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Dargah violence: HC asks police to take action against attackers
New Delhi, August 22
The Delhi High Court today directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to book the culprits who had attacked the Court receiver and the Waqf Board Counsel who had gone to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah to execute a court direction.

Delhi among top 3 states in terms of household assets: Minister
New Delhi, August 22
Delhi ranked third in the country in respect of average value of assets after Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala, Delhi Minister of Finance and Planning has claimed.

Quota champion sees nothing new in debate
New Delhi, August 22
“According to me, the reservation debate has been going on for the past 28 years and this is nothing new,” said Mr Anaimuthu, a brilliant agitation leader and social worker, at an energetic debate titled ‘Reflections on the Reservation Debate’ held at Jamia Millia Islamia recently.

DU offers 72-hour training in accounts
New Delhi, August 22
Keeping in mind the importance of vocational training, Delhi University today announced a tie-up with a leading accounting software provider for imparting training in software to its students.




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The blood-stained seat in Chandigarh-Delhi Shatabdi Express which was occupied by hockey player Sandeep Singh before he was injured by a bullet fired by an RPF jawan.
The blood-stained seat in Chandigarh-Delhi Shatabdi Express which was occupied by hockey player Sandeep Singh before he was injured by a bullet fired by an RPF jawan. Tribune photo by Mukesh Aggarwal

MCD chief apologises to HC for desealing of farmhouses
New Delhi, August 22
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi Commissioner, Mr A. K. Nigam, today tendered an unconditional apology before the Delhi High Court for desealing some of the farmhouses without informing the court.

Dairy scheme: MCD denies fraud charges
New Delhi, August 22
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi today clarified that no irregularities were involved in the operation of the Ghogha dairy development scheme whereby plots were booked by those running illegal dairies in the Capital.

Licences of brick kilns renewed ‘illegally’
Faridabad, August 22
The office of the District and Food Supplies Controller (DFSC) here is mired in a controversy due to allegations and counter-allegations between certain officials, including the head of the office and the District Food and Supplies Officer (DFSO) over certain alleged irregularities.

‘Delhi zoo too old, needs revamping’
New Delhi, August 22
After the death of six endangered Asiatic lions in Delhi Zoo, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) today said it was taking steps to enhance hygiene levels on the premises to avoid the recurrence of such incidents in the future.

Cops solve blind murder case with arrest of four
New Delhi, August 22
With the arrest of four persons, Deep Chand, Subhash, Kanti Prasad and Pramod, the North district police claimed to have solved a blind case.

Dacoits strike in Gurgaon village
Gurgaon, August 22
About a dozen armed members of a ‘Kuccha-Baniyan’ gang indulged in loot and violence at two houses in Kakrola village about 20 km from here, in the wee hours today.

Factory blaze toll rises to 9
Greater Noida, August 22
With five more labourers succumbing to their burn injuries at the Safdarjang hospital in Delhi, the toll in food factory blaze in Surajpur industrial area on August 17 has risen to nine. The condition of a couple of other labourers is also reported to be critical in the hospital.

Police to keep eye on illegal cyber cafes
Noida, August 22
On the inputs provided by the intelligence department, the security agencies have intensified their effort to force cyber cafes functioning in the area to provide their complete details to the administration. According to the intelligence agencies, many of the illegally-run cyber cafes are being used for leaking vital data and defence information to terrorist outfits and also for spreading rumours.

Youth accused of murder acquitted
New Delhi, August 22
Ten years after facing trial, a youth charged with murder and kidnapping in West Delhi has been acquitted by a city court as the prosecution failed to link him with the murder case.

5 convicted in dowry death case
Ghaziabad, August 22
Addl. Sessions and District Judge has awarded three persons to 10 years imprisonment and sentenced two others to seven years jail term in a dowry death case.

Youth convicted of attempt to rape six-year-old girl
New Delhi, August 22
A youth, who had attempted to rape a six-year-old girl three years ago in North-West Delhi, was today sentenced to five years’ rigorous imprisonment by a city court.


 

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Dargah violence: HC asks police to
take action against attackers

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 22
The Delhi High Court today directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to book the culprits who had attacked the Court receiver and the Waqf Board Counsel who had gone to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah to execute a court direction.

