It’s really shocking to note that large scale incidents of the torture, physical and sexual assaults of children, especially the minor girls are coming to the fore one by one in various states of the country giving one and all an impression that corruption and negligence by the authorities concerned is having an upper say than their regulatory actions which should have rather been the subject matter of extreme priority.

The conditions of shelter homes, orphanages and social welfare housing facilities run by the state governments under the social welfare ministries in various states of the country seem to be in doldrums and quandary despite the hard fact that the governments pump a hefty budget for different welfare schemes like giving adequate shelter, medical support, education, clothings, stay and food stuffs for the hapless and parentless children and adults especially the girls who are rescued by the government agencies from the clutches of the traffickers, from brothels or those found missing in pity conditions.

The private shelter homes run by hundreds of NGOs’ all over the country and the government aided shelter homes and orphanages housing these hapless children and girls are usually in very bad, ugly and obnoxious conditions and state of affairs with majority of the funds being allegedly siphoned off meant for their over all welfare subsequently putting them is extremely pitiable and awful conditions.

The horrible incidents of human trafficking particularly of the girls below eighteen, their incessant torture, sexual and physical assault has allegedly become the order of the day. The sanitary condition of majority of these shelter homes are aweful and not prone for healthy living and cases of sexual assault are a common feature.

The reason behind these irregularities is primarily the financial profit orientation in every material required for the welfare and well being of the children stationed here.

There have allegedly been number of incidents of inmates dieing out of starvation, mal nutrition and mal nourishment in several shelter homes of the country in addition to the shameful incidents of sexual assaults and repeated rapes.

The recent mishappenings of horrible and shocking rapes of minor girls in Bihar, Utter Pradesh and now in Kathual Jammu and Kashmir has literally shaken everybody’s inner conscience and confidence of one and all in the country and compelled us to hang our heads in shame.

Just a day before yesterday i.e. on 8th of September about 19 children had been rescued from an orphanage started about four years ago where a pastor have been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting, raping and physically torturing about eight minor girls sending shock waves all over the country. A few months ago an eight year old girl was shamefully gang raped and subsequently diabollically murdered by a group of accused in Kathua.

There was a national outrage that compelled the lawmakers to finally device a law in parliament granting death penalty for the rape of the girls below twelve years of age.

It may be recalled that the Protection of the Child Rights Commisions and State Women Commisions are the main statutory bodies working in all the states of the country on whom lies the basic responsibilities to regulate and oversee the functions of these shelter homes, orphanages and housing outlets being financially aided by the union and state governments but they seldom conduct raids or periodic inspections to ensure the safety, security and adequate well being of these hapless children especially the girls who are the most vulnerable lot.

It’s the right and high  time now that these statutory bodies do their respective duties in the most sensitive and vigilant ways in order to control the dreaded menace of the illegal child trafficking and their physical, mental and sexual assault going on unabatedly since long.What’s your take friends?

Sunil Negi is a veteran journalist and President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum. He majorly writes on politics, current affairs and social issues.


First capital punishment n life imprisonment to the culprits of 1984 riots in 34 long years



The badly victimised families of 1984 anti Sikh riots today got some relief and justice when a murdurer of two Sikhs and another culprit were given death penalty and life sentence by the Patiala House court after the protracted relentless struggle of last 34 years. Yashpal Singh got the death penalty while one Sehrawat got the life imprisonment. The court also imposed a penalty of Rs. 35 lakh to those granted life sentence.

The 1984 anti-Sikh riots, also known as the Sikh Massacre, was a series of organised pogroms against Sikhs in India by anti-Sikh mobs in response to the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. Official Indian government reports numbered about 2,800 killed across India, including 2,100 in Delhi.

The maximum displaced and badly tormented Sikh families of 1984 riots had since been protesting, filing cases
in the courts, confronting alleged threats from the criminals to withdraw cases and organising hundreds of thousands of mass rallies and demonstrations in and outside Delhi to seek due justice, but of no awail.

