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Woman DCP could have been ‘lynched’ by frenzied mob at Tis Hazari courts: Special Branch

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New Delhi, Nov 7 : A top secret report of the Special Branch of the Delhi Police reveals that a frenzied mob of over 200 brutally attacked DCP Monika Bhardwaj during the violent clashes between lawyers and the police at Tis Hazari Courts on November 2. The unarmed DCP could have been ‘lynched’ if a small contingent of police have not rushed to her rescue. An audio of the DCP’s Personal Security Officer (PSO) and 1.40 minutes of live video captured on the scene of crime, corroborates the Special Branch report.

The video, now a crucial part of investigation, reveals that as police vehicles were being torched inside the court campus, Bhardwaj, her PSO (known as operator in police terminology) and a few other constables were encircled by a frenzied mob. The video shows that the violent mob, mostly of men in black and white dress, roughed up the cops including her. The report said that as the woman DCP and her staff were being beaten up, a message sent to a nearby police outpost was swiftly attended. Around 10-12 policemen led by Station House Officer, Delhi Kotwali, Inspector Rajiv Bhardwaj rushed to the scene of violence and breached into the mob which had encircled the DCP.

The report says that had the police contingent not reached the spot in time, the mob could have lynched the police officer and her staff who were outnumbered. During the rescue bid, Inspector Bhardwaj received a head injury while a few other constables were severely injured. One of the constables got his ear drum ruptured and was rushed to the hospital in a serious condition.

Beside the video, a five-minute audio tape of a policeman, who was seriously injured in Saturday’s violent clashes at Tis Hazari courts, had earlier disclosed that Monika Bhardwaj, present on the spot was allegedly abused and roughed up by the lawyers and a desperate attempt was made to snatch away her PSO’s service revolver.

While the PSO was thrashed with iron chains and lay unconscious on the ground, the DCP later broke down on Sunday and wept for quite some time during a meeting, the audio clip revealed.

Police sources informed that the audio clip is part of a recorded telephone conversation between the injured PSO of the DCP and one of her office staff. The PSO disclosed over phone to his colleague how during the violent clashes, the lawyers severely assaulted him, resulting in fracture in his shoulder and injuries in ribs and hands.

“I tried to protect madam (the DCP) who was circled by a mob of lawyers. They abused her, roughed her up and tried to pull her collar. When I moved close to shield her, they tried to snatch my pistol,” the PSO was heard saying while disclosing graphic details of the violence.

“They (the lawyers) were around 300-400 and we were only 4-5 (policemen), including madam, when they started beating us,” he added.

On being unconscious, the PSO revealed that in a bid to shield the DCP, he was first hit on his back by an iron chain. The iron chain, used to close the gates of the lockup, was pulled out by the lawyers.

“I immediately locked the pistol and tried to insert it in my belt when I was hit by an iron rod on head. As I slipped, some of them kicked me on my face,” the PSO said as he broke down.

On the audio tape as well as the video, relating to the violence of Tis Hazari courts, a DCP level officer posted at Police Headquarters said that a high level enquiry is going on, the police would neither deny or confirm about any electronic evidence gathered by the law enforcing agency.

On the Special Branch report, the DCP said that intelligence inputs cannot be discussed or shared. However, the DCP hinted that footage from several CCTVs has been gathered as evidence.

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Will pass Assembly resolution against CAA: Mamata

“We have also passed a resolution against NRCA three months ago. We will pass a resolution against CAA also within three-four days,”

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Kolkata, Jan 20 : The West Bengal government is planning to pass a resolution in the state Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the next three-four days, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.

Banerjee also appealed to other states, particularly those in the North-East, to pass such resolutions.

“We have also passed a resolution against NRCA three months ago. We will pass a resolution against CAA also within three-four days,” Banerjee told mediapersons.

The CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala and Congress ruled Punjab have already passed resolutions in the respective state assemblies demanding scrapping of the controversial CAA.

TheA CAA, passed in Parliament last month, seeks to provide Indian nationality to Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists fleeing persecution in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh before December 31, 2014.

As per the Act, such communities will not be treated as illegal immigrants now and will be given Indian citizenship.

The legislation, which has come into force on January 10, has led to intense protests across the country, with students coming out on the streets in thousands in almost all the states. Civil society members, anti-BJP political parties and commoners have also joined the protests.

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Supreme Court rejects Nirbhaya case convict’s plea on juvenility

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New Delhi, Jan 20 : The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition of Nirbhaya case convict Pawan Gupta regarding his alleged juvenile status, pointing out that the plea had already been rejected by subordinate courts.

A bench headed by Justice R. Banumathi had earlier queried Pawan’s counsel: “How many times will we hear the same things? You have already raised it many times.”

Pawan has moved the top court to challenge a Delhi High Court order that declined to entertain his plea that he was a juvenile when Nirbhaya was gang raped and brutally assaulted on December 16 night in 2012. She died on December 29, 2012, at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

A Juvenile Board in January 2013 had declared that Pawan was not a juvenile when he committed the crime.

While Pawan’s counsel had argued that the prosecution deliberately concealed that he was a juvenile, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the prosecution had consistently maintained that the convict was not a juvenile at the time of the crime.

“His birth certificate has been filed on record. The parents never disputed the age at the time of the commission of the crime,” said Mehta.

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7 dead in a major road accident in Rajasthan

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Jaipur: Seven people lost their lives while one sustained critical injuries on Sunday night when a Fortuner they were travelling in was hit by a vehicle in Nyama village near a private hotel on Fatehpur-Sujangarh National Highway 58, in Churu district.

Police officials said that investigation is going on to find out if it was a truck or a bus which hit the vehicle from behind. Barricading has been done in and around the area to find out the vehicle which hit the Fortuner, said a Police control room officer, based in Churu.

The deceased belonged to the same village, Rolsahabsar in Sikar district and were travelling to Sujangarh.

There were eight passengers in the vehicle out of which seven died in the hospital and the eighth one was shifted to Sikar district hospital in critical condition, confirmed police officials.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed his condolences, saying, “Deeply saddened to know of a road accident in which seven people have lost their lives at Salasar Fatehpur Road in Salasar area, Churu. My heart goes out to their families. May they find strength. Prayers for speedy recovery of the injured.

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