2 held for circulating fake currency
Fri, Jan 29 02:00 PMBlast on railway tracks in Assam
New Delhi, Jan. 28 -- The Delhi Police Special Cell arrested two people for allegedly circulating fake currency.
They two have been identified as Ramandeep Singh Kohli (33), a Dwarka resident, and Brijesh Nandan Bahnot (40), from Panchkula. "They are allegedly involved in cases of cheating, impersonation and human trafficking.
The arrests came after a tip-off about their activities," said DCP (Special Cell) Alok Kumar. Singh was arrested on January 24.
Investigations revealed that he had been living in Dwarka, as Manjeet Singh. A loaded .
32 bore pistol with 7 live cartridges was recovered from him. "He produced a forged arms license allegedly issued from Amritsar.
A raid was conducted at his flat from where fake notes worth Rs 55,000 were recovered," said Kumar. A double-barrel 12 bore gun with 60 live cartridges, 30 live cartridges of 7.65 bore caliber, one rifle of .22 bore caliber and various ID proofs in fake names and address were recovered.
Jan 29, 2010 at 1226 hrs Guwahati: Suspected militants exploded a bomb on a railway track and damaged a goods train in Assam's Golaghat district, official sources said in Guwahati.Special force in UP to protect monuments
The bomb, kept on the railway track near Naojan, exploded at 11:45 pm last night damaging two coaches of the goods train and a part of the railway track.
There was, however, no casualty or injury.
Rail services were disrupted for a few hours but it resumed early this morning.
The ULFA or the Adivasi National Liberation of Assam (ANLA) could be behind the incident as both the outfits are active in the area, the sources added.
Fri, Jan 29 02:00 PMSouth African held with heroin worth Rs 7 crore
Lucknow, Jan. 28 -- The State Government on Thursday decided to raise a special force for the protection of the monuments and parks erected in Lucknow and NOIDA. The new force will be called State Special Zone Security Force. The area in which the monuments are located in Lucknow as well as at Gautam Buddha Nagar (NOIDA) have been declared special zone by the state government. The monuments located in Lucknow including Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajaik Parivartan Sthal, Ambedkar Vihar, Samajik Parivartan Pratik Sthal, Kanshiram Smarak Sthal, 13 Mall Avenue, Kanshiram Green (Eco) Garden, Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, Buddha Vihar Shanti Upvan and Smriti Upvan. While Gutam Buddha Samata Moolak Sthal is located in Gautam Buddha Nagar (NOIDA) will be under the security of the special force. The parliamentary affair minister Lalji Verma tabled the State Special Zone Security Force Bill, 2010 in the Vidhan Sabha on Thursday., There will be separate recruitment to various posts of subordinate officers, under officers and members of the force. The members of the force of a rank lower than that of an under officer will be called Rakshak. There will be direct recruitment of the Rakshaks. The supervisory officers of the force including Director Security, Deputy Director Security and Assistant Director Security will be drawn from Indian Police Service or Provincial Police Service. The Director General of Police, UP will be the Director General of the force and the appointment of the members of the force will vest with the Director General. The members enrolled in the force will receive an appointment certificate from the Director General. The force has been given wide power equivalent to the state civil police that include power to arrest without warrant. If a person restrain or assault a member of the force in discharge of duty or commits cognizable offence related with the property located in special zone could be arrested. Even trespassers on the premises of the special zone would be dealt with harsh punishment. The supervisory officer of the force will have power to search and seizure without warrant. After taking a person into custody the member of the force will hand him over to the civil police or take him to the nearest police station.
If a member of the force as suspended he will not cease to be a member of the force. During the period of suspension he will be subject to same responsibilities, discipline and penalties to which he had been subject if on duty. On ceasing to be member of the force he would have to surrender the certificate of appointment, arms, accoutrements, clothing and other articles furnished to him for impartment of duties.
Fri, Jan 29 01:55 PMDelhi police arrests Afghan national on cocaine smuggling charges
Mumbai, Jan. 29 -- Customs officials arrested a South African woman at the airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out 7 kg of heroin, worth Rs 7 crore in the international market, to Swaziland. The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of the Customs Department detained Julia Nyandeni (50) on Thursday morning as she was about to board Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-611 for Manzini via Johannesburg. On checking her baggage, they found that the drug concealed in a false bottom of her suitcase, two purses and in the heels of three pairs of sandals. Additional Commissioner of Customs, AIU, B.S. Nunwal confirmed the seizure. During questioning, AIU officials learnt that Nyandeni had come to Mumbai on January 19 and immediately left for Delhi. She claimed that some of her South African contacts in Delhi - she has reportedly given their mobile numbers to the Customs authorities - gave her the heroin which was already concealed in the bag, purses and footwear. Nyandeni returned to Mumbai on Wednesday night by a domestic flight and the next morning was to leave for Manzini. On checking her passport, officials found that she had visited India four times last year. The authorities are now investigating if the South African woman was involved in similar offence on all these visits.
Smuggling heroin from India to foreign destinations is a lucrative business as locally if the value is Rs 3.5 lakh per kg, in the international market the same shoots up to Rs 1 crore per kg.
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Delhi Police on Thursday said that they have arrested an Afghan national, who had allegedly swallowed 70grams of cocaine to escape the security check at the Indira Gandhi International airport.
Police said that the Afghan national, identified as Hafiz Ullah, smuggled cocaine into India.
Informing about the arrest, Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police H.G.S Dhaliwal said: "These people have smuggled extremely high quality of cocaine. Seven pouches of cocaine with each pouch containing ten grams. In total 70 grams of cocaine have been recovered from his stomach."
"Firstly, they wrapped it in polythene, and then they sealed it with tape, as they knew that if any of the packets had opened in his stomach, it would have been huge danger to his life. Thus, the cocaine pouches were packed very nicely," he added.
Dhaliwal said that Hafiz Ullah along with his other aides entered the country on January 14, but he felt unwell on January 16 and was admitted to a private hospital, where doctors discovered that he had consumed some drug.
Doctors informed police following which he was arrested, but his other aides managed to escape.
According to police a huge nexus is operating in Delhi and NCR region, but they keep on changing places to hide from police.
Police added that these people often shift to hot tourist destinations like Goa and Manali during the tourist season and supply drugs there.
These smugglers have very high-value customers and they earn huge money by supplying drugs in Indian capital, said police.