Sanjeev K Jha

In his reporting career of over 20 years, Sanjeev K Jha has covered bureaucracy, politics, ISI activities in border areas, music and Bollywood. Presently, he covers crime in the national Capital.

Articles by Sanjeev K Jha

Court denies anticipatory bail to Premoday Khakha’s kids

Premoday Khakha, 51, who was arrested for repeatedly raping a 17-year-old girl in his care multiple times at his residence between 2020 and 2021

Suspended Delhi government official Premoday Khakha allegedly raped a minor girl under his care. On Friday, his son and daughter were denied anticipatory bail by a city court. (Sourced)
Published on Sep 23, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Delhi minister Atishi writes to chief secretary to toughen harassment panel

The minister told HT that the government is planning to draft new rules so complaints at government workplaces can be handled more efficiently

Delhi minister Atishi
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 01:39 AM IST

Delhi Police chalks out plan to train cops for new draft laws

They will be trained in three phases based on seniority — high-ranking officers, mid-rank officers, and staff in police stations — followed by a test

A senior police officer, on condition of anonymity, said that a blueprint of batches and trainers is being prepared to instruct the police. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 10:11 PM IST

G20 Summit: 29 dignitaries arrive in Delhi, many of them in 3 frenetic hours

3,000 police and paramilitary personnel guarded and facilitated the movement of VVIP cavalcades leaving the airport

Turkiye president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with minister of state General VK Singh (retd) at Palam Air Force Airport in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Sep 09, 2023 04:36 AM IST

G20 Summit: 1,400 CCTVs to be monitored from centralised control room

Around 25 trained personnel have been monitoring footage from the 1,443 CCTV cameras since September 5

Delhi Police personnel stand guard near Pragati Maidan ahead of G20 Summit in New Delhi on Thursday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 11:12 PM IST

UPSC aspirants, Ukraine returnees on Delhi Police’s list of anti-G20 protesters

The Delhi Police report has identified and named 22 international and national organisations and nearly 200 people who could possibly hold protests

Security equipment placed on the top of the Taj Palace Hotel ahead of the G20 Summit, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2023 07:08 AM IST

At G20 Summit, secret codes to be used for dignitaries

An IB official said that the security codes for the dignitaries will be suffixed by the abbreviation of their respective countries

An ITBP personnel on vigil near the IGI Airport ahead of G20 Summit, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 11:36 PM IST

45K Delhi cops, central forces personnel, blue safari suits in G20 security plan

Delhi Police and central forces personnel, clad in blue instead of traditional khaki, will guard the heart of Delhi during the G20 Summit.

NSG commandoes during a security drill ahead of the G20 Summit in New Delhi. (PTI)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 07:15 AM IST

Police probe if Delhi WCD official’s son also assaulted minor girl

Khakha and his wife have been arrested, and he has also been suspended by the Delhi Women and Child Development department over the alleged rape of a minor.

Premoday Khakha and his wife Seema Rani after being arrested by Delhi police. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2023 12:33 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Delhi WCD minister seeks report on old complaints against rape-accused Khakha

WCD department received complaints of sexual harassment by Khakha between 2018 and 2022 from four women working at mental health unit.

Suspended rape-accused Delhi government official and his wife. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 27, 2023 04:50 AM IST

G20 Summit in Delhi: Traffic curbs, alternative routes in commute plan

The restrictions will be in place from September 8 to 10, with the strictest measures on the final two days.

Preparations underway ahead of G20 Summit near Bharat Mandapam at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Friday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 06:29 AM IST
By, New Delhi

G20 Summit: Tunnel to stay shut for buses, goods vehicles

The Pragati Maidan tunnel in Delhi will be partially closed during the upcoming G20 Summit, with certain sections reserved for VIP delegates. The tunnel will be shut for buses and heavy vehicles, but open for private vehicles. The tunnel has been designed to handle heavy rainfall and has multiple drainage points to prevent flooding. Water from the tunnel will be collected and pumped into the Yamuna River.

The officials said that the particular sections of the Pragati Maidan tunnel will lead directly to the parking area at Bharat Mandapam and further towards the front porch of the main G20 venue. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 12:00 AM IST

Exclusive: Four women accused ex-Delhi govt official of misconduct

The complaints were made by women working at a mental health unit in Sewa Kutir complex on a contractual basis.

Premoday Khakha(LinkedIn)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 10:52 AM IST
By, New Delhi

G20: Quick response teams, ambulances in Summit security plan

Some of the points where the teams will be deployed include IGI Airport, the 23 designated hotels where G20 dignitaries shall be staying, the Bharat Mandapam at Pragati Maidan, and Rajghat

The entrance of the Bharat Mandapam is barricaded during a full-dress carcade rehearsal carried out by the Delhi traffic police authorities as part of the preparations for the upcoming G20 summit, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 11:27 PM IST

Wife blamed minor for rape, did not stop assault, says FIR

The girl reported the abuse to the officer's wife, who blamed her instead. The couple's children were also aware of the abuse.

