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.

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Charge sheet against 11 in daring Delhi tunnel robbery

The crime branch of Delhi Police has filed a charge sheet against 11 individuals arrested in connection with a daylight robbery in Pragati Maidan tunnel. The suspects stayed in rented flats and stole motorcycles and arranged weapons to execute the robbery. The crime was captured on CCTV footage, and an accidental firing at one of the flats helped the police solve the case. The mastermind, Usman Ali, had lost his job and was in debt, and he planned to rob delivery agents transferring large amounts of cash.

The suspects in custody. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 11:17 PM IST

Delhi cop dies in crash on Meerut expressway

A speeding Honda Amaze car hit the sub-inspector and the driver of a pick-up. The driver of the car fled the accident spot

Sub-inspector Ganga Saran was to retire in less than two years, and had planned to move to his hometown in Bulandshahr, where he planned to take up farming. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 11:58 PM IST

Speeding car mows down police sub-inspector in East Delhi

Deputy police commissioner (East) Amrutha Guguloth said sub-inspector Ganga Saran was on patrolling duty when the car hit him in East Delhi’s Pandav Nagar

The accident scene on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 11:15 AM IST

Ten killed during street robberies in Delhi till August this year

The data also shows that in at least 12 other incidents this year victims suffered serious injuries while trying to fend off the snatchers

According to experts, the growing violence in street crimes is a cause for concern.They said while many of those involved in street crimes such as snatching are mostly first-time offenders, the use of firearms and knives by them to attack their shows a growing desperation which is a dangerous sign. (Representational image)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 12:05 AM IST

Woman injured while trying to save cellphone from bike-borne snatchers in Delhi

The incident happened when the woman, who works with a telecom company in Gurugram, was returning home on Sunday night

The injured woman was admitted to a nearby hospital, where she is undergoing treatment. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 01:11 PM IST
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Head constable attacked in road rage case in Delhi’s Raghubir Nagar

The head constable, MG Rajesh, suffered injuries to his head and other parts of his body and fell unconscious at the crime scene

Police arrested two brothers, Krishan Singh, 28, and Yuvraj Singh, 21, on Sunday from the Raghubir Nagar area. (Representational image)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 12:13 AM IST

Delhi cops on G20 duty to get 2 leaves over next 10 days

Delhi Police officers and personnel who were deployed for the G20 Summit will be given two days off over the next 10 days to provide them with adequate rest. The police chief has also asked for lavish meals to be organized as a token of gratitude for the staff.

Those directly involved in the G20 duty had to report as early as 4am or 5am over a fortnight for rehearsals and briefings. (Raj K Raj/ HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 12, 2023 12:09 AM IST

G20 Summit: 7-tier security cordon around fortress ITPO

Around 10,000 security personnel, including commandos are part of the cordon, which also includes teams monitoring hundreds of CCTV cameras

Security personnel along with a sniffer dog outside Bharat Mandapam ahead of G20 Summit on Thursday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 10:43 PM IST

Curbs imposed on traffic ahead of Janmashtami celebrations

The Delhi Police said that sufficient personnel have been deployed to regulate traffic flow and guide motorists and devotees celebrating Janmashtami on Thursday

Traffic jam on Akbar Road in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 11:07 AM IST

Delhi Police ask DMRC to close gates of 39 stations, later withdraw request

Also withdrawn was an order issued by the SHO of Daryaganj police station, regarding the closure of markets and offices in the area during the Summit

A model of the G20 logo outside a Metro station ahead of the G20 Summit in New Delhi on Monday. (Reuters)
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 11:30 PM IST

ITBP commandos to give extra firepower to G20 security detail in Delhi

The 100-odd PCR vans with ITBP commandos will be part of a 475-strong contingent of PCR vans that Delhi Police has dedicated to G20 security.

Security personnel conduct anti-sabotage checks at Lodhi Road on Monday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 02:16 AM IST

The hills have eyes that keep a lookout for cops

Cascading communal violence led to the death of two home guards while more than 200 people were wounded since July 31 in Haryana’s Nuh and Gurugram districts

The Aravallis are now home to over 300 people, all Muslims, who live in makeshift camps. (Leena Dhankhar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 08:35 AM IST

Man arrested in narcotics case tries to seek bail on forged papers

Delhi Police crime branch registered an FIR against Danish Siddiqui of Lucknow on charges of cheating and forgery

Siddiqui applied for bail on July 15 on the grounds that doctors had advised an abdominal surgery on July 19. His medical documents, which were attached to the bail application, were found to be fake. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 11:48 PM IST

Delhi: G20 flowerpots also get police protection

Delhi Police in India have been tasked with safeguarding nearly 700,000 flower pots installed across the city ahead of September's G20 Summit

Police keep vigil near a footpath with plants on Tuesday. (Raj K Raj/HT)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 11:37 PM IST

Five go on stabbing spree in northwest Delhi, 1 man killed

Police said they apprehended three juvenile boys — two of them previously held in a murder case. They were released from a correction home a fortnight ago

