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Ryan murder case: Pinto family get anticipatory bail, bus conductor Ashok considering filing defamation case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On Tuesday, the Punjab and Haryana High Court granted anticipatory bail to the Pinto family over the killing of Praduyman in Ryan International School.Reacting to the anticipatory bail, Sushil Tekriwal, the lawyer representing Pradyuman’s family said they would appeal the decision after receiving the court order. He said: “We will file an appeal after receiving copy of the Court’s order & making an assessment of the same.”Meanwhile, Mohit Verma the lawyer of conductor Ashok said they would file a case of defamation after his client was discharged. Anil Sharma, who was filling in for accused bus conductor Ashok’s lawyer Mohit Verma in connection with the Pradyuman murder case, told ANI that there were a lot of differences between findings of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Haryana Police.‘The bail was granted under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. There were lot of differences between findings of CBI and Haryana Police. We were given the benefit of doubt,’ he added.Earlier in the day, the Gurugram District Court granted bail to bus conductor, Ashok, in the Pradyuman murder case.Eight-year-old Pradyuman was found in a pool of blood with his throat slit inside his school, Ryan International, in Gurugram on September 08.The incident sparked a public outcry following which Gurugram police arrested Ashok, accusing him of killing the seven-year-old student.But the CBI, which is now probing the matter, gave him a clean chit and held a class 11 student responsible for the murder.Meanwhile, Sushil Tekriwal, lawyer of Pradyuman’s family said, ‘Pradyuman’s father will continue this fight till justice is served. We have complete trust on the law. Haryana Police has tried to shield the real culprit and botch up the entire investigation’.On Monday, Ashok’s lawyer, Mohit Verma, said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had not presented any evidence against his client till now.Speaking to ANI, Verma said, “The CBI has not been able to present any evidence against him (Ashok). Also, the DNA has not matched”.

Ryan student murder: Amid twists and turns, juvenile accused retracts confession

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amid twists and turns in the murder case of 7-year-old Ryan International school student, the arrested juvenile accuses has reportedly retracted his confession.Last week, the CBI arrested a class 11 student of the same school and gave a clean chit to the bus conductor, who was arrested by the Gurgaon Police for the murder and sexual assault of the child.Pradyuman Thakur, was found dead inside the toilet of school premises, with his throat slit on September 8.However, the accused reportedly said that he was forced to confess. ALSO READ Ryan case: CBI probe reveals destruction of evidence by Gurugram PoliceAccording to Hindustan Times, the accused told to a team of CBI officials and a legal-cum-probation officer from the district child protection unit that the investigators forced him to confess.A report also said the boy is said to have alleged the investigators beat him up and recorded the confession in their own words, however, a CBI spokesperson refused to comment.The accused student has been sent to Faridabad observation home where he will be kept until the next hearing in the case on November 22.Earlier, the agency told the juvenile court that the accused also confessed to his crime in front of his father. ALSO READ Ryan school murder: ‘They thrashed my son,’ father of accused alleges torture, trashes CBI’s PTM theoryThe CBI said that the accused committed the crime in order to postpone the parents-teachers meeting and the exams.The Haryana Police, after facing flak from all quarters, accepted that omissions took place on their part during the probe. The cops also admitted that they didn’t watch the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage carefully.The initial eight seconds of the footage shows the now accused teenager calling Pradyuman to the washroom. The team members, however, remained silent on exactly how they made this grave error.

Ryan student murder: Cops under scanner, probing school admin’s role next task for CBI

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After finding the alleged killer of Pradyuman and keeping four cops under a scanner for fudging the evidence, the next task for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is to look into the role of Ryan International School administration.Sources said that the agency will look into the fact whether the school administration was guilty under JJ Act.The school had broken window panes, free access of everyone to the washroom on the ground floor and unfinished boundary walls.The Pintos – owner of the school haven’t been questioned yet and they could be questioned.After facing flak from all quarters, the Haryana Police accepted that omissions took place on their part during the probe. The cops also admitted that they didn’t watch the closed circuit television (CCTV) footage carefully.The initial eight seconds of the footage shows the now accused teenager calling Pradyuman to the washroom. The team members, however, remained silent on exactly how they made this grave error.Last week, the murder case of the seven-year-old student took a new turn after the CBI arrested a class 11 student of the same school and gave a clean chit to the bus conductor, who was arrested by the Gurgaon Police for the murder and sexual assault of the child.Pradyuman Thakur, was found dead inside the toilet of school premises, with his throat slit on September 8.Earlier, the CBI produced the accused, who is a minor, before the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) and demanded his six-day custody.The accused also confessed to his crime in front of his father, the CBI had told a juvenile court.The CBI said that the accused committed the crime in order to postpone the parents-teachers meeting and the exams. Meanwhile, the accused student has been sent to Faridabad observation home where he will be kept until the next hearing in the case on November 22.

Shoddy probe? Haryana cops face questions

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The murder of seven-year-old boy at the Ryan International School on September 8 this year highlighted security lapses at the school, but most importantly brought the shoddy probe carried out by the Haryana Police to light.From the DCP Traffic being made in-charge of the case to washing up of the crime scene, the Haryana police did not investigate the case properly.Earlier, the Haryana police arrested a bus conductor, Ashok Kumar, who is currently lodged in jail, for the crime. The police had claimed that the conductor had even confessed to the crime. Their theory initially was that the conductor wanted to assault the child and when the boy raised an alarm, he murdered him.The investigation carried out by CBI officials have, however, given a different perspective to the case. The parents of the victim — from the time their child was killed — had always believed it was not the conductor who had murdered the child. They said therwas a larger set of circumstances behind it which the police did not uncover.The parents also said the police had lapses in their investigation.

Panchkula court remands Honeypreet Insan, accomplice in judicial custody till October 23

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Panchkula district court on Friday remanded Honeypreet Insan and her accomplice Sukhdeep Kaur in judicial custody till October 23.Both Honeypreet and Sukhdeep will be sent to Ambala jail, news agency ANI reported.Honeypreet, who was the prime accused for instigating violence in Panchkula, after the arrest of SDera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, was arrested on October 3. She was remanded in police custory till Friday.The police informed the court that a mobile phone had been recovered from Honeypreet, but no laptop had been recovered.Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, was arrested by the Haryana Police on October 3 in connection with the deadly violence that had claimed 35 lives. Honeypreet, in her mid-30s, has been the closest aide of Ram Rahim for nearly a decade.She topped a list of 43 people “wanted” by the state police in connection with the incidents of violence that left 41 people dead and several injured following Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in a rape case.

