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Delhi News Highlights: Delhi ACB arrests AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan after seizing incriminating materials in raids

Delhi News Updates, September 16: After questioning Khan, the officials of Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi police conducted raids at multiple places, including Amanatullah's house on Friday.

By: Express Web Desk
New Delhi | Updated: September 16, 2022 10:28:58 pm
AAP Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan (File Photo)

Delhi News Updates: Delhi anti-Corruption branch on Friday arrested AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for his involvement in Case FIR No. 5/2020 of ACB Delhi on the basis of incriminating material and evidences against him and from the recovery during the searches conducted today, Chief Madhur Verma said.  After questioning Khan, the officials of Anti-Corruption Branch of the Delhi police conducted raids at multiple places, including Amanatullah’s house on Friday. In one of the places, they have found one unlicensed Beretta pistol and cash Rs 12 lakh, ACB officials said.

Six people were rescued and two trapped after a house collapsed in Northeast Delhi’s Johripur Extension on Friday. Video footage of the incident showed that the house had collapsed inwards. Delhi Fire Services (DFS) chief Atul Garg said that they received a call around 12 pm regarding the incident. Four fire tenders were rushed to the site, Garg said. “So far six persons have been rescued and it is suspected that two more are there,” he added. Rescue operations are underway.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday alleged the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) were “unnecessarily troubling everyone”, and that he still did not know what the liquor scam was all about. Addressing a press conference, Kejriwal said the Lieutenant Governor, CBI and BJP have quoted varying amounts of money involved in the alleged liquor scam, but he didn’t understand what it was really about. “One of their (BJP) leaders says it is a scam of Rs 8,000 crore, the LG says it is a scam of Rs 144 crore and the CBI FIR says there is a scam of Rs 1 crore. I don’t understand what the liquor scam is,” Kejriwal said.

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Delhi news Live Updates: 6 rescued, two trapped after house collapses in Northeast Delhi’s Johripur Extension; CBI, ED troubling everyone, still don't understand what liquor scam is, says CM Arvind Kejriwal. Catch this space for all the latest news updates.

21:43 (IST)16 Sep 2022
85 EV charging stations installed at 82 locations; 92 more to be set up by Dec: MCD

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has installed 85 electric vehicle charging stations at 82 locations and 92 more such facilities are to be set up by December, officials said on Friday. The Government of India is promoting EVs adoption in India and has recently announced its target to reach 25 per cent EV adoption by 2030, the MCD said in a statement.

Several state governments are also working towards accelerating EV adoption in their respective states, it added. "The MCD has installed 85 EV charging stations at 82 locations and all 85 EV charging stations have become operational for the public usage," the MCD said. (PTI)

21:02 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Delhi reports 123 new Covid-19 cases, zero deaths

Delhi on Friday reported 123 new Coronavirus cases, zero deaths with a positivity rate of 1.16 per cent. The national capital also saw 117 recoveries. 

20:57 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Shehla Rashid seeks apology from Zee News, HC issues notice to broadcaster

The Delhi High Court has issued notice in a writ petition filed by activist Shehla Rashid, seeking an apology from Zee News and its former anchor Sudhir Chaudhary in relation to a November 2020 Hindi news programme which aired the interview of her biological father, who made several allegations against her and her family.

The petitioner has challenged an order passed by News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA) on March 31 and sought a modification since the authority did not direct the broadcaster to run an apology on their platform. The authority, in the order, had examined whether the “programme lacked objectivity, impartiality, neutrality and whether it violated the complainant’s privacy”. (Read more)

20:42 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Delhi ACB arrests AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan

Delhi anti-Corruption Branch on Friday arrested AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan for his involvement in Case FIR No. 5/2020 of ACB Delhi on the basis of incriminating material and evidences against him and from the recovery during the searches conducted today, Chief Madhur Verma said. (ENS)

20:33 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Key dates for admissions to Delhi University under CUET

Registrations for undergraduate admissions to Delhi University will remain open till October 10, the University announced on Friday.

The University had launched Phase I of its registration process on Monday, in which candidates are required to fill their personal details, academic details and submit their documents. The University has now announced that Phase II of its three phase admission process will only open from Monday, September 26.

In Phase II, candidates will have to select the programmes in which they would like to be considered and then list their desired college-programme combinations in order of preference. Both Phase I and Phase II will remain open till October 10. The university will also notify the date of declaration of the first list of admissions by October 10. (Read more)

19:48 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Delhi records first ‘good’ air day of year, AQI at 47

On Friday, Delhi recorded its first ‘good’ air quality day this year, with an AQI of 47.

