Six arrested in connection with robbery at home of former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court

खास बातें

  1. घरेलू सहायक के अलावा पांच अन्य आरोपी गिरफ्तार
  2. पूर्व मुख्य न्यायाधीश की पत्नी और बेटी को लुटेरों ने बंधक बना लिया था
  3. पूर्व जज की बेटी पर आरोपियों ने लोहे की छड़ से हमला भी किया था

नई दिल्ली: दक्षिण-पूर्वी दिल्ली की न्यू फ्रेंड्स कॉलोनी में दिल्ली उच्च न्यायालय के पूर्व मुख्य न्यायाधीश के घर से हुई लूट की वारदात के सिलसिले में घरेलू सहायक समेत छह लोगों को गिरफ्तार किया गया है.

पुलिस ने गुरुवार को यह जानकारी दी. पुलिस सूत्रों ने बताया कि आरोपियों की पहचान संदीप (25), धीरेंद्र राय (32), उपेंद्र राय (33), राम स्वरूप (30), दीपक (40) और दिनेश के तौर पर हुई है. उन्होंने बताया कि सोमवार को दिल्ली उच्च न्यायालय के एक पूर्व मुख्य न्यायाधीश की पत्नी को उनके घर में कथित रूप से उनके घरेलू सहायक और उसके साथियों ने बंधक बना लिया था जो लाखों रुपये के सामान के साथ नकदी लेकर चंपत हो गए थे.    

यह भी पढ़ें : नकाबपोश बदमाशों ने एटीएम में ब्लास्ट करके लूट लिए लाखों रुपये

पुलिस ने बताया कि पूर्व मुख्य न्यायाधीश दिलीप कुमार कपूर का वर्ष 2000 में निधन हो गया था. घटना के समय मौजूद उनकी बेटी ने इसकी सूचना पुलिस को दी. पुलिस के एक अधिकारी ने बताया कि पूर्व जज की 78 वर्षीय पत्नी रीबा कपूर ने अपने बयान में कहा कि उन्हें और उनकी 45 वर्षीय बेटी को उनके घरेलू सहायक एवं उसके साथियों ने बंधक बना लिया था.


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अधिकारी ने बताया कि उन्होंने अपनी शिकायत में यह भी कहा है कि उनकी बेटी पर आरोपियों ने लोहे की छड़ से हमला किया. पुलिस ने बताया कि घरेलू सहायक को घटना से चार दिन पहले ही काम पर रखा गया था. साथ ही उन्होंने बताया कि इस संबंध में मामला दर्ज कर लिया गया है और लूटे गए पैसों एवं जेवरात को वापस प्राप्त करने के प्रयास जारी हैं.

(इनपुट भाषा से)

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Home Minister Present, Maneka Gandhi Asks Tough Questions On Women Safety

New Delhi: 

Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi today questioned the safety of shelter homes in the country in the presence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was inaugurating the sexual offender registry portal in the national capital. 

When the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) officials brought up the issue of sexual crimes being reported across the country, Ms Gandhi asked them about the sexual abuse of inmates at shelter homes. Her question specifically targeted officials from Bihar where over 30 girls were raped at a shelter in Muzaffarpur. 

While Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh top police officers participated through a video-conference, the Bihar officials concerned didn’t come online for the questions.

The minister also demanded to know how the law enforcement agencies were not even aware of a tunnel that ran from the Muzaffarpur shelter to the home of the main accused in the case.

“He used to exploit women at his home. I appeal to all DGPs to keep a close watch on all shelter homes,” she said. 

Ms Gandhi pointed out that not a single state has responded to a letter by the Women and Child Development Ministry asking them about the rape kits that they were supposed to acquire. The rape kits will help in investigation of crimes against women.

The kits are being procured with money from the Nirbhaya Fund. The kit comprises essential items which will aid in collecting evidence such as blood and semen samples in sexual assault and rape cases. It also gives instructions about sample collection from crime spots.

She added that rape kits are still not available in many areas. “The MHA had to procure 79 lakh rape kits, but till date there is no information on how many of them have been obtained,” she said. 

Ms Gandhi also expressed concern over increasing incidents of runaway grooms and asked security forces to stay alert.

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Top Court On CBI Probe Into Bihar Shelter Home Case

Over 30 girls were raped at the shelter run allegedly by Brajesh Thakur, the key accused.

New Delhi: 

The Supreme Court on Thursday termed “very disturbing” the facts emerging from CBI’s probe into the Muzzafarpur shelter home case and asked the Bihar Police to probe the alleged recovery of cartridges from former state minister Manju Verma and her husband.

Manju Verma had resigned as the Social Welfare Minister in the Bihar government following the Muzzafarpur case where several girls were raped and sexually abused, after it came to light that her husband Chandrashekhar Verma had spoken to prime accused Brajesh Thakur several times between January and June this year.

