QCrime: Blind Man Accused of Rape by His Minor Daughter & More

1. Blind Man to Face Rape Charges on Minor Daughter’s Complaint

A blind man, accused of sexually assaulting his daughter repeatedly since she was six years old, is to be tried for the offences of rape and molestation, the Delhi High Court directed.

It set aside a trial court order discharging the man in the case and sent back the matter to the lower court to frame appropriate charges against him.

“The reasoning given by the trial court, that the allegations are general in nature without mentioning specific dates and are not substantiated as she had not called the police on 100 number or informed any of the close relatives, is clearly not sustainable,” Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said.

The high court said perusal of the trial court’s discharge order showed that the reasoning is “completely perverse” and “trial court does not seem to be alive to realities”.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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2. Two Days Ahead of Polls, J&K Terrorists Kill RSS Man

An RSS member and his personal security officer (PSO) were shot dead by suspected terrorists in a hospital in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kishtwar district on Tuesday, 9 April, forcing the authorities to impose curfew in Kishtwar and call out the army to maintain law and order in the sensitive Chenab region, officials said.

The killings came just days ahead of the 11 April polls for the Jammu-Poonch Lok Sabha constituency. The J&K governor condemned the Kishtwar terror incident and appealed to the people to cooperate with the administration and maintain peace and harmony.

“The incident took place at 12.30 pm when suspected terrorists entered a hospital and started firing at the RSS leader, Chanderkant Sharma,” officials said. They said the leader suffered a serious bullet injury to his abdomen while his PSO, identified as constable Rajinder Kumar, died on the spot. The attackers also took away the PSO’s service weapon,” officials said.

(Source: The Times of India)

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3. Citing Threat from Woman’s Kin, Inter-Faith Couple Approach Delhi HC

An inter-faith couple on Tuesday, 9 April, approached the Delhi High Court seeking police protection, alleging that the woman’s family was threatening them.

Seeking to enforce their ‘Right to Life and Personal Liberty’, the couple, in their plea filed in the name of the woman, said the two are adults and that she had married the man of her “own free will”.

Advocate Utkarsh Singh, who filed the petition on behalf of the woman, said the two met in March 2016, while the woman was working with a telecom company in Mumbai.

The plea stated that the couple performed nikaah last month and the woman changed her name after conversion. It also highlighted the manner in which the woman was pressured by her parents after she disclosed her relationship with the man.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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4. Man, Brother-In-Law Attempt to Extort ₹2.5 Crore, Held

Two persons, including a former employee of a printing press have been arrested for allegedly trying to extort ₹2.5 crore from the press owner in north-west Delhi’s Model Town, the police said on Monday, 8 April.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) Vijayanta Arya said that the accused have been identified as Aman Kumar Jha (30), a resident of Kirari and a graphic designer by profession, and his brother-in-law Aman Tiwary (20), a resident of Jamshedpur who is pursuing BBA.

The police said that complainant Harish Mittal received a call on his mobile wherein the caller demanded ₹50 lakh from him. Scared, the victim contacted his friend Ajay Chauhan who further got in touch with the caller for negotiation. “The friend tried to convince the caller that Mr Mittal could not pay such a huge amount. The caller said Mr Mittal would die if he did not pay the amount,” Ms Arya said.

(Source: The Hindu)

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5. Pretending to Be Cop, Woman Robs Constable’s House, Gets Arrested

A 33-year-old woman was arrested and remanded in police custody for three days for allegedly pretending to be a police officer and stealing from the house of another police officer. The woman had earlier been accused of extortion by her third husband, police said.

Bhakti alias Sarika Shinde’s social media friends lists have many senior and mid-level police officers across Thane and Mumbai. “She claimed to be a senior officer who has been suspended due to personal reasons. She has obtained several pictures with senior leaders and senior officers, which she uses to convince people,” said an officer.

Dombivali resident Rajvardhan Wagh, a constable with Vikhroli police station, had befriended Shinde through his wife, who met her at a gathering, the police said.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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6. Six Kenyans Held at IGIA with Gold Worth Rs 1.78 Crore

Customs officials at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport have arrested six Kenyan women, including a mother-daughter duo, who were trying to allegedly smuggle
into the country gold worth Rs 1.78 crore.

Officials said the recovered gold was in the form of dust, jewellery, cut pieces and chains.

According to the officers, early Saturday, 7 April, a team of customs officers received inputs about a gang of smugglers, who were trying to smuggle in a huge consignment of drugs from Ethiopia.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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7. Cops Look for Fraud Who Scammed Socialite of ₹1 Crore

An Agripada resident has been booked for allegedly pretending to be a director of a beef exporting company, and taking a loan of Rs 1 crore from a woman and not returning it. When the woman demanded that he pay her back, he threatened to defame her.

The anti-extortion cell of the crime branch has launched a manhunt to trace Ali Aziz Madani, against whom they have registered a case of cheating and issuing threats. “He threatened her that if she ‘harassed’ him for money, he would defame her by informing her husband that she had an illicit relationship with him,” said an officer.

Sources said the complainant, who is a resident of Carter Road, Bandra, got to know Madani in an upmarket sports club in Bandra last year.

(Source: The Times of India)

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8. Two Who Made off with Toys Worth Rs 5.4 Lakh Held in Delhi

Police arrested two men for allegedly stealing over 50 imported toy cars and bikes Tuesday, 9 April. They were arrested while trying to sell the stolen goods, said police.

The duo, Ramesh Kumar (27) and Abhimanyu Singh (29), have previously been accused of running a gang and looting godowns, said police, adding that they are involved in over a dozen robberies.

In the past, the accused have stolen toothpastes, soaps and motorcycle parts — but when they conducted a recce at a godown in Nangloi, they discovered a huge stock of miniature battery-operated Bentley toy cars, hooked up with a parental remote control and a 12-volt battery.

The accused also made off with Mini Cooper bikes among other toys.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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9. Engineer Who Raped 75-Year-Old Relative Held

Sahar police on Monday, 8 April, arrested a civil engineer for allegedly sexually assaulting his 75-year-old relative when he stayed at her residence in April 2016.

Nijamutheen Rahiman, 35, who was employed with a Doha-based company, hails from Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu. The woman lodged an FIR against Rahiman in August 2018.

“It took almost two months after we filtered through at least 150 names of fliers starting with Nizammuddin who had flown out of Mumbai airport since 2016. It took long as the suspect’s family in Tamil Nadu refused to co-operate. We knew he would visit India during the month of Ramzan,” said a Sahar police station officer.

(Source: The Times of India)

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