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Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.  Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, … Continue reading Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh



Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi: His name adds credibility to the films he does and the actor has A-listers vying to work with him but Nawazuddin Siddiqui does not want to think about stardom as he fears it will corrupt his performances. Film after film, there has been a growth in Nawazuddin’s fan following so much so that … Continue reading Thinking about stardom is scary: Nawazuddin Siddiqui



Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: Light to moderate rains or thundershowers occurred at a few places over eastern Uttar Pradesh, while heavy rains occurred at isolated places in the past 24 hours in the state.  Balrampur and Iglas recorded 9 cm of rain, Bahraich 7 cm, Maharajganj 5 cm, Kakrahi, Bansi and Gorakhur 4 cm each, Fatehgarh, Regoli, Sidhauli, … Continue reading Light to moderate rain hits eastern Uttar Pradesh

Category: Crime

New Delhi: A 31-year-old man, who was apparently annoyed over not getting married, allegedly tormented around 1,500 women and girls in Delhi-NCR by sending them vulgar messages and obscene video clips through WhatsApp and was arrested, police said today.
Examining the mobile phones used by the accused, police stumbled upon contacts of more than 1,500 women and girls who were put through “perpetual trauma” and “mental agony” by him. Altogether, the accused had phone numbers of 2,000 women and girls living in the Delhi national capital region (NCR), they said.

A police team investigating a case registered on May 30 by a woman at Ashok Vihar police station in north west Delhi, arrested accused Mohammad Khalid from his father’s bag shop in Sadar Bazar area, said Vijay Singh, DCP (north west). Police found all the obscene messages and video clips sent by the accused to his victims, stored in the mobile phones. It also included his messages to the complainant from Ashok Vihar, he said.

During interrogation, Khalid said he used to make random calls on Delhi NCR mobile numbers. If the call was received by a woman or a girl, he used to save it and then through WhatsApp viewed their profile picture. If he liked the woman or girl, he would start sending vulgar messages and obscene video clips through WhatsApp, said the officer.

Investigating the FIR registered at Ashok Vihar, a police team found that the complainant received the vulgar, abusive messages from two mobile numbers. The names and addresses were found to be fake. Searching for a clue, the police team reached Sadar Bazar area from where the SIM cards were purchased and he often got his phone recharged.

Further enquiries and investigation led the cops to Khalid, who at first tried to bluff the police but admitted to his offence when confronted with facts, the DCP said. Most of his victims avoided approaching police perhaps due to his threat to malign their image and out of fear of disclosing their identity, he said.

Khalid used the SIM cards obtained through the fake IDs, exclusively for sending messages and video clips to his victims. He told police that he was unmarried and was frustrated as his friends had got married and were having children. Cases were registered against him in Gurgaon (Haryana) and Uttam Nagar, Ashok Vihar and Usmanpur (all in Delhi). Complaints were also found lodged at women helpline numbers at different police stations in and around Delhi, they added.

Mumbai : Sooraj Pancholi, charge sheeted by CBI for allegedly abetting suicide of actor Jiah Khan, had hidden facts and fabricated information during questioning, the forensic analysis of his statements have indicated.

The analysis, which is part of charge sheet filed by the agency in the suicide case of 26-year old Nafeesa Rizvi alias Jiah Khan, has “established that Sooraj was concealing relevant information about actual reason behind the incident and the statement given by him is incomplete and fabricated,” claimed CBI sources while giving details of the charge sheet filed before a special court here.

Sooraj was also not willing to explain his last argument with Jiah, the sources said.

Bollywood actor Pancholi, son of actor Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, refused to be part of any scientific tests like polygraph or brain mapping which the agency wanted to conduct to get to the bottom of his alleged role in the incident, the sources said.
Sooraj, who made his debut in Hindi film industry recently, has been charged by CBI for allegedly abetting suicide of Jiah Khan with whom he had met through Facebook in September 2012 and the friendship blossomed into “intimate relationship” over a period of time, the charge sheet says.

As per charge sheet of CBI, it is alleged that on the fateful day of June 3, 2013, when Jiah was found hanging by her mother at her residence, she had left the house of Sooraj Pancholi in the morning where they had been staying together for last two days.

CBI has alleged that there were heated exchanges of messages between Sooraj and Jiah at 10 PM in which she accused him of telling lies about his meeting with a common lady friend.

NEW DELHI: A special CBI team interrogating long-absconding underworld don Chhota Rajan will visit Karnataka in a couple of days to enquire from the regional passport officials who had issued him a passport in 2003 on a fake name and address.

The passport was made using the Tatkal (urgent) service with its validity date till 2008, sources said. “But Rajan managed to renew it on July 8, 2008 with its validity till July 7, 2018.”

