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Delhi News Highlights: Police van carrying Aaftab Poonawala attacked by sword-wielding men

Delhi News Highlights, November 28, 2022: Police said there was a group of locals outside FSL, Rohini, who tried to stop the van and protested against the police.

Teams have also recovered suspected body parts of the deceased from the forest area of Mehrauli.

Delhi News Highlights, November 28: A group of sword-wielding men allegedly stopped the police van carrying Aaftab Poonawala and protested against the police. Police said no PCR call was made but there were a group of locals outside FSL, Rohini who tried to stop the van. They threatened to “kill” Aaftab and said the police aren’t doing anything.

Earlier, the Delhi Police said they have recovered one of the mini saws which were allegedly used to kill Shradhha Walkar and chop her body. Teams have also recovered suspected body parts of the deceased from the forest area of Mehrauli. Police said the recovery was based on the confession of the accused Aaftab Poonawala.

In other news, the Delhi Police Crime Branch arrested a woman and her son from Pandav Nagar on Monday for allegedly killing her husband and chopping his body into 10 pieces. The incident is said to have taken place in June. Local police had found a severed head and some body parts near a ground in Pandav Nagar, but the body couldn’t be identified at the time.

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Delhi News highlights: Group of sword-wielding men stop Aaftab Poonawala's police van, threaten to 'kill him'; Delhi Police recover one of the weapons used to kill, chop Shraddha Walkar.

22:14 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Measures being taken for cyber security: AIIMS releases statement on server hack

AIIMS released a statement on its server hack on Monday, which said: "The data restoration and server cleaning is in progress and is taking some time due to the volume of data and large number of servers for the hospital services. Measures are being taken for cyber security. All hospital services, including outpatient, in-patient, laboratories, etc continue to run on manual mode."

19:23 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Group of sword-wielding men stop Aaftab Poonawala's police van, threaten to 'kill him'

A group of sword-wielding men allegedly stopped the police van carrying Aaftab Poonawala and protested against the police. Police said no PCR call was made but there were a group of locals outside FSL, Rohini who tried to stop the van. They threatened to “kill” Aaftab and said the police aren’t doing anything.

16:50 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Principal of school which received bomb threat says 'all is safe'

Tania Joshi, principal of the Indian Public School in Sadiq Nagar which received a bomb threat over email on Monday morning said, "We received an email from an unrecognised sender at 1.14 pm informing about the presence of a bomb on the school premises. We immediately informed the Delhi Police and a bomb disposal squad and a dog squad were deputed to the school. Nothing has been found and all is safe."

16:47 (IST)28 Nov 2022
No bar on Jasmine Shah resuming functions at DDCD, Delhi govt tells high court

The Delhi government has informed the Delhi High Court on Monday that it has directed the planning department to rescind orders restricting Jasmine Shah, Vice Chairperson of the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDCD) from using his office as well the order wherein LG Vinai Kumar Saxena requested CM Arvind Kejriwal to remove Shah from his post for allegedly misusing the public office for political activities.

The submission was made in Shah’s plea challenging LG Vinai Kumar Saxena’s decision asking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to remove Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDCD) Vice Chairperson Jasmine Shah from his post.

Pending approval from CM, the planning department directed that Shah’s office chamber be locked and all staff and facilities provided to him be withdrawn. Pursuant to the above order, Shah’s office was sealed on November 17 at 10.20 pm as stated in a sealing memo signed by SDM (Civil Lines), which has also been challenged in Shah’s plea.

Malavika Prasad reports

16:22 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Delhi Police tells HC it will hand over Tablighi Jamaat HQ keys to leader if approached

Delhi Police has undertaken before the Delhi High Court that it will hand over the keys of Nizamuddin Markaz (headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat) to Tablighi Jamaat leader Maulana Saad 'if he approaches us'. 

The HC asked the Managing Committee of the mosque about Saad’s whereabouts to which they said he is at the Markaz.

In March 2020 the Delhi Police sealed the Markaz after certain Tablighi Jamaat members were found living there allegedly in violation of Covid norms.

15:58 (IST)28 Nov 2022
One of the mini saws used to kill Shraddha Walkar recovered, says Delhi Police

The Delhi Police on Monday said they have recovered one of the mini saws which were allegedly used to kill Shradhha Walkar and chop her body. Teams have also recovered suspected body parts of the deceased from the forest area of Mehrauli. Police said the recovery was based on the confession of the accused Aaftab Poonawala.