A Division Bench of Justice M K Sharma Justice Hima Kohli said the people at the dargah could not take law in their own hands and manhandle the court appointed commissioner.

The Court directed the Police Commissioner to provide security to both Mr Azim-ul-Haq, the Survey Commissioner of the Waqf Board as a “receiver” and Waqf Board Counsel Nijim Waziri as there was an attempt on their lives by the unruly mob at the dargah.

The Court asked the SHO Nizamuddin to probe the matter and submit a status report before the court in 10 days.

Senior Counsel A S Chandihoke and Counsel A U Taufel appearing for the pirzadas (the persons managing the dargah) tendered unconditional apology and assured the court that they would abide by the court order by handing over the financial management to the receiver.

In compliance with the August 17 order, both had gone to take possession of the activities of the dargah.

The court had appointed the Survey Commissioner of the Waqf Board as a “receiver” for managing the activities of the dargah following complaints that crores of rupees of public donations were being usurped by some of the people who claimed to be the descendants of the saint.

When Azim-ul-Haq and Waziri went to the holy place on Sunday, an unruly mob allegedly instigated by some vested interests tried to attack the duo forcing the latter to beat a hasty retreat from the place.

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Delhi among top 3 states in terms
of household assets: Minister

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 22
Delhi ranked third in the country in respect of average value of assets after Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala, Delhi Minister of Finance and Planning has claimed.

He said the average assets per household in the urban areas of Delhi was Rs 7.47 lakh while Jammu and Kashmir had Rs 10.67 lakh and Kerala Rs 7.62 lakh.

Releasing a survey report on “Assets and Liabilities of Household Sector in Delhi”, Dr A. K. Walia said the survey disclosed the average value of assets (AVA) owned per family in Delhi was estimated at Rs 7.42 lakh. The average value of assets per person worked out to Rs 1.62 lakh. The average value of assets per household in Delhi was nearly 2.4 times the national average (Rs 3.07 lakh).

The average value of assets per household in rural Delhi was Rs 7.14 lakh against the national average of Rs 2.65 lakh.

In the urban areas of Delhi, the average value of assets owned by a household was estimated at Rs 7.47 lakh against Rs 4.17 lakh at the all-India level.

The report has been prepared by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics on the basis of a sample survey conducted during 2003 under NSS 59th round (State Sample). This survey is popularly called “Debt and Investment Survey” and is conducted once in 10 years.

Dr Walia said the report was a reflection of increase in the level of prosperity due to the pragmatic economic policies of the Delhi Government during the past seven years.

Dr Walia further said out of the total assets land accounted for 59 per cent and buildings 29 per cent. The share of other notable items of assets came from transport equipment (4.08 per cent) and durable assets (3.79 per cent). Moreover, about 2.98 per cent of the assets were in the form of deposits. About 31 per cent of the total households in Delhi were holding assets up to a value of less than Rs 50,000 whereas 37 per cent of the households had assets between Rs 50,000 and Rs 5 lakh.

About 13 per cent of households were in the range of Rs 5-10 lakh, 14 per cent of households in the range of Rs 10-30 lakh, 3 per cent of households between Rs 30-50 lakh, about 1.4 per cent of households between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 1 crore. Only 0.72 per cent families were estimated to be owning assets worth Rs 1 crore or above in Delhi.

The Finance Minister added that families falling in the category of self-employed category had the highest average value of assets of Rs 11.6 lakh as against Rs 5.07 lakh per family in case of wage and salary category.

Dr Walia informed that in case of average amount of debt Delhi was in a comfortable position as the average amount of debt per family was only Rs 1366 against the all-India average of Rs 8,694.

The average amount of debt per household was highest in the self-employed category (Rs 2924) followed by wage or salary category type of household (Rs 620). The debt assets ratio, which reflects the burden of debt of any particular group of household, was 0.12 in urban area of Delhi, which is the lowest in the country. At the national level it was 2.82.

Out of the total loans transacted, 37.11 per cent were institutional and the rest 62.89 per cent were non-institutional in nature. In case of non-institutional category, about 47 per cent loan was taken from relatives and 16 per cent from professionals. About 76 per cent of loan amount was taken to meet the household needs.

