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While Safdarjung recorded a maximum and minimum temperatures of 28.8 degrees Celsius and 14.7 degrees Celsius respectively, at Palam the maximum temperature was 29.5 degrees Celsius and the minimum was 14.9 degrees Celsius.
The maximum relative humidity at Safdarjung and Palam was 85 per cent and 95 per cent, while the minimum humidity at Safdarjung and Palam was 43 per cent and 41 per cent, respectively.
Around 11-30 a.m., Robin, the engineering student, was going somewhere with his friend, Devesh, who had come from Patna, when the Tata-407 hit his motorcycle. Both sustained injuries and were taken to a hospital where Robin was declared dead. The police said Devesh was out of danger. A case of rash and negligent driving has been registered at Nandnagri police station and further probe is on.
According to the police, the accused, Mohammad Haroon, Iman, Indadul, Mohammad Saleem and Mohammad Tauhid, were arrested when they had assembled near the MTNL office at Karkardoom to plan a dacoity. The policed said during interrogation, they confessed to their involvement in the Anand Vihar case.
The police said the gang usually targeted the houses of elderly citizen to minimise resistance. They would conduct reconnaissance during the day and would break into the houses in the wee hours. The accused had contacts which helped them pass on stolen goods from India to Bangladesh to their relatives against small monetary favours. Interestingly, even security personnel deployed along the Indo-Bangladesh border are suspected to be involved in such activities.
The police received a tip-off that some persons were cheating unemployed men by offering them quick income by establishing tube chock and candle-manufacturing unit. The suspects, who had their office at Moti Nagar, had got advertisements published in different newspapers. Acting on a complaint lodged by one of the victims, Kandarp Garg, the police mounted a raid and arrested Amit Bhatia and Bhagwant Talwar.
Investigations revealed that the accused used to charge money from the applicants in the name of training them in the manufacturing of tube chocks and candles and would promise to buy the products from them. However, they would not buy the products causing huge loses to the victims.
During interrogation, Amit disclosed that he was earlier arrested by the Punjab police in a similar case. The police are trying to trace other victims.
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