There had been incessant demands for the expulsion of Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar from the party and bringing them to justice for their alleged involvement in provocating the mobs to perpetrate violence during the 1984 riots that erupted after late prime minister Indira Gandhi’s diabolical bludgeoning by her Sikh body guards.

The suvcessive Congress governments had been under tremendous pressure to punish the guilty of these roits and about 5 commissions and seven committees were constituted during the last three decades but nothing came out of them except dragging on the vexed matter further.

It was only after the arrival of NDA government that an SIT was constituted under the directives of prime minister Narendra Modi that the cases of 1984 riots were expedited and arrived at the decisive stage within four years with due delivery of justice to one Yashpal Singh who was punished with capital punishment n life imprisonment to another, including imposition of 35 lakh rupees penalty.

Welcoming the decision the victimised family now see a ray of hope in other such cases, filed in various other courts, all over the country.

Several victimsed families who’s near n dear ones’ were brutally killed during the riots of 1984 has demanded capital punishment for the Congress leaders who according to them were the main culprits behind the provovation leading to massive killings of innocent Sikhs.

It may be recalled that several Congress leaders viz. Sajjan Kumar, ex MP, Jagdish Tytler, late H. K. L Bhagat etc were named in the FIR but even after 3 n a half decade no culprit had been brought to justice except the two today. Former union minister HKL Bhagat had already died years ago.

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DD correspondent Dheeraj reveals, how they were ambushed by the Maoists in Dantewada losing a precious friend Achyutanand Sahu



Doordarshan correspondent Dheeraj and assistent cameraman M. Mukut explaing the incident of Maoists attack in Dantewada

A reporter of Doordarshan Dheeraj and the assistent cameraman M. Mukut who’ve come alive from Dantevada, a highly naxal infested zone in Chattisgarh on 1st of November were present in the condolense meeting of their colleague and cameramen Achyutanand Sahu at Press Club of India premises.

The doordarshan team comprising of Dheeraj the correspondent, cameraman Achyutanand Sahu and assistant cameraman M. Mukut were assigned the official responsibility to cover the elections of Chattisgarh and the fearless team members preferred to do an investigative story of a village, 50 miles away from the Dantewada township/ city and apparently sought the permission from the Dantewada district magistrate and the senior police officials to shoot and interact with the poor, economically deprived and hapless tribals who had in the last several decades never participated in any election due to their apprehension of being killed by the naxalites under whose terror they were leading a highly complex lifestyle amid deprivation.

It was this time that the village tribals had shown courage to participate in the state elections. The Doordarshan reporter Dheeraj finally made up his mind to do the story on these village tribals who’d been deprived of their fundamental right to vote n join the mainstream.

When Dheeraj revealed his intention of doing the story on these tribal villagers living in the Maoist area of Dantewada several kilometres inside jungles ruled by the hardcore Naxals whose full fledged writ ran there, the courageous cameraman Achyutanand agreed feeling quite happy and confident to cover it saying to Dheeraj that it’s indeed a very nice story.

There started for this tribal village having made up their mind to face every challenge even if it allegedly means risking their precious lives. The senior most police officers and the district administration have however cautioned them that there is tremendous risk to their lives as even if they reach the two kilometre area inside, away from Dantewada city, the Naxals may attack them even costing the precious lives.

But says Dheeraj: they want to show the people of the country as to how these poor, oppressed and economically deprived tribals have for the first time shown courage to participate in democratic elections despite the terror of the Maoists risking their lives and the lives of their families.

The Doordarshan team and about six paramilitary jawans n an officer were a shield to them but when they were nearer to the village after covering just two kilometres they were surrounded by the Naxals n ambushed.

The firing between the paramilitary troopers and the naxalites continued for several hours in which three valiantly fighting Jawans who included an officer and the cameraman Achyutananda were slained by the bullets of the Naxalites.

