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QCrime: Punjab Custodial Death; Smuggled Liquor Seized

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1. Three Arrested for Two-Wheeler Thefts

Delhi Police has arrested three youngsters who used to steal motorcycles and ungeared vehicles to ‘impress their girlfriends’. One of the three accused told the police that after using the stolen bikes to give his girlfriends a ride, he would dismantle them and sell off the parts for quick money, and then use that money to buy gifts for his girlfriend.

Ishwar Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) said,

A total of 17 cases of two-wheeler theft reported in different areas in south and east Delhi have been solved with their arrest.

Read the full story here.

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2. Dehradun: Mining Mafia Fires at Raiding Govt Officials

When Mining Officer Rajesh Sangwan along with mining inspector Rajesh Kumar and other officials were conducting raids at Nangal Peepa village following a tip-off about illegal mining there during night hours, they came across the mining mafia, which not only opened fire at them but also rammed a tractor-trailer into his official vehicle in a possible attempt to kill them.

As soon as Sangwan reached the site where illegal mining was going on, one of the workers opened fire at him but missed the target. The men working there managed to escape. Mining equipment has been confiscated and a case has been registered against several unidentified persons.
Hamid Akhtar, Superintendent of Police. Mahendragarh.

Read The Tribune’s complete report here.

3. Punjab Custodial Death: Two Cops Booked for Murder

38-year-old Baldev Singh died after allegedly consuming sulphas tablets at the Handayiya police station in Barnala district. Reportedly, Baldev Singh was on his way to Handayiya from Barnala when he was stopped at a check-point. He was brought to the police station after he could not produce the requisite documents of his motorcycle.

An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and a head constable have been suspended and booked on charges of murder.

However, as reported by The Indian Express, there are claims being made both from the police and relatives of the victim alike.

The man in question was drunk and even misbehaved with policemen following which he was brought to the police station. We have booked our officials as Baldev’s family has alleged that he consumed sulphas tablets inside the police station.
Gurpreet Singh Toor, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Barnala
My brother was beaten up. His mobile phone and Rs 20,000 in cash that he was carrying are missing. We wonder where did he get the tablets from and how could he consume them in the presence of police. 
Labh Singh, Victim’s Brother

Read the complete story here.

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4.CISF Man Held at Delhi Airport for “Molesting” Woman on Flight

Raghubir Prasad, Head Constable of the Central Industrial Force (CISF), a 56-year-old hailing from Rajasthan was arrested at the IGI Airport in Delhi for allegedly “molesting” a fellow passenger.

As per The Indian Express report, the man started staring at a 32-year-old as soon as the flight took off and then made a lewd gesture at her, which was also seen by other fellow passengers.

Click here to read more.

5. Police Claim to Solve Oncologist’s Murder, Arrest Three, Including a Minor

Chennai police are claiming to solve the murder mystery of the 67-year-old Oncologist Dr Rohini Premkumari, after they arrested three, including a juvenile.

The accused, Raja (21), Hari (20) and a minor boy had come to steal valuables. When the doctor saw them, a scuffle broke out. They throttled and killed her.
Ashutosh Shukla, City Police Commissioner

According to The New Indian Express, the trio were under the influence of alcohol. Click here for more.

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6. Former Ramjas Student Held in Fake Medical Admission Racket

Naresh Kumar, a former Delhi University Student who graduated from Ramjas and did his post-graduation from Hindu college has been arrested in connection with an MBBS admission racket.

According to a Hindustan Times report, Naresh has previously been arrested in 28 cases of Delhi University admission fraud and was out on bail.

The bid for each MBBS seat goes up to Rs 50-60 lakh so it was easy money. He wanted a posh lifestyle. He convinced victims of admission in reputed colleges and was addressed as a Doctor by his associates. This convinced victims to think of him as a qualified doctor.
RS Yadav, Joint commissioner of Police (crime)

Read the full story here.

7. Man Killed After Being Robbed of Rs 15,000

The Indian Express reports that a man was beaten to death at Beldanga area in Murshidabad district after being robbed of Rs 15,000.

Hafizul Sheikh, a fruit seller, was returning home on his cycle after the day’s work at around 9 pm and was confronted by a group of 5-6 people. Hafizul died on the spot.

Here’s the complete report.

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8. Cow Smugglers Open Fire at Activists; 1 Held

Cow activists had a narrow escape as “smugglers” opened fire on them near Chogama village in Karnal district. As The Tribune reports, one person has been arrested while others managed to flee the crime scene.

Indri SHO Narinder Rana said when the activists tried to stop them, smugglers opened fire on them, and the vehicle of cow smugglers overturned at a distance of few metres. One of them was caught while other two managed to flee, he added.

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9. 200 Cartons of Smuggled Liquor Worth Rs 11 Lakh Seized

Two were held and 200 cartons of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) were seized by a team of the Special Task Force and the Excise Department, which was allegedly smuggled from Punjab and stored in a house to sell it to local dealers.

As per a report in The Tribune, sources say that the joint team raided a rented accommodation in Clement Town on a tip-off and arrested Sunny Gandhi and Geeta Saini. Preliminary investigation revealed that Sunny was the kingpin and had been jailed earlier too for smuggling liquor. The market value of the seized IMFL was Rs 11 lakh.

Click here for the full story.

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