QCrime: ‘Spy’ IAF Officer Held; Principal Held for Rape of Minor

1. IAF Officer Who Leaked Info To ISI For Sex Chats Arrested

The Delhi Police arrested Group Captain Arun Marwaha on Thursday on charges of passing on details of secret IAF documents to Pakistani spy agency ISI.
DCP (special cell) Pramod Khushwah has confirmed the arrest.

Marwaha, 51, was allegedly using his smartphone to click pictures of classified documents pertaining to combat exercises at the IAF headquarters and then sending them across via WhatsApp.

The Group Captain had been detained by the Indian Air Force for investigation on 31 January after his activities were found suspicious. Sources said Marwah had been honey-trapped online by the ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) through two Facebook accounts in mid-December. ISI operatives were masquerading as models through these profiles.

(Source: Times of India)

2. School Bus Driver Booked For Molesting 3-Year-Old

A three-year-old boy was allegedly touched by his school bus driver in an inappropriate manner on Wednesday. When the parents of the child confronted the accused in Badlapur, he called his other friends and beat up the child’s father and fled.

The father of the child was hospitalised by a passerby. The police have booked the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 (POCSO). The police said the child, who is a class 2 student, told his parents that the new bus driver touched him inappropriately every day, which made him uncomfortable.

“Parents of the child thought that the bus driver might be making fun of the child. However, when the child returned home a couple of days ago and asked his father to drop him to school, his father got angry and confronted the accused – Ravi Lavate, 20,”, said a police officer from the Badlapur (East) police station.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

3. Kochi-Bound Flyer Held With Ammunition at IGI Airport

A Kochi-bound flyer was on Thursday morning apprehended at IGI airport after six live rounds were found in his handbag during the pre-embarkation security check.

The incident took place at around 5.30am. The passenger, Raman Kumar, was bound for Kochi by IndiGo flight 6E-515. Central Industrial Security Force personnel on screening duty noticed something suspicious in the passenger's bag, following which its contents were physically examined.

"We discovered six live rounds of .32mm in his handbag. On enquiry, he could not produce a valid document or give a reason as to why he was carrying them," said a CISF official.

(Source: Times of India)

4. Cop, Former CISF Jawan Booked For ‘Assaulting’ Physically Challenged Man

A Thane rural constable and an ex-CISF constable were booked by Kurla railway police on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a physically challenged man and travelling in the ‘handicap’ compartment of a local from Thane. Both had allegedly assaulted a government official and posed as GRP men on duty.

The complainant, Sagar Bornare, said: “In a fast local towards CSTM, I spotted two able-bodied men. When I approached them regarding their disability, they started abusing me. They kept saying they were from Railway police force of Ghatkopar.”

But when they couldn’t provide credentials, Bornare started tweeting about them and tried to click their picture. “They realised I was taking their picture and started hitting me to grab my phone. They even twisted my hand and damaged my phone,” he said. Bornare then called the helpline and both men were detained at Ghatkopar from where they were taken to Kurla.

(Source: Indian Express)

5. Woman Found Dead, Cops Arrest Live-in Partner at Kolkata’s New Town

A 32-year-old woman was allegedly killed inside her rented house in New Town Wednesday, police said on Thursday. Police sources said prima facie it appeared as if the victim, Rekha Roy, was smothered to death. Roy worked as an SIS security guard at DLF II New Town. “Yesterday, her body was recovered from her rented house, which is owned by one Tapan Bapari… The deceased separated from her husband a few months ago owing to intimacy with one of her colleagues, Santu Kolia (29) from Gaighata,” said DC (Detective Department) K Sabri Rajkumar of Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate.

Sources said Roy had been living together with Kolia, and the two had had an argument over her marriage Wednesday. The fight took an ugly turn, and Kolia allegedly used a pillow to smother Roy to death before fleeing.

(Source: Indian Express)

6. Teacher, Principal Held for Minor's Rape, Abortion

After tracing the minor victim mentioned in a purported audio clip that had two persons discussing ways to abort a foetus, the Ludhiana rural police on Thursday arrested a teacher and a principal of a government school for allegedly raping a student and getting her abortion done.

The incident happened last year in Natthowal village when the 16-year-old victim was in Class 11 and she was allegedly raped for months. She got pregnant and both accused allegedly got her foetus aborted. The matter came to light recently when an audio clip of their conversation went viral. She is now in Class 12.

Police have now arrested the teacher, Harjit Singh, and the principal, Bharat Bhushan

(Source: Indian Express)

7. 25-Year-Old Murdered For Resisting Robbery in Delhi

Ravinder Yadav was to get his two children - one three-year-old and another only three months old- treated with the money he had. Two days ago, when the 25-year-old was robbed, he decided to fight back. He was stabbed to death for resistance.
The family said Yadav had been saving up for a week to get the two children treated at a hospital and that's why may have resisted.

Originally from Bihar, Yadav lived in Delhi with his wife and three children. He and a few others worked as vegetable vendors. On Tuesday, they left home early. "He and his wife were to take their daughter and son for treatment the same evening and so he was carrying Rs 2,000 with him," said Raj Kumar, Yadav's brother.

(Source: Times of India)

8. Convict Caught After 17 Years by Thane Police Crime Branch

The Thane Police Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a convict who had been on the run since 2001 after jumping parole. The man was allegedly living under a false identity in Uttar Pradesh. According to the Thane police, in 1994, Ramnarayn Singh, a resident of Vartak Nagar in Thane, was attacked by three men.

“According to the FIR, the accused, Vedprakash Singh (48), had planned an attack to kill the complainant over a property dispute. However, the victim survived,” said an officer from the Thane crime branch.

In 1997, a sessions court gave Vedprakash Singh a life sentence and he was sent to the Yerawada jail in Pune, sources said. In 2001, Singh was granted parole for 14 days and he never returned to the Pune jail after that.

(Source: Indian Express)

9. Bank Official Booked By CBI For Fraudulent Loans Worth Over Rs 7 Crore

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked Ajit Kamlakar Gokhale, the then Assistant General Manager (AGM) of the Bank of Maharashtra, on charges of fraudulently sanctioning nine loans worth Rs 7.1 crore to members of one family between 2012 and 2014.

The AGM allegedly violated banking norms, disbursed loans against non-existent and non-functional entities, and received a car as a bribe.

The Regular Case (RC), which is similar to an FIR, in the case has been registered at the Pune unit of the Anti Corruption Branch of the CBI. In the RC, the CBI has named Gokhale, who was AGM of the Bank of Maharashtra’s branch in Model Colony and a branch in Nashik, along with four members of a Junnar-based family, identified as Ashish Gatkal, Vishal Gatkal, Dattatreya Gatkal and Ashish Gatkal’s wife.

(Source: Indian Express)

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