QCrime: Tutor Held for SSC Paper Leak; Woman Kills Lover
Students protesting against the SSC question paper leak in Delhi.
Students protesting against the SSC question paper leak in Delhi.(Photo: Altered by The Quint)

QCrime: Tutor Held for SSC Paper Leak; Woman Kills Lover

1. SSC Paper Leak: Science Tutor Who Sent Out Solved Papers Held

The Amboli police on Wednesday, 21 March, arrested a science tutor in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) paper leak case.

According to the police, the accused, Rohit Singh was a science teacher at Brilliant Classes, the coaching centre run by the prime accused Feroze.

“ He holds a Masters in science and used to be the first one to receive the question paper from Feroze,” said an officer. The officer said Singh would receive the paper at 9:15 am and solve the questions.

“Singh would then send the solved paper to the students. He took classes in four other centres and there is a high chance that the papers were circulated in a larger sphere”, he said.

He said Singh confessed to leaking four other question papers on 10, 12, 14 and 16, March before the history and political science paper on 19 March.

“Evidence is being collected to get hold of the people who could be part of a longer trail,” said Daya Nayak, the investigating officer in the case. Cops are probing how the vice principal broke the seal on question papers early and how he got them so early. “The prime accused has been booked earlier in two other cases including a case under section 377 (sodomy)”, said an officer.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Woman Held for ‘Killing Lover’

The Thane police have arrested a 28-year-old woman for allegedly killing her “lover” in a slum in Thane.

The woman had allegedly murdered him in a fit of rage after he refused to marry her. She was arrested from Bengaluru.

According to Kasarvadavli police, they found a decomposing body of a man in a room at the Hanuman Galli slum on 19 March. “We were alerted when local residents started complaining of a foul smell,” an officer said.

They found that the body was of a 25-year-old man, identified as Kabir Ahmad Lashkar. “Lashkar had recently moved to the house and had a visitor a few days before his body was found, his neighbours said,” police inspector Nasir Kulkarni said.

According to the police, the woman, Ruma, said: “in a fit of rage, she killed him by first attacking him with bricks and then slitting his throat. She then took all his money and other valuables and fled to her home. She even took a flight back to Bengaluru to shorten her travel time.

“We arrested and brought her to Thane on 21 March. We shall produce her in court on 22 March,” DCP (Zone V), Sunil Lokhande, said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Bawana Fire Accused Ran Two Illegal Units

Filing its chargesheet in the Bawana fire case before a Delhi court on Wednesday, the Delhi Police Crime Branch said the main accused were running two illegal units — manufacturing POP-POP crackers and Holi Gulal crackers — in the same area.

Police said the accused, Manoj Jain and Lalit Goyal, ran the gulal cracker unit from F-83, and the other from O-6. The fire, which broke out on 20 January in F-83, left 17 workers dead.

Police said the accused had two other business partners, Surjeet Goyal and Girish Rathore, who looked after O-6. Both were arrested on Tuesday and booked under sections 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire or combustible matter) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and Explosives Act.

Police also said that they recovered about 1,000 kg of POP-POP crackers from the unit, which were to be delivered to Jahangirpuri for export.

Besides the four men, police said three more people – Sangeeta Vijay Yadav, who supplied chemicals and ethanol for manufacturing of POP-POP crackers; Uma Mittal, owner of F-83; and Brij Bhushan Sood, onwer of O-6 – have been named in the chargesheet.

While Jain and Lalit Goyal have been in judicial custody since 31 January, Surjeet Goyal and Rathore were granted bail. The other three have not been arrested, police said. Police have named 84 witnesses in the chargesheet and submitted call detail records of all accused, saying, “It is apparent that all the accused persons were in touch with each other”.

(Source: The Indian Express)

4. 6 Held for Running Trafficking Racket

Six persons, including three women, were arrested for their alleged involvement in a trafficking racket in southwest Delhi's Mahipalpur, police said on Wednesday, 21 March.

On the intervening night of 20 and 21 March, a raid was conducted at a hotel and six persons, including three men – Dabbu Kumar, hotel manager Manish Kumar and owner Udaybhan Sehrawat – were arrested, they added.

(Source: PTI)

5. 28-Year-Old Arrested for Molesting Punjabi Actress in Mumbai Gym

A 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday for molesting a Punjabi actress at a gym in Andheri in February.