Premoday Khakha and his wife Seema Rani after being arrested by Delhi police. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:08 AM IST

Missions, attendees grapple with hotel tariffs in Delhi for G20 meet

Diplomats have been closely following the negotiations for tariffs, calling their colleagues from other countries to find out about the best rates

To strengthen security during the G20 Summit, Delhi Police have categorised different areas linked to the meeting into seven zones. (REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 11:29 PM IST

Left-hand drive cars a G20 concern for Delhi traffic police

Section 120 of the Motor Vehicles Act mandates that all vehicles on Indian roads have the steering wheel on the right-hand side of the car

Traffic police officials said they were considering closing some stretches for local cars to prevent a mix-up. (Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 03:49 PM IST

Barricades to come up at 48 spots across Delhi at night

Police said this being done to crack down on rash driving, drink-driving and people driving on the wrong side of the road

Commuters said the barricading added to their woes due to the increased travel time. (HT Archive)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 11:12 PM IST

Tillu Tajpuriya killed 10 days after murder plan hatched: Police charge sheet

Six suspects planned the May 2 murder of gangster Sunil Maan alias Tillu Tajpuriya in Tihar jail as revenge for his involvement in another murder.

Gangster Tillu Tajpuriya was killed on May 2. (File)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 04:54 AM IST

Tillu Tajpuria murder: Four Tihar inmates booked for murder

On May 2, Tajpuria was stabbed over 100 times by four members of the rival Gogi gang in the courtyard of jail number 8 of Tihar Central Prison, and in full view of the security personnel and other inmates

Tillu Tajpuriya was killed allegedly by rival gang members inside the Tihar jail on May 2. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 11:44 PM IST

Bishnoi cousin wanted for Moosewala murder extradited from Azerbaijan to Delhi

Sachin Bishnoi’s arrest is the latest in a series of arrests that has broken the backbone of several foreign-based criminal networks in Punjab, said police

Sachin Bishnoi in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI)
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 11:27 PM IST

Man bludgeons woman to death in broad daylight; murder weapon found, accused caught

A 28-year-old man was arrested for bludgeoning his 22-year-old cousin to death in a park in Delhi. The woman was stalked by the attacker, who killed her after she refused to marry him. The incident took place near a police station and was recorded by a passerby. The accused did not attempt to flee and was caught by the police. The incident has sparked outrage and raised concerns about the safety of women from stalkers.

HT Image
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 12:08 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Malviya Nagar murder: Irfan stalked, threatened her, says victim’s family

Mohammad Irfan struck his cousin Nargis around 40 times in a fit of rage with an iron rod after she refused to marry him

The shocking murder, which took place at 11.50am, took place a mere 100m away from a police station, officers said. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 06:15 AM IST

‘Security lapse’: 4 Tihar officials suspended over Yasin Malik’s appearance in SC

Despite a ban on the physical production of a terrorist, Malik, who is serving life imprisonment in a terror funding case, appeared in the Supreme Court under police escort on Friday

Jammu and Kashmit Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was given life imprisonment on May 24 in terror funding case (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 04:22 PM IST

Chinese manjha trade thrives in Delhi amid inadequate legal deterrent

On Thursday, a seven-year-old girl was killed in west Delhi’s Paschim Vihar after her throat was slit by Chinese manjha (glass-coated kite string).

The Delhi government in January 2017 and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in July that year prohibited the sale, manufacture and supply of glass-coated thread across the city. (HT Archive)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 04:47 AM IST

Seven-year-old girl dies after throat slit by Chinese manjha

Delhi has, for decades, been unable to stamp out the use of manjha to fly kites, with the city consequently reporting several injuries and deaths every year.

The girl was killed in west Delhi’s Paschim Vihar when she was travelling on her father’s motorcycle. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 03:47 AM IST

ITO going under triggers massive traffic spillovers across Delhi

Parts of central Delhi's ITO and Mathura Road were submerged due to flooding

Commuters wafe through the waterlogged ITO stretch, in New Delhi on Friday. (Sanjeev Verma/HT)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 12:37 AM IST

2 more lawyers, prime accused in Tis Hazari firing case, arrested: Police

DCP (north district) Sagar Singh Kalsi said the two lawyers arrested on Friday have been identified as Manish Sharma and Lalit Sharma

Three lawyers were arrested within a day of the incident but the two prime accused were missing. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 12:04 PM IST

Three arrested for shooting in Tis Hazari court in Delhi, one on the run

The incident was the fallout of a confrontation between two groups of lawyers at Tis Hazari on Wednesday.

A lawyer fires a gun at Tis Hazari court in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 11:42 PM IST

Part of under-construction house collapses in south Delhi, two rescued

Two labourers trapped in a collapsed building in south Delhi were rescued after a four-hour operation. No other bodies were found at the scene.

Fire department officers conduct rescue work at the under-construction building where the top two floors collapsed, in south Delhi’s Dakshinpuri. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 06, 2023 11:34 PM IST
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