QCrime: Youth Congress Leader Assaulted; Man Sets Wife on Fire

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1. Chandigarh Youth Congress Leader Assaulted

Vinayak Bangia, social media incharge of Chandigarh Youth Congress, was assaulted with a sharp-edged weapon by a group of around a dozen men at Chandigarh’s Sector 46 market on Friday, 28 December. Bangia suffered severe injuries to his head and face.

Police said the victim claimed to identify five of the assailants and his statement was being recorded.

Sources said that around 15 people who were carrying sharp-edged weapons and sticks arrived at the spot and threatened the victim. They then attacked the victim and caught his friends.

The victim was thrashed after which all the accused escaped. Police were informed about the incident and the victim was rushed to the Civil Hospital in Sector 45 from where he was referred to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector 16.

(Source: The Indian Express)

2. Man Arrested for Setting Wife on Fire

A 40-year-old man from Bijnour, Uttar Pradesh, was arrested for setting his wife on fire after pouring petrol on her when the latter did not allow the former to interact with her five-year-old daughter at her maternal house in New Indira Colony, Manimajra, on Friday, 28 December.

Mahnaj Parveen wife of accused Tokir Ahmed, suffered 30 per cent burn injuries.

Police said a matrimonial dispute was pending between the couple with the Chandigarh Police and the victim along with her daughter had been staying separately from her husband for the last nine months.

Accused Tokir Ahmed, a painter, managed to escape after committing the crime. He was arrested from Manimajra. A five litre can of petrol and a fire lighter, which was used in the crime, was recovered from the spot.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Man Arrested for Forging Recommendation Letter by PM

A man, who had allegedly forged a recommendation letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get a job as a typist in the Karnataka High Court, was arrested on Friday, 28 December.

The accused, Sanjay Kumar is from Belagavi, Karnataka. He is a BSc. graduate and had done a typist course.

Recently, High Court registrar Rajeshwari had received a letter by post: a recommendation letter from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the PM's letterhead recommending Sanjay Kumar for a typist's job in the High Court. She became suspicious and handed over the letter to the vigilance department in the High Court.

Correspondence with the PMO revealed the letter to be fake. A complaint was lodged with Vidhana Soudha police, who tracked down Sanjay Kumar to Belagavi and arrested him.

(Source: The Hindu)

4. Man Killed Over Property Dispute, 1 Held

A resident of Jhajjar district in Haryana was arrested for allegedly killing a man over a property dispute, police said on Friday, 28 December.

One country-made pistol, two live cartridges, property documents and ID card of the deceased, identified as Parveen alias Kalu Banjara, were recovered from the accused's house.

Parveen's body was found lying in a pool of blood in the industrial area of Nangli Sakrawati, Najafgarh on 12 December.

He had several bullet injuries on his forehead and rest of the body, they added.

Acting on a tip-off, police laid a trap and arrested Satish Kumar from the Khaira Road in Najafgarh on Thursday, 27 December, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse said.

During interrogation, Satish revealed that two more people were involved with him in the murder.

(Source: PTI)

5. Firm Booked for Tax-Credit Fraud in Delhi

The economic offences wing (EOW) is probing a case of fraud in which Delhi’s Karol Bagh-based company took tax credit of Rs 9.9 crore through fictitious business transactions.

Officials of the department of trade and taxes became suspicious when the proprietor of the company sought a further tax credit of Rs 32 crore.

An inquiry was conducted and it was found that the company owners had used a fake address, phone number and email ID to register themselves for GST and VAT.

In the complaint to EOW, additional commissioner of trades and taxes, Reena Toppo, said that the proprietors of Saraswati Enterprises had claimed a tax credit of Rs 8.85 crore in August 2018.

A case under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable documents) and 471 (using a forged document) has been registered. Cops are trying to trace the proprietor of the firm.

(Source: The Times of India)

6. Three Arrested for Raping College Student at Knifepoint in Uttarakhand

A college student was raped at knifepoint in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district earlier this week, following which three accused have been arrested, police said on Friday, 28 December.

The incident took place when she had gone for a walk with her male friend on Gochar road in Karnaprayag, station house officer, Karnaprayag, Chitragupt said.

The three men accosted them and threatened them with a knife, asking him to leave. When the student's friend left, the accused took turns to rape her at knifepoint.

She lodged an FIR the next day, police said, adding that the three accused were arrested 27 December.

The accused – Manoj, Chhotu and Rohit were living in Haridwar's Chandi ghat area. They were natives of different states and had been working as ragpickers in Karnaprayag for the last few days, they said.

(Source: PTI)

7. Five Medical Students Arrested for Ragging Junior

Five final-year MBBS students of ESIC Medical College, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru were arrested for allegedly ragging a first-year student.

They have also been booked under the SC/ST Atrocities (Prevention) Act, as the victim belongs to the SC category, due to which he was allegedly humiliated by the accused. The five students have been lodged in Parappana Agrahara Central Prison.

According to the police, they took the junior to the terrace, cut his hair and verbally abused him. The next day, the group waylaid him on the way to the college and warned him against reporting the incident.

The five seniors have been expelled from the hostel and rusticated for six months pending an enquiry, said Jitender, Dean and Director of ESIC Medical College and ESI Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research.

(Source: The Hindu)

8. Punjab STF Arrests Two Men from Haryana with 30 gm Heroin

The Anti-Drug Special Task Force (STF) of Punjab Police on Friday, 28 December, arrested two Haryana residents and recovered 30 gm heroin from them. One of the accused is an engineer while the other is a property dealer, officials said.

Both the accused were produced in the court and remanded in one-day police custody. The accused were identified as Davinder Singh and Davinder Bainsla, both residents of Faridabad in Haryana.

STF SP Rajinder Singh Sohal said that they received a tip-off that two persons were carrying drugs to Mohali city in their car, following which a special naka was set up at Phase II light point on Friday afternoon.

SP Sohal said that during interrogation, Davinder Singh told them that he was a property dealer but around four months ago, he met one of his friends, Sunny, and started taking drugs.

(Source: The Indian Express)

9. Unidentified Man Stabs 15-Year-Old in Chennai

An unidentified man stabbed a 15-year-old boy after calling him to the terrace of his house at Devi Nagar in Ayyapakkam, Chennai on Thursday, 27 December.

The victim, Jayakumar, 15, a class X student, was in his house around 7 p.m. and his father was outside.

“It is suspected that someone called him to the terrace. My father heard a scream and found my brother lying on the terrace, in a pool of blood,” said Saravanan, the victim’s sibling. He was first taken to the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital and later transferred to the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.

“Jayakumar sustained stab wounds on the chest, abdomen and legs. He regained consciousness on 28 December and is out of danger.,” he added. The Thirumullaivoyal police have registered a complaint.

(Source: The Hindu)

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