Dera supporters say Honeypreet Insan masterminded and funded Panchkula violence

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Priyanka Taneja (36), alias Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh had masterminded and funded the Panchkula violence, claimed the Dera Sacha Sauda supporters.The claim has been made by the five Dera Sacha Sauda supporters who are in police custody, reported CNN-News18.Honeypreet had called for a meeting at the Sirsa headquarters on August 17, to plan for the August 25 rape case hearing against Gurmeet Ram Rahim, Dan Singh, one of the followers told police.Singh also told the police that Honeypreet had sanctioned Rs 1.25 crore to be moved to Panchkula ahead of the CBI court hearing.41 were killed in the violence which broke out following Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction on August 25. ALSO READ Haryana police reveals where Honeypreet Singh Insaan was hiding for so longHoneypreet was arrested by the Haryana Police from Zirakpur-Patiala road. She has been sent to a six-day police remand.Honeypreet was at the top of a list of 43 people ‘wanted’ by the Haryana Police in connection with the incidents of violence.In the courtroom, she stood with folded hands and pleaded innocence with tears in her eyes. “Honeypreet was with the Dera head after his conviction. In no way she was involved in inciting violence,” her counsel said.Honeypreet, who calls herself ‘Papa’s angel’, had accompanied Ram Rahim from the sect headquarters at Sirsa to special CBI court in Panchkula on August 25. After Dera chief’s conviction that day, she also accompanied him in a chopper when he was flown to Rohtak jail. ALSO READ Will not shield fugitive criminal like Honeypreet Insan, says Punjab govt

After Honeypreet’s arrest, hunt for Aditya Insaan intensifies

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With the arrest of Honeypreet Insaan, who topped the list of wanted accused in case pertaining to Dera violence, the hunt has now intensified for convicted Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s Man Friday, Aditya Insaan.”We have been carrying out continuous raids for all accused, but our emphasis was on locating Honeypreet since she is considered the closest to Gurmeet. She was with him when the verdict was announced as well. After her, the two key accused are Aditya Insaan and Pawan Insan, the next closest aides of the Dera chief,” said Haryana Inspector General AS Chawla.Dera chief’s spokesperson, Aditya Insaan was booked for sedition and inciting violence among Dera followers who had gathered in Panchkula on August 25. Rahim’s close-aide, he had been actively involved in Dera operations.During interrogation, Honeypreet will be questioned about the whereabout of the two key accused. “She will be asked about the persons who she remained in touch with after the verdict, and whether Aditya Insaan was one of them,” a member of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case said.Honeypreet, followed by Aditya Insaan topped the list of 43 accused released by Haryana Police in the case related to the violence that led to the death of 41 people in the state, including 35 in Panchkula. As many as 1,078 persons have been arrested in various cases registered in the aftermath of Dera violence.

Honeypreet’s ex-husband Vishwas Gupta to move Punjab and Haryana HC seeking protection

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>On a day that Honeypreet Singh Insaan was finally arrested, her ex-husband Vishwas Gupta said that his life was under threat. His lawyer Pankaj Bhardwaj said that he will be moving Punjab and Haryana HC seeking protection for his client.Vishwas Gupta, the former husband of Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s “adopted” daughter Honeypreet Insan, had filed a complaint alleging threat to his life, on September 28. In his complaint, Gupta alleged that an unidentified person threatened to kill him, the SHO at the Karnal City Police Station, Inspector Rajbir Singh, said. Gupta married Honeypreet in 1999 and filed for a divorce in 2011. Addressing a news conference in Chandigarh, Gupta had expressed apprehension that that he might be killed for speaking against the Dera head.
ALSO READ Mole in Haryana Police helping Honeypreet Insan to evade arrest? Probe launchedAfter being on the run for over a month, Honeypreet Insan, adopted daughter of the jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief, was today arrested by the Haryana Police from Zirakpur-Patiala road in Punjab in connection with the violence that followed the sect head’s conviction.Priyanka Taneja alias Honeypreet was arrested from Zirakpur-Patiala road, Haryana Police DGP B S Sandhu said.
ALSO READ Caught Honeypreet nude with Gurmeet Ram Rahim; fear for my life: Ex-husband Vishwas Gupta”We have arrested her,” the DGP said.Honeypreet tops the list of 43 people ‘wanted’ by the Haryana Police in connection with the incidents of violence that left 41 people dead and several injured following Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s conviction in rape case.
ALSO READ We were on ‘alert’ since last evening: How cops nabbed ‘Papa’s Angel’ Honeypreet Talking to mediapersons at Panchkula, Police Commissioner A S Chawla said, “She has been taken into custody by SIT in- charge (Mukesh Kumar) from Zirakpur-Patiala road in Punjab.She is being brought to Panchkula for questioning in connection with the incidents of violence”.”Her role in the violence (after Ram Rahim’s conviction on August 25) will be probed…who provided her shelter or support during her run from police will also be produced. She will be produced before a court (in Panchkula) tomorrow and we will seek her police remand,” Chawla said.Chawla also said that another woman who was accompanying her was also taken into custody.He said Punjab Police has been informed about the arrest.Honeypreet’s arrest came hours after she appeared on two private TV channels.Honeypreet had accompanied Ram Rahim from the sect headquarters at Sirsa to a special CBI court in Panchkula on August 25. After the Dera chief’s conviction on that day, she also accompanied him in a chopper when he was flown to Rohtak to be lodged in a jail.There had been no trace of Honeypreet after the evening of August 25.A lookout notice and later an arrest warrant was issued by the Haryana Police against Honeypreet.With inputs from PTI

Tarun Tejpal, Baba Ramdev, Ryan school founders and Honeypreet: DNA evening must reads

