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Gang who stole antique Pashmina shawls from Crafts Museum held

The two accused, Vinay Parmar, 28, and Tarun Harvodia, 25, both school dropouts, had been visiting the museum for the past few months, posing as researchers from Kolkata <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A month after a gang stole 16 antique ‘Pashmina’ shawls worth over Rs 2 crore from the National Crafts Museum, the Delhi Police nabbed the accused on Thursday.The two accused, Vinay Parmar, 28, and Tarun Harvodia, 25, both school dropouts, had been visiting the museum for the past few months, posing as researchers from Kolkata. The incident also revealed that the museum does not have functional CCTV cameras.Police said that duo confessed that they were inspired from the film Dhoom 2, wherein the theft of antique items from a museum was shown. On October 31, the PCR had received a call regarding the theft and D Rama Krishna Rao, administration and security officer of the museum, registered a complaint that on October 31 at around 9.30 am, 16 shawls were missing from display boards.”15 of the 16 stolen shawls of historical importance have been recovered from Delhi and Kolkata,” the DCP said.

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

Woman abducted, gang-raped and robbed in South Delhi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A woman was allegedly abducted from south Delhi by a cab driver and his accomplice and gangraped before being dropped at a deserted location in Greater Noida, during the early hours on Wednesday. The woman, police said, was also robbed if her jewellery and cash before being freed.According to senior police officers, 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 her 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 alarm, she was threatened, and they took her to Greater Noida area and allegedly committed rape. The accused also took away her gold ornaments, mangal sutra, cell phone and cash Rs 12,000,” said a senior police officer.It was then around 6 am on Wednesday that the duo dropped her near a secluded stretch in Greater Noida and drove away.”Since the area from where she was allegedly taken in the taxi falls in south Delhi’s Hauz Khas area, a case has been registered and investigation has been started with no delay. CCTV footages are being checked to ascertain sequence of incidents and identify the vehicle used by two,” the officer said.The woman was also taken to a hospital for her medical examination and she is being counselled. Police teams are meanwhile raiding taxi booths in order to zero down on the area used and his accomplice.

Six injured as car topples on highway

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>At least six people were injured when a car overturned on Samaypur Badli flyover in Rohini on Tuesday. The condition of two of them is critical.Police said that the driver of the speeding Swift hit two two-wheelers before it overturned. “The occupants of the car are suspected to have been drunk, but medical reports are awaited”, said an official.The black Swift first rammed into a scooter and then hit a bike, injuring both riders critically. Witnesses told the police that the driver had tried to apply brakes and took a sharp turn, which overturned it.”Those who saw the accident said that the Swift was speeding. They also said that there were four men in the car who seemed to be inebriated. Soon after the accident, a PCR call was made and all six were rushed to a nearby hospital, where the injured riders were admitted while those in the car were treated for minor injuries,” said a senior police officer.Police have registered a case of rash driving and are also checking CCTV footage from the area to find if any other vehicle was involved.

Man shot by acquaintances for refusing to drink alcohol

According to the police, the victim, identified as Naushad, told police in his statement that late last night one of his acquaintances, Dilshad, who lives near his house, invited her to meet near 5 Pushta road <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 27-year-old man was shot at by a group of people known to him when he refused to consume alcohol in New Usmanpur area of northeast Delhi. Police said that the victim was out of danger and efforts to arrest the accused are being made.According to the police, the victim, identified as Naushad, told police in his statement that late last night one of his acquaintances, Dilshad, who lives near his house, invited her to meet near 5 Pushta road. Police said that Dilshad had also called a few more friends and soon all of them started consuming alcohol and even forced Naushad to drink.”As he refused strictly, an argument started between him and Dilshad’s friends, which soon turned ugly. During this, one of them pulled out a pistol and shot at Naushad. The bullet pierced his abdomen. As he collapsed, the accused fled from the scene.Naushad then made a PCR call and and was rushed to a hospital, where he was treated and a case of attempt to murder has been registered. Teams have been formed to trace and arrest the accused,”said a senior police officer

