Delhi Highlights, September 2: A Noida court Friday rejected the bail application of Shrikant Tyagi, arrested for assaulting a woman at Grand Omaxe society last month, for a case registered under the Gangster Act. The bail plea was submitted by Tyagi before the court of a Special Judge (gangster court). Tyagi was arrested on August 9 by Noida police in Meerut. According to Sushil Bhati, the lawyer appearing for Tyagi, the prosecution opposed bail relying on the criminal history of the accused in nine cases registered against him under various sections of the IPC.
BJP leader Sambit Patra said the party has decided to stick to five questions on the liquor policy to take on the Aam Aadmi Party. “Kejriwal ji, please answer these five questions: Why was the commission’s recommendation kept in abeyance? How were many bottles sold, but less money came in? Why did you give contracts to a blacklisted company? Why did you increase the wholesaler’s commission from 2% to 12%? Why did you waive Rs 144 crore?” he said.
As tensions continue to mount between the ruling AAP government and the BJP, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday flagged the number of cases that have been filed against his party’s MLAs in recent months. “I have brought some data with me. There have been 169 cases against 49 of our MLAs so far,” Kejriwal said in the Delhi Assembly. “We are a small party. We have just been born but there are 169 cases. Of these, 134 have been closed.” The Delhi CM added that investigation agencies have not been able to prove any of the BJP’s corruption allegations. He went on to list two demands
A man who headed an IVF centre in Noida was arrested after a woman who came there for treatment died allegedly due to gross negligence. Police identified the accused as Priya Ranjan Thakur and said his MBBS certificate was ‘fake’. Police said the woman, Lalita, had been visiting the centre for the past two months and her last visit was on August 19. Police said on that day, she went into a coma allegedly due to gross negligence and a lack of emergency services at the centre. She was then shifted by her family to Reality Hospital, Bisrakh, where she died on August 26.
A Noida court Friday rejected the bail application of Shrikant Tyagi, arrested for assaulting a woman at Grand Omaxe society last month, for a case registered under the Gangster Act. The bail plea was submitted by Tyagi before the court of a Special Judge (gangster court).
Tyagi was arrested on August 9 by Noida police in Meerut. According to Sushil Bhati, the lawyer appearing for Tyagi, the prosecution opposed bail relying on the criminal history of the accused in nine cases registered against him under various sections of the IPC. Read more
A delegation of Samajwadi Party leaders has arrived at the entrance of Grand Omaxe, sector 93B to meet Shrikant Tyagi’s wife. Only nine members were permitted to enter the residential colony by Noida police.
A delegation of Samajwadi Party leaders is set to meet Anu Tyagi, the wife of Shrikant Tyagi, arrested earlier this month for allegedly abusing and pushing a woman at an upscale residential society.
Over 700 passengers inside Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport and 200 of their relatives outside Terminal-3 staged a protest late Thursday night when, hours after reaching the airport, German carrier Lufthansa informed that it is cancelling almost all passenger and cargo flights on Friday due to the planned strike action by the pilots.
The flights have been cancelled from its two biggest hubs, Frankfurt and Munich. The protesters were pacified by the CISF and Delhi Police after being assured that efforts were being made to make alternate arrangements for the passengers by the airlines company. A senior official of CISF said the passengers, who were bound for Frankfurt and Munich, staged a protest at departure Gates No. 6 and 7 outside the check-in area due to cancellation of flights. “Some of them later made a call to the police control room from Terminal-3 and immediately the CISF personnel and Delhi Police personnel rushed to the spot,” an officer said. Read more.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has set up a permanent exhibition at the Rajouri Garden Metro station dedicated to recipients of gallantry awards in the armed forces.
The exhibition, named ‘Veerta aur Vikas’, also documents the growth of the Delhi Metro. The exhibition comprises around 13 panels occupying around 100 feet at the Metro station. One of the panels lists the names of 21 soldiers who have received the Param Vir Chakra so far.
The exhibition also contains a panel on the “major events” of India since Independence and a timeline of the Delhi Metro’s genesis and growth spanning 32 years from the time that it was first recommended. It now covers 391 km with 286 metro stations. Read more.
As government-run liquor shops reopened Thursday morning with the reintroduction of the old excise policy, they were met with a scattered response from customers. Queues earlier in the day were sparse, with some customers relieved at not having to go far to buy liquor, while others were disappointed at the choices available as compared to the earlier private-run stores.
At many locations which earlier had liquor stores, like those at the Star City Mall in Mayur Vihar, shops were shut. Having once had ten liquor stores, none were open on Thursday at the mall. At another store in Trilokpuri, only a few customers turned up. Store manager Kush Mishra said stock of liquor and the number of customers would go up over time.
Delhi L-G V K Saxena on Thursday alleged that CM Arvind Kejriwal has resorted to diversionary tactics and false accusations. “I called for good governance, zero tolerance to corruption and better services for the people of Delhi. But unfortunately Hon’ble CM Arvind Kejriwal in desperation has resorted to diversionary tactics and false accusations,” he tweeted.
I called for good governance, zero tolerance to corruption and better services for the people of Delhi.
But unfortunately Hon’ble CM @ArvindKejriwal Ji in desperation has resorted to diversionary tactics and false accusations. pic.twitter.com/1hsCV6Q4Sg
Three white tiger cubs born in the Delhi zoo on Thursday.
