01:09 pm Shahajanpur: BJP's Chinmayanand, a law student accused of rape, was arrested on Friday, five days after the woman explained in detail what she said was a year of sexual assault and blackmail before a court and nearly a month after the allegations first appeared. He was produced in court and sent to jail for 14 days. According to his lawyer, the politician was charged not with rape but with the milder "misusing authority for sexual intercourse" or "sexual intercourse that is not the offence of rape."This charge, which carries a punishment of up to five years in prison and a fine, has not been confirmed by the police. He was also charged with stalking, intimidation and misconduct.
09:09 am Shahjanpur: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigating the case of Shahjahanpur rape has sealed the accused BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand's Divya ashram. "All the rooms in the ashram were sealed and only one room was left open. There was a heavy deployment of force outside the ashram. Forensic teams were called in to take evidence from the accused's bedroom and other rooms," a police officer said. The SIT had earlier searched the hostel room of the victim after which her father claimed that evidences locked in the room were missing.Earlier on Thursday, SIT had recorded the statement of SS Law College Principal Sanjay Kumar Baranwal and Secretary Avanish Misra. The 23-year-old postgraduate student claimed that the BJP leader, whose organisation operates several schools in Shahjahanpur, exploited her repeatedly and "physically abused" her for a year.
05:09 pm Jammu: Suspected militants snatched the rifle from a local Democratic Party (PDP) leader's personal security officer (PSO) in Jammu and the Kishtwar district of Kashmir, prompting authorities to impose curfew and launch a massive search operation. They escaped from the spot, he said. Army, police and CRPF cordoned off the entire area and launched a massive search operation to track down the snatchers, officials said. The curfew has been imposed in the town in the wake of the snatching incident. This is second weapon snatching incident in Kishtwar this year.
03:09 pm Gurgaon: A Gurgaon couple in their home before their 7-year-old son was stabbed to death, police said. The person was detained, believed to be the assassin. The incident took place late Thursday in Dundehera, according to police. The victims, Vikram Singh, 31, lived together with his spouse and son in a leased apartment. The accused Abhinav was Vikram Singh's friend. "Vikram had taken Rs. 1.5 lakh from Abhinav to aid him get a job abroad, however, the arrangement did not work out. They had heated arguments on Thursday, which then led to a major fight between the two. "Abhinav suddenly got up and stabbed Vikram and then his wife Jyoti, who tried to intervene," said police officials.
03:09 pm Navi Mumbai: A 22-year-old woman and her two-year-old son were reportedly smothered to death at their Kamothe residence in Navi Mumbai by her unemployed brother-in-law, police said on Tuesday. The accused, identified as Suresh Chavan (29), was arrested on Tuesday morning. A Kamothe police station officer said Suresh used to stay with the family of his younger brother in Kamothe which falls under the Panvel City Municipal Corporation (PCMC) limits. Allegedly, on Monday night, Suresh smothered Jaishree and her son Avinash with one pillow after another. The accused sat next to the bodies until his younger brother returned home from the office around 11:30 pm, "police officials said. After his brother called the police, Suresh was arrested from the flat in the wee hours on Tuesday. He has been booked for murder under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
10:09 pm New Delhi:BJP leader and former union minister Chinmayanand was accused of rape by a young lady who was found in Rajasthan and was missing from her home in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh, for a week. In a police complaint, the law student complained that Chinmayanand had abused her and abused her for a year. The woman, 23, is a student at a law college run by 72-year-old Chinmayanand, a three-time MP. Her brother also studies there. She said she had lodged her complaint in Delhi for refusing to do so by the UP police."Swami Chinmayanand raped me and even physically abused me for a year," she said in front of the press, covering her face with a black scarf."This complaint was recorded by the Delhi Police at the Lodhi Road Police Station and forwarded to Shahjahanpur Police, which does not record the rape case," she said.
03:09 pm Pune: On Sunday, police said, a 43-year-old American woman was charged with alleged abuse and assault of a burqa-clad doctor in Pune. The U.S.lady is said to face mental disabilities and is receiving the same therapy, they said. She was prosecuted after a complaint was lodged by the 27-year-old doctor. The event occurred when the two women were shopping in the Pune cantonment area's Clover Center market, according to police. The American woman inquired if she was a Muslim to the victim. "When the complainant answered in the affirmative, the American woman abused her and began to attack her," the Cantonment police station official said. "We have informed the US embassy about the incident," he added.
09:09 am New Delhi:Five people were detained for murdering a 91-year-old former government worker who was abducted from his South Delhi home on Saturday after being locked up in a refrigerator in an unconscious state, police said.Krishna Khosla, who also worked with the United Nations, was abducted by his domestic assistant, Kishan, and other people from his home in Greater Kailash-2 on Saturday. His domestic help was one of the five men who had been detained in the murder. Kishan, who had been working at Mr. Khosla's residence since last year, informed the police that he had abducted and murdered his employer because he was angry about his behavior. "During his interrogation, Kishan told the police that he was fed up with the man's' taunting and abuses,' and started planning his kidnapping a month and a half ago," a police officer said. He walked to Mr. Khosla's home on Saturday along with five other men in a tempo. Krishna Khosla's wife, Saroj Khosla, 87, informed the police that Kishan had given them tea mixed with sedatives. After she and her family were unconscious, the accused locked Krishna Khosla in the fridge and took him from his house. Next day, Ms Khosla called up the police. She found that jewellery and cash were also missing from their home besides the refrigerator.
01:08 pm Mumbai: It's nice news that the arrest of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Indrani Mukerjea, co-founder of INX Media, said today. Mr Chidambaram is accused by the CBI of enabling an enormous infusion of foreign resources into the media business INX Media–established by Indrani Mukerjea and her husband Peter–in 2007, when he was Minister of Finance, following the example of his son Karti. "It's good news that P Chidambaram has been arrested," Ms Mukerjea told reporters present in a Mumbai court. The Mukerjeas, who are in prison in Mumbai for the murder of Indrani's daughter Sheena Bora, named Mr Chidambaram and his son. Indrani Mukerjea, who turned approver in the case in July, has allegedly revealed her meeting with the Chidambarams
03:08 pm A court here on Tuesday awarded 10 people with double life imprisonment for the honour killing last year of a 23-year-old Dalit Christian who had caused extensive protests across the state. The Court of Principal Sessions on August 22 noted that Kevin P Joseph's murder involving the parents of his wife was an honour killing case. All the 10 accused found guilty under different sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 302 (homicide), 364A (ransom kidnapping) and Section 506(2) (criminal intimidation punishment) were given a double-life term in the case, journalists were told by Special Public Prosecutor C S Ajayan. Three persons were also sentenced under IPC Section 120(b) (Criminal conspiracy), including prime accused Syaanu Chacko, Kevin's brother-in-law. In the incident, there were 14 accusers. Four people were acquitted for lack of proof, including Kevin's father-in-law Chacko.