Two DTC drivers die after mini-truck rams into bus

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) drivers were killed and six people were injured early on Friday, after a mini-truck rammed into a stationary bus at the Madhuban Chowk underpass in the Rani Bagh area of northwest Delhi.The truck driver has been arrested.The deceased were identified as Pramod, 37, and Sunil, 32, residents of outer Delhi. The injured were identified as Sukhpreet, 23, Mohan Kumar Mishra, 21, Mohammad Abrar, 25, Anandanandi, 25, Sumit Kumar, 27, and Bhubneshwar Jha, 27.According to the police, the incident took place around 12.15 am. The DTC bus, being driven by Pramod, had broken down near the flyover.”Pramod and conductor Sumit got down. Sumit started diverting the traffic on the road while Pramod was checking the bus’s engine. Suddenly a speeding biker, later identified as Bhubneshwar, crashed into Sumit, dragging him for a few metres. The conductor fractured his hand while the biker was injured as well. Both of them were taken to hospital,” a senior police officer said.Sumit told DNA that afterwards, a call was made to the bus repair workshop and some mechanics were sent to the spot to repair the bus. Meanwhile, another DTC driver, Sunil, reached the spot with some food for Pramod.”Thereafter, Sunil took up the task of diverting the traffic while Pramod was helping the mechanics. Around 12.30 am, a speeding mini-truck rammed into the bus from the rear left side. Sunil and Pramod were crushed between the two vehicles in such a manner that their mangled remains could not be separated from the bus’s engine and truck’s body for hours,” the police said.Four other people passing by were also injured.Naresh, who made the PCR call, told DNA that he was going on a motorcycle to Rohini when he saw a man lying in a pool of blood on the road. “I saw that a truck had hit a bus. A severely injured man was lying on the road while another person was stuck inside the truck,” he said, adding that a PCR van reached the spot in 15 minutes and all the injured were taken to hospital.Deputy Commissioner of Police (northwest) Milan Dumbre said a case of rash driving and for causing death due to negligence has been registered and the truck driver, who was also injured in the incident, has been arrested.”The truck driver was identified as Karan, 54, a resident of Mohalla Vahram in Shahdara. It is yet to be ascertained whether he was drunk at the time of the incident. CCTV footage from the area is being checked to ascertain the sequence of the events,” Dumbre said.Praveen, brother of deceased Pramod, said: “He has two children, both studying in a private school in outer Delhi. He had big dreams for his children. All his dreams are crushed now. The kids are not even aware that their father is no more.”The family members have now demanded that the government take care of the education of the children.Meanwhile, a compensation of Rs 10 lakh has been announced for Pramod’s family while Sunil’s kin will get Rs 8 lakh.The investigationPolice have identified the truck driver as Karan, 54, a resident of Mohalla Vahram in Shahdara. It is yet to be ascertained whether he was drunk at the time of the incident.CCTV footage from the area is being checked to ascertain the sequence of the events.

Bizman shot to death near Hindon river, driver injured

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 35-year-old businessman was shot dead while his driver sustained bullet injuries on Wednesday after seven unidentified bike-borne miscreants opened fire at them near the Hindon river in Indirapuram of Vasundhara, Ghaziabad.According to the police, the deceased was identified as Mintu, a resident of Ghazipur in Delhi. The incident took place around 2 pm, while he was returning from a local court in Ghaziabad with his driver, Nagendra, 28.Speaking to DNA, Nagendra said two bikes had been moving besides the car ever since they left the court. One more bike joined them near the Vasundhara cut. In all, there were seven people on three bikes, and all of a sudden, they opened fire, he said.”I was injured. Somehow, I drove to the hospital. No passerby came to our help and the assailants managed to flee,” Nagendra said.According to the police, the PCR call was made by the district hospital. “The hospital authorities said two men with bullet injuries had been admitted. When we reached the hospital, Mintu had succumbed while Nagendra was in a critical condition, ” Akash Tomar, SP City, Ghaziabad, said.As many as eight bullets had hit Mintu while Nagendra had suffered two bullet wounds. The families of the victims were informed and a case was registered against the seven unknown accused.”An FIR has been registered. We are trying to ascertain whether Mintu had any enmity or rivalry with anyone,” Singh added.