Three white tiger cubs were born at the Delhi zoo on August 24 pic.twitter.com/uyWe9DirNR
“It has been four months, and Satyendra Jain has still not got bail. Why? Because their arguments do not have merit… He used to say then also that — nothing has been found from Satyendra Jain’s locker, this speaks volumes. Now he is saying the same about Manish Sisodia,” said Patra.
BJP leader Sambit Patra Thursday said that Kejriwal is not answering the questions on liquor policy because he knows Sisodiaji would get arrested if he gives reply. During a press conference at party headquarter in Delhi, “They used to give a list of people who are accused in corruption and now they are saving people indulged in corruption,” he said. Kejriwalji is waiting for us to speak on other things so that the subject is diverted from liquor policy,” he said.
In the Delhi Assembly on Thursday, CM Arvind Kejriwal listed out two demands for the opposition BJP: “Stop buying MLAs. They have turned this into a mandi,” he said. “The second demand is that you must stop waiving loans given to your friends.”
As tensions continue to mount between the ruling AAP government and the BJP, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday flagged the number of cases that have been filed against his party’s MLAs in recent months. “I have brought some data with me. There have been 169 cases against 49 of our MLAs so far,” Kejriwal said in the Delhi Assembly. “We are a small party. We have just been born but there are 169 cases. Of these, 134 have been closed.” The Delhi CM added that investigation agencies have not been able to prove any of the BJP’s corruption allegations.
From Thursday onward, only government-run liquor shops will be open in Delhi for a period of at least six months. The Excise Department is soon coming up with a new app—mAbkariDelhi—to provide customers with liquor-related information.
What changes from today:
– 300 shops will open in Delhi from Thursday and the 250 shops being run by private players will be shut.
– All discounts and offers—buy one, get one free, two-plus-three on MRP of liquor price—will be discontinued and the dry days in the national capital will once again go up from 3 to 21.
– Shops at the Delhi airport will remain shut for another few weeks as procedural requirements are still pending. Read more.
Delhi Metro’s blue line, connecting Dwarka and Vaishali, witnessed a brief delay on Thursday morning due to a ‘passenger on track’ at Tilak Nagar, DMRC announced.
Blue Line Update
Delay in services between Dwarka Sector 21 and Noida Electronic City/Vaishali due to passenger on track at Tilak Nagar.
Normal service on all other lines.
As the ruling AAP government continues to clash with the BJP over its ambitious Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22, the state government is set to bring back the ‘old excise regime’ from Thursday (September 1) onwards. This comes after the AAP government was compelled to scrap the contentious new liquor policy over allegations of corruptions and irregularities in the drafting and implementation. From today onwards, the old excise regime will come into effect again, and will continue for the next six months till a new policy replaces it for the next financial year. Here’s what it means.
In a first in the national capital, the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) has been invoked against several gangsters, including those accused of killing Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala. Typically, the Act is used in terror cases or incidents that threaten the national integrity.
Delhi Police officials are coordinating with their National Investigation Agency (NIA) counterparts after getting directions from the Home Ministry to take strict action against the gangsters who are in touch with several banned outfits and planning to execute targeted killings in India, it is learnt.
The UAPA has been invoked against Moosewala murder accused Lawrence Bishnoi, Goldy Brar and Vikram Brar as well as members of their rival gangs – Davinder Bambiha, Kaushal Chaudhary, Neeraj Bawana, Sunil alias Tillu Tajpuriya, Dilpreet and Sukhpreet alias Budha — besides absconding terrorist Harvinder Rinda. This comes after Delhi Police’s Special Cell received information that members of both gangs were procuring illegal weapons from outside the country to execute targeted killings in Delhi and other states. Read more.
In the last year, the Delhi Police has recorded an exponential rise of 1342% in the recovery of fake Indian currency notes (FICN). Police said there are multiple gangs, operating at the state and international level, which are bringing in fake notes from Bihar, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh or via Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.
According to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data for 2021 specific to the national capital, more than 50,151 fake currency notes were recovered last year with a value of Rs 2.05 crore. In 2020, during the lockdown when travel was prohibited, only 3,476 fake currency notes were recovered with a value of Rs 4.16 lakh.
“The gangs mostly work through India-Nepal or India-Bangladesh borders because they are porous. After demonetisation in 2016, there was a break in the circulation of FICN from foreign countries but the gangs have started smuggling notes again. The recovered notes are of high quality and can’t be identified with the naked eye. They have the same colour, marks, security threads, texture etc,” said a police officer. Read more.
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Meanwhile, an AAP delegation reached the Central Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Delhi on Wednesday to meet the agency’s director and demand a probe into alleged toppling of governments in various states by the BJP under ‘Operation Lotus’. AAP MLA Atishi, who was part of the 10-member delegation, said the party had earlier sent an e-mail to CBI director Subodh Kumar Jaiswal’s office seeking an appointment with him but it was yet to get a response. The AAP MLAs sat on a dharna outside CBI headquarters and raised slogans “Operation Lotus par jaanch karao” and “Khoka khoka band karo”. More AAP workers may join the delegation in their protest against BJP’s ‘Operation Lotus’.
The Delhi government is set to launch virtual classrooms for students, particularly girls, who are unable to attend school, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Wednesday. “This school will reach out and provide access to education to those those children especially girls who are not allowed to go to school due to various reasons… due to family circumstances, many children even though they shouldn’t be working at the time, takes up job to support there family, so this school will provide education to all of them,” CM Kejriwal said.