Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Crime-Justice

Court declares deputy director Rakesh Kumar Singla PO in grain markets tender scam

LUDHIANA: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Monday achieved success to initiate criminal proceedings against the prime accused in infamous tender allotment scam in the grain markets namely Rakesh Kumar Singla, deputy director, food and civil supplies department as he has been declared Proclaimed Offender (PO) by the Court of Sh Sumit Makkar, CJM Ludhiana.

Finance department suspends 4, issues Show Cause Notice to several others for suspicious transactions of more than 86 lakh rupees

CHANDIGARH: Taking stern action on the complaints regarding corruption in the state treasury offices, the Finance Department on the directions of Punjab Finance Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema has issued orders to suspend a senior assistant besides issuing 'Show Cause Notices' to several other officials/employees while the services of three officials/employees were already under suspension for suspicious transactions of over Rs 86 lakh. He also ordered to start legal action in this matter.

Punjab VB arrests absconding woman agent accused in vehicle fitness certificates scam

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested one more absconding accused woman agent Sapna, resident of Vijay Nagar, Jalandhar, who colluded with Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI), Jalandhar Naresh Kaler in the vehicle fitness certificates scam. The VB has confiscated his mobile phone and SIM card which would be sent to data experts to gather more information about this scam.

SUV driver booked for death by negligence

NURMAHAL: The Nurmahal police have booked an SUV driver for causing death by negligence.

Sexual relationship on pretext of marriage: SC grants anticipatory bail to accused

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has granted anticipatory bail to an accused facing rape charge, where the victim alleged that the accused established sexual relationship with her on the pretext of marriage.

Delhi riots: Court acquits Umar Khalid in stone pelting, torching case

NEW DELHI: Delhi's Karkardooma Court has acquitted 2020 Delhi riots' accused Umar Khalid and Khalid Saifi from the counts of arson, vandalism, and stone pelting on Saturday.

Drug peddler held from Delhi's Ambedkar Nagar, heroin worth Rs 1 cr recovered

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police have arrested a 40-year-old drug peddler from Ambedkar Nagar area, an official said on Saturday.

Minor girl molested by friend, his accomplice in K'taka

KARNATAKA: A minor girl was allegedly forced to drink alcohol and sexually harassed by her friend and his accomplice in Raichur district of Karnataka, police said on Saturday.

Two devotees crushed to death in Andhra Pradesh

AMARAVATI: Two devotees were killed in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh's Kakinada district on Saturday, police said.

K'taka court fines police Rs 5 lakh for wrongful arrest

DAKSHITA KANNADA: A local court on Friday slapped a fine of Rs 5 lakh on police for arresting a wrong person in a POCSO case in this district of Karnataka.

Shraddha murder case: Aaftab's post-narco test concludes

NEW DELHI: The post-narco test of Aaftab Amin Poonawalla, the accused in the ghastly murder of his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar in Delhi's Mehrauli area, concluded on Friday. His test was conducted inside the Tihar prison by the FSL officials.

K'taka: Two boys get electrocuted while trying to catch pigeons, remain critical

BENGALURU: Two boys suffered serious burn injuries after they got electrocuted while trying to catch pigeons in Nandini Layout of Bengaluru. The doctors have stated that their condition is critical.

Ludhiana court blast case: NIA arrests fugitive terrorist Harpreet Singh

NEW DELHI: In a latest development in connection with the Ludhiana court blast case, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested most wanted terrorist, Harpreet Singh alias Happy Malaysia, from Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, New Delhi, on his arrival from Malaysia.

Moosewala murder mastermind Goldy Brar detained in California: Sources

NEW DELHI: Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar who masterminded the killing of famed Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala, has been detained in California, sources said on Friday.

Three Bangladeshi citizens arrested for raping woman in Kolkata

KOLKATA: Kolkata Police on Thursday arrested three Bangladeshi nationals for allegedly raping a local woman at a hotel in central Kolkata.

Three Bangladeshi citizens arrested for raping woman in Kolkata

KOLKATA: Kolkata Police on Thursday arrested three Bangladeshi nationals for allegedly raping a local woman at a hotel in central Kolkata.

Shraddha murder case: Aaftab's narco test concludes

NEW DELHI: Narco test of Aaftab Amin Poonawalla, an accused in the ghastly murder of his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar in Delhi's Mehrauli area, concluded on Thursday, according to sources.

Fake visa racket busted in Connaught Place, 8 held

NEW DELHI : With the arrest of eight persons, including the kingpin, Delhi Police's Crime Branch on Wednesday claimed to have busted a gang involved in making fake visas.

A Full Court reference in the High Court to mourn the sad demise of Justice D.P Sood

SHIMLA: A Full Court Reference was held today in the High Court of H.P. to mourn the sad demise of Justice D.P Sood, former Judge, High Court of Himachal Pradesh, who breathed his last on 26th September, 2022, at the age of 90 years.

Nakodar villager arrested for snatching

NURMAHAL : The Bilga police have arrested a Nakodar village resident on charges of snatching.The investigating officer (IO) Gurnam Singh said that the accused has been identified as Harjindar Singh son of Makhan Singh a resident of near bridge Umrewal village under Mehat Pur police station.