Strict action against cops aiding criminals: Haryana DGP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Haryana Director General of Police B S Sandhu today said strict action would be taken against police personnel who are found helping criminals. The state police chief said action has already been initiated some such policemen were either found to be hand- in-glove with crime gangs or providing information to them. Sandhu, who was appointed the DGP in April, said a campaign would be launched to check cases of chain and purse snatching, while anyone providing information about snatchers would be given a reward of up to Rs one lakh. Sandhu, according to an official release issued here, said ‘Operation Durga would be launched in villages of Haryana to put an end to the menace of eve-teasing outside schools. The DGP also said a special task force would be constituted to deal with drug trafficking, unlawful acts, organised crime, illegal weapons and gang-wars in the state. He said the proposal for this has been accorded an in- principle approval. The task force would include an officer of Inspector General of Police-level, two Superintendents of Police and four Deputy Superintendents of Police, who would gather information regarding organised crime, Sandhu said. A centralised police control room is being set up in Panchkula where information related to the entire state would be gathered and referred to police stations concerned for immediate action. For this purpose, 600 new PCR vehicles are being purchased which would be operated through GPS and computer. Ambulance and fire brigade would also be linked with this control room to deal with any incident at the earliest, he added. In order to meet the shortage of police personnel, 4,500 constables have been recruited while the recruitment process another 7,000 was underway, the state police chief said. Out of these, 6,000 are males and 1,000 are females, he said, adding all vacant posts would be filled by next year.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Bikers shoot biz man dead

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A businessman was shot dead by two unidentified miscreants on a bike on Monday when he resisted their attempt to rob him in Bhojpur village, located in Ghaziabad.The victim has been identified as Brijesh Kumar, 25, a businessman from Ghaziabad.Police stated that the incident took place around 2 pm when Kumar along his wife went from their home in Modi Nagar to Bhojpur village on a bike. They were going to attend a family function.”We were going to the village to attend our relative’s function and had a bag of cash with us. When we got near Bhojpur village, two unidentified men on a bike started following us and were continuously driving side by side with us,” said Kumar’s wife who refused to give her name.”After some time, they stopped us in a deserted area and tried to snatch the cash. After an altercation, they fired a bullet at my husband and fled from the spot,” she added.A PCR call was made and the police reached the spot. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.”The miscreants had their face covered so their faces could not be seen. We have registered a case of murder against two unknown people. Kumar had lost a lot of blood due to which he succumbed to his injuries,” said RK Rathi, SHO, Bhojpur.

Two killed as speeding van rams into bike

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two youths aged 24 and 27 were killed when a speeding van rammed into the two-wheeler they were travelling in, in southwest Delhi’s Chhawla area late night on Thursday. Police are checking CCTV footages to identify the errant driver.According to the police the incident took place around 11:15pm when the two men, identified as Lokesh (24) and Tapesh (27), both relatives, were heading towards Chhawla area from Najafgarh.”Witnesses told the police that the impact of the collision was such that the duo were thrown metres away and both sustained critical injuries on their head, back, and neck. The RTV driver managed to flee from the spot taking advantage of the crowd that had gathered. A passersby made a PCR call and the injured were rushed to a hospital where they were declared brought dead,” said a senior police officer.Both the bodies were sent for post-mortem and their families were informed. “A case of rash driving and death due to negligence under IPC section 304A has been registered and efforts to nab the absconding driver is being made. The vehicle has been seized and the driver has been identified,” the police said.

Install high-mast lights in parks, public toilets for women’s

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal today directed authorities to consider installation of high- mast lights in “highly vulnerable areas”, especially in parks and public toilets for women’s safety. He also directed that GPS devices be properly installed, operated and maintained in public transport vehicles, and ensure that CCTV cameras are installed in DTC and cluster buses. The Lt Governor issued a slew of directions while chairing the third meeting of the ‘Task Force on Women Safety Issues’ at Raj Niwas here. “He directed to consider installation of high-mast lights especially in parks and public toilets as these are highly vulnerable areas and these lights cannot be easily damaged by miscreants,” the LG office said in a statement. During the meeting, the LG was informed by the South MCD Commissioner that out of 10,000 identified darks spots, 7,000 have been illuminated and the remaining will be done by the end of July. The public works department has undertaken illumination of dark spots in the municipal jurisdiction of EDMC and North DMC. Eighty per cent of the work has already been completed. According to the statement from the LG office, Baijal was informed by the Special CP (Women&Safety) that one PCR van per square km is under operation and the response time is well within six minutes. A proposal for 541 PCR vans with adequate number of staff is being considered, it stated. The Principal Secretary (Home) informed that certain issues under the Delhi Poison Possession Sale Rules are to be settled regarding open sale of acid in wholesale markets.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

