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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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3 men who robbed elderly couple in Delhi’s New Seemapuri arrested: Police

Police said the elderly couple was known to respond to requests from customers at odd hours, information that was used by the suspects to enter the premises past midnight

Shahdara DCP Surendra Choudhary said three men, , were arrested in connection with the dacoity case registered by Seema Puri police station (Photo: Delhi Police)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 02:56 PM IST

Delhi: Six suffocate to death from ‘angithi’ smoke in two separate incidents

In the first incident, which took place in the Khera Kalan village near Alipur in outer Delhi, a 40-year-old tanker driver, his 38-year-old wife, and their two sons, aged nine and seven, were found dead in a room that was locked and coal brazier was found lit inside

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 14, 2024 02:20 PM IST

Day after 19-yr-old stabbed, left on roadside, Delhi Police probe partner’s role

A case has been registered against unknown people under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code at Mayur Vihar police station

The woman’s partner and his cousin joined the investigation after being summoned by the team on Friday. (File)
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 06:14 AM IST

Major reshuffle in Delhi Police as crime branch gets 1st woman chief

Senior police officers aware of the matter said it was a routine exercise due since the culmination of the G20 Summit in September

Major reshuffle in Delhi Police as crime branch gets 1st woman chief
Updated on Jan 13, 2024 06:10 AM IST

Pregnant 19-year-old stabbed, face mauled; left on roadside in Delhi

The 19-year-old woman is currently battling for life at a government hospital in the city, they added

It was not clear whether she was attacked by someone she knew or was the victim of a violent robbery, an officer aware of the case said, adding that her broken mobile phone was found at the scene of the crime. (Representational image)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 05:22 AM IST

Delhi momo vendor stabs customer who demanded extra red sauce, runs away: Police

The momo vendor, who was running short of the red sauce, fled the spot after stabbing his customer in the face

The attacker has been identified by the police by his first name Vikas (File Photo/Instagram/food_dynasty_)
Updated on Jan 11, 2024 04:24 PM IST

Delhi: Man murdered, body dragged over 2,000 dispute; 3 minors among 5 arrested

The apprehended attackers told the police that the 22-year-old man, a resident of Gautampuri, had borrowed the money a few weeks ago and was not returning it despite repeated demands

Representational image.
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 02:39 PM IST

On CCTV video, Delhi woman out on morning walk put in chokehold by robber

Police said she filed a complaint about the incident soon after and multiple teams were formed to identify and arrest the suspect.

A police officer said the teams used video footage from CCTV cameras in the area to follow the suspect and arrest him. (videograb)
Published on Jan 08, 2024 02:22 PM IST

Delhi Police get seven days’ custody of Hizb terrorist

The special cell said Javed Mattu was in India for the past three days on directions of his Pakistan-based handlers to collect resources for terror strikes

The special cell had arrested Javed Ahmed Mattu, who also goes by Irsad Ahmed Malla and Mohammad Ehsan, from the Nizamuddin area on Thursday (Representational image)
Updated on Jan 06, 2024 05:34 AM IST

Delhi man injured in police custody dies after 4 hospitals refuse treatment

Pramod was seriously injured after he jumped from a moving police patrol vehicle while being taken to a police station

The critically injured man died after four government hospitals refused treatement. (Representative photo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2024 05:34 AM IST

Five deaths every month due to fire in Delhi in 2023: Data

Fire department data showed that there were 82 deaths and 722 people injured in fire accidents in 2022.

Smoke and flame billows from the shoe factory that caught fire, at Mangolpuri, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo) (ANI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 04:48 AM IST

FIR lodged in Israel embassy blast incident in Delhi

The case was transferred to the special cell, the anti-terror unit of the Delhi Police, for further investigation

Forensic team scans the area after the blast. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 01:11 AM IST

Man thrashed on busy road in Delhi; crime caught on video

Police said the assault happened after the victim Sachin Lohiya’s car hit the suspects’ vehicle from behind

A screen grab of the incident. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 08:02 AM IST

Blast at Israel mission in Delhi: Police say using facial recognition technology

Investigators are scrutinising footage from CCTV cameras around the site of the blast, and are preparing a list of suspects seen in the vicinity

Security and forensic officials near the Israeli embassy in the city on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 05:20 AM IST

Israel issues advisory after blast near Delhi embassy, cops scour for clues

Agencies lifted some exhibits from the spot behind the Israeli embassy where the sound was heard on Tuesday evening

An NSG forensic team at the spot where the blast was heard near the Israeli embassy on Wednesday. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 01:00 AM IST

Scanning CCTV to identify suspects: Delhi police on blast near Israel Embassy

The Delhi police also said that they are yet to register a first information report in connection with the alleged blast as no explosive substance or traces of the blast were found by forensic experts

A forensic team inspects the area after a low-intensity blast at the Israel Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 02:40 PM IST

Two snatchers held after dramatic chase in north Delhi

Four phones were stolen from Mukherjee Nagar just minutes before the snatching in Timarpur, as was the bike the suspects were riding.

