Prawesh Lama covers crime, policing, and issues of security in Delhi. Raised in Darjeeling, educated in Mumbai, he also looks at special features on social welfare in the National Capital.
Articles by Prawesh Lama
Updated on Jan 22, 2023 12:16 PM IST
A mix of forensic and electronic evidence along with the testimonies of 55 people is likely to form the core of Delhi Police’s prosecution of the accused Aaftab Poonawala, according to officials who cited details from a draft charge sheet
Updated on Jan 20, 2023 07:03 PM IST
One of the women who met Sukesh Chandrashekhar in Tihar jail said she was made to believe that he was a prominent media baron
Published on Jan 14, 2023 11:28 PM IST
HT had on November 18 reported that police found a saw from Poonawala’s house, and said that it could have been one of the weapons used to chop Walkar’s body.
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 04:03 AM IST
Even today, police teams visit their informers in Old Seemapuri, once in a while, hoping to find clues about the two suspected bombers. No resident in this densely populated locality claims to have seen the two men in the past year.
Published on Jan 08, 2023 11:09 PM IST
At least 57 deputy and assistant superintendents posted in Delhi’s jails were transferred on Saturday, as Sanjay Baniwal, the new director general, seeks to overhaul prison management in the wake of multiple controversies reported last year
Updated on Dec 31, 2022 08:32 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will resume his Bharat Jodo Yatra on January 3 from Delhi’s Yamuna Bazar, and his rally will pass through different parts of north-east Delhi
Updated on Dec 23, 2022 04:44 AM IST
The laboratory report — which matched traces taken from the flat with blood samples taken from Shraddha Walkar’s father — is admissible in court as evidence and establishes police’s claim that the scene of the alleged crime was one-bedroom rented flat in Chhattarpur where the couple lived.
Updated on Dec 22, 2022 12:56 PM IST
Sandeep Goel’s suspension order was issued by MHA late on Wednesday following a report by a three-member committee of bureaucrats to probe allegations that minister Satyendar Jain was being given special treatment at Tihar
Updated on Dec 21, 2022 04:59 AM IST
“Officers observed that he hardly talks to his fellow inmates. He spends time reading in his cell... He said he does not wish to meet or speak to anyone,” said a jail official.
Published on Dec 19, 2022 11:45 PM IST
The prison headquarters had received information about the use of phones and prisoners concealing weapons in sub-jails 12 and 13 inside Mandoli.
Published on Dec 12, 2022 11:50 PM IST
According to officials privy to the details of the report, the panel has pointed out that though other parts of the jail are monitored by CCTV cameras, the offices of the superintendent and deputy superintendent are “dark spots” and may turn out to be a “hub of illegal activities”
Published on Dec 09, 2022 11:53 PM IST
While tracking calls made and received on a mobile number that was being used by an Indian Mujahideen terrorist lodged in Tihar, officers discovered that Bishnoi, a fellow inmate, allegedly used that number between April and May to phone his accomplices in Punjab and Canada. The same phone was used to plan the murder of Sidhu Moosewala, police said
Updated on Dec 10, 2022 03:38 AM IST
The meeting is significant for three reasons. First, this is the first time in recent years that the LG held a “security review” meeting; second it took place in the backdrop of recent alleged jail rule violations involving Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, and lastly, the government had last week said the LG’s decision to form a committee to probe jail violation was unconstitutional
Updated on Dec 06, 2022 08:20 AM IST
‘Officials at the forensic laboratory informally told us that they will give us the results anytime this week. The test results will either be a big breakthrough or could be a setback. We have our fingers crossed,’ said an officer aware of the development.
Published on Nov 24, 2022 11:56 PM IST
A fire broke out at the popular Bhagirath Palace market in Chandni Chowk late on Thursday night, with at least 30 tenders pressed into service to douse the blaze
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 07:14 AM IST
The transfer and suspension of prison officials have come in the backdrop of allegations by the ED that Jain received special treatment in jail, including face, leg and back massages, access to home-cooked food, and meeting visitors in his cell
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 04:33 AM IST
A second officer aware of developments said Poonawala told police that he strangled his partner, Shraddha Walkar, in a fit of rage on the evening of May 18 after a fight over their moving to Delhi from Maharashtra.
Published on Nov 16, 2022 02:48 PM IST
MLA Akhilesh Tripathi has been summoned to ACB headquarters on Thursday noon and the other MLA whose name has surfaced in the probe will also be summoned later
Published on Nov 14, 2022 02:46 AM IST
The prisoner told jail officers he had swallowed four cell phones 6-7 months ago to smuggle them into the prison, but had not been able to take them out.
Published on Nov 14, 2022 02:46 AM IST
ByPrawesh Lama and Soumya Pillai
Updated on Nov 11, 2022 01:50 AM IST
The ACB, in a petition dated November 1, said that the investigation in the case is still continuing, and given Khan’s clout and influence, there were chances that he could hamper the investigation in the case
Published on Nov 10, 2022 03:44 PM IST
Sukesh Chandrashekhar is lodged in the Mandoli jail, which comes under the Delhi government’s jurisdiction
Published on Oct 11, 2022 11:53 PM IST
Delhi Police officers said that among the several topics discussed during the meeting was how to deal with protesters, for which they analysed protests at previously held G20 summits in other countries
Published on Oct 01, 2022 11:41 PM IST
Delhi Police officers probing the horrific sexual assault of the 10-year-old boy, who died at a city hospital on Saturday, said the case had some chilling similarities with the December 16, 2012 Delhi gang rape case.
Published on Sep 30, 2022 12:03 AM IST
Police probe in the role of PFI has revealed that the group set up their offices in different parts of the city, especially in places which have a history of riots such as Trilokpuri and northeast Delhi. 32 members of PFI and SDPI were arrested on Tuesday
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 12:26 PM IST
From gangsters to vehicle thieves, arms smugglers to drug peddlers, Delhi Police arrested at least 30 known criminals from the road in the last two years, showed the force’s records analysed by HT, prompting experts to question why so many lawbreakers would use this fraught route so often
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 05:05 AM IST
Officers in the Delhi Police, who have investigated the 2020 Delhi riots case, said that the ban validated their allegations against PFI
Updated on Sep 28, 2022 01:12 AM IST
At least four people were released during the day, while a majority of those detained were produced before a magistrate and sent to judicial custody of varying durations from three to seven days, the officials said.
Published on Sep 27, 2022 11:26 PM IST
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Published on Sep 27, 2022 12:50 PM IST
The police alleged in the charge sheet that the conspiracy to orchestrate riots in Delhi in February 2020 was plotted at the PFI office in Shaheen Bagh
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 12:06 PM IST
On September 24, 2021, Tillu Tajpuriya’s gunmen, dressed as lawyers, shot Gogi dead in courtroom 207 in Rohini, before being killed by police personnel at the spot