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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

Jama Masjid blast was to avenge Batla encounter

The September 19, 2010 Jama Masjid attack was carried out to avenge the Batla House encounter that had occurred on the same day two years earlier, suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives have told the police.

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Updated on Dec 01, 2011 01:58 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJatin Anand and Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Police using its own network to crack down cyber crime

The Delhi Police have decided to fight fire with fire — by using its own ‘networking’ skills to get the better of cyber criminals on social networking websites.

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Updated on Nov 30, 2011 12:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJatin Anand and Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

He screamed for help, but no one came forward even as his friend bled to death

Delhiites once again showed a bizarre display of apathy towards the victims of a crime. Bystanders acted like spectators and refused to help while a 27-year-old BTech graduate was being bludgeoned to death and his friend severely beaten.

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Updated on Nov 29, 2011 12:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Enterprising German guide thrived on liquor trade, held

For Schilay Anton — a 55-year-old German guide arrested by the south Delhi police on Wednesday — it was a routine conversation with a fellow expat that gave him the idea of selling liquor illegally to foreigners. Karn Pratap Singh reports.

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Updated on Nov 25, 2011 11:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Probe finds police had no clue of meet

Investigation into the Nand Nagri fire tragedy, which claimed the lives of 18 eunuchs, has revealed that the local police was unaware about the huge gathering at the community centre. Karn Pratap Singh reports.

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Updated on Nov 23, 2011 11:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Eunuchs allege snatching of valuables

The thousand-odd eunuchs who had gathered at the E-block community centre of Nand Nagri to attend the congregation not only became victims of a major fire tragedy, but they also fell prey to local hooligans.

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Updated on Nov 22, 2011 12:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

‘Fire took away whatever we had’

Sunday night turned out to be the longest night for the hundreds of eunuchs, the victims of a major blaze that broke out at a community centre in east Delhi’s Nand Nagri on Sunday.

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Updated on Nov 22, 2011 12:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh & Rajat Arora, New Delhi

Ingenious snatcher makes hoax bomb call to avoid getting caught

A bike-borne snatcher outsmarted the Delhi Police personnel by making a hoax bomb call, claiming that a bag with two bombs has been planted at a garment showroom in south Delhi's posh M-block market in GK-I on Saturday.

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Updated on Nov 21, 2011 12:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Mother of two braves bullets to nab snatcher

A mother of two, 38-year-old Suman fought a chain-snatcher with bare hands and nabbed the dreaded criminal — ignoring the gun barrel staring at her. Karn Pratap Singh reports.

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Updated on Nov 11, 2011 11:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

‘They fired at us, but it did not scare me’

Suman, the 38-year-old housewife who wrestled with two chain snatchers and helped the police nab one of them would have landed in a hospital had her two-sister-in-laws not supported her in the brave act.

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Updated on Nov 10, 2011 11:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Sikh family held with fake passports

They used forged Italian documents to vacation in India.

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Updated on Nov 09, 2011 01:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh and Jatin Anand, New Delhi

Arrests led cops to gang of master forgers

A person of Nigerian-descent, arrested with forged passports and expired visas at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, on Friday, has led the Delhi Police to a thriving gang of master forgers operating in the Capital. Jatin Anand and Karn Pratap Singh report.

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Updated on Nov 08, 2011 01:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJatin Anand and Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Penury, large family made him send daughter to Delhi

For Nanhe Mandal (name changed) from Orissa, it was his helplessness to feed seven members of his family alone which forced him to send his 14-year-old daughter to Delhi to do a job and earn some money for the family.

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Updated on Nov 07, 2011 12:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Delhi worst in crimes against children

For the fifth year in a row, Delhi proved to be the worst place to grow up in among 34 other cities located across the country.

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Updated on Nov 07, 2011 12:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJatin Anand and Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Dentist ‘molested’ by cardiologist in Delhi

A 30-year-old dentist was allegedly molested by a cardiologist at the Max Super Speciality Hospital at Saket in south Delhi on Sunday.

