police had launched the Cyber Crime Cell website in July this year.This year, several cases of young children committing suicide or attempting to kill or harm themselves due to such games have been reported from various parts of the country. No death, however, has been officially linked to the Blue Whale Challenge, though there are reports that children have been playing such games.”Delhi Police have issued an advisory. If any body gets any information regarding any social media group promoting the Blue Whale Challenge, it should be reported to us directly. Criminal action under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Information Technology (IT) Act will be taken against the administrator or members of such groups,” said Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police.Verma further said that by various mechanisms, the Delhi Police have been giving cyber safety tips to computer teachers in schools, parents, and teenagers, who mostly fall prey to cyber crime because of their curiosity.According to the police, one of the two most significant challenges faced by them are that social media companies provide any information only after registration of a case and not during the inquiry. Another major challenge is that the offence committed by a person should also be an offense in the country where the headquarters of social media companies are located.Besides this, the social media companies issue only log-in and log-out IP address information, adding that a lot of time is taken while processing the applications of the police officers.In August this year, the government of India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had requested that several Internet companies (including Google, Facebook, and Yahoo) to remove all links that direct users to the game.

Cops to rope in pvt firm to boost online presence

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Police are fairly inactive on social media. Apart from going beyond the customary traffic updates, an occasional festive greeting, or some social message or announcement, the Capital’s police has failed so far to use the full potential of social media.However, all that seems to be changing. Taking a cue from its contemporaries counterparts in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Gurugram and Lucknow who attempt to woo citizens’ hearts with their witty tweets and other social media interactions, the Delhi police has now decided to rope in a private agency to make its content more “aesthetic and meaningful.”The proposal has been laid down under a three-point agenda which would entail digital and social media management of Delhi Police, social media listening and online paid marketing.In the first part, the focus will be to create and upload aesthetic and meaningful content in the form of posts, graphs, charts, GIF, info graphics, creative etc from “raw inputs” from various sections of Delhi Police on all social media platforms.Another measure is to showcase the difference programmes, activities, functions and celebration of special days by the Force live on Facebook etc. The Delhi Police also plans to launch monthly campaigns under specific hashtags to promote a particular issue on Facebook and Twitter.In its “social listening” initiative, the Police will also deploy a “social intelligence tool” to crawl comments, views, complaints about itself on daily basis. It will also set up an “escalation matrix” for queries received on online platforms, which will be directed to its Cyber Cell team for response.The Delhi Police has also woken up to the benefits that come with pushing its content online, as is evident from its third step under which online paid marketing will be the focus.The agency will be hired by Delhi Police to manage its social media accounts will be disseminating online matter to the “right audience.”

BHU incident: 9 students detained for protesting at Jantar Mantar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi Police on Thursday detained nine students of the Banaras Hindu University, including a woman, who were on their way from Jantar Mantar to the Prime Minister’s official house to submit a memorandum at the Pancharipuri Police Station. However, no charges were being slapped against them.The students, who are the members of recently-constituted Joint Action Committee (JAC) at BHU, sought to make an appointment with the PM.”When we could not get the appointment we decided to submit the memorandum with his Secretary. We were at Race Course when police detained us,” said Mineshi Mishra, a BHU student.”We were simply walking at Race Course Road and there was no protest. We kept on asking them about the ground over which we were arrested, however, police did not say anything. I was made to sit in a bus even as there was no female constable with them at the time of the detention,” she added. The students also complained that the police threatened them .The students have been protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, along with alumni from the university, social organisations and activists since Tuesday.Senior Delhi police officers revealed the students had been protesting for the last three days. “When they tried to march towards the PM’s residence eight boys were detained and later let off and another girl, who was along with them, was released then and there as it was getting dark. We have not told any students to return to Banaras,” said BK Singh, DCP, New DelhiWANT TO MEET PMThe students, who are the members of recently-constituted Joint Action Committee (JAC) at BHU, sought to make an appointment with the PM. The students have been protesting at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar, along with alumni from the university.

Sunanda Pushkar death case: Delhi Court raps police for not de-sealing the hotel suite

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The city police today again came under fire from a Delhi court for not complying with its order to de-seal a five-star hotel suite where Congress leader Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in 2014.Metropolitan Magistrate Dharmender Singh said the hotel room should have been opened by Tuesday and directed the Joint Commissioner of the Delhi Police to appear before the court and explain why the order has not been complied with.The court made the observations after the police filed a report stating that the results from the forensic laboratories were still awaited and some more time be given to it.”Do you (police) want to initiate proceedings against yourself? I have already passed an order. You think of legal consequences. It can’t go on like this,” the judge said.The court also directed the police to file a list containing the names of members of its special investigating team probing the case.While the South Delhi hotel has been urging the court to direct the police to de-seal the room which was sealed for investigation soon after Pushkar was found dead on January 17, 2014, the court has also been directing the police to do so on a few occasions.Hours after Pushkar was found dead, the suite was sealed that night itself for investigation. An FIR was registered by Delhi police on January 1, 2015 against unknown persons under IPC section 302 (murder).The police was on September 12 directed to de-seal the suite and file a compliance report by today. In this order, the court had noted that a huge financial loss has already been caused to the hotel. It had then allowed the police to take all articles from the room required for its probe.On that day, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) had pleaded that the room should be de-sealed only after the forensic report, which was dismissed by the court.The court had on September 4 too taken the police to task for its “lethargic attitude” in its probe into the case and had summoned the DCP to explain why more time should be granted for de-sealing the suite.Similarly on August 19, the court had pulled up the agency for delaying the de-sealing of the room and referred to a court order passed on July 21 asking it to de-seal the occupied premises within four weeks from then.

