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Delhi live updates: 40 Delhi police officers transferred in major reshuffle; city records zero death, 27 Covid-19 cases

Delhi News Live, Delhi Weather, Delhi Covid News, Delhi Traffic Updates: Meanwhile, the Delhi Police heightened its security arrangements at the Rohini court, with only vehicles with allotted stickers allowed to enter the premises and lawyers and litigants thoroughly checked.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 25, 2021 10:41:41 pm
Security beefed up outside Rohini court. (Express photo by Praveen Khanna)

Delhi News, Delhi News Covid: In a major reshuffle in the Delhi Police, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday transferred 40 senior officers, including 11 Special Commissioners and 28 DCPs and additional DCPs, an official order said. The development came a day after a shootout took place inside a courtroom in Rohini court which left three people, including gangster Jitender Gogi, dead, triggering criticism over the security lapse. This is the first major reshuffle after Rakesh Asthana became the Delhi Police Commissioner in late July and is intended to tighten and reinvigorate the policing system, officials said.

Delhi on Saturday recorded zero death and 27 fresh Covid-19 cases with a positivity rate of 0.04 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. Three fatalities due to the coronavirus infection have been reported in the national capital this month — one each on September 7, September 16 and September 17. The death toll due to the coronavirus infection in Delhi stands at 25,085. On Friday, 24 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.03 per cent.

A day after a dramatic shootout in Rohini court left three people dead, the Delhi Police heightened its security arrangements on Saturday, with officials saying only vehicles with allotted stickers will be allowed to enter the court premises and lawyers and litigants will be thoroughly checked.

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana had also expressed “deep concern” at the Rohini courtroom shootout in which gangster Gogi and two others were killed. The CJI spoke to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in this regard and advised him to talk to both police and the Bar to ensure that the functioning of the court is not affected. Meanwhile, an order issued by Director General (Delhi Prisons) Sandeep Goel on Saturday has said that maximum alert should be maintained in all jails to prevent incidents of fights or assaults among gangs.

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Delhi news Live Updates: Light to moderate rainfall in Delhi today; Delhi records zero death, 24 new cases; CJI expresses concern after Rohini courtroom shootout; Delhi jails on high alert

22:41 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Officials to make home visits to help kin of Covid-19 victims get relief under Delhi govt scheme

Delhi government officials will visit the homes of dependents of Covid victims to help them claim financial assistance under a scheme of the city government.

In June, the Delhi government had notified the 'Mukhyamantri Covid-19 Pariwar Aarthik Sahayata Yojana' to provide financial relief to families who have lost their dear ones to Covid-19. 

Under the scheme, the Delhi government has promised one-time financial assistance of Rs 50,000 for each victim's family, and Rs 2,500 monthly assistance for the households that lost their sole breadwinner and for orphaned children.

According to a note issued by the Revenue Department on Friday, 100 officers in each of the 11 districts of Delhi will visit the homes of the applicants and the exercise is planned to be completed within seven days. (PTI)

22:32 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Adequate security measures to be taken in view of 'Bharat bandh' on Sept 27: Delhi Police

The Delhi Police on Saturday said adequate security arrangements will be made across the borders of the national capital in view of the 'Bharat Bandh' called by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha on September 27 to protest the Centre's three contentious farm laws.

Samyukt Kisan Morcha, the umbrella body of over 40 farm unions spearheading the farmers' agitation, had on Thursday appealed to the people to join the bandh.

A senior police officer said in view of bandh, adequate security arrangements will be made to maintain the law an order situation in the national capital on Monday. No protestor will be allowed to enter Delhi from the three protest sites at the city's borders, the official said.

"The security will be preventive and we are fully alert. There is no call for 'Bharat Bandh' in Delhi, but we are watching the developments and adequate number of personnel will be on ground," another officer said.

SKM had also asked political parties to "stand with farmers in their quest to defend principles of democracy and federalism". (PTI)

22:28 (IST)25 Sep 2021
In a first, women DCPs to head 6 out of 15 police districts in Delhi

The Delhi Police has women Deputy Commissioners of Police in six out of 15 districts of the force for the first time. Among them, three are already serving in their respective districts. 
    
According to an official order, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday transferred 11 Special Commissioners of Police and 28 Deputy Commissioners of Police and additional DCPs.
    
