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

How a conman charmed multiple women, sold property, vanished

Akash Verma was a skilled conman that preyed on women on matrimonial sites, convincing them to part with their money or property, before disappearing.
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Updated on May 26, 2022 11:45 AM IST
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Three use dating app to extort money, arrested

The gang allegedly befriended victims on Grindr-an app for gay, bisexual and transgender people-took their pictures in compromising position and blackmailed them for money, said police
Police arrested the three suspects from Gandhi Nagar in Faridabad on Monday. (Sourced)
Police arrested the three suspects from Gandhi Nagar in Faridabad on Monday. (Sourced)
Published on May 25, 2022 12:10 AM IST
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Gurugram multi-crore heist: Court permits lie-detector test on former DCP

A local court on Tuesday allowed the special task force (STF), which is investigating the 40 crore heist from the maintenance office of a residential society in Sector 82 on August 4 last year, to conduct polygraph test on Dheeraj Setia, former deputy commissioner of Gurugram police, who appeared before the court for the first time on Tuesday
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Published on May 25, 2022 12:09 AM IST
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160 liquor shops auctioned in Gurugram east, 568 crore collected

The Haryana government on Tuesday auctioned 160 liquor vends in Gurugram east through e-tenders and earned 568 crore, an increase of 31
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Published on May 25, 2022 12:07 AM IST
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Gurugram cops implement new plan to tackle traffic amid heavy rain

The traffic police on Monday devised a new plan to manage congestion across the city during the monsoon and to ensure timely action by deploying teams at all key points with motors to pump out water before commuters could get stuck, unlike previous years when they would reach these spots after receiving reports of congestion
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Published on May 24, 2022 05:25 PM IST
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Gurugram’s answer to rain mayhem: Work from home

According to the authorities, Gurugram received 73.4mm rain in the last 24 hours (till 8.30am on Monday)--the highest recorded rainfall across Haryana on Monday.
Potholes and cave-ins appeared at several locations in Gurugram on Monday. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Potholes and cave-ins appeared at several locations in Gurugram on Monday. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 24, 2022 03:00 AM IST
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After heavy rain hits Delhi-NCR, Gurugram urges for WFH 'wherever possible'

Delhi-NCR weather update: Traffic choked roads amid heavy waterlogging. 
Officials have been helping as commuters stranded in several waterlogged areas, the Gurugram traffic police said.
Officials have been helping as commuters stranded in several waterlogged areas, the Gurugram traffic police said.
Published on May 23, 2022 12:57 PM IST
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Gurugram rains: Waterlogging woes return; 2,500 cops deployed to manage traffic

The police said 25 control room vehicles, 40 individual riders, 10 tow trucks, five earthmovers and over 100 police station vehicles have been sent to rain affected areas
Police teams on bicycles are helping people in Gurugram who are stranded due to waterlogging. (ANI Photos)
Police teams on bicycles are helping people in Gurugram who are stranded due to waterlogging. (ANI Photos)
Published on May 23, 2022 09:51 AM IST
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Four arrested for robbing money collection agent of 6.5 lakh

Gurugram: Four people, including two juveniles, were arrested on Sunday for robbing a 28-year-old man of 6
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Published on May 22, 2022 11:53 PM IST
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Fire at battery repair shop in Faridabad suffocates three workers to death

Officials said at least five fire tenders were pressed into service to control the blaze, and firefighting and rescue operations continued for four hours.
Fire at battery repair shop in Faridabad suffocates three workers to death
Fire at battery repair shop in Faridabad suffocates three workers to death
Updated on May 22, 2022 01:23 AM IST
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Villagers plan second protest against toll levy in Ghamroj on May 29

Around 150,000 people living in villages and condominiums along the highway have been impacted by the imposition of toll at the toll plaza
Members of the Toll Sangharsh Samiti have started visiting 35 villages along Sohna Road to encourage villagers to join the protest in large numbers. (Sourced)
Members of the Toll Sangharsh Samiti have started visiting 35 villages along Sohna Road to encourage villagers to join the protest in large numbers. (Sourced)
Published on May 21, 2022 11:17 PM IST
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Shivraj Puri, the prime accused in 400-crore major fraud no more

Gurugram: Shiv Raj Puri, the 46-year-old alleged mastermind behind the 400 crore Citibank fraud of 2010, died on Thursday morning undergoing tuberculosis (TB) treatment in Delhi
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Updated on May 21, 2022 04:33 AM IST
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Maruti to set up third Haryana plant, project to create 11,000 jobs in Sonipat