BHU crackdown: NSUI and ABVP stage protests against baton-charge on students

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The National Students Union of India (NSUI) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged demonstrations on Monday against the baton-charge on students in Banaras Hindu University (BHU).The RSS-affiliated ABVP condemned the police action against the students and demanded constitution of a fact- finding committee, while the Congress-backed NSUI demanded an inquiry under a sitting high court judge and resignation of the BHU vice-chancellor.The two student organisations had separately announced their plans to stage demonstrations outside the office of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). However, the NSUI claimed that it supporters were detained much ahead of the venue, while ABVP activists were allowed to reach the site.The Congress-affiliated student body accused Delhi Police of favouring the ABVP.”Despite having all permissions, we were detained without citing any reason. This shows how Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to use the police for curbing and stopping protests against him and his government,” NSUI media in-charge Neeraj Mishra.Mishra also criticised the ABVP and said its protest was “always about symbolism”.ABVP national media convener Saket Bahuguna said on Twitter, “Those wondering why a protest at MHRD, should remember @ABVPVoice works for student community, not for any political party and we are proud of it.”When contacted, a senior Delhi Police officer said permission was not granted for any protest near the ministry and that both groups were detained.A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a lathicharge by the police in BHU where a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve- teasing incident turned violent.The violence erupted after some students, protesting against the incident on Thursday, wanted to meet the varsity’s vice-chancellor at his residence.Security guards of the university stopped the students and informed the police, according to university sources.A BHU spokesperson had said that some students wanted to “forcibly” enter the VC’s residence but they were stopped by the BHU security guards.Subsequently, there was stone pelting by “outsiders” who had joined the students, he said.The police baton charged the students in a bid to disperse them.

Looks like a Naxalite movement: Subramanian Swamy slams BHU protesters

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>News agency ANI quoted Swamy saying that “I support the vice chancellor in this matter because it looks like a Naxalite movement, which means they wanted to enter the vice chancellor’s office and there they would have conducted violence.”Backing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, he said that he was doing the right thing by asking for a comprehensive report on the same.”This looks like a contrived thing because they say there was eve teasing while we have no clear identity as to who did it and how these students came to know, and did the girl make an immediate report or not,” he added.
ALSO READ BHU row: When did protest against molestation become anti-national? ABVP and NSUI stage demonstrations The National Students Union of India (NSUI) and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged demonstrations against the baton-charge on students in Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
ALSO READ BHU violence: Congress demands ‘insensitive’ VC’s sacking, questions PM Modi’s ‘silence’The RSS-affiliated ABVP condemned the police action against the students and demanded constitution of a fact- finding committee, while the Congress-backed NSUI demanded an inquiry under a sitting high court judge and resignation of the BHU vice-chancellor.
ALSO READ BHU protests: UP governor Ram Naik sets up four-member committee to probe violenceThe two student organisations had separately announced their plans to stage demonstrations outside the office of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) here.However, the NSUI claimed that it supporters were detained much ahead of the venue, while ABVP activists were allowed to reach the site.The Congress-affiliated student body accused Delhi Police of favouring the ABVP.”Despite having all permissions, we were detained without citing any reason. This shows how Prime Minister Narendra Modi continues to use the police for curbing and stopping protests against him and his government,” NSUI media in-charge Neeraj Mishra.Mishra also criticised the ABVP and said its protest was “always about symbolism”.ABVP national media convener Saket Bahuguna said on Twitter, “Those wondering why a protest at MHRD, should remember @ABVPVoice works for student community, not for any political party and we are proud of it.”When contacted, a senior Delhi Police officer said permission was not granted for any protest near the ministry and that both groups were detained.A number of students, including women, and two journalists were injured in a lathicharge by the police in BHU where a protest on Saturday night against an alleged eve- teasing incident turned violent.The violence erupted after some students, protesting against the incident on Thursday, wanted to meet the varsity’s vice-chancellor at his residence.Security guards of the university stopped the students and informed the police, according to university sources.A BHU spokesperson had said that some students wanted to “forcibly” enter the VC’s residence but they were stopped by the BHU security guards.Subsequently, there was stone pelting by “outsiders” who had joined the students, he said.The police baton charged the students in a bid to disperse them.With inputs from PTI

