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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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Cop killed, 1 injured as man goes on shooting rampage on Delhi flyover

Police identified the suspect as Mukesh, a sanitation worker with the MCD. Officers said he had borrowed money from the policeman he murdered

The indiscriminate gunfire on the Ashok Nagar-Meet Nagar flyover — police estimate that at least 10 rounds were fired — triggered panic on the busy stretch that connects Wazirabad with Ghaziabad. (Representational image)
Updated on Apr 17, 2024 07:03 AM IST

Man kills Delhi cop, shoots 2 others, dies by suicide at Meet Nagar flyover

Police said an initial enquiry into the matter has revealed that the attacker was known to the policeman and was allegedly having a monetary dispute with him

Police said the attacker has been identified by his first name Mukesh, who lived in a slum cluster in Nand Nagri in northeast Delhi (Representative Image)
Published on Apr 16, 2024 04:25 PM IST

Man slits friend’s throat for blackmailing girlfriend

The police said the murder was an act of revenge as the victim was reportedly blackmailing his ex-girlfriend — who is in a relationship with the accused — with some objectionable pictures

The police identified the body through belongings, as the face was bludgeoned. (Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 14, 2024 05:22 AM IST

DIL 0100 — licence plate celebrating Delhi’s heart sparks forgery attempt

Two women in their 70s, impersonation attempts, a 1984 sedan, and an alphanumeric code worth ₹20 lakh lead to a police investigation in a bizarre vehicle registration case.

the transport department and police are now on the hunt for the real Suman Bhandari. Police visited her home on Rajpur Road in Civil Lines on Wednesday. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 12, 2024 05:52 AM IST

20-yr-old woman battling for life after being dragged by car for 10 feet

In the footage of the 1.29-minute incident, captured by a camera installed at a business establishment in the vicinity, the biker is seen overtaking the car from the right side and halting, with the rider signalling the car driver to stop. Instead of halting, the car is seen reversing, then ramming the bike from behind and accelerating, dragging the woman

The incident took place on Tuesday afternoon. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 10:47 PM IST

Man who extorted money from elderly held in Nuh

A 20-year-old man in Haryana was arrested for sextortion cybercrimes, targeting elderly victims by making video calls and blackmailing them for money.

While Sachin was arrested by the Shahdara cyber police in a raid at Niwana village in Haryana’s Nuh district, his associate, believed to be the leader of the racket, is absconding, the police said. (Representational image)
Updated on Apr 11, 2024 06:06 AM IST

‘Carrying nuclear bomb’, says flyer in security check at Delhi airport; detained

Police said the men, based in Rajkot, were bound down in the case — meaning that they will have to appear before the investigating officer as and when asked to

Rahul Sharma, the security supervisor of Akasa Air, SNV Aviation Private Limited, lodged a complaint at IGI police station.
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 12:32 AM IST

Delhi Police crack down on social media accounts of gangsters

The special cell provided the social media companies with sufficient evidence in the form of screenshots and links of posts, photographs, and videos.

A screenshot of the social media profile of a gangster which has now been deactivated. (HT)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 10:00 AM IST

6.5k people in Delhi fined for drunken driving till March 31

This year, the traffic circle with the maximum number of challans for drunken driving was Rajouri Garden, with 333 such violations

The Delhi Traffic Police said they are also emphasising on the importance of community involvement to combat the menace of drunken driving.(Rep image)
Updated on Apr 08, 2024 01:09 AM IST

Man kills wife, 4-year-old daughter, dies by suicide

No suicide note was recovered from the spot. Police are yet to ascertain the motive behind the double murder and suicide, for which they are interrogating the son, investigators said.

The bodies were discovered by the man’s 22-year-old son after he returned home from work on Friday morning after working overnight. (Representational Image)
Updated on Apr 06, 2024 05:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Bank staff among 4 held in mule accounts racket in Delhi

Police said the four operated two current bank accounts through which nearly ₹6 crore was transacted over a period of 3-4 months

Vikas Ahuja, the alleged mastermind, in police custody. (HT photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 10:45 PM IST

824 motorists fined in Holi crackdown in Delhi

Prosecution for drunken driving was 47% higher while accidents and injuries were on the lower side this year compared to last year’s numbers

Delhi Traffic Police officials checking for drunk drivers during Holi celebrations in New Delhi on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 06:04 AM IST

Man who impersonated crime branch inspector held, duped two people of 4 lakh

North district police arrested Ayub Khan for impersonating a Delhi Police crime branch inspector, duping people with fake auctions, and living a lavish lifestyle with the money.

After cheating people, Ayub Khan used the money to live a lavish life and also spent it at nightclubs in Delhi and Mumbai, they said. (Representational image)
Updated on Mar 27, 2024 05:48 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Man held for impersonating Delhi cop, duping people

Police said that the suspect’s location was traced to the East Vinod Nagar area in east Delhi through technical and manual surveillance

The suspect was previously involved in four cheating cases. (Getty Images)
Published on Mar 26, 2024 02:54 PM IST

Roads around AAP headquarters turn fortress as supporters protest

AAP supporters protest at ITO intersection against Delhi CM Kejriwal's arrest, leading to chaos and police action. Protests spread nationwide.

