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Father-son held for duping by posing as IPS officer

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A man, claiming to be a retired senior executive from the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), and his son, posing as an IPS officer, have been arrested by the Aligarh Police for allegedly extorting money from people.

The police identified the fake cop as Anuj Chawla, 34, who introduced himself to people as an IPS officer posted in the Home Ministry, Delhi. He is a law graduate from Dehradun.

Anuj’s father, Rajendra Chawla, 66, who retired from the BHEL, was also involved in the scam with him and the duo had been fleecing people for the past five years. They belong to Lucknow.

The police found that their car had several fake vehicle passes purportedly issued by the Union Home Ministry and Uttar Pradesh government, apart from fake investigation reports of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and a two-way walkie-talkie set.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Arvind Kumar said that the vehicle, Innova Cresta, carrying a logo of Deputy Inspector General (DIG), was spotted by the police during checking at the Bhikampur crossing.

Kumar said that the vehicle in which they were travelling in was hired from Lucknow and a DIG star plate was displayed on it.

The two occupants were questioned by the police and finally they confessed that they were impersonating the policeman.

The driver, who drove the car to Aligarh, was told that they were travelling to Aligarh on a secret inspection of COVID-19.

Circle officer Bannadevi area, Pankaj Srivastava, said that they had come to Aligarh two days back and had stayed in a posh hotel. They later shifted to some local resident’s house. The father and son had also duped some people by promising marriage to the ‘IPS officer’.

Srivastava said that whenever someone questioned them about their backgrounds, they usually told them that his name and details would not be available on google as he was working as a secret officer at the Kolkata branch of NIA.

An FIR has been registered under various sections including 170 (impersonating a public servant), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of IPC at Bannadevi police station. Further investigations were on.

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Covid: Maharashtra toll crosses 36,000, Mumbai region records 149 new deaths

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After a steep drop on Monday, Maharashtra Covid-19 deaths and cases shot up again with the state toll shooting past 36K and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region reporting a staggering 149 deaths while over 1.5 lakh people were shunted to home quarantine, health officials said here on Tuesday.

The state witnessed 430 deaths on Tuesday, lower than the top peak of 515 , and the death toll zoomed past the 36,000- mark, from 35,751 to 36,181 now.

The state recorded 14,976, though lesser than the peak tally of 24,886 – pushing up the state total from 13,51,153 to 13,66,129 cases till date.

In a relief, the state recovery rate also shot up – from 77.71 per cent to 78.26 per cent – while the current mortality (death) rate stood at 2.65 per cent on Tuesday.

Against this, 19,212 fully recovered patients returned home taking up the total number of discharged patients from 10,49,947 to 10,69,159 till date – much higher than the 260,363 active cases currently in the state.

As per the figures on Tuesday, there was one death roughly every 3.34 minutes and 624 new cases added every hour to the state tally.

Of the 430 deaths, Mumbai and Nagpur led the state with 49 fatalities each, 46 in Thane, 44 in Pune, 42 in Raigad, 25 in Sangli, 23 in Yavatmal, 14 in Nashik, 12 each in Palghar and Latur, 11 each in Ahmednagar and Osmanabad – in the higher bracket.

There were 9 fatalities each in Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Sindhudurg and Wardha, 8 in Beed, 7 in Amravati, 6 each in Solapur and Ratnagiri, 5 in Nanded, 4 each in Satara, Akola and Bhandara, 3 in Chandrapur, 2 in Aurangabad, 1 each in Nandurbar, Buldhana and Washim, besides 4 from other states/foreigners – in the lower bracket. Six districts reported zero deaths.

Continuing in the sub-50 range for the fourth day this month, Mumbai recorded 49 fatalities which took up the toll fromA 8,834 to 8,883, while the number of corona cases shot up by 1,713 and the city total shot up from A200,901 to 202,614 now.

Of the total 8 Circles, the situation in Mumbai circle (MMR – comprising Mumbai, Thane, Palghar and Raigad) remains on the edge as deaths spiral and cases pile up.

The MMR fatalities shot up by a stupendous 149 – from 15,533 to 15,682 and with another spike of 3,648 new infectees, the total cases shot up from 471,712 the previous day to 475,360 now.

With another of 54 fatalities, the Pune circle’s (comprising Pune, Solapur and Satara districts) death toll increased from 7,725 to7,779 and the daily case tally zoomed up by 3,423 – from 358,375 a day earlier to 361,798 cases now.

Meanwhile, the number of people sent to home-quarantine increased the highest ever by 159,573 – from 19,75,923 to 21,35,496 now – while the number of those in institutional quarantine went up from 29,922 to 29,947 on Tuesday.

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Major rejig at senior level in Delhi Police

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The Delhi Police have undergone a major reshuffle with at least 26 officers getting transferred.

According to a new order from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Anand Mohan (1994 batch IPS officer) has been transferred to Puducherry from Delhi, while S.S. Yadav (1997 batch IPS officer) has been transferred from Puducherry to Delhi.

Shibesh Singh (2005 batch IPS officer) has been transferred from Lakshadweep to Delhi while Sharat Kumar Sinha (2008 batch IPS officer) has been moved from Delhi to Lakshadweep.

Asif Mohd Ali (2009 batch) has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh from Delhi while Shweta Chauhan (2010 batch) has been transferred to Delhi from Arunachal Pradesh.

Usha Rangnani (2011 batch) has been transferred to Delhi from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, while Sanjay Kumar Sain (2011 batch) has been moved to Delhi from Arunachal Pradesh.

Sanjay Bhatia, who was posted as DCP Central Delhi, has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh.

Pranav Tayal (2011 batch) and Guriqbal Singh (2012 batch) have been transferred to Delhi from Arunachal Pradesh.

Devesh Kumar Mahla (2012 batch) has been transferred from Mizoram to Delhi while Deotosh Kumar has been transferred from New Delhi to Mizoram.

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Delhi’s killer cop surrenders after shooting GF, murdering father-in-law

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Two days after killing his father-in-law in Haryana’s Rohtak and shooting his female friend in Delhi, the 35-year-old Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police Sandeep Dahiya surrendered before the police on Tuesday.

Before his surrender in the North district of Delhi, he also wrote a WhatsApp note in which he elaborated on the reasons why he shot dead his father-in-law and fired shots at his girlfriend in Delhi. He has been taken into custody and interrogation is on.

Delhi Police Sub-Inspector Sandeep Dahiya fled after shooting and injuring his girlfriend following a quarrel in Delhi. Later, he shot dead his father-in-law in Rohtak on Monday morning.

He was on the run with his service revolver that he used to shoot the two people.

The 36-year-old policeman’s wife and he have been estranged for many years and the two had been living separately.

Dahiya was in a relationship with another woman for the past one year whom he reportedly shot during a quarrel and left by the roadside on the GT Karnal Road in north Delhi’s Alipur area on Sunday.

According to the police, Dahiya shot the woman when the two of them were fighting inside his car. The injured woman was then rescued by another Sub-Inspector Jaiveer who reportedly spotted her while crossing the Sai Mandir on the GT Karnal road.

According to police, Sandeep Dahiya joined Delhi Police in 2006 as constable and after passing the exam, he became Sub-Inspector in 2010. He is a permanent resident of Village Sisana, District Sonipat, Haryana. At present, he was residing at a government allotted accommodation in the Shalimar Bagh Police Colony. He also has a matrimonial dispute with his wife. A case u/s 498 A IPC was also registered against him in Rohtak.

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