“The accused and the actress used to go to the same gym and in February he touched her inappropriately and used derogatory language. When a case was registered against him, he applied for anticipatory bail. He had a similar case against him at Oshiwara police station too,” said a source from the Amboli police station.

The accused was arrested after he came back from Karnataka, where he was hiding. Sources said he was associated with a political party. “We strongly opposed the bail plea in the court and once it was rejected, we arrested him,” said Daya Nayak, the investigating officer of the case.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

6. Mumbai Man Held for ‘Killing’ Pregnant Wife

A day after Ganeshpuri police arrested a man for allegedly killing his pregnant wife, investigators said a financial discord was the motive for the murder. The man has been remanded in police custody till 25 March.

According to the police, 26- year-old Kalpesh Thackeray was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing his 9-month pregnant wife on 10 March. He reportedly burnt her body and also registered a missing person’s complaint on 12 March, the police said.

The police picked up Kalpesh who reportedly confessed to killing his wife on 10 March.

“According to the accused, Mahi was a bar dancer and was addicted to alcohol and tobacco. He stopped giving her money,” the officer said. On 10 March, when Mahi wanted money, he refused to give it and the couple had a fight. Mahi reportedly passed a comment on his financial situation and about his family. “Thackeray strangled her,” the officer said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Teacher Held on Charge of Raping Student

A teacher attached to the high school section of the Government Pre-University College at Sagar has been arrested on the charge of raping a minor girl who was his student.

The police identified him as Prakash, who taught Hindi. It is alleged that the accused asked the 15-year-old girl, a ninth standard student in the school, to come home to teach dance to his son, and he raped her there.

The incident occurred in December 2017. In a complaint to the police, the girl’s mother alleged that upon learning that the student had become pregnant, he forcibly got the pregnancy terminated.

Following this, the police said, the girl had gone into depression, and she revealed the incident to her mother only recently. The complainant alleged that the accused had raped her daughter several times and was mentally harassing her on campus too.

Based on the complaint, the police have booked a case under Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and under POCSO Act against the teacher. The accused has been remanded in judicial custody till 31 March.

(Source: The Hindu)

8. Five Arrested With Drugs Worth ₹2 Crore

Five persons, including a Nigerian national, were arrested and drugs worth Rs 2 crore seized, the police said on Wednesday.

The accused were identified as Mohd. Shakil, Safi, Ifeanyi, Ravi Kumar and Ansalam Nayak. Mr. Ifeanyi, belongs to Nigeria, while the rest are Delhi residents. The police received a tip-off regarding the accused as part their ongoing drive against drugs in Delhi and the National Capital Region.

Shakil was nabbed from Bhajanpura on 14 March and 260 gm of heroin was seized from him, the police said. Safi was arrested next from Chand Bagh and 100 gm heroin was seized.

On 17 March, Ifeanyi was arrested from Vasant Kunj and 50 gm of cocaine was seized. Ravi was held in Uttam Nagar on Monday and 1 kg heroin was seized. Ansalam was also apprehended on Monday from Indira Gandhi Stadium and 65 kg of cannabis seized.

“The accused are part of a drug cartel that smuggles drugs in the city. They have been booked under relevant sections of the IPC,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Alok Kumar.

(Source: The Hindu)

9. Indian Technomac Director Held in Rs 6000 Cr Fraud Case

CID sleuths arrested a director of Paonta Sahib-based firm Indian Technomac Company Limited in a nearly Rs 6000 crore fraud case, on Wednesday, 21 March.

The accused director, Vinay Kumar Sharma, son of IAS officer ML Sharma, a former Deputy Commissioner of Sirmour district, was produced in a local court at Paonta Sahib which remanded him in Police (CID) custody till 24 March.

The financial fraud, one of the biggest in the state as per records, was being investigated by the different departments of Himachal Pradesh for the past over four years.

The company closed the manufacturing operations surreptitiously in March 2014 and its officials disappeared from Jagatpur village of Paonta Sahib, where the unit is situated, allegedly without paying the wages of its staff, EPF, Income Tax, Sales Tax and electricity charges amounting crores of rupees. The CID team is looking for main accused Rakesh Kumar Sharma, MD of the firm but is not sure whether he has fled the country.

Indian Technomac Company's alleged fraud is estimated to touch Rs 6000 crore.

(Source: PTI)

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