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Dhaula Kuan gangrape: All accused convicted
New Delhi, October 14
A Delhi court today held all the five accused guilty in 2010 Dhaula Kuan gangrape case involving a 30-year-old victim from north-east, saying the DNA report clearly demonstrates that she was raped by them.

Two held for killing cop
New Delhi, October 14
Two men have been apprehended in connection with killing a 42-year-old Delhi Police constable and injuring another constable by firing at them in Vijay Vihar, outer Delhi, during the early hours of Monday.

FIR lodged against AAP MLA
New Delhi, October 14
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation's sanitary inspector has filed an FIR against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Mangolpuri for hindering the government work being undertaken by the civic body in Sector 3, Rohini.


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ITBP constable robbed, thrashed near Akshardham Temple
New Delhi, October 14
An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) constable was allegedly robbed by some persons in an auto-rickshaw, beaten and then dumped near Akshardham Temple last night.
Animal Rights activists hold placards during a demonstration against the world's largest animal sacrifice, outside the Nepal Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday
Animal Rights activists hold placards during a demonstration against the world's largest animal sacrifice, outside the Nepal Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

SC to allow another counselling for IP varsity colleges
New Delhi, October 14
The Supreme Court today said it would order a supplementary counselling for admission of students in colleges affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University for the current academic session.

Govt asked to pay Rs 3 L to kin of electrocuted girl
New Delhi, October 14
The National Human Rights Commission has recommended that the Delhi government pay Rs 3 lakh to the next of kin of Kumari Mamta, who got electrocuted after coming in contact live and naked wires in the Lodi Colony area four years ago.

 





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Dhaula Kuan gangrape: All accused convicted

New Delhi, October 14
A Delhi court today held all the five accused guilty in 2010 Dhaula Kuan gangrape case involving a 30-year-old victim from north-east, saying the DNA report clearly demonstrates that she was raped by them.

The court also relied on the testimony of the victim, who had identified two of the accused after the first arrest was made and later helped in apprehending rest of them.

Usman, alias Kale, Shamshad, alias Khutkan, Shahid, alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal, alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin, alias Mobile, all residents of the Mewat region in Haryana, were convicted by Additional Sessions Judge Virender Kumar Bhat, who will hear the argument on awarding sentence to them on October 17.

The judge said the case against them has been proved by the evidence including DNA report that the victim was abducted and gangraped on the moving vehicle as well as on a secluded place.

While convicting the accused, the court also noted that the victim, who was a BPO employee, has not faltered at any point and stood her ground throughout the entire cross examination.

The court said she reiterated that she identified the two accused, Usman and Shamshad, correctly during the Test Identification Parade, the procedure in law in which accused are brought for identification by the victim in the court, jail or police station.

"The scrutiny of the evidence led by the parties as discussed hereinabove inevitably demonstrates that the prosecution has succeeded in proving the charges under Section 365 (abduction), 34 (common intention), 376(2) (g) (gangrape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) with 34 of IPC against all the five accused," the judge said.

"Resultantly, all the five accused are hereby convicted for the offences," he said in his 131-page judgement. PTI

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Two held for killing cop
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 14
Two men have been apprehended in connection with killing a 42-year-old Delhi Police constable and injuring another constable by firing at them in Vijay Vihar, outer Delhi, during the early hours of Monday.

The accused have been identified as Santosh, alias Lucky (23), and Ved Rampal (32), according to the police. Santosh and Rampal with three other men were inside an auto-rickshaw when they were being questioned by constables Jagbir Singh and Narendra (43) in Vijay Vihar Phase 2 about their presence there. Following an argument between the two groups, a person sitting inside the auto-rickshaw fired a shot at Singh at point blank range. He also fired at Narendra in his back, when he was running to the Vijay Vihar police station to seek backup.

Santosh, a school dropout, was caught from Shahbad Dairy last night. The police verified that Santosh is allegedly involved in eight criminal cases, including murder, robbery and under the Arms Act. On the day of incident, he with his other associates was going to commit a burglary in Vijay Vihar, but their plan was foiled by the constables. The accused also disclosed that they had three country-made weapons with them.

Rampal, who was arrested from Shahbad Dairy this morning, would accompany the gang of the other accused using his auto-rickshaw in committing robberies and burglaries in Vijay Vihar. "He was their transporter," said a police officer.

