QCrime: 7,000 Booked in South Delhi for Public Smoking and More

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Two owners of 1 Above were arrested in relation to the fire at Kamala Mills Compound in Mumbai.

1. Kamala Mills Fire: On the Run for Over 12 Days, 2 Owners of 1 Above Arrested

Nearly two weeks after a blaze at Kamala Mills Compound killed 14 people, two of the absconding accused, owners of resto-bar 1Above, Kripesh and Jigar Sanghvi, were arrested by the Mumbai Police from Bandra on Wednesday. The arrests come a day after the Mumbai Police picked up hotelier and alleged cricket bookie, Vishal Kariya, who provided leads to the police. Kariya is a close family friend of the accused.

“The Sanghvi brothers, who were wanted in the blaze case, have been apprehended. The legal formalities will follow,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order), Deven Bharti.

(Source: The Indian Express)

2. Kotkhai Rape Case: HC Gives CBI 11 Weeks to Complete Probe

The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Wednesday gave the CBI eleven weeks to complete the investigations in the rape-and-murder case of a minor girl in Kotkhai.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Sandeep Sharma passed the orders after perusing the status report submitted by the CBI, which also filed an affidavit in the court and asked for more time to complete the investigations.

The court has fixed 28 March for the next hearing in the matter.

(Source: PTI)

3. Three Arrested for 29-Year-Old's Murder During Bhima Koregaon Clash

Police arrested three people on Wednesday in connection with the murder of a 29-year-old during the violent clashes at Bhima Koregaon and nearby villages on 1 January.

The suspects were arrested from Ahmednagar district based on video clip, CCTV footage from nearby establishments and audio call records, said superintendent of police (Pune rural) Suvez Haque, adding the three have “admitted to their involvement in the murder”.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. 22-Year-Old Found Dead Under Mysterious Circumstances in Noida Residence

A 22-year-old student of a private college in Greater Noida was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday morning at his residence in Alpha-1 Sector.

The police have not yet revealed details of the post-mortem examination report of the body, due to which there is confusion over the cause of the student’s death.

Prashant Yadav, the student, was found in an unconscious state at his PG accommodation in Alpha-1 Sector of Greater Noida around 10 am. He was a third-year student of diploma in electronics at IIMT, Greater Noida.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

5. 7,000 Booked in South Delhi in 4 Days for Public Smoking

Smokers, beware! Delhi police have launched a crackdown on smoking in public places and have, over the last four days, booked 6,941 people in south Delhi for lighting up in public.

Police teams are keeping a watch at markets, Metro stations and bus stops, where the maximum violations are detected. Women constituted about 30 percent of violators. The police drive against smoking in public is strongest between 6 pm and 9 pm when the most number of people are found to be violating norms.

(Source: The Times of India)

6. 22-Year-Old Snatcher’s Spree Comes to End

Police, on Tuesday, arrested a 22-year-old woman, along with her two male accomplices, for committing a series of snatchings in east and northeast Delhi.

The main accused, Razia Begum, is a resident of Brahmpuri near Shahdara in east Delhi. The other two, Shehbaz and Danish, are also in their twenties and were only recently released from jail. Razia's modified Passion X bike, which the three used to commit the crimes, has also been seized.

(Source: The Times of India)

7. Gangster Wanted in 16 Cases Held

A gangster from Aligarh who has been trying to set up a base in Delhi has been caught.

The man, Shahid, was nabbed after a chase near the Kalkaji temple on Tuesday night.

Shahid was wanted in 16 cases of murder and has been booked under the Gangster Act. Police said Md Shahid (21) was caught near the Bhairon Mandir while he was on his way to meet a contact in south Delhi.

(Source: The Times of India)

8. Two Kochi Thefts Solved With Three Arrests in Delhi; Call Details Led Police to Accused

Two dacoities that took place within a span of 24 hours on 15 December in Kochi have been cracked — and the three accused arrested from Delhi’s Seemapuri. To crack the case, the Kerala Police and the Delhi Police Crime Branch joined hands and used tactics such analysing the “call dump data” of the accused.

In both the incidents, a “nine-man group” carrying iron rods and country-made pistols broke into the houses in Kochi. The accused assaulted the house occupants, tied some of them with a cloth, and fled with jewellery, cash and electronic items.

(Source: The Indian Express)

9. Man Forces Himself on Separated Wife, Booked Under Rarely Invoked Law

Delhi Police arrested a 34-year-old man for allegedly having “unlawful sexual intercourse” with his wife whom he had separated from. Police said he committed the crime by holding her on knifepoint at a house in south Delhi’s Panchsheel Park on Sunday.

The 29-year-old victim said the accused had called her to the house on Sunday over the pretext of giving her money for their daughter. However, when she reached the house, where the couple used to live before their separation, she said the accused asked her to frame one of his acquaintances in a false rape case. When she refused, he sexually assaulted her, police officials said.

Deputy commissioner of police (south) Romil Baaniya said a case has been registered at the Malviya Nagar police station under sections 376B (sexual intercourse with separated wife without consent) and 323 (assault) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Legal experts and senior police officials said it is “extremely rare” that cases are registered under Section 376B.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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