The DD correspondent Dheeraj and the assistent cameraman M. Mukut could luckily save themselves by lying on the ground in that jungle where the cross firing continued for several hours. M. Mukut who was without camera at that point of time used his cell phone to record the entire sequence/ scene of cross exchange of fire between the Maoists and the troopers and had even recorded a message for his mother that he may perhaps not come alive as they have been surrounded by armed naxalites uninterruptedly firing on them n the security forces.

His vedio was shown in all the television channels of the country and had become viral on the social media with infinite number of shares.

In the picture/ vedio the Doordarshan correspondent Dheeraj is seen explaining the situation at ground zero when they were surrounded by Maoists firing on them thus losing one of their colleagues’ Achyutanand and three security persons.

It may be recalled that several media organisations from all over Delhi protested on 1st November after holding a condolense meeting at PCI in support of Achyutanand and three jawans of security forces in Dantewada and thereafter marching in a candle light procession till India gate demanding complete stoppage to the killings of journalists n innocent people by Maoists, granting of insurance cover to journalists send to cover the Maoist and terrorist infested areas, adequate financial compensation to the tune of Rs. 50 lakhs to the martyrs and a permanent government job to the next of the kins or the widowed wives of the slained.

Our salutes to these bravehearts and the martyrs and condolenses to the bereaved families. Om Shanti

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Police reforms in the country is the need of the hour says Prakash Singh, ex DGP, UP



Ex DGP UP a great proponent of Police Reforms being felicitated by union minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi at the event of Indian Federation of Working Journalists in New Delhi

The former Director General Of Police, Uttar Pradesh, Prakash Singh has several complaints with the police departments in the country despite the fact that he himself was the DG police of the largest state of the country, UP, playing the most vital role in the formation of governments at the centre.

An officer with impeccable integrity having tremendous experience to deal with law and order issues and usually talking about our police force still being allegedly non friendly, untrained, dishonest, not up to the mark in bringing criminals to justice and ensuring safety and security of the common masses especially the women who are the most vulnerable sections of our society was felicitated at the annual function of the Indian Federation of Working journalists at Constitution Club, New Delhi in the presence of journalist from all over the India, the other day.

While expressing his views Prakash Singh was very honest and catagorical in saying that Indian police system needs an overhaul and deep reform by all means as according to him the police system has today allegedly become a pawn in the hands of the politicians and the criminals and if the supposed custodian of the law and order and people of the country are seen saluting the criminals or the politicians with dubious backgrounds as if they are working under their mercy, then how can we expect our police and law enforcing agencies delivering due justice to the common masses or take action against the erring politicians or white caller criminals or wrong doers.

In one of the interviews to a daily Prakash Singh, the former DGP of Utter Pradesh said when a patient comes to the hospital with an injury or an ailment he expects that he is at least given the minimum possible treatment like first aid and dealt with affably. Similarly in a police station one expects to meet good treatment and registration of one’s FIR but unfortunately in our country complainants especially the women fear to enter police stations to get their FIR registered.

The complainants feel terrorised or fearful of the non cooperation or mal treatment meted out to them. This is highly uncalled for and unbelievable. This enhances the spirit and courage of criminals to commit more crimes as they have no fear or terror of laws and are least bothered of any harsh action from the side of the police.

Therefore the police reforms is the mandatory necessity of the day if the society is to be safeguarded from the criminal onslaughts and increasing lack of fear in the criminals’ mind from the police departments’ side.

Mr. Prakash Singh said that lot is being said about the country making high strides in the developmental side with the GDP growth enhancing to the record high etc but my question is if the countrymen, the vulnerable women and the people at large would not be safe and sound how long will this graph of high growth help people to prosper.

Mr. Prakash Singh said the nation whose people are not safe and the country which is bereft of peace, harmony and criminal insecurity due to the weak police system that country can never boast of progress and prosperity.

Hence overall reforms in the police force and the system is the need of the hour. He appealed the mediamen present on the ocassion to write on the need for police reforms and purify the society of the ills of criminalism, scams, increasing pollution in public life, insecurity of women and the Ghotaalas eating our society from the roots like termites.

