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Controversial SP Salwinder Singh surrenders

Singh had allegedly taken Rs 50,000 to delete the complainant’s name from the FIR.

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Gurdaspur (Pb), Apr 20 : Controversial police officer Salwinder Singh today surrendered before a local court in connection with a sexual harassment case.

A Superintendent of Police, Singh was mired in a controversy after a group of terrorists kidnapped him nearly 30 hours before they attacked the Pathankot Air Force station in January last year.

Police had registered a case of sexual harassment against him on August 2 last year in which complainant Rajneesh Kumar, an employee of Powercom and a resident of Gurdaspur, had lodged that he was implicated in a false rape case.

Singh had allegedly taken Rs 50,000 to delete the complainant’s name from the FIR.

In the meantime he had developed illicit relations with the complainant’s wife as Singh used to visit his house on the pretext to conduct probe, it was alleged.

The case against him was registered after a probe by police.

The bail plea of Singh had already been rejected in the sexual case by a court here on August 11 last year.

Earlier, at least six ladies police personnel had lodged a complaint with Director General of Police Suresh Arora last year in which they alleged that they were sexual harassed by Singh.

On their complaint, a probe committee had found him guilty.

Meanwhile, Chief Judicial Magistrate Rohit Bansal sent him into judicial custody for 14 days.

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Nine-year-old raped, killed in Uttar Pradesh

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Lucknow, April 20: Less than a week after an eight-year-old was lured from a wedding function and raped and then murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district, a nine-year-old was raped and killed in the district the same way on Friday, police said.

The accused is a boy who was part of the cooking team hired for a pre-wedding ceremony in Kailtha village.

He lured the girl to a field behind the venue where he raped her and then strangled her as she tried to raise an alarm, the police said.

The girl was taken to a hospital where she died, an officer told IANS.

Police are looking for two other youths allegedly involved in the crime.

On Monday, another girl went missing from a wedding she had gone to attend with her family in Etah. Her body was found the next morning in a field. A drunk youth, found lying beside her, was arrested on suspicion of raping and murdering her.

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Rains lash J&K plains, fresh snowfall in hills

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Srinagar, April 20: Day temperatures dipped in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as widespread rain lashed the plains and fresh snowfall occurred in the higher reaches.

“In the last 12 hours, fresh snowfall has occurred in Zojila Pass, Drass and other higher reaches,” the Met office said on Friday morning.

The same conditions would continue till Saturday after which the weather will start improving, it added.

The minimum temperature was 8.6 degrees Celsius in Srinagar, while it was 4.4 in Pahalgam and zero in Gulmarg. Leh town recorded 6.1 and Kargil 2.6 as the minimum temperature on Friday.

Jammu’s minimum was 18.3, Katra’s 15.6, Bannihal 8.4, Batote 8.5 and Bhaderwah recorded 8.9 degrees Celsius.

As the day and night temperatures dropped in the valley, the woollens came out.

With just past a dry winter spell in Kashmir, the spring rains were more than welcomed by the people. It will help better the flow in rivers, streams, springs and lakes in the Valley.

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Sunny morning in Delhi, rains likely

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New Delhi, April 20: It was a hot and sunny morning in the national capital on Friday with the maximum temperature set to touch 39 degrees Celsius. The Met predicts rain later in the day.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted some respite soon. “Light rains and drizzles are likely to occur towards the afternoon or evening,” an IMD official said.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 52 percent.

Thursday’s maximum temperature settled at 39.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 23 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.

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