Leena Dhankhar

Leena Dhankhar

Leena Dhankhar has worked with Hindustan Times for five years. She has covered crime, traffic and excise. She now reports on civic issues and grievances of residents.

Articles by Leena Dhankhar
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18 landowners booked for developing illegal colony in Farrukhnagar

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 11:25 PM IST
The police on Wednesday registered two cases against 18 landowners for allegedly developing an illegal colony in Farrukhnagar after a complaint was filed by the officials of the enforcement wing of the department of town and country planning (DTCP)
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Trio held for duping people on pretext of selling mortgaged properties

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:05 PM IST
The police arrested three people over the last week for allegedly duping several people of crores of rupees on the pretext of selling mortgaged properties, over the last few months
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Private schools remain divided on issue of reopening for junior classes

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:05 PM IST
Schools in the city were divided on reopening for students of classes 3 to 5 with some parents expressing concerns over another surge in the cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in other parts of the country
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State refuses prosecution sanction against four cops in school murder case

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:35 PM IST
The Haryana government declined prosecution sanctions against four police officials, including an assistant commissioner of police, chargesheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the 2017 Gurugram school murder case
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Poor lighting main cause of accidents: Police

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:29 PM IST
Following a spate of accidents on Friday and Saturday — in which four persons died on roads connecting to the Delhi-Jaipur highway within 24 hours — the police found that the lack of streetlights was leading to accidents
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Admin directs all agencies to take corrective measures to prevent accidents

By Prayag Arora-Desai and Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:29 PM IST
In a district-level road safety meeting held on February 19, the district administration directed the agencies concerned to install streetlights in areas where they are currently lacking
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28-year-old man shot dead in Sector 9

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:28 PM IST
A 28-year-old man was shot dead by at least two unidentified assailants in Feroz Gandhi colony of Sector 9 in Gurugram on Monday afternoon
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Four dead on city roads in 24 hours

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 11:19 PM IST
Four people died in separate accidents on the Delhi-Jaipur highway within 24 hours, with the police attributing the incidents to speeding and negligent driving by drivers
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Three held for operating fake call centre in Udyog Vihar

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:23 PM IST
The chief minister’s Flying Squad on late Friday night raided a fake call centre, which had been operating out of a building in Udyog Vihar Phase-2 for the past four months
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More than 100 protesters, including women, sat on the railway tracks and raised slogans against the government and the farm laws.(ANI)
More than 100 protesters, including women, sat on the railway tracks and raised slogans against the government and the farm laws.(ANI)

Protesters take over railway tracks at Patli station; impact minimal, say police

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 05:41 PM IST
The police had deployed around 150 personnel in the area to ensure that no damage is caused to the government property and no violence took place.
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Vehicles line up at Kherki Daula toll plaza as payments go digital

By Leena Dhankhar and Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:32 PM IST
A traffic jam stretching for more than a kilometre was witnessed at the Kherki Daula toll plaza on the Delhi-Jaipur Expressway (NH-48) during the morning peak hours on Tuesday, as all toll plazas in the country switched to digital-only payments through FASTags
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Man held with consignment of illegal drugs worth 1 lakh at Sector 29 parking lot

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 11:31 PM IST
A 28-year-old man was arrested in Sector 29 on Monday night from his car for allegedly possessing illicit psychotropic substances worth over 1 lakh
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Toll payment to go digital-only, deployment increased in Kherki Daula

By Abhishek Behl and Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:23 PM IST
The Gurugram police and highway concessionaire have decided to increase deployment of traffic personnel and marshals at the Kherki Daula toll plaza to prevent jams on Tuesday morning, when the toll goes fully digital and will accept payments only through FASTags
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A total of 2,804 vehicles, including tippers, trucks, tractor-trolleys, and earthmovers, have been seized by the police between December 2019 and February 15, 2021.(HT file photo)
A total of 2,804 vehicles, including tippers, trucks, tractor-trolleys, and earthmovers, have been seized by the police between December 2019 and February 15, 2021.(HT file photo)

Illegal mining rampant, 36 cases registered in January 2021

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:24 PM IST
In 2020, 1,862 cases were registered against 900 people while in 2019, 185 people were arrested over 150 cases were registered.
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Three arrested for 500-crore plot sale fraud

