Crime & Justice

Vyapam scam: CBI chargesheet names 592 in 2012 PMT test case

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 592 persons in the multi-crore Vyapam examination scam linked with 2012 Pre Medical Test (PMT) case.

Nine youngsters including two gangsters get life term for murder of Mohali lawyer

MOHALI: The court of additional session and district judge here has sentenced nine persons including two gangsters to life imprisonment and imposed fine ranging from Rs.25000 to Rs.50000 on them for the murder of Amarpreet Singh(32) a lawyer resident of Phase 3 A Mohali. The convicts shot dead the lawyer over dispute of aprking vehicles in front of lawyers's home.

Ryan murder: Bus conductor returns home after 76 days

GURGAON: Ryan International School bus conductor Ashok Kumar, arrested on September 8 on charges of murdering class 2 student Pradhuman Thakur, was on Wednesday released from jail and returned home after 76 days in custody after the CBI found who was behind the crime.

Judicial probe sought in CBI judge's death

NEW DELHI: A group of civil society activists and academicians on Wednesday alleged that CBI Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case, had died in "mysterious circumstances" in 2014 and demanded a high-level judicial inquiry into the matter.

Punjab Ex serviceman caught with assault rifle, links with Jaggo gang

GURDASPUR:  The Batala police claimed to have arrested an ex-serviceman and his accomplice and recovered an AK 47 Chinese riffle, one magazine and 22 cartridges of AK 47, which he recovered during an encounter with militants and  had hidden in Doda district district in Jammu and Kashmir in 2012 .

Punjab Govt sacks Sangrur meritorious school principak on sexual harrassment charges

CHANDIGARH: The Principal of the Government Meritorious School, Ghabdan, District Sangrur, has been removed from the post after being indicted of charges of sexual harassment in a report submitted to the Chief Minister’s Office.

Man arrested for creating fake website, conning thousands

NEW DELHI: A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fake website resembling a government one and cheating several thousand persons of lakhs of rupees on the pretext of providing them jobs, police said on Sunday.

Punjab Police nabs three drug smugglers from Indo-Pak border

CHANDIGARH: Continuing with its crackdown on drugs trade, the Punjab Police has busted a gang of drug traffickers and smugglers with the arrest of three persons from the Indo-Pak border area in Ferozepur district.

Jalandhar (Rural) Police arrest 3 narcotic smugglers, recovers intoxicant tablets

JALANDHAR: Tightening noose against the anti-social elements, narcotic smugglers drug smugglers  Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar (Rural) has arrested three narcotic smugglers and recovered intoxicant tablets from them.

Punjab and Haryana HC dismissed Sukhpal Khaira's plea in Fazilka drug case

CHANDIGARH: Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed the petition of the AAP MLA and leader of opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira who had approached High Court to quash summons issued him in a drug case by Fazilka court.

Jalandhar police arrests one more accused of looting cash van, recovers Rs 36,24,200

JALANDHAR: Arpit Shukla,Inspector General of Police, Zone-II, Jalandhar,Jaskaran Singh, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Jalandhar Range, Jalandhar, and Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Senior Superintendent of Police, Jalandhar and under the supervision of Balkar Singh, SP/Investigation a police party led by Surinder Mohan, PPS, DSP/Investigation and Sarabjit Rai, PPS, DSP/Kartarpur cracked down the case of looting cash from the Cash Van of HDFC Bank in the area of PS Bhogpur within half an hour in which Rs. 01,18,50,00/- was looted on gunpoint on 10-11-2017.

Let Sonia pardon her husband's killers: Former SC judge

KOTTYAM(Kerala): Congress President Sonia Gandhi should pardon those sentenced to death or life imprisonment in the assassination of her husband Rajiv Gandhi, says former Supreme Court judge K.T. Thomas who delivered the capital punishment.

CBI arrests Supdt. of Police of Himachal Pradesh in a custodial death case

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested Shri D.W.Negi, the Superintendent of Police, Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)  in an on-going investigation of a case relating to the custodial death of rape case accused Suraj Singh.

Phagwara resident commits suicide

PHAGWARA: One Santokhpura Phagwara resident Surinder Kumar reportedly committed suicide by jumping before a running train near Santokhpura rail crossing in the town late last night.

College girl gang-raped in moving car, dumped on UP highway

LUCKNOW: A college student was gang-raped in a moving car and then thrown on the Kanpur-Lucknow highway in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, police said.

SC rejects plea for SIT probe, says image of top court damaged

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked a petition seeking an SIT probe into the allegations of graft involving a retired Orissa High Court judge and observed that the whole controversy has damaged the image of the top judiciary and created doubts about its integrity.

Gangster who killed Amritsar Hindu leader challenges Punjab Police

CHANDIGARH: A Facebook post by a gangster, involved in the killing of a Hindu leader in Amritsar, admitting to his crime, has left the Punjab Police embarrassed.

Kingpin of illegal arms racket held; pistols, cartridges seized

NEW DELHI: A 26-year-old man, kingpin of an interstate racket supplying illegal firearms to criminals in Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested with 20 automatic pistols and 100 cartridges from Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi city, police said on Saturday.

Delhi woman files rape complaint against senior advocate, his son

NEW DELHI: A woman advocate has filed a complaint of rape and sexual harassment against a senior advocate and his son here, saying she was exploited on the pretext of marriage and abandoned after giving birth to a child.

Constitution bench to hear ex-judge's role in medical scam

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday set up a five-judge constitution bench to hear a plea seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the role of a former Orissa High Court judge in a medical admission scam.