4-year-old raped in N Delhi’s Gulabi Bagh area

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two days after a 24-year-old man, accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a four-year-old in east Delhi was lynched by a group of locals, after being caught red handed, another man was thrashed before being handed over to the police in north Delhi for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl.The incident took place in north Delhi’s Gulabi Bagh area on Sunday afternoon, when the accused, a 36-year-old man, who is also a neighbour of the victim, returned home in an inebriated state and saw the child playing outside her house.”As told by locals and the victim’s parents, the man took the girl to his room on the second floor of their residential building on the pretext of getting her sweets and then raped her. The crime came to fore when the child returned home crying and narrated her ordeal to her parents, who rushed her to a nearby hospital where the sexual assault was confirmed,” said a senior police officer.It was then that a PCR call was made and the accused was arrested. Police said that agitated family members of the victim and local residents thrashed the accused before handing him over to the police. Police said that a case of rape under IPC section 376 and POCSO Act has been registered against the accused.In the earlier incident that took place on Friday, the accused had to be admitted to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday evening. A case under sections of culpable homicide was registered against the locals.Friday’s incident came to light around 9 pm when the child’s parents found her missing and came to know that she was last seen with the accused who was taking her towards a park. On reaching the spot with locals, family members claimed that they caught the accused trying to force himself on the child. He was then dragged out by the locals who thrashed him brutally and handed him over to the police in an unconscious state.

Alert policemen on patrol nab robber in Dwarka

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Swift and alert police personnel, on patrolling duty, nabbed a robber who, along with his four other associates, had robbed a man at knifepoint in Dwarka on Friday.According to the police, the police control room was informed about the incident at 10:44 pm on Friday. Vishal Kumar told the police that he was on his way to a relative’s house in Sector-5 area in Madhu Vihar when around five persons, at knife point, robbed him off his mobile phone, wallet containing around Rs 7,200, and his bag.PCR van in-charge, ASI Subhash and Driver ASI Dharamveer Singh swung into action and took the complainant with them for identification of the robbers. The robbers were identified as Aman, Vijay and Sunni. The mobile phone was recovered from Aman.A case under appropriate sections was registered at Dwarka South police station. A manhunt has been launched to nab the other accused persons. The PCR Staff have been recommended for a suitable reward.

BJP MP’s staff attacked: ASI suspended for ‘unprofessional’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>An Assistant Sub-inspector of the Delhi Police has been suspended for “unprofessional handling” of an incident, in which seven men allegedly barged into the residence of Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari and attacked his staff. ASI Kailash Chand, posted in the Police Control Room (PCR) unit, was placed under suspension yesterday. A departmental inquiry has been initiated against him. Sources said CCTV footage showed the ASI entering Tiwari’s residence along with the accused. “There are complaints against him about unprofessional handling of the matter. Based on the complaint and CCTV footage, we have placed him under suspension pending inquiry,” said Dependra Pathak, Special Commissioner of Police (Operations) and Chief Spokesperson, Delhi Police. Sources said in his defence, the suspended ASI said he had attended the call and even informed the other PCR vans in the vicinity. He had attended two calls — one from the accused and another from the BJP MP’s staff — on the day of the incident. Tiwari’s staff had called the police to alert them that they were attacked. CCTV footage showed the accused entering Tiwari’s residence behind the ASI. “He (the ASI) could have stopped others from entering the house which he did not. He claimed that the accused followed him inside but it seems that the trespassing happened in his presence. He claimed that he did not have anything to do with the accused,” said another official. Seven persons, including a cook at Rashtrapati Bhawan, have been arrested in connection with the incident.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Cow vigilantes attack 3 men in South Delhi over suspicion of smuggling

