Category Archives: Crime and Corruption

Delhi man pretends to be doctor in AIIMS for 5 months, police surprised by his knowledge of medicines

Adnan Khurram was arrested for impersonating as an AIIMS doctor for five months.pc:ht

Delhi Police have arrested a 19-year-old medical aspirant who was impersonating as an AIIMS doctor for the past five months. The accused, Adnan Khurram, used his fake identity to make friends across departments and among medical students. He even participated in events meant for doctors – from strikes to marathon, said the AIIMS resident doctors’ association. When police arrested him on Saturday, they were surprised by his ‘knowledge’ of medicines, the names of doctors and department heads at AIIMS.

The accused also had accessed a diary issued to the doctors.

Police said it is still not clear why Khurram posed as a doctor as he has been frequently changing his statements. One of the reasons he had given for his crime was Continue reading

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Parmish Verma, Punjabi singer, was shot at by unidentified assailants in Mohali

Parmish Verma, a popular Punjabi singer, was shot at by unidentified assailants in Mohali on Saturday.

Known for his hit song ‘Gaal Nahin Kadhnai’, Verma was admitted to a private hospital where he was given medical treatment. Police say he is out of danger, but has injured his knee.

“Some unidentified persons fired shots at Verma last night at Sector Continue reading

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Daler Mehndi convicted in human trafficking case, gets two years in jail

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Punjabi pop singer Daler Mehndi was on Friday convicted in a 2003 human trafficking case by a court in Patiala, reports ANI. He has been sent to two years in jail.

Daler and his brother, Shamsher Singh, had been accused of illegally sending people abroad disguised as members of his troupe by charging hefty “passage money.”

It was also alleged that Mehndi brothers had taken two troupes in 1998 and 1999 during which 10 people were taken to the US as group members and were “dropped off” illegally. Continue reading

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Hafiz Saeed dares Pak govt to arrest him, says will not stop fighting for Kashmiris

Pakistani head of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa Hafiz Saeed (C) waves to protesters as they gather in a rally to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day in Lahore on February 5, 2018. pc:ht

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Monday dared the Pakistani government to arrest him if it can and said he will not stop fighting the case of Kashmiri people.

“If the Pakistani government wants to arrest me…come and go for it but I will not stop dedicating 2018 for Kashmiris,” Saeed said while addressing a rally here.

“We will emerge more strongly if you try to suppress us,” said Saeed, who was listed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by Continue reading

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Padmaavat release: Ahmedabad malls vandalised, vehicles set on fire; Section 144 in Gurgaon

Violence and arson hit Ahmedabad on Tuesday night shortly after a candle march by Karni Sena activists against the January 25 release of controversial Bollywood film Padmaavat.

More than 150 four-wheelers and two-wheelers were damaged as mobs went on the rampage after 8pm, targeting three malls with multiplexes and a standalone theatre complex in the western part of the city.

Karni Sena’s Gujarat unit chief Raj Shekhwat said their activists had nothing to do with the vandalism. “The violence is condemnable. Karni Sena is not involved in the incidents,” he added.

Three city malls — Acropolis, Ahmedabad One, Himalaya Mall — and Continue reading

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Haryana shamed: 10-year-old brutalised, 11-year-old gang-raped

Four rapes, mostly of minors, in the last four days in Haryana have raised serious questions about women’s safety in the northern state.

The assaults on women and girls — and mutilation of their private parts, in some cases — remind of the brutal gang rape and murder of a physiotherapy student in Delhi in December 2016 that led to a huge uproar across the country. Delhi was then called the rape capital of the country.

For Haryana, which has been known for a very poor sex ratio, the incidents come at a time when the Manohar Lal Khattar-led BJP government announced that the number of girls born in the state had touched an all-time high of 914 per 1,000 boys in 2017. Continue reading

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Arrested Jet Airways air hostess was part of global hawala racket

A woman flight attendant of Jet Airways has been arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) for allegedly trying to smuggle out forex worth more than Rs 3 crore, with the agency on Tuesday saying that the accused was part of a major global hawala syndicate.

The crew member was part of a racket in which cash was being handed over to gang members in Hong Kong who would then smuggle in gold. pc:ht

The DRI officials intercepted the woman when she was on a flight to Hong Kong on Monday, the agency said in a statement.

“During examination of her checked in and hand baggage, US $4,80,200 wrapped in aluminium foil having a market value of Rs 3.25 crore, has been recovered,” it said.

During interrogation, it came to light that the woman was a carrier of a major international hawala syndicate and Continue reading

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Got calls from your well-wishers, but I’ll follow law: Judge to Lalu

 A CBI judge who convicted Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case told the former Bihar chief minister on Thursday that he got “phone calls from your well-wishers” but “will only follow the law” when he announces the quantum of punishment.

The judge, Shivpal Singh, made the remarks after the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief urged him to be lenient for fraudulent withdrawals of ₹89.27 lakh from the Deoghar treasury between 1991 and 1994.

“I got phone calls from your well-wishers after

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Govt. setting up a web portal to track NRI marriages

NEW DELHI: The ministry for Women and Child Development is setting up a website on which registrars from states across the country will have to upload details related to NRI marriages, in a move aimed at tacking the issue of NRI husbands abandoning or ill-treating their wives, sometimes abandoning them in India soon after marriage.

On 20 December, the ministry also constituted an integrated nodal agency headed by its secretary to address all issues related to NRI marital disputes. The developments follow recommendations made by an Continue reading

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4 DELHI­-NCR STUDENTS HELD FOR CONSUMING AND PEDDLING DRUGS

NEW DELHI: Ahead of New Year’s eve celebrations, the Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested four students from some of the top colleges in Delhi-NCR and seized 1 kg of hashish and three LSD blotters from them. While two students, Gaurav Kumar and Tenzin Phunchog, are from Delhi University’s Hindu College, the other two, Sam Mallick and Anirudh Mathur, are students at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Amity University respectively, according to the bureau. “The hashish was bought from Himachal Pradesh villages for around ~3 lakh. We are yet to identify the source of the LSD blotters that also cost around ~3 lakh,” said SK Jha, deputy director general, NCB (Northern Range).

Gaurav Kumar, a 22-year-old student of BA Economics (Honours) at Hindu College, has been identified as one primarily involved in Continue reading

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