With intermittent rainfall over the day and strong winds, the AQI improved from 57, in the ‘satisfactory’ category on Thursday. The AQI has been in the ‘satisfactory’ category from September 11 onwards. AQI up to 50 is considered ‘good’, while AQI from 51 to 100 falls under ‘satisfactory’. ‘Good’ AQI has minimal impact on health, while ‘satisfactory’ AQI may cause “minor breathing discomfort to sensitive people”, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Delhi recorded a single ‘good’ air quality day last year when delayed withdrawal of the monsoon and western disturbances brought rainfall to the city in October. In 2020, there were five days with AQI in the ‘good’ range, and the city saw two such days in 2019. (Read more)

19:34 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Ambedkar University will now have four-year undergraduate courses

Like in Delhi University, all undergraduate programmes in Ambedkar University Delhi starting from the upcoming academic sessions will run as four year courses.

Vice Chancellor Anu Singh Lather said that the university’s statutory bodies have approved this in line with the National Education Policy.

Adapting to the new curriculum and framework under the NEP wasn’t unnatural or much of a task because we already have a robust system of internal assessment, multidisciplinary courses and the university is quite forward-looking, with some of the most contemporary and relevant courses to offer. In addition, the skill-based courses, happiness curriculum and outreach activities have been added to the UG programmes,” she said. (Read more)

19:02 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Under-construction CBSE HQ collapses in Dwarka's Sector 23

An under-construction CBSE Headquarters has collapsed in Dwarka's Sector 23 on Friday. According to the Police scaffolding of the building had collapsed.

The collapse injured five people, who were admitted in the nearby Indira Gandhi Hospital with minor injuries. The Police also said that an enquiry was underway and that legal action would be taken after speaking to the injured persons. (ENS)

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18:25 (IST)16 Sep 2022
2 held for trying to extort Rs 1 cr from Delhi man

A gym owner has been arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs 1 crore from his Delhi-based relative in the name of jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana, police said on Friday. The gym owner's associate has also been arrested, they said.

The accused have been identified as Pankaj (25) and Sashi alias Rahul (25), both residents of Rohtak district in Haryana, they said. Pankaj owns a gym and was under debt burden since the Covid lockdown following which he decided to extort money from his relative, police said, adding that a case was registered in this connection on August 24.

The complainant alleged that he was receiving threat-cum-extortion calls from various international numbers and the caller had been demanding Rs 1 crore in the name of jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana, police said. (PTI)

17:21 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Anti-Corruption Branch conducts raid at AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan's residence

After questioning AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, the officials of Anti-Corruption Branch of Delhi police has conducted raids at multiple places, including Amanatullah's house. In one of the places, they have found one unlicensed Beretta pistol and cash Rs 12 lakh: ACB officials said. The ACB official are filing their complaint at Jamia Nagar police station against the relatives, family members and friends of Khan, offical said. (ENS)

16:41 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Delhi HC lists for hearing on Jan 31 pleas on PM CARES Fund

The Delhi High Court on Friday listed for hearing on January 31 pleas concerning the legal status of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) under the Constitution and the Right to Information Act.

A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad also granted four weeks’ time to the Centre to file its reply in the matter in terms of an earlier order passed by the court.

In July, the court had asked the Centre to file a “detailed and exhaustive” reply on the petition by Samyak Gangwal seeking to declare the PM CARES Fund a ‘State’ under Article 12 of the Constitution to ensure transparency in its functioning. (Read more)

16:22 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Delhi govt felicitate 28 students for securing top 1000 ranks in NEET and JEE Advanced

The Delhi Govt today felicitated 28 students of Delhi Govt schools who secured top 1000 ranks in NEET and JEE Advanced. The students were awarded by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Kejriwal said 1,141 students cleared JEE and NEET from Delhi state govt schools. (ENS)

15:46 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Ghaziabad journalist who writes for RSS weekly claims he received death threats

A Ghaziabad-based journalist who writes for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) weekly Panchjanya has alleged that he received death threats, the police said. Nishant Aajad claimed that he received messages Monday saying that he had spoken against a particular religion and threatening him that he would be beheaded, the police added.

In a Tuesday complaint to the Indirapuram police station, Aajad said that he had received death threats and threats against his family if he did not stop reporting. The threats appeared to be from a US-based number, he said. (Read more)

15:22 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Delhi Traffic Police annual report of 2021: Highlights from road accident data

The Delhi Traffic Police in its annual data report, released on Friday said that in 2021, 4,720 road crashes killed 1,239 people in Delhi and injured 4,273 persons. Here are the highlights: 

● There was an increase of 3.6 percent in fatal crashes in Delhi as compared to 2020. There was an increase of 13 percent in total crashes. However, the death rate per 1,00,000 population remains the same.

● Pedestrians were the most vulnerable victims. In 2021, 40.7 percent of the total persons killed in road crashes were pedestrians. Scooter/motorcycle riders were the second most vulnerable victims
constituting 38.1 percent of the total persons killed.

