QCrime: Chhota Rajan Gets 8 Yrs in Jail; Woman Gang-raped in WB

1. Rajan, 5 Aides Get 8 Yrs in Jail for Bid to Kill Hotelier

A special CBI court on Tuesday convicted and sentenced six accused, including 62-year-old gangster Chhota Rajan, to eight years’ imprisonment for attempting to murder hotelier and builder BR Shetty in 2012. Special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said the motive was “extortion and an attempt to create terror in minds of hoteliers and builders by organised crime syndicate headed by Rajan”. The accused were also fined Rs 5 lakh each.

Extradited in 2015, this is Rajan’s second conviction. Among the others convicted are sharpshooter Rohit Tangappa alias Satish Kalya (43), also serving a life sentence in the J Dey murder and Rajan’s other accomplices Nityanand Nayak (40), Selvin Daniel (50), Dilip Upadhyay (34) and Talvinder Singh Bakshi (44). Gurudeep Singh alias Bobby, accused of organising the hit, is still at large.

(Source: The Times of India)

2. West Bengal: Woman ‘Gang-raped’ for Asking Cut Money Refund

A woman was allegedly gang-raped by a local Panchayat member and his three associates when she had demanded “cut money” refund from him in Jalpaiguri district, said police. While the incident took place on August 14, the complaint was lodged on Monday evening at Moynaguri police station, sources said.

No arrest has been made yet and all the four accused are absconding, said police.

According to sources, the accused, Mohammad BulBul Alam, had allegedly assured the woman of providing a house under the Gitanjali Awas Yojna. The scheme, launched by the state government, provides free shelter to the poor.

(Source: The Indian Express)

3. Hyderabad Cops Arrest Promoters of Noida-Based Multi-Level Marketing Firm for Rs 5,000 Cr Fraud

The Cyberabad police on Tuesday arrested the promoters of a Noida-based multi-level marketing company, eBiz.com, for allegedly cheating nearly 17 lakh people across the country to the tune of over Rs 5,000 crore.

The alleged fraud first came to light in March this year, when a 19-year old student from Hyderabad lodged a complaint against the company in March following which the Cyberabad police had launched an investigation.

“Now, we have arrested the managing director of eBiz.com, Pawan Malhan (62), and his son, Hitik Malhan (31), who looked after the company’s operations,” Cyberabad police commissioner, VC Sajjjannar, said.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

4. Love, Disguise and Crime: CCTV Footage Give Away Snatcher Couple Behind 20 Cases

A 26-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman who had fallen in love at a park in west Delhi around a year ago went on to commit more than 20 snatchings together, the police said on Tuesday while announcing their arrest.

Until they met, the man named Raju had been arrested thrice for crimes such as snatching and theft. But once he joined hands with Anjali, the couple enjoyed a successful run of snatching that lasted nearly a year, said Monika Bhardwaj, deputy commissioner of police (west).

“Anjali dressed as a man, clipped her hair and rode pillion on a motorcycle that Raju would ride while snatching mobile phones and handbags. For a long time, the disguise ensured that we didn’t suspect the role of a woman in the crimes committed by the couple,” said DCP Bhardwaj.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

5. Wife Faces Jail for False POCSO Case on Husband

A woman who lodged a false complaint that her estranged husband was sexually assaulting their 11-year-old daughter now faces imprisonment and/or fine under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

“This case should be a lesson for all those who attempt to misuse the provisions of the POCSO Act, just to satisfy their own selfish ends,” Justice N Anand Venkatesh of the Madras High Court said on Tuesday, while quashing the criminal case against the husband, and recommending initiation of criminal proceedings against the wife under Section 22 of the POCSO Act. If convicted she could be jailed for up to six months and also made to pay a fine.

(Source: The Times of India)

6. Seven Drunk Men Attack, Kill 1, Injure 10

A rowdy and six of his friends, fearing a complaint would be lodged against them in a previous incident, attacked villagers at Govindavadi in Kancheepuram district on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and 10 others, including five of a family, injured.

All the seven were drunk and had also smoked ganja, said police, adding that they had detained two for questioning and were hunting for the others. The deceased man was identified as 60-year-old Dhananjchezhian.

(Source: The Times of India)

7. Hunt on for Woman Who Duped Many by Posing as Astrologer in Powai

The Powai police is looking for a middle-aged woman, who has allegedly duped more than five persons by posing as an astrologer.

The woman allegedly visited the residences of the victims and duped them on the pretext of helping them overcome financial problems or even conceive a child, said police. A case in this regard was lodged on Monday, when two victims approached the police. Both stay in the same vicinity in Powai.

(Source: The Indian Express)

8. Delhi Man Returns Home to Find Wife’s Friend Watching TV, Beats Him to Death

A man beat his wife’s 28-year-old friend to death after finding him at his home in south Delhi’s Meethapur early Tuesday, police said.

Chinmoy Biswal, deputy commissioner of police (south-east), identified the murdered man as Vinod Yadav who worked as a contractor at a construction site and lived in Meethapur’s Shiv Puri.

Yadav was a neighbour of 36-year-old Kasim Sheikh, a scrap dealer, who lived with his wife and 14-year-old son. “Yadav had become friends with Sheikh’s wife and Sheikh recently got to know of it,” said DCP Biswal.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

9. Three Held With Smuggled Gold Worth Rs 3.87 Cr in Siliguri

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Monday arrested three men with 10 kilograms of gold valued at Rs 3.87 crores smuggled in through Indo-Myanmar border.

As per police sources, DRI officers intercepted an SUV at Goaltuli More on the Fulbari-Ghoshpukur bypass road in Siliguri around 1.30 am on Monday.

“The team combed the vehicle and found 60 gold bars hidden in the two headrests of the middle seats. It recovered 9.9 kg of gold. The bars were were smuggled to Mizoram from Myanmar through the border,” said a DRI officer.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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