Heav y traffic helps nab kidnapper
Following a four-kilometer hot pursuit between Janakpuri and Uttam Nagar, Delhi police on Friday rescued a man, from his own car, and arrested a 24-year-old man, his suspected kidnappers. Police are searching for the three associates of the arrested man managed to flee the spot.
Deputy commissioner of police (PCR) Sharat Sinha said that on Friday they received a call at 2.38 am from a man who reported that some men had abducted his brother from near a coaching centre in Janakpuri. Our PCR staff swung into action and after spotting the car started following it, Sinha said.
“The policemen even tried to intercept the car but the occupants of the car tried speeding it away. Finally, the car was intercepted near a traffic signal in Uttam Nagar as the driver was struggling to get out of a traffic jam at Najafgarh Road. Soon as our men got out of the PCR van, three men got out of the car and fled. The driver, later identified as Ravi Kumar a resident of Uttam Nagar, was arrested,” Sinha said.
He said they also rescued 21-year-old Rijwal who hails from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. “Rijwal told us that the four men snatched the keys of his car from him when he was in Mohan Garden near metro pillar number 771. The four then forced him into an auto rickshaw and brought him to Janakpuri where he had parked his car. He said he was threatened of dire consequences if he made any noise to call for help. He said that the men had also robbed him of ₹1,650,” the officer said.
DCP said that the arrested man was booked for robbery and kidnapping and search for his three associates who fled is being made. “We have identified them and they will be arrested soon,” Sinha said.
According to a Delhi government official, a break-up of the total jobs, including the list of employers and the number of people they hired, will be shared “in a couple of days”. Notably, the government portal was launched by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 27, 2020, to help entry-level and blue-collar job seekers connect with employers at a time when the Covid-19 induced lockdown left many people unemployed.
“Manufactures, and start-ups which are working on alternatives to single-use plastic have to pay more GST for raw material. Hence, the Delhi government will write to the Centre and request a reduction in GST rates,” Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai said.
Safdarjung, Delhi’s base weather station, recorded 0.1mm of rainfall between 8:30am and 5:30pm on Sunday. The Capital recorded 1.9mm of rainfall on Saturday and 117.2mm on Friday, making the monthly total 119.2mm so far. The normal monthly average for July is 210.6mm, said weather experts.
Monsoon elevates Adam Khan’s tomb into an emergency sanctuary for passersby (and dogs) speared by sudden showers. Perched atop a Mehrauli hillock, the monument overlooks the Qutub Minar, which appears totally bechara and defenceless in the heavy rain.
The five arrested accused have been identified as Pratap Dhakad, Hanumant Dhakad, Shyam Dhakad, Avanti Bai and Sudama Bai, said Pankaj Shrivastava, superintendent of police, Guna. They have been booked under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (prevention of atrocities) Act, added Shrivastava.