Court sends contractor to police custody for a day

A Delhi court today sent a contractor, arrested in connection with an alleged scam in the Public Works Department (PWD), to police custody for a day.

Additional Sessions Judge Sanjay Khanagwal sent Vinay Bansal to custody after the counsel for Delhi Police’s Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) said he was required for custodial interrogation.

Vinay, who is the son of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s late brother-in-law Surender Bansal, was produced before the court after his two-day custody granted to the ACB ended today.

According to an FIR lodged in May last year, Vinay and his father were working on a project of over Rs 4 crore. After receiving a payment of Rs 3 crore, they showed fake bills of Rs 1 crore for procurement of steel from a company that was “non-existent”.

Vinay was arrested on May 10 by the ACB. The court had then rejected the application of the ACB for police remand, saying Vinay, who had fainted and collapsed in the courtroom that day, was not medically fit.

Three FIRs, including one against a company run by Bansal, were registered by the ACB in this case on May 9 last year.

Three companies, including Renu Constructions (owned by the Bansals, Kamal Singh and Pawan Kumar), were named in the FIRs.

In a complaint, Rahul Sharma, the founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO), had alleged that Kejriwal and PWD minister Satyendra Jain had misused their office for grant of contracts to Bansal. However, they were not named in the FIR.

RACO, an organisation which claims to monitor construction projects in the national capital, had alleged that a firm linked to Bansal was involved in financial irregularities in building a drainage system in north-west Delhi.

Fire in Mumbai shop: Owner gets five-day police custody

Fire in Mumbai shop: Owner gets five-day police custody
Fire in Mumbai shop: Owner gets five-day police custody

A Mumbai court today remanded the owner of a snack shop, where 12 people were charred to death in a massive fire yesterday, to five-day police custody.

Ramesh Bhanushali, the owner of the shop in Sakinaka- Kurla area, was arrested late last night.

He was produced before a magistrate in suburban Andheri, who remanded him to police custody till December 24, a senior official attached to Sakinaka police station said.

Bhanushali was booked under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder), 285 (negligent conduct with respect to fire) and 337 (causing hurt by act endangering safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code.

The blaze erupted in the ‘Bhanu farsan (snack) shop’ in Makaria Compound on the Khairani Road around 4.25am yesterday following which the structure collapsed.

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7 days police custody for Hindu Munnani functionary murder accused

7 days police custody for Hindu Munnani functionary murder accused
7 days police custody for Hindu Munnani functionary murder accused

A court here today sent Subair, a key accused in the murder of Hindu Munnani functionary C Sasikumar, to seven days police custody.

Subair, who was arrested by the CB-CID on Wednesday from the Mullapadi Railway Gate near Pollachiand, is lodged in the Central Jail.

Sasikumar (36), district spokesperson of the Munnani, was murdered with sickles by a gang on two wheelers when he was returning home in Subramaniampalayam, on the outskirts, on September 22 last year, triggering a communal flare up.

Granting the custody of Subair to police, Chief Judicial Magistrate Madurasekharan directed the CB-CID to produce him on October 20 before him.

The main accused in the case Saddam Hussain was arrested two months ago while search was on for his accomplice Mubarak, said to be the master mind behind the murder, according to the police.

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Former ED officer surrenders, sent to police custody

Former ED officer surrenders, sent to police custody
Former ED officer surrenders, sent to police custody

Former Enforcement Directorate officer Manoj Kumar was today remanded to police custody till May 12 after he surrendered before a city court in connection with an extortion case that allegedly revealed his links with the accused in the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

Kamal Somani, a chartered accountant, had lodged a complaint at Shakespeare Sarani police station here, alleging that money had been extorted from him following raids led by Kumar at his firm.

Kumar, the investigating officer in the Rose Valley case, was removed from the position by the ED after the Kolkata police, probing the charges of extortion against him, found CCTV footage which purportedly showed the ex-ED officer with Shubhra Kundu, the wife of Rose Valley Group head Gautam Kundu, at a Delhi hotel.