Gurugram: The Haryana government will sign an agreement with Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited on Thursday to allot land to the automakers in Sonipat district, officials said Wednesday, adding that this will be Maruti’s third plant in the state
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Published on May 19, 2022 12:22 AM IST
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148 liquor vends auctioned, 424 crore collected in Gurugram west

The Haryana government on Wednesday auctioned 148 of the 168 liquor vends in Gurugram west through e-tenders and earned 424 crore in the process, an increase of 14
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Published on May 19, 2022 12:12 AM IST
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Sushant Lok couple death: Woman died ‘due to hanging’, says report; no further probe

A day after the police found the bodies of a live-in couple inside their Sushant Lok 1 apartment, the result of an autopsy revealed that the woman died “due to hanging”
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Published on May 18, 2022 12:10 AM IST
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Health dept asks schools to speed up vaccination of children aged 12 to 15

To increase the pace of vaccination in the district, especially for those in the 12 to 15 years of age, a meeting was held on Tuesday with private hospitals, schools and the district education department where directions were issued to set up camps in schools and ensure all students are vaccinated before the end of summer break
Gurugram, India - May 17, 2022: A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a child in the age group of 12 to 14 years, at Poly Clinic, in Sector 31 UPHC, Gurugram, India, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Gurugram, India - May 17, 2022: A health worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a child in the age group of 12 to 14 years, at Poly Clinic, in Sector 31 UPHC, Gurugram, India, on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Published on May 18, 2022 12:08 AM IST
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Water, power crisis force govt schools to cut down duration of classes

Principals of several government schools said despite repeated complaints to the Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam, nothing has been done to improve the power supply, the shortage of which also leads to water scarcity
Children play in a pond in Gurugram on Tuesday. The maximum temperature in the city was 43°C. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Children play in a pond in Gurugram on Tuesday. The maximum temperature in the city was 43°C. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 11:48 PM IST
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Live-in couple found dead in Gurugram's Sushant Lok-1 apartment

Police said the couple, both aged 29 years, had been living in the apartment for the last 18 months. The man was a chef with a five-star hotel in Delhi’s RK Puram and the woman worked at a food chain outlet in Gurugram.
Live-in couple found dead in Sushant Lok-1 apartment
Live-in couple found dead in Sushant Lok-1 apartment
Updated on May 17, 2022 04:23 AM IST
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By, Gurugram

Protestors create ruckus on road, block traffic , damage car

Hundreds of members from the Ahir community led by the Sanyukt Ahir Regiment Morcha, which is spearheading the demand for a separate regiment for the Yadavs in the Indian Army, poured onto the streets on Sunday, blocked traffic and vandalised a car on a service lane of NH48 near Hero Honda Chowk
Members of the Ahir community took out a rally from Kherki Daula toll plaza to Iffco Chowk on Sunday. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Members of the Ahir community took out a rally from Kherki Daula toll plaza to Iffco Chowk on Sunday. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 16, 2022 05:07 PM IST
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‘Ahir protest may disrupt traffic as section of NH-48 to be closed for 9 hours’

Members of the Ahir community have proposed a march from Kherki Daula toll plaza to Iffco Chowk on National Highway 48 on Sunday, said the Gurugram traffic police
An entire 14.8km section of NH-48 will be closed for traffic from 7am to 4pm on Sunday, reads an advisory issued by the Gurugram traffic police on Saturday. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
An entire 14.8km section of NH-48 will be closed for traffic from 7am to 4pm on Sunday, reads an advisory issued by the Gurugram traffic police on Saturday. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 15, 2022 12:03 AM IST
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Three arrested for obtaining bail for criminals with fake surety bonds in courts

Police said a further probe has been launched to identify the criminals who had obtained bail on the basis of fake documents
Hundreds of fake Aadhaar cards, property documents and voter cards were recovered from the possession of the suspects, said the police. (SOURCED)
Hundreds of fake Aadhaar cards, property documents and voter cards were recovered from the possession of the suspects, said the police. (SOURCED)
Published on May 14, 2022 11:56 PM IST
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300 liquor shops up for grabs in Gurugram

V K Beniwal, deputy commissioner of excise and taxation, Gurugram (east), said the city will get 300 more liquor shops from June onwards and that there can be more vends depending on the number of people bidding for the auction
Earlier, two liquor shops were allowed to operate in each zone, which has now been increased to four. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Earlier, two liquor shops were allowed to operate in each zone, which has now been increased to four. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on May 14, 2022 03:14 AM IST
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Two arrested for extorting 10 lakh from former deputy mayor of Gurugram

