Two days after a young woman’s body was found wrapped in a polythene bag and stuffed in a red suitcase along the Yamuna Expressway, the Mathura police identified the deceased. The brother and mother of the deceased identified the body, police said, adding they are residents of Delhi’s Badarpur. Police had dispatched teams to the neighbouring districts in UP and were examining CCTV footage and call records. Posters were also put up and the matter widely publicised on social media.
Nearly two months after the Delhi Police solved the robbery case of a jewellery consignment worth Rs 4-6 crore and nabbed four men involved in the crime, the proprietor of the courier company who was handling the consignment has moved court alleging a senior officer is not releasing the recovered items. On August 31, two courier company executives were waylaid in Central Delhi’s Paharganj by four miscreants who threw chilli powder into their eyes and decamped with their consignment. The complainants were carrying two bags and a box filled with diamond, gold and silver jewellery. Police had said the accused posed as policemen and stopped them on the pretext of frisking them. Nearly 24 hours after the incident, police caught the accused from Jaipur.
Kejriwal conducted a ‘jan samvad’ in Paharganj on Sunday morning. In his address, he said he is confident that the Aam Aadmi Party would gain control of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and that “it’s just a question of how many seats”.'
“There’s going to be an AAP government in the MCD. It’s just a question of how many seats… We want 230 out of 250. We have got the Delhi government, we are going to form the MCD government. So we will work for Delhi. If you, even by mistake, make a BJP candidate win from your locality, all work will stop there. Because they will fight with us, do dharnas against me… Do you want this for the next five years? You want work to be done? Toh upar bhi humaari sarkaar hai, neeche bhi humaari sarkaar hai. Kaam toh Kejriwal hi karega,” he said, adding “Don’t vote for those who stop work, vote for those who work.”
Meanwhile, BJP's JP Nadda said, people who talk about schools are now steeped in corruption and involved in a liquor scam. He said so at an MCD poll rally in Sangam Vihar and asked voters to “teach the Delhi government a lesson”.
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.
“The victory (of the BJP) will not be a victory of the candidates, but a victory of people’s rights. Dilli sarkar, jo upar se neeche tak bhrashtachar mein doobi hui hain… it has tried to strangle even the municipal corporation and do injustice to the people of Delhi. The chance to teach such people a lesson comes in the elections,” Nadda said.
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.