Rohit Kumar Singh

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

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Reckless driving claims more lives than murders: NCRB data

At least 43,499 people were killed in hit and run incidents while 29,272 people were murdered in separate incidents across the country in 2021, reveal figures

About 40% of death risk is reduced by wearing helmet and 50% fatality could be averted by wearing seat belt while driving four-wheelers. Similarly, 20% of deaths in accidents could be reduced by curbing reckless and drunk driving, says expert. (File Photo)
Updated on Nov 24, 2023 06:34 AM IST

Safety At Stake! Repeat traffic violators with over 50 challans roaming free; fines worth lakhs unpaid

Despite repeated challans, these offenders remain untouched by the long arm of the law, leaving the city’s commuters at the mercy of potential accidents caused by their reckless behaviour.

Crossing ahead of Kalindi Park in Vrindavan Yojana (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 23, 2023 07:22 AM IST

Despair still shrouds Sahara’s duped investors decades later

The death of Sahara group founder Subrata Roy has left many investors in Uttar Pradesh despondent, as they fear they will never get their money back.

Sahara India Chief Subrata Roy.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 09:19 AM IST

Terror-gangster network case: Bishnoi aide from Ayodhya among 4 named in fresh NIA charge sheet

Vikas gave shelter to accused in the Punjab Police HQ-attack case multiple times in Ayodhya and Lucknow: NIA

Lawrence Bishnoi (File)
Published on Nov 10, 2023 07:22 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Jauhar Trust land shrinking with Azam’s clout on wane

On Tuesday, the UP cabinet cleared a proposal to take back the building and land of Murtaza Higher Secondary School leased by the secondary education dept to the Jauhar trust in Rampur by the then Samajwadi Party government in 2002 at an annual rent of ₹100

The then SP government had enacted the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University Act, paving the way for the creation of the university. (File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2023 07:28 AM IST

Ayodhya conman had cheques worth 291 crore during his arrest: STF

By the time he was arrested, Chaudhary had embezzled several crores of rupees by using his fake credentials, the officials added.

STF officials said Chaudhary not only enjoyed VVIP protocols and government accommodations during his visits to different states but had also secured the services of a police gunner deployed to him by the Ghaziabad Police Commissionerate. (Sourced)
Updated on Oct 28, 2023 07:34 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Mukhtar Ansari gets 10 yrs’ RI in third Gangster Act case

The case was lodged after the murder of one Kapil Dev Singh under Karanda police station limits of Ghazipur district in 2009 and the 2010 attempt o n the life of one Mir Hasan in which Ansari was accused as a key conspirator.

So far the state police have confiscated properties over worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>600 crore owned by Ansari and his gang members under the provisions of the Gangster Act since 2017. (HT FILE)
Published on Oct 27, 2023 06:01 PM IST

Mukhtar Ansari convicted for sixth time in 13 months

The Ghazipur MP/MLA court on Thursday convicted him in a 13-year-old gangster case. The court will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Friday.

Mukhtar Ansari convicted for sixth time in 13 months (File photo)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 07:18 AM IST
ByRohit Kumar Singh/ Sudhir Kumar, Lucknow/varanasi

World Cup: Fake website selling Ind vs Eng tickets exposed in Lucknow; FIR lodged

Fake tickets for the India vs. England cricket match at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow are being sold on a fake website, The Lucknow Police have lodged an FIR against unknown individuals and are investigating the matter. In addition, there are reports of ticket black marketing through social media platforms, with tickets being sold at inflated prices. The Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association is struggling with ticket availability for the match. The police have warned that stern action will be taken against those involved in such activities.

Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow (HT File)
Updated on Oct 25, 2023 09:22 PM IST

On sale in ‘black’: 50,000 tickets for Ind vs Eng fixture in Lucknow

The match is scheduled to be played at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium here on October 29. This will be the penultimate game of the five World Cup matches scheduled at the venue.

On sale in ‘black’: <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000 tickets for Ind vs Eng fixture in Lucknow
Updated on Oct 21, 2023 08:38 AM IST
BySharad Deep/Rohit Kumar Singh, Lucknow

A saga of seers, successorship and ‘deadly’ disciples

Mahant Ram Sahare Das’ throat-slit body was found in his room adjacent the temple on Thursday morning; two disciples held, murder weapons — a knife and a stone – also found, say police

Ayodhya police officials said the two disciples were identified as a Bihar resident Ankit Das alias Ankit Pandey and a 17-year-old boy of Shahjahanpur. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Oct 20, 2023 09:35 PM IST

‘Deoria violence could have been averted had officials initiated proper action’

Police did not initiate preventive measures under provisions of Section 117/116 of the CrPC despite being aware about the dispute between Dubey and Yadav families, says ADG

Family members mourn after six people, including five of a family, were killed over a property dispute, in Deoria recently. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2023 06:30 AM IST

Alert sounded in seven UP districts bordering Nepal

Joint patrolling by UP Police and SSB, which guards the India-Nepal border, has been intensified across Bahraich and other six districts sharing borders with Nepal: Special DG

UP Police is maintaining close coordination with the SSB and other central agencies to ensure peace in the Indian territory. (Pic for representation)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 10:23 PM IST

Land, property disputes led to over 3K killings in U.P. from 2017 to 2021: NCRB data

Experts say land and property disputes have been the reason for conflicts historically but Deoria killings also point towards local officials’ failure to resolve the issue

Experts too say land disputes have been major motive for killings in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh. (For Representation)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 10:25 PM IST
By, Lucknow

‘Savera’ initiative: Details will help UP 112 cops provide timely help to senior citizens

Social welfare minister Asim Arun launches the pilot project in Ghaziabad where over 2.26 lakh elderlies have been registered under the scheme

So far, around 2.26 lakh senior citizens have been registered under the scheme in Ghaziabad (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 02, 2023 07:58 AM IST
By, Lucknow

UP Police in a fix as 2 women cops seek permission for sex change surgery

The state police authorities are facing such a problem for the first time. The burning question before them is: how they can permit the constables to change their gender after getting recruited as women cops.