He thanked the organisers especially the Sr. vice president of the Indian Federation of working journalists Hemant Tiwari for felicitating him as an outstanding achiever of police reforms in the country. The union minister of women and child development Menaka Gandhi was also present on this ocassion. The senior journalist and political editor of the Rajya Sabha TV Arvind Kumar Singh was also honoured with the IFWJ outstanding achievers award.

It may be recalled that the strongest proponents of the police reforms in the country Prakash Singh is a recipient of the coveted Padma Shri honour and had been the director general of the Border Police force and Assam police in addition tothe DHP UP. He had a illustrious career as a highly experienced police officer during his entire span of service in the Police departments and the paramilitary force.

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Gurugram’s judge donates his late son’s vital parts. Kidneys n lever successfully transplanted! Salutes



The additional district and sessions judge of Gurugram whose 16 year old handsome boy was grievously injured by his Gunman Mahipal on 13th October has shown an open humanitarian heart by donating his son’s kidneys and heart to Medanta hospital after Dhruv breathed his last on Tuesday night.

It was the most tragic and traumatic moment for the additional district and sessions judge Krishna Kant when on 13th October his gunman Mahipal in a fit of rage shot at his wife and 16 year old son Dhruv, killing his 38 year old wife the same night while Dhruv who was under treatment who succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday night.

It was believed that Mahipal was enraged because he was not granted leave for his sons treatment who later on died, and killed both the judge’s wife and son in a fit of anger n rage, while they had come in a Mall for shopping on the day of the tragedy.

On Tuesday, the doctors treating Dhruv at hotel Medanta in Gurugram declared him brain dead at 3.00 AM. The father, additional Sessions Judge, Gurugram, exhibited a brave humanitarian heart and donated the heart, kidneys, lever and eyes of his deceased son to the hospital authorities.

What is the most positive aspect of this donation was that the kidneys and liver have been succesfully transplanted on two patients but the eyes of Dhruv could not be retrieved because they were injured.

According to the hospital authorities while there is currently no recepient for the donated heart, the eyes could not be donated as they were not in good shape.

The post mortom of late Dhru’s body was conducted by a four member medical board comprising of senior doctors.

Dhruv was hit three times over his head causing grievous harm to his brain leading to excessive bleeding n grievous injury. He was consigned to flames on Wednesday.

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Young and handsome Jagdish of Garhwal killed in Bengaluru by roadside robbers. Our heartfelt condolences !



Young and handsome hotel emoloyee Jagdish whose throat was slit by robbers in Bengaluru

It has really become challenging and insecure for the village guys to work in the metropolises of the country as their lives are not safe in in these high profile cities and metropolises as well.

If people are being murdered in such cities too in open roads then just imagine what might be the fate of the citizens living in rural areas where law and order had always been a huge problem.

Here, the the city in reference is Bengaluru an educational and Information technology hub where the lives of the citizens are not at all safe these days as road side robbers and murdurers have no terror of police, law enforcing agencies and the law of the land.

A young handsome, enthusiastic and energetic boy in his teens having lots of unfulfilled dreams namely Jagdeep Singh Kunwar of the Hindav Kuran village of Ghansyali, Tehri Garhwal, Uttatakhand who was serving in one of the Hotels in Bengaluru for the survival of his large family, living at the ancestral village had been brutally murdered after his throat was slit by the roadside snatchers while the deaceased resisted their move with valour and courage.

This unfortunate incident is of 19th October. Young Jagdish Singh Kunwar had finished his late night duty and was proceeding to his house when robbers attacked him and tried to rob him of his mobile and the cash etc. The victim resisted bravely and tried to raise the alarm. Fearing being recognised and subsequentlt caught by the police, they grabbed him with cinsiderable force and slit Kunwar’s throat leaving him on the way hapless and profusely bleeding with nobody there to help him at the lonely midnight hours.