The top court, which observed that CBI’s probe in the case seemed to be on track, said it was not clear whether illegal arms were also recovered from the possession of the Vermas and the matter needed to be looked into by the local police.

Taking note of the facts emerging from the two status reports filed by the CBI, a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said that Thakur appeared to be a “very influential” man, as his neighbours were scared to file any complaint against him despite the fact that they had heard screams of girls from the shelter home.

The bench said “it has also come on record that one Chandrashekhar Verma and his wife Manju Verma have been in possession of illegal ammunition of a fairly large quantity. It is not clear whether they were in possession of illegal arms as well. The status report mentions that an FIR has been lodged against Chandrashekhar Verma and Manju Verma.”

“The affairs of these two need to be looked into, particularly with regard to their procurement and possession of illegal ammunition and availability of illegal weapons, if any. We request the local police in the state of Bihar to look into this aspect with some degree of seriousness,” it said. 

The bench took note of the fact that the state’s social welfare department had shifted some girls from the shelter home run by Brajesh Thakur in March this year, but the purpose of shifting was not clear.

“The status report also mentions that some girls were transferred on March 20, 2018 by social welfare department from the shelter home, which is the subject matter of present investigation by the CBI,” it said.

It is not clear why these girls were transferred out, particularly when the report given by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) about the status of the shelter home was known to the state in May, the bench observed.

“The transfer seems to suggest that the social welfare department of the Government of Bihar was aware of certain unsavoury activities in the shelter home and that may have been the reason for transfer of the victim girls,” it said.

“The CBI should seize the record of the social welfare department in this regard and carry out the investigation,” it said and asked Bihar to file an affidavit indicating the circumstances necessitating the transfer of these girls.

Regarding Thakur, the bench said “it appears that the person in-charge of the NGO ‘Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti’, Brajesh Thakur, is a very influential person and people in the neighbourhood are scared of him and not able to make any complaint against him.”

“In fact it has come out that people in the neighbourhood have heard screaming by the girls in the shelter home but they did not bring it to the notice of anybody because of the apparent terror of Brajesh Thakur. The CBI will need to look into the antecedents, connections and influence of Brajesh Thakur,’ the bench said.

Referring to the CBI’s reports, it said the NGO had received around Rs 4.5 crore worth of funds from the state over a period of 10 years and 35 vehicles were purchased.

“The other assets of the NGO or Brajesh Thakur do not appear to be very clear. It is necessary, in our opinion, that the Income Tax Department should look into the income and assets of Brajesh Thakur and indeed of the NGO Sewa Sankalp Evam Vikas Samiti,” it said.

“The CBI team should request the Chief Commissioner/Commissioner having jurisdiction in the area to look into this matter and investigate the affairs of the NGO and of Brajesh Thakur from the income tax angle,” it said.

The apex court said that issues concerning the shelter home was of an “extremely serious nature” and requires a “greater in-depth scrutiny” by the CBI.

It also directed the agency to file their next status report of investigation before it in a sealed cover within four weeks.

Earlier during the hearing, the bench said it had perused the two status reports filed by the CBI and the facts indicated that what had happened was “very disturbing”.

“There is much more into it, than what meets the eyes,” Justice Lokur told Attorney General K K Venugopal.

“It needs to be looked into very, very carefully,” it said, adding, “You (CBI) continue with your investigation”.

During the hearing, advocate Aparna Bhat, assisting the court as an amicus curiae in the matter, said the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) was assisting CBI on the psycho-social and rehabilitation issues of the victims and they may be permitted to complete the task by first week of October.

The bench said other agencies like TISS, should allow the CBI and NIMHANS for the time being to carry out their work.

The court has posted the matter for hearing on October 25.

Over 30 girls were allegedly raped at the shelter home run by Thakur and the issue was highlighted in an audit report submitted by TISS to the state’s social welfare department.

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CBI Freezes Brajesh Thakur’s Bank Accounts In Bihar Shelter Home Case

The opposition has accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of being close to Brajesh Thakur.


The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has frozen 20 bank accounts belonging to Brajesh Thakur, the main accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case, news agency ANI quoted official sources as saying today.

The move comes close on the heels of the probe agency detaining four people — including a former official of the Bihar Social Welfare Department — in this regard, the news agency reported. Ten people have been arrested so far.

The case pertains to the alleged sexual exploitation of over 30 girls at a shelter run by Brajesh Thakur. The matter came to light through a report submitted by the Mumbai-based Tata Institute Of Social Sciences (TISS) to the state’s Social Welfare Department. The resultant controversy put the Bihar government on the backfoot, with Opposition parties alleging the culpability of people close to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, and the case was handed over to the CBI for investigation.

