New Delhi [India], February 21 (ANI): A 41-year-old man has been arrested by the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police for allegedly duping more than 80 innocent people to the tune of Rs 8 crores in the name of ponzi scheme.
The accused identified as Gopal Dalapati was arrested from outside gate number 2 of Saket Court Complex on February 18, police said.
“Accused person was absconding since registration of case. He has changed his three addresses continuously and he preferred to hide in congested localities. He used to change his look also. The EOW team had been constantly searching for his whereabouts and keeping a close watch over the activities of his associates,” police said. (ANI)
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West Bengal Assembly polls: BJP seeks CEO’s intervention on proposed deployment of contractual employees
By Joymala Bagchi
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], February 27 (ANI): Ahead of Assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s West Bengal unit met the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and sought intervention to ensure that contractual employees be not assigned poll duties on Saturday.
The representatives of BJP lodged a complaint against police officials for allegedly resorting to unfair means during election time and they are bringing up the issues as it is Election Commission’s responsibility to arrange for free and fair polls.
After the meeting, BJP leader Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta told ANI, “We presented two principal issues to the CEO during the meeting. The first is related to indiscriminate deployment or proposed deployment of contractual government employees. In the poll process, normally government employees are deployed because they have a sense of accountability, they are accountable to someone. On the other hand, contractual employees are not accountable to anyone and this is what worries us considerably.”
“We have urged the CEO to intervene in this matter and we brought this concrete example to his notice. He agreed that this is not a proper procedure to undertake. We want all contractual employees out of the polling process,” he added.
BJP leaders also stated that their repeated requests for appointment with the Kolkata Police commissioner was also not being heard.
The Rajya Sabha MP said that the second issue that has been brought to the notice of the CEO was that of an alleged conspiracy by a section of police administration.
“We detect the conspiracy by section of the police administration particularly. We named three officers of the Kolkata police who are attempting to accumulate and collect all the Epicard and Aadhar Card of the various policemen. They are doing this so that the postal ballots which are legitimately due to policemen, come to those three officers and they can cast their votes on other policemen’s behalf,” he said.
“We have called for the immediate suspension of all the three policemen and that they should be nowhere involve in any poll duty. The CEO has promised to look into this,” he added.
The Election Commission of India on Friday announced that West Bengal will witness eight-phased Assembly polls beginning March 27. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
While TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is seeking her third consecutive term, BJP has set a target of winning 200 seats in the 294-member state Assembly. Congress and the Left have stitched the alliance for the polls and had already finalised the seat-sharing agreement. They are also in touch with the Indian Secular Front (ISF), recently floated by influential minority leader Abbas Siddique.
In 2016, West Bengal Assembly elections, out of the 294 seats, Congress had managed to win 44 seats while the Left Front bagged 33 seats. The ruling TMC secured 211 seats and the BJP had won 3 seats. (ANI)
Kejriwal says Delhi’s law and order situation in serious turmoil
New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI): Citing recent incidents of crime in the national capital including the murder of an 8-year old girl in Khichripur and an attack on a 17-year-old boy in Kalkaji, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that “Delhi’s law and order situation is in a serious turmoil” and appealed to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal to take appropriate action to address the situation.
“Deeply concerned by the murder of an 8-yr old girl in Khichdipur & attack on a 17-yr old boy in Kalkaji. Delhi’s law and order situation is in a serious turmoil, I appeal to Hon’ble Home Minister and Lt. Gov to take appropriate action to address the situation,” Kejriwal said in a tweet today.
According to the police, an eight-year-old girl was kidnapped from East Delhi’s Khichripuir three days ago for ransom. They took her to a village in Modinagar and were planning to call the girl’s family to demand a ransom for her safe release. However, when they learnt that the police had leads that could end in their arrest, the men panicked and allegedly killed the girl by smashing her head with an iron rod, the police said.
The girl’s body was found in the sugarcane fields of a village in Modinagar, near Ghaziabad, on Friday morning, the police said, adding that the autopsy has ruled out sexual assault.
In another incident, a 17-year-old boy was admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre on Friday after being beaten up and stabbed by three boys in the Kalkaji area when he objected to them following his sister and passing indecent remarks.
