QCrime: Ex-BSF Officer Arrested for Robbery; Man Duped of Rs 83 Lk

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1. 4 Including Ex-BSF Officer Arrested in Connection With Robbery

The Uttarakhand police have arrested four people including a former Border Security Force (BSF) officer in connection with a robbery that was committed last month, officials said on Wednesday, 2 October.

The four accused including the mastermind were arrested late on Monday night from New Delhi in connection with the robbery in which cash and jewellery worth lakhs was looted from the house of RP Easwaran, the owner of Abhimanyu Cricket Academy, Dehradun senior police official Arun Mohan Joshi said.

The robbery had been committed on the night of 22 September at gunpoint, he said.

The mastermind named Virendra Singh alias Thakur Sahab is an ex-BSF assistant commandant who was dismissed from the force on corruption charges, he said.

(Source: NDTV)


2. Kashmir Man Allegedly Duped of Rs 83 Lakh by ‘Facebook Friend’

A man from north Kashmir has allegedly been duped of Rs. 83 lakh by a woman who befriended him through Facebook, a spokesman of the Crime Branch said on Tuesday, 1 October.

He said the victim is a resident of Kreeri village of Baramulla and recently lodged the complaint with the crime branch.

The spokesperson said initial inquiry revealed that the complainant's Facebook friend, identified as Rose Darbo, who claimed to be from Liberia and currently living in Refugee camp in Senegal, induced him on the pretext that her father had died and left 3.5 million dollars which she wanted to transfer into his account for providing assistance to poor and needy people in the valley.

(Source: NDTV)

3. Case Against Mumbai Man Who Allegedly Killed Girlfriend, Then Himself

The police on Tuesday, 1 October, registered a case against a 24-year-old man, who allegedly committed suicide in Mumbai's suburban Malad after stabbing his 17-year-old girlfriend to death.

The incident took place on Monday afternoon when Mangesh Rane visited his girlfriend at her home.

A heated argument followed between the couple, and he allegedly stabbed the girl multiple times, before slitting his own wrists and jumping off the balcony of her 10th floor apartment, a police officer said.

While Mangesh Rane died on the spot, the girl died at a hospital despite undergoing an emergency surgery.

(Source: NDTV)


4. Kingpin of Jharkhand Ambush Surrenders

The alleged mastermind of the ambush in which five police personnel were killed by Maoists at Kukduhaat in Searikela-Kharsawan district of Jharkhand on 14 June this year surrendered in a local court on Monday evening, police said on Tuesday, 1 October.

“Tabariqe Ansari surrendered in Seraikela court on Monday evening. He was the mastermind behind the ambush in which five of our jawans were shot, stabbed and beheaded. His brother Alamgir Alam Ansari, Joseph Purty and Enom Hessa have identified him as the mastermind behind the attack on police,” said Kartik S, Seraikela-Kharsawan’s superintendent of police (SP).

The SP said they were continuously conducting raids in suspected hideouts in Jharkhand and Burdwan district in West Bengal which forced him to surrender.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

5. UP Man Accused of Murdering 3 Revealed Lethal Intent on Tiktok

The writing was on the wall…and it hinted at the deadly intentions of Ashwani Kumar alias Jonny Dada (33), who is the prime suspect in three sensational murders that have rocked western Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district over the past five days.

Kumar posted multiple text messages, Tik Tok videos and photographs on his Facebook wall, expressing his desire to harm people who he believes insulted him.

Kumar allegedly shot dead local Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bhim Singh Kashyap’s son Chandra Bhushan alias Rahul (24), and his cousin Krishna alias Lala (25), after inviting them for a drink on 26 September.

He struck again when he shot dead a former air hostess Nikita Sharma (27), after barging into her house on Monday afternoon.

(Source: Hindustan Times)


6. Three Arrested for Selling Rs 20 Lakh Leopard Skin

The Ulhasnagar crime branch on Tuesday arrested three men for trying to sell leopard skin, worth Rs 20 lakh, in Shahad. The Ulhasnagar police have booked the accused — Santosh Kachru Hangare (28), from Jalna; and Prakash Watude (25), and Sampat Watude (26), both from Parbhani — under relevant sections of the Wildlife Protection Act.

“We got a tip-off that the three men were arriving near Shahad bridge to sell leopard skin. We laid a trap and caught them when they arrived,” said senior inspector Mahesh Tarade, adding the accused have been sent to police custody.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

7. Pune: Arrested in 2017 Dacoity Case, Gangster out on Bail

Nilesh Bansilal Ghaiwal, a gangster arrested in November 2017 in connection with a case of assault and dacoity, was released from Yerawada Central Prison on Wednesday, 2 October after being granted bail by the Bombay High Court.

Ghaiwal was arrested in November 2017 after corporator Vivek Yadav registered a complaint at Koregaon Park police station. He was booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).

“Today, Nilesh Ghaiwal… was released on bail. He is being served notice as per Section 144 (2) of CrPC for one month, during which he will not be able to enter Pune. The crime branch is keeping a close watch on his activities…” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Bachchan Singh.

(Source: The Indian Express)


8. Mumbai: Man Dies Day After Setting Self Ablaze Inside Police Station

A day after he set himself on fire at Shivaji Nagar police station, a 44-year-old man succumbed to burn injuries Wednesday, police said. Police registered an FIR against persons, who were allegedly harassing the victim, Rizwan Jamadar, for abetment to suicide, and have arrested three.

Family members of Jamadar, however, have accused the local police for the alleged suicide, saying they had not responded to complaints against the four men.

According to police, around 1:30 pm on Tuesday, 1 October, Jamadar entered Shivaji Nagar police station, doused himself in oil and set himself ablaze. He was rushed to Rajawadi hospital and eventually Kasturba hospital, where he was declared dead on Wednesday. Jamadar, police said, had suffered more than 50 percent burns.

(Source: The Indian Express)

9. Delhi: After Raid at Call Centre, Police Asked to Expand Probe Into IVF Sex Selection Racket

Suspecting a deeper racket operating across the country, the state PC-PNDT cell has requested the cyber crime cell of Delhi Police to pull out information about the number of fertility clinics offering sex selection services as part of their probe.

This comes after the team, in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the National Commission for Women (NCW), raided a call centre Sunday associated with the clinic Ela Prime Fertility in East Patel Nagar for allegedly offering sex selection services. The call centre allegedly promised a baby boy through IVF to couples, and offered them “packages” abroad.

Officials want an investigation to be carried out in all states where such fertility centres may be functioning under the nose of authorities. A letter and an email has been sent by the Director of Family Welfare to the police to act on the data collected so far.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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