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>1: Tarun Tejpal, former Tehelka editor, charged with rape by Goa courtTarun Tejpal, the former editor-in-chief of Tehelka magazine, has been charged with rape by the Goa High Court on Thursday. He has been charged under Section 341, 342, 343, 354 A, 354 B and 376 subsection 2 of the Indian Penal Code. Justice Prithviraj Chavan refused to stay the process of framing of charges against Tejpal after hearing the petition and also directed that examination of witnesses at the lower court could only begin, after its consent. dnai.in/f5IW2: Ryan murder case: CEO Ryan Pinto, kin get interim bail till October 7Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday granted bail till October 7 to the founders of Ryan International School in connection to the brutal murder of seven-year-old student inside the Gurugram campus on September 8. Earlier, the Punjab and Haryana High Court refused to stay the order of Augustine F Pinto, his wife Grace and their son Ryan. dnai.in/f5IY3: Mole in Haryana Police helping Honeypreet Insan to evade arrest?Honeypreet Insan, the ‘adopted daughter’ of rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, has been evading the arrest with help of a ‘mole’ in the Haryana Police. A probe has been launched to ascertain the circumstances in which the crucial information about the police movement was leaked to her. dnai.in/f5J54: Baba Ramdev owned Patanjali Ayurved considering Rs 5,000 crore loanTo weed out foreign competition from the markets and to expand its business further, Baba Ramdev owned Patanjali Ayurved is considering taking a Rs 5000 crore loan. “We have taken a loan of Rs 500 crore initially and now I have to take loan of Rs 5,000 crore for my expansion plans,” Ramdev said. dnai.in/f5J35: Learning from BHU, top Uttar Pradesh universities act on time, file FIR against molestersTwo new harassment cases at Uttar Pradesh’s top universities were reported on Thursday even as the controversy over the last week’s lathicharge at the BHU continues. But unlike the apathy shown by the BHU administration, Lucknow and Allahabad universities not only acted in time but also made sure that justice was done for the victims. dnai.in/f5Jz

Honeypreet tops list of Haryana’s most wanted

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>With two of the closest aides of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim still absconding, Haryana police have released a list of 43 ‘most wanted’ in the Panchkula violence, that led to the death of 35 people.Dera Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter and closest aide Honeypreet, who had accompanied him to the Special CBI Court on August 25, tops the list, followed by Rahim’s spokesperson Aditya Insaan who has been booked for sedition and inciting violence on the day of the verdict. Both of them are absconding.”These are the people we have identified on the basis of the videography done on the day of the verdict who were seen causing violence. We are in the process of identifying more persons on the basis of photos and footage available,” DCP Panchkula Manbir Singh told DNA, adding that a WhatsApp number has been released for any information related to the accused and the information of the person would be kept confidential.The accused are seen hurling stones and holding wooden sticks, with some of them talking on cell phones in the pictures uploaded in the website of the Haryana Police. “Some of them were involved in arranging the inflammable material which they used to torch the vehicles. They were in contact with each other, while the verdict was awaited,” said police.One of the accused, Parkash, who is brother-in-law of Aditya Insaan, has also been arrested from Mohali. The police have also arrested local Dera members who were in contact with Aditya on August 25 and were involved in planning the violence. As many as 35 people had died as the mob went on rampage, torching vehicles and damaging property in Panchkula.Dismissing statements that Honeypreet has escaped to Nepal, DGP BS Sandhu said, “There is no evidence that Honeypreet has escaped to Nepal. These are just speculations. We have sent teams to various states including Rajasthan and search is on to trace her and Aditya Insan. Dera Manager Vipasna has also joined the investigation and she would be called for questioning again.”

43 including Honeypreet Insan named wanted in Panchkula rioting case

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Haryana police have named 43 people including Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan as wanted in Panchkula rioting case.”The Following accused is wanted regarding violence in Panchkula on August 25. The identity of those giving information leading to their arrest will be kept secret,” reads the message posted on Haryana police site.The wanted list also consists photographs of all the 43 accused. The police have also given a mobile number, WhatsApp number, and email id to provide information about the accused. ALSO READ Rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh is a sex addict, showing withdrawal symptoms in Rohtak jail, say doctorsMeanwhile, the police have made two fresh arrests in connection with incidents of violence which broke out on August 25 in Panchkula after sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a rape case.Efforts are also on to trace the Dera chief’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan and Dera spokesman Aditya Insan, against whom a lookout notice was issued earlier.Violence broke out in Panchkula after the Dera chief’s conviction, leaving 35 dead, while six others were killed in incidents in Sirsa.The 50-year-old Dera chief, who is lodged in the Sunaria Jail in Rohtak, had been sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment by the CBI court for the 2002 rapes of two of his disciples.The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haryana Police also arrested three Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) followers for hatching conspiracy to help Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh escape from Panchkula, during the agitation on August 25.

Haryana police arrests Dera functionary, search on for Honeypreet

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Haryana Police has made two fresh arrests in connection with incidents of violence which broke out on August 25 in Panchkula after sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a rape case.Efforts are also on to trace the Dera chief’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan and Dera spokesman Aditya Insan, against whom a lookout notice was issued earlier.Pradeep Goyal Insan, a Dera functionary, was arrested today from Udaipur in Rajasthan by a Special Investigation Team of the Haryana Police, a senior police official said.Prakash alias Vicky, who is brother-in-law of Aditya Insan, was also nabbed today from Mohali, Panchkula’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, Manbir Singh said.Another person identified as Vijay was arrested from Pinjore yesterday, he said.”The role of all the three arrested persons Pradeep, Prakash and Vijay is under the scanner in connection with incidents of violence which broke out in Panchkula on August 25. Further investigations are under progress,” Singh said.The police have also arrested one more person from Ambala in connection with incidents of arson in Panchkula.Haryana Police said it was collecting videos from various sources pertaining to incidents of violence which broke out in Panchkula and was trying to identify the accused involved in inciting violence and indulging in acts of arson.Asked to comment on media reports claiming that Pradeep Goyal has told SIT that Honeypreet had already fled to Nepal, DCP Manbir said, “There is no truth in these reports. These are baseless”.The Haryana Police made several arrests after violence broke out in Panchkula that includes Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s top aide and spokesperson Dilawar Insan, who was arrested from Sonepat, on September 15.The police had earlier also arrested Dera’s state body member Gobind Insan.The Haryana Police had earlier sent a team to Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh bordering Nepal in search of Honeypreet, a close confidant of the self-styled godman who is serving a 20-year-old jail term for raping two disciples.Officials of the Uttar Pradesh police had earlier said that Honeypreet’s photographs were pasted at police stations bordering Nepal.The police had on September 1 issued a lookout notice for Honeypreet and Aditya, fearing that they could flee the country.Police have intensified efforts to trace Honeypreet, who describes herself as “Papa’s angel”, after it arrested and questioned another sect functionary, Surinder Dhiman Insan, in connection with an alleged conspiracy to help Ram Rahim escape after his conviction by the special CBI court in Panchkula on August 25.Earlier, Panchkula Police Commissioner, A S Chawla had said that police needs to question Honeypreet regarding the disclosures made by Surinder Dhiman and some other arrested accused.He said that an FIR was earlier lodged at the Panchkula police station following a statement by a newspaper reporter against Aditya and Surinder Dhiman. The duo have been booked for sedition.Violence broke out in Panchkula after the Dera chief’s conviction, leaving 35 dead, while six others were killed in incidents in Sirsa.The 50-year-old Dera chief, who is lodged in the Sunaria Jail in Rohtak, had been sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment by the CBI court for the 2002 rapes of two of his disciples.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s murder case hearing puts Haryana back on the edge

