QCrime: 8 Arrested in Delhi for Allegedly Selling Newborns & More

1. 8 Arrested in Delhi for Allegedly Selling Newborns to Childless Couples

Eight people have been arrested for allegedly selling newborn babies to childless couples, police sources said on Monday, 3 September.

The arrests were made over the last month.

The police sources said so far only the couriers, who were involved in delivering the babies, have been arrested and they are looking for others connected with the racket.

They said the kingpin of the racket, suspected to be a woman, is yet to be arrested. The racket came to the notice of the Delhi Police Crime Branch last month, following which two police personnel met one of the accused posing as a childless couple, they said.

He was arrested after he handed over a newborn baby to the police personnel, they added.

Four babies have been rescued so far, the police sources said, adding that it is being probed whether the newborns were kidnapped from hospitals.

(Source: NDTV)

2. Delhi University Student Among Three Held for Selling Illicit Liquor

A Delhi University student, an MCom graduate and their associate have been arrested by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police for selling and storing illicit liquor in West Delhi's Paschim Vihar area. The police have recovered as many as 3,400 cartons of illicit imported liquor made in Australia, France and Italy from their godown.

According to the police, the accused have been identified as Samuel Kutty and Aditya Gupta. While Kutty is an MCom graduate from Kerala, Gupta is a graduate from the College of Vocational studies in Delhi University and worked as a deputy general manager at a multinational firm in Delhi. Kutty had earlier worked in Dubai as well. One of their school-dropout associate Virender Singh Rana was also arrested by the Crime Branch.

(Source: DNA)

3. Man Beaten to Death Under One of Gurugram’s Busiest Flyovers

An unidentified man was allegedly beaten to death on Sunday evening, 2 September, with sticks by four men who came in an autorickshaw to the junction under the Subhash Chowk flyover, one of city’s biggest and busiest intersections, police said.

Passersby took the man, whose age is estimated to be 35 years, to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead, assistant sub-inspector Mohan Puri, who is the investigating officer in the case, said.

Puri said the victim was unemployed and a a drug addict who would hang around near an auto rickshaw stand in the area.

“Around 3:30 pm on Sunday, four men in their 30s came and started assaulting the deceased with sticks under the flyover, where there is a u-turn to go towards Huda City Centre,” the officer said, adding that there was no CCTV cameras in the area and police have not identified the accused as yet.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. DRI Busts Illegal Exports of Shark Fin from Maharashtra and Gujarat

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) arrested four people from Mumbai on Monday, 3 September, for alleged illegal export of over 8,000 kg of shark fins, worth Rs 45 crore in the international market, to China, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

According to DRI, this is the highest seizure of shark fins ever made in India.

The agency has seized about 3,000 kg and 5,000 kg of shark fins from a godown at Sewri in Mumbai and a warehouse at Veraval in Gujarat, respectively.

The fins were intended to be exported to China and Hong Kong by “misdeclaring” it as dried ray skin, dried marine products, fish maw among others, said DRI officials. The wildlife inspectors have confirmed that the goods seized are shark fins, the officials added.

(Source: The Indian Express)

5. Gang Running Fake Help Agencies Busted

A gang running several fake domestic help placement agencies in west Delhi’s Janakpuri and duping people under the pretext of providing them domestic help has been busted, said police on Sunday, 2 September.

The arrested persons have been identified as Kajal, AM Bahadur and Mukesh. They are all residents of Delhi. Kajal would pose as domestic help, while the other two posed as middlemen or owner of one of the domestic help placement agencies.

The police said the gang members operated under the names of Sonam Placement Services, RK Placement Services, Manjula Maid Services, Radha Maid Bureau, RSM Placement Services and Shivam Enterprises Placement Services. All these placement agencies were fake.

(Source: The Hindu)

6. Rs 60-Lakh Temple Theft; Six Arrested in 8 Hours

Six people were arrested late Sunday, 2 September, for allegedly stealing Rs 60 lakh in cash and jewellery from a Krishna temple near the Thane police commissioner’s office within eight hours of committing the crime.

Police said the accused were traced within eight hours with the help of CCTV camera footage from the shops located around the temple.

The accused have been identified as Santosh Kamble (26), his wife Rekha Kamble (21), Arun Sonkar (19), Shehzad Khan (25), Zulfikar Mansuri (22) and Azad Shaha (19).

“Since the accused had disabled the CCTV cameras inside the temple, we started piecing together footage from shops and private CCTV cameras installed nearby. We also made a list of potential suspects, including people who have been accused of similar crimes in the past and have been released recently on bail or parole,” said a police officer.

(Source: The Indian Express)

7. Actor’s ‘Love’ for Female Colleague Crosses Limit Inside Police Station, Gets Booked for Sexual Harassment

A 27-year-old Marathi actor from Pune was booked for sexual harassment and stalking of a female colleague. Identified as Subhash Datta Yadav, the actor allegedly harassed the 23-year-old complainant even at the Wanowrie police station. The complainant was at the police station after she was called in for questioning in a case against her filed by Yadav, who was also present at the time.

“They knew each other and he kept trying to woo her for the past two years. When she blocked his number and his social media profiles, he started calling her parents and siblings to convince her to speak with him,” said police sub inspector Ravindra Bagul of Wanowrie police station.

During a release of his recent film, a video of him dancing outside a theatre went viral. He had approached the cyber crime cell and submitted the complainant’s mobile number, saying she was spreading the video.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

8. 19-Year-Old Hangs Self, Man Booked for Stalking and Abatement to Suicide

A man from Hingoli was booked on Saturday night, 1 September, for allegedly driving a 19-year-old girl to commit suicide in Pune. The man was identified by the police only as Mayul, a resident of Akola bypass in Hingoli, according to police.

The victim and the suspects knew each other even before she moved to Pune last week. The girl lived as a paying guest in Ekta colony, Kothrud, but took the drastic step while at her friend's home in Hingne Khurd.

The girl hung herself on 17 August around 4:30 pm. Her body was sent for a post mortem. The police received a complaint from the father of the girl who lives in Chakradhar nagar, Taroda Khurd, Nanded.

The victim’s father complained that the man had threatened to kill her family members if she refused to listen to him, the police said. A case under Sections 306 (abettement to suicide), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 354(d) (stalking) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Sinhagad road police station against Mayul.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

9. Brothel Owner & Associate Get 10 Years in Prison

The additional district and sessions court in Kolkata convicted a brothel owner and her associate on charge of sex trafficking on Saturday, 1 September. Both were sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment, the maximum that can be given under the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act.

Sabitri Chakraborty and Monora Bibi alias Yasmin were convicted under section 344 (wrongful confinement for more than ten days), 366A (procuration of a minor girl) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.

“This case dates back to a Kolkata Police rescue operation…on 30 November 2012 when the immoral traffic section, detective department Lalbazar, raided a house cum brothel in Kolkata and rescued three victims who were confined in the premises for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation. During the raid, the police arrested convict Sabitri Chakraborty, to whom the house cum brothel belonged, and convict Monora Bibi, who aided in running the brothel and also procured one of the minor victims from her village,’’ said an official.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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