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Kotkhai rape-murder: CBI wants lie-detector test on accusedThe agency has examined over 100 people in connection with the rape and killing that triggered massive public outrage. File photo

Kotkhai rape-murder: CBI wants lie-detector test on accused

18 Aug 2017 | 9:22 PM

NEW DELHI: The CBI has moved an application for conducting lie detector tests on those arrested in connection with the sensational rape and killing of a minor girl in Kotkhai area of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.

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New Delhi, August 18

The CBI has moved an application for conducting lie detector tests on those arrested in connection with the sensational rape and killing of a minor girl in Kotkhai area of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.

The CBI sources said here the agency wanted to conduct polygraph tests on the accused as their statements were inconsistent.

The accused, including Ashish Chauhan, the first one to be arrested in the case, would be subjected to the test after attaining their consent, they said.


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According to the law, the test is conducted only after getting an approval from an individual. In case an accused declines to give permission, it goes against him or her in the court of law.

Meanwhile, the agency has examined over 100 people in connection with the rape and killing that triggered massive public outrage against the state government, the sources said.

Among those quizzed by the Central probe agency were kin of some influential officials of the state government, they said.

The case was handed over to the CBI by the Himachal Pradesh High Court on July 19 on the state government’s plea amid public outburst against the state police. The CBI filed two FIRs on July 22.

The 16-year-old girl had gone missing after school hours on July 4 from Haliala forest in Kotkhai area of Shimla district.

Her naked body was found in the forest on July 6 and the post-mortem report confirmed rape.

The DGP constituted the SIT headed by an officer of IG rank, which arrested six persons. One of the accused was killed in police custody in Kotkhai Police Station.

The CBI had also registered the case of custodial death of one of the suspects who was a Nepalese citizen, it said. PTI

Kasauli getting finished due to illegal construction, SC told

Kasauli getting finished due to illegal construction, SC told

18 Aug 2017 | 9:27 PM

NEW DELHI: The desperate bid of a Kasauli-based hotel to stay out of an NGT order directing its closure, was on Friday opposed in the Supreme Court by an NGO which claimed that the picturesque Himachal Pradesh town was “getting finished” due to unauthorised construction.

Traffic on Rohru-Theog road disrupted following landslide

18 Aug 2017 | 3:54 PM

SHIMLA: The traffic on the Rohru-Hatkoti-Theog road came to a halt as a 60-m-long landslide occurred on the road near Dochi village in Jubbal on the highway on Friday morning.

Rs 5 cr released for victims of Kotrupi landslide

Rs 5 cr released for victims of Kotrupi landslide

18 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

MANDI: The state has released Rs5 crore for the rehabilitation of the people affected by the Kotrupi landslide tragedy in which 46 persons had lost their lives, while five villages had been displaced.

Chopper service to Manimahesh begins

Chopper service to Manimahesh begins

18 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

CHAMBA: For the ongoing Manimahesh pilgrimage, two helicopter operators - Aryan Aviation Pvt Ltd and UTair India Pvt Ltd – today started flights between Bharmour township and Gauri Kund, nearly three km short of Manimahesh lake in the mountainous terrain of Bharmour in Chamba district.

Kotkhai shame: HC gives CBI two weeks

Kotkhai shame: HC gives CBI two weeks

18 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

SHIMLA: The High Court today directed the CBI to ensure the completion of investigation within two weeks and file its report into the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in Kotkhai.

Rs 47.5 crore released as relief to mishap victims

18 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

SHIMLA: As many as 237 persons have died this monsoon and 66 deaths, including 46 persons who died in Kotrupi landslide, are related to weather, said Special Secretary, Disaster Management, DD Sharma, adding that Rs 47.50 crore had been released to all Deputy Commissioners to pay relief and compensation to all people affected by natural calamities.

Hamirpur students donate money to Red Cross society

Hamirpur students donate money to Red Cross society

18 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

HAMIRPUR: Students of Him Academy Public School (HAPS) donated Rs 31,712 to the district Red Cross Society here today.

