Six of the 36 counsellors who work with the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) helpline at Naraina have tested positive for coronavirus. They include two supervisors and four counsellors.
All the infected employees have been placed in self-quarantine. The DCW has sanitised its office and the employees in the evening shifts are being allowed to “work from home”. During the day shift special attention is being paid to sanitisation and social-distancing norms.
The DCW has been running its helpline successfully. Through its helpline, women in Delhi are able to get help and support by just a call.
During the corona-induced lockdown, the Commission daily attended to thousands of calls from women in distress. The Commission also helped the callers if they were in need of rations or medical help.
The helpline operates 24×7. In the last five years this helpline has emerged as a lifeline for the women in Delhi. Because of it, the DCW has initiated prompt action in thousands of cases related to domestic violence, sale of illicit liquor, sex racket, etc.
DCW President Swati Maliwal said, “The calls to our organisation’s helpline have multiplied ever since I took charge of the DCW. This is because the women in Delhi have faith in the work done by our organisation and the credibility of our work among the people is extremely high”.
“In the last five years, we have attended to lakhs of calls through our helpline. Even during the corona-induced lockdown, our helpline was operational for 24 hours. Working round the clock, six employees from the 181 helpline have become corona-infected. Special attention is being given to sanitisation and social distancing norms in the office and despite all the challenges we are working day and night to serve Delhiites,” Maliwal added.
UP cops seize Rs 1 crore cash from car in Noida
Just weeks before the Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Gautam Buddha Nagar Police on Tuesday seized a cash of approximately Rs 1 crore from a Delhi-registered car near here in Noida, an official said.
He said that in order to conduct the upcoming elections in the state peacefully, the police have intensified the security arrangements and are regularly carrying out intensive search operations to prevent smuggling of goods.
“Following the same orders, the police today seized a cash of Rs 99,30,500 from a fortuner car bearing registration number DL10CL5201 near Sector 24 stadium crossing,” the official told IANS.
He said that two people in the car, identified as Akhilesh, a resident of Wazirpur in Delhi and Arun, a resident of Karol Bagh, Delhi have been detained by the police.
“The duo was not able to give a satisfactory reason for carrying such a huge amount of cash,” the official said, adding that the accused duo has till now informed that they were working for some cloth merchant.
Meanwhile, sources in the police establishment confirmed to IANS that a team of Income Tax Officials will also arrive as there is involvement of a huge amount of money. Notably, the Noida Police since the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct on January 9, have tightened the security arrangements in the city.
On Monday, senior officials of Noida Police held a meeting with the officials of the Delhi Police to jointly conduct checking operations and share the list of suspected offenders and criminals in the region.
ED raids house of Punjab CM’s nephew in sand mining case
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday morning, just weeks before assembly elections, carried out raids at ten different locations belonging to Punjab Chief Minster Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey, in connection with a Prevention of Money Laundering case pertaining to illegal sand mining in Punjab.
A source said that the ED team conducted first raid at the residence of Honey which is at Homeland Heights early Tuesday morning. No one was allowed to leave the house. The ED was scanning various documents and computers.
The source said that raids of the ED were underway at ten locations across Punjab in illegal sand mining case.
The political parties in Punjab had earlier accused the Chief Minister many times over illegal mining in his own constituency. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had tweeted several times regarding the ongoing illegal sand mining racket. He had tweeted that Punjab CM Channi was not doing anything to stop it.
Local police were already looking into the matter. And on the basis of the local police probe, the ED initiated a money laundering probe.
As of now, the ED has not made any statement regarding the ongoing raids. The sources said that once the raids are over, only then the probe agency will release any statement.
During the raid the ED recorded the statement of those who were present at the house of Honey, the nephew of the Chief Minister.
A large number of people had gathered outside the house and local police were called to avoid any untoward incident.
Further probe in the matter is underway.
Delhi riots: Court grants bail to 6 accused in murder case
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted bail to six accused persons in connection with a case related to the death of 20-year-old Dilbar Singh Negi, whose charred body was found during the violence in the city’s North-East area in February 2020.
Justice Subramonium Prasad granted bail to the accused — Mohd. Tahir, Shahrukh, Mohd. Faizal, Mohd. Shoaib, Rashid, and Parvez in the order which was reserved earlier this month.
The case relates to the death of Dilbar Negi, who used to work at Anil Sweets shop and on the fateful day had gone to the godown for lunch and rest. He could not be located till late at night on February 25.
In the afternoon of February 26, 2020, the local police of Police Station Gokulpuri came to know about the dead body of a male person at the godown of Anil Sweets. The body was found in a charred condition and later identified as Dilbar Negi. He had come from Uttarakhand to the capital city six months prior to his death.
According to police, the rioting mob targeted the properties of Hindus, including the said shop, a book shop, DRP School, and godown of Anil Sweets and others by torching them and the mob of the same rioters remained active till late night.
The FIR stated that the accused were charged under Section 147 (Punishment for rioting), 148 (Rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (Unlawful assembly), 302 (Murder), 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence), 436 (Mischief by fire) and 427 (Mischief causing damage) of IPC at Gokulpuri police station.
Initially, 12 accused persons were charge-sheeted in the case in 2020.
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