Delhi news Highlights (August 8): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that every citizen in the country should be provided with “free healthcare, education, electricity and unemployment allowance,” and that those who call these as “Revdi” are traitors of the country. He further highlighted that the BJP is creating an atmosphere where these free amenities are treated a “crime.”
Meanwhile, Bulldozers rolled in as demolition started at the home of the man who abused and pushed a woman at a housing society in Noida. The glass roof and wooden panels of accused Shrikant Tyagi’s balcony area have been demolished partially. This comes a day after his associates turned up at the society asking for the woman’s address. Tyagi continues to be on the run. 81,000 followers on Facebook and 52,400 on Instagram — social media profiles purportedly belonging to Tyagi, who abused and pushed a woman in a Noida residential society on Thursday, describe him as the National Executive Member, Bharatiya Janata Party Kisan Morcha.
In other news, with Delhi seeing an increase in street crime, especially phone snatching cases, the Delhi Police is planning to team up with internet service providers and the department of telecommunications to block stolen or robbed phones through the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. Senior police officers said they will note down the stolen/robbed phone’s IMEI number on a server and block the device immediately. This will act as a deterrent for criminals as they can no longer use the device, they said.