HKV loses sheen after outlets’ sealing

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) sealed 21 restaurants in the Hauz Khas Village (HKV) on Saturday, the mood at the upscale market remained sombre on Sunday. Most of these eateries did not have proper environmental clearances, some did not have other licences while none of them followed the waste norms.The sealing of the restaurants ruined many a plans, including that of a student who was headed to the market to celebrate his birthday. The shutting of his favourite eatery dampened his mood. Taking it in his stride, however, he said: “If the government is taking steps to benefit our environment, then we should cooperate as well.”The HKV Traders Association did not seem to have this benign outlook. “The sealing of these eateries, five of which are not even on the notified commercial street of Hauz Khas Village, is undemocratic and against the very concept of the Ease of Doing Business,” Satinder Sarna, President of the association, said.He added: “We need to have a chance to give our suggestions and work in partnership with the government, rather than being blamed for the inadequacy of the infrastructure. That is the responsibility of the state, for which we pay taxes.”Sealing these eateries has not only led to big losses for the owners but has affected the livelihood of 700 employees as well. The employees have now come out on the streets to protest against the DPCC decision.Varun Bansal, owner of one of the eateries, Rehab Cafe, said his outlet was sealed even though it had clearances from the MCD Health Department, Delhi Police, Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI), Tourism and Excise Department, and even the Consent to Establish certificate.”They could not have done it legally or ideally. It only shows that whenever the government mechanism wants, they can shut us down. But why, despite having all these licenses? It seems to be an action taken under pressure rather than on the basis of documents,” Bansal said.EMPLOYEES AT LOSSSealing these eateries has not only led to big losses for the owners but has affected the livelihood of 700 employees as well.

Cops nab bootlegger for role in mob clash

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Police have arrested a man from southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar for his alleged involvement in leading a mob to attack a group of people which had left two dead and 15 others injured in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district in mid-July this year. The brutal attack was sparked by a land dispute, police said.Police say that the accused, identified as Sikandar, is also an active bootlegger and mainly supplies in areas of south and southeast Delhi.Sikandar is the second person to be arrested for the killings by Delhi Police in this case. He was arrested from south Delhi’s Tughlaqabad village on Friday based on a tip-off. A pistol was seized from him.Sikandar, who hails from Pichoona village in Bharatpur district, had also been arrested a decade ago by the Malviya Nagar police for allegedly abducting and raping a woman.”It has come to light that Sikandar and his family were involved in a property dispute with another group in his village. Police said that as a result he and his family decided to threaten their rivals into parting with their property.”On July 14, Sikandar, his friends and a few family members left for their village from Delhi, lanced with rifles, pistols, axes and iron rods. There, they confronted the rival group and following a heated argument, Sikandar and his aides assaulted the other group,” said a senior officer.Police said hundreds of rounds were allegedly fired and victims were thrashed using axes and rods. Two persons were dead and 15 others sustained bullet and critical injuries, while the assailants fled immediately from the spot.The incident sparked protests and agitation, and following this, Delhi Police’s Crime Branch managed to arrest one of the attackers two days after the killings. The others so far haven’t been apprehended yet.CasualtiesTwo persons were dead and 15 others sustained bullet injuries and critical injuries in the mob attack.Police said hundreds of rounds were allegedly fired and victims were thrashed using axes and rods. The incident sparked protests. Following this, Delhi the police managed to arrest one of the attackers two days after the killings. The others so far remain at large.

Delhi HC orders 21 restaurants and bars to be sealed in Hauz Khas Village

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi High Court has ordered to seal 21 restaurants and bars in Hauz Khas Village in the southern part of the national capital. The order comes days after the HC called the area ‘a ticking bomb.’The order was issued for all the 21 units which do not have mandatory approvals under the pollution laws, according to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee. Since these restaurants did not follow the waste norms and didn’t hold the mandatory licences, Delhi Jal Board and BESES Rajdhani the power distribution company has been ordered to disconnect the water and power supply to these restaurants immediately. Delhi Pollution Control Committee that oversees the implementation of environmental laws in the national capital, said that these 21 units were monitored and had spotted multiple violations. The Sub-Divisonal Magistrate of the south district area has already sealed the shops and the order shall come into force with immediate effect. SDM Hauz Khas Ramchandra Shingare, who supervised the sealing exercise, said, “Adequate security arrangement was made for the sealing exercise. No law and order problem was created during the sealing exercise which began in the morning and was concluded towards the evening. Together 21 restaurants were sealed.” A two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court headed by acting Chief Justice Gitta Mittal had raised some queries on safety an other issues. The government and the restaurant owners did not may heed to the matter. The court had also warned the owners that, in case of any unfortunate incident takes place in the area, they will be booked under the civil and criminal liability case and shall not be allowed to escape. “The reports of Delhi Police, Delhi Fire Service, SDMC and the Delhi Jal Board illustrate that the Hauz Khas Village is a ticking time bomb without essential civic and emergency services,” the bench had observed.Our repeated queries regarding quantum of solid waste (garbage) and sewage generated by these restaurants (pubs, bars and cafes in Hauz Khas Village) evoked no response from either the authorities or the restaurant owners,” the court added. “The adverse impact on the hygiene and environment so far as the citizenry is concerned thereby, would be insurmountable and irreversible,” it also said.According to the Delhi Police reported to the court, National Security Guard commandos could not reach the village during a mock-drill for a terrorist attack. A PIL also alleged that over 120 such restaurants and cafes are running in the South Delhi area without any building plans approval and no certificates.

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