15:50 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Jail videos: Satyendar Jain withdraws from Delhi court plea for contempt action against ED

Jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain on Monday withdrew from a Delhi court his plea seeking contempt proceedings against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly leaking CCTV footage of his prison cell to the media.

The counsel for Jain told Special Judge Vikas Dhull that they would move appropriate forum for relief in the matter, after which the court allowed withdrawal of the application.

The plea had accused the ED of leaking the CCTV footage of the politician getting massage inside the Tihar jail “despite an undertaking given in the court”.

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15:32 (IST)28 Nov 2022
South Delhi school receives email about bomb on premises; none found, police verifying email

Delhi Police evacuated and searched the Indian Public School in Sadiq Nagar, after an email was received on its official ID saying that there was a bomb in its premises. No bomb was found, and the cyber team is trying are to verify the email, said Chandan Choudhary, DCP (South).

A bomb disposal squad, dog squad along with staff of Defence Colony PS were involved in the search operation.

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15:03 (IST)28 Nov 2022
SC stays separate NGT orders imposing fines on Delhi Jal Board and Noida

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a National Green Tribunal (NGT) order imposing a fine of Rs 50 crore on Delhi Jal Board for failing to prevent untreated sewage from flowing into Yamuna river.

In another case, it stayed an NGT order imposing fine of Rs 100 crore on NOIDA for failing to prevent untreated sewage from flowing into Kondli irrigation canal. (PTI)

14:50 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Fire breaks out at shoe factory in Keshavpuram Industrial Area

A fire broke out at a shoe factory in Keshavpuram Industrial Area at noon on Monday. Delhi Fire Services said 27 fire tenders have been sent to the spot. So far, no causalty has been reported.

13:51 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Delhi LG's request to remove DDCD chairperson Jasmine Shah has not been acceded to: AAP govt tells Delhi HC

Aam Aadmi Party government has told the Delhi HC that the LG's request to CM Arvind Kejriwal to remove Jasmine Shah from the post of Vice Chairman Development Commission of Delhi (DDCD) has not been acceded to and the planning department has been ordered to rescind its orders closing Shah's office and withdrawing facilities accorded to him.

The submission was made in Shah’s petition challenging LG's decision asking CM ArvindKejriwal to remove Jasmine from the post. Appearing for the LG, Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain told the court that the order against Shah has not attainted finality.HC has asked the respondent parties to file their counter affidavits and listed the matter for hearing on December 13. Justice Prathiba Singh refused to pass any interim directions in favour of Shah and said she cant decide the case without the respondents counter affidavits on record.

There is a note prepared by Deputy CM Manish Sisodia who is also minister in charge of the planning department which states that no approval was taken by the Director of Planning department from Sisodia to pass the orders against Shah. The note further states that LG does not have any jurisdiction over the functioning of DDCD.

13:45 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Body chopped into pieces, stored in fridge: Mother-son arrested for killing father; visuals from outside the accused's residence
(Express Photo by Abhinav Saha)
13:02 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Body chopped into pieces, stored in fridge: Mother-son arrested for killing father

The Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested a woman and her son for allegedly killing her husband and chopping his body into 10 pieces. In a case that is being said to share chilling similarities with the Shraddha Walkar murder, sources in the police said the mother-son duo kept the body parts in their fridge and dumped it later in Pandav Nagar and Trilokpuri area.

The incident is said to have taken place in June. Local police had found a severed head and some body parts near a ground in Pandav Nagar, but the body couldn’t be identified at the time. 

Speaking at a press conference Monday, Amit Goel, DCP Crime, Delhi Police said, “On June 5, some body parts were recovered in Ramlila maidan in the East district. In the next three days, two legs, two thighs, a skull and a forearm were recovered, and a case was filed.” He added, “Efforts were then made to identify the body. It seemed like a gruesome murder. The police identified the body as Anjan Das after analysing footage and conducting door-to-door verification.” (Read More)

12:43 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Woman, son held for killing husband, chopping body into pieces in Delhi’s Pandav Nagar
12:35 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Woman, son held for killing husband, chopping body into pieces in Delhi's Pandav Nagar

A woman, along with her son, was arrested for allegedly killing her husband and chopping the body into 22 pieces in east Delhi's Pandav Nagar, police said on Monday.Poonam and Deepak kept the body parts of Anjan Das in a fridge and would dispose them of at different places in east Delhi, they said. (PTI)

