Leena Dhankhar

Leena Dhankhar has worked with Hindustan Times for five years. She has covered crime, traffic and excise. She now reports on civic issues and grievances of residents.

Articles by Leena Dhankhar

Gurugram: CCTV cams installed at all police stations, posts

The pilot project of installing CCTV cameras at all police stations, posts and crime probe units in Gurugram has been completed. The cameras will be linked to the control room next week. A total of 44 police stations, 22 posts, and 11 units of the crime investigation agency were equipped with cameras. The project, which cost ₹300 crore, aims to improve transparency and ensure the safety of both visitors and complainants, as well as monitor police operations and investigations. The cameras installed are of HD quality and will provide clear visibility even at night.

Around 15 cameras have been installed at each police station, five at each police post and all will be operational within a week, police said. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2023 11:31 PM IST

Auto-rickshaws in Gurugram and Faridabad to get unique IDs

Auto-rickshaw drivers in Gurugram and Faridabad will receive unique identification stickers with serial numbers registered with the regional transport authority (RTA) and driver's pictures. The move aims to curb crime and ensure passenger safety. Auto-rickshaws without these stickers will not be permitted on the roads from November onwards. The initiative will be implemented in different phases across Haryana state.

Police said the drivers will get a sticker that would have the serial number registered with the regional transport authority (RTA) along with the driver’s picture on it. (HT Archive)
Updated on Sep 22, 2023 11:05 PM IST

‘Extortion’ racket: More Gurugram transport dept officials under scanner now

Police had initially booked a transport department inspector, a sub-inspector (SI) and another suspected broker

Police said that the arrested suspects revealed during questioning that there are nearly 60 brokers who are working closely with the transport department officials. (Representational image)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 11:05 PM IST

Nuh police to hire SPOs to strengthen their force

The new hired SPOs will be trained ex-servicemen who will be deployed in situations of unrest, said police

Police oficers said that the lack of adequate number of personnel was keenly felt during the communal clashes on July 31 when their personnel had struggled to keep the mob at bay and had to call in reinforcements from other districts. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 11:15 PM IST

Garbage piles up across Gurugram as sanitation workers go on strike

The sanitation workers are protesting against the MCG issuing new tenders to hire fresh agencies for outsourcing the sanitation work

Garbage strewn in Sector 57, in Gurugram on Thursday. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 11:12 PM IST

Month-long sculpting fest at Sultanpur National Park

The event will be held in the last week of October and is expected to witness participation of globally

Officials said the sculptures will mainly depict those birds that are already there at the park to create awareness among the visitors. (HT Archive)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Nuh violence: Mamman Khan sent to judicial custody for 14 days

The MLA’s lawyer said that despite taking him on remand for four days, police could not recover anything from him

Local Congress leaders organised a press conference in Nuh decrying Khan’s arrest on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 11:38 PM IST

Waste collection hit across Gurugram, raises stink among residents

Residents of Gurugram have complained about erratic garbage collection and poor waste management, causing foul smells and concerns about disease outbreaks. The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has formed teams to address the issue, but residents claim that their complaints have gone unanswered. This is not the first time that garbage collection has been a major issue in the city, as disputes over non-payment of dues have previously disrupted waste collection. Residents have resorted to throwing garbage in the open and paying private vendors to clean the streets. MCG officials have assured residents that the issue will be resolved within a week.

The situation near a colony in Sector 37C in Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Nuh violence: Mamman Khan not cooperating, say cops

Police added Section 180 of IPC to the FIR — refusing to sign a statement made to a public servant when legally required to do so

Congress MLA Mamman Khan. (File photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2023 11:51 AM IST

Nuh violence: Court extended police remand of Congress MLA Mamman Khan by 2 days

On Sunday, the Haryana government extended the suspension of internet services imposed in Nuh after Khan’s arrest on Thursday until September 19

Congress MLA Mamman Khan is produced before a court in Nuh district on Sunday. (PTI)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 11:35 PM IST
By, Gurugram

Monu Manesar to be brought to Gurugram on production warrant: Police

Mohit Yadav, a member of the right-wing group Bajrang Dal, was arrested on September 12 by the Nuh police for making an incendiary post on social media

Mohit Yadav, better known as Monu Manesar, in the custody of Rajasthan Police in Bharatpur. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2023 02:08 AM IST
By, Gurugram

40 arrested for gambling at illegal casinos in Gurugram farmhouse

The primary suspects used to invite people and host casino nights at their farmhouse and were making more than ₹20 lakh a month, said investigators

Before raiding the farmhouse, the police formed a team that conducted a reconnaissance of the area to confirm the illegal gambling network. (Representational image)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 11:35 PM IST
By, Gururgam

Traffic and road safety review to make Gurugram congestion free

Additionally, instructions have been issued to assess the performance of the traffic wing to ensure effective departmental functioning

At the beginning of the year, there were 15 identified “black spots” prone to accidents, but currently, only seven remain, police said. (Parveen Kumar /HT Photo)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 12:00 AM IST

The hills have eyes that keep a lookout for cops

Cascading communal violence led to the death of two home guards while more than 200 people were wounded since July 31 in Haryana’s Nuh and Gurugram districts