This is the third such incident reported within 20 days — in the past cases, two people had died. (Representational Image)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Pro-Khalistani graffiti appear at Delhi metro stations; probe on

The Delhi Police are investigating pro-Khalistani graffiti that appeared on the walls of five metro stations in the city. A case has been registered and teams are being formed to identify and apprehend the suspect. The graffiti contained slogans supporting Khalistan and accused Modi's India of committing genocide against Sikhs. This is the second incident of pro-Khalistani graffiti in the city this year.

pro-Khalistani slogans were appeared on the walls of at least five metro stations on the Green Line of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in outer Delhi. (Sourced)
Updated on Aug 27, 2023 01:37 PM IST

G20 summit: 60 DCPs assigned different tasks, Delhi LG told

Some of the special tasks assigned included security in and around the summit venues, Indira Gandhi International Airport, hotels, etc

Sixty deputy commissioners of police (DCPs) have been chosen for specific tasks, Delhi LG VK Saxena was informed in a meeting on Thursday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 11:01 PM IST

West Bengal doctor held for duping Delhi doctor seeking son’s admission in MBBS

Police identified the arrested suspects as Sumantra Gupta, 41, the mastermind, and his associates Asikur Rahman, 31, and Dharmesh Kalita, 33, both from Kamrup district in Assam

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 07:47 PM IST

Molested by Delhi official in place of worship, minor tells police

It was because of the alleged molestation incidents in the church premises that the minor stopped going there from July onwards, the girl has told the police

Premoday Khakha and his wife Seema Rani after being arrested by Delhi police. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 04:28 AM IST

Burari rape horror puts spotlight on ‘church’

Premoday Khakha, 51, a Delhi govt official, and his wife Seema Rani, 50, were arrested on Monday

Police with the arrested Delhi government official and his wife on Monday. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 04:51 AM IST

Delhi's C Hexagon: Police station of family reunions

Tracing and reuniting children separated from their families at India Gate and Kartavya Path is what keeps 80-odd personnel of the police station busy daily

The Kartavya Path Police Station has traced and reunited 40 kids with their families. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 02:46 AM IST

Delhi man lived on streets for 13 days after killing former live-in partner; arrested

Police said Deepak Kumar left a note that indicated he intended to die by suicide after killing his former live-in partner but could not muster up the courage to carry through the plan

Deepak Kumar, 37, was arrested for the murder of his former live-in partner on August 1
Updated on Aug 14, 2023 03:33 PM IST

3 murder 74-yr-old man, hit 2 others in snatching spree in Delhi

The suspects had fled after the robberies, which took place a few kilometres from Janakpuri. But, they were arrested by afternoon.

One of the badly injured victims was 74-year-old Mohan Lal Chhabra, who allegedly suffered more than a dozen stab injuries. He succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment, police said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:53 PM IST

Delhi sees 4% rise in fatal road accidents in 5 years

The data collated between 2019 and 2023 so far has led traffic police to increase preventive measures.

Traffic experts attribute drink driving, high speed of commercial vehicles and lesser presence of traffic personnel during nights as the main reasons behind the increase in fatal road accidents during the night. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 04:56 AM IST

Haryana violence: VHP, Bajrang Dal protest across Delhi

The protests began at 9am and lasted until late evening. While no untoward incidents were reported, they disrupted vehicular movement and caused traffic jams

Bajrang Dal members protest in GTB Nagar in Delhi on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 11:52 PM IST

Haryana violence: Vigilante Monu Manesar at the centre of row

The communal clashes are believed to have been triggered by three videos released on social media – two by Monu Manesar and another by Bittu Bajrangi

Cleaning operations underway after communal violence hit Nuh district in Haryana, on Tuesday. (Parveen Kumar/ HT photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 04:56 AM IST

Haryana violence: Police indicate large scale use of local guns by rioters

Around 500 country-made pistols and revolvers were procured from local gunrunners to be used during the clashes, said investigators.

Vehicles torched by mobs at the Nuh bus stand on Tuesday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 02:06 AM IST

Haryana violence: Police targeted, forced to flee yatra in Nuh

Two members of the home guard were killed in Monday’s violence, and at least 60 policemen were injured

Broken glass and debris strewn on a street as policemen patrol after communal clashes in Nuh, on Tuesday. (AP)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 03:34 AM IST

Burglaries up, Dwarka and North districts most vulnerable: Police data

Police attribute the rise partly to the fact that it is now easier to register burglary cases, including those reported online.

Police data till June 15 shows that this year, 3,008 cases of burglaries were reported. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 01:57 AM IST

Delhi: 978 vehicles fined in six days for violations at night

Delhi Traffic Police launched an “integrated night checking drive” at accident-prone spots across the city on July 22 to check violations

TOPSHOT - A Delhi police barrier blocks a street during a Delhi state-wide weekend curfew imposed by the authorities to curb the spreading of the Covid-19 coronavirus in New Delhi on January 8, 2022. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP) (AFP)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 11:36 PM IST
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