Nadda referred to the AAP’s “scams” and “corruption”, pointing to the excise policy, a video of AAP Minister Satyendar Jain receiving a ‘massage’ in Tihar jail, and its failure to deal with garbage despite receiving funds from the Centre.
In other updates: With searches continuing in Delhi and Gurgaon to find Shraddha Walkar’s remains, who was killed and her body chopped into multiple pieces allegedly by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala, Delhi Police Sunday recovered bones, one of which appears to be a part of a skull, from different forest areas. The same will be sent for forensic examination to verify if they are human, said police.
Police are also pumping out water from a lake in Maidangarhi as it is suspected that Poonawala allegedly threw body parts into it.
Delhi LG VK Saxena on Monday approved the filing of a review petition in the Supreme Court against its decision of acquitting three accused, who were earlier convicted and awarded death sentence by the trial court and Delhi High Court, in the rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl on February 9, 2012 at Chhawla, Dwarka, Delhi. According to a source, VK Saxena has also approved the appointment of Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General and Aishwariya Bhati, Additional SG, to represent the case before the Apex Court.
A practising lawyer has moved a plea before the Delhi High Court seeking transfer of investigation into the Shraddha Walker murder case from Delhi Police to the CBI. The plea states that investigation by Delhi Police, in this case, can't be efficiently carried out due to administrative/staff paucity and lack of sufficient technical and scientific equipment to find evidence and witnesses as incident occurred about six months ago. The PIL states that every minute and sensitive detail about the investigation has been revealed to the media and their presence at places of recoveries, court proceedings amount to interference with evidence and witnesses.
In other news, a Delhi court will hear on Monday a plea moved by jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain seeking contempt proceedings against the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly leaking CCTV footage to media, reported PTI. Special Judge Vikas Dhull on Saturday directed the agency to file its response on Jain's plea, accusing the ED of leaking the CCTV footage purportedly showing the politician getting a massage inside the Tihar jail "despite an undertaking given in the court".
A social media influencer died and two of his friends were injured in a car crash in Greater Noida in the early hours of Monday morning. Police identified the deceased as Rohit Bhati, also known as Rowdy Bhati, a native of Bulandshahr, while his injured friends were identified as Manoj and Aatish. The incident took place near the Chuharpur underpass when the car struck a tree at around 3 am, under the jurisdiction of the Beta-2 police station. Police suspect the likely cause was that they lost control of the vehicle while taking a turn.
With just two weeks to go for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections, the BJP has pulled in about 5,000 leaders from across the country to woo voters in the national capital, keeping in mind the linguistic diversity in different wards. The influx, though, has led to some heartburn among local leaders, it is learnt. While BJP’s Chief Ministers and MPs being roped in has made headlines, the party has also reached out to unit presidents, zila adhyakshs (district presidents) and paarshads (councillors) from other states to lend heft to its campaign in Delhi.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta Monday suspended about 11 party members for six years for “indiscipline”, after they decided to independently contest against official candidates fielded by the party for the MCD polls. These suspended members, one of whom is a former councillor, filed their nominations independently after the BJP denied them tickets for the polls.