The Aravallis are now home to over 300 people, all Muslims, who live in makeshift camps. (Leena Dhankhar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 08:35 AM IST

Nuh violence: Locals patrol Nalhar temple under Village and Small Town Act

The law allows temporary deployment of civilians for patrolling within the villages and says that they will be deemed as “public servants” till the patrolling is over

Residents of Muradbas village near Nalhar temple had installed barricades at entry and exit routes on Monday. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 11:53 PM IST

Nuh ‘shobha yatra’ passes off peacefully amid tight security

Police said 3,000 personnel were deployed, barricades erected every 500 metres, and 100 checkpoints built to stave off the possibility of a re-run of July 31

A police vehicle escorts a tempo traveller with Hindu leaders through Nuh. (Parveen Kumar/ht photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 11:53 PM IST

‘Hand-written messages’ in Gurugram target Muslim workers

The hate posters were pasted outside the rooms where migrant workers, many of them Muslims, live in sectors 69, 70 and 71 between 6am and 7am on Sunday.

Police personnel checking vehicles going towards Nuh at the Ghamroj toll plaza. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 12:17 PM IST

Nuh procession to go ahead with or without permission, says VHP

Nuh deputy commissioner on Saturday imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC from August 25-28 with a view to maintain law and order.

The Hindutva outfit leaders said only Hindus from Nuh, Gurugram and Palwal will participate in yatra on Monday ’in view of the upcoming G20 summit’. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2023 04:49 AM IST

36 executives of auto firm injured as speeding truck rams their staff bus

The bus was going to Maruti Kunj in Bhondsi and the truck was on its way from Kherki Daula side towards Faridabad via Golf Course Extension Road when it rammed the bus from the rear at the Vatika Crossing, said police.

A bus carrying Maruti Suzuki employees fell on its side, injuring several passengers, after a speeding truck rammed it early Saturday morning near Vatika Chowk in Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 11:22 PM IST

Rolls-Royce crash: Kuber Group director Vikas Malu told to join investigation

Nuh police has formed a SIT to investigate the accident after new evidence suggested that the luxury sedan was speeding and rear-ended the fuel tanker.

The Rolls Royce of a prominent industrialist was completely gutted after it rammed an oil tanker on the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway on August 22 and caught fire. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 27, 2023 09:58 AM IST

Kuber Group head Vikas Malu in Rolls Royce car crash; SIT formed

Police form SIT to investigate high-speed accident on Delhi-Mumbai expressway involving luxury car and fuel tanker.

The Rolls Royce was estimated to be at a speed of 200kmph when it crashed into a fuel tanker, killing two people. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 09:15 AM IST

5 teams on lines of RAF to deal with flare-ups in Gurugram: New CP

Arora, who was earlier serving as Faridabad police commissioner, is the 11th police commissioner of Gurugram

Newly appointed Gurugram police commissioner Vikas Kumar Arora on Friday. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Driver booked after overspeeding Rolls Royce rams into oil tanker killing two

Earlier, the tanker driver was allegedly put at fault for driving on the wrong side, however, the new evidence shows that the luxury car was overspeeding, said police

The charred remains of the Rolls-Royce (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 04:11 PM IST

One held for murder of Bajrang Dal man in Sohna

Police said this was the first arrest in the murder case that was registered against several persons

Pradeep Kumar Sharma, a member of the Bajrang Dal, was killed in Sohna in the aftermath of the Nuh communal clashes. (Representational image)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 11:25 PM IST

Six-year-old girl dies of snakebite in Gurugram

Police said the girl died in an ambulance while she was being taken to the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi

The snake was kept under observation for three hours before being released into the Aravallis. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 11:11 PM IST

Man who torched cars in Nuh held after gunfight

This is the third such gun fight between the police and the suspects of Nuh violence in the past 10 days

Police identified the suspect as Osama alias Pehelwan, and said he is undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 11:09 PM IST

Man who withdrew cash for online fraudster held in Faridabad

Faridabad police arrest man involved in online frauds and thefts, who acted as a conduit for a fraud mastermind. Motorbike, cash, and ATM cards seized. Raid planned on mastermind's house. Case registered against both under multiple sections of the Indian Penal Code and Arms Act.

The police have registered a case at the Kotwali police station against the mastermind and the suspect. (Representational image)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 11:05 PM IST

Naurangpur-Tauru Road beautified ahead of G20 meet

The district administration in Gurugram has identified areas for beautification work on the Naurangpur-Tauru Road ahead of the G20 meet next month. Additional security measures and improvements to the road and surrounding areas are being carried out for the visit of foreign delegates. Some residents have expressed the need for further upgrades to the road.

Naurangpur-Tauru Road beautified ahead of G20 meet
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 11:54 PM IST

Nuh: Hindu groups say Aug 28 yatra on, despite no permission

Nuh deputy commissioner Dhirendra Khadgata earlier denied permission to the procession, citing law and order concerns.

Nuh’s Nalhar Mahadev Mandir. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 24, 2023 04:57 AM IST

2 killed, 4 injured after oil tanker rams Rolls-Royce on Delhi-Mumbai Expressway

The collision was so powerful that both vehicles caught fire, the oil tanker overturned, and the driver and passenger became trapped and could not escape

The charred remains of the Rolls-Royce. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 11:37 PM IST
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