Karn Pratap Singh

Karn Pratap Singh

Karn Pratap Singh has been writing on crime, policing, and issues of safety in Delhi for almost a decade. He covers high-intensity spot news, including terror strikes, serial blasts and security threats in the national capital.

Articles by Karn Pratap Singh
The total number of arrests made in the cheating case has reached 15.(HT Archives. Representative image)
The total number of arrests made in the cheating case has reached 15.(HT Archives. Representative image)

150-crore online fraud: 3 more arrested in racket floated by Chinese

UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2021 10:55 AM IST
The case is being probed by the Cyber Prevention, Awareness and Detection centre (CyPAD) of the Delhi Police. Investigators said the company secretary, identified as Rajni Kohli, who is in her forties, created 36 shell companies, appointed “dummy directors and other employees” and shared the bank account details of the companies with the Chinese nationals.
The couple and their two children were going towards Daryaganj in a battery-operated rickshaw when it was hit by an allegedly rashly driven white Hyundai Verna car. (Sourced)
The couple and their two children were going towards Daryaganj in a battery-operated rickshaw when it was hit by an allegedly rashly driven white Hyundai Verna car. (Sourced)

Two killed, 3 injured in road accident in Delhi’s Daryaganj

UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 10:26 AM IST
The driver of the car fled the spot, but some locals chased the car on their two-wheelers. The car was intercepted at a police picket point near Jama Masjid
Image courtesy: Hindustan Times
Image courtesy: Hindustan Times

Behind crime spree, 4 petty thieves trying to ‘make it big’

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2021 04:39 AM IST
Police said they allegedly stole the wheels to ensure the tyres do not burst during the crime spree or in case they faced a police chase.
Two of the five cars that were damaged in the accident on Friday morning.(Sourced)
Two of the five cars that were damaged in the accident on Friday morning.(Sourced)

Man runs over 5 with speeding truck; held

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 04:38 AM IST
  • Police said a DTC bus driver blocked the road with his bus when the truck driver tried to flee the spot.
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Delhi: 3 held for robbery, murder

By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi:
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 11:52 PM IST
The Delhi Police on Friday said they have arrested three men three days after they committed four serious crimes, including the murder of a truck driver during a robbery in west Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh, within an hour
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Najafgarh accident: The oldest victim Covid survivor, youngest speech and hearing impaired

PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 11:34 PM IST
New Delhi: Ninety-three-year-old Rao Jawahar Singh, who was among the five killed in Friday morning’s road mishap in Najafgarh, had recovered from Covid-19 without even getting admitted to any hospital
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5 hit and run over by tipper truck in Delhi’s Najafgarh

PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 11:28 PM IST
New Delhi: A 93-year-old man and four members of another family were killed after they were run over by an allegedly speeding tipper truck in southwest Delhi’s Najafgarh early on Friday morning, said the police
Sandeep Kala. (Source: Delhi Police) Exclusive
Sandeep Kala. (Source: Delhi Police)

Sandeep Kala’s journey from petty crime to being the most wanted

By Prawesh Lama and Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 11:10 AM IST
In the last two years, Kala has become the most wanted man, accused of crimes such as murder, extortion, and robbery. He carries a reward of 7 lakh for his arrest and is wanted by the police of four states
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Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Four, including a 5-year-old child, killed in road mishap in Delhi’s Najafgarh

UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 02:06 PM IST
The police said that the errant truck driver was arrested and the vehicle impounded.A two-and-a-half-year-old child was injured in the mishap and hospitalised
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Sagar Dhankad murder case: Another wrestler arrested

PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 10:39 AM IST
A senior crime branch officer said 22-year-old wrestler called Anirudh was involved in the abduction and assault on Dhankad and his associates during the fight between two groups, one led by Kumar, at the stadium on May 4
Some SIM cards were later sent back to India for being used by Indians who were involved in the scam.
Some SIM cards were later sent back to India for being used by Indians who were involved in the scam.