The average value of assets per household increased from Rs 92,000 in 1981 to Rs 2.84 lakh during 1991 and thereafter to Rs 7.47 lakh by 2002. The corresponding increase at the national level was Rs 41000 in 1981, Rs 1.44 lakh in 1991 and Rs 4.17 lakh in 2002.

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Quota champion sees nothing new in debate
Charu Singh
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 22
“According to me, the reservation debate has been going on for the past 28 years and this is nothing new,” said Mr Anaimuthu, a brilliant agitation leader and social worker, at an energetic debate titled ‘Reflections on the Reservation Debate’ held at Jamia Millia Islamia recently.

“It was on May 8, 1978, that I moved the Government of India for the first time pressurising them to implement reservation at both the central and state level for education and for government services,” said Mr Anaimuthu. A champion of the backward classes and a pioneer of the struggle to provide reservation to the backward classes regardless of religion, he informs that “despite the fact that the authorities sidetracked the reservations issue at that time I never gave up. I led an extremely determined delegation to Delhi and met MPs and ministers, educating them on the issue and lobbying for the reservation issue.”

He further dwells on his incredible struggle, saying that to prove a point to the then government and to mobilise opinion in the nation he took his message to Bihar and visited all districts of the state.

Mr Anaimuthu has an incredible sparkle in his eyes as he mentions that “in those days I held over 100 meetings and launched a massive agitation on the issue. This brought the reservation debate out into the open and the matter had to be taken up by successive governments.”

He is highly critical of Pandit Nehru and blames him for shelving the issue. He says, “Nehru blocked the progress of the backward classes. He put up a barrier and was the first culprit or the first enemy of the socially backward classes. No doubt he was a great leader but he was not fair to the backward classes consciously.”

The current scenario in reservation has a long history beginning with the British policy on the issue. Mr Anaimuthu stresses that he has demanded 27 per cent reservation for the backward classes in central government universities, IITs and IIMs as recommended by Mandal. The major problem today is this unequal development in education while central universities are flush with funds, state universities and colleges are meagerly funded and in poor state.

“What right do you have to expect that a poor farmer’s son or a roadside barber’s son studying in a poorly funded government school in a “qasba” or village can get the kind of merit secured by a lawyer or an engineer’s son studying in the city?” Mr Anaimuthu argues that given the unequal state of education children from backward classes cannot compete with those from better sections.

Hence, reservation becomes essential and “the real culprit here is the state that has deprived 90 per cent of the population from a decent education.”

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DU offers 72-hour training in accounts
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 22
Keeping in mind the importance of vocational training, Delhi University today announced a tie-up with a leading accounting software provider for imparting training in software to its students.

This initiative had been taken jointly by Tally India Pvt Ltd and Delhi University to create an environment for vocational training in financial and accounting domain and benefit all those who wanted to make a career in accounting,

Tally India GM (Sales) Education and Training Business Gopi M. G. said.

The training programme would be introduced for all undergraduate students across 57 colleges under Delhi University, said the Dean of Colleges, Prof Shirin Rathore.

“In the present scenario where employment opportunities are limited, our students will benefit from vocational programmes like this that enhance their skills and empower them for a better tomorrow,” she said. She said the training programme was open to all undergraduate students irrespective of their course. “But it is my belief that during the initial stage only students doing B.Com course would be attracted towards the programme,” she said.

The fee for the 72-hour training programme is Rs 1,800 and after successful completion of the training programme a certificate will be awarded jointly by the respective college and Tally.

The infrastructure for the training programme will be provided by the college and the course will be conducted after or before the regular classes.

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MCD chief apologises to HC
for desealing of farmhouses

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 22
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi Commissioner, Mr A. K. Nigam, today tendered an unconditional apology before the Delhi High Court for desealing some of the farmhouses without informing the court.

Mr Nigam and the MCD Law Officer, Mr A. K. Sharma, personally appeared before a Bench comprising acting Chief Justice Vijender Jain and Mr Justice Kailash Gambhir. They were hearing a PIL on commercial use of farmhouses in the Capital.

