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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.

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Fire at UP sub-station hits power in large parts of Delhi

Power outages hit several Delhi due to a fire at a substation in Uttar Pradesh, affecting traffic signals and water treatment plants.

Power minister Atishi. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 12:53 AM IST

Man who spotted extortion target for fugitive gangster held

Police said that Sahil Jain was arrested during a crack down on the gang launched in the wake of a sudden increase in incidents of extortion by Bhau gang

Police said the accused used to mediate to fix amounts of money to be extorted by gangster Himanshu Bhau. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2024 05:40 AM IST

Four arrested for smuggling stolen mobile phones to Nepal

Police said that they seized 226 stolen cellphones, 140 adapters, and 90 USB cables from the four, adding that 53 cases of theft that were registered at police stations in the New Delhi

“The accused have already sold more than 500 phones... They received the proceeds of crime in cash as well as account transfers,” said DCP. (Representational Image)
Published on Jun 11, 2024 12:43 PM IST

Repairs at Delhi’s Sarita Vihar flyover to begin from June 15

Police said that they have issued the no-objection certificate (NOC) to the public works department for carrying out the repair works on the Sarita Vihar flyover

In the first and second phases, the carriageway of the flyover going towards Badarpur from Ashram will be repaired. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Jun 11, 2024 12:42 PM IST

12 have narrow escape after blaze at escape room in Connaught Place

According to officials, the fire broke out at least a couple of minutes before it was reported to DFS

Firefighters try to douse the fire on Sunday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 05:32 AM IST
By, New Delhi

MCOCA invoked against fugitive gangster’s outfit

Officers said that with MCOCA invoked in the case, the arrested accused will remain in jail for a longer period for at six months without bail, if convicted

MCOCA will also help the investigating team get six months to file the charges heet in the case, compared to the 60-90 days in cases registered under other IPC sections. (Representational Image)
Updated on Jun 10, 2024 05:22 AM IST

35-yr-old man, who jumped bail in 2012 murder, arrested for Nizamuddin murder

The accused, Mohd Javed, was declared a proclaimed offender by the court in a 2012 murder case but hadn’t been arrested

A police officer lamented that no one tried to intervene and stop the fight, or catch Javed. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Jun 07, 2024 05:27 PM IST

Delhi Police announces traffic restrictions for Lok Sabha polls counting day

Delhi Police said adequate traffic personnel will be deployed on the ground to direct motorists.

Police cordon at the Gole Market counting centre in the New Delhi Lok Sabha constituency. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2024 05:37 AM IST

Massive fire at Kashmere Gate Metro police station in Delhi guts files

Fifteen rooms at the Kashmere Gate Metro police station and 18 rooms at the DCP (Metro) office caught fire

At least 33 rooms containing important records of the police station and the DCP office, case-related files of investigating officers (IOs), a conference hall, tables, chairs, almirahs, electrical items and other documents were gutted in the fire that started around 12.30am in the single-storey building (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2024 05:06 AM IST

Delhi: Massive fire at Kashmere Gate Metro police station; records, files gutted

Delhi Fire Services (DFS) chief Atul Garg said the fire control room received a call about a fire at a police station in Kashmere Gate at 12.44am

The firefighters took around four hours to bring the fire under control (Twitter/ video screengrab)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 02:47 PM IST

Only 24 of 1.1K nursing homes in Delhi have requisite fire clearances

The checks come against the backdrop of a fire at New Born Baby Care Hospital in Vivek Vihar, which left six newborns dead and five others injured

The site of fire at Vivek Vihar, on Monday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on May 28, 2024 01:34 AM IST

92,000 personnel, drones in place as Delhi votes today

There are 13,641 polling booths at 2,627 locations across the city, of which 429 have been declared “critical/sensitive” stations.

Delhi Police personnel seen deployed outside a polling station at Atal Adarsh Balika Vidyalaya, Gole Market. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on May 25, 2024 06:06 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Communal harmony, socio-economic development major issues for North East Delhi voters

North East Delhi came into existence in 2008 with the merger of large portions of the East Delhi constituency and parts of the erstwhile Sadar Bazar seat

A view of the 10-acre Shahdara Lake. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2024 09:41 AM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra,

Population rise, landfills key poll plank for East Delhi voters

East Delhi has 2,120,584 voters, and comprises 10 assembly areas — Jangpura, Trilokpuri, Okhla, Kondli, Patparganj, Laxmi Nagar, Vishwas Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, and Shahdara

Akshardham Temple in East Delhi. (Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
Published on May 24, 2024 09:34 AM IST

INDIA is on track for 300, BJP to lose polls: Kejriwal

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed a press conference days before Delhi’s all seven Lok Sabha seats are due to go to the polls on May 25

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. (PTI)
Published on May 21, 2024 12:47 PM IST
ByAlok KN Mishra,

Vote for ‘jhaadu’ to ensure I don’t return to jail, Kejriwal tells voters of East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency

In a series of six public meetings on the day, Kejriwal accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of sending him, former deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh and former AAP minister Satyendar Jain to jail. He said the arrest of his personal assistant (PA) Bibhav Kumar two days ago will be followed by the arrests of party leaders Atishi and Saurabh Bhardwaj