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Amid ongoing row over lynching of a Muslim man in Rajasthan’s Alwar, alleged cow vigilantes on Saturday night attacked three men in Kalkaji area of South East Delhi over suspicion of cattle smuggling.A few men led by a People For Animal (PFA) intercepted a mini truck and assaulted three men on suspicion that were carrying cows for slaughtering, said police.However, it was found that the victims were transporting buffaloes to Gajipur Mandi.The victims have been identified as Rizwan (25), Ashu(28) and Kamil (25). They have received injuries on face and lips and have been shied to AIIMS trauma centre through PCR.The call was made to the PCR by Gaurav Gupta, an animal activist and office bearer of PFA. However, the representatives of PFA, who were present at the spot did not register any complaint. Vehicle carrying animals has been shifted to Society For Prevention Of Cruelty To Animal​ (SPCA).Police are verifying whether those assaulted had adequate permission or buffaloes were being smuggled. On Saturday, five persons, including a nine-year-old girl, were injured after cow vigilantes attacked a nomad family in Talwara area of Jammu and Kashmir while moving with their livestock.

Shop employee injured after rival shopkeeper attacks him with

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A shop employee was injured after being allegedly attacked by a rival shopkeeper with a hatchet in presence of a police team in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar, police said today. The police personnel, present on the spot, did not anticipate the attack, but they managed to apprehend the accused, they said. The victim, Jairam (31), received several stitches for the injury to his head and is out of danger. On his complaint, a case of causing hurt and using dangerous weapons was registered at Malviya Nagar police station, a police official said. However, it was followed by a counter-FIR in which a relative of the rival shopkeeper alleged that he was restrained and thrashed, the official said, adding the allegations are being investigated. Owners of the two neighbouring paan shops and their employees have been quarrelling with each other for the past several months over use of the public space right outside the shops. On April 9, when a quarrel between them threatened to turn ugly, Ramesh Gupta, owner of one of the shops made a PCR call. Three policemen, on patrol duty in the area, were sent to handle the situation, the police official said. It was in the presence of police that the situation escalated and Ramesh was allegedly assaulted. He alleged that when his helper, Jairam, rushed to save him, the owner of the other shop attacked his servant with a hatchet used for cutting coconuts, the official said. Jairam received a blow to his head, but was saved by others from further assault. A CCTV camera that captured the assault showed policemen taken aback by the sudden attack, but then apprehended the attacker, Yogeshwar. No arrests have been made in the case so far, police said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Smriti car chase: DU students arrested for stalking

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Four DU students, who followed Union minister Smriti Irani’s car in Lutyens Delhi in an “inebriated” state, have been arrested for allegedly stalking and outraging the modesty of a woman. Till last night, they were detained but later they were arrested for allegedly stalking and using words and gestures to outrage the modesty of a woman, police said. They will be produced in a court today. A PCR call was received around 5 PM that four youths in a car were indulging in “unwanted action”, said a senior police officer. A call was received from the minister’s staff yesterday that the youths were trying to overtake her vehicle near Moti Bagh flyover and their actions were unwanted. With the help of PCR van, the car was intercepted near the US Embassy. The four youths were apprehended and taken into custody. Their medical examination was carried out and it was found that they had consumed alcohol. They stay in a PG in Vasant village and had liquor at a friend’s birthday party. After the party, they were driving around for fun last evening.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Delhi Police rescues women who locked themselves up in room

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Police today rescued a mother-daughter duo who had allegedly locked themselves up at their house in southwest Delhi’s Mahavir Enclave area. They are apparently suffering from depression. After a neighbour made a PCR call informing police that Kalavati (42) and Deepa (20) had locked themselves up in a first-floor room of their house, they were rescued and admitted to a hospital, said a senior police officer. Police are questioning the woman’s father-in-law who had been staying with them in the house, he said. He said that when police reached the spot, they found that the door of their room was open. The women were malnourished and staying in an unhygienic condition, he added. They even refused to go to the hospital with police. The duo are apparently suffering from a mental disorder and hallucinations, he said. Police said Kalavati’s father-in-law, Mahaveer Mishra, lived in the adjacent room and gave them food once a day whenever they asked for it. Mishra told police that his wife passed away in 2000 and his two sons were killed in a road accident four years ago. He claimed that Kalavati and Deepa had locked themselves up in the room since then. He used to work as a linesman with MTNL and the family was surviving on Mishra’s meagre pension, he claimed. Mishra said the women often claimed they spoke to his sons in the room and survived days without food. He said a local doctor was treating them as he did not have enough savings to admit them to a hospital.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