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Contingents of paramilitary troops and the Haryana Police have been deployed in Panchkula as security arrangements were tightened ahead of Saturday’s hearing in two murder cases against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.Fifty-year-year-old Ram Rahim Singh will appear before a CBI special court here through video conferencing from the Rohtak jail where is lodged after being sentenced to 20 years in prison in two rape cases.The CBI court is hearing the cases of murder of journalist Ram Chander Chhatrapati and former Dera manager Ranjit Singh.”We have made adequate security arrangements ahead of the hearing in the cases,” Haryana Director General of Police B S Sandhu said here today.Contingents of paramilitary troops and the Haryana Police have been stationed in Panchkula to prevent any untoward incident, he said.”The hearing in the cases against Ram Rahim, who is lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak, will be conducted through video conferencing,” Sandhu said.Ram Rahim was sentenced to 20 year in jail sentence on August 28 in the two rape cases by the special CBI Court.Several parts of Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan had witnessed large-scale violence following his conviction in the two rape cases on August 25.While forty-one people were killed in Haryana in the violence, no deaths were reported from Punjab and Rajasthan.CBI counsel H P S Verma said, “The final arguments in the two murders cases will start tomorrow.”Sirsa-based journalist Chhatrapati was shot at in October 2002 after the evening newspaper ‘Poora Sach’, owned by him, published an anonymous letter narrating how women were allegedly being sexually exploited by the sect head at the Dera headquarters in Sirsa. He died later.The second case relates to the murder of former Dera manager Ranjit Singh who was allegedly shot dead in 2002. He was murdered for his suspected role in the circulation of the anonymous letter, which had made the sexual exploitation allegations, according to the prosecution The Punjab and Haryana High Court had in November 2003 ordered a CBI probe into the murder of Chhatrapati and Ranjit Singh after the families of both the victims approached the court.The CBI had filed the charge sheet in the murder cases on July 30, 2007.

Ryan flouted Haryana police’s safety guidelines

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The tragic incident at Gurugram’s Ryan International School could have been avoided, if only the school authorities had properly followed the safety guidelines laid down by the Haryana Police.According to the Haryana Police guidelines, there should be separate toilets for girls and boys, for teachers, and for support staffers. The support staffers, in particular, should not be allowed to use toilets meant for students.At the Ryan International School, however, the accused conductor, Ashok Kumar, was using the students’ toilet.”My son, who studies at the same school, told me that conductors, sweepers, and drivers were using the same toilet as students. How can the school authorities allow this to happen?” a parent, Mahesh Rawat, rued.The guidelines further stated: “The access for bus drivers and conductors, whether employed by the school or hired on a contract, must be limited to just the bus area. Toilets should be provided in that area to avoid entry of staffers in the school premises.”Parents and locals, however, claimed that no such arrangement was there in the school and these people were regularly spotted roaming in the campus.The guidelines also make it mandatory to install CCTV cameras in all critical areas of the premises, including entrances to toilets, and to assign a vigilant officer to keep a check on all security arrangements.Confirming these major security breaches at Ryan, Gurugram Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar said: “There is no separate toilet for support staffers in the school. Even though there are CCTV cameras, they are not adequately installed,” he said, adding that police have no details about any vigil officer being appointed by the school, as of now.Besides, the school violated other norms as well, such as the one that states the walls around a school must be high enough to prevent any scaling. Ryan, in fact, has no boundary wall on its back side. The 300-metre stretch has been unguarded for the last two years, locals said.Close to this broken wall is an operational liquor shop, though sale of liquor within 150 m of the main gate of schools and colleges is prohibited. This shop was set ablaze by agitating parents on Sunday.

Dera Sacha Sauda follower commits suicide in Haryana’s Ambala Jail

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A Dera Sacha Sauda follower allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at Haryana’s Ambala Jail.Ravindra, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Sarsawa, was arrested in Panchkula on August 25 when Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in a rape case.Ravindra was lodged in the Ambala jail on August 27.The magistrate is investigating the case and has also recorded statements of jail inmates.The Dera Chief was convicted by a CBI court in Panchkula on August 25 following which violence had erupted in Haryana and neighboring states. 38 people were killed and around 250 injured in the violence.The Haryana Police had also arrested many Dera followers for creating ruckus post Ram Rahim’s conviction.Earlier on August 28, a CBI court awarded 20-year jail term to the Dera Sacha Sauda chief. The quantum of punishment was pronounced in Rohtak’s Sunaria district jail.

‘With curfew in Sirsa, how did 350 vehicles accompany Dera chief Ram Rahim?’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Days after the violence following the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, and the subsequent recovery of ammunition from Singh’s cavalcade, the Punjab and Haryana High Court (HC) on Tuesday questioned the Haryana government as to why as many as 350 cars were allowed with the Dera chief on his way from Sirsa to Panchkula, when a curfew had been imposed in Sirsa.In the resumed hearing of the case, the court sought details such as the number of vehicles accompanying the Dera chief and the number of passengers in each vehicle. The Haryana government had accorded Z plus security to Singh in 2007.Haryana AG Baldev Raj Mahajan submitted before the court that the Dera chief was flanked by a cavalcade of as many as 350 cars, on his way to the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court in Panchkula. According to the police, there was no way of providing an accurate number of passengers in the cavalcade.
ALSO READ Dera chief Ram Rahim acted like a ‘wild beast’, court observed during sentencingHe further said that the IGP, Hisar range, had been directed to ensure that the cavalcade was not stopped anywhere by Singh’s followers and proper instructions were given to the SSPs of Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hisar, and Jind to make appropriate deployment of personnel.A pilot vehicle, an escort vehicle, a jammer vehicle, and a fire engine were among the vehicles accompanying the Dera chief. The Haryana Police investigation pointed that there was a possibility that the fire engine was being used to store petrol, which was later used to create havoc in Panchkula. The cops further said that of the over 350 cars, 150 entered Panchkula but only two were allowed to enter the court premises.
ALSO READ Prisoner number 1997: Here is how Dera chief Ram Rahim’s life is in Rohtak’s Sunaria jailGenerally, the Dera chief’s cavalcade comprises five identical black SUVs with darkened windowpanes. Each SUV has its own Gypsy, with private security as escort and number of private vehicles carrying Dera followers. Great secrecy is maintained about the seating plan, which is not shared with the district police or administration, the AG told the court.

