Rohit Kumar Singh

Rohit Kumar Singh

Rohit K Singh is a Principal Correspondent. He writes on crime, police and social issues

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The two PFI operatives are being quizzed by the ATS for their terror links.(HT FILE)
The two PFI operatives are being quizzed by the ATS for their terror links.(HT FILE)

Bangladesh-based terror outfit helped PFI men arrange explosives for terror plot

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 07:27 AM IST
  • The two accused revealed that they visited Bangladesh a few months ago to seek Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen’s help for arranging explosives and firearms to trigger terror blasts in India
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force (STF) arrested two alleged members of the Popular Front of India (PFI), who were allegedly planning to carry out multiple blasts across India on the occasion of Vasant Panchami, in Lucknow, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_16_2021_000257A)(PTI)
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force (STF) arrested two alleged members of the Popular Front of India (PFI), who were allegedly planning to carry out multiple blasts across India on the occasion of Vasant Panchami, in Lucknow, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_16_2021_000257A)(PTI)

UP STF ‘foils’ terror attack plan with arrest of PFI men with explosives

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 08:47 AM IST
  • A top UP police official said a operation was launched to nab the accused after the STF came to know about PFI’s plan to conduct terror attacks in Uttar Pradesh and recruit educated youngsters.
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Seen here is one of the accused Pochnli Tengli alias ‘Alice’,(HT Photo)
Seen here is one of the accused Pochnli Tengli alias ‘Alice’,(HT Photo)

2 Chinese nationals arrested in Uttar Pradesh for alleged money laundering

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 09:19 AM IST
The two accused were arrested from their hideout in Gautam Buddh Nagar. They were staying in India illegally for four-five months, said police.
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Ram Bhavan Singh, a suspended junior engineer in the state irrigation department posted in Chitrakoot , was arrested by CBI from Banda district on Monday.(Representational image)
Ram Bhavan Singh, a suspended junior engineer in the state irrigation department posted in Chitrakoot , was arrested by CBI from Banda district on Monday.(Representational image)

UP child molester used new gadgets to lure victims: CBI

By Rohit Kumar Singh and Haidar Naqvi | Lucknow/Kanpur
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 07:35 AM IST
Ram Bhavan Singh, a suspended junior engineer in the state irrigation department posted in Chitrakoot , was arrested by CBI from Banda district on Monday.
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UP child molester used new gadgets to lure victims from poor families: CBI

By Rohit Kumar Singh and Haidar Naqvi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 11:45 PM IST
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Pawan’s father Subedar Singh said he did not know why police did not act on the previous complaint.(Representative image)
Pawan’s father Subedar Singh said he did not know why police did not act on the previous complaint.(Representative image)

SUV hit and kill: ‘My son would’ve been alive had police acted on previous complaint’

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2019 09:33 PM IST
Some SUV borne youths crushed the three friends riding a scooty, after chasing them for around 2 km under Indira Nagar police station limits, killing Pawan and Tushar and severely injuring Himanshu late on Wednesday night.
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Another FIR in the multi crore mining scam in UP was lodged against former mining minister Gayatri Prajapati and five IAS officials under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by Enforcement Dirctorate
Another FIR in the multi crore mining scam in UP was lodged against former mining minister Gayatri Prajapati and five IAS officials under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) by Enforcement Dirctorate

ED registers another case in UP mining scam

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 10:03 PM IST
The FIRs were lodged on basis of the one lodged by CBI, which is investigating the mining scam in UP during the Samajwadi Party regime between 2012 and 2016.
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A senior police official privy to investigation said the probe suggested that it was a pre-planned move by three inmates and they did a proper recce of the entire route.(HT FIle / Photo used for representational purpose only)
A senior police official privy to investigation said the probe suggested that it was a pre-planned move by three inmates and they did a proper recce of the entire route.(HT FIle / Photo used for representational purpose only)

‘Security lapses, poor prison van condition helped inmates kill UP cops’

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 19, 2019 10:49 AM IST
The incident took place when a police van carrying 24 jail inmates was returning to Moradabad after producing them in a court in Chandausi in Sambhal district.
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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday conducted searches at 21 locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in connection with alleged illegal mining activity being undertaken in Hamirpur.(AFP File Photo)
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday conducted searches at 21 locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in connection with alleged illegal mining activity being undertaken in Hamirpur.(AFP File Photo)

CBI raids 21 places, including houses of ex-UP minister’s kin

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 08:15 AM IST
The CBI’s Delhi unit had registered a first information report (FIR) on January 2 against 11 people, including 2008 batch Indian Administrative Officer B Chandrakala and Samajwadi Party MLC Ramesh Kumar Mishra in connection with alleged illegal mining case.
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Police personnel seen with the kiosk in Raniganj, from which the deceased took the liquor, at Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday, 28, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)
Police personnel seen with the kiosk in Raniganj, from which the deceased took the liquor, at Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday, 28, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

Barabanki hooch deaths: Key accused reveal alleged nexus involving excise officials

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 11:10 AM IST
An official said the police have also found several items used in manufacturing of spurious liquor from another shop in Raniganj which was taken on rent by the key accused Daanveer Singh.
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Patients taken ill by consuming spurious liquor being moved on push cart inside district hospital at Barabanki, May 28, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)
Patients taken ill by consuming spurious liquor being moved on push cart inside district hospital at Barabanki, May 28, 2019.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

Barabanki hooch deaths | ‘Raids last month gave clues but no follow-up led to tragedy’: Sources

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2019 01:27 PM IST
Sources said both the departments did no follow-up on arrested persons’ claim that spurious liquor was also being sold in branded country-made liquor bottles at shops authorised by the excise department.
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Azamgarh SSP Triveni Singh with the Phantom and Honey.(HT Photo)
Azamgarh SSP Triveni Singh with the Phantom and Honey.(HT Photo)

How Phantom and Honey traced killer of kidnapped boy in 25 minutes!

