Cops under probe for letting off criminals
The nexus between the police and criminals has never been so blatant. Thirty investigation officers (IOs) are being investigated for letting off hardcore criminals. Thanks to them, 39 criminals wanted for murder, 46 wanted for dacoity and one wanted in a rape case are roaming free.
On Monday, director general of police AC Sharma shot off a letter to the superintendents of police of 19 districts, directing them to probe the nexus between the IOs and criminals. The SPs have been told to complete the investigation within a month.
"We are trying to find out if the criminals were let off due to human error or it was done deliberately," Sharma said. "Once I receive the reports, suitable action would be taken."
"We have zeroed in on 30 investigation officers of the rank of inspectors and sub-inspectors," said a police officer on condition of anonymity. "More are likely to be identified".
The modus operandi? To nail a criminal in court, investigation officers should file a chargesheet within 90 days of arrest. But they filed chargesheets after 90 days without specifying any reason. So when the criminals moved bail petition, they got bail without any hitch, the officer added.
Take the case of Rajpal whose name spells terror in Agra, Mathura and Aligarh districts. Wanted in around half a dozen cases of murder and dacoity, he was arrested in July 2012, but was released in November as the investigation officer did not file the chargesheet within 90 days.
His gang is spreading terror in the area again.
Karnataka Police nabbed the two assailants who stabbed Vastu expert Chandrashekhar Angadi popularly known as Chandrashekhar Guruji to death at a hotel in Hubballi on Tuesday. The two accused were detained by police in Ramdurg while they were trying to escape. According to Police, Chandrashekhar Guruji was staying at the hotel in Hubballi for the last four days. He was rushed to the KIMS Hospital where he was declared dead.
Delhi is likely to see cloudy sky with light rain on Wednesday, with light to moderate thundershowers expected towards evening, the India Meteorological Department said in its forecast. The minimum temperature on Wednesday is likely to be around 28 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature is predicted to reach 37 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature on Tuesday was 37.9 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature stayed at 29 degrees Celsius.
Polling across 44 districts for the first phase of elections to urban bodies in Madhya Pradesh begins today. A total of 1.04 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the first phase of polling, an official informed news agency PTI. Voting will go on till 5pm, he added. Votes will be cast for municipal corporations including Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Chhindwara, Ujjain, Sagar, Singrauli and Satna.
Even though Mohali district rose by two spots from last year's ranking in the PSEB Class 10 exams, its pass percentage dropped from 99.91% to 99%. Last year, Mohali was placed 17th among the 23 districts. This year, it improved its standing to 15th, with Gurdaspur district bagging the top spot. As many as 9,401 students from 109 Mohali schools appeared in the exams and 9,307 passed.
A 32-year-old doctor allegedly ended his life by injecting himself with a paralytic drug used in anaesthesia at his rented accommodation in Phase 2 on Monday night. The doctor, who hailed from Rupnagar, was living alone in the rented house for the last three months and worked at a private hospital in Sector 34, Chandigarh. The autopsy will be conducted at the Phase-6 civil hospital on Wednesday.