Noida man held in 150 crore scam case

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, Noida
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 01:15 AM IST
Satyendra Singh, owner of SG Telecom company, was arrested from Noida Sector-62 on Wednesday for allegedly supplying 27 pre-activated Indian SIM cards to the masterminds of syndicate based in China (Chinese nationals), investigators said.
The Meerut police also confirmed Pandey’s arrest from his home, which comes under the territorial jurisdiction of Pallavpuram police station.
The Meerut police also confirmed Pandey’s arrest from his home, which comes under the territorial jurisdiction of Pallavpuram police station.

Member of Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party arrested in sexual assault case

By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 01:00 AM IST
Police said party leader Rohit Pandey, who is also the part owner of a real estate company, was arrested from his house in Meerut’s Ansal Town, following a search conducted by the NFC police team on Monday night.
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Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Delhi Police bust nationwide fraud syndicate operated by Chinese nationals

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2021 01:04 AM IST
Eleven people, including a Tibetan woman and two chartered accountants (CAs) based in Delhi and Gurugram, were arrested following multiple raids in Delhi-NCR and West Bengal
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Truck driver robbed, shot dead in Delhi’s Punjabi Bagh

PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 12:37 PM IST
Police said they are scanning CCTV cameras installed around the crime scene and on the routes that the truck took to reach there. They have also activated their human intelligence network for gathering information about the suspects
Police said the drugs, which were headed to Punjab, were being smuggled by an interstate syndicate involved in illegally procuring Tramadol tablets and supplied to different states, including Punjab via Delhi.
Police said the drugs, which were headed to Punjab, were being smuggled by an interstate syndicate involved in illegally procuring Tramadol tablets and supplied to different states, including Punjab via Delhi.

42k painkiller tablets seized; six arrested

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 12:48 AM IST
  • Police said the drugs, which were headed to Punjab, were being smuggled by an interstate syndicate involved in illegally procuring Tramadol tablets and supplied to different states, including Punjab via Delhi.
Prasad said the fourth Covid-19 wave in Delhi, which forced the closure of their old dhaba for 17 days and further affected the sales, have led them to penury -- again.(Photo: PTI)
Prasad said the fourth Covid-19 wave in Delhi, which forced the closure of their old dhaba for 17 days and further affected the sales, have led them to penury -- again.(Photo: PTI)

Aid dries up, baba back at his dhaba

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 01:41 AM IST
The viral video led to thousands of people making a beeline to the couple’s eatery for food, selfies and donating money.
As per the new guidelines, restrictions on stand-alone shops, markets and shopping malls have been eased and private and government offices have been permitted to open with half their strength.(File Photo)
As per the new guidelines, restrictions on stand-alone shops, markets and shopping malls have been eased and private and government offices have been permitted to open with half their strength.(File Photo)

Unlocking Capital: Delhi Police help shops implement new guidelines

By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi:
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 02:21 AM IST
The city police have decided to use non-coercive methods while implementing the new guidelines issued by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Saturday.
A police officer, who asked not to be named, said a team engaged the caller in a conversation while another other traced his location to Khajoori Khas.(iStock/Hindustan Times)
A police officer, who asked not to be named, said a team engaged the caller in a conversation while another other traced his location to Khajoori Khas.(iStock/Hindustan Times)

Midnight hunt leads to arrest after man calls police, threatens PM

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 11:48 PM IST
  • Several teams were formed to locate the caller, identified as Salman alias Arman, before he was traced to north-east Delhi’s Khajoori Khas, they added.
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Man arrested for stabbing woman in Delhi’s Rohini

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 03:46 PM IST
The attack was captured on a couple of CCTV cameras installed near the crime scene and the footage is circulating on social media. The attacker was arrested and the kitchen knife he used for the crime has been recovered, the police said
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (File photo)

Delhi man detained after night-long search over PM Modi threat call

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 03:34 PM IST
Several teams were formed to locate the caller, identified as Salman alias Arman, before he was traced to northeast Delhi’s Khajoori Khas
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Dhankar murder: SUV recovered from stadium was a stolen one, say police

