QCrime: BJP MP Slaps Toll Guard; Dope Test Catches 120 in Punjab

Read the latest crime stories from across the country. 

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1. Punters Pay Rs 2 Lakh a Day Protection Money to Jailed Politician-Don DP Yadav

Former Uttar Pradesh minister DP Yadav was arrested on Wednesday by Delhi Police for accepting protection money from members of a gang that cheated people by luring them to invest in ‘betting’. Yadav is already serving a life term in a prison in Dehradun for a murder.

The gang convinced investors that the betting was a government-approved lottery system. The arrested persons included Roshan Lal Verma and Amarnath Bajaj, masterminds of the syndicate.
Delhi Police

2. 12-Year-Old Escaping Stepmother In Mumbai Raped at CST

A 12-year-old girl was raped on the railway premises while she was on a run to escape ill-treatment by her stepmother. The child was admitted to the emergency ward of a city hospital.

The girl has been unable to properly narrate the incident to the police or the doctors due to the shock.

Prima facie, on the basis of the medical findings, we have registered an appropriate case. After she is discharged from hospital, we will record her statement before the magistrate under Section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Also, CCTV footage is being checked to get some leads. We are hopeful that by then she will be able to tell us what happened.
Niket Kaushik, Railway Police Commissioner

Source: Mid-Day

3. Muslim Women Carrying Buffalo Meat Beaten Up in Madhya Pradesh

Two Muslim women in Madhya Pradesh were beaten up by Bajrang Dal workers on the Mandsaur platform, on suspicions that they were carrying beef to sell in a marketplace.

The women had nearly 30 kg meat on their person and one of the women had a cast on her arm due to a fracture.

Police were present at the time of the incident but that didn’t stop women members of the Bajrang Dal from thrashing the women.

Read the report on The Quint.

4. Dope Test for Police Job Catches 120 in Punjab

Punjab conducted first ever dope tests on the candidates appearing to apply for police force jobs on Wednesday. About 120 candidates failed the test across the state. The test took place in Bathinda, Muktsar, Mansa, Faridkot, Amritsar, Jalandhar and Ludhiana.

Last month, four youths died due to overdose of performance enhancing drugs before appearing for the Haryana police recruitment test.

Any candidate testing positive will be asked to produce the prescription slip. If he/she claims that they may have tested positive due to consuming a certain medicine, the prescription slip will be sent to Faridkot medical college to verify their claims. It is for the first time that drug test is being conducted during the recruitment drive in Punjab. With this, we can ensure that drug-free youths are recruited in police force.
Swapan Sharma, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Bathinda

5. Kolkata Teenager Death: Police Arrest Liquor Shop Owner, 2 Others

The Kolkata police made their first arrests in the mysterious death of a 17-year old Aabesh Dasgupta in a posh South Kolkata apartment’s parking lot during a birthday party. A liquor shop owner and two other suspects were arrested on Wednesday for selling liquor to teenagers.

It was a birthday party of the daughter of the renowned author Amit Chaudhuri. Police have also confiscated the mobiles of Dasgupta and more than a dozen of his friends and others who attended the party.

Dasgupta’s autopsy report has also failed to prove conclusively whether it was a murder or an accident.

Source: The Times of India

6. 4 Held for Eamcet-2 Paper Leak; CID Submits Report to Telangana CM

The Crime Investigation Department (CID) has arrested four people including the main suspect Rajgopal Reddy in connection with the Eamcet-2 question paper leak in Hyderabad.

According to CID officials, more than Rs 15 crore was paid as advance by around sixty students before the paper leak.

Rajgopal Reddy got three sets of question papers of the entrance test. It is suspected that the question papers were handed over to the students by 7 July, two days before the entrance test.
CID Source

Reddy was also involved in the Dr NTR University of Health Sciences Post-graduate Medical entrance scam of 2014.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

7. Rajasthan: BJP MP Slaps Toll Plaza Guard

BJP MP Bahadur Singh Koli slapped a toll plaza guard in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Koli remained unapologetic saying the guards had misbehaved with his driver. The CCTV footage of the MP slapping the guard went viral on social media.

The incident occurred on 11 July when Bharatpur MP was passing through Ludhawai toll plaza on Agra-Bikaner Highway in his SUV and was stopped by two guards.

Source: The Hindustan Times

8. Man Shot Six Times in Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar

25-year-old Amit Kumar was shot dead by four men in northwest Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar on Tuesday night. Police said that Amit was shot in the chest and later succumbed to his injuries by the time he was taken to hospital.

Kumar’s family told the police that he had been living in Delhi for the past 18 months. He used to manage the accounts at his brother-in-law’s grocery shop.

Around 8:30 pm, when the victim was going to a nearby shop, he was stopped by two masked men. They punched him twice before shooting him, and then started running towards a car in which two of their accomplices were waiting for them to return.

Source: The Times of India

9. Woman Gangraped in her Home in Cuttack

A 29-year-old woman of Jhinkiria village under Sadar police station was allegedly gangraped by four men. The woman alleged that at around 2 am, four miscreants barged into her house, looted, and also gangraped her.

The miscreants held my two kids, three-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter, on knife point and threatened me not to raise alarm. Both my children were sleeping and I stood silent as lives of my children were in danger. The miscreants robbed my house and gagged me. Later, they forcibly took me to the river bed, located around 1.5 km away from my house, and gangraped me.

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