Yakub execution: Mumbai cops on 24-hour duty from Wednesday
With 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon slated to be hanged in Nagpur jail on July 30 and his funeral likely to be held in Mumbai, the city police’s detection and surveillance staff will be on 24-hour duty in uniform from Wednesday.
The policemen have been told to patrol the streets to prevent unrest and have specific instructions from police commissioner Rakesh Maria to ignore any provocation.
Among other things, police will fortify potential terror targets, including those listed by 26/11 terror attacks convict David Coleman Headley, sites targeted in previous attacks, malls and temples. There will be extended vigilance in communally sensitive pockets up to August.
The anti-terror cells (ATC) of every police station have already been gathering intelligence in sensitive areas to prevent flare-ups in the days leading up to Memon’s execution. Now, they will brief senior inspectors every day on developments in their areas; the inspectors will pass on the information to the deputy commissioners of police.
“Security at night is another priority, so an inspector will have to be on duty every night. Meetings with the mohalla and peace committees have also begun and we are focusing on keeping things in control. Women officers and beat marshals will not be sent to places where they could be attacked,” said a police officer, who did not wish to be named.
The police will also prevent outfits from putting up provocative posters or bursting firecrackers, and carry out preventive arrests of habitual offenders.
Bike theft: Jnanabharathi police, Bengaluru. August 7 IPS officer Laxman B Nimbargi, the DCP of Bengaluru's west division, said the accused have been arrested by Bengaluru's Jnanabharathi police. He added that six two-wheelers and a goods truck used for the crime have been recovered from the accused in the case, which are worth Rs 5.65 Lakhs in total. It is not clear how many persons have been arrested.
Heavy rain lashed several parts of Karnataka, causing widespread damage, while flooding led to disruption in connectivity between coastal districts. The Basavaraj Bommai-led government in the state has released Rs 200 crores to take up relief and rehabilitation operations. Rain did not spare non-coastal areas either, inundating several roads and causing heavy traffic congestions. According to the India Meteorological Department forecast, rain is likely to continue for three more days.
Delhi's air quality was in the satisfactory category on Monday morning as generally overcast weather with light rain or drizzle was expected. On Sunday, the average 24-hour AQI was 75 in the satisfactory category. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered 'good', 51 and 100 'satisfactory', 101 and 200 'moderate', 201 and 300 'poor', 301 and 400 'very poor', and 401 and 500 'severe'.
A ruckus broke out late on Sunday night when a group of supporters of a local politician forcibly entered a society in Noida near Delhi. The incident happened at Grand Omaxe society in Sector 93-B in Noida, where politician Shrikant Tyagi – who is on the run – has an apartment. Seven people were detained in the case on Sunday, Noida Police Commissioner Alok Singh said.
The four Delhi government agencies running the liquor stores are Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store, and Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd.