Karn Pratap Singh

Karn Pratap Singh has been writing on crime, policing, and issues of safety in Delhi for almost a decade. He covers high-intensity spot news, including terror strikes, serial blasts and security threats in the national capital.

Articles by Karn Pratap Singh

Body parts found in Delhi, Noida: Police to seek DNA testing to see if they are of same person

Investigators said they checked the areas around the spot but could not find any CCTV camera that could give them any leads

The Gautam Budh Nagar police are in touch with Delhi Police. (Representational Image)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:33 PM IST
ByAshni Dhaor and Karn Pratap Singh, Noida/new Delhi

In Delhi, woman's body parts, including skull, found in bag

Police said the incident came to light after some labourers at the construction site complained of a foul smell and one of them spotted a plastic bag with the body parts.

The Delhi Police said the crime scene was inspected by the crime spot investigation team and forensic experts. (AFP file)
Updated on Mar 19, 2023 09:58 AM IST

Diversions choke up NH-48, spillover jams other routes in Delhi

Delhi traffic police officers, however, underlined that the traffic situation was better than on Tuesday, adding that more personnel have been deployed along the stretch to ease vehicular movement.

Traffic jam on the Gurugram-Delhi expressway at the Delhi border in Gurugram on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 16, 2023 05:19 AM IST
By, , Gurugram/delhi

Closure of carriageways slows traffic between Dhaula Kuan & Gurugram

The closure of a stretch of the Delhi-Jaipur Highway between Rangpuri and Rajokri triggered excruciating traffic jams throughout Tuesday

Traffic jam at Mahipalpur flyover on Tuesday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 15, 2023 12:13 PM IST
ByLeena Dhankhar and Karn Pratap Singh

Closure on NH48 section adds to Delhi-Gurugram commute woes

The stretch, between southwest Delhi’s Rangpuri and Rajokri, has been shut for the construction of two underpasses linking NH-48 to Dwarka and a flyover to pass above the underpasses.

Jam on NH-48 at Mahipalpur flyover due to a traffic diversion. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2023 06:44 AM IST
ByLeena Dhankhar and Karn Pratap Singh, Gurugram/new Delhi

Diversion trials on Delhi-Gurugram Expressway in NH-48 chokes traffic

Traffic officials said the trial of carriageways’ closure was started on Tuesday to examine the situation and issues that may be witnessed when formal closure is put into effect from Thursday or Friday

Commuters alleged they were stuck for at least 30 mins between Mahipalpur Flyover and Rajokri crossing. (HT Photo | Parveen Kumar)
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 01:20 PM IST
ByLeena Dhankhar and Karn Pratap Singh

Aya Nagar shopkeeper killed, cops say gang hit

Police said around 7.30pm, assailants fired at least five rounds at the shop, injuring the shopkeeper, identified by his single name Surender

A case of murder and use of firearms was registered at the Fatehpur Beri police station against unidentified persons. (Representational Image)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Father in hospital, family yet to tell him of boy’s death

The SUV, a Mahindra Thar, was being driven by two drunk men, identified as Ajay Kumar Yadav, 39, and cook Chij Bahadur, 40, who had taken their out-of-town employer’s car for a joyride

The SUV hit two cars and a signboard, before running over nine people — including Bhure and his family — near a pavement. Two people were killed in the accident, police said, including 12-year-old Sameer (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 09, 2023 11:45 PM IST

Two men arrested for alleged drunk driving that killed 2, injured 7 in Delhi

The accident happened in Palam Marg, between Vasant Vihar and RK Puram, near the popular Malai Mandir, around 7.30pm on Wednesday.

