What's making news in Delhi?
03 Jan 2017
- The office of LG announced through Twitter that he would indulge in "more productive engagement" with the media and public.
- In another news, a head constable from Delhi Police shot himself on Supreme Court premises and was pronounced dead on arrival of hospital authorities.
- To know which producers of an upcoming movie allege that they have been receiving threat-calls from underworld, tap in.
Head constable shoots himself on SC premises
- According to Delhi Police, a 45-year-old head constable posted in the security unit allegedly shot himself in the chest on Monday morning at the Supreme Court.
- Head Constable Chand Pal was a part of the SC security team since April 2014.
- A suicide note in Pal's pocket was discovered and sources noted that he was undergoing depression due to family reasons.
Office of LG moves against fake Twitter handles
- One day after Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal joined Twitter, his office asked the police to take action against fake handles posting in his name.
- The LG's office is also planning to take up the matter with Twitter and get his account verified.
- Two accounts - @AnilBaijal_LG and @AnilBaijal_ have garnered substantial following; @LtGovDelhi, however, is Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's authentic account.
IGI airport seized gold worth ₹60 crore in 2016
- More than 220kg gold worth ₹60 crore and drugs worth ₹40 crore and other valuables were seized, 130 people were arrested for smuggling the same through the Indira Gandhi International airport last year.
- 13 cases were filed under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act in which 6kg cocaine, 2kg heroin and drugs worth ₹40 crore were seized; 80kg of corals was also seized.
Bank frauds target the well-read and financially sound
- In 2016, about 1,400 cyber crime cases were registered by the Delhi Police; half of these cases were associated with online banking fraud and cheating through debit/credit cards.
- An analysis of the cases shows that most victims of the crimes were educated, employed and financially sound.
- With online banking gaining more popularity especially post-demonetization, police officials expect an increase in cyber crime cases.
Illegal billboard of Samajwadi Party taken down by Noida Authority
- A billboard of Samajwadi Party candidate for Noida, Ashok Chavan was taken down as permission for the same was not sought from the authorities.
- Noida Authority also issued a warning against erecting illegal billboards and posters to all political parties.
- "If the parties still refused to mend ways, we will be writing to the election commission," said BK Singh, project engineer of Noida Authority.
Filmmakers being threatened by Dawood Ibrahim
- Producers of an upcoming film in Delhi have filed a complaint alleging that they have been receiving threat calls from underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
- According to the registered complaint, these producers have been receiving threat calls since the last 10 days.
- The complaint, registered at the Parliament street police station, mentioned that since Sunday, producers have received 5 calls from a Pakistan-based mobile number.
No developments in Delhi Police custody death incident
- 24-year-old Sompal, a fruit seller was allegedly thrashed to death at Adarsh Nagar police station six days ago leaving six police officers suspended.
- However, no murder charges have been levelled against the officers.
- According to the FIR, the policemen conspired to destroy evidence by dumping Sompal's body in a deserted area.
- The case was transferred to the crime branch on late Monday evening.
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