Two days after named Machhiwara co-op bank chairman, AAP leader found dead
Two days after his appointment as the chairman of the Machhiwara Agricultural Co-operative Development Bank in Ludhiana, Aam Aadmi Party leader Ajaypal Singh Gill, 55, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his house at Adiana village of Machhiwara.
Police said Gill returned home at 9pm on Friday after meeting AAP workers. “After having dinner, Gill went to his room to sleep, while his wife and daughter were in another room,” Samrala deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Harwinder Singh Khaira said.
On Saturday morning when he did not respond to repeated knocks, his wife and daughter broke open the door of his room only to find his body hanging from the ceiling fan.
Khaira said no suicide note was recovered.
AAP leaders Sukhwinder Singh Gill and Kewal Singh Haidon told the police that they had attended meetings with Ajaypal Singh Gill on Friday and he did not seem upset.
Gill had joined the AAP in 2017. He worked as a chemist before joining politics. His wife had unsuccessfully contested the Machhiwara municipal council elections. His elder son is settled in New Zealand, while his elder daughter is in Dubai. He was living at Macchiwara with his wife and younger daughter.
Mumbai on Tuesday received its heaviest rainfall in three weeks over the course of the night, with the India Meteorological Department's weather station in Santacruz recording 123.6mm of rain in the last 24 hours. The IMD's weather station in Colaba, meanwhile, received just 55mm of rain, due to the formation of a vortex in the Arabian Sea that drew rainfall over north and central parts of the city more than south Mumbai.
Uttar Pradesh police on Tuesday arrested Noida-based politician Shrikant Tyagi accused of abusing a woman resident at a housing society in the city. Tyagi was reportedly apprehended in Meerut and is being taken back to Noida. Until he went underground Friday night, Tyagi claimed he was associated with the the Bharatiya Janata Party, even as the ruling party denied any links with him. The Opposition meanwhile mounted attack on the BJP over the issue.
Officials at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru had a major scare after crew members found a note in a flight's lavatory that warned a bomb had been planted. The plane, from a private carrier, took off from Jaipur and arrived in Bengaluru on Sunday night. A report on The Times of India said the note was written in Hindi with blue ink and read: “Don't land. There is a bomb on this plane.”
Police arrested a 32-year-old woman early on Monday morning for allegedly murdering Priti Sharma who lived with her partner Firoz Salmani (23)'s live-in partner at a flat in Tulsi Niketan. She was apprehended while trying to dispose the body in a trolley bag at around 2am, police said. The woman has been identified as Priti Sharma who lived with her partner Firoz Salmani (23). Firoz was a native of Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh and worked at a saloon in Delhi.
As the Shrikant Tyagi case grabs national attention, Noida residents spoke out about rampant encroachment in almost every society and sector in the city. Residents' welfare associations (RWAs) and residents have alleged that the Noida authority hardly ever acts against violators despite receiving complaints. According to Inna Jolly Khanduja, resident, Sector 29, a religious icon was placed in the common park area few days ago in the sector.