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Man held for Rahul Solanki’s murder during Delhi riots

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The Delhi Police Crime Branch has arrested Mustaqeem alias Sameer Saifi for the murder of one Rahul Solanki in the Shiv Vihar area during the February north-east Delhi riots, an officer said on Sunday.

The crime weapon, a country-made pistol, was seized at the instance of arrested accused Mustaqeem alias Sameer, 25, a resident of old Mustafabad in Delhi. Delhi Police had earlier announced a reward of Rs one lakh for his arrest.

“After relentless efforts for six months, a source in Mustafabad told us on September 3 that Mustaqeem could have shot Solanki near Rajdhani Public School as his description fully matched with that of a suspect in a video footage. He was apprehended from the Bhajanpura Mazaar,” said a senior police officer.

Police investigation revealed that Mustaqeem was participating in the protest against CAA/NRC near Farukia Masjid from the very beginning. The accused has been sent in judicial custody.

On February 24, Solanki was shot in Mahalaxmi Enclave area of Mustafabad. He was declared brought dead at the GTB Hospital.

A case under Sections 147, 148, 149, 427, 436, and 302 read with 120B and 34 of the IPC was registered at the Dayalpur police station. Later, the investigation was transferred to Special Investigation Team, Crime Branch.

Arif, Anis, Sirajuddin, Salman, Sonu Saifi, and Irshad were arrested by the SIT in the case and chargesheeted for rioting. A video footage from a place near the crime spot let the police to zero in on Mustaqeem.

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Confronted over extra marital affair, man kills wife

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A 29-year-old woman was strangled by her husband after she confronted him over his alleged extra marital affair in Delhi’s Paharganj. The woman was found in an unconscious state on Thursday morning with ligature marks on her neck. When she was rushed to the hospital she was declared brought dead.

Suspicion fell on the husband as the children of the deceased were with their grandparents and the husband was missing post midnight.

A photo of the deceased’s husband was taken from their house and the police began to trace the suspect.

The accused Sunny, an e-rickshaw driver, tried to flee in his vehicle. The police team started stopping e-rickshaw drivers in the vicinity and tried to identify the suspect through his photograph.

Meanwhile, a policeman saw a person who turned around his e-rickshaw and tried to escape from the spot where the team was checking the vehicles but the police team apprehended the suspect.

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to having strangulated his wife with her chunni after having a heated altercation over the issue of his extra marital relation,” said Sanjay Bhatia, DCP Central Delhi.

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4 people killed as building collapses in Punjab

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Four people were killed as a commercial building in a residential area collapsed in Punjab’s Dera Bassi town near here on Thursday, police said.

The rescue operation was over but officials suspected that some more people might be trapped under the debris.

A team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) carried out the rescue operation.

The building in Mira Malli Mohalla collapsed after the roof on the second floor caved in, NDRF Director General Satya Narayan Pradhan informed in a tweet.

Local legislator N.K. Sharma said the building was constructed in violation of laws.

“The Municipal Committee office is located just a stone’s throw away from the disaster spot. This indicates that the construction was undertaken in connivance of municipal officials,” he told the media at the spot.

Nearby residents said the illegal construction of shops led to the collapse of the building.

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Advocate shot dead in Srinagar

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Suspected terrorists shot dead an advocate at his residence in Srinagar on Thursday evening, officials said.

According to reports, Babar Qadri, an advocate who also appeared in TV debates, was shot by gunmen from close range at his residence at Hawal in downtown Srinagar.

Additional police teams have reached the spot. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation has begun to nab the assailants.

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