Murder, rape charges against Surinder Koli
A special CBI court on Tuesday framed murder and rape charges against Surinder Koli, the prime accused in the Nithari serial killing case, in connection with the killing of two women.
Moninder Singh Pandher, at whose house the killings took place, has been charged with conspiracy to murder, destruction of evidence and providing shelter to the accused for the murder of Payal (22) by the special designated court of additional district judge Ram Jain.
However, Pandher has got a clean chit in four other cases - Payal (14), Pinki Sarkar (21) Nanda Devi (26) and Rimpa Haldar (21) where Koli is the sole accused.
Advocate Khalid Khan, who argued against giving clean chit to Pandher in all the cases, told PTI that he will approach the high court for getting the charge of murder framed against Pandher.
He said that the court on Tuesday added the charge of providing shelter to the accused against Pandher in the case of Payal (22) but refused to frame him for murder and kidnap.
Meanwhile, on the basis of Khan's petition, the judge has ordered that the case diary of Noida police prepared by the then circle officer Dinesh Yadav in the case of Payal (14) be presented before it.
The maximum temperature in Mumbai is expected to hover around 27 degrees as the city may witness moderate to heavy rainfall on Wednesday. The minimum temperature will stay around 24 degrees. “There will be a high tide of 4.39 metres in the Arabian Sea here at 2.57pm,” an official said. Mumbai witnessed heavy showers on Tuesday as the rain intensity increased in the city after a gap of a few days.
The Union animal husbandry and dairying minister, Parshottam Rupala, who was in Chandigarh on Tuesday to review the situation prevalent due to the lumpy skin disease (LSD) in livestock, said that so far eight Haryana districts have remained unaffected by this disease. “The Union minister said the Haryana government has been making efforts to tackle this disease,” an official spokesperson said. Among the most affected districts are Sirsa, Yamunanagar, Bhiwani, Kaithal, Kurukshetra and Palwal.
Spurring medal-winning sportspersons from Haryana to help train sportspersons who can bring more medals at international sporting events, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday gave the slogan of 'Padak Lao Padak Badhao' to the players of the state. The CM, who was speaking at a function organised in Gurugram in honour the Birmingham Commonwealth Games medal winners, said that medal-winning players will have to prepare five-10 players like themselves.
Two miscreants have allegedly snatched Rs 8 lakh from a labour contractor at a railway station in Karnal. Police said the incident took place on Tuesday morning when the victim, Sita Ram of Nilokheri, reached the railway station to board a train. After receiving the information, a police team reached the spot and started investigations. In his police complaint, Sita Ram alleged that his brother-in-law Umesh has a contract to provide labourers to brick kilns.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar has called upon the people of the state to take a pledge to accomplish the 'Panch Pran' (five resolves) given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India a developed country by 2047, and ensure their contribution towards transforming the county into a potential superpower of the world.