Couple robbed at gunpoint in Delhi's Connaught Place | WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs Couple robbed at gunpoint in Delhi’s Connaught Place – WeForNews | Latest News, Blogs
Connect with us

Cities

Couple robbed at gunpoint in Delhi’s Connaught Place

Published

on

New Delhi, Sep 20 : A couple was robbed at gunpoint by two unidentified men on Delhi’s Janpath Road in Connaught Place on Friday morning, police said.

The victims were identified as Vinod Singh and his wife Amrita Bohra, residents of Neb Sarai in Delhi. A police officer said the incident took place around 5:30 a.m. when the couple was going to New Delhi Railway Station on a two-wheeler.

“When they were near Connaught Place outer circle, two unidentified men appeared on a bike and aimed a gun at the couple and snatched a gold chain from them. During the commotion, the vehicle fell on the woman fracturing her shoulder,” said the police officer.

“Amrita works in a multi-national company in Gurugram. She is now receiving treatment at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Delhi,” said the police officer.

“An FIR has been registered and the police have launched an investigation.

Cities

NRC Assam coordinator says names of ineligible persons figure in final list

Published

on

By

Statelessness in Assam NRC

Guwahati, Feb 22 : Nearly six months after the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the state coordinator of the exercise has indicated that a few names of “ineligible persons” were present in the list and that he has written to officials of all 31 districts seeking details of such people.

In an official letter dated February 19 to all Deputy Commissioners (DC) and District Registrar of Citizen Registration (DRCR) under the subject ‘Regarding presence of ineligible persons in the final NRC’, NRC State Coordinator Hitesh Dev Sarma said the matter was of utmost importance as the details have to be submitted to the Registrar General of India urgently.

“With respect to the subject cited and the correspondences under reference, it has come to the knowledge of the undersigned that after publication of final NRC on 31st August 2019, a few names of ineligible persons are found present in the final NRC, particularly who are DV (Doubtful Voters), DF (Declared Foreigner), PFT (those with cases pending in Foreigners’ Tribunal), DVD (descendants of DV), DFD (descendants of FD) And PFTD (cases of declared foreigners pending in foreigner tribunals),” said Sarma.

“A list of such persons has already been shared from your end through the medium mentioned at sl. 2 above (webform).

“As such, you are requested to share the details of such persons who are ineligible for inclusion in NRC but whose names got included in NRC in addition to the list shared earlier…,” the letter said, directing that the responses be given by February 20.

The letter came days after a police complaint was lodged against former Coordinator of the NRC in Assam Prateek Hajela for allegedly tampering with records related to the citizenship exercise, sources said on Friday.

The complaint was lodged by an NGO Assam Public Works, the original petitioner to the Supreme Court about the NRC updation.

Over 19 lakh people in Assam were left out of the final NRC list, which named 3,11,21,004 people as Indian citizens.

The citizens’ registry was released online ending six years of speculation over the mammoth exercise involving 52,000 state government officials working on it for identifying illegal foreigners living in Assam.

The NRC has immense significance for the people of the northeastern state which witnessed a six-year-long movement from 1979 to 1985 seeking detection and deportation of illegal Bangladeshis.

The movement finally led to the Assam Accord of 1985 signed by the then Congress-ruled Centre in the presence of Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the leaders of the agitation belonging to the All Assam Students Union and All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad.

The NRC updation process, started in the state on orders of the Supreme Court in 2013, was carried out by the Registrar General of India under the monitoring of the apex judiciary.

Continue Reading

Cities

Shaheen Bagh protesters clear part of road

The move comes four days after the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors met the protesters at Shaheen Bagh.

Published

on

By

New Delhi, Feb 22 : The passage between Kalindi Kunj to Nodia (via Road No. 9, Okhla) which was blocked for more than two months due to the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests at Shaheen Bagh was opened on Saturday.

The passage was opened after the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors assured the protesters that their demands would be taken up before the Supreme Court.

DCP South East R.P. Meena visited the site to review the situation. However, the barricades are partially placed and the police are checking every car passing through the passage.

The passage was blocked after protests continued in the Shaheen Bagh area of the national capital against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The move comes four days after the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutors met the protesters at Shaheen Bagh.

Continue Reading

Cities

Serviceman opens fire in Andhra over spurned love

Published

on

By

Gun Fight

Amaravati, Feb 22 (IANS) A woman was injured when a serviceman opened fire after she rejected his marriage proposal for her daughter in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district on Saturday.

According to police, the incident occurred in Nadimpalli village. Balaji, working as a soldier, opened fire from a country-made revolver as soon as the girl’s mother opened the door. The alert woman moved quickly but the bullet pierced through her right ear.

Hearing her screams, locals rushed to the scene and tried to catch Balaji. He threw the bag and the revolver and escaped.

Injured Rama Devi was shifted to a hospital. Police detained an auto rickshaw driver who allegedly helped the attacker.

Police said they registered a case and launched a hunt for Balaji.

According to police, the accused, hailing from another village in the same district, was in love with the girl and wanted to marry her. However, the girl had rejected the proposal. As he continued harassing her, the family lodged a complaint with the police. Enraged over this, Balaji came to her house on Saturday morning and opened fire.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Most Popular