He was taken to the hospital where hard lucked Jagdish was declared broght dead. The reason for the death was due to excessive bleeding n grievous injuries. Uttarakhand Journalists Forum is highly shocked over this untimely sad demise of young and brave Jagdish and expresses its heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of this young boy away from his already distressed family leaving them behind in the state of deep shock, trauma and grief.

Pray to God to give peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreperable lost. The police is investigating the matter but it seems nothing would happen in the case as the boy was from Garhwal, Uttarakhand and there would nobody to pursue the case in Bengaluru now onwards.

Uttarakhand Journalists Forum urges the chief minister of the state to instruct the police chief to bring the criminals/ murdurers to justice at the earliest and pay a compensation of minimum Rupees Ten lakhs from his discreationery fundto the bereaved family most expeditiously.

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High profile son of Ex MP brandishing pistol surrenders in Patiala House Court



The viral vedio exhibiting the son of the former BSP member of parliament Ashish Pandey arguing and allegedly using abusive language against a couple in South Delhi’s five star hotel Hyatt Regency’s main entrance , hyped by the media later on holding a licensed pistol in his hand, has finally shown credible results.

Despite the Delhi and the Uttar Pradesh police doing their best to trace him for the last two days after registering the FIR, the controvertial high profile son has finally surrendered in Patiala house court, giving the slip to the authorities.

While surrendering Ashish posted a vedio now being shown on TV channels blaming the press for the media trial and trying to come out clean saying that it’s not a crime for being the son of the MP. He added that the police can see my record, I have never ever slapped anyone.

The media is showing a one sided aspect of the whole episode where as the fact is that Garav n his lady friend has abused and threatened me first. I did had the pistol but it was in self defence and a licensed one. I am a responsible citizen paying taxes to the government for the last several years. The police arrested Ashish Pandey in the presence of tremendous crowd that included the mediamen in good number with cameras flashing on Ashish.

It may be recalled that Ashish Pandey alongwith her three girl friends from Dubai had come to the hotel alongwith a male friend two days ago.

While they were exiting the hotel the Dubai girls went to the women washroom where they objected to the presense of a male Gaurav helping his girl friend vomitting who was not feeling well as claimed by Gaurav Tanwar.

The friends of Ashish objected to his presence and the argument started. However, Gaurav feeling sorry tried to explain the reason for his presence in the women washroom but the Dubai girls created nuisance and informed Ashish Pandey.

Meanwhile Ashish n the Dubai girl Pamela Ruz allegedly started abusing Gaurav n her lady friend and argument further became intense till both the parties came out at the main entrance of the hotel. In the meanwhile Ashish allegedly threatened Gaurav and his friend of dire consequences when Gaurav’s girl friend pushed back Ashish.

In the meanwhile the Dubail girl came in between, abused Gaurav in English n came back to the BMW with Ashish amid heated arguments and exchange of verbal abuses. While abusing Gaurav : Ashish said I am a Lucknow guy, will see you later.

What is interesting about the whole episode is that the vedio was made by Ashish’s two Dubai girl friends sitting in the back seat of the car while he was arguing in anger with Gaurav at the entrance of the hotel with a pistol in his hand.

The vedio unambiguously shows Ashish and his female friends abusing Gaurav and his female friend. After this vedio got posted it became viral with media encircling the pistol being held in Ashish’s hand on 16th October and all hell broke out.

While Ashish is the son of a former BSP MP Rakesh Pandey and nephew of a UP, MLA, Gaurav is the son of the three time MLA Kunwar Karan Singh Tanwar from Model Town Delhi. However all the three girls have already left for Dubai.

The Patiala House court had on Wednesday issued a non-bailable warrant against Ashish Pandey for brandishing a pistol and threatening Gaurav Tanwar n his female friend at the main entrance of a five-star hotel in Delhi.

One of the girls’ high profile Pamela Rooz is said to be in the business of charging 3.5 lakh Rupees for her per day visit or for giving company to anyone who hire’s her from Dubai as per a media channel.