Senior counsel Jagmohan Sabharwal, appearing for the MCD, tendered an unconditional apology, saying that “it was a mistake” on the part of the MCD Commissioner and the authorities. The court expressed its anguish over the desealing of the farmhouses for commercial use which did not have a 60-ft-wide approach road according to MCD regulations. Counsel Manjit Singh Ahluwalia, appearing for NGO Bhrastachar Virodhi Sangathan, submitted that the MCD desealed all farmhouses which were sealed by the MCD in compliance with a court order.

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Dairy scheme: MCD denies fraud charges
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 22
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi today clarified that no irregularities were involved in the operation of the Ghogha dairy development scheme whereby plots were booked by those running illegal dairies in the Capital.

Refuting reports appearing in the media since yesterday about multi-crore embezzlement in the scheme, MCD Standing Committee Chairman Jaikishan Sharma said a stray cattle committee had been appointed by the Delhi High Court under the chairmanship of Mr L. C. Jain, to regularly monitor the scheme.

“The Chairman of the committee, Mr L. C. Jain, has in a communication with the MCD, refuted media reports of any multi-crore embezzlement in the running of the scheme,” Mr Sharma told reporters at a joint press meet with Leader of the House in the MCD Jitender Kochar, Standing Committee Deputy Chairman Tarsem Bansal and MCD members Brijmohan Sharma and Satbir Sharma.

From the communication of Mr Jain, it was clear that the media reports of a multi-crore embezzlement in the operation of the scheme were untrue and merely a figment of someone’s imagination,” Mr Sharma said.

On the demand for a vigilance inquiry into the scheme, Mr Sharma said, “Since a committee appointed by the court is already submitting regular status reports about the progress of the scheme, appointing a vigilance inquiry would only amount to contempt of court.”

The clarification by the MCD comes in the wake of reports appearing in some sections of the media regarding massive embezzlement of money in the said scheme.

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Licences of brick kilns renewed ‘illegally’
Bijendra Ahlawat
Tribune News Service

Faridabad, August 22
The office of the District and Food Supplies Controller (DFSC) here is mired in a controversy due to allegations and counter-allegations between certain officials, including the head of the office and the District Food and Supplies Officer (DFSO) over certain alleged irregularities.

Though the matter has come to the knowledge of the senior officials of the department at Chandigarh, it continues to invite criticism, leading to an adverse effect on the overall working.

The DFSO, Mr Dilawar Singh, has written a letter to the Director, Food and Supplies, Haryana on August 12 that there were some irregularities in the office here and a disciplinary action ought to be taken against the erring official. In the handwritten letter No 4287 dated 12-08-2006, it is alleged that serious irregularities were being committed here in the matter of renewal of licences of the brick kilns, which were punishable under various sections of the IPC and the Essential Commodities Act.

It is claimed that his authority as DFSO had been bypassed in the matter of renewal of brick kilns licences and the files ought to have been routed through his office.

He has also submitted that an AFSO had been functioning here illegally, while his posting was in the NIT branch office. It is alleged that this official had not joined that office deliberately despite the orders from the office of the director at Chandigarh. The complainant dispatched photocopies of several files, in which he had alleged irregularities to the Director, Food and Supply.

He has pointed out that his transfer was done on April 7 this year, but this order was stayed by the High Court soon after.

On the other hand, the DFSC, Mr N.K. Mittal, has described the allegations of the DFSO as false and baseless. Speaking to ‘The Tribune’, he said no irregularities were committed in the matter of renewal of licences of brick kilns and there was no justification in the charges.

Regarding the posting of the AFSO here, he said this official had been based at his original office in the NIT

here, but had been doing an additional work in the Circle office and a letter in this regard had been issued by the head office at Chandigarh recently.

Mr Mittal accused the complainant of raising irrelevant issues and attempting to vitiate the office atmosphere.

He said this official had been booked and suspended earlier and he had even filed a criminal complaint against him that was pending in the court.

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‘Delhi zoo too old, needs revamping’
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 22
After the death of six endangered Asiatic lions in Delhi Zoo, the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) today said it was taking steps to enhance hygiene levels on the premises to avoid the recurrence of such incidents in the future.