GST refund to units under Central package hailed

18 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

SOLAN: Industry associations have welcomed the Union Cabinet’s decision to approve the scheme for budgetary support under the Goods and Service Tax (GST) regime for the units availing the residual period of the Central industrial package.

SPV notified for Shimla Smart City project

18 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

SHIMLA: The government today notified a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) named as Shimla Smart City Limited for implementing smart city proposal under the Smart Cities Mission of Urban Development.

HPU to scrap interviews for class III, IV posts

18 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

SHIMLA: Toeing the line of the government, HPU has also decided to abolish the personal interview for recruitment to class III and IV posts.

Kaithlighat-Dhalli stretch

Private firm bags highway project

18 Aug 2017 | 12:52 AM

SHIMLA: After clearing all hurdles over land acquisition rates, the NHAI has finally awarded the contract of the 27.5-km-long Kaithlighat-Dhalli stretch of the Kalka-Shimla four-laning highway project for Rs 1,480 crore to a private firm.

Cops’ recruitment under way: CM

Cops’ recruitment under way: CM

18 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

PALAMPUR: “The responsibility of protecting the property and people rests on your shoulder and you should make certain that anti-social elements do not creep in to create fear in society.

Girl’s murder accused held

18 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

SOLAN: The Solan police claims to have solved the gruesome murder case of a young girl from Oachghat with the arrest of a 30-year-old Dharam Singh from Mani Majra late last evening.

Ex-MLA, BJYM activists booked for burning Virbhadra’s effigy

Ex-MLA, BJYM activists booked for burning Virbhadra’s effigy

18 Aug 2017 | 12:48 AM

NURPUR: The police have registered cases against 24 activists of the BJYM of Nurpur last evening for allegedly burning an effigy of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on the entrance of combined office building at the Akrosh Rally against the state government.

Traders told to supply goods to unregistered firms

18 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

SHIMLA: The Excise and Taxation Department has taken a serious view of the fact that many registered firms are not supplying goods to small firms on the pretext that such these do not have GSTIN number.

Lecturer gets bail in sexual harassment case

18 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

SUNDERNAGAR: The Additional Sessions Judge, Mandi, today granted interim bail to a lecturer who was booked by the police for sexual harassment of a girl student at senior secondary school, Chai Ka Dohra, near here.

Thieves flee with jewellery, Rs 50,000

18 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

NURPUR: In broad daylight, a theft was committed at a locked house in Ward No 4 in the town today.

7 booked for tree felling

18 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

CHAMBA: Seven persons have been booked for allegedly felling 11 deodar trees at the Kihar police station in the Salooni subdivision of Chamba district.

Una drainage project stalled for lack of funds

18 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

UNA: Paucity of funds has stalled the Rs 23 crore rain water drainage project for Una.

Dhumal: GST refund to attract investors

18 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

HAMIRPUR: Former Chief Minister PK Dhumal said 100 per cent GST refund would not only help in improving economy but also attract investors to the state.

Anurag hails extension in tax exemption

18 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

SHIMLA: Hailing the decision to extend tax exemption till March 2027 for industries in Himachal Pradesh, MP Anurag Thakur said that the move would aid in promoting manufacturing in the state and allow the industries to seek for refund through Direct Benefit Transfer.

Shinde tries balancing act after CM’s tirade

Shinde tries balancing act after CM’s tirade

18 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

Party general secretary Sushil Kumar Shinde and co-convener Ranjeeta Ranjan today tried to do a balancing act after aggressive Chief Minister’s tirade against his detractors in party yesterday.

Rising farm suicides cause of concern: Shanta Kumar

18 Aug 2017 | 12:49 AM

PALAMPUR: A two-day interactive meet of comptrollers of state agricultural universities, deemed universities, central universities and central agricultural universities was inaugurated at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University here today.

Kotkhai rape-murder: HC gives 2 weeks to CBI to complete probe

Kotkhai rape-murder: HC gives 2 weeks to CBI to complete probe

17 Aug 2017 | 5:21 PM

SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh High Court granted two weeks’ time to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete investigation in the Kotkhai rape and murder case.