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In a tragic development on Tuesday night a 48 year old housewife and her 29 year old daughter have committed suicide in their house in Nyaykhand 2 Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

The duo primarily belonged to Uttarakhand and were the wife and daughter of a grief stricken employee of Delhi office of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

As per the news pouring in through the SP city Shlok Kumar the deceased mother had left behind a suicide note for her 26 year old youngest daughter Monica asking her to find a suitable match and lead a peaceful n comfortable life.

She assured her daughter that she loves her too much and would like her to find a suitable boy n lead a comfortable life.

She also mentioned that she is her culprit and therefore committing suicide but also assured her that she will always be nearer and take care of her.

Whenever you will remember me I’ll come to your rescue mentiins the suicide note. I love you so much was the concluding sentence.

Both the bodies had been sent for post mortem and the actual reason behind the suicide could not be ascertained till yet.

Balwant Singh living in Nyaykhand 2, in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad is serving in the Delhi office of Hindustan Aeronautics limited. As usual on Tuesday too both the wife n elder daughter of Balwant Singh Bisht were in the house. But when Mr. Singh tried to contact them over mobile phone on Tuesday evening there was no response from the other end.

When worried Balwant Singh reached his Indira Puram house at 9.30 P.M. and repeatedly knocked the door there was no response from inside failing which he called the neighbours and cut the asbetus sheet to open the steel door.

On reaching inside he was shell shocked to see both the mother daughter dead hanging to the ceiling fans.

The local police was called immediately and the suicide note was found on the spot addressed to the youngest daughter Monika who was on duty in a multinational firm.

This sensational mysterious double suicide as reported in various dailies have created panic in the area with the relatives, near and dear ones and people in the Nyayakhand, Indirapuram vicinity badly shocked and anguished.

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Uttarakhand High Court takes suo moto cognizance of 1994 shooting in Mujaffarnagar. Dhirendra Pratap welcomes the move



Pic : Nainital High Court

The majority of the socio political organisations of Uttarakhand have welcomed the recent decision of the Uttarakhand High Court, Nainital for taking the suo motto cognizance of the alleged unprovoked firing on the innocent movement activists of Uttarakhand and subsequent rape of women activists coming to Delhi in buses to participate in the historical Ramleela ground rally to demand separate Uttarakhand state on 2nd October 1994.

About 15 Uttarakhand activists had died in the night of 2nd October in Muzaffarnagar when the desperate UP police personels under the arbitrary directives from Lucknow, fired unprovokingly on innocent men, women n youths in the fields of sugarcane where these highly terrorised activists took refuge to safeguard themselves.

It was really a black night when the UP police personels not only killed 15 people but also brutally raped women taking full advantage of the night and secluded place called Rampur Tiraha. This barbaric and brutal killings and gangrape of women at Rampur Tiraha, Mujaffarnagar was termed as the dark chapter of the Uttarakhand movement that changed the entire course of the Andolan and surcharged the people to the full, finally compelling the Uttar Pradesh and the Central government to acede to the separate state demand which the people got on 9th November 2000.

Since then several petitions were filed in the Supreme Court and Allahabad High Court holding the senior officials and the then chief minister UP Mulayam Singh Yadav responsiblefor the massacre and rape of 1994 that took place at Rampur Tiraha, Mujaffarnagar but unfortunately even after the lapse of twenty four protracted years no action has been taken against the then DIG n DM Bua Singh and Anant Kumar Singh who even got number of promotions later on and must have supperanuated by now.

This is a concrete instance of immense injustice in a democracy when erring senior officials are not penalised despite women losing their dignity and several people killed for no fault of theirs.
Meanwhile the chief media coordinator of Uttarakhand Congress Committee Dhirendra Pratap has welcomed the decision of Nainital High Court for taking suo Moto cognizance of Muzaffarnagar shooting incident held on 2nd October 1994 at Rampur Tiraha Muzaffarnagar UP.