12:01 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Woman along with her son arrested by Crime Branch in Delhi's Pandav Nagar for murdering husband; chopped off his body in several pieces

A woman along with her son was arrested by Crime Branch in Delhi's Pandav Nagar for murdering her husband. They chopped off body in several pieces,kept in refrigerator & used to dispose of pieces in nearby ground said Delhi Police Crime Branch

11:57 (IST)28 Nov 2022
Greater Noida Authority announces tender for new road to ease congestion at Pari Chowk

The Greater Noida Authority has announced that a tender will soon be issued for the construction of a 60-metre-long road between Noida and Greater Noida, connecting Greater Noida’s Knowledge Park-3 and Noida’s Sector 146 and 147. According to Noida Authority officials, the road is expected to ease congestion during peak traffic hours at Pari Chowk.

Pari Chowk serves as a hub connecting Greater Noida, the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, and the Yamuna Expressway. Greater Noida Authority CEO Ritu Maheshwari has given instructions to issue a tender for the work within one month. (Read More)

11:56 (IST)28 Nov 2022
In other news | Can you guess Merriam-Webster's word of 2022?

Source: Twitter: @MerriamWebster

“Gaslighting” — mind manipulating, grossly misleading, downright deceitful — is Merriam-Webster's word of the year.

“It's a word that has risen so quickly in the English language, and especially in the last four years, that it actually came as a surprise to me and to many of us,” said Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor at large. “It was a word looked up frequently every single day of the year,” he said.

Merriam-Webster's top definition for gaslighting is the psychological manipulation of a person, usually over an extended period of time, that “causes the victim to question the validity of their own thoughts, perception of reality, or memories and typically leads to confusion, loss of confidence and self-esteem, uncertainty of one's emotional or mental stability, and a dependency on the perpetrator.” Gaslighting is a heinous tool frequently used by abusers in relationships — and by politicians and other newsmakers. (AP)

11:42 (IST)28 Nov 2022
BJP releases 'Prison Break' inspired poster amid Satyendar Jain's jail video controversy

In reference to Satyendar Jain's purported jail cell footage, the BJP came out with a popular American series 'Rpison Break' inspired poster where the faces of the orignal actors have been replaced with that of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Jain. (ANI)

11:32 (IST)28 Nov 2022
‘Each child is a gift of God and entitled to an equal right to be embraced by a family’: Delhi HC allows Maltese couple to adopt child with special needs

The Delhi High Court has allowed a couple from Malta to adopt a child with special needs holding that “prospective adoptive parents do not have the right to pick or choose a particular child”.

In a 46-page judgment delivered on November 25, a single-judge bench of Justice Yashwant Varma observed that the fundamental precept of adoption is that the need or the desire of prospective adoptive parents would always be subservient to the interest of the child. The court observed: “The act of adoption is not available to be exercised with respect to a child-specific. This for each child is a gift of God and thus entitled to an equal right to be embraced by a family and be fostered and nurtured. Neither colour, caste, creed nor nationality should on a fundamental plane have any role to play at all”. (Read More)

G20 Summit venue Pragati Maidan likely to be ready by Jan 15

Work underway at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha)

As India gets ready to take over the presidency of the G20 from December 1, works are in full swing at the main venue for the summit, Pragati Maidan. While the summit will be held in September 2023, around 200 meetings of officials from 19 countries and the European Union, which comprise the G20, will be held starting December. Read more.

In fresh polygraph with Aaftab, experts check, recheck facts

Session two of the polygraph test on Aaftab Poonawala (28), who was arrested for allegedly murdering his live-in partner Shraddha Walkar, saw officials questioning him about his relationship with the 27-year-old woman, if and why he attacked her and their fights.

“We asked him the same questions to check for discrepancies in his statement and confirm facts. We asked about his relationship with the deceased and what triggered him to attack her. We also asked about their fights and the motive… if it was pre-mediated or done in a fit of rage. He was cooperative but was not feeling well because of the weather,” said an FSL official.

Name missing from CBI chargesheet, emboldened Sisodia seeks apology from PM Modi

With his name not finding a mention in the CBI chargesheet in the Delhi excise policy case, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia tore into the BJP and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi “should stop hatching such conspiracies against the elected government”.

While Sisodia is named in the FIR filed earlier by the CBI, the chargesheet does not mention him.

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First published on: 27-11-2022 at 09:14 IST
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