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 12:29 AM IST
After tracing the killer, the duo also managed to locate the axe used for the murder, and the mobile phone used for making the ransom call — all within no time.
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The UP police website shows that the ADG has been under suspension since February 14.(HT/Picture for representation)
The UP police website shows that the ADG has been under suspension since February 14.(HT/Picture for representation)

Uttar Pradesh ADG suspended after interview row

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2019 11:46 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday confirmed the suspension of a 1992-batch Indian Police Service officer of Additional Director General rank, Jasvir Singh, for bemoaning the death of his career for taking on politicians, in an interview to the Huffington Post.
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A 12-year-old girl in Lucknow put her father’s pistol to her head while playing with it and accidentally pulled the trigger. She died during treatment in a hospital.(Shutterstock Image)
A 12-year-old girl in Lucknow put her father’s pistol to her head while playing with it and accidentally pulled the trigger. She died during treatment in a hospital.(Shutterstock Image)

12-year-old girl puts father’s pistol to her head, accidentally pulls trigger

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2019 09:52 PM IST
A 12-year-old girl in Lucknow put her father’s pistol to her head while playing with it and accidentally pulled the trigger. She died during treatment in a hospital.
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UP Police constable exam: The UP Special Task Force (STF) busted an exam-rigging racket and a gang of fraudsters after arrest of three people each from Mathura and Agra on Sunday during the recruitment test for around 49,000 posts of constables of civil and armed police.(HT file)
UP Police constable exam: The UP Special Task Force (STF) busted an exam-rigging racket and a gang of fraudsters after arrest of three people each from Mathura and Agra on Sunday during the recruitment test for around 49,000 posts of constables of civil and armed police.(HT file)

UP Police constable exam: 13 held from Lucknow, Mathura, Agra and Firozabad for rigging, using unfair means

By Rohit Kumar Singh/Hemendra Chaturved | Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Agra
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 08:52 PM IST
UP Police constable exam: The UP Special Task Force (STF) busted an exam-rigging racket and a gang of fraudsters after arrest of three people each from Mathura and Agra on Sunday during the recruitment test for around 49,000 posts of constables of civil and armed police.
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Arrested computer hacker and cyber criminal with handcuffs, close up of hands(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Arrested computer hacker and cyber criminal with handcuffs, close up of hands(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Constable frames Dalit brothers to get his kin acquitted in Rae Bareli

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2019 07:58 AM IST
Probe revealed that the brothers were falsely implicated by a constable posted at Reserve Police Lines in Allahabad in connivance with his woman friend who had registered gang rape case against the brothers in Rae Bareli’s Unchahar police station
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The key accused Abhay Singh, who reportedly killed the receptionist, was the gang leader and also operated online adult chatting websites and sex racket(Representative Photo)
The key accused Abhay Singh, who reportedly killed the receptionist, was the gang leader and also operated online adult chatting websites and sex racket(Representative Photo)

Murder unravels online ‘adult chat’ racket in Lucknow

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2018 08:09 AM IST
Hotel receptionist shot dead: Key accused operated adult chatting websites and sex racket, say police.
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IAS officer Anurag Tewari was found dead in Lucknow’s Hazratganj area on Wednesday.(ANI twitter)
IAS officer Anurag Tewari was found dead in Lucknow’s Hazratganj area on Wednesday.(ANI twitter)

Karnataka IAS officer found dead by the roadside on his birthday in Lucknow

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2017 09:33 PM IST
Anurag Tewari, a 2007 batch Karnataka cadre IAS officer, was found dead in Lucknow on Wednesday morning. A resident of Bahraich, he was staying at a guest house for the last two days.
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A team of experts from America will visit India in November to probe the fraud in which nearly 50,000 US citizens were allegedly duped by Noida-based techies.(Reuters)
A team of experts from America will visit India in November to probe the fraud in which nearly 50,000 US citizens were allegedly duped by Noida-based techies.(Reuters)

US team to visit India after ‘techies’ dupe about 50,000 Americans

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2016 02:08 AM IST
A team of experts from America will visit India in November to probe the fraud in which nearly 50,000 US citizens were allegedly duped by Noida-based techies.
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No diversions here, please

By Rohit Kumar Singh and Abhishek Mukherjee
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2013 12:13 AM IST
A recently released report of the National Crime Records Bureau says that in 2012, there were 381 deaths and 1,287 injuries due to road accidents in India. Include safety as one of the performance parameters for highway concessionaires. Rohit Kumar Singh and Abhishek Mukherjee write.
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UP panchayat shows the way, unites lovers

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2010 12:22 AM IST
A panchayat (village council) near Lucknow has transcended caste barriers and stepped in to unite two young lovers whose families’ unequal financial status was proving to be an impediment to the couple’s marriage.
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Village Panchayat helps love birds

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2010 05:45 PM IST
At a time when lovers are incurring the wrath of caste panchayats for getting married despite their families’opposition, a village panchayat in Sitapur, 80 km north of Lucknow, has set an example by pitching in to unite one such young couple.
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