What's up with Delhi today?
As the year comes to an end, data by Delhi Police showed a glimmer of hope as crimes marginally dipped in the city. Meanwhile, deputy CM of Delhi became the latest victim of burglary as thieves make away with laptops and letterheads. And, JNU which made quite some noise in the beginning of this year, continues to be a news-maker.
Laptops and documents stolen from Manish Sisodia's office
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's Patparganj office was burgled on Friday morning. The burglars entered the office by cutting the wire mesh and turned away the CCTV cameras. Laptops, letter pads and video recorder connected to CCTVs were stolen. Police suspect that letterheads might be stolen to access government documents by the miscreants. Former office bearers and some party workers are being questioned.
Three-year-old sexually assaulted by cab driver
A cab driver was arrested by police after he was accused of sexually molesting a three-year-old girl, in the car. Driver molested the girl while dropping her home in Sarai Rohilla, after school and threatened to repeat the act if she told anyone. Victim's mother got suspicious at the unusually quiet nature of the girl, who has been sent for counselling.
Slight dip in crimes this year, motor vehicles theft increase
According to Delhi Police's crime data, crimes in the capital showed a marginal dip this year. While crimes like molestation, robbery and rapes declined, motor vehicles theft increased with 5,250 more complaints this year than last year. 2069 rape cases were registered in 2016, which meant a rape every four hours.
Absence of boat rides make Purana Quila a dull affair
Purana Quila lake which used to be a major attraction for visitors has been closed down after DTTDC failed to renew its contract with the ASI. Officials said that the lake used to earn revenue up to Rs.9 lakh, which has now dried-out. Light and sound show at the Quila has not been getting visitors either, after zoo and the lake were closed down.
JNU administration warns professor for addressing students
Nivedita Menon, a JNU professor was served notice by the administration for her address to students, against suspension of 12 students. The university had earlier expelled 12 students for disrupting a meeting by violent behaviour. It called Menon's address, 'violation of university rules' as gherao and addresses like these are prohibited in the campus. Peaceful protests are allowed 20m away from the administration building.
Police putting reflector tapes on vehicles to avoid accidents
Ghaziabad traffic police is undertaking drive to put reflector tapes on vehicles to minimize road accidents during fog. Reflector tapes are coated with mica, which illuminates, thus alerting commuters and vehicles. Police have put up tapes on 400 vehicles on accident prone sites, since Thursday. 352 lives were lost in 752 road accidents, till October this year, which is the highest in five years.
Rapid Metro project gets delayed due to lack of cash
Phase 2 of the Rapid Metro project is facing shortage of manpower due to lack of cash. Demonetization-hit contractors are unable to pay labourers in cash, which has stalled work. The metro line which will run between Sikanderpur metro station and Golf course extension was expected to be completed by 2016. Unavailability of workers and clearances delay have pushed the deadline to February 2017.