25000 cops to ensure peaceful Holi celebrations in Delhi

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Police has made elaborate arrangements to prevent any incident of hooliganism during Holi celebrations in the national capital tomorrow. About 25,000 police personnel will be on duty across the city tomorrow, a senior police officer said. Policemen posted in the control room have been told to handle calls related to communal tension, eve-teasing and hooliganism on priority, he said. Quick Response Teams (QRTs) and reserve police teams have also been deployed at strategic points to deal with any untoward incident. Almost 1,000 PCR vans will be on duty and will be regularly patrolling various areas. The district police has been asked to patrol their respective district during the celebrations. Policemen posted for Holi duty will be divided into groups of anything between 4 and 10 and deployed at barricades across the city. Each group will have a mix of local police and traffic officials. Delhi Police has ramped up security at railway stations, bus terminus, the airport, popular markets and places around vital installations here. Delhi Police’s counter-terrorism unit and Crime Branch have been instructed to heighten their vigil during Holi.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

JNU student climbs up terrace over research seat cuts

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A former JNUSU office bearer today threatened to jump off the administrative block after the students could not get an audience with Jawaharlal Nehru University vice chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar over the research seat cuts. The students led by Bara Anubhuti Bara, who had served as JNUSU vice president, claimed that they were not allowed to meet Kumar despite repeated attempts. Bara then climbed the terrace and threatened to jump off, police said. Her fellow students made a PCR call and police persuaded her to come down, following which she relented. No case has been registered in the matter, police added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Call centre owner chases 3 gun toting robbers, one held

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a heroic display, a call centre owner gave a chase to three bike-borne men who allegedly robbed him at gunpoint, leading to the arrest of one of the accused. The accused was arrested after he was given a chase by the victim in his BMW car in northwest Delhi’s Adarsh Nagar area. The accused also had two accomplices who managed to flee. The incident happened last night when Varun Bahal, a call centre owner, and his friend Kabir were on their way to Model Town to meet their common friend. “Varun was on the wheel when they were stopped by three persons on motorcycle. Brandishing pistols, the accused asked Varun and his friend to open the car’s door,” said a senior police officer. When Varun and his friend didn’t relent, they even opened fire on them but they managed to duck in time and avoided the bullets. The attackers managed to rob them of Rs 1 lakh, two gold chains and a gold bangle, he said. Varun chased the accused and also alerted the PCR van. On reaching near Azadpur Complex, Varun rammed his car into the attacker’s motorcycle due to which they fell on the road. Two of the accused fled from the spot while one of the accused, Sagar was nabbed. Sagar already has cases of robbery and theft registered against him. Police are looking for the other accused now.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Man stabbed to death in fight between husband-wife families

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>One person died while three others were injured in a fight between the families of a husband and wife in northeast Delhi’s Khajuri Khas area. Pervez and his wife had been married for four years but they had recently fallen apart, said a senior police officer. In order to sort out their differences, the woman’s family and friends visited Pervez’s house to have a conversation last night, he said. However, a fight ensued between the two families in which Pervez and his father allegedly stabbed four persons from the woman’s side last night, he said. A PCR call was made by a neighbour following cries from Pervez’s house, he added. Police rushed to the spot and the injured were taken to the hospital but Pervez and his father Raees managed to flee. Mohammad Sayeed, who was a friend of the woman’s brother, succumbed to injuries during treatment today, said the officer. The other three, Amruddin, Ghaffar and Subrati Khan are undergoing treatment at the hospital. Police are probing whether there were more persons involved in the stabbing incident. They are awaiting the three injured persons to recover to piece the entire sequence of events.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Delhi Police’s PCR unit handled over 1 cr calls last year

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Delhi Police’s PCR unit handled over a crore calls last year with 97.5 per cent expressing satisfaction with the response. The PCR unit dealt with a whopping 1,02,63,672 calls in 2016, according to Delhi Police annual report. The women helplines received 60,815 calls last year and saw a dip from 2015’s 72,930 calls. The maximum number of calls were received from outer district with 6,51,516 calls in 2016 as opposed to 5,73,268 calls in 2015.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Posh markets by the day, drinking spots by the evening

