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Mahender Singh Manral


Manral is an Assistant Editor with The Indian Express, who has been covering crime and anti-corruption Branch of Delhi government for a decade now.

Twitter handle: @mahendermanral

Rajasthan minister’s son, accused of rape, absconding: Delhi Police
Sun, May 15, 2022

Delhi Police registered an FIR against Rohit after a 23-year-old woman alleged that she was raped by him in Jaipur and Delhi last year.

No fire NOC, MCD nod, one exit for all, owners escaped from top floor
Sun, May 15, 2022

“The building didn't have a fire NOC (no objection certificate) and clearance from the MCD. It seems the entire building was illegal,” Delhi Fire Services Chief, Atul Garg said.

Mundka Fire: Cops identify 6 bodies, consider conducting DNA tests on some
Sat, May 14, 2022

Families of those trapped first started receiving distress calls around 4.45 pm, around the same time locals in the area spotted plumes of smoke, and then the flames engulfed the building.

Over a month ago, Delhi Police declared Amanatullah a ‘bad character’
Fri, May 13, 2022

Police cite involvement in 18 cases — the MLA has been discharged in seven and acquitted in two

Delhi’s Anand Lok robbery: CCTV shows 8 men loitering for 5 hours
Thu, May 12, 2022

While police had initially said four unidentified men were involved in the 3.30 am robbery, the footage shows twice as many. No arrest has been made so far.

Delhi Police forcibly took Bagga away: Punjab Police in DD entry
Sun, May 08, 2022

The Haryana Police, on the other hand, mentioned in a DD entry that Delhi Police showed all legal documents and took Bagga’s custody after taking consent from the Punjab Police.

Highway drama over arrest of BJP’s Bagga: Haryana police stop Punjab convoy, let Delhi cops take him back
Sat, May 07, 2022

The journey to take Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga to Punjab was cut short with police in Haryana intercepting the Punjab Police convoy, the Delhi Police filing an FIR against Punjab personnel for abducting Bagga, and eventually managing to bring him back from Kurukshetra to the national capital.

Hours after BJP leader Bagga’s arrest, Delhi Police book Punjab cops for abduction, assault
Fri, May 06, 2022

A senior officer with the Delhi police said that before arresting Tajinder Bagga from his Delhi residence, the Punjab police did not inform the local cops.

Delhi: Metro cards lead police to accused in Civil Lines businessman’s murder
Wed, May 04, 2022

Police found during their investigation that a day before the incident, he parked his bike near the victim’s residence and then took the Metro from Civil Lines station. This was confirmed via CCTV footage.

Tejasvi Surya asked to join probe in attack on CM house
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

An officer from the Delhi Police Headquarters said the investigation officer, after discussing the matter with senior officials, sent the notice under CrPC Section 41A to Surya on WhatsApp.

752 snatching cases in past month: Data
Mon, Apr 25, 2022

As per police data this year, till April 20, a total of 3,063 cases of snatching were reported as compared to 2,899 in the same period last year; 890 robbery incidents took place this year as compared to 735 last year.

2 held for terror met Pak Army Major seen in Abhinandan photo: Delhi Police to court
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

The Pakistani “Major” was among nine persons identified by the two accused, Zeeshan Qamar (28), a resident of Allahabad in UP, and Osama alias Sami (22), a resident of Jamia Nagar in Delhi, the chargesheet claims.

Jahangirpuri violence: Gunman seen in video held; FIR against yatra organisers
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

This is the second FIR filed since the violence. An earlier FIR was registered at Jahangirpuri police station in connection with the communal flare-up between two communities.

Jahangirpuri violence: Not true, says Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana on claims of bid to hoist saffron flags at mosque
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana denied the allegation that the violence erupted after saffron flags were installed at a mosque in the area. “A minor argument led to the violence in the Jahangirpuri area. The theory of saffron flags being installed at a mosque is not true,” said Asthana.

Jahangirpuri violence: Case transferred to Crime Branch, to probe ‘Bangladeshi aspect’, use facial recognition systems
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

According to officials, the Crime Branch has been asked to probe the "Bangladeshi aspect", and use the Facial Recognition System (FRS) for assistance.

Delhi: 23 picked up day after communal flare-up in Jahangirpuri; many have criminal record, say police
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Police said initial investigation has revealed that one of the accused, who works at a mobile phone repair shop, is the main conspirator and allegedly has a criminal record.

Jahangirpuri clash: One accused previously involved in assault cases, arrested under preventive sections, say police
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

The police arrested 14 people on charges of rioting and attempt to murder among others Sunday.

Jahangirpuri communal clash started after argument between two groups: FIR
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

Special commissioner of police (law and order of northern zone) Dependra Pathak said they have arrested 14 people, of which a few have criminal backgrounds.

14 held after communal clash on Hanuman Jayanti in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

A senior police officer said nine people, including eight police personnel and a local resident, were injured and they all are recuperating at the Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital.

At violence-hit Jahangirpuri, a common refrain: ‘We live in peace, outsiders ruined mahaul’
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

Jahangirpuri’s block B and C, where the communal clashes took place, is home to a working class population including fish sellers, mobile repair shops and clothes retailers.

Communal clash on Hanuman Jayanti in Delhi, 6 policemen among injured
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

This is the first major communal flare-up in the national capital since the February 2020 Northeast Delhi riots, which left 53 people dead and many more injured.

Police action against ex-Mayor, Delhi BJYM head in CM home attack
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

An officer from the Delhi Police headquarters said North district police bound down Jai Prakash, former Mayor of North Delhi, who represents Sadar Bazar ward, and Delhi BJYM president Vasu Rukhar a few days ago under Section 41A of the CrPC.

FIRs filed in fresh JNU violence, but Jan 2020 case still unsolved
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

Around 100 masked persons had gone on a rampage inside the university for four hours on January 5, leaving 36 students, teachers and staff injured. An FIR was registered and the SIT was formed after three cases were transferred to the Crime Branch.

Delhi Police to look into issues raised by legal consultants appointed to help with investigation
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

Last year, police had said they appointed 82 legal consultants for different districts across the city and in units like special cell, crime branch and economic offences wing to provide legal assistance to investigating officers (IO) and improve the quality of the probe.

SFJ chief used US telecom service provider for threat calls to SC lawyers: Police probe
Wed, Apr 06, 2022

Although the Delhi Police had registered several FIRs against Pannu for sending threat messages, this is the first time they have found his “direct involvement”. The development comes months after the Delhi Police registered the first FIR in connection with the threat calls.