Moments after hearing, violence, arson erupt

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An ominous silence lay among the Dera followers who had gathered in the tens of thousands, sitting along the roads in Sector 4, while the CBI Court proceedings were underway. Around 3:30 pm, when the Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was taken away in a helicopter, was when devotees learnt about his conviction.That is when the violence erupted. Led by youngsters, the mob went on a rampage, attacking everything in sight. Security personnel, led by the Haryana Police, stood by mutely. It was only after the mob rushed the police barricade, hurling stones at security personnel, and government buildings that the police fired tear gas, and later, bullets.Government buildings, including the Income Tax office, office of Haryana Staff Selection Commission, and HAFED, besides cinema theatres and hotels in Sector 5 were damaged. More than 100 vehicles were burnt. As the mob laid siege to the town, residents closed their gates. Ironically, some Dera followers themselves requested shelter from the violence.”I was sitting in the car when a group of five youth ran towards me armed with petrol can and steel rods. They hit the front end and I ran out. When I turned back, i saw they had burnt down the vehicle,” recalls Bhupinder.ROARING RAGEGovernment buildings, including the Income Tax office, and HAFED, besides cinema theatres were damaged.
More than 100 vehicles were burnt.
As the mob laid siege to the town, residents closed their gates.

LIVE UPDATES | Gurmeet Ram Rahim verdict: Dera Sacha Sauda chief leaves from Sirsa for Panchkula court

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Ahead of the judgement of a special court in a sexual exploitation case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim, security has been tightened in the area and as many as 74 trains have been cancelled on Friday in view of law and order situation in Haryana.The Army was also called out in Sirsa, with senior police personnel carrying out a flag march outside the sect’s headquarters.Around 53 companies of the paramilitary forces and 50,000 personnel of the Haryana Police have also been deployed.The Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Panchkula is all set to give the final verdict in the sexual exploitation case registered against Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in 2002.Rahim has been accused of sexually exploiting Dera’s sadhvis (female followers) and faces charges under Sections 376 (rape), 509, and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES HERE:’09:40Haryana: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has left from Sirsa for Panchkula court .’09:15Supporters of Gurmeet Ram Rahim have been camping in Panchkula in droves, as a sign of support.’09:00Heavy security has been put in place ahead of the verdict.

Gurmeet Ram Rahim appeals to his followers to maintain peace

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Ahead of the crucial verdict in the alleged rape case against him, Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Thursday night asked his supporters, who have been camping in Panchkula, to return to their homes and maintain peace. The Dera Sacha Sauda chief released a video message asking his supporters, camping in Panchkula, to go back home. He also asked his supporters to respect the law and maintain peace. ?I appeal to everyone to maintain peace. I had earlier also asked the Dera followers, who have gone to Panchkula, to return to their home. I will go to court .We all should respect law and maintain peace,? he said in the video message. Thousands of Dera Sacha Sauda followers have been camping in Panchkula ahead of the Friday verdict. The video message came ahead of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court’s verdict in the 15-year-old rape case against the Dera Sacha Sauda chief. Earlier on Thursday Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and assured him of adequate forces for security. Meanwhile, the internet and mobile phone services have been suspended for 72 hours in Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory Chandigarh to prevent any untoward incident. Around 53 companies of paramilitary forces and 50000 personnel of Haryana Police have also been deployed. In addition, army has also been alerted. The administration is also asked to take stringent action possible if someone tries to break the law.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Army arrives in Panchkula, police try to evict Dera followers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Army columns arrived in Panchkula past midnight as scores of Dera followers gathered in the town ahead of a court verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh tomorrow. The Haryana Police assisted by central forces were involved in an operation to flush out scores of Dera followers even as the sect head made a video appeal to his followers to go back home. The Army was deployed in Panchkula on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday, officials said. The Army was called out at Panchkula and Sirsa as thousands of Dera followers had gathered and tension prevailed in the region. “At the sect headquarters at Sirsa, police and paramilitary forces took out a flag march past midnight to enforce the curfew clamped at 10 pm for an indefinite period,” Sirsa SP Ashwin Shenvi said. The Dera followers made it to Panchkula over the past three days despite prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 being in force. However, speaking to reporters in Panchkula late tonight, a senior police official said that restrictions regarding carrying of weapons was earlier imposed under Section 144, which was later on amended and a provision invoked banning assembly of five or more persons. The Dera chief has said that he would be reaching the court in Panchkula tomorrow for the verdict. He is expected to reach Panchkula by a chopper. Haryana DGP B S Sandhu earlier said that a night-long operation would be carried out in Panchkula and the Dera followers would be moved out in buses arranged by the government. The followers were likely to be taken out in buses to nearby Ambala from where they would be asked to head to their respective homes. Security forces were faced with a tough situation as many Dera followers remained reluctant to move, saying they had come to the town on their own and would move only after having sect head’s “darshan”. The Dera followers could be seen occupying parks, roads and other available places like under the flyovers to pitch their tents. However, authorities said that they had sealed the road leading to the district court complex and nobody was being allowed on that route. Authorities used loud speakers to appeal to followers to move out of Panchkula. The sexual exploitation case was registered against Dera chief in 2002 by the CBI on the directions of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after anonymous letters were circulated about the alleged sexual exploitation of two ‘Sadhvis’ (female followers) by Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. However, the sect head has denied these charges.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Gurgaon police to intensify night patrolling

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Gurgoan police has decided to intensify night patrolling to prevent crime against women and other criminal activities in the city, an official said. The initiative was taken in a meeting headed by Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khairwar with all DCP and ACP-rank officials following a directive of Haryana Police Director General of Police (DGP), B S Sandhu in this regard, Gurgaon Police PRO Ravinder Kumar said. “During the meetings officers have been selected for night patrol duties in eastern, western and southern parts of Gurgaon. SHOs of respective areas will also be directed to coordinate with senior officials in this job throughout the week,” Kumar said. He said that this initiative will prevent many interstate criminals to commit crime who approach Gurgaon during night hours. Local beat officers will make residents and local RWA’s representatives aware about the contact numbers and details of night duty officers in their respective areas so that they can easily approach them in case of distress, the officer said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Cop suspended for failing to act on JNU student’s complaint

