Ananya Bhardwaj

Ananya Bhardwaj

Ananya Bhardwaj was part of Hindustan Times’ nationwide network of correspondents that brings news, analysis and information to its readers. She no longer works with the Hindustan Times.

Articles by Ananya Bhardwaj

After prison van killings, Bawana stakes claim to top mobster’s slot

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2015 12:15 AM IST
It’s war: Neeraj Bawana gang strikes, eliminates two top members of rival Neetu Dabodia gang

Tihar battles to manage jail with half staff strength

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2015 12:01 AM IST
The country’s most-populated and largest prison, which has witnessed many incidents of violence and murders in the recent past, has been managing with just a little over 50% of the total sanctioned strength of guards.

Tihar has just two psychologists to hear out 14,800 inmates

Hindustan Times | By Prawesh Lama, Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2015 01:01 AM IST
Insia's largest jail Tihar, where 25-35 deaths are reported every year, has just two overburdened psychologists to hear the 14,800 prisoners out. There have been at least nine established cases of suicide over the last three years.
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Representative-photo-Illustration-Jayanto

Master of heist: This Delhi school taught ATM theft course

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2015 07:26 AM IST
Rajiv Sahani would pick out the brightest students at the centre, lure them to join him and teach them the tricks of tampering with ATM machines to commit thefts --- a skill he had mastered, police officials told HT.
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For Delhi women, danger lurks even at home

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj and Prawesh Lama, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2015 08:34 PM IST
Is it poor policing, lawlessness or socio economic factors? What drives these alleged rapists to a crime as heinous as rape? For two weeks, our correspondents sifted through police records, read case papers, met victims, accused and their families and spoke to investigating officers. The findings were shocking.
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Delhi: Faceless predators stalk minors here

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2015 02:46 PM IST
In 2013, three minors were reportedly abducted when they were on their way to the toilet, taken into the jungle and raped. The accused, a migrant, reportedly showed them porn clips on his phone and then sexually assaulted them on a ridge in the jungle. In 2014, two minors were abducted when they stepped out of their house at night and raped by neighbours.
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Farmer Gajendra was 'drunk' the day he died at AAP rally: Autopsy

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2015 09:16 AM IST
An initial report submitted to the crime branch by a panel of doctors states that traces of alcohol has been found in the viscera sample of Gajendra Singhm though the preliminary findings of the post-mortem conducted on April 23, had stated that the death was caused due to hanging and fracture in the neck.

Tomar fallout: Police verifying degrees of 2,000 Delhi lawyers

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2015 03:25 AM IST
About 2,000 practising advocates registered with the city’s bar council have degrees from the same college and university as AAP leader Jitender Singh Tomar who is in jail facing charges of faking his academic degrees, Delhi Police sources told HT on Friday.
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Lambu Sharma: Juvenile killer who became expert bomb-maker

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2015 09:54 AM IST
Bihar’s Ara jail was Lambu Sharma’s second home, preschool and vocational training institute — the high walls providing perfect cover and safety to learn the art of making bombs and pulling off daring robberies.
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Delhi Police’s cyber cell lost in paperwork, legal hurdles

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2015 12:51 AM IST
Delhi has seen a steady rise in complaints of impersonation, fake profiles and stalking over social networking sites but the police, struggling for information, have not managed to crack a single case in the last 18 months.
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Former-Delhi-law-minister-Jitendra-Singh-Tomar-in-the-train-while-being-taken-to-Faizabad-from-New-Delhi-Ashok-Dutta-HT-Photo

Delhi: Ex-law minister Tomar admits he 'bought' degrees from 2 agents

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2015 09:08 AM IST
One agent, Vinod forged an LLB degree of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bihar while another one - Madan helped him get his BSc degree from Awadh University in UP.
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Former-Delhi-law-minister-Jitendra-Singh-Tomar-in-the-train-while-being-taken-to-Faizabad-from-New-Delhi-Ashok-Dutta-HT-Photo

Two universities, one student, same period, no degree: Story of Tomar

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2015 07:33 PM IST
Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar, who claims to have graduated from an Uttar Pradesh university in 1988, was in fact a student at the city’s Rajdhani College during the time but failed to get a degree as he dropped out in the final year, HT has learnt.
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'He had no idea about the college': When Faizabad made Tomar nervous

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2015 03:47 PM IST
It was a city where he claimed to have spent three years attending college but on Wednesday, former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar appeared to be a stranger in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad.
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How law, 'duty-bound' cops caught up with Jitender Tomar

Hindustan Times | By Satya Prakash and Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2015 11:33 AM IST
It took the police over a month to investigate the case against Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar and make watertight grounds for the arrest.
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Delhi women recall Goa horror: ‘They gave us alcohol instead of water’

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2015 03:35 AM IST
The day Goa’s tourism minister called the five men accused of raping two women from Delhi, the women made disturbing revelations in their statement to the police.
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Afghanistan-national-Noor-Amir-left-at-the-hospital-HT-Photo

Did it for my family: Afghan drug carrier who swallowed heroin pills

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2015 04:40 PM IST
Noor Amir says he wanted to repay his debt and has no other source of income to feed his family of two wives and five kids
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Arrested top Indian Mujahideen man bares links with 26/11 attack plotter David Headley

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2015 07:37 AM IST
A top Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative who escaped from a quake-damaged Nepal prison had hosted 2008 Mumbai attacks plotter David Coleman Headley in the Himalayan nation, police sources said on Tuesday.

Delhi: Gang that forged papers for EWS admission had school links

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2015 04:37 PM IST
In an admission racket unearthed by the Delhi Police, several schools in the Capital have been found inducting general category students to nursery seats reserved for economically weaker sections (EWS) based on fake income certificates.
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Price of long night shifts, scanty sleep: Delhi cop dozes off at wheel, mows down 3 women

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2015 01:29 AM IST
Rishipal, 59, was returning home after a 12-hour night shift when he reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, lost control over his car and mowed down three sanitation staff in south-east Delhi’s Badarpur.
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Nepal quake sends IM man into arms of Indian law in UP

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2015 12:14 AM IST
A top Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative who escaped from a Nepal prison after the April 25 earthquake was arrested at Bharaich in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi Police said on Monday.

Police register cheating case against IIPM dean Arindam Chaudhuri

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2015 12:23 PM IST
The crime branch of Delhi Police has registered a case against management guru and founder of IIPM (Indian Institute of Planning and Management) Arindam Chaudhuri on a complaint by the University Grants Commission (UGC), stating that the institute is ‘cheating’ and ‘fooling’ its students as it is not recognised by any regulatory body.
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