By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 12:10 AM IST
Police on Thursday said the investigation into the killing of wrestler Sagar Dhankar has revealed that the Brezza SUV, which was recovered from New Delhi’s Chhatrasal Stadium, was stolen from outer Delhi’s Rohini a few months ago
Police officers said that the arrested scrap dealer, Lal Dass alias Lalu, told them that he purchased used gloves in bulk from the suspect (who is still absconding) at a rate ranging between <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>35 per kilogram. (SOURCED)
Police officers said that the arrested scrap dealer, Lal Dass alias Lalu, told them that he purchased used gloves in bulk from the suspect (who is still absconding) at a rate ranging between 25 and 35 per kilogram. (SOURCED)

Used gloves being sold as new; 6 arrested for racket

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Six men, including a scrap dealer, have been arrested and the police suspect that the gang may have links with some hospitals and the government-approved vendors or companies involved in the collection and disposal of bio-medical waste.
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Olympian Sushil Kumar’s gun licence to be suspended permanently

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 12:23 AM IST
New Delhi The Delhi Police on Tuesday said they have suspended the firearms licence given to two-time Olympic medallist and world champion wrestler Sushil Kumar, who has been arrested in connection with the murder of 23-year-old wrestler Sagar Dhankad
Olympics medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar after his appearance in the Rohini court, in New Delhi, on May 29, 2021. (PTI)
Olympics medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar after his appearance in the Rohini court, in New Delhi, on May 29, 2021. (PTI)

Sushil Kumar’s gun licence to be cancelled permanently

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 02:49 AM IST
The licencing department of the Delhi Police has initiated the process for cancellation of both the men’s arms licences
Records show that most people arrested from other states were part of different organised syndicates that duped Covid-19 patients or their families in Delhi by promising to supply Covid-19 medicines, injections, or medical essentials such as oxygen cylinders and concentrators. (REUTERS)
Records show that most people arrested from other states were part of different organised syndicates that duped Covid-19 patients or their families in Delhi by promising to supply Covid-19 medicines, injections, or medical essentials such as oxygen cylinders and concentrators. (REUTERS)

How fraudsters duped Covid patients and their families in Delhi

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 02:01 PM IST
When there was a shortage of oxygen at city hospitals, oxygen was sold in black. Currently, as cases of black fungus (mucormycosis) rise and there is a shortage of medicine, police have started receiving complaints about black marketing again
A file photo of seized heroin.
A file photo of seized heroin.

Narcotics cell nabs man for selling heroin, recovers 1kg of contraband

By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2021 06:42 AM IST
This is the third seizure of heroin in the last 10 days by the narcotics cell, which comes under the crime branch.
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Drug peddling couple and associate held with half kilo heroin, 1.92 lakh cash

By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Police on Thursday said they had arrested a couple and their associate with more than half a kilogram of heroin and 1
The seized medical waste was sealed in the godown itself keeping in view the risk it posed during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo Sourced from Delhi Police)
The seized medical waste was sealed in the godown itself keeping in view the risk it posed during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo Sourced from Delhi Police)

848 kgs of used surgical hand gloves seized from 2 Delhi godowns, 3 held

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 01:37 PM IST
On May 4-5, three men were arrested after a raid at a factory in Tronica City in Ghaziabad led to the recovery of used and recycled surgical gloves.
Police arrest four criminals, aide of wrestler Sushil Kumar wanted in PS Model Town murder case, in New Delhi, Wednesday, May 26, 2021,(PTI)
Police arrest four criminals, aide of wrestler Sushil Kumar wanted in PS Model Town murder case, in New Delhi, Wednesday, May 26, 2021,(PTI)

Four associates of wrestler Sushil Kumar held for Dhankad’s murder

By Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2021 04:21 AM IST
Police said the four are members of the Kala Asauda-Neeraj Bawana gang, which also points to Kumar’s possible links with jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana and the apprehension that Dhankar’s murder may lead to a gang war.
The four men arrested by Delhi Police late on Tuesday from outer Delhi. (Photo: Delhi Police)
The four men arrested by Delhi Police late on Tuesday from outer Delhi. (Photo: Delhi Police)

Wrestler murder: 4 more associates of Sushil Kumar arrested in Delhi

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2021 12:57 PM IST
All four are from Haryana and are members of Kala Asauda-Neeraj Bawana gang. They have been identified as Bhupender alias Bhupi,Mohit alias Bholi,Gulab aka Pehalwan, and Manjeet alias Chunni Lal
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