Crime Diary 20 March 2015: Crime News


Crime News and Updates of Delhi NCR Diary 20 March 

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Delhi Police Busts Extortion Racket, Four Arrested

Delhi Police claimed to have busted an extortion racket which was being run from high security Tihar jail here, following the arrest of Naveen alias Bali — a close aide of dreaded criminal Neeraj Bawania — and his three associates. According to police, Naveen who was lodged in Tihar jail was running the racket with the help of Vishal, Nizam (a Sharp-shooter of the Bawania gang) and Santosh Bahadur, who is a resident of Nepal.

Three fire-arms, mobile phone instruments and SIM cards used in commission of crime have been recovered from their possession and an extortion racket, being run from the Tihar Jail has been busted, he added.

Police has received a tip off that some criminals were trying to extort money from a businessmen. Further probe revealed that Naveen, presently lodged in Tihar jail and earlier in Faridabad Jail, is the mastermind of an extortion racket. He has previously been involved in 14 cases of murder, robbery/dacoity, attempt to murder, extortion, arms act, abduction etc.
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Man Robbed by Puncture Group!
A garment shop owner was duped and robbed of Rs 90,000 by a “notorious puncture gang” in central Delhi, police said today. The incident took place on Tuesday night when the complainant Sanjay Seth (52), owner of garments shop in Karol Bagh, was returning home in Patel Nagar and his car got punctured.
“One of them pretended to be suffering from a fit, fell down on the road as if he had fallen unconscious. The other gang members came and pretended to revive him. Some also tried to make him smell shoes in order to bring him back to his senses,” said a senior police officialRead more…
Gangster makes extortion calls from Tihar
Putting a question mark on security within Tihar Jail, Delhi Police has found that not only did a dreaded gangster have access to a mobile phone in the prison, he was using it to make extortion calls to city businessmen.

Notorious criminal Naveen Bali, in jail for the past two years, has been interrogated for making the calls and arrested afresh in the case, along with three aides who allegedly did the ground work for him outside the prison.
Sources told TOI that Bali, undergoing trail in more than 20 cases of murder, dacoity, extortion and abduction, had been using the number 98**0899** (full number being withheld) to make extortion calls and communicate with fellow gangsters till last fortnight. The phone has been seized. Read more…
Lawyers move SC against Nirbhaya case advocates
In an unprecedented step, an association of women lawyers on Friday moved a petition in the Supreme Court not only to punish two male colleagues for their derogatory views on women in a BBC documentary on Nirbhaya gang rape case, but also to fight the deep-seated gender bias among male advocates.
The Supreme Court Women Lawyers Association took umbrage at the comments of advocates ML Sharma and AP Singh in the documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ and sought a ban on their entry into the apex court premises. The two lawyers represented the accused in the Nirbhaya case.
The petition, filed through advocate Mahalakshmi Pavani, said, “The comments made in the documentary (by the two advocates) are inhumane, scandalous, unjustifiable, biased, outrageous and ill-minded and are a direct affront to and in violation of dignity of women, especially the women practising in the Supreme Court. These comments have caused a sense of insecurity, indignation and fear among the female lawyers practising in the Supreme Court.” Read more…


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