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:43 PM IST
With the arrest of three persons from Sector 39 on Tuesday, the police busted a gang that illegally sold plots in Sushant Lok-1 and Sushant Lok-3, on forged documents, by taking advantage of the high real estate value in the city that attracts investors from other states as well as abroad
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Experts call for more exits, better enforcement to curb driving on the wrong side

By Leena Dhankhar and Kartik Kumar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:15 PM IST
Lack of enforcement, long distances for taking a U-turn and flawed road designs, besides the callous attitude of motorists, are among the key reasons that lead to wrong-side driving in the city, road safety experts said
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Wrong-side driving can attract FIRs in Gurugram

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 11:15 PM IST
The police have decided to register FIRs against people found driving on the wrong side of the road in the city, under Section 279 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that pertains to rash driving
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Five, including two officials, booked for pocketing road repair money

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 11:08 PM IST
Five persons, including a block development, panchayat officer (BDPO) and chairman of block committee of Pataudi, were booked on Monday for allegedly fudging bills amounting to 18,000, by forging documents to make illegal payments for repair works, said police
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Cops identify six accident-prone spots

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2021 11:07 PM IST
Six accident-prone spots have been identified by the police, following 43 accidents and 12 deaths at these spots this year
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30-year-old man dies of severe injuries sustained in accident on Sector 43 road

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 11:07 PM IST
A 30-year-old man died on Monday after a speeding Fortuner SUV allegedly rammed his motorcycle ahead of a traffic signal near Super Mart-2 in DLF Phase-4, around 1am
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Truck on wrong side rams car, leaves one dead

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 11:11 PM IST
A 32-year-old man was killed in an accident on the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR) in Badshahpur, after the car he was travelling in was rammed by a speeding truck moving on the wrong side of the road in the early hours of Monday
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Constable arrested in connection with 57-lakh graft case

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2021 10:09 PM IST
The Haryana State Vigilance Bureau arrested one more constable of Gurugram Police in connection with 57-lakh graft case and the illegal detention of a Delhi-based call centre owner
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Vij launches drive at police commissioner’s office

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 10:34 PM IST
Haryana home and health minister Anil Vij on Thursday launched the second phase of the vaccination drive at the office of the commissioner of police, KK Rao
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One killed, three critical in accident near Bilaspur crossing on NH-48

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:16 PM IST
A 36-year-old woman was killed while three others, including two children, were critically injured after a speeding canter hit the car they were travelling in near the Bilaspur crossing on Tuesday morning
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Bilaspur Chowk remains an unresolved black spot

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:16 PM IST
Each time an accident was reported at the Bilaspur crossing in January, local agencies responded with an intervention in an attempt to make the stretch safer
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Local cable operator booked for damaging Airtel fibre network

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:16 PM IST
The police on Tuesday registered a case against a local cable operator for allegedly stealing fibre-optic cables of telecom company Bharti Airtel and damaging its broadband infrastructure in the city
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Gurugram Police prepares list of personnel for second round of Covid-19 vaccination

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:35 PM IST
The police on Tuesday finalised the list the personnel deployed at borders and those above 50 years of age, who will be the first in the force to get the Covid-19 vaccine in the second phase of the vaccination drive that starts on Thursday
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Gurugram school murder: CBI court raps govt, police over delay in prosecuting four cops

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:33 PM IST
Rapping the state government and the state police, the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court of Haryana on Tuesday said “they are sleeping like a Khumbhakarna” instead of discharging their statutory duties, over the delay in granting prosecution sanction for four Gurugram police personnel in the school murder case
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Gurugram: Businessman cheats private bank with fake gold for 8-lakh loan

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 11:30 PM IST
A Gurugram based catering businessman managed to fool a private bank to issue 8-lakh worth loans against fake jewellery, said police on Sunday
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Faridabad: Gang dupes many using ‘magic’ pen, four arrested

By Leena Dhankhar, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2021 11:29 PM IST
The Faridabad police have arrested four members of a gang from Delhi for allegedly duping several people of lakhs of rupees by using ‘magic’ pens on the pretext of offering extended warranty on their cars
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