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Chandigarh stalking: Did police reconstruct crime scene without accused?

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Chandigarh, Aug 8: While the stalking of a senior IAS officer’s daughter by the son of Haryana BJP President Subhash Barala has made national headlines, the Chandigarh Police has no idea about the whereabouts of the accused, police sources said on Tuesday.

The Chandigarh Police, which has been accused of being biased towards Vikas Barala, claimed on Monday that it had reconstructed the crime scene of the incident. Was the crime scene reconstructed without calling the accused?

Chandigarh Police officials are silent when asked why the accused has not been called for the crime scene reconstruction.

The police have also failed to call the accused and his accomplice Ashish Kumar, both of whom are out on bail, for further investigation though the incident happened four days back.

The Tata Safari Storm SUV of the accused is parked at the Sector 26 police station here. It has been examined by forensic experts.

“We have reconstructed the scene of the crime. We are trying to get the CCTV footage and getting its technical analysis done,” Chandigarh’s Senior Superintendent of Police Eish Singhal told the media on Monday evening.

Singhal refused to share details of the probe and instead blamed the media for conducting a “media trial”.

Police sources said that CCTV footage from privately installed cameras had been procured and was being examined.

The footage shows Barala’s SUV chasing the car driven by the victim. Earlier, the police said there was no CCTV footage of the incident.

Under criticism over its flip-flop, the Chandigarh Police on Monday said it was investigating the case with an “open mind” and more sections could be “added at a later stage” if required.

Singhal claimed that the “incident was being investigated thoroughly and legal opinion was being taken in the matter”.

“We are investigating the case with an open mind. If any section (of IPC) has to be added at a later stage, we will do it,” he said, while trying to evade direct questions on the role of the Chandigarh Police in trying to shield the main accused.

Chandigarh Police on Saturday booked and arrested Vikas Barala and his friend, both of whom were drunk, on the milder charge of stalking the young woman after they chased her car on their SUV. Both were bailed out within hours of the complaint.

The victim alleged that the youths tried to intimidate her and abduct her.

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15 killed as tractor falls in Telangana canal

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Hyderabad, June 24 : Fifteen agriculture workers were killed and 15 others injured when a tractor plunged into a canal in Telangana’s Yadadri district on Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred when the tractor carrying the workers fell in Musi canal near Veligonda. The dead include 14 women and a boy.

According to the police, the tractor driver lost control of the vehicle while trying to avoid a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction.

The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals. The death toll may rise as the condition of some of the injured is stated to be critical.

The agriculture workers were on their way to nearby fields for sowing when the incident took place. Police personnel and revenue workers with the help of locals retrieved the bodies from the canal.

State Energy Minister Jagdish Reddy visited the accident site. He told reporters that a probe would be conducted into the incident. He assured all help to the families of the deceased and to the injured.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has expressed shock over the incident. He conveyed his condolences to the families of the deceased and directed officials to provide best medical care to the injured.(IANS)

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Army major arrested in Meerut for allegedly killing another officer’s wife

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New Delhi, June 24: An Indian Army Major was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut on Sunday after the wife of another officer was found dead on Saturday with her throat slit on a street in the Delhi Cantonment area.

Army Major’s wife was found with her throat slit near Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area on Saturday. She had left home on Saturday morning for a physiotherapy session at the Army’s Base hospital in Delhi Cantonment but after half-an-hour later, she was found dead, police said.

Major Nikhil Handa, who is currently posted in Nagaland’s Dimapur , has been arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, is being brought to Delhi for further investigation.

 

Major Handa left Delhi in a Honda City car after allegedly murdering the woman, police said.
Police on Saturday had said that the accused had allegedly run a car over her face to make the incident appear as an accident.

Indian Army Major Nikhil Handa arrested in Meerut’s Daurala; He is accused of murdering wife of another Indian Army major, who was found dead with her throat slit in Delhi’s Brar Square yesterday: Sources

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Naxals uproot tracks, derail goods train in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada

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Dantewada, June 24 :The engine and eight wagons of a goods train derailed and fell off a bridge on the Kirandul-Visakhapatnam route in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Sunday .

Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap said, “Naxals removed tracks to disrupt rail traffic.”

“The incident occurred when Maoists uprooted tracks between Bhansi and Kamaloor, leading to derailment of its engine and eight wagons that fell off a bridge on a small rivulet,”he added.

The incident happened between Bhansi and Kamalur area of the district. After the derailment, the wagons fell off a bridge.Dantewada is a Naxal hot-bed where even recently 7 CRPF jawans were killed by the ultras.

After receiving information, a team of security personnel and railway officials rushed to the spot to restore services, the SP said.

The investigation is on as some sheets of papers have been recovered from the spot.

 

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