In a statement Dhirendra Pratap sad ” this is slap on the face of the political parties which had failed to deliver justice to the families of those people who were brutally killed and many womens were manhandled during this shocking incident”. The successive governments had failed to provide justice to the family of deceased people and now when the High Court had taken ” a great decision ” it has given a great sigh of relief to the Uttarakhand statehood movement activists . He expressed hope that the process of hearing this case would be streamlined now and in a span of one year the culprits would be brought into the books, he added.

Similarly the Uttarakhand Journalists Forum which was also one of the petitioners in the Supreme Court India demanding strictest action against the guilty officials during the rule of Mulayam Singh Yadav in 1994 against the Rampur Tiraha killings n rapes have thanked the hon’ble High Court of Uttarakhand for taking the suo moto cognizance of the shameful Muzaffarnagar shooting incidents after 24 years n urged the honourable judges to bring the culprits to justice at the earliest to soothe the hearts n feelings of millions of hurt Uttarakhandies globally.

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Auto Rickshaw driver stabbed to death in Cannaught Place yesterday night / Be careful while hiring pvt taxis



Pic TV9 Gujrati

Beware Delhites, particularly those who hire private taxis without booking at odd hours or at places aloof from the busy areas. The Delhi police has caught some criminals under the garb of such taxi drivers who rob the passengers on the way by snatching their ornaments, mobile phones or hard cash and even compell them at the point of the knife or pistol to give them the code of the ATM or bank credit cards thereby withdrawing the amount from their saving or current accounts.

If the passengers do not cooperate or fall in line these criminals even hurt them with knives or pistols and allegedly assault the women passengers. Their modus operandi is simple. These private taxi drivers move around the bus stops, busy market areas, in posh areas, around expensive market areas and in lonely spots looking for prospective passengers at cheaper fare.

In some taxis’ the driver is alone or with a man. When the passenger boards the taxi they give lift to one or two more persons at a distance away who also pretend themselves as passengers and thereafter rob them threatening with dire consequences.

They even procure the passengers’ credit cards n withdraw the money from ATMs after forcing them to give them the tequisite code numbers. The women, senior citizens and those seeking such taxis’ in the night hours usually fall into such traps.

Lots of passengers have allegedly become the victim of such criminal taxi drivers in Delhi n NCR. So beware to hire these private taxis roaming around , without official booking and before hiring them don’t forget to take the picture of the number plate of the taxi, its driver and immediately sending the same to your acquaintance or parents before stepping inside the cab.

Meanwhile, in an other incident an Auto driver was shockingly stabbed to death by some unknown passengers in the Cannaught place area yesterday night who later on sucumbed to the grievous injuries.

As per the latest news being some passengers hired the auto from Khan Market to Cannaught place in the night of 7th October. While on the way towards Cannaught place the quarrel ensued between the passengers and the driver leading to his repeated stabbing.

Then the unknown passengers eloped after grievously injuring the auto driver who was bleeding profusely. But the worst part of the whole incident was that the passer by instead of taking the grievously injured auto driver to hospital was busy shooting his vedio and questioning him as a TV reporter as to who killed him and if he knows the name of the killer etc.

The police or petrol party was also conspicuous by their absence. Had the injured and profusely bleeding auto driver, groaning in pain taken to the nearby hospital like LNJP or Willingdon hospital immediately, his life could have been saved.

However later on the auto driver was addmitted to Lady Harding College hospital nearly 2 kilometres away but by that time it was already too late.

It is revealed that even after being stabbed n badly injured the auto driver drove for some time but finally fell down bleeding profusely and dying on the spot.

A person named Chouhan called the police by dialling 100 and it was then that he was rushed to the Lady Irvin hospital but of no awail. Shocking and disgusting indeed. Just imagine if this is the law and order situation in the heart of the city what would be the state of law and order in the vicinities at the outskirts of the capital. Are we really safe is a moot question?

It may be recalled that security of the citizen, looting & thefts are serious law & order problems in Delhi. The common person doesn’t carry life saving equipment with him to counter these criminals. It is entirely failure of police to combat these heinous incidents, and to some extent have nexus or breed these elements for their own interests.