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Updated on Oct 18, 2011 01:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Marital discord forces man to commit suicide

On the day when married women in some parts of the country observed Karva Chauth for the longevity of their husbands, a 36-year-old man allegedly ended his life and blamed his wife for his extreme step. The incident was reported to the police through a PCR call in the early hours on Saturday.

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Updated on Oct 15, 2011 11:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Delhi again on high alert

The Capital has been put on high alert following the recovery of a huge consignment of explosives at Ambala Cant which, the Delhi Police believe, was to be moved to the city to carry out blasts during Diwali.

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Updated on Oct 14, 2011 11:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Cops trying to map out possible route taken by the perpetrators

A day after they recovered a TATA Indica car laden with explosives, the Delhi Police are now attempting to trace the alleged terror trail backwards, step by step.

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Updated on Oct 14, 2011 11:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJatin Anand, Karn Pratap Singh and Vishal Joshi, New Delhi / Karnal

RDX-laden car was headed for Delhi

The retrieval of the stolen TATA Indica car laden with RDX in Ambala, allegedly meant to perpetrate ‘an act of terrorism’ in Delhi during Diwali, is part of ISI’s phased plan to resurrect Sikh militancy in India, claim sources in the Delhi Police Special Cell.

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Updated on Oct 13, 2011 11:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJatin Anand & Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

They could not even pay the rent

For 60-year-old Vijay Kumar Sharma, the Wagon R car he had purchased a few years ago was the only asset he had earned in his entire life.

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Updated on Oct 08, 2011 12:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Security needs more teeth as city policemen fall victim to crime

The murder of a Delhi Police constable has highlighted how even men in khaki are unsafe in the Capital.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2011 01:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Man stabbed to death over Rs 10

A 21-year-old man was stabbed to death by a youth after an altercation broke out between them over R10 in Khayala in west Delhi on Wednesday.

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Updated on Sep 29, 2011 12:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Boy tries to con uncle to impress girls online

A penchant for meeting girls online and the desire for easy money to impress them made a 19-year-old youth turn into an extortionist. Karn Pratap Singh reports.

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Updated on Sep 28, 2011 12:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Thai Airways airhostess molested aboard

An airhostess of Thai Airways was molested by a passenger on Saturday night when the flight was about to land at Delhi Airport.

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Updated on Sep 27, 2011 12:19 AM IST
None | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Anti-rabies vaccine claims its first victim

Chandra Negi, 45, one of the two Delhi residents who had taken ill after being administered an anti-rabies vaccine at the Charak Palika Hospital, finally lost the battle for life, after remaining on life support system for five days at Safdarjung Hospital.

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Updated on Sep 25, 2011 01:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Anti-rabies vaccine victims still critical

The condition of two Delhi residents, who had taken ill after being administered an anti-rabies vaccine at the NDMC Charak Palika Hospital, continues to be serious. Karn Pratap Singh reports. The viral story

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Updated on Sep 22, 2011 01:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Two critical after anti-rabies vaccine

Two Delhi residents were taken ill after being administered an anti-rabies vaccine dose at the NDMC Charak Palika Hospital in Moti Bagh.

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Updated on Sep 21, 2011 02:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKarn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

CCTVs still way down on Delhi security list

On the eve of the third anniversary of the Batla House encounter in which a terrorist and a police officer were killed, Delhi is on a high alert. But electronic surveillance has little to do with it.

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Updated on Sep 19, 2011 01:06 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJatin Anand & Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Modernisation: Stuck in a time warp

When it comes to acquiring the latest gadgets, Delhi Police’s political bosses go shopping even as the policemen obediently wait at home, wishing what they get is as good as it says on the brochure.

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Updated on Sep 15, 2011 02:01 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJatin Anand and Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi

Wanted: Specialists for Delhi Police

Despite being ‘capable in every respect’, the functioning of the Delhi Police, claim senior officers, has been systematically dismembered by both internal politics and external policies. Jatin Anand and Karn Pratap Singh report.

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Updated on Sep 14, 2011 02:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByJatin Anand and Karn Pratap Singh, New Delhi
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