Crime India Politics Social West Bengal 

Bengal student offered Rs 65 lakh to assassinate West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

The Kolkata police department is on high alert after a student received a WhatsApp message talking about a plot to kill West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. On Monday evening, a Polytechnic student in Murshidabad district received a WhatsApp message asking him to join a terror group. The sender told him that he was recruiting youths from across India and that good money will be given to those who join. When the student replied stating that he was not interested, the alleged terror recruiter replied, “We have a contract to…

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Corruption Crime India Politics 

BJP questions Congress’ silence over Robert Vadra’s alleged links to arms dealer

The BJP on Tuesday asked Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul to break their “silence” over media reports which claimed that Robert Vadra had “links” with fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was fielded by her party to attack the Congress leadership, said the silence of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul will be construed as acceptance of charges against Vadra. Citing the media report, Sitharaman alleged that a London house linked to Vadra was refurbished by Bhandari, who also made arrangements for his travel abroad. She also…

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Crime India Kerala 

Gauri Lankesh Murder: SIT Releases Three Suspects’ Sketches

After 38 days of investigation, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of activist and journalist Gauri Lankesh on Saturday released three sketches of two suspects and sought help from the public to identify them. SIT chief B.K. Singh said that the sketches, including two different ones of a suspect, were prepared after analysing the CCTV footage and getting physical description of suspects from eyewitnesses. The SIT had questioned over 250 persons in the case. Investigation had revealed that the accused stayed at least one week in the area…

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Crime Haryana India Social 

Data Missing From Honeypreet’s Recovered Phone, Ram Rahim’s Adopted Daughter Now In Judicial Custody

Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson Vipassana Insan on Friday appeared before a special investigating team (SIT) of the Haryana Police in Panchkula for questioning in connection with the Panchkula violence, in which 35 persons were killed and more than 200 injured on August 25. Vipassana, who finally appeared after three notices were issued to her, handed over Honeypreet’s I-phone to the SIT. Honeypreet had given her mobile phone to Vipassana before leaving the dera on August 27. A senior SIT official said Vipassana and Honeypreet were questioned face to face. Honeypreet…

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Crime Haryana India Social 

CBI Interrogates Ram Rahim In Forced Castration Case, Honeypreet’s Mobile Still Missing

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has questioned Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh over a complaint filed by Hansraj Chauhan, alleging that the former castrated around 400 of his followers at his Sirsa ashram. Former Dera follower Chauhan had claimed in a petition that he and 400 others were castrated by doctors at the Sirsa ashram on Ram Rahim’s command. The CBI initiated probe in the matter on a directive, issued by the Punjab and Haryana High Court in 2014. Earlier, police arrested two close aides of the…

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Crime Delhi India 

Aarushi Murder Case Update: Allahabad High Court Acquits Nupur And Rajesh Talwar

The Allahabad High Court, on Thursday ruled that dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar from Delhi were not guilty of the murder of their daughter Aarushi, 14, and domestic help Hemraj in 2008. The Allahabad High Court ended the couple’s nine-year ordeal by saying they could not be held guilty given the circumstances and evidence on record. In November 2013, a special CBI court in Ghaziabad had convicted the Talwars for murdering daughter Aarushi and Hemraj and sentenced them to life. The CBI court said they had killed Aarushi in…

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Crime Godhra Gujarat India 

Gujarat HC commutes death sentences of 11 convicts for Godhra train burning

The Gujarat High Court on Monday commuted the death sentence of 11 convicts to life imprisonment in the 2002 Godhra train burning case. It has, however, upheld the life sentence to 20 other convicts. The court also observed that the State had failed to maintain law and order. It directed the State to pay Rs 10 lakh to the families of the 59 victims, mostly kar sevaks, killed in the incident. While reading the judgment, the HC bench expressed regret over the lengthy delay in the case. “We regret the…

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Crime Gurgaon Haryana India Social 

Ryan Teachers Interrogated By CBI Team, Controversy On CCTV Footage Showing

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team probing the murder of a Class 2 student of Ryan International School on Friday repeatedly questioned three teachers who were among the first ones seen rushing to the crime spot. The prime objective of the CBI interrogation appears to be the identification of four senior students who were seen in CCTV footage near the murder location, said teachers who were probed by the CBI on Friday for three hours. The CBI officials are reportedly suspecting that the four students seen in the CCTV footage may…

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Crime Gujarat India Politics Social 

Zakia Jafri’s Plea Against PM Narendra Modi In 2002 Riots Case Rejected

In a setback for Zakia Jafri, the Gujarat High Court on Thursday upheld the closure report that gave a clean chit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 61 others in 2002 post-Godhra riots case. The court also dismissed Jafri’s allegation against the accused that the riots were part of a larger conspiracy. The court, however, said that Jafri’s plea succeeds as far as her demand of fresh investigation was concerned before the magisterial court. Mihir Desai, Jafri’s counsel, on Thursday argued that the magistrate had ignored the signed statements of witnesses which…

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Crime Haryana India Social 

Haryana Police Claim Honeypreet Paid Rs 1.25 Cr to Spark Panchkula Violence

Haryana Police has found evidence of Honeypreet Insan’s hand in incidents of violence in Panchkula following the Dera Sacha Sauda chief’s conviction in a rape case on August 25, Panchkula Police Commissioner AS Chawla has claimed. Chawla said 36-year-old Honeypreet, who claims to be the adopted daughter of jailed sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, was misleading and not cooperating with the police during her interrogation. Honeypreet, whose real name is Priyanka Taneja, was arrested by Haryana Police on October 3 in connection with the deadly violence that had claimed…

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