There are different physical criteria like height, running capacity and shoulder strength for male and female category, say officials. (Pic for representation)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 12:15 AM IST

UP: Woman constable key attacker gunned down, 2 other injured in police firing

According to the police, the woman head constable stationed in Sultanpur, was en route to Ayodhya for her Sawan Mela duty when she was attacked by miscreants after an argument over seats on a train

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 12:46 PM IST

Pan-India ISIS network busted as NIA raids 9 places, nabs one

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids in multiple states in India as part of a crackdown on the ISIS Jharkhand module. One person was arrested in Madhya Pradesh and two others were detained in Uttar Pradesh. The raids were conducted in connection with the case of Faizan Ansari, a student at Aligarh Muslim University, who was arrested earlier this year for his alleged involvement with ISIS. The NIA seized incriminating material during the raids.

The NIA officials said the searches were conducted on the premises of suspects. (For Representation)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 10:54 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Fugitive Baddo joined hands with Mooch to eliminate Jeeva: Police

Charge sheet in the Jeeva murder case in the court of chief judicial magistrate, Lucknow, on September 2, say police officials

SIT head Mohit Agarwal confirmed that Jeeva was shot dead at the behest of Badan Singh. (Pic for representation)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 05:59 PM IST

Bulletproof vests, high-frequency radios to bolster surveillance in Naxal-hit districts

The government has released ₹65 lakh has been released for the purchase of at least 130 units of bulletproof jackets. Each unit costs ₹50,000, as mentioned in the order.

A senior police official explained that the UHF radios work within a frequency range of 400 and 512 megahertz, and they’re preferred because their signals could even penetrate busy buildings and were suitable for indoor and outdoor usage. (File)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 11:59 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Infant trafficking nexus arranged children on demand for childless parents

A six-month-old male child was found in the house of one of the accused, and further investigation is underway.

Arrest of six people, including four women from Moradabad, exposes an inter-state infant trafficking network, with the kingpin operating from Mumbai. (HT File)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 12:33 AM IST

Day after raids in U.P, NIA unveils plot to spread Naxal ideology

According to NIA officials, organisations have been conspiring to commit acts of terror and violence in pursuit of their agenda.

On Tuesday, raids were carried out in five districts of Uttar Pradesh. (Representational photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 06:40 PM IST

Accused leading sympathizers, trying to revive banned CPI (Maoist), says NIA

According to the NIA, their investigations revealed that the accused identified as Pramod Mishra was leading the cadres and sympathizers, as well as, Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of CPI (Maoist) in the efforts to revive the banned organization

NIA on Ruesday conducted searches at eight locations in Prayagraj, Varanasi, Chandauli, Azamgarh and Deoria districts in UP (Representative Photo)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 03:30 PM IST

Chargesheet claims Baddo hatched murder conspiracy, hired assailant for 50L

he chargesheet was submitted to the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) late on Saturday evening. CJM Rishikesh Pandey acknowledged the chargesheet and scheduled the next hearing in the case for September 6.

Sanjeev Maheshwari, also known as Jeeva (HT File)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 09:39 PM IST

Raghuraj Pratap Singh aide became a rival chasing political ambitions

Between 2014 and 2017, Gulshan Yadav raised his political stature while being in the Samajwadi Party and dared to go against the wishes of Kunda MLA in 2017 civic bodies’ election. Yadav made his wife Seema Yadav successfully contest against the candidate supported by Raja Bhaiyya

Samajwadi Party leader Gulshan Yadav and Kunda MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh. (Sourced)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 01:08 AM IST

Siddhu Moosewala murder case: Key conspirator Sachin Bishnoi & 2 assailants polished shooting skills in U.P.

This revelation has come shortly after the extradition of Sachin Bishnoi from Azerbaijan to India. A

Siddhu Moosewala (PTI)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 06:53 PM IST

Nikhat Ansari, released on bail by Supreme Court, walks out of Chitrakoot jail

Nikhat Ansari, wife of MLA Abbas Ansari, was arrested on February 11 for illegally entering Chitrakoot jail with her driver Niyaz to illegally meet her husband

Nikhat Ansari’s son, a toddler, was at the prison gate with a family member to receive her (Video grab)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 02:20 PM IST

Surveillance, riverine equipment to provide major security boost to Ram temple

The government, in its order, authorised funds for the initial phase of security equipment installation, outlining the full spectrum of security features.

Under construction Ram Temple (HT File)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 04:57 AM IST

A girl’s battle for recovery: Nightmares, internal injuries contnue to haunt 5-yr-old rape victim

The heinous assault, inflicted by a 40-year-old neighbour, has left her scarred physically and emotionally.

The girl is unable to sleep for extended periods and awakens in pain due to her injuries. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:13 AM IST

1980 Moradabad Riots: Muslim League rejects blame for violence, points finger at then Cong govt

Kauser Hayat Khan also called for compensation to be provided to the individuals killed in the police firing that transpired at the Eidgah on August 13, 1980.

Moradabad riots erupted in 1980 and claimed numerous lives. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 10:04 PM IST
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