Delhi News Highlights: IMD Senior Scientist RK Jenamani on Wednesday told ANI that Delhi was witnessing the highest rainfall in September in 19 years. Safdarjung and Lodhi road areas had recorded 11.2cm of rain, he added.
“We’ve issued an orange alert for today,” the scientist added, stating that this is the fifth-highest rainfall in 24 hours in Delhi. The city has received about 19-20 cm of rain in the last 27 hours, he said.
In other news, the national capital on Wednesday recorded zero Covid-19 deaths for the twentieth time since the onset of the second wave in Delhi.
Meanwhile, arguing for framing of charges against JNU student Sharjeel Imam, who is accused in a UAPA case in connection with the Northeast Delhi riots, the prosecution told a court Wednesday that Imam tried to create anarchy with his speeches. Special Public Prosecutor Amit Prasad also told the court that since Imam began one of his speeches with the traditional Muslim greeting, ‘Assalamu-alaikum’, it showed that his address was meant for a particular community.