New Delhi: A 32-year-old man, who was out on bail in connection with a robbery case, has been arrested following a brief exchange of fire in east Delhi’s Akshardham area, police said Saturday. Accused Mohammad Rehan, a resident of the Bhajanpura area here, was nabbed on Friday night from the Khelgaon Residential Complex, Akshardham, after a shoot-out, they said. According to the police, Rehan’s associate Mohammad Mujeeb, who was arrested 15 days ago in connection with eight cases of armed robberies, had disclosed that Rehan and others were planning to commit armed robberies in the national capital. Also Read – Kejriwal ‘denied political clearance’ to attend climate meet in Denmark “Rehan was going to meet his associates to commit a robbery when he was spotted by the police team and asked to surrender,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Pramod Singh Kushwah said. The accused, however, fired two rounds at the police personnel, who then opened fire in self-defence, he said. Rehan sustained injuries to his legs and was rushed to a nearby hospital, the officer said, adding that he was discharged Saturday morning after treatment. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items A sophisticated pistol, along with three live and two empty cartridges, and a stolen motorcycle have been seized from him, the DCP said. Rehan was on bail in connection with a dacoity case registered in Preet Vihar police station last year, he said. He and four of his associates Mohammad Taj, Sawez, Daud and Faisal had looted Rs 8.9 lakhs and other valuables from a trader in Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar, police said, adding that further investigation is underway.
New Delhi: The Director (Engineering) of the National Projects Construction Corporation has come under the CBI’s scanner in a Rs 25 lakh bribery case, where the probe agency had recently arrested seven people, including two NPCC officials, officials here said.Manohar Kumar’s role in the case while he was the Chairman and Managing Director in-charge of the NPCC between 2018 and April 2019 is being probed, they said. The Central Bureau of Investigation recently raided Kumar’s premises, including his NPCC office in Gurugram in connection with the case. Agency sleuths conducted searches at Uttam Nagar in Delhi and Ashok Vihar Extension in Gurugram. Retired NPCC official, Mahesh Kumar Kaushik’s premises were also searched by the probe agency. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The central agency had earlier this month arrested seven people in the case, including Ramesh Kotwal, NPCC Zonal Manager in Silchar and Latiful Pasha, Manager (Engineering) for demanding and accepting bribes to process bills of a civil construction project of building Border Out-Posts for the Border Security Force worth around Rs 60 crore. Officials said that searches from Kumar’s offices in Gurugram led to the recovery of several incriminating documents, including paperwork “connecting him to Kotwal”. At Kumar’s residence, agency sleuths found documents related to seven immovable properties worth more than Rs 15 crore in his and his family members’ names, several incriminating documents about illegal gratification, 3.4 kg of gold and diamond jewellery, and details of bank accounts under his and his family members’ names, with more than Rs 25 lakh. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe CBI also found property documents of eight immovable assets worth crores from the raids at Kaushik’s residence in Gurugram. Officials added that entries worth crores were also found in books of accounts of Kaushik’s family members in addition to details of at least 16 bank accounts held by him and his family members. The probe agency’s FIR alleges that Kotwal had initially demanded a bribe of Rs 40 lakh to process bills of construction work undertaken by one Gautam Construction Company. CBI sleuths had arrested the seven accused in a trap, including the director of the construction company, after the money exchanged hands at a Safdarjung hotel here.