Security personnel at ITO on Friday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 06:30 AM IST

AAP says chief minister’s family under house arrest; police deny

Delhi Police refuted the allegations, and said that movement was only being restricted keeping in view the family’s safety

AAP leader Atishi being detained during the protest on Friday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2024 04:27 AM IST

Delhi traffic updates: DDU Marg shut, huge jams as AAP protests Kejriwal arrest

Traffic advisory issued by Delhi Police said Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) Marg will remain closed on Friday while traffic will be heavy on the adjoining roads

The AAP and the BJP headquarters are located on DDU Marg. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 12:40 PM IST

Kejriwal arrest: Protest, police, and traffic snarls

According to the police, the protesters not only violated section 144 but also led to traffic snarls in the area

Security personnel outside Kejriwal's residence on Thursday. (Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 06:56 AM IST

69,000 issued e-challans for jumping signal this year: Delhi Police

This was a three-fold increase from the 21,089 e-challans issued for the same offence in the corresponding period last year

Commuters jump a traffic signal in Karol Bagh in 2023. (HT Archive)
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 05:24 AM IST

Delhi police arrest armed robbery accused, his associate after gunfight in Dwarka

According to the police, the accused identified as Miraj alias Mehraj was wanted in a Rs.3 crore armed robbery case

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 15, 2024 01:50 PM IST

Four dead in fire at East Delhi building

13 others were injured, of which four — including a three-month-old baby girl — are critically injured

Delhi Police officers at the building in Sarojini Park, Shastri Nagar on Thursday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT photos)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 05:54 AM IST

Couple, 2 minors killed after fire breaks out in east Delhi building; 5 injured

According to police, a total of nine injured people -- two children, four women and three men -- were rescued from the building and rushed to Hedgewar hospital near Anand Vihar

The deceased includes a couple along with their two children. (Representative file photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2024 10:42 AM IST

Sent back 5 times in 7 months, man’s donkey route failures reveal larger racket

The “donkey route” refers not to a specific route, but to a circuitous, often perilous multi-hop journey that migrants take to reach western countries.

At the Almaty airport, Kazakh authorities spotted that two pages of Gurpreet’s passport had been ripped out. He was deported to India on an emergency certificate on March 8. (ANI)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 07:46 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Seven arrested in Delhi, Gurugram for sale of fake cancer medicines

The suspects’ refilled used vials of cancer medicines of international and national brands with anti-fungal drugs, and also sold fake medicines with counterfeit labels

The arrested suspects were identified as Viphil Jain, 46, and Neeraj Chauhan, 38, both masterminds of the racket, Neeraj’s relative Tushar Chauhan, 28, Suraj Shat, 28, Parvez Khan,33, Komal Tiwari,39, and Abhinav Kohli, 30. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 13, 2024 05:18 AM IST

3 men wanted for murder arrested from Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar

On March 9, the three allegedly shot dead Arbaaz Khan,24, and wounded Mohammad Abid Khan, 22 with initial probe suggesting that the attack was the result of gang rivalry

Police said a special team was tipped off about the plans of the three. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 12:45 PM IST

After cop kicks worshippers in Inderlok, high alert in Delhi’s mixed areas

Apart from Inderlok, police vigil was intensified in other parts of the city having mixed population, in view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, officers said

Security personnel in Inderlok on Saturday. (Vipin Kumar/HT photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2024 05:38 AM IST

Some negotiation and a hot chase later, Delhi man gets stolen phone back

It all started when Shanu Khan, an ice cream vendor, was robbed of his phone at knifepoint by two men at Mayur Vihar Phase 3 around 9am

A case of armed robbery was registered at the Ghazipur police station and the two men were arrested. While Dhirender Singh has no previous criminal records, Krishan Bhandari was found involved in at least nine cases of theft, burglary, and attack on government officials, police said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2024 04:57 AM IST

Delhi man arrested for killing son says he was plotting for four months

54-year-old man arrested for murdering son before wedding to protect daughter-in-law's future. Planned for months, hired help, fled after crime.

Lal was arrested in Jaipur and he confessed to the crime. (Representational image)
Updated on Mar 09, 2024 06:58 AM IST

Delhi Police rescue two girls from Mumbai

A police team went to rescue a missing 16-year-old girl from Rajouri Garden to a house in Mumbai, and found a 14-year-old girl there who was also from Rajouri Garden

Both girls are unrelated, and investigators said they suspect that a human trafficking was involved in kidnapping the girls and taking them to Mumbai, adding that a probe is ongoing. (Representational image)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 05:38 AM IST

Advert helps Delhi police catch three robbers

Based on the statement of the victim, the investigators checked more than 1,600 auto-rickshaws that carried the same advertisement

Deputy commissioner of police (southwest) Rohit Meena said that around 1.30am on February 19, 26-year-old Ajay Kumar, who drives a min-truck, was headed towards Chhatarpur in his vehicle that was loaded with advertisement hoardings and banners. (Representational image)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 06:10 AM IST
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