Delhi News Highlights: Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, who is currently in the Delhi Police’s custody, is the mastermind in the Sidhu Moosewala murder case, Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) H S Dhaliwal said on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference, Dhaliwal said the police have arrested Siddhesh Hiraman Kamle, a close associate of the main shooter in the killing of the popular singer and Congress leader. The police said Kamle has been arrested from Pune and added that five more suspects have been identified in connection with the murder case. Moosewala was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Punjab’s Mansa district on May 29.
Delhi recorded 564 new Covid cases, the highest since May 15, and one more fatality on Wednesday, while the positivity rate rose to 2.84 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. With this, the national capital’s Covid-19 case tally increased to 19,09,991, while the death toll rose to 26,214. Wednesday’s cases are highest since May 15 when Delhi logged 613 Covid cases with a positivity rate of 2.74 per cent and three deaths. On Tuesday, the national capital logged 450 fresh Covid cases and one more death, while the positivity rate stood at 1.92 per cent.
A Delhi court on Wednesday upheld a trial court’s order which discharged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and nine others in a case of alleged assault on former chief secretary Anshu Prakash, a lawyer abreast with the case said. The case pertains to the alleged assault on Anshu Prakash during a meeting at Kejriwal’s official residence on February 19, 2018. Prakash had alleged that he was called for a meeting at the CM’s residence on the intervening night of February 19 and 20, 2018, and was allegedly assaulted by AAP MLAs when they questioned him over delay in publishing TV advertisements.