Proclaimed offender arrested on court order

PHILLAUR : The Bilga police have arrested a proclaimed offender on a charge of non-appearing in court.
The Investigating officer (IO) Anwar Masih said that the accused had been identified as Gurjant Singh alias Jeeta a resident of Burj Hassan.

Woman arrested for kidnapping minor, conspiracy

PHAGWARA : The Nakodar Sadar police have arrested a woman on charges of kidnapping and criminal conspiracy.
The investigating officer (IO)Manjit Singh said that the accused has been as Balwinder Kaur wife of Darshan Singh a resident of Nangal Narain Garh village in Kapurthala.

Vigilance arrests another absconding agent accused of vehicle fitness certificates scam

CHANDIGARH : The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) has arrested one more absconding accused agent Varinder Singh Deepu, resident of Basti Gujan, Jalandhar, who colluded with Motor Vehicle Inspector (MVI), Jalandhar Naresh Kaler in the vehicle fitness certificates scam. The VB has confiscated his mobile phone and SIM card which would be sent to data experts to gather more information about this scam.

Bilkis Bano moves SC challenging the release of 11 convicts

NEW DELHI: Bilkis Bano has moved the Supreme Court against the release of 11 men convicted of gang-raping her in the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Aaftab confesses to killing Shraddha during polygraph test

NEW DELHI: Aaftab Amin Poonawalla confessed to killing his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar and disposing off her body parts during his polygraph test conducted at the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in the national capital, sources said.

Hindu outfit files complaint against religious conversion in K'taka

RAMNAGAR (Karnataka) : Hindu Jagarana Vedike and villagers on Wednesday lodged a police complaint against alleged forced religious conversions at a farm house in this district of the state.

One-stop health centres in 5 UP cities

LUCKNOW : The Uttar Pradesh government will launch 'one stop centres' in five cities on December 1, which is also the World Aids Day.

Singer Daler Mehndi's farmhouse among three sealed in Gurugram

GURUGRAM : The Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) sealed three farmhouses, including one belonging to noted Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi near Damdama Lake in Sohna, an official said.

Two suspicious deaths in Gujarat turns out to be suicide or murder

JUNAGADH : The postmortem reports of two persons, who allegedly died after drinking IMFL liquor on Monday night, revealed that they were poisoned. Police have registered an accidental death case and will investigate whether they committed suicide or was it murder.

Young couple end life in 'suicide pact' in UP

HARDOI : The bodies of Sangeeta Singh (19), and her friend, Rohit Kumar (20) have been found hanging from the ceiling of a warehouse in the Behta Gokul police circle in Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh.

Two held for abandoning new born girl in UP

PILIBHIT : The Pilibhit police in Uttar Pradesh have traced the 'anonymous' parents who had abandoned a new born girl on the outskirts of the city two days ago.

Two sentenced to death in Odisha for rape and murder of minor

BHUBANESWAR : A POCSO court in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur on Tuesday awarded death penalty to two persons convicted for the rape and murder of a minor girl.

Criminal justice system itself can be a punishment', SC discharges accused in abetment to suicide case

NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court has discharged three accused in an alleged 2008 abetment to suicide case in Punjab, saying "the criminal justice system of ours can itself be a punishment".

Punjab VB nabs JE Panchayati Raj for taking bribe Rs.50,000

CHANDIGARH: Aiming to eradicate corruption in the State as directed by the Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing anti-corruption campaign, on Tuesday nabbed a Junior Engineer (JE), Panchayati Raj, red handed for accepting a bribe of Rs 50,000.

Decisive war against drugs : 301 drug smugglers held with 4.18kg heroin , 6.46kg opium , 37kg ganja in a week

CHANDIGARH : Amid the ongoing decisive war against drugs launched on the directions of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, Punjab Police have arrested 301 drug smugglers/suppliers after registering 231 first information reports (FIRs), including 23 commercial, under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act across the state in the last week.

Vigilance bureau nabs ASI taking bribe Rs 5,000 to submit chargesheet in court

CHANDIGARH : The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB) during its ongoing campaign against corruption in the State, as directed by the Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann, on Tuesday nabbed an Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Kulwinder Singh red handed for accepting a bribe of Rs 5,000.

Punjab Vigilance Bureau grills ex-Punjab deputy CM O P Soni

CHANDIGARH: Sleuths of the Vigilance Bureau (VB)on Tuesday quizzed former Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab O P Soni for over an hour in a disproportionate assets case.

Class 10 student gang-raped by five classmates in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: In a shocking incident, a Class 10 girl was allegedly-gang raped by five of her classmates and also blackmailed by video recording of the sexual assault under Hayathnagar police station limits on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

Aaftab brought to FSL Rohini for polygraph test amid high security

NEW DELHI: A day after Aaftab Amin Poonawalla, who is accused in the ghastly murder of his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar in Delhi's Mehrauli area, was attacked by a group of armed men, the Delhi Police brought him to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Rohini amid high security for a polygraph test.

Dalit activist shot dead in UP

MORADABAD : A 30-year-old Dalit activist was allegedly shot dead on the instruction of a local history sheeter who believed he was a threat to his illegal activities in Thakurdwara area of Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district.

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