Terming it a sad event, a senior CZA scientist stressed that the zoo authorities must concentrate on improving the hygiene of the zoo. “The enclosures should be kept clean and water bodies sanitised regularly,” he said, adding that Delhi Zoo had not sent the CZA any formal information regarding the cause of deaths of lions.

Six Asiatic lions, including four cubs, have died in the zoo over the past three weeks, due to viral infection and heart attack. On July 25, two cubs died just after Anita, a lioness, gave birth to four cubs. The rest died in hospital on July 26. On August 8, an eight-year-old lioness was found dead. The most recent death was that of a two-year-old lioness on August 13.

Meanwhile, as a precaution, the zoo authorities have moved a lioness and her two cubs to the zoo hospital, while four other lions have been shifted to a separate enclosure. Zoo officials have sent samples of a two-year-old lioness, who died due to heart attack, to the Indian Veterinary Research Institute in Bareilly for examination.

A zoo official said the lion wards had been sanitised after the deaths and animals were being given medicine as a precautionary measure.

Animal welfare organisations also advocated for a clean environment in the zoo and called for its revamp as the water bodies were not very clean and the enclosures were often dirty. “Animals get less sunlight, the zoo is too old and needs to be revamped at the earliest,” the Wildlife Trust of India said.

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Cops solve blind murder case with arrest of four
Our Correspondent

New Delhi, August 22
With the arrest of four persons, Deep Chand, Subhash, Kanti Prasad and Pramod, the North district police claimed to have solved a blind case.

According to the police, “On July 14, 2006, we had received a PCR call that an unknown female body was lying at the railway track in the Shakti Nagar area.

The body could not be identified due to the crushed face and lacerated wounds.

We used all possible mediums for the identification of the body but to no avail. One day, on a tip-off, our team apprehended Deep Chand, Subhash and Kanti Prasad while they were on their way to Kishan Ganj railway station. During the course of investigation, they accepted their involvement in the 
murder. After their information, their other accomplice, Babu Lal, was also arrested,” said a senior officer.

“Deep Chand, the father of the deceased, disclosed that his daughter had fallen in bad company and she had also eloped with one Subhash some time back. He disclosed that he was fed up with the behaviour of his daughter. So he finally planned to get rid of her. He hired two professional criminals, Pramod and Dharmender. On July 13, 2006, he declared at home that he was going to Palwal to see his one relative along with his daughter and son. Kanti Prasad accompanied them on the pretext that he would see them off.

The four crossed the railway line and started walking towards the Kishan Ganj railway station,” he said.

“When Kanti Prasad gave a signal, Dharmender and Pramod also followed them. After walking a few hundred yards, Dharmender caught hold of the girl, pressed her mouth. She was dragged to the bushes. To avoid resistance, Pramod caught hold of her arms. Dharmender pressed her neck hard till she died. Kanti Prasad poured acid on her face and Deep Chand hit her on the face with a big stone. Finally, her own brother Raju took off her clothes to mislead the police,” he added.

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Dacoits strike in Gurgaon village
Ravi S. Singh
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, August 22
About a dozen armed members of a ‘Kuccha-Baniyan’ gang indulged in loot and violence at two houses in Kakrola village about 20 km from here, in the wee hours today.

While they chose the first house as their target, they struck at the second target after half an hour of the first incident. Although Mr Ram Prakash, head of the family and other villagers are alleged to have informed the police while the first incident was still happening, the latter did not turn up. The miscreants then struck in the second residence with greater vengeance. Mr Ram Prakash, who is visibly shaken, said that he had informed the police several times, but the cops failed to come on time.

At the first house they fired two shots at Mr Dinesh Kumar, son of Mr Ram Prakash, and injured him seriously when he tried to resist. He has been referred to Batra Hospital in Delhi.

The criminals also beat up the members of the house, including women and children. They looted jewellery and cash worth lakh of rupees. The residents ran to save their lives, while the criminals had a free run.

At the second house of Mr Anand Prakash, the pattern of crime was replicated with the difference that they fired and injured his wife, Sushila critically with a gunshot. Here women of the house were also beaten up.

Mrs Sushila is still in ICU in Kalyani Hospital. Mr Anand Prakash told mediapersons that the police were informed of the incident while the criminals were at his place. But the police apparently failed to respond promptly.