The probe agency has booked Rajan in a case under the Passport Act, 1967, and separate sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

Apart from that, a case of criminal conspiracy, cheating, cheating by impersonation, forgery of documents under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code has also been added in the same First Information Report (FIR).

The case pertaining to this fake passport is the only matter for probing which the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has got 10 days custody of the mafia don.

The first person Mumbai Police contacted when doubts emerged for a brief while Monday over the arrest of Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan was a trusted informant settled abroad who had acted as their emissary with the fugitive. The reply came in the form of a text message: “He is not in communication since the last two days.”

This unofficial confirmation was followed by official word from the CBI that one of India’s most wanted gangsters had indeed been arrested in the Indonesian resort island of Bali on a tip-off from Australian Federal Police, ending a 28-year-old global manhunt — Rajan is expected to be deported to India soon.

Mumbai, Sept. 23 (ANI): Doctors conducting forensic tests in the Sheena Bora murder case have reportedly claimed that the recent bone samples given by the police do not match those found in 2012.

According to reports, doctors at the Nair Hospital are now saying that the samples of the bones sent to them in 2012 were not Sheena Bora’s.

A Mumbai court on Monday had extended the judicial custody of the three accused (Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjiv Khanna, and the driver) till October 5 in connection with the case.

The Maharashtra Government on Friday decided to transfer the high-profile murder case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Mukherjea was arrested on August 24 for the murder of Sheena Bora, her daughter from an earlier relationship, in 2012.

She has been accused of killing her over a financial dispute, with the help of her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver.

New Delhi, Sept 12: Yet another sensational revelations have come to light in Sheena Bora murder case. The driver Shyamvar Rai who is one of the three accused in sensational murder case has made shocking claim regarding Indrani Mukherjea. Read more: Sheena Bora Murder Case: New ‘Twist'; even Indrani Mukerjea shocked in jail! It is being said that Sheena Bora was blackmailing Indrani to expose her in front of her husband Peter Mukherjea. As per news TOI report, Sheena was demanding a 3-BHK flat in Mumbai to keep her mouth shut and not to reveal secret of Indrani to Peter.

Revealing the gory details of the murder case, accused driver told police how Indrani killed Sheena. During interrogation Rai informed Khar police that Indrani was extremely violent while strangling her daughter to death in the car. In fit of rage, Indrani kept saying, “Now take your three-BHK flat in Bandra”.

On the other side, Sheena brother Mikhail also has made astonishing claim. While talking to a TV channel, Mikhail said that whenever I enquired about Sheena, my mother threatened me to cut my pocket money. “My mother had bought my silence. Every time I asked her about my sister (Sheena), she threatened to either send me to rehab or to cut down on the money she used to send me every month”, Mikhail said. He also said that he had received emails from Sheena’s hot-mail account two months after she was murdered. “Hello brother. How are you? How’s nana, nani?”, Sheena’s mail to Mikhail said. Apparently Indrani didn’t want Mikhail to make enquiry about Sheena and that is the reason she was trying her best to misguide Mikhail. Talking about the mail, Mikhail said, “In July 2012, I received a mail from Sheena’s hotmail account, saying she was leaving her apartment and that I needed to send a discontinuation notice to the apartment owner. Before receiving this mail, I got a call from Indrani, informing me that I might receive a mail from Sheena”. Sheena Bora had gone missing in 2012. Indrani Mukerjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai allegedly had killed Sheena and later disposed of her body in a jungle in Raigad, near Mumbai. All three accused are in the judicial custody at the moment. Sheena was in a relationship with Peter’s son Rahul from his previous marriage.

Police custody of the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case — Indrani Mukerjea, Sanjeev Khanna and Shyamvar Rai — was on Saturday extended till September seven by a local court. The three were produced in the court this afternoon. Police sought extension of their custody on the ground that the ongoing probe had yet to cover “a large area”.

Twelve days after his arrest, Indrani’s former driver Shyamvar Rai finally engaged a lawyer on Saturday. No one had represented him at the earlier hearings. Indrani’s lawyer argued before the judge S M Chandgade that police were trying to create “a media trial”.

The remand application of police stated that the planning to kill Sheena’s brother Mikhail started from Kolkata. Mikhail has alleged that Indrani had tried to kill him too. The Mumbai police had said on Friday that digital superimposition of the profile of Sheena Bora had matched with the skull recovered from a forest in the neighbouring Raigad district.
During the hearing on Saturday, special public prosecutor Vaibhav Bagade said, “The accused (Indrani) remains uncooperative. “Scope of probe is large. Accused is a hard nut to crack. They have used modern tools like email and Internet to plan the murder. Progress shown is already on record. We have not wasted a single day. They impersonated the victim by creating false email. She (Indrani) created bogus email id. Custody is short considering the vastness of investigation.