The development comes a day after the shootout inside a courtroom in Rohini court which left three people dead, including gangster Jitender Gogi. 
    
The order, which was issued on Saturday, stated that 2010 batch IPS officer Benita Marry Jaiker, who is currently serving as the DCP of the seventh battalion, has been transferred as DCP south district. (PTI)

22:27 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Rohini court shootout: Lawyers meet Delhi Police commissioner, highlight security lapses

The representatives of bar associations in Delhi on Saturday highlighted lapses in security in district courts during a meeting with the police commissioner, a day after a bloody shootout at the Rohini court left three persons, including a gangster, dead.
       
Jitendra Gogi was shot dead by two men, who were dressed as lawyers, inside a crowded courtroom on Friday, with police in retaliatory fire killing the assailants, who are suspected to be from the slain gangster's rival Tillu gang.
     
On the meeting with Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana, Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) chairman Rakesh Sehrawat said that a three-member delegation highlighted that a large number of CCTV cameras as well as metal detectors were non-functional in the seven district courts in the national capital.
     
The BCD is the parent body of all district court bar associations in Delhi. (PTI)

21:57 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Met him earlier this month, he promised would be home soon, says gangster Gogi’s mother

Under a blue tent, people sat huddled in slain gangster Jitender Maan alias Gogi's house in Alipur. The silence was occasionally interrupted by news bulletins playing on mobile phones, describing Friday's shootout at Rohini court where the gangster was killed.

In the main compound, Gogi's mother Parmeshwari sat surrounded by women from the family, waiting for his remains to arrive.

She said the last time she met him was in jail, during the first week of September. He asked about her health and promised he would return home soon. She said he did not have any apprehensions that he could be harmed, and alleged that her son had been killed as part of a “conspiracy”. Read More

19:17 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Rohini court shootout: Several people could've died if there was no immediate police action, says FIR

Several innocent people could have lost their lives if there was no immediate police retaliation against the two armed assailants in the shootout inside the Rohini court that left three persons, including gangster Jitender Gogi, dead on Friday, Sub-Inspector Vir Singh, who was part of the security team engaged in exchange of fire, said in his statement. 
       
According to an FIR, Singh said that since the duo was armed with weapons and they were firing indiscriminately, it was not possible for the police team to nab them "physically", especially when judge, court staff and advocates were inside the courtroom, and anyone could have died.
     
Jailed gangster Gogi and his two assailants posing as lawyers were killed inside a crowded Rohini courtroom on Friday in a dramatic shootout that also saw the police fire bullets in retaliation, officials said.
     
Video footage of the incident, which exposed security lapses in the system, showed policemen and lawyers rushing out in panic as gunshots rang out inside courtroom number 207. (PTI)

18:58 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Delhi court grants anticipatory bail to LJP MP from Bihar accused of rape

A Delhi court Saturday granted anticipatory bail to Prince Raj, the LJP MP from Samastipur in Bihar, in connection with a rape case, observing that there was a “possibility of false implication”.

Special Judge Vikas Dhull granted the anticipatory bail to Raj observing that there was a “possibility of false implication being prima facie established and there being no chance of tampering with the evidence or applicant/accused fleeing from justice.”

“…it was in fact prosecutrix, who was trying to threaten the applicant/accused to defame him by circulating his picture/video which were in her possession and she also corroborated the allegations made in the FIR lodged by applicant/accused that they had consensual physical relationship,” the court said. Read More

15:28 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Rohini shootout: Pleas in SC, HC seek immediate measures for safety in subordinate courts

An application has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre and the states to take immediate steps for security in subordinate courts in wake of the shootout inside a district court in Delhi on Friday that left three gangsters dead and a law intern injured.
     
It said that gangsters and hardcore criminals may be produced from jails through video-conferencing before the trial court instead of producing them physically.
     
The application was filed by advocate Vishal Tiwari even as another lawyer, Deepa Joseph, moved the Delhi High Court urging it to direct authorities to take requisite measures for the safety and security of district courts in the national capital.
     
Jailed gangster Jitender Maan alias Gogi and two assailants of a rival gang who were posing as lawyers were killed in a shootout in Rohini district court here that also saw police fire bullets in retaliation. (PTI)

15:26 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Twenty students from Jamia’s coaching academy clear UPSC

Twenty students from Jamia Millia Islamia’s Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) cleared the Civil Services examinations, the results of which were announced Friday.