Rejecting Kumar’s bail plea, 5th Special Judge, Bankshall Court, Debabrata Sinha sent him to police remand till May 12 after he surrendered earlier in the day.

Kumar’s anticipatory bail pleas had earlier been rejected by the Supreme Court and the Calcutta High Court.

Rejecting his anticipatory bail plea on March 28, the apex court had directed Kumar to surrender within a week.

He has been booked for extortion, criminal conspiracy and under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Rose Valley, whose operations were spread over several states, is being probed by the ED under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

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Court sends 2 persons to 10-day police custody

Court sends 2 persons to 10-day police custody
Court sends 2 persons to 10-day police custody

A local court today remanded two persons arrested in connection with a firing incident in 10-day police custody.

The Special Operations Group (SOG) of Rajasthan Police produced Sanjay Sharma and Manish Saini in the court after bringing them from Rohtak jail on a production warrant, Inspector General of Police (IGP), SOG, Dinesh MN told PTI.

According to the SOG, Sharma is a listed criminal and several cases including that of murder, loot and dacoity have been registered against him in different states.

In a gang war in 2015, notorious criminal Gagan Pandit and his three aides were injured after several shots were fired at them by the members of Sharma’s gang in Jawahar Nagar area here.

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IS supporter remanded to police custody

IS supporter remanded to police custody
IS supporter remanded to police custody

Suspected Islamic State (IS) supporter Mohammad Iqbal was today remanded to four-day police custody by a local court here.

The accused, who was brought from Chennai on production warrant on Monday and placed under arrest, was produced in the court where the magistrate remanded him to four-day police custody, SP ATS Vikas Kumar said.

The accused was said to have been in contact with another IS operative Jameel Ahmed, who was arrested by the ATS from Sikar in November.

Iqbal will be interrogated by the Rajasthan ATS.

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Majumdar’s bail plea rejected, sent to 3-day PC

Majumdar's bail plea rejected, sent to 3-day PC
Majumdar’s bail plea rejected, sent to 3-day PC

A Bidhannagar court today turned down the bail plea of West Bengal BJP leader Jayprakash Majumdar, accused in a cheating case, and remanded him in police custody for three days.

Majumdar was arrested yesterday by Bidhannagar Police Commissionarate on charges of criminal conspiracy, fraud and cheating following a complaint by one Arupratan Roy, who accused him of cheating Rs 7.20 lakh in August last year.

The BJP leader, while coming out of the court, questioned the authenticity of the complainant and alleged that he was a victim of “political conspiracy”.

“It’s a fake complaint…There is no truth in the complaint. I have been framed,” Majumdar said.

The BJP leader’s arrest comes in the backdrop of the arrest of two TMC MPs by CBI in the Rose Valley chit fund scam. The TMC leadership had accused BJP of pursuing “vendetta” politics.

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Ruia sent to 14-day PC, fresh charges slapped

Ruia sent to 14-day PC, fresh charges slapped
Ruia sent to 14-day PC, fresh charges slapped

Ruia Group chairman Pawan Ruia was today remanded in 14 days’ police custody and fresh charges including of criminal conspiracy slapped on him, a day after he was arrested by the West Bengal CID in connection with a complaint of theft lodged by the railways.

A Barrackpore court in North 24-Parganas district passed the order when the industrialist was produced in the court this afternoon.

Submitting that it required sufficient time to question the industrialist, the CID had appealed for a full-term custody, which was granted by the court.

Ruia, arrested by the CID from his New Delhi residence yesterday, was booked under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 406 (Punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 409 (criminal breach of trust by public servant).

Today, fresh charges under IPC 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc) 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy) were slapped on Ruia.

The railways had filed an FIR with the Dum Dum police station after an inspection team found several equipment and coaches worth Rs 50 crore missing from the Jessop factory at Dum Dum where a fire had broken out on October 17.