New Delhi, India - May 20, 2024: Arvind Kejriwal, leader of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and chief minister of Delhi waves to supporters during an Loksabha election campaign for Kuldeep Kumar Candidate for Lok Sabha from East Delhi in New Delhi, India, on Monday, May 20, 2024. Sunita kejriwal Seen in picture (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times) (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2024 05:36 AM IST

Stock market fraud racket unearthed, 9 held

At least four persons were duped of ₹2.38 crore, police said, adding nine persons were arrested on charges of floating shell companies, opening around 400 bank accounts linked to these firms, persuading victims to open dedicated bank accounts for investments and convincing them to give account access, on commission basis, to gang members operating out of Dubai

Police recovered 84 mobile phones, 250 SIM cards, 28 ATM cards, five voter ID cards, two laptops, four cheque books and one booklet of a shell company from the accused. (Representative photo)
Updated on May 21, 2024 05:24 AM IST

Tilak Nagar showroom firing suspect killed in gunfight: Police

Key member of Himanshu Bhau gang, Ajay Singroha alias Goli, involved in firing at a cars showroom in Delhi, killed in gunfight with police in Rohini.

The black Honda City car that the accused, Ajay Singroha, was driving on Thursday night. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Delhi car showroom firing: Key suspect killed in gunfight with police

The suspect, Ajay Singroha, a key hitman of the Himanshu Bhau gang, was also wanted in another firing and murder case where he along with his associates shot dead a businessman on March 10

The accused seen on CCTV footage shared the police. (HT photo sourced)
Published on May 17, 2024 09:48 AM IST

Delhi: Man held 17 years after woman’s body found in trunk at Kalkaji flat

Police said the body of the victim was found in a semi-decomposed state stuffed in a metal trunk at a rented house in Govindpuri on June 7, 2007

Virender Singh had been evading arrest since the murder was reported on June 7, 2007. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2024 10:41 PM IST

Jewel thief takes 200 flights in a year to steal from cabin baggage

Police arrested a man for booking flights under his dead brother's name, stealing from passengers and passing valuables to a jeweler in Delhi over the past year

The suspect, Rajesh Kapoor, travelled for more than 110 days, taking more than 200 trips in that time, with Chandigarh and Hyderabad among his top destinations (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2024 08:53 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Second arrest made in ‘Fusion Cars’ firing case

The accused arrested from Kolkata was identified as Mohit Gahlot, who was held from Lal Bazar on Sunday. Police said he may have been trying to escape the country using a “donkey route” and a forged passport.

A view of the car showroom after the firing incident. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2024 05:26 AM IST

35 vehicles caught without PUC papers every hour in Capital

Between January 1 and April 30 of this year, 101,164 fines were issued to motorists driving their vehicles without the mandatory pollution-under-check (PUC) certificates, according to comparative data shared by the traffic police

A motorists gets his vehicle certified. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 13, 2024 05:18 AM IST

3 held for murdering man in NE Delhi

The victim was stabbed at least six times in his chest and hands close to his home in Milan Garden. He was initially spotted bleeding by his wife, who raised an alarm and sought a neighbour’s help to take him to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries

The stolen mobile phone of the deceased, identified as Jagat Pal, and a button-actuated knife that was used to stab him were recovered from the accused, who were arrested within hours of the murder. (Representational Image)
Updated on May 11, 2024 05:48 AM IST

Luxury car showroom firing: Owner asked to pay 5 cr by gangsters

Employees said the showroom owner started receiving extortion calls from unknown and international phone numbers soon after the firing. Police said they are yet to ascertain the identity of the shooters, even as 14 teams

Bullet marks and broken glass at the showroom in Ganesh Nagar, west Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on May 08, 2024 05:40 AM IST

Najafgarh worst in Delhi in wrong side driving, reveals police data

10 areas reported the most prosecutions against people caught driving against the flow of traffic between January 1 and April 30, showed data

A vehicle on the wrong side of the Shaheen Bagh road near Shram Vihar in New Delhi on Monday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2024 05:46 AM IST

Police add criminal conspiracy charge to Shah ‘doctored’ video case FIR

The development came a day after the Delhi Police arrested Arun Reddy (37), who runs an account named ‘Spirit of Congress’, in connection with the case.

A doctored video of Union minister Amit Shah was circulated on social media some days back. (ANI)
Updated on May 05, 2024 02:44 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Restoration work by ASI at Delhi Red Fort chokes traffic near Kashmere Gate

ASI said the repairs will take one-and-a-half to three months to complete. Delhi traffic police said they will deploy more staff on the road on weekdays to manage snarls

Repairs underway on the Salimgarh Fort Bridge arch in Delhi on Saturday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2024 05:30 AM IST

Delhi: Flyover closure leads to massive Ring Road snarls

The three simultaneous projects triggered chaos on the Ring Road with vehicles stuck in hours-long jam

Long traffic snarls were seen for five to six kilometres on Ring Road, on the carriageway from Dhaula Kuan to Raja Garden, and alternative routes on Thursday. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2024 06:10 AM IST

Bomb hoax at schools to disturb public order: FIR

The investigation was handed over to the counter intelligence unit of the Delhi Police special cell, though a raft of agencies will be involved in the probe.

Chaos engulfed Delhi on Wednesday morning, as school after school dialled the police and reported that it had received bomb threats over email. (Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 03, 2024 01:34 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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