The vehicle involved in the accident,a Mahindra Thar belongs to an investment banking analyst , Achin Sethi. His driver Ajay Kumar Yadav,39, and cook Chij Bahadur,40 took a ride in the SUV after drinking. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2023 04:39 AM IST

Five held in Delhi, Jaipur for forging celebs’ data to avail loans, siphoning off 1 crore

Joint commissioner of police (eastern range) Chhaya Sharma said the men cheated companies and banks to the tune of nearly ₹50 lakh. A money trail of around ₹1 crore has been uncovered so far

Police said five members of the gang were arrested from Delhi and Jaipur by the cyber cell team of Shahdara district police. They were identified as Vishwa Bhaskar Sharma (42), Sunil Kumar (42), Pankaj Mishra (37), Puneet (25), and Mohammad Asif (32), police said. The arrests were made on February 27 and March 2. (Representative image)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Delhi blueline murder: Police arrest 2nd suspect from Pune after 13 yrs

The arrested suspect, Gurnam Singh alias Rangeela, 54, was the cleaner of the Blueline bus on route number 425, inside which he along with its driver, Bharat Lal, and conductor, Mohammad Danish, assaulted the schoolboy to death following an altercation that started after the student refused to buy a ticket

Police said that to evade arrest, the suspect changed his physical appearance by growing a beard and wearing a turban (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2023 04:29 PM IST

Delhi to have ‘fire control room’ vehicles along lines of PCR vans

Delhi Fire Services (DFS) is launching “fire control room (FCR)” vehicles, which will be smaller than the usual fire tenders, but help shrink response time, senior DFS officials aware of the plan said

The idea is to have such tenders placed in strategic locations around the Capital, much like the police control room (PCR) vans of the Delhi Police.(DFS/Representative)
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 12:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Child among 4 crushed to death by truck, driver held

According to the police, the truck belonged to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi. The civic body, however, said it was operated by a private concessionaire

The damaged truck which allegedly killed three labourers and a child at Anand Parbat in New Delhi on Saturday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 26, 2023 01:01 AM IST

Four, including child, killed as speeding MCD trucks overturns in central Delhi

The driver of the MCD truck is also believed to be injured in the mishap fled the accident spot, leaving the vehicle behind, said deputy commissioner of police (central) Sanjay Kumar Sain

Police said the incident took place late Friday night at 1am (Representative Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2023 11:02 AM IST

Delhi blueline murder: Bus driver who killed schoolboy in 2010 arrested

To evade arrest, the 51-year-old man, Bharat Lal, the driver of the Blueline bus back in 2010, was working as a private driver, and now went by the name Bharat Raut, said police.

Bus driver who killed schoolboy in 2010 arrested (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 24, 2023 01:38 AM IST

Sahil planned to send Nikki to Goa on the day of his second wedding

Sahil thought that Nikki would leave for Goa in the train from Hazrat Nizamuddin station on February 10 morning, and he would be able to get married in peace, said a police officer

Sahil Gehlot has told police that Nikki Yadav liked to travel alone and he had booked a train ticket to Goa for her. (PTI)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 01:48 AM IST

Kin asked Sahil Gehlot to 'get rid of’ Nikki Yadav on his engagement day: Cops

Citing claims made by the six accused – Gehlot, his father, two cousins and two friends -- police officials offered details that suggest a far greater complicity of the prime accused’s family.

Nikki Yadav learned about Sahil Gehlot’s engagement with another woman through a common friend.) (PTI)
Updated on Feb 20, 2023 04:25 AM IST

Cops: Nikki strangled in Nigambodh parking lot

An investigator aware of the matter said that Gehlot’s white sedan was seen driving into the Nigambodh Ghat parking lot around 9am on February 10, stopping briefly, before it circled the premises twice and left

HT Image
Updated on Feb 17, 2023 12:34 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Making of a murder: Tracing Sahil Gehlot’s steps on fateful day

Officers recreating the sequence of events in the murder said that Gehlot allegedly strangled Yadav in his cousin’s Hyundai Verna, which was parked in the parking lot of the Nigambodh Ghat crematorium.

