Red Fort attack case: Chronology
* Dec 22, 2000: Six Lashkar-e-Taiba militants sneak into the Red Fort and open indiscriminate firing on the guards of 7th Battallion of Rajputana Rifles killing three including a civilian.
* Dec 26, 2000: Pakistani militant Mohammed Ashfaq alias Arif along with his wife Rehmana Yousuf Farooqui arrested following an encounter in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi.
* Feb 20, 2001: Delhi police file chargesheet against Ashfaq and 21 others.
* Sep 11, 2001: Special court begins trial against 11 out of 22 accused. Eight accused declared proclaimed offender while three were killed in seperate encounters.
* Dec 4, 2002: Charges framed against eleven accused. Ashfaq and two others charged with waging war against Government of India.
* Oct 24, 2005: Court convicts Ashfaq and six others under various provision including waging war against the country and murder. Four accused were acquitted.
* Oct 31, 2005: Ashfaq gets death penalty while his wife Farooqui sentenced to seven years rigrous imprisonment.
Ashfaq's accomplices-- Nazir Ahmed Qasid and Farooq Ahmed Qasid-- awarded life term.
Three other convicts -- Babar Mohshin Bhagwala, Sadakat Ali and Matloob Alam-- get seven years imprisonment.
* Jul 10, 2006: Delhi High Court admits convicts' appeals against the trial court verdict.
* May 4, 2007: High Court reserves its judgement on their appeal.
* Sep 13, 2007: High Court upholds trial court verdict of death sentence against Ashfaq and acquits six others in the case.
Tibba police busted a honey-trap racket and arrested four persons, including two women, on Saturday. One of the members of the gang has yet to be caught, the police said. The FIR against them has been registered on the complaint of Nagendra Yadav of New Vijay Nagar. A fabric manufacturer, Yadav, told the police that he runs a factory near Puneet Nagar. On Friday evening, he was going to his factory on a scooter.
Bringing relief from the scorching heat, the thunderstorm witnessed in the city on Saturday evening turned the weather pleasant. Partly cloudy weather prevailed in the city since morning and rains, along with strong winds, brought down the mercury levels in the evening. As per the meteorological department, Chandigarh, the maximum temperature in the city was recorded at 40 degrees Celsius while the minimum was 27 degrees.
Division number 8 police have booked an employee of a jewellery shop for allegedly stealing items worth lakhs on Friday. Akash has been identified as Akash of Chaura Bazaar. The FIR has been registered following the statement of Lalit Chopra of Rishi Nagar. The complainant said that on Friday, they were present in the store and were attending to customers.
The joint co-coordinator of Kisan Congress, a wing of All India Congress Committee, has been booked for hurting religious sentiments by cleaning a statue of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi installed in a park in Salem Tabri with Gursimran Singh Mand's turban. The action against Gursimran Singh Mand has been taken around 10 months after the incident. Mand had reached the spot and cleaned the statue with his turban, which sparked a row.
The cybercrime wing of Punjab Police has issued an advisory to mobile phone users to be cautious of fraudsters who have found new ways to trap and dupe people. These fraudsters pose as officers and dupe people by sending them suspicious links on WhatsApp. Three such cases have been reported in Ludhiana in the past 45 days wherein fraudsters duped people by impersonating officials. The police have solved only one case till now.