Jehadi Sheikh Omar had duped Ghaziabad cops
|Ghaziabad, February 17
The public might have forgotten that the notorious jehadi terrorist, Sheikh Omar, the alleged kidnapper of US journalist Daniel Pearl, had been arrested in 1994 by the Ghaziabad Police on the charge of kidnapping four foreign nationals. Before his arrest, he was shot in the arm in an
encounter. Recalls the Inspector General of UP Police and the then Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Ghaziabad, A K Jain:
When we began interrogating him, he displayed a hysterical commitment to jehad.
When development needs political patronage
|Jhajjar, February 17
Development activities are often carried out purely on political considerations. A glaring instance of the aforesaid is Sector-6 in the industrial township of
Bahadurgarh. There are 14 park sites in this residential sector, developed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority, besides 16 corner spaces, all lying idle and in a dilapidated
condition. While these sites have been crying for attention for a long time, the HUDA has undertaken another big project, dubbed the Choudhary Devi Lal Park, ostensibly “to keep the political mentors in good humour”.
Armed youth held, burglary bid foiled
Sonepat, February 17
The Rai Police have arrested five armed youth while they were planning to burgle a petrol pump on National Highway No 1 near Biswan Meel, about 15 km from here last night.
Superintendent of Police, Mr Paramjit Singh Ahlawat, told mediapersons that the arrested youth have been identified as Pawan, a resident of Sikka Colony, Sonepat, Bijender alias Balla and
Jaipal, both residents of Devipura, Dharminder alias Sanjay of Juan village and Mohammad Yushif of Meerut.
Norms issued for building activity
New Delhi, February 17
The Centre today banned noise-related construction activities after 10 pm in the National Capital Territory of Delhi with immediate effect. A notification amending the Building Bye-laws, 1983 to this effect was issued by the Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, an official statement here said.
Accused waits for cops to go to jail
Sonepat, February 17
Believe it or not, the police produced an accused before the court, but left him for good outside the complex despite the judge remanding him to judicial custody. Tired of waiting for the cops, the accused himself went to the district jail but was refused “admission” without valid orders from the court.