AAP MLA Atishi also reacted to the Kalkaji incident and tweeted, “Shocking state of law-and-order in Delhi continues. A young boy gets stabbed in Kalkaji protecting his sister from molesters. I’m heading to AIIMS Trauma centre to meet this young boy and his family. Praying for his speedy recovery.” (ANI)
5 held for stabbing 17-year-old boy in Delhi
New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI): Five persons have been arrested in connection with the incident wherein a boy was beaten up and stabbed in Delhi’s Kalkaji area, the Delhi police said on Saturday.
A 17-year-old boy was admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre on Friday after being beaten up and stabbed by three boys in the Kalkaji area when he objected to them following his sister and passing indecent remarks.
According to Delhi police, a PCR call was received at police station Kalka Ji regarding a boy who had been stabbed near Sarvodya Vidhalya No. 2 Kalkaji and was being taken to AIIMS trauma for treatment.
As per the police, the sister of injured, who was present with him at the time of the incident, stated that three boys followed her and passed indecent remarks. When her brother objected, they beat him up and one of them stabbed him on the left side of the abdomen and fled from the spot.
Meanwhile, the victim told ANI, “It was going on for 2-3 days. They hit my brother and stabbed him when he objected. When I went to a policeman who was around, he said he doesn’t see any blood. When I pointed out I’m covered in it he shouted at me. Another policeman wrote my complaint.” (ANI)
In a first, DU awards ‘digital degrees’ to nearly 1,80,000 students
New Delhi [India], February 27 (ANI): For the first time, the Delhi University (DU) on Saturday awarded “digital degrees” to its nearly 1,80,000 students during the 97th annual convocation of the varsity.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank addressed the 97th Annual Convocation of the University of Delhi, held today at the Multi-purpose hall, Indoor Stadium Sports Complex, Delhi. The Minister also inaugurated the Maharishi Kanad Bhawan.
“First time in the history of the University, 1,78,719 digital degrees were distributed online by the Union Minister of Education,” said the Ministry of Education in a release.
The convocation ceremony was conducted in a hybrid manner — a mix of both online and physical mode in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his address to the august gathering, the Minister asserted that the duty of a University was to patronise, promote, support and guide other educational institutions. He observed that the University was supporting and promoting institutions located in remote areas under the ‘Vidya Vistar Yojna.’
Emphasising the need for reforms in the education sector, Pokhriyal said that the University of Delhi can further contribute to nation-building by advancing the Centre of Excellence on the National Education Policy.
The efforts will not only strengthen the Indian education system but also make India a global knowledge superpower, he added.
Dean Examinations, Prof. DS Rawat congratulated all the award holders – 670 doctoral degrees, 44 DM/M.Ch degrees, 156 medals and 36 prizes from multidisciplinary fields.
The Vice-Chancellor (Acting) shared with immense pride that the University has launched the Vidya Vistar scheme to support institutions in remote areas.
Under the Vidya Vistar scheme, this University will offer the expertise of the faculty members, library resources and other academic facilities to the partner institute.
The initiatives of the University in terms of establishment of new Centres of learning – Delhi School of Public Health, the Delhi School of Climate Change and Sustainability, the Delhi School of Skill Enhancement and Entrepreneurship Development to provide education in new concepts were also announced during the event. (ANI)
West Bengal: Jag Mohan appointed as new ADG and IGP (Law and Order)
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], February 27 (ANI): The director-general of fire services of West Bengal Jag Mohan on Saturday has been appointed Additional Director General (ADG) and Inspector General (IG) for law and order with immediate effect by replacing Jawed Shamim.
Jag Mohan will also hold the charge of Director-general Civil Defence till further order, informed the state government.
“The Governor is pleased to appoint Jag Mohan presently posted as DG fire services of West Bengal in the rank of ADG to the post of ADG and IGP (Law and Order) and State Police Nodal Officer in place of Jawed Shamim with immediate effect in the interest of public service,” the notification issued by the state government read. (ANI)
Kerala logs 3,792 new COVID-19 cases, 4,650 recoveries in last 24 hours
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India], February 27 (ANI): Kerala on Saturday reported 3,792 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the cumulative count of cases in the state to 10,56,149.
With 18 deaths registered in the last 24 hours, the death toll in the state reached 4,182.
At present, the state has a total of 50,514 active cases. As many as 4,650 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the total count of recoveries in the state to 10,01,164.
India has a total of 1,59,590 active cases as per the latest update by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (ANI)
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