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Misty morning forecast

NEW DELHI JAN. 28.The Capital will wake up to a misty morning on Thursday. The weatherman has forecast a mainly cloudy sky during the day with the minimum temperature likely to hover around 7 degrees Celsius.

The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at Safdarjung on Wednesday were 19.3 and 7.6 degrees Celsius respectively, while at Palam it was 19 and 4.3 degrees Celsius. Safdarjung recorded a maximum humidity of 98 per cent and a minimum of 66 per cent. At Palam, the maximum and minimum humidity were recorded at 100 per cent and 58 per cent.

Woman strangled

NEW DELHI JAN. 28. A 25-year-old woman was found murdered in her house at Okhla in South Delhi today. Her husband is missing along with his five-year-old son.

According to the police, a call was received by the Police Control Room that a woman has been locked in her house at Gupta Colony in Tehkhand village, Okhla, around 7 a.m. When the police reached the spot, the door was found locked from outside. The police broke into the house only to find the body of a woman, identified as Paro, wife of Ashok, lying in the room. She was strangulated to death. Preliminary investigations revealed that Ashok, who works in a pressure cooker factory, was missing along with his five-year-old son.

A case of murder has been registered at Okhla police station and further investigations in the case are on.

Sub-inspector arrested

NEW DELHI JAN. 28. A Delhi Police sub-inspector (SI) has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) of the Central Bureau of Investigation for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe from a person in lieu of not implicating him in a case. He was arrested from within the police station premises.

According to the CBI, the complainant Abdul told the ACB that SI Yogesh Kumar of Anand Vihar police station in East Delhi was threatening him to implicate in a minor case if he did not pay Rs. 25,000. A trap was laid at Anand Vihar police station on Tuesday and Yogesh was arrested when he was accepting a bribe of Rs. 10,000 as the first instalment.

Yogesh has been booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act. A designated court today remanded him to 14-day judicial custody. Further investigations in the case are on.

Man convicted

NEW DELHI JAN 28. A Delhi court today convicted a man for passing on sensitive defence documents to a Pakistani High Commission official over four years ago.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Reena Singh Nag found Dharamvir guilty of trading secret documents which could have harmed the safety and integrity of the country.

Dharamvir was caught red-handed by the Delhi Police. He was charged for committing offences under the Official Secret Act. However, the court acquitted co-acused Kabir Husein after finding that there was no substantial evidence against him.

The court fixed February 10 for pronouncing the quantum of sentence.

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