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A sub-inspector of Haryana Police has been suspended for allegedly failing to take note of a complaint filed by a Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student, alleging that she was threatened with rape by a group of four to five people. In a complaint later filed at Vasant Kunj (North) police station in Delhi, the woman alleged that she was threatened with rape and six of her friends were roughed up by a group of locals near Bhardwaj Lake in Asola on August 14 evening. “Sub-inspector Suresh Kumar has been suspended for not taking cognisance of the complaint by the woman and necessary action. We have zeroed in on some suspects and arrests are likely to be made soon,” Surajkund police station in-charge Pankaj Kuamr said. The JNU Students Union today condemned the Haryana Police for allegedly harassing the students who had gone to file a complaint. JNUSU president Mohit Kumar Pandey also met the Faridabad Police Commissioner, along with the students who were harassed. “This reflects the environment of fear that is being created in the country. The goons openly threatened the woman and abused the men. Now see the pathetic condition of Haryana Police that instead of helping victims, they behaved in the same way these goons were behaving,” Pandey said. The woman said that she lodged her complaint at Vasant Kunj (North) police station in Delhi after the Haryana Police refused to take cognisance of her complaint. She also alleged that Haryana Police officials questioned her character and made her write an apology letter. On the basis of her complaint, a zero FIR was registered at Vasant Kunj (North) police station and the case was transferred to Surajkund police station in Haryana. A zero FIR is generally a complaint lodged with the police by the victim of a cognisable offence or by someone on his or her behalf. The complainant had gone to Surajkund with six of her friends. While she was on a motorcycle with two of her friends, an inebriated man asked them to stop, she said in her complaint. The man questioned them as to why they were roaming in the area till late in the night and raised aspersions on her character, the police said. The police added that the man then allegedly called his father and brother, and assaulted the woman and her friends. They also took her to a shed nearby where they threatened to rape her. In the meantime, the woman’s other friends arrived there and rescued her and her two friends, the police said. The woman in her complaint said that she approached some Haryana Police personnel who were there but they also raised doubts on her and took her to a police station and made her write an apology letter.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

One arrested for looting jewellery shop

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A person, who along with two of his accomplices had allegedly looted a Gurugram-based jewellery shop in June, has been arrested, the Haryana Police said today. Three armed men had looted the shop in Badshahpur and had fled with gold and other items on June 20, a spokesman said here. The police nabbed the person from Khedli in Rajasthan, he said. Abhishek alias Abhi, a resident of Mohna village in Faridabad, has confessed to having committed the crime along with two of his accomplices, the spokesman claimed. Several cases are lodged in Faridabad against the accused, including attempt to murder, robbery and assault, he said. Efforts are on to arrest the other two accused and recover the stolen gold and other items, the spokesman added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Man wanted by Haryana Police held

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 39-year-old man, wanted by the Haryana Police for his alleged involvement in multiple cases of murder, robbery, extortion and attack on police personnel has been arrested here, the Delhi Police said today. The Haryana Police had declared a reward of Rs one lakh on his head. Kaptan alias Praveen is involved in nine cases of murder, attempt to murder, robbery, extortion and attack on police personnel, said Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell). The accused was arrested for a murder case in 2003 and sentenced to life imprisonment, said the officer, adding he was granted bail in 2012. After his release, he demanded his share of money from his business partners–Rajesh, Naresh, Gulab Singh. When they refused, Kaptan along with his associates hatched a conspiracy to eliminate them. On December 8 last year, the accused along with his seven associates killed Rajesh, Naresh, Gulab Singh, police said. Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested Kaptan from GTK Bypass bus stop from outer Delhi yesterday. A sophisticated pistol of .32 bore along with three live cartridges was seized from him, they added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

UP roadways bus searched on complaint regarding beef

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A bus coming from Haridwar to Shimla was today searched by the Haryana Police in Jagadhri in Yamunanagar district after someone alleged that there could be beef stacked under a seat. However, later a panel of veterinary doctors examined the packet and said that it was goat’s meat and not beef. A senior Haryana police official said that the Jagadhri police had received a phone call after which the UP Roadways bus was stopped and searched. “We found a packet kept under one of the seats and it was sent for examination. A two-member board of veterinary doctors was set up and they gave a report that it was goat meat,” Deputy Superintendent of Police, Jagadhri, Rajender Kumar said over the phone. Station House Officer, Jagadhri police station, Sub Inspector Sachin said, “the bus was headed from Haridwar to Shimla via Saharanpur in UP and Jagadhri (Haryana). On receiving the information, we stopped the bus and questioned its driver and conductor. But they were not aware about who had kept the packet. The passengers too said they were unaware.” He said that the police decided to take no chances and got it examined. “We have lodged a DDR in the case and the report given by the veterinary doctors finds mention in it,” Sachin said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Panipat Gurdwara collapse: 1 killed, 7 injured ; Rescue operations on to trace survivors

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Three persons are believed to be trapped under the debris of a gurdwara which collapsed on the National Highway 1 here and a team of NDRF and Haryana Police are carrying out operations to pull them out.The gurdwara collapsed on Monday, killing a 30-year-old man hailing from Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh.Police today said that they were assisting a NDRF team in carrying out rescue operations.”Three persons are believed to be trapped under the debris and we are trying to trace them,” a police official said.After the incident yesterday evening, some of the injured had been referred to various hospitals including at Delhi and Karnal.Panipat DSP (City) Atma Ram said that rescue operations were launched immediately after the incident.Police said fire department officials were also at the incident spot as the rescue operations were still going on.The gurdwara, where some construction work was going on, is located on the busy GT road.

Police seizes 1878 bottles of liquor in Jehanabad, 2 arrested

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police have seized 1878 bottles of liquor from a room of a private high school in Bihar’s Jehanabad district and arrested two persons for being involved in illegal liquor trade. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Anil Kumar Singh said acting on a tip off, police raided the Kishanchand Dangi Girl’s High School premises late last night and seized 1878 bottles of India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) from one of the rooms of the private high school. The school, which was closed on account of summer holiday, is located in Dhangawan area of Jehanabad town police station, the police officer said adding that the liquor was manufactured in Haryana. Police arrested two persons for being involved in illegal liquor trade, the ASP said adding that few other persons managed to escape from the scene. Police are investigating the matter that includes the possible role of the school administrator, he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Rohtak gang rape and murder: Two Haryana cops suspended, station officer transferred for lapses in investigation