A police team turned up much after the criminals had left. The police have registered a case. However, no arrest has been made so far.

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Factory blaze toll rises to 9
Our Correspondent

Greater Noida, August 22
With five more labourers succumbing to their burn injuries at the Safdarjang hospital in Delhi, the toll in food factory blaze in Surajpur industrial area on August 17 has risen to nine. The condition of a couple of other labourers is also reported to be critical in the hospital.

The police have filed a case of unintentional murder against the factory’s technical manager who is still absconding.

About 24 workers were seriously charred in the fire that had broken out in food manufacturing factory in site-B in Surajpur industrial area. Eight fire tenders had taken 10 hours to douse the blaze.

Four labourers, Satte, Shakti Singh, Krishan and Azad had died on August 17 and 18 in the Safdarjung hospital. The five laborers who died yesterday are Lal Mohan, Bunty, Bindu, Sanjay and Nirwan. All of them reportedly hail from Bihar.

The Factories Director has filed a case on the recommendation of fire brigade against the factory management for lack of proper fire fighting equipment and facilities on the premises.

The Surajpur police are trying to arrest the absconding technical manager of the factory.

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Police to keep eye on illegal cyber cafes
Our Correspondent

Noida, August 22
On the inputs provided by the intelligence department, the security agencies have intensified their effort to force cyber cafes functioning in the area to provide their complete details to the administration. According to the intelligence agencies, many of the illegally-run cyber cafes are being used for leaking vital data and defence information to terrorist outfits and also for spreading rumours.

Besides providing their own personal details, it has been made mandatory for the cyber cafe owners to provide complete information about those who frequent their joints and use the facility. Those who fail to comply with these instructions can be sent to jail. Such cafes can also be sealed. According to SP City Soumitra Yadav, the government has issued instructions asking the security agencies to keep an eye on such cyber cafes, which are reportedly being used for spreading rumours or leaking vital defence or other information to terrorist groups.

Cafe owners and managers have been asked to maintain full records of their customers’ like name, address, profession, etc.

They can even avail of intelligence agencies’ help in this connection so that the complete information about the cyber cafes in the area and those who use the facility is available. Mr Yadav said now it would not be possible to run cyber cafes without first getting them registered and besides, cafes could be sealed for non-compliance of these instructions. 

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Youth accused of murder acquitted
Our Correspondent

New Delhi, August 22
Ten years after facing trial, a youth charged with murder and kidnapping in West Delhi has been acquitted by a city court as the prosecution failed to link him with the murder case.

The Additional Sessions Judge of the Fast Track Court, Judge Narinder Kumar, discharged Jitendra Kumar of the charges under Sections 363 (kidnapping) and 302 (murder) of the IPC.

According to the prosecution, Jitender, who was working as a helper in a garment shop of Deshraj Kalra under the Nangloi police station had murdered the latter’s nine-year-old son, Honey, on May 13, 1996, after kidnapping him.

The police subjected the accused to a polygraph test following his arrest on October 8, 1996.

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5 convicted in dowry death case

Ghaziabad, August 22
Addl. Sessions and District Judge has awarded three persons to 10 years imprisonment and sentenced two others to seven years jail term in a dowry death case.

The husband of the deceased, his elder brothers and parents are among those convicted by the Court.

The Court also imposed a fine of Rs 52,000 each on the five guilty persons. Addl. District Judge, Civil, said a Tundla resident, Amar Singh had married his daughter Mithlesh with Mukesh, a resident of Salarpur in Jarcha in 1991.

Mukesh and his family had been torturing Mithlesh to bring a fridge, a motor bike and TV. — OC

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Youth convicted of attempt to rape six-year-old girl
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 22
A youth, who had attempted to rape a six-year-old girl three years ago in North-West Delhi, was today sentenced to five years’ rigorous imprisonment by a city court.

Additional Sessions Judge Narottam Kaushal also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on the convict Kuldeep of Sector 23, Rohini, after finding him guilty.

According to the prosecution, 22-year old Kuldeep made an attempt to sexually assault the child on November 28, 2003, when she went outside of her house.

   



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