The Ruia Group chairman was summoned by the CID four times in the past in connection with its probe into the theft and fires at the Jessop factory, but each time he had failed to appear.

A Special Investigating Team was formed by the CID to probe the theft.

Ruia had moved the Calcutta High Court, which refused to stay proceedings against him in connection with the case filed by the CID following the fire and directed him to cooperate in the investigation.

Ruia had moved the high court seeking quashing of the case filed against him by CID, claiming he is not the chairman of Jessop and he is neither the director nor a shareholder, or an occupier of Jessop and Co Ltd or any of its premises.

Former workers of the factory had alleged that the fire was part of a “conspiracy by a third party” following which the West Bengal government ordered a CID probe into the incident.

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KLF chief Mintoo sent to police custody for 7 days

KLF chief Mintoo sent to police custody for 7 days
KLF chief Mintoo sent to police custody for 7 days

Khalistani Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Singh Mintoo was today sent to police custody for seven more days by a Delhi Court which allowed the cops to keep him in handcuff as and when required.

Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh allowed the plea of Delhi Police seeking extension of his custody till December 12 and also permitted the cops to keep him in handcuff as and when needed considering the fact he escaped from a high- security prison.

The defence counsel, however, opposed the plea for custody saying seven days were already given to the police on the last date which was sufficient to interrogate him.

The court had on November 28 remanded Mintoo in police custody for seven days saying that his “custodial interrogation” was required to unearth the conspiracy in the Nabha jailbreak case.

The police had earlier submitted that they needed his custody to know about the role of “insiders and outsiders” who assisted him and five others in fleeing from Nabha jail in Patiala.

It had said that the role of Inter-Services Intelligence and some terror organisations was required to be probed in the case as he had also visited Pakistan.

According to the police, one loaded pistol and six live cartridges were recovered from his possession. He was earlier a member of Babbar Khalsa International and later floated his own group, they said.

“About 100 rounds of ammunition were fired in the incident of jailbreak and two jail official were injured. He also snatched one rifle from a jail official,” the police had said.

Mintoo was nabbed from a Delhi railway station, a day after he escaped with five other inmates from the prison.

UP Police had on November 27 arrested the alleged “mastermind” of the daring daylight jailbreak, Parminder Singh, from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district when the getaway vehicle — a Toyota Fortuner — was stopped at a police picket.

He had escaped along with five other prisoners in a sensational prison break after armed men in police uniform tricked the sentries into opening the gates and fled with the inmates while firing a hail of bullets.

Mintoo, who was wanted in ten terror cases, was arrested by Punjab Police after he was deported from Thailand in November 2014.

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Ex-MLA Rambeer Shokeen sent to 5 days police custody

Ex-MLA Rambeer Shokeen sent to 5 days police custody
Ex-MLA Rambeer Shokeen sent to 5 days police custody

A Delhi court today sent former MLA Rambeer Shokeen, who has been chargesheeted along with alleged gangster Neeraj Bawana and others in a case under MCOCA, to five days police custody.

Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Pandit sent Shokeen to custody of Delhi Police after he was produced before the court, saying that his custodial interrogation is required to unearth the larger conspiracy.

Shokeen, who was declared a proclaimed offender by the court on August 26 last year, was apprehanded on November 27 by the police.

In February this year, a court had denied anticipatory bail to the accused, saying there was incriminating evidence showing he had played an active role in a crime syndicate.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police had chargesheeted 10 persons, including Neeraj and Shokeen, for alleged offences punishable under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) provisions.

Besides Neeraj and Shokeen, the police has chargesheeted Neeraj’s elder brother Pankaj Sehrawat and other arrested members of the syndicate — Sunil Rathi, Amit Malik alias Bhura, Naveen Dabas, Rahul Dabas, Naveen Hooda, Deepak Dabas and Gurpreet Singh in the case.

The police, which had named 163 persons as prosecution witnesses in the case, claimed that these accused were involved in several criminal cases

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