The police are searching for the other three persons. Their names have not been revealed by the police as yet. The police have recovered Singh's service pistol from Santosh, which was allegedly stolen by the assailants.

On Narender's statement, a case of murder, attempt to murder, dacoity and obstructing government servant in discharging his official duty has been registered at the Vijay Vihar police station.

The police were tipped off that some burglars who were recently released from prison may have committed the crime. Santosh was arrested for an attempt-to-murder case at Samaypur Badli in outer Delhi and he had recently been released from prison. The police conducted raids in Shahbad Dairy and apprehended Santosh. "He confessed to have committed this crime with three members of his gang. Raids were also conducted to trace the other three accused," said the DCP.

The police also traced the auto-rickshaw and its driver, Rampal, today. "He also said he was part of the crime," said the officer, adding that Rampal is a resident of Shahbad Dairy.

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FIR lodged against AAP MLA
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 14
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation's sanitary inspector has filed an FIR against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Mangolpuri for hindering the government work being undertaken by the civic body in Sector 3, Rohini.

North Delhi Mayor Yogender Chandolia said the FIR has been registered under Sections 186, 353, 379, 356, 34 of the Indian Penal Code against Birla and two others.

"The corporation is ready to extend full cooperation, but politicization of development work will not be tolerated," said Chandolia.

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ITBP constable robbed, thrashed near Akshardham Temple
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 14
An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) constable was allegedly robbed by some persons in an auto-rickshaw, beaten and then dumped near Akshardham Temple last night.

The victim, Jitender, is posted in Madhya Pradesh. His condition is stable.

The incident took place at 11.45 pm. Jitender was returning to his house in Delhi. He had boarded a train from Madhya Pradesh to Delhi and had deboarded it at Nizamuddin railway station.

According to the police, Jitender came out of the railway station and waited for an auto-rickshaw. An auto-rickshaw with four persons sitting inside it, stopped next to him.

Jitender told the driver that he want to go to Ghazipur. The driver said the other passengers are also going to Ghazipur and he can sit with them and pay a lesser amount.

The other passengers made him sit in the middle. When they crossed the Nizamuddin bridge, the passengers tried to snatch the bag Jitender was carrying. When he resisted, they beat him. He was dumped at an isolated place near Akshardham Temple.

By using a mobile phone of a passenger he reported the incident to the police. The police took him to a nearby hospital.

He said his bag contained his credit card, debit card and identity card.

The police are searching for the robbers. They are examining the CCTV footage of the areas near the railway station.

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SC to allow another counselling for IP varsity colleges
Legal Correspondent

New Delhi, October 14
The Supreme Court today said it would order a supplementary counselling for admission of students in colleges affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University for the current academic session.

A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and UU Lalit said all the admissions granted by the colleges without counselling would be treated as null and void but the eligible students among them would be allowed to take part in the supplementary counselling.

The bench made the clarification while hearing a batch of petitions filed by affected students. It said it would deliver its judgment to this effect on October 16.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi said the online supplementary counselling could be completed in one day on October 20 and the newly admitted students would be accommodated in a separate section in each college as teaching for the 2014-15 academic session had already begun for the students who were successful in the three counselling held so far. The classes for the new students would begin on October 22.

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Govt asked to pay Rs 3 L to kin of electrocuted girl
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, October 14
The National Human Rights Commission has recommended that the Delhi government pay Rs 3 lakh to the next of kin of Kumari Mamta, who got electrocuted after coming in contact live and naked wires in the Lodi Colony area four years ago.

The commission has observed that the report of the electrical inspector made a clear case of violation of human rights of the victim due to the negligence on the part of the discom M/S BRPL for which the Delhi government was vicariously liable to pay relief to the family.

It has asked the Chief Secretary to submit the compliance report along with proof of payment within six weeks.

During the course of enquiry, it was found that Mamta,7, while playing near her house came in contact with live, naked and accessible conductor of the supply wires connecting to the feeder pillar and to the streetlight pole. There were several temporary joints in the cables. The supply wire fell on the ground due to the breaking of a tree branch being used as support of these wires.

It was also found that the electric supply wires from the feeder pillar which were hanging temporarily in between the streetlight pole and the tree should have been placed underground.

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