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Tihar on high alert after Rohini court incident

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Tihar Jail authorities are on high alert amid fear of clashes between different rival criminal gang members lodged in the high security prison here following the shootout incident in Rohini court.

“We are maintaining higher level of alertness than before after Friday’s court shootout,” Tihar Director-General Sandeep Goel told IANS on Saturday.

Tihar, South Asia’s largest complex of prisons has been working on tightening its security by installing CCTV cameras since a series of violent incidents were reported from within the jail in August.

On Friday, top Delhi gangster Jitender Singh Mann, alias Gogi, was shot dead in a courtroom by two assailants from the rival ‘Tilu’ gang, who were dressed as lawyers. The incident took place inside the courtroom where a case was being heard against him.

The two assailants were subsequently shot dead by the police. However, the incident led to chaos and panic in the courtroom where the judge had commenced proceedings. A woman lawyer was reportedly injured in the firing.

There was an exchange of at least 30-35 rounds of fire between the cops and the attackers, an eyewitness said.

Delhi Police Crime Branch has taken over the investigation of the shootout. “The Crime Branch and the Special Cell of Delhi Police will now investigate the incident that could not have been possible without proper planning,” Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana told IANS on Friday.

He also averred that the police force is determined to act against any organised criminal activity in the national capital, assuring a full investigation and appropriate legal action in such matters.

On Saturday, Bar Council of Delhi Chairman Rakesh Sherawat, along with other officials met Asthana to discuss and review security in Delhi court premises. The Commissioner has assured that there will be fresh security audits of the courts.

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India reports 15,040 new Covid cases, 29 deaths

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India on Tuesday reported 15,040 new Covid cases and 29 deaths, said the Union Health Ministry.

The new fatalities increased the nationwide death toll to 5,27,098.

The active caseload has marginally declined to 1,11,252, accounting for 0.25 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 15,040 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,36,38,844. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.56 per cent.

While the daily positivity rate has dipped to 4.15 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.79 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 2,12,129 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 88.06 crore.

As of Tuesday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 208.31 crore, achieved via 2,76,96,728 sessions

Over 3.97 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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India logs 15,815 new Covid cases, 68 deaths

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 In the last 24 hours, India reported 15,815 new Covid-19 cases and 68 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

With the new fatalities, the nationwide death toll now stands at 5,26,996.

The active caseload marginally declined to 1,19,264, accounting for 0.27 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 20,018 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,35,93,112. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.54 per cent.

While the daily positivity rate also declined to 4.36 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.79 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,62,802 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 87.99 crore.

As of Saturday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.71 crore, achieved via 2,75,92,966 sessions

Over 3.97 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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India reports 16,299 new Covid cases, 53 deaths

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 In the last 24 hours, India reported 16,299 new Covid-19 cases and 53 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

With the latest fatalities, the nationwide death toll now stands at 5,26,879.

The active caseload has declined to 1,25,076, accounting for 0.28 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 19,431 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,35,55,041. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.53 per cent.

While the daily positivity rate also declined to 4.58 per cent, the weekly positivity rate stood at 4.85 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,56,153 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 87.92 crore.

As of Thursday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 207.29 crore, achieved via 2,75,36,174 sessions

Over 3.96 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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