“15 students from the Residential Coaching Academy(RCA) run by the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI), New Delhi, have been finally selected for the country’s most coveted civil services. These students appeared at the main examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in January 2021, followed by personality tests taken in the months of August and September 2021,” the Jamia PR office said in a statement.

“Another 5 students of RCA who were provided coaching and guidance only for Personality Test have also been selected and this number may increase further after final assessment of the results,” it added. Read More

14:35 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Delhi: Man held for trying to extort Rs 10 lakh from friend using obscene video

A 30-year-old sales manager of a Gurgaon-based company was arrested from South Delhi’s C R Park area for allegedly demanding Rs 10 lakh from his friend after threatening to leak his obscene video.

Investigation revealed that the complainant met with the accused last year at a cafe in Greater Kailash where he asked him for his laptop for some work and had forgotten to log out. The accused copied some Google-drive data of the complainant and decided to extort money from him after threatening to leak an obscene video of his. Read the full report here. 

14:34 (IST)25 Sep 2021
IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall in Delhi today

The weekend is likely to be a rainy one for Delhi-NCR. Light to moderate rainfall and thundershowers are on the forecast for towards the afternoon and evening today, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Light rainfall remains on the forecast for Sunday as well.

The maximum temperature is likely to stand at 33 degree Celsius, while the minimum will remain at 25 degree Celsius. Relative humidity at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday was 90 per cent. The temperature at the same time was 26.8 degree Celsius. Read the full report here. 

12:56 (IST)25 Sep 2021
After Gogi murder, Delhi’s prisons put on high alert

A day after jailed gangster Jitender Maan alias Gogi was shot dead inside Delhi’s Rohini Court, an order issued by Director General (Delhi Prisons) Sandeep Goel on Saturday has said that maximum alert should be maintained in all jails to prevent incidents of fights or assaults among gangs.

Speaking to The Indian Express Goel said, “We are staying alert in all jails and will keep a greater vigil on all gang members.” Read the full report here. 

11:10 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Pusa decomposer will cover more land, benefit more farmers this year

The Pusa bio-decomposer, which is expected to help decompose stubble left behind after paddy is harvested, will be sprayed on around 4,200 acres of paddy fields in the capital from October 5. The Delhi government has started preparing the solution that will be used.

After inspecting preparations of the decomposer at the government seed farm in Kharkhari Nahar village near Najafgarh Friday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwalsaid it would be sprayed on fields of 844 farmers this year, up from around 300 last year. While it was sprayed only on non-basmati fields last year, basmati fields are also included this year, he said, adding that it can take around 15-20 days for stubble to decompose after spraying. The cost is being borne by the Delhi government. Read the full report here. 

11:08 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Delhi: Man held for trying to extort Rs 10 lakh from friend using obscene video

A 30-year-old sales manager of a Gurgaon-based company was arrested from South Delhi’s C R Park area for allegedly demanding Rs 10 lakh from his friend after threatening to leak his obscene video.

Investigation revealed that the complainant met with the accused last year at a cafe in Greater Kailash where he asked him for his laptop for some work and had forgotten to log out. The accused copied some Google-drive data of the complainant and decided to extort money from him after threatening to leak an obscene video of his. Read the full report here. 

11:07 (IST)25 Sep 2021
Gogi vs Tillu: Capital’s killer rivalry

It was in 2016 that gangster Jitender Maan alias Gogi managed to escape from police custody and, in the hopes of killing his rival Sunil alias Tillu Tajpuriya, formed a gang with two key lieutenants — Kuldeep alias Fajja and Rohit Moi.

But the balance of power shifted against him when the trio were arrested from a flat in Gurgaon even as Tillu joined hands with other prominent gangsters — Neeraj Bawana, Naveen Bali, Sunil Rathi and Cheenu.

Earlier this year, Gogi was booked under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for hatching a conspiracy to aid Fajja’s escape — a last ditch attempt to revive his gang. Read the full report here. 

23:07 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Rohini court shootout: CJI expresses concern, Asthana admits security lapse

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana expressed  “deep concern” at the Rohini courtroom shootout in which gangster Gogi and two others were killed. The CJI spoke to the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court in this regard and advised him to talk to both police and the Bar to ensure that the functioning of the court is not affected.

