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Delhi family held hostage at gunpoint, robbed of Rs 1.3 crore cash, 2 kg gold: Police



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A Delhi businessman and his family were robbed of Rs 1.3 crore cash and 2 kg gold by a group of armed robbers who broke into their home and held the family hostage during wee hours on early Saturday morning, officials said on Tuesday.

According to the police, five armed robbers, broke into the residence of a businessman in northwest Delhi’s Ashok Vihar at around 2 am on Saturday and held the family hostage at gunpoint.

They said that the victim runs a paper trading business and is the son of an affluent contractor.

Giving details, a senior police officer said that the five robbers, donning masks to hide their identity and armed with guns and sharp-edged weapons, snuck into the businessman’s home by cutting down the bars on the windows, stormed into the family’s bedroom who were asleep at the time and held the family members, including children hostage at gunpoint after rounding them up in a room.

The officer said that as per the victim’s complaint, two of the robbers held them in the room with a gun pointed at them while the other three assailants searched the house for cash and valuables.

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Citing the family’s complaint, the officer said that the theives decamped with Rs 1.3 crore in cash and over 2 kilos of gold from the businessman’s house and before leaving the house, the robbers warned the family of dire consequences if they reported the incident to the cops.

He said that the family members finally managed to free themselves after the attackers left and filed a complaint with the police.

As per the police, security camera footage showed the robbers exiting the property at around 2:45 am.

They said that the suspects had scouted the area days before committing the robbery and had pre-planned the entire thing, adding that the thieves had also tampered with the security cameras in and around the property which has led the cops to suspect that an insider might have been involved in the incident.

Further investigation is ongoing, they said.

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Army officer beaten up, robbed in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar, 2 held

An Indian Army Officer was beaten up and robbed by three people in Delhi’s Malviya nagar, as per the police.



An Indian Army Officer was beaten up and robbed by three people in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar, as per the police.  

According to police, the 48-year-old Army colonel asked for a lighter from one of the accused following which the accused started using foul language.

According to the senior police officer, the complainant Vinit Mahto told police that he went to Malviya Nagar’s Triveni complex in a car along with his friends after attending a seminar on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, he lodged a complaint with the Malviya Nagar police station. Vinit Mahto is a resident of Chanakyapuri in South Delhi.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police Chandan Cowdhary said that the victim reached the Triveni complex around 11:30 pm where he asked a person for a lighter but the latter started abusing the complainant and caught him from behind.

The Police Officer said that the victim pushed him following which he fell on the ground.

Later, the accused was joined by two more persons and they thrashed the Army officer mercilessly. They even took Rs 10000 cash, credit card, voter ID, mobile phones, and other items from the Mahto’s car.

They thrashed the complainant so badly that he became dizzy, the police officer added.

A case under sections 394, 411, and 34 of the IPC was registered at the Malviya Nagar police station, according to the DCP.

In addition, Chowdhary said that the two individuals, Mithun also known as Deepak (22) from Chirag Dilli and Mukul (28) from Jagdamba Camp in Sheikh Sarai, were caught during the inquiry. Two cell phones were discovered in their possession.

According to the police, the third accused is missing and they are trying to apprehend him.

On Wednesday, casualties were reported from Jammu and Kashmir, where Himayun Bhat, a deputy superintendent with Jammu and Kashmir Police along with Colonel Manpreet Singh and Major Ashish Dhonack were killed in a gunfight with terrorists in Anantnag, a southern sector of Jehlum Valley in Kashmir.


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Delhi Police uses Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan reference for road safety

Shah Rukh Khan could be seen riding a bike without a helmet in a video from the newly released film Jawan, which the police department intriguingly utilised in this post.



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Delhi Police is well-known for employing creative and innovative methods to raise awareness. To reach internet users, the police frequently use memes. This time the police department used a quote from Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan and shared a special traffic caution on Twitter on Sunday.

The department shared the witty post with the caption, Bachcha, Bada Ya Jawan, Helmet Bacha Sakta Hai Jaan, which translates to, helmet can save a life, whether the wearer is children, old or young.

Shah Rukh Khan could be seen riding a bike without a helmet in a video from the newly released film Jawan, which the police department intriguingly utilised in this post.

Ever since the post has been shared it is going viral on the internet. The tweet has received over 9,600 views and many comments since it was posted. One user said, Delhi Police is also in full mood.

Another user appreciated the editor who created this post for Delhi Police, taking to X he said, Delhi police editing is of a different level, admin is a memer for sure. The third user found the video amazing and said wow.

Earlier, Nagpur police also used Jawan’s reference and posted an entertaining meme as part of a cybersecurity warning. The police authorities associated different Shah Rukh Khan cameos in Jawan with various password options.

Additionally, the Uttar Pradesh Police posted a meme asking two-wheeler drivers to always wear a helmet. The police agency posted a picture of SRK with a bandage over his head. Be it young or old, never forget a helmet before sitting on a two-wheeler, the caption urged.

Meanwhile, Jawan is doing great at the box office. After its release, the film is making every day a new record in terms of box office collection. Till now the film has crossed the Rs 300 crore mark globally.

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Janmashtami celebrations: Delhi police impose traffic restrictions, deploy sufficient personnel

The diversions and restrictions will remain in force till Friday morning, according to reports.



Janmashtami celebrations: Delhi police impose traffic restrictions, deploy sufficient personnel

In view of Janmashtami celebrations, Delhi police imposed several travel restrictions in New Delhi. The police mentioned that sufficient personnel have been deployed to regulate traffic flow and guide motorists. 

As part of arrangements in and around the Laxmi Narain Mandir, Birla Mandir in Central Delhi, no vehicle will be allowed on the Mandir Marg from Talkatora Stadium towards Mandir Marg up to Peshwa Road–Mandir Marg T-point and vice-versa. Furthermore, no vehicles will be allowed on the Mandir Lane from Shankar Road roundabout to Mandir Marg.

In the advisory, police stated that buses originating from Shivaji Stadium and going towards Mandir Marg will be diverted towards Panchkuian Road or towards GPO roundabout as per the routes of the buses. Similar arrangements have been enforced around the Iskcon temple at Sant Nagar in South Delhi. 

Delhi Police stated that the Eastern carriageway of Raja Dheer Sain Marg between Captain Gaur Marg and Sant Nagar towards Iskcon temple shall be pedestrianised. They added that motorists can use Captain Gaur Marg and Outer Ring Road to reach their destinations.

The advisory also noted that the diversion of heavy vehicles has been done on a need basis from 8am onwards on Thursday on one carriageway of Captain Gaur Marg coming from Okhla NSIC Metro station towards Iskcon. In addition, vehicles coming from Outer Ring Road will be diverted straight towards Modi Mill flyover for Ashram Chowk.

Police mentioned that the entry to the main Laxmi Narain Mandir will be from Mandir Marg through Kali Bari Marg or Peshwa Road. The advisory further noted that the entry to the Geeta Bhawan and the Vatika will be only through the main temple gates. The diversions and restrictions will remain in force till Friday morning, according to reports.

On Thursday, Delhi Police shared a creative post celebrating the occasion of Janmashtami. The creative read that the only chor behind their reach is the Maakhan-Chor. Taking to X, formerly Twitter, the Delhi police wrote, embracing the charm of Krishna’s ‘Maakhan Chor persona, let us celebrate Janmashtami with love and devotion.

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