In encounter, Ghaziabad police kill two alleged criminals
- The two deceased were identified as Billu Dujana alias Avneesh and Rakesh Dujana. Billu, carried a reward of ₹1 lakh for his arrest, and Rakesh carried a reward of ₹50,000.
The Ghaziabad police gunned down two alleged criminals in Indirapuram and Madhuban-Bapudham localities in two separate encounters early on Saturday. Police said both were part of a gang and involved in heinous crimes and carried rewards for their arrests.
The two deceased were identified as Billu Dujana alias Avneesh and Rakesh Dujana. Billu, who carried a reward of ₹1 lakh for his arrest, was shot dead after an encounter near Hindon Pushta in Indirapuram. The second encounter near Madhuban-Bapudham led to the death of Rakesh, who carried a reward of ₹50,000.
Police said the two crackdowns were conducted following a tip-off when teams were carrying out late night inspections around 3am.
Police said that two of their personnel received gunshot wounds. “In both the incidents, the suspects hit the barricades set up by police and tried to speed away on their bikes. They opened multiple rounds of fire at the police parties. Some of our police personnel were injured and we also opened fire in retaliation. They were rushed to hospitals and were declared dead by doctors,” said Muniraj G, senior superintendent of police.
Police said both the suspects were involved in about 52 crimes, which include extortion, attempt to murder and murders.
Chandigarh Chandigarh administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for a synthetic running track at Sukhna Lake. UT adviser Dharam Pal, said, “The Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee had earlier given its go-ahead for the proposal. Next, the detailed plan and cost estimates will be prepared; and then, tenders will be floated for the project.” A UT official said the proposed track is part of the administration's efforts to give Sukhna Lake a major facelift.
The National Highway Authority of India has approved two over-bridges, which are likely to reduce travel time between Kalka and Zirakpur and alleviate traffic jams on the stretch by next year. NHAI has already floated tenders for the 60-m wide over-bridges, which will be constructed at a cost of ₹50 crore. It has invited bids for the “construction and site improvement of the four-lane national highway (NH-22) on the Zirakpur-Parwanoo junction.”
Fifteen students had a narrow escape after their school bus skidded into a waterlogged open drain in Daulat Singhwala village in Phabat area of Zirakpur. The bus, which was ferrying students of Blue Bird High School, Sector 16, Panchkula, was making way for another school bus when it skidded into the overflowing drain. The bus tilted in the drain, but passersby and parents were able to rescue the children through the driver's window.
Tricity residents woke up to heavy rainfall for the second time this month on Wednesday. Three people went missing after a taxi, shuttling two commuters, was swept away in a flashflood in the Patiala-Ki-Rao rivulet as the driver attempted to cross the causeway in Tanda Village near Nayagaon. The owner of the vehicle, Rakesh Kumar told the police that Gaurav had called him saying two people, travelling to Baddi, had booked his cab.
Chandigarh received 97mm rainfall between 6am and 8.30am, the heaviest rain in July since 2017, as per the India Meteorological Department. It received another 0.9mm of rainfall during the day. The maximum precipitation till 8.30am was recorded at the Sector 39 observatory (97mm), 49.2mm rain was recorded at the airport observatory, 77.5mm rain in Panchkula and 74.5 mm rain in Mohali.