The SC is already seized of a matter regarding the safety and security of court complexes and judicial officers. Sources said that in light of the Rohini incident, the court is likely to take up the matter for hearing on priority next week. Read More

22:44 (IST)24 Sep 2021
‘Staff ducked for cover, judge ran to chambers’: Witnesses recall Rohini courtroom horror

The two assailants were dressed like lawyers in black blazers, trousers, shoes, and a white-collar. But they stood out like a sore thumb as they walked into Rohini district court’s room number 207 – they didn’t bow before the judge, carried empty files, and hand their hands tucked in their pockets.

Next to them was advocate Tushar Mann, who was busy making mental notes for bail arguments.

“Something was off about them. They carried empty files and had their hands inside their pockets. Which lawyer carries an empty file into a courtroom?” he told The Indian Express. Read More

17:22 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Delhi records zero death, 24 new cases; positivity rate down at 0.03%

Delhi on Friday recorded zero Covid-19 fatality and 24 fresh cases as the positivity rate dropped to 0.03 per cent.

As many as 66 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 14,13,182. The cumulative positive cases stand at 14,38,658.

16:13 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Watch video of Delhi court shootout that left gangster Gogi dead

Jailed gangster Jitender Maan alias Gogi was shot dead by two armed assailants of a rival gang led by another jailed gangster Sunil alias Tillu Tajpuriya inside the Rohini Court on Friday afternoon. The assailants were also shot dead by the Members of the Counter Intelligence team of the Special Cell who were with Gogi.

16:11 (IST)24 Sep 2021
Capital’s Most Wanted: Catch me if you can

Around midnight last week, a 20-member team from Alipur police station gathered outside the rusting gates of a nondescript house. Inside, Padmeshwari (68) was woken up by the sound of her Great Dane barking. She made her way to the gate — only to be blinded by flashing cameras and officers asking her just one question: “Where is Gogi?”

“I have not spoken to my son in five years; we just want this gang war to end,” she told the officers, who mechanically clicked photos of the area, to brief their senior officers about the day’s developments, and left.

The team is one of many units of the Delhi Police camping out in outer Delhi, Rohini and parts of Haryana, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, anxiously waiting for any information about 26-year-old Jitender Mann alias Gogi, a kingpin whose rise has been as swift as it is brutal — graduating from providing muscle for Delhi University elections to eliminating rivals at will, mostly by shooting them in the face. Read More

Screengrabs of shooting inside the Rohini court

Twenty students from Jamia’s coaching academy clear UPSC

Twenty students from Jamia Millia Islamia’s Residential Coaching Academy (RCA) cleared the Civil Services examinations, the results of which were announced Friday.

“15 students from the Residential Coaching Academy(RCA) run by the Centre for Coaching and Career Planning, Jamia Millia Islamia(JMI), New Delhi, have been finally selected for the country’s most coveted civil services. These students appeared at the main examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in January 2021, followed by personality tests taken in the months of August and September 2021,” the Jamia PR office said in a statement.

“Another 5 students of RCA who were provided coaching and guidance only for Personality Test have also been selected and this number may increase further after final assessment of the results,” it added.

3 deaths in Nuh in a week spark alarm in village, officials suspect dengue

Three people, including a 12-year-old boy, have died in Nuh’s Akera village in just a week, with officials suspecting dengue as a possible cause. The health department has started screening all suspected fever cases in the village for dengue and malaria.

Their families said they had dengue-like symptoms and died within three-four days of contracting a fever, between September 15 and 22. Residents also claimed the department only swung into action after a boy, Samin, died Wednesday. Officials, however, said they routinely conduct fogging and that cases of viral fever are generally high during monsoons.

Gogi vs Tillu: Capital’s killer rivalry

It was in 2016 that gangster Jitender Maan alias Gogi managed to escape from police custody and, in the hopes of killing his rival Sunil alias Tillu Tajpuriya, formed a gang with two key lieutenants — Kuldeep alias Fajja and Rohit Moi.

But the balance of power shifted against him when the trio were arrested from a flat in Gurgaon even as Tillu joined hands with other prominent gangsters — Neeraj Bawana, Naveen Bali, Sunil Rathi and Cheenu.

Earlier this year, Gogi was booked under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for hatching a conspiracy to aid Fajja’s escape — a last ditch attempt to revive his gang.

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