Police arrested two people on Wednesday for allegedly implicating a BJP leader from Haryana, who was a senior deputy mayor of Gurugram, in false cases, blackmailing him and extorting money from him
Two suspects were caught red-handed when they were accepting <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2 lakh from Batra in Old Gurugram. (Representative photo)
Two suspects were caught red-handed when they were accepting 2 lakh from Batra in Old Gurugram. (Representative photo)
Published on May 12, 2022 11:56 PM IST
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Man sells wife’s jewellery after being forced to pay 3L to instant loan apps

The complainant took a loan of about 24,000 via five apps in October and was forced to pay back 3.5 lakh to 10 more apps within a month due to the high rate of interest
Man sells wife’s jewellery after being forced to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>3L to instant loan apps
Man sells wife’s jewellery after being forced to pay 3L to instant loan apps
Published on May 12, 2022 12:13 AM IST
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Gangster Vikas Lagarpuria, wanted in connection with multi-crore Gurugram heist, held in Dubai

STF officers said that they had been looking for the gangster as he was the mastermind of the 2021 40 crore heist in Gurugram, in connection with which two doctors, a Delhi cop and one Haryana IPS officer have also been arrested
Last week, two aides of Lagarpuria, Chetan Maan alias Boxer and Dheerpal alias Dhillu alias Kana, were arrested by the Delhi Police. Maan, a former national-level boxer, was among the suspects who allegedly executed the theft. (Representational image/Getty)
Last week, two aides of Lagarpuria, Chetan Maan alias Boxer and Dheerpal alias Dhillu alias Kana, were arrested by the Delhi Police. Maan, a former national-level boxer, was among the suspects who allegedly executed the theft. (Representational image/Getty)
Updated on May 11, 2022 06:45 PM IST
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Man who set woman on fire two days before her wedding arrested

Police said the woman is critical with over 65% burns and is currently undergoing treatment at the Delhi hospital
Preet Pal Sangwan, assistant commissioner of police, said during questioning, Jaipal revealed he wanted to marry the woman and had proposed to her several times but she turned down his proposal every time. (Sourced)
Preet Pal Sangwan, assistant commissioner of police, said during questioning, Jaipal revealed he wanted to marry the woman and had proposed to her several times but she turned down his proposal every time. (Sourced)
Published on May 11, 2022 12:09 AM IST
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With online applications, obtaining and renewing liquor licences get easier

Gurugram: Gurugram: Under the new excise policy introduced on Friday, applications for obtaining and renewing liquor licenses can be made online, beginning June
Applicants will also be able to pay the required fee online, track their application status, and eventually download the final certificate, said the officials. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Applicants will also be able to pay the required fee online, track their application status, and eventually download the final certificate, said the officials. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 09, 2022 05:48 PM IST
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Hindu bodies hold mahapanchayat in Haryana against cattle smuggling, slaughter

Hundreds of Gau Rakshaks gathered at the event and sought a resolution to the ‘menace of cow slaughter’
Gau rakshaks insisted to quash FIRs against them and asked to be issued arms licences to protect cows, said the police. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Gau rakshaks insisted to quash FIRs against them and asked to be issued arms licences to protect cows, said the police. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on May 09, 2022 01:57 AM IST
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After bars, now liquor vends can stay open 24X7 in Gurugram

Vends will have to pay 25% of the annual licence fee if they wish to operate for upto four hours beyond the stipulated time and 50% of the annual licence fee if they wish to stay open throughout the day
The new excise policy also allows cafes to serve beer and wine at their outlets on payment of annual licence fee of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 lakh. (Sourced)
The new excise policy also allows cafes to serve beer and wine at their outlets on payment of annual licence fee of 5 lakh. (Sourced)
Published on May 08, 2022 12:28 AM IST
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Liquor all set to get cheaper in Gurugram as state govt cuts taxes

VK Beniwal, the deputy commissioner of excise and taxation, Gurugram (east), said that as part of the policy, 60% of excise duty and 4% of VAT have been reduced on IFL.
Vendors said that the price of imported scotch is likely to go down by <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>300 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>450 for a one-litre bottle, and that of IMFL whisky by <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>150 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>300.(Representative image)
Vendors said that the price of imported scotch is likely to go down by 300 to 450 for a one-litre bottle, and that of IMFL whisky by 150 to 300.(Representative image)
Published on May 07, 2022 01:07 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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