Mandi celebrates I-Day with fervour

Mandi celebrates I-Day with fervour

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

MANDI:Independence Day was celebrated with fervour in Mandi.

Mild earthquakes hit Chamba

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

SHIMLA: Two mild earthquakes hit Chamba district in quick succession this morning.

CM’s effigy burnt

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

NURPUR: Activists of the Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Nurpur, took out Akrosh Rally today.

Bali announces Rs 3 cr for Nahan bus stand

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

NAHAN: While presiding over a district-level Independence Day function at Nahan yesterday, Transport Minister GS Bali said about 30-40 super deluxe buses having facilities like Volvo buses would be introduced within and outsides the state soon.

Cloudburst: Students help in rescue ops

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

HAMIRPUR: As many as 200 students of Him Academy Public School (HAPS) rushed to Sarad Bammi village near Kaloha in Kangra district on the boundary of Hamirpur and Kangra districts to rescue village residents as there was a cloud burst that led to a large-scale destruction of houses and other property.

Farm body seeks MSP for milk, veggies

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

SHIMLA: The Himachal Kisan Sabha (HKS) has demanded implementation of Swaminathan report to bail out the farmers from present crisis.

Docs overburdened in state: HMOA

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

HAMIRPUR: Doctors in the state were working in the 24x7 module and this was not acceptable to the Himachal Medical Officers Association (HMOA) said Dr Pushpinder Verma here.

Girl found murdered

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

SOLAN: A girl was found murdered at her home in Oachghat village near Solan this afternoon.

Employees allege scam in govt jobs

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

UNA: Members of Himachal Pradesh Employees’ Confederation have alleged scam in recruitment to various government jobs through outsourcing by private contractors.

Man held for double murder

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

SHIMLA: Two elderly persons were brutally murdered by a youth in Tikker tehsil of the Rohru subdivision in Shimla district last night.

Two killed in road mishap

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

SUNDERNAGAR: Two persons died after the car they were travelling in rolled into a 400-feet deep gorge at Charkari about 60 km from Sundernagar today.

Manimahesh yatra

67,000 pilgrims take holy dip

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

CHAMBA: Over 67,000 pilgrims took holy bath in the Manimahesh Lake till Janamashtami.

Avoid using chemical fertilisers: Governor

Avoid using chemical fertilisers: Governor

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

SHIMLA: Governor Acharya Devvrat said today that the Horticulture Research and Extension Centre, Mashobra, could be developed as main platform for zero budget natural farming.

6 die as bus rolls down gorge in Kullu

6 die as bus rolls down gorge in Kullu

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

KULLU: Six persons, including three women, died and seven were injured when an HRTC bus rolled down a gorge on Aut-Luhri road near Khanag in Anni yesterday.

Truck-van collision kills 2 near Una

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

UNA: Two persons were killed and three others injured in a collision between a truck and a pickup van in the Tahliwal Industrial Area today.

Business centre for Pandoga

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

UNA: Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri has said a business promotion centre estimated at a cost of Rs 15 crore will be set up at Pandoga industrial area in Haroli, which is being developed as a model hub.

Nigerian held for drug peddling

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

UNA: The police today arrested a Nigerian from Delhi on charge of drug peddling.

Job benefits for ex-servicemen to stay

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

DHARAMSALA: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today announced that he was staying the Cabinet decision to deny seniority benefits to ex-servicemen employed with the HP government.

No let-up in protest by Gaddis

No let-up in protest by Gaddis

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

DHARAMSALA: Led by former minister and senior BJP leader Kishan Kapoor, Gaddis today held a protest here against the statement of the Chief Minister allegedly demeaning their community.

Lecturer booked for sexual harassment

17 Aug 2017 | 12:59 AM

SUNDERNAGAR: On the complaint of a girl student from Senior Secondary School, Chai Ka Dohra, near Sundernagar, the police have booked a lecturer for sexually harassing a girl student of the school.

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