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Truck driver held

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW: A driver, who was allegedly transporting an illicit liquor consignment in his truck from Chandigarh to Rajasthan, was arrested by the Crime Branch at Alipur in North-West Delhi on Thursday. The police recovered over 215 cartons containing liquor bottles from the vehicle.

Acting on a tip-off that an illicit liquor consignment was being smuggled in a truck from Chandigarh to Rajasthan via Delhi, the police laid a trap and intercepted the vehicle at Alipur. They recovered liquor bottles worth Rs. 5.5 lakhs, which were hidden beneath the fodder bundles kept in the vehicle.

Car-jackers nabbed

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW: Two persons allegedly involved in car-jacking cases were arrested following an encounter with the Special Staff of the South-West Delhi police at Dwarka here on Thursday. The police claim to have recovered two country-made firearms and a mobile phone from them.

Sub-Inspector Raj Kumar of the Special Staff received a tip-off that a criminal, Jitender Pahari, and his accomplice, Vedpal, will go to Dwarka Sector X market on a motorcycle bearing a fake number plate. Subsequently, a team comprising him, Sub-Inspector Ravinder Tyagi and others laid a trap and intercepted the motorcycle near the market.

The suspects on spotting the police tried to flee and opened fire at them. The police fired in retaliation and managed to overpower the duo.

They were identified as Jitender Singh Negi and Vedpal Thakur.

Two suicide cases

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW: Two cases of suicide were reported from different parts of the Capital on Friday.

A 21-year-old woman, Seema, allegedly hanged herself to death in her house at New Ashok Nagar in East Delhi this afternoon. The incident occurred when Seema's husband, Anil, was at work in an electrical-goods repairing shop in Noida. Seema married Anil about three years ago and had an 18-month-old child.

The area Sub-Divisional Magistrate has initiated a probe into the matter, while Seema's body has been sent to hospital for post-mortem. The police said on Thursday, Seema had fought with Anil after he refused to go to a "jagaran".

In another incident, a 22-year-old man, Sarvesh, allegedly hanged himself to death at Badli in North-West Delhi. Her wife told the police that he was suffering from depression for the past several days.

Woman killed

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW: A 32-year-old woman was killed when a DTC bus hit a bicycle on which she and her husband were going to a temple at Mangolpuri in North-West Delhi on Friday.

The incident occurred around 8-45 p.m. when Kiran and her husband, Raju, were going on his bicycle. The couple was nearing Kali Mata Mandir when the bus hit the bicycle, due to which both sustained injuries. They were rushed to a hospital where Kiran was declared dead on arrival, while Raju's condition was stated to be stable.

Minor fire

NEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW DELHINEW: A minor fire broke out in a Delhi State Industrial Development Corporation (DSIDC) shade at Okhla in South Delhi on Friday. No one was reportedly injured in the incident.

The fire broke out around 4 a.m., after which 18 fire tenders were pressed into action. The situation was brought under control within an hour. The local police have initiated a probe into the matter.

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