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two Haryana Police officials were on Thursday suspended and one other transferred for lapses in the Rohtak gang rape investigation. After Haryana’s Director General of Police Haryana’s B. S. Sandhu’s review of the Sonipat Rape and Murder case investigation today, Superintendent of Police Sonipat placed ASI Joginder under suspension and also transferred the SHO PS City Sonipat Inspector Ajay to Police Lines, Sonipat.Rohtak Superintendent of Police Ashwin Shenvi also placed ASI Samunder posted in Police Station Urban Estate under suspension for lapses on their part while conducting the investigation in this matter.The departmental proceedings against these personnel would be conducted for their misconduct during the investigation. So far, two people have been arrested in the case and a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed for faster probe. A Haryana District court earlier on Monday sent the two accused in seven days of police remand.The accused will be produced before the Sonipat District court.Rohtak Police had recorded the woman’s gender as ‘male’ in its report but changed it later to ‘female’. The SHO of Sonipat City had been transferred for taking the matter casually.A young woman who had gone missing from Haryana’s Sonipat district on May 9 was abducted, gang-raped and brutally murdered. Her body was found on the outskirts of Rohtak town, 70 km from the national capital, on May 11.Describing the incident as a “heinous crime against humanity and women”, DGP Sandhu said the case challan will be presented in the court within a month.”In view of the gravity of the crime, we will endeavour to get the case decided within three months and appeal for strictest punishment to the accused,” the DGP said.Asserting that any negligence in tackling crimes against women will not be tolerated, he said action will be taken against erring officials.

Road to school in Haryana littered with eve-teasers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After schoolgirls in Rewari in Haryana’s hinterland raised their voice against the sexual harassment they had to face while travelling to school in other villages, an online survey conducted by the Haryana Police reemphasised that a majority of girls and women in the state faced sexual harassment while commuting to schools and colleges.With a recent hike in incidents of crime against women in the state, the Haryana police undertook an online survey from May 2-17 through the Mahila Police website “to assess the problem in the state and devise an action plan closer to the ground realities”.According to the data quoted by the police, as many as 28,539 persons participated in the survey, which included 40 per cent women. The survey entailed 16 questions covering various issues related to eve-teasing/sexual harassment and was open to participation from all age groups and genders. Over 48 per cent of the people who recorded their responses were between 20 and 30 years old.Of the total number of respondents, 64.5 per cent said that they faced sexual harassment while commuting from schools and colleges, especially in buses and three-wheelers.Responding to another question, 32.8 per cent respondents said a majority of the offenders were two-wheeler riders, while 22.8 per cent said they were among pedestrians and a majority of them operated in groups of two.Seeking solutions, a majority of the respondents said that counseling of eve teasers, in the presence of parents, by the police would not make any difference and would incite them to be even more aggressive. At least 34.2 per cent of the respondents wanted more policewomen in plainclothes to be deputed outside schools and colleges to keep a check on such crimes, followed by regular patrolling.Acceding that the problem gets aggravated during the time when girls and women return from schools, colleges and their workplace, OP Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Haryana Police, said: “We wanted to crowd-source the tactics to make our three-point action plan for women’s safety more effective. It has given us a wealth of information about the prevalence and extent of eve-teasing in the state. For example, we found that people think that deputing policewomen in plainclothes will be more effective in keeping a check on such cases than just uniform patrolling and installing of CCTV cameras.”

Haryana police arrests six for theft, vehicle lifting

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Haryana Police has arrested six persons, including four residents of Uttar Pradesh and two of Rajasthan, for their alleged involvement in separate incidents of thefts and vehicle lifting in Gurugram. A sum of Rs 10,000 in cash, a Bolero jeep and three motorcycles were also recovered from their possession, a spokesman of the police department said here today. He said that during interrogation, accused Shahrukh and Farman Ahmed, residents of Bijnor district in Uttar Pradesh, confessed to have been involved in various cases of theft in Gurugram. As many as five other cases were also solved with their arrest, he said. The spokesman said that on the intervening night of May 13 and 14, the police arrested Mohammad Shakir, a resident of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, from Sheetla Mata Road in Gurugram for his involvement in cases registered under Arms Act. He was sent to three-day police custody for further interrogation, during which he confessed to have committed theft at a house in Gurugram. The police also recovered Rs 10,000 in cash from his possession. On May 17, the police arrested another accused who has been identified as Yusuf, a resident of Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, from Rajendra Park. He was involved in a theft incident. The spokesman said that the police also took Saleem alias Pandu and Majlis alias Majjar, residents of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan on production warrant from Hodal in Palwal district. During interrogation, they confessed their involvement in three cases of vehicle lifting in Gurugram.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

So far, 15 people held for eve-teasing under ‘Operation Durga’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Haryana Police has so far arrested 15 people on the charge of eve-teasing under ‘Operation Durga’, a campaign launched in the state on May 1 for ensuring women’s safety. Also, 30 cases have been registered for various charges, including for outraging the modesty of women. Apart from this, 23,185 people were let off after a warning, while 822 people have been counselled in police stations in the presence of their parents, Director General of Police (DGP), B S Sandhu said here today. As many as 5,880 people have been issued challans for violating traffic rules, he said. Sandhu said ‘Operation Durga’, which was the enforcement part of the three-point action plan implemented by the Haryana Police to ensure safety of women, will continue. He said the police will continue to take tough action against anyone who attempts gender-based street violence. Under ‘Operation Durga’, 125 eve-teasing prone areas, including parks, markets, schools, colleges, and public transport vehicles, have been identified. Patrol parties and woman police officers are sent as decoys to take action against eve-teasers and miscreants, Sandhu said. The police department will also take up with the authorities concerned to put eve-teasing prone areas under CCTV surveillance, he said. Warning signs will be put up in these places to deter potential offenders. Through the ‘Youth Against Sexual Harassment’ initiative, the police are trying to make people, especially the youth, aware that eve-teasing hurts the freedom, dignity and career prospects of women. The police, through the ‘Ban Ja Bahadur’ campaign, would exhort schools, colleges, panchayats, resident welfare associations and parents to promote adventure and endurance sports, self-defence tactics, public speaking and other capacity-building measures among girls. “Giving women a safe environment is our top priority. I have asked all my field units to dedicate a good amount of working hours and a fair share of resources towards this end. We will make all possible efforts to ensure safety of women and girls,” he Sandhu said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Haryana: 23-year-old woman raped, murdered & mutilated