Bagade said investigations were underway to ascertain who else helped Indrani. “We need to know who else helped her. Emails need to be studied. Crime was committed across jurisdictions. Bank accounts maintained by accused no 2 (Indrani) and accused no 3 (Khanna) are across UK and Mumbai. We need to investigate payments made from these accounts.

“We need to recover accused (Indrani’s) credit card. Accused shows complete reluctance to cooperate. Additional offence under section 307 (attempt to murder) was added. The material and person with whom accused no 2 had contact need to be investigated. Police need reasonable time as we are showing progress,” Bagade said.

The defence accused the police of “conducting a media trial and prejudicing the proceedings”. Indrani is not a hardened criminal, said her lawyer. “There is no medical evidence. Two days of police custody is a humiliation of my client. Accounts cannot be recovered from my client. She is in custody. They have to recover it from bankers,” he said.

Police also maintained that they had not yet given a “clean chit” to former media baron Peter Mukerjea — Indrani’s husband — in the case. The matching of digital superimposition with skull would be important in establishing that the human remains found in the forest in Pen tehsil of Raigad are of Sheena, the daughter of Indrani Mukerjea.

Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamvar Rai have been arrested on the charge of murdering Sheena and disposing of the body in a Raigad forest in April 2012.

Peter Mukerjea, though not an accused, was questioned extensively on Friday at the Khar police station here for the third day in a row in the Sheena murder case. Police are also probing Peter and Indrani’s financial transactions.

The car used to take Sheena’s body to Raigad has been recovered and traced to a third-party owner, a senior officer had said last night. Police also claimed that an employee of Indrani’s company sent e-mails in Sheena’s name after her murder, he said.

MUMBAI: The sensational Sheena Bora murder case took another turn on Sunday when police seized a suitcase that was purportedly meant for packing the body of her brother, whom Indrani Mukerjea had allegedly planned to kill, even as key accused Sanjeev Khanna and the driver were taken to spot to recreate the crime scene.

Officials were tight-lipped about the progress in the probe amidst reports that Indrani and her former husband Sanjeev Khanna had been making contradictory claims about who killed her daughter Sheena three years ago.

The new twist in the probe came when Sheena’s brother Mikhail claimed that their mother Indrani had planned to kill him also on April 23, 2012, when she had given him a spiked drink.

The same day Sheena was allegedly killed by Indrani and Khanna in a car with the help of the driver Shyam Rai. The three had carried the body and disposed it in Pen tehsil in Raigad district the next day.

The seizure of the suitcase from residential premises of Indrani and Peter Mukerjea in Mumbai’s Worli area apparently lends credence to Mikail’s claim about his mother’s plan to kill him and pack his body parts but there was no police confirmation of this theory.

Mumbai:(IANS) Indrani Mukherjea, wife of media baron Peter Mukherjea and former CEO of INX Media, has been arrested on charges of killing her sister, police sources said on Tuesday.

A top police official, while confirming the arrest, declined to be identified or provide details of the case.

Indrani has been charged with murdering her sister Sheena in 2012 and disposing of her body in Raigad, adjacent to Mumbai.

She allegedly plotted the conspiracy but the exact motive is not yet clear.

She was produced before a court which sent her to police custody till August 31.

Police claim to have recovered evidence from the spot where the victim’s body was buried in Raigad.

A national fingerprints database of nearly 30 lakh convicts and arrested criminals will be created by the government soon for speedy identification of offenders and for expediting ongoing probes.

The database of convicts and crime offenders will be set up by the Home Ministry by collating records from all the states and Union Territories.

Currently, the Central Finger Print Bureau (CPFB) has data of over 9.7 lakh fingerprint records of convicted or arrested persons in digitised form. However, there are around 20 lakh fingerprint records with fingerprint bureaus of states and union territories which are yet to be linked to the central database.

“We have now decided to integrate the records of the state agencies and make them part of the national database.

The National Informatics Centre is creating a ‘cloud’ for this integration,” a Home Ministry official said.

The integration of all data at CPFB would facilitate police and investigators anywhere in the country get finger print data of any criminal on real time basis.

As of now, investigators send fingerprints lifted from a crime scene to the state finger print bureau for matching. If there is no match, the prints are then sent to the CPFB and fingerprint bureaus of other states.

“It is a very time consuming process and that is why we want to make it a real time information gathering database,” the official said.

Among all states, Gujarat has the largest database of fingerprints with nearly 12 lakh images, while Andhra Pradesh has 5.3 lakh and Madhya Pradesh 3 lakh records.

Besides helping to track absconding criminals, the database will be beneficial to police in identifying bodies, which helps in building leads and establishing motives behind the crime.

The Home Ministry also plans to integrate the fingerprint database with other biometric techniques like digital images, palm prints and auxiliary biometric like Iris records in future.