The suspects were arrested and booked for robbery, dishonestly receiving or retaining stolen property, and common intention. (Representational image)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 05:40 AM IST

‘Blast’ near Israel embassy in Delhi, letter to envoy spark panic

A letter addressed to the Israeli ambassador was recovered at the spot, mentioning Israel's actions in Palestine. The incident is being investigated.

A forensic team inspects the area after a low-intensity blast at the Israel Embassy in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 04:37 AM IST

Police booths in Delhi fail to live up to the hype

As per the police records, there are at least 130 pink booths and 115 integrated police facilitation booths across Delhi

The pink booth at Pandav Nagar near Sanjay Lake in New Delhi, was shut on on Friday during a spot check by HT. (Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Published on Dec 24, 2023 10:46 PM IST

DNA report confirms remains found in Delhi’s Alipur those of murdered woman cop

Delhi Police confirm that the DNA sample of Monika Yadav, a former police constable whose remains were found in a swamp, matches with her mother's. The confirmation provides crucial evidence in the case against Yadav's former colleague, who allegedly strangled her to death. The police can now complete the charge sheet and submit it to the court next week.

DNA report confirms remains found in Delhi’s Alipur those of murdered woman cop
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 05:58 AM IST

16-year-old student falls to death from foot overbridge in Delhi

The boy, identified as 16-year-old Rakesh Singh, was in his school uniform and on his way to school with three other students when the incident occurred.

The boy, identified as 16-year-old Rakesh Singh, was in his school uniform and on his way to school with three other students when the incident occurred around 1.30pm on the FOB near Mandoli Jail in northest Delhi’s Harsh Vihar. (HT)
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 11:19 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Impostor caught while appearing for recruitment exam in Delhi’s Dwarka

After the exam was over, the candidate was confronted with the mismatching of the biometrics, after which he confessed to impersonating the real candidate

Quoting the complaint, a police officer aware of the case said the exam was held between 2.30 pm and 5 pm on Sunday, and all candidates were granted entry to the examination hall after their identities were verified through the photograph on their admit cards and on the attendance sheet. (Representational image)
Updated on Dec 20, 2023 05:16 AM IST

Police find Parliament breach suspects’ phones burned

Lalit Jha is one of the accused of the security breach in the Lok Sabha that took place on December 13

Rajasthan Police recovers burnt phone parts of Lalit Jha, who is an accused in the recent Parliament security breach incident on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 18, 2023 01:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi

DMRC launches inquiry into woman’s death at Metro station in Delhi

DMRC said any possible shortcomings will come to light once the inquiry is complete, following which corrective measures will be taken.

The incident took place on Thursday, when the woman, Reena Devi, fell onto the tracks after being dragged for a few metres. (HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 18, 2023 02:26 AM IST

Man behind string of burglaries in south Delhi arrested

The police said Sanjay Sharma alias Sanju, was caught riding a stolen Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle in RK Puram Sector 1 on Saturday.

With Sanju’s arrest, police said they have solved at least six burglary and theft cases. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 05:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Two held with hand grenade, guns after shoot-out near Akshardham

Members of a gang linked to fugitive gangster Arshdeep Singh, known as Arsh Dalla, were arrested in Delhi with weapons and ammunition.

At least 11 rounds were exchanged between the two gangsters and the special cell personnel (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 04:13 PM IST

1 year after arrests in Delhi’s Trilokpuri murder, body part still missing

At the time of the murder, Deepak and his wife — who was five-months pregnant — lived in a separate flat a few lanes away

The police found the body parts soon after they were dumped. (Representational image)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Man slits throats of his sons in Delhi, one dies

The man and his elder son are being treated. They are both serious, but stable, said police officers aware of the matter

According to the police, the man allegedly attacked his children after a family feud. Police said he had a history of alcohol abuse. (Representational image)
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 06:02 AM IST

36-yr-old man in Delhi allegedly slits throat of two minor sons, one dies: Police

The man took the alleged extreme step out of anger and frustration over a family feud, the police said adding that relevant sections of the IPC were charged and case registered

The man and his eldest son were admitted to a nearby hospital by their family members. (Representative file image)
Published on Nov 21, 2023 01:26 PM IST

Bangladeshi man arrested for getting Indian passport fraudulently

Initial interrogation of the accused, identified as Apu Barua, revealed that he procured the fake Indian IDs in a fictitious name, Anik Roy, through agents in Tripura and Pune

The police have booked the accused booked him for cheating, forgery, and fraudulently obtaining Indian passport, Aadhaar card, and birth certificate. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2023 08:22 AM IST
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