People have self experience, how negligently police takes up the problems of robberies & daylight snatching of valuables on crowded roads, even at traffic signals. Registration of FIR in such cases is also a big problem as the victims fear retaliation from these hardened criminals n robbers who if caught are to be recognised by the victims. Moreover in majority of the cases the police itself demoralises the complainants saying that nothing will happen even after registration of FIR. The recovery n punishment rate in such cases is also very low.

It is a mock at part of police to claim the “mitra” and counter the challenge of any terrorist attack, if these issues of basic securities are not ridden over says a responsible citizen and a reputed entrepreneur T. S. Bhadari.

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Is all well in saffron clad chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath’s Lucknow capital?



CM UP meeting the daughter of the slained Apple company's techie Vivek Tiwari

The capital of Uttar Pradesh, lucknow seems to have become the crime oriented capital where criminals and shooters have no terror of the police and the law of the land.

In just less than a week’s time three incidents of abominable murders and kidnapping has taken place despite the hard fact that Lucknow houses the CM’s secretariat, police headquarter and the Assembly secretariat.

The allegedly encounter friendly chief minister Adityanath Yogi ( in order to free the state of hardened criminals and murdurers,) also operates from here and boasts of controlling the law and order in the state.

While on the one hand there had been 67 encounter killings out of the several hundred encounter attempts made by the state police in various parts of the state injuring about 700 criminals etc there does not seem to be any indication of crime rate coming down in the state particularly at Lucknow, the state’s capital.

In just less than a week, unfortunate incidents of killing spree have created terror and sensation in the minds n hearts of the common public who are feeling totally insecure and vulnerable after the brutal killing of the Apple company’s techie Vivek Tiwari by a policemen namely Satyendra Chowdhary, a double murder of two brothers in broad day light and a kidnapping of a 65 year old senior citizen businessman for ransom , with the people’s supposed custodian, the UP police nowhere to be seen when all the above incidents occured.

Not only this but as per the news being shown on television channels the saffron party’s students wing has allegedly burnt the hostels at Allahabad university campus as being charged by the affected students whose clothes, important books, n everything have been burnt leaving them of nowhere.

In addition to all this, the police staff especially the constables on duty in Lucknow had protested in favour of the killer cop Satyendra Chowdhary during duty hours wearing black badges against the government’s conduct rules, never ever happened in Lucknow or any other part of the country. Two erring cops are involved in Tiwari’s unprovoked murder are currently in Jail under the murder charges.

This is really shocking and uncalled for that despite umpteen claims of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath about improving the law and order situation and the encounter spree going on, in just less than a week’s time, three incidents of despicable murders and broad day light kidnapping in the state’s capital have taken place with the hardened criminals and murdurers least bothered for the punitive actions or apprehensive of the law enforcing agencies or the law of the land.

If this is the condition of the deteriorating law and order situation in the state capital, one can imagine what would be the state of affairs in terms of crime n law and order situation in other parts of UP where alleged crime, kidnappings,child trafficking, snatchings, rapes n women assaults and killing spree have almost become the order of the day.

While the chief minister had already sanctioned Rs 30 lakh as financial compensation including a government job to the next of the kin of the deceased Vivek Tiwari and accorded full assurance of bringing the culprits to justice it is necessary that the worsening law n order situation improves in UP substantially as no amount of money could compensate for a death of a person in any situation.

The opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh especially the Congress, BSP and the Samajwadi parties have taken the BJP chief minister to task by accusing him and the Uttar Pradesh police of killing the innocents in the name of police encounters in several cases.

The traumatic mothers of Mustaquin and Naushad who were killed in encounter two weeks’ ago in Aligarh had held a press conference last week in Press club of India with the support of Campaign against Hate organisation and described as to how the Aligarh police have allegedly killed the innocents youths in their twenties in a fake encounter despite their having no criminal background.These parties have now given the encounters a caste and community twist saying that majority of those being killed are either youths of the minority community or the backwards.
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