Earlier today, the Supreme Court had ended an embargo on reporting the case with a rider that the media exercise restraint and desist from sensationalising such news.

The Patna High Court had banned media coverage of the case last month, expressing displeasure over the manner in which details of the investigation had been leaked. A journalist challenged the verdict in the Supreme Court, contending that the the media had played a “proactive role” in exposing the incident. In her plea filed in the top court, she claimed that there was no material before the high court suggesting that media reportage could hamper the ongoing investigation in the case.

The CBI is conducting raids in connection with the case, said ANI.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Arson Attack On Indian-Origin Family’s Home In UK; Hate Crime, Say Cops

Mayur Karlekar has expressed unhappiness with nearly 32-hour delay in investigation. (Representational)


An Indian-origin family of four in the UK had a lucky escape when their house was targeted in an “unprovoked” arson attack which the police is treating as a hate crime.

Mayur Karlekar, called as Mac Karlekar, and his wife Ritu and two young children were asleep in their home late on Saturday night when they were woken up by their neighbours, who had called in the fire brigade to tackle a huge blaze outside their home in south-east London’s Borkwood Park area of Orpington.

“The Metropolitan Police is investigating this as a hate crime. It is being dealt with as a case of arson and criminal damage. No arrests have been made so far,” a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said on Wednesday.

CCTV images from the area reportedly show a group of four-five youths, dressed in hoodies, attempting to start a fire on the hedges outside the Karlekars’ home.

“We all were sleeping and were luckily woken up by neighbours on time. Though most of the damage was done to the hedges leaving the house now exposed, my son’s bedroom was just saved – he was sleeping in it at the time of the incident,” said Mayur Karlekar, a digital consultant who move to the UK from Mumbai in the late 1990s.

“We are glad it was stopped on time but the damage to our neighbourhood, our society, to our home has been done, irrecoverably. We have not caused any trouble to anyone and have only helped others in all our lifetime. I was special police myself doing voluntary unpaid work. This act happening to us was a complete shock,” said the 43-year-old, who has been appealing for information to bring the suspects to justice across various social media channels.

Mayur Karlekar, originally from Dombivali in Thane district of Maharashtra, said he wanted to ensure no other families in the neighbourhood become victims of a similar hate crime.

“Hope this kind of arson attack does not happen to any family as it happened on ours unprovoked. If you know anyone or seen any video floating around on social media of dares, please help stop it. Be safe, be vigilant,” he said in his appeal.

Images posted on social media reveal huge flames and extensive damage to the outside of the property in the residential suburb in the borough of Bromley in London. Mayur Karlekar has expressed his unhappiness with the nearly 32-hour delay in the Met Police starting their investigation into the case.

“This is the second incident in this area, the first one being a robbery, but we feel more may have happened or are going unreported. We want those people to come out and raise their voice too,” he said.

British police describe hate crimes as those perceived as motivated by hostility or prejudice based on a personal characteristic and monitor it under five strands – race or ethnicity; religion or beliefs; sexual orientation; disability; or transgender identity.

According to official figures released earlier this year, incidents of hate crime had registered a spike in the immediate aftermath of the Brexit referendum in 2016. There were 80,393 offences in 2016-17, compared with 62,518 in 2015-16, the largest increase since the UK Home Office began recording these figures in 2011-12.

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Noida Man Takes 13-Year-Old Daughter Outside Home, Rapes Her

The man took his daughter while mother was asleep and raped her at an isolate spot. (Representational)

Noida, Uttar Pradesh: 

A man was arrested Monday for allegedly raping his 13-year-old daughter in Dadri area of Gautam Buddh Nagar, police said.

The 40-year-old accused was arrested following a complaint by his wife at the Dadri police station on Sunday.

According to police, the couple had a troubled marriage and both of them often fought with each other over domestic issues.

“On the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, the man took his daughter outside home while the mother was asleep. After reaching some distance, he raped her at an isolated spot,” a police official said.

The man has been charged under Indian Penal Code section 376 for rape and under the provisions of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, he said.

He has been remanded in judicial custody while the girl has been sent for medical examination, the official said.

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Soldier Killed By Terrorists In Kashmir Was Home After Son’s Death

The soldier was shot dead in Churat village in the terror-hit Kulgam district. (Representational)


“Shoot me if you want to, but don’t ask me questions” – these were the last words of Mukhtar Ahmad Malik, an Army jawan shot dead by the terrorists in Kashmir on Monday when he had gone home following his son’s death, according to officials.

Lance Naik Malik’s son died on September 15 after battling for life at an Army hospital for four days following an accident.

Giving details of the incident, officials said the family was preparing for ‘Rasm-e-Chauram’ (post-death ritual) when terrorists barged into the house of 43-year-old Malik at Churat village in the terror-hit Kulgam district of South Kashmir.