The roadside eatery in Mitraon village, where the body of Nikki Yadav, 22, was found in a refrigerator. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2023 05:44 AM IST

Nikki Yadav murder: Angry, killer’s relatives say will shun him

Sahil Gehlot was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing his girlfriend Nikki Yadav, 22, on February 10, roughly 12 hours before his wedding

Sahil Gehlot (centre) after his arrest in New Delhi.
Updated on Feb 16, 2023 06:42 AM IST

Kill, marry, conceal: Sahil took a ‘wedding break’ during crime

Police are also probing whether the Gehlot family was aware of the murder, which took place a day after the 24-year-old suspect was engaged to the woman he would later marry

Sahil Gehlot (centre) after his arrest in New Delhi.
Updated on Feb 16, 2023 08:04 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Woman’s body found in fridge in Delhi, boyfriend arrested

Police said they received a tip-off that something was amiss with Sahil Gehlot (24), the owner of a dhaba, and that his girlfriend Nikki Yadav (22) had been missing since his wedding last week

Police said Sahil Gehlot committed the crime because Nikki Yadav, who had been living with him for the last five years, was pressuring him to marry her, but his family had found him another match. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 15, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Woman found dead in roadside eatery’s freezer in Delhi’s Najafgarh; 1 arrested

Police found the woman’s body in the eatery’s deep freezer following a tip about a murder at the spot. Police said it is not clear when the woman was killed

Police said Sahil Gahlot, who was in a relationship with the woman, has been arrested on charges of murder (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Feb 14, 2023 05:43 PM IST

Semi-decomposed body of teen found, sexual assault suspected

The room where the body was found was rented to a man who was previously sentenced to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment in a sexual assault case. The man is currently absconding

Deputy commissioner of police (outer-north) Ravi Kumar Singh said the dead teenager is a resident of Bihar, who came to Delhi last week to look for employment.
Published on Feb 14, 2023 02:23 AM IST

3,600 bottles of illegal liquor seized from Narela restaurant in Delhi

An excise official explained that after the 2021-22 excise policy was scrapped, and licences issued under it expired, the liquor stock was immobilised, which means that it could no longer be sold legally

All the bottles seized in the raid were labelled “For Sale in Delhi Only”.
Updated on Feb 10, 2023 11:56 PM IST

Delhi man dupes Ranji player, her friend of 17 lakh by offering job, sponsors

According to the cricketer, the man tricked them into paying him around ₹14 lakh on the pretext of preparing sports certificates and other documentation required for the jobs

Police have registered a first information report (FIR) against the man, identified as Gagan Sharma from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh who lives in east Delhi as well.
Updated on Feb 11, 2023 03:12 AM IST

Delhi cyber cafe raided, fake Aadhaar racket busted

The three suspects, Rohit alias Aakash (23), Pintu (25), and Anurag (30), are also members of a racket that offered loans from various banks and Sim cards using forged documents

The suspects were arrested after a police officer went to the cyber cafe as a decoy customer, according to the first information report.
Published on Feb 08, 2023 12:11 AM IST

Top cop fixes new rules for patrolling, vehicle checks in Delhi

According to the order, the night patrol, which will begin at 11pm and end at 5am the next day, will involve night picket, mobile patrols on police motor cycles and vans

A senior police officer, who did not want to be identified, said that the decision to equip personnel on night patrol with long-range and small firearms was taken in view of incidents wherein police personnel on duty were attacked by criminals. (HT Archive)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 11:19 PM IST

Man acquitted in Chhawla gang rape was looking for soft target to kill: Cops

Police are also exploring legal opinion as to whether the January 26 murder can be brought to the fore during the review petition filed against the apex court’s acquittal order.

Investigators are in the process of collecting CCTV footage of the accused. (File)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 12:12 AM IST

Class 10 girl abducted, raped, beaten with a rock in north-west Delhi

Police have lodged an FIR against the unidentified man on charges of rape and assault under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso ) Act on the basis of the girl’s statement and her medical reports

According to the 14-year-old girl, the man took her to an abandoned guard room near Narela when she was returning from her school. (HT FILE)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 12:15 AM IST
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