A 54-year-old man allegedly stabbed three people to death and injured two others in a residential building in south Mumbai on Friday. Two months prior, his family had left him, and he suspected his neighbours had instigated them. He was arrested after the grisly attack and police recovered the knife used. He is visibly mentally disturbed, but not undergoing medical treatment.
The Income Tax department has issued a notice to Papalpreet Singh, the brain behind radical preacher Amritpal Singh, over Rs 4.48 lakh unaccounted income. Papalpreet has been guiding Amritpal since March 18 and is alleged to be in close contact with Pakistan's ISI. He faces four criminal cases, including one under the UAPA.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar directed Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police to hold daily interactions with the public for two hours, to bridge the communication gap. He also asked officers to ensure compliance with the state government's welfare-oriented schemes and swachhata abhiyan.
Two inmates have been arrested for escaping from the Kurukshetra district jail three days ago. Rajat Kumar (24) and Sabar Ali (20) were arrested from Shahbad and produced in court, while the third inmate, Rohit Kumar, was arrested earlier. The jail officials believe they took advantage of construction work and escaped with the labourers.
Unseasonal rains and hailstorms have caused widespread damage to crops in Mahendergarh and Charkhi Dadri, adversely impacting farmers. Wheat, late-sown mustard, barley and vegetables have been affected. Haryana agriculture minister JP Dalal has visited affected areas, assuring compensation for the losses.
The charred body of a 60-year-old woman, Sona Devi, has been recovered from a room in Kunjpura village of Karnal district. Police are investigating the case, but family members allege she was murdered. Post-mortem will ascertain the actual cause of death.
Three people have been arrested for creating a fake Instagram account of the SP Maqsood Ahmed and demanding money from his friends. Police have recovered 166 active and 650 inactive SIM cards, five fake Aadhaar cards, one printer and one mobile phone. The accused have been booked under Section 66-C of the IT Act and Section 419 of the IPC and sent to judicial custody.
Baljit Kaur, 30, was arrested for harbouring fugitive Khalistani preacher Amritpal Singh and his aide Papalpreet Singh at her Shahbad residence in Kurukshetra district. Police claim she was in touch with Papalpreet for the past two and a half years and was pursuing a course in "radical literature". Amritpal had come to her residence on a two-wheeler and left the next day. Police are investigating the case and no FIR has been registered.
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij accused the Punjab government of not being serious about arresting Waris Punjab De chief and Khalistan sympathiser Amritpal Singh, claiming it took them 36 hours to reach Shahbad after receiving information. AAP's Malvinder Singh Kang defended the Punjab Police, saying they actively worked on the inputs and tracked the woman from Patiala who sheltered Amritpal.
Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from the Lok Sabha after he was convicted of criminal defamation over his 'Modi surname' remark. He was sentenced to a two-year term by a local court in Gujarat. According to parliamentary rules, Union legislators lose their seat if convicted of a crime for two or more years in prison. They are also not entitled to certain benefits given to them as an MP.
India American lawmaker Ro Khanna condemned Rahul Gandhi's disqualification from the Lok Sabha as a "deep betrayal of Gandhian philosophy and India?s deepest values" and called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reverse the decision. The Congress leader was convicted by a lower court in a criminal defamation case and sentenced two years in jail, barring him from contesting polls for eight years. Kanchan Gupta responded to Khanna's tweet, saying the PM does not have the extra-judicial powers to override laws and that the government had nothing to do with Gandhi's disqualification.
Rajasthan experienced light to moderate rainfall in the past 24 hours, with 29 mm recorded in Thanagaji of Alwar and 18 mm in Chauhtan of Barmer, according to the Meteorological Department. Rainfall below 7 mm was also recorded in various areas of the state. The weather office has no prediction for rainfall on Saturday.
Nagaland deputy chief minister Yanthungo Patton has asked for a review to reduce the deployment of 3,000 state police personnel for personal protection and non-police duties. He also called for re-organisation and restructuring of the police force, reduction of work-related stress of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) jawans, and stern action against police personnel under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Pradip Modi, a Ranchi-based lawyer, demands speedy trial in a similar case he filed against Rahul Gandhi for his comment at an election rally in Jharkhand capital in 2019. He claims to have evidence showing Gandhi's statement was deliberate and repeated in other parts of the country. Court in Surat had sentenced Gandhi to two years in jail in a defamation case filed by BJP MLA Purnesh Modi for his alleged remark.