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 23-year-old woman was abducted, gang-raped and her brutally mutilated body dumped at a place where dogs chewed off parts of it. The police have arrested two men, including one who they claimed is her “jilted lover”.The incident occurred on May 9, but came to light on May 11 when her mutilated body was noticed by a passerby in an empty plot in Rohtak’s Industrial Model Township area. There were grievous injuries on the body which was found mutilated by sharp-edged weapons. The skull was smashed, which made it difficult to identify her.The missing complaint filed by the woman’s family on May 9 helped the police in tracking her parents who were then called to identify the body. The family told the police that she was allegedly abducted on May 9 by at least seven men after she left her office and was heading home.The police said that she was taken to Rohtak in a car, where she was gang-raped and tortured. After killing her, the accused mutilated her body with sharp-edged weapons and ran a vehicle over her face so that she could not be identified and dumped the body in an open plot.The Haryana Police has arrested two persons in the case on the complaint of the victim’s family.In her complaint to the police, victim’s mother alleged that Sumit had been pressurising her daughter for marriage for last three years, but her daughter had refused. The accused also had a heated argument with her when he confronted her at her home with his friends few days before the incident.”The forensic examination has confirmed that she was gangraped. We have arrested two persons, the prime accused Sumit who has been named by the victim’s mother in the FIR and another accused Vikas whose name came up during the investigation. The victim’s family has alleged that apart from Sumit, there were seven other people who had allegedly abducted her on May 9 and investigation is on to probe their role in the case,” Ashwin Shenvi, Superintendent of Police, Sonepat, told DNA.Both the accused have been produced before the court and have been taken in two days police remand for further investigation.A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed by the Haryana Police to probe the case which has shook the state.The horrifying crime, which occurred just days after the Supreme Court held that the culprits in the ‘Nirbhaya’ gang rape case will hang, prompted Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to assert that the issue of women’s safety needs to be revisited.Family speaksVictim’s mother alleged that Sumit (prime accused) had been pressurising her daughter for marriage for the past three years. The accused also had an argument with the victim at her home a few days before the incident.

Haryana farmers will be arrested if they burn stubble

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Haryana Police will now arrest those farmers who would burn stubble. This move comes after many farmers continue to defy orders on burning stubble. Talking to ANI here, ADGP/Law and Order, Muhammad Akilsaid, ?Instructions have been issued up to the SHO level that police should first educate farmers about the ill effects of burning of stubble on the environment and on the soil fertility.? He, however, added that despite this if any farmer is found burning wheat stubble then he would be immediately arrested and produced before court. Akil informed that similar measures will be taken in the upcoming paddy season.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Man accused of conning people as mover and packer arrested

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Delhi Police has arrested a man who allegedly conned people and misappropriated their household articles by projecting himself as a representative of a reputed packers and movers company. Police arrested Lalit Sharma also known as Vikas Sharma in connection with a complaint lodged by a Delhi resident whose entire household articles were taken away by the accused under the guise of transporting it to Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. Several household articles ranging from fridges, LED TVs, air conditioners, coolers and washing machines were recovered from him. While investigating the case, the police also came across information about how online queries made by people on search engines like ‘Just Dial’ ended up in the hands of unscrupulous people who used the details to con the those making the online search. Police said that efforts are underway to identify and apprehend other people who had helped Sharma and further arrests were likely. In the instant case, complainant Manoj Srivastava, residing at Malviya Nagar, was being transferred to Lucknow from Delhi and he had made online queries for a reputed packer and mover to transport his household articles. According to his complaint, Sharma called him representing himself as an executive of Gati Packers and Movers and offered him a good price for transporting the goods. Sharma came to Srivastava’s home and also showed him paperwork and identification which appeared to be authentic. Thereafter, Srivastava entered into a contract with the accused to transport the goods. However, when the goods did not reach their destination, the complainant called the accused several times, but Sharma’s numbers were not reachable, police said. When the complainant contacted Gati Packers and Movers Ltd, the company said it did not have any such person on their employee rolls. On Srivastava’s complaint, a team was constituted which searched the nearby Khirki Extension area and also managed to collect CCTV footage showing the tempo in which the goods were carried away, police also said. After getting the registration number of the tempo from the footage, police traced its driver and owner who gave up the details of the accused during interrogation. However, it was found that Sharma had been arrested by Haryana Police from Gurugram for stealing a car on the same day, April 16, when the FIR was lodged on Srivastava’s complaint. Sharma was later taken into the custody of the Delhi Police and during his interrogation he revealed the details of his criminal activities, police said. According to the police, Sharma earlier worked in petty capacities with some reputed packers and movers in Bengaluru and had learnt the tricks of the trade. He also understood how online local search engines operate, it said. After returning to Delhi, he had struck a deal with some unscrupulous employees of sub-regional vendors who received information from search engines about online queries seeking services, it also said. Once Sharma got the details of his target from his contacts, he would get fake bills, vouchers and brochures printed to suit and convince the potential victim and would also offer them lower and competitive prices. Unsuspecting, the victims would be fooled into paying him money as well as delivering their house hold articles, to be lost forever, police said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Ex-cop among 2 shot dead in clash between truck union members

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A former policeman and another person were today shot dead after a clash broke out between members of a truck union in Bareta here, police said. The clash within the union members took place over the president’s post, Mansa Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Viveksheel Soni said. The victims have been identified as Raj Tejinder (26), a dismissed constable of Haryana Police, and Raju (25), he said. A person was also injured in the incident and had been hospitalised here, Soni said. Police have registered a case in this connection and started investigations. No arrests have been made so far, he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Post demonetization, cops bust fake currency printing racket

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a unique first post demonetization, the Delhi Police has cracked a fake Indian currency notes racket wherein the accused were printing fake notes of Rs 2,000. Investigators said that they have arrested three persons for allegedly being involved in scanning, printing and circulating fake currencies as 18 lakh rupees were recovered from their possession.The accused have been identified as 36-year-old Azad Singh, 37-year-old Manoj and 37-year-old Sunil, who are residents of Delhi and Haryana. Police have also seized fake currency notes worth Rs 28 lakh in denominations of Rs 2,000. Besides the cash, a Scorpio car, a motorcycle and three mobile phones were also seized from their possession.Acting on a tip-off received on January 27, a team of police located a car at a traffic signal in Narela late on Friday. Azad Singh, who was in the car, delivered two packets, each having counterfeit notes worth Rs 8 lakh, to Manoj and Sunil. An additional Rs 2 lakh were also seized from him. “The entire amount recovered of Rs 18 lakh was fake and in denominations of Rs 2,000. The recovered notes were actually scanned and printed but resembled real notes,” police said, adding, a case has been registered under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC).While Azad Singh has been identified as the mastermind of the racket, Sunil and Manoj were assigned with the job of circulating the fake currency. Investigators said that both Manoj and Azad have a liaison with the ‘bookies’ and they supplied a huge amount of fake currencies to hawala dealers and ‘bookies’ charging Rs 40,000 original currency for Rs 1,00,000 lakh in fake notes.Both Manoj and Sunil are school dropouts and previously accused, the police said. Further investigations are underway.

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