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Mist, fog likely
The maximum and minimum temperatures recorded at Safdarjung on Tuesday were 15.2 degrees Celsius and 7.1 degrees Celsius respectively, while Palam recorded a maximum temperature of 13.9 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 7.5 degrees Celsius.
Safdarjung recorded a maximum and minimum relative humidity of 89 per cent and 64 per cent respectively. The maximum humidity at Palam was 100 per cent, while the minimum was 75 per cent.
Gardener accidentally shot at
According to the police, the incident occurred around 9-30 a.m. when constable Satender, who is with the Xth Battalion of the Delhi Armed Police was cleaning his weapon. He accidentally pressed the trigger. The bullet hit gardener, Ram Sharan, working nearby. He was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where he is stated to be out of danger.
The local police have registered a case and arrested Satender. Further investigations are on.
Bomb hoax at Jama Masjid
It is learnt that the call was received in the afternoon, in which the caller identified himself as the spokesperson of a Christian fundamentalist group and claimed that a bomb was going to explode at Jama Masjid. The Delhi Police Control Room (PCR) was immediately informed, following which the local police conducted a search in the Jama Masjid premises. Later, the call was declared a hoax after no bomb was found.
Mr. Dhindsa alleged that Captain Singh's son, who runs a company named Punjab Intranet, deposited Rs. 4 crores in the account of his friend in Singapore and later withdrew 55,000 dollars from there in violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). He urged the court to order an inquiry by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence and the Central Bureau of Investigation into the matter.
He said Captain Singh's son had been awarded a contract worth Rs. 14.8 crores for laying down optical fibre by the Punjab Government, for which he had received an advance sum of Rs. 5 crores.
The court sent the matter to the Registry stating that this be heard by the bench concerned on January 28.
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