Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Four persons were today detained in connection with the rape and abduction of a Mizo woman in south Delhi with the investigators saying these people were very relevant to the case.

15 teams of Delhi Police were working on the case and they were looking into all possibilities. On November 24, the victim was walking towards her home in Moti Village near Dhaula Kuan in the morning along with one of her colleagues when some men in a vehicle abducted her and took turns to rape her.

She was later dumped in Mongolpuri after which she approached police. Police said they have released two sketches of suspected culprits, besides questioning several suspects, surfing through CCTV footage and recording statements of three witnesses. Investigators had also rummaged through mobile phone records of a number of "possible" suspects residing in Mongolpuri area as they believe that the culprits were "very familiar" with the locality and they could be staying there.

Rs 1.5 crore recovered from rapist Tantrik's home


Mumbai: Police has recovered Rs 1.5 crore in cash and jewellery worth more than Rs 50 lakh from the house of the tantrik who raped six girls and the maid of an affluent Mumbai family. The tantrik, identified as Javed Nadeem Khalid alias Mehdi Hassan, lived in a rented house. The cache of money and jewellery has left the cops stunned.  sources revealed that the tantrik used to be a teacher. He gained access to the family by offering to teach Urdu. He was soon able to gain the confidence of the mistress of the house by claiming to know magic. raped


That woman took the tantrik to her sisters who had physically-challenged sons. The women thought the sons were cursed and asked the tantrik for help. He said he could prevent the birth of deformed children in their families if he had sex with their daughters.

The women reportedly agreed, and even rented a flat to send their daughters to meet the tantrik there. It was at this flat that the girls, all related, and their maid were repeatedly raped by the tantrik for four years. Sources said two of the girls had to undergo abortion.

Police is looking for the woman who first introduced the tantrik to the two women.

Going by the cache of money and jewellery recovered, cops feel that there may be more families which might have been duped by the tantrik. 

DDA to give 90 pc of CWG flats to bureaucrats


New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) caught up in controversy again. Sources say the agency is planning to give away 90 per cent of the CWG flats to the same bureaucrats who could have been involved in corruption. If the Delhi Development Authority has its way, then the babus of Delhi will be getting a lion's share of the luxury apartments in the Games Village, with only 10 per cent of the total flats in DDA's possession left for the public. At present, the DDA owns over 700 flats out of the total of 1,168 flats built to house Commonwealth Games delegates at the Village. According to officials, the DDA in a revised proposal is planning to auction 100 flats in the Games Village to the public. This will be done to determine the market price of the apartments.

commonwealt games villageOnce a price is fixed, the remaining flats would then be sold to the Delhi government at the same price. This will then be distributed to the MPs and bureaucrats as government accommodation- a direct contrast to the original plan of auctioning all the Games Village flats to the public. But Delhi's Urban Development Minister said the babus in the city need these apartments more than the aam aadmi.

"There is a shortage of accommodation for the ministers and the senior officers. We require more houses," said Urban Development Minister of Delhi AK Walia.

Earlier this month, the DDA had clarified that it will not allot the Games flats to bureaucrats or ministers. The statement came following news reports that the DDA had sent a proposal to the Ministry of Urban Development to allow these flats to be allotted to government agencies like the Delhi Police, Public Sector Units, MPs, CVC and CAG's office. But it looks like the DDA has changed its mind.

"I have to check with the DDA which is the concerned agency," said Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy.

The DDA's share in the Village had originally been one-third of the total flats, around 390. But after the financial bailout to Emaar-MGF, the number of flats in the land agency's kitty increased considerably.

With most of the apartments owned by Emaar MGF already sold out, the public now has little choice but to battle it out for a hundred odd flats in auction.