● In 2021, car/taxis caused 176 fatal crashes accounting for 15 percent of total fatal crashes which was the maximum number for a vehicle type. HTVs came next with 145 fatal crashes (12%). (Read more)

14:44 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Will 'beautify' Delhi if get control of MCD: Arvind Kejriwal New

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that if Aam Aadmi Party gets control of the MCD, it will “beautify” the national capital and accused the current MCD of trying to turn the city into a city of "garbage mountains." During a press conference, he alleged that the civic body has plans to create 16 new landfill sites. At present, three landfill sites -- Ghazipur, Okhla, and Bhalswa -- are located on Delhi borders.

"People living in the vicinity of these landfill sites are affected by the foul smell emanating from these garbage mounds and a host of other issues. Their life is literally like hell. We have heard that there are plans to make 16 new garbage mountains in the national capital," the CM said. On the other hand, he said, the AAP government is developing Delhi into a city of parks and lakes.

"Today, Delhi is known for its education and health facilities and these people want to turn it into a city of garbage mountains. The government is working to make Delhi a City of Tirangas, lakes and parks and these people want to turn it into a city of garbage mountains," Kejriwal said. (PTI)

14:41 (IST)16 Sep 2022
In Pictures | Two trapped as house in Northeast Delhi's Johripur extension

Six people were rescued and two were trapped after a house collapsed in Northeast Delhi’s Johripur Extension on Friday. Video footage of the incident showed that the house had collapsed inwards.

14:33 (IST)16 Sep 2022
6 rescued, two trapped after house collapses in Northeast Delhi’s Johripur Extension

Six people were rescued and two were trapped after a house collapsed in Northeast Delhi’s Johripur Extension on Friday. Video footage of the incident showed that the house had collapsed inwards.

Delhi Fire Services (DFS) chief Atul Garg said that they received a call around 12 pm regarding the incident. Four fire tenders were rushed to the site, Garg said. “So far six persons have been rescued and it is suspected that two more are there,” he added. Rescue operations are underway.

14:05 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Due to quality education provided in Delhi govt schools, 1,141 students cleared JEE, NEET: Kejriwal

Due to the quality education provided in Delhi government schools, 1,141 students have cleared JEE and NEET exams, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday. Kejriwal was speaking at an event organised to felicitate toppers of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) and the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) at Thyagaraj Stadium here.

Felicitating the students, Kejriwal said 18 crore children study in government schools across the country and most of them are in a poor state. "These government schools can be improved the way we did it in Delhi. We provided quality education to students and because of that 1,141 students of our government schools cleared JEE and NEET exams," he said.

Earlier, a perception was created that governments cannot run schools and such schools should be handed over to private players or handled through CSR initiatives, Kejriwal said. (PTI)

14:01 (IST)16 Sep 2022
1,141 govt students cleared JEE, NEET exams: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that 1,141 students of Delhi government schools have cleared JEE, NEET exams, PTI reported.

13:52 (IST)16 Sep 2022
Delhi: Car driver injures policeman in road rage incident

A car driver in Delhi’s Southwest district injured a police officer who was issuing a challan in a road rage incident Tuesday afternoon, according to a complaint registered Wednesday.

The complainant, head constable Vijay Pal of the traffic unit, said that he was issuing challans for traffic violations near the Nauroji Nagar bus stop along with assistant sub-inspector Balwant Singh. He alleged that around 4.15 pm, he saw a vehicle being driven fast and negligently from the AIIMS direction and stopped it. Read more

A file photo of a torched bus in the Northeast Delhi riots (Express)

Court junks pleas of multiple accused in Delhi riots cases: ‘Intention to delay the trial’

Noting that they are trying to “aim at an unknown target in the darkness” with an “intention to delay the trial”, a Delhi court dismissed two separate applications filed by multiple accused in the Northeast Delhi riots that sought production of documents which police may have relied on but withheld in their chargesheet since it allegedly favoured the accused.

The applications moved by activists Gulfisha Fatima, Devangana Kalita and seven others sought copies of documents collected by police in a murder case of a bystander, Arman. Five other accused persons, including United Against Hate founder Khalid Saifi, had moved similar applications in connection with the violence, which took place at the Khureji anti-CAA protest site.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhinav Pandey observed, “Even if there is an allegation regarding documents being collected by the prosecution which favour the accused and, therefore, are not relied upon by the prosecution, they shall not be considered necessary and desirable to be produced at the stage before framing of charge.”

Delhi's Connaught Place and Saket to soon get microbreweries

Delhiites who currently travel to Gurgaon or Noida for freshly brewed beer can now get it in Delhi itself. The Excise department has given two licences for microbreweries and draught beer in a Saket mall as well as in Central Delhi.

According to officials, five entities have applied for microbrewery licences, of which two have been approved. The remaining three are also set to be approved soon.

In Saket, 10 microbreweries will open under the L-11 licence, and some are also expected to open in Connaught Place and other places from October 1.

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First published on: 15-09-2022 at 08:47:13 am
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