QCrime: Bank Duped of 4.24 cr, Teacher Booked For Marrying Minor

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Published13 Jul 2019, 02:11 AM IST
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1. Bank Duped of Rs 4.24 cr in Bogus Personal Loans

The Delhi Police has registered an FIR on the complaint of a senior official of HDFC Bank who alleged that the bank was duped of Rs 4.24 crore by fraudsters in connivance with employees to whom the bank had outsourced work.

The men allegedly availed of 62 personal loans from the bank and got 38 credit cards issued against saving accounts, which were opened in Delhi in the name of fake employees of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Police said the bank’s internal inquiry revealed that the fake accounts were opened in the three different branches of HDFC Bank in Delhi. The bank’s report disclosed the involvement of three sales executives, to whom the bank had outsourced the work of canvassing new accounts and disbursing loans and credit cards.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Teacher Booked for Marrying Minor Student

Tension prevailed after family members protested against a madrasa teacher for allegedly marrying a 17-year-old student at Dachepalli in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday, 12 July.

According to Dachepalli DSP K Srihari, they received a complaint from the family members where the teacher identified as Abdul Sattar, 32, secretly married their 17-year-old daughter.

However, the situation turned complicated as the minor girl was said to have gone forward with the marriage on her own. Cops referred the incident to the Integrated Child Development Services officials who reached the spot and inquired into the incident.

(Source: The Times of India)

3. Man Kills Mother for Refusing to Pay EMI for Bike

A 26-year-old man in West Bengal’s Howrah district has been arrested on charges of beating his mother to death after she refused to pay the EMI for his new bike.

Rakesh Mondal allegedly assaulted his mother Malti Mondal on Wednesday, 10 July.

“Prima facie investigation reveal that the accused has recently bought a motorcycle and wanted his mother to help him pay the EMI…,” said an official.

On Wednesday, he came home and started demanding money from his mother. When she refused, he allegedly started beating her up with a stick. His uncle, who lives nearby, tried to stop him, but Rakesh also attacked him. However, the uncle managed to tie Rakesh up to a tree and called the police.

(Source: The Indian Express)

4. Four Students Thrashed, Madrasa Claims Attacked for Not Saying ‘Jai Shri Ram'

Four madrasa students were allegedly thrashed with cricket bats and sticks, police said while denying the charge that boys were beaten up for not chanting "Jai Shri Ram".

Police said the quarrel was over playing cricket and their investigation showed that no slogans were raised, contrary to what the FIR lodged by the madrasa manager said.

Police said this was an attempt to cause communal tension.

The incident allegedly took place at the playground of Government Inter College in the Civil Lines area on Thursday, 11 July, resulting in injuries to the madrasa students.

(Source: PTI)

5. Mumbai Man Arrested for Filming Neighbour’s Wife in Bathroom

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in suburban Oshiwara for allegedly filming his neighbour’s wife in bathroom.

Saddam Shaikh, who drives taxi and lives in Behram Baug area, was arrested Wednesday, 10 July, police said.

The woman spotted a mobile phone wedged in the gap between the bathroom’s roof and the common wall separating her tenement from Shaikh’s room and brought it to her husband’s notice.

After she and her husband filed a complaint at Oshiwara police station, Shaikh was arrested.

(Source: The Indian Express)

6. Two Held for Masquerading as Officials of PM’s Office

The Delhi Police arrested two persons for impersonating officials of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) to cheat Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) of Rs 30 lakh under the guise of sponsorship for a “fashion show” to “promote Khadi products”.

The duo, Shivam Singh Chauhan and Krishan Kumar Gaur, were arrested from Khadi India’s store in Connaught Place.

The police said the Khadi India officials had contacted the PMO by the time Chauhan reached the store, and had come to know that Chauhan was a fraud.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

7. 28 Convicted of Playing Loud Music Asked to Submit Potted Plant as Fine

Accused of playing music above permitted decibel levels during immersion of Ganesha idols during Ganesh Chaturthi, 28 people were convicted and handed an unusual punishment by the Girgaum Metropolitan Magistrate court on Thursday, 11 July.

Each of them was directed to submit a potted plant to court officials along with a fine of Rs 5,000. “After we were served summons last week to remain present before court Thursday, we thought the magistrate will order us to pay a hefty fine.

“We had accordingly carried money but when the magistrate ordered us to get a potted plant… we were puzzled,” said Ajay Khopkar, who works as a clerk in a government office in South Mumbai. However, after consulting with their lawyers, they went to the nearest market and brought a potted plant to the court.

(Source: The Indian Express)

8. Man Stabs Live-In Partner Suspecting Her of Having an Affair

Police on Friday, 12 July, arrested a man for allegedly stabbing and critically injuring a 32-year-old woman, who was also his live-in partner, in South Delhi’s Munirka a day earlier. The man, identified as Varun Pandey, suspected the woman was cheating on him, police said.

Preliminary probe has revealed that the woman was going to pick her eight-year-old daughter from a school in Munirka when the man attacked her with a kitchen knife, police said. The woman is undergoing treatment and is in a critical condition.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

9. Student Stabbed on Kerala College Campus for Singing

A student was stabbed on Friday, 12 July, at University College in Thiruvananthpuram, allegedly by a group of SFI members for singing a song without their consent. Akhil, a degree student and an SFI supporter, has been hospitalised.

The incident has triggered widespread protests against SFI, the CPM’s student wing. Students have alleged that the SFI unit in the state-run college does not allow other organisations to function there.

A case has been registered against six SFI workers, including one Naseem, who allegedly stabbed Akhil. Naseem, police said, has been involved in several other criminal cases in the past, including an attack on policemen on college premises.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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