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Drunken Cop Caught on Delhi Metro Camera Suspended




NEW DELHI:  Cracking the whip on a policeman, who was purportedly seen travelling drunk in Delhi Metro in a video clip that went viral on social media, commissioner BS Bassi on Monday suspended the erring cop, terming the incident “an exception”.

Mr Bassi said the constable has been identified and suspended, and action initiated against him.

“We are going to take very strict action against the official,” said BS Bassi.
Any police officer found drunk while in uniform, even during off-duty hours, is totally unacceptable, but it must also be noted that this was a one-of-a-kind incident and “an exception”, said Mr Bassi.

The official was identified as Head Constable Salim PK, a native of Kerala, posted at the Police Lines in outer district of Delhi police, a senior police official said.

However, police are yet to ascertain the exact date on which the incident was recorded.

On Saturday, a video clip purportedly showing Salim PK travelling in Delhi metro went viral on social media, raising concerns about safety of the commuters and violation of the DMRC rules.

The undated video, posted on Facebook by a user, showed the constable, suspected to be in an inebriated state, struggling to hold on to a pole while swinging back and forth inside a metro coach.

The 36-second clip also showed the dishevelled policeman with his shirt untucked and trying to find his way around the coach in drunken stupor. As the train brakes to a halt at Azadpur station on Yellow line, the cop comes crashing down on the floor and is helped up by fellow passengers.


Minimum temp settles at 7.8 degrees Celsius in Delhi




New Delhi, Dec 17 : Delhiites today witnessed clear skies with the minimum temperature settling at 7.8 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.

According to the Meteorological (MeT) department, the maximum temperature was recorded at 23.6 degrees Celsius, one degree above the normal.

The humidity level was between 92 and 33 per cent respectively.

The MeT office has forecast mainly clear skies with mist in the morning for tomorrow.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 23 and nine degrees Celsius tomorrow,” the weatherman said.

The visibility was today recorded at 1,500 meters at 5.30 am which significantly improved to 3,000 meters at 8.30 am, the MeT office said.

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Two actresses held in Hyderabad on charges of prostitution



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Hyderabad, Dec 17: A prostitution racket was busted here with the arrest of four persons, including two actresses from Mumbai, police said on Sunday.

The arrests were made during raids on two five-star hotels in posh Banjara Hills area late on Saturday night, police said.

Those arrested include an actress from Bollywood and another television actress. Two brokers, who were running the racket online and booking rooms in star hotels for the customers, were also taken into custody.

Police, however, have not identified the actresses. A police officer said two girls from Mumbai were arrested from the hotels. He said further investigations were on.

S. Ravinder, inspector at Panjgutta police station, said the police conducted the raid on a room at Taj Deccan following information that organised sex racket was being conducted.

Later, two more persons, including the television actress, were arrested from another star hotel in the same area.

This is not the first time that actresses have been arrested on charges of prostitution. In 2014, an actress from Mumbai was caught on similar charges. However she was acquitted by a court in December that year.


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Bhopal: Fire breaks out in shopping complex, 100 shops gutted



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More than 100 shops gutted in the fire which broke out in a shopping complex in Bhopal’s Bairagarh, more than 20 fire tenders at the spot, cause of fire yet to be ascertained

However, Fire fighting operations are underway at the shopping complex.

Army vehicle and jawans have reached the shopping complex to join in the fire fighting operation. More than 20 fire tenders at the spot.


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