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The local markets in the residential areas of Noida — adjoining Delhi — have become an open drinking zone for the youngsters. At any residential market in the city one can clearly see the youngsters drinking alcohol fearlessly and playing loud music in their car in the evening and late at night. This has not only created problems for the shopkeepers but for the local residents also.”It has become a major law and order problem in the city and our daughters and sisters can’t step out of house after 6 pm in our own local market,” said Vijay Kochar owner of a snack centre at Godawari market in Noida.On Thursday, a bunch of youngsters were seen drinking on their car’s boot space openly and dancing on the streets at Godawari market. Just a few meters away there was a PCR van from where the cops were witnessing the scene but weren’t doing anything to stop them.”Despite knowing that drinking in public is a punishable offence, these guys were creating nuisance. And UP police is as usual,” said another resident.According to a shopkeeper, everyday people come here to drink and do drugs in their parked cars.”Despite several complaints and police calls no action has been taken,” said a tea vendor in the market.Not only people come here to drink but the dingy lane adjacent to the market helps them find a place to do drugs.”I have seen people doing drugs and they get weed from the lanes leading to the slums behind the market area,” said Kochar.The residents say that the place becomes so unsafe that it is difficult to go to the market.”We find it unsafe to go to the market place in the evening as this place gets filled with people under the influence of drugs and alcohol. There is no police patrolling after 8 pm. We make police calls when some nuisance is taking place but still our complaints go unheard,” said Rekha Kapoor, a resident of Sector 37 of Noida.When DNA checked out marketplaces across the city at around seven, the shopkeepers and residents shared the same problems.At Bhramaputra Market in Sector 29 an owner of a food stall said, “It is illegal to drink in open but we earn extra money to serve food to the people drinking in their cars.” Interestingly, there is a shattered police post just opposite the market which is always locked and a police control room van parked near the market area allows these youngsters to drink openly.Similar scenes were seen at Sector 30 market where people drink in open behind the restaurants.It was also witnessed that the police personnel inside the PCR vans were mutely watching the people drinking at public places.

Delhi Police arrest serial rapist for abducting four-year old girl in Rohini

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> The Delhi Police have arrested a 40-yr old convicted serial rapist for allegedly abducting and molesting a four-year old girl near Vijay Vihar in Rohini. The paedophile, identified as Naresh was held yesterday at around 11.12 a.m. when he tried to kidnap the girl, who was playing next to her mother. The mother of the girl informed the police that her minor daughter was playing by her side. When she saw that a man is trying to abduct her daughter, she raised an alarm following which the neighbours caught the accused and made a PCR Call. ?A PCR call was received at Police Station Vijay Vihar regarding kidnapping of a minor girl by a man following which the police reached the spot,? said police. An FIR has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of kidnapping and POCSO Act. ?Initial probe shows his involvement in such crime since 2007. He was sentenced to imprisonment for three years in one of the cases,? said Deputy Commissioner of Police M.N. Tiwari. The DCP further said that they will verify the recent incident and would take legal action against the accused. The accused has confessed his crime and disclosed that he is a bootlegger and had previously involved in two cases of similar acts in which he was convicted by the court.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Two boys injured as school van overturns, driver held

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two children were injured while 13 others had a narrow escape as the school van in which they were travelling overturned this afternoon at Dwarka in southwest Delhi. Two boys sustained minor injuries in the accident and after undergoing primary treatment at DDU Hospital, they were discharged, a senior police officer said. “A PCR call was received at 12.25 PM that a van carrying school boys had met with an accident near Lovely Chowk. The van was carrying 15 children, all students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector-5 Dwarka,” he said. While the injured were taken to the hospital for treatment, the 13 other boys went to school, the official said. The accused driver, Rahul, who also sustained a minor head injury was taken to the hospital from where he was arrested, he said. A case under sections 279 (Rash driving or riding on a public way) and 337(Causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) of IPC has been registered at Dwarka South police station, he added. “Further investigation is underway. The accident happened due to the carelessness of driver. We are investigating whether he was over speeding at the time of the accident or driving rashly. He has been arrested and will be questioned,” he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

BSF constable dies of heart attack

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 35-year-old man, posted in BSF as constable, has died allegedly of a heart attack at a north Delhi metro station, police said today. A PCR call was received yesterday around 11 AM that a man has become unconscious at Netaji Subhash Place metro station, said a senior police officer. Vinay Kumar was rushed to BSA Hospital where he was declared brought dead, he said. The post-mortem indicated the cause of death as heart attack, police said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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