According to eyewitnesses, the officials said, terrorists tracked the movement of his friend and reached the residence and started looking for Lance Naik Malik, who belonged to 162 battalion of Territorial Army.

They found him at the first floor of the house and started questioning him about the deployment of the Army.

“Shoot me if you want to, but don’t ask me questions,” those present at the scene quoted Lance Naik Malik as having told the terrorists.

After that, Lance Naik Malik was shot from a close range and he died on the spot. The terrorists managed to flee the scene. 

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Rapes, Murders Alleged At Bhopal Shelter Home; Ex-Armyman, 70, Arrested


The inmates of a private shelter home in Bhopal have alleged that the owner of the facility has been subjecting them to sexual abuse for a long time, and three of their fellow inmates have died due to the severe abuse. Based on a complaint by the inmates, the owner, a 70-year-old ex-armyman, has been arrested, the police said.

Five inmates — three boys and two girls — first went to the social justice department with their complaint before going to the police. A First Information Report or FIR has been filed.

The inmates alleged a boy died due to excessive bleeding after he was sexually assaulted; they said another died of injuries after his head was banged on a wall, and the third allegation says an inmate died due to cold after he was forced to spend the night outside.

The shelter home is registered with the department since 1995 and has been getting funds. The inmates — 42 boys and 58 girls — have been living at the home since 2003. For the last 10 years, four teachers have been looking after the shelter home in the absence of a full-time warden.

People with direct knowledge of the matter said the warden was removed a long time ago after his educational qualification failed to meet the cut.

“Some students with special needs (hearing and speech) came to our office with their interpreter. They have given us a letter about alleged sexual and physical assault by the owner of the hostel. We will write to the collector and senior police officers for further investigation,” said Krishna Mohan Tiwari, director, Social Justice Department.

The chief minister last month ordered monthly inspection of every shelter home and orphanage in the state, and instructed officials to make guidelines for private girls’ hostels.

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Inmates Of Shelter Home Allege Sexual Abuse Against Founder

The victims along with Congress leaders filed a complaint at a local police station. (Representational)


Inmates of a privately run residential facility for disabled children today accused its founder of sexually abusing two girls and three boys.

Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh latched onto the issue, alleging that government authorities had ignored a complaint filed earlier, against the shelter home’s founder who is also its director.

The alleged victims and other inmates of the shelter home, located in the Bairagarh area of Bhopal and had a branch in Hoshangabad district until last year, submitted a police complaint today evening.

Earlier in the day, nearly 40 inmates of the shelter home visited the Congress office in Bhopal where the party’s state media cell chief Shobha Oza held a press conference.

“A girl had complained about sexual harassment by the director to the Hoshangabad collector in February 2017. The complaint was found to be correct but no FIR was registered,” Ms Oza alleged.

However, the Hoshangabad branch was closed following the complaint, Ms Oza said.

Afterwards, another physically challenged girl and three boys were allegedly sexually abused by the director, the Congress leader claimed.

The victims filed a complaint with the director of the social justice department of the state government Friday.

Later in the evening, the victims along with Congress leaders filed their complaint at a local police station.

Deputy inspector general of police Dharmendra Choudhary said police have received the complaint, and a probe is being conducted.

No FIR has been registered yet, another police officer said.



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An Emotional Smriti Irani Visits Her First Home After 35 Years. Watch Video

New Delhi: 

TV producer Ekta Kapoor roped in Union Minister Smriti Irani as a part of her promotions for her new web series Home, which streams on ALTBalaji. Ekta Instagrammed three emotional videos of Ms Irani from her visit to her first home in Gurugram. The videos show Smriti Irani walking up to the society and meeting the residents, some of whom she recognises. She gets extremely emotional after seeing that her old home has been converted into a shop. “It is painful, tough and courageous to see a place you once called ‘Home’, now no longer there. But life is nothing more than a journey of bitter sweet memories,” Ekta captioned one of her posts. Smriti Irani also took a rickshaw ride to her favourite chaat shop and visited an old ration shop.

Let’s take a tour of Smriti Irani’s old home.



Smriti Irani also tweeted about it.



Smriti Irani and Ekta Kapoor have been friends for several years. The actress-turned-politician often appears on Ekta’s throwback posts on Instagram. Here are some:





Ekta Kapoor had launched Smriti Irani in her one of the most-successful shows Kyunkii…Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu, in which she played Tulsi. Hum Hain Kal Aaj Aur Kal, Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan and Virrudh are some of Smriti Irani’s other shows. She is married to businessman Zubin Irani. She is currently the Minister of Textiles.

Ekta Kapoor’s Home is a family drama, featuring Annu Kapoor, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Amol Parashar, Parikshit Sahni, Himani Shivpuri and others. It is directed by Habib Faisal.

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